Jun 9, 2019
The Good Life
The good life is not a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment as we have been taught and lead to believe. Contrary, the good life is a life led by and totally dependent on Jesus Christ. 
 
John 10:10-18
Psalm 23
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  • Jun 9, 2019The Good Life
    Jun 9, 2019
    The Good Life
    The good life is not a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment as we have been taught and lead to believe. Contrary, the good life is a life led by and totally dependent on Jesus Christ. 
     
    John 10:10-18
    Psalm 23
  • Jun 2, 2019An Open Door
    Jun 2, 2019
    An Open Door
    Jesus stated, "I am the door." What does this pastoral analogy mean? It is a divine declaration of a protective and provisional role that Jesus offers to play in our lives. But we must choose to enter the door before its expiration date arrives.
     
    Messsage presented by Lance Hurley, Executive Director of Ignite Churchplanting during Faith Promise 2019
  • May 26, 2019Light In A Dark Place
    May 26, 2019
    Light In A Dark Place
    In the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles (also called the Festival of Lights), Jesus declares He is the light of the world. Since light is know to reveal, Jesus is saying that He reveals who God is in a dark sinful world. Yet, the reaction to His light is less than warm.
     
    "I am the light of the world" is also the only "I Am" statement that Jesus shares with us.
  • May 19, 2019Bread For The Journey
    May 19, 2019
    Bread For The Journey
    Jesus is what truly satisfies the hunger which fills our lives. When we choose to address our hunger with that which is temporal, we miss out on that which satisfies.
  • May 12, 2019A Messy Messiah
    May 12, 2019
    A Messy Messiah
    Matthew's record of Jesus' genealogy messes with the tight categories and limited exclusions that we often place on those who can be part of and used in God's family. The way Matthew's Messiah messes with us is in the inclusion of a set of mothers in an otherwise patriarchal genealogy. As we consider why these mothers are included we witness three teaching concepts that mess with our traditional understanding of who is in and out, who is useful and unuseful.
  • May 5, 2019The Misfit Among Misfits
    May 5, 2019
    The Misfit Among Misfits
    Matthew's genealogy of Jesus highlights four women. That in itself is unusual. However, we when look more closely at the women included it becomes scandalous. The women in Jesus' family tree are an unlikely group of sinners and misfits ... and because of that, we see He is able to work through our imperfections.
  • Apr 28, 2019Just Like Us
    Apr 28, 2019
    Just Like Us
    Jesus was just like us--born with a past and a history--and we have been made to become like him.
  • Apr 21, 2019Love That Makes All Things New
    Apr 21, 2019
    Love That Makes All Things New
    Series: This Is Love
    The Resurrection is good news in that it signals that God makes all things new, a new creation that restores things to the way God designed ... including our very lives. 
  • Apr 14, 2019Love That Conquers Death
    Apr 14, 2019
    Love That Conquers Death
    Series: This Is Love
    Death is the great tragedy of the human experience, so when Jesus went to the cross on a Friday, it was anything but “good.” The darkness and the tragedy of Good Friday capture how we often feel in life: overwhelmed by brokenness in the world, filled with discouragement or despair, aware of the darkness and fear in our own hearts. Death is the end of all possibilities. And if there is no answer for death, then all other answers do not matter.
  • Apr 7, 2019Love That Forgives Our Sin
    Apr 7, 2019
    Love That Forgives Our Sin
    Series: This Is Love
    Big Idea: Today, we will talk about God in his love freeing us from sin as it unfolds in an encounter between Peter and Jesus.
     
    Key Text: John 21
     
    Series Big Idea: Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, we see the love of God. When we look at Jesus, we can say, “This is love.”
  • Mar 31, 2019Knowing God Through Community
    Mar 31, 2019
    Knowing God Through Community
    Series: Knowing God
    We are created in the image of God. As image bearers, we are called to reflect God’s character to the world around us; both to believers and to unbelievers. In so doing we allow others to see God through us.
  • Mar 24, 2019Knowing God Through Scripture
    Mar 24, 2019
    Knowing God Through Scripture
    Series: Knowing God
    Every relationship communication must pass both ways. Through prayer we talk to Gold. Through Scripture we listen to God. If we misunderstand what Scripture is we will misunderstand the message that God is attempting to communicate to us.