July 2017

Making The Choice To Rejoice

Joy is not dependent upon circumstances. Joy is a disposition that is chosen. The choice comes from our understanding one’s position in Christ.

Take Out The Trash

Many of us have accumulated spiritual garbage that threatens to push Jesus to the margins. We need to remove the garbage before we will fully experience the joy to be found in the life which pursues Jesus.

A Star Is Born

The world is a dark place. We are called to reflect light to illuminate the dark through how we live. Yet, that light does not originate in us.

Jesus At The Center

In his statement, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21), Paul states that life and death is all about Jesus. In the surrounding verses he shares how a life revolving around Christ brings glory to Christ in life and death.

June 2017

Faith Means Forward

Faith is trust. Faith pleases God. Faith moves us forward.   Message is presented by Lance Hurley, the Executive Director of Ignite Churchplanting as part of our annual Faith Promise season.

Trust In The Lord

Kit Dotson, Director of Church Relations for Milligan College, shares about trusting God from Proverb 3:5-6.

Two Jakes and a Joe – Trust In His Promises

The end of Jacob and Joseph’s lives give us an example of two that trusted in God’s promises even though life had been hard.

Trust In His Power

God guided Joseph from the dungeons to the pinnacle of power. His sovereign purposes would be fulfilled. Difficulties had no power to derail his plan.   We too can trust God’s power. His plan still wins out in spite of difficult circumstances.

May 2017

Trust In His Presence

We can trust in God’s presence. He remains with us in both prosperity and adversity. ]

Trust In His Plan

As Joseph trusted that God would accomplish the plan revealed to Joseph through his dreams, God continues to be trustworthy about accomplishing His plan in our lives.   This message was presented by First Christian Church of Chicago’s mission partner to South Africa, Steve Zimmerman. Find out more about his ministry at sacmonline.org/

Be The Church

When Jesus was on this earth, he addressed the physical and spiritual needs of people. He left a physical manifestation of his body on earth to continue his work — you and I. We are his body to help hurting people.

Don’t Stay That Way

God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to leave you that way. When we stay connected to God, he will bring about growth. But how do we remain connected?