February 2019

Is The Bible Reliable

One’s answer to the reliability of the Bible may depend on what one believes the Bible to be.  The Bible is more than a book: it is God’s love letter to humanity. It defines how God planned for our relationship to work. We have more reason to trust its claims than those of any other […]

Is Christianity Too Narrow

Most religions boil down to humanity trying to reach God, but Christianity is God reaching humanity. Following Jesus is different from every other faith on earth in that He sacrificed to get to us, rather than us sacrificing to get to Him. God provided a way for everyone to have peace. This is profoundly inclusive—not […]

January 2019

Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?

Big Idea: The problem of pain and suffering is perhaps the biggest hurdle that people have to question of faith … “How can a good powerful God allow pain and suffering?” Today we will explore the potential answers that reconcile the threads of this problem.

Is There Really A God?

Big Idea: Does God exist? Is there really such a being? Evidence of God comes from a multitude of sources; creation, morality, intelligence, and love. Once we establish that there must be a God, we are ready to discover who God really is.

Does Life Have A Purpose?

Big Idea: Why are we here? That is a question that implies purpose and meaning. We all innately desire to have a life of meaning and purpose. But is purpose an individual allusion, or a potential reality? Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, shares what he has learned about that important question of purpose.

We All Have Questions

Big Idea: Questions and doubt – we all have them. What do you do with these questions that can cause you to question your faith? Are asking these questions wrong? is it the first step down the slippery slope of unbelief? it all depends on how you handle the questions. God is big enough to […]

December 2018

The Hard Side of Christmas

Big Idea: The good news of Jesus arouses the ugliness of sin and violence in our world.

Smackdown Santa – The Gift of God

Big Idea: St. Nicholaus used his authority and influence in order to write letters pleading with people to come into line with this very important teaching … Jesus is fully God. Jesus is God’s Word to us teaching that very thing. We have the responsibility of helping others come into the light of that truth.

Serving Santa – The Gift of Provision

Big Idea: Hurdles stand in the way of any great work of God. The obstacles that stand in the way of faith in the people in Jesus’ life are very similar to the faith hurdles that stand in our way today. What are the faith hurdles that we face, and how do we overcome them?

Sprinting Santa – The Gift of Justice

As Nicholas of Myra stood up for justice for the sake of three sailors, so Jesus shows us his heart for justice and proclaims that he here to give it. However, his idea of justice is not bad guys getting what they deserve. Ultimate justice is when what is broken is set right, what is […]

Secret Santa – The Three Gifts

The epitome of our Christmas problem seems to be Santa, but what if Santa didn’t start off that way? What if we could actually help people experience the story of God’s love by sharing the story of Santa here in church?   Santa provided life-saving gifts, much like the magi in Matthew 2. We can choose […]

November 2018

How To Be Rich 2018

God is testing you with your prosperity. Whether you pass this test or not will depend on whether you are selfish or generous with your wealth.