God says we are to love people, yet we are to hate the world (which is people...). Allen speaks about how we do both.
He Is Risen! What does that mean for us?
When we have a flourishing relationship with God, we often find it easier to love people.
It may seem like 1 John is repetitive. That is because it is. The message is that important: love each other.
How do we love? Why should we love? What does our ability to love others show? These questions (and more!) answered for us for the beginning of Holy Week 2016.
Love one another, believe in this letter and go deeper as God changes your heart.
The kick-off of a three month-ish study in 1 John. We just went through the gospel of John, and 1 John will help us apply and "do" what we learned from the gospel.
So often we deal with sin from a behavior modification angle. However, we become more like Jesus when we look at sin as the barrier between us and our true relationship with our Father.
Our annual message giving details about what God has asked of us as a congregation in the past, and where we think we are headed.
Two topics: Money and what God says to do with it, and a discussion on why people are never the enemy.
As we get to know God, we become more like him. We become less concerned with taking and more concerned with helping the people around us. Peter reminds us of these things, knowing that we easily forget the vision God sets before us.
David was willing to dance before the Lord and he didn't care how he looked to anyone else. Are we willing to do the same and live for an audience of one?
We just finished the book of James, and are taking a few weeks to talk about the things God would like to say to our church. This week: racism.
How can we pursue relationships within our community that will bring diverse voices to our table.
Can we really be different?
Helping others gain roots in faith takes sacrifice.
Becky Olmstead explains the importance of teaching children to truly accept God and make Him the center of their lives.
After 48 weeks in the book of Acts, Allen wraps up the series and gives understanding to what this book of the New Testament means for us.
The birth of Jesus brought within it a tangible hope for all.
Part of our call is to focus on the present and not worry about future events or let past events keep us back from doing what God has asked of us.
Our guest, Kurt Attaway from the Pearland Vineyard, preaches on Apollos, a man who did not experience Jesus first hand but still taught about Him with zeal.
Does God call us to a specific vocation? Sometimes. But many of us have more freedom than we think we do.
How do we evaluate how we are doing with what God has asked us to do?
Jesus has one weapon: Self-sacrificing love. We, as people in His image, have access to the same weapon and should put down all others.
Brad talks about our experience as we grow in our faith and the work of the Spirit moving in our lives to sanctify his people and make us holy.
Love God. Love people. What barriers do we make for people to enter the church?