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Too Good + So True: How Good is the New Covenant? (part 2!)

Dec 06, 2022

We’re wrapping up the final part of our mini-series, Too Good + So True, where we’ve been learning all about the good news of the far better and far superior New Covenant. Pastor Beth brings another incredible message packed with revelation about the reality of this New Covenant that’s filled with better promises and far better glory! 

In Part 2 of How Good is the New Covenant?, we’re discovering the answers to questions like: 

What do we do with the Old Testament?

What does the “IF/THEN” of the old and the “BECAUSE/THEN” of the new look like? 

What about believers who don’t want to sin, but still do? 

We will all be encouraged by Pastor Beth’s message, insights from other biblical leaders, and of course, the Word of God! 

If you’re caught up on Part 1 of our mini-series, you’ll remember that throughout the series, we’ve been considering questions like…

  • Do you sometimes...
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Too Good + So True: How Good is the New Covenant?

Nov 28, 2022

We’re kicking off our brand new mini-series with Pastor Beth: Too Good + So True where we’ll be spending two weeks learning all about the good news of the far better and far superior New Covenant. This 2-part series is filled with tons of scripture and revelation knowledge as we come to better understand the many differences between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant and embrace the indescribable gift God has given us in His new and better promises! 

2 Corinthians 9:15Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Through the Word of God, Pastor Beth’s teachings, and insights from other Christian leaders, we discovered the abundance and healing found in the New Covenant through God’s grace and permanent perfection. We have the freedom to receive the finished work of Jesus and live in the New Commandment of love. 

Let’s answer these New Covenant questions: 

  • Do you sometimes struggle with the idea that to be pleasing to...
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God of the Sunrise: Why I Think You're Running

Nov 21, 2022

We’re wrapping up our series on hope with the third and final part of God of the Sunrise. Pastor Eric brings a phenomenal message about Jesus restoring Peter after failure–this was a word in season for us all! Throughout this series, we’ve been talking about the big idea of hope and we’re reminded that no matter what we face, no matter how dark the night may seem, the sun will always rise because He is the God of the Sunrise, the God of hope. 

Romans 15:13 (NKJV) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

In Why I Think You’re Running, we’re learning about the ways we can find hope even in the midst of our own failure. We’re exploring how we deal with failure in our own lives and discovering how to find hope even in that place of defeat. 

Why I Think You’re Running

We’re diving into a story in the New Testament that involves...

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God of the Sunrise: Hold On to Hope

Nov 14, 2022

We’re diving into Part 2 of our November mini-series, God of the Sunrise! Over the past two weeks, we’ve been learning all about the eternal hope we have in Jesus. No matter what we’re walking through, we can abound in hope because we’re never alone in Him! Even in the darkest of nights, we serve the God of the sunrise. 

In the final part of our series, Pastor Eric preached a word in season for us all, highlighting our call to hold on to hope with grit and tenacity in every season, no matter how challenging or difficult our circumstances may be. We received 3 thoughts of encouragement from God’s word in Hold On to Hope.

When we’re questioning how to hold tightly to the hope we affirm rather than allow hope deferred to make our heart sick, we stand with perseverance, we trust God’s promise, and we wait with patience! 

Last week, we talked about The Reason for Our Hope and focussed on the verse below. We discovered how we can abound...

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God of the Sunrise: The Reason for Our Hope

Nov 07, 2022

We’re kicking off our brand new mini-series, God of the Sunrise, where we’re learning all about the eternal hope we have in Jesus. No matter what we’re walking through, we can abound in hope because we’re never alone! 

In The Reason for Our Hope, we are reminded that we can have hope like an anchor for our souls because of the finished work of the cross, the unchanging character of our God, and the eager expectation of our future in Heaven. 

As human beings, we’ve created, engineered, and invented some pretty incredible things. One thing we will never be able to replicate is the glory and the power and the simplicity and the magnitude of what God does every morning: a unique and beautiful sunrise. 

The sunrise reminds us every morning that the previous day is done and a new day has begun. There’s new opportunities on the horizon; there is hope. Even in the darkest nights, there’s hope because the sun will rise. Our God is the...

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Church in the Wild: A Kingdom Perspective

Oct 31, 2022

We’re wrapping up our October series with the 5th and final part of Church in the Wild, where we’ve spent the month exploring how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our current culture. What an incredible month of learning and encouragement it’s been! This week, we’re covering Acts 21 through 28 with a deep look into Paul’s life and experiences. 

In A Kingdom Perspective, Pastor Eric highlights a series of Paul’s unfortunate events and we discover the ways that Paul used each of those circumstances for the good of God’s Kingdom. We’re challenged to ask ourselves 3 questions to help transform our minds to align with a kingdom perspective and we’ll discover the importance of embodying a kingdom perspective and shifting our mindset to align with the Lord’s divine plan.

The chapters we’re looking at in Acts detail Paul’s experiences after being initially arrested and then imprisoned. From the outside looking...

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Church in the Wild: Follow Me as I Follow Christ

Oct 24, 2022

We’re gathering together again for another powerful message in our Church in the Wild series where we’re journeying through the book of Acts and learning how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our current culture. In part 4 of our October series, Pastor Alexa shared an encouraging message detailing the missionary journeys of Paul.

In Follow Me as I Follow Christ, we discover 3 practical principles from Paul’s journeys to apply in our daily lives that will help us grow closer to God and share the gospel of Jesus with our world. Throughout October, we’ve been looking at the early church in the wild and we’re continuing on with the life of the apostle Paul in Acts chapters 13 through 21. 

As you’ll remember from the ending of Pastor Eric’s message last week, Paul was originally Saul before his spiritual transformation. Saul was an enemy of the cross before having a dramatic counter with the Lord and, in response, then committed to living...

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Church in the Wild: The Adventure of Obedience

Oct 17, 2022

We’re back with Part 3 of our Church in the Wild series where we’re journeying through the book of Acts and learning how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our current culture. This week, Pastor Eric shared an inspiring message with 3 stories from the New Testament all about living out radical obedience. 

Last week, in Boldness–A Beautiful Resistance, Pastor Alexa wrapped up her message in Acts chapter 7 where Stephen was stoned to death in response to being bold for the name of Jesus. As we pick up in chapter 8, we’re shifting from the importance of boldness to the importance of obedience and discovering 3 stories all about living out radical obedience to the Lord. Let’s dive into our foundational passage of Scripture for Pastor Eric’s message, The Adventure of Obedience:

Acts 8:1-4 (NKJV) 1Now Saul was consenting to his (Stephen’s) death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were...

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Church in the Wild: Boldness - A Beautiful Resistance

Oct 10, 2022

We’re back with part 2 of our Church in the Wild series where we’re continuing our journey through the book of Acts and learning how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our current culture. Pastor Alexa Jones shares an encouraging word on how we can live with boldness in our everyday lives. 

In her message, Boldness–A Beautiful Resistance, Pastor Alexa highlights 3 ways the early church embodied boldness in their culture…even in the face of resistance! She reminds us that we, too, need the same boldness of the early church as we commit to growing spiritually and stepping out in faith to share the message of Jesus with others.

We’re diving into Acts chapters 3 through 7 today where we’ll see the ways the early church faced resistance. Then we’ll take a look at the similarities we’re facing in our current culture today and discover exactly how God wants us to handle resistance and adversity as followers of Jesus. Let’s take...

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Church in the Wild: From a Flame to a Fire

Oct 03, 2022

We’re kicking off our brand new October series… Church in the Wild! Throughout the series, we’ll walk through the book of Acts and learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our current culture.

This week Pastor Eric Jones shares part 1 with us as we explore the first 2 chapters of Act as we discover the 3 ingredients we need to go From a Flame to a Fire. We’re learning about the birth of the church and exactly how it grew from a small flame of 120 disciples into a wildfire of 3,000 people within just weeks of Jesus’ resurrection. Let’s dive into our foundational passage of Scripture for this message: 

Acts 1:4-8 (NKJV) 4And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6Therefore,...

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