We were blessed to hear from Chuck DeGroat, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary and author of Wholeheartedness. Looking at the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, we examine how to move from a life of hiddenness to one of wholeness.
In the worst of times, Habakkuk teaches us how to still rejoice in God and take joy in Him.
We look at how the sin of pride affects our world and our relationship with God and others, and how the glory of Jesus on the cross burns our pride away.
How do we endure when life is overwhelming and difficult? We examine the Bible's call for us to keep "living by faith" despite insurmountable odds.
Beginning a new series on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk, we look at the role doubt plays in our faith and the promise in our pain, as we cry out, "how long, Oh LORD?"
How can we practice missionary faithfulness in whatever vocation the Lord has placed us in?
When events in the world, and our lives, make it easy to be cynical, how do we experience the goodness and mercy of our Shepherd's presence?
Continuing our series on Psalm 23, we see David switching from describing the Lord as a shepherd, to describing Him as a host, and learn how community is solidified by showing Biblical hospitality to each other.
When we are walking through "the valley of the shadow of death," we can see our shepherd more clearly, a shepherd who has experienced the deepest darkness and separation from God.
Continuing our study on Psalm 23, we see that if we apply the metaphor of sheep to ourselves, our deepest need is to know our Shepherd and be led to rest.
Starting a new series on Psalm 23, we take a deeper look at the familiar words, seeing that whatever we believe about God's character will shape how we view the trials and anxieties in our own lives.
What happens when we face times of adversity, even as we experience new life in Christ? Jay Traylor looks at what to do when God disciplines us, and how we discipline ourselves.
In these verses Paul unfolds what the new nature in Christ looks like, and presses that reality into our relationships at home and at work.
What does a new identity in Christ actually look like in our day-to-day lives? We see it in the peace of Christ, the word of Christ and the name of Christ.
Colossians 3 shows how the resurrected power of Jesus Christ has an enormous impact on our identity.
Now that our life is hidden with Christ, how do we live focused on Him as the "true north," and not the numerous distractions that try to pull our focus away?
What does it mean to be a "good person" and how does the resurrection of Jesus impact our understanding of that idea?
Amid the competing voices and philosophies weighing in our lives, we must compare our interpretation of fact against the plumb line of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, because only then will we know what is really truth.
Paul urges the Colossians to not let the structure of their faith be battered by the cultural climate, but to protect their foundation, being rooted in Jesus Christ.