From Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, KS Description: Influencers are all over social media these days – when we see a person we admire sharing their favorite products, we find ourselves embracing their interests, their hopes and sometimes their lifestyles. This isn’t really a new idea, though. Jesus called us to use our influence to be his ambassadors, to be his light in a dark world. Jesus understood that people are watching us and can be inspired by us to change the world.
From The Hills Church in Fort Worth, TX Description: Everyone wrestles with God. We may not doubt if He exists, but we often wonder if He is right. Jesus got questioned a lot. Using the gospel of Mark, this series gleans truth from times when Jesus was second-guessed that will help us with our own questions.
From The Well in Fresno, CA Description: God designed the church to be a movement of believers sharing His love to the world. We are deeply committed to reaching the unreached with the message of the hope of Christ, with a strong emphasis on the next generation. Striving to follow His call for us as a church, our desire is to cultivate faithfulness in each of us while we grow into a deep and abiding relationship with Him and spread His love everywhere we go. As we pursue godliness together and seek the welfare of our city, we believe God
From Summit View Church in Vancouver, WA Description: Have you ever heard someone say: “Practice what you preach”? In a sense, when someone communicates this to another, they are telling them to back up their words, thoughts, and beliefs with their actions. This is the central principle of the book of James. James writes this letter to believers emphasizing the importance of their faith in action, particularly in social action, much like the Old Testament prophets and Jesus taught. We must not see any tension between correct belief (orthodoxy) and correct behavior (orthopraxy). Historically some have seen the book of
From Faith Community Church in Hudson, WI Description: God has given us the freedom to live a life free from condemnation or shame! Because of God’s grace we are no longer bound to the prison of following every rule and living the perfect life. But sometimes our freedom can cause others to misunderstand what God really looks like and can look like unfaithfulness to Him. Paul famously said, “I have become all things to all people so that I might win some.” The Gospel calls us to lay down all that we are entitled to if it helps others know
From Ministry Pass Description: This sermon looks at one of the most quoted verses in the book of Jeremiah: Jeremiah 29:11. We take this verse out of context when we believe that God will allow only good things to happen to us. Looking at it in context reveals that it is a promise of delayed relief to those deep in suffering, not a promise that we will never encounter suffering.
From Revolve Church in North Cape May, NJ Description: The readers of the apostle Peter’s letter were confused and discouraged by the persecution they were encountering because of their faith. Peter exhorted them to stand strong, repeatedly reminding them of Christ’s example, the riches of their inheritance in him, and the hope of his returning again to take them to heaven. Peter explained how Christians should respond when they suffer because of their beliefs. Called the “apostle of hope,” Peter’s primary message is to trust the Lord, live obediently no matter what your circumstances, and keep your hope fixed on
From LifeGate Church in Denver, CO Description: Whenever Jesus spoke or moved in power people responded with shock and awe. They were amazed at the authority of Christ. Yet, Jesus never used His power or wisdom to paralyze us. Rather, in our times of greatest desperation Jesus declares and delivers into us exactly what we need.
From Seacoast Church in Charleston, SC Description: When we are experiencing uncertain times, nothing is more important than finding a firm foundation. The more we get to know God, the more he helps us plant our feet on solid ground. He helps us root down and grow in our faith, and find true hope and confidence in him together. Our series Common Ground explores what we believe, why it matters, and how our faith brings us together.
From Bridges Community Church in Los Altos, CA Description: Some churches emphasize truth and doctrine. Other churches emphasize service to the community, the marginalized, and the world. The fully biblical church will be passionately committed to both. Neither can be minimized for the sake of the other.