The Atomic Center of the Gospel Message

This week we will explore the single most important concept for us to understand if we’re going to be followers of Jesus.  The explosive power of Jesus’ message comes from this core concept.  Do you know what it is?  Have you internalized it?  Are you living it? Sermon Video Reference Today's Scripture Ephesians 2:1-9 Discussion […]

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Magical Mystery Tour

Last week we talked a bit about finding God’s will in our lives.  This week we’ll take that conversation deeper, exploring a powerful spiritual principle embedded in an obscure Old Testament story.  Our attention was drawn to this story by a dream God gave to someone in our congregation.  For some reason, God wants us […]

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Pursuing Your Passion

This week we’ll wrap up our sermon series on Brené Brown’s book “The Gifts of Imperfection” by exploring Guidepost 9 for wholehearted living: cultivating meaningful work. . . . by letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to.”  How confident are you that you’re doing what you were meant to in life?  Join us on Sunday […]

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Cultivating Stillness

There’s nothing more scarce in our modern world than stillness.  Life sweeps us along in a storm of sound and fury.  We get so busy, we sometimes don’t even know who we are – and might even be afraid to get to know who we are.  This week we’ll explore Brené Brown’s Guidepost No. 8 […]

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Sleep Debts and Play Deficits

Are you frazzled?  Stretched too thin?  Does it feel like your life is out-of-balance?  If so, Jesus has something to say to you.  Join us on Sunday as we tackle Brené Brown’s Guidepost No. 6 for wholehearted living: cultivating play and rest . . . by letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and […]

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Embracing Mystery

To believe in God, how much do you need to know?  To discern God’s will for your life, how much do you need to know?  On Sunday, we’ll wrestle with these important questions, as we continue our sermon series based on Brené Brown’s bestselling book The Gifts of Imperfection.  This week is Guidepost No. 5 – Cultivating Intuition […]

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Cultivating Joy and Gratitude

This week we continue our sermon series based on Brené Brown’s bestselling book The Gifts of Imperfection by exploring Guidepost No. 4 – Cultivating joy and gratitude . . . by letting go of fear.  We’ll learn about the single most important thing – according to Brown’s research and the Bible – that anyone can do to cultivate a “good […]

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When Life Piles On

This week we continue our sermon series based on Brené Brown’s bestselling book The Gifts of Imperfection by exploring Guidepost No. 3 – Cultivating a resilient spirit . . . by letting go of powerlessness.  We’ll study three key spiritual principles that can help us respond to adversity with much greater power. Today's Scripture Psalm 88:1-18 Discussion Questions […]

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Cultivating Self-Compassion

This week we continue our new sermon series based on Brené Brown’s bestselling book The Gifts of Imperfection.  Last week we explored Guidepost No. 1 – Cultivating Authenticity . . . by letting go of what people think.  This week is Guidepost No. 2 – Cultivating Self-Compassion . .  by letting go of perfectionism.  If you ever struggle […]

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The Audacity of Authenticity

This week we begin a new sermon series based on Brené Brown’s bestselling book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  We’ll get started by looking at Brené’s first principle: authenticity. Sermon Reference (not included in the video): Video clip of Keala Settle singing “This Is Me” […]

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When Will Jesus Come Again?

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series on Jesus by exploring the promise of his Second Coming.  What does that mean?  What are the different ways Christians have interpreted this promise?  When will it be?  And how does any of this apply to how I live from day to day? Today's Scripture John 13:33-14:6 Discussion […]

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What’s Next?

After Jesus’ resurrection and before he ascended, his disciples wanted to know what was next.  Jesus gave them – and us – a simple two-part formula for how to live with GREAT POWER in the post-resurrection era.  Could you use a little more POWER for daily living?  Join us Sunday as we explore Jesus’ two-part […]

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