Finding Hope: Hope When We’re Hurting

This is the second message in our new series on Finding Hope. In Romans 8 Paul lays out some important truths for us that can help us endure. 1) Suffering is temporary, 2) Suffering will be replaced by glory, & 3) Suffering is universal. All of creation is groaning under the effects of sin, but … Read more

Finding Hope – A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Have you ever been very hopeful and then very disappointed?  It can be amazing how quickly things can turn upside down.  Additionally we’ve all had many disappointments that can almost make it scary to be hopeful.  Yet scripture tells us that there is a hope that doesn’t disappoint.  To dig into that more we’re studying … Read more

Hearing God

Have you ever had someone come ask you for advice, but they spend so much time explaining the problem and vomiting all of their emotions about it, that by the time they’re all done, you haven’t had a chance to say much? Sometimes, they’re already off to the next thing? Maybe you’re even having to … Read more

Trusting a God Who Keeps His Promises (Joseph)

What will your legacy be? It’s an important question for each of us to consider. We probably pass down a lot more than we realize because we’re modeling behaviors and attitudes all the time. In this final message on Joseph we see the passing of his father Jacob and then also his own passing. What’s … Read more

Trusting God to Be Set Apart (Joseph)

Being set apart is not optional as a Christian. We don’t get to check the box if we want to be set apart or not. If we are Christians, we are called to be different. When we live with God’s eternal values in our heart and mind, it completely changes our daily focus… work, school, … Read more

Trusting God with Forgiveness (Joseph)

It is very difficult to be fruitful, when a good deal of your headspace and energy are consumed with revenge. Somehow, despite all that he’s been through and all of the grudges he could have easily nursed, Joseph has arrived at a place where he trusts God enough to forgive. Today we’re going to look … Read more

Trusting God’s Blessing (Joseph)

Do you ever feel like God is against you? Do you ever struggle to enjoy the blessings because you keep thinking something bad is going to happen? If you can relate to either of those ideas, then what we see in Joseph and his interactions with his brothers can shed some light on why we … Read more

Anxiety – You’ll See What You Look For

Do you ever find yourself fretting and worrying about stuff that takes up way too much space in your head? Have your worries grown over the last few years? I recently ready that in 2019, the percentage of the adult population that had clinically significant anxiety or depression was at an all-time high – 11%. … Read more

Trusting God For Insight (Joseph)

How many times have you felt overwhelmed and uncertain?  What do you typically do when you feel that way?  Unfortunately many of us don’t turn to God until we’ve worn ourselves out first. I would guess that most of us know that God has the answer, we’re just not confident that he’s going to share … Read more

Trusting God with Temptation (Joseph)

When it comes to “Trusting God with Temptation”, we quickly see that feelings and truth play an important role in that equation.  Temptation occurs when we question God’s truth, in light of our feelings.  Sin occurs when we nurture and act on feelings, which are contrary to God’s truth.  These are important principles that play … Read more