Forgiveness
Confessing Your Sins

Confessing Your Sins

God’s redemptive plan for humanity involves the death of Jesus for the sins of everyone. But we enjoy God’s forgiveness only when we believe what Jesus did for us. Have you noticed, even Christians still sin? Confessing or admitting our daily sin keeps our...

A New Creation

A New Creation

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17 OBSERVATION The Church of Corinth had issues. Paul's writing here is to address just one of the many challenges facing...

For God So Loved

For God So Loved

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."  1 John 4:11OBSERVATION "Since God so loved us, we also ought to love..". We love because God loved first. He loved his creation so much that He sent His one and only son to die for it. To die...

Kids Experience August 2

Kids Experience August 2

There is no limit to God's creativityWhen God created the world, everything was perfect . . . but we know that life isn’t perfect. Unfortunately, people mess up. It started with Adam and Eve when they disobeyed God . . . and it has continued all the way until now....

Shake The Dust Off

Shake The Dust Off

"As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give... If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home...

Kids Experience July 5

Kids Experience July 5

God's love for us is a gift.God’s love for us is a gift. It’s not something we could ever earn. It isn’t based on anything WE’VE done. It’s all about what HE’S done for us!  This is why God sent Jesus. This is why Jesus died on the cross. When we put our faith in...

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

We all had a beginning. You entered the world in a moment of time. And just like a physical birth, so too, you need a spiritual birth. You may be a child who is only a few years old or an adult well into your later years. But you need to experience new life through a...

Adoption

Adoption

Adoption brings up mixed emotions. The term “adopted” can be used to show affection or insult. Our understanding of adoption comes from our picture of family. Many times we have a picture of family that limits our understanding of the truth of adoption. In this...

Celebrate Recovery – May 7

Celebrate Recovery – May 7

We are “those people.”  If you’re a regular CR attendee, you laugh at that.  It’s a reference we hear about ourselves from those outside the ministry who believe that we are a bunch of messed up people who need to go to a 12 step recovery program because we’ve lost...

Celebrate Recovery April 30

Celebrate Recovery April 30

It is said that confession is good for the soul.  Some may think it’s scriptural, but it isn’t really.  That said, James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins “to each other and pray for each other so that we may be healed.” But, does that make our souls feel good? ...

April 12 Experience

April 12 Experience

It Cost Jesus Everything It cost Jesus EVERYTHING to put us first. Jesus died so He could pay the price for our sins—so we could be forgiven. It was the only way we could have a relationship with God. And because of what Jesus did on the cross, we can have a...

Celebrate Recovery – April 9

Celebrate Recovery – April 9

It is finished (John 19:30b) - Dying on the cross, Jesus finished the work He came to do.  The work only He can do. The work we can't do.  In this week's session, we honor the Easter message in a very special way. You'll hear from four people what it was like to...

March 29 Experience

March 29 Experience

All of Us Need ForgivenessSometimes we don’t FEEL like forgiving someone. Maybe we think it isn’t fair; we don’t feel like they DESERVE forgiveness. But the truth is, all of us have messed up. All of us need forgiveness. God wants us to experience the joy of being...

Shalom

Shalom

Peace. We sing songs about it. We march for it. Demonstrate for it. Hold conferences about it and create think tanks to create it. We long for it. But it remains elusive. We live in a world broken by war, poverty, hatred, and illness, making peace seem impossible. Yet...

Lovingkindness and Truth

Lovingkindness and Truth

Lovingkindness and Truth Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. Psalm 40:11 ecently I read through the book of Psalms and was struck by how many times the psalmist pairs the two words lovingkindness and truth. In addition...

The Father

The Father

In Jesus’ story of two lost and wasteful sons there is a character is who far more wasteful and who willingly loses whatever is necessary – the Father. In response to the rejection and rebellion of his sons, the father answers with extravagant self-sacrificing love...

The Older Son

The Older Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a story of two sons. The older son is the son favored by tradition and culture. In Jesus’ time the older son would receive a larger inheritance and would be responsible to care for and uphold the family. In Jesus’ story the older son...

The Younger Son

The Younger Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son centers around the younger of two sons who turns his back on his father and his family to pursue his own freedom and happiness. His journey of rebellion, self-destruction, awakening, return, and redemption represents the very heart of...

The Destruction of Shame

The Destruction of Shame

There’s an enemy that lurks just below the surface of our lives. Its influence can be debilitating and even deadly. It may be Evil’s primary tool for rendering us ineffective and defeated. And no one is immune to its whispers. But this enemy can be conquered in ways...

Miracles of Jesus – 4 – God of Forgiveness

Miracles of Jesus – 4 – God of Forgiveness

This week we’ll continue our study of the Miracles of Jesus by investigating a miracle Jesus performed demonstrating his ability to meet our deepest need, the forgiveness of our sin. Through the healing of a paralytic brought to Jesus by his friends, we see that while...

What in the World are We Doing

What in the World are We Doing

God loves us all. And He has made forgiveness and eternal life available to anyone who believes in Jesus! No one is excluded from this opportunity. But many people in the world don’t know this. And God has given His Church the privilege of taking part in sharing this...