When you give a gift to God (to your church, to a friend in need, to the poor, to a widow, etc.) how do you think He responds? Does He notice your gift? Is He keeping a record? Or could it be possible, that God receives the gifts you give as a personal gift? If so, would He be pleased with your gifts? Would He, at times, be disappointed? Is it even possible that your giving could delight the heart of God and cause Him to experience joy... maybe even smile?
Throughout its history, the Christian Church has always called God Father and not Mother. Why not? If God truly is genderless, then why do we pick a title that conjures up images of men, supports patriarchy, and alienates women? On this Mother’s Day, Pastor Greg discusses this sensitive issue with care, thoughtfulness, and biblical insight.
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit or start a new one, then you know how hard it is to change. Why does it seem like we fail more than we succeed? Join Pang Foua Yang Rhodes for God’s secrets to growing throughout your lifetime and not stagnating into spiritual complacency.
There’s a simple rule for all life on this planet: healthy things grow. It’s true for plants, animals, and even humans. It’s only when something it unhealthy or dying when it doesn’t grow. That’s how it is with our spiritual lives as well. God created us to grow closer to him as we become more and more like Christ.
Think of a day that changed your life. Maybe it's your wedding day or the day your family arrived in the U.S. Nothing was ever the same after that. Easter is kinda like that. Jesus' death and resurrection changes everything in our lives, families, communities, and even our eternity.
The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday and represents the beginning of Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life. It’s filled with sorrow and hope, tragedy and redemption. Join us we walk alongside Jesus through the events of this week and center our hearts on Him and what he accomplished for us.
This was a special service where we invited the congregation into a brave space to have conversations about our stories in light of community, poverty, local outreach and global missions. Together, we will strive to see things with God's perspective, open our hearts to seeing the needs around us, and respond appropriately with the LOVE of God through our gifts and abilities.
Are you concerned for the next generation? What are the key obstacles that prohibit them from living out their faith? And how can we equip the next generation to become better disciple-makers? This week join special guest speaker Dr. Ken Castor from Crown College as he shares challenges and biblical strategies parents can use as they disciple their children into adulthood.