We finish up the book of Amos this week by looking at God's righteousness and His standard for us. Why is God's standard best? Isn't God all rigid and tough? Or is His righteousness best for our life?
This is our first ever Open House! The hope behind Open House is to talk about some of the harder questions people face when looking at Christianity. In this Open House we talk about Science and Faith and whether they are compatible with each other or antagonistic. Following the discussion is a time of Q&A where questions were asked on topics such as evolution, the age of man, natural disasters, and other hot topics. We hope you are blessed by this!
Chi Alpha put on a college church service to help aid students in getting plugged in with a campus ministry or a church! The questions before us all is "What is the treasure we are going after in our time at college?"
We are staring a new semester long series on the Minor Prophets. We start with the book of Hosea. By looking at a prostitute and the man who was called to love her, we get a glimpse of the suffering heart of God.
We are back! Another year to see where Jesus will take us! Jordan asks a pressing question that is great for all of us to hear and to dwell on! Will we see the goodness of the Father's house over the lure of the far land?
Our last Chi Alpha meeting of the year and a fitting close to our Convictions series. A look at what God has done and where we want to go as we follow Jesus and love Him well in front of people!
The world and the devil think that they have fun on lockdown, as if it was only them that knows what real fun is. But we believe that God is the originator of fun and is also the one who knows how to do it best!
We all get hurt by people in life but how we respond to hurt can really only be one of two options, either bitterness or forgiveness. As we look at the cycle of bitterness we see that the only means of breaking this cycle is through forgiveness, but forgiveness isn't always the easiest thing to do.
A guest missionary talks about his time in the Middle East with the Live Dead Initiative. Coming from a Chi Alpha background himself, he talks about what led him to follow the Lord overseas and ultimately why Jesus is worthy of giving up everything in order to follow Him! A powerful and needed message!
Prayer is the third aspect of a real devotional life we look at this week. We all have some idea of what prayer is, whether it be to the God of Christianity or some other deity. Often times, though, we don't actually know the importance of it or how to even do it. But it is crucial to our walk with God and it is a conviction we must have!
This week we look at the second aspect of a Real Devotional Life - worship. Worship is much more than just the songs we sing or raising our hands when the band plays. True worship, the worship that is pleasing to God, is the sacrifice of our whole body to Him!
Real Devotional Life is broken up in to three parts and for this one the focus is on the reading aspect of a devotional life. We all like reading regardless of whether we think we do or don't and the real thing to focus on is what we are reading and whether it is actually important or beneficial.
A look at what the bible says about the responsibility of every person who follows Jesus. Why do we do it? And how do we do it? And what is the benefit of taking up the responsibility that Jesus gives to us?
Jordan talks about the first of what we call "The Three R's" of being a disciple of Jesus. It is important for us to have a right understanding of relationships and fellowship and see them in light of how God sees them.
People often confuse the idea of something being unusual with being abnormal, and frankly, the baptism of the Holy Spirit falls into that category all too often. So is the baptism really for us today? And if it is for us today, then what does it really look like?
Tag team preaching about truth and whether we are asking the right questions when it comes to the truth followed up by talking about the counter of Truth, an often ignored or avoided subject: the development of deception in a persons life.
A continuation from last weeks sermon were we look at what Paul meant in Romans 1:17 when he talks about how righteousness is "from faith for faith." How is it that we actually live out the gospel and what role does faith play in that?
We start our convictions series for the spring semester with a look at what the Gospel truly is. We must truly look at ourselves and see who we really are if we are to grasp the true beauty and wonder of the Gospel!