Grace Is Greater - Part 3: Greater than My Shame

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New Series Starts This Weekend:
The Subtle Art of Being a Family

Being in a family is a natural part of life, some of us choose it and some of us avoid it. The family takes several shapes and forms, but we recognize family in its different presentations. Being intentional in that family is vital, but intentionality is a subtle art. Join us for a two week discussion on the Subtle Art of Being a Family.

October 19-20: Starting the Symphony
October 26-27: Setting the Rhythm


Brennan Manning once said, “[Grace] is for the bent and the bruised who feel that their lives are a grave disappointment to God.” Nothing will transform your relationship with God like grace – knowing it, believing it and basking in it. If you live your life doubting that you’re loved, you’ll spend the rest of it relentlessly seeking evidence that you’re worthy. Grace punctuates that search by letting us know we are loved and accepted just the way we are. Don’t miss these powerful transformational messages!


Part 1: Greater than My Sin
Pastor Keith Stewart
September 28-29, 2019

Grace is the most revolutionary concept we find in Scripture. That fact that you and I can experience the unconditional love and kindness of God in the face of our greatest failures and biggest hang ups is something unparalleled in the history of religion. In this message, we’ll explore the expansive heart of God in relation to our sin, guilt and shame. Grace can and will heal your soul.


Part 2: Greater than My Guilt
Pastor Keith Stewart
October 5-6, 2019

If you have received Christ by faith then your guilt was nailed to the cross with Jesus. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8.1). Nothing you can do, could do, will do or won't do has any power whatsoever to affect your standing with God. He loves you unconditionally and accepts you completely in Christ. At your worst, God loves you most. Sound too good to be true? Watch and discover how Grace is Greater than our Guilt.


Part 3: Greater than My Shame
Pastor Keith Stewart
October 12-13, 2019

It’s practically impossible to give yourself completely in relationships when you feel there are parts of you that are so deeply flawed they must never see the light of day. So you hold back in relationship. You don’t ever give yourself completely to anyone. You don’t ever allow yourself to be that fully known and as a result you never feel fully loved. We hope this message will change that. Join us as we talk about how Grace is Greater than Shame.


Part 1: Around vs. With
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
September 14-15, 2019

We're surrounded by more people than ever before. We're connected to more people than ever before. Despite being surrounded, we often still feel alone. Jesus models the tremendous difference between being around and being with people.


Part 2: Apart or A Part?
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
September 21-22, 2019

We might feel there are reasons to be apart from people or tasks that would inconvenience us. We sometimes feel a false sense of protection by remaining apart from risks and living in our comfort zone. There is a better opportunity for us when we step into discomfort and inconvenience and become a part of something bigger.

The Elephant in the Room

The elephant in the room is a metaphor in our society for a problem no one wants to address. There simply is no greater elephant that makes its presence known, impacts every aspect of our lives and has contributed more to our general misery than money. It doesn't have to be that way. There is great freedom in bringing this issue out of the shadows and into the light. This series could dramatically change your life for the better.


Part 1: Rival God
Pastor Keith Stewart
August 17-18, 2019

The key to the transformation of moving people from an unconscious relationship with money to a conscious one is understanding Jesus’ statement that one cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6.24). The rival god of money wants to dominate our values and decision-making without being known, recognized or acknowledged. This elephant must be made obvious.


Part 2: Scripted Scarcity
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
August 24-25, 2019

Money is more than just a medium of exchange. We have complex and intricate relationships with money. Money is often associated with a negative emotion or experience in our lives. Family scripts around money are often not questioned and rarely recognized. This elephant must be acknowledged to be healed.


Part 3: Unquestioned Assumptions
Pastor Keith Stewart
August 31 - September 1, 2019

Unemployment is at a 48-year low, so why are only 1 in 4 Americans considered “financially healthy”? 55% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Four out of five marriages fight over money and it’s one of the leading causes of divorce in our country. Ignoring the financial reality of our lives gets us nowhere but stuck. There is a better way. But the elephant in the room must be exposed - its lies uncovered - its assumptions laid bare. Join us this weekend for what is sure to be the first step toward financial freedom for many.


Part 4: Total Trust
Pastor Keith Stewart
September 7-8, 2019

This is the final installment in our series The Elephant in the Room and it’s all about trust. If you ask twenty people “What is trust?” you’ll likely get 20 different answers. But at its most elemental level, trust is the agreement of our words and our behavior. In other words, what we say and what we do align perfectly. It’s this core integrity that God longs to develop in all our lives and this weekend’s message will show you how it’s done.


Many sermons and books on prayer just make people feel bad for not praying more. Someone once said, “Books on prayer are written by introverts, which are then purchased by extroverts who read them and feel guilty.” Just to put your mind at ease, this sermon series is not that. We have no intention of making you feel bad to try to get you to do good. Instead, we hope this series will create a genuine appetite for prayer – that focuses more on the how to’s than the ought to’s. Join us in the coming weeks as we’re encouraged to pray in the following ways.


Part 1: Praying the Psalms
Pastor Keith Stewart
July 20-21, 2019

The Psalms are the original book of prayer. The book of Psalms is a collection of conversations that people had with God who weren’t afraid to hide what they were actually thinking and feeling. The psalms encourage us to pray what is in us not what ought to be in us.


Part 2: Praying in the Kingdom
Pastor Keith Stewart
July 27-28, 2019

The Lord’s Prayer is more than just a model prayer. It’s a bold declaration – a manifesto – it proclaims God’s kingdom as breaking into the present reality. It’s only 57 words long (in the original Greek). But those 57 words contain a kind of dynamite that shatters earthly kingdoms. This is how Jesus taught His disciples to pray so it has much to say to us about the way we pray.


Part 3: Praying Simply
Pastor Keith Stewart
August 3-4, 2019

Many think the primary goal of prayer is about getting stuff. But what if the primary reason for prayer was to develop my relationship with God? Then the goal of prayer would not be answers, but connecting, and growing and spending time with God. Our approach would look completely different, wouldn’t it?  

The most common form of praying in Scripture is simple prayer. Simple prayer is carrying a short phrase in your heart and mind throughout the day in order to commune with God around that simple truth. Simple prayer is relational prayer.



Part 4: Praying without Answers
Pastor Keith Stewart
August 10-11, 2019

The only people who aren’t bothered by unanswered prayer are people who never pray. Because if you’ve ever prayed in earnest for something, something you felt was not selfish, that seemed to fit with the plan of God, something that was right and good and certainly appeared to be the best solution for the situation, only to face the silence of heaven, then you already know about the agony of unanswered prayer. There are times when it seems that either God doesn’t hear or else He hides because we don’t get any answers for our deepest needs. What does the Bible say about unanswered prayer? How do I keep on praying when answers are not forthcoming? What possible reasons could God have for not answering my prayer?


Part 1: Even Good Things Have a Shelf Life
Pastor Keith Stewart
June 29-30, 2019

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out!”

Isaiah 43.18-19

Whenever God does a new thing, it bursts out of the confines of our old ways. So if you’re ever tempted to think you’ve got God all figured out, He will demonstrate unmistakably that no box can contain Him. Jesus says He will burst the old wineskin. David tells us the cup will overflow. Each one is underscoring the same truth: God’s work is uncontainable. Nostalgia, tradition, preference are some of the ways we try to contain the uncontainable. But God will always break free of our constraints. Join us for this new series about the church and the uncontainable God we serve. 


Part 2: Keep in Step with the Spirit
Pastor Keith Stewart
July 6-7, 2019

This weekend’s message is a message about fear and faith. Here's what I’ve discovered about life, it's not the unknown that's the most frightening; it's the leaving behind what we already know. There’s something inside us all that yearns to leave the comfort of a routine existence and give ourselves fully to the high octane adventure of following God. Come join us this weekend for what’s sure to be a booster shot to your faith.


Part 3: Get Ready for the Future
Pastor Keith Stewart
July 13-14, 2019

In this weekend’s message entitled, Get Ready for the Future, we’re going to take on the all important topic of dreams. All of us have dreams of what life could be - even for what God wants it to be. But between our reality and our dreams are a lot of detours, challenges, obstacles and opposition. Join us this weekend in one of our three services as we discover God’s path forward to the future.


Pastor Keith Stewart
June 1-2, 2019

The world craves the supernatural. In our hearts and minds, we know there has to be more to life than what meets the eye. Truly there is. God has declared it so. There is a vast unseen world that is every bit as real as the material world we can touch, taste and smell. Within that invisible world, is a powerful, personal supernatural force for good. He’s called the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit – depending on which Bible translation you use). In the coming weeks, we’re going to learn how to make contact with the Holy Ghost, how He aids us in our spiritual development, and what are the powerful indicators of His presence.


Part 2: FILLED
Pastor Keith Stewart
June 8-9, 2019

This weekend we continue in our series “Ghost” with a message on the filling of the Holy Spirit. There are a lot of people who really don’t understand what that means. But this is not a message to make you feel bad for not knowing. It’s actually a message to help you understand what you’ve never been taught. More importantly, it’s a message intended to lead you into the experience of the fullness of the Spirit.


Part 3: GIFTED
Pastor Keith Stewart
June 15-16, 2019

Of the billions of people who have lived on the earth, they say that no two people have the exact same fingerprints. Most all of us have two hands, and ten fingers – unity. But we all have these unique markers at the end of our fingers that identify us individually. God has woven both unity and diversity into His creation. So it is with the spiritual gifts. Paul doesn’t mention every spiritual gift possibility – but he does list the diversity. From miracles to mercy, healing to helps, gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Yet all of that diversity contributes to the unity of the body of Christ.


Part 4: PEELED
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
June 22-23, 2019

Peeling back a cover reveals the essence and reality of something at its core.  As we peel back the cover of our lives, we should reveal a life lived by the Spirit.  If we live by the Spirit, our lives should reflect the Spirit being central to who we are.  Join us for a message on the truth of the root growing in our lives to bear fruit representative of the root.

Scratch the Itch:
Covetousness vs Contentment
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Scratch the Itch: Covetousness vs Contentment
Young Adults Pastor Patrick McLaughlin
May 25-26, 2019

No one can complain that modern society drives us to do better and to want more. But where does that drive to want what's not ours begin to hurt us? God actually talks a lot about the wrong we do where we desire things that belong to others. Coveting isn't something we hear a whole lot about, but it's something we feel and fight every day. Watch to learn more.

Big Potential

Seeds are powerful symbols of potential. A towering magnificent oak tree began its journey as a tiny and insignificant acorn. The sturdy branches reaching for the sky, the thousands of leaves providing abundant shade, the strong and sturdy root system anchoring the tree through wind and storm - all were written into that tiny little seed. In a remarkably similar way, the Bible assures us that God has already given the believer everything they need for a life pleasing to Him (2 Peter 1:3). In this new series, we want to tap into that seed potential to help unleash the fullness of life God has promised. Join us for this encouraging series and tap into your BIG POTENTIAL.


Part 1: Grow
Pastor Keith Stewart
May 4-5, 2019

The Bible assures us that God has already given the believer everything they need for a life pleasing to Him (2 Peter 1:3). We want to tap into that seed potential to help unleash the fullness of life God has promised as we grow, connect, and serve.


Part 2: Connect
Pastor Keith Stewart
May 11-12, 2019

Think about all of these New Testament commands; Love one another, Be devoted to one another, Honor one another, Live in harmony with one another, Accept one another, Greet one another, Serve one another, Bear with one another, Submit to one another and Encourage one another. How can any of these commands be obeyed if we’re never “with one another”? God wants to more fully form Christ in you. To do that, it takes others. Join us for this second installment in our Big Potential series for a message we’re calling Connect.


Part 3: Serve
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
May 18-19, 2019

We often think more of ourselves than we believe we do.  We are prone to independence and selfishness.  Jesus has an interesting take on the posture with which we should live our lives. Jesus cared so much about us that He chose to make life not about us.  Join us as we dive into a lesson on "No Se Trata De Mi."

Contagious Joy

Contagious Joy
Pastor Keith Stewart
April 27-28, 2019

Who couldn’t use a little more joy in their life? Guests comedian Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie share a powerful reminder of what it means to lead a truly joy-filled life. Check this out!

The Week That Changed Everything

The last week in the earthly ministry of Christ (commonly referred to as the Passion Week) is of utmost importance. Mark dedicates a third of his gospel just to that singular week and John more than half. The most significant week in human history is the one that led up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each day of that week has profound implications for our spiritual lives and encouragement for anybody who’s struggling to find hope. Don’t miss this powerful new series!


Part 1 - Behold, Your King is Coming to You
Pastor Keith Stewart
March 9-10, 2019

The triumphal entry is a story with a lot of layers. Without the historical and cultural context, there’s so much the average reader can miss. You don’t want to miss this first installment in our seven part series about The Week that Changed Everything.


Part 2 - What Makes God Angry?
Associate Pastor Josh Fortney
March 16-17, 2019

Have you ever wondered why God would get angry?  What would that even look like? Jesus shows us a glimpse of righteous anger as He continues down the road during the week that changed everything. Come celebrate and reflect with us!


Part 3 - Where Brokenness and Grace Meet
Pastor Keith Stewart
March 23-24, 2019

At the heart of the Christian faith is a celebratory meal that has marked God’s church for all time. It’s called by names: the Lord’s Supper, communion, and the Eucharist. In its simple elements and observance, we celebrate and commemorate all that Christ accomplished for us. Most importantly of all, this sacred celebration reminds us that the broken are welcomed and blessed. Join us this weekend for a message entitled, “Where Brokenness and Grace Meet.”


Part 4 - The Greatest Prayer
Pastor Keith Stewart
March 30-31, 2019

The Gospel of John chapter 17 records the true Lord’s prayer. It’s been called "the holy of holies" of the New Testament. It’s also the longest recorded prayer of Jesus. In many ways, listening to this prayer is like being in on a great planning meeting between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It’s a summit meeting of the Trinity. In it, Jesus prays for Himself, His disciples and for you and me. Check out this super encouraging message about Jesus’ desires for us and His willingness to see them come to fulfillment.


Part 5 - Blood Money
Pastor Keith Stewart
April 6-7, 2019

Judas - just the mention of his name produces a negative, often visceral, reaction in us. But sometimes our negative feelings toward Judas warp him into something he is not - a caricature - an exaggerated and distorted image of evil. We strip him of his humanity and make him into the personification of all bad things. This totally misses the point. Truth be told, we are more like Judas than we care to admit. And it’s only when we see our potential to be a Judas that we escape the snare that entangled him. Check out this message as we inch closer to the cross.


Part 6 - Why Call it Good Friday?
Pastor Keith Stewart
April 13-14, 2019

If you read any biography of any famous person, like Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr., even if their death was really prominent, it will only be a tiny part of that biography. But for Jesus, the story of His death takes up a disproportionate amount of space in every gospel account. You could say the gospels are cross-obsessed because everything in Jesus’ life leads up to—everything points to—everything aims at the cross. It’s almost as if those intersecting wooden timbers were literally the “cross-hairs” of human history. Listen in and share this message with a friend.


Part 7 - The Road Back to Hope
Pastor Keith Stewart
April 20-21, 2019

The days following the crucifixion of Christ were full of confusion and profound grief. Many of us have walked that same road. In life, we often don’t understand why things have turned out the way they have. We’ve all had dreams that didn’t come true - times when we thought life had played a cruel trick on us – even times when we thought God had let us down. Maybe you’re walking that road today. Come join us for an Easter message full of hope as we discover how the risen Christ joins us on the road of despair and disappointment and fills our hearts with hope.

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