Speaker: Alex GrahmannClear
August 20, 2023
Series: Dive In
You’ve spent enough time this summer lounging on the side of the pool, drinking your iced tea in the shade. Now it’s time to really join the fun and dive in! During this 3-week series, we’ll look at what it would look like to do a cannonball into full engagement with God and his mission. We’ll launch this first week of the series by looking at what a huge difference participation can make as we prep together for the best fall of helping others connect with Jesus. Alright, on the count of three...
August 6, 2023
Series: Backstory III
In our culture, it’s easy to think that the issues we’re the most passionate about or against are the most important issues. But God wants us to remember that He’s the most important thing, and that giving him our singular focus would lead to a much stronger and more life-giving connection. How do we take the necessary steps to center our lives more on God? This week we’ll talk through a famous story from the Old Testament of the prophet Elijah, and learn the value in letting God alone have the most important place in our hearts.
July 23, 2023
Series: Backstory III
What does it mean to worship God? Is it just great singing and great songs at church? How do we know if that worship we’re giving is the worship that God wants? What would it mean to really give God the worship he deserves? In this week’s message, we’ll explore the famous Bible story of Cain and Abel and discover how we can experience the fullness of what it really means to worship God.
July 16, 2023
What’s the difference between how followers of Jesus live and the way the rest of the world operates? Should there be a difference? How can people see God’s love through the way Christians think and act? This week we’ll explore different aspects of how our daily lives can reflect Jesus. We’ll look at key ways we can explain a Christian life to people that may be interested in pursuing God.
June 25, 2023
When we talk to people about God we are talking to people who may have personal skepticism, questions, and doubt. It is so important for us to recognize about how we have conversations with people in our lives about God! Over the next four weeks, then, we’re going to learn about and practice that skill together. Starting this week we will find motivation to have spiritual conversations with people in our lives, recognize and honor where our friends/coworkers/neighbors might be on the continuum, and then actually have 2-3 spiritual conversations with someone who isn’t a follower of Jesus yet. These are VERY lofty goals, but I think we can do it. In fact, I know we can, because these are part of God’s heartbeat for the world! We can learn to have great spiritual conversations that will help people we love move toward Jesus.
May 28, 2023
What keeps the world from spiraling out of control? Laws! From the laws of nature to the laws we create, the purpose of law is to help us live well in God’s good world. As we begin our series looking at different genres of the Bible, we start where the Bible starts. God gave a specific set of laws to the Jewish people to help them live in a unique way. We’ll see how the laws God gave them encouraged freedom, not legalism, and reflected God’s concern for all areas of life! And we’ll also see how, through Jesus, we can honor the principles of those laws by loving God and loving others!
April 23, 2023
Series: Faith Under Construction
One of the most pivotal acts of faith construction is learning to ask great questions. Questions... read more
March 12, 2023
Series: Make Space
In our desire to move ahead in life we sometimes ignore, suppress or minimize the... read more
February 19, 2023
Series: Friendship Essentials
Every friendship will eventually face tension. Sometimes that tension will be the beginning of the end, as friendships fizzle and fade. But what if there was another option? This week we’ll look at Jesus‘ example of using the power of forgiveness to reinvigorate even the most challenging friendships.
January 22, 2023
Series: aka God
For the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring some of the beautiful and powerful names for God used in the Bible. But if we asked God directly, what would he say his name is? This week we’ll explore a story from the Old Testament in which a famous hero of faith asks God that very question and gets a surprising answer. We’ll learn how, by understanding God’s name, we can have a whole new connection to him.
December 4, 2022
Series: The Wait Is Over
What can we do when life doesn’t make sense? We can trust that God is with us! Rather than praying and waiting for God to “show up” and do something, Christmas reminds us that God is already here! As we start our new message Series The Wait Is Over, Pastor Alex Grahmann will look at one of the great Bible prophecies fulfilled by Jesus birth, the promise of “God with us.” We’ll explore how we can be more aware of God’s presence in our lives, especially when life doesn’t seem to make sense.
October 30, 2022
Series: Get Ready
God can give us what we need to face any challenge that comes our way. This Sunday, we explore how the early Christians living in Thessalonica held on to their faith in the face of persecution and how we can too! We’ll learn to see our current and future challenges as part of a larger battle that Jesus has already won and how to find endurance with our spiritual brothers and sisters.
October 2, 2022
We face so many doors of decision in our lives we’re bound to walk through a few that we shouldn’t. In fact, some of us feel like we’re prone to picking the wrong doors at key moments in life. Can we go back? Is it worth the pain to turn around and face that same door again? How do we handle the feeling of regret that comes along with poor decisions in our past? This Sunday, we’ll explore how God wants to help us turn around and find a new path.