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This Means War: Recognizing Spiritual Warfare

June 7th, 2021


What if there was a whole side of reality that we often completely miss? A spiritual reality consisting of both darkness and light waring against …

Jonah: When Life Isn't What We Want

June 1st, 2021


What happens when we turn to God in our trouble but things still don't get better? Does God actually hear us or is He ignoring us? Why does doing the right thing not always mean we'll get what we want?

Jonah: When Life Isn't What We Want

June 1st, 2021


What happens when we turn to God in our trouble but things still don't get better? Does God actually hear us or is He ignoring us? Why does doing the right thing not always mean we'll get what we want?

Jonah: Getting Back On Track With God

May 24th, 2021


So maybe you've blown it in the past. And maybe you believe God will give you another chance even if you don't deserve it. But sometimes getting back on track with what God doesn't mean that our circumstances will all …

Jonah: How To Turn Back To God

May 17th, 2021


There are times where we end up in bad places because of the choices that we've made, but what do we need to do to turn things around and get back on track? And what if you don't deserve another chance? Can you still …

Jonah: Have I Run Too Far From God?

May 10th, 2021


What happens when I know the right thing to do and choose not to? Is it possible for me to be so far from God that there's no coming back? And when …

The G.O.A.T.: Becoming Great In God's Eyes

May 3rd, 2021


What does it take to become "great" in God's eyes? You might think it's knowing a lot of religious information or doing a lot more good than wrong. But the answer that Jesus gave on how to become great just might …

The G.O.A.T. : How To Be More Generous

April 26th, 2021


We all want to be generous people, but what does it really mean to be generous? Generosity isn’t simply doing what we should expect any decent human …

The G.O.A.T. : Everyone Has A Seat At The Table

April 19th, 2021


Who would you think Jesus liked to spend time with? It might not be who you'd expect. Jesus often hung out with those that everyone else overlooked …

The G.O.A.T : Finding God's Will For My Life

April 12th, 2021


The Bible says that God has created us all with a purpose in mind and has a preferred life for us to live. But how do we know what that life is? How do we know if we are making the right decisions or if we are living …

Easter With Grace: What Jesus Knew We Needed Most

April 5th, 2021


Jesus rides into town on Palm Sunday with HUGE crowds adoring him but by Friday those same people are shouting “Crucify Him!” Why? What did they want from Jesus and why did their hearts change towards Him so fast? And …

What's The Purpose Of My Faith? | Neighborhood Watch | Week 4

March 29th, 2021


Some say that faith is the thing that keeps them grounded in life and others might say it's a crutch people use. But what is the real purpose of my faith? What purpose does God have for my faith and is it to only …

Neighbor Watch: 5 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

March 22nd, 2021


Jesus said loving your neighbor is the second greatest commandment, but practically how do you love your neighbor? Nobody wants to be that weird neighbor so what does loving your neighbor look like? We're talking about …

Neighborhood Watch: Keeping Your Heart Right

March 15th, 2021


Have you ever known someone who is a very religious person, but not a very nice person? Or Christians who are supposed to stand for love, grace, and forgiveness, and are hypocritical, loveless, and bitter? Just because …

Neighborhood Watch: How To Treat Other People | Week 1

March 8th, 2021


How do we be kind to people we don't really like and how can we help show others their self worth if we are not really sure of ours? We're discovering three truths from the Bible that will help you see your own worth …

The Power of Love: Power of Commitment

March 1st, 2021


Some of your most meaningful relationships will be the ones where you will experience the most hurt. But that doesn't have to mean the relationship …

The Power Of Love: Power Of Pursuit

February 23rd, 2021


What if God's plan for your relationship wasn't the easiest or the most convenient? Would you still follow it? Everyday we make choices on what's …

The Power Of Love: Power Of Attraction

February 15th, 2021


Love is the most powerful emotion that we all experience, but it is also the most complicated. Who we love and who loves us is tightly woven into …

The One And Only: God As Spirit

February 8th, 2021


For a lot of us, the thought of God being a Spirit probably brings up some questions. There are some churches who make a big deal out of the Holy …

The One And Only: God As Son

February 1st, 2021


Many religions believe that there is only one God, but where the paths start to diverge is when it comes to Jesus. Is Jesus in fact God? How can He be God and have been an actual human being in history? How can He be …

The One And Only: God As Your Father

January 25th, 2021


Many of us have complicated relationships with God. We view as distant or detached from our lives. We might see Him as a the judge of all wrong and pouring out punishment on those who do wrong. What if our complicated …

The One and Only : Who Is God?

January 19th, 2021


You would most likely say that you know of God. You probably know some of some stories in the Bible and have your own images and ideas about who He …

Social NOT Working: Meaningful Over Convenient

January 11th, 2021


Through technology, we have access to more content and more conveniences than ever before, but we feel more disconnected than ever before. And while …

Christmas At The Movies: It's A Wonderful Life

December 28th, 2020


After a life full of disappointments and sacrifice with little thanks, we see George Bailey, the main character from It's A Wonderful Life, wondering …

Christmas At The Movies: The Santa Clause

December 21st, 2020


We are encouraged in our world to find our own identity. To either associate our lives with a certain label or to break free and create our own. But …

Christmas At The Movies: Elf

December 14th, 2020


Sometimes, it just feels like something is missing. You’re not complete. You might be able to identify exactly what it is that you need or you might not be able to put your finger on it. But for whatever reason, you …

Christmas At The Movies: The Grinch

December 7th, 2020


With Thanksgiving being a Holiday focused on gratitude and Christmas focused on generosity, you'd think that this time of year, we would all be in a …

Christmas At The Movies: Home Alone

November 30th, 2020


Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. Just when you least expect it, things start to not go your way and often, it feels like our life, our happiness, and our plans unravel quickly. You find this theme in Home Alone …

Uncommon: Uncommon In Compassion

November 23rd, 2020


We'd all agree that our world needs more compassion and empathy. To find more common ground and less to fight over. To prioritize unity with those that we disagree with. The problem though is that we don't want to be …

Uncommon: Uncommon In Generosity

November 16th, 2020


Most people would aspire to being known as generous. Whether it's time, talent, or resources, we know the impact generosity has in our world. This is …

Uncommon: Uncommon In Unity

November 9th, 2020


We are more divided as a country now than we ever have been in our lifetime. Between political and social unrest, it seems that division defines not …

15th Birthday

November 2nd, 2020


As we look back over the last 15 years of our church's history, we celebrate all the incredible things that God has done in and through our church family. And because we believe that God is not done, we expectantly look …

Insomnia: Having Faith When We Are Discontent

October 26th, 2020


Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait to be old enough to be in high school or drive a car. And then you couldn't wait for college or to …

Insomnia: Having Faith When We Are Weighed Down

October 19th, 2020


Mental and emotional weight that we carry can often have a physical result. We feel our chest getting tighter and sometimes it feels like it's hard …

Insomnia: Having Faith Even When We Are Overwhelmed

October 12th, 2020


Feeling overwhelmed is normal to experience from time to time. There are days where we feel there is not enough time to get everything done that we need to. But then there are seasons of life where feeling overwhelmed …

Insomnia: Having Faith Even When We Are Uncertain

October 5th, 2020


We like to know what's coming next. We like it when everything goes according to our plans. The problem we face is that life just isn't like that. We go through seasons where everything seems to work out how we want and …

Family Matters: Community Connections

September 21st, 2020


Everyone longs to be a part of a collective community all sharing a common goal. That's why we often build community around sports teams, political …

Family Matters: Vulnerable Connections

September 8th, 2020


Over the course of time, we often find ourselves slipping into unhealthy habits. It could be an unsustainable pace in life, an unhealthy diet, …

On Demand: Owning Your Friendships

August 31st, 2020


The healthiest friendships are not created by accident. They are not the result of proximity or common interest. The best friendships are created …

On Demand: Owning Your Career

August 24th, 2020


Most of us view our jobs as a necessary evil. It's the "grind". We're "living for the weekend". In fact, surveys show that the majority of people are unhappy in their job and feel that they are underpaid for the work …

On Demand: Owning Your Walk With God

August 17th, 2020


It can be easy to let church services be the thing that encourages and motivates us to continue pursuing God and growing in our relationship with Him. But now that most churches have not been meeting for months, where …

On Demand: Owning Your Personal Health

August 10th, 2020


Every year around the New Year, we all seem to direct our attention a little more towards our health. We think about what we are eating and how we'd like to eat, or how much we'd like the scale to drop, or maybe what …

On Demand: Schedule that Honors God

August 3rd, 2020


Time is like sand, it’s constantly moving and you never get any of it back. If we aren’t careful, the most important things are left out because …

Staycation: The Thief of Happiness

July 27th, 2020


There are things in this world that will rob us of our happiness. Most of the time, we think that our current circumstances are the greatest threat to our happiness, and so we do all we can to numb the pain we feel. We …

Staycation: When Will I Have Enough?

July 20th, 2020


We have more than we have ever had as a society, yet discontentment has never been more common. We have so much, yet feel so unsatisfied. We have more than we’ve ever had and yet we are less content than we have ever …

Staycation: The Behaviors of Happiness

July 13th, 2020


Many of us find ourselves thinking, “I’d be happy if I just had more money”?  We have a dollar amount in our head, and we think if we can get that …

Staycation: The Myth Of Happiness

July 6th, 2020


We all want to be happy. But why does there have to be so many things we encounter in our lives that fight against us being happy? Why can't everything just be smooth so we can all be happy? Have you ever found yourself …

Holy Habits: Serving

June 29th, 2020


I'm sure we all agree that serving someone else is a noble and right thing to do. Whether it is our family, at church, or maybe volunteering at a …

Holy Habits: Giving

June 22nd, 2020


Why does it seem like the topic of money always seem to come up in church? You've probably heard at least church talk about money and maybe you felt like they were trying to get something from you. So why is money such …

Holy Habits: Worship

June 15th, 2020


The word worship often makes us think of some sort of religious service. It's how we typically describe the music portion of a church service or maybe a Christian concert. Or maybe you think of the word in the sense …

Holy Habits: Prayer

June 8th, 2020


Have you ever felt out of sync in your relationship with God. Like you just weren't on the same page. Instead of being in rhythm and in tune with God, it felt like you were playing playing different notes of even a …

Holy Habits: The Bible

June 1st, 2020


Reading the Bible is one of the most foundational and essential habits that should be a part of a Christian's life. But why so often does it seem to …

Open Source: Less Than

June 1st, 2020


Our country has struggled with race relations from the very beginning. Racism is not an American problem, it's a people problem. It is a reality that many of us have to face daily while seems to avoid the attention and …

Open Source: Open Seat At The Table

May 18th, 2020


We've all felt like outsiders at one time or another. Whether it was a team we wanted to be picked for or a social group. Maybe it was a job that you really wanted but you didn't get it. In this week's teaching, Pastor …

Open Source: The Positives Of A Crisis

May 11th, 2020


When crisis comes it's hard to see anything positive coming from such a negative situation. We often begin to get anxious, stressed, and depressed. It feels like this crisis will never end and that it's so big it's the …

Up Next: When Crisis Hits

May 4th, 2020


We all experience moments of crisis in our lives. Sometimes it's when things don't happen how we intended them and sometimes these moments of crisis come out of nowhere. Crisis is a normal part of life, but we can …

Up Next: Gives The People A Purpose

April 27th, 2020


We all are wired to have a purpose in life and to know that purpose. Without it, we can feel lost, unmotivated, and stuck wondering why we are here in the first place. Purpose is what helps us focus on what's important …

Up Next: From A Place To A People

April 20th, 2020


What does it take to experience God's presence in our lives? Some of us have been told that we need to be in a church or maybe even a temple to feel …

Easter 2020

April 13th, 2020


When things don’t go like we want, we tend to lose our faith. Maybe you believed in God but then something unexpected happened. You lost your job, the cancer came back, or someone that was close to you died. When we …

Curveball: When New Calling Comes

April 4th, 2020


Sometimes, when crisis hits, we become open to things we rejected before. We were closed off to them before, but when you’re in a place of crisis or desperation, an unexpected curveball gets thrown your way, all of a …

Curveball: When New Injustice Comes

March 30th, 2020


In a broken world full of broken people, it isn't long before you find injustice happening. At times, injustice can be found in your home, at your …

Curveball: When New Tragedy Comes

March 23rd, 2020


Tragedy is one of those things that none of us want to experience, but many of us will. It's a part of living in a broken world full of broken …

How To Live Without Fear In A World Full Of Anxiety

March 15th, 2020


Fear is probably one of the most common emotions that we are dealing with right now. With the spreading of the Corona Virus, many of us are afraid for our own health or that of loved ones, some of us are afraid because …

Squad Goals: Purposeful Friendships

March 9th, 2020


Friends not only can provide support and companionship, as we learned last week, but they also can be the people you turn to when you don't know what to do or where to turn to. And in the same way, you can be that …

Squad Goals: Extraordinary Friendships

March 2nd, 2020


It's hard to build great, close knit friendships as adults. Maybe we're just busy. Or maybe we've been hurt in the past. But for many of us, our best …

Relationship Status: With God

February 24th, 2020


If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's probably that maintaining healthy relationships with those around us is tough. It requires a level of selflessness of us that, honestly, we don't always want to give. And …

Relationship Status: With The Overlooked

February 17th, 2020


We all have relationships in our lives that we tend to avoid. Whether it's an ex, a co-worker, or maybe even a family member, we do our best to stay away from these people and navigate our lives around them. Sometimes …

Relationship Status: With Church Family

February 11th, 2020


It's a part of our nature to look out for ourselves first and to make our comfort and enjoyment number one. While we might aspire to be known for helping others and putting others before our needs, many times we find …

Relationship Status: With Family

February 3rd, 2020


Sometimes it's the people closest to us that we struggle to get along with the most. Maybe it's because they are the people we spend the most time …

Airplane Mode: Responding To God

January 27th, 2020


I think most of us would agree that it is a good thing to stay close to God and to intentionally set aside time to hear God's leading, pruning, and …

Airplane Mode: Praying Through Scripture

January 21st, 2020


When it comes to prayer, many of us are unsure or uncomfortable with how to utilize it in our relationship with God. We say our thoughts and prayers are with others during tough times, but often neglect the "prayer" …

Airplane Mode: Pray and Fast

January 13th, 2020


There are some things in life that require extra focus and attention in order for us to grow in those areas. Passing a difficult exam requires extra …

Airplane Mode: Series Introduction

January 6th, 2020


Life is often busy. Noisy. Chaotic. Rushed. If you're like most people, you've probably at one time or another looked back and wondered where time …

Joy To Your World: Christmas Service

December 30th, 2019


Have you ever received a gift that just blew you away? Something that you weren't necessarily expecting and maybe even something that you didn't deserve. How did you feel when you opened that gift? Around Christmas, we …

Joy To Your World: The Habit Of Joy

December 16th, 2019


While most of us want to live a life defined by joy and contentment, it seems incredibly difficult to obtain and at times almost impossible. Whether …

Joy To Your World: Choice Of Joy

December 9th, 2019


If you were to list the things that steal your joy what would they be? Many of would say things like money, or the way others treat us, or maybe life …

Joy To Your World: Three Truths To Find Joy

December 2nd, 2019


We all want to be happy. In fact, we all spend a significant amount of time in pursuit of things that make us feel happy. If we were given a choice …

Treasure Principles: To Make This Life Count, Leverage It For The Next One

November 25th, 2019


We spend a lot of time thinking about our lives here in the here and now. Working to reach our next goal, trying to make more money, and gain more happiness. But we often spend very little time thinking about how the …

Treasure Principle: I Am Trusting God Or Money, But Not Both.

November 18th, 2019


In a world that revolves around the money, it can be very easy to allow your identity, worth, and success to get wrapped up in your income. In our …

Treasure Principle: My Heart Goes Where My Money Goes

November 12th, 2019


Money and the things we use to purchase with it always have a close place in our hearts. In fact, where our money goes will often point to where our interests, passions, and priorities are. Think of it this way, when …

Treasure Principle: God Owns Everything, I Am His Money Manager

November 4th, 2019


It's probably safe to say that all of us want to be generous people. There is something attractive about people who are generous with their time, money, and resources. We see them as being astoundingly selfless and it …

Haunted House: Fear Of Losing Control

October 28th, 2019


Have you ever felt that, no matter what you did, your life seemed to spiral further and further our of control? There are times in life where no …

Haunted House: Fear Of Failure

October 21st, 2019


None of us want to fail, but everyone does at one point or another. As a kid maybe you remember failing a test at school, or maybe you didn't make …

Haunted House: Fear Of Rejection

October 13th, 2019


The fear of rejection is something that most of us encounter through different seasons of life. We have a need to be liked, loved, and wanted. And in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with this desire, but the …

Haunted House: Faith vs. Fear

October 7th, 2019


The number one instruction that God gives throughout the Bible is "Don't Be Afraid". In fact, that instruction shows up in the Bible 365 times! But it's a lot easier to say than to do isn't it? Some fears and worries …

I Have A Big But: How Can I Trust The Bible Is True?

September 30th, 2019


For Christians, the holy book that shapes their faith and beliefs system stems from the Bible, which claims to be God's words to mankind. But if we …

I Have A Big But: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

September 23rd, 2019


In today's message, we look at quite possibly one of the biggest barriers that many of us when it comes to faith and our belief in God. If God is really there, why does such bad things happen to good people? And how …

I Have A Big But: Doesn't The Bible Contradict Science?

September 16th, 2019


When it comes to faith, a big barrier that many people have is that science seems to have proven the Biblical account to be inaccurate. So in order to be a Christian, does that mean you must ignore what we learn from …

I Have A Big But: Why Is The Church Against Sexuality?

September 9th, 2019


Many people have big buts when it comes to Christianity. I believe in God but.....Some of these barriers to faith have come as a result of past …

Friends and Family Check In: September 19

September 3rd, 2019


If you’ve ever hosted a party at your house, you know that you have different responsibilities than everyone else. Yes, you might ask your friend to …

At The Movies: The Martian

August 26th, 2019


We can often forget and get distracted a from the life God intended for us to live. Isn't it easy to live life distracted and before we realize it, months have gone by? Maybe you've realized that the things you say are …

At The Movies: Won't You Be My Neighbor

August 19th, 2019


Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way we envisioned it. Maybe our plans didn't go according to plan or maybe life just seemed to throw us a curveball. Oftentimes, we find ourselves in the same place when it comes …

At The Movies: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

August 12th, 2019


Faith is kind of this ambiguous word that we use and is often used when it comes to religion and our belief in God. But it's also something that is pretty hard to put your finger on. We talk about someone being a person …

At The Movies: Incredibles 2

August 4th, 2019


God is working to write a beautiful story with your life, but it doesn't feel that way all the time does it? Instead of feeling fulfilled, we feel …

Scoreboard: Encouraging

July 29th, 2019


Who do you have in life that’s there for you in both the good and the bad? The one who celebrates with you on the mountaintops and the one that is there for support in the valleys of life. The truth is, we all need the …

Scoreboard: Faithful

July 22nd, 2019


What kind of reputation do you want to be remembered with? When people think of you what thoughts, emotions, and reactions would you hope that they'd …

Scoreboard: Consistent

July 14th, 2019


 What kind of reputation do you want to be remembered with? When people think of you what thoughts, emotions, and reactions would you hope that …

Scoreboard: Responsible

July 6th, 2019


 What kind of reputation do you want to be remembered with? When people think of you what thoughts, emotions, and reactions would you hope that …

Scoreboard: Devoted

June 30th, 2019


 Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about how God has intended our faith to benefit more than just us. The expression of our faith should extend …

Scoreboard: Involved

June 23rd, 2019


Time is the most precious resource that we have. Unlike money and possessions, our time is something that we can never earn or buy back. Once it is gone, it is gone. So it’s no wonder that we most often use what time we …

Scoreboard: Generous

June 16th, 2019


Have you ever stopped to think about why talking about money is such a sensitive topic? Money is often the center for many of our arguments, relational breakdowns, stress, frustrations, and worries. It kinda makes sense …

Scoreboard: Relational

June 9th, 2019


How would your life be different if you had a community of people pushing you to grow in your faith? Whats holding you back? Is it the fear of …

Scoreboard: Intentional

June 2nd, 2019


If you had to guess who benefits more from your faith, would it be you or those around you? For most of us, we would probably have to admit that our …

Legacy > Luxury

May 26th, 2019


If you had the choice between living in luxury or leaving a legacy, which one would you choose? Most of us would probably try to pick both, but these …

DNA: Outwardly Focused

May 19th, 2019


You would probably agree that most of your closest friends, family, and even acquaintances are pretty similar to you. We tend to create and maintain …

DNA: Radically Generous

May 12th, 2019


Most of us recognize that we all have gifts, talents, time, and resources. Most of the time, we work hard to leverage these things in order to achieve success or to advance ourselves in life. Sometimes we even refer to …

DNA: Personally Involved

May 5th, 2019


God never drafted you for you to idly sit on the sidelines. God created you with a purpose for a specific purpose! Somehow, we naturally know that we we’re not here just for ourselves. There is an innate sense built …

DNA: Biblically Centered

April 28th, 2019


In the first week of our series DNA, we explore the first and most important of our churches values – Biblically Centered. We recognize that we didn’t invent us. We didn’t choose to be born with the skills, IQ, or …

Easter 2019

April 21st, 2019


Every year, Easter comes around and we hear the stories of Jesus being crucified, dying, being buried in the tomb, and then miraculously raising from …

Praying: The Habit Of Prayer

April 14th, 2019


How do you think your life would look differently if you began to have regular, personal communication with God? Now this isn’t the same thing as …

Praying: How To Hear From God

April 7th, 2019


In last week’s teaching, we discussed how prayer is supposed to be a performance we put on for God, but a conversation we are beginning. But if prayer is a conversation, how are we supposed to hear from God? How are we …

Praying: How To Pray

March 31st, 2019


Imagine it’s a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary and you receive two cards, both from people you care about. One card contains words …

Praying: Purpose Of Prayer

March 24th, 2019


Prayer is one of those things that we kind of do without thinking about why we do them. We know the Our Father and have other prayers memorized, but …

Adopted: Adopted For A Reason

March 17th, 2019


So far this series, we’ve looked at how God has used the picture of adoption to describe His relationship with us and we’ve looked at our responsibility to look out for those who are most disadvantaged. In week three of …

Adopted: Adoption As A Metaphor

March 10th, 2019


Adoption might be one of the most beautiful and powerful expressions of love that we know. To choose to love another, to make them your own, and to …

Adopted: Adoption as a Model

March 3rd, 2019


After looking last week at the picture of adoption that God uses to describe His relationship with us, we look at what role God has asked us to play …

Framily: Joy

February 17th, 2019


What would your life look like if you experienced joy in your life every single week?What if you could be joyful no matter whether you were having a …

Framily: Finding Healthy Rhythms

February 10th, 2019


Last week, we learned about the kind of love that God asks His followers to show to others. An unconditional, selfless, proactive love. A love that …

Framily: Love Them Like You Love You

February 3rd, 2019


You probably familiar with the “Golden Rule”. You know, the one that says “do unto others as you want them to do to you?” Chances are you’ve heard …

Better Together: How Bad Do You Want It

January 27th, 2019


Being in close community with those who are working to follow Jesus is one of the best ways for you to continue growing in your faith and overcoming …

Better Together: To Know And Be Known

January 20th, 2019


We all have the desire within us to know others and be known by others. To have a tribe of people that we feel we are responsible for and are responsible for us. In fact, we are a healthier version of ourselves when we …

Better Together: Life In Community

January 13th, 2019


Having a sense of belonging is one of the top needs of every individual. We were created to be that way. After food, water, shelter, and safety, we long to have a tribe of people that accept us, that make us feel as if …

New Year, Who Dis

December 30th, 2018


Every year around this time we start thinking about what New Years’ Resolutions we are going to start making. Maybe you’ve already thought of some …

Christmas Classics: Joy To The World

December 23rd, 2018


When it comes to Christmastime, we love to hear the Christmas story. Mary and Joseph on the donkey. The baby being born in the stable and the shepherds and wise men traveling to see Him. We like our manger scenes but …

Christmas Classics: Away In A Manger

December 16th, 2018


When Jesus enters the world in the Christmas story, we see Him enter in the scene in the most humble and disadvantaged position. He wasn’t rich or …

Christmas Classics: O Come All Ye Faithful

December 9th, 2018


There are some things that we all become so passionate about that we can’t help but tell everyone else. Like maybe you can’t stop talking about Essential Oils, or your sports team, or maybe your favorite place to eat. …

Christmas Classics: O Holy Night

December 2nd, 2018


Christmas time isn’t something that everyone looks forward to. In fact for many people, Christmas is one of the hardest times of the year and most depressing. Christmas is often the time where we can’t avoid seeing and …

Blessed Life: Surrender To Me And Multiply

November 25th, 2018


What is the one thing that you possess that you’d be LOST without? The thing that defines you and what you work hardest to hold onto? Maybe it’s a …

Blessed Life: Prioritize Me And Multiply

November 18th, 2018


We all have a set of priorities in our lives. Our priorities are the things that will determine how we think and what decisions in our lives we will make. In fact, we center our lives around our priorities. But when our …

Blessed Life: Trust Me And Multiply

November 11th, 2018


For some of us, the blessed life may look different depending on the skills, talents, and resources that God has given to us. But God has given all of us the elements in our lives needed to live a blessed life. In this …

Blessed Life: Follow Me And Multiply

November 4th, 2018


What does it take to live a life that God would want to bless? A life that when you get to the end of it, you are greeted with the applause of …

Fear And Anxiety: Insecurity and People Pleasing

October 28th, 2018


Have you ever allowed your behavior to change because of what you thought others might think about you? Maybe you kept your belief in God to yourself …

Fear And Anxiety: Mountaintops and Valleys

October 21st, 2018


We all face fear and anxiety at different times in life and sometimes, the fears and the anxiety feels so real that is cripples us. We don’t know what to do, we don’t know where to turn. All we want to do is find a way …

Long Story, Short: Church

October 14th, 2018


What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Church”? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of a building that had religious services in it. Maybe you thought of the place where you got …

Long Story, Short: Christ

October 7th, 2018


Have you ever felt that because of the things you’ve done there was no way you could talk to God? Maybe you thought He was too angry to listen to …

Long Story, Short: Covenant

September 30th, 2018


Have you ever heard the expression that rules are meant to be broken? It seems that wherever there are rules, they will be broken shortly thereafter. …

Long Story, Short: Chaos

September 23rd, 2018


Have you ever felt ashamed of your past and the decisions you’ve made? Do you ever wish you could go back and do things differently? If so, you’re …

Long Story, Short: Creation

September 16th, 2018


Have you ever wondered why God decided to create the world and everything in it? For instance, what was His goal and what was He trying to accomplish? And why did He give mankind the option for evil to exist? In the …

Time Management

September 9th, 2018


How many times have you found yourself saying, “I just don’t have time”. It seems that nobody today actually has time. Everybody is so busy and life …

At The Movies: Star Wars Episode 3

August 26th, 2018


What kinds of things in your life tend ton distract you from God? Maybe it’s the pursuit of wealth. A relationship? A certain lifestyle or pleasure. While none of these things in and of themselves are necessarily wrong, …

At The Movies: Spiderman 3

August 19th, 2018


One of the best parts of Superhero movies is the tension that goes on between the hero and the villain. The intense struggle between good and evil and who will prevail. In some movies like Spiderman 3, we see that the …

At The Movies: The Greatest Showman

August 12th, 2018


From time to time, we all find ourselves comparing ourselves with others. We compare how we look with others, how our social media compares to others, what we drive, how big of a house we have compared to others, and …

At The Movies: Groundhog Day

August 5th, 2018


Do you ever feel like you are stuck in life, repeating the same old mistakes from the past? Or doing the same wrong things over and over again? Many …

At The Movies: The Count Of Monte Cristo

July 29th, 2018


We don’t have to live very long before we experience pain and hurt in this world. Some of this is the result of the decisions we’ve made in life, but …

At The Movies: The Sandlot

July 22nd, 2018


Have you ever been a part of a really good team? Maybe it was a sports team or even a team at your work? The benefits of being a part of a team is that the team thinks about the “we” not the “me”. They look out for each …

The End: New Heaven And New Earth

July 15th, 2018


There are some things in life you’d like sooner than later. We want a raise sooner than later. We want to get married sooner than later. We probably want a house or a new car sooner than later. But when it comes to the …

The End: Millenial Reign and Hell

July 8th, 2018


Everyone wonders how a good God can let evil exist in the world, but when we remember that there is evil in our own hearts, we want a pass. We want God to judge everyone else, but not judge us for the wrong we’ve done. …

The End: The Remnant

July 1st, 2018


In this fourth week of the series, Pastor Sean talks about how God gives mankind multiple chances to turn to him. Sean goes into detail about the 2 …

The End: 21 Judgements and the Beast

June 24th, 2018


In the third week of this series, Pastor Sean talks about how God begins to wrap everything up. Now is the time where God will begin to punish evil in the world, end the sin and corruption, and do away with Satan and …

Father’s Day 2018

June 17th, 2018


Fathers have a BIG influence on their families. In fact, research suggest that as a Father increases his involvement in the family, his children …

The End: The Rapture and 7 Year Tribulation

June 10th, 2018


If you knew that you only had a few more weeks to live, what would you choose to do differently in the next 4 weeks. What kind of regrets would you …

The End: Jesus And The Seven Churches

June 3rd, 2018


In the first week of this series, we find that the book of Revelation is the only book of the Bible that begins and ends with a blessing to those who read it, to those who hear it, and to those make adjustments in their …

Holy Spirit: Spiritual Gifts

May 27th, 2018


Have you ever known someone who was incredible gifted at something, but never used their gifting? What if God has given you gifts to help others, but you’ve never even realized that you had them? The Bible says that the …

Holy Spirit: The Power Of The Holy Spirit

May 20th, 2018


Are you feeling like you need more of God’s power and presence in your life? Is there something that you are struggling with that you wish God would …

Holy Spirit: Who Is The Holy Spirit

May 13th, 2018


When you look at many of the Christians in our world today, they don’t look much different from everyone else. If you are a follower of Jesus, God …

This Is Us: Radically Generous

May 6th, 2018


In the last week of our series, Pastor Sean talks about the value of our church that just make might make us the most unique. In fact, it might have been one of the first things that made an impression upon you at our …

This Is Us: Personally Involved

April 29th, 2018


Have you ever stopped to think that God, before you were ever even born, had a preferred life and purpose for your life? That He planned and crafted …

This Is Us: Outwardly Focused

April 22nd, 2018


I think it would be fair to say that we all look to be comfortable in our lives. Even if you are someone who likes change, when change brings about …

This Is Us: Biblically Centered

April 15th, 2018


The Bible is no doubt the center of the Christian faith, but does that mean that we have to rearrange our lives around everything the Bible says? If so, how do we know that the things written in the Bible are actually …

This Is Us: New Covenant

April 8th, 2018


There are things that we wear or do on the outside that can communicate about who we are on the inside. A common example is marriage. It’s not the ring that makes someone married. A wedding ring worn by someone who is …

Easter 2018

April 1st, 2018


All it takes is a little education and research to know that Jesus really did exist in history and that he was killed by means of crucifixion. But the more important question is….why does this matter to me? How does the …

Amos: God’s Patience In Punishment

March 25th, 2018


Have you ever looked at evil in the world and wonder why God doesn’t squash it right then and there? What is He waiting for? Does He not see what is going on? But when it comes to God dealing with the wrong and evil in …

Amos: Justice and Mercy

March 18th, 2018


We all love the idea of justice. We love the movies where the evil villain gets punished, or where the school ground bully gets put back into his …

Amos: How God Views Injustice

March 11th, 2018


Evil in the world is almost impossible to ignore. It seems to be everywhere. On the news, social media, on your morning commute. You may have even said to yourself, “What is happening to this world!?” It’s hard to …

The Game Of Life: Money

March 4th, 2018


Money. You can never seem to have enough of it. You spend the majority of your time during the week working hard to get it, but no matter how many hours you work, or how much you get paid, it never seems to be quite …

The Game Of Life: Work As Worship

February 25th, 2018


Our culture dreads work. We’re fed the philosophy that we’re all “working for the weekend.”We’ve adopted phrasing like the “Monday Blues”, “Hump …

The Game Of Life: Walking Slowly

February 18th, 2018


How often do you feel completely present? Not distracted or preoccupied by your schedule, your agenda, or your phone? If you’re like most people, you …

The Game Of Life: Parenting

February 11th, 2018


All of us want our kids to grow up and be successful. We want them to have good grades, to be a starter on the team, to get accepted into a good …

The Game Of Life: Dating and Marriage

February 4th, 2018


We all want to life a successful full life, but what if we are chasing the wrong things? What if the things we are chasing actually distract us from …

Tough Prayers: Praying All The Time

January 28th, 2018


When we think of praying, sometimes it can feel a bit intimidating or awkward. Sometimes, we don’t know what really to say or maybe we feel like we …

Tough Prayers: Send Me

January 21st, 2018


There are prayer that are easy and prayers that are hard. It’s easy to pray for God to help someone we love or to ask for something that we want. But then, there are prayers that are hard to pray because we know that …

Tough Prayers: Break Me

January 14th, 2018


None of us like or want to be broken. In our lives, brokenness is associated with pain, discomfort, and suffering. In fact, we work really hard in our lives so that we don’t have to be broken. We stay away from what …

Tough Prayers: Search Me

January 7th, 2018


For many of us, prayer ends up being our last resort. Maybe we don’t intend it to be that way, but the only time we seem to remember is when isn’t going the way we hoped. Others of us try to utilize prayer as if God was …

Tough Prayers: What Is Prayer

December 31st, 2017


Have you ever prayed a prayer, but you feel like God either didn’t hear it or ignored it? Maybe you’ve been praying for a long time, but nothing has changed. When we feel like our prayers aren’t answered it’s tough for …

Christmas Stories: The Wise Men and Herod

December 24th, 2017


At Christmas time, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We know all about the nativity scene, sing songs that mention his name, and maybe even take a moment to talk about the story of his birth. But is this the only time of …

Christmas Stories: Simeon and Anna

December 17th, 2017


Do you simply believe in God or do you believe in God enough to trust Him. Those are two very different things. Even Satan believes in God, but it doesn’t mean that he is right with God. In week three of our series, …

Christmas Stories: Innkeeper and Shepherds

December 10th, 2017


What if you were known for the biggest mistake you ever made? Nobody remembers you for your career, your accomplishments, or any kind of difference you’ve ever made. All anybody remembers about you is the one area where …

Christmas Stories: Zechariah and Elizabeth

December 3rd, 2017


Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. But it’s even harder to keep doing the right thing when it seems like it’s not working. When we reach this point, we’re often tempted to quit or at least compromise to get us to …

Life Money Hope: 2 Myths We Believe About Our Money

November 26th, 2017


What if part of the reason that you struggle so much with money is because you have believed some common myths about your money? We work for our …

Life Money Hope: Breaking The Bondage Of Debt

November 19th, 2017


Can you imagine what it would feel like if you didn’t have any debt? The relief! The peace! As we approach Black Friday, many of us will go out and …

I Still Do

November 12th, 2017


Whether your marriage is struggling or in a great season, you can always work to make it even better. This year, Ken Gillming, friend and mentor to Pastor Sean and Pastor Ken, gives 3 Essentials For A Good Marriage …

Life Money Hope: Basics Of Biblical Finance

November 12th, 2017


Money is really fun if you have it right? But if you don’t have it, or if you struggle to keep and manage it, it can be an incredible source of stress and anxiety. For most of us though, we don’t do well with our money. …

12th Anniversary

November 5th, 2017


As we celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Grace Church, we look back to the beginning of our church and share some of the great memories we’ve had along the way. Pastor Sean shares that the goal of our church has never …

5 Lies: You Believe In God So You’re All Set

October 29th, 2017


As we wrap up this series, Pastor Sean talks about a lie that many believe that might be the most consequential. The lie is that since we believe in God, we are all set. That just because we believe there is a God and …

5 Lies: You’re Not Doing Enough

October 22nd, 2017


Do you ever feel like you are just not good enough? Most everything in our lives we work hard to earn. If we want good grades, we have to study hard. If we want a promotion, we have to work hard. That’s because nothing …

5 Lies: I’m On My Own To Figure Things Out

October 15th, 2017


It’s hard to feel alone, but it’s even harder when you are going through a rough spot in life or when you have a big decision to make. Many times in life we feel like we are left to handle our lives all on our own. …

5 Lies: Some Things Can’t Be Forgiven

October 8th, 2017


Do you feel like you are unworthy to be used by God? That because of your past you belong on the island of misfit toys along with the other damaged goods? And no matter how hard you try to see the good in life, you are …

5 Lies: It’s Just Who I Am

October 1st, 2017


Have you believed in the lie that you can’t change? Maybe you have told yourself that your destined this way because of your past. Or because of your …

Head Heart Hands: Behavior Reveals Belief

September 24th, 2017


Can you really say that you believe something if that belief doesn’t shape what you do? For example, if you believe everyone should donate blood but …

Head Heart Hands: Guard Your Heart

September 17th, 2017


The relationship between your thoughts and your heart is the difference between your search bar and the results you get when you hit enter. If you …

Head Heart Hands: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

September 10th, 2017


How many times have you tried to turn over a new leaf only to find yourself doing the same old things? Have you pleaded with God that you would never …

Fruitology: Self Control

August 27th, 2017


Do you feel like your life is out of control? Like you can barely control yourself let alone your circumstances. While we all want to say that we are …

Fruitology: A Biblical Response To Hate

August 20th, 2017


Over the course of this past week, our headlines have all been centered around the issues of hatred and racism that we see happening in our country. As tensions rise on both sides of this issue, it leaves many of us …

Fruitology: Patience

August 13th, 2017


Our culture wants everything now. Wanna buy something online? Use Amazon Prime and get it in 2 days. Want to watch a specific show? Just stream it? …

Fruitology: Love

August 6th, 2017


We use the word love very interchangeably. We love our family. We love our kids. We love our car. We love our sports teams. We love food. But we don’t love all those things the same way. We think we’ve found real love, …

FAQ 2017: How Can I Trust The Bible Is True?

July 30th, 2017


For those who follow Jesus, the Bible is the source that we base our lives and our relationship with God on. It’s the story that reveals God’s …

FAQ 2017: Can I Be A Christian And Believe In Evolution?

July 23rd, 2017


Can I be a Christian and believe in Evolution? Evolution is widely taught and accepted in most secular education, but what about the Biblical account …

FAQ 2017: God’s Design For Sexuality

July 16th, 2017


Sexuality is a topic that we are faced with in our culture on almost a daily basis. We hear some voices in our culture promoting sexual expression …

Villains: Zedekiah

July 9th, 2017


As Pastor Sean wraps up our series Villains, he takes a look at quite possibly one of the most tragic story endings in the Bible. Despite this …

Villains: Joram’s Chief Of Staff

July 2nd, 2017


In today’s teaching, Pastor Sean shares some of the coolest, hidden stories in the Bible on how God interacted with mankind throughout history. He …

Villains: Jezebel

June 25th, 2017


Our Villains series kicks off with the story of one of the baddest Old Testament queens in all the land. The evil acts of the infamous Queen Jezebel …

Super Men: The Lunch Boy

June 18th, 2017


Have you ever tried to do something that was just too big for you? Maybe you overcommitted to a project or wanted to help fix an issue in your town but you just ended up feeling discouraged and insignificant? Like no …

Super Men: Zechariah

June 11th, 2017


There are times in life when God steps into our lives and changes the course of our lives as we know it. While we work our whole lives to live as …

Super Men: Ehud

June 4th, 2017


Many of us feel like we disadvantaged from being used in big ways by God because of our past, our baggage, or even just because we’re not really anything special. We’re kinda an average person who lives and average …

Wonder Women: Mary

May 28th, 2017


As Pastor Taylor continues our series Wonder Women, we get a closer look at Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Mary just might be one of the most misunderstood women in Scripture. Some religious traditions paint Mary to be …

Wonder Women: Rahab

May 21st, 2017


This week, Pastor Ken looks at the story of Rahab in our second week in our series Wonder Woman. But not long into story, we see that Rahab has quite a bit of baggage. In fact, she’s a hooker. But despite the pain, …

Wonder Women: Jochebed

May 14th, 2017


Chances are you’ve never heard the name Jochebed before and more so, you probably have no idea what she ever did in history. But Jochebed was the mother of Moses, you know, the one with the Ten Commandments? Now without …

Next Steps: Life Groups

April 30th, 2017


Right now, people are more connected than they ever have been before. Between texting, video calls, and social media, technology has closed the …

Next Steps: Baptism

April 23rd, 2017


Sometimes we can be around something so much that it starts to lose its meaning a little bit. This can happen in just about any area of life including at church. When we hear the same thing and are around the same …

Easter 2017

April 16th, 2017


Christianity and the Resurrection of Jesus both stand and fall together. One of them can’t be true and the other be false. In fact, the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:14-19 says that if Jesus did not raise from the dead, …

The Hour Has Come: Jesus’ Prayer For Us

April 9th, 2017


As we bring this series to a close, Pastor Sean looks at the final aspect of Jesus’ prayer right before He was arrested and sent off to be tortured and killed. To conclude His prayer, Jesus prayed for us. For you, for …

The Hour Has Come: Jesus’ Prayer For His Disciples

April 2nd, 2017


Do you ever feel like your weaknesses prevent you from following Jesus? Like no mater how hard you try, you seem to fail over and over again? In week …

The Hour Has Come: Jesus’ Prayer For Himself

March 26th, 2017


We all know the Lord’s Prayer. We call it the “Our Father”. This is the sample prayer that Jesus gave to His followers as a model for how we should …

Adopted: The Cost Of Adoption

March 19th, 2017


Adoption always has a cost. When most of us think about adoption, we are thinking about the fees associated with the legal process and the money we will need to spend to care for a child. But adoption also means walking …

Adopted: Adopted For Love

March 12th, 2017


As we dive deeper into this series on adoption, we see that although everyone is created by God, not everyone is considered His child. While that might seem a little harsh, it’s actually one of the most loving things …

Adopted: Adopted By Love

March 5th, 2017


There was a reason why God chose to use the word adoption when referring to the relationship He offers to those who choose to put their faith, hope and confidence in Him. Adoption is much more than simply rescuing us …

Not Your Average: Not Your Average Influence

February 26th, 2017


You can probably think of someone pretty quickly who had a big influence on your life. Maybe they sacrificed time to pour into you when you needed it …

Not Your Average: Not Your Average Conflict

February 19th, 2017


You don’t need to live for very long before you begin to face conflict. Even young children begin to face conflict at home, school, or with their …

Not Your Average: Not Your Average Commitment

February 12th, 2017


Having good relationships whether you are single, dating, or married are possible, it’s just that they don’t come naturally. Most of our relationships are contractual. Meaning as long as you do your part, I’ll do mine. …

Not Your Average: Not Your Average Love

February 5th, 2017


We all want healthy, above-average relationships. Nobody hopes that their marriage will fall apart, that their kids will stop talking to them, or that their friends will ditch them. Honestly, we don’t even want our …

Life Hacks: How To Pursue Wisdom

January 29th, 2017


Everyone says that they want to be wise. Nobody hopes to make foolish decisions that will take their life in the wrong direction. But many people …

Life Hacks: How To Experience Financial Freedom

January 15th, 2017


This week in our Life Hack series, we are talking about the #1 thing that causes divorce in this country. It’s also the biggest reasons why we lose sleep, have arguments, and end up stressed out – it’s our money and …

Life Hacks: How To Win At Life

January 8th, 2017


I’m pretty sure that most everyone would say that they want to be successful. There seems to be an inner burning desire in us all to be good at …

Life Hacks: How To Make Wise Decisions

January 1st, 2017


Ever wish you could have a ” do over” for some of the decisions you’ve made in life? At the time, it might have seemed like a good idea, but in …

Christmas Eve 2016

December 25th, 2016


Everybody gets stuck at one time or another. Maybe you got your car stuck in snow. Or you were stuck in an awkward conversation. Or maybe what you are stuck in is a little more serious. Maybe you’re stuck in debt or a …

Don’t Be Scared: The Fear That God Is Upset With Me

December 18th, 2016


Have you ever stopped to wonder what God thought of you? Maybe you felt close to God at one point in your life, but now He feels distant. Or maybe you’ve always assumed that God doesn’t like you too much because of how …

Don’t Be Scared: The Fear of What Others Think

December 11th, 2016


We all care to some extent about what other people think. If your shoes match or you put on deodorant today, you care to some extent what other people think of you.  And there is nothing wrong with caring about what …

Don’t Be Scared: The Fear of Interruptions

December 4th, 2016


If we’re honest, many of us are a little bit uncomfortable with God. Just like an awkward friend at work, you might be willing to be Facebook friends, but you probably own’t go to their Christmas party. Often, we treat …

Rescued: Mary Anoints Jesus

November 27th, 2016


Human nature tells us to protect and take care of ourselves. While we might be generous to others and lend a helping hand, it is against our nature to give up our security for someone else. Pastor Sean talks about the …

Rescued: Lazarus Raised

November 20th, 2016


There is a side of Jesus not often talked about: his humanity. In this message, Pastor Sean shares a story from the book of John in which Jesus experiences the very raw and human emotion of grief. This comes at the news …

Rescued: The Unmistakeable Claims

November 13th, 2016


In the book of John, the writer’s focus is to convince the reader than Jesus really is the Son of God. But the evidence given leaves you with two simple choices-either you choose to believe or you must reject it. In …

Rescued: Man Born Blind

November 6th, 2016


Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question all of us will ask at one point in life if we have not already. When bad things come into …

Rescued: Woman In Adultery

October 30th, 2016


As Pastor Sean continues this series through the book of John, he shares the story of the woman who was caught in adultery. As her sin is brought to …

Rescued: Feeding Of The 5000 And All Humanity

October 23rd, 2016


Often, we limit in our minds what God can and can’t do. If we think it is a hopeless situation or don’t see results, we give up. We treat God like a …

I Still Do

October 16th, 2016


Two nights that could transform your marriage. Join Raeul and Susan Cox as they introduce the process that has helped thousands and thousands of …

Rescued: The Official And The Outcast

October 16th, 2016


In the life of Jesus, we often see Him pointing people to what they really need instead of giving them what they want. We often want God to give us …

Rescued: The Reveal

October 9th, 2016


During Jesus’ time on Earth, He was focused on created bridges between mankind and God, even if that meant crossing over cultural, social, economic, …

Meet Jesus: New Birth

October 2nd, 2016


Have you ever wondered why there are so many religions and why there are so many rules? Religion has been man’s attempt to earn God’s love. But in …

Meet Jesus: New Wine

September 25th, 2016


Many times we would prefer to maintain an external relationship with God because it’s much easier to manage. However, God never has been concerned …

Meet Jesus: The Draft

September 18th, 2016


It’s easy to disqualify ourselves from being used by God because well…it’s me. We tend to think that the job of reaching and telling others about …

Meet Jesus: First Things First

September 11th, 2016


There is information that we learn that moves us to trust or distrust someone. As we begin this new series in the book of John, the writer John starts his book off by working to convince the unconvinced that Jesus is in …

Friends & Family Check Up

September 4th, 2016


When most people hear the word member, the term membership also come to mind. It evokes images of paid access to a service that benefits oneself, like a country club or a gym. In this message, Pastor Sean explains how …

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting: God Hears Your Prayers

August 21st, 2016


Ever find yourself wondering if prayer really works? Perhaps you feel God is too busy listening to more “important” people’s prayers. Maybe God isn’t even listening to anyone at all. In this message, Pastor Sean allays …

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting: Prayer

August 14th, 2016


Prayer can seem a little intimidating sometimes. Is it supposed to be formal? What should you say? Why is it even important in the first place? In …

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting: Fasting Defined

August 7th, 2016


For many, the word “fasting” brings to mind another word, “hunger strike.” Is that what fasting is like? Why do people fast anyway? In this series introduction, Pastor Sean walks you through what fasting is and is not. …

Mother’s Day 2016

May 8th, 2016


The typical person has good intentions when it comes to jobs, friends, and families, but no one can achieve perfection all the time. Sometimes we mess up. In this Mother’s Day message, guest speaker Ron Sears talks …

Easter 2016: Unbelievably Believable

March 27th, 2016


The thought of a man dying and coming back to life after being in a tomb for three days, well, lets be honest, it sounds unbelievable. Still, a story sounding unbelievable does not necessarily mean it is not true. In …

Straight Talk: Count The Cost

March 20th, 2016


Imagine getting a full scholarship to an Ivy League school. It sounds ideal. No debt. No strings attached. Look a little deeper, though, and it …

Straight Talk: You Lack One Thing

March 13th, 2016


Have you thought about going “all in” and following Jesus but haven’t quite been able to convince yourself to take that next step?  Maybe you can’t …

Straight Talk: You Must Be Born Again

March 6th, 2016


There is a term used in a lot of churches: “born again.” And boy, does it sure evoke a lot of questions! In this message, Pastor Sean explains what in the world the term “born again” even means, and why it is important. …

Straight Talk: Hear But Not Listen

February 28th, 2016


Pastor Sean introduces the Straight Talk series by looking at the parable of a man who attempted to plant crop seeds in a variety of different places. Some seeds grew, some did not. In this message, Pastor Sean shows …

Ladies Focus Group 2016

February 26th, 2016


It is easy to go just go through the motions with Bible reading. Perhaps it even feels like just another pointless task not the to do list. If that is how you are feeling right now, then check out this message from our …

Bad Blood: When Enough Is Enough

February 21st, 2016


When it comes to reconciling painful relationships, one of the hardest questions to answer is, when is enough enough? How many times does Jesus say …

Bad Blood: Reconciliation

February 14th, 2016


The first step of fixing a relationship with “bad blood” is opening up a conversation with the other person. It is a step many tend to avoid, whether it is because of fear or awkwardness or fear of conflict. In this …

Bad Blood: Forgiveness

February 7th, 2016


There is a saying that forgiveness is taking the knife out of your own back, and not using it to hurt anyone else, no matter how they hurt you. In this message, Pastor Sean talks about how to take action to forgive …

Bad Blood: The Empathy Lens

January 31st, 2016


Most people know at least one person that drives them crazy. Maybe there is someone in your own life that has been pushing your buttons to the point of putting a strain on the relationship. In this message,  Pastor Ken …

Re:Solution: Re-solution Week 4

January 24th, 2016


Some people appear born with specific passions they just can’t shake. Others develop passions as they discover new areas of interest. But what if you can’t quite put a finger on what it is that really makes you …

Re:Solution: Re-solution Week 3

January 17th, 2016


Have a passion but feel hesitant to act on it? You’re not alone. Many Christians know what they’re passionate about but aren’t sure if they’re supposed to pursue it. Many end up waiting around for a big sign from God …

Re:Solution: Re-solution Week 2

January 10th, 2016


Every road worth traveling will likely have a barrier. In this message, Pastor Sean shares the kind of barriers you can expect to face and what you can expect to lose if you choose to get take action and begin making a …

Re:Solution: Re-solution Week 1

January 3rd, 2016


Trying to come up with items for your New Years Resolution list? Maybe you are just hoping you will finally be able to accomplish one of last year’s …

Christmas Eve 2015

December 24th, 2015


As we celebrate Christmas, Pastor Sean describes a side of the Christmas story we don’t often hear about. In a time of extreme traditionalism, the mother of Jesus experienced abandonment and faced what may have felt …

Stressmas: Everlasting Father

December 20th, 2015


For many, the Christmas season evokes feelings of joy, thoughts of bright, twinkling lights, apple cider and family. For others, it only brings back …

Stressmas: Mighty God

December 13th, 2015


This message explores the unhealthy ways many of us cope with situations in which we did not get our way.  When one questions God’s power, it is easy to begin placing hope and trust in money, stuff, commitments, and …

Stressmas: Wonderful Counselor

December 6th, 2015


In this message, Pastor Sean takes a closer look at the culture and history of the society into which the Messiah (Jesus) was born. He shows how …

The Leveraged Life: Leveraging Your Passion

November 29th, 2015


So far in the Leveraged Life series, we have explored the type of person God uses and how changing our priorities can be one of the most effective steps in becoming that type of person. In this message, Pastor Ken …

The Leveraged Life: God As First Priority

November 22nd, 2015


Now that we have explored the type of person God uses, it is time to look at the next step the average person must take to become the type of person God uses to do extraordinary things. This step has to do with setting …

The Leveraged Life: Who God Uses

November 15th, 2015


We all love stories of super heroes. We marvel at their special powers or their advantages. And oftentimes, when we read about famous people in the Bible, we view them in the exact same way we view superheroes. We …

10th Birthday

November 8th, 2015


This weekend marks our 10th year together as a church! In This message, we take a trip back in time to remember how Grace Church got its start. Pastor Sean shares the moment when he grappled with obeying God’s prompting …

God Asked: How Do You Like It Now?

November 1st, 2015


“How do you like it NOW?” It is a usually salty question we hear when our situation gets way worse than we planned. And one thing is for sure, when times do get tough, it is easy to forget what God has already …

God Asked: Why Is Your House So Nice?

October 25th, 2015


Each person has  something they say they value: family, friends, charity, flexibility–the list could go on! But what we say we value and what our …

God Asked: Where Are You?

October 18th, 2015


The very first question God ever asked in the Bible was a simple one: “Where are you?”. He asked this question of Adam and Eve when they were hiding in shame, after having disobeyed God’s command. So many years later, …

Weapons Of Self Destruction: Shame

October 4th, 2015


As we wrap up this series, Pastor Sean talks about the difference between guilt and shame, where each of these originate from, and how we can be free …

Ladies Focus Group: Your Story Matters

October 2nd, 2015


Our Ladies Focus Group is a ladies only group that meets throughout the year and works to identify and remove barriers that keep us from growing closer to God. Tonight, we will be hearing from a panel of ladies from …

Weapons Of Self Destruction: Comparison

September 27th, 2015


We all compare ourselves constantly. Often, we compare to measure if we are okay, how to react under certain circumstances, and to see how we stack up against others. In this week’s message, Pastor Sean talks about the …

Weapons Of Self Destruction: Fear

September 20th, 2015


Fear is a driving motivator for many things that we do in life from financial decisions to relationships. It causes us to believe that God is no …

Weapons Of Self Destruction: Our Past

September 13th, 2015


There are parts of our past that we don’t like. Whether it was something we did or something done to us, we wish we could tear those pages out of our …

Perseverance: The Secret to Succeeding

September 6th, 2015


Everyone fits into one of these three categories. You are either dealing with a difficult situation, have just come out of one, or are just about to …

Encounter Church Commissioning Service

August 30th, 2015


We all celebrate milestones in life and this weekend at Grace Church is one of those times. As Grace Church sends out a team to begin Encounter Church in Dedham MA, Pastor Sean talks about the mission that Jesus has …

Humility Paves The Way For Credibility

August 23rd, 2015


Pastor Chris Causey from Encounter Church in Dedham talks about the story of Naaman and how humility and love can be the game changers that we need to change the world.

Why Church Matters

August 16th, 2015


Ever wonder what the big deal is about going to church? Why does it matter if I go or not? Does my participation really make that much of a difference? In this week’s message, Pastor Sean answers all of these questions …

The Art Of Neighboring: Everyone Can Pray

August 9th, 2015


As Pastor Sean wraps up this series on the Art of Neighboring, he talks about the importance of prayer and how prayer makes “coincidences” happen. He also talks about 3 simple steps that anyone can begin doing to show …

The Art Of Neighboring: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

August 2nd, 2015


Pastor Sean talks about the difference between knowing of Jesus and knowing Him personally. You can’t give hope to your neighbor if you yourself don’t personally have this hope.

The Art Of Neighboring: Dealing With The Fear

July 26th, 2015


One of our biggest barriers to being a good neighbor is our own fear. In the third week of this series, Pastor Chris Causey from Encounter Church in Dedham talks about how to deal with this fear, and in doing so, …

The Art Of Neighboring: If I Had More Time

July 19th, 2015


We all have busy lives. Our schedules, however, shouldn’t keep us from being able to love our neighbors the way we should. In the second teaching of …

The Art Of Neighboring: Who is My Neighbor

July 12th, 2015


What if the command to “love your neighbor” isn’t just a metaphor. What if it really means to love your next-door neighbor? Find out in this week’s message as Pastor Sean kicks off a new series.

Why Do I Do What I Do?

July 5th, 2015


Have you ever wondered why people do the crazy stuff that they do? Have you ever stopped to think why YOU do the things that you do? In this week’s message, Pastor Ken takes a look at what the Bible has to say about our …

Natural Law and Moral Law

June 28th, 2015


In light of the Supreme Court ruling this week, Pastor Sean breaks down the difference between Natural Law and Moral Laws and gives practical, …

Father’s Day 2015

June 21st, 2015


Brian talks about the things he has learned about God from being a Father and what he has learned about how God views us as His children.

You Got Served: Community

June 14th, 2015


In the last week of this series, Pastor Sean talks about how followers of Jesus are supposed to behave and act in order to serve our community.

You Got Served: Church Family

June 7th, 2015


Pastor Sean talks about the importance of every part of the church family functioning together. Even one person can make a big difference.

You Got Served: Serving our Family

May 31st, 2015


None of our families are perfect. But God has a purpose for placing each of us in our families. In the second week of this series, Pastor Sean talks about what the Bible says it looks like to serve our families.

You Got Served: Our Servant Example

May 24th, 2015


Pastor Sean begins this new series by talking about what it really means to be a leader and how Jesus led by showing us how to be a servant.

Prepared: A Reliable Witness

March 22nd, 2015


How do we know that the Bible is true? That it is the actual Word of God. What if there was a mistake in translation? If we as Christ followers base …

Prepared: Explain Your Hope

March 15th, 2015


We often get intimidated when people question our faith. What if we don’t have all the answers and I look like a fool? What if they don’t believe …

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