Elevate: Heart

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Daily we face opposition of many different kinds and severities.  However, we never face them alone.  Jesus invites us to rise up above them.  He invites us to be elevated with…

Elevate: Our Sight

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Daily we face opposition of many different kinds and severities.  However, we never face them alone.  Jesus invites us to rise up above them.  He invites us to be seated with…

Elevate: Rise Up

This morning, we’re starting a new message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Before sin, we worked hard, but our work was a joy and very fruitful.  After sin, our work is now cursed.  It is now painfully opposed with thorns and thistles. …

Rhythm Of Rest

Last week, we were challenged to embrace change as Spirit-filled believers following God’s lead wherever and whenever He may take us. We were reminded from Ecclesiastes chapter three about how there is a time and season for everything in life. A few weeks ago, we learned how God created everything with boundaries and how His…

Embrace Change

As students are being sent out into a brand new season of their education full of uncertainty and unknowns, they are also being reminded that they aren’t getting sent out alone.  They are also being sent out with the Presence of God and with hope; an eager expectation that good things are awaiting them in…

Refuge

We’ve been learning quite a bit about hope recently; what hope is, what it looks like to maintain hope, what hope is able to accomplish for us, where our hope needs to be placed, how to hang onto hope through loss and betrayal, etc.  This week, God challenged me a bit, and I’m going to…

Hope

This morning, we’re going to be encouraged in how to receive and maintain hope in life.  Hope itself is a confident expectation; to hope is to, well, expect confidently.  🙂  Hope is an intangible substance and yet it is so real to those who truly possess it.  Hope is like a placeholder that fills the…

Hope Through Loss

Last week, we learned about the power of praise and were challenged to praise God no matter what circumstances we may find ourselves in.  You may have heard that you need to be careful what you pray or ask for because you just might get it.  The saying also seems to ring true to be…

The Power of Praise

This morning, we’re going to learn a bit about the power of praise. We were designed by God both with the ability to give praise, but also with the innate need to receive praise.  Whether at school, you workplace, your marriage, volunteering, your family, your team, wherever you may find look, people will work harder,…