Christmas has come and gone and left you... well, it left you. And now you're drained. Running on empty. Is there a way to refuel for the new year? Some way to get your spiritual energy back to take on all that God has for you in the coming months? Join Pastor Merritt for this practical series that shares four powerful ways you can find spiritual energy for the new year. Fuel up with us, and be ready for an amazing year in Christ!
It is amazing how much God’s word has to say about our feelings and how we can control our feelings rather than have our feelings control us. When your feelings are controlling you and they rachet up to earthquake level, it is almost impossible not to let other people know it. Learning how to handle our emotions is crucial, not just our emotional health, but our physical health. Fortunately, God's Word has a lot to say about knowing and mastering our emotions.
How well do you know the Jesus of Christmas?
Isaiah 9:6-7 gives us one of the most amazing descriptions of Who Jesus is in all of Scripture. We serve a God who wants to be on a first-name basis with us. By giving us these “first names” in Isaiah, God invites us to know Jesus one-on-one. This “first name basis” relationship is the amazing and incredible gift we celebrate at Christmas.
Jesus was perfectly balanced. He was full of grace and truth. Now when you are full of Jesus you will be full of grace and truth. When a church is full of Jesus, it will be full of grace and truth. For Jesus, it just came naturally. He didn’t lean one way or the other. He was perfectly balanced.
Psalms are the songs of the Bible. They teach us about the nature and character of God, and how He gives answers throughou the challenges of life. In this teaching series, Pastor Merritt examines a "playlist" of four psalms, each with a specific message for our lives today.
There are some topics you never discuss in church. And especially preach a sermon on them. The spring, join us as Pastor Merritt takes four important items from our culture that we typically sweep under the rug, and brings them under the spotlight of God's Word. These are the elephants in the room... we're confronted with these every day but we simply don't talk about them. Until now!
Everyone has a list of things you want to do in life. Big things. Risky things. Things you want to do before you die. Before you "kick the bucket". There's a phrase we use to describe these things--a "bucket list". Maybe you've never written it down, but you've thought about it, and you probably have a few items on it.
There's an ultimate bucket list. One made for us by the One Person who had the most famous death in all of history... Jesus Christ. While Jesus hung on the cross He said seven things. Seven simple yet profound statements that give us a powerful spiritual bucket list to follow. Seven things to do before we die. Seven things to get right. And if we do them now, they'll not only get us ready to meet Jesus in heaven one day, they will positively impact how we live today and for the rest of our lives.
There was an entourage of characters involved in the story of Christmas. They were the ones who passed down a true story that has endured for more than 2,000 years. As we open the Bible to look at these people, we'll discover that it can change the way we look at Christmas... forever. Join Pastor Merritt as we take a fascinating look at the wise men, angels and shepherds and their unique role in the Christmas story.
There’s an old saying when something is done with excellence, managed well, with good result. We’ll say it’s right on the money. The fact is, when it comes to money, very few of us are right on the money. God’s Word says more about managing finances than just about any other topic. When we get real with our dollars and cents, and begin to live right on the money, we will understand how to be a blessing to others even as God pours out His blessings to us, for His glory.