"Together" 01.07.24

by Jesse Hicks
Sun, Jan 07, 2024


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Sun, Dec 12, 2021
When commercialization gets our focus off the real meaning of Christmas, we lose the true joy of Christmas. Our worship becomes stale and we find ourselves going through the motions. If we don’t have a change of heart, this Christmas won’t be merry and bright and we will miss how wonderful God truly is.
Sun, Dec 05, 2021
Statistics tell us that more people become depressed and/or commit suicide during the holidays than any other time of year. Most experts attribute it to loneliness. We will discover how “Immanuel” can help us make it through Christmas without being lonely. We will learn that overcoming loneliness is realizing that with God you are never truly alone.
Sun, Nov 28, 2021
The holidays are often a time of incredible stress. Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves in order to accommodate family and friends. Before we know it, the joy of Christmas is gone, stolen by stress. In this message, we will see how Christmas doesn’t have to be that way. We will discover that Christ followers experience peace when they worship Christ, not Christmas.
Sun, Nov 21, 2021
To some extent, the American dream can be summarized in one word: autonomy. In our society people are on a quest to be completely independent - to be free to do what they want when they want. At first glance this may appear desirable, but it is actually an empty destination. As we take a look at what the Bible says, we'll discover that fulfillment is not found in isolation, but in becoming an integral and important part of what God is doing in the world.
Sun, Nov 14, 2021
Most people don't have a problem with God. After all, plenty of people show up for church on Christmas and Easter. Unfortunately, people do have a problem with the church. For centuries Christians have made Christianity so complex that people simply write it off as irrelevant and confusing. In this message we'll see how this problem surfaced in the very early days of the church, how they dealt with it then, and how we should deal with it now.
Sun, Nov 07, 2021
All world religions emphasize earning your way into God's good graces. Do this, don't do that, and you're in. Unfortunately, many people have thought this way about Christianity - that it is about living a good life so that you'll make the cut. But a closer look reveals a much different picture of who is invited in, which means there's hope for everyone.
Sun, Oct 31, 2021
Sun, Oct 24, 2021
The raising of Lazarus is the single greatest earthly miracle Jesus ever performed. This is one of the most hopeless cases in the Bible. Yet, even in the face of absolute hopelessness, the Jesus Christ demonstrates His power to step into any situation and transform grief into a time of hope. That’s just what Jesus does. He walks into hopeless situations and He brings hope. He is still doing that today.
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
Our words and expressions reflect our hearts. If we have spiritual heart problems, it will manifest itself in other areas. The people closest to us catch the shrapnel our hearts expose. By having “heart surgery”, we can learn to appreciate what God has given us. We need a heart like Jesus.
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
Throughout the ages and even in today’s culture, our hands represent power, strength and ability. God has given us our hands for His purposes and for the advancement of His kingdom. We are to ask ourselves the question: What could God do if I made my hands available for His use?
Sun, Oct 03, 2021
Our words are very powerful. They can either build others up, or tear others down. Our lives are impacted by our words, and how we treat one another verbally is a reflection of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. We need to stick to a standard of speaking: Is what I'm saying building others up according to their needs? If we are to be like Jesus, our words must match our walk.
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
You cannot tune in to certain voices or things for a long period of time and not have them impact the way you live your life. We think we can listen to anyone and anything and it won’t affect what we do or what we become. But the truth is, who and what you listen to over a consistent basis will eventually begin to influence the decisions you make. Our focus should be to listen to what Jesus would listen to.
Sun, Sep 19, 2021
The ball will go where your eyes are looking – whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, or bowling. When you learned to drive a car you found out you can’t look down at the road, you’ve got to look up and ahead to where you are going. The missed shots, the bad throws, the swerves on the road, they’re usually due to us looking in the wrong direction, or taking our focus of the target momentarily. It’s just a physical principle. It’s a spiritual principle as well. What we view and see often determines the direction of our lives.
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
Do you idolize your body, or do you ignore it? Body idolizers may take a lot of vitamins and supplements, spend a lot of money on health and nutrition, workout equipment, etc. Body ignorers don’t eat right, drink too much, smoke too much, and have a poor idea of exercise. The Bible has so much to say about the body – an incredible amount. And the Bible addresses those who tend to be idolizers and it addresses those who tend to be ignorers. In both extremes there is a self-centeredness that basically says “it’s all about me”. It should be all about Jesus.
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
Passage: Hebrews 12:1
Series: General
A faith that endures is a faith that sees the finish line, the completion of the promise. It is a faith that hopes amid uncertainty and sees as reality the fulfilled promise. Enduring faith runs with patience through the challenges of life.