#Faith

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.

Those are the words of the Apostle Paul, but you may not be familiar with the reference. That's...
How NOT to Hate 2020

How NOT to Hate 2020

Most of us are happy to see 2020 go, there’s been a lot about the past year we...
Spiraling Up: Becoming Serious about Faith

Spiraling Up: Becoming Serious about Faith

After attending different programs within the church, but not finding her place of belonging, Heather struggled, and at...
Help My Unbelief!

Help My Unbelief!

Why do so many believers bounce between faith and doubt…skepticism and belief? In this series we’ll explain some...
Biographies

Biographies

In summer 2021 as we bridge the distant ‘back then’ with the not-so-sacred ‘now.’ This series of messages...
Deborah

Deborah

July 4, 2021
The story of Deborah in the bible is one of audacious faith. About great confidence in a God...
Habakkuk

Habakkuk

July 25, 2021
Do you ever ask, 'God why aren't you listening? Why don't you do something? How come you allow...
Abraham

Abraham

June 27, 2021
Do you consider yourself 'called'? Sometimes it seems as though only pastors or international worker's speak about their...
New Copernicans

New Copernicans

April 18, 2021
Look for ways to build bridges into communities and people groups that are different from our own. Fight...
Part 1

Part 1

May 16, 2021
As followers of Jesus, there may come a time when your faith waffles between confidence and doubt, belief...
Part 3

Part 3

May 30, 2021
Have you ever prayed for a sign? Asked for a miracle and in return your belief will solidify?...
Part 4

Part 4

June 6, 2021
Have you every wondered if God really is who He says He is? Does He even care about...
Listening

Listening

February 14, 2021
How do we discern the ‘voice’ of God today? How do we know it’s God speaking and not...
How NOT to Hate 2020

How NOT to Hate 2020

December 27, 2020
Most of us are happy to see 2020 go, there’s been a lot about the past year we...
No More COMPLAINING!

No More COMPLAINING!

October 3, 2021
There’s two ways to quit complaining. One is to change your external world so there’s no circumstance left...
Malachi

Malachi

Some parts of the Bible are weird! Yes, the Scriptures are full strange stories and characters but in...
No More RELIGION!

No More RELIGION!

October 24, 2021
Nobody is in a more danger from religion, than the religious, because religion is often toxic. Religion is...
Coming Back

Coming Back

November 28, 2021
Is the Old Testament standard of tithing 10% of everything still applicable to Christ-following people today?
Remember

Remember

December 5, 2021
Past performance is the best indicator of future performance. When we wonder what God is up to and...
Doomsday Hope

Doomsday Hope

December 12, 2021
What do we do with the religious sense that some people are ‘in’ and some are ‘out?’ The...
Priority One

Priority One

Pray first. Prayer is a priority in the life of a believer, and of any community of faith.
Appendix

Appendix

December 19, 2021
The grand narrative of the Bible is Good News, not bad. The story of the Bible is NOT...
Priority One

Priority One

January 2, 2022
For centuries church leaders have taken their priority cues from the book of Acts. On the first weekend...
Where It Really Begins

Where It Really Begins

January 9, 2022
The Bible as we have it doesn’t begin in the beginning, the story of the Bible begins toward...
Where Ours Begins

Where Ours Begins

January 16, 2022
If you’ve ever had questions about the Old Testament or been confused about why the God of the...
The Really Jewish Part

The Really Jewish Part

January 23, 2022
Everything you need to know about the Old Testament in one sermon. Maybe.
The Most Important Part

The Most Important Part

February 6, 2022
The Bible contains the ultimate ethic and is the guiding light for all Christian behavior, and in that...
The B-I-B-L-E

The B-I-B-L-E

Knowing the Story OF the Bible In Order to Embrace The Story IN the Bible
The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

March 6, 2022
It’s possible to live every single day of your life with the assurance that God is near.
Whitewashed Tombs

Whitewashed Tombs

March 20, 2022
If you don’t like religious hypocrites, you have something in common with Jesus. He didn’t care for ‘em...
What is God Like

What is God Like

April 10, 2022
If you’ve ever wondered what God is really like, and found that hard to grapple with, there’s help:...
Holy Saturday: In Between

Holy Saturday: In Between

April 16, 2022
Good Friday is a sober day. It’s the day of atonement when Jesus becomes a substitute. Easter is...
Lives Well Lived

Lives Well Lived

May 21, 2022
Never has there been more information available to tell us how to live well. Podcasts. Blogs. Self-help books....
The Battle of the Gods

The Battle of the Gods

May 28, 2022
God of the bible, is better than the god of thunder.
Psalm 42

Psalm 42

July 9, 2022
The most helpful antidepressant is the faithfulness and goodness of God.
Psalm 121

Psalm 121

July 23, 2022
Words to live by when you’re lonely and uncertain...
A Summer in the Psalms - Introduction

A Summer in the Psalms - Introduction

June 25, 2022
The Psalms are God’s words to us, and our words to God.
Psalm 23

Psalm 23

July 2, 2022
There’s a path to peace and contentment, even in the face of darkness and difficulty.
Psalm 63

Psalm 63

July 16, 2022
Relief doesn’t require problems to be solved, true relief comes from enduring hope in God’s ultimate salvation.
Psalm 46

Psalm 46

August 6, 2022
God’s power is complete and His ultimate victory certain.
Psalm 84

Psalm 84

August 13, 2022
There’s no place like home. A spiritual home.
A Summer in the Psalms - Conclusion

A Summer in the Psalms - Conclusion

August 27, 2022
The Psalms are God’s words to us, and our words to God.
Stop Going To Church (Part 1)

Stop Going To Church (Part 1)

September 3, 2022
Full participation in a church is a way of rebelling against consumer desire becoming the center of your...
Christmas Eve - 2022

Christmas Eve - 2022

December 24, 2022
Experiencing the story of Christmas with one another. The awe and wonder of the shepherds as the...
Christmas Day - 2022

Christmas Day - 2022

December 25, 2022
Jesus is the Light of the world!
Hosea

Hosea

February 19, 2023
Hosea’s poetry reveals deep truths about God’s character and human nature. God’s ultimate purpose is to heal and...
Amos

Amos

February 26, 2023
There is a critical relationship between God’s justice and mercy. If God is good, He has to confront...
Micah

Micah

March 5, 2023
We cling to God’s proven character and promises when things are looking bleak!
Habakkuk

Habakkuk

March 12, 2023
It may look like the world is evil and out of control, but the promises of God remain....
Zephaniah

Zephaniah

March 19, 2023
Within the seemingly contradictory concepts of justice and love is found the future hope for our world.
Haggai

Haggai

March 26, 2023
Our choices matter. Our obedience to God (or lack thereof) makes a difference, and plays a role in...
Zechariah

Zechariah

April 2, 2023
God’s hopeful promises remain, even when our lives and the world around us are a wild ride. When...
Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

April 8, 2023
The day in between Christ’s death and His resurrection we wait in anticipation. In much the same way...
I AM: The Bread of Life

I AM: The Bread of Life

April 16, 2023
None of us need look elsewhere for spiritual food, nourishment, and sustenance – Jesus is everything we need...Jesus...
I AM: The Light of the World

I AM: The Light of the World

April 23, 2023
To follow Jesus means to believe in and trust Him, which leads to, as Jesus Himself said, light...
I AM: The Gate for the Sheep

I AM: The Gate for the Sheep

April 30, 2023
Many of us spend our lives searching for exactly what Jesus offers – and all it takes is...
I AM: The Good Shepherd

I AM: The Good Shepherd

May 7, 2023
Jesus is not only a door that welcomes us home, but He’s the One who leads (and doesn’t...
I AM: The Resurrection & the Life

I AM: The Resurrection & the Life

May 14, 2023
Jesus is resurrection life – He brings life to the physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually dead!
I AM: The Way, the Truth, & the Life

I AM: The Way, the Truth, & the Life

May 21, 2023
Jesus does not simply teach the way or point the way; He IS the way. ‘The Way,’ was...
I AM: The True Vine

I AM: The True Vine

May 28, 2023
As the true vine, Jesus encourages us to “...live, remain, and make your home in Me.” This is...
AND

AND

June 4, 2023
The ‘genius of the AND’ is a concept developed by Jim Collins in his best-selling book Built to...
Belong

Belong

June 11, 2023
With billions of people in the world, someone should have designed a system, a place where nobody does...
Become

Become

June 18, 2023
Belonging matters...it matters a lot, but BECOMING is the ultimate goal. If all we do is create welcoming...
Jairus: A Synagogue Leader

Jairus: A Synagogue Leader

August 13, 2023
A dad’s heart breaks for his dying little girl. Jesus responds with reassurance: ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’
Malkijah: The Dung Gate Guy

Malkijah: The Dung Gate Guy

July 16, 2023
The seemingly small Kingdom contributions can sometimes make the biggest difference.
Lydia: A Dealer in Purple Cloth

Lydia: A Dealer in Purple Cloth

August 6, 2023
Lydia is one of several ‘nobodies’ who encounter Jesus in Acts 16. Their stories remind us that the...
Monica's Life Group: Don't Worry About the Details

Monica's Life Group: Don't Worry About the Details

Over my 20 years attending SPAC, I always looked forward to new seasons at church to see if...
Josiah: You’ve Gotta Be (Kid)ding Me

Josiah: You’ve Gotta Be (Kid)ding Me

July 2, 2023
A young king reminds us of the potential of the next generation and leads us to reflect on...
Judas: Not That One, the Other One

Judas: Not That One, the Other One

June 25, 2023
One of the lesser-known Judas' provides a lesson for us on the power of faithfulness.
Belong & Become Part 1

Belong & Become Part 1

August 27, 2023
This weekend we will be hearing from some of our people as they share stories from their journey...
Wise (Final) Instruction

Wise (Final) Instruction

December 17, 2022
The Wisdom of James – final thoughts and instructions.
The Art of Advent | The Invitation

The Art of Advent | The Invitation

December 3, 2023
God does not come into the world with a battering ram, but with a cry: “Open the door."
Stay Dependent

Stay Dependent

January 7, 2024
The more we cultivate deep reliance on God the more we foster a relationship that empowers and sustains...
Talking to God

Talking to God

February 4, 2024
Prayer 101
Talking with God

Talking with God

February 11, 2024
Prayer 201
Being with God

Being with God

February 25, 2024
Prayer 401
Colossians

Colossians

Unpack the rich teaching of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Colossians
Christ and Community

Christ and Community

June 2, 2024
The best measure of devotion to Jesus is the health of our essential relationships.
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

June 16, 2024
For the Kingdom to be established, it takes a village!