To the dead man, Jesus was life. To the prostitute, He was a second chance. To the searching, He was the long-awaited answer. Discover what it means when He says, "I Am..."
Leaving egypt wk 1
Our temporary solutions should never replace our destiny. When they do we become addicted to them. They will become our obsession and then our oppressor.
Leaving Egypt wk 2
The invitation of Easter is to leave your Egypt behind, and allow Jesus to transform you.
GNBC wk 1
This week we start a study in 1 Corinthians. We'll see how this church struggled at following Jesus, and His ways. We'll explore how this might apply to our lives in 2019.
GNBC wk 2
Lessons from the Apostle Paul, Thomas Jefferson, cruise line ships and aircraft carriers.
GNBC Wk 3
Mission over method is how we experience true unity.
GNBC wk 4
Jesus is enough. We don't need to add anything else to Jesus.
GNBC wk 5
Maturity is part of the process. Don't avoid it. When we mature we can accomplish more.
GNBC wk 6
You're designed to be ONE with ONE.
How followers of Jesus should engage in culture.
Lessons from an egg, pasta, and coffee bean.
Lessons from an egg, pasta, and coffee bean.
Communion isn't something to be worshiped, nor is it something to be mishandled. It's a way for us to remember Jesus and His mission and join.
Love isn't an emotion. Love is a decision that leads to an action that changes the world.
We're all spiritual, the image of God is in every human. That image is simply disconnected and distorted because of sin. Jesus came to redeem us in spite of our sin and sends His followers on a rescue mission. We are saved from our sins and saved to join in on the rescue mission.
Lessons from a game of Jenga.
GNBC week 12
Spiritual disciplines help us connect to God like Jesus. Spiritual gifts help us serve this world like Jesus.
stand alone: 2 Chronicles 20
Our first message of 2019 we step into the story of what Judah faced and how they responded to an overwhelming obstacle. We also encourage and challenge our people to hear God's voice. We are stepping into a 21 days of fasting and prayers in an effort to disconnect to the noise of our culture in order to hear God's voice clearly.
Wk 1: Jesus intentionally pursued us, we should intentionally pursue JEsus.
Wk 2: Kindness is others focused.
Good Question: Marc answers question that have been submitted
Blessed Life week 1:
The principal of firsts sets the stage for the Blessed Life.
BLessed Life wk 2: Multiplication
Could God really multiply your efforts?
God isn't the treasure map to more. God is the treasure.
Blessed LIfe wk 3: MORe
SGTC wk 3
The early followers of Jesus lived out their faith and as they did so the movement of Christianity became an irresistible force. The manner in which they loved one another was authentic, intentional and yet simple. Maybe we should take some lessons from them, and turn our resistible faith back into an irresistible movement.
SGTC wk 2
God's design to grow His church is through humanity. You and I we get to be the church! We can build personal relationships to remove as many obstacles for other people to encounter Jesus.
SGTC wk 1
God's ultimate goal for you and I isn't that we GO to church. He wants us to realize we have potential in us. His plan is for us to discover that potential and be used for His purposes!
WWJU? Spiritually 'meh'
Followers of Jesus should live on purpose, offering hope, refreshment and healing to a broken world. When we simply exists as followers of Jesus without a purpose we churn the stomach of Jesus.
It's easy to spot hypocrisy in others, but it's really difficult to spot it in others. Jesus would undo hypocrisy in all of our lives.
WWJU? Spiritual Pride
When we are full of ourselves we leave no room for God to work in and through us.
WWJU? Racial Divide
We admit we don't have all the answers, but we MUST discuss this issue. Humanity caused this racial divide we're experiencing but the harsh reality of live is that we can't solve it on our own. We need Jesus. This week we provided Marc's Message Notes.
Week 1: What's your aim?
Every family finishes this statement in their own way, "As for me and my family we will ____." How will you finish it? What's your aim? That reveals how you really will finish that statement.
Week 2: Reach and Release
Parenting extends our reach as we have to learn to release our children into what God has planned for them. The challenge we have is to learn to release our children at the appropriate time.
Week 3: Opponent
Our opponent's desire is to keep us from reaching our full potential and our destiny. We can't afford to become distracted and numb. Our children our families are far too valuable to be distracted.
Week 4: Work & Special moments
Parenting correctly requires work. There's no easy way to parent correctly. No matter how you started you can become a better parent when we work at it. Our children need us to create special moments as well. These special moments allow God to speak into their lives in ways that our normal everyday life silences.
Week 1: Be Friend the person in the mirror. Learn to see yourself the way Jesus see's yourself. He's removed the shame we all carry around with us and nailed it to the cross 2,000 years ago.
Week 2: Be Friend the outsider and the 'other'. Jesus' "US" included people like a recovering addicts and smug religious leaders. Are we willing to do the same?
Be Friend the poor and the wealthy. Life is about what we are doing with what we've been given. Jesus loved both poor and wealthy people so should we.
Jesus models how to listen so that we understand someone and not defend our position or proof ourselves to be right. We should listen so that we understand and not to defend our positions or show how smart we are.
Talking with God
Prayer without a relationship with Jesus is empty and void, but prayer with a relationship with Jesus is powerful, life-giving and life-changing.
When talking with God we can learn so much from kids. Kids keep thins simple, short and honest. We can do the same thing when we talk with God.
The Bible encourages us to pray continually, but if you're like most people adding one more thing to do in our lives seems impossible. We believe that God wants to talk with us in the midst of our crazy busy lives. All it takes is acknowledging God and talking with Him.
god of the underdogs
#1. I'm not qualified to win.
#3. My chances are too slim.
#4. My Label keeps me from success.
#1. Sowing the Seed
#3. getting through the rough patches
Confessions of a sinful church
#3. Church sucks
Jesus is _________ .
#1. Jesus is Your Friend.
#2. Jesus is the Point.
#3. Jesus is Grace.
New Rules for sex, love, and dating
#4. Things to Know Before Marriage
#2. The Gentlemen's Club
#1. The Right One
I Need a breakthru
#1. Always More
#2. Always Forget
#3. Always Forget(continued)
Christmas EVE service (stories closer)
#1. King Herod
#3. Can God Use Me?
#4. What is Sin?
#1. The movement
#2. What's Your Prayer?
#3. Squeaky Wheel Issue
#4. The Roll of A Pastor
what's so Amazing about grace?
#1. What is Grace?
#2. An Honest Question
#3. Your Next Right Step
#4. You Never Asked
Disciples who make disciples
Should Church be Fun?
Chase The lion
#1. The Building That Changed Everything
#2. What Will You Be Known For?
#3. One More Street
#1. A Call for Change
#2.Don't Get Caught in the Current
#3. Shed the Death
#4. The Parts That Are Broken
How to neighbor
#1. Part 1
#2. Part 2
#3. Part 3
#4. Part 4
#1. Part 1
#2. Part 2
#1. Because I Didn't Floss
#2. Stop It!