Pastor Andy announced Sunday that our church would participate in this partnership and encouraged our members to buy buckets which we would then put together the following weekend.
We face all sorts of different expectations. We have expectations for ourselves. Our parents have expectations as well. School, sports, friends, culture... you name it, there are expectations.
The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity of God. When we say this, He is part of the three-in-one God. We have God the Father and God the Son, both of which are difficult to forget. However, for some reason, we forget about the Holy Spirit.
Jesus came as the Undercover God to see firsthand the struggles in our daily lives and to help us walk the path that God wants us to follow. Jesus came as the human incarnation of God, but how do we know that?
Does God really exist? It's a question as old as time that billions have wrestled with. I've even found myself wrestling with the whole concept of God, especially during the more challenging times of my life. Often I found that doubting God's existence began with doubting God's goodness.
Faith has kind-of received a bad rap, yet it is probably the most common denominator in humanity. Every person exercises some form of faith every day. We exercise faith in architects, construction workers, and materials every time we walk into any building. We exercise faith in other drivers any time we get on the roads to get from point A to point B. We all exercise faith in something or someone
The Bible has made a profound influence on my life. I have no doubt that I would be completely different if it weren't for the reading, studying, and teaching of the Bible. While that may make you think I am biased on the subject, I have to be honest in say that I still have struggled with the Bible quite a bit over the course of my life. I've wrestled with many of the questions that all of us wrestle with.
Let's be honest. Some of the things that we as Christians claim as our faith can be a little hard-to-believe. This series seeks to explore five distinct beliefs of Christianity and determine whether they are indeed fact, or fiction.
Some of our favorite stories are filled with good villains - Darth Vader, the Joker, Voldemort. As it turns out, history and the Scripture are full of villains as well. This youth series explores the compelling and enlightening stories of five villains from the Scripture in an effort to see what NOT to do in certain situations.