Standing in town looking at a far off mountain, it appears beautiful but not very daunting. Stand at the base of it and you may just get back in your car. Why? Because you’re so close to it you see the details of it’s size, strength, and struggles. But what about God? Does he still make you stop and think at how amazing and powerful He is? If not, maybe you’re just not close enough to Him and forget how amazing He really is.
Sometimes taking what we deserve misses the bigger point and goal of life. Our job isn’t to be standing in line to get our rights met but to be on our face before God doing all He’s asked of us. Today we study when rights are wrong...
We can sometimes make our preferences or personal convictions into something that determines our value in front of people and God. Today we tackle two questions thatare centered in that arena: Soul Sleep & Singing
“It’s my right! I’ll do what I want to!” We all understand those statements, we have even said them. But what does that really cost? Are we willing to lose a friend over them? Are we willing to taint the gospel because of them? We wouldn’t say yes but we do with our actions. This isn’t new and today we study in 1 Corinthians how the rights of some were putting the souls of others in danger.
Some personalities can complicate EVERYTHING.Making pancakes can become a chore rather than simple breakfast with them. We can do that with our walk with Christ – we make it so complex and try to “do Christianity” rather than just be.
While we often see the world abuse sex - sadly, inthe name of "holiness" the church has abused sex also. Today's teaching is titled, "Sexual Misconduct" and we will wale through God's view of sex and what place it should taee in our lives as people of faith.
Christianity has been under attack since Jesus established it. Even His teachings of belief-based righteousness were attacked – even though He’s been teaching since time began. Often times we seen historical movements that try to return us to our roots and get us thinking about our past. While they remind us of much, theirs a temptation to think that our past defines our future – it doesn’t. If we forget this and get into a lifestyle that guilts us into faith we get weary. Today’s QnA Sunday tackles just these 2 things – law-keeping & weary faith.
Have you ever had trouble connecting with a person or a group of people? Sometimes that comes from just not getting along, but other times it’s our own concerns or fears that keep us from connecting & committing to that group.Today we will wrap up “What is Rise Chapel” and discuss WHO Rise Chapel is and what connecting looks like.
When someone doesn’t know why they do something it’s easy to distract them with other ideas or thoughts. They get led around by emotions and feelings rather than a mission and vision. Today we talk about the WHY of Rise Chapel. What are we all about?
This is Part 1 of this break from 1 Corinthians. Thefirst message is titled - “what is church”? Well, Church is NOT a meeting on Sunday but a people on a mission with eternal consequences. Also, we must remember, that the Church is made of people but it’s built on and held together by Jesus
Please Welcome Guest Speaker, Doug Wever.
Please Welcome Guest Speaker, Randy Newcomb
Please welcome guest speaker, Doug Wever.
If you’ve listened to the teachings at Rise Chapel for any period of time, you’ve heard the phrase, “the bible is not written TO us but FOR us” That statement forces the student of the scriptures to seek out more than just a personal, feel-good quote but to dig out what is really in the verses being studied. Today’s question prompts that method to be discussed. Want to get more out of your bible today? Check out this QnA Sunday!
Sex. For too long the church has avoided this topic because of how sex has been misused and abused. The fact is, not talking about God’s design and stance on sex is misuse and abuse! Today at Rise Chapel – let’s talk about SEX.
Making #1 great again should be our daily goal. Sometimes we falsely try to removed the concept of “looking out for #1” in our lives. We can’t! God designed us this way and the solution is to make sure #1 is always Him. But how? What are the repercussions of not? What drives our God should drive us...
It’s terrifying to think about times when our own country has taken down one of our own because of misidentifcation. It’s no less scary to think of misidentifcation in times of panic or fear. The best way to prevent that is to havea goal and purpose that is beyond our own. Left to our own devices we (humans) will always look out for #1 – that won’t change. But we can change who/what #1 is...