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...
This month’s QnA Sunday is powerful – we talk about a very often confusing topic related to prayer & Jesus. Then we jump right into the validity of other denominations and religions. An exciting time discussing some great questions!
Springtime means it’s time to get rid of the junk and trash that has built up or just laid around during winter. In the church, sometimes junk builds up and we just overlook it. But should we? What about the junk outside the church? How should we deal with that?
Just the title may get you singing the song, & it’s something that we all try to seek – whether we know it or not. We try so often to differentiate ourselves, when Christ has said HE determines our value. We try so hard to create HIS organization when He said HE would build the church. Let’s look at why the answer to this title is – no, heaven is not a place on earth.
As humans, we often find ourselves with unrealistic expectations of those around us. If married, we expect our spouse to read our mind. At work, we expect our co-workers to read the slightest clue and know our meaning. In church, we too often assume God’s traits on our pastor & brothers & sisters. The fact is, we’re wrong for this. Everyone is just like us – imperfect, with crazy expectations that NO ONE will meet. Who have you expected to be God today but they failed you?
The resurrection of Jesus says that His name (nature & character) is true – He is the God that saves. We must all choose who’s "name" will define our life...
This week for Q&A Sunday we have two questions that are very common among Christians and among atheists the first one asks why there is evil in this world and the second one is related to how to share with people about the goodness of God - even if we're new to Him. I hope that you're challenged by this and that you see God differently because of what he shows you today.
If you were told that a fire was coming – would you pack all that matters to you in a cardboard box or a fire-safe? Of course a fire safe! What about our life in heaven? Are we building things in our life that will last in the fire we pass through? Or will we stand in a pile of ash at the gates, embarrassed that Jesus didn’t mean enough to us...
Have you ever had someone say, “Oh my gosh, you are so immature!” Sometimes we feel good because we know we bothered someone – but other times it hurts. We want to feel like we are advancing in life. Our spiritual life is themost important focus we should have. We should all be advancing from the baby stage of wanting everything our way to wanting it God’s way. Are you mature?
This Sunday we had a Guest Speaker, Randy Newcomb
Money & Jesus – that’s all we will talk about today. And really, that’s all we struggle with – the mastership over our life can come from our creator, and that will motivate us to HIS goals. Or, the mastership will comes from the created, and that will motivate us to our goals. Which do you choose?
To the world and in this case, Corinth, the gosple is so basic. Today’s culture defnes the word “basic” as “devoid of defning characteristics that might make it interesting, extraordinary, or just simply worth devoting time or attention to.” Are we able to remove all the glitter and gold we’ve attached to the gospel and simply teach the truth of God simply?
Have you ever known someone that always uses massive words? They can’t help it – they love to sound smart and important. Is that same mindset valuable in the New Kingdom of Jesus?
Have you ever gotten into an argument over politics or over a sports team? You knew you were right. How?Because you are! They just need to see it. So you keep arguing, adding more and more facts to prove your point. Eventually they get quiet, you know you’ve won! Sadly...you lost...them and your dignity. Unfortunately, the church of Jesus has done this for many years and we have gotten to a point where the world only knows what we are against – and barely anything we are for.
Our preferences and our views on moral dilemmas will form our decisions. Just because we believe we have taken the “above and beyond” moral road we may not be right in God’s eyes. Today we tackle some difficult questions related to sin, marriage (homo/hetero), & parenting. Very difficult topics but God does have a priority structure for us to consider.
When we forget our purpose and life tells us what to do, many things fall apart. We are SENT people but when we sit idle we allow our “things” to become the MAIN thing – and that’s a bad thing. Join us today in a teaching titled “Consider Yourself Sent”
Our life can move fast. We will one day wake up and wonder if we are really where we are supposed to be, we will wonder if we are all we were meant to be. What about doing that today? Ask yourself that question. No matter what the answer is, our God is ready to take us to the next level and make us all He wants us to be.
We all have the person in our life that constantly complains about issues & problems in their life. We also know that they know about the solutions but just don’t do it. It drives us crazy to see someone struggling with something that they KNOW they can be free from. Sadly, the people of God have had that same problem spiritually for thousands of years. We ARE the solution and we sit back and point fingers at the problem in disgust and disdain. All the while, we were sent to them to bring the solution...