The cost of our "rights"

 “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.

Sexual Misconduct

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.

QnA Sunday - July

 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.

Say it together, “I am Rise Chapel”

 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.

Rise Chapel = ?

 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?

What is "church"?

 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

Don't Seek Joy

 When  we  are  in  the  middle  of  a  messy,  loud,  terrifying  storm,  we  all  will  struggle  with  doubt,  fear,  faith,  and  many  other  emotions.    The  key  to  any  season  of  life  (storm  or  calm)  is  always  in  whom  we  seek  out  for  purpose.    When  we  seek  out  the  wrong  things  or  person  we  will  ALWAYS  be  disappointed.    Is  there  a  place  or  person  we  can  center  our  life  on  that  guarantees  to  NEVER  disappoint?

QnA Sunday - May

  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!

Let’s Talk About Sex

  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

  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...

Looking Out For #1

  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...

QnA Sunday - April

  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!

Don’t Hide From The Dirt – Clean It!

  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?

Heaven Is A Place On Earth?

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.

Only ONE is perfect – it isn’t you

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?

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