Many have negative feelings about "organized religion" or Churches in general, yet God established the Church and it is a huge part of His Plan for those who follow Him. Using the names given to the Church in the Bible, we will explore several questions and challenge the assumptions about the Church. As we Rethink Church, we may rediscover why God considers it the hope of the world.
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By the end of summer in Pennsylvania we are tired of the heat and ready for the cool and colors of fall. But there are several places in the Bible where we read about hot times, fiery experiences and just plain heat. Don't miss this hot series as we explore some of the ways heat is used to teach a lesson or show God's power.
Many started with a strong faith...a faith that trusted completely... a faith ready to take risks and take the hill for Jesus. But life happened and now instead of winning faith it seems like they are struggling to stay in the game. In this series we will look at what Jesus' brother wrote to others who were struggling, to encourage them to become confident again in their faith. Like them, we can reclaim a winning faith!
In the song, "Even If" by Mercy Me, the lyrics go: "They say sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some. And right now, right now I'm losing bad." So often, life seems like a beat down. Paul dealt with the beat downs of life as he revealed a "thorn in my flesh." Life tends to give us "thorns." But, as Paul revealed, we can find power in our weaknesses.
Most have never heard an audible voice but God is trying to say something to us. The question is are we listening? Whether he speaks through the pages of the Bible, through a trusted friend or through our circumstances we are better off when we listen to God. In this series we will look at three different messages and explore what God says to us about each one in the Bible.
Dating, Marriage, Friendship, Family.- there are many different relationships and a big potential for relationship stress. Whether you're a teen or a senior new friends or old friends, married or single or single again, we can all benefit from hitting the relationship refresh button using God's relationship wisdom.
Several events surrounding the last hours of Jesus' life took those around him by surprise. Those same events give us instruction and help for dealing with situations we often face. What if Jesus intends for people around us to find our responses and reactions as Unexpected too? Join us for this series as we explore the Unexpected!
In a world where some feel disregarded, pushed aside, unloved or unworthy we want to loudly proclaim the heart of God. No matter where you've been or what you've done, God is for you! This is for you! This is for everyone!
Solomon was known as the wisest man who ever lived...but he managed to wreck his life. We will read from his journal (the Book of Ecclesiastes) about choices he made that wrecked his life and gain wisdom from how to avoid wrecking our own lives. We will also look at ways to get back on track if you have already experienced a crash in one or more of these areas.
Most of us remember being excited about opening a gift from our parents on Christmas morning and then being disappointed to find socks and underwear in the box. What we may not remember is that we usually wore those socks and underwear for longer than we played with those toys we really thought we wanted. In this series we will talk about the fact that God often gives us not what we want but what we need.
2 Corinthians 1:20 reminds us: For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" In this series we will look at Old Testament promises from God and show how God has kept, and continues to keep, his promises through Jesus. Every week we will look at a different promise and celebrate the fact we can count on God keeping His promises with a resounding YES!