The universe is so big and we are so small. What makes us special? Even though we are so small the truth is that we really do matter to God!
1) We tend to spend so much time worrying about what other people think but what really matters is what God thinks!
2) Every part of God's Creation is valuable because everything plays a part in His design.
3) If there were to be 1 thought that always crosses your mind before bed let it be this, "I matter to God!"
4) Every one of us and every person we encounter matters to God!
5) Maybe it's time to start believing that I am everything God says I am!
Feeling small? Worship!
When we're reminded of just how big the world is, we can start to feel pretty small. That's why this weekend we'll study Psalm 8:3-6 and ask a pretty important question...
..."Why Would He Care?"
Message from 8.2.20 in Fort Atkinson
Sometimes we feel like giving up, like there's no hope for improvement. For every one of those times, we have the message of Jeremiah 32:27 that we'll be studying this weekend.
Message from 7.26.20 in Fort Atkinson
Good or Bad? Is religion part of the problem?
There probably aren't many words today that carry more baggage than the word "religion." Some are proud of their religion. But some talk about having a relationship rather than a religion. Others say they are spiritual, not religious. Still others see religion as an archaic evil that needs to be done away with. Where should we be on the religion opinion spectrum? This weekend, as we continue our "Nagging Questions" sermon series we study James 1:26-27 and ask a very challenging question, "Is Religion Part of the Problem?"
It's always fun to hear about a time when someone met a celebrity or maybe even knows them personally. Maybe part of why it's so fun is because celebrities can seem larger than life to us, like they almost aren't real people, like they almost don't exist in "real life." If people can feel that way to us, how much more God? This weekend, as we celebrate Father's Day we study John 14:5-9 and ask a life transforming question, "Can I Really Know God?"
Go Ahead. Ask.
Let's Lean In Together!
We may try to ignore them, but the truth is, they are there, those challenging questions that just keep coming up. This weekend we begin a new sermon series, "Nagging Questions???" where we lean into some of life's biggest questions and go to God's Word for answers. This weekend we'll get started with a study of Romans 1:20 where we ask, "Is God Real?"
Do you know where you are?
Check out the view!
Imagine you've been given a weekend get-a-way at a beachfront home on the ocean. But when you're there, you just hang out inside and watch tv because that's what you normally do. Pretty lame, eh? Talk about missing out on an opportunity! Well, this weekend we wrap up the Easter season with a study of Ephesians 2:4-7 to help us take advantage of what we've been given, life that is "Above and Beyond."
The Greatest Gift. For You. For Her. For Them. For All.
This is a unique, but special weekend. As we celebrate moms, we come together to worship online and celebrate the greatest gift we've ever received and the greatest gift that will ever be passed on. Let's study 2 Timothy 2:8-10 and celebrate the "Living Legacy."
Nothing left to give? You're in the perfect spot! Some days, and perhaps especially during these challenging times, we feel like we have nothing left to give. We've reached the end of our strength and don't know how we're going to move forward. That is when we are perfectly positioned to experience the power of Easter. This weekend we continue celebrating Easter with the message "Finish to Start" from 2 Corinthians 1:8-9.
What's your story?
No matter how your story seems right now, this weekend we celebrate that we our part of "A Better Story."
Have you asked recently "What In the World Is Going On?" In this sermon we asked this very question to gain some much needed perspective on the current events by studying Romans 8:31-33.
What was broken has been mended.
The 3rd installment of our midweek Lenten series "Ouch: The 7 Deadly Stings of Sin" takes us to Isaiah 53:5, where we see how we are healed because Jesus was "Pierced."
Are You Ok?
How Do You Know?
How do you know if you're doing ok? How do you know your life matters? How do you know if things are going to turn out alright? How do you know that you're part of something incredible? This weekend we begin our new weekends in Lent series "JUST in Time" with a message from Romans 3:28 about how you can know exactly where you stand, "Faith or Works."
We begin our Lenten mid-week sermon series "OUCH - 7 deadly stings of sin" with a lesson from Genesis 3:14-19, "Cursed",
I Can't Stand How Dark It Is!
Walk in the Light!
While the cold and snow during winter can be tough, the hardest part for many is the lack of sunlight. The days are short. The night is long. Darkness wears on a person. Dark places can bring fear, anxiety and pain to a person. But this weekend we study 2 Peter 1:19-21 where we learn how to walk firmly, full of hope and joy, with "Night Vision."
Sometimes we can get bogged down by the daily grind. But how differently you could carry your load if you saw how significant you are. This weekend we study 1 Peter 2:9-10 and celebrate how this life Jesus has given us is the most incredible "Honor."
Running on an old version?
Is your system outdated?
It can be incredibly frustrating when we're stuck with a computer or mobile device that's running on an old version. It lags & doesn't work right. Could it be possible that some of our frustrations in life come because we've been trying to run on an old version of living? This weekend let's study together John 1:14-18 and learn how Jesus has given us a much needed "UPGRADE."
The Journey Has Just Begun...
Where Are You Going?
Happy New Year! 2020 is here which means we've just begun a new year & new decade! What do the months and years ahead hold? None of us know for sure. But this weekend, as we wrap up the Christmas season, we study Matthew 2:23b and celebrate the One who joins us on and transforms for us "The Journey."
Do you feel like something is missing in your Christmas celebrations? What so we really need this year?
Nothing Will Be The Same!
Everything will be different!
THIS affects everything.
THIS gives you hope for the future.
THIS empowers you today.
THIS is what we're focusing on for our final "New Beginnings" Advent message. What is this? Find out while viewing this video and study Revelation 21:1-5.
I'm Not Crying, You're Crying!
Either Way, Hope Is Here!
No one likes to admit their tears. We don't want to show our struggle. But not only can we be honest about our dark nights, we are empowered to say "It's A Beautiful Mourning." Let's study Lamentations 3:22-24 together this weekend and find out how.
What Happened To You?
When we go through a battle we come out changed. This weekend as we conclude our "I Quit! (spiritual warfare on a personal level)" series as we study Genesis 32:24-28 and celebrate how we've been "Transformed."
Just Give Up Already!
This Doesn't Make Any Sense!
Sometimes it's not just that life is really tough, but we actually hear voices saying we should give up on God. This weekend we have a challenging section of God's Word, Job 2:7-10, where you get the surprising encouragement to just go right ahead and "give up on YOUR god."
("Job" Video courtesy of The Bible Project and can be downloaded for free at www.thebibleproject.com.)
So Close! But So Far Away......
Ever start getting excited because you think you're close to your destination, maybe you can even see where you want to be, only to find out that the road to get there is closed? The let-down that comes after getting your hopes up can bring an extra dose of discouragement and frustration. This weekend's lesson gives us some much needed perspective, hope & encouragement for the journey as Genesis 40:14-15 & 23 teaches us the "Principle of the Path."
Church, Youâ€™ve Got Mail!
God Wants You to Knowâ€¦.
If God were to send a letter to the Church, what do you think it would say? Would it be a happy message? Would it be a challenging message? Would it be a message that changes your life? This weekend we hear a special message God brings to us by studying Genesis 16:7-10 with the message "Dear Church,".
Fear or Faith – Which Wins?
It’s the Matchup of a Lifetime! Fear may be powerful. But is it really any match for faith? This weekend we step out boldly with a study of Matthew 14:29-31 to see that in Jesus, the result is always “Faith Over Fear.”
You're All Set!
Welcome to the Trip! God has given us a new life and incredible calling. But do we sometimes hold ourselves back? This weekend we study Judges 4:8-10 where we hear God say "This Is Your Permission Slip."
You're Weird! So I just called you weird. How do you feel about it? Before you answer, listen again to the message of Jesus with this weekend's lesson, "Weird (Because Normal Isn't Working)" from John 6:66-69.
Experience the Freedom of Opportunity! Today there are tasks, challenges and battles in front of you. You have to do them. Or do you? What "IF" you had a choice? What "IF" you said no to what's in front of you? What "IF" you said yes? This weekend we study Esther 4:12-14 as we embrace the freedom of having the opportunity to fight the battle in front us.
Is Your Worst Enemy Looking At You In the Mirror?
There's Victory Over the Battle Within!
It's easy to point fingers at others or the world around us. But sometimes the biggest attacks come from within. This weekend we studied Acts 2:37-38 to see how God gives us an eternity changing, life giving "Intervention."