Take a second look at how we interact with "those people", regardless of what they look like or the assumptions we've made about them. They are also lost children who need the love of our God. Love them, but also like them.
Do we ever really grow out of caring about what others think of us?
Whether it's the thoughts others have about us, the thoughts we have about others or the way we think about ourselves, there are much better thoughts that come from someone far greater for us to consider. Ask yourself, "What Is He Thinking?"
Jesus is not afraid to be associated with anyone or anything. He meets you right where you are and them right where they are. He came that we might be reclaimed by how He's resetting the table.
Our God not only invites us to sit down at the table with all the other sinners, but also encourages us to invite them to sit with us as well!
It's not about beating yourself up or sitting in sadness. It's about life. Embrace what the season is all about and see how in Jesus we are "Dying to Live."
Whether the calendar says Valentines Day or Ash Wednesday, we can celebrate the true holiday of God's love and how He brings value to death in order to give us our lives back!
The God who was with Elijah would also be with Elisha - and is with each of us today! A message from guest preacher Prof. Joel Russow, from 2 Kings 2:1-12.
In the final sermon in our A-Ha Series, we see God's glory in the transfiguration of Jesus. Today we see glimpses of God's glory in our lives and in His love for us - bless us to reflect His glory to a disadvantaged world beset with sin.
Jesus certainly cares just as much about our heads as He does our hearts!
When you're nowhere near where you want to be, feeling confused, disappointed, sad, angry or wondering what you did wrong, Jesus has some good news for you....
...what you're longing for is "Not As Far as You Might Think."
May we be an influence in the lives of those who need the truth of the love of Jesus while at the same time refusing to be influenced by the confusion and deceptions of the world.
Yes it takes some thought, but once you realize what's been going on in your mind and in your heart and turn your attention to the One who changes it all, it's completely worth it! Jesus is calling for "Your Attention Please."
Even though we look forward to entering the kingdom of glory, God says "Just wait." He asked us to share the life-saving Gospel that has given meaning and purpose to our lives with others.
Everyday and every interaction can be completely changed when you have this "People Perspective."
When you're in a place where you might least expect it, you can see Jesus!
As amazing as it is that we know Jesus, it may be even more amazing to know that He knows us and that we never need to underestimate our Jesus.
When we find ourselves in dark places, God's answer may not be easy...
but it is powerful when we see in Jesus "Light vs Dark."
Guest preacher, Prof. Joel Russow, shares an Epiphany message from Matthew 2.
When making big plans for the future, make sure the biggest plan of all is to choose to submit every part of your plans to God's will and trust only in Him.
This new year, truly embrace what God has placed on "The Road Before You."
Pastor Krause's Christmas Day message from Fort Atkinson campus.
Whether you feel it or not, the same Spirit that was at work in the first Christmas story is at work in you today. You have the Christmas Spirit!
It might all look the same, but life really has changed because of "The Coming King."
The Son of God has made a promise to us. He will come again. Yes - Amen!
Embracing that Day transforms how you live today! Dig into 2 Peter 3:10-14 and see how God would have you truly "Seize the Day!"
Jesus has made a promise that stands not just for that day, but everyday until then. He is with us.
When thinking about what's ahead, don't lose sight of what God calls us to right now. "Be Ready! Be Busy! Be Sheep!"
Guest Preacher, Prof. Joel Russow, shares an Advent message from Mark 1:1-8. John the Baptist points to Jesus, the only solution to a world corrupted by sin, Who offers complete forgiveness.
We are a people and a world in need of rescue. Thankfully Jesus came to do exactly that! Dig into Isaiah 51:4-6 and embrace "Rescue Realized"
When it comes to Jesus and His coming, may we especially practice "The Lost Art of Listening."