Holidaze 03 - It matters who you put there

Holidaze 03 - It matters who you put there

During holiday seasons, do you typically find yourself surrounded by more people than normal?  How would you describe the influences of those people?  Healthy?  Good?  Annoying?  Toxic?  Sometimes, despite the best intentions, we find ourselves involved in relationships which negatively influence our lives.  How do you avoid letting those people get to you?  In today's message we'll see Jesus modeling a way for us to set up boundaries and guardrails in our own relationships.  We'll be challenged to take a look at the people we have chosen to trust with our innermost vulnerabilities and reconsider what kind of access they should have to our hearts.

Holidaze 02 - Is what I'm doing what I want to be doing?

Holidaze 02 - Is what I'm doing what I want to be doing?

The holiday season is upon us.  Do you feel out of balance?  In today's message, we'll take a look a moment in the life of Nehemiah.  We'll see that he was surrounded by dangerous circumstances and annoying distractions and had to say "no" to some things in order to stay focused on the "great work" he was engaged in.  We'll also learn some practical tips on how to prevent busyness this season.

Holidaze 01 - Holiday Hype

Holidaze 01 - Holiday Hype

What does Christmas look like?  Does it look like the hype of the perfect families portrayed in TV commercials?  Or is there something else to it?  In today's message, we'll consider some ideas that will challenge the way we approach the Christmas holiday.  Ultimately we'll discover that our hope is not in the hype of the holidays but our hope is in something greater, and hope in that something greater does not involve a setback as we move into 2018.