money (4/3/16 - 4/24/16)

Many times in life it seems that anyone and everyone is trying to getting a piece of your wallet, even the church. Throughout our Money series, we take the time to answer some valuable questions ultimately helping us to experience more peace and fulfillment while minimizing the stress and struggle. 
According to CNN, 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and, according to psychologists, each American thinks about money 99% of the time whether consciously or subconsciously. It doesn't end there though. Throughout Jesus's life, He focused many of His teachings on the biggest competitor for our heart, our money. 

elijah - apr 3, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

How do we deal with what the Bible says about the "peace that passes all understanding" when apparently 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck? Can a profit from centuries ago offer anything to inform our 21st century AD experiences?

 

cain and abel - apr 10, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

What's the difference between a good gift and a bad gift? In today's message, we take a look at gifts given because of obligation, and gifts given because of thoughtfulness. With this in mind, we think about what it is like for God to give us His best, and also what it means to give God our best

 

adam and eve - apr 17, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

Time, energy, and money are limited resources. What things are important enough to you that you are willing to invest your limited resources? In this message, we're going to take a look at the time when God created everything and see what He says about money. Also, Ryan will talk some about some of Element's financial priorities and celebrate what God has been doing through this ministry. A special thank you to everyone who has supported Element, because the church isn't built on the talents or large gifts of few, but on the sacrifices of many.

 

levi - apr 24, 2016

What is Jesus' attitude toward outcasts? In today's message, we take a look at an encounter that Jesus had with Levi, an outcast of his society. Levi was known as an extortionist of his own people, and yet Jesus took the opportunity to express a message of grace and truth to people who were broken, hurting, and even judgmental.