the dirty dozen (11/13/16 - 12/18/16)

Who were the apostles? Were they the saints that we celebrate or were they just ordinary men? Should they be put on a pedestal or brought down to Earth? If they were just ordinary men, what set them apart and eventually led them to turn the world upside down with the Gospel? Throughout this series, we'll take a closer look at who they were, how they changed the world, and how we can follow their example 2000 years later!

ordinary men - Nov 13, 2016
Pastor Ryan Blaylock

Who are the people that you hold in high regard? Is there anybody that you hold in too high regard? Sometimes it can be tempting to look at the twelve disciples - Jesus's closest friends - and forget that they were just ordinary men. In today's message we'll take a look at the people Jesus chose to be his closest companions and discover ways we identify with them.

 

called by god - nov 20, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

What comes to mind when you hear the term "insider's club"? Does that invoke a positive or negative association? In this message, we'll take a look at a pair of ordinary men who were called by God and observe what God did through them. Ultimately, we'll consider the mission of Christ to build bridges, and reach people who disagree with us, with love and teach them to follow Christ.

 

connected to jesus - nov 27, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

What's the difference between a "fan" and a "follower"? What's the difference between a fan of Jesus and a follower of Jesus? A person can claim to be a Christian, but confessing Jesus is lord is different that surrendering to him as lord. In this message we take a look at two of Jesus's disciples and notice the differences between commitment and surrender of each one.

 

witness a miracle - dec 4, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

What comes to mind with the term "game changer", and what is the significance? In this week's message, we take a look at someone who witnessed a miracle and consider that the miracle itself wasn't the game changer. Instead we'll see that the game changed later when the person learned to respond to the miracle, and what this means in our lives.

 

change the world pt 1 - dec 11, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

What feelings do you have regarding "baby steps"? Do you sometimes feel discouraged because you're not growing at the pace you expect or deserve? In this message we'll take a look at Peter taking baby steps in sharing his faith and how that leads to changing the world. If we start taking baby steps in our faith, we'll make great progress over time.

 

change the world pt 2 - dec 18, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

Is there a something that you want that you are trying to gain? What are you giving to achieve that goal? Last week we talked about what the disciples said and this week we'll look at what the disciples gave in terms of their time, resources, and energy, and what that could mean in our own lives.