(un)qualified (7/3/16 - 7/24/16)

Many of us are overwhelmed by the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the possibilities we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. 
This is a series about understanding your identity in light of who God who is. It's a series about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present circumstances and your future dreams and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are: a flawed and broken person. Fortunately for us God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.

 

the comparison trap - jul 3, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

Comparisons can often be very helpful, but can they also be destructive? When it comes to social media, often compare our behind-the-scenes experiences to everyone else's highlight reel. Comparison can be a helpful reference, but it's a terrible measure of success. In the first message of the series, we take a look at some comparison's the apostle Paul identified in his own life, and consider the implications for our own.

 

piece it together - jul 10, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

What do we do when we hear that God is a loving God, but see hurtful things in our lives that don't add up with that? In this message, we take at look at some puzzle pieces in the life of Joseph that didn't seem to fit together on their own until we begin to piece them together. This message challenges us to think about our own pieces within the framework of a bigger picture.

 

the third word - jul 17, 2016
pastor ryan blaylock

How would you complete this sentence: "I am never ___________ enough."? Likely, that word has defined most of your life. In this message we will take a look at the life and insecurities Moses faced and how God responded to them. God revealed the power and importance of His own name in transforming Mose's life, and we will consider how His name can transform ours as well.

 

listen for the cue - jul 24, 2016
Pastor ryan blaylock

Can you think of some moments where "you just had to be there"? If you attend church, do you struggle with sharing your faith and inviting people to church? Maybe, kinda like a roller coaster, Jesus needs to be experienced, not just explained. In this week's message, we take a look at the story of a woman who had an experience with Jesus that motivated her to invite her whole town to "come and see".

 

who you are not what you do - jul 31, 2016
Pastor Ryan Blaylock

Do you define your relationships by what you’ve done rather than who you are? God is far more concerned with who we are than what we do. In today’s message, we will hear a personal story about spiritual dryness and learn something about the basis of our relationship with God.