Christmas Hype: It’s All About Jesus
Do you fall into the comparison trap? One of the most natural things for the human heart is to forget about the actual life God has given us because we’re so interested in the life God has given others. John the Baptist didn’t fall for the comparison trap. Pastor Mike shows how we can also bypass it by remembering John’s key point of what matters most.
Christmas Hype: Jesus Is Worth the Hype
As Christmas nears, what gift is your heart yearning for? Is there something that if you received it, it would make you happy and give you peace? Be careful about what gets the last word in your heart. In this account from the book of Matthew, John the Baptist reveals the path that many people don’t follow, but it’s one that leads to incredible blessing.
Christmas Hype: Jesus Is the Focus
How impressive is your Jesus? The answer to that question might determine the quality of your Christmas. That’s why John the Baptist wants to remind you who Jesus really is and how impressive his work really was.
Fake News/Real Jesus: The Satisfaction You Crave
When a “bad Samaritan” met Jesus, she was shocked by his behavior. He engaged her, confused her, and then saved her, turning her into the Bible’s most unlikely missionary. This message reminds us that Jesus is still offering the Water of Life to the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places.
Fake News/Real Jesus: You Must Be Born Again
Many Christians know the famous words of John 3:16. But when did Jesus speak them? And why? And to whom? This message teaches that powerful verse in the context of the powerful verses around it, reminding us of the new life that only the born again can find.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Turning the Church Upside Down
Jesus turns the church upside down . . . in order to keep the church right side up. In an age when greed, sin, secrecy, and scandal have driven people away from church, Jesus is passionate about protecting the places where his resurrection is proclaimed.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Finding Joy in the Unexpected
Jesus’ first ever miracle was making 150 gallons of alcohol! Turning water into wine was not only proof of Jesus’ identity as God but also a reminder that God’s great goal for our lives is joy, to celebrate in his presence by the miraculous work of his Son, Jesus.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Why Jesus Is Who You Need
How can an imperfect person fall asleep without guilt? How can the abused live without shame? How can a sinner end up in the presence of God? The Bible’s answer—a Lamb. A spotless substitute, accepted by God’s own design.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Meet the Real Jesus!
Was Jesus a good man? a wise teacher? a religious guide? a prophet? a god? John answers those questions in the opening words of his gospel. Jesus is the Word, both with God and himself God. Jesus is the way God communicates with us, showing us the darkness of life without him and the bright light of trusting in him.
Fake News/Real Jesus: Easter Is Powerful for Me
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. In a world where we all are dying every day (and trying to ignore it), Jesus’ own resurrection is proof that he is our Savior and our true source of life!