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God & Gender: In the Church (Part 2)

First Timothy chapter 2 is a chapter in the Bible many Christians wish was not written. The apostle Paul’s words seem patriarchal and downright impossible. No elaborate hairstyles? or expensive clothes? Women in church must be “quiet”? Really? Both parts of this message, which are based on 1 Corinthians, seek to faithfully explore Paul’s provocative words from 1 Timothy in context and the issue of men and women working together in the church.

Social Issues

God & Gender: In the Church (Part 1)

First Timothy chapter 2 is a chapter in the Bible many Christians wish was not written. The apostle Paul’s words seem patriarchal and downright impossible. No elaborate hairstyles? or expensive clothes? Women in church must be “quiet”? Really? Both parts of this message, which are based on 1 Corinthians, seek to faithfully explore Paul’s provocative words from 1 Timothy in context and the issue of men and women working together in the church.

Living My Faith

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.

Living My Faith

What Is God Teaching Us Through COVID-19?

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps us see what God is teaching us through the coronavirus.

Friends & Family

God & COVID-19: Appreciate Community

With the coronavirus, maybe God is teaching us about the power of a spiritual community.

Living My Faith

Gather, Seek, Serve

There are many temptations that keep us from church, and so many distractions that keep us from worshiping if we get there. This message reminds us why we gather every week in Jesus’ name.

Friends & Family

How Can I Be More Loving?

Where is one of the greatest places to grow in love? Pastor Mike’s answer may surprise you.

Living My Faith

Roots and Fruit: Go and Tell

Sharing the good news about Jesus is an obvious way to produce joy in other people’s hearts. But it’s a key to producing joy in our own hearts as well. Being active in sharing your faith helps you grasp all the good things you have through Jesus.

Friends & Family

Roots and Fruit: Gather Together

The Sabbath Day commandment proves that knowing God as your Creator and Savior is one of our Father’s highest priorities for us. We gather each week to celebrate those timeless truths—God made us. God saved us. Those facts produce joy and peace deep in our hearts, “fruit” that feeds us throughout our week.

Friends & Family

Roots and Fruit: Get a Group

When you personally know and are personally known in a spiritual community, you find your spiritual and physical needs being met.

Friends & Family

Out of Context: “More Than You Can Handle”

The Bible does not talk about God not allowing you to be tempted “beyond what you can bear.” Make sure to read the context! The apostle Paul wrote those words as a warning not to rely on our own spiritual strength and a comfort to rely on the God who can sustain us in all kinds of temptation.

Friends & Family

Out of Context: “Where Two or Three Gather”

Jesus spoke these words at the end of his message on dealing with sin in the church. He offered a great comfort to churches that do the hard work of dealing with sin, warning the hardhearted, and practicing church discipline.