Overflow, Part 4: The Right Actions

So far in this series we’ve talked about what real love is (Part 1), having the right motives in coming to Jesus (Part 2) and having the right identity (Part 3). This week, we take a look at the actions this kind of a life should produce. As we look at some key passages in…

Overflow, Part 3: The Right Identity

As we continue in our series, Overflow, we stop and take a look at where we find our identity. So many of us are looking for our identity in so many different places. But, where will we find who we were truly meant to be? Today, we take a look at what it means to…

Overflow, Part 2: Motives

Now that we at least have an idea of what love is (part 1), we need to look at what is driving us. At the beginning of the day or at the end of the day, why are we driven to know God? What is the reason we are coming to God? We take a…

Overflow, Part 1: What Is Love?

What is love? And no, I’m not talking about a Saturday Night Live skit. What is real, authentic love? Our world is telling us one thing about love, but when we look at the Bible, we’ll see an entirely different idea all together. The question is, whose definition are we going to use? And that’s…

Where Are You?

Today, as we wind down from a full year of ministry at SixEight Church and just before we gear up for a brand new season of ministry this fall, we stop for one week and ask ourselves a very important question: Where are we? When it comes to our relationship with God, it can be…

Love The Lord With All Your Heart, Part 3: What Have We Done?

As we finish up this look at what is, according to Jesus, the greatest command, we find a very interesting scene that unfolds in Mark 12. Jesus is dialoging and being challenged by the Elders, Teachers of the Law, Pharisees, Herodians and others who were gathered there. What we discover is that there is actually…

Love The Lord With All Your Heart, Part 2: Soul, Strength & Mind

Last week, we covered the idea of loving God with all your heart. This week, we’re going to try to gain a better understanding of “Soul, Strength and Mind.” As we are going to learn, the point of it all is that God wants our sold out, all the chips on the table, commitment. But…

Love The Lord With All Your Heart, Part 1: What Drives Us

We’ve heard this verse a hundred times. We talk about our heart all the time. We encourage one another to “follow your heart.” But, is that really good advice? Do we even have a proper understanding of what our heart is? And what does it mean to love God with all our heart? Let’s dig…

Love Your Neighbor, Part 3: Love Is The Fulfillment of the Law

As we finish up this series on loving our neighbors, we take a very practical look at some of the things the Bible says to do and not do when it comes to loving our neighbors. In Leviticus 19, we hear about all the rules for living in community. Some of them seem out there,…

Love Your Neighbor, Part 2: The Good Samaritan

Right after Jesus told us about loving our neighbors, he gave us an illustration about what it really means to do that. It’s one of the most popular stories in the Bible, and yet there might be some elements of the story we gloss over because we’re so familiar with it. Listen in as we…

Love Your Neighbor, Part 1: The Way We Love One Another

One of Jesus’ most famous passages is where He tells us to Love our neighbor as ourself. It’s all over the place in our world, even secular media will throw that phrase around all the time. Where does this start though? We are supposed to love our neighbor, but can we love our neighbor if…

Own It, Part 3: My Mission

We’ve talked about owning our own faith and owning our church, but what about the mission God has given us? How does this faith that we have, that we experience when we’re together with our church family intersect with the rest of our lives? Or, do we even try to bring it all together? Maybe,…

Own It, Part 2: Lay Down the Controller

For many of us, church is something we attend. It’s the pastor’s thing. I come to it, when I feel like it, but it’s just something I do. Well, what if I told you church isn’t something you go to or do? And what if I told you that God has designed this community to…

Own It, Part 1: Pick Up The Controller

We talk a lot about faith. We are supposed to have faith in Jesus and that’s our “saving faith.” But, what does that mean? Is faith something we do or is it something else? We invite you to listen in as we cover this tough topic and try to gain a better and biblical understand…

O Captain, My Captain!

It’s a classic movie now (although I remember when it was first out!), but many of us still love that classic scene of Dead Poets Society where the students take a stand for their teacher, who they feel has been unfairly fired. As we take a look at Baptism, this serves as a good reminder…

The End…or is it, Part 3: All The More…

So, Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins, and we know that our old self was crucified with Him on that cross. And, Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father and we too receive this new life in Christ. What we thought was the end was only…

The End…or is it? Part 2: #worstendingever

Have you ever spent two hours of your life watching a movie, only to have it end in a horrible way? “There’s two hours of my life I’ll never see again!” As we celebrate Easter, we take a look at Easter from the perspective of the Disciples who had been following Him for over three…

The End…or is it? Part 1, The Hyssop Branch/Who Made Jesus’ Cross?

Have you ever thought about the guy who made the cross that Jesus died on? And what about this part of the story where it mentions the wine-vinegar that was given to Jesus on a hyssop branch, what’s that all about? Listen in to part 1 of our new series “The End…or is it” to…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 13: The Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-24 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over…

Ephesians: Alive to Live, Part 12: Children & Parents, Employers and Employees

Ephesians 6:1-9 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in…

Ephesians: Alive To Live!

This is our Study through the book of Ephesians at SixEight Church. We have been going through this letter Paul wrote, verse by verse. However, even though we have read every verse as we have studied here, there is no way for us to cover all of the content contained in this letter in this…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 11: 5:21-33

Ephesians 5:21-33 21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 10: 5:15-21

Ephesians 5:15-21 15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 9: 5:1-14

Ephesians 5:1-14: Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us[a] and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. 3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 8: 4:17-32

Ephesians 4:17-32:  17 With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. 19 They have no sense of shame. They live…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 7: Where Maturity Begins

In life, there are many things that we don’t think we’re ready for. So, often times, we will wait on them until we think we’re ready. We don’t think we’re ready to get married, so we keep waiting. We don’t think we’re ready to have kids, so we wait. But, as you’ve probably heard, if…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 6: Chapter 3 – The Mighty Oak

One of my favorite passages in all of the Bible is in this chapter of Ephesians. Not just mine, but many Christians love these verses. Phrases like: 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 5: From For To Through

I am in awe of what God has done for me. I am so grateful for God’s gift of salvation, redemption and transformation. But, do I ever take this gift God has given to me beyond my own selfishness? I’m so thankful for what God has done for me, but have I even began to…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 4: 2:1-10

The position we live our lives from makes all the difference. Are we living our lives from the position that God designed for us, are are we still trying to get there? This is the big question we address as we cover this portion of Ephesians. It’s a great passage of scripture, one that we…

Ephesians: Alive To Live, Part 3: 2:1-3 (Corruption and its ways)

We are going to hear from Paul today about death. That is, the death in which we used to live. We often say, our former selves, or who we used to be. The question we ask today, though, is: Do we really understand what the old, dead version of ourselves was? And do we know…

Ephesians: Alive to Live, Part 2: 1:15-23

We like the what questions. What am I supposed to do? What are the rules? What am I going to have for lunch? What are we going to do tomorrow? The what questions of life are tangible and easier to answer. But, when we become consumed by the what and neglect the why, it’s easy…

Ephesians, Alive to live, Part 1: Chapter 1:1-14

For most of us, our lives as Christ followers have been characterized by the things we are supposed to do and the things we’re supposed to avoid. But, have we missed something? Could it be that we’re starting in the wrong position, and that instead of focusing on the to do’s and to don’ts of…

New Years’ Day Sermon: Stop watching, start doing.

As we kick-start this new year, we wanted to stop for just a moment to focus on one way we might be able to make the most of a new opportunity like this. So, we talked about how important time is, and how quickly it rolls past us. Wouldn’t it be awful to wake up…

Christmas Through The Carols, Part 3: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

For many, Christmas is a joyous season of celebration and family and traditions. But for others, Christmas isn’t such a joyous occasion. What do we do when we find ourselves struggling to be jolly the only time of year we even use that word? This week we are taking a look at another Christmas favorite,…

Christmas Through The Carols, Part 2: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

As we continue this series looking at some of our favorite Christmas carols, we are going to take a deeper look at the history and theology of one of the most beloved carols of all time: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” As we are going to learn there is a lot more to this carol…

Christmas Through The Carols, Part 1: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Every year, around this time, we start singing the same old Christmas songs. Of course, there are the ones we love that have absolutely no spiritual significance. At least I’ve never been able to find much to be gleaned from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer as it pertains to my walk with Christ. But, there…

Live A Life That Shines: Now and Not Yet

As we wrap up this month of talking about living a life that shines, we take this idea one step further. As a church, we have a deep desire to be a redemptive force in the community. Yes, we want to have a redemptive influence in the lives of everyone each one of our members…

Live A Life That Shines: Created to be Creative

As we continue to look at the idea of living a live that shines/living a life that begs the question, we take a bit of a turn. That turn is towards the idea of being created in God’s image and what that means for us as creative beings. A lot of people think they’re not…

Micah 6:8: Do Justice, Love Mercy & Walk Humbly

You may have wondered where the name SixEight came from. Well, it comes from this verse in Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to Do Justice, and to Love Mercy and to Walk Humbly with your God.” That is the heartbeat…

Good Trees Archives

Below you will find links to every sermon in the Good Trees series. Listen in to be encouraged about how to live a life that produces good fruit. Good Trees, Part 1: Grace & Truth Good Trees, Part 2: Make Every Effort Good Trees, Part 3: Virtue Good Trees, Part 4: Knowledge Good Trees, Part…

Live A Life That Shines

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill…

Grateful People

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Colossians 3:17 ESV 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Philippians 4:6 ESV 6…

Good Trees, Part 11: Chapter 3

2 Peter 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of…

Good Trees, Part 10: Chapter 2 (Rob Goff)

2 Peter 2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed….

Good Trees, Part 9: Love

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 8: Brotherly Affection

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 7: Godliness

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 6: Perseverance

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 5: Self Control

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 4: Knowledge

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 3: Virtue

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 2: Make Every Effort

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Good Trees, Part 1: Grace & Truth

2 Peter 1:3-11 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature,…

Sermon: Train Up A Child

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go;     even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Sermon: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139:13-18 13 For you formed my inward parts;     you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;     my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,     intricately woven in the depths…

Sermon: Fathers In The Field

Isaiah 1:16      “learn to do good; seek justice,     correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless,     plead the widow’s cause.” Join us as Rob Goff shares with us about the greatest epidemic taking place in America today. For more information on Father’s in the Field, check out: http://www.fathersinthefield.com/

Sermon: Conform or Transform

For too many Christians, Jesus has been something we’ve tried to add to our lives. We add a little Jesus on Sunday and hope that will be enough for the week. But, Jesus never intended to leave us as we were. He wants a total transformation. Listen in as we take a look at Romans…

Sermon: Near…Far…

Join us as we explore Ephesians chapter 2 and talk about what it means to be near to God.

Malachi, Part 7

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Malachi, Part 6

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Guest Speaker: Phil Yntema

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Malachi – Why Don’t You Love Me? Part 5: Faithful Messengers

Malachi 2:17-3:5 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?” 3:1 “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare…

Malachi – Why Don’t You Love Me? Part 4: Commitments

Malachi 2:10-16 10 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? 11 Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. ForJudah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he loves, and has…

Daily Coaching Tip, Friday, May 27, 2016

Malachi 2:1-9 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them,…

Daily Coaching Tip, Thursday, May 26, 2016

Malachi 2:1-9 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them,…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Malachi 2:1-9 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them,…

Daily Coaching Tip, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Malachi 2:1-9 “Now, you priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If you do not listen and take seriously the need to honor my name,” says the Lord who rules over all, “I will send judgment on you and turn your blessings into curses—indeed, I have already done so because you are not taking it to…

Daily Coaching Tip, Monday, May 23, 2016

Malachi 2:1-9 “Now, you priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If you do not listen and take seriously the need to honor my name,” says the Lord who rules over all, “I will send judgment on you and turn your blessings into curses—indeed, I have already done so because you are not taking it to…

Malachi – Why Don’t You Love Me? Part 3: 2:1-9

Malachi 2:1-9 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them,…

Daily Coaching Tip, Friday, May 20, 2016

Malachi 1:6-14 6 “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LordAlmighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt…

Daily Coaching Tip, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Malachi 1:6-14 6 “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LordAlmighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Malachi 1:6-14 6 “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LordAlmighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’ 7 “By offering…

Daily Coaching Tip, Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Malachi 1:6-14 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’7 By offering…

Malachi – Why Don’t You Love Me? Part 2: Cutting Corners

Malachi 1:6-14 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’7 By offering…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Malachi 1:1-5 The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and…

Daily Coaching Tip, Monday, May 09, 2016

Malachi 1:1-5 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a…

Malachi: Why Don’t You Love Me? Part 1: Backing Away

As we start off a new series at SixEight Church, we’re going to be taking a good look at the book of Malachi – everyone’s favorite book! As a book that was written about 1,000 years after God gave Moses the law, there are some very strong correlations to our faith today as we look…

Daily Coaching Tip, Friday, May 07, 2016

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Daily Coaching Tip, Thursday, May 5, 2016

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Daily Coaching Tip, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Matthew 6:25-24 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Daily Coaching Tip, Monday, May 02, 2016

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…

Who Am I? Part 6: Everything Is Out Of Control!!!

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with everything that is going on around us all the time. It feels like our world is full of chaos and we are just stuck in the corner hoping to survive.

Daily Coaching Tip, Friday, April 29, 2016

1 Peter 2:4-9 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Romans 12:1-8 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be…

Daily Coaching Tip, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Romans 12:3-8 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with…

Daily Coaching Tip, Monday, April 25, 2016

Romans 12:3-8 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with…

Who Am I? Part 5: What Do I Have To Offer?

When we compare ourselves with others, it’s easy to feel like what we bring to the table pales in comparison to what we see others doing.

Daily Coaching Tip, Friday, April 22, 2016

Romans 8:18-28 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one…

Daily Coaching Tip, Thursday, April 21, 2016

Romans 8:18-28 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one…

Daily Coaching Tip, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Romans 8:18-28 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one…

Daily Coaching Tip, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Romans 8:18-28 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one…

Who Am I? Part 4: Why Did This Happen To Me?

Sometimes the greatest challenge we have to overcome isn’t a result of a bad choice that we made, it’s the result of someone else who made a bad decision. How do we move on from that?

Who Am I? Part 3: Would Anyone Notice If I Was Gone?

A lot of us struggle to feel like we matter to anyone. Sometimes we wonder if anyone would notice if we weren’t around anymore.

Who Am I? Part 2: You Don’t Know What I’ve Done!

Many of us have things in our past that we are embarrassed to admit. Some of us have things in our past that we think will keep us from being able to know God. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about that!

Who Am I? Part 1: Do I Even Matter?

We’ve all probably asked ourselves that question at some point in our lives: Do I Even Matter? It’s a questions that has daunted us for ages. But there is an answer, if you’re willing to look in the right place for it. Listen in to our Easter talk to kick off this new series: Who…

Bona Fide, Part 12: 1 John 5:1-12

In case you haven’t figured it out, John is really trying to drive a couple of points down deep into the readers of this letter. He reiterates them, hits them from different angles. But he keeps coming back to the same points – Love One Another. Listen in as we dig even deeper into this…

Bona Fide, Part 11: 1 John 4:7-21

“As He is, so also are we in this world.” We have been given the task of shining the light of God’s love into a dark world. But, do we know what that means? Do we know how we’re supposed to go about doing that? And have we really done our best to do that…

Bona Fide, Part 10: 1 John 4:1-6

There are a lot of sources of information that surround us on a daily basis. Have we stopped to consider if this is a source that should have input? What about all the different Christian sources that  are screaming for our attention? Should we listen to them? “He who is in you is greater than…

Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:16-24

“Your walk talks and your talk talks, but your walk talks more than your talk talks.” We’ve heard the truth a thousand times. We can’t just love by our words, we have to love by our actions. Why do we have such a hard time living what we’re speaking? Can we really be the light…

Bona Fide, Part 8: 1 John 3:11-15

What was the big deal with Cain’s offering he made to God? Why wouldn’t God regard his offering in the same way He had regard for Abel’s sacrifice? And what does this say about us? How does our understanding of Cain & Abel inform our understanding of what this passage says about us as Jesus’…

Bona Fide, Part 7: 1 John 3:2-10

No one who is in Christ makes a practice of sinning. Not only have we been set free from sin, but we have also died to it. Why would we keep going back to death? Why would we make payments on a loan when the balance has already been paid? Listen in for an encouraging…

Bona Fide, Part 5: 1 John 2:18-27

What do we do with those who leave the church? Is there a difference between those who just leave to go to another church and those who leave for another teaching entirely? And what is this antichrist thing, and what does it mean for us? Listen in as Rob Goff covers this important passage of…

Bona Fide, Part 4: 1 John 2:12-17

For the first time in the book of 1 John we come to a point where John tells us not to love something. Up until now it’s been all about love. Love this, love that. But here, at a very critical juncture, John makes a bold statement about something we aren’t supposed to love. What…

Daily Coaching Videos for January 11-15, 2016

We are making some daily coaching videos to help you apply the scripture we talk about on Sunday to your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. The end game for us as a church is not merely attendance on Sundays (as extremely important as that is!). The end game is that we are taking that…

Bona Fide, Part 3: 1 John 2:7-11

Will the Bona Fide, authentic Christianity please stand up? How many churches do you pass by every day? For every church, there’s a different form of Christianity. What’s the true, authentic faith that we have been called to live out as followers of Christ? In these few verses in 1 John, we get a sense…

Bona Fide, Part 2: 1 John 1:5-2:6

Our relationships with one another are inundated with performance. When someone doesn’t perform in the way we think they ought to, we start to walk away from them. Our relationship with God is the same. We feel like we have to perform at a certain standard to be worthy. We think, if we can just…

Bona Fide: 1 John 1:1-4

Bona Fide. What does it mean? It means genuine. Real. Authentic. The real deal. When it applies to our faith, what is the Bona Fide life we are called to lead? What is the real faith? Will the real Christianity please stand up? On our street alone we have 4 different churches. If you were…

A Thrill Of Hope: Peace (Drop The Blanket And Leave It There)

Peace. It’s what the world longs for. It’s what the world was calling for after the Paris attacks. It’s been sought for generation after generation. Yet, for some reason, it always seems to allude us. How do we have peace? What is the peace that we find in the Christ Child? Let’s take a listen…

A Thrill Of Hope, Part 3: Joy

Joy is one of those words that seems to appear around Christmas. Why do you suppose that is the case? What exactly does Christmas have to do with Joy? How does Christmas bring us joy? Listen in as we talk about Joy in our series, “A Thrill Of Hope.”

A Thrill Of Hope, Part 2: Love (Hope On, Gert)

What is Love? If you ask a hundred people, you’d get a hundred different answers. Many definitions of love would deal with it makes me feel. “I know I love someone because of how they make me feel.” But, what is the kind of love that God shows us through his coming to earth? Let’s dig…

A Thrill Of Hope, Part 1: Hope Is A Long Story

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas time is here! Yay! But, what if you’re not in the jolly mood that others are? What if you’re going through something that is wrecking you right now and your world is flip-turned upside down? Where is the hope of Christmas when that’s the reality you’re…

Walk Humbly, Part 6: Not Just For You, In You

As we wrap up the Walk Humbly series, we take a look at the most poignant and powerful passage in scripture on the topic of humility; Philippians 2:1-11. If you haven’t read that in a while (or ever) now would be a great time to do so. Listen in to the final talk in this…

Walk Humbly, Part 5: Clothed In Humility (No More Red Cup Christians)

You probably saw it on the news, in your Facebook feed or somewhere else online – the major controversy over Starbucks Red Cup. What’s the deal with the Red Cup, and what in the world does the Red Cup have to do with walking humbly? That’s exactly what we deal with this week as we…

Walk Humbly, Part 4: Humble Yourselves

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6 Listen in as Rob Goff, who oversees our youth at SixEight, helps us get a great understanding of James 4:1-10. What does it mean that God opposes the proud? Does pride have any place…

Walk Humbly, Part 3: It Takes Humility To Be In Community

There was this radical community that existed at the beginning of the church. We read about it in Acts chapter 2. They were radical. They shared things. They fellowshipped by choice and not by force. By all accounts, they were one of the most amazing communities that ever existed on the planet. We know this…

Walk Humbly, Part 2: With Your God

Have you ever found yourself asking the question “What kind of God would…?” We follow it with a hundred different things, and yet I don’t think we fully understand the implications of the question we are asking. In part 2 of this series, we take a look at what it means to walk humbly, with…

Walk Humbly, Part 1: Your Identity

Why is it that the most insecure people are the most arrogant, while the most secure people are the most humble? The answer is really simple. Identity. When you are secure in your identity, you can walk in humility. Listen in as we take a look at our identity in Christ.

Vision Sunday, 2015: My SixEight

What do you see when you look into the future? Well, we may not see exactly what is going to happen, but when we look at what God is doing and where God is moving, we can see God is doing some great things at SixEight Church. Listen in as we discuss the possibilities of…

The Church Just Wants Your Money, Part 4: There’s A Fly In My Food

Have you ever had a bad dining experience at a restaurant? Maybe you didn’t get what you ordered, it was prepared right, it took too long to get out of the kitchen or a hundred other things. I think most of us have experienced a dining experience that we didn’t quite care for. What does…

The Church Just Wants Your Money, Part 3: What The Bible Says We Should Do With Our Money

Last week, we talked about those things the Bible says we shouldn’t do with our money. This week, we are looking at what the Bible says we should do with our money. As we talked about it, we still discuss how the greatest struggle we are facing when it comes to money is that we are…

The Church Just Wants Your Money, Part 2: What The Bible Says We Shouldn’t Do With Money

Before we get to what the Bible says we should do with our money, we wanted to stop and take a look at some of the things the Bible says we shouldn’t do. As we said, our goal is not to get you to give more of your money to the church, instead it’s to…

The Church Just Wants Your Money, Part 1: Who’s On First?

You’ve heard the televangelists begging you for your money. You’ve probably heard of Creflo Dollar and his desire for the church to buy him a private jet – because that’s what he needed to be able to do ministry. The church has a reputation in our culture of wanting people’s money. In this series, we…

The Disciples Project, Love Mercy: Why Are Christians So Unlike Christ?

If you do a google search, you can find some humbling truths about Christians. Try it for yourself. Go to Google and type in the phrase, “Why are Christians so” and then just put a letter. Go through the letters of the alphabet. See what you discover? The question is raises is: Why are Christians…

The Disciples Project, Module 4: Love Mercy

Today, we look at what might be the most popular parable. It’s one we have talked about before. But, as we look at it, we realized there is a lot more to these few verses than we may have seen the first time around. The Good Samaritan is a parable that is often used to…

The Disciples Project, Module 4: Mutuality of Brokeness

A source we have been using through this “Love Mercy” series is a book entitled “The Cost of Community” by Jamie Aprin-Ricci. In the book he said this: “By recognizing we are as much in need of mercy (and grace) as those we extend mercy to, we subvert the tendency we all have for coming…

The Disciples Project, Module 4: The Beating Heart of Mercy Is Grace

  We all have times in our lives where we are just going through the motions. We’re going through the motions at work, with our families or even in our walk with God. We are doing the action, but our heart isn’t in it. Have you ever been there? This week, we talk about how…

The Disciples Project, Module 4: Love Mercy Vs Terms of Service

We live in a very contractual society. Everything around us is built on terms of service, contracts and legal jar gin. We agree to terms we never read. When someone goes on, we look for the loop holes to be able to get out. The companies are creating them to protect themselves and keep us…

Be Prepared (What If The Really Big One Hits?)

In the Pacific Northwest, we live in a potentially dangerous area. Not too long ago an article went viral about “the really big one” that scientists have been talking about for several years now. It scared a lot of people. Could it happen? Sure. Will it? Maybe. There are other possibilities/theories about how the pressure…

Dealing With Spiritual Depression – Jim Huntamer

This week, Jim Huntamer shared with us from Psalm 22. As we looked, we saw someone who was dealing with a Spiritual Depression. Jim showed us 4 ways to hold on as we walk through these tough times. Be sure to listen in!

Freeway, Part 6: Freedom – Rob Goff

In the final week of our Freeway series, Rob Goff shares with us about finding Freedom. We have spent the last 5 weeks talking about the things that hold us back and keep us from experiencing the freedom God has in mind for us. Now, it’s time for us to be set free. And more…

Freeway, Part 5: Acceptance

Most of us have a hard time with the same thing. And that’s our identity in Christ. We don’t understand that we are accepted. We feel like we have to do things to earn God’s love and to secure our approval and acceptance, but that’s not what Jesus did for us. In part 5 of…

Freeway, Part 4: Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? We throw the word around and think we’re doing something by saying it, but have we really done it? Even better, have we really experienced it? And have we forgiven ourselves? These are all questions we talk about in part 4 of the Freeway series!

Freeway, Part 3: Responsibility, Ownership and Grace

In Part 3 of the Freeway series, we talked about the idea of responsibility and ownership. Whether the thing we have been made aware of (week 1) and discovered (week 2) was our fault or caused by someone else, we bear the responsibility for how we move forward from it. Listen in to Part 3…

Freeway, Part 2: Discovery

Last week we began a brand new summer series called Freeway. We are on a journey to freedom together. Last week, we talked about awareness, and this week builds on that – Discovery. First we have to be in a position to be aware. So that we can discover. As we talked about discovery, we…

Step 1 – Awareness

On Sunday, we started this new series called Freeway. As we got started, we prayed this prayer: “God will you let me know as much truth about me as I can bear?” And I encouraged you to pray that prayer throughout this week. So, I wanted to remind you of that today. Are you spending…

Freeway, Part 1: Awareness

  How aware are we of what’s going on around us? How aware are we of ourselves and the blindspots we might have? And what are the obstacles that keep us from being able to know what they are? As we get started in the Freeway series, we talk about awareness. If we are going…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

In this last talk in the “Do Justice” series, we talk about our walk. Going back to 1970, we took a look at a lesson Big Bird taught us – One of these things is not like the others. As we talked, we discovered that the world around us hasn’t really rejected the gospel, because…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: How Big Is Your Yes?

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say no to the other things. And the way to do that is have a bigger yes burning inside.” Stephen Covey “Courage is not living without fear, courage is being scared to death and doing the…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: Doing Justice Means Dropping the Justifications

When Jesus taught his followers, he rarely taught on one layer. He was a master teacher, and he had an amazing way of stacking layer upon layer of meaning into a very simple teaching. This is exactly what we find when we look at the story of the Good Samaritan. There is way more to…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: The Greatest Injustice of All

There are some pretty awful things that happen in the world. If we were stop and list the top ten, we’d probably find ourselves in tears. We live in a broken and fallen world. Because of this, there are a lot of ways we can get involved in doing justice. But, how often does our…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: Why Do Justice? Part 2

We have discussed, at great length, how being made in God’s image is a huge motivation for why we do justice. And that’s what we talked about last week. But, we haven’t really gone too deep on the idea that grace is the biggest motivation for doing justice. Yes, it’s important to treat everyone with dignity…

The Disciples Project, Module 3: Why Do Justice – Part 1

  We are thrilled to be starting another module of “The Disciples Project!” If you don’t know, we are on a journey as a church. And our destination is being disciples. So, we have started this trip to discover what it looks like to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ. We have finished…

Easter 2015: Me First

We live in a me first world. Everything revolves around ourselves and how it makes us feel. There is perhaps no better indicator of our obsession with ourselves than selfies. As we talk about Easter this year, we start by taking a look at the me first world we live in, the me first world…

Hot Topics, Part 2: Racial Reconciliation

If you had asked me a year ago how I thought we were doing in our country when it comes to racial reconciliation, I would have said “I think we’re doing pretty good. We’ve come a long way.” But then Ferguson happened, and out country blew up along racial lines once again. Clearly there are…

Hot Topics, Part 1: Candyland Rules in the Game of Life

There are a few topics that are getting a lot of attention right now in the world outside the church. What does God say about these issues and how should the church respond? That’s exactly what we talk about in this new series at SixEight Church. This week we covered the idea of truth. Is…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Be Prepared; Wouldn’t It Be Amazing

This is the last session of the second module of “The Disciples Project.” It’s hard to believe we’ve already gotten through two modules on this journey! We’ll be finished before we know it! In the first talk this week, we talk about the responsibility we have to “Be Prepared.” There is often a desire to…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Baptism and Holiness

Jesus’ command was to “Go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.” We’re making disciples, and a part…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Grace Driven Generosity and Creativity

Everyone loves to talk about grace. We’re amazed by it. We can’t believe we receive it. But when it comes to how we respond to grace with our lives and finances, now that’s a different story. Some might even groan out loud. But have we ever stopped to think about how we should respond to…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: The SixEight Process

“We become disciples over time, not at one time.” “If we’re not making disciples, we’re not fully discipled.” These two statements are exactly what we talked about in the 7th week of this module. To be more specific, what we talked about was the process we will use as a church for making disciples. It’s…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: The Vine, The Branches and Trials

Jesus gave his disciples a very vivid illustration that is recorded in John 15. It’s a very familiar passage to many of us, but have we really dug into what Jesus is saying? What does it mean to be attached to the vine? What is the responsibility of a branch? Do we have a choice…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Submission or Desertion and being Devoted To Prayer

You’ve probably heard the term before. Maybe even used it. “I’m shopping for a church.” It’s become a pretty normal thing to hear in churches now-a-days. But, as we talk about in this session of “The Disciples Project,” we need to be committed to community. It’s not enough to attend church, we need to be…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Giving Our Lives To Take The Mask Off The World

How much time and energy has the church at large spent over the past 20-30 years trying to fit in with the world? How has that affected Christians? Are we spending too much time trying to fit in and not enough time trying to stand out and be different? These are all questions we talk…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: When everyone plays their part, and our defining characteristic is love, we will make a difference.

In our third week of this second module, we stopped to talk about the Body of Christ as it pertains to Spiritual Gifts as Paul describes in 1 Cor. 12. In the first talk, we discussed the idea: Everyone has a part to play, everyone plays their part.  As we discovered, Paul was pretty direct…

The Disciples Project, Module 2: The Radical Community and Where it all Went Wrong

Welcome to the second week of “The Disciples Project!” In this session we hit on two big topics. Radical Community for a Radical Mission When the early church movement became an institution. We continued in the new format of two shorter talks instead of one long one. In this post, you will find three options….

The Disciples Project, Module 2: Ekklesia and Pentecost

This week we started the second module in this journey we are on called “The Disciples Project.” And it’s an exciting module! We’re talking about this thing we call the church. In this week’s talk, we define terms and cover the birth of the church at Pentecost. If you’ve ever wondered what it means to…

Elf, Part 3: Searching For A Father

In our final installment of the Elf Series, we take a look at Buddy’s search for a father. What we see is that his search for his Dad is not that different from our search for our Father. As we look at the Christmas story, what we learn is that God is right here –…

Elf, Part 2: When It’s Hard To Believe

In Part 2 of our Elf series, we talk a look at Walter and his struggle to believe throughout the movie. He can’t believe that Buddy is an elf. He can’t believe that Buddy is his son. And at the end of the movie, we see he just couldn’t believe the whole Santa thing. What…

Elf, Part 1: A Place To Belong

Elf is a fun Christmas movie, but as we go through this series, we will discover that the issues Buddy deals with in the movie are also familiar to us. Just as we see in this first week of the series! This week, we talk about how Buddy didn’t have a place to belong. He…

Elf – Christmas Series

Beginning Sunday, December 7th, 2014, we will begin our Christmas series – Elf. In the series, we will be taking themes from the popular movie, Elf (the one with Will Farrell) and see how they relate to our lives. If you’re not really a church person, and you’re looking for a place to try out…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: Resurrection & The Cost of Discipleship

This is it! The final week of this first module! Congratulations for those of you who have stuck with us through the whole module. I genuinely hope you have developed a deep sense of awe at the story of Redemption that encompasses you and I! In this final session in the first module we talk…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: Justification & Adoption

In our next to final session of this first Module of “The Disciples Project” we are coving the topics of Justification & Adoption. As we talk about how amazing the fact of redemption is, we realize that redemption in and of itself would be reason enough for us to celebrate. But God didn’t stop at…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: Redemption

Well, we finally get to it today! The big topic we’ve been waiting for throughout this whole first module of “The Disciples Project.” Redemption. What exactly is redemption? What is so important about being redeemed? In this module, that’s exactly what we talk about. We will learn what redemption is, and what it was that…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: Covenant of Grace

As we journey on through this first module of the Disciples Project, we come to this overarching theme of the entire Bible, that is the Covenant of Grace. It is expressed in the beginning of Genesis and fulfilled at the end of Revelation. But what is this Covenant of Grace? What is a Covenant? Listen…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: The Fall

The fall has created an ache in us that can only be filled with Grace. Have you ever tried to play a badly scratched record? If you’re curious, you can listen in to see just what that sounds like. And it’s a great illustration for what happened to the world and humanity after the fall….

The Disciples Project, Part 1: The Image Of God

In this week of Part 1 of “The Disciples Project” we talk about the joy-filled subject of being made in God’s image. If you’re feeling worthless and purposeless, this is a talk you need to hear. That’s because being made in God’s image brings with it inherent dignity. But it’s not just dignity, there is…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: The Reliable Word of God

In the second week of the first module of “The Disciples Project” we build on the unchanging truth of God by looking at the primary vehicle He uses to reveal that truth: The Bible. If God knows everything, made everything and never changes – He is the only one who gets to decide what truth…

The Disciples Project, Part 1: Who is God?

This week is the official first week of our 3 year journey as a church called, “The Disciples Project”! And we are excited! We began Module 1, Understanding Redemption by talking about the really big topic of “Who is God?” What we learned is that God knows everything, made everything and never changes. This is…

The Disciple Project, Part 1: Introduction

This week we are starting something brand new that we are extremely excited about! We are calling it “The Disciple Project.” It’s a three year journey we are taking as a church in pursuit of becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As a church we have tried a few different things in the pursuit…

Training Camp, Part 9: Adversity & Success

In this last installment of the Training Camp series, we talk about Adversity & Success. All of us are going to face Adversity and Success in our lives. And if we don’t have a plan for how we are going to handle it, we will get through it without being changed. And that very well…

Vision Sunday 2014

As we start into a new ministry season at SixEight Church, we stopped for just a moment to look ahead at where God is leading us. We also celebrated what God has been doing in the lives of 5 members of our body who took the step of going public with their faith through baptism….

The Heart: Braggers and Beggars

Who are you when no one is looking? You know, that part of you that’s deep down inside of you that only you know. That part that can even deceive you from time to time. Who is that person? Too often we try to put on behaviors and things on the outside of our hearts…

Training Camp, Part 8: Team

In this sermon of the Training Camp series, we start to bring all of the attributes together into one big idea: TEAM. How we live as individuals affects the church as a whole. How we live and operate as a church affects other churches and Christians. Are we playing as a part of a team,…

Training Camp, Part 7: Responsibility

Just as it goes in training camp, we’re getting tougher about things as we continue on through this series. This week we talked about responsibility. It was a tough message, but it’s one that all of us need to be reminded of. We are all responsible for our own behaviors and actions, but the simple knowledge…

Training Camp, Part 4: Excellence

This week in the Training Camp series, we talk about how important it is to live our lives with excellence. As we continue to look at Romans 12, we also look at 2 Pet. 1 to talk about the idea of excellence. Listen in to see how big a role excellence plays in our lives…

Training Camp, Part 3: Discipline

As we continue on in the Training Camp Series, we cover the topic of Discipline. It’s not a fun or popular topic to discuss, but it’s an important fundamental for being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Training Camp, Part 2: Attitude

As we continue on in our Training Camp series, revisiting the fundamentals of being a disciple of Jesus, we talk about the important role our attitude plays in being a disciple with a take notice walk. Listen in as we talk about attitude in part 2 of the Training Camp series:

Training Camp, Part 1: Driven By Purpose

As we dive into this new series, we’re starting on something very fundamental. In fact, this is the fundamental on which the rest of the fundamentals are built. To be clear, we are not a fundamentalist church, we’re talking about a different kind of fundamental. Want to know more? Check out part one!

Training Camp – A New Series Starts This Week!

It’s that time of year!!! As football fans across the country ready their remote controls, there is work being done in training camps. From High School to the NFL, football teams are in training to get ready for the coming football season. Well, we too have some training to do for our coming season as…

Joy Ride, Part 11: Generous Disciples

As we wrap up our Joy Ride series, going through the book of Philippians (If you’ve missed some of the sermons, you can check out the whole series by clicking here: http://68church.com/category/sermons/joy-ride/) we talk about the main purpose behind Paul’s writing of this letter to the church at Philippi. Generosity. Paul was very thankful for…

Joy Ride, Part 10: The House We’re Building

As we get to one of the most popular passages in the book of Philippians, we talk about the house we’re building with our thoughts. Simply put, “The thoughts we dwell on build the house we live in.”  

Joy Ride, Part 9: Enemies of God

In part 9 of the Joy Ride series, we talk about the fact that there are people who are living as enemies of God. It’s not a popular topic. None of us like to think about it. All of us would like to do away with this part of the Bible. But, that doesn’t get…

Joy Ride, Part 8: Got Your Rubbish Together?

What is the motivation behind the religious activities that we perform? As we talked about the first part of Philippians chapter 3, we looked at our underlying reasons for being religious. Ultimately we said that ‘Religion is the show we put on to show the world we have our rubbish together.’ Listen in as we talk…

Joy Ride, Part 7: Making A Name For Yourself

On this Father’s Day, we talked about making a name for yourself. It’s a desire that is probably built into all people, and especially men. We men want to leave our mark on the world. We want to know that when we die, we will be remembered. As we dig into Phil 2:14-18, we uncover…

SixEight Day!

Today, we take a break from our Joy Ride series, and focus on what God has done in and through our church over the last year. The way we celebrate is a little different though. Instead of a big celebration in the service, we all went out and served our community. Listen in to today’s…

Joy Ride, Part 6: How We Live Matters

Today we come to a verse in Philippians that stirs up quite a bit of controversy, 2:12. As we look into what Paul was talking about to the church at Philippi, we see that what he had in mind was their witness. But still, what does this verse really mean? One thing we discover, is…

Joy Ride, Part 4: How The World Sees Jesus

This week, we took a bold step in our “Joy Ride” series. We talked about the importance of how we live our lives. We looked at Philippians 1:27-30 where Paul told the church at Philippi, “Whatever happens…live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus.” What we said was “The way the world sees…

Joy Ride, Part 3: Legacy

Happy Mother’s Day! As we continue on in our series going through the book of Philippians, we stop on this day of celebration to look at what it means to leave a legacy. With that, we took a brief look at the life of Ermal Wilson, Pastor David’s grandfather. As we look at his life…

Joy Ride, Part 2: Input Sources

As we continue on the journey of finding joy in the ride, we take a look at the things that are going into our lives. We asked three questions today: What’s propelling you, what’s fueling you and what’s steering you. Listen in to learn about how those things we allow to have input in our…