Do you feel tired, worn out, or like you are running on fumes as you try to keep up your life’s fast pace? Is your body beginning to put out warning signals from running too fast, sleeping too little, or self-medicating too much? Is it time for a reset? During this two-week New Year’s series, we will look at what it means to reset, rest, and refresh. How can we “be still and know” (Psalm 46:10) or learn to “Come to Me (Jesus) all of you who are weary and burdened.” (Matthew 11:28)
What is it about Faith Lutheran Church that makes us unique? Why do we do what we do as a church? In other words, what is our motivational flame or shared conviction? What do we hope a guest might “feel” as they attend a worship celebration, The Rooted Experience, a Life Group, or an event we sponsor? Is there something we believe in that truly inspires missional activity and action? The answers to these questions describe what we highly VALUE. Values help to guide the pastors, staff, and leaders to be able to say “yes” to what we believe is most important, and “no” to ideas and activities that might be important but not the most important.
As we gather today, our goal is to point to Jesus - the Savior of the world. Join in as we sing and celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World - Jesus.
Horrific accidents. Earthquakes. Flooding of epic proportions. Red tide. Bigger, stronger larger hurricanes, tornadoes and typhoons. Extreme heat and humidity and snow-meggedons. At some point in the last year have you asked the question “What is up with this world?” WHAT'S GOING ON?
As Christians, we should be intentional as we strive to grow in love and generosity...in every way! Why? Because This most generous God...is more than extravagant with us.
Kids are a blessing! There are days when parenting seems easy, but on other days, parenting leaves us looking for answers. Unfortunately, kids don’t come with instructions. Each child is different, challenges us in specific ways, and is uniquely gifted by God. Factor in that our kids are broken by sin - so are we - no wonder parenting is tough!
In this seven-week message series, we focus on how we view 'work'. Did you know if someone works 40 hours a week for 40 years, that means they will put in more than 80,000 hours or over nine years straight at a job during their lifetime! Is work a calling or a curse? Is it fulfilling or frustrating? Is our job more than a job? Are we serving God or man? Or are we just working for the weekends?
Our focus is on Jesus’ introductory words in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). The Be-Attitudes are attitudes, ways of thinking, that are contrary to popular opinion or natural ways of thinking. Jesus’ words challenge us to think with a kingdom perspective. We will discover the true meaning of words like humility, meekness, spiritual hunger, mercy, purity, peace-maker, and how to endure persecution. Only through Christ, can we learn to “be” what we were destined to become.
A zombie walking through Jerusalem, the sun standing still, bears mauling little boys to death - we discuss these stories and ask, “Is there something we can learn about God, ourselves, and others from these Stranger Things?”
How much do you really know about Jesus? What is His purpose for coming to earth, the meaning behind His teachings, and the significance of His life, death, resurrection, and ascension?
He is Risen! On this Easter morning we celebrate the freedom that the resurrection brings.
Through a reenactment of some of the traditional elements of a first century Jewish funeral, we can attempt to “remember” who Jesus was, why He had to die, and what part each of us ultimately played in His death and burial.