I Don't Want What I Need

What do you do when you discover the monster that lived in your closet as a kid didn't actually disappear, but just moved closets? You run and hide, of course! But the monster doesn't go away in the dark. It grows. And grows. And grows. The only thing that gets the monster back in the closet is light, but we fear the light more than the monster, because the light has the potential to prove the monster is real. This week we face the monster head on and find the hope we need to face him.

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The Face of Fear

Fear is universal. It begins with our survival instinct at birth, but as we grow something terrible happens. The fear intended to keep us alive becomes a fear that keeps us from fully living. We become fearful of so many things we were never supposed to be afraid of, and Satan whispers “what if’s” in our mind to drive us deeper and deeper, knowing the more fearful we are the less we can live in God’s freedom. But what if we could overcome fear once and for all? What if we could stand in the face of fear? And what if the way we do it is more simple than we could possibly imagine.

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The Lies of Labels

It is hard to get away from labels. Nerd. Jock. Rebel. Princess. But sometimes these terms can be used to limit us, to hold back our potential. What labels have we convinced ourselves apply to us? How do we overcome these descriptors and step into who God calls us to be? This week, we look at the ways labels are used to hinder our relationship with Christ, and how to overcome the lies that are too often used to define us.

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The Comfort of Apathy

We don't think much about spiritual apathy, but it was a big deal to Jesus. So big a deal in fact He said it made him sick. Why is it such a big deal? How can we ignite passion back into our faith? In part two of Overcomer, we tackle this huge issue and make a commitment to reclaim our passion.

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The Curse of Comparison

We are all different And the world has made commonplace the practice of comparison. It tells us to own more stuff, to be more beautiful, to have more money or influence. The temptation to judge ourselves by impossible standards, and pursue a lifestyle where you can never have enough, is all around us. This week we discuss the Curse of Comparison, how to gain perspective and focus on the bigger picture, and overcome the lies that surround us.

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Empowering the Poor

We know that poverty exists in the world, but how do we treat it in our own backyard? How do we detach from a worldly view of success and begin serving the person instead? Join in as we discuss principles that will help us adjust our perspective and find connection with all people.

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Orphans Embraced

It’s difficult in this day and age to imagine what it’s like to grow up as an orphan, yet there are still so many in the world today. What can we do to change this reality? This week, we sit down with Cindi Gremling of the Sunbury House to talk about what the Church can do to live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans.

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Racism Reconciled

God calls us to be neighbors, but sometimes it is hard to see the invisible lines we draw. How do we rise above societal bias and racial stigma? What role does racism play in our approach to loving people? In part one of this four-part series, we explore where faith and community intersect and break down the barriers of racism.

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Preparing to Hear

How do we hear from God? Does God still speak today? Listen to part 1 of our miniseries Frequency. We'll look at several stories Jesus told that can teach us how to prepare to hear from God and uncover reason why you might not be hearing His voice today.

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Tomorrow Matters

Handling money God’s way includes some things we often don’t think about, like investing. God is looking for multipliers, and the only way to multiply our money is by letting our money make money. Sound odd? Jesus talked about it, and when he did he said some pretty strong things. As we close this series we’ll look at one of the least talked about parts of God’s approach to finances.

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Giving is Good

Generosity. Giving. For some people those words provoke some strong emotions when we talk about them in church. But what if generosity isn’t what we think it is. What if generosity is actually the key to unlocking God’s potential in us because it’s at the core of his heart? What if giving isn’t really about money, but is about changing the world?

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Stress is Bad

Stress is bad, especially financial stress. We all have it...but what if you could remove it from your life, permanently? It is a possibility no matter how much money you make if you’ll begin to put these principles into practice.

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New Fulfillment

We all want purpose in life, but what if there’s something even bigger than our purpose to live for? What if purpose is only the BEGINNING of living fulfilled? As we finish up our series, “New” we’ll give you the key to not only living a life filled with purpose, but a life of fulfillment. This is the life God has always wanted you to live. Don’t spend another day with anything less.

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New Purpose

Remember in college when all you had to worry about was what you were going to do with the rest of your life? Then, at some point, you began to wonder if what you chose was “right”? So maybe you changed, then changed again, and maybe even again… We’re all on a search for purpose in life; an answer to “why am I on the earth”. Although few find it, the answer that question is available to everyone. We just have to know where to look.

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New Freedom

The first promise God makes on your spiritual journey is that He’ll save you. The second is that He’ll free you. That seems odd, doesn’t it? Once God saves you, shouldn’t you be free? Why do you need freed after you’re saved? The sad reality is many Christians, up to 87% according to some studies, are never able to move past this second promise, but without the second, you can’t get to the third or fourth, and it’s there that real, abundant, joy-filled life is found.

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New Life

What do we have to do for God to accept us? How perfect do we have to be? What's the secret to God loving us? We can't have the life God wants for us unless we have a relationship with Him, but what starts that relationship? It seems so complicated, but it's really incredibly simple. It all comes down to one little word. 

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Sacrifice

From the beginning of time God has wanted to take you on a spiritual journey to a life of fulfillment. In fact, anything less than living a fulfilled life is less than God's best for you. It's a journey that will make you brand new, exactly as God created you. But there's one catch. You can't do it. You can't give enough, sacrifice enough, work enough to go on the journey. That's why a sacrifice was made FOR you. And with it, all God has for you can be yours.

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