Marriage may seem like an archaic relic that's a thing of the past, but in this message we'll explore why to this day it's such an amazing gift from God and how husbands and wives can best live out their different roles.
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Faith Church | Excelsior, MN
If you're dating or engaged to be married, God wants to bless you by helping you seek out a God-honoring relationship.
If you're single or know someone who is, God reveals that singleness isn't a curse but a tremendous blessing.
It doesn't matter if you're extraverted, introverted or somewhere in between we all need each other. In fact, we can't truly win at life without the support of godly people. That's why God teaches us that life is better together.
It's easy to assume that God has given us our money and possessions so that we can enjoy them for ourselves. Though God wants us to enjoy what we have, he has a higher purpose for our worldly possessions and its impact has eternal consequences.
One of our seven core values is being outward focused. It's easy to say but extremely challenging to do. In this message we're taking a look at the Apostle Paul's play book on how to win souls for Jesus.
Many of the hobbies and activities we dedicate our time to will pass away and eventually be forgotten. But imagine what would happen if we dedicated our time to what really matters, EACH OTHER.
Relationships are messy because we're dealing with imperfect people. And every time we get hurt we have a choice, to either cancel the person who's hurt us or to cancel their debt by forgiving them. And when it comes to forgiveness we always need Jesus' help.
The Bible is the most important and most powerful book you'll ever read and yet it can also be intimidating. Together we'll learn some simple methods to read the Bible to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We're revisiting our 7 Core Values as a church community and our first value isn't a what. It's a who. And you'll learn why we value Jesus Christ above everything else.
“Didn’t Jesus say you shouldn’t judge?” Many people who know very little about the Bible know this much, namely, that Jesus had issues with people judging. Is that true? If so, wouldn’t it be wrong to judge another person for their judgmental attitude? Or to confront someone for abusing a child? Or to look down on anyone for their racist views? These questions force us to think twice about what Jesus has to say about judging so that we can judge in Jesus’ way.
You are wonderfully and uniquely designed by the God who has never once made a mistake. Therefore, you should be true to yourself. Be authentically you. Don’t hide yourself or fit into the mold made by those who don’t know your heart. Few messages are more often heard in our day than “Be you.” What should followers of Jesus make of this? Does our Father call us to be ourselves? Or is he offering us something much harder (and much better)?
Times are tough and we need practical and spiritual ways to deal with them. To help us do that, King David is going to teach us a powerful way to speak to God through prayer in Psalm 12.
Jesus has declared that YOU are the light of the world and that YOU can make a difference in the world.
God in his love has given us an amazing gift called the Lord's Supper to continually remind us that our sins truly are forgiven!
You may have noticed that words matter. One comment has the power to build you up or tear you down. The things you say to others have the power to bring life or death. Words matter and God our Father calls us to use them wisely.
It may be hard to admit but you have a dysfunctional family life? Everybody does! That's why we all need Jesus to teach and empower us to be loving children, parents, husbands and wives.
Some of the most intense spiritual battles you'll ever face will take place in your own mind. This message from God's word will teach you how to take control of your thoughts which will then directly affect how you speak and act towards others.
Often we make worship all about us and our preferences when it should always and forever be about Jesus!
Baptism is an amazing gift from God. If you've already received this gift, this message will remind you why it's still just as important to you as it was when you first received it. And if you haven't received this gift yet, you're invited to experience what God has in store for you!
Being a Christian isn't easy. At times it entails suffering and persecution but thankfully we have a secret weapon. It's Christ in us!
Far too often we let someone or something take the place of Jesus in our hearts. In this message we'll learn how to put Jesus back on his throne and worship and honor him above all else.
The devil is always looking for ways to divide us, whereas God's desire is to unite us. One way to keep the unity is to intentionally thank God for each other through prayer asking that the Holy Spirit fill us with his good gifts.
In order to be successful in any realm of life you need to be grounded in the fundamentals. The area this is most imperative is in the spiritual realm. You may have heard the fundamental story of Easter before but you can never hear it enough.
The world we live in seems pretty dark right now and the more we focus on the darkness the darker it gets. This message is all about reframing our mindset and focusing on the darkness Jesus endured in order to bring light into our lives.
Jesus shows us how to navigate being mislabeled by family and colleagues in this interesting account that delves into the unforgivable sin.
Jesus upended lots of traditions and cultural norms when he spoke and lived out the truth of God's word. The reality is we all need some upending to keep us on the path of love instead of legalism.
Based on our experiences and upbringing it would be easy to think that Jesus is for some people but not all. Jesus' encounter with a tax collector will reveal that Jesus is in fact for everyone.
Guilt is a powerful emotion that can't be fixed by over the counter medication, rehab, meditation or any good intentions on our part. Guilt can only be fixed by forgiveness and Jesus Christ has the power to forgive your sins and remove your guilt forever!
Have you ever wondered if God's too busy to hear your prayers or when he does hear them that He's not interested in helping? In this week's message about an encounter with a leper, Jesus will demonstrate that He is more than willing to help.
Jesus demonstrates for us that prayer is an essential part of developing and maintaining a strong and vibrant relationship with our Heavenly Father. And the benefits of having a direct line to God the Father are seemingly endless.
There are a lot of opinions swirling around about who Jesus Christ really is. In this message we skip the guessing game and go right to the source to learn that he is powerfully compassionate.
In the beginning there was one spoken language, but today there are over 7,000. The Bible tells us why God allowed this to happen and what this means for us today.
Noah and his Ark have always captured our imagination but what many don't realize is that without him and his family none of us would be here today.
There is no such thing as a perfect family and every family deals with some degree of dysfunction. The question this message explores is how do you deal with that dysfunction in a God-pleasing way.
Have you ever wondered where the concept of good and evil and morality comes from? Wonder no more because the Bible has the answers.
Man made theories about the origin of humankind will always leave us feeling empty and purposeless whereas the true biblical history of humankind connects us directly to God from the very beginning!
The pandemic has highlighted the reality and danger of loneliness. God's design for humankind highlights the importance of healthy human relationships.
Every house is built by someone. But the builder of everything is God. This message helps us use God's creation to get to know the Creator even better.
God Created - The first sentence of the Bible is as overwhelming as the character of God: In the beginning, God created! Look at the sunrise, the respiratory system, a baby at 36 weeks, the mountains, or a starry night and you'll learn something about the power, wisdom, and love of the God who created it all.
No one was there when the world was created and yet God left us an account of how it came into being. It's an epic story that will leave you in awe of who our God is.
Sometimes life can feel hopeless because of the personal and communal devastation we experience. But Isaiah's prophecy will show us that no matter how bleak the outcome looks, with God there is always hope.
Judgment Day captures everyone's imaginations and if misunderstood can be the cause of great fear. This message will alleviate your fears by looking at the clear passages surrounding this day. Replace your fear with confidence!
We all want to know that we have a purpose in this life and that's exactly what the season of Advent gives us.
Sometimes it's hard for us to be generous because we don't realize what's on the backside of generosity. In this message we'll learn that our generous God not only loves a cheerful giver, but He loves to bless those who bless others.
When it comes to generosity, the temptation is to compare yourself to others. Thankfully God views generosity on an individual basis and his greatest concern isn't the amount you give but why you give it.
We're all called by God to be generous. But generosity has nothing to do with how much you have in your wallet. It has everything to do with what's in your heart.
In this hectic world, every family has conflict. The question is, how will you deal with it: your way, or God's?
The way you view yourself and the way you view others will directly affect your relationships. It's time to let God adjust your view!
Can you actually make a difference in this world? Can you influence people for Jesus even though your circumstances are less than ideal? The simple answer is yes. This message will teach you where to start.
In this message the wise King Solomon gives us the answer to finding true meaning for our lives.
The current climate we live in is full of extremism that accentuates division instead of promoting unity. God has a wise word to help you avoid all extremes.