10 February

GivingWorks

What does John the Baptist have to do with Malachi? … and what do either of them have to do with blessings and curses? Let’s take a look… In Malachi 3:7, God tells the people that if they return to Him, He’ll return to them. Over time, they’d neglected God, they’d robbed God with their […]

4 February

CommitmentWorks

Let’s talk about commitment. A lot of us are pretty lousy when it comes to commitment. We’re either slow to make one or quick to break one. We hold others hostage over their commitments to us whether they’ve already been broken or while we’re waiting for that to happen! How are you at committing to […]

28 January

DiscipleshipWorks

I often think we have things slightly wrong when it comes to discipleship. We place so much emphasis on setting aside time to meet with our disciplee… to sit with them and work through a curriculum… to ask about their priority time and set expectations for the next time we meet. Now, don’t get me wrong… […]

21 January

PrayerWorks

Do you pray reactively or proactively? Hey, the fact that you pray at all is a wonderful thing, so there’s no judgment here! But have you ever looked at your prayer life and wondered if there could be more to it… if it could be richer… more real? So, back to the question: Do you […]

14 January

WorshipWorks – Aim for Every Sunday

Busyness isn’t an option. Worship is. Busyness comes naturally to most. Worship doesn’t. What is worship? It’s our purpose. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). So why does it seem so hard? Why do we default to busyness? Because busyness […]

10 November

The “A” Word

Accountability. That can be a cuss word to some. For whatever reason, some people can’t stand the idea of being held responsible for the things they do… or don’t do. But without accountability, responsibility is easily avoided. And without responsibility, it’s hard to be rewarded. What has God entrusted to you that you need to […]

4 November

The Power of Compliments

Fact: God gives compliments. Is that a foreign concept to you? Think about it. The Creator of the universe… the Maker of all things… the One who set the sun, moon, and stars in place… the One who designed you before you were born… He also gives compliments. Compliments tend to serve two purposes. Primarily, […]

22 September

Perspective: The way we see things

It’s all very well talking about being poured out and filled up when the going’s good… but what about when the going gets tough? When the storms of life kick in (because they will), how do you stay focused on the bigger picture and not drown in a pool of adversity? Perspective. The way you see […]

15 September

Serving from outside the boat

A recurring theme in our current sermon series is that when we do what we can do, God will do what we can’t do. It doesn’t matter how many times we hear that truth… we’ll often only believe it when we’ve experienced it. Take “serving others” as an example. This is one way God fills […]

8 September

Discipline isn’t the Problem

Wanna know what the non-negotiables of The Bucket Project are? Personal disciplines. Oh, I heard that groan! Stick with me, though… you may discover they’re actually your friend… Most of us struggle with personal disciplines, often getting to the point where we’re questioning if the effort is really worth it, or beating ourselves up for […]