Message: “Stairway to Heaven” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Relentless Grace: The Life of Jacob.” What kind of people does God love? It’s an important question that this passage answers for us. To this point in Genesis, we’ve not seen anything admirable about Jacob — not his character, not his morality, not his spirituality. When Jacob is on the run, unsuspecting, and fast asleep, the gate of heaven opens to reveal God’s grace. Jacob was not looking for God, but God came looking for Jacob.

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Message: “The Masquerade Party” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Relentless Grace: The Life of Jacob.” To be experts in grace, we must first admit we are experts in sin. Of course, none of us like to talk about our failures, but they’re still there. In some ways, things are complicated because good and evil keep showing up together, side-by-side, in our lives. So, we dress up our good intentions and do the best we can. But what if grace offered us a better way?

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Message: “Walking with God in the Age of Amazon” from Chace Ifland

A message from the series “Relentless Grace: The Life of Jacob.” In the Age of Amazon, we’ve grown accustomed to having whatever we want delivered to our doorstop in two days or less. And it’s not just Amazon. We can order food, stream movies, and communicate with others in an instant. But have you ever wondered what this instant, easy access to everything is doing to our spiritual lives? In week two of our series, we’ll look at Jacob’s dad Isaac and see how life with God is nothing like ordering on Amazon.

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Message: “The Hunger Games” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Relentless Grace: The Life of Jacob.” Most of us believe in God’s grace—at least in theory. But we often struggle to trust it in our everyday lives, so we live with by an internal scoreboard of our successes and failures. Yet over and over again, God uses messy and sinful people (like us) to fulfill his plans. This series follows the life of Jacob as it wanders a twisted path filled with grasping, striving, and deceit as well as redemption, blessing, and beauty. We will see how the gospel triumphs as he learns to lean upon God rather than self. Through his journey, we will learn to grapple with our own shortcomings as we live by faith in God’s relentless grace.

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Message: “Deep, Meaningful Expansion” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Deep, Meaningful Life.” We wrap up our Deep, Meaningful Life series looking at the call to expand the reach of the gospel in our city and in our world. In Jesus’ plan, each of has a role to play using our unique spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences to advance the mission of God.

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Message: “Deep, Meaningful Connection” from Chace Ifland

A message from the series “Deep, Meaningful Life.” This week in our Deep, Meaningful Life series we’ll look at the importance of connection to others when it comes to living a life of flourshing. Most of us know we need connection, but genuine connection is often hard to come by in our world where we often feel the need to perform and conform just to fit in. In John 13, though, we see that Jesus’ vision was that the church would be a place where deep connection can be found.

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Message: “Deep, Meaningful Development” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Deep, Meaningful Life.” We kicked off our Deep, Meaningful Life series looking at our personal devotion in Jesus’ call to “follow me.” This week, we see the importance of our personal development. Devotion without development is shallow. We will dive into the ways Jesus developed his disciples to live a deep, meaningful life.

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Message: “Deep, Meaningful Devotion” from Jeff Lawrence

A message from the series “Deep, Meaningful Life.” The clean calendar of a new year invites us to renew and refocus our lives. This January, we will survey the New Testament Gospels to see how Jesus develops people to flourish as his followers. We are investing the entire month in you: your devotion, your development, your connection, and your expansion of God’s love in our world. This is a great time for everyday people — just like you and me — to wake up to deep, meaningful life in Christ.

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