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Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Joy
1 Peter 4:12-19 May 31, 2020
Happiness comes from external sources and joy is a gift of God that comes from within. Holding onto this joy in the midst of crisis requires realistic hope, responsive hearts, and raised heads.
Terry Lu It’s Alive! Alive With Urgency
1 Peter 4:1-11 May 24, 2020
Coming alive with urgency in the midst of crisis to be God’s agents of compassion to those in need requires that we don’t fall back into, or get stuck in the behaviors of our past. It also requires that we have a healthy view of the future, knowing that a destiny of eternal life or eternal death awaits us all.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Courage
1 Peter 3:13-15 May 17, 2020
When we become accustomed to living an “easy faith” that requires little of us when times are good, we fold under pressure when life becomes difficult. We must learn to demonstrate courage if we are going to come alive during times of crisis in life.
Cara Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Beauty
1 Peter 3:1-7 May 10, 2020
Peter offers Biblical wisdom for how to navigate marriage and family relationships while facing external pressures and difficulties. In the midst of our trials, we can easily compromise our love and submission to one another if we are not careful and aware.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Goodness
1 Peter 2:11-25 May 3, 2020
Peter knows that life is difficult, unfair, and harsh for his readers. But he says that no matter how difficult, unfair, or harsh life may get, as followers of Jesus, we are to always demonstrate goodness in our public behavior.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Collective Identity
1 Peter 2:1-10 April 26, 2020
As Christians, you and I are not just a saved person or a chosen person. We are a saved people and a chosen people. Unless we learn what it means to be a collective body of believers and not just individual believers, we will not flourish in inhospitable environments.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Holiness
1 Peter 1:13-25 April 19, 2020
In the midst of our trials we are to pursue ethical behavior, make as many good choices as we can, and live as upright as possible to showcase our love and commitment to God. Even though this is difficult to do during hard times, this helps us come alive and feel alive in the midst of crisis.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Hope
1 Peter 1:1-12 April 12, 2020
The resurrection of Jesus confirms three realities that cannot forget as our lives come under pressure. Jesus coming back to life reminds us who we are, what we will inherit, and what our trials accomplish in us.
In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask Him to teach them to pray. Jesus responds with offering them the Lord’s Prayer. Through this series, we unpack this profound prayer line by line, to deepen and mature in how we communicate with God.
Explore the unique ways God has formed us through our spiritual gifts, heart’s desire, abilities, personality, and experiences. How God has created us to BE helps determine what He intends for us to DO.
Too often, we have been made to feel guilty for questioning our faith. But uncertainty is a companion in this life we cannot avoid. While we can never fully escape our doubts, we don’t have to be controlled by them.
BLESS is an approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s not about downloading information and memorizing scripts, but about learning to love our neighbors well. It is a way to participate in outreach more effortlessly, effectively, and authentically.
Advent is a season of anticipation that focuses on Jesus’ arrival, but so much surrounding Jesus’ birth was surprising. Jesus came at an unexpected time, through unexpected people, in an unexpected place, bringing unexpected love.