Pastor Chris Seay shares a message from the home of our World Champion Houston Astros; casting vision for the season ahead, and the opportunities we have to cultivate and deepen relationships as we provide hospitality and invite others into the stories that God is writing in our midst.
Pastor Titus Benton continued our Exodus series into this Easter season with a striking message about the book of Exodus: The book isn't so much about an exodus as it is about God's presence. God is not only beside us but God, like in the tabernacle, dwells inside of us in the Holy Spirit. God is always with us.
Pastor Chris Seay offers an Easter message from Magdala on the Sea of Galilee about the vital roles of women in the Resurrection narrative. What do the experiences of Mary the Mother, Salome, and Mary Magdalene have to teach us about strength in trauma, the support offered by women in our own lives, and our call to pass on our stories of faith? We're also joined by writer/speaker Amena Brown, who shares a story of an important woman in her life, and the profound gift of her spoken word poetry.
Pastor Chris Seay continues our Lenten series with a message about our forgetfulness. As we return to the Eucharist, tell our stories, and mark our lives and surroundings in remembrance, we are reminded of God's unfailing love and deliverance. Our sister Erika Graham followed up with a message about the reality of being spiritually awake: when we're awake, any work we do is sacred and serves as a reminder of the living God.
Pastor Sean Palmer continues our Lenten series. Like Moses, we are often more concerned about making an impression than we are with making an impact. Sean also challenges us with the truth that sometimes success comes to us in spite of our lack of faith.
"We want people to pay attention to us, to recognize us, to give us our due. This is how our identities, worth and significance are grounded. We want to be relevant, spectacular or powerful. So we go through life fishing for such things, a grasping that keeps knocking us off center, spiritually speaking."
- Henri Nouwen
In Numbers 20, Moses disobeys God by striking a rock rather than speaking to a rock to cause water to rush from it in order to provide for his people.
In what ways is your life designed to make an impression on people rather than making an impact for the Kingdom?
Often we interpret success as the result of faithfulness, but Moses was disobedient. Still, God provided water. Regardless of how successful your life looks, in what ways are you being unfaithful to the Lord? What "rocks" that you are striking are actually an invitation into repentance?
Why does success and people’s opinion of us matter so much culturally? In what ways specifically it is of deep importance to you how you are seen and perceived?
Hail To The Lord's Anointed
Your Love Is Strong
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
All My Tears (Be Washed Away)
Even My Darkness
Pastor Titus Benton reminded us in this Lenten season that God's rules aren't so much strict moral guidelines as they are an invitation to a transforming relationship of freedom. God's people have a choice — either take no other gods, or choose to be enslaved by whatever else they worship.
Guest preacher Nancy Ortberg shares a much needed word on the unique witness of the Church in a divided world. When we truly embrace our unity in and under God, stop comparing, and simply serve one another, lives are transformed in ways that we can never predict or anticipate.
Pastor Chris Seay continued our Lenten series in the story of the Exodus; sharing an important and heartfelt word on God's desire for intimacy with us. We've been raised to merely follow rules, when what God truly wants from us is relationship.