Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

Chris Williams When I heard the title of Bobbie Nell’s message Sunday, I thought to myself, “this ain’t funny God, it’s my week to share and you gave me beauty.” There are a lot of words I would use to describe myself, but beauty would never come up. He did give me another word that I believe would be in …

Everything Happens For a Reason

Matt Knight “Everything Happens For a Reason.” That was Pastor Matt’s title to his sermon Sunday. I know we all have been told that very statement at some point in our life. It is so strange to me that we will just sometimes say things with good intentions that just aren’t true. Like Matt said Sunday, “We live in a …

LET HOPE ABOUND

David Magness This past Sunday, Pastor Matt continued his series with “That’s So Cliché: God Doesn’t Give You More Than You Can Handle”. In his message he spoke on how God is not the author of temptation in our lives and when we are tempted by the Enemy, God always provides a way out. As believers, we must know where …

The Battle and Victory Is the Lord’s

Bob Murray Our pastor preached a very practical message, this past Sunday, questioning the cliché, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.” In his message, he mentioned that trials of life can be great opportunities for us to feed off God’s power/provision instead of fear. He also shared that what we set our minds on (belief), determines our view of …

Never Alone

Randy Hagar There are a lot of questions in our lives… what do I do in certain situations? What’s God’s will for my life? Etc… Well, Pastor Matt has answered these questions for us. “What does love require?” Whether you are at work, at home, or at social gatherings, ask this question before you act, “what does love require?” I …

All Means All

Bill Morel I don’t know about you, but I get excited every time I think about the fact that Jesus’ death on the Cross was for ALL my sins. I don’t have to worry about laying in bed at night asking for forgiveness for everything I did that day… or else. I have been in church my whole life and …

Grace and Peace

Jeff Wood A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of walking through Ephesians 2 with my 8-year old son, Cooper in his Upstreet Kids Service (quick shoutout to B-Nell for an awesome job on the videos). This was right after hearing Pastor Matt’s message through the first half of Romans 5. As I was going back through these …

A Freedom To Love

Matt Knight Off the heels of the 4th of July weekend, my thoughts are still on how blessed we are to have the freedoms that we have in this great country.  This morning those thoughts were overshadowed by the thoughts of the freedom we have in Christ. John 8:36 says: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be …

Complete in Christ

Will Huddleson If you are like me, you’ve probably heard or maybe even asked the question, “Why would God?”. In a world seemingly full of confusion, tragedy, tensions and uncertainty…throughout history the question has been pondered. “Why would God allow this tragedy?” “Why would God not just heal this person?” “Why would God not just take control?” This list goes …

Is Doctrine Useful?

Randy Murray “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 3:16 The word “doctrine” has almost become a word forgotten in modern-day Christendom. So often the word conjures up thoughts of stacks of old books concerning forgotten languages and difficult concepts for the average church attender. Why is …