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 …

The Struggle of Worry

Do you struggle with worry? I used to. It was something that followed me from the time I was a child all the way through my mid 30’s Typically, I would find myself worrying about things in which I had no control over the outcome. I’d read my Bible searching for the promises of God, “trying to do the right …

Literal Bible

Do we take every story or every word in the Bible literally? Did first generations really live for hundreds of years? Is there really going to be a 7-headed beast like Revelation speaks of (Rev. 13:1)? If you don’t take a literal approach to the Bible you will have to interpret or spiritualize what it actually means. Does that not …

Is my faith strong enough? Is His?

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 I don’t know about you, but this is something I used to really …

Remember Your Identity

Titus 2:11-12 “The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age.” One of the biggest misconceptions about preaching, teaching and living in abundant grace is that you have to believe, “you can get saved and do whatever you want …

Walking In Freedom

You know how squirrels are always darting out in the road trying to cross, some make it, some don’t, the ones that don’t make it could have if they would’ve stayed on course. I realized years ago, my spiritual life was a lot like that of a squirrel in that I would try to cross the road to that freedom …