Stepping in their Shoes
Date: April 16th, 2023
How can the church reach young people?
The numbers don’t paint a promising picture of Christianity in America, especially when it comes to young people. Consider these stats that Andy Jung shared on Sunday during his session, “Growing Young,” about how churches like First Pres can be more welcoming to...
Growing in Love
Date: April 4th, 2023
John 15:9-17 & Luke 19:28-44
Growing in Commitment
Date: March 26th, 2023
John 14:15-21 & John 21:15-19
Growing in Obedience
Date: March 19th, 2023
Mark 10:17-31 & Acts 4:32-37
Growing in Discernment
Date: March 12th, 2023
Matthew 7:7-23 & Romans 12:1-2
God’s love compels us to love
Love compels us. That’s what Paul writes in his letter to the Corinthians. But what does it compel us to do? Well, it compels us to love God and to love neighbor. And the best way to do both of them is to tell people about Jesus. And Paul actually shows us the way one...
Date: March 5th, 2023
Matt. 22:34-40 & 2 Cor. 5:11-15
How to Grow
Date: February 26th, 2023
Matthew 28:16-20 & Galatians 5:13-26
Spiritual growth can be slow, but it’s worth the effort
Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control. These traits, listed in Galatians 5, make up the fruit of the (Holy) Spirit, the evidence of being followers of Jesus. Who doesn’t want to have these attributes defining their...
Many Americans still believe in God and want to grow spiritually. That’s an opportunity.
They won’t want to hear it. That’s the excuse I often tell myself about telling people about Jesus and our faith in Him. Have you thought or said the same thing? In a time when the decline of the Christian faith in the West is on full display, it’s easy to get...