Make Every Effort
November 18th, 2019
Before we get started, stop and think about the most difficult person in your life. Who do you struggle to relate to? With whom do you seem to always be in conflict? Now, think about the person who “g...
I Will Put My Trust
November 2nd, 2019
Humans have trust issues. For that matter, so do all animals, and for good reason! Alfred Lord Tennyson captured it well when he described nature as “red in tooth and claw.” Think about your own feeli...
A Saintly Identity
October 23rd, 2019
On Sunday morning, Jurie made the scandalous claim, “I’m not saying that I am a sinner; I was a sinner…. I am a saint.” I call this claim scandalous because so many of us, in our heart of hearts, beli...
The Way of Truth
October 16th, 2019
The word apologetics is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as follows: As we discussed in the first sermon of this series (Is Truth True?), the Truth always wins in the end. The old saying, “Th...
The Logic of Control
October 10th, 2019
Not to begin on a depressing note, but take a moment to consider the moment of greatest pain in your life. It may be physical pain, or emotional hurt, or overwhelming grief. What was that moment for y...
The Fact of the Matter
October 2nd, 2019
This week, Jurie took us on a journey of understanding the nature of truth. As humans, we have this amazing ability to explore, investigate, and understand aspects of reality. Some believe that we hav...
The Heart of the Question
September 27th, 2019
Sunday, September 29th, we will start our sermon series called, “Questions Austin is Asking.” It’s an interesting title, and it recalls the fact that Jesus’ ministry was one filled with questions. Jes...
Celebrate and Rejoice!
September 24th, 2019
Our God is a God of celebration. You may have heard it said, “We should live every day like it’s Christmas.” Another way of putting it is, “Jesus lived and died for you yesterday, today, and tomorrow,...
Enemies of the Heart
September 17th, 2019
In Andy Stanley’s book, Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions that Control You, he discusses four emotions that can trap us and rob us of healthy relationships with ourselves, one...
Planted and FEARLESS
September 10th, 2019
If you have been in the church for some time, you are likely to have heard that there are over 300 verses that say, “do not worry,” or “do not be afraid,” in some form. It’s repeated throughout the Ol...
What is Your BEST Habit?
September 3rd, 2019
Odds are, you know your bad habits. As soon as you stop to think about it for a moment, you can dredge up all the bad habits you’ve ever had, from addictions to nervous behaviors to time-wasters. So o...
Where You're Planted Matters
August 27th, 2019
Driving through the Hill Country surrounding Austin provides an interesting botanical experience. There are beautiful meadows (or at least medians and shoulders of the road), filled with bluebonnets, ...