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Recovery Road: Part Nine: Yield Myself to God to Bring This Good News to Others
Sunday, March 20, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series, Recovery Road. We talk about a final and key step in recovery. 

Missions Math
Sunday, March 13, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, we take a break from our Recovery Road series. Today's message will remind all of us to leave our comfort zones and go out to pursue what God has called us to do. 

Recovery Road: Part Eight: Reserve a Daily Time with God for Self-Examination and Seeking His Will
Sunday, March 6, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

One of the common challenges of recovery is relapse. How can we guard against it? This Sunday we address this topic as we continue our series, Recovery Road. 


Recovery Road: Part Seven: Evaluate All My Relationship Offering Forgiveness and Amends
Sunday, February 28, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

What do I do if I have hurt someone? What about when someone has hurt me? Part of recovery is dealing with the baggage of previous hurts.

We address healing hurts, as we continue our sermon series, Recovery Road. 

Recovery Road: Part Six: Voluntarily Submit to Every Change to God
Sunday, February 21, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Mother Teresa once said that in India people are starving physically, but in America, they're starving emotionally.  We all have a spiritual hunger and thirst inside of us, so we use phrases like "My life is empty." How can we be filled?

We answer this question this Sunday, February 21, as we continue our sermon series, Recovery Road.

Recovery Road: Part Five: Openly Examine and Confess My Faults
Sunday, February 14, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Guilt is universal. It strikes people of all ages everywhere. No one is exempt. Some experts call guilt the "number-one killer," surpassing cancer, heart failure, accidents, and addictions simply because guilt is a major contributor to all of these problems. We definitely struggle with guilt. How do we find the exit ramp for the guilt trip?

This Sunday we continue our sermon series, Recovery Road and discuss what Jesus has to say about purity and experiencing cleansing from our guilt. 

Recovery Road: Part Four: Consciously Choose to Commit to Christ
Sunday, February 7, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

One of the results of playing God and trying to control so many areas of our lives (and other people's lives!) is that we become weighted down, burdened, and exhausted. 

This Sunday we continue our sermon series, Recovery Road, and we discuss what Jesus has to say about control, and what to do about the burdens we carry. 

Recovery Road: Part Three: Earnestly Believe in God and His Power
Sunday, January 31, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

We all have regrets and hurts from our past. Sometimes, they hold us back and keep us from living effectively in the present and from facing confidently the future. How do we move forward?

This Sunday we get guidance from Jesus as we continue our sermon series called Recovery Road. 

Recovery Road: Part Two: Realize I Am Not God and Am Powerless
Sunday, January 24, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

There are over 500,000 different recovery groups in America. We all have issues, and many of us are getting help for them! We hope you will take advantage of the series we are doing at Life Church called Recovery Road

This Sunday, January 24, we look at the first principle of recovery.

Recovery Road: Part One: Do I Want to Exit?
Sunday, January 17, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Alcoholism. Divorce. Overworking. Grief. Drug Abuse. Codependency. Overeating. Sexual Addiction.

Many of us have run into painful problems on the road of life. We often feel stuck in dysfunctional directions and struggle to change lanes.

This Sunday, January 17, we start a new sermon series, Recovery Road, where we will offer a Christ-centered route from rut to recovery so you can overcome the hurts, habits, and hang ups of life.

Plugged In
Sunday, January 10, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday Pastor Brian gives an important message about being Plugged In. 

What If?
Sunday, January 3, 2016 :: Keith Abbott

Another year is in the books and a new one is beginning. If you are like most people, you look back over 2015 with a myriad of emotions. There is joy over the celebrations, sadness over the tragedies, a feeling of satisfaction over opportunities seized and regret over the ones lost.

What if this time next year, there were fewer regrets? This Sunday we look at some core habits that can curb some of our the regrets.

How to Have a Happy New Year
Sunday, December 27, 2015 :: Mike Kaply

We say it all the time, "Happy New Year!" But how do you do this? This Sunday we talk about how we can have a Happy New Year!

Why Did God Become One of Us? Part Three: Redeeming
Sunday, December 20, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

God sent his son Jesus so we could experience redemption. 

Why Did God Become One of Us? Part Two: Relating
Sunday, December 13, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

In life we go through trials and temptations. Do you think Jesus understands what we go through?

This Sunday we continue our Christmas sermon series called, Why Did God Become One of Us? and talk about what Christmas means when it comes to God entering our everyday worlds.

Why Did God Become One of Us? Part One: Revealing
Sunday, December 6, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We begin our new Christmas sermon series this week. Christmas is the time we celebrate Jesus Christ coming to us. But why would God leave the blessings of heaven to live in this broken world? This week we try to answer that question.

Generous Grace
Sunday, November 29, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Today Pastor Brian talks about one of the effects of grace in our lives.

Love Where You Live: Part Four: Take a Step
Sunday, November 22, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

This Sunday we wrap up our sermon series called Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring.

Over the course of the series, we've learned how important it is to love our nextdoor neighbors, and we've talked about how to break down major barriers in order to do so. Now, we conclude the series with a call to put into practice all that we've learned. 

Love Where You Live: Part Three: Facing the Fear Factor
Sunday, November 15, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, and talk about one of the greatest challenges in getting to know our neighbors: The fear of getting sucked into their problems and issues. 

Love Where You Live: Part Two: Tackling the Time Tension
Sunday, November 8, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

OK. Jesus is clear. We are to love our neighbors. 

But you might be thinking, “My schedule is already packed! What if my life is already too full? Do I have time to be a good neighbor?”

This Sunday, November 8, we continue our sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, where we tackle the time tension of neighboring. 

Love Where You Live: Part One: Taking the Great Commandment Literally
Sunday, November 1, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

The Bible contains 31,102 verses. There’s a lot of information in there!

Of all the important truths for our lives in the Scriptures, which ones are the most important?

This Sunday, we start our new sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, where we will hear from Jesus himself regarding the most important commands in the Bible: Loving God and loving others. In fact, he says that “there is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:31).

It is easier said than done! Listen as we examine how to live out these great high-priority truths in our daily lives!

God at Work: Part Seven: Brighten Up the Workplace
Sunday, October 25, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We conclude our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about one of the most important reasons God has place you in your job.

God at Work: Part Six: Common Good
Sunday, October 18, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, October 18, we continue our sermon series called God at Work and look at how God uses work in our world for positive change.

God at Work: Part Five: Called to Work
Sunday, October 11, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

According to Forbes Magazine, over half of all Americans are "unhappy" in their jobs. Are you one of them?

Maybe we are in the wrong job or have the wrong attitude about our job? We need to rediscover God's calling for our work.

This Sunday, October 11, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work and we look at the important topic of calling.

God at Work: Part Four: Integrity on the Job
Sunday, October 4, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We mourn this week as ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. He singled out Christians. Please be in prayer for the families of the victims.

This Sunday, October 4, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work. This sermon talks about taking a stand on our convictions at work and in life, regardless of the consequences.

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