When God created Adam and Eve, he created the first family. You’d think it must have been perfect, but Adam and Eve’s two sons had a problem…Cain killed Able! Even though all of our families are flawed, God has given us some guidance that will help us build a strong foundation. This week, Pastor Doug will kick off this series with the first helps toward a better family. Join us for the beginning of our series, Family 30: Your Best Family in 30 Days!
In our final lesson on the Armor of God we will look at the Helmet Of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. Much like in football you wear a helmet to protect your brain we need to protect our brains and fill it with God’s goodness. The Sword of the Spirit is the Bible and the scriptures & truths should fill our minds and protect us from the devils intentions! Do you ever think about what you think about? Sometimes our thoughts lead us closer to Him ... other times they can hurt us and lead us further away. God designed spiritual armor to protect us. God helmet keeps harmful thinking out of our heads and loving thoughts in.
Prefrontal cortex, amygdala and neuroplasticity…Pastor Doug is getting in the weeds this week as he tries to enter into the scientific side of our brains. Apparently, he’s mixing both science and theology by making up new words like neurotheology and spiritual neuroscience…or is he? This week Pastor Doug will talk about how fear and anxiety is really an amygdala hijacking and how prayer is the key to unlocking your minds potential. This week bring your weed whackers but don’t miss out on our final message in Grey Matter.
We are discovering that the life we have is directly impacted by the thoughts we think. This week Pastor Doug is going to help us see how we can reframe our minds. There is no way to change many of the things in life that we will experience but we can change the way we think about those events and frame them in a positive light. Don’t miss week three in our series Grey Matter.
Most of life’s battles are won or lost in the mind. This week, Pastor Doug is going to build on the idea that your life is always moving in direction of strongest thoughts. As we jump into this second week, Pastor Doug will help us see how to train our minds to think differently because if you can’t control what you think you’ll never control what you do. Don’t miss this week message in our series, Grey Matter.
Our minds seem to have a mind of their own! We want things to be different but it’s so hard to change our way of thinking. There’s a battle going on in our heads. As we start this new series, Pastor Doug will talk about the reality that you can’t have a positive life with a negative mind. But he’ll also help us see that our lives are moving in the direction of our most powerful thoughts. Don’t miss this heady first week in our series, Grey Matter.
When your connecting with another person grows to maturity, it is an equally beneficial and equally sacrificial relationship. Needs are met, and genuine love is shared. These relationships are rare in our world but should be common among followers of Jesus. This week, Pastor Doug will wrap up this series as he uncovers the beauty of the relationship between David and Jonathan. Don’t miss this final message in our series, The Power of Connecting!
Giving of ourselves for the sake of others is a key trait of a Christ follower. There are always opportunities to help others by giving to a nonprofit or serving through a missional event but when we meet needs which are discovered through a personal relationship, it has a deep meaning and value. This week, Pastor Doug will look at ways we can meet the needs of others that we are in relationship with as we dive into the third message in the series, The Power of Connecting.
Once we meet someone it’s normal for us to move on and maybe never interact with them again. It is not expected that you follow up or take further interest in someone but when you do, you’re showing Christ’s love. This week, Pastor Doug will look at the power of taking an interest in others in the second message of our series, The Power of Connecting.
When we come across other human beings in our day to day lives, we have the option to keep to ourselves or to reach out and greet the strangers in our path. There is something validating when someone makes the effort to acknowledge us and shows an interest in meeting us. This week, Pastor Doug will look at the Biblical mandate to greeting others in the first message of the series, The Power of Connecting.