In Ephesians 5:18, the Bible commands us to “be filled with the Spirit.” What does that mean? How can we be filled with the Spirit? And why are some Christians not filled with the Spirit? Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit by looking at what the Bible has to say about the filling of the Spirit in the life of a believer.
2,000 years ago during the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, the world changed. The Holy Spirit was poured out with power and supernatural miracles, fulfilling an ancient prophecy and ushering in a new era in human history. Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit as we look at this incredible event in Acts 2 and explore what it means to live in the Last Days.
It’s always nice having a guide and someone who can speak up for us. This week, hear from John 16 about how the Holy Spirit is our advocate and guide as we honor the high school seniors at LakeView.
Who is the Holy Spirit? There are so many weird, wacky ideas about Him floating around in the world, and to be honest, there’s a lot of unknown as well. For millions of Christians today, it’s too easy to neglect the Holy Spirit because we’re not really sure who He is, what He does, or how He works. Pastor Andy kicks off a new series, The God Christians Forget, by laying a biblical foundation for who the Holy Spirit is. As we’ll discover in the weeks to come, He is the key to living the Christian life God has called us to.
It seems there are as many beliefs about what happens after you die as there are people. Are any of these beliefs based in truth and does it even really matter if we know what happens after we die? The Bible has a lot to say about this topic. In this message Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, will explore six major things we know about what happens after we die and discuss how knowing these things helps us to live a more confident, purposeful, and God-glorifying life.
Do you tend to be a rule-keeper or a rule-breaker? How do rules and laws relate to right and wrong? What is right and wrong, anyway? Pastor Andy brings the fourth message in our series Stuff Christians Believe as we see what the Bible has to say about living a righteous life. Hint: It's not about following the rules!
What is the meaning of life? Philosophers have spent lifetimes debating and arguing that very question. The world has many ideas about why we exist, but they all fall short in some way. In this third message from the Stuff Christians Believe series, Pastor Andy examines how the Bible answers the question, Why am I here?
“Who am I?” is a question we all have to ask ourselves as some point. Mike Moll discusses the answer to this question from a biblical perspective. We are all created and loved by God, but because of sin, we are born separated from God. God calls us to faith in Christ so that we can be reconciled to Him and adopted as His children. When we place our faith in Christ, we are new creations and our eternal destiny changes, but we must learn to renew our minds and walk in our new identity. God’s love for us is not based on our performance, but is based on our being his beloved children, clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
The word “Christian” has almost completely lost its meaning in today’s world. What does it mean to be a Christian? What do Christians believe? What values do we hold? What are some of the things Christians do? Pastor Andy starts a new series that will weave in and out over the next couple of years as we explore what it really means to be a Christian. It begins with what we believe, specifically what we believe about God. That is the fundamental question of life, because what you believe about God determines everything else. Join us as we explore some basic Christian beliefs over the next five weeks.
Easter Sunday at LakeView Church! This special service included baptisms, music, and a message from Pastor Andy. We concluded our series through the Gospel of Mark, which is a “choose your own adventure” Gospel. As he brings his powerful story of Jesus to a close in Mark 16:1-8, Mark challenges us to choose our own adventure when it comes to following Jesus.
We continue to learn from the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Andy teaches another week in the Who is This Man? series. The passage is Mark 15, the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. As we see what Jesus endured on the cross, we’ll see how everyone around Jesus responded and reacted to Him, and we’ll be challenged with the question: What is my response to the crucifixion?
Pastor Andy continues the series through Mark’s Gospel. In Mark 14:32-52, Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples to spend the night in prayer. It was there He faced His darkest hour, the moment at which He began to experience separation from God the Father. As we see Jesus face the dark night of the soul, we’ll discover the way through (not around) suffering in our own lives.
Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, continues the series through the Gospel of Mark. In this message, Jesus gives the greatest commandment, and then we see a counter-example that points us toward the best way to love God passionately and love others unconditionally.
Teaching from Mark 9:2-13, Mike Moll discusses how the Law and Prophets, Mark, and all of Scripture point to Jesus. In light of God’s great story and Jesus’ glory, we are called to respond. We are called to open our hearts to Jesus as Lord, and then to love God and others well. In the end, it’s all about relationships; our relationship with Jesus and our relationships with the people God has placed in our lives.
Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 8:27-9:1, the passage where Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” What does mean for us today? We’ll see that when it comes to following Jesus, we’re either all in or all out… are you all in?
Have you ever gotten something mostly right, but a little wrong? Sometimes being close just doesn’t cut it. It’s the same with who we say Jesus is. If we’re mostly right, but a little off, it can have negative consequences on our faith. Pastor Alex continues our series through the Gospel of Mark and challenges us to see the signs and recognize who Jesus is.
Pastor Andy kicks off the second half of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?. We look at Mark 7:1-23, and discuss what is it that makes a person clean or unclean? Do you consider yourself to be presentable to God, or do you think of yourself as defiled and “unclean”? How do you know? And more importantly, if you are unclean, how do you become clean? These questions are answered in Mark 7:1-23.
Pastors Andy Fuqua and Alex Unis, and elder Ryan Horrisberger give a “state of the church address.” Together we look at the state of the Church in the world today, what God has been doing in our own church of LakeView, and where God is leading us as we move forward.
Mike Moll, chairman of our elders, concludes our series in Proverbs with a message about generosity. God has said a lot in His Word about giving, and it’s wise to live the way God intended us to live. Why is giving such an important part of God’s plan for us?
Pastor Andy continues our series from Proverbs, taking us to Proverbs 27:23-27 with a lesson from King Solomon on planning ahead. As we discover from the Scripture, it’s wise to think about tomorrow today.