“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.
Beau Martin brings us a message from Proverbs 8:1-13 and 14:11 about speaking righteously and using our words to build up instead of tear down.
This week we started a new series from the Book of Proverbs called Wisdom for the New Year. Pastor Andy goes to Proverbs 4:20-27 to bring a message written by King Solomon over 3,000 years ago—a message that is still relevant today. The Bible is filled with wisdom that will help us discover God’s design for life and live according to His plan.
At the heart of most New Year’s resolutions is the desire to be happier. But what is happiness and how can we pursue it in 2018? Pastor Andy teaches three lessons about the pursuit of happiness from Psalm 1.
Pastor Andy Fuqua brings the story of the wise men from Matthew 2:1-12 for a Christmas Eve candlelight service. What is the greatest gift you can give this Christmas? The best Christmas gift you can ever give is to give yourself to the Lord.
Pastor Alex Unis continues the Christmas Songs series with a message from Luke 2:29-32. God answered an old man’s prayer by allowing Simeon to see Jesus on His first visit to the temple at just eight days old. Simeon had waited decades to see God’s salvation, and was overjoyed to meet the Lord. How patiently do we wait on God? And are we filled with joy when He answers our prayers?
Pastor Andy continues our series looking at the original Christmas songs recorded in the Bible. In Luke 2:14, the angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests." This leads us to ask who are those on whom God's favor rests? Am I someone who is favored by God? How can I be included in that group and receive God's peace this Christmas?
Mike Moll, one of our elders, brings the second message in our series Christmas Songs. In Luke 1:67-69, we find Zechariah's response to the angel who told him his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in her old age. That son was John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ.