Mike shares why our confidence in the promises of Christ and our hope of a future together with him in paradise should give us joy in all circumstances and help our faith persevere through the trials of this life.
Mike discusses how the Bible uses the word "hope," why believers have hope, how they get that hope, and what that hope is.
“The word on the street is that faith is a potent mixture of intellectual and emotional self-control that when properly harnessed can literally change outcomes through positive thinking and clear visualization” (Larry Osborne, Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe). What is faith? And, can it really fix anything? Pastor Andy looks at these questions from a biblical perspective as we continue the series, Lies Christians Swallow.
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.
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.
Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, concludes part 1 of Who Is This Man?, our series through the Gospel of Mark. In Mark 6:1-13, we see a lack of faith in the people Jesus grew up with. But we also see a demonstration of faith in His disciples. Sometimes, familiarity breeds contempt, but it takes faith to follow Jesus. How comfortable are you in your Christianity? Is it time to step out of the familiar and follow Jesus into the unknown?
In the sixth installment of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 4:35-41. In this story, Jesus and the disciples head out across the Sea of Galilee in their boats, only to run into a dangerous storm that threatens their lives. What Jesus does is nothing short of miraculous, and we learn how we can follow Jesus even amidst the storms of life.
Pastor Andy kicks off a new series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man? Jesus never wrote a book, but more books have been written about him than anyone else in the world. He never wrote a song, but more songs have been written about him than any other person in human history. He never traveled more than 200 miles outside his hometown, but he left his footprint on the whole earth. Who is this man whose life has changed the course of human history and inspired billions of people over thousands of years to follow him? Your answer to that question will change your life... forever.