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The Ownership Question

Tim Hawks

September 15, 2019

Who really owns all that stuff that you have?  Pastor Tim Hawks begins our Defying Gravity series to show that if believe that God owns everything we will live a life of gratitude and contentment.

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God Is Able

Tim Hawks

September 8, 2019

Have you ever experienced a moment where you were overcome with God has done?  From the new Steiner Ranch building, Pastor Tim Hawks works through Ephesians 3 to remind us of what God has done and how he can work through us to do imaginably more.

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Living on Mission

Mark Canada

September 1, 2019

It often feels like when we do the right thing we are met with opposition. Pastor Mark Canada continues our Red Letters series in Matthew 10 to show that while following after Christ does come with a cost the reward of living is a life on mission is immense.

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What About Righteousness? Part 2

Tim Hawks

August 25, 2019

It is difficult to live a life of righteousness in the face of the world’s culture. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Red Letters series to show that a life of righteousness is about putting our time, heart, and motives toward doing the things that matter, with our reward coming from Christ.

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What About Righteousness? Part 1

Tim Hawks

August 18, 2019

Do you ever feel like that even though you work hard to follow all the rules, you still end of doing something wrong?Pastor Tim Hawks begins our Red Letters series in the Sermon on the Mount so that righteousness that God desires for us comes not from following rules but from a transformation of our heart.

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Future Hope

Mark Canada

August 11, 2019

When you think about the future, does it change how you act today? Pastor Mark Canada concludes our Isaiah series in chapter 65, which shows that our future hope can move us to action toward God today.

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God's Invitation

Mark Canada

August 4, 2019

As we continue our Isaiah series, we explore God’s invitation to each of us—one to a life that will satisfy our soul far greater than any earthly fulfillment. If you’re living in captivity rather than freedom, there’s a better way through a standing, open invitation from God.

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The Suffering Servant

Tim Hawks

July 28, 2019

Has a problem in your life ever been resolved in an unexpected way? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our series in Isaiah 32-53 to show how Jesus was used as the suffering servant of God that solved the problems of our sins and hurts with His death and resurrection.

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Behold Your God

Tim Hawks

July 21, 2019

When suffering we can question whether or not God really cares. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our series in Isaiah 40 to show that God is both committed and capable of rescuing us and is with us through the waiting for the suffering to end.

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Whom Do You Trust?

Tim Hawks

July 14, 2019

Who do you put your trust in in this world? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our series in Isaiah 36-39 to show that God is one that we can trust in when we are outmatched and even when we are facing harm or death.

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A Nightmare and a Dream

Tim Hawks

July 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered that if there is a God, why doesn’t He fix this clearly messed up world? Pastor Tim Hawkscontinues our series on Isaiah in chapters 34-35 to show that it is through God’s judgment of the world that will in the end bring the restoration to those who follow Christ.

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Killing Pride

Mark Canada

June 30, 2019

Do you consider yourself a prideful person? Pastor Mark Canada continues our series on Isaiah in chapters 13-14 to show that our pride puts our own desires before others and God, but that He has given us ability to break down pride through community.

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5 Things to Build Financial Stewardship

Anthony ONeal

June 23, 2019

 

 

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Taking God at His Word

Mark Canada

June 16, 2019

We all have something in our past that we regret, something that we wish never happened. Pastor Mark Canada continues our series on Isaiah to show in chapters 7 – 9 that like us Israel had a dark past filled with failure, but that there is hope for the future for everyone in God’s plan.

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Encountering God

Tim Hawks

June 9, 2019

Today, Pastor Tim explores Isaiah 6.  Have you ever truly encountered God, with blinders off and full focus on Him?  If you have, you’ll know it because you can’t help but go on mission with and for HIm. When God is the central figure of our lives, we recognize that we are more unworthy than we can ever imagine, but more loved than we could ever hope, and that changes everything.  

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Dissing God

Tim Hawks

June 2, 2019

Pastor Tim begins the Isaiah Series by looking at Isaiah 1-5. As we go through life, are we disrespecting God, leaving him on the side lines? We cannot both honor God and ignore him; respecting God means having a relationship with Him and knowing our identity in and through Him.   

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Living in Joy - Together

Tim Hawks

May 26, 2019

How is our joy affected by the people that surround us? Pastor Tim Hawks concludes our Made for Joy series by showing that the ability to experience gratitude while living in close community can bring joy to our lives as God intended.

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Becoming a Joyful Person

Tim Hawks

May 19, 2019

Is it possible to become a truly joyful person no matter what circumstance? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Made for Joy series by setting humility and identity in God as the most important factors in becoming a joyful person.

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The Power of Joy

Tim Hawks

May 12, 2019

Do you find it hard to be joyful when remembering the painful things you’ve done or that’ve been done to you? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Made for Joy series by describing how God can help us reframe our story of pain through the power of Joy.

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God, The Joy Giver

Tim Hawks

May 5, 2019

Do you feel like it’s hard to focus on good things when life is filled with fear and negativity? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Made for Joy series to show how we can experience long lasting joy when we see that all good things come from God.

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The Story of Joy

Tim Hawks

April 28, 2019

Do you find it hard to be joyful in a word that seems so difficult? Pastor Tim Hawks begins our Made for Joy series by showing through the Bible that God made us for joy, but as humans we have to overcome our tendency to focus on the negative.

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The Happiest Day

Tim Hawks

April 21, 2019

What was the happiest day of your life? This Easter, Pastor Tim walks us through why the day Jesus rose from the dead totally surpasses every other day in human history and how we can share in that joy.

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Mission Completed

Mark Canada

April 14, 2019

What kind of fan are you? This week Pastor Mark Canada takes us to the crucifixion of Christ on Friday to show how Jesus’ love and actions allows us to move from being spectators to participants as followers of Christ.

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Sharing God's Love

Tim Hawks

April 7, 2019

If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do? This week Pastor Tim Hawks takes us to Thursday of Jesus’s last week to show that Christ’s focus was to pray for his role, his disciples, and all of us so that the mission of reaching the lost would be carried on after his death.

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What is Jesus Worth?

Tim Hawks

March 31, 2019

Jesus is different things to different people. Who is he to you? Looking at Wednesday of the last week of Jesus’ life, Pastor Tim walks us how various people viewed Jesus’ worth and what we can learn from Jesus’ response.

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The Burden of Religion

Mark Canada

March 24, 2019

Are you more of a rule-follower or a rule breaker? This week Pastor Mark Canada brings us to the Tuesday of Jesus' last week to show Christ relieved the burden of religion offered by the Pharisees, and instead offered up a relationship with God.

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Everyone is Invited

Mark Canada

March 17, 2019

Who or what has the greatest influence on your motivations? Pastor Mark Canada brings us to the Monday of Christ’s last week to show us how we can imitate Jesus by being motivated to break down barriers for others to see the life changing reality of Christ.

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God Moments

Tim Hawks

March 10, 2019

When is the last time that you experienced something that you would call a "God Moment"? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our "In Focus" series by taking us through Jesus' Triumphal Entry to show that our own agendas for Christ may be blinding us from seeing the God moments happening around us.  

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What Was Lost

Tim Hawks

March 3, 2019

In His last week on earth, Christ was focused on completing His mission of redeeming every one of us. This week Pastor Tim Hawks begins our series "In Focus" by showing that Christ was focused on restoration, and how we can seek the restoration of those around us.

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Restoration

Tim Hawks

February 24, 2019

During our suffering we are often left wondering if it will ever end. Pastor Tim Hawks concludes our series diving into Job by showing through Job 42 that while God's plan does include suffering, it ends with restoration.

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Job: The God of the Storms

Mark Canada

February 17, 2019

Do you ever feel frustrated with God in the middle of the storm? Pastor Mark Canada takes us into the conversation between Job and God to show that our perception of our suffeirng is lacking and God is bigger than our understanding.

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Suffering: Hidden Discoveries

Tim Hawks

February 10, 2019

Can anything good come out of our suffering? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the story of Job to show we can trust God in any circumstance, that He will meet us where we are and rescue us. 

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"Why?" Unhelpful Paths

Tim Hawks

February 3, 2019

When faced with tragedy or suffering, we are often left asking why. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Job 4-8 to better understand how we can suffer with God, even when we don't have all the answers and feel far from normal.

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How To Support Those Who Are Suffering

Mark Canada

January 27, 2019

Do you ever feel lost about how to help someone that is suffering?  Pastor Mark Canada takes us through Job 2 to show that supporting someone who is suffering is not about fixing the problem but just being present.

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The Healing Power of Lament

Tim Hawks

January 20, 2019

How are we supposed to talk to God when we are suffering? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Job 3 to demonstrate the process of lamenting, when we can come before God with our honest thoughts and begin to heal.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Tim Hawks

January 13, 2019

This is the first sermon in the new series When It Hurts, The Life of Job. Pastor Tim will unpack suffering, God's involvement when we suffer and what we carry into suffering shapes our experience dramatically.

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Unsettled

Tim Hawks

January 6, 2019

Is there a situation or a relationship in your life that leaves you feeling unsetteld? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the story of Nehemiah to show how prayer is the first and most important stop to finding peace in our concerns.  

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Cravings

Mark Canada

December 30, 2018

We all have cravings and desires that influence our decisions and ultimately impact our lives and those around us. Pastor Mark will give us some clear action steps to help us move forward into 2019.

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Peace on Earth

Tim Hawks

December 23, 2018

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but also comes with the stress of meeting high expectations. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the nativity story in Luke to show that Christ came to bring peace, and that God's acceptance is not earned or deserved but given to us freely.

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Hopes and Fears

Tim Hawks

December 16, 2018

How do we live with hope and fear in a broken world? Looking at the Christmas story, Pastor Tim walks us through how we can experience joy in the midst of the fear we face in life.

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The Fear of What People Think

Tim Hawks

December 9, 2018

God placed Joseph in a position where he had to make a choice between his own insecurities, his reputation, and the opinions of others. How do you respond when the call of God differs from people's expectations of you? Pastor Tim walks us through how Joseph responded and what we can learn from his example.

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Are You Afraid to Trust God?

Mark Canada

December 2, 2018

What do you do when your life is interrupted? Are you paralyzed by the fear of the what if’s? During the first Christmas, we see a young girl named Mary, who faced a major interruption. Looking at Mary’s example, Pastor Mark Canada walks us through how we can trust God in the midst of unknowns.

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RSVP

Tim Hawks

November 25, 2018

This time of year, we can be overwhelmed with invitations for parties and family gatherings.  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Matthew 22 to show that though we don’t deserve it, we all have an invitation to the greatest celebration in the Kingdom of Heaven. 

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Talking Myself into Gratitude

Tim Hawks

November 18, 2018

As we finish the "Thank You" series, Pastor Tim Hawks encourages us to express the same gratitude exemplified in Psalm 103.

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Thankful People

Tim Hawks

November 11, 2018

What would happen if we lived a life of continual gratitude?  Pastor Tim Hawks continues our “Thank You” series to encourage us to become thankful people who live in the blessing Christ and continually practice gratitude.

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The Power of Gratitude

Mark Canada

November 4, 2018

This week we explore The Power of Gratitude as we begin a new series titled Thank You. Responding to God with gratitude brings about peace and joy that only He can provide. It is the cure for anxiety, worry and despair.

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Serve and Share

Mark Canada

October 28, 2018

Sometimes God puts us in situations where we can bless others by meeting a need and sharing how we have been motivated by the love of Jesus. Pastor Mark Canada completes our Bless series by taking us through the practices of serving with love and sharing your story and God's story.

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Listen and Eat

Tim Hawks

October 21, 2018

Today, we often have trouble stopping and fully listening to others as they speak. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Bless series by taking us through the practices of listening to others and eating together, both of which break down walls to truly connect with those around us.

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Begin to Pray

Tim Hawks

October 14, 2018

God has always wanted to bless people, and we can join Him. There is an easy way to start – prayer. Pastor Tim Hawks walks through the first practice in the BLESS framework and how by beginning to pray we can bless those around us.

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Be A Blessing

Tim Hawks

October 7, 2018

How often do you feel blessed in your life?  Pastor Tim Hawks introduces our series BLESS, by showing that all good things come from God, who equips those that He blesses to bless others.

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Our Pathway: How Do We Grow?

Tim Hawks

September 30, 2018

As we grow in our relationship with God, we all need some direction.  Pastor Tim Hawks concludes our Onward by taking us through the spiritual pathway that will develop growth, relationships, and impact in our lives and those around us.

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Our Core Values: What Guides Our Actions?

Tim Hawks

September 23, 2018

At Hill Country, we believe that our faith is something to be celebrated and lived out in every area of our lives. God has called us to be deliberate in the way we respond to His perfect love and grace. This week, Pastor Tim walks us through the core values that guide our direction.

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Our Vision: What Do We Hope to See?

Tim Hawks

September 16, 2018

When we look to the future of our church, what do we see God doing?  Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Onward series by presenting the vision of our church, and how God can use changed lives to change live.

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Our Mission: Why Are We Here?

Tim Hawks

September 9, 2018

What would you say that your life mission is, the purpose you are here? Pastor Tim Hawks introduces our Onward series by defining the mission of our church and the role each of us can take in reaching Greater Austin with the love of Christ.

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Ordinary Jesus

Mark Canada

September 2, 2018

In many ways, Jesus lived an ordinary life. He didn’t aspire to the limelight and often avoided recognition. As we finish the Ordinary series, Pastor Mark Canada looks at how Jesus set an example for us through his ordinary, everyday obedience.

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Do You Do the Dishes?

Tim Hawks

August 26, 2018

Everybody wants to start a revolution, but no one wants to do the dishes. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Ordinary series by looking at the life of Timothy, showing how God wants to work in us so that He can work through us.

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Small Things Count

Tim Hawks

August 19, 2018

In today’s culture, it often feels like one can’t make a difference unless they are doing great and big things.  Pastor Tim Hawks continues the Ordinary series in Acts 9 through the story of Peter and Dorcas to show that when small things count, great things can happen.

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Upside Down & Unexpected

Tim Hawks

August 12, 2018

We all want to make an impact, to find our way, to change the world for the better. Pastor Tim Hawks starts the Ordinary series in 2 Kings 5 through the story of Naaman’s maid to show that an ordinary and humble life can change world in unexpected ways.

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No Fine Print

Tim Hawks

July 29, 2018

We are surrounded by things that are too good to be true when we start looking into the fine print. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our journey through Romans 8 to show that we can have full confidence that nothing can separate us from God, who is working all things out for good.

Romans 8:28-39

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Grounded in Hope

Tim Hawks

July 22, 2018

When we are at the end of our rope and don’t know what to do, where can we find hope?  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Romans 8 to show that we can have hope by making the decision to accept God’s help through our suffering.

Romans 8:18-28

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Rescued

Tim Hawks

July 15, 2018

Do you ever feel trapped – maybe helpless and hopeless? Pastor Tim Hawks walks us through Romans 8:1-17 to help us see how God has rescued us from being trapped and given us freedom and life in Christ.

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Changing Your Ways

Jurie Kriel

July 8, 2018

Though we have the best intentions, we often fall short of being the person we want to be. Pastor Jurie Kriel brings us through Romans 7 to help us discover our new identity in Christ, which in turn can change our behavior.

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Breaking Free

Tim Hawks

July 1, 2018

Is it possible to live in true freedom, even with sin in all of our lives?  Pastor Tim Hawks leads us through Romans 6 to show how we can make the decision to break free from our sins today and live a free life.

Romans 6:1-23

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Anxious or Anchored

Tim Hawks

June 24, 2018

Are you living for happiness? Has the pursuit of happiness left you anxious? This week, Pastor Tim discusses a more reliable life goal. Looking at Romans 5, we will see how we can find peace when we pursue this goal rather than chasing after happiness.

Romans 5

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Faith Works

Tim Hawks

June 10, 2018

We live in a world where our worth and identity is securing tied the work that we do.  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Romans 4 and the story of Abraham to show that we are saved by our faith not our works, and we can find hope in God’s promises instead of our fleeting circumstances.

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The Good News

Mark Canada

June 3, 2018

Living in a world filled with anger and suffering, it’s always encouraging to hear some good news.  Guest speaker Mark Canada continues our study of Romans by taking us through Chapter 3 while diving into God’s good news of Christ, and how we can change lives with the gospel.

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Sound of Silence

Tim Hawks

May 27, 2018

Although we are constantly reminded of the wrong in the world, we often keep silent. Pastor Tim Hawks continues through Romans 2 and 3 to show that we often deem ourselves “good” by comparison or heritage, but true repentance is needed to rejoice in the Lord.

Romans 2:1-3:20

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The Deadly Exchange

Tim Hawks

May 20, 2018

Often the drastic situations of life leave us wondering what is going on and if it will get better.  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Romans 1 to show that people have exchanged the love of the creator for the creation, and that Christ can bring us back into a relationship with God.

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What's Your Story?

Tim Hawks

May 6, 2018

Have you ever felt alone in the chaos of the world?  Pastor Tim Hawks beings a study of Romans by exploring the man, the mission, and the message that Christ has given so we can live transformed lives of peace in the story He has created.

Romans 1:1-17

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Victims & Forgiveness

Jurie Kriel

April 29, 2018

Do you have a villain in your life?  Pastor Jurie Kriel closes out our Unmentionables series discussing what it means to be a victim or a villain, and how we can use the example of our forgiveness in Christ to forgive others.

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The Sexual Revolution & #metoo

Tim Hawks

April 22, 2018

Every day we are reminded of the affects of sexual harassment and abuse. Pastor Tim Hawks brings to light these subjects by showing our culture's flawed view of sex and how we can finally find the true intimacy we are looking for.

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Addiction

Tim Hawks

April 15, 2018

Addiction is rampant in our society, and we are all capable of becoming unhealthily dependent on something or someone. Pastor Tim Hawks shows the biological and environmental factors of addiction and gives biblical encouragement that we can break free and experience recovery.

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Depression, Anxiety, & Suicide

Tim Hawks

April 8, 2018

With so many people affected by depression and anxiety, why is it that we don’t talk about it? Pastor Tim Hawks shows the biological and experiential factors of depression and anxiety and gives biblical encouragement that it can get better.

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Easter 2018

Tim Hawks

April 1, 2018

Today we celebrate Easter, the day that Christ rose from the grave.  Looking at the details of the resurrection story, was Jesus’ defeat of death a message of hope, hoax, or of global transformation?

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Maligned

Tim Hawks

March 25, 2018

Have you ever been blamed when you only had the best intentions in mind?  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the grand entrance and trial of Jesus to show how he was maligned, and how our response should be like his, to continue to do good works.

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The Injustice of Life

Jurie Kriel

March 18, 2018

When is the last time that you felt like you didn’t get the justice that your deserved?  Pastor Jurie Kriel takes us through the last days of Christ to show how Jesus felt the injustice of his trial, but how his death and resurrection gave us life when in sin we have earned death.

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Betrayed & Denied

Tim Hawks

March 4, 2018

When was the last time someone close to you betrayed  or denied you?  Pastor Tim Hawks starts the Wounds series by examining Christ’s response to Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial to show how his example can give us healing for our own wounds.

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Prepared for Battle

Tim Hawks

February 18, 2018

Are you prepared for battle? The Bible tells us there are sinister forces in the world warring against us. Through Ephesians 6:10-23, we discover how to prepare for battle and walk in the victory we have in Jesus Christ.

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Inspired By Love

Tim Hawks

February 11, 2018

Can love really change our lives and our world? Pastor Tim Hawks leads us through chapters 5 and 6 of Ephesians to show that it is God’s extraordinary love for us that inspires each of us to live a life of love.

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A Design for Transformation

Daryl Horton

February 4, 2018

How can the church find unity in a world full of differences?  Guest speaker Rev. Daryl Horton takes us through Ephesians 4 to show that the  people of God’s Church are unified through the transformation of our purpose to display the fullness of Christ.

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Displaying Gods Glory

Tim Hawks

January 28, 2018

What does glory look like from God's standards?  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Ephesians 3 to reveal God's plan to use people who were dead in sin to do unimaginable things for God.

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Designing A Masterpiece

Tim Hawks

January 21, 2018

How can we live out our part of God’s glorious design? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Ephesians to show how God can take us from being spiritually dead and create beautiful masterpieces living in a holy family.

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All In

Tim Hawks

January 14, 2018

Pastor Tim Hawks begins our series on Ephesians by looking at Ephesians 1.

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Give UP on 2018

Jurie Kriel

December 31, 2017

What do you want the next year to look like? Pastor Jurie Kriel unpacks Matthew 16 to show how we can give up our year and lives to God.

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Jesus's Wish List

Tim Hawks

December 17, 2017

Have you ever thought of what Jesus wants for Christmas? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through John 17 to show that Jesus’ desire is for each of his followers to be living in the perfect love and glory of God.

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Satisfied

Tim Hawks

December 10, 2017

What would it take for you to be completely satisfied with life? Pastor Tim Hawks concludes our Counterfeit series with a Psalm of David to show that while the world offers short term pleasures, we can experience eternal satisfaction in God alone.

Psalms 16

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The god of Love

Jurie Kriel

December 3, 2017

What are we actually chasing after when we pursue “love”? Pastor Jurie Kriel continues our Counterfeit Series by defining the counterfeit god of Love and how our view of God’s love affects all of our relationships.

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The god of Comfort

Tim Hawks

November 26, 2017

What are the things that you find comfort in? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Counterfeit Series by revealing the god of Comfort as a false replacement and how a life of struggle for God’s Glory is a life full of adventure and passion.

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The god of Stuff

Tim Hawks

November 19, 2017

What would happen if all of your “things” were taken from you? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Counterfeit Series by showing how the god of stuff can easily define our lives by our things and how we can obtain true contentment from God.

 

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The god of Status

Tim Hawks

November 12, 2017

What do you want people to think about you? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Counterfeit Series by exposing the god of Status and how true acceptance and greatness is found only by following Jesus Christ.

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The Fraud Exposed

Tim Hawks

November 5, 2017

What are our modern idols, and how do we find ourselves stuck worshipping them?  Pastor Tim Hawks begins our new series by exposing the fraud of our God substitutes, and uncovering why we are driven to fill the God shaped hole in our lives.

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Love is Relentless

Jurie Kriel

October 29, 2017

Throughout this series we have stated that life will never rise above our experience of love. Pastor Jurie Kriel concludes our study of Hosea by showing how God’s love has never changed and that our mistakes cannot separate us from His relentless love.

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Love is Costly

Tim Hawks

October 22, 2017

How far would you go to save a relationship?  Pastor Tim Hawks continues in Hosea to encourage us to pay the relational costs to repair our relationships, and examine the true cost God paid to show us His love.

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Gods Love, Our Response

Tim Hawks

October 22, 2017

How will you respond to the love that God has given you?  Pastor Tim Hawks continues in Hosea to demonstrate how we are called to respond to this love by turning back to God and daily pursuing him.

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Love is Tender

Tim Hawks

October 8, 2017

Have you ever felt like that you are too far gone, that you’ve done something God could never forgive.  Pastor Tim Hawks continues in Hosea to show God’s love, which can reverse the pain of our mistakes and re-establishes our future with him.

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Love is Tough

Ben Schenck

October 1, 2017

It’s easy to question God’s love when we are faced by obstacles. Guest Speaker Ben Schenck pours into Hosea 2 in order to show that God’s tough love is for our benefit and his discipline is for our satisfaction.

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Love is Secure

Tim Hawks

September 24, 2017

Whether good or bad, we can never rise above our experience of love. Pastor Tim Hawks dives into the story of Hosea to show that God’s love for us is secure, and unlike any other love that we can experience.

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Let God Be God

Tim Hawks

September 17, 2017

What are we supposed to do when we feel anger toward God?  Teaching through the last chapter of Jonah, Pastor Tim Hawks shows that our anger at God comes from mankind’s reluctance to let God be God, and reluctance to trust in his dealings with others and ourselves.

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An Eager God

Tim Hawks

September 10, 2017

It’s often hard to stay eager when a situation becomes difficult. As we journey through Jonah, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how our loving God gives second chances, and what happens when a reluctant person comes face to face with an eager God.

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Inside the Fish

Jurie Kriel

September 3, 2017

Have you ever felt like you are stuck, that your reluctance has trapped you? As we continue our study of Jonah, Pastor Jurie Kriel shows how inactivity and passivity are the results of reluctance, and how we can pull ourselves “out of the fish” and live an effective life.

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Facing Down Reluctance

Tim Hawks

August 27, 2017

At some point in life, each of us find ourselves reluctant to act.  Beginning our study of the story of Jonah, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how easily we can bring ourselves to times of reluctance, but that through God, we have the power to overcome our hesitations and be used by Him.

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The Giant of Legacy

Tim Hawks

August 20, 2017

When our time on Earth is through, what about us will live on?  Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the story of David in 1 Chronicles 28-29 to demonstrate how to build a legacy built on the foundation of God, which will live on past our lifetime.

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The Giant of Consequences

Tim Hawks

August 13, 2017

Through the story of David, in 1 Samuel 12-20, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how God brings about the consequences of sin as a way for us to change our heart and turn to Him.  While we must accept the consequences, through Christ, we can also rise above them and find hope.

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The Giant of Passivity

Tim Hawks

August 6, 2017

When things go south, are you someone who jumps into action or watches from the sidelines? Pastor Tim Hawks continues the story of David in 2 Samuel 13-14 as example of how our lives are effected by passivity, and how God’s mercy calls us to action.

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The Giant of Sexual Temptation

Jurie Kriel

July 30, 2017

In a culture saturated with sex, how can we fight sexual temptation?  In 2 Samuel 11, Pastor Jurie Kriel lays out God’s context for sexual intimacy and uses David’s defeat to show how we can kill the giant of sexual temptation in our own lives.

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The Giant of Good Intentions

Tim Hawks

July 23, 2017

What really matters in life, our intentions or our actions?  In 2 Samuel 6-7, Pastor Tim Hawks shows us through the life of David that is it not what we intend to do, but how well our actions are obedient to God’s word and will.

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The Giant of Independence

Tim Hawks

July 9, 2017

We are taught that in order to live a full life, we must be independent, answering to no one but ourselves. Contrasting David and Saul in 1 and 2 Samuel, Pastor Tim Hawks shows that a life of independence from God will destroy a life and legacy, while living in dependence on God lets one experience a life rooted in reality.

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The Giant of Compromise: One Step Away

Josh Horton

July 2, 2017

As a culture, we are pretty effective at rationalizing even our worst decisions. Picking the story of David and Saul back up in 1 Samuel 27, Pastor Josh Horton shows how even the most simple and subtle decision we make can send down a path of compromise away from God, or keep us on the path of righteousness with Christ.

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The Giant of Revenge

Tim Hawks

June 25, 2017

If you had the chance to get back at someone who hurt you, would you? Diving into the conflict between David and Saul in 1 Samuel 24, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how just like David, we must put the punishment of evil into God’s hand and focus on forgiveness.

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The Anger Giant

Tim Hawks

June 18, 2017

How much of what you do and think about is driven by anger? Through the story of David, Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how Abigail seeks reconciliation, offers forgiveness, steps in to difficult situations, and strives to bring about good.

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The Giant of Difficult Times

Jonathan Pokluda

June 11, 2017

Have you ever found yourself in a place you didn’t want to be? Throughout life, we face difficult times. Looking at the life of David, we see how to trust God and navigate these times.

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The Fear Giant

Tim Hawks

June 4, 2017

What are you most afraid of? Through the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17, Pastor Tim Hawks shows the example of David of how we can overcome our fear giants by drawing courage from God’s faithfulness and power.

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The Image Giant

Tim Hawks

May 28, 2017

How can we prosper in world that seems like it’s stacked against us.  Pastor Tim Hawks shows the life of David in 1 Samuel 16 as a clear example of how we must replace our world “image” with a true identity and purpose rooted in God.

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The Worry Free Life

Ben Schneck

May 21, 2017

How can we be joyful in a stress inducing and anxiety filled world?  Pastor Ben Schenck brings us to conclusion of Philippians to show that our anxiety comes from our hearts pride and control over our lives, and how we can give our troubles and worries to Christ.

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The Joy of Confidence

Jurie Kriel

May 14, 2017

We are all searching for confidence that we will live a life of Joy. Guest Speaker Jurie Kriel takes us through Philippians 3 to show how our trust, values, and reactions are all upgraded when we put our full confidence in Christ.

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Descending into Greatness

Kip Nanninga

May 7, 2017

We all love a good Cinderella story.  Pastor Kip Nanninga picks up in Philippians 1 & 2 to show how Jesus’s story goes beyond all others by making the choice to make less of himself for our good, and how we can do the same.

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The Joy of a Vision Finding Joyful Purpose in Our Problems

Denny Henderson

April 30, 2017

How can we find joy in our lives in face of adversity? Guest Speaker Denny Henderson takes us through Philippians 1 to see Paul’s example and commands in seeing Christ in our circumstances, allowing us to live in joy and abounding in love.

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Why the Cross

Tim Hawks

April 23, 2017

Why did Christ have to suffer and die on the cross? Pastor Tim Hawks us through the final hours of Jesus’ life in Matthew showing how Christ’ humiliating death was the only way for God to have justice and love for mankind.

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The Facts

Tim Hawks

April 16, 2017

How can we truly believe that Christ rose from the dead? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through John 19 and 20 and the overwhelming evidence that Christ did in fact die and rise from the grave, changing the rest of human history.

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Your Resurrection

Tim Hawks

April 9, 2017

Do we know what really happens to us after we die? Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through 1 Corinthians 15 to show what it really means for our bodies to be resurrected with Christ and how He defeated death.

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Aim High

Tim Hawks

April 2, 2017

How can we keep ourselves from living an aimless life. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Colossians to show how Christ’s resurrection leads us in transforming our aim through gaining an eternal perspective.

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United with Jesus

Tim Hawks

March 26, 2017

Who are you really?  Pastor Tim Hawks leads us through Hebrews 2 to show that Christ’s resurrection has united us with Him and that we have a new and life transforming identity in Jesus.

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Disruption

Josh Horton

March 19, 2017

The resurrection of Jesus Christ did not happen, so we could live a good comfortable life.  Pastor Josh Horton leads us through 1 Corinthians 15 to show the disruptive power of Christ’s resurrection to transform our lives into one with eternal purpose.

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Name Dropping

Tim Hawks

March 12, 2017

Do we have a deep relationship with God, or do we just name drop Jesus? Using Acts 2 and Ephesians 1, Pastor Tim Hawks shows through understanding the resurrection of Christ, we are called to confident belief and courageous action.

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Free From Sins Power

Sam Holm

March 5, 2017

As Christians, how can live with our imperfect humanity that causes to sin.  Guest Speaker Sam Holm takes us through Romans 6 to show that not only do we have freedom from sin because of Christ’s sacrifice, but our lives can be alive and thriving in God.

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The Water: A Praying Life

Tim Hawks

February 26, 2017

As we continue in the Cultivate series, Pastor Tim takes us through Luke 11 to look at the example Jesus sets of prayer and how it can transform our lives.

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The Nutrients: Gods Truth

Tim Hawks

February 19, 2017

The world is filled with countless “truths” and views about life. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Psalm 19 to show that God lovingly gave us the ultimate truth, His Word, which can teach us how to cultivate and lead a thriving life.

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The Soil: A Sane Schedule

Tim Hawks

February 12, 2017

We live in a crazy world full of people with packed schedules. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Mark 2 and Exodus 20 to show how following God’s command for the Sabbath can cultivate a life in which we have more love for God, people, and our own lives.

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Thrive

Jurie Kriel

February 5, 2017

How can we thrive in a world that seems built to keep us down? Pastor Jurie Kriel takes us through John 15:8 to show that it is only in a relationship with God that we can have the space, the produce, and the provision we all need to thrive.

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Conformed or Transformed?

Tim Hawks

January 29, 2017

We live in a world saturated with brands and constant media competing for our attention. Pastor Tim Hawks shows through 1 John and Romans that the things that we conform to in the world can keep us from experiencing the transformation that God offers.

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Idols and What Rivals Our Affections for God

Kip Nanninga

January 22, 2017

Often we live our lives exchanging what is real in the eyes of God for temporary counterfeits.  Pastor Kip Nanninga takes us through Romans 1 to show how the Idols of the world that our desires want to follow keep us from experiencing the love from the true genuine God.

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Are You Deceived?

Tim Hawks

January 15, 2017

Sometimes we think that our daily actions and choices are just about doing life in our modern world. Pastor Tim Hawks shows through James 1 how we may be deceived and that our daily actions and choices reflect idols that are vying for our heart.

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Stuck

Tim Hawks

January 8, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like we’re stuck in life. Today, Pastor Tim Hawks brings the Word of God from Deuteronomy to show that we must cultivate a love for God so that we can thrive.

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Gifts That Say What They Mean

Tim Hawks

December 25, 2016

As we celebrate on Christmas day, Pastor Tim Hawks take us through the gifts the Magi brought Jesus, and how each gift has a deeper meaning in the story of the Savior’s birth.

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Joy to All the World

Juri Kriel

December 4, 2016

During Advent, we are reminded of the joy, hope, peace, and love that came with the birth of Jesus Christ.  Guest Speaker Juri Kriel shows us through Luke 2 that the Joy that God brought with his son Jesus is intended for all people.

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