As Christians, we are called to live differently. Not because we are superior or self-righteous but because we know a different love. As we continue working our way through Ephesians, today we will see five ways that Paul instructs Christians to live differently. Lead Pastor John Almquist examines five ways that should characterize a Christian's way of life.
Holiness is something that is often talked and sung about, but is it something that Christians often try to be about? Today, the Apostle Paul is going to share with us the framework for why holiness is something we must all be about as Christians. There is no such thing as coasting spiritually, and today Lead Pastor John Almquist begins the conversation of why that's true as he examines Ephesians 4:17-24.
Have you ever thought what it would mean for the Christian faith if Jesus had not been Resurrected? Have you ever thought about the implications if the tomb was not empty? Join us today as first we see the Apostle Paul share with the church in Corinth that if Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is in vain. But second, he will share that in fact Christ has risen, and as such, we can find our hope in our faith! Listen as Lead Pastor John Almquist continues our study of Ephesians. Join us live Sunday's 10 AM at McKenna.
Have you ever wanted to be part of the 'in' crowd? Maybe you were voted most liked of some sort in school. Maybe you've just struggled to belong. Is it possible for church to become a place that requires you to fit in? If so, what would that look like? The way you talk, dress, bible knowledge, or maybe involvement? Listen to Part 2 of the teaching based on Paul's instructions for what the local church must be. How God desires, and has called, all churches to be effective in their ministry to one another, and by doing so, build themselves up in love. How the local church is meant to be a place of life change, as it is God's divine institution and primary means of extending Christ's love to seek and save a lost world. By the power of Christ, the local church is the hope of the world. Listen as Lead Pastor John Almquist looks at Ephesians 4:11-16. Join us Sunday's 10 AM at McKenna.
Have you ever heard the phrase "I love Jesus but I don't like the church"? That sentiment is far to common in our culture, and it often comes from good reasons. Listen in to part 1 of Eph 4:11-16 as Lead Pastor John Almquist continues unpacking the Apostle Paul's outline for Christ followers how we are to be a part of a church - that communities, Christians, as well as non-believers love. We are called to love Jesus and to love His Church. You're invited to join us Sunday's at the McKenna Event Center at 10a.
Have you ever known anyone with gifted abilities? Were they extremely funny always with a joke ready? Maybe they had the gift to listen really well or always seemed ready for extra dinner guest. Perhaps they were a great athelete who never seemed to miss a shot. What if I were to tell you that you're gifted? Actually, supernaturally gifted? As we continue our look through Ephesians, Paul is going to share with us how how God has given us gifts, and He has given us these gifts to serve and unite His Church. Listen to Lead Pastor John Almquist as he explores the next chapter of Ephesians with The Springs Community Church. Join us Sunday's 10a at the McKenna Event Center.
What about your community are you passionate about?
What would you want to tell everyone is THE most important thing to be concerned and consumed about? Hunger, homelessness, abuse, civic duty, local government, education, or art and culture are just a few that come to mind.
Consider if you were writing to a local church on behalf of God, what would be the first instruction or command you would give to them? To love others? To serve the poor? To be morally pure? To read their Bible?
While those are all good, they are not what the Apostle shows us comes first when calling the local church to live out their faith. Listen as Lead Pastor John Almquist discusses what the Apostle Paul shares must mark the local church in order for it to be a healthy, New Testament church.
Join us Sunday's at 10am in New Braunfels, Texas at the McKenna Event Center.
Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? Have you ever thought about whether or not God wants to use you to advance his Kingdom? Listen to this weeks message as Lead Pastor John Almquist discovers how God has called us to be his ministers on his mission. Join us Sunday morning at 10am at McKenna Event Center in New Braunfels, Texas.
Likely you've been told by your parents, spouse, kids, friends, or even a complete stranger how special you are. The opposite is likely true as well. You, or someone you know, has been told how disappointing they are or made to feel 'less than'. Feeling like an outsider and the the desire to feel like an insider is not new. It has been around since before Jesus walked this Earth. The Apostle Paul addresses the discrimination of his day between two very diverse, very different people groups. From Ephesians 2:11-22 we look at Paul's instructions about how we are suppose to love one another. Pastor John Almquist looks at how we are to respond to all people. Join us 10 AM Sunday mornings at McKenna in New Braunfels, Texas.