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.
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.
Who are you? Likely someone has asked you that very question. Have you ever asked yourself "Who am I?" In case you're curious - the Bible has a lot to say about this subject. How you answer this question tells a lot about your view of God. Is He a God looking to slap you down with eternal disappointment every time you mess up? Is He an eternal grandfather that doesn't really care about you and is just okay with you no matter what you do or how you treat yourself and others. Neither view is biblical but is widely accepted. There is good news, no great news! Today Pastor John Almquist continues in part five of our study of Ephesians (Eph 2:1-3) looking at who God says we are in His eyes. Join us 10 AM Sunday mornings at McKenna in New Braunfels, Texas.
Chances are you've seen the holiday car commercial where someone in some make-believe world walks outside their house on Christmas morning to a perfectly manicured, snow-covered lawn where a very expensive, German made, new car awaits adorned with a giant red bow. Have you ever received an undeserving gift? Maybe over the holiday you or someone close to you received a really spectacular gift. Likely it wasn't a new car but perhaps it was still breathtaking. Lead Pastor John Almquist looks at Ephesians 1:7-14 unpacking the Truth that you are treasured by God.
Have you ever considered if you really can choose God? Does God only choose you? These ideas are ones all Christians have wrestled with individually and as congregations. A right understanding is paramount to understanding who you are and how the God in heaven is truly in love with you. By no means is this the easiest topic to tackle but it is rich with truth, love, compassion, and thought. Lead Pastor John Almquist examines Ephesians 1:3-6, unpacking this foundational aspect that is significant to every believer in Christ or anyone considering giving Christianity a second thought. Come join us on Sunday mornings as we would love to connect with you. Learn more at http://thespringsnb.org
Have you ever wished you were rich? Not kinda rich but filthy rich? What if you were and you didn't know it? How would it change your life? How would it change the life of those around you? Today Lead Pastor John Almquist starts a new series on Ephesians where we learn more about our identity in Christ Jesus.
In a world that brings us laughter, excitement, and triumphs, it can also bring loneliness, pain, and overwhelming challenges. Simply put, life can be hard. There is good news! God never intended for us to go at this life alone. Join us and hear about the Good News as Lead Pastor John Almquist helps us stay focus on what 'good' really means. Join us Sunday's at 10a in New Braunfels, Texas.
What to do when sin wins? Most everyone has had a friend, relative, or neighbor bent on self-destruction. Often times they claim they're not hurting anyone as they leave a path in history marked by pain. What is the most loving thing we can do? What should we do? How can we best care for them? Lead Pastor John Almquist continues part three of a closer look at conflict resolution and what to do when someone full surrenders to win, and is resolute in their selfish desires to never look back. Join us on Sunday morning for a great equipping opportunity for a waiting world.
Who doesn't like to be right? Most of us won't admit it, but much of the time we're more interested in being right than being at peace. What marks a true peacemaker? Lead Pastor John Almquist continues part two of a closer look at conflict resolution. Join us on Sunday morning for a great equipping opportunity for a waiting world.