Posts tagged with Jesus

Easter: Fact or Fable?

It's not an overstatement to say that Christianity hinges completely on what happened that first Easter morning. So what happened that first Easter morning? Did Jesus rise from the dead or do we celebrate a legend that grew out of control? Join us on Easter evening at 5pm as we dive into the story of that first Easter as we seek to uncover the truth, Easter: is it a fact or a fable?...Read More

Christmas: Trying to Comprehend the Incomprehensible

Each year during the Christmas season I spend several weeks wrestling with the glorious truth of the incarnation, and every year I come to the same conclusion, it's incomprehensible. Sure, I know the story, but each year I am reminded again of the unfathomable reality of the Christmas story. But we must keep trying. ...Read More

Making Christ the Center of Your Christmas

The Christmas season is a special time of year, but what makes it special isn't all of the fun traditions that we partake in. What makes it special is what and who we are celebrating, Jesus! Unfortunately, it is easy to see the traditions and events of the season clutter our view of what is really important this time of year. What can we do to keep Jesus at the center of our Christmas this year? Here are a few ways that my family strives to keep Christmas all about Jesus....Read More

What Do You See in the Nativity Scene?

What imagery pops into your head when you think of Christmas? Is it the nativity scene? I think it is for many, if not most Christians. The nativity scene is beautiful on many levels, isn't it? It produces such a peaceful and happy sight, as we behold the sweet baby boy in a manger, with a glowing mother and proud father, onlooking shepherds, amidst farm animals in a barn. As wonderful as this image is, it is easy for us to get lost in it's tranquility and miss out on the grander reality of what really took place....Read More

The Vastness of Jesus' Creation

Creation is huge, but the God who created it, Jesus, is bigger. Take a minute and marvel at our Creator through His creation with me....Read More

4 Reasons to Delight in the Law of the Lord

When many read commandments and the law of God in the Scriptures they quickly characterize God as “bossy” and Christianity as about nothing more than rules that must be followed. So how is it that the Psalmist can delight himself in the law of the lord and meditate on it day and night? Who would want to dwell so much on something so burdensome? Here are 4 benefits that God’s law gives us that lead us to delighting in the law of the Lord!...Read More

This Changes Everything: A Study of 1 Corinthians 15

Major events in human history send ripple effects for generations, the resurrection of Jesus on the other hand creates tidal waves that will forever shape the future. How you respond to the resurrection will determine whether you are swept away by these tidal waves or you are able to ride them into eternal joy and glory. Over the next 8 weeks we will be considering the eternity altering implications of Jesus' resurrection with Paul as we walk through 1 Corinthians 15. The resurrection of Jesus was not simply a happy ending to a tragic story, it has literally changed everything and changes life for us in the here and now of life as well. We hope you will join us for this exciting study that will kick off on April 27, 2014....Read More

Easter 2014

Easter is generally celebrated with eggs, candy and bunnies. All of this is great, but is there more? We believe that the truth of Easter holds the power to offer true hope. We believe that the truth of Easter changes everything! Because Jesus died and rose again from the grave EVERYTHING is different! ...Read More

Jesus is Enough

Jesus is Enough. This little phrase is one we have repeated multiple times in sermons, life group studies, Facebook posts and so on and it is a phrase we want to carry with us everywhere we go, which is why we made some wristbands to help you do just that (available on Sundays). Our hope is that you can take this truth with you and be reminded of the joy and hope that can only be found in Jesus. Here is some additional insight as to what we mean when we joyfully say, “Jesus is Enough.”...Read More

Acts: The Gospel Goes Global

As Christmas has passed us we are now looking forward to the New Year and with a New Year brings a new series that we will begin on December 29, 2013. Let us introduce our series with a quote from Winston Churchill......Read More

Merry Christmas!

We hope you are enjoying this very special season as we rejoice over the greatest gift humanity ever recieved... Jesus! We want to invite you to join us as we reflect on and celebrate all that we were given by God in Jesus over 2,000 years ago. We will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas preparing our hearts for the true reason for the season we are in. Here are some notable events coming up we would love to have you join us for......Read More

Follow Me: Learning to Live the Commands of Jesus

Often when we are about to leave loved ones we make our final words to them important words. We remind them that we love them as we leave or as our wife leaves the house she reminds us of an important errand we need to run. When a manager leaves employees to run the store as he steps out he reminds them of work they need to take care of while he is gone. So what do we see from Jesus as He is leaving His disciples behind as He ascends back into Heaven? Listen to the final words of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of Mathew......Read More

Explore God

Does life have a purpose? Is there a God? Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is Christianity too narrow? These are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves as we consider our place in the world and try to make sense out of life. These are some of the biggest questions we will ever wrestle with and thus we need to invest ourselves into finding answers. On September 8, 2013 we will be starting a new series called, "Explore God," where we want to look for answers from the Word of God to these questions. Our goal in this series is to engage Round Rock in a spiritual conversation that will help us find peace for our restless souls by allowing God to answer these life altering questions. Whether you are in Round Rock or a surrounding community come out and join us as we explore God...Read More

Easter 2013 - Celebrating Eternity's Greatest Hero

With Easter being only a couple of weeks away we want to invite you to come and celebrate with us and take a moment to think about what Easter is really all about. The first thing that comes to mind for many when thinking of Easter cute bunnies or candy-filled eggs, but the truth is that Easter is about something infinitely bigger, it is about a Hero, THE Hero, who came to do what no one else could. Easter is an opportunity for us to remember that eternity's greatest Hero tasted death so that we might have life and we can have hope because of His victorious resurrection. Come and learn more about why Jesus is eternity's greatest Hero and celebrate the hope and the many promises this brings on Sunday March 31, 2013 at 6pm....Read More

Pursuing Holiness For Joy

Over the next few months in Life Groups we will be studying what it means to pursue holiness in our daily lives. While thinking through this pursuit I have started to think about what should motivate us. Why should we run this race? Why should we pursue holiness on a daily basis? I believe we can find that answer as we look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. The author of Hebrews shares why Jesus endured, even in the face of hardship and suffering....Read More

Praying Philippians 3

As I recently read and studied Philippians 3 I saw the attitude that Paul carried that helped him live a Gospel-centered life. I saw what drove him to abandon all and pursue Jesus with all of His life. He saw Jesus as infinitely valuable. He saw everything else as trash by comparison. When he saw Jesus this way, everything in life was different. Nothing else in life could satisfy. He was going to pursue Jesus with everything b/c Jesus is everything. I want this attitude. I want to value Jesus this way. This is my prayer as I read Philippians 3. Join me in asking God to help me love and value Jesus in this way....Read More