Captured with Transformation

Prepare to be blown away by an astounding moment in both the Old and the New Testaments, as Jesus, in Luke:4-16 fulfills prophecy by unrolling the scroll of Isaiah and reading Chapter 61, verses 1-3, aloud in synagogue. In essence, Jesus Christ is here declaring Himself the Messiah Isaiah spoke about. And what a Messiah... let's be captured by Him! Let's live for Him and His glory! Let's be transformed...

Captured by His Salvation

Today, we rejoin our Captured series with one of the most powerful prophecies in the Old Testament. In Isaiah 53:1-12, we learn through a prophet's vision about the coming Messiah and the incredible, life-giving sacrifice He will give to God's people. We're told about His rejection, His suffering, His death, and ultimately, His satisfaction and His salvation... all for us, even though we are sinners.

Captured by True Newness

Our fickle world is filled with promises of new ʺthingsʺ that will surely make our lives better, more convenient, sweeter and more gratifying. The truth, though, as we see in the words of the prophet Isaiah, is that true newness can only be found in a new Servant, Jesus Christ, who washes us clean of our sin and grants us everlasting life. Let’s dig into Isaiah 42:1-9 and discover true newness!

Captured by the Hope of Glory

We're excited today to introduce the first message in an awesome new series entitled Captured! Let's dig deeper into the words of the prophet Isaiah, who, despite being surrounded by darkness, gloom and fear, had such faith in the coming Messiah that he never gave up hope. As believers, we need to find ourselves in that place when we're tempted to lose faith. Remember, "of His increase there will be no end..."

Made New and Over the Moon

In the last in our series Made New, studying 2 Corinthians 5, Paul again reminds us of the incredible and undeserved truth that is the Gospel for believers... and we can't be anything but absolutely thrilled. When we're faced with the awesome reality that we have been regenerated and made new because of Jesus Christ, we're reconciled to God because of Jesus Christ, and we're bestowed Jesus' righteousness in place of our filthy sin—we can't help but be over the moon!

Made New and Motivated

Time for a heart check as we continue in our Made New series examining 2 Corinthians 5. Ask yourself honestly: what motivates you? To be motivated is to be moved, Paul tells us. Instead of being motivated by the fear of man, we need to be motivated by a fear of the Lord, motivated within opposition, motivated by our love for Christ, and motivated by a new ambition. He made us His ambition. Shouldn't we make Him our ambition?

Made New Means I Can See

Today, we continue our study of 2 Corinthians 5, focusing on God's wisdom on how we define the concept of 'newness'. In verses 6 to 10, Paul reminds us that believers must "live by faith not by sight." Even through the storm, we are not alone because the Holy Spirit gives us the incredible gift of faith. If we have faith, and make our lives count, purposing to please Him, we will see clearly... and live clearly.

Made New and Groaning

Welcome to the first in a new 4-part series that delves deep into the wisdom of God's Word from 2 Corinthians 5, where we stop to consider the concept of 'newness'. Humans tend to love all that is 'new'—but it's the wrong 'new' we search for in this temporary world. In today's passage, we learn about accepting the 'tents' (aka our bodies) that house us during our time here on earth, and remembering how much more God has planned for us in our eternal Home, Heaven. The older we get, the closer we get to seeing Him face-to-face!