Big Bang Theory-Audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

5/24/15

Description:Are faith and science as radically opposed as many believe?“Our culture and the media forcefully promote the idea that science and faith are at odds, but the ironic and virtually unknown reality is that modern science itself was essentially invented by people of Christian faith.” – Eric MetaxasThis message suggests that science and faith are complimentary and need not fear or fight one another, but depend on each other

Big Bang Theory-VIDEO

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

5/24/15

Description:A message on faith and science. Final message in the series, But what about ...?

Raising ... you know - Audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/17/15

Description:Perhaps the most difficult issue for those who follow and those who object to Christianity is the question of hell.The objection is as follows: How can the concept of judgement in hell possibly be reconciled with the idea of a loving God? Responding to this objection requires that we examine what Jesus was talking about when he talked about hell. This will in turn help us understand some very important realities related to hell. 1. The condition of our own soul. 2. How to raise peace within ourselves and in the world. 3. The unfathomable depths of God's love.Let’s go there …

Raising ... you know.-VIDEO

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

5/17/15

Description:Perhaps the most difficult issue for those who follow and those who object to Christianity is the question of hell.The objection is as follows: How can the concept of judgement in hell possibly be reconciled with the idea of a loving God? Responding to this objection requires that we examine what Jesus was talking about when he talked about hell. This will in turn help us understand some very important realities related to hell. 1. The condition of our own soul. 2. How to raise peace within ourselves and in the world. 3. The unfathomable depths of God's love.Let’s go there …

Faithful Doubts - Audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/10/15

Description:All the topics we have explored in this series have one thing in common – they create doubt. It’s no surprise that doubts have been present in the lives of serious skeptics, curious seekers, serious agnostics and atheists. Doubt is actually an obstacle to Christianity for many.What if I told you that doubts arise in the lives of serious followers of Jesus – even those in Jesus’ inner circle? What if I suggested that doubt is a doorway to faith for those who don’t follow Jesus and for those who do?The events of the first Easter can help us understand why the journey of faith is full of doubt

Faithful Doubts - VIDEO

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/10/15

Description:All the topics we have explored in this series have one thing in common – they create doubt. It’s no surprise that doubts have been present in the lives of serious skeptics, curious seekers, serious agnostics and atheists. Doubt is actually an obstacle to Christianity for many.What if I told you that doubts arise in the lives of serious followers of Jesus – even those in Jesus’ inner circle? What if I suggested that doubt is a doorway to faith for those who don’t follow Jesus and for those who do?The events of the first Easter can help us understand why the journey of faith is full of doubt.

The Truth is Out There VIDEO

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/3/15

Description:Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. At his trial, Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” Pilate is not alone in his question. The quest to seek, find, understand, and live by truth is one that touches us all. The prevailing theory today is that each us must determine our own “truth” and seek to live by it without violating another’s personal quest for their own truth. But when truth claims inevitably clash, how can we determine which ones are valid? Is there truth that is absolute? Christians believe they have absolute truth. That is, they hold beliefs they believe everyone should believe. This is a major obstacle to faith for many, and a reason that Christians can be accused of oppression by imposing their view of truth on those who hold to a different truth.•“The heart of liberty is to define one’s own concept of existence of the meaning of the universe.” – Justice Anthony Kennedy What can be said in response to this idea?This message explores how Christianity provides answers to questions of truth, freedom, and liberation through the person of Jesus.

For God's sake, where is God?-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/26/15

Description:While being forced to watch the hanging of a child at Auschwitz, holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel writes, “Someone asked, ‘For God’s sake, where is God?’”Just the headlines of a newspaper, the first ten minutes of a news broadcast, or a quick look online will reveal the worst of evil and suffering in the world. With a 24 hour news cycle in place, it can be overwhelming. Such a feeling leads many to question or even abandon their faith in a God who promises to know and care for his creation. Others point to the presence of suffering as proof of God’s absence altogether. This is a formidable problem, but not a new one.While no single sermon could begin to alleviate the pain many of us have experienced, this message does seek to explore how Christianity can address the very real and important problem of evil and suffering. We’ll look first at an approach I don’t believe helps at all, then three that can help a great deal.

Taking God at His Word-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/19/15

Description:One of the biggest obstacles to Christianity is the Bible itself. The object of criticism, ridicule, and dismissal, the Bible is seen by many as an outdated, unreliable, and culturally backward collection of ancient legends. My conversations over the past year have included these thoughts:“Kevin, the accounts of Jesus’ life were created and fabricated by the political winners. They suppressed the evidence of the historical Jesus’ role as a prophet or teacher. Much later, fabricated stories about him doing miracles and claiming to be Divine were added to the documents in order to consolidate power and political advantage?”“I actually like a lot of things in the Bible. But you can’t take it all seriously. Too many sketchy historical issues. The bigger hang-up for me is the loopy stuff with human rights issues (family, marriage, slavery, genocide). The Bible supported some sick stuff.”There is a great deal of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and a whole lot of misinformation about the Bible that unnecessarily leads to the conclusions above. In this message, I want to suggest that you can confidently trust the Bible historically, culturally, and personally. You can take God at his Word.

Come and See-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

4/5/15

Description:Everyone has beliefs. Yet those beliefs differ between individuals. Religious belief is a source of both great curiosity and conflict between people of like faith, differing faiths, and no faith. Indeed, beliefs create conflicts within one’s self as those beliefs intersect with life. Christianity exists as a voice among a chorus of beliefs.Christianity is unique among those religious voices. This is primarily because Christianity is essentially a relational voice, not a religious one. If Jesus did anything, it was to overturn the religiosity of his day in exchange for what God has been after all along; a relationship with you. That makes your decision about Jesus pretty important.But there are plenty of important questions, issues, problems, difficulties and obstacles between Jesus’ call and our decision. What do we do with those?“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” – Matthew 28:5-6This series is about addressing the obstacles to belief. We’ll begin with what it means to take Jesus’ invitation seriously.

God Forsaken-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

3/29/15

Description:Could you imagine the Lord of the Rings without the death of Gandalf? What about the Shawshank Redemption without any difficulty for Andy Dufrense? What if someone omitted the valley of the shadow of death from Psalm 23? Most of us would admit that death is the way through which life emerges, but in the story of Jesus, we too often desire to merely glance at Golgotha and gaze on the Garden tomb.Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann put it this way, "We cannot leap from Palm Sunday to Easter. We have to go day by day through the week of denial and betrayal to the Last Supper to arrest and trial and execution. That is the only road to Easter, and that is our work this week."Brueggemann is exactly right. You don’t get the whole story of Jesus without an unflinching focus on the isolation, the darkness, and the decent into absolute abandonment endured by the God forsaken Son of God.This message puts us at Golgotha, the place of the skull, as we face the crucified Son and focus on some of the most powerful words he ever spoke.

Counterfeit Sexuality- Audio

Anthony Ochoa

3/15/15

Description:Follow-up resources: Documented statistics: josh.org/resources/researchAccountability Software: covenanteyes.com // x3watch.com

Counterfeit Sexuality- Video

Anthony Ochoa

3/15/15

Description:Resources:Statistics: josh.org/resources/researchAcountability Software:x3watch.comcovenanteyes.com

Pursue Pure Passion-Video

Dr. Kevin D Glenn-Sr. Pastor

3/8/15

Description:There’s no denying that sexuality is a significant component in a healthy marriage. In fact, sex is a major component in just about every area of life. Sex is used to compel you to buy everything from burgers to cat food. Sex is promoted in every medium and pushed at every moment. Even the American Psychological Association published a report revealing the ways sex is used to market products to children as young as 4 years of age.For people seeking to pursue lives of purity within marriage, prior to marriage, or outside of marriage (as singles), where can a productive conversation begin?There is a lot of information about sex in scripture, but the approach may surprise you. The Bible’s attitude toward sex is neither cavalier, nor taboo. Instead, God’s word provides a very high, very balanced and ultimately holistic view of sex that guides us to be neither players, nor prudes.

Keep Your Promises-Video

Dr. Kevin D Glenn-Sr. Pastor

3/1/15

Description:The secret to a successful marriage is the ardent conviction that marriage is a sacred covenant. It is a promise before God to be faithful to another; a promise not lightly entered and not lightly broken. As such, even when the relationship gets ugly, we resolve to restore it. With that resolve we seek to learn skills, develop techniques and use relational tools to address the issues that arise. These can be useful, but techniques, skills, and tools are always secondary to the true bedrock of marital health – the security that comes from a promise made and a promise kept.“Security is the unsung need, the overlooked ingredient that can make your marriage the best it can be. Security underscores every facet of your relationship. Security makes your marriage the safest place on earth, the place where you want to live, and grow, and love.” – Dr. Gary SmalleyThis message strives to bring clarity to this essential element, and help us commit to the security that comes from the promises we make and keep to each other.

Fight Fair-VIDEO

Dr. Kevin D Glenn-Sr. Pastor

2/22/15

Description:One of the best pieces of marital advice I ever received was from a gentleman who told me just before my wedding, “learn how to argue with each other.” Of course, in my young, idealistic naiveté I just grinned, nodded, and thought, “Serena and I won’t argue enough to need to learn how.” Boy, was I in for a surprise! I learned quickly that conflict and friction are unavoidable realities in marriage.The question is not if you’ll fight, it’s how you’ll fight.Want to learn how to make fights fair and conflicts constructive?This message focuses on the right attitude and actions necessary for couples to keep conflict healthy and productive.

Seek God First-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

2/15/15

Description:This series is about what you can do to work toward a fail-proof, lasting, meaningful, honorable, sexy, and satisfying marriage. Over the next few weeks we’ll examine how God leads us toward commitments that make marriages healthy, happy, and holy.In this message, we begin with the foundation upon which a good and godly marriage is built.

Full Circle Change-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

2/8/15

Description:Moses and the Hebrew people are on their way. The distance from Goshen to the Jordan is estimated to be between 200-300 miles. So, when Moses finally led the Hebrew nation out of Egypt, the change in geography should have been just a hop, skip and jump from the northeastern tip of Africa to the Land of Promise, right? Well, yes and no. Just do a Google search for Exodus route and you’ll see that despite direct caravan and trade routes from Egypt to Canaan, the journey taken by the Hebrews looks like a route chosen by throwing spaghetti noodles at a map. Most scholars estimate the direct journey could have been accomplished in a matter of months. Instead, the journey of change for the Hebrew people took 40 years!As we strive to make and keep necessary changes in our lives, part of the way forward may involve a route that circles back, winds, rewinds, and takes demands far more time and repetition than you thought. •Keeping change in our lives is often accomplished through indirect progress; keeping the journey in motion, but at a pace and direction that allow us to heal, to get stronger, to become confident, to get our bearings, and gain the maturity necessary for the remaining changes to be successful.•Another facet of this idea is found in the reality that big change is sustained more through seemingly small and consistent choices, than through drastic and sporadic ones. In that space between abandoning an old way and adopting a new way, which way should we go?

From Bad to Worse-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

1/25/15

Description:One of the most overlooked challenges to keeping change are the unintended and unexpected consequences that force one to clarify why such a change is necessary.When God chose Moses to be the catalyst and communicator for the massive changes coming to the Hebrew nation, little did Moses and his people understand what was coming. While you and I have the advantage of knowing how the story ends (they make it to the Promised Land … eventually), let yourself slip into their sandals.Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’” 2 Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.” – Exodus 5:1-2Not only has Pharaoh refused to let them go, but things are about to get much worse …What can we learn when our own efforts at change result in unexpected difficulty?

Nativity of John the Baptist-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

12/7/14

Description:Have you ever heard of “The Nativity of St. John the Baptist?” When I first read about this celebration years ago the terms “Nativity” and “John the Baptist” really threw me for a loop. The Nativity of John the Baptist is a feast held on June 24 commemorating the birth of John the Baptist to the previously barren Elizabeth and her husband, Zechariah, a priest. It turns out that John the Baptist has a big part in the way Mark’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus. Mark’s “Nativity story” begins with John the Baptist. Mark sees John’s ministry as the place to begin. For earth to receive her King, his arrival must be announced, and the people must be prepared. The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, 2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:“I will send my messenger ahead of you,who will prepare your way”3“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,make straight paths for him.’John carried out his calling in a way that got the attention of Kings and commoners. He drew a crowd, gained followers, and influenced an entire region. We’re talking about John all these years later because of who he was and how he lived. Keep in mind, John might have been wild, but in the end, he is a messenger – a person like you and me. He pointed the way, proclaimed the way, and got out of the way. The text reveals at least four qualities of his life and message that we all can apply to our own lives.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

11/30/14

Description:For many, the “most wonderful time of the year” is a time of weariness. Songs of peace on earth echo as conflict escalates. The celebration of God with us, amplifies our sense of loneliness. For some, the holidays are a time to survive. Jesus entry into time and space brought a message of peace, hope, and light into a world of violence, oppression, and darkness. He called his followers to be very much aware of the world’s condition, but to embrace a vision of a kingdom existing within, alongside, and in contrast to the powers of this world. God’s people serve as bearers of hope, beacons of light, ambassadors of peace, agents of justice, and catalysts of change.You may think that the world is spinning out of control, but God has not forgotten us. He's still in control. In his time, he will intervene again in history, until then – we are his hands and feet.Today’s scripture offers simple, but powerful reminders of how God is with us and works through us in difficult times.