Pastor Ben shares about the do's and don'ts of counseling others who experience suffering. Job's situation shows us how we can be mature in suffering and to prepare for the future storms of life. Just as listening is an important skill in communication, loving people well in the midst of difficulty is an important role of the church.
In this new series, we discover the realities of tragedy, pain, suffering, and grief that come our way during this life. As Pastor Ben shows us from Job's life, God himself will be our peace and joy as we walk through difficult times.
Christmas means that we have hope, but it does not mean that evil, pain, and suffering are finally done away with. Pastor Ben shares from Matt. 2:16-18 about the joy that comes through knowing Christ and the hope that comes from looking forward to when He will make all things new.
As we consider Christmas, the surprising arrival of the Magi brings the message of the Bible into vivid focus: Jesus seeks to save all men, even the outsiders like the Magi. Because He has come, now we have hope.
In this first sermon of our Christmas series, Coming Soon, Pastor Ben tells of the incredible hope that the coming of Christ brings. Not only do we celebrate his first coming, when he came to die, but we also look forward to his second coming, when he will restore everything–including us.
In this Comparative Worldview study, Pastor Ben explains the key teachings of Islam, the commonalities between Christianity and Islam, and why Islam and Christianity cannot both be true. As we seek to reach our Muslim neighbors, we also want to respect their beliefs and meet them where they are.
As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, we pause to thank God for the many good things he has done. Pastor Ben shares from Luke 17 about the importance of gratitude, and the delight it brings to our heavenly Father. What are you thankful for?
God has made us stewards over everything he has given us. From the parable of the dishonest manager, we learn that we should use our resources to make strategic eternal investments that truly matter. As Storyline looks forward to "Chapter Two," Pastor Ben challenges the church to think strategically and generously with what God has entrusted to them.