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So many of us are chasing happiness, aren’t we? Whether its through our careers, our bank accounts, exercise, or travel, we’re all trying to find joy. But, what does scripture have to say about attaining happiness? In this series, we’ll find out what the Creator of Happiness has to say.
IT STARTED WITH THREE
One fateful night 2000 years ago, Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus stepped out the front door of that manger, faced the cold wind, and somehow knew this was just the beginning. Just the three of them. Three who would change the world, but that journey would not be easy, but they were up for the challenge...
Imagine what your life would be like if you had perfect confidence that there was a God who knew your name and would never leave you. Imagine having a faith that was bigger than your problems. Imagine a faith that could sustain you through trials, temptations, and even success. Imagine peace without fear. Imagine a faith that allowed you to just trust God — no matter what!
This year, that’s where God wants to take you!
We all forget things…. cellphones, people’s names, even anniversaries! But sometimes, we remember things didn’t actually happen! Most times this isn’t a big deal. But, what happens when we build a theology on scripture... that never really existed?
LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN
Many adults learned about Santa Claus and God at the same time. And, while their understanding of Santa evolved, their concept of God did not. As a result, our childhood faith didn't hold up to the pressures of adulthood. What if we could start over? Join us as we hit the reset button on our faith and rebuild an understanding of God that can stand up to anything!
6 THINGS OVER TIME
What you do over time in the life of a kid matters. We believe there are six things you can intentionally do today to make the precious time you have make a bigger impact. It's just a phase... so don't miss it!
One of the last things Jesus did before He left this world was to instruct His disciples to teach the world HIS commandments. As the disciples looked back over Jesus’ teachings, they realized His commands were strikingly simple, yet incredibly demanding. In fact, they were seemingly impossible! In this series we examine the challenges Jesus put before us.
As a child, did you ever decide to run away from home? Maybe as an adult you decided you would run away from God. At some level, many of us are on the run from Him. What happens when we know what's wise, but we choose otherwise? Find out in this series, Run.
While the Bible is filled with amazing wisdom, certain sections stand out. Those popular verses, stories, or principles have become famous! Are they just some pop hit? Have we forgotten why these verses transformed the world? Let’s dig in the crates to discover the Bible’s Greatest Hits.
Wherever we are, we’re never really settled. We’re always thinking about what's next... graduation, new job, marriage, maybe even divorce? Transitions can be stressful because we can't see the future. What if you could do something now to influence where you end up then? Let’s prepare for what’s next.
Jesus loved people. Whats so amazing is that people who were nothing like Jesus liked Jesus — and he liked them back! Religion called them sinners, society called them outcasts, but Jesus called them friends. Can the same be said for christians today? Do unbelievers feel comfortable and safe in your presence, or do they feel condemned and judged? We may understand Jesus’ teachings, but have we mastered his method? For Jesus, it wasn’t necessarily about being right…it was about creating a relationship. What would it look like if we followed Jesus' lead in our interactions with others?
2,000 years ago an event occurred that changed the fabric of this universe. It marked the end of death and the beginning of life! Listen as we discuss three practical things we can learn from the empty tomb.
The Bible is filled with stories of Jesus miraculously healing people, but can this happen to us? Are these tales of healing just fiction or can they be our reality? From our health, to our relationships, to our past, Jesus has the power to heal us from the inside out!
THE SAME OLD THING
The Christmas season is the greatest time of year. We love the decorations, the music, and the gifts! But, when it comes to the actual story of Christmas, doesn’t it sometimes feel like its the same old thing? A baby in a manger and some wiseman. Every year, same story. How did we let such a special story lose its magic? This year, let’s change that!
THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL GUIDE
Thanksgiving has the potential to be a great holiday, but for many of us it's a reminder of broken relationships. How can we make this year different? Find out during this message from Downtown Harbor Church.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
If someone asked you to explain your faith, could you? Sure, we might be able to handle the Jesus part, but what about creation? Heaven and Hell? The reliability of the Bible? Join us for this series where we take a look at some of the most important aspects of Christianity.
WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE
Have you ever looked at your community and noticed a problem? You find yourself saying, "Someone's got to do something about that!" What if that someone was you? This November, find out what happens when we step up to respond to the burden God places on our hearts.
He was there at the beginning of creation, the birth of Jesus, the resurrection, and he lives in the heart of all believers. And yet, so little is known about him. This two-week series is an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit.
THE LIFE OF DAVID
You've heard of him before... The Man, The Myth, The Legend.
But he was real. He was chosen by God. He slayed giants, he honored those above him... and he messed up BIG time. But God used him anyway. It was an extraordinary life - one of the most famous in history. We're talking about the Life of David.
Fiction. It's made up. It's not true. But it sure is impactful. Why do you think Jesus walked this earth and used fiction to prove his most powerful points? For this series, we take a look at four of the most powerful parables that Jesus told to teach people of the time some impactful lessons.
POWER OF THOUGHT
Do you ever feel like your thoughts are out of control? Or, maybe they’re controlling and consuming your peace? From conquering worry to having peace about making large decisions for your future, Jesus has some answers for bringing order to your disorder.