After preaching the gospel, Paul finds himself locked in prison - not knowing if he would be released or executed. If you found yourself in a similar situation and you knew there were people on the outside who loved you, who looked to you for wisdom and guidance….what would you want them to know? What would you tell them? If you knew your time was running out, what last minute wisdom would you want to impart? Find out what Paul wanted to share in this series, "Prison Letters."
What would make you happy? A bigger house or a better job? More money? An Instagram-worthy vacation? None of these things are bad! And most of these things can bring you happiness… but it’s fleeting. What would make you truly happy?
THE BIG 10
The Ten Commandments are the most famous set of rules the world has ever seen. You may not have them memorized or know where to find them in scripture, but you know they exist and you know they’re important! But why are they important? How do these ancient rules impact our lives today? Join us as we explore The Big Ten!
One fateful night 2,000 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. In this series, we relive the Christmas story and focus on the three people from the very first Christmas.
PREPARING FOR PEOPLE: A HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE
It’s November, which means the holidays are almost upon us! Are you ready for house guests, Thanksgiving at the in-laws, and office Christmas parties? Deep breaths — we have you covered! Join us during this series to find out how to survive the holidays.
Jesus was a master storyteller. For three years, He used fictional stories to impart real truths to His followers. For those willing to listen, these stories would change their lives.
ASK ME ANYTHING
Life isn’t always easy. There are decisions to make and problems to solve but often we don’t know where to turn for advice. We've been told the Bible has all the answers, but where do you even begin? What if we got the opportunity to ask God? What if God hopped on social media and posted to His followers: "I'm here. Ask my anything!" What would you ask?
THIS IS TRUE,
THAT IS REAL
Tension exists in Christianity — it always has— but that makes us uncomfortable. We think that tension threatens the truth, competes with it, or perhaps even waters it down. However, tension actually amplifies the truth! We believe that God allows for tension so that we can understand Him in a bigger way!
TAKE A STAND
When we're pushed to our limit, we have a choice to make. Will we choose the path of least resistance, or will we have the courage to Take a Stand?
In this four-part series, learn about Daniel and the important points in his life when he stood for God.
It was broken in 9th grade. It swells with pride when you see your children succeed. It fills with warmth when you see that certain someone. We’re talking about your heart! But according to scripture, we can get heart problems. Left to linger, these heart issues can take over our life. In this series, we talk about four common heart problems and what we can do to break free from them.
Every once in a while, Jesus would make a statement that made folks scratch their heads— perhaps you've been there, too! In this series, we dive into some of the wild statements that Jesus made that would go on to change the world.
In this series, we are taking a look at little nuggets of wisdom handed down from the wisest man that ever lived — Solomon. Our hope is that if we can begin to not just understand, but apply, these bite size pieces of wisdom to our everyday life, they will make our lives better and help us to be better at life.
GOD'S HONEST TRUTH
There comes a time in all of our lives when we are presented with God's Honest Truth. It can be uncomfortable, it can challenge the way we think, it can demand that we reprioritize our life... but if we have the courage to listen and embrace it, the truth can change our lives and set us free.
AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME
2000 years ago God launched His plan to save the world. It would change lives, it would shatter stereotypes, and it would prove that God loves us. Christmas is the story of hope, and it came at just the right time.
2020: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
2020 has been a wild year! During this series, we’ll be taking a look at 3 areas in our lives that have been most impacted and we'll see what scripture has to say about finding some healing!
PERMISSION TO SPEAK FREELY
As Americans, we are blessed with the freedom of speech, but often it’s that very right that gets us into hot water! Join us as we explore what Scripture has to say about the power of words.
THE ROAD AHEAD
For over 30 years, Paul travelled around the Mediterranean spreading the news about Jesus Christ and would go on to write over half the New Testament. We are well acquainted with his wisdom, but do we really know his story? In this series, we join Paul on his journey to meet the man behind the scripture.
In this series we take an in-depth look at what happened before it all happened! Those thousands of years before Jesus stepped on the scene is steeped with amazing stories and truths! Join us as we take a look.
Are we better off without God?
It's a question that culture has been asking more frequently over the last few decades. In this series, we let a recent scientific study about Christianity guide our exploration of this age-old question.
On the evening of the first Easter, the disciples found themselves locked behind closed doors. As we find ourselves in a similar situation 2020 years later, it's important for us to embrace the freedoms found in the resurrection. Join us for a celebratory message about the greatest event in the history of mankind!
Prayer is one of the greatest tools ever handed to Christians and, yet, so often we feel as though we have no idea how to use it. What do we say? Does it actually work? Is God really listening? This series, our goal is to give you the confidence to speak to God in a way that you never have before.
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
So many of our problems — or perceived problems — take up residence in our heads. This series aims at putting a spotlight on these issues and using scripture to find the solution
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.