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Simplify: Living Life with Room to Breathe
Ever say to yourself, “I need a break! I need some time to catch my breath. I can’t catch up”? Many of us feel overscheduled, overspent, and overwhelmed. Because of activities, choices, work, expenses, we feel a constant strain that affects our relationship with God and others. But God teaches us a better way to live. In this series you will learn how God designed you for cycles of work and rest, and how allowing breathing room into your life can lead to less stress and more freedom to be used and blessed by God. Your life won’t simplify itself. You must act. Are you ready?
Choosing the Future You Want: 5 Crucial Decisions that Will Unleash God's Plan for Your Life
If God has a good plan for your life, does that mean it’s predetermined and you have no part to play? God teaches us repeatedly in the Bible that we are responsible for the decisions we make and that these decisions determine whether we experience the beautiful plan God has for our life. God gives us the freedom to accept or reject His will, to obey or disobey His direction, to follow or ignore His leading. The good news is that no matter what bad decisions we’ve made in the past, we can make better ones today. In this series we will look at five crucial decisions that will unleash God’s plan for your life and give you the future you really want.
Do you ever feel tired? Worn out? Feel like you are doing whatever it takes to just keep your head above water? It is not that you are doing anything wrong, but you cant seem to shake this feeling that there has to be something more? Maybe you are looking for some fulfillment in life. Maybe through relationships, a hobby, or a job, or even your religion. Join us on Sunday as we wrestle with the question where are we getting our fulfillment?
Crossing the Sea
We all find ourselves in impossible situations, when it seems there is no hope. But with God, there is always hope. When Israel found themselves stuck between Pharoah's army and the Red Sea, it seemed there was no way out. But God made a way. God's parting the Red Sea teaches us how to move from fear to faith. No matter what challenges we face in life, God is in control. He can lead us out of our situation into something brand new.
Love 2 Hope
This week we will hear an update from Edinbrook’s own Sean and Kay Levesque who travel the US with their three kids educating churches and community leaders about the terrible reality of human trafficking. This new form of slavery is in our own backyard. According to MNDot in 2015, Minnesota had the third-highest number of human trafficking cases in the US. It’s time the church armed itself with information in order to fight for justice and freedom. Be here this Sunday as Pastor Brent interviews Sean and Kay to help us better understand this problem and how we can practically make a difference as followers of Christ.
The Art of Prayer
Let’s be honest, prayer is a struggle. But the Bible teaches that prayer is effective, bringing real change in our lives and in the physical world we live in. Therefore, it’s crucial we learn to pray. It’s not just that we should pray; it matters how we pray, and God teaches us about prayer so that our prayers will become realities. Whether you’ve been praying faithfully for years or you struggle with praying, this series will take your spiritual life to the next level.
When People Meet Jesus
Jesus is the embodiment of freedom, relief and forgiveness, yet so many people choose to turn away from Jesus rather than towards Him. On the flip side, for those who desire to get closer, it can seem that life gets in the way and discourages us. So what are we to do? Come learn a strategy from five guys who would stop at nothing to reach Jesus – even taking drastic measures to do so.
The Bible teaches us a better way to live. Once we desire and seek out God's wisdom, we find that putting God's Word into practice leads to less stress, more productivity and healthier thoughts. This series is not based on theory or platitudes; it's based on God's Word filtered through the personal experience and testimony of those who have put God's Word into practice. See for yourself if it doesn't prove helpful.
Hope Is Alive
Easter is more than a good thought or wishful thinking. Easter is based on an actual historical event: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s important that we determine whether this event really happened, because if it did it is the greatest news there is. It means we can live lives filled with hope and great expectations. It means all things are possible. Find out for yourself if Jesus’ resurrection is true.
The Supremely Awesome Wildly Contagious Radically Loving Hope Filled Family
Family Car rides with weird smells, messy bedrooms and bathrooms, out-of-hand board games, and people who can drive us absolutely crazy. That’s life with family. But family can also make us stronger, more loving, and provide opportunity to influence and help others. Family-life isn’t easy, but it is good! Whether your family needs just a little help or a brand new start, this series will help your family grow better together.
God Is On the Move
Many people think God and the church are dead. But miracles are still happening today. Lives are still being changed. Families are being healed. People of different color and walks of life are being brought together in the powerful name of Jesus Christ! God is not dead; God is on the move! In this three-part series, we will discover what God is doing right here in the Twin Cities. We will hear about how God is changing lives and Edinbrook’s vision and future plans, and we will learn how to better interact and communicate with people of all races.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Do you know who you are? Many of us have thoughts of ourselves that are superficial and perhaps just flat-out wrong. Culture bases our on our looks, wealth, status, and the things we’ve done in our past. But God doesn’t base our identity on these things; God basis our identity on our relationship with Him. Understanding who we truly are is crucially important because it affects every aspect of our lives (how we feel about ourselves, how we relate to others, knowing good from bad, etc.). Claiming who we are in God’s eyes is the only way to ever live in true freedom and victory.As we begin the new year, let’s examine the lies that we might be believing about ourselves. Let’s begin the new year knowing who we truly are in Christ!
A Christ-Centered Christmas: Recapturing the True Christmas Spirit
Christmas can be a glorious time of year, but it can also be misleading. Trees, lights, presents. Is this what Christmas is all about? No! Christmas is about Jesus Christ being born into the world to bring hope to sinners. So do we stop with all the trivialities? We don’t have to. In fact, we just might find that these things are symbols of a deep reality. In this series we will look beneath the surface and learn how the trappings of Christmas point us to the indescribable facets of the glory of Christ.
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Finding Hope in the Midst of Current World Events
Hurricanes, mass shootings, threats of war. It seems like the world is falling apart, and falling apart fast. Are we in the end times? If God is good, why is all this happening? Is there hope? The reality is we don’t have to live in fear or despair. It has often been the darkest times in world history when God has done His greatest work. Perhaps we’re on the precipice of something glorious. In this series we will discuss current world events, how we can navigate the chaos, and play a part in bringing about a greater good.
No Longer Slaves: If Jesus has set us free, why don't we feel free?
The Bible says, “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Yet, how many of us still feel like we’re struggling to walk in freedom? How many of us still feel enslaved to things like fear, worry, and guilt? If Jesus has set us free, why don’t we feel free? In this series, we will define true freedom, explore the root of our struggles, and learn how to align our lives with the reality of our freedom in Christ. Because of Jesus, we really can live free!
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