begins December 2, 2018
It’s Christmastime, a season of giving. But so much giving must also mean it’s a season of receiving too, right? As we wrap up our year in the New Testament letter to the Philippians, we learn in this passage how to receive help from others and the grace and peace of God as well. We know we are to be good givers; let’s be good receivers too!
October 28 - November 25, 2018
Philippians 4:4-9. Joy is hard to come by and peace is difficult to keep. The circumstances of our lives swirl around us and—if we’re not careful—make us dizzy as they pull us in every direction. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In Philippians 4:4-9 we find an exit from this turmoil, a recipe for true joy and peace. Our souls need not stay distracted and distressed, but can find their true center in Christ.
September 30 - October 21, 2018
Philippians 3:17-4:3. The busyness of life can blur our priorities. So many distractions can add up to some pretty poor vision for life and what it’s really all about. It’s not hard to lose our focus. As we continue our way through Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we’ll learn in this series just how essential it is that we live with mental and spiritual clarity, a sense of destiny, and a commitment to unity.
August 26 - September 23, 2018
Philippians 3:1-16. Life can wear us down or wear us out, especially when we’re trying to do everything on our own and in our own strength. There’s a better way. In this portion of his letter to the Philippian Christians, Paul makes one thing very clear: nothing matters without Christ. Knowing Him, serving and becoming more like Him, fulfilling His call on our lives…these are what matter most and provide meaning to everything else. Let’s not give up or give in; let’s learn to PRESS ON.
August 19, 2018
Student Sundays are one of Outlook's highly anticipated services. The services are planned, organized, and led by our students. Students will serve around the church in the tech booth, kids church, serving communion, leading worship, and finally our Student Minister delivers the sermon.
May 6 to May 27, 2018
Philippians 2:12-30. God's love for us is a gift. We can't earn it and don't deserve it. But once we experience it, something shifts in us. His love motivates us to serve and sacrifice. That's what He did. That's what love does. In this powerful passage we'll see there's good work to be done in the name of love, work that changes us and changes the world.
March 11 to April 1, 2018
Philippians 2:1-11. What does it mean to be great, to live a great life? To be a great person? The world we live in has its answers: achieve your dreams, be all you can be, believe in yourself. But in Jesus greatness is defined by compassion, humility, and love. We reach the heights of our potential only by lowering ourselves in service and sacrifice just as our Lord did.
February 4 to March 4, 2018
Philippians 1:12-30. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Nowhere is this more true than when we follow Jesus with our whole selves. Paul knew this personally and his experiences gave him a deeply wise perspective on suffering. In these words we can learn patience, faith, and integrity—especially when times are tough.
January 7 to 28, 2018
Philippians 1:1-11. Ever been tempted to go it alone? We all probably have. But sooner or later we realize that simply doesn’t work. In these opening words of Paul’s letter to the Philippian Christians, we hear his heart for the church and his firm conviction that life in Jesus is meant to be lived in vital connection with other believers.
December 3 to 24, 2017
The prophet Isaiah saw far ahead that the birth of Jesus would mean we could get to know God more fully and deeply as “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” There’s lots of power and truth in these titles. And Jesus can be all these to us. That’s the real miracle of Christmas.
October 15, 2017 to November 26, 2017
In this series we’re examining worship from every angle. What is it? Why is worship important? And how do we do it? We’ll blow away some stereotypes and wrong ideas and dig deeply in to the truth of what it means to worship the God of all the universe with everything we are.
August 27, 2017 to October 8, 2017
How We Can Restore Faith in Our Faith. We’ve been hacked. For a couple of generations now, people have been getting some wrong ideas about American Christianity because our faith has been hijacked by forces and philosophies and influences that miss the point at best and turn countless people off of Jesus at worst.
We’re going to tackle six such hacks with the goal that 1) our worldviews are challenged as we ask ourselves, have I been hacked? and 2) we better represent our faith and rescue it from false ideas.
The following series and notes are found by clicking here.
June 11-Aug. 13 No Turning Back. Our Summer Road Trip Thru Galatians
Apr. 16-June 4 Rise. The True Power to Overcome
Mar. 12-Apr. 9 His Cross and Ours
Jan. 1-Mar. 5 My Next Step
Dec. 4-Dec. 25 Kingdom Come
Aug. 28- Nov. 27 The Ten Commandments and Beyond
Aug. 21 Student Sunday
June 5- Aug. 14 Faith That Works. Our Summer in the Book of James
May 8-May 29 Fruitful. Holy Habits for Spiritual Growth
Mar. 27-Apr.24 All New. Life. Heart. Mind. Family. Future.
Mar. 6-Mar. 20 I'm making it my very own personal mission
Jan. 3-Feb. 28 Our Outlook