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There’s something that rises up in each of us. It keeps us from apologizing, admitting we’re wrong, or showing weakness. It keeps us from forgiving. It causes us to lie about our pasts, to cheat instead of lose, and to feel happy when someone else fails. It stands in the way not only of our relationships with other people, but our relationship with God.

What is this thing and how do we kill it?

  • Remote Controlled
    Andy Stanley, 08.09.15
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    There is a sin that is so common to the human experience, it is the gateway to all other sins. It promises to make us bigger, better, and more important, but only makes us smaller and meaner. It strips us of our capacity to connect with others. It stands between us and our heavenly Father.

    So, what is “it” and how do we kill it?

  • Heaven Rules
    Andy Stanley, 08.16.15
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    Maybe you’re a “Three P” person—you have power, prestige, and possessions. You have influence. You are envied. People take you seriously because of what you’ve accomplished, what you look like, or who you’re married to. There’s nothing wrong with being a “Three P” person. But when it comes to pride, “Three P” people face a unique challenge.

  • Known Survivor
    Andy Stanley, 08.23.15
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    We all want to be friended, followed, linked, and mentioned. We all want to be recognized, admired, sought after, and envied. We hunger for approval. We want applause. We want to be known. But what do you do when there is no amount of “known” that will satisfy your appetite?


Do you know the feeling? The feeling when you attempt to convince people they have to try something you’ve experienced? An experience like you’ve never had before? And the more you try to explain, the more you realize some things are simply beyond explanation.

What are we talking about? Well, you’ll just have to . . . come and see.

  • Experience Required
    Patrick Mitchell, 07.12.15
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    You may have wondered, How did the church get started? Why do people all over the world gather together every week to worship God? From the earliest days of the church until today, people become followers of Jesus in the exact same way: through an invitation.

  • Most Christians are Jerks!
    Chris Brown, 07.19.15
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    Some organizations hope and pray that their customers never find out about Yelp or other websites that allow customers to voice their opinions or review their experience. While other organizations have raving fans that eagerly jump on social media to tell every one they know about how good their experience was. Isn’t it true that when we have an extraordinary experience we can’t help but tell someone? So what’s the difference? How do we create an extraordinary experience that produces raving fans? Believe it or not Jesus revealed at least one of the secrets to this in his famous sermon on the mount. You might be surprised. Come and see!

  • The Cue to Who
    Patrick Mitchell, 07.26.15
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    When Jesus’ earliest followers invited people to come and see him, they weren’t trying to explain something. They were inviting others to experience someone. A living example is better than a lengthy explanation. If people don’t like what they see in us, they won’t come and see with us. But how do we know who, when, and why to offer an invitation?

  • A Part, Not Apart
    Chris Brown, 08.02.15
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    Everyone wants to feel needed. After all, the alternative is feeling unneeded . . . dispensable. And no one likes to feel like he or she doesn’t matter. There’s nothing super about being superfluous. We go to college, learn new skills, attend leadership conferences, and take on additional projects in order to become indispensable. But becoming truly indispensable is hard. Most of us carry insecurities that we aren’t really needed.

    Here’s some good news: Jesus started a movement called the church. You have a role to play in that movement. And your role is indispensable. The church is one place where you can’t be replaced.


Ask 100 people to define it, you’ll get 100 different definitions. It’s likely that all 100 will be incorrect.

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  • Brand Recognition
    Andy Stanley, 05.10.15
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    "Christian" is a brand that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. It's a loaded label no matter whom you ask. But where did the word come from? And did it come with instructions? In this message, Andy reexamines the word "Christian" and revisits the one thing Jesus wanted his followers to be known for-it may surprise you if you've been hurt by the church or by a Christian.

  • Quitters
    Andy Stanley, 05.17.15
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    The words used to describe Christians today often bear no resemblance to the one word Jesus wanted his followers to be known for. What would it look like if, for one day, we got it right? What if we as Christians embodied this one word? What if our behavior was so consistent with this word that folks around us were drawn to us - and to God. In this message, Andy challenges us to change the name and reputation of Christianity by becoming a group of followers characterized by this one thing.

  • Insiders Outsiders
    Andy Stanley, 05.24.15
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    Without intending to, Christianity won the West. It toppled the Roman Empire. And it did so without raising a sword. What was the secret of the early church's influence? And where did we go wrong? In this message, Andy Stanley reveals the secret-and a lesson for us about judging others. This may be exactly where the church has gone wrong. . .

  • Showing Up
    Andy Stanley, 05.31.15
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    The early Christians in Rome did not have it easy. They were persecuted, blamed for crimes they didn't commit, even fed to lions. Yet Jesus painted an encouraging picture of their circumstances; he said they were "the salt of the earth," and "the light of the world." While they were simply trying to stay alive, Jesus was saying that they had been strategically placed by God. Could this be true of your life and your circumstances too? In this message, Andy Stanley explains the influence we may not even know we have.

  • When Gracie Met Truthy
    Andy Stanley, 06.07.15
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    The people Jesus loved were messy. The way Jesus loved was messy. He ate with tax collectors and talked with adulterers. His disciples struggled and we still struggle today to understand his extraordinary love. In this message, Andy Stanley unwraps the two ingredients that made Jesus' love revolutionary - the secret of the most irresistible message ever preached.

  • Angry Birds
    Andy Stanley, 06.14.15
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    Jesus embodied the tension between grace and truth. Churches and Christians should too, but they tend to swing toward one or the other. It's easy to be a church of truth or a church of grace - to be conservative or liberal. But when churches take either of those routes, we can sense that something is wrong, something's missing.

  • Loopholes
    Andy Stanley, 06.21.15
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    Looking for loopholes comes naturally. Whether it's eating all of our vegetables or being home by curfew, no one has to teach us that there is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. In a Jewish culture where rules trumped reason, Jesus had a new perspective on rules and loopholes. In this message, Andy Stanley gives us a question to ask ourselves when we'd rather look for the loopholes than live as God intends.

  • Working It Out
    Andy Stanley, 06.28.15
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    The person you are has been shaped by those who have loved you and those who have hurt you. Maybe it was your mom or your dad or your coach or a teacher. Others' behavior toward us has a lasting impact. And Jesus understood this so well that his most urgent command to his disciples was about how they should treat each other. Yet it seems Jesus' concern with how we behave has been distorted over time into a debate about what we believe. In this message, Andy returns the focus to what Jesus called his "greatest command" - by this everyone will know that we are his disciples.