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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.


What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream . . . .

How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

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  • Three Myths
    Andy Stanley, 04.12.15
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    Many of us don’t like to follow directions. But there’s a price to pay for rushing into a situation without knowing what we’re doing. We get things wrong. And by the time we go back, undo everything we messed up, and then do it correctly, we’ve wasted more time than if we’d just followed the directions to begin with.

    The consequences are usually mild when we ignore the directions for repairing a computer or assembling a child’s toy. But the price of rushing into a life situation can be steep. What if there were directions for the choices we make in life? What if we could avoid repeating past mistakes when we find ourselves starting over?

  • Own it
    Andy Stanley, 04.19.15
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    One reason history repeats itself is that we don’t own our part of our history. And the reason you don’t own it is there’s nothing to own—it wasn’t your fault! But if something important has come to an end and you are starting over, you must look back and own your part in order to move ahead. Your best bet for a successful future is to own your share of the past.

  • Rethink It
    Andy Stanley, 04.26.15
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    We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our pasts and our decisions don’t even make sense to us. We end up asking, “What was I thinking?”

    How do we avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong path?

  • Release It
    Andy Stanley, 05.03.15
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    We all have mistakes in our pasts—financial, professional, academic, relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that’s because we avoid owing our part of a mistake. It’s easier to blame others.

    But once you’ve taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?


Have you ever forgotten something really important? Missed a meeting? Mind gone blank on someone’s name, or forgotten that the brownies were still in the oven? Sometimes it seems as though being forgetful is a part of human nature.

Interestingly, in one of Jesus’ last conversations with his closest followers he told them to “remember” Him. Join us as we explore the personal implications of the most memorable moment in human history.

  • Remember Me
    Chris Brown, 04.05.15
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    Have you ever forgotten something really important? Missed a meeting? Mind gone blank on someone’s name, or forgotten that the brownies were still in the oven? Sometimes it seems as though being forgetful is a part of human nature.

    Interestingly, in one of Jesus’ last conversations with his closest followers he told them to “remember" Him. Join us as we explore the personal implications of the most memorable moment in human history.