Even Them

Human nature tends towards exclusion, a mindset of “us” and “them”. This disposition existed in the time of the early church, where the gospel of Jesus first came to the Jews and was yet to be communicated to the gentiles (non-Jews). In this passage, we see Peter struggling with prejudice towards gentiles; but God miraculously … [Read More…] Even Them

Legacy

What legacy did Abraham leave his sons Isaac and Jacob? And what lessons can we learn from their story that impact our lives today? In this series, we’re looking at how faith is a legacy that is passed down from one generation to the next.

11/11/2018

Shaking in His Sandals

Michael BestGenesis 32:1-20

11/04/2018

Running Away To Home

Michael BestGenesis 30:25-31:55

10/28/2018

The Un-Ideal Family

Michael BestGenesis 29:31-30:24

10/21/2018

An Old Fashioned Love Story

Michael BestGenesis 29:1-30

10/14/2018

Heaven Came Down

Michael BestGenesis 28:10-22

10/07/2018

The Blessing Thief

Michael BestGenesis 27:1-28:9

09/23/2018

Like Father Like Son

Michael BestGenesis 26:1-35

09/16/2018

Sibling Rivalry

Michael BestGenesis 25:19-34

Be The Church

In this series, we're exploring how the life of the early church gives us the mission, message, and motivation to be a catalyst for change today in Chicago.

11/11/2018

Even Them

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Acts 10:1-48

11/04/2018

God Can Save Anyone

Bill BertscheActs 9:1-22

10/28/2018

Contagious Christianity

Michael BestActs 8:26-39

10/21/2018

Jesus Is Worth It

Bill BertscheActs 6:8-7:60

10/14/2018

The Unstoppable Church

Michael BestActs 5:17-42

10/07/2018

Prayer for Boldness

Bill BertscheActs 4:23-31

09/30/2018

Stop Flying Solo

Michael BestActs 2:42-47

09/23/2018

The Spirit Empowered Church

Bill BertscheActs 2:1-41

09/16/2018

Back To The Basics

Michael BestActs 1:1-11

Miracles

As we explore the amazing miracles of Jesus, we'll discover how a miracle working God is the only one who can offer us hope.

09/09/2018

When Our Fears Test Our Faith

John JelinikMatthew 14:22-31

09/02/2018

The Blind Do Indeed See

Luke 18:35-43

08/19/2018

The Attributes of God

Larry McCarthy, Jr.John 11

08/12/2018

Christ Our Shepherd

Kenny DamaraMark 6:30-56

08/05/2018

The Boy With An Unclean Spirit

Bob GunterMark 9:14-29

07/29/2018

Total Miracle

Eric TargeLuke 5:17-26

07/22/2018

When Kingdoms Collide

Steve MasonMark 5:1-20

07/15/2018

Blessings Better Than Gold

Eric TargeActs 3

07/08/2018

A Glimpse of His Glory

Josue ReyesJohn 2:1-11

Promises

If we are to avoid spiritual nearsightedness, we must learn to rely on the promises of God.

06/24/2018

Diligent Waiting

Michael Best2 Peter 3:14-18

06/10/2018

To Be Fulfilled

Michael Best2 Peter 3

06/03/2018

Empty Promises

Michael Best2 Peter 2

05/27/2018

Can I Get A Witness?

Dan Cameron2 Peter 1:16-21

05/20/2018

20/20 Faith

Michael Best2 Peter 1:1-15

The Gospel According To Matthew

We're walking through the Gospel of Matthew together, learning about the freedom experienced only through faith in Christ. Currently, we are studying the teaching of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount.

09/09/2018

Jesus, Outrage, and the Gospel

Ed StetzerMatthew 9:9-13

09/02/2018

Healer, Master, and Savior

Bill BertscheMatthew 8:14-17

08/26/2018

The Mount, The Margins, and The Miracle

Ed StetzerMatthew 8:5-13

08/19/2018

Come To Jesus

Ed StetzerMatthew 8:1-4

08/12/2018

The Solid Rock

Ed StetzerMatthew 7:24-29

08/05/2018

Kingdom Warnings

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Matthew 7:13-23

07/29/2018

Don’t Stop Now

Michael BestMatthew 7:7-12

07/22/2018

The Dangers of a Critical Spirit

Bill BertscheMatthew 7:1-6

07/15/2018

Seek First the Kingdom, Find the King’s Peace

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:33-34

07/08/2018

Your Father’s Promise Destroys Your Worry

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:31-32

Single Messages

These are one-off messages on special topics preached by our pastoral staff or guest speakers.

05/06/2018

The Great Need of the American Church

Steve FarishJoel 2: 12-17

04/29/2018

Warmth, Welcome, and Witness

Ed Stetzer2 Timothy 4:5

04/29/2018

The Preparation of God’s Mission and Missionary

Kenny DamaraJonah 1-4

04/22/2018

Evangelism As A Mark Of Christian Maturity

Jerry RootPhilemon 6

04/22/2018

You Will Be My Witnesses

Jerry RootActs 1:8

04/15/2018

Your Final Exam

Mark Hitchcock2 Corinthians 5:9-11

04/15/2018

Hope in Dark Times

Josue ReyesLamentations 3

04/01/2018

Hope Changes Everything

Bill BertscheTitus 2:11-14

03/25/2018

The King Is Coming

Michael BestZechariah 9:9-10

01/07/2018

Map It! Setting Priorities God’s Way

Josue ReyesPsalm 37

Samson: Strong

Samson was a unique character in Biblical history. As we study Samson's life, we'll learn more about how his strengths reflect the character of God and impact our relationship with the Almighty.

03/18/2018

The Great Fall

Michael BestJudges 16

03/11/2018

What Drives You

Michael BestJudges 15

03/04/2018

Slipping Spirituality

Michael BestJudges 14

02/25/2018

A Savior Is Born

Michael BestJudges 13

God's Road to Financial Freedom

On God's road to financial freedom, we learn God’s design for the pursuit of lasting treasure and ultimate joy.

02/04/2018

Money’s Purpose

Ed StetzerLuke 12:31-34

01/28/2018

Greed’s Antidote

Ed Stetzer1 Timothy 6: 17-19

01/21/2018

Debt’s Dangers

Bill Bertsche1 Timothy 6:6-10

01/14/2018

God’s Ownership

Ed Stetzer1 Chronicles 29:10–14

Lost and Found

When all seems lost, there is hope in a Savior who finds us.

01/07/2018

The Lost Sons

Michael BestLuke 15:11-32

12/31/2017

When All Seems Lost

Michael BestLuke 15:1-10

Shepherd: God's Provision for My Life

In this series, Pastor Charles Butler in teaching from Psalm 23, describing how God is our good shepherd.

02/18/2018

He Provides For My Home

Charles ButlerPsalm 23

02/11/2018

He Provides For My Victory

Charles ButlerPsalm 23

02/04/2018

He Provides For My Fears

Charles ButlerPsalm 23

01/28/2018

He Provides for My Strength

Charles ButlerPsalm 23

01/21/2018

He Provides For My Strength

Charles ButlerPsalm 23

JOURNEY: The Story of Abraham

Pastor Michael Best leads us through the life of Abraham, applying powerful lessons for our lives.

12/03/2017

Leaving a Legacy

Genesis 22-23

11/26/2017

The Hardest Final Exam

Michael BestGenesis 22

10/15/2017

When We Go Our Own Way

Michael Best

10/22/2017

When God Changes Your Name

Michael Best

10/08/2017

Faithful Following

Michael BestGenesis 14:17–15:21

09/24/2017

Daring Faith

Michael BestGenesis 13:14-16

09/17/2017

When Sinning Seems to Make Sense

Michael BestGenesis 19:10-20

09/14/2017

An Unbelievable Promise

Michael Best

Home Improvement: Family, Faith and Relationships

Learn about God's special role for the family, marriage, and relationships in this series.

07/09/2017

The Marriage Bed: God’s Design for Sex

Ed Stetzer

07/02/2017

PG Parenting in an R-Rated World

Ed Stetzer

06/25/2017

The Making, Breaking and Restoration of Marriage

Ed Stetzer

06/18/2017

Step Up: Men, Fatherhood and Faith

Ed Stetzer

06/11/2017

The Advantages of Singleness

Bill Bertsche

06/04/2017

What the Bible Teaches about Family

Ed Stetzer

SENT

This series, leading up to Easter Sunday 2017, encouraged us to boldly proclaim the gospel message around the world. Like the apostles, we too are sent to scatter the message of the good news of Jesus Christ.

04/30/2017

Scatter

Kevin Harney

04/23/2017

Sent with Jesus

Ed Stetzer

04/16/2017

Jesus is Sent for You

Ed Stetzer

04/09/2017

Sent to the Harvest

Ed Stetzer

The Joy Of The Gospel Together

Interim Teaching Pastor Ed Stetzer leads us through the book of Philippians, teaching us about unity in the church, perseverance, Christian living, and joy.

05/28/2017

God’s Promise For God’s People

Ed Stetzer

05/21/2017

Giving That Pleases God

Bill Bertsche

05/14/2017

Learning To Be Content

Ed Stetzer

05/07/2017

Think of These Things

Ed Stetzer

04/02/2017

Stand Firm: The Medicine for Worry is Gospel Joy and Peace

Ed Stetzer

03/19/2017

Standing Firm: Unity in the Church

Ed Stetzer

03/12/2017

Kingdom View and Kingdom Lives

Ed Stetzer

03/05/2017

Hope for Helpless Hypocrites

Ed Stetzer

02/26/2017

Religion Versus The Gospel

Ed Stetzer

02/19/2017

Partners of Character: Epaphroditus

Ed Stetzer