God’s Plan Includes The Peaks And The Pits

Does a loving God have a plan for our lives? When we understand how God reveals Himself, and when we taste and see that the Lord is good, it changes how we approach the ups and downs of life. Through the life of Joseph, we see the story of God’s sovereignty played out. There are … [Read More…] God’s Plan Includes The Peaks And The Pits

The story of Joseph—the son of Jacob and the great-grandson of Abraham—is an example of a life lived under the sovereign hand of God. It’s a story full of faith-building themes like integrity, faithfulness, trust, and forgiveness. Above it all is the loving and powerful hand of our Heavenly Father, who directs all things for the fulfillment of His promises, for our ultimate good and His eternal glory. Join us as we explore the ways the Lord leads His people through hardships and blessings, and learn to trust our mighty God more than ever.

Joseph: A Story of God's Sovereignty

09/08/2019

God’s Plan Includes The Peaks And The Pits

Bill BertscheGenesis 37

What a person believes about Jesus is the most important factor in how they live their life. Our study in Colossians shows us how to fully trust and obey Christ's teachings. Jesus went all in for us; will we go all in for Him?

All In For Jesus

09/01/2019

Scripture Shoutouts

Michael BestColossians 4:7-18

08/25/2019

Walking Wisely in a Divided World

Ed StetzerColossians 4:5-6

08/18/2019

Praying With Power

Michael BestColossians 4:2-4

08/11/2019

Right Relationships

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 3:22-4:1

08/04/2019

God’s Script for the Family

Bill BertscheColossians 3:18-21

07/28/2019

Evidence of Holiness

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 3:15-17

07/21/2019

Putting on Virtues

Ed StetzerColossians 3:12-14

07/14/2019

A Heavenly Mind for Right Earthly Living

Kenny DamaraColossians 3:5-11

07/07/2019

United to Christ

Michael BestColossians 3:1-14

06/30/2019

False Fruit

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 2:20-23

During our annual Missions Week, our guest speakers will challenge us to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Breaking New Ground

03/24/2019

The Macedonian Call and Moody Church

Ed StetzerActs 16:7-10

03/17/2019

Breaking Through Ceilings

Mark JobeLuke 5:17-26

We all have questions. We all wonder. Explore God with us as we investigate the seven most common questions about Christianity and faith.

Explore God

02/24/2019

Can I Know God Personally?

Ed StetzerVarious Passages

02/17/2019

Is The Bible Reliable?

Erwin LutzerVarious Passages

02/10/2019

Is Jesus Really God?

Bill BertscheVarious Passages

02/03/2019

Is Christianity Too Narrow?

Michael BestActs 17:16-32

01/27/2019

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

Kenny DamaraJames 1:2-4

01/20/2019

Is There A God?

Ed StetzerPslam 19:1-6 | Psalm 30:4-5

01/13/2019

The Path To Purpose

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Ecclesiastes 1:1–16

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

Single Messages

06/16/2019

He’s a Good, Abba Father

Ed StetzerVarious Passages

05/12/2019

The Fear of the Lord and the Next Generation

Ed StetzerProverbs 1:7–9

04/21/2019

This Changes Everything: The Resurrection and the Life

Ed StetzerLuke 24:1-12

01/06/2019

Keep It Simple

Bill BertscheMatthew 22:34–40

12/30/2018

Learning to Lean

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Proverbs 3:5-6

04/29/2018

Warmth, Welcome, and Witness

Ed Stetzer2 Timothy 4:5

04/22/2018

Evangelism As A Mark Of Christian Maturity

Jerry RootPhilemon 6

04/15/2018

Your Final Exam

Mark Hitchcock2 Corinthians 5:9-11

04/01/2018

Hope Changes Everything

Bill BertscheTitus 2:11-14

03/25/2018

The King Is Coming

Michael BestZechariah 9:9-10

Celebrate the coming king in this four part series.

Advent

12/23/2018

The Prince of Peace

Michael BestIsaiah 9:1-7

12/16/2018

All About That Baby

Children's Chorus

12/09/2018

Joy To The World

Ed StetzerLuke 2:8-11

12/02/2018

The Hope Of The World

Bill BertscheIsaiah 40:1-5

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.

Be The Church

11/25/2018

How To Protect The Church

Bill BertscheActs 20:28–32

11/18/2018

Achieving Gospel Unity

Michael BestActs 15:1-21

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

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.

The Gospel According To Matthew

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

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

God's Road to Financial Freedom

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

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

Lost and Found

01/07/2018

The Lost Sons

Michael BestLuke 15:11-32

12/31/2017

When All Seems Lost

Michael BestLuke 15:1-10

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

Home Improvement: Family, Faith and Relationships

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

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.

SENT

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

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

The Joy Of The Gospel Together

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