Does God Really Love Me?

When life gets hard, it’s easy to wonder: does God REALLY care about me? Our perspective on God during difficult times is vital for how we respond when these internal thoughts enter our minds.   Three responses for a Christian when we are faced with this question: Be healed Throw a party Grow down   … [Read More…] Does God Really Love Me?

Loved By Jesus

What if Jesus’ love is the secret to an identity so deep, meaningful, rich, and lasting that all other identities fade into insignificance? What if the secret of abundant life is found in Jesus’ death-defying love? The Apostle John’s most defining, grounding, and meaningful identity was found in the simple fact that he was and always would be loved by Jesus. In the end, nothing else mattered. His accomplishments, connections, titles, writings, and even his very life faded in comparison to the blazing reality that he was loved by Jesus. And that love changed John forever.

11/08/2020

The Boundless

Philip MillerJohn 4:43-54

11/01/2020

The Satisfier

Philip MillerJohn 4:1-42

10/25/2020

The Preeminent

Philip MillerJohn 3:22-36

10/18/2020

The Regenerator

Philip MillerJohn 3:1-20

10/11/2020

The Purifier

Philip MillerJohn 2:1-25

10/04/2020

The Rabbi

Philip MillerJohn 1:35-51

09/27/2020

The Lamb

Philip MillerJohn 1:19-34

09/20/2020

The Logos

Philip MillerJohn 1:1-18

Single Messages

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

04/05/2020

Jesus and the City

Josue ReyesLuke 19:41-44

04/05/2020

Three Lessons from Palm Sunday

Michael BestMatthew 21:1–5

03/29/2020

Gospel Renewal

Philip MillerIsaiah 6

03/29/2020

The Three Invitations of Jesus

Philip MillerMark 3:13–19

03/22/2020

Fear Less

Michael BestPsalm 46:1-3

03/22/2020

Not on Pause, Still on Mission

Ed StetzerRomans 14:8

03/15/2020

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Erwin Lutzer2 Chronicles 20:1-23

10/13/2019

Explaining the Trinity

Michael Reeves

10/13/2019

Transforming Glory

Michael Reeves2 Corinthians 3:7-8

06/16/2019

He’s a Good, Abba Father

Ed StetzerVarious Passages

Real Life Real Faith

What is the Christian life supposed to look like? How does real faith in God affect how we live in the real world? It’s more than right thought; it’s right living borne out of a relationship with God through Jesus. Drawing on wisdom from the Sermon on the Mount and the book of Proverbs, the letter from James shows us how to live out our faith by addressing everyday issues with practical instruction, and reveals how real faith has an impact on real life.

02/23/2020

How To Handle Temptation

Bill BertscheJames 1:12-15

02/16/2020

Your True Status

Michael BestJames 1:9-11

02/09/2020

Believing God In Difficult Times

Ed StetzerJames 1:1-8

Joseph: A Story of God's Sovereignty

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.

09/08/2019

God’s Plan Includes The Peaks And The Pits

Bill BertscheGenesis 37

All In For Jesus

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?

06/23/2019

The Dangers of Legalism

Bill BertscheColossians 2:16-19

06/09/2019

The Change You Need

Michael BestColossians 2:13-15

06/02/2019

Captivated By Christ

Bill BertscheColossians 2:8-12

05/26/2019

Fan the Flame

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 2:6-7

05/19/2019

Where’s Your Evidence?

Michael BestColossians 2:1-5

05/05/2019

The Mission of Your Life

Bill BertscheColossians 1:24-29

04/28/2019

Reconciled to God by Christ

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 1:21–23

04/14/2019

The Greatest of All Time

Michael BestColossians 1:15–20

04/07/2019

Deliverance from Darkness

Bill BertscheColossians 1:13-14

03/31/2019

A Prisoner’s Prayer: Prescription for Spiritual Growth

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Colossians 1:9-12

Explore God

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

01/20/2019

Does God Exist?

Josue ReyesVarious Passages

01/20/2019

Is There A God?

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

01/13/2019

Does Life Have a Purpose?

Bill BertscheGenesis 1:26-27 | Psalm 139

01/13/2019

The Path To Purpose

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Ecclesiastes 1:1–16

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.

09/16/2018

Back To The Basics

Michael BestActs 1:1-11

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.

07/01/2018

Anxiety: Worry Versus Faith

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:25-34

06/24/2018

Location, Light, and Loyalty

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:19-24

06/17/2018

Humble And Authentic Faith

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:16-18

06/10/2018

Praying Like Jesus: Deliverance

Bill BertscheMatthew 6:13

06/03/2018

Praying Like Jesus: Forgiveness

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:12

05/27/2018

Praying Like Jesus: Reliance

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:11

05/20/2018

Praying Like Jesus: Submission

Bill BertscheMatthew 6:10

05/13/2018

Praying Like Jesus: Adoration

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:9

05/06/2018

Faith in Ourselves or Our Father

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:5-8

04/08/2018

Acting Rather Than Being

Ed StetzerMatthew 6:1-4

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.

09/23/2018

Like Father Like Son

Michael BestGenesis 26:1-35

09/16/2018

Sibling Rivalry

Michael BestGenesis 25:19-34

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.

02/05/2017

A Faith Family that Serves

Ed Stetzer

01/29/2017

Knowing Jesus: Experiencing Joy in the Gospel

Ed Stetzer

01/22/2017

Knowing Jesus: Five Practices of a Growing Disciple

Ed Stetzer

01/15/2017

Knowing Jesus: The Great Exaltation

Bill Bertsche

12/25/2016

The Magi and Us

Ed Stetzer

12/11/2016

Putting Others First

Ed Stetzer

12/04/2016

Unity in the Church

Ed Stetzer

11/27/2016

Living Worthy Lives

Michael Best

11/20/2016

Why We Need One Another

Ed Stetzer

11/13/2016

To Live is Christ

Ed Stetzer