Do The Right Thing One Day At A Time

Everyone looks to the future. We make our plans but are frustrated when they get derailed. Scripture warns us that so much of our lives are spent waiting for tomorrow that we miss what God has for us today. We rush to what’s next and fail to focus on who God is now. This passage … [Read More…] Do The Right Thing One Day At A Time

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.

02/09/2020

Believing God In Difficult Times

Ed StetzerJames 1:1-8

Single Messages

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

10/13/2019

Transforming Glory

Michael Reeves2 Corinthians 3:7-8

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

Triumph In The Face Of Adversity

Dave PearsonPsalm 199:92 | Psalm 143:10

01/06/2019

Keep It Simple

Bill BertscheMatthew 22:34–40

12/30/2018

The Holy Spirit In Our Lives

Kenny Damara

12/30/2018

Learning to Lean

Larry McCarthy, Jr.Proverbs 3:5-6

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

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