Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how we tend to approach finiding value and worth in life. This approach is a trap and does not ultimately produce the value God has desiged us with. The invitation is to consider that Christ and what he has done gives us value in a whole different way. (Galatians 4:3)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about some practical help in reading the Bible. Alot of what we learn in English class helps us with our reading. At the same time, the Holy Spirit and the spiritual leadership in your life are very involved in helping us understanding what God is saying to us through this word. (1 Corinthians 2:10-14, Psalm 119:18)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks again about the reason why we need the Bible. Often times people who love and are focused on knowing the scriptures are viewed as extreme and weird. But if the scriptures truly gives us the wisdom for salvation, we need them more than we know. (Psalm 119, 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how to answer the question of, "What should i read in the Bible?" We should read all of it! All of it is from God and all of it is helpful. Mathias talks about how we can have a greater confidence that what we read in the Bible is from God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how we need to hear from and know God more than we need physical food. Jesus demonstrates this and throughout scripture we see dramatic transformation having its begining in people hearing from God's word. We need to be hungry for scripture. (Matthew 4:1-4, Nehemiah 8:1-12)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how we see the gospel in the book of Haggai. God is a gracious God who gives to his people not based on their performance, but based on his life. (Haggai 2:10-23)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how our faith is like muscles. The more regularly you exercise your faith, the more normal and natural faith becomes for you. With faith in Christ comes freedom from fear. (1 Timothy 4:7-10, 1 Samuel 17:34-37)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the reality of knowing truths about our great God but not believing that they will be true for you. In this will still are ruled by fear. Yet God offers help in that he doesn't allow us to avoid fear our whole life and even with the darkest events happen, he is there and is enough. (Matthew 8:23-27, Psalm 23:1-6)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how we experience freedom from fear. We don't find courage within ourselves. This is not something we have to muster up on our own but something we find in our relationship with a great big God who invites us close to him. (Psalm 118:6-8, Revelation 1:9-19)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how easy it is for us to allow fear to rule our lives. Fear is an effect of sin and something that often leads us into sin and can hold us back from what God wants us to do. Christ invites us out of fear and into a life of freedom in him. (Psalm 56:3, Genes 3:1-10, Genesis 18:10-15)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about who we figure out what God wants us to do in life. Its less about God coming and giving us this big layed out plan for tomorrow and more about trusting our loving father who loves to lead his people one step at a time. (Luke 11:9-13, Proverbs 3:5-7)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how God has SHAPED each person uniquely for a purpose. Our talents and skills are not to be used for self-promotion but rather to serve others and promote Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how people who follow Christ make a huge adjustment in who they live for. To follow Christ is to live FOR him. If this is true, it leads us to look at growing up in a much different way that we are typically taught. (2 Corinthians 5:15)
Description:In this message, Chris talks about the idea that we are the church but the church is for those who have not heard. We are to be unified under Christ so that we can reach out and include in those who do not know Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-5, Colossians 1:15-23, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the fact that when God saves us, he saves is for a purpose. God is pursuing relationship with people and his primary way that he pursue people is through the stories of those who have been changed by Christ. God is asking us to be his witnesses. (Acts 1:1-8, Mark 5:18-20)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the fact that when Jesus saves us he saves us into his family, the church. The church is to be a life fostering place. We need to ask a hard question the apostle Paul encourages us to ask about our meetings, "Do they do more harm than good?" (1 Corinthians 11:17-22, Ephesians 4:11-16)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the labels we and others put on ourselves that lead to a feeling of worthlessness. He then talks about how what Jesus has accomplished on the cross allows us to live under a different label. We are extremely valuable to God and to follow him is to believe what he says about us over how we feel about ourselves. (Ephesians 2:10)
Description:In this messsage, Mathias talks about the many responses people had to Jesus. The response of those who were changed by Jesus was that of worship and surrender. They received from Jesus and this gift of life was played out in surrender. We in the same way are invited to fully surrender ourselves to our God who gives life. (Luke 7:36-50, Luke 9:18-27)
Description:In this message, Pastor Lee Campen talks about the opposition that tends to follow God's transforming work in our lives. In Ephesus, it was the pressure from the silversmith trade. In our world these things comes from Money & Stuff, A Familiar Lifestyle, and Following the Crowd. (Acts 19:23-41)
Description:In this message, Pastor Bill talks about the big response that people made to the gospel in the city of Ephesus. As the gospel went out, they openly responded to God and left things in their lives that were contrary to God's work. In this the transforming power of the gospel grew. Our response to God's transforming work should be big. (Acts 19:10-20)
Description:In this message, Mathias walks through the story of Acts chapter 19 where the good news about Jesus comes into the city of Ephesus. God is in the business of transforming things. We must ask, "What in my world need to be transformed?" (Acts 19)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how we are invted to engage God regularly through prayer and reading the Bible. We talk to God when we pray, we listen to God when we read and think about scripture. We will more easily do these things when we desire to know God and see them as relational activities with God. (Luke 11:1-13, Psalm 119)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the reality that God knows everything about us. For those who have received Christ, he is not just with us, he is IN us. God's invitation to those who are his is to relate to him freely, personally, and regularly. (Psalm 139, John 14:16-18)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how what Jesus has done impacts the way we are to view money. in our culture, money is often viewed as a tool to repair and fill the emptiness sin brings in our lives. We put our hope in money. The gospel says Jesus is our hope so our money can be instead used to worship Jesus and serve others. (1 Timothy 6:6-10,17-19)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how what Jesus has done shapes the way we are to relate to awkward people. Most people conclude that awkward people are expendable and unsafe. Jesus invites us to relate to awkward people as he has related to us. (Romans 15:5)
Description:In this message, Jesse talks about how the gospel informs how we make decisions regarding the conflicting messages around science. Jesus made the world that scientists study. Everything, including science finds its purpose and meaning in Christ.
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how through Christ we are able to submit to and respect the man-made authorities in our lives. God has saved us so that by faith we can lovingly submit and serve people in authority over us, even those who are not unfair and imperfect. (1 Peter 2:13-25)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about what the gospel shows us about school. When we look at school through the lens of Jesus we see that God has planned you to be at your school, its a place where you can demonstrate following Jesus, and a place where you have something good to contribute. (Jeremiah 29:1-7)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how what Jesus has done teaches us how to build friendships. Most people build friendships based off of common interests and what good a person brings to you. The gospel tells us that Jesus is our perfect friend so that we can be a unselfish friend to others. (Philippians 2:1-5)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about what we know to be true about Jesus and what he has done. If we what Jesus has done applies to all areas of my life, then I must have a good understanding of what he has really done. (Colossians 2:9-14)
Description:In this messsage, Mathias talks about the reality that it is easy to enter into relationship with God and yet live in everyday life as if he doesn't exist. What Jesus has done is to become the lens by which we view all of life through. Our tendency is instead to view life through the lens of human tradition and the basic principles of the world. (Colossians 2:6-10)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how a girl can serve her future husband through the choices she makes with sex today. a girl can serve through embracing her God given value in Christ, guarding rather than getting, and surrounding herself with a group of peopel who are committed to supporting her purity. (Philippians 2:1-10, Song of Songs 8:8-9, 1 Peter 3:1-6)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks specifically to guys about their sexual decisions. God's call on a man is to be a servant rather than a taker. Guys can serve their future wife as well as the girls in their lives through their decisions sexually. Mathias gives 5 practical ways guys can serve girls. (Philippians 2:1-4, Ephesians 5:25-28)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about how the good news about Jesus brings clarity into some of our confusion about sex. The good news of Jesus can give us understanding about homosexuality and pornography and how we as followers of Christ are to navigate through this tough subjects. (1 Corinthians 15:1-7, Romans 1:18-27)
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about why we tend to see so much pain when sex is experienced outside of God's purpose. We experience pain because we are asking sex to serve the role of God in our lives. We use sex as an idol. To make great sexual decisions we must remember that we are only saved and made whole through Christ. (Isaiah 44, Colossians 2:9-10)
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias discusses the bigger purpose behind marriage and sex. We need to understand the purpose behind sex so that we can make God honoring decisions with sex. (Genesis 1&2, Ephesians 5:21-32)
Description:In this message, Mathias discusses the purpose underneath why a follower of Jesus would serve others. When we come to know Jesus, our motivation, view, and purpose undergoes a radical transformation. (2 Corinthians 5:14-21)
Description:In this message, Mathias discusses the purpose of Jesus' suffering on the cross. Jesus suffers to take on the punishment for our sin. If what Isaiah 53 is saying about Jesus is truth than we can have complete security when we put our trust in Jesus our King.
Description:In this message, Jay discusses how our King Jesus comes not to rule harshly but to offer hope to those who will trust him. He comes to comfort the poor, heal the brokenhearted, and set free those who are enslaved to sin. (Isaiah 61:1-3, Luke 4:16-22)
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias talks about the need to know Jesus not just as savior but also as king. Just as King David was anointed as king but not fully acknowledged by everyone for a time, so is Jesus. We are invited to make him the king of our lives. (Isaiah 9:1-7, Luke 17:20-21, the story of David)
Description:In this message, Mathias unpacks the rest of the story of the Exodus of God's people out of slavery in Egypt and into freedom. He points out two ways that God helps his people leave their life of slavery. 1) God tells them what freedom looks like (the 10 Commandments, and 2) God gives them reminders of his complete forgiveness (The Day of Atonement). (Exodus 20, Leviticus 16, Hebrews 10)
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias walks students through the story of the Exodus out of Egypt. In this story we learn that Jesus and only Jesus can free us from the things that enslave our lives. Through Romans 6:16-23, we learn about the slavery to sin we all face but also the freedom that Christ produces.
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias addresses one of the most common questions asked at Winter Camp during the last weekend. The question is, "How do I know for sure God is real and I can trust him?" Hebrews 11:1-2,6 becomes a helpful text to understand the role of faith in helping us experience Real Hope in Christ.
Description:In this message, Brendon talks about what we learn about God through the story of Noah and the Great Flood. God told Noah exactly what he was going to do and how to be saved. Jesus is the more complete picture of this. God tells us what he will do and how we can be saved.
Description:In this message, Mathias talks about the why we sin, why we feel so bad when we sin, and the answer to our sin. In Genesis 3 we learn how sin entered the world and how God responds to man's sin not with anger and humiliation but with grace.
Description:In this message, Mathias addresses questions students have asked about God, the Bible, and following Jesus. This session has questions about prayer, suffering, and how to invite a person to youth group. Students can always text or e-mail in questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description:In this message, Mathias unpacks for us the mission that God is working on in this world to pursue people and invite them into a relationship with him. The primary way God fulfills this mission is through his people. In this message, Mathias talks about the joy and life that is experienced when we embrace God's call on our lives.
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias talks about how a person who is new in Christ is to view the gifts, talents, skills, and resources that God has given him/her. Our gifts are given to us so that we can give them back to God in worship. (Ephesians 4:7-8,11-16)
Description:In this message, Pastor Mathias talks about how a person who is new in Christ is to relate to God's people. We bring great glory to God when we commit ourselves to loving and playing an active role in God's family. John 13:34-35.