In a world that is constantly changing the sexual identity needle, how does the church respond with grace and truth through love? We lean into scripture and the model of Jesus.

In a world that is not black and white, the church and culture have become even more separated. How do we go from racism to unity?

Don’t downplay how God created you to please and serve others. There’s no such thing as a second-class calling.

I believe my story matters. You’re never too messed up to matter.

Who am I? Why am I here? No matter how old you are or what stage in life you’re in, those two questions can play a significant role in life. Try to understand the complex and unique design God has put on your life. Your story, your life matters.

This Easter, we’re learning how Jesus brings calm to our crazy lives. Even when things get super messy, like they did when Jesus was on Earth, He tells us, “It is finished.” That means He’s made everything okay again. We get to start fresh, find peace, and help others feel better too. Let’s find out together how Jesus beating death helps us beat our own messes and make the world a brighter place.

We like Jesus as our buddy because He will go along with anything. But this is not the Jesus we know from the scriptures. We don’t like the Jesus that will hold us to what we need to hear and do. He is our Redeemer, our Rock, and our Ruler. He didn’t come to earth to be cool, He came to save us.

Jesus is here to judge and condemn me, is the thought of most of us. Yet, Jesus said Himself that He did not come to judge…but to seek and save those that are lost. We as Christians want to be like Jesus who says He did not come to judge. However, we like to take on the role as judge in the lives of others. Luke 19:10 tells us, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Does our forgiveness change our guilt…it should. Yet, we keep making ourselves pay for a debt that has already been paid.

Salvation is found in Jesus Christ. If you repent of your sin, believe He died for that sin and rose again and accept Him as your personal Savior, you will be saved. We all have different walks with God. If we truly believe, we will respond. Letting go of control means you gain the ultimate freedom. Jesus calls us to be baptized. Jesus was baptized to identify Himself with us. When we are baptized, we publicly announce our declaration of faith in Jesus. Go and Make; Preach and Teach; Baptize.

It is one thing to walk into church or faith, but without people actually hearing the truth and being taught the truth, they will find themselves frustrated and lost in their faith. We are actually commissioned to preach and teach, and we respond to the Holy Spirit’s prompting, we can be Jesus, show Jesus and direct people to Jesus.

We, all Christians, not just church leaders should engage actively in disciple-making, highlighting the unchanging nature of Jesus’ message of salvation despite societal shifts. The narrative also reflects on adapting to new technologies and cultural changes, urging an understanding of the current times for effective ministry, inspired by the biblical example of the men of Issachar.

GO and reach. Where and how do we go? The word GO means “as we are going.” When you GO God will SHOW. He will show you who and how.

In this week’s insightful message, we turn our focus to a topic often overlooked in church communities – singleness. It’s a call to both singles and married individuals to understand and appreciate the unique value and challenges of being single in a faith-based context.

Dive into an honest and transformative discussion about the role of sex in Christian marriage. In this message, we confront the misconceptions and silence surrounding the topic of sex in church settings, offering a refreshing and necessary perspective for couples today.

Marriage has its challenges and successes. When we prioritize humility and our spouse’s needs we find the challenge. We also find a war between unrealistic expectations and being selfless Christ-like people. John 13:34 says it all: love each other, just as I have loved you. Seek the One with your two. Marriage can be easy but it takes hard work.

Luke 2, focus on the announcement of Christ’s birth from God’s heavenly host, the army of angels who have been battling the powers of darkness all along, and because of his birth so many years ago, we have hope! Back to Revelation 12:17, after Jesus defeated Satan, the dragon went off to “make war against the rest of her offspring”—those who obey God’s commandments. That’s us! What difference will knowing this make for you and your family this Christmas? That makes this season not just a celebration of gift giving and eating but one where we celebrate the victory the birth of Christ brought to the world in terms of winning the war.

Genesis 3, Genesis 3:15 is the first announcement of the Gospel message, the prediction of Christ’s victory over Satan; Garden of Eden and Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus vs. Satan all throughout his ministry, temptations of Christ; Open with the clip from Passion of the Christ where Christ crushes the serpent in the Garden of Gethsemane— throwback to Genesis 3:15; conclude with 1 John 3:8, the Son of God appeared to “destroy the devil’s work.”

Revelation 12, The woman represents God’s people; we think back to a number of times in the Bible where the enemies of God tried to kill babies and thwart God’s plans, Jesus comes to earth to “rule the nations”; and just as Satan and his minions tried to rebel against God in Heaven, he continues to do so today. His mission is to derail God’s plan for redemption; Satan’s actions included convincing a third of the angels to follow him in his attempt to make himself like God, attempting to have Christ killed as a child (Matthew 2:13-18), working to deceive the entire world and persecuting God’s people. But, we are in good hands when we choose to give our lives and our futures to “THE DRAGON SLAYER.”

Chasing external factors like money, a career, appearance, and relationships will only lead to emptiness. Fulfillment can only be found in Jesus Christ. Contentment isn’t found in the absence of problems, but in the presence of God.

When we get bold, we overcome the boulders that will be dropped in our lives and help people overcome theirs too.

When we get bold, we overcome the boulders that will be dropped in our lives and help people overcome theirs too.

We are willing to go out because people matter enough to go from the church and be the church.

We are jumping into the heart of generosity. Drawing inspiration from Luke 21:1-4, we witness Jesus’ unique perspective on giving. He values equal sacrifice, not equal gifts. The widow’s humble offering, though small in quantity, exemplified deep sacrifice. Generosity isn’t defined by the amount but by the spirit behind it. We learn that every one of us possesses the capacity to be generous, regardless of our financial situation.

We’re focusing on money and possessions, challenging the notion of whether we have money or if money has us. The story of the Rich Young Ruler is examined, highlighting the struggle between wealth and devotion to Jesus. While the young man lived righteously, he couldn’t part with his riches to follow Christ wholeheartedly. We’re encouraging you to reevaluate your relationship with money and trust God.

Discover how to overcome past financial mistakes and make wise decisions that lead to a life of generosity and impact. Our speaker shares personal experiences and practical insights on how to prioritize giving, service, and helping others, even in the face of financial challenges.

As Children of God, it is important to consistently set aside time to remember what God has done, to thank Him for it, and to put Him on display as we give Him the glory. In all circumstances, we are called to practice God-centered worship.

Giving demonstrates our dependence on God. We acknowledge that all we own has been given to us by Him. In His generosity toward us, God desires that we, too, are generous and will use our resources as a tangible way to partner with Him in His work in the world and in the lives of those around us. We are blessed to be a blessing.

Jesus saves those who believe and call upon his name. Saving grace is once and for all and also a continual invitation to repent for our wrongdoings. With the help of the Spirit, we take inventory of our lives, humbly and honestly confess our sins, and turn away from our sins toward God in surrender. Through Jesus’ offer of forgiveness, we receive true freedom.

Scripture is the very word of God. Through it, He equips us with all we need to learn about Him and live a life pleasing to Him. A daily rhythm of reading, meditating on and applying God’s word to our lives is key, and he wants our daily devotion, not just checking a box. This is how we Be One Get One.

If you’ve been struggling, feeling trapped by fear, guilt, or shame, it’s time to break free. Don’t let your past define you. Instead, embrace the potential that God has placed within you. Shift your focus from denying to testifying. Your unique story, with all its imperfections, can inspire and impact others.

Discover the transformative power of love and the profound impact it has on our lives. In this captivating narrative, we explore the essence of love and its ability to change everything in an instant. From the longing to hear those three words, ‘I love you,’ to the risks involved in expressing love, this heartfelt reflection delves into the universal desire to be loved and accepted.

We all desire to be chosen, valued, and accepted. In a world full of imperfections, pain, and struggles, we are faced with a choice. We can either mask our problems and put on a facade of happiness, or we can acknowledge our need for God and genuine connection with others.

We live in a world where everyone seems to be unsure of who they really are. We are seeing a cultural identity crisis. We want to help people lean into who God says they are vs. who the world is trying to convince them they are. Admitting we are not perfect is not the end but actually the beginning of finding our identity.

Life is hard…The good in life is hard…there’s nothing you achieve that’s good that doesn’t require some effort or pain…The bad is also hard…Poor choices also lead to the pain of regret…There is a reward on the other side of one pain and regret on the other side of another pain…Life is hard…But here’s the other reality: You get to choose your hard.

Gritty people do something that many of us struggle with;  They continue to “Go One More” even when it’s NOT COMFORTABLE because success is not a comfortable pursuit. Gritty people know that if you stay in your comfort zone, you will fail. So you need to get uncomfortable being uncomfortable if you ever want to be successful.

So many times in our lives, we want to change and do something to be better at our faith and life; however, we usually give up. When things get hard, we are done. What if we chose to have the grit to go through with it? In this series, we are going to understand that every part of our life is spiritual, and we are going to get gritty to lean and mean in our faith and lives.

What comes into your mind comes out in your life. What stronghold is holding you back? What truth from God’s word demolishes that stronghold? Write it, think it, and confess it until you believe it.

Thoughts are powerful. They change our perspective, impact our decisions, and influence our habits. What do we do when we become trapped by our thoughts? Learn how to take your thoughts captive and win the war in your mind as Pastor Trevor launches this new and powerful series.

Jesus is the resurrection and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him and His resurrection. His resurrection is resurrecting us. His resurrection CHANGES EVERYTHING for us.

When you have been radically transformed by God, the natural response is to connect with other people to make a difference.

Radical Generosity is us helping people not like us experience a Jesus who became just like us.

When we go above and beyond with generosity, people experience the love and grace of an “above and beyond” God. Today, Pastor Trevor continues our series, Difference Makers, with the message, Radical Generosity Reshapes Our World.

Being right is not the goal or the posture we will take. Being like Jesus to help others see Jesus is the goal.

Grace is the first response we have with others. We will be a grace-giving people even when it makes no sense. We will lead with and love others with the grace we have received first.

What do you need to fully surrender to God? To truly pray, “God, send me,” we need to have three things: A genuine experience with the presence of God, a genuine awareness of our sinfulness, and a genuine desire to go and do what God has called us to do.

Search me, O God, and know my heart.

This prayer takes us to the place where we are most vulnerable with God. It is a dangerous prayer that David prayed in Psalm 139 when he asked God to search his heart, reveal his fears and uncover his sins.

A lot of times, we think that the voice of God is going to be the big and booming audible voice of God. How do we learn to lean in and hear what God wants to say?

Why is it that we, as followers of Jesus, know that we have access to go boldly before the throne of grace, that God hears our prayers, he’s moved by our faith, and yet so often, our prayer life can be inconsistent, can be haphazard, and is often faithless in so many ways?

Let’s start the new year with Dangerous Prayers. Today, we’ll spend some time on worship and prayer, where you’ll get the opportunity to pray through our campus and the various ministries we represent.

Merry Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Christ! Today, Trevor DeVage shares the Christmas story of Jesus’s birth and how Joseph and Mary might have felt as new parents of the Messiah. When we find ourselves in challenging moments of wonder and awe, how do we be the people God created us to be? What is God putting on your heart for this coming year that will require you to lean into him?

We will have a moment of communion during our reflection time today; have some bread and juice ready.

We hear the best Christmas Ever, but we don’t understand that Christmas in all of its goodness was actually really hard…but that is what makes it great. Joseph, gets what we think of as the best news, and it will be, but this is a hard moment.

We hear “best” Christmas Ever, but we don’t understand that Christmas in all of its goodness was actually really hard…but that is what makes it great. Joseph, gets what we think of as the best news, and it will be, but this is a hard moment. His obedience is what makes this the Best Christmas Ever. 

We long to paint the picture of the best-looking family. We have matching pj’s, peppermint mochas, and the perfect card to send to all our Instagram-worthy friends. Yet, if we look at the family line of Jesus, we realize that he came from the most messed up and non-idealistic lineage ever.

To be more open-handed with our generosity (our time, talent, and treasure for the Kingdom), it starts in community. As we develop a devoted community that meets for movement and growth, we will generate a generosity so deep and so pure that there will be no one in need around us.

Paul is in chains again. Paul is before the king. Paul stays bold knowing by the law he could die, but by Jesus, he would be delivered. If Paul is not bold, he does not have the opportunity to go to Rome and shake the epicenter of the world by empowering them with the Good News of Jesus. Every time Paul faces opposition…he moves the Good News Forward. It is by being empowered in opposition that he empowers the early church to seismically shift the world.

Paul in Acts 17 goes to Athens and instead of judging them for their pagan worship, their gods, and their differing views, he took the opportunity to meet them on their turf, engage their “unknown God” and lead some of them to Jesus. He was willing to find common ground on their ground to shake the ground of their faith towards Jesus.

Saul, who will become Paul, is literally imprisoning and persecuting Christians. Then he has the earth-shaking and life-altering moment with Jesus. He will go from murderer to the Messiah. From destroyer to disciple-maker. From Killer to Convert. From Murderer To Miracle Worker. When you become a difference maker God will use your past mistakes to make something new.

Jesus tells his disciples that he is going to scatter them throughout the world to reach as many people as possible. He tells them not to scatter until the Spirit comes on them. But when it does…it is going to shake the world to its core.

There are times when we simply are cynical about others knowing Jesus. We don’t want them to have hope and redemption, yet God calls us to go into ALL the world. The story of Jonah reminds us that God will use us and show us his grace through it, even when we don’t want it.

We must see people the way Jesus sees people…as opportunities to receive forgiveness and redemption. It is easy to get into our hopeless judgment of those living in sin and forget that we too are sinful.

When we are dealing hope, are we willing to do anything possible to get the world in front of Jesus?

Maybe you have grown up with many different beliefs in things or people. Maybe you grew up with your parents’ faith. However, at some point, we all have to answer the question Jesus asks, “Do you believe this?”

In a world that tries to give us many paths and roads to choose, Jesus gives us one and it is him. He tells us that he is the gate through which we must enter.

For many, life in this world is spent living in the darkness of our guilt and shame. However, Jesus longs to bring dark things into the light, and light brings freedom.

This world offers many different cravings, but if we truly want to understand true saving…then we must change what we are craving. The bread of life is what sustains. 

We live in a very disunified world. The world feels very Jurassic at times. It feels like we are always up against large beasts. We are at odds with politics, pandemics, peace, and what we praise. The church has been the epitome of disunity when the world needs to see the church unified for a cause and that cause is Christ and his mission. True unity (Freedom) in Christ is when we come together for a common goal of Go and Making as many disciples as possible together to defeat the large enemy (T-Rex) of this world.  

In a world where everyone wants the villain dead and gone, what would happen if we say the villains of this world or in our lives as redeemable and created in the same image of Christ as we are. At one point, we were all enemies of God in our sin. Yet, redemption is not through destruction but sacrifice for the villain. 

In a world where over 33% of kids live in a home with absent fathers, how can we change the culture and tide of absent fathers? We must be willing to go back to classic examples that God gives us to reclaim our families and our culture.

We celebrate Pantano’s 60-year anniversary as we look back and forward while never forgetting our vision, mission, and purpose. God has called Pantano to be a church that is a catalytic force to bring God’s kingdom and influence anywhere he leads us. Our mission is to love people to Jesus. We launch passionate people to make a God difference, wherever God sends them. Pantano always has and always will be focused on expanding God’s kingdom and influence. This is who we’ve been. This is who we are. This is who we’ll continue to be!

For three days life was filled with uncertainty. Life was dark, Jesus was dead, hope was gone. Friday was full of mourning. Saturday was full of doubt. Life was sinking in the life of those that were following Jesus. Maybe you feel the same way. Maybe your life is sinking and you feel as if it is dark and hopeless. However, there is good news. God does the unthinkable when life seems the most sinkable. Your life might be hanging onto a Friday or Saturday moment…but Sunday is here.

The path of following Jesus is the path of being at peace and making peace with all, for he is the Prince of Peace. Jesus came to make peace with us. As his children, it’s our nature to make peace. We invite others into a life-giving relationship with Jesus so they can be at peace with God. We make peace with those we have conflict with. We see peace and unity between people and groups that need to be reconciled. Making peace is the ultimate spiritual activity that Jesus calls us to engage.

We are on a spiritual journey. It starts when we know we are nothing and need (poor in spirit). Then we admit we are deeply sorry and want to change or repent (mourn). That leads us to this step: we’re ready for God to have his way with us. We surrender control of our life once and continually. We allow God to shape us, mold us, and direct us. We allow the Spirit to transform that which we surrender.

From time to time, we all can allow comfort to keep us from doing what God has called us to do; GO. A response to God will lead to the redemption of others, and he wants us to take risks in order to rescue those that don’t know Jesus. If we are going to be rooted in Jesus in 2022, we must be All In.

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