Apr 24, 2016
God For The Rest Of Us: The God Who Is For Us
We've talked about the "Rest Of Us," now it is time to talk about God. Who He is, and what that means for us.  Why does it even matter that a God is for mankind? Tune in this week to learn about the character of God.
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  • Apr 24, 2016God For The Rest Of Us: The God Who Is For Us
    Apr 24, 2016
    God For The Rest Of Us: The God Who Is For Us
    We've talked about the "Rest Of Us," now it is time to talk about God. Who He is, and what that means for us.  Why does it even matter that a God is for mankind? Tune in this week to learn about the character of God.
  • Apr 17, 2016God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Hypocrite
    Apr 17, 2016
    God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Hypocrite
    God is for you. No matter what you are going through God is for you. He wants you to win. He wants you to be filled with unending joy. Sometimes the masks of our lives just get in the way of that. Let's let the love of Jesus, who loves us for who we are under the mask, shine through.
  • Apr 11, 2016God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Dysfunctional Family
    Apr 11, 2016
    God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Dysfunctional Family
    You may think your family is the craziest family out there and you just may be right about that but, God can work through the dysfunction. Jesus had a dysfunctional family himself. He can relate to us in the same way and He also brings life throughout it all. 
  • Apr 3, 2016God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Skeptic
    Apr 3, 2016
    God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Skeptic
    Do you have doubts? Do you have a hard time believing and diving in to what the Bible has to say? It can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes to read verses from the Bible and take it all in. Every week at Venture we like to tear down the walls that have kept people away from Church. This week I hope you can find some confidence to know that God truly loves you and He offers rest and grace beyond what we can even imagine. The good news that God's son Jesus has come, died, and resurrected to life, "The Gospel," can be challenging at times to believe but we have evidence in the Bible and even outside of it to prove that God is real and He has done everything He said He did and wants to have a loving relationship with you.
  • Mar 27, 2016God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Hurting
    Mar 27, 2016
    God For The Rest Of Us: God For The Hurting
    It's Easter Sunday and what a great time to start a new series that truly depicts the love of God. There is sometimes this stereotype Christianity gets that God only loves the people who "have it all together" or the people who are "super spiritual," but the truth is God's love in unconditional, God is for the rest of us. We can't earn God's love or can we lose it. He loves us relentlessly and that's what the Easter story is about. He loved us so much He sent His son to die for us so that we could spend eternity with God. What a loving God. Tune in this week to hear the truth that God is for you and wants to bring you rest.
  • Mar 20, 2016Acts- Be The Spark: Church Planting
    Mar 20, 2016
    Acts- Be The Spark: Church Planting
    This week we invite a guest speaker, Roger Burns, to bring a message that suits the end of the book of Acts very well. Acts ends with "The Church" multiplying by planting more and more local churches. Roger Burns has accepted the calling to plant a church in a local city of Jacksonville, NC. He is an excellent communicator and one who you can't help but notice he loves Jesus and wants to serve Him. Tune in this week to a powerful message where Roger shares his story and how impactful it can be for yours.
  • Mar 13, 2016Acts- Part Eight: Testimony
    Mar 13, 2016
    Acts- Part Eight: Testimony
    Ending this series with a bang! "Acts: When God Sparks A Movement" has been a great time of learning and exploring the book of Acts for Venture Church. Learning about the early church and all the things they had to go through at the beginning, seeing the power of the Holy Spirit and reading the acts of the apostles has been very building for our faith. As you listen to this week we hope that you are left empowered to know that it just takes a spark to start a fire. Share God's story by sharing your story. The power of the words comes from His Spirit and He will change lives, just be obedient. We hope you enjoy this week in capping this 8 week series. 
  • Mar 6, 2016Acts- Part Seven: Accessible
    Mar 6, 2016
    Acts- Part Seven: Accessible
    When you don't have access to the one thing you want it can be frustrating at times. We find in the Bible many times where God promises that when we call He will answer. That He is by our side all the time in life. Accessibility is one of God's specialties. Being faithful in all His ways, He sent down His spirit when Jesus ascended and provides instant access to Him. This week diving in the book of Acts, we follow Paul to the city of Athens and hear about His great journey. Tune in this week to see the story of Paul and hear the truths about the accessibility of God.
  • Feb 28, 2016Acts- Part Six: Inclusion
    Feb 28, 2016
    Acts- Part Six: Inclusion
    Bacon Sunday! This morning at Venture for a creative element we passed out freshly cooked bacon. Not just because we thought it would be awesome, although c'mon it really is, but mainly because where the book of acts leads us today is a very important day for the whole world at the time of this chapter. Everyone is included. Our word this week is inclusion for one purpose, God extends his love to everyone in this chapter. We go into the history of what God was doing up until this moment to leave us with a wonderful thing that God has invited us to be a part of His kingdom. All of us. 
  • Feb 21, 2016Acts- Part Five: Transformation
    Feb 21, 2016
    Acts- Part Five: Transformation
    We apologize for a a delay in the recoding process occurred. The audio recording starts about 5 minutes in right where Chris, our pastor, is talking about who Saul is. He gives his history and his background of how he got to where we pick up in chapter 9. Transformation is one of the best words to help describe the story that encompasses the book of Acts. Transformation is what Jesus brings and why the Gospel is preached still to this day. Jesus didn't die for some small reason or thing. He died so that we could be transformed from our dead way of life in darkness walk in a fresh and newness of life. Seriously life changing. I hope you enjoying learning about the transformation God brings through Jesus.