Feb 14, 2016
Acts- Part Four: Persecution
As the story progresses in the book of Acts, the conflict starts to build. Where we ended last week in a miracle and Peter and John being bold, we pick up in the next couple of chapters with Stephen standing up for what's right. If Jesus is worth following, then He is worth following no matter what. Stephen encounters the same opposers to Christianity that we learned about last week except they are more persistent in their "law." Through Stephens bold actions and threat to the church the remaining christians scatter. You don't want to miss this week's vital part of the story of Acts!
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  • Feb 14, 2016Acts- Part Four: Persecution
    Feb 14, 2016
    Acts- Part Four: Persecution
    As the story progresses in the book of Acts, the conflict starts to build. Where we ended last week in a miracle and Peter and John being bold, we pick up in the next couple of chapters with Stephen standing up for what's right. If Jesus is worth following, then He is worth following no matter what. Stephen encounters the same opposers to Christianity that we learned about last week except they are more persistent in their "law." Through Stephens bold actions and threat to the church the remaining christians scatter. You don't want to miss this week's vital part of the story of Acts!
  • Feb 8, 2016Acts- Part Three: Boldness
    Feb 8, 2016
    Acts- Part Three: Boldness
    It's happening. The truth about Jesus resurrecting from the grave is spreading. In just two chapters we see the number of Jesus followers going from about four thousand to fifteen thousand! We see, by the power of Jesus, a crippled man healed of his physical limitations to being able to run around. We see most importantly, the BOLDNESS of what happens when we listen to Jesus and let His spirit speak for us in times of need. We see when we are bold for the sake of Christ He always has our back and our best interest in mind. After all, he did die for us, in our place so that we can spend eternity with no suffering or pain. Listen in this week about the boldness of the apostles of Jesus. 
  • Jan 31, 2016Acts- Part Two: Helper
    Jan 31, 2016
    Acts- Part Two: Helper
    God is definitely sparking a movement and this is just the beginning. Acts chapter 2 is one of the biggest moments in the new testament because Jesus' promise before He ascended heaven became true! The Holy Spirit came down, A.K.A. the Helper, and changed things on that day and still is rocking people's worlds to this day. The Holy Spirit is Jesus' promise that He said is His spirit moving around and living inside of us. That may sound a bit sketchy but the truths behind it are filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. That's the fruit of God's spirit. Tune in this week to learn about God's spirit and how vital it is for us to know him and to be baptized for this wonderful gift he has given us!
  • Jan 24, 2016Acts- Part One: Wait
    Jan 24, 2016
    Acts- Part One: Wait
    There are many books of the bible that we can find life lessons from, learn about history, and also see the character of God throughout it all. Acts is one of the books of the bible that is filled to the brim with stories and adventures of the early church exponentially growing because God is real, He is alive and has an infinite amount of love for the people on this earth. That's why we are taking eight straight weeks to cover the whole book of acts and learn from the stories and many life changing truths that are found in this book. Tune in this week to part one of this series, "Wait."
  • Jan 17, 2016What Happens When We Pray?: From Prayer Time To Prayer Life
    Jan 17, 2016
    What Happens When We Pray?: From Prayer Time To Prayer Life
    This week we are capping off this series with more than just some pointers on how to pray. Prayer builds our faith more than we know. It is a vital piece of our relationship with God. The past two weeks we've covered a multitude of truths about prayer, but we end this series with one that sums up what God really wants from us. God doesn't just want some time with us, He wants our lives. Much like a couple just getting married, going from just spending time together to spending their lives together, we see that God wants us to spend our lives with Him. Tune in this week for a challenging message about prayer.
  • Jan 11, 2016What Happens When We Pray?: More Than Just Words
    Jan 11, 2016
    What Happens When We Pray?: More Than Just Words
    Prayer can be a tough thing at times especially when we are used to conversations always being two ways. When we look at the bible we see Jesus praying to His father often. This week at Venture we want to share the humbling truths about prayer and the help Jesus gives us on this topic. First thing is first... We need to know who we are praying to. God is always there and always listening. Let's listen in and follow Jesus' example of prayer. 
  • Jan 4, 2016What Happens When We Pray?: When God Shows Up
    Jan 4, 2016
    What Happens When We Pray?: When God Shows Up
    Sometimes prayer can be a hard thing to swallow. Looking at prayer and what encompasses it, we can easily feel like there is no power behind it or just coincidence. At Venture, we look to the Bible for the answers to life's most important questions and questions about prayers are extremely important. Prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God and that's why we want to kick this year off with the truth about prayer. There is absolutely power in prayer. Not only is there power in prayer but we can have bold faith that through prayer God hears us, answers us, and always provides for our needs. Tune in this week to an excellent faith building talk on why we should pray.
  • Dec 6, 2015Vital Signs: Seek And Save
    Dec 6, 2015
    Vital Signs: Seek And Save
    Jesus had a good amount of irregular responses to statements that were made about him. Throughout the first four books of the New Testament, commonly called "The Gospels," we have a great amount of accounts with a group of people called the Pharisees, teachers of the law. They questioned Jesus' authority, thought he was blaspheming, and straight up didn't like him because he was paving a new way that they couldn't comprehend. Today we dive into three wonderful responses that shows the heart of Jesus and how he celebrates when the lost are found. He loves sinners. So much that He doesn't care what people think about the perfect Messiah sharing life with the lowest of the low in society. He just wants to show compassion to the people in need. Tune in this week to hear Jesus' mission to seek and save the lost.
  • Nov 29, 2015Vital Signs: Money: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out
    Nov 29, 2015
    Vital Signs: Money: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out
    This week we cover a topic that may have tainted a lot of views of the church. Either by miscommunication or unbiblical teachings talking about money in church will be the point of when people stop coming to church or hate the church for that matter. At Venture Church we want to teach the truth that Jesus taught. The living record of the New Testament in the Bible is all truth that we share on Sunday mornings and this week we do talk about money and how to bring God glory through it. We talk about misconceptions of money and how God doesn't hate money or the rich, but He does have specific principles that deal with money that are extremely valuable that we can't look pass. This week is a great week no matter where you are in your faith towards Jesus to hopefully help us understand that God wants what's absolutely best for us. 
  • Nov 22, 2015Vital Signs: God’s Passion Is Compassion
    Nov 22, 2015
    Vital Signs: God’s Passion Is Compassion
    Compassion International's missions is "Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name." They do such a great job that we as a church have what is called a "Compassion Sunday" where we share the heart of God for His people, especially children, and give a practical way through compassion to meet the needs of kids who live in poverty. Through Compassion you can sponsor a child for just 38 dollars a month and that pays for their food, education, medical needs, and most importantly gets them plugged in to a local church body. It is a wonderful organization. This Sunday we talk about God's heart for the people on this earth and how we can make a difference in those same lives for His glory.