Nov 15, 2015
Battle Ground: Don’t Get Sucker Punched
We are ending this battleground series with a battle we are all up against. The writer of Ephesians closes out his letter with a powerful message that all should know. We are up against more than flesh and blood. There is a spiritual battle going on that surrounds this world and we need to know that God has given us tools for our protection and for our fight. Join in this week as we go through the last chapter of Ephesians and learn about the armor of God.
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  • Nov 15, 2015Battle Ground: Don’t Get Sucker Punched
    Nov 15, 2015
    Battle Ground: Don’t Get Sucker Punched
    We are ending this battleground series with a battle we are all up against. The writer of Ephesians closes out his letter with a powerful message that all should know. We are up against more than flesh and blood. There is a spiritual battle going on that surrounds this world and we need to know that God has given us tools for our protection and for our fight. Join in this week as we go through the last chapter of Ephesians and learn about the armor of God.
  • Nov 8, 2015Battleground: From Convenience To Character
    Nov 8, 2015
    Battleground: From Convenience To Character
    In our day and age it is easy to sway with what looks, feels, and seems good at the time. There's normally a "better" option or even seems to be the best option until we realize that there is something greater coming and we switch. This week we go through the last couple of chapters in Ephesians and see what it truly means to stand firm and realize that Christianity is not about convenience. It isn't convenient to be a Christian, but, it is absolutely worth every second. God in all of His glory provides beyond means we can imagine. Listen in to this week as we continue in to the truth and confidence we have in Jesus.
  • Nov 1, 2015Battleground: The Fullness Of God
    Nov 1, 2015
    Battleground: The Fullness Of God
    Somewhere in our lives we have cracks on the surface that lead to something more at our core. Depending on the situation, it is easy for us to paint over the cracks or take those problems and brush them under the rug. This week we hear from Venture's Worship Minister, Aaron, to continue through the book of Ephesians. Is there a crisis at our core that we are ignoring? Is there a better way in life to address these situations and let God show us the way he designed us to live? Listen in to this week as we continue this series battleground. 
  • Oct 26, 2015Battleground: Made Alive
    Oct 26, 2015
    Battleground: Made Alive
    Every week during "Battleground" we have been going through the book of Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter from the apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus. This week we dive into the second chapter of this powerful book learning about an important history on Ephesus and also important meaning of this whole letter. Chapter 2 has a heaping amount of biblical truth in it that is a wonderful message to listen to. We hope you enjoy hearing about the grace of God and how freely He gives. 
  • Oct 18, 2015Battleground: Identity Theft
    Oct 18, 2015
    Battleground: Identity Theft
    Identity theft is not a pretty sight. If you've ever been a victim or know someone who has been through reclaiming their "identity" it's a strenuous process. During this series we talk about a "battleground" or this constant daily walk of life and there are moments that we don't know who we are. This Sunday we learn about our Identity in God and how it is not achieved but received. God loved us before we even had a chance to offer him anything in return. He created us in His image and this week we learn about our true Identity in God. 
  • Oct 11, 2015Rethink Social: Rethinking Church
    Oct 11, 2015
    Rethink Social: Rethinking Church
    You want the truth about the church? You want to know why Christianity is exponentially growing? It's been 2000 years since the first gatherings of "Christians" spreading the good news that God has come down in love to bring us eternal life. This news is commonly called "The Gospel." This week we dive into the beginning principles of "The Church." All about where the church came from, why it matters, and how it can completely change our life. What a great ending to Rethink Social. 
  • Oct 4, 2015Rethink Social: Rethinking Work
    Oct 4, 2015
    Rethink Social: Rethinking Work
    Work can be dominating at times. While we are growing up our lives are focused to mold us into workers. Sometimes life takes us a different route but either way work can be dominating. This week Chris speaks truth about the realities of work and how God truly wants us to rethink what "work" is. What is our job? What is our purpose and why? This week there are some excellent questions asked and answered through the Bible that are excellent spiritual fuel for your mind. Check it out. 
    *We apologize about the crackling sound for the first half. It will clear up about thirteen minutes in.*
  • Sep 27, 2015Rethink Social: Rethinking Marriage
    Sep 27, 2015
    Rethink Social: Rethinking Marriage
    In this series we are looking at important topics to return to the principles and foundation of how God designed them. As we continue in life different personalities, societies, and events shape our way of thinking. Growing up in this world we live in it is easy to see we don't have it all together. Even though we don't have life figured out we can rethink some major topics that impact everyone around us. Today we talk about our marriages. Whether you're married or not this Sunday is still filled with vital truth of how we should love one another and how important it is to abide by what God says. Tune in as Chris talks about the tough topic of marriage.
  • Sep 20, 2015Rethink Social: Transformed Relationships
    Sep 20, 2015
    Rethink Social: Transformed Relationships
    Rethink it. Absolutely serious. As life continues on when we hear social we think that media is soon to come right after it. That's not the case with this series. Although, some talk will be had about social media because of its grip on society, we will mostly be focusing on the plan that God has for our lives socially outside of the media world and into the deep roots of the clockwork. This includes this first week in which we dive into the foundation of interpersonal relationships. Why do we need to know God's plan for our social life? We were created to be in community. This Sunday, Chris elaborates on healthy ways to grow towards God and towards others. 
  • Sep 13, 2015Throwback: Wax On Wax Off Disciplines
    Sep 13, 2015
    Throwback: Wax On Wax Off Disciplines
    "Wax on, wax off." That phrase, coined from the 80's movie "Karate Kid," is a constant classic even in society today. Every week in this series "Throwback" we have used classic 80's movies as a launching pad into the Bible. This week at Venture we talk about the "wax on, wax offs" of Christianity, spiritual disciplines. Like any time in life discipline is tough. Whether giving it, receiving it, or disciplining yourself it takes time, effort and a truck load of patience. Good thing we have a God who loves unconditionally and is full of grace. Tune in to this week's message for a great approach to starting or keeping the gears turning towards Jesus Christ.