Sep 6, 2015
Throwback: The Adventure Of Life
During this week of Throwback, we use "The Goonies" as a platform to talk about our goals on our adventure in life. There are all kinds of different obstacles in life and at times we may get discouraged if we aren't able to cross them with flying colors but the goal of Christianity is not to be the best. It's not to be first. It's not to win. The bible talks about how trials will come but to remember that we are all a part of the BODY of Christ and we are in this together. The goal is to love. Listen in to this week to be encouraged by the biblical truths Patrick shares with us today. 
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  • Sep 6, 2015Throwback: The Adventure Of Life
    Sep 6, 2015
    Throwback: The Adventure Of Life
    During this week of Throwback, we use "The Goonies" as a platform to talk about our goals on our adventure in life. There are all kinds of different obstacles in life and at times we may get discouraged if we aren't able to cross them with flying colors but the goal of Christianity is not to be the best. It's not to be first. It's not to win. The bible talks about how trials will come but to remember that we are all a part of the BODY of Christ and we are in this together. The goal is to love. Listen in to this week to be encouraged by the biblical truths Patrick shares with us today. 
  • Aug 23, 2015Throwback: God Stepping Into Our Timeline
    Aug 23, 2015
    Throwback: God Stepping Into Our Timeline
    In this series "Throwback," we use classic movies from the 80's as a launching pad for learning about Jesus. The list of movies was massive because truly... The list of classic 80's movies goes on longer than the amount of girls crushing Justin Bieber's selfies. None the less our first movie we chose to launch into the bible through "Back To The Future." Taking it back... really. The plot for this message today is mainly the story of how omnipotent but yet so compassionate God is. Jesus is real and the truth about His 33 years of living will bring new life into your bones. Check it out!
  • Aug 16, 2015Church At The Park: What You Pour In Is What You Will Pour Out
    Aug 16, 2015
    Church At The Park: What You Pour In Is What You Will Pour Out
    This Sunday we left the walls behind and had a service outside at the wonderful Hugh Macrae park! A great Sunday morning to be had with a scene change for Venture Church. This morning was a statement to say that the church is not a building and it's not even the place. Church is a body of believers. At Venture Chris brought a very practical message to remind us the simple principal of "what you pour in is ALWAYS what you pour out." There is truly no such thing at magic. God has promises and he keeps them. I encourage you to listen to the promises of His son Jesus that Chris shares this morning. 
  • Aug 2, 2015Manifesto: Together We Are Love Agents
    Aug 2, 2015
    Manifesto: Together We Are Love Agents
    To finalize this sermon series up we end with a bang on "Love Agents." We go through a passage this week that talks about how God IS love. It's his very being, his very essence is love. At Venture Church we strive to be God Chasing, Grace Shaped, Love Agents. Love Agents being an important part of the Christian walk. It's not only a commandment from Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves but also the very way we show Jesus love. Jesus, the son of God, said that when we serve the least of these it is like we are serving Him. So by loving our neighbors, friends, family, and strangers we are showing Jesus love. This week encapsulates why we should love and why the love for God is essential to life. 
  • Jul 26, 2015Manifesto: Together We Are Grace Shaped
    Jul 26, 2015
    Manifesto: Together We Are Grace Shaped
    Many things shape us in this world (money, relationships, tragedy, freedom...) and at Venture Church, part of our Manifesto is to be "Grace Shaped." Shaped by the grace of God. We walk into a room full of people with a ball of clay (our life) shaped by the pain or joys of life. Instead of allowing those things to define us we strive to be shaped by the grace of God. God's son Jesus came down and paid the price for our sins so that we are no longer slaves. Listen in today to hear about the hope we have in Jesus Christ!
  • Jul 19, 2015Manifesto: Together We Are God Chasing
    Jul 19, 2015
    Manifesto: Together We Are God Chasing
    A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. So throughout this three week series we focus on why Venture Church strives to be God Chasing, Grace Shaped, Love Agents. We look to The Bible as always and see the clear principles on which Jesus taught and apply those to our church vision. This week as we kick it off we dive to an unordinary story of two kings and how their story unfolds of chasing God and not chasing God. 
  • Jul 12, 2015Conversations With Jesus: Chase What Matters
    Jul 12, 2015
    Conversations With Jesus: Chase What Matters
    Venture had a guest speaker, Neal Alligood, come in and share a conversation we find in John chapter 6. A powerful conversation to say the least because Jesus feeds over 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish and his miraculous power. He takes what was given and multiplies it to feed 5000 people! Wow. This week Neal brings a hard driving question that we truly need to ask ourselves, "Are we chasing what really matters?" Jesus truly has the power and many times the things we seek lie about the power they have. Take time to listen up to the ending of Conversations with Jesus. 
  • Jul 5, 2015Conversations With Jesus: Feed My Sheep
    Jul 5, 2015
    Conversations With Jesus: Feed My Sheep
    99 percent of you listeners probably don't have sheep... and that's okay. As for the 1 percent, you rock. Now certainly the passage Chris is talking about this week is not referring to literal sheep. They need to be fed as well but this conversation we look at today will show some of Jesus' true character and great responses to questions. Check it out!
  • Jun 21, 2015Conversations With Jesus: How To Start A Conversation
    Jun 21, 2015
    Conversations With Jesus: How To Start A Conversation
    There are many conversations that we find with Jesus in the Bible, but this week we went over the thought of, how did those conversations get started? Not even how but why? Why did people even want to talk to Jesus? Patrick Harrison, our Youth Minister, talks about the importance of the content of the conversations had but also how they were started. We hope you enjoy!
  • Jun 14, 2015Conversations With Jesus: Empower The Diligent
    Jun 14, 2015
    Conversations With Jesus: Empower The Diligent
    Conversations with Jesus didn't always happen when He was walking this earth. He indeed speak to people after he died, used His own power to rise from the grave, and then ascend into heaven. Yes, your eyes didn't deceive you. He did all those things. Not only was his death and resurrection important but one conversation he had with a bitter hearted man changed the history of the Church. We have record of that conversation and the revolution that sprouted from it. This week our very own Dylan Owney, a missionary through "Surfing The Nations," shares this conversation and the importance of the dialogue. You can see more of the mission of STN while also supporting him in sharing the light of Jesus here... https://surfingthenations.dntly.com/fundraiser/3684#/donate We hope you enjoy.