August 28, 2016
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” So, the question is do you have people in your life who live here, locally, who've got your back, who will stand with you back to back to help you fight through those biggest troubles in life?
Today's message looks at that's how you're better when you're connected with others and how your church family can be your family, a family that makes you better, a family that's here for you when you're down and can even celebrate with you when things are great.
August 21, 2016
Who are you? Are you the sum of your success - Job, Career, Size of bank account? Are you the sum of your failures - failed relationships, additions, bad decisions? Or are you something bigger, more grand than all of that. Are you someone valued more than all the wealth on earth?
If you believe that you are unique, valued, and owned by God, are you living like it? Do you wake up each day excited to live out your purpose in God’s grand story?
August 14, 2016
If someone were to ask you what your purpose in life was, could you answer that? You may be successful in your career or trying to finish out those last few credits to complete another degree but what are you really living for. . .what’s your purpose? God wants you to know what His design is for you and for you to stop living by default. Listen as we discover the things we all need to find so that we can truly know our God-given purpose.
August 7, 2016
Whether you’re a man or a woman we all have the desire inside of us to leave our world better than the way we found it. . .to spend our lives working for something that will outlive us. In this message we discover how to begin working on that eternal legacy and how to make a real difference in your world.
July 31, 2016
How can I know God's will? Why do bad things happen, even when I am doing good? We all have questions, but what if, rather than answer our specific questions, God wants to use them to grow closer to Him. Kevin Kennedy shares with us three of the things that God uses to grow our faith.
July 24, 2016
If we could see as God sees, we would be more inclined to do as God says. When we use Gods word to listen, we gain wisdom, insight and understanding. This is the basis for good decision making. Our greatest regrets could have been avoided if we had this wisdom, insight and understanding.
July 17, 2016
When we pray, we usually want God to fix something immediately. What if God just needs to say something or explain something to us? We must learn to open His word and listen. Spending time alone communicating with God will make it easier to communicate with us.
July 10, 2016
God moves in churches that
join the Jesus mission. So what is it like to be on that mission? Next Level’s
founding pastor, Dan Southerland, joins us to share exactly what it looks like.
And when the individuals in a church catch this vision, it moves them from being a Great Church to being a God Church; a church where there is no other explanation for
all that is happening except it must be a God thing.
July 3, 2016
God desires to have an intimate relationship with us—a relationship in which we can be fully known with no fear of rejection. That intimacy was destroyed when sin, sorrow, and death entered the world and God has been striving to reconcile the relationship ever since. In this message, Clay explores the three main ingredients to a more intimate relationship with your creator.
June 26, 2016
Matt Hastings continues his exploration of a rebellion against sin and the offer of true Life that Jesus has to offer us.
June 19, 2016
Matt Hastings explores the idea that sometimes, in order to move forward, we need a rebellion. But maybe not the rebellion you think, it is a push against the thing that seems to be holding you back to most. What would life be like if that thing was no longer a problem for you. That is the offer that Jesus has for you.
June 12, 2016
What if, like what if God used Next Level Church in the way that he used the early Acts church. It can happen. It happened 2000 years ago, and it can happen today. All that has to happen is we have to realize, just like they did, that it isn't really ours, it is His. If we'll learn to share often, and give regularly, God will use us in powerful ways.
June 5, 2016
AW Tozer once said, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." So, what comes to mind when you think about God? Do you think God sees you as a failure? A disappointment? In this message, Clay talks about the lie that the better you perform, the more God loves you.
May 29, 2016
Today we explore what might be the single most dangerous word in the English language. Tomorrow. If you've bought into the lie of later - I'll do that later, I'll get serious about that later - you're fooling yourself. The Bible says, you got to number your days because every day is a gift. It's a gift and you're not guaranteed tomorrow. So, today should be the day to give up your excuses, say enough is enough and, through the power of Jesus, do something about it.
May 22, 2016
There is a desire in most of us to want to make a difference. But the problem is that somewhere along the way, through the busyness of everyday life, the routine that you got stuck in, or maybe something someone said to you, but at some point what happened for a lot of us, we began to believe I will never make a difference. The problem with that lie is that Jesus says something very different. In fact, not only did Jesus think that you could change culture with your life, for him, it was a fundamental expectation.
May 15, 2016
Although most reports of near death experiences are overwhelmingly positive, there are some
who describe what appears to be a hellish afterlife. God, however, doesn’t want us to fear death
or condemnation. Maybe pain and suffering are simply a warning and a chance to choose him!
But even in the presence of God, would everyone choose him?
May 8, 2016
Perhaps the most common theme from NDEs is experiencing a beauty that fills the soul and is hard
to put into words. People who get a glimpse of the world to come, encounter a majesty that is
beyond their ability to fully comprehend, but that draws them in to desire more. It turns out that this
heavenly world is the one that the Bible has been pointing to all along.
May 1, 2016
A common, beautiful thread weaving many stories of near death experiences together is that of
the overwhelming love they felt in the presence of Jesus, the being of light. This was in spite of
the fact that He knew everything about them, good and bad. That kind of all-seeing,
unconditional love is what we all crave deep within our hearts.
April 24, 2016
When I die, will I still be myself? Will I have a body or will I be some kind of angel or spirit? Will I see the people I know and love and will we recognize each other? These are some of the most fundamental questions of the heart and soul in each person, and the Bible has something to say about each of them!
April 17, 2016
Our devotion to God is illustrated, demonstrated, and authenticated by our love for others. Imagine
if every Christian engaged people instead of just attended church services. Imagine if every Christian
used his or her authority on behalf of others. Imagine if every Christian asked, “What does love require
of me?” It would change the world.