Advent: The God Who Gives Us Grace | Matthew 1:17-25

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What does the familiar story of Christ’s birth teach us about our truest needs and God’s grace? Our Advent series continues in Matthew 1:17-25 exploring how the Christmas story is not about inspirational principles, but life-changing news. 

Advent: The God Who Gives Us Rest | 2 Samuel 7:1-16

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In a culture where running on empty is not only the norm but the expectation, we realise our need for rest. But what if true rest is about more than changing busy schedules? How do we change busy hearts?

Continuing our Advent series in 2 Samuel, we discover how the arrival of Jesus transforms our hearts and how we rest.

Advent: The God Who Keeps His Promise | Genesis 12:1-9

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In the Bible, God makes staggering and extraordinary promises. And yet, in a world of so many broken promises and unmet expectations, we may wonder what makes him any different. Why should we trust him? And what happens when we do?

As we begin our Advent series, we look at Genesis 12:1-9 and discover why the coming of Jesus is essential to understanding the promises we read in the Bible.

Never Stop Remembering | Esther 9 - 10

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When troubles arise, many of us live in fear of the outcome. But what if our future was not something to be faced with fear, but embraced with hope? What if we always had a reason to live in confidence, even in trials?

As we conclude our series through the Book of Esther we discover why always remembering the victory of Jesus is the key to living with hope.

Your Joy Restored | Esther 8

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How can we know joy in life when the odds seem to be against us? How does the Christian faith restore our joy and give us hope beyond all circumstances?

Pastor Chris Lazo from Reality Santa Barbara shares insight from Esther 8.

What Will Become of Us? | Esther 7

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Living as a citizen of God's kingdom means to live out of a brand new identity. How does that shape our desires, and change where we end up in life?

As we continue our series on Identity through the Book of Esther, we uncover who we are and how our new identity in Jesus changes everything.

The Surprising Importance of Humility | Esther 6

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Humility is perhaps one of the most undervalued and misunderstood virtues, and yet the Bible says it is both essential and incredibly powerful.

What is humility and how does learning of it bring healing to our lives? In Esther 6 we find examples of both the danger of pride and the power of humility.

Faith for This Moment | Esther 4:1-17

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What can times of uncertainty reveal about us? And what do they require from us?

Esther 4 shows us how faith is essential for us to navigate our complex cultural moment with honesty and hope.

When Opposition Arises | Esther 3:5-15

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When adversity comes to our lives, where can we find the strength to endure it? More than that, how can we face opposition in a way that doesn't destroy us but transforms us?

The book of Esther shows us where we can find strength in the midst of opposition.

A Counter-Cultural Life | Esther 2:12 - 3:5

How does Christian faith produce a counter-cultural life? And what are the risks and opportunities that go with this kind of life?

We explore how Jesus enables us to live distinct lives in a disconnected world through our study in the Book of Esther.