July 2020

Obeying God When You Don’t Know Why

Can God be trusted? When God leads and you don’t know where he is calling, can you trust him? We will look at Naaman, the King of Aram, and find out how he learned to trust God when you don’t understand “why?”   Watch Here  



June 2020

Heavenly Rewards

Matthew 16:24-28 Heavenly Rewards We are promised that we will be rewarded for what we have done. The Bible makes clear that there will be rewards for our faithfulness in following Jesus that will last for eternity. How then shall we live? Watch here



The Scoreboard: Measuring the Godly Things

Matthew 25:14-30 The one with the most toys wins – maybe on this earth’s scoreboard. But that is not true with God’s scoreboard. God’s scoreboard is particular to us, nothing will be hidden, and it may be surprising Watch here



May 2020

Two Questions

Revelation 20:11-15 The Two Question Test at the End The Final Exam – just two questions. When we die, we just have two questions that really matter: 1) What did you do with Jesus? 2) What did you do with what God entrusted to you? Watch here



Anger

Ephesians 4:26 Why you so angry, bro? What is it that makes us angry? We need to ask ourselves, “What is being triggered in me that I am reacting this way?” But asking that question, and then digging deeper, is not easy!   Watch here



Worry and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 The future is always uncertain. Sometimes we think that we have it figured out and we’re pretty comfortable with it. But other times, the upcoming unknown causes worry and anxiety. How do we best deal with these emotions?   Watch here



Lament

Psalm 13 Lament is crying out to God as an expression of grief or loss. The Psalms and Lamentations teach us how to wrestle with God when we have negative emotions. It’s honestly saying, “God, this hurts!”   Watch here



January 2020

Warnings – Hebrews 2:1-4, 3:7-19

The good news of Jesus Christ is a message we all need to hear. But when we do, we must not take it lightly or treat it as commonplace, or ignore it completely. The consequences for ignoring God are eternal.



March 2019

God’s Favor – Ruth 2

God’s Favor Coincidence?  With the timing, the places, and the relationships all working out just right, is it just coincidence for Naomi & Ruth? Maybe in the midst of everyday life, we can see God’s care and concern in real life?



God of Real Life – Ruth 1

God  of Real Life – Loneliness, hopelessness, and the realization of aging.  With the death of Naomi’s husband and sons, her feelings of helplessness and uncertainty were overwhelming. There is no hope.  There are no options.  What do you do in such bleak situations?



February 2019

Explore God – Can I Know God Personally

As humans, we crave relationships and intimacy. Is it possible to know God personally? Yes! The way to knowing God is not by striving and trying harder. It’s through knowing and following Jesus. 



Explore God – Is the Bible Reliable?

Is The Bible Reliable? – The Bible can be shown to be a reliable document.  It is  accurately recorded and transmitted through history. It is relevant to life in the 21st century. Come explore with us.



Explore God – Is Jesus really God?

Was Jesus just a good man, a respected teacher? Was he a lunatic? Or was he something far more? With intention or by default, every person asks the question, “Is Jesus really God?” The overwhelming evidence points to the truth of his divinity.  Explore with us life’s most fundamental, existential questions. We’ll journey together to find […]



Explore God “Is Christianity too Narrow?”

Is Christianity too Narrow?  People try to bridge the Gap between God and us, the seen and unseen, the temporal and eternal. Religion is humanity’s attempt to reach God. Christianity is God’s attempt to reach humanity, through Jesus, God extends grace to everyone. His Gift is broad, available to anyone who will receive it.



January 2019

Explore God “Why does God Allow Pain & Suffering?”

Week 3 of the Explore God Series – “Why does God allow Pain and Suffering?” We have all been been affected by pain and suffering. We can’t solve the issue.  The pain and suffering can’t be minimized. We can’t tell you it will get better with more faith. The question we need to ask ourselves […]



Explore God – Is there A God?

Explore God – Is There a God? Most of us “hope there’s something else out there.” And the thoughts people have about God are as diverse as the people who’ve thought them. Questions #2 of 7 People ask. Hear what the Bible says about this question.



Explore God- What Is the Purpose Of Life?

Explore God – What is the Purpose of Life? What is the meaning of life? Does life have a purpose? Does everyone have a purpose? One of the top 7 Questions People ask. Hear what the Bible says about this question.



September 2018

Power over Creation – Mark 4:35-41

Jesus has power over creation.  Therefore, He steps into the created order and makes changes.  The disciples are in awe, but they really have no idea who this man is in their midst.  The miracle of the storm shows us who Jesus is, which gives us reason to trust.



August 2018

Witness – Mark 4:21-34

Witness – God’s Kingdom is hidden in plain sight.  We do not know how the Holy Spirit is working and what he is doing.  Yet, The Kingdom of God  is working to produce the harvest that God intends. Even though there are small seeds sewn, the Kingdom success does not depend on our feeble efforts, […]



Reality of the World – Mark 4:1-20

Reality Of the World – For many, Jesus’ words go in one ear and out the other. In the parable of the sower, all the soils have heard the Word.  The sower has been successful in getting the seeds sown, what happens next depends on the soil. Therefore, how can we best sew the seeds […]



A Bigger Battle – Mark 3:7-35

A Bigger Battle – Jesus calls the 12 disciples, but they have to learn there is a difference between hanging around with Jesus and truly being with him. Their companionship is to lead to service that benefits others.  They are to become channels by which it touches others. Disciples follow Jesus and share the toils […]



July 2018

Lord of the Sabbath – Mark 2:23-3:6

Lord of the Sabbath – Religious rule keeping and the priority of human need are at odds here, when it comes to keeping the Sabbath.  The Sabbath was made for God’s people in order to restore and renew them physically and spiritually.



Jesus Displays his Power – Mark 1:21-2:12

Jesus teaches with authority.He heals diseases, and the crowd loves it! He declares the paralytics sins forgiven. The religious leaders bristle in the midst of Jesus’ popularity.  He spends time alone with the Father.



Calling – Mark 1:14-20 (& Mark 2:13-17)

Calling – Jesus abruptly appears by the Sea of Galilee. He calls unsuspecting fisherman to be disciples, part of a community of followers. Jesus’ call is to follow him. This is God’s calling of us – a command with a promise, followed by obedience, with lives that will never be the same again. The force […]



The Beginning of Jesus Ministry – Mark 1:1-13

The book of Mark starts in the wilderness. Then Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, signifying his following God’s call for him to bring out of the wilderness new life. The devil who tempts him, the beasts with him, and the angels who attend to him, all acknowledge that Jesus is the one who […]



June 2018

Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament, a sign of the covenant a gift of God, to remind us of who he is, what he has done, who we are, and what it means to be in the family of God.



4 Principles of Sabbath Keeping – Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

We tend to confuse Sabbath with ‘a day off’ and it messes us up. Sabbath is more than just a day off. How do we practice Sabbath? There are 4 principles – Stop, Rest, Delight, and Contemplate.



May 2018

STOP!!! – Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

The world is dying for lack of rest. We are working ourselves to death. God, in his wisdom, gave us the answer – Sabbath. Sabbath means “STOP!” It sounds so negative. But, God gave us Sabbath not to limit what we can do but free us to live more fully. In order to restore our […]



Work and Rest – A Sacred Rhythm – Genesis 1, Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

God didn’t create us to be production machines. God didn’t create us to be constantly busy. God created us to enjoy what he created. He created us to enjoy a relationship with himself, relationships with others, and enjoyment of his creation.



Just the Way God Made Us, Part 1 – Small Church Essentials

God has made Horizon the church he wants us to be. So, if we are just the way God made us, we are called to “be” that well. Instead of asking “Our church is small, so what?” we can ask, “Our church is small, now what?” and live out who God calls us to be. […]



Celebrating The Lord’s Supper Prayer Service

There are many different perspectives or themes that explore the richness of the Lord’s Supper. We will explore 6 themes in the service: remembering, proclamation, fellowship, thanksgiving, self-examination, expectation.



April 2018

Love of God’s Word – Proverbs 3

God’s Wisdom is found in his Word. Knowing the word, and keeping it in your heart, then living it out, brings God’s blessings to our lives.



Love of God’s Word – Psalm 119

God has given us his word, the Bible, not just for the sake of giving us information. Through his word, God reveals himself. The author of Psalm 119 devotes himself to God’s instructions for life and holds onto God’s promises for obedient living. It is a call to be devoted to the word of God […]



Encountering Jesus on the Road Luke 24:13-35 & Acts 9:1-9

Road to Emmaus and Road to Damascus. Traveling on the roads of life, we encounter Jesus. Sometimes it’s really obvious – like Saul on the Road to Damascus. Sometimes we realize looking back that Jesus has been there all along – like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. Part of traveling through our lives […]



He is Not Here – Matthew 27:62-28:15

Jesus rose from the dead. He is not there. Mary and Mary meet Jesus on the road and realize that he is risen. Then Jesus tells them to tell the disciples. The Pharisees realize this as well, but they don’t want the truth to come out, so they come up with a conspiracy to deny […]