No Fair!

Have you ever heard someone talk or complain about how things in their life were not fair?  Have YOU ever done this?  I suspect we all have felt this way and even verbalized it at times!  But it is interesting that when things work out to our advantage, when we get more than we deserve, when things are “unfair in our favor”… we never seem to gripe about that.  So what do we do when life is unfair?  When God himself appears to fall into this category when we really need Him to come through?  In this series we'll battle the tendency towards entitlement and discover some wisdom that will set us free when we are not getting what we know we deserve!

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  • THE point

    FEBRUARY 24, 2019

    This week Pastor Rob finishes up the series, driving home the important point of this well known story.

    After three weeks of dancing with this parable, hopefully our hearts are softening to the idea that our Heavenly Father is always looking out for those who need an open door and an invitation to come in.  With God it’s not that we’re getting less of something we deserve, it is that He is so gracious and generous that He gives everyone the same reward, which none of us have earned - or ever could!  And when we get our eyes off of ourselves and join Him in His work, it is the greatest thing ever.  Do you want to discover the biggest secret to ridding our hearts of entitlement?  This paradigm shift will rejuvenate anyone who is weary of laboring for God!

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  • THE last

    FEBRUARY 17, 2019

    Roy Templeman takes the stage again, talking about those who have just never had the same opportunity as others.

    I can remember being a freshman, looking up to those who had been around a while.  I can remember being a rookie on a team, wishing I knew more than the “absolutely nothing” my utter lack of experience provided me.  Can you relate to feeling as if you have little to offer, yet in all that lacking, being given a chance?  An opportunity?  Being recognized by someone, not for anything you’d done, but for what they were willing to do for you?  For what your potential could be with a little investment?  Check out this week's message and be reminded of what it is like to be on the outside looking in… and how an invitation changes everything!

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  • THE first

    FEBRUARY 10, 2019

    Pastor Rob continues our entitlement series talking about those who are first.

    Have you ever been the hardest worker for an extended period of time?  Have you ever been in a situation where you had more seniority than anyone else by a long shot, yet it didn’t seem to matter?  Even though you had been around long enough to deserve some credit, you were treated the same as the lazy scrubs who just walked in.  This is painful to experience.  It can definitely cause us to consider ejecting for better options, but it can also tempt us to stick around and do way less, just like everyone else.  Let's learn together a better perspective for these types of circumstances.

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  • THE landowner

    February 3, 2019

    Roy Templeman leads off Week 1 of this entitlement series.

    In difficult life moments, it’s helpful to shake free from our own perspective and see things through someone else’s eyes.  Some people even find it helpful to consider and even serve someone who has it worse than they do.  One of the incredible things about the heart of God is that He sees things clearly when we are clouded and confused.  So when things appear one way, understanding how God sees them can be all we need to break through into a healthier place.

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