#WINNING

If you have ever wondered why life is so hard, this series is for you. Wisdom says that there are causes for everything that happens, and everything that we experience can be explained. While that is true, we do not always consider that the unseen has as much (or perhaps even more) influence on our world as the seen. In this series, we learn about the spiritual battles that we all experience, and how God has already won the war for us.

Something Worth Fighting For

This message was shared on October 6, 2019

Whether you know it or not, you are in the middle of a cosmic battle. You have an enemy that is after one thing: your faith. In this message, we discover that your faith is worth fighting for.


Geared Up to Tear Down

This message was shared on October 13, 2019

The good news is that God equips you with weapons to fight your spiritual battles. But these weapons are different than any other weapons we see in this world. In this message, we find out that the way we fight is as important as that we fight.


I am a Weapon

This message was shared on October 20, 2019

One of the main reasons we avoid spiritual warfare is because we are not confident in our ability to win the fight. But the reality is, God uses people just like you to push back the darkness in our world. In this message, discover that you are the very thing that the enemy fears.


Friendly Fire

Engage this message on October 27, 2019

The hardest battle to fight is the one that rages inside us. When the wishes of our hearts do not match the will of God, we can never be at peace. In this message, we find out that the battle is won when we trade what we want for what God wants.


Undecided

The world is full of tragedy, sadness, and contradiction. Even people who claim to be Christians acts in ways inconsistent with their belief. There are so many things in life that make having an active faith difficult. In this series, we talk about the reasons why so many people prefer to keep their faith at arms-length, and how becoming engaged followers of Christ changes everything.

Part 1: Start Here

This message was shared on September 8, 2019

One of the scariest things about taking a step of faith is the idea that if you say yes to a one part you have to say yes to the whole package. That puts a lot of weight on one decision. But Jesus did not approach people like that. As a matter of fact, faith starts with one simple, no strings attached decision: To follow.


Part 2: Those Hypocrites

This message was shared on September 15, 2019

One of the things that make faith difficult is that “godly” people do some the most ungodly things. In this message we address the tension that is created by unfaithful followers of the faithful God.


Part 3: The Hidden God

This message was shared on September 22, 2019

Following God would be much easier if He would just show Himself. In this message, we discover that God can, and has shown himself in the most dynamic way.


Part 4: My Biggest Roadblock

This message was shared on September 29, 2019

In the final message of the Undecided series, we take a look under the hood of the most powerful and widely experienced objection to following Jesus.


Game Plan

Can we really be world changers? That sounds like such a lofty goal. We might not be able to make wholesale changes to the world, but we can significantly change our own personal world. In this series, we find out that God’s plan to redeem the world happens as each of us shares our faith within our own relational worlds.

Our House

This message was shared on August 11, 2019

When an opposing team comes to play, the home team often tries to inspire their players by declaring that this is “Our House!”

God’s plan is so much bigger than giving us a prescription for the sin in our lives. Jesus did not come just to redeem humans, but to redeem all creation. In this message, we outline the over-arching story of God’s plan from creation, to fall, redemption, and recreation, and point out that the church is the only means by which God will accomplish His it.


Scoreboard, Baby

This message was shared on August 18, 2019

At the end of the game, it doesn’t matter who had more yards, who had more first-downs, or who had more sacks. All of those statistics are important, but ultimately, the only thing that matters is the ending score.

In the same way, there are many ways to measure the effectiveness of our belief systems, but if they do not lead people into the kingdom of God, we lose the game. The reason Christians need to share their faith in Christ is because salvation is not intuitive. People need to know that Jesus is the only way to enter the kingdom.


The Ground Game

This message was shared on August 25, 2019

Peter was the first to call Jesus the Messiah. He was the only person besides Jesus who has walked on water. He became the first leader of the church, and without him, we probably would not be worshipping together today. Yet, we sometimes forget that Peter’s first step began with an invite. In this message, we discover that an invite can change a life.


The Locker Room Speech

This message was shared on September 1, 2019

One phrase commonly used by Christians is, “that person really needs Jesus.” Too often, the motivation for that phrase is either judgement or a desire for that person to be less of a burden. Those motivations steal the power from sharing faith with others. In this message, we discover that people listen best when we let love lead.


Right on the Money

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us would admit that we find ourselves thinking about money much more often than we would like. The reality is, money commands our attention like no other issue we face. Unsurprisingly, scripture is filled with God’s perspective on money. In this series, we seek to place our money under God’s control, knowing that when we do, we will be able to trust God for the results.

Mind It

This message was shared on July 7, 2019

Everyone wants God’s blessing in the financial arena, but very few are willing to do what God actually instructs. In this message, we discover that when we refuse to invite God into our finances, we risk pushing Him out of our lives.

Quit Claim Deed


Make It

This message was shared on July 14, 2019

So often, we are most concerned with what we do with what we have. But the Bible is full of wisdom about how we earn our income. In this message, we discover that God has given us both abilities to be used at their fullest potential, and responsibilities to be fulfilled to our best ability.


Spend It

This message was shared on July 21, 2019

Everyone has a system for determining the most important uses for their money. For some, it is whatever is due next. For others, it is whatever they want most. But for most of us, some of our spending habits make us feel guilty, trapped, or out-of-control. In this message, we find out a way of thinking about our spending that helps us enjoy what God has given.

Priorities Plan


Keep It

This message was shared on July 28, 2019

The average American household spends 105% of its annual income. This sounds nuts, but it is true! In a consumer society, we are conditioned to spend, spend, spend. In this message, we discover why and how to make saving our money a priority.

Debt Relief Plan


Give It

This message was shared on August 4, 2019

Usually, the only time we consult God about money is when we are drastically short of it. Somehow, we do not see that what we are doing is asking the one we have put last in our financial picture to rescue us from financial ruin. That doesn't make sense, does it? This is why it is so important to prioritize our giving over all the other areas of our finances.


Paper Houses

Any mom or dad can tell you; it doesn’t take much to tear a family apart. The problem is, we normally don’t know what threatens our homes until after the damage has already been done. During the Paper Houses series, we learn how healthy hearts are our best defense against the most destructive threats to your family.

Heart Issues

This message was shared on May 12, 2019

Every attack on your home is the result of an attack on the heart. The things we do and say cause the hurt that destroys a home, but words and behaviors are symptoms of the deeper sickness within our hearts. If we want to have a healthy home, we have to guard against attacks to the heart.


Green Eyes and Grieved Hearts

This message was shared on May 19, 2019

Envy kills relationships. As long as our eyes are focused on what God has given to others, we will never be able to see what God has given to us. In this message, find out why envy is so self-destructive to a home, and what we can do to avoid it.

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Gimmie Gimmie

This message was shared on May 26, 2019

Envy keeps our eyes focused on what others have. Greed keeps us focused on what we have. Greed is not having more than you need, it's refusing to let go of anything you have. Greed creates factions in a home, but generosity creates favor. Greed happens by accident, but generosity must be intentional.


Anger Management

This message was shared on June 2, 2019

Continual anger is evidence of a heart full of unforgiveness, and unforgiveness is contagious. When one person refuses to forgive, everyone in the home becomes bitter. The only way to break bitterness in the home is to create a culture of forgiveness.


The Shame of It All

This message was shared on June 9, 2019

Shame binds the members of our homes to their sin. When we address our family members as extensions of their sin, we guarantee repeat performances. The only way to combat shame is to separate sin from our sense of self.


Fathers are Family, Too!

This message was shared on June 16, 2019

Too often, instead of honoring Dads on Father's Day, they get reminded about how they fall short. At Engage Community Church, we believe that strong households create a culture of honor.


Watermarked

This message was shared on June 23, 2019

There is no step-by-step manual on how to keep your home from being torn apart. Not one of us can predict the future, and many homes that look impervious to attack often suffer the worst. However, there is one practice we can institute in our homes that keep our families focused on unity.


Outside the Lines

This message was shared on June 30, 2019

Every family faces the risk of being torn apart. But family is not the reason for family. God has a purpose for your family, and when you orient your household around this one reason, it makes your family stronger than ever.


Before and After

There is a sign on a lonely Alaskan road that reads, “Choose your rut carefully, you will be in it for miles.” Sometimes, that’s how life feels. The choices you have made have set you in a direction and it feels like there is now no way to change. However, the big message of Easter is that your life doesn’t have to be the way it’s always been. The first Easter changed everything, and because of the resurrection, you can experience that kind of change in your own life.

Impossible to Incredible

This message was shared on April 21, 2019

The greatest truth about the miracle of Easter is that, through the resurrection, Jesus made a way for us to connect to God that was impossible for us to do on our own. Because Jesus rose from the grave, those who should be rejected are embraced by God.


Isolated to Included

This message was shared on April 28, 2019

God created His children to be connected to each other in spirit and purpose. The reason we are different is so that we can all fulfill the needs of someone else in our community. When we cut ourselves off from community, we rob ourselves of God’s touch and rob the body of our own gifts.


Indefinite to Indisputable

This message was shared on May 5, 2019

Your salvation was freely given to you. There is nothing you did to earn it, there is nothing special about you that merits it. Your salvation is nothing more than the expression of God’s love for you. Find out how it is impossible to out-sin God's grace.


Complete

Every one of us spends so much time and mental energy wrapped up in how inadequate we are. The more we think about our inadequacies, the more we seem to experience them. What if our pre-occupation with not being enough was the result of believing lies? During the “Complete” series, find out that the process of Christian growth is less about changing into something new than it is about learning how to live out what God has already completed inside the believer.

Enough is Enough

This message was shared on March 10, 2019

Every one of us spends so much time and mental energy wrapped up in how inadequate we are. The more we think about our inadequacies, the more we seem to experience them. What if our pre-occupation with not being enough was the result of believing lies? In this introduction to the “Complete” series, Pastor Bryon shares that the process of Christian growth is less about changing into something new than it is about learning how to live out what God has already completed inside the believer.


Skeletons in the Closet

This message was shared on March 17, 2019

If it were not for two things, none of us would struggle with guilt or fear: our past and our future. We experience guilt in the present because of what we have done, and we are afraid of the future because of what we know we will do. In this message, we find out God's prescription for guilt, and how we can trust God to remove our guilt completely.


Fear No More

This message was shared on March 24, 2019

Why is it so much easier to run away from God than run to Him? From the moment we are born, we carry a natural fear of God, and in many ways that's a good thing. But God wants something much greater than our fear, He wants a relationship. In this message, we discover how God makes a way for relationship with Him that is free from fear.


Mi Casa…

This message was shared on March 31, 2019

The love-based relationship that Jesus established on the cross goes far beyond simple affection. The reason God loves us the way He does is because He sees us in a particular way. In this message, we find out why there is no way that God could ever reject you.


Here Comes Trouble

This message was shared on April 7, 2019

Have you ever looked back upon something you have done and remarked, "I don't know what came over me!" The things that come over are often the most difficult things to overcome. No one of us sails through life without challenges that are greater than our strength. In this message, Pastor Bryon reveals how the cross of Christ turns believers into overcomers.


The Price is Right

This message was shared on April 14, 2019

Why would God trade His Son's life for yours? Why would Jesus sacrifice Himself? Believe it or not, the way you answer these questions has much to do with how you live your life, the choices you make, and the things you chase after. In this message you will discover how much Jesus paid, and how much you are really worth.


Questions Worth Asking

Too often, when presented with hard questions, the church’s answer has been, “You just have to take it on faith.” Contrary to popular belief however, biblical faith is not a blind faith. Christianity never asks you to believe something just because the Bible says it is true. Instead, ours is an evidence-based faith. In this series, come find out that authentic faith does not have to fear facts.

Is God Real?

This message was shared on February 3, 2019

Can I trust the Bible?

This message was shared on February 10, 2019

Why Jesus?

This message was shared on February 17, 2019

If God is good, why are things so bad?

This message was shared on February 24, 2019

How good is good enough?

This message was shared on March 3, 2019

One Year Celebration

A message of thanksgiving and expectation as we celebrate the first year of ministry at Engage Community Church.

Cause for Celebration

This message was shared on January 27, 2019

Recalibrate

Every new year we feel the pressure to make huge changes in our lives. But most years, our big ambitions turn into big disappointments. Perhaps the reason we experience perpetual letdown is because we lack a point of reference for our goals. In this series, we learn that making changes only makes a difference when we’re aligned to what’s important.

Part 1: Baseline

This message was shared on January 6, 2019

Part 2: Staying Within Tolerances

This message was shared on January 13, 2019

Part 3: All Systems GO!

This message was shared on January 20, 2019

Unto Us

Christmas is a time of gift-giving and receiving. It is a time of joy, hope, peace, and love. It is also a time of tension, busyness, worry, and annoyance. In the midst of all the to-do’s of Christmas, it is easy to neglect the reality that it is about God’s greatest gift to us. In the Unto Us series, find out how to have gratitude in the middle of the chaos of Christmas.

Part 1: As Good as His Word

This message was shared on December 2, 2018

Part 2: Lighting the Load

This message was shared on December 9, 2018

Part 3: Return Policy

This message was shared on December 16, 2018

Part 4: Receiving the Gift

This message was shared on December 23, 2018

Face to Face

How we view God affects every single area of our lives. It shapes how we feel about Him, how we talk about Him and even how we talk to Him. But God is divine and we’re only human, so how do we discover who He is, how He acts and what He’s like? The best way to get to know God is by looking at the One He sent—Jesus. Through this series we discover that when ordinary people have extraordinary face-to-face encounters with Jesus, their lives are forever transformed.

Part 1: Let’s Get Personal

This message was shared on November 4, 2018

Part 2: Out of the Box

This message was shared on November 11, 2018

Part 3: What’s the Problem?

This message was shared on November 18, 2018

Part 4: Broken to Burning

This message was shared on November 25, 2018

Sent

Church is so much more than a group of people that get together once a week to sing songs to God. Church is a family—a redeemed people—sent into the world to invite the world into the kingdom. In this series, find out that, in the same way the Father sent Jesus, Jesus sends you into the world so that others will know Him.

Part 1: I am Sent

This message was shared on October 14, 2018

Part 2: Just Say Something

This message was shared on October 21, 2018

Part 3: Team Play

This message was shared on October 28, 2018

Get Your Hopes Up

Too often, too many people are too quick to tell you, “That sounds nice but, don’t get your hopes up.” However, those who trust Jesus have plenty of reasons for hope. In this series, we look at the many ways a relationship with God through Jesus leads to living lives full of positive expectations. Because its true: If you have Christ, you have every reason to get your hopes up!

Part 1: Hope Has a Name

This message was shared on August 19, 2018

Part 2: How to Be Okay When Everything Else Isn’t

This message was shared on August 26, 2018

Part 3: Hope for Healing

This message was shared on September 2, 2018

Part 4: Trading Stress for Peace

This message was shared on September 9, 2018

Part 5: Having Hope When Life Seems Uncertain

This message was shared on September 19, 2018

Part 6: When the Odds are Stacked Against You

This message was shared on September 23, 2018

Part 7: Hope for Real Change

This message was shared on October 3, 2018

Part 8: How to Overflow with Hope

This message was shared on October 7, 2018

Greater Than

When you place your faith in anything, you make that thing the foundation for every part of your life. No matter how strong your faith is, it make no difference if the thing in which you place your faith has not substance. In this series through the book of Colossians, we discover that it’s better to have a little faith in something great than a great faith in something worthless.

Part 1: Great Faith?

This message was shared on June 24, 2018

Part 2: Dueling with Darkness

This message was shared on July 1, 2018

Part 3: Salvaging Suffering

This message was shared on July 8, 2018

Part 4: Faith Over Philosophy

This message was shared on July 15, 2018

Part 5: Living the Greater Life

This message was shared on July 29, 2018

Part 6: A Greater Unity

This message was shared on August 6, 2018

Part 7: A Greater Purpose

This message was shared on August 12, 2018

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Family 2.0

Family looks a lot different today than it did just thirty years ago. But that does not mean biblical principles no longer apply to the household. In this series, we look at key attitudes behind what makes a “Jesus family” tick. Family 2.0: It’s time for an upgrade.

Part 1: House Music

This message was shared on May 13, 2018

Part 2: My Family is “Different”

This message was shared on May 20, 2018

Part 3: The Perfect Marriage?

This message was shared on May 27, 2018

Part 4: Finding Ways to Forgive

This message was shared on June 3, 2018

Part 5: Inside-Out Love

This message was shared on June 10, 2018

Part 6: Best Dad Ever

This message was shared on June 17, 2018