Celebration

The church often has the unfortunate reputation for being a dour place where people take themselves far too seriously. Instead, we are called to be a people who take God very seriously—and because we do, we can rejoice and celebrate! Joy should be the hallmark of the believer.

Brian Kannel
Culture & Theology: God & Homosexuality Part 2

This "God & Homosexuality" seminar steps into a conversation currently happening all over the world. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to be loving, faithful to the Scriptures, and honest in their approach to sexuality? Greg Coles, IVP author and worship leader at State College Alliance Church, and Matt Brose, our LIFE Group Coordinator at York Alliance, will share their stories as well as inviting discussion around the key areas in which this cultural issue and the Scriptures intersect.

Multiple Presenters
Culture & Theology: God & Homosexuality Part 1

This "God & Homosexuality" seminar steps into a conversation currently happening all over the world. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to be loving, faithful to the Scriptures, and honest in their approach to sexuality? Greg Coles, IVP author and worship leader at State College Alliance Church, and Matt Brose, our LIFE Group Coordinator at York Alliance, will share their stories as well as inviting discussion around the key areas in which this cultural issue and the Scriptures intersect.

Bring Out The Book!

The restoration of community was not limited to the external wall, but required an internal transformation of the people as well. The Word of God has the power to transform a people into a community if we are willing to both hear and respond.

Brian Kannel
Holy Work

A theology of work is vital for an integrated life. Most of us spend a majority of time doing activity that is not directly "Christian" but, as Christ-followers, all of our work is sanctified by Him. When we see all aspects of our lives as reflections of His purpose and plan, there's no longer any time for boredom.

Praying and Planning

Prayer is the first work” is more than a final sentence in our vision statement or a nice sentiment for us to express. Rather, prayer should infuse our worship, our planning and our interactions with others. For Nehemiah, prayer was the first work, but it wasn't the only work.

How Change Starts

The level of brokenness in the world around us tempts us to harden our hearts and only focus on our own lives. However, the call of God is to listen to the news with both our ears and our hearts. We are not called to take action on everything but, if we don't ever do anything, we miss the heart of God for the world around us.

God's Purpose With a Human Plan

The Apostle Paul concludes his letter to the Galatians with an emphasis on the central theme of the Gospel: There is only one thing that really matters in this life... one event which divided the history of the world... one payment which covers the cost of sin—it is the cross of Jesus Christ!

Sowing and Reaping

Many believers in Christ would affirm Paul’s words that we reap what we sow. And yet, when we examine our lives, we often find ourselves spending our time, resources and efforts on things that have no eternal impact. Enduring strength for Kingdom work can only come from Jesus, and His promise is that the fields are ripe for harvest.

What Kind of Fruit Will Your Life Bear?

Growing up, my grandmother would often say, “Don't judge a book by its cover; the real test is in the text.” It’s amazing when I think about how many times this truth has applied to much more than simply books.  In our text this morning, we find the Apostle Paul talking about how we often focus on the externals of our lives instead of looking within ourselves for our spiritual development.

Freedom in Christ

Paul reminds us that we have freedom in Christ Who offers us complete deliverance from the "yokes of slavery" that we tend to put on ourselves. Recognizing God’s deep love for us helps clarify the reality that our bondage is not part of the pathway of joy God intends for us. As we're changed by His love, we won't be able to help but have that love flow out to the world around us.