"Starting Over" Sermon Series • January 10 - February 7

We all make bad decisions in life. Sometimes those decisions have terrible consequences. What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream . . . How do you pick up the pieces and begin again? How can we avoid repeating past mistakes? Join us starting January 10th as we discover together how to avoid repeating past mistakes when we find ourselves starting over again.


January 10: Three Myths // Romans 8:28 -- Click here to view this week's Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide

Many of us don’t like to follow directions. But there’s a price to pay for rushing into a situation without knowing what we’re doing. We get things wrong. And by the time we go back, undo everything we messed up, and then do it correctly, we’ve wasted more time than if we’d just followed the directions to begin with.

The consequences are usually mild when we ignore the directions for repairing a computer or assembling a child’s toy. But the price of rushing into a life situation can be steep. What if there were directions for the choices we make in life? What if we could avoid repeating past mistakes when we find ourselves starting over? 

For those interested in gathering with a few friends to dig deeper into the message given the previous Sunday in worship, Pastor Eric has prepared discussion questions based on the sermon topic for you to study and discuss together. Click here for the January 10th Small Group Study Guide. 


January 17: Own It // Matthew 5:8 -- Click here to view this week's Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide

One reason history repeats itself is that we don’t own our part of our history. And the reason you don’t own it is there’s nothing to own—it wasn’t your fault! But if something important has come to an end and you are starting over, you must look back and own your part in order to move ahead. Your best bet for a successful future is to own your share of the past.

For those interested in gathering with a few friends to dig deeper into the message given the previous Sunday in worship, Pastor Eric has prepared discussion questions based on the sermon topic for you to study and discuss together. Click here for the January 17th Small Group Study Guide. 


January 31: Rethink It // Romans 12:1-2 -- Click here to view this week's Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide

We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our pasts and our decisions don’t even make sense to us. We end up asking, “What was I thinking?” How do we avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong path?

For those interested in gathering with a few friends to dig deeper into the message given the previous Sunday in worship, Pastor Eric has prepared discussion questions based on the sermon topic for you to study and discuss together. Click here for the January 31st Small Group Study Guide. 


February 7: Release It // Ephesians 4:26-32 -- Click here to view this week's Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide

We all have made mistakes in our past—financial, professional, academic, and relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that’s because we avoid owning our part of a mistake. It’s easier to blame others. But once you’ve taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?

For those interested in gathering with a few friends to dig deeper into the message given the previous Sunday in worship, Pastor Eric has prepared discussion questions based on the sermon topic for you to study and discuss together. Click here for the February 7th Small Group Study Guide.