"The Better Life" Sermon Series • January 7 - January 28

Have you made your resolutions for 2018 yet? Are you sure they’ll actually get results that will satisfy you? In order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value. We all strive for a better life. Please join us January 7 through 28 as we figure it out together.


January 7: Endless Desires // James 4:2-3

We all have wants. Life can feel like a constant pursuit of those wants. We want to do what we want to do. We want constant pleasure. And we want what we want now. But actually, getting what we want can be tricky . . . and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things.  In the end, you don’t find the better life. So, what do you want?

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


January 14: Deceiving Ourselves // James 1:15-16

We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what’s valuable doesn’t come naturally. We’ve all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it’s not what is most valuable—it’s not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


January 21: Discovering What We Value // Galatians 5:25-26

What do you want? What do you really want? We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.

January 28: It is Well With My Soul // Hebrews 11:24-26

What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value?