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God Is: Strength – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.  

God Is: Present Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

The Value of Life

Interesting fact: The Dead Sea has fresh water flowing into it and none running out, and yet, it is shrinking. On the other hand, the Sea of Galilee has many rivers flowing out of it, including the Jordan River, and it is thriving. The analogy is that to thrive, we have to give ourselves away. […]

To Live a Happy Life, Give it Away

The extent and consequences of mankind’s selfish nature are well-documented in scripture – and abundantly evident in our own life experience. We’ve all encountered people who place their wants and needs before those of others.  And when we dare to look inward, we are quickly reminded that we, too, fall prey to these behaviors. It […]

You Can Serve Your Way to Happiness

“Love Jesus, serve others, and tell the world about Christ.” Sound familiar? That’s CedarCreek’s basic mission statement. Most Christians will agree that loving Jesus and telling the world about Christ are both central to what the Bible teaches. Serving others, however, sometimes seems to fall between the cracks. It’s a shame really, considering that serving […]

Frankenstein’s Monster

Michael Scott, from the television show “The Office,” once pondered the existence of fictional animals like “a giant buffalo or some sort of monster like something like the body of a walrus with the head of a sea lion. Or something with the body of an egret with the head of a meerkat. Or just […]

It’s Not About You, and That’s the Best News

This past weekend was possibly the most controversial week of our “Happy” series. There is an especially defining statement to which we need to tune our attention: “As long as you are all about you, you will never be happy.” There are three key points from Ben’s message: You cannot fulfill you You are not […]

Family Activity (7/1-2)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned what it looks like to follow God. When we follow God people will know we do by our actions. Scripture: As a family read about an interesting battle Joshua lead (Joshua 6). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend in James: “What good […]

Joy is Staring You in the Face, Don’t Miss It

What makes you happy? At this point in the series, you’ve probably had plenty of time to think through some answers to that question. We all have those things that bring pleasure into our life for a short stint.  The thing that brings me deep, soul-satisfying joy and pleasure, at least for a moment, is […]