Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

Dialogue: Authentic Prayer

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We  are in the middle of a series we are calling “Dialogue: Recovering the Lost Art of Communicating with God.” And that is just our fancy way of saying we want to spend a few weeks talking about prayer.  We began the series talking about why prayer is necessary. If we aren’t careful, we can get caught in the trap of thinking praying doesn’t matter, that it doesn’t…

Movie Night featuring Inside Out

You and your family are invited to come and watch the movie Inside Out with us this Friday, May 20, from 8 PM – 10:00 PM. We will watch the movie on the lawn so bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Get there early to reserve your spot and grab some free soda and popcorn. If it rains, we will cancel the event for the evening (but will reschedule something else very soon that you and your family will…

Big Summer Fun Schedule

June 3 – 24 – Kid Cafe 11:30 AM – 1 PM | Free lunch every Friday for kids 18 & under at Jaycee Park June 20 – 24 – Vacation Bible School 9 AM – 11:30 AM |Age 4 – grade 5 – Catching the wave of God’s amazing love June 25 – Family Swim night 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM | Free swimming for all at Clive Aquatic Center June 28 – August 2 – Mom & Tots…
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More Thoughts on Doubt

A few weeks ago, we looked at how doubt can sneak up on us as Christians. Often, because we are unprepared, doubt can throw us for a loop, making us feel like we something is wrong with us or that we aren’t good Christians. But as we discussed, often doubt isn’t what derails our faith but is actually what strengthens it. Recently, I ran across a podcast that death with the issue of doubt. As I listened, I was encouraged…

Dialogue: The Necessity of Prayer

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Prayer Defined We are kicking off a brand new series of messages we are calling “Dialogue: Recovering the Lost Art of Communicating with God.” Over the next several weeks we want to take a look at how we communicate with God. I think we all bring certain thoughts and ideas about prayer with us, things we have been taught or have heard through the years, passages of the Bible…

Unexpected Restoration

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction Today we wrap up our series called, “Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming.” Over the last few weeks we have been looking at moments from the resurrection of Jesus forward. What Jesus did and how we respond can often catch us off guard, just as it did for the disciples back then. It’s not what we expect to see or happen. Today we will look at what happens…

Unexpected Doubt

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We are at the beginning of a new series we kicked off last week called “Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming.” For four weeks we are going to be looking at the period of time right after that first Easter Sunday to see how everything that Jesus did during this period was totally and completely unexpected. Last week, we looked at the resurrection of Jesus and how everyone was…

Unexpected Life

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Surprises Do you like surprises?  Okay, how many of you are normal and don’t like surprises?  I don’t. My family and the staff here at church will tell you that I can be a little bit of a control freak and surprises are one of those things I have no control over and therefore I don’t care for them too much. And for me, it doesn’t matter if it…

God is Missional

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction  Today we are going to conclude our series called “God Is.”  We have loved hearing stories from some of you about how your view of God has been stretched and deepened as a result of these messages.  While I say today is our final message in this series, by no means have we preached an exhaustive list of the character traits of God… after all, we never even taught about…

God is Gracious

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We have been in a series called “God Is…” where we have looked at a lot of different verses in the Bible that help us to better understand the various aspects of God’s character. Our goal is to make sure we see God, not as we want him to be, or maybe as we have always thought him to be, but as he truly is. We only know…

Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming

Have you ever been around someone who has told you a story more than once. In fact, it might be that you have heard it so often that you could tell the story yourself! If the story was meant to be funny, you probably don’t laugh after you’ve heard it the first time. And if the story is moving, you might even become a little numb to the emotion of it by the third or fourth time you hear it.…

God is Holy

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We are in the middle of a series of messages where we are trying to fill in the the blank, “God is                 .” Our goal is to deepen our understanding of who God is. When we deepen our understanding of who God is, this results in a response. We cannot come face to face with God and just walk away from it. God is not some benign force…