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Great Lakes Church
36 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Summer School, Part 3: How to Win at Parenting // Dave Nelson
Raising another human being is the most challenging assignment a parent has. So what's the secret to great parenting?
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Summer School, Part 2: How to Be FOR People // Jason Webb
People who were nothing like Jesus liked Jesus. He was irresistible. So what was it about him that drew radically diverse crowds and ultimately sparked a revolution that changed the world?
38 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Summer School, Part 1: How to Be Happy in an Unhappy World // Dave Nelson
As humans, we find ourselves on a never-ending quest for happiness– but it always seems to elude us. Believe it or not, it's possible to find lasting happiness, but we have to start by looking in the right places.
37 minutes | May 30, 2021
Tuned In, Part 6: How Do I Know Where God is Leading Me?
There's over 400 references to doors in the Bible: open doors, closed doors, gateways to opportunity, and more. As we follow the Jesus way, it's important we get acquainted with doors and understand how God uses them to speak to us!
31 minutes | May 23, 2021
Tuned In, Part 5: How Does God Speak Through People?
God speaks to us through Scripture, prayer, music, open/closed doors, and even through people. Today we’re looking at an often misunderstood, abused, and complicated word: “prophecy.” When someone prophesies, it means they felt prompted by God to say something to someone, and their words end up bringing strength, encouragement, or comfort at just the right time (1 Corinthians 14:3).
35 minutes | May 16, 2021
Tuned In, Part 4: Why Pray? Does It Really Make a Difference?// Lawrence Kirby
Prayer is more than wishful thinking or hoping that things will work out. This week, we're looking at why prayer should become a first priority and not a last resort!
36 minutes | May 9, 2021
Tuned In, Part 3: How Can I Hear God Speak? // Dave Nelson
Throughout history, many people have claimed that God spoke to them through the Scriptures. What does that mean? What does the voice of God sound like? Does God speak through every verse or just a select few? We've got some tools to help make sense of the Bible!
36 minutes | May 2, 2021
Tuned In, Part 2: How can I know if it’s God speaking to me or just my own thoughts? // Dave Nelson
If it’s hard for you to hear, recognize, or decipher the voice of God, you are not alone! We all wish it was a lot easier. So why is it so challenging, and what are some practical tools for filtering our voice and/or the voice of others from God's voice?
34 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Death to Life, Part 3: Why Revenge Never Works // Jason Webb
When someone wrongs us, we have an innate desire to get even. Jesus knew that about us, so today we'll unpack the challenge he gave for us to die to our need for retaliation.
35 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Death to Life, Part 2: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? // Dave Nelson
God is good. But is He, really? If He is, why do people get cancer, lose their jobs, or go through divorce? If God is good, how do we make sense of everything that seems so wrong? Join us today as we search for the answer.
35 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
EASTER // Death to Life, Part 1: Why Does the Resurrection Matter?
You probably know the storybook version of Easter: Jesus was crucified on a cross, He was buried in a tomb, and He rose from the dead. This year we're asking why Jesus' death on a cross and the plot twist that followed actually gave credibility to this radical movement He'd started.
42 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Jesus Over Everything, Part 5: Why Does the Cross Matter?
The Cross has become a dominant representation of Christian culture. You can find cross necklaces, tattoos, and paintings in so many parts of our world. Why does the cross matter so much? Did Jesus really have to die?
40 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Jesus Over Everything, Part 4: How to Fight Discouragement
Wherever you find yourself on the journey of following Jesus, it's probably safe to say you've been discouraged at some point. When prayers go unanswered, hope seems far away, and growth is happening slowly, it can seem like the easiest option would be to throw in the towel. Join us today as we explore some practical ways to persevere in the midst.
39 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Jesus Over Everything, Part 3: How to Find TRUE Freedom
We're all drawn to the idea of freedom: eating what we want, spending time with who we want, and living how we want. However, often when we live for ourselves, we find all of the things that once brought us joy end up leaving us empty, lonely, and addicted. So how do we find TRUE freedom that doesn't leave us burned out?
38 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Jesus Over Everything, Part 2: How To See Myself Like God Sees Me
In our world, it can be a challenge to know how to see ourselves. We're constantly comparing ourselves to those around us, unsure of where we rank in the social lineup. But when we surrender our self-perception to Jesus, there's more freedom than we could ever imagine.
38 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Jesus Over Everything, Part 1: Why Should I Surrender My Life to Jesus? // Dave Nelson
Many of us live under the illusion that surrender is a bad thing, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes giving something up is necessary to experience something better. That’s what following Jesus is all about.
41 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Escape Room, Part 7: Escaping Negative Legacies // Jason Webb
Whether raised in a family of artists, all-star athletes, first-generation immigrants, or free-spirits, we love recounting epic stories of our ancestry. However, we must find courage to confront the legacies we're not so proud of, too. Join us this week as we find practical ways to escape toxic cycles and find hope.
34 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Escape Room, Part 5: How Do I Escape Negative Thoughts?
With the ongoing tension and heartache in our world, it's almost human nature to fall into patterns of negative or toxic thinking. But instead of settling for pessimism, we can find hope through a few simple truths!
32 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Escape Room, Part 4: How to Have a Better Attitude // Lawrence Kirby
When it comes to responding to life’s circumstances, our attitude matters. This week, we’ll explore how finding freedom, hope, and healing often starts with a simple shift in perspective.
37 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Escape Room, Part 3: How Can I Make Better Decisions?? // Dave Nelson
Some decisions are easy, like deciding between name brand cereal or the generic. Other times, we're presented with significant decisions that cause a great tension in us. Together, we'll examine how to choose outcomes that lead to freedom, hope, and healing.
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