God Owns Everything

God owns everything. Everything! This week we begin a three part series looking at God, Us, and Our Stuff. Each of these three are deeply connected to the other. We …

Limits Are a Gift

Your health is a limit. Your age is a limit. Your personality is a limit. Your income is a limit. But despite what everyone says, limits are a gift. Why? …

Affection Over Obligation

Our third value as a church is “Affection Over Obligation.” What does that mean? It means we want the “sweet spot” of our family life as a church to begin …

Serving Before Saving

At Alvadore Christian we want to be a church where we “serve before we save”. Why? Because that’s what Jesus did. He didn’t wait to serve people before he started …

Belong Before Believe

What are some of the most important values you try to live by? Honesty? Integrity? Hard Work? Values serve an important purpose in our lives. They help describe the kind …

My Gifts & Another’s Maturity

God’s main goal for us is to become like Jesus. Every other goal is connected to that one. Ephesians 4:1-17 shows us what we need to reach that goal: we …

Coaching and Playing

The 3rd tension we must learn to manage as we follow Christ is the tension of Coaching and Playing. The best coaches are the ones who have played, or are …

Better To Receive Than to Give

Psalm 132 is one of the many songs with a rich story behind it. Aren’t most songs like that? The Psalm directs the singer to remember King David, and his …

Out of the Depths

The cry of Psalm 130 is from “the depths”. Have you ever been in “the depths”? In other words, have you ever hit “rock bottom”? Are you there now? Psalm …