“The Anatomy of Hopelessness” (Part 5 in the series, “Conquering Chaos”) – Did you know that emotions can spread like a virus? After sharing several studies on suicide and anger, Pastor Peter Haas unpacks the anatomy of hopelessness. How does it affect us? And how can we build a resistance to these intoxicating emotions?
“A Healthy Thought Life” (Part 4 of the series, Conquering Chaos) – What is God’s plan for a healthy thought life? Many of the people who struggle with suicidal thoughts and depression are missing out on some of the key components that God wants to offer us. After sharing some sobering stats and scriptures, Pastor Peter explains how the devil attacks our thought lives as well as how we can counteract these attacks. (Matthew 8:28–34)
Sowing in Tears (Part 2 in the series “Conquering Chaos” – Many dreams can be slow in coming; but some are excruciating to wait for. So, what can we do in chaotic waiting seasons? Get ready to learn about a spiritual discipline called, “Sowing in Tears.” There are certain behaviors that can accelerate our dreams; but, it starts with generosity. (Zech 4:10; Romans 8:35-39; Psm 126:4-6)
“Getting God’s Big Picture” (Part 1 in the series, Conquering Chaos) After retelling the dramatic
story of Susanna Wesley, Pastors Peter and Carolyn Haas talk about how to focus on the big picture of God’s
plan for our lives whenever we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, your bad timeline for your life is the biggest
enemy of God’s joy. (Rom. 8:37; Isaiah 46:9-10; Jer. 33:3; Psm 31:15)
8-26-18 “How to Lose Control” – Research shows, when people feel “out of control” they are extremely unhappy. Yet, research also shows that “pursuing control” ALSO makes people feel unhappy. After sharing some humorous stories and enlightening Bible verses, Pastor Peter explains what’s going on here – and why “Losing control to God” is the greatest solution to this paradox. (Galatians 2:20; Mt. 6:33).
“The Resurrection of the Dead” (Part 5 in the series, Elementary) – What does the Bible really teach about the New Heavens and New Earth? What might it look like? How will it change marriage? And how might it change the way we live today? (Daniel 12:2-3; Php 3:21; Mt. 27:51-53; John 11:25)
8-12-18 “Laying On of Hands” (Part 4 of the series, “It’s Elementary”) What in the world is the Laying On of Hands? And how does it relate to the discovery of your destiny? Whether you’re discerning God’s will about your vocation or whether you simply feel insignificant and ineffective in your current season. Pastor Peter explains how God uses this fascinating doctrine to help give you traction (Hebrews 6:1; 1 Tim. 4:14; Acts 13:2-3; 28:8-9).