Fix Your Eyes: The Big Picture

We live in a moment of ever-expanding options: Live for this. Identify with this. Brand yourself like this. Work on this. Worry about this. Empty your wallet and fill your life with this. This series is dedicated to ONE outcome: FOCUS—living passionately in a direction with the fewest regrets and second-guessing possible.

UNcomplicating: In This Family

Some of us still have old, harmful stuff in our lives that might be negatively affecting or even harming new relationships. Many of us simply try to find new people to play old parts from an old story we grew up in. In this last message of the series, we get one question that can finally detangle this mess and redirect or, in some rare cases, remove the obsolete, inadequate and harmful connections for good.

UNcomplicating: Rerouting the Connection

From the first years, our family helped us establish all kinds of connections between our emotions, our bodies, our accomplishments and our place in this world. Some helpful, some harmful. But, to detangle this mess, we can’t just focus on Mommy and Daddy issues. Have you ever wondered what value deserves to be salvaged or preserved from our family experience? What’s worth hanging onto? In this talk, we learn of one choice that brings out the best from our our past.

UNcomplicating: Faultine

To create your own unique and healthy future, it’s crucial to practice self-awareness. What instincts are you nurturing in your relationships? What’s healthy? What’s hurtful? As you start to see yourself more clearly, you might realize that many of those patterns were learned in your family of origin. But, before we start pointing our fingers at Mommy and Daddy, we have to commit to one additional mindset or we will remain trapped in the past.

UNcomplicating: I Before We

If you were to ask a lot of us about the family we grew up in, you’d often hear “It’s complicated.” Of course it is! Families are made up of different personalities, priorities, tendencies. For many of us, you can also add a layer of irresponsibility, tragedy, divorce or addiction. It’s complicated. So, how do we de-tangle the mess and produce the healthiest possible future for ourselves and the people we love?

Silence Is Golden

In this special message, Joseph explores a tension we’ve all faced before. It doesn’t take long after you start praying that you wonder…am I just talking to myself? Then, add on top of that when stakes are really high. God, I need an answer, God I need direction, God I need a miracle…nothing. For some of you, that’s what’s kept you from faith. For others, it’s made you drift from faith. Believe it or not, the silence is one of the best features of our relationship with God. Find out why you want it.

Big God: Big Grace

For the final installment of the series, we look at an character quality of God that, at first, seems exciting. But for many, this one quality quickly becomes controversial and challenging. If this one thing is true of God, then it means something BIG about ourselves—something we might not want to admit. However, if we can just come to terms with this last, BIG idea, we will be more ourselves and more free than ever before.

Big God: Big Love

If God is love, somebody should tell some of his people. In the name of God, people have committed some pretty unloving acts. People are ignored, ridiculed, controlled—even threatened sometimes—in the name of this God of “love”. So, is there somewhere else we can look to get an idea of what God’s love really looks like? How far does it go? What does it really matter in my every day?

Big God: Big Power

Fear dominates our world. Everywhere you look, there’s something to be scared about. Time will run out, the money’s going to run out, she’s going to run out. And, just when you think you’re safe, along come your goals in life and the fear of never achieving them or not having what it takes. During this talk, Joseph explains the only way to take great, big fear out of the driver’s seat getting to know the greater, bigger power of God.

Big God: Big Church

So, how does one "get to know" a God? It's easier with people Go grab coffee. Shop. Workout together. Take a road trip. God's different. God seems silent and invisible. So how do you relationally connect with that? In our third installment of the Big God series, we reveal a very big way God regularly gets up close and personal.

Big God: Big Plan

Most humans—maybe every human—has wondered the same thing at some point in their lives. Am I here for a reason? Is there a purpose to my life? If there’s a God, does He have some plan, some calling, some directive I’m supposed to be doing right now. Does this school get me there? Does this relationship get me there? Does this job get me there? We want to know our purpose because we want to live passionately—not second-guessing and double-checking all the time. In this talk, Joseph draw our attention to the plan God has for you. And it’s BIG.

Big God: Big, Bigger, Biggest

If there really is a God, do you think you can know Him, like you know your friends or know your kids? If you can know God like that in some way, do you think you’d be surprised by what you find out? What’s He really like? What does He care about? What does He wants for you? In this first teaching of our new growth series, we consider the first—and maybe most important quality God wants you to know about Him.

For The Love... Of Love

“All you need is love!” Easy to sing, hard to believe. Is love really enough to cure the world of division, disease and despair? As we launch into this series, Joseph reveals that lots of what we call “love” will fail us. But one particular strain has the power to save the world.

And Justice From All: Mercy Wins

An ancient prophet writes 8, brutal chapters about how much God hates evil, how far He’ll go to stop it and how no one gets a free pass. But then, almost out of nowhere, the crescendoes in one, final paragraph of…hope. Hope that all is not lost, hope that evil will end and hope that no one has to be left out.

By Any Means

Not everything Jesus said was straight and to-the-point. In fact, he would often share ideas through stories—stories which seemed so familiar on one hand, yet so mysterious on the other. So, if the ideas were so important, why would he hide them behind a veil of abstraction? In this special message from Traders Point Church in Indianapolis, Joseph shares why it’s so important for Jesus to keep us guessing.

And Justice From All: Love hurts.

You’ve got to fight fire with fire. If there’s evil and abuse around us, something just as strong has to be there to meet it. God knows the solution. It’s love. But not in the sense you might think. Not soft and happy. Love that can stop evil is dangerous in its own way, like fire. In this message, Joseph looks at two men who take a stand in an evil time, but only ONE stays standing—the one who LOVES the most.

And Justice From All: Going Public

You’d have to be living in a cave to not notice something in the world that frustrates you. Certainly, there are disasters and accidents that shock and sadden us, but when we’re frustrated, it’s typically from ways people have harmed people. Sometimes, we might even say we HATE the injustice and abuse we see. Well, God hates it too—big time. In this talk, Joseph doesn’t just reveal why God hates the way we hurt each other, but the great reason why.