Follow me." With two simple words, Jesus exposes all of our self-dependent and me-centered hearts. And yet, when we raise our white flags and surrender our lives to him, we find forgiveness from our sins, hope for eternity and fullness of life now. On February 7, 2016 we begin a new series from the book of Mark titled, "Follow me." ...Keep Reading
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The books of 1 and 2 Samuel relay Israel’s transition from being ruled by judges, of whom Samuel was the last, to being led by kings. The people of Israel demanded this change although it didn’t follow God’s desire for the nation (1 Samuel 8-1-9) Samuel was a godly leader who wanted Israel to remember that God was their king and called them to faithfulness to Him. The people, on the other hand, wanted a king like the other nations had. Someone they could look to as their leader. Someone who would lead them in battle. God gave them the desire of their heart and set up Saul as the first king of Israel. Saul was timid leader who had times of success and spiritual leadership along with times of fear and spiritual failure. His failure reaches a climax in 1 Samuel 15 when God tells him that his legacy would not endure on the throne and that another would take his place. From that point on, a new king comes on the scene--a young man by the name of David. Pastor Eric has created a Bible study guide that will parallel The King sermon series. ...
Oh LORD God, I come to you with weak faith but not blind faith. You are the God who has provided parted seas, demolished walls, healing for the sick, life to the dead, and food for the sparrows. I believe you can also take care of me because you are Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides......
How God's name Jehovah Nissi brought comfort to the Molina's...
It was about 60 degrees on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The sun shone brightly over us, as the Son shone brightly among us. Here we are, 5 years later, still on the mission God called us to, and still experiencing God's goodness over his church. Each year we will celebrate God's faithfulness, from 5 until forever because God is El Olam, the Everlasting God! ...
Men, mark your calendars for September 7-9 to be in Lake Geneva, WI for the Men's retreat. We'll be encouraged, refined, and challenged as we live out God's calling over our lives as men. We refuse to be kept down by fear and failure even in the midst of defeat. At The Comeback, we'll learn to find our strength in God and lock arms as men to advance God's agenda in our homes, community, city, and world. ...
Understanding “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” ...Keep Reading
With each Christmas season, many are reminded of classic Christmas movies such as Miracle on 34th Street, It's A Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Christmas Story. This Christmas at The Brook, we'll take a look at the true story of Christmas beyond the films. It's this Christmas story that can change your life forever. Join us!...Keep Reading
Many of us have precious memories of Thanksgiving's past, when life was easy, bellies were full, and laughter sounded the room. Those memories, for some, may feel all too distant this time of the year. Perhaps instead of "thanks" your heart is warring to fight off the pain of loss, unmet desires, and suffering. These feelings leave you asking, "Can I be thankful this Thank...Keep Reading
Focused Prayer and Fasting this September 2015 #ThirstyPrayers...Keep Reading
10 Days of prayer and fasting. But what exactly is fasting and how do I do it? ...Keep Reading
The book of Psalms is a treasure that is often overlooked in the Bible. In the Psalms we see the extent of human experience ranging from joyous celebration, utter despair, consuming fear, bitter jealousy, to confident trust in God. The word "selah" is a Hebrew musical term probably meaning "lift up" where singers would either raise their eyes to the heavens or lift up thei...Keep Reading
With our 100th Sunday approaching on August 30th, we're setting a goal as a church of connecting with 100 people who are far from God or not a part of a local church. We envision this taking place over a cup of coffee in the evening with an old friend, on your lunch break with a coworker, an intentional invite to The Brook while on the bus with someone you started a conve...Keep Reading
As we approach our 100th worship service at The Brook on August 30, 2015, we begin our 100 Campaign on July 19 revisiting what it means to see Jesus exalted in our lives, our marriages, our friendships, our singleness, our trials, our joys and our community Join us for the journey! www.thebrookchi.com ...Keep Reading