Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Outcast

Watch "The Outcast" by Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church September 16, 2018

You have tried everything you know to quench your soul's thirst. Education. Recreation. Work. Sex. Wealth. Travel. Adventure. Volunteerism. Maybe even religion. But nothing satisfies, at least not for long.

What would Jesus say to someone who still hasn't found what they're looking for? What would He say to someone who has found it, but still feels like something is missing?

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Seeker

Watch "The Seeker" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church September 9, 2018

Frederich Buechner described Jesus as "that fathomless, elusive, unpredictable, haunting, and finally unknowable figure who moves though the [gospels] like a figure in an old newsreel."
But any time an individual comes face-to-face with Jesus, whether it's a character in the Bible or a 21st-century person like you or me, that encounter transforms Jesus from a forgettable, shadowy figure to a real, flesh-and-blood Person that we have no choice but to reckon with.
Join us at White Pine throughout the month of September as we encounter Jesus through the stories of those who have met Him personally.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Warfare Prayer

Watch "Warfare Prayer" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church August 26, 2018

Imagine fighting a war without any weapons.
I know that seems like an abstract exercise, but what if you're in a war right now? What if that which is most frustrating and most painful in your life is not merely due to the fact that life is hard, but that life is war?  
It is. And if we want to be armed and dangerous in the heat of battle, we must learn how to pray warfare prayers. We'll do that in the conclusion of The Open Door.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

When God Says No

Watch "When God Says No" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church August 19, 2018

I love the imagery of an open door. It pictures what I believe about prayer so attractively.
The problem is, sometimes when we pray, it doesn't seem as if God's door is open. It's locked shut, and no matter how fervently we seek Him, we are met with silence.
What should we do when God says no?
I hope you will join us as we learn how to become better rather than bitter when we experience unanswered prayer.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Prone To Wander

Watch "Prone to Wander" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church August 12, 2018

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.
I doubt that the hymn writer Robert Robinson was thinking of prayer when he penned those words, but every time I hear them, that's what I think about. I'm regularly frustrated by my proneness to wander when I am trying to talk to God. 
Can you relate? If so, I think you'll appreciate this message at White Pine. We're going to learn together how even those of us who are easily distracted can keep our prayers on track.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Jesus On Prayer

Watch "Jesus On Prayer" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church August 5, 2018

Watching all the wacky ways that people pray is enough to make you never want to do it. But there is a way to recover the essence of prayer from all the rigmarole.
Listen to Jesus.
His teaching on prayer is so refreshingly simple that you can hardly hear it without experiencing a fresh desire to talk to your Father. Join us as we learn from Jesus how much better prayer can be than it so often is.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The God To Whom We Pray

Watch "The God To Whom We Pray" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church July 29, 2018

We know we're supposed to pray. We know prayer is supposed to work. Yet we suffer from prayerlessness. Why?

Might it be because of misconceptions about God? A.W. Tozer said, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."  

So we will strive to see God more accurately so that we will pray more adequately.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

If We See A Neighbor, We'll Become A Neighbor

Watch " If We See A Neighbor, We'll Become A Neighbor "
By Will Truesdell
White Pine Community Church July 15, 2018

Who is our neighbor?  This is the question an expert in the Jewish law posed to Jesus, which prompted the telling of the well-known story of the Good Samaritan. Join us as we explore this parable and how our perspective can change everything.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Improving Your Most Miserable Relationship

Watch "Improving Your Most Miserable Relationship" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church July 8, 2018

Downer of a title, I know. But let's be honest: Some of our relationships are not what we'd like them to be. Maybe, for you, one in particular is especially disappointing, because it's a relationship you highly value.
Given the resistance most people have to change (especially in themselves), how do we make our less-than-ideal relationships better? We're going to hear three answers Jesus gave to that important question.

Sunday, July 1, 2018