LOVE IS LIFE - Love Is, Part 5

"Love isn't supposed to something we DO; love is supposed to be who are ARE."

Love Is series finale yesterday and we ended up with a bang!

Yes love is action and love is attitude and love is local, but it's way more than that as well.  Love is a way of life.  It's a life "consecrated" to God.  Consecrating your life doesn't mean you need to quit your job or become a monk or nun or anything like that.  It's something we all can/should do.

Why?  Because that's the only way you'll be able to walk on water.  Check out the video and you'll see what I mean.

And special thanks to my good friend Dalia Fam for her cameo role in the message.  Make sure you watch till the end to hear her story.

LOVE IS LOCAL - Love Is, Part 4

[NOTE: Audio missing for the first 3 minutes.  Technical difficulties.  My apologies.]

"Love isn't just loving your neighbor; it's also loving your neighborhood."

Week 4 in the Love Is series and this week we looked at the fourth characteristic when it comes to Christ-like love: LOVE IS LOCAL.

In this message, you'll hear me talk about one of the foundational principles upon which STSA was built:  Genuine Love for our Community.  More importantly, you'll get to hear someone else share about how fulfilling this principle made a huge impact on their life and deepened their relationship with God and with His Church.

Check out the video about and see for yourself.  And get ready to start seeing your neighborhood in a whole new light!

LOVE IS ATTITUDE - Love Is, Part 3

Yes love is action, but it is more than just action.  Love is a's a way of thinking... LOVE IS ATTITUDE!

If we are going to love like Jesus loved us (see John 13:34), then we need to shift the way we think.  Check out this week's message as we go through the famous parable of The Good Samaritan to discover three attitude changes we need to make to walk in Jesus' footsteps when it comes to love.

LOVE IS ACTION - Love Is, Part 2

Part 2 of the Love Is series and this week's topic: LOVE IS ACTION!

We all know that true love is more than words, but did you ever stop to think why you struggle so much to give that love to others?  If we all know we need to be more loving, what stops us?

The answer?  In order to love God and love others in a healthy way, I must first LOVE MYSELF in a healthy way.

What does that look like?  Check out the video above and see for yourself.  You'll hear me give my opinion of what that looks like and you'll also hear from a very dear friend of mine who courageously agreed to share her experience on the subject as well.


THE CALL TO LOVE - Love Is, Part 1

Kicked off a new series yesterday and it's the perfect post-Easter and post-Holy Week topic...LOVE!

During His final days before death, no other topic was on Jesus' heart more than love.  He spoke about it.  He demonstrated it.  And He called us to follow in His footsteps.  In this series, we delve deeper into what "LOVE IS."  It's more than an emotion and it's more than a feeling.  It's something much deeper and much more divine.  Love is ACTION and love is ATTITUDE; love is LOCAL and love is LIFE.

Check out the first part in the series above.

And please note: there is a portion of the message that we did not upload due to copyright restrictions.  Sorry for that.  But that's just more reason to come in person next time!