J. Brian Craig

Role: South Bay Worship Leader
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Sun, Sep 29, 2019
Could it be that God has designed a plan for you to make the world a better place through what you do? Learning to see your life as a calling from God can bring great purpose and meaning. An identity in Christ will make you a better employee.
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
In the beginning there was work, and it was good! We begin this series with taking a look at God’s original design for work. Understanding this design can bring deeper meaning to daily routine in our jobs or schooling. We are all meant to be “gardeners” — cultivating beauty out of the ordinary.
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
This portion of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians provides amazingly practical instruction in how we should live our lives in light of the gospel. See what it means to “put on the new self” in different contexts (marriage, on the job, relationships).
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
In the spiritual dimension of our universe, the church plays a unique role. When we understand the part we play, it affects how we view suffering and struggles, and how we invest for the future. Don’t approach life half-empty. Learn to be filled all the way up!
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Studies show that everyone on earth craves (1) relationship, and (2) purpose in life. See how God’s plan for us gives us both security and significance. Each of us was made on purpose, for a purpose, and we’re never alone.
Sun, Jul 07, 2019
With life’s daily struggles, we can so easily forget that In Christ we are chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and sealed by the Holy Spirit. We have hope, purpose, and power available to strengthen us. This study aims to open our eyes to how much we have to celebrate in Christ.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
What John describes as “perfect love” is love that is growing and maturing until fear is no longer present. Change takes place when truth is safely presented in relationship - both with God and with others. (1 John 4:13-21)
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
In this lesson we talk about the difference between goals and desires in terms of relationships. There are two criteria that need to be met in order to make encouragement count. There are three ways people handle negative emotions that come up in friendships, and we discuss which one is the best. (I John 3:18-4:12)
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Although all of us would like to be considered encouragers, it takes real character to be one. There is a stark contrast between the Jesus way and the way of the world in terms of relationships, and it's not easy to choose the right way. God wants to hold tightly to certain things, and hold loosely to other things, in order to have great faithful friendships. (1 John 2:15-3:16).
Sun, May 26, 2019
True connections are possible not only when there is transparency, but when open communication occurs within a framework of commitment. Jesus' teachings are best applied in our relationships. He models a perfect balance of self-sacrifice with proper personal autonomy. And the church should be a community of love which best shows Jesus to the world. (1 John 2:3-11)