“A Story Of Restoration” – Clay Everett
“Fully Equipped” – Clay Everett
“Exchanging Anxiety” – Clay Everett
“Broken Crayons Still Color” – Toni Collier
This week we got to introduce Overflow to our new friend Toni Collier! Toni is a host, a speaker, a consultant, a wife, a mom… she is wild and so much fun, but most importantly, she loves Jesus. This past Tuesday, Toni shared a powerful message on brokenness.
No one wants to admit that they are broken. For some reason we believe that brokenness holds us back from a relationship with Jesus. But brokenness isn’t the problem- hiding is. In a world that says you have to be perfect to be used, God says he will work in and through you right in the middle of your mess. It’s when you are ready to be real about your brokenness that God says we are ready, because “broken crayons still color”!
“Sexual Trauma: Hope & Healing” – Clay Everett & Crystal Sutherland
This week we concluded our relationship series called “First Comes Love” with an important conversation around the reality and effects of sexual abuse. Research tells us that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime- so this was and is an important topic, not just for survivors but for friends and family too.
This week, Clay had a live conversation with a local professional, Crystal Sutherland, talking about hope and healing from sexual trauma. You can hear Crystal’s story and some important truths in the video above. Our hope is that after watching, you will feel equipped with knowledge and next steps, empowered with empathy, and encouraged as the Church surrounds those who are hurting and helps lead them to healing in Christ!
“Friendship: “Prerequisite of Pals” – Clay Everett
Friendships are foundational and they are powerful- but they are not easy! In our world today we are more “connected” than ever before, yet the truth is many of us feel more lonely and isolated than ever before. It can be so easy to have lots of shallow and circumstantial friendships, but you were made for more. You were made for meaningful, enduring friendships that make you better and help make you more like Jesus. So where should we start?
“Sex: ” Purpose of Passion” – Clay Everett
We live in a hyper-sexualized culture. Sex is everywhere. From marketers using sex to sell everything, to porn being a tap or click away at any moment. The reality is that very few of us come through unscathed, most of us have experienced sexual brokenness and carry with us sexual baggage. But know this, that God loves you so much that you can bring your brokenness to Him and He will not reject you. But God loves you too much to let you stay there- to remain in your brokenness. He wants to heal you and move you forward into a better future!
Marriage: “Power of Promise” – Clay Everett
In our world today, only half of all marriages last. Sadly, marriage has become a 50/50 proposition- a coin toss! So either marriage itself is broken or the way we think of marriage is out of balance. When the world says that marriage is simply about romance, or fairytale, or what’s expected, marriage loses its balance! In this message, we explore what God has to say about marriage and the better, bigger, and more balanced view of marriage that He offers.
Dating: “Pressure of Impression” – Clay Everett
The problem with dating is that dating has to start somewhere. It doesn’t just happen. And let’s just be real- that comes with a certain amount of pressure. Pressure to impress, pressure to wow, and if you’re watching The Bachelor every week then pressure to compete and to win. But what if there was a better way, a higher way? The Bible calls us to seek the things of God- so what does God say about dating and what does that mean for how we date? Check this message out for some very practical help when it comes to dating.
“Do It Scared” – Samer Massad
The first Overflow of 2020, we invited our friend Samer Massad to join us all the way from Atlanta, Georgia. He delivered an incredible message called, “Do It Scared” talking about courage and what it looks like to live courageously in the face of fear.
This message wasn’t about eliminating fear as much as it is about overcoming fear. Eliminating fear and overcoming fear are two very different things. Eliminating fear is about making your fear go away completely. If you’ve ever been scared to do something or try something– you know this – you can’t just make your fear go away, right? That’s why it’s not helpful when someone says, “Don’t be scared.” If we wait for fear to be eliminated before we do something, we’d never do it. But overcoming fear is different. Overcoming fear is pushing through the fear and moving forward anyway. And that’s what this series is about – because that’s what courage is. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is moving forward in the face of it.
It’s not that courageous people don’t experience fear. Courageous people are compelled to push through the fear. In other words, courageous people do it scared. Here’s what that means – maybe you’ve never considered yourself a courageous person but if you’ve ever been afraid, you can be courageous. So this message is about what living courageously looks like and what should compel the courageous life that God is calling you to!