Control issues, we’ve all got ‘em. Whether it’s from fear of things spiraling into chaos or from frustration when things aren’t going the way we think they should, control issues can push God out of our families, relationships, careers, and everyday lives.

In this six-week series in the book of Exodus, we’ll see how God called his people to trust him over 3,000 years ago. And how learning to release our white-knuckled grip on control to the only One who actually has any – can free us to take hold of the very things our control issues keep just out of our grasp.

TOXIC CONTROL

CRAIG SMITH | read his bio

OCTOBER

1/2

Exodus 1:1-22

This past weekend, Craig launched our new six-week series in the book of Exodus. We’ll see how God called his people to trust him over 3,000 years ago. Whether it’s from fear of things spiraling into chaos or from frustration when things aren’t going the way we think they should, control issues can push God out of our families, relationships, careers, and everyday lives. Learning to release our white-knuckled grip on control to the only One who actually has any – can free us to take hold of the very things our control issues keep just out of our grasp.

CAN I TRUST GOD WITH MY CHILDREN?

REZA ZADEH | read his bio

OCTOBER

8/9

Exodus 1:20-2:10

Control issues always stem from a place of fear. We push God out when we try to steer on our own. Since being a parent exposes our control issues like no other, you may be wondering if you can trust God with one of your greatest blessings, your children.

MANIPULATION

CRAIG SMITH | read his bio

OCTOBER

15/16

Exodus 2:11-21

Continuing on in our control issues theme, a big one is manipulation, or trying to make someone do what we want without them being aware of it. Our attempts to control others comes from trying to fill needs that are unmet. Unfortunately, what we try to gain by controlling others often comes only by trusting God.

How Can I Trust God?

CRAIG SMITH | read his bio

OCTOBER

22/23

Exodus 3:1-15

If you’re a follower of Jesus, you know that you’re supposed to trust God. But if you’re a human being, you know that trusting God doesn’t come easy. We all have trust issues. Today, Craig shares a heart hack for trusting God that will help us overcome our trust issues.

Don’t Forget Your Stick

CRAIG SMITH | read his bio

OCTOBER

29/30

Exodus 3:16-4:17

You may feel that you are not enough to be used by God for his plans, but God can do extraordinary things with the ordinary. The good news for all of us is that God will redeem all that has happened to you if you trust Him and powerfully, your circumstances can be what God uses to make sensational things happen.

ALL IN

JEFF BAXTER

NOVEMBER

5/6

Exodus 4:18-31

Buckle up! Today’s passage is a wild end to our Control Issues series. Next Gen Pastor, Jeff Baxter leads us through this strange passage and one more test for Moses before he returns to Egypt to free his people.