Knowing Jesus

Pastor Lis Burns

  • What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • To know Him is to LOVE HIM

Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV // so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

  • To Know Him is to LOVE LIKE HIM

Matthew 5:43, 44 NIV // You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

  • To Know Him is to KNOW HIS POWER

Philippians 3:10 NIV // I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death

Romans 8:11a NLT // The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.

  • To Know Him is to KNOW HIS SUFFERING
  • Discomfort is uncomfortable

Instead of leaning into suffering we:

  • Distract
  • Number
  • Rebuke the devil


  • We can’t fully KNOW God if we don’t KNOW suffering
  • Stop asking WHY and start asking WHAT

Matthew 26:39 NIV // Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Next Steps Class

Sunday, June 5 & 12 at 10:30 AM

Next Steps Class will help you get connected at Access, discover your redemptive purpose, and live the life God created for you. During this two-session class, you will:

  • Learn the heart, vision, and values of Access Church
  • Discover the strengths of your purposeful design
  • Use your God-given gifts to make a difference

Sessions one and two can be taken in any order.

kidsPACK Summer Collection


We’re partnering with our friends at kidsPACK to collect food items for hungry children in our area! Access is now an official drop off donation site, so bring your items any time. To find a list of acceptable donation items, visit our information page linked below.

Summer Blast 2022

June 8 – 10, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

For three nights, our dynamic kids services will help your child discover God’s Word and their place in His story in an exciting and unforgettable way!

This year’s theme is Nights at the Museum! Through worship, skits, games, and small groups, Bible stories will come to LIFE and kids will learn that they can make history with Jesus!

Summer Blast is for children entering kindergarten  – 5th grade

Need Care?

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We are a giving church.

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We are better together.

We believe that real life-change happens in a community. We are not made to do life alone. That’s why we gather in Access Groups where we can get comfortable, share, invest, and grow.

To join an Access Group, browse the groups below, find the right group for you, and apply!

Check back soon to find your Access Group!

I’m ready to take my next step!

We consider it an honor and a privilege to help you identify and take your next step here at Access Church. In fact, we believe there’s a next step for every follower of Jesus, no matter if you’re a new believer or if you’ve been doing this for years. Either way, we’re thrilled you’re here!

What is my next step?

If you find yourself unsure of what your next step is, that’s okay! We would love to get in touch with you to help you identify what that next step might be.

Click the “Connection Card” button below, fill out the form, and our Next Steps team will reach out to you and help you find your next step in your relationship with Jesus!

Thanks for joining us!

We’re so glad you could join us at Access Church today. We’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have.

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