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May 20, 2018
EARTH, WIND, and FIRE
This morning worship might look and sound a little different because it is Pentecost. We’ve added a few musical elements to worship that have a revival feel to them. This morning, you might feel like tapping your foot. You might be taken back to the days of your youth. You may be moved to sing, “give me that old time religion.” Today, we also begin our new sermon series, Earth, Wind, and Fire, which is a series on the Holy Spirit. This is especially fitting since today we do celebrate the day the Holy Spirit was poured out upon Jesus’ disciples ten days after he ascended into heaven. Immediately after Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved the disciples to boldly proclaim the good newthat there is forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Christ. This movement of the Spirit created momentum, which resulted in thousands of people coming to faith in JesuChrist. Today, let’s continue to live in, learn from, and listen to the Holy Spirit so that we too can have a global impact.
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  • May 20, 2018EARTH, WIND, and FIRE
    May 20, 2018
    EARTH, WIND, and FIRE
    This morning worship might look and sound a little different because it is Pentecost. We’ve added a few musical elements to worship that have a revival feel to them. This morning, you might feel like tapping your foot. You might be taken back to the days of your youth. You may be moved to sing, “give me that old time religion.” Today, we also begin our new sermon series, Earth, Wind, and Fire, which is a series on the Holy Spirit. This is especially fitting since today we do celebrate the day the Holy Spirit was poured out upon Jesus’ disciples ten days after he ascended into heaven. Immediately after Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved the disciples to boldly proclaim the good newthat there is forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Christ. This movement of the Spirit created momentum, which resulted in thousands of people coming to faith in JesuChrist. Today, let’s continue to live in, learn from, and listen to the Holy Spirit so that we too can have a global impact.
  • May 13, 2018Define Church: Prayer
    May 13, 2018
    Define Church: Prayer
    Today we conclude our sermon series, Define: Church, which is based upon Acts 2:43, “They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” This morning we're going to explore what it meant for the early Church to devote themselves to prayer. What is prayer, anyway? Why is it important? What should we be praying for? How often should we pray? Does prayer really work? These are the types of questions we will examine; and I pray we will walk away with a little more understanding about what it means for us to devote ourselves to prayer.
  • May 6, 2018Define Church: Breaking Bread
    May 6, 2018
    Define Church: Breaking Bread
    Today we continue our sermon series, Define: Church. The early Church devoted themselves to a few powerful things, as we’ve seen these past few weeks. One thing they devoted themselves to was “the breaking of bread,” which may seem so inconsequential, but really was so meaningful. On a number of different levels, ranging from the basic to the profound, “the breaking of bread” was transformative for the first century believers; and this same practice remains the same for us today, when we take time to remember this is literally an essential of the bread and butter of our faith.
  • Apr 29, 2018Define Church: The Fellowship
    Apr 29, 2018
    Define Church: The Fellowship
    Today we continue our sermon series, Define: Church, which is all about exploring who we are as church, what were called to do, and why we matter. Today is also Youth Sunday. Once a year we invite our youth to lead us in worship, which is great considering our young people are not just the church of tomorrow; they are also the church of today! This church has an amazing group of young people who are on fire for Jesus. I know we will be blessed by their offerings of praise and worship. Thank you for joining us this  morning. You are a valuable member of the Body of Christ.
  • Apr 22, 2018Define Church: Apostles’ Teaching
    Apr 22, 2018
    Define Church: Apostles’ Teaching
    Today we begin our new sermon series, Define: Church. What, or better yet, who is the Church? Why do we exist? What are we called to do? Who are we called to be? Where are we called to go and who are we called to serve? This morning we will begin to explore a few of these questions, which are questions regarding what the first century Christians called, Ecclesia (Church). Employing Acts 2:42 as our driving verse, we will consider how we might continue to grow as a vibrant congregation of faith empowered to share the love and message of Christ within our community and to the ends of the earth!
  • Apr 15, 2018Raised To Life: Road To Nowhere
    Apr 15, 2018
    Raised To Life: Road To Nowhere
    Today, we will complete our current sermon series, Raised to Life.”  Jesus is alive and is spontaneously surprising those who had put there hopes in him.  On Resurrection Sunday, Jesus meets up with two despondent friends who are walking down a path of despair... who are on a road to nowhere.  Then, out of nowhere, Jesus appears and changes the course of their lives.  This morning, we will explore this amazing account and ponder what this encounter with the Risen Christ might mean for us.
  • Apr 8, 2018Raised to Life: Surprise!
    Apr 8, 2018
    Raised to Life: Surprise!
    Today, we continue our sermon series, Raised to Life.  Can you imagine seeing our Risen Lord, in the flesh?  The disciples can!  On Easter Sunday night, they experienced light and life radiating from Christ. Our Bible text today takes us to this first encounter between the resurrected Christ and his disciples; and, it teaches us to always be on the look out for Christ sightings wherever we go.  You never know when Jesus might suddenly and powerfully appear. 
  • Apr 1, 2018People of the Resurrection: The Living Christ
    Apr 1, 2018
    People of the Resurrection: The Living Christ
    After Jesus was raised to life, he suddenly and spontaneously appeared to his disciples on a number of occasions, each time giving them glimpses of the new life that was now available to them.  Over the next three weeks, we will focus on the power of the Resurrection and how this power immediately transformed Jesus’ disciples into people of The Resurrection.  You’re invited to join us as we explore the impact of the empty tomb and what it means, for us, to be raised to life in Christ and to live as people of The Resurrection as well. 
  • Mar 25, 2018I Know Nothing
    Mar 25, 2018
    I Know Nothing
    Over the past few weeks we've walked with Jesus as he and his disciples traveled from the home of the-new-and-improved Lazarus, in Bethany, to the infamous upper room, in Jerusalem.  We've seen how Jesus' last seven days were very eventful, to say the least. So far we have reflected upon the significance of: Mary anointing Jesus' feet (Friday), Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Sunday), the chaos he then created in the Temple (Monday), the way he handled the pharisees (Tuesday), and finally, the importance of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and establishing a new version of the Passover Meal (Thursday).  But today (Friday), 8 days after his feet were covered with perfume, his feet will now be nailed to the cross.  And although we will reflect more deeply upon his crucifixion on Good Friday, let's begin to get as near to the Cross of Christ as we can, today.
  • Mar 18, 2018What a Day!
    Mar 18, 2018
    What a Day!
    Jesus’ week is finally coming to an end… his end actually (although it’s only temporary).  In typical Jesus fashion, he has spent all week stirring the religious and political pot (so to speak), by calling out the unjust and unrighteous actions and activities of those in power.  Jesus has also spent all week stirring the hearts, minds, and souls of countless people desperate for a true encounter with God.  But now, on Thursday, Jesus begins to tie the knot.  He starts to wrap things up.  The cross is close! So, Jesus reveals to his disciples, and us, some of the most profound truths in all of existence, making Thursday one of the most exceptional days in human history… making Thursday a day that sets us up with some of the most sacred practices we will ever experience!