Jun 17, 2018
Summer Of Psalms: Portraits of Faith
Good morning and welcome to worship! Today we continue our sermon series, Summer of Psalms, with one of the most popular passages preached on Father’s Day. The Bible paints various portraits of faith by highlighting the kind of people who reflect the nature of God. For example, in Proverbs 31:10-31, we find a beautifully crafted description of the character of a godly woman. This woman is strong, confident, compassionate and wise. In our Psalm today we find, in many ways, a parallel passage; but this one explains what it means to be a man of God. So, this morning let’s unpack Psalm 112 a bit and explore the ways it can shape each of us (men, woman, and child) into people after God’s own heart.
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  • Jun 17, 2018Summer Of Psalms: Portraits of Faith
    Jun 17, 2018
    Summer Of Psalms: Portraits of Faith
    Good morning and welcome to worship! Today we continue our sermon series, Summer of Psalms, with one of the most popular passages preached on Father’s Day. The Bible paints various portraits of faith by highlighting the kind of people who reflect the nature of God. For example, in Proverbs 31:10-31, we find a beautifully crafted description of the character of a godly woman. This woman is strong, confident, compassionate and wise. In our Psalm today we find, in many ways, a parallel passage; but this one explains what it means to be a man of God. So, this morning let’s unpack Psalm 112 a bit and explore the ways it can shape each of us (men, woman, and child) into people after God’s own heart.
  • Jun 10, 2018Summer of Psalms: All Things?
    Jun 10, 2018
    Summer of Psalms: All Things?
    Good morning and welcome to worship! Today, we begin our new sermon series, Summer of Psalms. The Psalms are some of the most amazing, raw, and real expressions of the heart. These cries and desires of the heart often reflect people who are trying their best to make sense of the human  condition, trying with all their might and mind to understand why pain is a part of life. Psalm 44 is one such expression and this particular psalmist is not alone. Each one of us has had a Psalm 44 moment. So, this morning let's join the psalmist; let's reach out for the ever rising and rescuing, unfailing love of God!
  • Jun 3, 2018EARTH, WIND, and FIRE: FIRE
    Jun 3, 2018
    EARTH, WIND, and FIRE: FIRE
    Welcome to worship. We’re so glad you’re here as wwrap up our current sermon series on the Holy Spirit,
    Earth, Wind, and Fire. This morning we are going to explore fire, what is is, why it’s biblically significant, and how it relates to the power and presence of God. My prayer for us is that we will really feel the heat of the Spirit today as we move nearer to the heart of God. I pray our hearts will catch on fire for loving God and loving others. And I pray we will continue to be a people who “catch on fire with enthusiasm so people will come from miles to watch us burn!”
  • May 27, 2018Earth, Wind, and Fire: WIND
    May 27, 2018
    Earth, Wind, and Fire: WIND
    Good morning and welcome to worship! This morning we continue our current sermon series on the Holy
    Spirit called Earth, Wind, and Fire. Last week wcontemplated the profound mystery of the Trinity, reaffirming our belief that there is One God who exists in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We also considered the ways the Holy Spirit moves throughout the earth and celebrated the amazing reality that the Holy Spirit dwells in us, making us earthly temples of God. Today, we will explore the Biblical, symbolic, and spiritual significance of the Holy Spirit as the Wind, the breath, the breeze of God. My prayer for us is that the Holy Spirit, as Wind, will carry us away in the love and power of God.
  • 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.