S14-2014-Contemp-Sermon

July 2016

When God’s Grace Goes Beyond

We’ll follow the story of Rahab the prostitute as she exemplifies profound faith and bold courage and watch how God preserves his people and shows his redemptive plan of grace through this former woman of the night.




When You’re Mad at God

We’ll listen as Jeremiah pours out his heart to God with anger and confusion because of abuse he experienced, and watch how God inspires him to persevere and redeems his pain to minister to hurting people.




When You Don’t Know What to Do

We’ll explore a life-changing experience of Jehoshaphat, a person in the Bible rarely studied, who made one tragic mistake that created chaos in his life, so he panicked and didn’t know what to do, until he turned back to God and received God’s guidance into the future. If you ever struggle with discerning God’s direction, this message is for you!




Changed Lives “Elijah”

Join us on our journey through the Old Testament as we watch how God related with real-life men and women, the joy of making wise decisions, the wreckage from sinful choices, and how God works through broken people transformed by God’s grace.




When You Need Courage

We’re learning from the experiences of people in the Old Testament this summer. We live in a moment of human history filled with fear about the economy, political instability, broken relationships, terrorist attacks, diseases, temptations, and more. The Book of Joshua unfolds with the Hebrew people about to enter the Promised Land. But Moses, who has led the community throughout their  40-year journey, has died. Now God calls Joshua to lead the people into the future. He’s never been without Moses and he needs courage! We’ll listen to God inspire Joshua to overcome his fears and instruct him to face the future with courage.



June 2016

Hezekiah: When the Odds are Against You

This Sundaywe will examine the life of Hezekiah in 1 Kings 19. Hezekiah was one of the Kings of Judah and a leader remembered for his steadfast trust in the Lord, even when overwhelming circumstances in his life made that nearly impossible. How can we learn from this king who sought to follow God, even in his own weaknesses and in a broken world.



Changed Lives (Moses)

This summer we’ll go on a journey with twelve people from the Old Testament. We’ll watch how God related with these real-life men and women, the joy of making wise decisions, the wreckage from sinful choices, and how God works through broken people transformed by God’s grace. This Sunday we’ll learn from Moses in Exodus 3:1-15.



God Sightings

On Annual Celebration

Sunday we celebrate the work of God’s Spirit at FBC. There will be a wonderful celebration at both worship services followed by fellowship, light refreshments and our annual meeting at 11:30.  Please plan to attend.  It will be a great opportunity to give glory to God for the good He has done!  
 




Communion

We’ll explore the meaning of Communion, also called the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper or Mass, filled with vivid imagery from the Passover Meal Jesus was sharing with his disciples, and God’s wisdom to prepare ourselves for Communion to be meaningful in our lives.




May 2016

Too Busy to Care?

How do we respond to the needs in our own community? Why should we care? We’ll explore a parable of Jesus about a rich man, respected in his community, probably religious, but who walked right by human suffering every day without doing anything. Come to be challenged about how we view our neighbors and motivated by Christ’s sacrifice that rescued us from our pitiful poverty.