Nov 19, 2017
Giving God Glory
Series: Nehemiah
The walls of protection around Jerusalem had been miraculously constructed! Now would the community continue their mission as a witness to their neighbors or repeat the pattern of their ancestors, who had experienced God's redemption, only to drift away from God within the next generation? So the faith community gathers to renew God's covenant by listening to Scripture, which they haven't heard in a long time, and devote themselves to God. What they learn and how they respond can equip us to celebrate God's redemption and follow Christ for a lifetime rather than drift away from God.   
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  • Nov 19, 2017Giving God Glory
    Nov 19, 2017
    Giving God Glory
    Series: Nehemiah
    The walls of protection around Jerusalem had been miraculously constructed! Now would the community continue their mission as a witness to their neighbors or repeat the pattern of their ancestors, who had experienced God's redemption, only to drift away from God within the next generation? So the faith community gathers to renew God's covenant by listening to Scripture, which they haven't heard in a long time, and devote themselves to God. What they learn and how they respond can equip us to celebrate God's redemption and follow Christ for a lifetime rather than drift away from God.   
  • Nov 12, 2017Working Diligently
    Nov 12, 2017
    Working Diligently
    Series: Nehemiah
    As the important task of finishing the wall nears completion, a series of plots and threats to Nehemiah surface to derail his task and God-ordained mission. Enemies are outside the gates, and they want blood. False prophets are inside the city, trying to convince Nehemiah to run and hide. However, for Nehemiah, hiding is not an option - he has work to do. This week we will see how we are to be faithful to God’s mission in an unpredictable and dangerous world.
  • Oct 29, 2017Living Faithfully
    Oct 29, 2017
    Living Faithfully
    Series: Nehemiah
    Who we are is more important than what we achieve! We've seen this recently with a famous movie producer who we learned was a sexual predator, popular athletes who we discover have hidden domestic abuse, corporations that falsify pollution emissions, people in our lives who experience wreckage when sins emerge, etc. While achieving God's vision of building the wall to protect themselves from genocide and restore Messiah's lineage, a crisis arises when some powerful people take advantage of poor workers by raising food prices, charging exorbitant interest, foreclosing on their farms, and selling children into slavery. Sound familiar? We'll be challenges to reflect on our own character and learn from Nehemiah as he skillfully confronts social injustice in his generation.
  • Oct 22, 2017Facing Obstacles Wisely
    Oct 22, 2017
    Facing Obstacles Wisely
    Series: Nehemiah
  • Oct 15, 2017Serving Collaboratively
    Oct 15, 2017
    Serving Collaboratively
    Series: Nehemiah
  • Oct 8, 2017Risking Courageously
    Oct 8, 2017
    Risking Courageously
    Series: Nehemiah
    Throughout history, some people have taken risks to advance the mission they passionately care about, while others have safely sat on the sidelines accepting the status quo. We'll watch Nehemiah risk his life to rescue his people and explore how vision can motivate us to do whatever it takes to participate in God's redemptive story in our generation.
  • Sep 24, 2017Caring Passionately
    Sep 24, 2017
    Caring Passionately
    Series: Nehemiah
    Do you feel called to accomplish what seems impossible? School? Raising children? Overcoming an addiction? Advancing social justice? Seeing our neighbors come to Jesus? This fall we'll study how God guided Nehemiah to do what felt impossible:  rescue people from genocide and restore hope in Messiah. Come explore how we can participate in God’s redemptive story in our own generation.
  • Sep 17, 2017Courageous Faith
    Sep 17, 2017
    Courageous Faith
    Series: (All)
    Our world is desperate right now for courageous Christ followers to speak out, sacrificially serve, and generously give to bring Christ's arms of love, feet of service, and voice of truth in the midst of poverty, racism, misogyny, violence, and warped views of Christ. We'll listen as God inspires Joshua, who was afraid, to courageously lead the Hebrew community on the dangerous journey into the Promised Land to advance God's redemptive plans.
  • Sep 10, 2017How God Changes Lives
    Sep 10, 2017
    How God Changes Lives
    Series: (All)
    What will this fall semester bring in our lives? Spiritual growth or apathy? Honoring God or yielding to temptations? Wise choices or painful decisions? We'll study 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 to explore how the Holy Spirit evokes genuine transformation to grow more like Christ.  
  • Sep 3, 2017The Grieving Mother
    Sep 3, 2017
    The Grieving Mother
    In a brief encounter outside of an insignificant town, Jesus and his followers come across a scene of human suffering and brokenness - a mother who has recently lost her son, and with him, her hope. What at first glance appears a simple healing story offers us a much bigger picture of God’s compassion and the ways that Jesus wants to bring healing and wholeness into the death that defines our world.