Aug 31, 2014
Christ and Culture
How can we faithfully follow Christ in the midst of confusing cultural values in the media, classroom, work ethics, friendships, and more? We’ll go on a journey with Daniel and his teenage friends, learning how they honored God while grieving the destruction of their nation, forced to live far away from home as slaves in a strange new culture with radically different values. We’ll study how they lived missional lives as a blessing among their community, while standing on God’s truth to resist temptations, to help us live as Ambassadors of Christ in our cultural contexts today.
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  • Aug 31, 2014Christ and Culture
    Aug 31, 2014
    Christ and Culture
    How can we faithfully follow Christ in the midst of confusing cultural values in the media, classroom, work ethics, friendships, and more? We’ll go on a journey with Daniel and his teenage friends, learning how they honored God while grieving the destruction of their nation, forced to live far away from home as slaves in a strange new culture with radically different values. We’ll study how they lived missional lives as a blessing among their community, while standing on God’s truth to resist temptations, to help us live as Ambassadors of Christ in our cultural contexts today.
  • Aug 24, 2014The Rock
    Aug 24, 2014
    The Rock
    Both the Apostles, Paul and Peter refer to Isaiah's admonition to the Israelites to heed God's words (Isaiah 8:13-15). The Rock, often a reference to God Himself, is mentioned as a stumbling block and a cornerstone. For many years the cornerstone of our faith has been a stumbling block to the people of the Muslim world. How can we remove the stones that hinder their coming to faith? At the same time, do we place stumbling stones in the lives of others when we should be building on the chief cornerstone of Christ; building through heeding his word?
  • Aug 17, 2014Breaking Barriers
    Aug 17, 2014
    Breaking Barriers
    We’ll explore how Jesus broke through social, racial, gender, and religious barriers to express God’s love to a hurting woman and pour out his grace to transform her life. What barriers does God want to break through in our lives? How will work through us to break down barriers in our world? Come prepared to be overwhelmed by God’s lavish love, changed by Christ’s extravagant grace, and called by the Holy Spirit to carry Christ’s redemptive mission into everyday life.
  • Aug 10, 2014Everyone is Invited
    Aug 10, 2014
    Everyone is Invited
    This week during Weird Animals VBS we’ve been meeting the weirdest looking animals, but learning how God uniquely created them with special purposes, to help each child discover how much God loves them and Christ invites them to follow him. Sometimes we can feel weird or rejected or alone. These painful feelings might result from rejection by friends, failure at work, racism against us, guilt from sins, and so much more. Jesus reached out to a small community of people with leprosy who felt rejected by their culture and cursed by God, reminding them how much God loves them and healing not only their bodies, but deep within their souls. We’ll explore this story, recorded in Luke 17:11-19, during worship this Sunday.
  • Aug 3, 2014What is greatness
    Aug 3, 2014
    What is greatness
    How does Jesus, the King of kings define greatness? We will look at how Jesus gives us several pictures of what true greatness is and how we can be great in his kingdom. 
  • Jul 27, 2014Yes, Period
    Jul 27, 2014
    Yes, Period
    How does God, the king of the universe want us to use our speech in a world where God is king of the universe? Sunday's sermon, "Yes, Period," will pose this problem and look to the Bible for solutions.
  • Jul 20, 2014Science and Faith
    Jul 20, 2014
    Science and Faith
    Several popular writers have argued in recent years that science has supplanted religion, but Paul argues that "what may be known about God is plain".  Which is it?  What does science tell us about God and about who we are?  Are there things that science does not tell us?  Are there ways other than those of science by which we may see 'God made plain'? This sermon will help you to see that Christianity is both holistic and rational, a true and firm foundation for living - and that science, properly understood, is not antagonistic to faith.
  • Jul 14, 2014To Be Imitator of God’s Love
    Jul 14, 2014
    To Be Imitator of God’s Love
    The main point of Paul’s letter to Ephesians is unity with love in the church. In the view of a believer who has a desire to impact other lives for Jesus, the book can be outlined by the key word—walk: how we walked before we did not know Jesus and how we should walk after we know Jesus. The message will focus on the walk in love, how we can imitate our Lord Jesus in love to influence people for expansion of church, the body of Christ.
  • Jul 6, 2014Get Into The Zone
    Jul 6, 2014
    Get Into The Zone
    Just about everyone has at least one…area of our lives where we are unwilling to say “yes” to God. Often our unwillingness stems from a desire to remain within the realm of what is predictable, familiar, and secure. But what about God’s desire? By considering Moses’ call from God, we’ll be invited to look deeper into those areas where we’re holding back…and what might happen if we say, “yes”!
  • Jun 29, 2014Pneuma
    Jun 29, 2014
    Pneuma
    What is the most powerful and impressive thing that the Holy Spirit does?  Is it miraculous healing?  Overriding the natural laws of the cosmos?  It might surprise you. It's something that happens inside every heart of every Christian who has ever lived. This week's sermon explores the teaching of Jesus on Christian conversion from John chapter 3 - that the Spirit brings it about and what he uses to do it.