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The Love That Brought Him


[Sunday, December 21, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:1-11 (ESV)

Christ's Example of Humility
2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to ...

Make Room For Joy


[Sunday, December 14, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-17 (ESV)

Israel's Joy and Restoration
14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. 16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: "Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak. 17 The Lord your God is in your ...

Prepare Him Room - Andy Morgan


[Sunday, December 7, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-14 (ESV)

The Birth of Jesus Christ
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with ...

Guest Preacher - Paul House


[Sunday, November 30, 2014] PermaLink


Overcoming The Sounds Of The Times - Overcoming The Bane Of Business


[Sunday, November 16, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Haggai 1:1-11 (ESV)

The Command to Rebuild the Temple
1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: 2 "Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord." 3 Then the word of the Lord came by the h...

Overcoming The Sounds Of The Times - From Darkness To Faith


[Sunday, November 9, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: John 11:1-44 (ESV)

The Death of Lazarus
11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, "Lord, he whom you love is ill." 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, "This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified throu...

Overcoming The Sounds Of The Times - Learning A New Language


[Sunday, November 2, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: John 10:22-30(ESV)

I and the Father Are One
22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do n...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Witness


[Sunday, October 26, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Matthew 10:1-20(ESV)

The Twelve Apostles
10 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon ...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Loyalty


[Sunday, October 19, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Matthew 8:18-22 (ESV)

The Cost of Following Jesus
18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.19 And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go." 20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." 21 Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 22 And Jesus said to him, "Fol...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Grace


[Sunday, October 12, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:9-13

Jesus Calls Matthew
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 12 But when h...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Stewardship


[Sunday, October 5, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Luke 22:17-29 (ESV)

17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that i...

Guest Preacher - Vince Gaddis


[Sunday, September 28, 2014] PermaLink
"Courageous Love"

Scripture: 1 John 4:16
16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.


Guest Preacher - Paul House


[Sunday, September 21, 2014] PermaLink
Weary? (I'm Tired)

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-29
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


Scripture: Galatians 6:9
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.


Scripture: Isaiah 40:31
31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Faith


[Sunday, September 14, 2014] PermaLink
"COURAGEOUS FAITH"

Scripture Reading: Matthew 8: 23-27 (ESV)

Jesus Calms a Storm
23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." 26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a gr...

Cost of Discipleship - Courageous Obedience


[Sunday, September 7, 2014] PermaLink
"COURAGEOUS OBEDIENCE"

Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:18-22 (ESV)

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and J...

Promises From God - What More Can I Say?


[Sunday, August 31, 2014] PermaLink
"WHAT MORE CAN I SAY"

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:5-6 (ESV)

5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ?I will never leave you nor forsake you.? 6 So we can confidently say,

"The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?"



This Week's Core Competency:
Peace ? I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, others, and me.
Philippians 4:...

Guest Preacher - Bob Crane


[Sunday, August 10, 2014] PermaLink
Serving Out of Your Blessing

Scripture Reading: John 6:1-14

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5 Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crow...

Guest Preacher - Rich Howard


[Sunday, August 3, 2014] PermaLink
The Spiritual Discipline of Compassion


Guest Preacher - Vince Gaddis


[Sunday, July 27, 2014] PermaLink
"FOUNDATIONS OF THE BELOVED COMMUNITY"

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4:1-7

Unity in the Body of Christ
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to the one hope th...

Guest Preacher - Marvin Parrott


[Sunday, July 20, 2014] PermaLink


Safely In God's Grip - Andy Morgan


[Sunday, July 13, 2014] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-39 (ESV)

God's Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died?more than that, who was raised?who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is int...

Promises From God - Andy Morgan


[Sunday, July 6, 2014] PermaLink
Romans 8:28-30 English Standard Version

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.


Jonah - Wrestling With God's Rescue


[Sunday, June 29, 2014] PermaLink
Jonah's Anger and the Lord's Compassion
4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, "O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live." 4 And the Lord said, "D...

Jonah - Overturning Grace


[Sunday, June 22, 2014] PermaLink
Jonah Goes to Nineveh
3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you." 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" 5 And the people of Nineveh believ...

Jonah - Life Overboard


[Sunday, June 15, 2014] PermaLink
Jonah's Prayer
2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, "I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. 3 For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me. 4 Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.'5 The waters closed in over me to take my ...