Feb 10, 2019
Disciples Make…..God Talk
“The tongue is the mightiest weapon!” This quote rings true for each one of us! How we speak, what we say, is some of our greatest impact. This Sunday we’ll discover how disciples use their tongues for good. But it’s not just about not saying bad things and intentionally saying good things. It’s about filling our talk with God.
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  • Feb 10, 2019Disciples Make…..God Talk
    Feb 10, 2019
    Disciples Make…..God Talk
    “The tongue is the mightiest weapon!” This quote rings true for each one of us! How we speak, what we say, is some of our greatest impact. This Sunday we’ll discover how disciples use their tongues for good. But it’s not just about not saying bad things and intentionally saying good things. It’s about filling our talk with God.
  • Feb 3, 2019Disciples Make……Routines for Growth
    Feb 3, 2019
    Disciples Make……Routines for Growth
    People often say, “Jesus I like, but not the Church,” or “I’m spiritual, just not religious.” The reality is that if we are just spiritual, we are not really growing spiritually. It takes the context, structure and accountability of a local church to push us to grow. Without that, we stagnate at where we are now. This Sunday we’ll explore how Disciples Make . . . Routines for Growth.
  • Jan 27, 2019Disciples Make…..The Holy Spirit Their Guide
    Jan 27, 2019
    Disciples Make…..The Holy Spirit Their Guide
     
  • Jan 20, 2019Disciples Make……Jesus #1
    Jan 20, 2019
    Disciples Make……Jesus #1
     
  • Jan 13, 2019Disciples Make….Disciples!
    Jan 13, 2019
    Disciples Make….Disciples!
     
  • Jan 6, 2019I’m Not Worthy
    Jan 6, 2019
    I’m Not Worthy
    Series: Declare!
    New Years is a time to be honest. As we make resolutions, we admit that we are not the people we want to be. Yet, when Jesus-followers admit our faults and sins, it is not a “downer” on us, but actually a boost in our value. Jesus came because even broken, to Him we are worth saving! This Sunday we come honest before God, admitting–like John the Bapist–that we are not worthy. As we do, we hear how our value comes not from being worthy, but from Jesus’ love for us “while we were yet sinners.”
  • Dec 30, 2018Be Baptized
    Dec 30, 2018
    Be Baptized
    Series: Declare!
    Ready for 2019? Maybe not just yet! But I think we never will be ready, actually. So, the best thing we can do is commit our past to the past, but make that intentional decision to give 2019 to God. We do that by making a New Year’s resolutions to courageously follow Jesus, no matter what the year ahead may bring. This Sunday we’ll commit 2019 into God’s hands through renewing our baptisms.
  • Dec 24, 2018Look!
    Dec 24, 2018
    Look!
    Series: Declare!
    Christmas lights, decorations, and merrymaking are everywhere! There is so much to dazzle the eyes. But where do your eyes rest this Christmas? What do you look at that penetrates into your heart? What do you see that is more than a passing flash? Perhaps John the Baptist has the answer. He says, “Look!” and points to Jesus. Look hard. Can you see the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world? Of all there is to see this Christmas, rest your eyes on the baby Jesus!
  • Dec 16, 2018Believe!
    Dec 16, 2018
    Believe!
    Series: Declare!
    John the Baptist calls us to believe. Salvation comes through our belief in Jesus.  It is a simple message, but what does it mean?  And how can we help others understand?  Join us this week as we take John's words to heart and think through what belief really entails.
     
     
     
     
  • Dec 9, 2018Repent!
    Dec 9, 2018
    Repent!
    Series: Declare!
    Decorating our homes for Christmas usually includes clearing away what normally sits on our furniture and walls to make room for Christmas decorations. It also includes a deeper cleaning as furniture is moved and corners are tidied. John the Baptist, who calls God’s people to prepare for the coming of the Savior, called us clean up our lives. This Sunday we’ll hear the voice of preparation call out: Repent!
  • Dec 2, 2018Prepare!
    Dec 2, 2018
    Prepare!
    Series: Declare!
    John the Baptist may not be the first person we associate with Christmas.  However, he is the one who came to prepare the way of Jesus the coming King of kings!  John personifies Advent, which for us is a time of preparation.  As we begin Advent this week, we consider what John has to tell us and what we ought to do in response. Like John, we can be a voice crying out!  Find out how you make this more than just another Christmas season.
     
     
     
  • Nov 25, 2018Breaking Point
    Nov 25, 2018
    Breaking Point
    The call to love others means to go the extra mile to show respect to those with whom you disagree. Yet, the Bible also cautions against abusing your own health and welfare, and how love can, at times, call you to stop enabling error. This Sunday we’ll explore the times when “tough love” compels us to correct others, and even sever our relationships. Part of loving means healthy boundaries!
  • Nov 18, 2018Let’s Eat Together
    Nov 18, 2018
    Let’s Eat Together
    One of the “stuck” conversations God’s people have is around human sexuality, and particularly around homosexuality. There are faithful Christians on all sides of this conversation. How do we talk about this? How do we love and accept each other? How do we find a way forward together? This Sunday we’ll hear how the United Methodist Church is forging a “way forward” that will define our church’s approach to homosexuality.
  • Nov 11, 2018The Tie That Binds
    Nov 11, 2018
    The Tie That Binds
     
  • Nov 4, 2018Love is Hard Work
    Nov 4, 2018
    Love is Hard Work
    Every saint in heaven has gotten there (and will get there) with some wrong beliefs and errant  thinking. Luckily, it’s not about getting it all perfectly correct! Instead, it’s about genuinely loving Jesus and seeking to make Him first in your life. And, as Jesus-followers, the same is true with the other people around us. Our relationship with them is not based on the uniformity of our thinking, or them getting certain understandings right. Instead, it is based on love, the love that we choose to have for them. This changes everything! Come this Sunday to hear an alternative to the pervasive culture of hate-speech and animosity. Love looks different!
  • Oct 28, 2018Man, He’s Annoying!
    Oct 28, 2018
    Man, He’s Annoying!
    You know that annoying person, the one who always sets you on edge? You try to steer clear of him. You make yourself busy when she comes around. But God wants you to make a connection with that person. God is sending you to be a light to him or her. This Sunday we’ll learn how to see God in those people we want to avoid. It’s time to change your view!
  • Oct 21, 2018Fighting Blind
    Oct 21, 2018
    Fighting Blind
    We live in the physical world, but our hope comes from outside of this world. When we choose to follow Jesus, we have a power from the spiritual world that breaks into our daily lives. We fight using what we cannot see. Although we can’t see it, it is just as real, and it changes our reality. This Sunday we’ll learn about the gift and power of the Holy Spirit God has given us. It is a force that is with us!
  • Oct 7, 2018It’s Not What You Look Like
    Oct 7, 2018
    It’s Not What You Look Like
     
  • Sep 23, 2018You Can Make a Difference
    Sep 23, 2018
    You Can Make a Difference
    There is a galactic struggle going on, and you can make a difference! God has a plan and a role for you, important work to do. Come this Sunday to hear how you have a specific role in “the resistance.” It gives your life meaning and purpose. “It is your destiny!” God is counting on you!
  • Sep 16, 2018The Bigger Story
    Sep 16, 2018
    The Bigger Story
    In the cosmic struggle between good and evil, you have a role. God has a purpose for you, to make a difference in the bigger plan. We cannot stand on the side and watch the world go by. When we follow Jesus, we join in His work in this world. This Sunday, we who join the “resistance” are commissioned to live into our life’s purpose!