Jun 26, 2016
Tornado Request
Series: Guest Sermon
 Tornado Request
2 Kings 2:1-14
 
We've had some bad weather this past week. Does God work through such events? This Sunday, guest preacher Rev. Peter Milloy will be taking a look at the whirlwind that took Elisha' s mentor away. The driving question for Elisha, and for us, is, Is the God before the storm still present and powerful among us after the storm? If you've been wondering about that in your life, then don't miss this Sunday!
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  • Jun 26, 2016Tornado Request
    Jun 26, 2016
    Tornado Request
    Series: Guest Sermon
     Tornado Request
    2 Kings 2:1-14
     
    We've had some bad weather this past week. Does God work through such events? This Sunday, guest preacher Rev. Peter Milloy will be taking a look at the whirlwind that took Elisha' s mentor away. The driving question for Elisha, and for us, is, Is the God before the storm still present and powerful among us after the storm? If you've been wondering about that in your life, then don't miss this Sunday!
  • Jun 19, 2016We can do it, dads!
    Jun 19, 2016
    We can do it, dads!
    Series: Guest Sermon
    We can do it, dads!
    Dads are so important for families. This Sunday the Rev. Dan Hair will talk about how God calls dads to be present, to provide and to affirm. Dads help us identify the traps that are all around us in life, and how we can avoid them. Come celebrate God's intention for fathers. Happy Father's Day!
  • Jun 12, 2016Productive Living
    Jun 12, 2016
    Productive Living
    Titus 3:1-15 Our new living as Christians matches our new identity in Christ. Our inheritance determines our future, and this affects how we live now. Paul calls Christians to devote themselves to doing what is good. Our God is a God of second chances! We may feel stuck and long for a new start. Good news, God grants it! Our past does not define our situation, and it no longer determines our future. Come this Sunday for our final sermon on Titus. Yet for all of us, it's not the end, but
    because of God, it's a new beginning!
     
    Titus 3:14 “Our people should learn to spend their time doing something useful and
    worthwhile.”
  • Jun 5, 2016Being a Character Witness
    Jun 5, 2016
    Being a Character Witness
    Titus 2:1-10 Chapter 2 of Titus describes the kind of person God intends His followers to be. He describes the character of men, women, and those working for others. God wants to develop the character of His people to influence those around both in the church and also the wider community. God wants to develop our character. We are witnesses to others around us, both to other Christians, and to everybody else. How we live and what we do shows God to others. Come Sunday to hear about how God wants to develop you as a character witness to others around. How we live makes all the difference.
    Every day we are on the witness stand!!
  • May 29, 2016Finding Your Way
    May 29, 2016
    Finding Your Way
     
    Titus 1:5-16
    Exploring how we live on the other side of the open door, the link between gospel belief and gospel behavior. He helps us reorient the gospel to the center of our lives. The Book of Titus helps lay out how to live according to God’s promises.
    Who has God placed in your life to help shape you, form you, encourage you? Who are your  role models, spiritual guides, advisors? This Sunday we go back to the book of Titus to see how we link gospel belief and gospel behavior. God knows we grow best when we have spiritual mentors to help us grow spiritually. Come and learn about the mentors God has provided for you, and how you can be one, too!
     
     
     
  • May 22, 2016Finding Your Way
    May 22, 2016
    Finding Your Way
    Titus 1:10-16
    How many doors are there in your life? Is your life a hallway of doors, each leading to a room that is a different part of our lives? Do you feel like you’re trying to juggle so many different parts, all the different compartments, all the different persons you are? This Sunday we begin our reading of the Book of Titus, written to help Jesus-followers see how to live on the other side of God’s open door. God intends for us to live unified, focused, centered lives. Come hear how to get your life together, aligning our behaviors with our beliefs. Time to live on the other side of the door!
  • May 15, 2016Dry Bones Dancing Through the Door
    May 15, 2016
    Dry Bones Dancing Through the Door
    Ezekiel 37:1-14
    Ever feel dry and dead? Brittle and lack of life? Stuck, going nowhere? Come this Sunday to hear how God’s power comes down upon us–both individually and as a church–and makes us alive again. We have God’s Spirit, who sends us dancing through the open door!
  • May 8, 2016I Could Not, Would Not, Should Not Go
    May 8, 2016
    I Could Not, Would Not, Should Not Go
    Know what it’s like to run away from something God is calling us to? Sure! We all do. We wrestle with fear and stubbornness. Or, in language like Dr. Seuess, we say, “I could not, would not, should not go! I will not do what I am told. I will not ever be that bold! I will simply stay right here, even though the door is near!” Come this Sunday to hear how self-awareness is key to claiming the boldness to go forward. Oh yeah, and prayer, too!
    Jonah 1:1-3
  • May 1, 2016Crossing the Threshold
    May 1, 2016
    Crossing the Threshold
    Proverbs 8:1-11
    Choices! Choices! Choices! How do we make decisions? There are so many options. What does God want us to do? Come this Sunday to learn how to seek wisdom from God that leads to discernment. Then we can go boldly through the doors open in front of us!
  • Apr 24, 2016But Wait, There’s More!
    Apr 24, 2016
    But Wait, There’s More!
    Genesis 3:1-8
    What color are the lenses of your glasses? I don’t mean your prescription glasses, or your shades, or fashion eyewear. I’m talking about the lenses you use to look at the world. How does the way you look at the world control what you see? The message this Sunday takes up the offer that God gives to each of us to look at the world differently, to see different possibilities, to see open doors that we can’t otherwise see. Come Sunday for a vision exam!
  • Apr 17, 2016The Open Door
    Apr 17, 2016
    The Open Door
    Genesis 12:1-5
    Our lives are filled with open doors. Our problem is that we don’t know which ones to go through, or how to even work up the courage to give one a try. How do we decide? What if the risk is too great? How do we work up the courage to embrace change? How do we know? Don’t miss this Sunday as we learn how God opens doors in front of us, and our faith removes the paralyzing fear to actually go!
  • Apr 10, 2016Feeding the Flock
    Apr 10, 2016
    Feeding the Flock
    John 21:1-19
    Jesus turns to Peter, the one who betrayed and denied him, and asks him, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" Imagine how Peter must have felt, a lump in his throat as he struggled to answer, maybe expecting Jesus to berate him because of his betrayal. "Of course Lord, you know I do." Join us this Sunday and hear that Jesus isn't just offering reinstatement and redemption to Peter, he's offering it to me and to you as well.
  • Mar 27, 2016Appearing in a Locked Room
    Mar 27, 2016
    Appearing in a Locked Room
    John 20:19-23
  • Mar 20, 2016Jesus in Gethsemane
    Mar 20, 2016
    Jesus in Gethsemane
    Luke 22:39-46
    Join us on this celebratory Palm Sunday as we spend some time with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.  It is not a fun place to be but it is in the garden where growth occurs.  We will encounter some hard questions but at the same time we will get in close to the heartbeat of Jesus.  We will see what his motives are as well as what ours ought to be.  If you have ever experienced struggle with God or felt the pain of loneliness, Jesus has a word for you this week.
  • Mar 13, 2016Receiving New Life
    Mar 13, 2016
    Receiving New Life
    Receiving New Life
    John 8:1-11
  • Mar 6, 2016But Lord, the Smell Will Be Awful!
    Mar 6, 2016
    But Lord, the Smell Will Be Awful!
    John 11:38-44
    Jesus raised a man named Lazarus from the dead. He did it not to help Lazarus (although it certainly did help him!), but to help His followers believe in Him. Jesus proves He’s worthy of following. In what ways do you need Jesus to come and bring new life to you? What in your life is dead and needs raising? Come this Sunday to hear how the Jesus who raised Lazarus will also raise you. Your faith will be strengthened and you will be lifted up!
  • Feb 28, 2016Do You Want to Get Well?
    Feb 28, 2016
    Do You Want to Get Well?
    John 5:1-15
    Do you want to get well?” This Sunday, we’ll hear Jesus ask this question to a man who was sick for 38 years! Seems like kind of a dumb question, right? But Jesus was asking the man if he still had his inner longing for a better life, and, even after all the hardships and barriers constantly in his life, if he still had his dreams. It’s a question Jesus asks of us, too. Don’t miss this Sunday when we will hear Jesus ask us, “Do you want to get well?”
  • Feb 21, 2016Stretcher-Bearers
    Feb 21, 2016
    Stretcher-Bearers
    Mark 2:1-12
    Who are your stretcher-bearers?
    This Sunday we’re taking a look at a story when a paralyzed man is brought to Jesus for healing by friends who carried him on a stretcher. Who helps you when you are in need of help? Who helps you get to where you need to go? Who carries you to God when you need healing? We can’t go it alone, you know. Jesus intended us to have friends who will be our “stretcher-bearers.” Come this Sunday
    to her how Jesus cares about us enough to put people around us to help us. We’re not alone! It’s more like falling in love!
  • Feb 14, 2016Jesus in the Wilderness
    Feb 14, 2016
    Jesus in the Wilderness
    Matthew 4:1-11
    Trials and testings are a regular part of our lives and it is easy to forget that Jesus walked a mile in our shoes.  This Sunday we will take a close look at how Jesus dealt with Satan in the midst of his own temptations and how we too can prove our identity.  Come and learn how to pass any test that might come your way!
  • Feb 10, 2016The Call of the First Disciples
    Feb 10, 2016
    The Call of the First Disciples
    Matt 4:18-22, Mar 1:16-20