Jan 15, 2021
Momentum (The Beatitudes): Mourn
We’re starting 2021 by exploring how to make progress in our spiritual lives. It’s easy to get sidetracked and stuck as we follow God’s call. We settle for what we have, and we give up on moving forward in our spiritual lives. Jesus taught us how to receive more of God’s blessings, especially in the Eight Beatitudes. Starting a new year is a great time to recommit to following Jesus’ calling in the Beatitudes and to restart moving forward in our faith.
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  • Jan 15, 2021Momentum (The Beatitudes): Mourn
    Jan 15, 2021
    Momentum (The Beatitudes): Mourn
    We’re starting 2021 by exploring how to make progress in our spiritual lives. It’s easy to get sidetracked and stuck as we follow God’s call. We settle for what we have, and we give up on moving forward in our spiritual lives. Jesus taught us how to receive more of God’s blessings, especially in the Eight Beatitudes. Starting a new year is a great time to recommit to following Jesus’ calling in the Beatitudes and to restart moving forward in our faith.
  • Jan 7, 2021Momentum: Poor in Spirit
    Jan 7, 2021
    Momentum: Poor in Spirit
    We all need momentum as we go through our Christian lives.  That momentum begins with the first beatitude.  Join us as we explore what it means to be poor in spirit.
     
     
  • Jan 3, 2021Momentum: Climbing the Platform
    Jan 3, 2021
    Momentum: Climbing the Platform
    We begin the new year with a new message series about seeking the fullness of life that God offers. Almost without notice we can stall and stagnate in our spiritual growth. Yet Christmas has awakened in us a desire for more. So we go to Jesus, who teaches us the Eight Beatitudes, offering them not only as a description of the abundant life but also as a pathway to live it. We begin the journey and build momentum for holiness!
  • Dec 24, 2020One Size Fits All
    Dec 24, 2020
    One Size Fits All
    We’re having a special carol service this Christmas Sunday! So, be sure to gather round and be ready to sing some of your favorite carols. We’ll also celebrate Holy Communion, and hear a meditation from Pastor David.
  • Dec 23, 2020Do Good Feel Good Christmas: Kneel Down (Peace)
    Dec 23, 2020
    Do Good Feel Good Christmas: Kneel Down (Peace)
    We often think of Christmas Eve as a warm and serene. Yet Jesus came to take away our sin and to offer us a new start. So Christmas Eve is actually messy: a time to ask Jesus to clean up our sinful hearts and to chase away the darkness inside. We’ll use candles to represent the light that Jesus gives us when we invite Him to live in our hearts. Merry Christmas!
  • Dec 17, 2020Get Real (Love!)
    Dec 17, 2020
    Get Real (Love!)
    As we come up to Christmas, we see that God is a Christmas Scrooge who invites us to a do good feel good Christmas. We hear the story of the Prodigal Son to help us see God differently, come home to Him, and forgive others. This message will set you up to celebrate Christmas well!
  • Dec 11, 2020Reach Out (Faith!)
    Dec 11, 2020
    Reach Out (Faith!)
    Christmas is not about feeling the Christmas spirit. It’s about joining God’s Christmas movement–following His example–offering Jesus to others. Like Scrooge, we need Christmas alterations of our minds, hearts and actions so we live every day extending the joy of knowing Jesus.
  • Dec 4, 2020Dig Down (Hope!)
    Dec 4, 2020
    Dig Down (Hope!)
     1 Timothy 6:17-19
    To be a Christmas Scrooge, we have to dig down right into our hearts. We ask Jesus to transform our hearts off of hoping in our own resources and instead to plant His hope there. Only then will we have a changed life that consistently can do the good we desire to do and take hold of what is truly life. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We still must keep fighting what defeats us!
  • Nov 25, 2020Gear Up (Joy!)
    Nov 25, 2020
    Gear Up (Joy!)
     This Christmas season we’re choosing to be a Scrooge! Now, that’s not what you may think. Actually, it’s a calling to step up and experience Christmas on a whole new level. This Sunday we go to Act 10 to meet a man named Cornelius. He’ll show us how we need to gear up for true Christmas by changing what we do each day. If you want true joy this Christmas, this message is for you!
  • Nov 20, 2020Pursuing One Holy Passion
    Nov 20, 2020
    Pursuing One Holy Passion
    We can feel like we are drifting through life, doing okay but staying fairly shallow. But what we spend all of our time and energy on really doesn’t seem all that fulfilling. This week, as we enter into the boardroom of the soul one last time, we hear the Holy Spirit calling us to put away our petty desires and to fully embrace our passionate love for God. Only when we pursue one holy passion can we live fully!
  • Nov 13, 2020Finding Rest and Restoration
    Nov 13, 2020
    Finding Rest and Restoration
    Do you feel an emptiness deep inside, a restlessness in your heart? Jesus makes a radical invitation, that only He can truly show us the Father. Only He can make us whole and put us at peace. This Sunday we learn how to follow His call to come to Him, and come to Him with the whole of who we are. If you are weary, this invitation is for you!
  • Nov 6, 2020Trusting in the Darkness
    Nov 6, 2020
    Trusting in the Darkness
    We will experience times of deep grief, pain, and distress. Rest assured, the world will throw us into a tailspin. But when this happens, what do we do? Do we retreat and close down? Do we lash out in anger? Do we turn numb and lifeless? The Bible says that with God, we persist through these seasons of the dark night of the soul. God will carry us, and eventually God will carry us through. This Sunday we uncover three survival techniques the Bible holds for those suffering great troubles.
     
  • Oct 30, 2020Learning How to Hate
    Oct 30, 2020
    Learning How to Hate
    Christians are called to love! Yet true love necessarily means that we also hate what is ungodly. When we don’t flee evil, we succumb to sin. Do you struggle with some stubborn and powerful sin? This Sunday we’ll go into the boardroom of our souls and learn how we can train our board members to love God so passionately that we will cling to what is good.
  • Oct 23, 2020Choosing What to Love
    Oct 23, 2020
    Choosing What to Love
    We all are serving someone or something.  Sometimes we need to take a step back and re-evaluate who or what is truly our master.  How do we make these decisions? And once we have decided, how can we live by them?  Join us this week as we see how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can keep our hearts in check.
  • Oct 15, 2020Enlarging Your Heart
    Oct 15, 2020
    Enlarging Your Heart
    Like the Grinch, life has caused our hearts to become “two sizes too small.” This Sunday, we’ll open the boardroom of our souls and invite the Holy Spirit to grow the capacity of our hearts, and we will become alive...truly alive! 
  • Oct 11, 2020Avoiding a Shallow Life
    Oct 11, 2020
    Avoiding a Shallow Life
    There’s a battle going on in the boardroom of your soul. This week we meet the six members of the board. Their names are Mind, Heart, Will, Conscience, Memory and Imagination. They meet in secret to hammer out your thoughts, decisions and actions. Yet they are each motivated by self-interest. This Sunday we’ll learn how a new chairperson can bring your dysfunctional soul into alignment.
  • Oct 2, 2020Messy Love: Decision
    Oct 2, 2020
    Messy Love: Decision
    Love is not a feeling but a decision. We usually link how we treat people to how they behave or how we feel about them. God's command to love our neighbor as ourselves pushes us past our feelings and calls us to make the decisive decision to love others. Come this Sunday for God to reorient you away from treating others based on what they do and instead on what Jesus has done.
     
  • Sep 25, 2020Messy Love: Sacrifice
    Sep 25, 2020
    Messy Love: Sacrifice
    Messy love means self sacrifice. This Sunday we eavesdrop on Jesus’ conversation with a rich man. Jesus tells him to give up all his wealth and follow Jesus. This makes us ask, “What do we need to give up in order to follow Jesus?” Come this Sunday asking this questions, but come ready to hear what you might not expect!
     
  • Sep 20, 2020Messy Love: Mercy
    Sep 20, 2020
    Messy Love: Mercy
    The story of the Good Samaritan may be familiar, but it pushes us into loving like we normally ignore. Love is messy. This week we see that godly love means messy mercy. Come for a familiar story, but beware: messy mercy means doing something about what you know!
  • Sep 11, 2020Messy Love: Forgiveness
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messy Love: Forgiveness
    We begin our fall message “Messy: Loving Others Isn’t Easy!” Love messes with us: making us honestly deal with the messes in our lives, and it makes us really deal with the messes others cause for us. Forgiveness is a very messy part of love! Yet only forgiveness releases us as we release others. This Sunday we’ll invite the Holy Spirit to bring this healing in and through us. Come ready for a mess!
 
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