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! 
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  • 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!
  • Sep 4, 2020FAQs: What Is It Like after You Die?
    Sep 4, 2020
    FAQs: What Is It Like after You Die?
    Series: FAQ's
    What happens after we die? We know that someday Jesus will return, we will be given new bodies, and we will live eternally in heaven. But what about between now and then for those who have died? That’s the question for this, our last message in our FAQs series. If you want to know what it’s like for your deceased loved ones, or what life will be like for you during this “in between time,” don’t miss this message!
  • Aug 29, 2020FAQs: Where Is Jesus Now?
    Aug 29, 2020
    FAQs: Where Is Jesus Now?
    Series: FAQ's
    The question, “Where is Jesus now?” may have a simple answer, but it also has very significant ramifications on our lives. Living with Jesus in our hearts means we live in a way that hurries His return to earth. This Sunday we worship outdoors, the perfect opportunity to watch the skies for Jesus’ return. Now, that’s true worship!
  • Aug 21, 2020FAQs: Is Jesus the Only Way?
    Aug 21, 2020
    FAQs: Is Jesus the Only Way?
    Series: FAQ's
    What do we do with Jesus’ radical claim that salvation only comes through Him? How do we talk about this in a culture that believes in multiple paths to God? Is this really important enough to make a big deal out of it? Our question this Sunday is “Is Jesus the Only Way?” We’ll unpack the Bible’s teaching and get talking points for how to share about this with others.
  • Aug 16, 2020FAQs #7: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 2)
    Aug 16, 2020
    FAQs #7: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 2)
    Series: FAQ's
    The Bible is trustworthy and reliable, as verified by manuscript evidence, textual criticism and archeology. This Sunday there’s a lot of heady information as we learn about how these sciences support the Bible. Yet what we really learn it that it’s not really about the Bible. It’s about the God of the Bible. We open our lives to God’s living Word, to make us new. The Bible speaks God’s words of life!
     
  • Aug 9, 2020FAQs #6: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)
    Aug 9, 2020
    FAQs #6: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)
    Series: FAQ's
     Is the Bible trustworthy? We’ve all wondered this, and most likely we’ve all been asked this! The Bible is such an ancient and debated book. How can we know it’s reliable? We take up this FAQ over the next two Sundays. This Sunday we explore the internal integrity of the Bible, as well as the testimony of God’s people down through history. If you like archaeology and textual criticism, come back the following week. But this week, come ready to be challenged to put what you believe about the Bible into your life! 
  • Aug 2, 2020FAQs #5: What Is the Origins of the Bible?
    Aug 2, 2020
    FAQs #5: What Is the Origins of the Bible?
    Series: FAQ's
    FAQ: What is the origin of the Bible? Where did the Bible came from? People wrote it, right? But Christians also claim that it is God’s Word. Are both true? This Sunday Pastor David will open the covers of this greatest-of-all books and discover how this is God’s words for God’s people. Don’t miss it! (And then next Sunday we’ll take up why we can trust it.)
     
  • Jul 26, 2020FAQs #4: Why Does God Allow Suffering?
    Jul 26, 2020
    FAQs #4: Why Does God Allow Suffering?
    Series: FAQ's
     Our question this Sunday is one that you’ve asked: “Why does God let this happen?” We dig into the Bible to seek guidance on one of life’s greatest mysteries. Pastor David discovers that the answer we find is not what we expect. Don’t miss this message! It helps answer our own inner wondering and also gives us a helpful response when we’re asked this question.
  • Jul 5, 2020FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Jul 5, 2020
    FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Series: FAQ's
    This Sunday we begin our new Summer message series: “FAQs: Your Questions Answered with Biblical Facts.” This week our question is if it is appropriate to have the American Flay in worship. This is a fitting question for the 4th of July weekend, and the fact that we return to our sanctuary for worship. We will have our American flag there: come find out why!
  • Jun 21, 2020Radiant Faces
    Jun 21, 2020
    Radiant Faces

    This Sunday we’re celebrating Camping Sunday! We need mountain-top experiences to sustain us in our discipleship. Although we can’t physically go to camp this year, we are going to have a worship experience to meet God “on the mountain.” Come this Sunday dressed like you’re going to camp, and be ready to meet God. Worship will be outside, so bring a lawn chair and hat.

     
  • Jun 14, 2020All Things Are Possible with Faith
    Jun 14, 2020
    All Things Are Possible with Faith
    What an exciting Sunday - it’s Confirmation Sunday! Our five Confirmation students (Aimire Lloyd, Jacqueline Wyne, Katelyn Bautch, Noah Bonsell and Tony Lloyd) will all share their faith testimonies and publically commit to follow Jesus. Two of them (Aimire and Tony) will also be baptized! We will see how God takes the tiny, shaky faith–like the size of a mustard seed–and grow it into a large and committed maturity–like a tall mustard tree. Come expecting your faith to also grow this Sunday, too! We will worship outdoors again: bring a hat and lawn chair, or there will also be spaces for drive-in worship.
  • Jun 5, 2020Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
    Jun 5, 2020
    Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
     This Sunday we honor our graduates and offer prayers over them as they launch into the next chapter of their lives. The message is geared for them, but for all of us. How do we soar as God’s people when we can’t see precisely where we’re going? The answer comes in the Holy Spirit, who lifts our wings and sends us in the right direction.
     
  • May 31, 2020Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
    May 31, 2020
    Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
     This Sunday is Pentecost, the third of the three biggest Christian celebrations. We mark the gift of the Holy Spirit given to us as God’s people, to live in us and through us. We are not alone! The Bible also calls the Holy Spirit “The Spirit of Truth.” On Pentecost we will have the last of our Ten Commandment messages: “Don’t lie.” We celebrate that we have the Spirit of Truth so that we can stop lying and start speaking words of life and truth!
  • May 24, 2020Live Free: Do Not Covet
    May 24, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Covet
    If you could have anyone’s car, home, abilities, physical appearance, spouse, or life, whose would you have? Notice, as you consider this question, the awakening of that inner “itchy” feeling as you want what you can’t have. That’s coveting. It’s not just wanting (we all want nice things), but it’s the inner restlessness in wanting what is (or should be) beyond your grasp. This Sunday our discipleship goal is to want instead what God wants for us.
  • May 15, 2020Prayer as Worship
    May 15, 2020
    Prayer as Worship
    This Sunday we take a pause in our spring worship series for intentional and focused prayer. Sunday morning we will host a worship prayer walk on the church grounds to 1. Be together safely as a church community, 2. Pray for our communities during this trying time, 3. Grow in our discipleship through prayer, and 4. Be visible in our community witnessing to our hope in God. Come if you are able! If not, pray along with the worship recording.
 
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