Jan 12, 2020
Set Free Love God

As we begin a new year, we commit again to the plan God has given us for living well. So, we go back to the 10 Commandments as God’s intended path for how we should live in order to live best. They are not antiquated or “downer” rules. They unlock abundant life. Our message series looks as the first four of these commandments, rules that focus our love singularly on God. From this foundation our future is built!

 
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  • Jan 12, 2020Set Free Love God
    Jan 12, 2020
    Set Free Love God

    As we begin a new year, we commit again to the plan God has given us for living well. So, we go back to the 10 Commandments as God’s intended path for how we should live in order to live best. They are not antiquated or “downer” rules. They unlock abundant life. Our message series looks as the first four of these commandments, rules that focus our love singularly on God. From this foundation our future is built!

     
  • Dec 29, 2019Songs of Joy – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 29, 2019
    Songs of Joy – Songs of Christmas
    So many classic Christmas songs highlight the joy of spending time with loved ones. Being together is a key part of Christmas. Actually, according to the Bible, this is true! This Sunday we’ll learn how Jesus came to reconcile people back to God and restore people to one another. Jesus came at Christmas so we could have those precious relationships!
  • Dec 24, 2019Songs of Trust – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 24, 2019
    Songs of Trust – Songs of Christmas
    “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all
    nations.” -Luke 2:30-31
  • Dec 22, 2019Songs of Salvation – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 22, 2019
    Songs of Salvation – Songs of Christmas
    We’re coming up to Christmas now, merely days away. And from this close, we begin to see that the joy of Christmas comes with a dark side. The baby born on Christmas came to bring salvation, but that means He had to die on a cross. This Sunday we’ll learn to sing the songs of Christmas not with shallow merryment, but with a thread of lament.
  • Dec 8, 2019Songs of Faith – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 8, 2019
    Songs of Faith – Songs of Christmas

    Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

    The songs of Christmas fill the air. Perhaps you find yourself humming them! But are you listening to the message? Some songs talk about cheer, snow, and Santa. Others speak of a Savior born in Bethlehem. This Sunday we’ll sing songs of Christmas, but we’ll also experience how the original songs of Christmas bring us hope, peace, and abundant life. Come and sing–with your whole being–the Christmas songs of faith!
  • Nov 27, 2019Responseability
    Nov 27, 2019
    Responseability
    Joel 2:18-28
    Thanksgiving is the holiday when we stop to give thanks for the harvest and all that we have. But the Bible teaches us that thanksgiving really isn’t a response to what we have. It’s about God in our lives, who made us with the need to give thanks. This Sunday, we’ll go beneath the cultural calling of thanksgiving and discover the biblical push to connect it to God’s character. Don’t miss this Sunday, it’ll change your Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 17, 2019What Are You Looking For?
    Nov 17, 2019
    What Are You Looking For?

    John 6:1-71

    We come to Jesus hoping He will help us in our messes. We want Him to repair a relationship, heal an illness, fix a problem, give us strength to face whatever we are going through. And He does. But Jesus offers us more than help. He offers us Himself. It is when we take Him fully that we receive the deepest healing and wholeness. Come this Sunday seeking more than help from Jesus!

  • Nov 10, 2019When Not to Give
    Nov 10, 2019
    When Not to Give
     Matthew 5:21-26
    Let’s talk about money! Money is the stuff of life. It is a blessing but it is also a bucking bronco. If we don’t keep tight control on it, it will throw us around! This Sunday we’ll engage the life-changing biblical view of money and learn how it can be a blessing from God that brings abundant life.
     
     
  • Nov 3, 2019Why Do We Buy That? My Ancestry
    Nov 3, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? My Ancestry
    Romans 6:3-8, Colossians 2:9-15, and 1 John 3:1-2
    “You are the sum of what you have done!” This proverb seems to seal our fate that our past now determines our lives. But this Sunday we hear about a different heritage that can become ours when we choose Jesus. Our lives are determined by our past, yes, but it is the new past Jesus gives us! We celebrate All Saints Sunday and remember that those who have died are alive, living out a new future given to them by their Jesus-given ancestry!
  • Oct 27, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Acting Out
    Oct 27, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Acting Out

    James 2:14-19, 24 

    Jesus-followers don’t just sit around all day enjoying their personal relationship with Jesus. They do that while “on the road.” We live out our faith as we go and do. This Sunday we’ll learn how the Methodist Method includes growing by doing, or, put with a cliche, practice makes perfect! Teaser: There will also be treats!
  • Oct 20, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Wanting It All
    Oct 20, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Wanting It All
    Romans 12:1-2
    Have you noticed how you’ve subtly become addicted to wanting more...better...that next thing? It’s surprising just how sneakily that seeps into our lives! The way to counter the consumption of consumptionism is to live out your salvation every day. That means applying how you make Jesus your Lord not just when you become a Christian, but continually. This Sunday we’re learning to kneel before our Lord each and every day.
  • Oct 13, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – End with Forgiveness
    Oct 13, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – End with Forgiveness
    Ephesians 4:17-32 Being in relationships means dealing with the mess that other people dish out on us. It’s hard, even when it’s people we love. But our response is determined not by what they do, but by who rules inside of us. This Sunday we’ll re-frame retaliation and hear Jesus’ calling to forgive. Trust me, if you live in today’s culture, you need to hear this message!
  • Oct 6, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Power in Numbers
    Oct 6, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Power in Numbers
    Ephesians 4:1-16 World Communion Day  
    It’s easy to break a single stick. Yet when you hold a bunch of sticks, it is very hard to break them all together. Do you feel like you are cracking and splintering? Then you need to join the rest of the “sticks” this Sunday at worship. It’s World Communion Sunday and we’re celebrating how we have the Body of Christ as Jesus’ gift of support for us!
  • Sep 29, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Inner Strength
    Sep 29, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Inner Strength
    Isaiah 40:28-31, 41:10 Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless is becoming quite common. We struggle with more than we can handle. Do you feel at your wits’–and rope’s–end? Come this Sunday and hear the prophets speak of a strength that can carry you when you are weak. It’s an inner strength God provides, and it’s available to you!
  • Sep 22, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Laughed At
    Sep 22, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Laughed At
    Matthew 6:16-24
    “Come on, try it!” “Everyone’s doing it!” “Are you scared?” Our desire to fit in–and above all else not to be laughed at–is one of our most powerful motivators. Commercials know this and really leverage this cultural power against us. But Jesus says we need to be ready to be considered fools if we want to have true joy. Come this Sunday to gain resolve to stay on the path of life, no matter the hecklers!
  • Sep 15, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Who are you?
    Sep 15, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Who are you?
    John 6:26-71
    What do you find really satisfying? As you reflect on your life, do you find yourself running from thing to thing to find value and happiness? Are you growing weary of constantly seeking? Jesus said only He can satisfy your inner craving. Come this Sunday to discover how you can give Him a try to bring you inner wholeness.
  • Sep 8, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Jumping in Scum
    Sep 8, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Jumping in Scum
    Matthew 9:9-13  
    Why do commercials work on us? They offer satisfaction, meaning, and value in something we can buy. But we know better! Only Jesus offers the path of truly abundant life. Pastor David is back in September and will lead with a message series using commercial ads, “Why Do You Buy That?” We’ll uncover the ways we lose our focus amid the swirling media of advertising. We’ll expose our vulnerability to temptation, and we’ll get grounded again what really satisfies all the deep, inner longings of life. Our world creates a never-ending cycle of always needing that one more thing to be accepted or happy. Our church (Religion) tells us we just need to do that one more thing to be good enough. Jesus just says come! We “buy” this because we realize that we really are scum! Commercials prick this realization. Yet the answer isn’t buying their product, it’s turning to Jesus.
  • Jun 2, 2019The Race Ahead
    Jun 2, 2019
    The Race Ahead
    This Sunday is graduation Sunday! We have six high school graduates and one college graduate. Besides celebrating them, this is a time for us to remember our calling to pass on the faith to the next generations. Others have shared Jesus with us. Because of that, we can embrace Him in our lives and experience abundant and eternal life. We, now, in turn, share Jesus with others. Our Christian lives are like a relay race! This Sunday we’ll be equipped to run our “leg” of the race!
  • May 26, 2019The Lord’s Spirit Began to Move
    May 26, 2019
    The Lord’s Spirit Began to Move
    Series: Samson
    The story of Samson ends with a big crash, which also ends his life. The mighty Samson found himself helpless as a result of his own foolishness. Yet, in desperation, he prayed, “Remember me, O Lord!” The true hero of the Samson story is actually God, who answers Samson’s prayer. God is still our true hero, for He still answers our desperate prayers. Although Samson reminds us of how we fall short of God’s plans for our lives, he also becomes a vivid testimony to make God our Hero!
  • May 19, 2019The Anti-Hero
    May 19, 2019
    The Anti-Hero
    Series: Samson
    We might remember Samson as the strong man of the Bible who did many amazing feats of strength. Yet we may not always remember just how badly he failed at following God’s calling on his life. God blessed him with special gifts, but he often used them for selfish reasons. What does God do with people like that? What does God do with people like us who are like that? This Sunday we’ll hear how God used Samson–failings and all–and how this is also true for how God still uses us!
 
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