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July 2017

July 30, 2017
No Small Talk
Genesis 12:1-9

If you want the God of the universe to speak to you, you better be ready for him to reveal something important. God doesn’t do small talk.

July 23, 2017
Be Kind to one another
Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:12-14

Who we are and how we treat others makes a difference in the world.  We all need to give and receive compassion and kindness. Jesus leads the way.

July 16, 2017
Be Devoted to one another
Romans 12:10, Matthew 22-37-39, Ruth 1: 1-17
 
Are you all in? No, really, are you all in with the community that God has given to you? If not, why not?

July 9, 2017
Honor Your Commitments
Malachi 2:1-16, Matthew 22:37-39
  
Honoring commitments shows the depth of our character. We teach our children not to quit; have we quit on God?

July 2, 2017
Going Through the Motions
Malachi 1:1-14, Matthew 6:33
 
Are you just going through the motions? Is your religion boring?  During the time of the prophet Malachi people just went through the motions, religion was a ritual, a habit, a cultural practice. God had an answer for them; and God has an answer for us.

 

June 2017

June 25, 2017
Why am I still Struggling?
1 Corinthians 10:13; Romans 7: 14-25

If God is so powerful, why am I still crawling…messing up, failing to live up to my own desires to follow Jesus. Plug in to the only power that can truly help you to change.

June 18, 2017
The Power to Change
Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 10-16; Romans 1:16-17

There are and have always been folks who claim that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, but whose lifestyle is not very different from those claim they are Christ followers…learn how to claim the power to change

June 11, 2017
Changed from the Inside Out
2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 4:17-24; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

If you have been attending church for a while you have probably heard the truth that all sin and fall short of the glory of God, but, we are promised that when we follow Christ, that our very essence will be changed, we could all use some of that.
Theme: Metamorphosis

June 4, 2017
Family Resemblance
Acts 2:1-4, 36-41; John 3: 1-6; Philippians 2:1-11 

Who do you look like… your mom or dad, your grandfather or grandmother?
Theme: Becoming like Christ


May 2017

May 28, 2017
1 John 5:1-12, 1Peter 1:3-9
How to Believe in Something you cannot see

Theme: Faith

May 21, 2017
Isaiah 40:28-31, Matthew 10:16-22
Fear of Flying

Jesus asks his disciples to step into real situations of risk and to trust that God will teach them to overcome and to succeed.
Theme: Courage, service
 

May 14, 2017
Matthew 5:21-22; 38-41; 43-46, Colossians 3:5-17
The Path of Peace

Come celebrate with us today and learn why we celebrate mother’s day at church.
Theme: Mother’s Day, communion

May 7, 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Valley of the Dry Bones

God always has a plan, in fact, God has always had a plan which includes restoration and new life. Come and experience new life in dry places as our youth lead us through the valley of the “Dry Bones”
Theme: Youth led, skit

 

 

April 2017

April 30, 2017
Luke 24:40-43 (NIV)
Jesus’ 40-Day Bucket List (Part 2)
When Jesus arose on the third day he knew he had only 40 days left on earth to fulfill the prophecy, so he created a Bucket List.  This Sunday will be the first half of a min-Sermon Series on Jesus’ 40 Day Bucket List. 
Theme: Witness and the Promise of Easter.

April 23, 2017
Luke 24:13-35 (NIV)
Jesus’ 40-Day Bucket List (Part 1)
When Jesus arose on the third day he knew he had only 40 days left on earth to fulfill the prophecy, so he created a Bucket List.  This Sunday will be the first half of a min-Sermon Series on Jesus’ 40 Day Bucket List. 
Theme: Witness and the Promise of Easter.​

April 16, 2017
Matthew 28:1-10; Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4
He Came Back
The earth shook, strong soldiers cowered in fear, women went running to and from; all were amazed! He came Back!
Easter

April 9, 2017
Romans 3:21-26; Matthew 21:1-11; John 15:12-14
In  Harm’s Way
Scriptures do not shy away from describing Jesus’ death as violent and sacrificial….but he chose this death for us. What greater love is there?
Palm Sunday

April 2, 2017
Romans 3:9-20; James 2:14-17            
Faith/Works
So what does the Bible really say about faith and works?
Lent 5 Faith and Works

March 2017

March 26, 2017
Romans 3:1-6; 2 Peter 3:8b-13
Much is Required

The Gospel is Politically Incorrect by today’s standards.  It proclaims that there is right and wrong; God defines morality. God is just and because of God’s righteousness must judge sin.
Theme: God’s judgment

March 19, 2017
Romans 2:12-16; Hebrews 4:12-16
Common Grace

The real challenge for people who believe in God; is obeying the rules. We try, but often fail to live up even to our own expectations. 
Theme: The problem with hypocrisy

March 12, 2017
Romans 2:1-11; Matthew 7:1-5
Preaching Against One’s Own Demons

Profession without practice. If we say we are believers we must back up that declaration with how we live our lives.
Theme: Don’t Judge

March 5, 2017
Romans 1:16-17; Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 5-14
Covenant 

Covenants were an important means of administration within ancient kingdoms. They always presupposed a king, a domain, a way of life, people, and often mediating servants. We still live under God’s covenant
Theme: God’s Faithfulness

 

 

February 2017

February 26, 2017
Romans 1:8-15; Matthew 22:1-14
Inclusive-Exclusive

Everyone is invited into the kingdom, but you have to walk through the gate. It is non- negotiable.
Theme: Jesus Redeemer

February 19, 2017
Romans 1:1-7; Isaiah 55:1-2, 6-8
One Gospel for All

God’s invitation is consistently and continuously given throughout all the ages. Did you get the invite?
Theme: God's Hospitality


February 12, 2017
James 3;7-10; Ephesians 4:25, 29
You Are What You Say

Words are a powerful force. God expect us to use our words for good in the world
Theme: You Are What You Say

February 5, 2017
2 Cor 9:1-12; 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Eager Generosity

The scriptures are full of descriptions of generosity and blessing as a part of God’s kingdom. We too can be a part of God’s amazing life and kingdom.
Theme: Generosity

January 2017

January 29, 2017
Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9
God in the Present

There will always be a need for prophetic voices to stand outside of the halls of power and lift up a vision of what our world , and we, can become.
 Theme: Prophetic Voices


January 22, 2017
Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Cor. 1:1-9
Our Rock

God hears our cries and delivers us from times of trouble, so we will respond with a joyful noise, a song of praise.
Theme: Thanksgiving; Redemption

 

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