Apr 19, 2015
Serve and Protect
Pastor Jeff's message today was based on Psalm 1:1-6, and John 17:6-19. In John we saw how Jesus expects us to serve, as he protects us.
- Apr 19, 2015Serve and Protect
- Apr 19, 2015Toxic ThoughtsApr 19, 2015Toxic ThoughtsBy: Jeff McGaryJeff opened our new "Soul Detox" sermon series today with "Toxic Thoughts". The series is based on preacher and best-selling author Craig Groschel's book of the same name. Do you qualify as any of these characters: Pessimistic Pete, □ Anxious Annie, Bitter Bob, or Critical Christine? We all need to guard our thoughts, all the time.
- Apr 12, 2015God’s Breath
- Apr 12, 2015Fearless: Despite DisasterApr 12, 2015Fearless: Despite DisasterBy: Roger KresgeConcluding sermon in our series "Fearless: The Courage to Question". Today Roger shared that God is always present, even in times of disaster and suffering, and is always ready to lead us to a life of hope and promise. Today's message was based on Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Isaiah 40:1-8. Today's message also included the video "Resurrection", from the producers of the "Chuck Knows Church" series.
- Apr 5, 2015Called By Name
- Apr 5, 2015Called By Name
- Mar 29, 2015Fearless: Computers, Humans and GodMar 29, 2015Fearless: Computers, Humans and GodBy: Kevin KresgeAnother in our sermon series "Fearless: The Courage to Question", Kevin compared and contrasted how God waits patiently for us, but we rarely wait patiently for Him. God took the time for us. We should take the time for Him. But we should also take the time and care to do things the right way – which isn’t always the fast way. It means exercising patience and care, and through waiting.
- Mar 22, 2015Extravagant GenerosityMar 22, 2015Extravagant GenerosityThis was the final message in our series on the 5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations, based on Bishop Robert Schnase's book of the same name. Basing today's message on Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and II Corinthians 9:6-15, Pastor Jeff showed how vital and fruitful congregations are those whose members practice Extravagant Generosity. Churches that practice Extravagant Generosity speak confidently and faithfully about money, giving, generosity, and the difference giving makes for the purposes of Christ and in the life of the giver. They emphasize the Christian’s need to give for more reasons than just the church’s need for money. They emphasize mission, purpose, and life-changing results rather than shortages, budgets, and institutional loyalty. The spiritual maturity that comes from growth in giving, and the extraordinary engagement that results from tithing, bring clarity of purpose and greater integrity to all the church’s ministries.
- Mar 22, 2015Fearless: Born AgainMar 22, 2015Fearless: Born AgainBy: Darwin TysonIn this installment of our "Fearless: The Courage to Question" sermon series, Darwin based his message today on John 3:1-11, the story of Jesus and Nicodemus. We need to be reborn spiritually, and grow up into a mature faith in Jesus Christ our Savior.
- Mar 15, 2015Risk-Taking Mission and ServiceMar 15, 2015Risk-Taking Mission and ServiceSeries: 5 Practices4th in our series on the 5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations, based on Bishop Robert Schnase's book of the same name. Pastor Jeff based this message on Psalm 26:1-8 and Matthew 16:24-28. According to Bishop Schnase, "This involves work that stretches people, causing them to do something for the good of others that they would never have considered doing if it were not for their relationship with Christ and their desire to serve Him. These churches not only solicit and encourage ordinary service to support the work of the congregation, but they also consciously seek to motivate people to more extraordinary service. They lift examples in preaching and teaching. As congregations move beyond their comfort zones and follow Christ into more adventurous encounters with people, God’s Spirit changes them, changes others, and changes churches."