Mar 26, 2017
Standing Through Persecution
Jesus was rejected, betrayed, deserted by his friends and arrested. He was unjustly tried and condemned to death, yet he willingly endured it all to save us. As we stand at the cross together, we pray that we will be bold witnesses for our Savior so that others will come to know and worship him as Lord.
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  • Mar 26, 2017Standing Through Persecution
    Mar 26, 2017
    Standing Through Persecution
    Jesus was rejected, betrayed, deserted by his friends and arrested. He was unjustly tried and condemned to death, yet he willingly endured it all to save us. As we stand at the cross together, we pray that we will be bold witnesses for our Savior so that others will come to know and worship him as Lord.
  • Mar 19, 2017Standing in Suffering
    Mar 19, 2017
    Standing in Suffering
    God sent his Son, the innocent Lamb, to be the sacrifice for our sins. Through his suffering and death we have the gifts of forgiveness and eternal life. Jesus paid the price of our salvation and by his wounds we are healed.
  • Mar 12, 2017Standing Unafraid
    Mar 12, 2017
    Standing Unafraid
    Today in our Lenten worship we will stand together at the foot of the cross where our Savior died to save us from death and every evil. In him we can face both life and death unafraid, because he fearlessly faced death for us.
  • Mar 5, 2017Standing in Prayer
    Mar 5, 2017
    Standing in Prayer
    Today we gather to worship our Savior Jesus Christ, the “Yes!” to all the promises of God. When the time came for him to go to the cross, out of obedience to the Father and for the sake of our salvation, Jesus answered, “Yes!”
  • Feb 19, 2017The Mission: Evangelism
    Feb 19, 2017
    The Mission: Evangelism
    Series: Foundations
    The call of every Christian is to live beyond themselves.  We are to share the hope that we have with the world.  When some lepers stumble into an Aramean camp that has been emptied by God, and when they find all sorts of treasure there, they cannot help but share the good news of the treasure with their neighbors.  How can we do anything less than share the good news of the gospel with our neighbors?
  • Feb 12, 2017The Meal: Lord’s Supper
    Feb 12, 2017
    The Meal: Lord’s Supper
    Series: Foundations
    When Jesus celebrates the Passover with His disciples the night before He dies, it becomes more than a Passover.  It becomes a promise of His presence.  For in, with, and under simple forms of bread and wine is the Body and Blood of Christ.  Today, we consider the Passover and how Jesus’ death on a cross leads God to not merely pass-over our sins, but to forgive them!
  • Feb 5, 2017The Water: Baptism
    Feb 5, 2017
    The Water: Baptism
    Series: Foundations
    In the last chapter of Matthew, Jesus calls us to make disciples in two ways: by teaching His Word and by baptizing in His name (Matthew 28:19-20). The Ethiopian eunuch became a disciple by being baptized. Jesus still makes disciples in baptism today!  What a gracious and wonderful gift our Lord gives us in Baptism.
  • Jan 29, 2017The Gathering : Worship
    Jan 29, 2017
    The Gathering : Worship
    Series: Foundations
    Worship is the natural and inevitable response of people who have faith to God’s goodness. In this message, we look at the nature of worship, the location of worship, and the focus of worship in the Christian life.
     
  • Jan 15, 2017The Word: God’s Word
    Jan 15, 2017
    The Word: God’s Word
    Series: Foundations
    Jesus give us words in His teaching and He is the Word made flesh. Thus, it's vital that we hear and practice His words. In today’s message we talk about the nature and character of Jesus’ words - how they are perfect - and how they call us both to faith and to action.
     
  • Jan 8, 2017The Story – God’s Big Story
    Jan 8, 2017
    The Story – God’s Big Story
    Series: Foundations
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    The story of the Bible moves from God’s Creation to our Fall to Christ’s Redemption to the Final Restoration. In the introduction to our new message series, we look at how Christ undoes the curse of our Fall into sin by becoming cursed on a cross for us.
  • Dec 25, 2016What Was Seen at Bethlehem
    Dec 25, 2016
    What Was Seen at Bethlehem
    Series: (All)
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    Jesus is God, Creator, Lord of the universe, and yet also man. What a mystery, and what a testimony! Imagine being there in Bethlehem, and seeing the infant Jesus with your own eyes. What would you have seen? And how would you testify to others about what you had seen? The Apostle Luke says that the angels testified that the Savior had been born (Luke 2:11). The Apostle John testifies that the Christ was full of grace and truth (John 1:14). We receive the testimony, and by the Holy Spirit we are able to believe it. May our lives be transformed by this Truth – the Son of God has come to us!
  • Dec 24, 2016God’s Christmas Gift to You
    Dec 24, 2016
    God’s Christmas Gift to You
    Series: (All)
    Welcome!  We’re glad you’re here.  May peace from the Prince of Peace be yours.  The first Christmas Eve was a time of new beginnings for the world, so much so that our calendar (B.C. and A.D.) is based on the event we celebrate tonight!  The created world, once new and perfect, had fallen into darkness and sin after Adam and Eve disobeyed God.  At the birth of Jesus – perfect man and perfect God – a bright light began to shine in that world that had been darkened by sin.  In His light we have life, peace and joy.  Truly, the Christ Child is God’s greatest gift to the world!
  • Dec 18, 2016The Ghost of Christmas Future – Transformation
    Dec 18, 2016
    The Ghost of Christmas Future – Transformation
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    The Ghost of Christmas Future was sent to terrify Ebenezer Scrooge (from Charles Dicken’s 
    A Christmas Carol) with a vision of his future - one of loneliness, gloom, and death - if he did not change his ways.  During our worship today, may we experience a renewed wonder that our God was incarnate and sent to this world at Christmas to give us a vision of our future: one of joy, peace, and glory!
  • Dec 11, 2016The Ghost of Christmas Present – Repentance
    Dec 11, 2016
    The Ghost of Christmas Present – Repentance
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    , the Ghost of Christmas Present was sent to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge with visions of his miserable condition.  In the same way, our God sends the Holy Spirit to us through His Word to bring us to repentance about the sin that causes the misery in our lives.  May we open our hearts to the visitation of the Holy Spirit in our worship as we await Christmas.  
  • Dec 4, 2016The Ghost of Christmas Past – Sorrow
    Dec 4, 2016
    The Ghost of Christmas Past – Sorrow
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    The weeks of Advent which lead up to the celebration of Christmas can be times of sorrow for many people, for many reasons.  It may feel that we bear spiritual chains, just as the ghost of Marley did at the beginning of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.  May it be that we are freed from any and all sorrow by the visitation of the Holy Spirit, during worship today.