May 7, 2017
The Life of a Sheep Ain’t so Baaad
Series: (All)
You’re in charge. Or not. God created us to be dependent, on Him. But it’s a challenge to believe that, for it requires a sense of humility and a sense of awe to understand how far reaching and how incredibly personal the love of God really is. In the Gospel, Jesus used the imagery of sheep and a shepherd to describe our relationship with him: He’s the shepherd, He’s in charge, and He holds our lives in his hands and provides for us more abundantly than we might ever provide for ourselves. And that’s something we can be thankful for.
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  • May 7, 2017The Life of a Sheep Ain’t so Baaad
    May 7, 2017
    The Life of a Sheep Ain’t so Baaad
    Series: (All)
    You’re in charge. Or not. God created us to be dependent, on Him. But it’s a challenge to believe that, for it requires a sense of humility and a sense of awe to understand how far reaching and how incredibly personal the love of God really is. In the Gospel, Jesus used the imagery of sheep and a shepherd to describe our relationship with him: He’s the shepherd, He’s in charge, and He holds our lives in his hands and provides for us more abundantly than we might ever provide for ourselves. And that’s something we can be thankful for.
  • Apr 30, 2017You Only Live Once
    Apr 30, 2017
    You Only Live Once
    Series: Liar Liar
    You’ve probably heard it before: “YOLO.” “You only live once.” This is what the religious leaders desperately wanted to be true about Jesus. But no matter how much they tried to cover His resurrection with their lies, their efforts proved futile. On Easter Sunday, we celebrated the truth that Jesus’ resurrection means our resurrection. Today we continue to celebrate that and the truth that we will live more than once. We will live forever.
  • Apr 23, 2017Here I Am
    Apr 23, 2017
    Here I Am
    Series: (All)
    On Easter evening and again the following Sunday, because the disciples saw Jesus alive, they knew the resurrection was real, and they believed in Him. They were then able to witness to their faith in spite of opposition and persecution from the Jewish council. Though grieved by various traits, it was the “living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:3) that enabled the Early Church to rejoice. The reality of the resurrection becomes evident to people around us as we live out our faith, confessing Jesus as Lord and offering peace and forgiveness in His name. As they come to faith, they join us and “have life in His name” (John 20:31).
  • Apr 16, 2017Standing in Victory
    Apr 16, 2017
    Standing in Victory
    This morning we celebrate a victory! Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God slain for our sins, has risen from the dead. Through faith in his name we have forgiveness and eternal life. Because he has risen, we too will rise. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
  • Apr 14, 2017Standing in Forgiveness
    Apr 14, 2017
    Standing in Forgiveness
    Today is Good Friday, the day on which we remember our Lord’s death on the cross. Watching him die, Jesus’ enemies mocked him and said, “Save yourself!” Jesus did not save himself. He died to save his enemies, and he died to save us. He suffered and died for the sins of the world. This sad day is a day that is for us very good.
  • Apr 13, 2017Standing in Faith
    Apr 13, 2017
    Standing in Faith
    Today we remember Jesus’ celebration of the Passover with his disciples, his prayer in Gethsemane and his betrayal and arrest. We are one body in Christ, and as we partake of his holy meal we remember and proclaim his redeeming death until he comes again. Come, Lord Jesus.
  • Apr 9, 2017Standing in Humility
    Apr 9, 2017
    Standing in Humility
    The crowds on Palm Sunday welcomed Jesus, waving palm branches and shouting, “Hosanna!” That word means “Save us now!” and soon Jesus would do just that. Today we welcome our Savior and celebrate the salvation he won for us through his death and resurrection. From our humble King we learn to live in humility towards one another.
  • Apr 2, 2017Standing in Truth
    Apr 2, 2017
    Standing in Truth
    Today we will see how the Roman governor Pilate questioned Jesus about his kingdom. Jesus answered that his kingdom is not of this world and that he came to bear witness to the truth. Pilate asked, “What is truth?” He did not know that the Truth stood before him in the flesh.
  • 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 26, 2017The Fellowship of the Mat
    Feb 26, 2017
    The Fellowship of the Mat
    Series: (All)
    "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1 (ESV)  Today our hearts are filled with the joy of the LORD as we come close to God in adoring and intimate worship, knowing that God also comes close to us (James 4:8) to bless us with His presence, forgiveness, peace, comfort, and encouragement!
  • 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!