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!”
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  • 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!
  • 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 22, 2017Who Turned Off the Lights
    Jan 22, 2017
    Who Turned Off the Lights
    Series: (All)
    The journey of a disciple of Jesus may take many directions. As one of the first men called to discipleship by the Lord, Peter found that his world was turned around and changed forever. And yet, in following the Lord, he found a peace that passed all understanding. In the final words of his second epistle, he wrote to his Christian flock, “Therefore, beloved . . . be . . . at peace” (2 Peter 3:14). The people of God are peaceable people through whom the Spirit works, fashioning them as peacemakers and peace-bringers to a world in need of the peace that is in Christ alone.
     
  • 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.
  • Jan 1, 2017Faith vs. Fear
    Jan 1, 2017
    Faith vs. Fear
    Series: (All)
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    …let us  put aside our self-centered fears and paranoia and embrace the fear of the Lord.  We face the reality of a new year, an unknown future with faith, accompanied by our Lord, Savior and brother. He does not abandon us. The shadows of life are illuminated by the Light—Immanuel, God with 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.