Mar 22, 2020
The Practice of Grace
Series: Soul Keeping

There are two ways that people try to fill their souls:  by their works or by God’s grace. The way of works never works!  It only leaves people empty. The way of grace, however, provides the path our eternal souls are yearning for.

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  • Mar 22, 2020The Practice of Grace
    Mar 22, 2020
    The Practice of Grace
    Series: Soul Keeping

    There are two ways that people try to fill their souls:  by their works or by God’s grace. The way of works never works!  It only leaves people empty. The way of grace, however, provides the path our eternal souls are yearning for.

  • Mar 15, 2020What the Soul Needs
    Mar 15, 2020
    What the Soul Needs
    Series: Soul Keeping
    In order to be healthy, the soul must reach beyond itself to the eternal truths of God’s Word. The Word of God refreshes weary souls and forgives sinful souls.
  • Mar 8, 2020The Struggle of the Soul
    Mar 8, 2020
    The Struggle of the Soul
    Series: Soul Keeping
    Every person eventually has what St. John of the Cross once described as a “dark night of the soul.”  When we are in a dark time in our lives, instead of being led by the emotions of our souls, we need to talk to our souls, and remind ourselves that our ultimate hope rests in God. 
  • Mar 1, 2020What is the Soul?
    Mar 1, 2020
    What is the Soul?
    Series: Soul Keeping
    Most people think of the soul as a nebulous part of them that is mysteriously internal to them. The Bible, however, often uses the word “soul” to describe the whole of who we are. The soul is what holds us together. When God creates the first man, who becomes a “living being” (Genesis 2:7), the Hebrew word behind this phrase is the word for “soul.” When any part of us is off – be it our emotions, our bodies, or our minds – our souls are off.
  • Feb 26, 2020Sharing the Gospel in 7 Words
    Feb 26, 2020
    Sharing the Gospel in 7 Words
    While ashes are a focal point of our worship this evening, we also remember that these forty days of Lent, from ancient times, have been kept as a time of special devotion, self-denial, and humble repentance born of a faithful heart that dwells confidently on God's Word and draws life and hope from it. As such, we as God’s people desire to communicate that Word to others. The Apostle Peter reminds us, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” – 1 Peter 3:15
  • Feb 23, 2020Follow Me
    Feb 23, 2020
    Follow Me
    Series: Love Does
    Love ultimately calls for commitment. This is why couples speak vows at their weddings. This is why parents make promises to their children. To love Jesus, we must commit to following Him, even as Jesus has committed to dying for us.
  • Feb 16, 2020Be Not Afraid
    Feb 16, 2020
    Be Not Afraid
    Series: Love Does
    John writes, “Perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4:18).  Stephen was a man so convinced of God’s love for him in Christ that he was willing to face even martyrdom because he knew his eternity was secure. 
  • Feb 9, 2020Audacious Love
    Feb 9, 2020
    Audacious Love
    Series: Love Does
    True love does not just affirm those the world would deem “lovable,” it befriends those others overlook.  This is what Jesus does with a Samaritan woman in John 4.   How can we love those the world overlooks? 
  • Feb 2, 2020Free to Fail
    Feb 2, 2020
    Free to Fail
    Series: Love Does

    When you love someone, it can be difficult to watch them make foolish choices.  And yet, sometimes love lets others learn from their mistakes because love wants to encourage people to take responsibility for their own actions.  Jesus lets His disciples make mistakes not so He can condemn them, but so that He can grow them. 

  • Jan 26, 2020Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
    Jan 26, 2020
    Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
    Series: (All)
    The prophet Habakkuk protests God's seeming inaction in the face of injustice and violence: the wicked thrive at the expense of the righteous. Habakkuk listens and God responds: "The righteous shall live by faith."  The gift of faith by which we receive through God's Word and the Holy Spirit is to be lived one day at a time and is something to be practiced, not taken for granted. We are each a mysterious combination of our families, teachers, friends, and experiences. Paul invites us to fan into flame the gifts of God we receive through the people in our lives. Not all gifts feel like blessings. Some are the traumas and losses we inevitably undergo. Even so, we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control. Jesus invites us to let forgiveness, faith, and service become our daily habit. By following in Jesus’ way, we are empowered to freely share that love with every person we meet.  
  • Jan 19, 2020I’m With You
    Jan 19, 2020
    I’m With You
    Series: Love Does
    A big part of love is simply being present with someone.  This is why God promises His people, over and over again, “I will be with you.”  And yet, God is with us in a special and specific way – through His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is only through Jesus that we can safely encounter God.  This is what Jacob discovered as he wrestled with God one night. 
  • Jan 12, 2020What’s Next? Dream Again
    Jan 12, 2020
    What’s Next? Dream Again
    Series: What's Next?
    Have you ever felt like something's missing? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose in your life? You were created for significance, not just survival.  Today we will dig into Scripture and recognize where in our lives we've become spiritually passive and may not be using our gifts to their full potential. We will learn to recognize we are made for significance, and that God gives each of us the vision to pursue the purpose He has us. Together, let's figure out What’s Next?
  • Jan 5, 2020What’s Next? Take the Next Step
    Jan 5, 2020
    What’s Next? Take the Next Step
    Series: What's Next?
    Have you ever felt like something's missing? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose in your life? You were created for significance, not just survival.  Today we will dig into Scripture and recognize where in our lives we've become spiritually passive and may not be using our gifts to their full potential. We will learn to recognize we are made for significance, and that God gives each of us the vision to pursue the purpose He has us. Together, let's figure out What’s Next?
  • Dec 29, 2019In The Dark Streets Shineth
    Dec 29, 2019
    In The Dark Streets Shineth
    Series: (All)
    We all have dark places – places of shame – in our lives that deplete us and burden us.  Christ came to shine His light on the darkest places of our hearts – not to shame us, but to save us.
  • Dec 25, 2019Christmas Light – When Christ Shines His Light
    Dec 25, 2019
    Christmas Light – When Christ Shines His Light
    We all have dark places – places of shame – in our lives that deplete us and burden us. Christ came to shine His light on the darkest places of our hearts – not to shame us, but to save us.