Oct 25, 2015
Welcome to the Family
Being a part of a family is important. Everyone wants to belong to a family. But do we as a church welcome people into our family?
  • Oct 25, 2015Welcome to the Family
    Oct 25, 2015
    Welcome to the Family
    Being a part of a family is important. Everyone wants to belong to a family. But do we as a church welcome people into our family?
  • Oct 18, 2015Who’s On First?
    Oct 18, 2015
    Who’s On First?
    In John 12:25-26, Jesus sets standards for where are priorities should be. Essentially, He asks "Who's on first n your life?" Who do we really serve in our lives and in our church?

  • Oct 11, 2015The Gospel According to Abraham
    Oct 11, 2015
    The Gospel According to Abraham
    "The Gospel According to Abraham" from Our Core Values by Steve Spitzer. 
  • Sep 27, 2015What You Do Speaks So Loudly
    Sep 27, 2015
    What You Do Speaks So Loudly

    This message deals with the principle of  RELATIONSHIP…with each other, and with God.  Paul instructs us  that as members of the community of faith, we need to be Truthful,  be Reconcilers,  be Industrious,  be Encouraging,  be Faithful, be  Kind,  and be Imitators of God.  In other words, love others as God loves us.

  • Sep 20, 2015The Fellowship of the Mat
    Sep 20, 2015
    The Fellowship of the Mat

    God wants us to be in  close, loving fellowship with Him and with one another. We need to make good decisions in Choosing Community. We need to realize that everyone comes with a “mat”  (brokenness and imperfection).  We need to help and care for not only each other, but all who are in need.  Community  gets built by SERVANTS.

  • Sep 13, 2015Deeper Into Discipleship
    Sep 13, 2015
    Deeper Into Discipleship

    We live in a day of “casual Christianity”  (we want the crown without the cross).  But God wants and needs us to be faithful disciples.  This message looks at the true cost of discipleship.  A discipleship is willing the follow  God’s plan.  A disciple is willing the  pay the cost  (Take up the cross).  A disciple knows that life without Jesus is  meaningless.

  • Sep 6, 2015The Really Good Samaritan
    Sep 6, 2015
    The Really Good Samaritan

    Today we will seek to find our place in this parable of the Good Samaritan.  Which character do we identify with?  Finding our place in the story hopefully help us hear and understand as Christians and as a church  God’s call for caring for and serving others.

  • Aug 30, 2015Asking, Seeking, Knocking…Continually!
    Aug 30, 2015
    Asking, Seeking, Knocking…Continually!

    Jesus taught that as God’s children we can ask God to help us and hear us and He will.  We do not have to pester or tease or demand from God that He hear us. God actually seeks to be part of our lives. But…this does not mean that we do not need to be intentional in a prayer life. We do. Jesus’ words:  “ask, seek,  knock” are best understood as  “action” words…continually asking, continually seeking, continually knocking. In this way, we will CONTINUALLY find ourselves….as a church, and in our personal walks of faith…..continually in God’s will.

  • Aug 23, 2015What Do You Know About God?
    Aug 23, 2015
    What Do You Know About God?

    Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son is most often heard in the context of the two sons: the one repentant son who returns home after years of wasted life; and the  faithful son who remained at home taking care of the family farm, who gets “angry” over the party thrown for his wayward brother.  Today, let’s hear it from the perspective that Jesus’ actually intended:  that of the Patient and Loving Father who has a plan for us as individuals and as a church.

  • Aug 16, 2015Where Are You Going with You Blessing?
    Aug 16, 2015
    Where Are You Going with You Blessing?

    Luke records that Jesus pronounced healing upon ten lepers with instructions that they go and show themselves to the priest (according to Old Testament ritual).  All  ten went away…but one later returned to Jesus, thanking him for his healing.  The  key to this sermon….and for our lives of faith…is found in the question Jesus asks the healed man upon his return. Regarding the other nine, Jesus does not ask,  “Why are they not thankful?”.   Instead, he asks,  “Where are they?”  Only one healed leper takes his blessing and lays it at the feet of Jesus.  Hopefully, this will prompt us to ask “where are we going with our blessings?”