Monday, November 24, 2014

Advent Teaching Series!


Advent Teaching Series - Beginning Nov. 30 - 10:00 a.m.


Did you know that Jesus is the subject of Christmas? In our modern world many people don't know that fact. Or they choose to ignore it. 

Would you believe it if we told you that Jesus is the subject of everything? That He is at the center of our past, present and future? That He is the subject of both the Old and New Testaments in the Bible? That there is no part of time, history or creation that He is not the subject of?

When we sing Silent Night and celebrate the birth of a baby in a manger, we are celebrating the culminating event of the creation and human stories!

JESUS IS THE SUBJECT OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!

Listen to these words from Colossians 1:15-20...

[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. [16] For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. [17] He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [18] And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. [19] For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, [20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Let's make Jesus the subject of our Christmas this year!

Monday, October 20, 2014

November Teaching Series!



Give Up
New Teaching Series Beginning November 2, 2014

Give up? Really?

That doesn't sound like something a church should be teaching about, does it? Just giving up?

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK...

Give Up represents several key questions that followers of Jesus must ask themselves from time to time:

1) Is there anything in my life I need to GIVE UP in order to GIVE TO the things that matter to God?

2) Am I willing to GIVE UP to God rather than HAND OUT my money, time and abilities to things that may not make an eternal difference?

3) Am I willing to GIVE UP or SURRENDER all that I have and all that I am so that God's will is done through me?

Here is the series at a glance:
Week 1 - The Give Up Concept
Week 2 - Give Up = Sacrifice
Week 3 - Give Up = Surrender
Week 4 - Give Up = Selfless

In Luke 14:33 Jesus says, "In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple."

Jesus is asking His followers to GIVE UP. Let's say yes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Teaching Series!


The Waiting Room
Beginning Oct 5 @ 10:00 a.m.

Have you ever been in a waiting room? It's a necessary place isn't it?

Waiting...waiting...waiting...to find out what's wrong, to get some answers, to see an expert, to know what you need to know?

Did you know that waiting is a spiritual discipline? It is an important biblical practice. In just the book of Psalms the idea of waiting on the Lord is spoken of 16 times. 

This important practice of waiting is also addressed in the New Testament. Read through these words in Romans 8:18-27:

[18] I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. [19] The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. [20] For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope [21] that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.[22] We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. [23] Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, the redemption of our bodies. [24] For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? [25] But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.[26] In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. [27] And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

As we move from talking about God's will to doing God's will in our part of the world, we want to take the month of October to simply wait. To hear from God clearly, to pray for what He wants us to pray for. To do what He wants us to do. To follow exactly where He wants us to go.

Pray with us. Seek and find with us. Wait with us.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Experiencing God

Sundays, August 17 - September 28 - 10:00 a.m.

Knowing and doing the will of God.

Sounds short and simple doesn't it? But for many (maybe most) people, this is a very complex, difficult and sometimes frustrating thing to pursue. Knowing and doing the will of God. Wow, that is hard sometimes!

We acknowledge that there aren't simplistic answers to how you know and do the will of God. But author Henry Blackaby offers the following process that tends to be true for most people (if we're willing to fully commit and engage the process). Here it is...

1) God is always at work around you
2) God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal
3) God invites you to become involved with Him in His work
4) God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways
5) God's invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action
6) You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing
7) You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you

Join us as we move through this process together as God's people...His Church!

Knowing and doing the will of God! Sounds exciting doesn't it? Let's go!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Preaching Series!


Everyday Stuff:
A Summer Walk Through
The Book of James

Beginning June 8, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Series Beginning April 27th

EPIC
Beginning April 27

Epic God
Epic Men
Epic Women

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Thoughts for a Snowy Sunday


We've put together a selection of worship songs and some words from Andy Stanley to encourage you during a time that we are unable to meet for our usual worship service.