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In our new sermon series based on the movie “The Incredibles 2” we are going to be looking closely at all of the incredible gifts God has placed in each of us and how we can make the most of them to bring Him the glory.
6/3/18: Incredible Power (Transmitter), Incredible Grace (Fusion)6/10/18: Incredible Grace (Transmitter), Incredible Power (Fusion)6/17/19: Incredible Awe6/24/18: Incredible Influence
Urban legends are secondhand stories that are told as true about some event that supposedly happened. They are passed on from person to person and have enough basis in fact that become believable even though they are purely fictional. As a result, many people become convinced there is a Bigfoot or that if you swallow gum it will stay in your stomach for seven years. While some of these untruths are harmless, others cause fear and mistrust. The Christian faith has developed some urban legends of its own. In this series, we will examine some commonly held spiritual myths and expose them to the truth of God's Word. Join us each Sunday morning in April and May as we separate fact from fiction.
4/15/18: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves4/22/18: God Wants Me To Be Happy (Transmitter) | Everything Happens For A Reason (Fusion)4/29/18: Everything Happens For A Reason (Transmitter) | God Wants Me To Be Happy (Fusion)5/6/18: Forgiving Means Forgetting5/13/18: Godly Parents Raise Godly Children5/20/18: Time Heals All Wounds5/27/18: God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle
During Lent, we will explore John’s First Epistle (or 1 John) through a series called, “This Is How We Know.” It is based on a book of the same title by J.D. Walt, former Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary and current editor-in- chief of their publishing arm called Seedbed.
2/18/18: This Is How We Know the Other John 3:162/25/18: This Is How We Know Sin3/4/18: This Is How We Know Truth3/11//18: This Is How We Know Holiness3/18/18: This Is How We Know Love3/25/18: This Is How We Know Family4/1/18: This Is How We Know Eternal Life4/8/18: This Is How We Know Assurance
Relationships are a crucial part of our Christian life. The next few weeks we are going to learn what it means to be in true relationships with ourselves, others and God.
1/14/18: Imagine Great Relationships with God1/21/18: Imagine Great Relationships with Others1/28/18: Imagine Great Relationships with Ourselves
This Christmas season we are going to be learning what it means to truly have "A Simple Christmas" by giving more, spending less, loving all and worshiping fully.
11/26/17: A Simple Christmas12/3/17: Spend Less12/10/17: Give More12/17/17: Love All
Imagine Having Adequate Savings
The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets. (Proverbs 21:20 TLB)
33 “Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt. 34 Then Pharaoh should appoint supervisors over the land and let them collect one-fifth of all the crops during the seven good years. 35 Have them gather all the food produced in the good years that are just ahead and bring it to Pharaoh’s storehouses. Store it away, and guard it so there will be food in the cities. 36 That way there will be enough to eat when the seven years of famine come to the land of Egypt. Otherwise this famine will destroy the land.” (Genesis 41:33-36 NLT)
47 As predicted, for seven years the land produced bumper crops. 48 During those years, Joseph gathered all the crops grown in Egypt and stored the grain from the surrounding fields in the cities. 49 He piled up huge amounts of grain like sand on the seashore. Finally, he stopped keeping records because there was too much to measure. 53 At last the seven years of bumper crops throughout the land of Egypt came to an end. 54 Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. The famine also struck all the surrounding countries, but throughout Egypt there was plenty of food. 55 Eventually, however, the famine spread throughout the land of Egypt as well. And when the people cried out to Pharaoh for food, he told them, “Go to Joseph, and do whatever he tells you.” 56 So with severe famine everywhere, Joseph opened up the storehouses and distributed grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt. 57 And people from all around came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world. (Genesis 41:47-49, 53-57 NLT)
Having adequate savings…
1) Is a NECESSITY.
2) Requires a PLAN and must be a PRIORITY.
3) Protects your FAMILY.
4) Enables you to HELP others.
Imagine Being a Cheerful Giver
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give. You shouldn’t give if you don’t want to. You shouldn’t give because you are forced to. God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you. So in all things and at all times you will have everything you need. You will do more and more good works. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8 NIRV)
A cheerful giver…
1) Gives CONSISTENTLY.
2) Gives PROPORTIONATELY.
3) Gives GENEROUSLY.
4) Gives THANKFULLY.
Imagine Being a Good Soldier
Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. (2 Timothy 2:3-4 NIV)
A good soldier is…
4) DEDICATED (or DEVOTED)
The dictionary defines a fan as an “enthusiastic admirer.” Many people seem to be content with being fans of Jesus. They are fine with repeating an occasional prayer, going to church on Sunday, or even putting a fish magnet on their car. But is that really what Jesus wants? What about His call to “follow Me and be My disciple?” In this series based on the bestselling book, Not a Fan, by Kyle Idleman, we will take an honest look at our relationship with Jesus and discover what it takes to be a committed follower of Christ.
We hear a lot about “renewal” in our culture. There is concern about using renewable energy sources to protect our environment. Some people call for urban renewal to save our decaying cities. Others say our infrastructure must be renewed as highways crumble and power grids are stressed. This renewal mindset spills over into the church as well and is typically called revival. There is something in us that longs to get out of the “same old, same old” rut we oftentimes find ourselves in spiritually speaking. More times than not, our desire for renewal or revival looks backward as we long for the “good old days” or desire “that old-time religion.” But, while the Bible makes it clear God wants to renew and refresh His people, it is not to return them to the way things were. No, in every case, He has a better future in mind.
As the Lord spoke through his prophet, Isaiah, “But forget [what happened in the past] – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland…Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed.” (Isaiah 43:18-20 NLT)
In his book, Revival Rising, Mark Nysewander chronicles historical revivals in the past in anticipation of the next great move of God. In it, he points out, “Revival hope is an experiential taste of what’s coming in the future.” As a result, he suggests that maybe revival should be called previval since it is a taste of what is yet to come in terms of God’s love, power, and glory.
Beginning August 6, we will explore five types of “previval” God uses to renew both His Church and the world. Please plan to join us each week and let’s pray “that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19b NIV)
August 6 Personal Previval (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
August 13 Relational Previval (Mark 12:30-31)
August 20 Missional Previval (John 17:18; Acts 20:24)
August 27 Structural Previval (Matthew 9:16-17)
September 3 Cultural Previval (Acts 5:28; 17:6)
Starting July 9th, our Children’s Ministry team will be conducting a “Maker Fun Factory” themed VBS. Each night, the children will explore different topics that illustrate how we are all lovingly created by God for a purpose. These messages convey the depth of God’s love for us and are applicable to both young and old alike. During the month of July, we will be sharing these truths with the entire congregation by incorporating each of the 5 VBS themes into our Sunday morning sermons. Join us each week as we explore how God loves us and has built us for a purpose!
Pentecost falls on Sunday, June 4th this year. Originally, it was a Jewish harvest festival, but for Christians it commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ followers fifty days after His Resurrection. It is described in Acts chapter two and has been called, “the Birthday of the Church.” For the first Christians, Pentecost was more than a one-time occasion, it became a way of life as they lived and ministered in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. During the month of June, we will explore how we too can be Spirit-filled by “Living in Pentecost.” Through this four-part sermon series, we will examine what we can expect to happen when “the Holy Spirit comes and fills [us] with power from heaven.” (Luke 24:49 TLB)
June 4 Living in Pentecost (Craig: Transmitter; Rudy: Fusion)
June 11 The Wind of Pentecost (Craig: Transmitter; Rudy: Fusion)
June 18 The Fire of Pentecost (Terry: Transmitter; Mindy: Fusion)
June 25 The Language of Pentecost (Craig: Transmitter; Rudy: Fusion)