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As a church, the combination of a hurricane and pandemic has stripped away much of what we hold dear and previously considered indispensable parts of our fellowship. We have learned to live without a church building, Sunday School classes, children and youth meetings, fellowship meals, even in-person worship.

As we begin to rebuild our life together, what should we consider essential? Is there anything you and I can’t live without? What is absolutely critical to our existence as a body of believers?

As we continue our regathering and rebuilding process this summer we will look at various aspects of what is ESSENTIAL. Specifically, we’ll explore what God and the people of God provide.

Week 1: God is Essential


Let's set the stage by looking at the most basic ingredient – God. “What do we need most? Who can’t you and I live without?” Members of our children’s church will know the answer. Shout it out: GOD!

It’s the conclusion David reached when he cried out in Psalm 142:5 NLT: I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.”

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Week 2: God's Perspective

It’s been said that “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” And in order to react in a good and godly fashion, we need God’s perspective. Our new sermon series, Essential, is a study on what is truly important in life. In this message Pastor Craig Carter discusses why God’s perspective is essential when we face disasters, detours and delays.

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Week 3: God's Presence


As our regathering and rebuilding process continues over the summer, we’re looking at what is essential to our existence as a congregation.
 
In this message we discuss why God’s presence is critical as we move forward.  
 

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Week 4: God's Power


As our regathering and rebuilding process continues over the summer, we’re looking at what is essential to our existence as a congregation.
 
In this message we discuss why God’s presence is critical as we move forward.  
 

Watch on YouTube

Listen to Sermon Audio (mp3)

Read Pastor Craig's notes from this sermon

Download Study/Discussion Guide