Looking ahead to 2020 we focus on how our vision can be focused on the work God is doing in our lives both in the world around us and beyond.
Behold! Jesus is the Lamb of God; the Word made flesh; the Living Water; the Resurrection and the Life; quite simply, Jesus is God. John's Gospel account was written, "So that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name." (John 20:31) To prove this, John centers His gospel account on seven major miracles done by Jesus. Every miracle and story John reports nudges readers closer to seeing Jesus for who He really is...Behold our God!
Adoration is the convergence of both love and respect. It’s entirely possible to love something, but have zero respect; like we would for an item or object. And, it’s entirely possible to have respect, yet feel zero love; like we would for an individual where there is no relationship. However, Jesus is rightly an object of our affection, and a person deserving our full respect. He has lavished us with his perfect love while ruling as Creator of heaven and earth… “O come, let us adore Him!”
Things matter. We may have different opinions about what matters most in our life, but in the economy of God’s kingdom, one thing seems to matter most – our faith. “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). Our faith, the apostle Peter writes, “…may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:8) What could possibly matter more than that?! These two sermons will focus on the final stage of Paul’s remarkable life and calling. We will learn that within all of his accomplishments, what mattered most to Paul was his lasting faithfulness to the Lord.”
David is referred to in Scripture as “a man after God's own heart.” He was the greatest king of Israel and a man of legendary faith. Although best known for his multitude of praise songs and military victories, David also made plenty of mistakes. Join us for this three-week series as we trace the ups and downs of David's life and learn from his steadfast trust in God through it all.
It can be so easy to take for granted the “wonder” of Christmas. With decorations going up in October, and Christmas movies being played in the summer, we just expect this “jolly” tradition to be a part of our lives. But have we lost the “wonder” of Christmas? Have we too easily forgotten what makes this particular holiday so special? This Advent series will equip us to better explain the true meaning of Christmas, and to understand the real reason behind the season.
Israel’s status as the people of God had been all but destroyed. 1,000 years of identity had been turned to rubble and ruin. As a people in exile, God will once again fulfill His promises. Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of a people revived and restored. A priest (Ezra) and a governor (Nehemiah) were used by God to restore a foundation that would once again prioritize the Word of God and the practice of prayer – commitments that are just as vital for the renewal of the church today.
God’s plan of salvation, and all of human history, culminate in the person and work of Jesus Christ. In Colossians, the Apostle Paul presents Christ as the center of the universe, not only as the active Creator, but also as the recipient of creation as he takes on human flesh. This powerful series will take us verse-by-verse through a book that compels us to become Complete in Christ!
Compelled by God’s mission, we carry Christ with us wherever we go. Following Jesus isn’t limited to Sunday morning—spirituality and work aren’t separated. All of life qualifies as spiritual as we carry the truth of Christ into the workplace. We are Jesus’s ambassadors at work—in the conference room, around the water cooler, or at the lunch table. We represent Him as lights in the darkness of the marketplace. Everything we do at work should be done in the name of Jesus, motivated out of adoration for Jesus, and presented with the love of Jesus. Let’s explore how to redeem our work together.
The story of Jesus is always remarkable! What we can easily forget is that this remarkable story begins with His FAMILY tree. If you think your family tree is interesting, than join us for this exciting Advent series where we will learn a little more about Jesus' family tree. Beginning with Rahab and ending with Mary, God used some unremarkable people to bring about a remarkable gift of salvation!
To contend for something means we "put ourselves forward" or "nominate ourselves" to fight for something worthy and honorable. Jude encourages the believing, confessing Chruch, to fight for the Name of Jesus against an audience of mockers who seek to challenge and deny the Lord, Jesus Christ. This three-week servies will teach us WHY we contend; whom we contend AGAINST; and whom we contend FOR!
Jonah is a powerful book because it has the capacity to reveal some very powerful truths to us; namely, that God is awesome and holy and we are in desperate need of a Savior. Although this book is embedded in Israel's past, the story of Jonah is one that resonates with all of our hearts today. God (through Jesus) has called us into something extraordinary, the question for all of us is, will we be faithful to follow?