Nov 10, 2013
“Thankful in All Circumstances”
Series: Thankful
Encouraged by the life of Daniel, we are reminded that we can be thankful in all circumstances – and that our thankfulness is centered on God’s faithfulness, not on the circumstances.
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  • Nov 10, 2013“Thankful in All Circumstances”
    Nov 10, 2013
    “Thankful in All Circumstances”
    Series: Thankful
    Encouraged by the life of Daniel, we are reminded that we can be thankful in all circumstances – and that our thankfulness is centered on God’s faithfulness, not on the circumstances.
  • Nov 3, 2013Thankful for People
    Nov 3, 2013
    Thankful for People
    Series: Thankful
    Looking at the letters in scripture that express personal thanks, we consider those in our own lives for whom we are thankful – those who have gone before us, those who walk alongside us, and those who follow us.
  • Oct 27, 2013Obstacles that are Too Big
    Oct 27, 2013
    Obstacles that are Too Big
    Series: Obstacles
    As we conclude the OBSTACLES series, we face the reality that God will actually give us more than we can handle.  That’s right.  Despite what you may have heard, God will give us more than we can handle.  And that’s a good thing!  When we face more than we can handle, we are driven to trust only in God.  (2 Corinthians 1:9 “But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.”)  Sometimes in life, we face obstacles that are too big for us.
  • Oct 13, 2013Obstacles: “Me”
    Oct 13, 2013
    Obstacles: “Me”
    Series: Obstacles
    In Mark 9, we see the “following” roller coaster that was common for the disciples – and for us as well.  One of their major obstacles seems to be themselves – just as we are often our own obstacle.  In John 13, Jesus shows us the way forward – serving with humility.
  • Oct 6, 2013Obstacles: Everyday Things
    Oct 6, 2013
    Obstacles: Everyday Things
    Series: Obstacles
    Jesus told the “rich young ruler” to sell everything and then to come and follow him.  In the same way, we are called to daily set aside the every day things of life than can be obstacles for us so that we may fully follow God.
  • Sep 29, 2013Obstacles: Sin
    Sep 29, 2013
    Obstacles: Sin
    Series: Obstacles
      Face to face with the reality of our sin, we recognize that Jesus died to take away our sin and condemn its’ power.  Therefore, we are no longer condemned, and the way forward for those in Christ is living according to the truth about ourselves and about what God has done.
  • Sep 22, 2013Obstacles: A Lack of Trust
    Sep 22, 2013
    Obstacles: A Lack of Trust
    Series: Obstacles
    We face various obstacles in our quest to fully follow God.  Today, we explore the obstacle of a Lack of Trust.  Looking at Matthew 14:22-33, we want to not only recognize this obstacle in our life, but discover a way forward.
  • Sep 15, 2013More Than Saved
    Sep 15, 2013
    More Than Saved
    Series: None
    The way we view our salvation determines how we live it out.  (Romans 5:8-12)
  • Sep 8, 2013Consider Carefully How You Listen
    Sep 8, 2013
    Consider Carefully How You Listen
    Series: None
    We know and experience that there is a difference between hearing and listening. Parents sometimes experience it with their children, and a spouse may experience it too. It is possible to hear, but to not really listen, or understand. Jesus talked about hearing and listening in Luke 8. In exploring three passages that aren’t often studied together, we examine what God desires and expects from us as hearers. Luke 8:4-21
  • Sep 1, 2013A Day For No Labor
    Sep 1, 2013
    A Day For No Labor
    Series: None
      What does it really mean to “keep the Sabbath”?  What is God’s desire for us, and why is this a command?
  • Aug 25, 2013Dinner Party
    Aug 25, 2013
    Dinner Party
    Series: None
    The Pharisees asked Jesus’ disciples, “Why does he eat with sinners and tax collectors?”  Interesting question.  Why did Jesus?  And, why do we, or why don’t we? As we understand Jesus’ motivation, we see a clear directive for our lives and our relationships. Luke 5:27-32
  • Aug 11, 2013Finally, Rejoice!
    Aug 11, 2013
    Finally, Rejoice!
    Series: Philippians
    Even as he wrote from prison, Paul encouraged the church to rejoice always.  He lays out some truths that caused him to rejoice and can give us reason to rejoice as well.
  • Aug 4, 2013The Fruit of Righteousness
    Aug 4, 2013
    The Fruit of Righteousness
    Series: Philippians
    As we continue to study Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church and his teaching for them in the rest of his letter, today we consider the implications of the phrase “fruit of righteousness.”
  • Jul 28, 2013Discerning What is Best
    Jul 28, 2013
    Discerning What is Best
    Series: Philippians
    What decision do we make?  How do we discern what’s best?  Based on Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, here are four questions to ask to help us in this process.
  • Jul 21, 2013Pressing On
    Jul 21, 2013
    Pressing On
    Series: Philippians
    Paul prays that the Philippians’ “love will abound more and more,” and he encourages them toward continued growth by acknowledging that even he hasn’t “obtained all this or has already been made perfect.”  He reminds them to press on toward the goal of knowing Christ Jesus more.  These words for the Philippian church are equally applicable for us today.
  • Jul 14, 2013Partnership in the Gospel
    Jul 14, 2013
    Partnership in the Gospel
    Series: Philippians
    We all want a connection with people and we want our life to matter.  But when we seek out those things as the goal, they can be elusive and we often come up empty.  In the beginning of his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul describes their partnership in the gospel– a partnership that produces purpose and community as well as joy in individuals.
  • Jul 1, 2013From Religion to Relationship
    Jul 1, 2013
    From Religion to Relationship
    Series: John 1 12-14
    Join us as we explore the gospel of John with our guest preacher Jonathan LaFleur.
  • Jun 30, 2013From Religion to Relationship
    Jun 30, 2013
    From Religion to Relationship
    Series: John 1 12-14
    Join us as we explore the gospel of John with our guest preacher Jonathan LaFleur.
  • Jun 23, 2013More Than A Story: What We’ve Learned from the Life of Moses
    Jun 23, 2013
    More Than A Story: What We’ve Learned from the Life of Moses
    As we end this sermon series Learning from the Life of Moses, we look at scripture from the end of Moses’ life as he looked back and recapped all that God had done.  In Deuteronomy 4, we see how Moses proclaimed that God was the only one who could have done what he did among the Israelites, and we are challenged along with the Israelites to remember what God has done and, as a result, trust and follow God more.
  • Jun 16, 2013I Spy
    Jun 16, 2013
    I Spy
    As they neared the Promised Land, Moses and the Israelites sent 12 men to investigate the land (Numbers 13-14).  Ten of the 12 had one impression, while two had a different impression.  Their facts were the same, but their vision differed greatly.  Ultimately, they missed out on what God had promised. Our perspective matters, too.  When we don’t have faith in God, we may miss out on what God can do.