Aug 30, 2015
Asking, Seeking, Knocking…Continually!

Jesus taught that as God’s children we can ask God to help us and hear us and He will.  We do not have to pester or tease or demand from God that He hear us. God actually seeks to be part of our lives. But…this does not mean that we do not need to be intentional in a prayer life. We do. Jesus’ words:  “ask, seek,  knock” are best understood as  “action” words…continually asking, continually seeking, continually knocking. In this way, we will CONTINUALLY find ourselves….as a church, and in our personal walks of faith…..continually in God’s will.

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  • Aug 30, 2015Asking, Seeking, Knocking…Continually!
    Aug 30, 2015
    Asking, Seeking, Knocking…Continually!

    Jesus taught that as God’s children we can ask God to help us and hear us and He will.  We do not have to pester or tease or demand from God that He hear us. God actually seeks to be part of our lives. But…this does not mean that we do not need to be intentional in a prayer life. We do. Jesus’ words:  “ask, seek,  knock” are best understood as  “action” words…continually asking, continually seeking, continually knocking. In this way, we will CONTINUALLY find ourselves….as a church, and in our personal walks of faith…..continually in God’s will.

  • Aug 23, 2015What Do You Know About God?
    Aug 23, 2015
    What Do You Know About God?

    Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son is most often heard in the context of the two sons: the one repentant son who returns home after years of wasted life; and the  faithful son who remained at home taking care of the family farm, who gets “angry” over the party thrown for his wayward brother.  Today, let’s hear it from the perspective that Jesus’ actually intended:  that of the Patient and Loving Father who has a plan for us as individuals and as a church.

  • Aug 16, 2015Where Are You Going with You Blessing?
    Aug 16, 2015
    Where Are You Going with You Blessing?

    Luke records that Jesus pronounced healing upon ten lepers with instructions that they go and show themselves to the priest (according to Old Testament ritual).  All  ten went away…but one later returned to Jesus, thanking him for his healing.  The  key to this sermon….and for our lives of faith…is found in the question Jesus asks the healed man upon his return. Regarding the other nine, Jesus does not ask,  “Why are they not thankful?”.   Instead, he asks,  “Where are they?”  Only one healed leper takes his blessing and lays it at the feet of Jesus.  Hopefully, this will prompt us to ask “where are we going with our blessings?”

  • Aug 9, 2015What Can We Learn from a Thief?
    Aug 9, 2015
    What Can We Learn from a Thief?

    Dying beside Jesus on the cross, the penitent thief is pardoned and forgiven.  Without any life filled with good works,  without  any  ‘proof’ of goodness or worthiness, the thief find forgiveness in Christ.  If God could dare love and forgive him,  how much He love and forgive us?  What does that say about us?  As individuals? As a church?

  • Jul 26, 2015Don’t Put God in a Box
    Jul 26, 2015
    Don’t Put God in a Box
    Guest speaker Jill Bryant describes how we sometimes put God in a box and leave Him on a shelf. With the testimony of her own life, Jill reminds us that God can do more than we can ever imagine!
  • Jul 19, 2015God’s Witness Protection Program
    Jul 19, 2015
    God’s Witness Protection Program
    In this sermon, Lay Leader Renee Spitzer talks about God's witness protection program. Just as the Federal Marshalls take a person in danger and give them a new life, so God can take us and completely change our identity!
  • Jul 12, 2015Constant Worship
    Jul 12, 2015
    Constant Worship
    in this sermon, Director of Music Ministries Kyle Berry defines what "worship" really is and what it means to us. Everyone worships something or someone. The questions is, who or what do YOU worship?
  • Jun 29, 2015Church at Lydia’s House
    Jun 29, 2015
    Church at Lydia’s House

    ‘What makes a church a church?’   As a faithful missionary for Christ,  the Apostle Paul started at church in Lydia’s home in Philippi. It was a place of welcome, love and understanding.  How can we grow to be more of a church like that?

  • Jun 14, 2015His Strength Is Perfect
    Jun 14, 2015
    His Strength Is Perfect

    Using the story of  The Stoning of Stephen as a backdrop,  this sermon we will take a serious look at our own depth of faith and conviction,  seeking to realize that with our lives strongly anchored in Christ, we can accomplish great things for God’s Kingdom both as individual Christians and as the Church.

  • Jun 7, 2015From Bordeom to Boldness
    Jun 7, 2015
    From Bordeom to Boldness

    Peter and John are brought before the same Jewish Council that condemned Jesus to death.  They are charged with blasphemy and asked to explain by what power  they healed the lame man  at the temple gate. Peter’s response is that  of a man empowered by the Living Christ.  As the Church in touch with Christ, we are to be people of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction!