Jan 22, 2017
Faithfulness
Eve undoubtedly felt like God's promise of victory over the serpent was lost when one son was killed and the other exiled. Perhaps, she felt as though she had received the stomping. However, God is always faithful and opened another pathway to promise fulfillment ... a promise finally realized in Christ.
 
 
 
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  • Jan 22, 2017Faithfulness
    Jan 22, 2017
    Faithfulness
    Eve undoubtedly felt like God's promise of victory over the serpent was lost when one son was killed and the other exiled. Perhaps, she felt as though she had received the stomping. However, God is always faithful and opened another pathway to promise fulfillment ... a promise finally realized in Christ.
     
     
     
  • Jan 15, 2017Sin: Paradise Lost
    Jan 15, 2017
    Sin: Paradise Lost
    Adam and Eve were placed in paradise, but it didn't take long for paradise to be lost to sin. Since we live in a world that follows Adam into sin, we too don't experience paradise.
     
    Yet, in this story of the fall into sin is the beginning of a message of hope and grace. God gives this couple two signs of his ultimate victory over sin, and paradise restored.
  • Jan 8, 2017Control
    Jan 8, 2017
    Control
    When we look at the Creation story, we tend to look to answer the 20th century question of HOW. Yet God in telling his story of Creation answers the greater question, WHO and WHY. 
     
    His message, in a world of chaos, God is in control. In creation, God defeats the other gods of the Ancient Near East, in preparation for taking his kingly throne in the presence of humanity.
  • Jan 1, 2017New Growth Commitment
    Jan 1, 2017
    New Growth Commitment
    Growth is a normal thing. However, as Christians many fall into the habit of putting growth in neutral. Jesus' spiritual growth was intentional. Neither gospel writer spends much time on his infancy because Jesus grew.
     
    In his spiritual development, he lays for us some markers for our own growth in Luke 2.
  • Dec 25, 2016Jesus, Suffering Savior
    Dec 25, 2016
    Jesus, Suffering Savior
    Christmas was never meant to be about an infant cozied in a manger. Christmas is about the reason that child came ... to suffer and die for humanity sins. Isaiah prophecies that suffering in Isaiah 53.
  • Dec 11, 2016Jesus, Hope For The Broken
    Dec 11, 2016
    Jesus, Hope For The Broken
    The Servant of Isaiah offers life-giving hope to the broken, oppressed, rejected, and outcast. Matthew reflects Jesus as the fulfillment of this Servant. In spite of currently broken lives, hope can be offered to those who accept the gracious ministry of the Servant because Jesus brings healing to broken lives, and puts things right for everyone open to his work.
  • Dec 4, 2016Christ, the Child-King
    Dec 4, 2016
    Christ, the Child-King
    The Child-King of Isaiah 9 anticipates the one who helps us confront some of the hardest questions of our life with a positive answer. Each name prophesied of Jesus speaks to real needs within our lives.
  • Nov 27, 2016Time Treasure 2016
    Nov 27, 2016
    Time Treasure 2016
    By: Team
    TIME - Dwayne Lones
     
    Big Idea: God has gifted each of us with 24 hours. Howe we use our time to advance the Kingdom is part of our tithe.
     
    TREASURE - Steven Chapman
    Big Idea: Giving of our treasures is more about HEART and HOW MUCH>
  • Nov 20, 2016Touches & Temple
    Nov 20, 2016
    Touches & Temple
    By: Team
    God asks us to be broad stewards of many things that he has poured into our lives. The 6Ts give us a glimpse into a broader approach to stewardship that goes far beyond money. The following message is the third and fourth Ts in the series.
     
    TOUCH: Our culture defines value by net-worth but God sees value in relationships, and he desires to use those relationships as avenues for demonstrating His love.
     
    TEMPLE: We are to see ourselves as the holy dwelling place of God. Yet, our culture has traded the holiness of godly morality and sexual purity for temporal gratification.
  • Nov 13, 2016Task – Talents 2016
    Nov 13, 2016
    Task – Talents 2016
    6t-web-bannersWhen speaking of stewardship we often limit the discussion to money. However, God has much more for us to steward, and if we don't first give ourselves to these things the giving of our money will never be as he asks. This message introduces the 6Ts, and addresses the first two in detail.
     
    Task - Are you shortchanging God in your life pursuits? God want you engaged in fulfilling your divine purpose, not chasing self-centered dreams.
     
    Talents - Are you shortchanging God in utilizing your abilities? If you are using your abilities for selfish purposes instead of for God you are stealing from Him.
  • Nov 6, 2016We Are On Purpose – We Are At Our Best
    Nov 6, 2016
    We Are On Purpose – We Are At Our Best
    Series: Core Values
    core-valuesSimplicity:
     Focusing on our defined purpose in ministry keeps us from being distracted by cultural clutter.
    ______________________________________________   Excellence: 
    God is worthy of our best so we seek to prepare and present every aspect of ministry to the best of our ability.
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  • Oct 30, 2016We Are an Expanding Movement
    Oct 30, 2016
    We Are an Expanding Movement
    Series: Core Values
    core-valuesChristianity began as an expanding movement rooted in love but evolved into an institution. It's up to us to help the church return to its original mission.