Oct 15, 2017
Baptism & Communion: Why are these practices so important?
Baptism and communion are common practices for faith systems that claim to follow Jesus. Different meanings are attached to these practices and sometimes we can get confused. Today we will look briefly at these two ordinances and learn why they are important and what they mean to us.
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  • Oct 15, 2017Baptism & Communion: Why are these practices so important?
    Oct 15, 2017
    Baptism & Communion: Why are these practices so important?
    Baptism and communion are common practices for faith systems that claim to follow Jesus. Different meanings are attached to these practices and sometimes we can get confused. Today we will look briefly at these two ordinances and learn why they are important and what they mean to us.
  • Oct 8, 2017In a Broken World Jesus is still the Answer
    Oct 8, 2017
    In a Broken World Jesus is still the Answer
    This has been yet a another difficult week.  The tragedy in Las Vegas left us reeling.  No motivation, justifies that kind of slaughter.  We live in a broken world.  We live in a world where we see people do many good and kind things.  And yet in the midst of anything good there are just as many who are living angry, lonely, violent, and broken lives.  In a broken world, Jesus is still the answer.
  • Oct 1, 2017We Believe the Bible is God’s Word
    Oct 1, 2017
    We Believe the Bible is God’s Word
    It is one thing to say, “I believe the Bible is God’s Word.” That is the easy part. If we believe God can do anything, then he can give us the Bible. But what about doing what the Bible says? How is that going for you on a daily basis? What about reading the Bible for yourself to learn to discover God’s love and his commands? If we believe the Bible is the Word of God, we should want to be certain we live the principles of the Bible.
  • Sep 24, 2017We Believe in the Trinity
    Sep 24, 2017
    We Believe in the Trinity
    “In the name of  The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.” We have heard this formula at the end of prayers. It has been invoked at baptisms and weddings. And yet we often are confused. How can there be one God and yet three distinct persons? It is important that we have a basic understanding of this important teaching called the Trinity.  We also find that there are some practical realities that come from understanding the Trinity.
  • Sep 17, 2017God In Us (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:8-13)
    Sep 17, 2017
    God In Us (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:8-13)
    Why do I feel guilty when I have done something wrong? How did I know to send that person a note? How can I learn from God’s Word? What can I contribute to church life? All these questions can be answered by understanding the work of the Holy Spirit. He convicts us, guides us, teaches us, and empowers us to serve God by serving one another in the church.
  • Sep 10, 2017God With Us (John 1:1-18; 1 Cor 15:3-4)
    Sep 10, 2017
    God With Us (John 1:1-18; 1 Cor 15:3-4)
    How can we know what God is really like? How can we know how God would respond to situations in which we sometimes find ourselves? Look at Jesus. Jesus is God with us (Matt. 1:23). Jesus is fully human (Hebrews 2:17) and yet Jesus is fully God (John 14:3). He is the atonement for our sins, who has reconciled us to God. It is not enough to just believe in God. The key is what do we believe about Jesus?
  • Sep 3, 2017God Above Us (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:6)
    Sep 3, 2017
    God Above Us (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:6)
    What we believe about God matters. What we believe about God determines what we value, how we live our lives, and how we plan our future. If we believe that God is the source of all that exists, the authority over heaven and earth, and yet also our Heavenly Father, it should make a profound difference in our daily choices. How does what you believe in God affect you?
  • Aug 27, 2017The Beauty of Grace (Gen 49-50)
    Aug 27, 2017
    The Beauty of Grace (Gen 49-50)
    In this final sermon on Genesis we look at grace from two vantage points. First we see Jacob's statement of a future grace shown to the whole world through the line of Judah (49:8-14). Then we see the grace Joseph shows his own brothers, after the death of their father (Gen. 50:15-21).
  • Aug 20, 2017“The Big Reveal” (Genesis 42-45)
    Aug 20, 2017
    “The Big Reveal” (Genesis 42-45)
    The day finally came. The dreams he had as a teenager were fulfilled for Joseph. It is in his response to the fulfilled dreams that we learn a bit more as to why God chose this man to be his instrument to save the family of Israel (Jacob). We also learn about how God sometimes works in situations that are less than comfortable.  We learn the godly character qualities that make Joseph stand out as an example to us all.
  • Aug 13, 2017Waiting is hard, but worth it (Gen. 40-41)
    Aug 13, 2017
    Waiting is hard, but worth it (Gen. 40-41)
    Sometimes the hardest thing God asks us to do is to wait. As we learn from the life of Joseph, God always has his plan and it is up to us to wait until He brings it to fruition.