Jan 7, 2018
Can’t We Just Get Along (1 Cor. 1:1-17)
Outside of Rome, the city of Corinth, located on an isthmus between mainland Greece and the Peloponnesus Peninsula was arguably one of the most important cities in the first century. It controlled a major trade route and as a result became a large city with a cosmopolitan population. It was the capital of the provincial government of the area so it was politically important. It was also a city that was known for its immorality and pluralistic culture. Often what happened in Corinth stayed in Corinth. Yet it was here that the Apostle Paul spent 18 months in ministry. It is to the church in this city that Paul writes to call them to a Christ centered oneness. There is much we can learn in this study as we begin 2018.
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  • Jan 7, 2018Can’t We Just Get Along (1 Cor. 1:1-17)
    Jan 7, 2018
    Can’t We Just Get Along (1 Cor. 1:1-17)
    Outside of Rome, the city of Corinth, located on an isthmus between mainland Greece and the Peloponnesus Peninsula was arguably one of the most important cities in the first century. It controlled a major trade route and as a result became a large city with a cosmopolitan population. It was the capital of the provincial government of the area so it was politically important. It was also a city that was known for its immorality and pluralistic culture. Often what happened in Corinth stayed in Corinth. Yet it was here that the Apostle Paul spent 18 months in ministry. It is to the church in this city that Paul writes to call them to a Christ centered oneness. There is much we can learn in this study as we begin 2018.
  • Dec 31, 2017A Standard for Evaluation (1 Peter 4:7-11)
    Dec 31, 2017
    A Standard for Evaluation (1 Peter 4:7-11)
    As we stand at the threshold of a new year and at a time for transition for Pleasant Hill Community Church it is important to measure our effectiveness. Pastor Scott shows us the importance of faithfulness in serving our Lord. He also celebrates Ethan Reynolds as an example of faithfulness as our Youth Director for the past two years.
  • Dec 24, 2017Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Promise (Luke 1:53-55)
    Dec 24, 2017
    Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Promise (Luke 1:53-55)
    Every brightly wrapped package is a promise. A promise of a need met. A promise of a want fulfilled. And yet for every promise kept all to many of us are fully aware of the pain of promises broken. As humans we make promises but cannot fully control the circumstances to fulfill every made promise. But God can. God did. God does. The birth of Jesus is a promise kept and all humanity benefits.
  • Dec 17, 2017Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Humility
    Dec 17, 2017
    Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Humility
    God knows us at the core of our being. He is fully aware of our deepest thoughts. And so he knows exactly what to allow into our lives to bring us to a point of being willing to serve Him and others. God is not impressed by human displays of power and wealth. He uses the humble to do great things for his kingdom. We see God’s power in humility as we examine the words of his humble servant Mary.
  • Dec 10, 2017Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Mercy (Luke 1:49-50)
    Dec 10, 2017
    Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Mercy (Luke 1:49-50)
    It seems that this is a time of year when so many are shown mercy. Organizations that are based on compassion to others see an uptick in charitable giving. People talk about wanting to give back. But what happens in January? Where is the mercy then. If part of the heart of Christmas is mercy, it would seem God wants it to last far beyond one month of the year.
  • Dec 3, 2017Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Belief (Luke 1:46-48)
    Dec 3, 2017
    Discovering the Heart of Christmas: Belief (Luke 1:46-48)
    What would cause a young girl to be willing to have her entire future turned upside down? In the case of Mary it all hinged on what she believed about God. She believed that God was fulfilling an ancient promise and allowing her to be part of the process. Her belief determined her actions and is reflected in her song.
  • Nov 26, 2017The Disturbing Results of Ingratitude
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Disturbing Results of Ingratitude
    We have just completed a Thanksgiving Holiday. It seems that even a holiday centered around giving thanks has morphed into a time of self-indulgence in many quarters. What happens when we grow ungrateful? How can we safeguard ourselves so that we practice being thankful on a regular basis?  In this sermon we discover 3 traits of ingratitude and learn 3 safeguards that each can apply.
  • Nov 26, 2017The Disturbing Results of Ingratitude
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Disturbing Results of Ingratitude
    We have just completed a Thanksgiving Holiday. It seems that even a holiday centered around giving thanks has morphed into a time of self-indulgence in many quarters. What happens when we grow ungrateful? How can we safeguard ourselves so that we practice being thankful on a regular basis?  In this sermon Pastor Scott shows us 3 results of ingratitude and gives us 3 safeguards we can develop to help us practice thankfulness on a regular basis.
  • Nov 19, 2017Following Jesus: Making Disciples
    Nov 19, 2017
    Following Jesus: Making Disciples
    Here is the difficult thing about commands. We only have two options. To obey or to disobey. Today we look at a command that for many of us is hard to obey because we haven’t learned how. Today we will lay a foundation for what it looks like to be a disciple maker and give you some illustrations from God’s Word. Here is the first tip: First be an engaged follower of Jesus. You will be amazed what God will do as you simply follow Jesus
  • Nov 12, 2017Living as Disciples (Colossians 3:1-17)
    Nov 12, 2017
    Living as Disciples (Colossians 3:1-17)
    Once you commit to following Jesus, it becomes a daily endeavor. No matter what you do, no matter who you are with, you are to be first and foremost a Christ follower. You and I are to reflect Christ when we are alone when we are with our family when we are at work  and every other waking moment. Have my decisions, my actions, and my thoughts reflected Jesus this past week?