Mar 4, 2018
A Call to Purity (1 Cor. 6:12-20)
It is one thing to celebrate the fact that we are each created by God. That is truly an amazing reality. As creatures we were designed for a purpose and that is to bring glory to God as we build a culture that reflects who He truly is. As followers of Jesus we often use the metaphor of being the body of Christ. Paul’s challenge to his readers and to us, is to consider carefully how we are reflecting Jesus and the purity to which he calls all of us, in our daily lives.
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  • Mar 4, 2018A Call to Purity (1 Cor. 6:12-20)
    Mar 4, 2018
    A Call to Purity (1 Cor. 6:12-20)
    It is one thing to celebrate the fact that we are each created by God. That is truly an amazing reality. As creatures we were designed for a purpose and that is to bring glory to God as we build a culture that reflects who He truly is. As followers of Jesus we often use the metaphor of being the body of Christ. Paul’s challenge to his readers and to us, is to consider carefully how we are reflecting Jesus and the purity to which he calls all of us, in our daily lives.
  • Feb 25, 2018I’ll see you in court! (1 Cor. 6:1-11)
    Feb 25, 2018
    I’ll see you in court! (1 Cor. 6:1-11)
    There are no two ways about it. The Corinthian church did some things that were messed up. This chapter may take the prize for being messed up. Paul’s corrective here is to separate from people who claim to follow Christ and yet blatantly live a life of sin. But to understand and engage our culture that does not yet know Christ. The Corinthian church seems to have mixed up this concept. Before I am too hard on the Corinthian church , I need to ask myself, “Where am I possibly living a double standard?”
  • Feb 18, 2018You Can’t Be Serious! (1 Cor. 5)
    Feb 18, 2018
    You Can’t Be Serious! (1 Cor. 5)
    There are no two ways about it. The Corinthian church did some things that were messed up. This chapter may take the prize for being messed up. Paul’s corrective here is to separate from people who claim to follow Christ and yet blatantly live a life of sin. However, we should seek to  understand and engage our culture that does not yet know Christ. The Corinthian church seems to have mixed up this concept. Before I am too hard on the Corinthian church , I need to ask myself, “Where am I possibly living a double standard?”
  • Feb 11, 2018Rearranging Priorities (1 Cor. 4:8-21)
    Feb 11, 2018
    Rearranging Priorities (1 Cor. 4:8-21)
    Our actions and our attitudes reveal the truth about our priorities. Our priorities then guide all our decisions. The Corinthian church focused on their idea of celebrities and personalities. They placed a premium on personal pride. In our passage today we will see how putting Christ first, living in unity and following godly examples will go far in rearranging our priorities.
  • Feb 4, 2018God’s Measure of Success (1 Cor 4:1-7)
    Feb 4, 2018
    God’s Measure of Success (1 Cor 4:1-7)
    What is your measure of success? How do you define success? The Corinthian church in 57 A.D. had in many ways adapted to ideals that exist in 2018. Success was measured by wealth and popularity. What we will discover in our passage today is that God’s measurement of success is quite simple. The fact is God makes it possible for anyone to be successful in His eyes.
  • Jan 28, 2018Just Grow Up (1 Cor. 3)
    Jan 28, 2018
    Just Grow Up (1 Cor. 3)
    Cubs or Sox? Bears or Packers? Patriots or Eagles? In reality these questions are mere preferences. They should never be the issues over which we draw lines of divisions. In fact we would say that it is immature to draw such lines. And yet it happens. In our passage today we find that the overall cry from the Apostle Paul is for the Corinthian church to just grow up and make sure that Jesus is the center of all they do and all they hold dear.
  • Jan 21, 2018Spiritual Eyes to See Spiritual Realities (1 Cor 2)
    Jan 21, 2018
    Spiritual Eyes to See Spiritual Realities (1 Cor 2)
    Sometimes we are united by common experiences and circumstances. As he called the Corinthian church to unity, Paul reminded them that when the Spirit of God indwells us, because of our faith in Jesus, then there are some things we grasp that are not fully understood by those who have not yet trusted Jesus. This is should not cause us to be arrogant, but it should draw us together in community.
  • Jan 14, 2018Keeping It Simple (1 Cor 1:18-31)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Keeping It Simple (1 Cor 1:18-31)
    Are you on a journey that leads to the message of the cross? Or are you on a journey that is determined by your own standards? The Apostle Paul reminds his readers and us that the core message of the cross, is the first and only message in being right with God.  All other attempts to reach God will come up empty.
  • 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.