John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:13-22 A million sermons have been preached and a million books written (from both a Christian and non-Christian perspective) about the importance of community. In this sermon, we discuss specifically how God uses Christians--the church--living in community to lead their friends and neighbors to faith in Jesus.
Text: Luke 7:31-35; John 15:12-17; Acts 19:28-31 How are you at friendship? Do you have true friends--people who know you to the bottom and love you anyway? If so, you know how important friendship is. As beautiful as it is in its own right, friendship can also accomplish even more: it can be a powerful [...]
Text: Genesis 2:8-10; John 14:1-3; Romans 12:12-13; Hebrews 13:1-2 Have you ever been welcomed into a place? A group? A family? How did it make you feel? Special? Cared for? Grateful? Loved? That’s what hospitality is meant to accomplish, and if we are to be a people who live our “sent-ness” successfully, we need to [...]
Text: Genesis 12:1-4; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s people were never called to be “sponges”--those who receive his blessings and just soak them up, with no further purpose. Instead, we have been called to be conduits of blessing. As we receive them, we not only taste their benefits, but pass them along to our friends and neighbors [...]
Guest Speaker: Mr. David Lloyd Text: 1 John 3:1; 2 Cor. 5:17-18; Luke 19:10 Identity is everything. What you believe about who you are at your core will, in large part, dictate how you think, feel and live. So it’s important that we get this one right. Thankfully, Scripture leaves us with no shortage of [...]
Text Mark 14:32-42; Colossians 4:12-13 We continue last week’s message by looking at two other difficulties that often keep us from having a consistent prayer life: Practical Difficulties, and Heart Difficulties.
Text: Romans 8:26; Matthew 27:45-46; Luke 11:1-4 Prayer is vital, but prayer is also hard. Really hard. What are the things that keep us from praying as we should? How can we overcome--or at least mitigate--those difficulties? In this message we look at Content Difficulty, and how to respond to it.
Text: Genesis 32:24-30; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most important aspects of how we pray is also, perhaps, the most difficult: perseverance. Staying with it, even when answers don’t seem to be coming. So, why do we have to persevere in prayer? What is God doing with all those words that, at times, feel like [...]
Text: Daniel 10:10-14; Matthew 6:7-13; Revelation 5:6-8 The Bible teaches that God is sovereign, totally in control of every detail in the universe. It also teaches that he has a plan to rescue sinful people like us that is being executed perfectly at every level. The Bible also teaches that God wants us to pray, [...]
Text: 1 Kings 18:36-39; Philippians 4:4-7 Have you ever wondered what prayer actually accomplishes? Is it anything more than talking to the air? Does it have any value beyond, perhaps, bringing the one praying some momentary comfort?