September 29, "A Life That Grows In Faith" God calls out to us to grow in our faith in a changing world. He holds out to us certain things that will never change. As we hold on to these truths we will see how God can use us to make a difference in this world. Faith is not to stagnant! It is to be growing. Are you growing in your faith? Read Colossians 2:6-7
October 6, "Does God Want Faith or Love?" In the list of priorities in the Christian walk, how do faith and love compare? Today we will explore the relationship between faith and love in the followers of Christ. Jesus exemplified both perfectly. Faith and love are closely related but they are not the same. Join us and find out how and why. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 2:5; Romans 4:5; Galatians 3:7-9.
October 13, "Faith Alone" In October, Christians around the world celebrate Reformation. Our theme today has a strong Reformation theme. We will explore the reasons why the slogan "Faith Alone" gained prominence in the conversations of Christians 500 years ago and how it still carries deep meaning for us today. Read Romans 1:16-17; Ephesians 2:4-10; Galatians 2:20.
"From Now to Christmas!”
Sermon Series #1 “The Power and Wonder of Grace”
October 20 “The Aroma of Grace” In Luke Chapter 7 there is an amazing story about a woman who was looking for love in all the wrong places until she met Jesus. As we read the text we discover a plot to make Jesus stink…to make him completely unattractive…but here is this woman who sees what really stinks. What we need to remember is that it not only stunk then, but still stinks today, except for the “aroma of grace”. Read Luke Chapter 7:36-50
October 27 “The Taste of Grace” We love a good meal. God prepares for us a feast. Many people don’t believe this because they have never responded to the invitation that God has sent out for the banquet he has prepared for them in life. If they would just come to taste what God has prepared!!! This week don’t miss tasting the all that God has prepared for you? Read Matthew 22:1-14
November 3 “The Sounds of Grace” You want relief in your life from the stuff that ties your stomach in knots…from the stress, the pressure, the guilt, and the shame…then you are in need of hearing the “Sounds of Grace”. This Sunday we will be singing “Amazing Grace” Read Psalm 98 and Luke 15
November 10 “The Good Samaritan” We have been talking about “grace” and how important it is to life. At some point in time we come to see that we are no different than the man lying half-dead on the road. Thank God for the Good Samaritan who comes our way. Who is the Good Samaritan in your life? Read Luke 10:25-37
November 17 “The Prodigal Son” Jesus regularly talked about things that were lost and needed to be found. He said of Himself, “I have come to seek and to save the lost”. At some point in our life, by God’s grace, we discover that we are like the prodigal son. We are the ones who need to come home. What is waiting for us more than we could ever imagine! What is waiting for is the wonder and excitement of “grace”. Read 15:11-32
November 24 “Thank God For His Grace” There are so many things that we can be thankful for in our life. Our trouble often times though is that we think that all that we have has come our way by way of our own effort, our own hard work, our own two hands…and that is just not true. True, many of us have worked hard to get where we are, but to be able to do what we have done is certainly because of God’s grace. Who gave you the energy, the brains, the creativity, and more? God! Thank God for His grace! This Sunday we will take a good look at this so that on Thanksgiving Day we will more than be ready to thank God for His grace. Read the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 or the Good Samaritan in Luke 10, then read Ephesians 2:4-10 and I Peter 2:9-10
Sermon Series #2 “People Get Ready”
December 1 – “People Get Ready: Jesus Is Coming!” Today we begin our Christmas sermon series called “People Get Ready”. It is Advent on the church calendar and Advent is all about preparation. The message today reminds us to “Be Wary! Be Ready! Be Confident!” The message of old is the message of today: “Christ is coming!” Are you prepared? Read Luke 21:1-36, Matthew 25:31-40, and Matthew 24:36-44
December 8 – “People Get Ready: Repent!” The voice of John the Baptist needs to be heard in our day just as much as it was heard at the time of Jesus. John wanted people to be ready for when Jesus would come. I want you to be prepared for Him as well and about the most important thing that any of us can do as we desire to receive Jesus is to REPENT! Read Romans 5:1-11
December 15 – “People Get Ready: Good Things Come In Small Packages!” When I was a kid this was something very difficult for me to believe. I always wanted the BIG package! As I grew and matured I realized that sometimes the best things in life come in small packages.
This is true with a lot of things. I mean, our logical conclusions about the way things are in life are just not as they seem, especially when it comes to God and how He gets things done. Christmas is an excellent example of this and this Sunday we are going to talk about it. Read Luke 1:26-38 and Micah 5:1-5
December 22 – “So People, Are You Ready?” Christmas is a BIG DEAL! It is definitely worth getting ready for, but for all we do, nobody makes Christmas like God makes Christmas! The way God makes Christmas has everything to do with your past, your present, and your future and that is what this Sunday’s message is all about! Read Romans 2:23-24, Luke 2, and Hebrews 2.