As we begin a new series, Pastor Doug takes and introductory look into Goliath, the Israelite army, and David. How do we react to the problems we face on a daily basis? Do we allow them to dictate our lives? Do we allow God to fight our battles ahead of us?
This week, we begin to take a look into the book of 1 Thessalonians. We are also beginning a collection of small group studies. Pastor Doug looks into the first few verses of the book and shows the importance of community. He then explains how small groups lead to unity, maturity, and fullness in Christ.
We start a new series this week, looking at what the Bible has to say about various topics. A good place to start is to see what it says about itself. What is the Bible, and how does it apply to life in general? Pastor Doug gets us kicked off this week by looking at this important starting point.
This week, we begin a new series looking at the Beatitudes. Pastor Doug explains how we can have the kingdom of God even if we are poor in spirit. Keeping our sights on Heaven will allow us to live out today to reflect what we believe about eternity.
This week, we begin a new series on living out our daily lives. Pastor Doug starts this off with the ideas that we need to know God's character and trust in who He is. We can then know His voice and listen to His guidance, correction, and encouragement in our lives.
As we begin a new series that looks into the murder of Jesus, Pastor Ben takes us through the historical figures who were responsible. He takes us through their motivations and shows us that we can be guilty of the same states of mind. The message ends on the idea that God is in control of even the most dire of situations, and that we need to trust in His plan for eternity.
As we kick off a new series about relationships, Pastor Ben discusses the idea of living peaceably with everybody. Just as the Trinity lives in perfect harmony, we were created to do likewise.
As we begin a new Advent series, Pastor Doug brings up the story of Simeon, who had waited his whole life to see the Christ. We need to keep our hope alive to be with Jesus, just as Simeon had even into his old age.
As we begin our summer sermon series this week, Pastor Ben transitions into the idea of loving your neighbor. Jesus dealt with religious leaders who believed that the Godly life involved performing tasks. They were taught that God's true desire is relationship. Pastor Ben challenges us to find ways to keep our love for God from growing stale.
The Bible starts off with an overview of the main characters and their natural tendencies. God, the loving creator, seeks to spend a perfect eternity with his creation. Mankind drifts toward its own decisions outside of God, and ultimately into wickedness. The rest of the story will tell of the path to reconciliation. In the meantime, we have the choice every day to trust God's plan and provision for our lives, or if we think we can do a better job ourselves.