Glorify God / Peacemaking

The Peacemaking message given by Jesus and His disciples is resoundingly clear: Whether our conflicts are minor irritations or major legal issues, God is eager to display His love and power through us as we strive to maintain peace with those around us. Therefore, peacemaking is not optional for those who follow Christ. He wants us to strive earnestly, diligently, and continually to maintain …

WORSHIP PANEL

In our modern culture, corporate singing (often highly emotive and passionate) can feel strange. To someone with no church background, it can even aesthetically look cultish at first glance. The counterbalance is that worship (as practiced by modern Christians) if done genuinely, has a human magnetism to it. A strange curiosity almost always emerges in the person experiencing it for …

20/20 Vision in a 2020 World

Pastor John Reitz will speak on the topic 20/20 Vision in a 2020 World. As we begin to turn the pages of a new year it is important to check our spiritual eyesight in order to navigate the events that are ahead. How we view our situations will determine how much light we bring to the people around us. “Your …

GIFTS

As we conclude our Seeing the Sacred series, Pastor Ryan will consider the origins of the Christmas tradition of gift-giving. Where did this practice originate? The wise men? Pagans? Macy’s Dept Store? As we seek that answer, we will uncover the truth about what a “gift” really is, and how the concept of gift-giving relates not just to the Christmas …

BODY

Having lived, died, risen again, and poured out his Spirit on us, God is now in a position to really carry out his plan for humanity. God’s people, saved and continually sanctified, can truly live into their mission—representing God in the world as one cohesive Body. Next Sunday Pastor Ryan will dive into how this Body is supposed to work, …

Our Mission & Core Values

This Sunday we will look at an outline of the church that will focus our attention on three important aspects for a healthy church family: Community, Cause, and Corporation. Now ideally, the church needs balance in all three areas, for we know that the consequences are high when the church is out of balance. And we want to be this …

Simple Prayer

Matthew 6:5-13 Romans 8:26-27 As Richard J. Foster puts it: “The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives, good and bad, pure and impure. But God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture. That is what grace means, and not only are we saved by grace, we live …

Power of Prayer

Well, you asked for it! Literally! And we’re responding. Over the next several weeks we’re going to do our best to answer Questions? you asked concerning what does the Bible have to say about…? To begin, we’re going to look at what the Bible says about prayer – how does it actually work? If God is sovereign, and knows what …

Baptism Sunday

Do This In Remembrance of Me!  Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Baptism is a visible demonstration of someone who has made a personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ! We will hear stories of lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit – as individuals, couples, and families follow God in His command to be baptized! Following baptism, we …

Like Father like Son 

To say there are no perfect families is probably the biggest waste of a sentence ever. But when we experience that imperfection in our homes we’re frustrated. When we experience that frustration in our church family the frustration deepens. Some of us run away from the mess, others fight. In the story of Abraham, we see a classic example of …