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 …

Serve One/Worship One (Week Two)

Last week in worship, we began a two-week message series: Serve One – Worship One! This is all about what the local church can be when everyone discovers their Spiritual gifts, their Heart (passions), their natural Abilities, their Personalities, their life Experiences (S.H.A.P.E.), and uses them to God’s honor and glory.  Spiritual Gifts Survey. This Sunday, Pastor Ryan concludes Serve One – Worship One.  As we continue to discover our …

Easter Sunday – God So Loved the Word

We discover that while religion can be complicated, the Good News of Jesus Christ is simple, yet profound. “For God loved the world so much…that everyone who believes in Jesus will not perish but have eternal life!” The Gospel begins with God’s love, goes through the cross and the tomb, and for those who believe in Jesus, ends with eternal …

I AM…THE Way, THE Truth, THE Life

We look next week at another provocative “I AM” statement made by Jesus when He says, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Christians and those still seeking struggle alike with Jesus’ claims of exclusivity. But Jesus does not offer multiple ways to God – He …

I AM the Resurrection and the Life

This Sunday when we discover that not only does Jesus have power over the physical aspects of life, but His power touches both death and the afterlife. Through the eyes of the disciple Thomas, we will discover anew Jesus’ claim:  “Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying.”    

I AM… I AM

This Sunday Pastor Ryan will have us look at Jesus’ strangely-worded claim from John 8:58, “Before Abraham was even born, I am.” Did Jesus’ grade school teachers simply skimp on grammar lessons? Or is there something more significant to this mysterious statement? Join us as we uncover the controversial, ground-shaking truth Jesus is hinting at, and what it means for …

Jesus Christ: I Am the…Bread of Life

We’ll continue the Jesus Christ series this week as we look at Jesus’ bold claim in John 6:35 when He says, “I AM the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to Me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.” What bread is for the physical body, Jesus Christ is for our hungry hearts! There is a hunger – an emptiness – in all of us …

I AM… Known

This Sunday we look at the first time Jesus admits who He truly is as He interacts with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. While she tried to deflect His questions, Jesus loved her too much to let her get away with it. Ever so carefully He chipped away at her defenses, told her about a God who loved her …