Divine Sovereignty

What we are discovering is that while God’s sovereignty is absolute, it includes His purpose to grant each of us the power to say NO with decisive freedom. You will not want to miss next Sunday as Pastor Terry shares that while God may lose a ‘battle’ – He is going to win the war! Each human soul that chooses …

Divine Initiative Part One

Ephesians 1-2 Romans 9-11 The Bible is very clear that the only reason we can find salvation is through God’s initiative. It is God who seeks us first – “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.” Titus 2:11 But this grace, freely offered, is not imposed. While God wills this for everyone, without a …

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 …

As For Me And My House

Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Joshua 24:15 Pastor Terry concludes the message series, Family of Faith, as he speaks on the theme from Joshua 24:15 – “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  

Let The Little Ones Come!

Family of Faith. In this first message, we will look more closely at the ties that exist between our family of faith at home and our family of faith at church! Why is it that during our Child Dedication Ceremony we ask both the parents and the church family to make a covenant with each other? Because we’re a Family …

Serve One / Worship One

Pastor Terry begins 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.     

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 …

Unfinished Lifestyle

This Sunday we’ll shift gears as Pastor Terry shares an amazing update on what God has accomplished over the past two years through Encounter Church’s Unfinished Generosity Initiative! As we celebrate together, we will discover that everything we have learned has led us to embrace this Unfinished Lifestyle, and to propel us into the future, to the honor and glory of …

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…the Good Shepherd

This Sunday, we will look at one of the most beautiful and powerful images of Jesus, when He claims: “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd sacrifices His life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) We will discover not only that sheep know the Shepherd’s voice, but the Shepherd knows His sheep, and desires an intimate relationship with them. The same relationship that God has with Jesus He wants that relationship with us.