The Reality of Forgiveness

This Sunday we’ll talk about the damage caused by an unforgiving spirit. It is incredible – it wreaks havoc not only on us but on every relationship in our lives – and our relationship with God. The Reality of Forgiveness is found in Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:35, “This is how My heavenly Father will treat each of you unless …

Responsible Forgiveness Part 2

In Part 2 of this message, we’ll continue in the book of Matthew, specifically Matthew 18:15-20.  Forgiveness is messy, and a kingdom value the world cannot understand. When we have been hurt, we don’t want to be hurt again – we want to get even. Jesus shows us a better way – the commitment to forgive, and the pathway to seek …

Responsible Forgiveness

We’ll continue the Freedom Through Forgiveness teaching series this week with the message, Responsible Forgiveness.  We need each other! Forgiveness provides the remedy for reversing the destructive effects of sin on human relationships and promotes true, authentic community. It is this community of believers that gives witness to the reality of the Kingdom of God on earth. In preparation for …

Forgiveness – A Life Without Regret

This week we dive further into the topic of forgiveness again this week with the message, A Life WithoutRegret. Through the story of Peter, we’ll see that if you get close enough to God, you will see yourself the way God sees you. Forgiveness is real when it comes from God, but it doesn’t become real in our lives until we learn …

Freedom Through Forgiveness (Easter Sunday)

Pastor Terry begins a new teaching series, Freedom Through Forgiveness, with the message, Homecoming!  Without the resurrection, there would be no opportunity for you and me to receive forgiveness from God, our Heavenly Father. The resurrection is God’s plan to forgive us completely and to provide the way to experience freedom through forgiveness.    

The Dawn of Salvation

Pastor Mike will be our teacher this week and will share on the theme, The Dawn of Salvation.  What does it mean to have hope? We live in a culture that often feels more hopeless than hopeful. The Biblical story of Simeon and Anna reveals a faith that stands strong in the face of difficult times. They lived for the moment when they …

The Habit of Bible Study

This Sunday, we’ll begin the new teaching series, School’s In Session:  Disciplined Habits Help Me Become a Fully-Devoted Follower of Jesus.  In the message, The Habit of Bible Study, we’ll learn that there is no habit as foundational to our spiritual growth than the study of God’s Word.  When we talk about the Bible, we believe that this is God’s inspired …

In the Shadow of the Almighty

Pastor Terry shares what God has been revealing to him during his time away on Sabbatical. In Psalm 91:1 we read, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” The message of this Psalm, while not be used to turn true faith into religious superstition, is the truth, the …

Our Father in Heaven; Being a Father on Earth

This Sunday, Father’s Day, we welcome guest teacher, Pastor Vern Bosserman, who will share the message, Our Father in Heaven; Being a Father on Earth.  When Jesus taught His disciples (and us) how to pray, He began, “Our Father in heaven…” This is a brand new insight. The Old Testament doesn’t address God as father. Jesus, however, knew God as …

Facing Doubt with Unshakeable Faith!

Unshakeable Faith – talking about Facing Doubt with Unshakeable Faith! It’s easy to have faith when things are going good, isn’t it? But it’s when things aren’t going good – when we are facing the storms of life – when we are down 56 to 3 and it’s just the third quarter – that doubt begins to creep in, and …