It’s a Wonderful Life

This Sunday, we’ll focus on Thanksgiving through a look at a character who is familiar to many.  The movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, tells the story of George Bailey, a struggling businessman with dreams of greater things. Bailey finds himself stuck in a situation that drives him to call on God for help. God sends Clarence, an angel second class, …

Missions Sunday

This Sunday, Missions Sunday, will be a time to reflect on and celebrate the work God has been doing through the local church and through ministries we partner with at home and abroad.Pastor Ryan will preach from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, sharing the ways in which God has elected to use the “foolish things” of the world—namely, you and me—to make a …

Practice the Presence of Jesus

This week in FEAR(less) Practice the Presence of Jesus. We all face situations in our life for which we are unprepared – that cause fear to surface. Peter learned the lesson of never taking his eyes of faith off Jesus. All of us have failed, yet Peter’s story shows us the amazing grace and gentle restoring power available in Jesus. Nothing can stop God from …

Who is Jesus?

This Sunday we continue Fear(less) with the message, Who is Jesus? One of the most poignant stories in Scripture is when Peter sees Jesus walking on water in the midst of the storm, and asks Him, “Tell me to come to You.” When Jesus says, “Come,” Peter obeys, and walks on water. But then he takes his eyes off Jesus, …

  Choosing Faith Over Fear

This week, we’ll being a new teaching series, FEAR(less):  Choosing Faith Over Fear. It is easy for us to vacillate between faith and fear because there are times or there are things that we think we believe about God, and then when we’re put to the test, we find out it wasn’t really a core conviction at all. On Sunday morning …

Sabbath Worship

This week, we’ll conclude the Sabbath series with the message, Sabbath Worship.  The truth about the Sabbath is that it will mess with you. Once you move beyond just thinking about it and actually begin to observe the Sabbath, it will capture all of you – body, soul and spirit. You will find yourself longing for this rest that only the Sabbath can deliver!    

Sabbath Delight

This week we’ll dive into how God invites us to enjoy and delight in His creation and all the gifts He offers, including the people in your life. Sabbath keeping is NOT primarily a private discipline. It has always been a communal practice that people enter into with those closest to them. What replenishes me and gives me joy and delight?’    

Sabbath Rest

This week, we’ll continue the Sabbath series with my message, Sabbath Rest.  In the hustle and bustle of life, we have lost the rhythm between work and rest. Sabbath reminds us to STOP and REST – to STOP and DELIGHT – to STOP and offer THANKS!  To remember the Sabbath is to find the rhythm where having rested, we do our work with joy and delight. …

The Freedom of Sabbath

This week, we are excited to welcome guest speaker, Pastor Kerry Hoke, who will continue the Sabbath series with the message, The Freedom of Sabbath. To develop the habit of Sabbath will require being intentional – we have to DECIDE to do it – but it results in freedom! It is designed to help us disconnect from the everyday, and to …

The Fourth Commandment (Part 2)

This Sunday, I’ll share Part Two of The Fourth Commandment.  You would think that a simple divine ruling about having a day of rest would be hard to mess up – but not so. Religious leaders past and present have taken a blessing from God and turned it into a burden. It was Jesus Himself who finally said, “The Sabbath was …