Lent 2019

John 19:25-27 – March 17, 2019

Text: John 19:25-27Today we begin a Lenten series focusing on the words that Jesus speaks while He is on the cross. We first look at the exchange with Jesus, His mother, and the disciple that Jesus loved. Through our belief in Christ and our willingness to take Him home with us, we are accepted into…

Hebrews 12:1-14 – March 10, 2019

Text: Hebrews 12:1-14This week, we welcome Pastor Amanda Lawton, the youth and family pastor of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene, as our guest preacher. The goal of divine discipline is to bring God’s children into spiritual maturity. God calls us to lives of discipline to prepare us so that we can share in…

John 5:1-18 – March 3, 2019

Text: John 5:1-18In the final week before the Lenten season, Pastor Tim brings us a message from John, chapter 5, where Jesus heals a long-suffering man by the pools of Bethesda on the Sabbath. When questioned by the Jewish leaders why the healing was performed, Jesus said, “My Father is always at his work to…

Luke 7:36-50 – February 24, 2019

Text: Luke 7:36-50Today is the last Sunday of Alabaster Month, the time where we go beyond our regular tithes and offerings to give sacrificially to the Church of the Nazarene’s missions projects all around the world. Pastor Tim revisits the story of the original offering made to Jesus from the woman with the alabaster jar…

Church: A People of Hope – February 17, 2019

“Church: A People of Hope”Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-58We continue our study through 1 Corinthians by looking at how Paul writes about the Resurrection. The good news of the Resurrection is centrally important to the Gospel – death has been overcome and so has our sin for which Jesus died on the cross.

Church: People Who Share the Gospel – February 10, 2019

“Church: People Who Share the Gospel”Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11In the third week of our series going through what Paul has to say about being the Church in 1 Corinthians, we look at chapter 15 which contains the message of the Church: sharing the news of Christ’s death and resurrection. This message was first received by…

Church: A People of Love

Church: A People of Love – February 3, 2019

“Church: A People of Love”Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13We continue our series on Paul’s writings to the Church in Corinth by looking at 1 Corinthians 13. Although this passage is often used at weddings to describe love in personal relationships, Paul’s words are also instructions for us as the Church. We are people who are called…

Church: A People of Purpose – January 27, 2019

“Church: A People of Purpose”Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31This week, we begin a new series about what the church is and how the Apostle Paul encourages the church in Corinth to discover who they are as the church so they can live out and be the people to God has called them to be. In 1…

Acts 8:9-25 – January 13, 2019

Text: Acts 8:9-25After Jesus’ death and resurrection, His apostles spread the Good News of His kingdom to places such as Samaria where the people needed to hear it. One converted believer, Simon, was known as the “Great Power” for his acts of sorcery and magic. Despite his belief, he wanted the apostles’ ability to give…

Matthew 2:1-12 – January 6, 2019

Text: Matthew 2:1-12On Epiphany Sunday, Pastor Tim reads the story of the three Magi. Coming from the east, their cultures would have most likely taught them to look to the stars for signs. Even though they were Gentiles, God used their understanding of the world to point them to where Jesus was. The Epiphany story…