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…

Luke 2:41-52 – December 30, 2018

Text: Luke 2:41-52Luke provides an account of a 12 year old Jesus spending three days listening and teaching in the Temple in Jerusalem after the Festival of Passover ended. When asked by His concerned parents why He had stayed, He said, “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be about…

Luke 1:39-56 – December 23, 2018

Text: Luke 1:39-56This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. On the fourth Sunday in Advent, we read about Mary who is so filled with the joy of the Lord who has blessed her, she sings a proclamation. She sings out of the assurance…

Joy

Luke 3:7-18 – December 16, 2018

Text: Luke 3:7-18This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth.  This week, we examine John the Baptist’s words to the crowd, where God will “gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”  At first these words…

“Prepare” – December 9, 2018

“Prepare”Text: Luke 3:1-6This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. In this second week of Advent, Pastor Tim’s emphasis is how we ready ourselves for the return of Christ and Prepare ourselves to live with God for eternity.

Luke 21:25-36 – December 2, 2018

Text: Luke 21:25-36 This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. In this first week, we examine some of Jesus’ prophecy regarding end times. While some of the imagery is frightening, Jesus also reassures us that God’s Word and promises never pass away.

Hebrews 11:1-12 – November 25, 2018

Text: Hebrews 11:1-12 As we finish our study of the Book of Hebrews, we welcome Leo Mathieu, a member of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene, to the pulpit.  What is faith?  Hebrews 11 defines it as “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” and supports this by…