Luke 16:19-31 – September 29, 2019

Text: Luke 16:19-31We continue our study of the Gospel of Luke by looking at another one of Jesus’ parables. This week, we look at the story of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus. It is a call for us to learn to live anew with compassion and grace, and to take hold of the…

Luke 16:1-13 – September 22, 2019

Luke 16:1-13Over the next few weeks, we will be spending some time in the Gospel of Luke, studying some of the stories Jesus told to the disciples. This week, Pastor Tim reads the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, and explains how this passage reveals how different God’s economy is to the world’s.

FOR: Sacrificial Living – September 15, 2019

“FOR: Sacrificial Living”Text: Acts 20:17-38This week’s scripture passage is Paul’s occurs shortly before journeying to Jerusalem and reads as almost a farewell. Despite not knowing what will happen when he arrives, his goal is to remain testifying to God’s grace. When we approach life with God’s grace and love, it changes who we are, and…

FOR: Spreading the Gospel/Missions – September 8, 2019

“FOR: Spreading the Gospel/Missions”Text: Acts 17:16-34Our sermon series on the things the Church is for continues. When in Athens, Paul stops speaking in just the language of the Jews and God-fearing Greeks would know. Instead, he borrows from the culture around him to talk about God in terms that his audience would understand. When we…

FOR: Breaking Chains that Bind Us – September 1, 2019

“FOR: Breaking Chains that Bind Us”Text: Acts 16:16-40We continue our series about the things God is “for” by looking at Paul and Silas’ time in prison. After an earthquake opened their prison doors, rather than escape, Paul and Silas took the opportunity to minister to the jailer, who was about to take his life, fearing…

FOR: Loving the Unloved – August 25, 2019

“FOR: Loving the Unloved”Text: Acts 10:1-23Continuing our study about what God wants the Church to be “for,” we hear the story about Peter being called by Cornelius the centurion. Being Gentiles, the servants who were sent to Joppa to bring back Peter represent the fringes of those he would want to serve, but he invited…

FOR: Growing Together – August 18, 2019

“FOR: Growing Together”Text: Acts 8:26-40We continue our series about the things God is “for” by looking at Philip’s encounter with an Ethiopian eunuch in the book of Acts. The eunuch, although very different from the early Christians culturally, was just beginning to learn about God and the Scriptures, and Philip helped to teach him the…

FOR: Speaking Jesus Into Lives – August 11, 2019

“FOR: Speaking Jesus Into Lives” Text: Acts 3:1-26 When people think about the Church, they often think about what it is against, or what it says not to do. This week, we begin a five week sermon series on focusing on what the Church is for and what Christ has called us to be. In…

Speak Lord, your servant is listening.

Listening to God – August 4, 2019

“Listening to God”Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21This morning we look at Samuel’s calling to be a prophet. He clearly heard the voice of God call him, but did not understand it until he was willing to listen. In our prayer lives, we must be willing to listen. Sometimes we expect a response from God, but do…

God Makes A Way – July 28, 2019

“God Makes A Way”Text: Joshua 3:1-5:1As the Israelites prepared to cross the Jordan, Joshua told the people to consecrate themselves. Despite their disobedient past, God remained faithful to them when they turned themselves back towards Him. As with the Israelites, God is willing to keep working in our lives. There is no barrier so big…