Lent 2019

Luke 23:44-46 – April 14, 2019

Text: Luke 23:44-46We conclude our series of Jesus’ words on the cross by looking at the Gospel of Luke’s account of His death. Breath is necessary for living, both breathing in, and breathing out. In order to receive life and breath, one has to be willing to breathe out and to expire. The Good News…

Lent 2019

Luke 23:35-43 – April 7, 2019

Text: Luke 23:35-43We continue our look at the words of Jesus on the cross. While one of the criminals being crucified attempted to use Jesus for personal gain, the other criminal asked to be remembered. In response, Jesus replied “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Paradise is the place…

Lent 2019

John 19:30, Matthew 27:45-54 – March 31, 2019

Text: John 19:30, Matthew 27:45-54“It is finished.” When Jesus says these words on the cross, it represents the completion of the work of God for our salvation. For us to claim this gift, we, like the centurion, must proclaim, “Surely He was the Son of God!”

John 19:28-29 – March 24, 2019

Text: John 19:28-29We continue our Lenten series focusing on the words that Jesus speaks while He is on the cross with “I thirst.” They not only remind us Jesus is human with our needs like us but also show his willingness and desire to participate in God’s plan for salvation. He’s the one by whom…

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…