November 2019

Truth on Trial

AS WE GATHER we put truth on trial. Can Jesus stand up to the pressures and assaults and questions of the world? Jesus submitted himself to a trial with Pilate, and Pilate famously asked, “What is truth?” Jesus showed him and the world that truth is able to withstand anything the world can throw at it. And when we live under the True King, so can we.




TRUTH: The Grave Truth

AS WE GATHER we hear Jesus announce that He is “the way, and the truth, and the life,” and that no one comes to the Father except through Him.  On a road map we can find many different roads that lead to the same place, except on certain islands. There is only one bridge and one way to get a vehicle onto the island. Jesus teaches this truth, “I am the way… no one comes to the Father except through me.” Heaven is opened for those who live and believe in Jesus. The grave truth is that there are not many ways…only one. This truth of God needs to be shared. Although there is only way, everyone is invited to join in the journey.




TRUTH: Relatively Speaking

AS WE GATHER we consider the place of truth in our lives, we are confronted by a culture of “relative” truths. It seems our culture encourages us to decide what is true for ourselves. Having a personal truth sounds comfortable and convenient, but what happens when our personal truths collide with God’s truth?




Why TRUTH Matters

AS WE GATHER we begin our series “TRUTH: The Ultimate Reality Check!” Today we come to understand “why” truth matters in our daily lives. Truth is foundational for us because it affects our daily lives–our attitudes and actions. When we live in the truth, we live in the light. We are called into faith that we may live out the truth in each of our relationships.




October 2019

Jonah – When You’re Angry With God

AS WE GATHER we journey with Jonah. Jonah is angry with God, because he know God is gracious and merciful. God isn’t doing what he said he would do. Rather than destroy the Ninevites, God chose to be merciful and Jonah becomes upset. God allows Jonah’s anger and God teaches Jonah how big his love truly is.  In Jesus, God has offered free forgiveness to all people. But God’s plan isn’t always satisfying to us. Have you ever felt God has let you down? When have you been upset with God? What should we do when we are ANGRY with God?




Jonah – When You Listen to God

AS WE GATHER We journey with Jonah. He finally responds to God–with miraculous results. God sent him to preach doom and gloom, and people changed their ways. Even with a condemning sermon, God uses Jonah to accomplish great change. What can God do with our efforts, when we line up with his plan?  How much could God accomplish if our careers lined up with his calling? What might happen when we RESPOND to God?




Jonah – When You Call on God

AS WE GATHER we journey with Jonah, who was willing to die in disobedience. But God rescued him with a big fish, and we hear Jonah call out to God. What will it take for us to call out? How desperate are we for God to show up? He is waiting to hear from us, to rescue us, to prepare our hearts and minds for where he is leading. Are you ready to CALL OUT to God?




Jonah – When You Want to Run from God

AS WE GATHER we journey with Jonah. He runs away from God’s direct command, endangering the lives of a boatful of sailors, not to mention a whole city. What are we running away from? Where is God trying to get us to go? God is planning to use us for big things in this world, if only we will follow his lead. We consider this week our calling, especially when we want to RUN AWAY from God.




September 2019

Bold Enough to Build: Full House

AS WE GATHER we reflect on the lives God is building around us. All the work that goes into a good life in Christ is empty without joy. Jesus has filled our hearts and houses with joy, and that joy spills out and flows over into every corner of our life. As we frame and finish our lives on the Foundation of Jesus’ love, we fill our house with joy, knowing that God is filling his forever home- heaven- with us. 




Bold Enough to Build: Finishing

AS WE GATHER in worship, our worship series, “BOLD Enough to Build,” brings us to the theme, “Finishing.”  Building is never complete until the finishing touches are put in place.  Even we who know Jesus and walk with Him are never “finished.”  Until that day the Lord calls us to heaven we are to continue steadfast in His Word and in our service to one another.