July 2019

Loving On Purpose

AS WE GATHER over the next seven weeks, our theme is “Loving On Purpose,” which is based on the book, “The Five Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman.  In this series, we will see how God intentionally loves us in such a way, that our love for one another can be purposeful and meaningful.  Today’s sermon will introduce us to the gift of God’s love and the privilege of sharing it intentionally.




Freedom

AS WE GATHER we celebrate the revolutionary freedom Jesus won for us through his death and resurrection. While the USA celebrates victory over a tyrannical king almost 250 years ago, we celebrate the eternal victory of Jesus over the tyranny of sin, death, and evil almost 2,000 years ago. Jesus has given us the power to become children of God and live eternally with him. That is true revolutionary freedom!




June 2019

Calling

AS WE GATHER we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.”  Today’s theme, “Calling,” reminds us of the importance of looking forward.  We often look forward to vacations and new school years, to graduations and weddings, but do we dream of God’s plans for us together through the gift of prayer?




Consistency

AS WE GATHER we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.”  Today’s theme, “Consistency,” is vital to healthy homes.  Studies show that the little, but meaningful, things we do in our homes on a regular basis are important.  Building family rituals and routines through prayer creates security and cohesiveness among family members.




Conflict

AS WE GATHER we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.” Today’s theme, “Conflict,” is no stranger to our homes and families. Spatting spouses, battling brothers, sniping sisters and grumbling grandparents arise to siphon the oy out of relationships. We need to respond to our needs and each other’s needs through a more productive manner – prayer.




Communication

AS WE GATHER  we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.”  Today’s theme, “Communication,” touches on a subject that is close to each of our families.  It is said that a lack of communication is a leading factor to the demise of family.  When, as a family, we pray to the Lord, we not only communicate our needs to the Lord, but to each other.




Commitment

AS WE GATHER in worship, we begin our new worship series, entitled “Family Pray-cation.” In these coming weeks, we will assist you in taking your family where you always wanted to go, but never found the time.  We begin this series with the topic of “commitment.”  Our commitments to each other, within our family, begins and ends with the Lord’s commitment to us and our commitment to Him. Prayer is a gift that keeps us united as a family connected to Christ.




May 2019

The Message

AS WE GATHER We live as free citizens of the United States, because of those who gave their lives to defend our nation and those who continue to serve our country in our Armed Forces.  On this Memorial Day weekend we also celebrate the freedom we have received from sin through Jesus Christ.  The very Son of God who came to liberate us from the bondage of sin.  Through His life, death, and resurrection we have been set free.




All Together

AS WE GATHER together in worship, we thank the Lord who became for us a Servant, ministering to our spiritual hurts and pains, by giving us forgiveness, life and salvation.  Our Jesus calls us to follow Him that we can join together in our work for Him and His kingdom.  As we join together to make our commitments to support the work of our faith community, we pray for the Lord to move us to do those things He is blessing.




All Gone

AS WE GATHER on this Mother’s Day, we rejoice in the relationships the Lord has provided for us to share His love together. The key to heaven and to healthy relationships today is the forgiveness Jesus won for us. Like a child instructed to share the candy given to her from a parent, so we are to share the sweet forgiveness with one another and others. To share forgiveness is to provide the gift of life to others, which produces joy in our hearts.