Message: “A Heart of Hospitality” (Luke 19:1-10) – The gospel stories are salvation stories. And these stories invite us to participate with Jesus in his mission to “seek” and to “save” the lost.
Message: A Heart Full of Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19) This story of ten lepers who got healed & one leper who got saved provides an encouraging reminder for all of us to stop & say Thank you to the Lord as we find our hearts to be full of gratitude for the salvation we now know and experience in him.
Message: “The Billboard of My Life” (Ephesians 4:29--5:2) – To confess Christ is to receive a new life and to embrace a new way of living. The grace God has given us means that we can be a presence of God with each other and for our neighbors. So, what do people read on the billboard of our lives?
I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift (1 Peter 4:10-11) Church membership is a gift given to us by God. Church membership is a gift that is to be treasured. One of the key reasons you and I can treasure church membership today is because of the connectedness it gives us with other believers.
Message: “Some Thoughts on Soul Shaping“ (Ephesians 4:11-16) – Soul shaping is all about spiritual growth and spiritual maturity. The Lord has given us “gifts” of the Spirit so that we might be built up in our faith—attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ.
Message: “The Love of God” (1 John 4:9-11) - There is nothing more life-giving for any of us to know about God than to know that we are dearly loved by God. When we embrace the truth of God’s love in our lives, we can’t help but be motivated, inspired, & compelled by divine love.
Message: “The Mindset of Christ” (Philippians 2:1-11) – The “mindset” of Christ means we refuse to be preoccupied by our own thoughts, opinions, and ideas. And instead, we are possessed by the Spirit of Christ so that we value the interests and concerns of others above our own.
Message: “The Unity of Our Community” (Ephesians 4:2-8) –
We are a community of believers who gather together and possess a shared life with one another in Jesus Christ. The unity of our community is, itself, a precious gift given to us by God.
Message: “We Have Work to Do” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Message: “The Hands and Feet of Jesus” (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) – As a church, we are a family who gathers together and possesses a shared life in Jesus Christ. We are a “partnership” created by God. We are one “body” of many parts put together by God so that we might now be the “hands” and “feet
Message: The Transforming Gift of Gratitude (Colossians 3:15-17) Grace and gratitude walk together hand in hand. Gratitude is more than just a feeling; instead, gratitude involves both words and actions. An attitude of gratitude can do more to order our priorities than perhaps anything else can do.
Message: “Being a Living Sacrifice” (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20) – As Christ followers, we are urged to “present” or “offer” our bodies as a “living sacrifice” to God. This is our “true” and “proper” worship.
Message: A Partnership Created by God (Philippians 1:3-11) Church means more than attendance & involvement in good activities. The fellowship we enjoy together as a church family is a divine partnership characterized by love & affection that exists because of God’s work of grace in all of our lives