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Aug 18, 2019
But This is Different
Luke 13:10-17 
Sometimes, we can become more concerned with the dream of something more than the thing itself. It can happen in our marriages, our jobs, or even our churches. The desire for every aspect of our lives to be exactly as we envisioned them can cause us to miss out on the “God” sightings and opportunities all around us.
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  • Aug 18, 2019But This is Different
    Aug 18, 2019
    But This is Different
    Luke 13:10-17 
    Sometimes, we can become more concerned with the dream of something more than the thing itself. It can happen in our marriages, our jobs, or even our churches. The desire for every aspect of our lives to be exactly as we envisioned them can cause us to miss out on the “God” sightings and opportunities all around us.
  • Aug 11, 2019From Member to Participant
    Aug 11, 2019
    From Member to Participant
    Luke 10:38-42 
    The Bible is full of stories that reflect people watching from the sidelines rather than fulling engaging with the ministry and life of Jesus. They recognize the change in people’s lives when they encounter Jesus, but are sometimes more comfortable to be near ministry rather than in the midst of it.
  • Aug 4, 2019Convergent to Divergent
    Aug 4, 2019
    Convergent to Divergent
    1 Corinthians 1:10-17
    We live in a time when setting yourself apart from others is a virtue to be sought. In doing so, we often give the impression that we are elevating ourselves above others. This seems contrary to the example of Jesus who came as the humble servant leader.
  • Jul 28, 2019The World is my Parish
    Jul 28, 2019
    The World is my Parish
    Micah 6:8 
    Join us Sunday as we celebrate the Children and Youth Ministries. The Children and Youth had a wonderful time at Sacramento Camp. The Youth also travelled on a Mission Trip to Port Aransas. Sunday we will celebrate and hear how they grew in their faith.
  • Jul 21, 2019From Consensus to Preference
    Jul 21, 2019
    From Consensus to Preference
    Matthew 19:16-22 In the early days of the church, the strong appeal was that faith was available to all, regardless of one’s station in life.  Through various periods of history though, our faith expressions have become more personalized and preferential.  What does it mean to open ourselves to purpose over preference?
  • Jul 14, 2019From Group to Individual
    Jul 14, 2019
    From Group to Individual
    Acts 11: 1-14 In studying the history of the church, we can notice many unique trends. One is the phenomenal way in which we as individuals are taught our culture, our values, and our faith by the larger “group”. The inverse is also true, in that we tend to focus on the individual more than group. Is this how scripture teaches us to behave and live?
  • Jul 7, 2019The Faith of our Forefathers
    Jul 7, 2019
    The Faith of our Forefathers
    1 Samuel 16:1-6 Statements are often made of the faith of the forefathers of our nation.  What about our church and our families?  What has been handed down to us, and what has been lost, over the years?  And what is our responsibility for those coming behind us?  
  • Jun 30, 2019Divine Purpose
    Jun 30, 2019
    Divine Purpose
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 6:1-13
    Sometimes our efforts seem to fall upon deaf ears or an unappreciative audience. Paul recognized that no matter how hard he worked for those he led to Christ, not everyone was going to remain faithful. He instructs the church in Corinth to return to their faithful ways and to be more concerned with pleasing God rather than themselves and others.
  • Jun 23, 2019The Problem with Suffering
    Jun 23, 2019
    The Problem with Suffering
    Series: (All)
    Romans 5:1-5
    It’s understandable why people question where God is in the midst of suffering…especially when we watch those who cheat to get ahead or seem to lead lives outside of what might be deemed righteous.  Paul seek to address this difficult topic in his address to the Romans.  But careful reading is required to fully understand how God is at work in the toughest times of our lives.
  • Jun 16, 2019You Don’t Know
    Jun 16, 2019
    You Don’t Know
    Series: (All)
    John 16:5-15
    In a time when more information is available at our fingertips than ever before in history, we can still find ourselves seeking answers that seem to elude us.  It feels at times as if we are living in a land of confusion.  Jesus asks us to open our eyes to witness what He is doing all around us and to focus our attention on the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Jun 9, 2019Stranger in a Strange Land
    Jun 9, 2019
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Series: (All)
    John 14:8-14
    Like Abraham, we are sometimes called out of what we know. Even when this means leaving a place that is dangerous or unable to support us, there is still comfort in “knowing” a place or people. How does the Pentecost event help us to access a new paradigm to trust God with all that we are?
  • Jun 2, 2019Do You Have the Right Number?
    Jun 2, 2019
    Do You Have the Right Number?
    Series: (All)
    Genesis 12:1-9
    Abraham is called the father of nations as well as being the exemplar of faith. While we view his call as nothing more than miraculous, the trust Abraham puts in God is equally extraordinary…at times. At other times, we find that Abraham exhibits some of the same moments of weakness we do. Yet, here we stand as a result of Abraham’s ability to heed the call of God.
  • May 26, 2019More than Meets the Eye
    May 26, 2019
    More than Meets the Eye
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Does helping hurt? How we define poverty will heavily influence how we respond to and attempt to alleviate that poverty. Jesus’ ministry focuses on reconciliation which means “putting things back into right relationship again.”
  • May 19, 2019Tug of War
    May 19, 2019
    Tug of War
    Series: (All)
    Matthew 6:1-8 
    As children, we are taught to be humble in receiving praise and to use our manners. On the other hand, we are also taught that our actions speak louder than our words. Jesus instructions during the Sermon on the Mount can be confusing regarding our witness and our piety.
  • May 12, 2019Don’t Worry, Be Happy
    May 12, 2019
    Don’t Worry, Be Happy
    Series: (All)
    Matthew 6:25-34 
    Spring demands a lot of attention. The end of school, the new garden and the seeming annual wedding season require that our energies be directed in a multitude of ways. Our split attention inevitably causes stress and worry at times. Yet we are called to release our worries and to put our focus on God who prides for our every need. It’s a comforting reminder that we are held in the hands of the creator!