Feb 28, 2016
“Commitment Matters”
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Commitment Matters"
By: Kent Allen
2 Corinthians 11:16-21
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  • Feb 28, 2016“Commitment Matters”
    Feb 28, 2016
    “Commitment Matters”
    Series: (All)
    Commitment Matters"
    By: Kent Allen
    2 Corinthians 11:16-21
  • Feb 14, 2016“Ministry Matters”
    Feb 14, 2016
    “Ministry Matters”
    Series: (All)
    "Ministry Matters"
    By: Kent Allen
    2 Corinthians 10:3-5
  • Feb 7, 2016“Fellowship Matters”
    Feb 7, 2016
    “Fellowship Matters”
    Series: (All)
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    "Fellowship Matters"
    by: Kent Allen
    Acts 2:42-47
  • Jan 31, 2016“Prayer Matters”
    Jan 31, 2016
    “Prayer Matters”
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    "Prayer Matters"
    By: Kent Allen
    Philippians 1:1-11
  • Jan 10, 2016“Living in Both Worlds”
    Jan 10, 2016
    “Living in Both Worlds”
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    Living in Both Worlds
    "Living in Both Worlds"
    By: Terry Kite
    Living in both worlds… Being a scientist and loving God to some seems like an oxymoron. Many have spoken on the subject and many have concluded that it is just not possible to do both. Anthony Flew, a well-known atheist, renounced his atheism at the age of 81, and concluded that intelligent design was indeed a more powerful rational than Darwinism(Evolution) to explain our existence. Terry Kite, a physicist by training and a Bible teacher because of his faith in Jesus Christ as our living Lord, has come to speak to us on this very subject, “Living in both worlds” of science and the Bible.
  • Jan 10, 2016Bible Class – Terry Kite – January 10, 2016
    Jan 10, 2016
    Bible Class – Terry Kite – January 10, 2016
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  • Jan 3, 2016“I Resolve”
    Jan 3, 2016
    “I Resolve”
    I Resolve
    "I Resolve"
    By: Bob Rives
    Nehemiah 1:2-4
         One of our dear brothers was saying just before Christmas that he’d done pretty well in meeting his goals for 2015. He was missing only one, losing weight. Unfortunately, at that late point of the year, about the only way he could meet his weight goal was to cut off both of his legs. That’s not a terribly attractive option.  
         Down through the centuries, new years have been observed in dozens of ways. But it’s been only in fairly recent times that January 1 was the start of the new year. Until shortly before the American Revolution, the new year came on the last of March in England and in the colonies here. January 1 was observed as a feast in honor of the Circumcision of Christ. But almost always, no matter when the new year was observed, it was thought to be a time to plan ahead and look at the past. In fact, the Roman god Janus, for whom the month is named, is pictured as two-faced, looking both forward and back.
         So as you consider 2016, what are your goals? Do you plan changes in your life? Are any of the, spiritual? Are you satisfied with where you’ve been and where you seem to be going? Do you have a sense of urgency that will help you stick with your resolutions? There always will be an obstacle to achieving goals. Vow to lose weight and someone hands you a pecan pie and a jug of egg nog. Hard to turn down. But if the need seems real enough, you’ll prevail just as Jesus did after resolving to get Jerusalem for his date with the cross, even with Samaritans trying to block his path. On Sunday we can think about changes together.
     

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  • Dec 27, 2015“Chosen” – Speaker: John Langley
    Dec 27, 2015
    “Chosen” – Speaker: John Langley
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    "Chosen"
    By: John Langley
    Romans 1:1-7
    Do you feel you are a part of something special? If Jesus is your Lord, truly, you are part of that “something special”! When you decided to follow Jesus, you gave Him the opportunity to touch, not only your life, but also the lives of others.
    Paul felt this way when he wrote to the church in Rome. He felt chosen for a special job. He says he was called to be an apostle. Not called to a position, but to a destiny, a direction. His being an apostle brought him joy, pain, expectation, even disappointment at times. But, he never looked back at his calling and said it wasn’t worth it. Rather, he would say,
    “…I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord for who’s sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in Him….”
    Philippians 3:8
    We can feel the same way Paul did if we identify ourselves with our Roman brothers in Romans 1:7, he says that the Roman Christians were sanctified, or “set apart”; made saints. They were chosen by God to do His will. As Paul sees his participation in Christ as the greatest thing he could ever do, I hope that you and I can see ourselves in the same way. I hope that you and I realize that we have been chosen to bring the Gospel (the Good News) into the lives of our friends, neighbors and acquaintances. No matter what the future holds, you have been called to be a driving force for the sake of Jesus Christ. May you find meaning and direction in your life lived for Jesus!
  • Dec 20, 2015“More than Faithful” – Speaker: Devin Schadegg
    Dec 20, 2015
    “More than Faithful” – Speaker: Devin Schadegg
    Series: Christmas
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    "More than Faithful"
    By: Devin Schadegg
    Genesis 12 1-3
    Christmas is a season marked with anticipation for those of us inside of the church and even those outside of it. However, the nation of Israel understood expectation and waiting in a much deeper way than waiting on presents. At the time of Jesus’ birth, it had been hundreds of years since God had sent a prophet, an oracle, or even a judgment. As we discover in the first chapter of Luke, all of that is about to change. The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth—the parents of John the Baptist—teaches us that when God is silent, it doesn’t mean he is still. He reverses the fortune of a barren woman, He ends years of silence, and He sends His Son into the world. The Christmas story since the beginning has been about a God who is relentless and always on the move.
  • Dec 13, 2015“Start Your Journey” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Dec 13, 2015
    “Start Your Journey” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    "Start Your Journey"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Romans 6:1-11
    There's a Chinese proverb that says, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  We know from experience that it's the first step that's almost always the hardest.  That's because before we take the first step, we have to commit, and before we commit, we have to decide if we even want to. Sometimes that takes a lot of time, thought, and prayer.  We make decisions every day that don't carry that much weight, but we are all called to make a decision that we shouldn't take lightly; namely, whether we will follow Jesus or not. We all have to count the cost and decide if we'd rather place our faith in ourselves or in the risen Christ.  And once we make that decision, we still have to take the first step on a journey that will last the rest of our lives.  If you haven't yet decided to follow Jesus, I hope you will make your decision today and start your journey with Him.