Dec 6, 2015
“Remembering” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
Series: (All)
12.5.2015
"Remembering"
By: Patrick Barber
Scripture: Revelation 22:1-5
There are only twenty-six days left in the year. In a few weeks we'll be opening presents. A few days later we'll be making New Year's resolutions. Life marches on. Until it doesn't. For many, this holiday season is their favorite time of the year. It gives us a chance to pause and remember our countless blessings, eat good food, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the closing of a year full of all sorts of memories. This is easier for some than for others, because for some, the thing they'll remember most about this year is the loss of someone beloved. Paul teaches us in Romans 12:15 to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." Today we'll probably do some of both as we remember--together--those who've gone on before us. May God's unending peace and comfort be upon us this day as we worship him and encourage one another.
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  • Dec 6, 2015“Remembering” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Dec 6, 2015
    “Remembering” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    12.5.2015
    "Remembering"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Revelation 22:1-5
    There are only twenty-six days left in the year. In a few weeks we'll be opening presents. A few days later we'll be making New Year's resolutions. Life marches on. Until it doesn't. For many, this holiday season is their favorite time of the year. It gives us a chance to pause and remember our countless blessings, eat good food, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the closing of a year full of all sorts of memories. This is easier for some than for others, because for some, the thing they'll remember most about this year is the loss of someone beloved. Paul teaches us in Romans 12:15 to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." Today we'll probably do some of both as we remember--together--those who've gone on before us. May God's unending peace and comfort be upon us this day as we worship him and encourage one another.
  • Nov 29, 2015“Thanks…Giving” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Nov 29, 2015
    “Thanks…Giving” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    11.29.2015
    "Thanks...Giving"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Micah 6:6-8
    Love. Forgiveness. Health. Family. Friends. Jesus. Abundant provisions. Eternal life with God. These are, in no particular order, some of the things for which I'm most thankful. My family of five had a great day Thursday as we shared a meal of turkey and dressing and a few extra goodies. We watched the parade and later some football. We thanked God for our abundance and wondered out loud what He in His wisdom has in mind for us. I imagine that many of us spent Thanksgiving doing some of those same things. And then a day of darkness and gnashing of teeth came -- Black Friday!!! And the world all too quickly switched gears and moved from giving thanks to getting as much as we can as quickly as we can as cheaply as we can. It's not that trying to get a good deal is wrong; the problem is that we so quickly replace giving thanks with consumerism and greed. Our thankfulness should never lead to self-centeredness. Our thanks should lead to giving.
  • Nov 22, 2015Untitled Sermon – Speaker: Dave Hawley
    Nov 22, 2015
    Untitled Sermon – Speaker: Dave Hawley
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  • Nov 15, 2015Untitled Sermon: Speaker – Patrick Barber
    Nov 15, 2015
    Untitled Sermon: Speaker – Patrick Barber
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  • Nov 8, 2015“No Other Foundation” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Nov 8, 2015
    “No Other Foundation” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
     11.8.2015
    "No Other Foudation"
    By: Patrick Barber
    1 Peter 2:9-12
    As we talk about a Christian worldview this morning, I wanted to first share with you a quote from a book written a quarter century ago by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon called Resident Aliens. Early in chapter 5 they write, "From a Christian point of view, the world needs the church, not to help the world run more smoothly or to make the world a better and safer place for Christians to live. Rather, the world needs the church because, without the church, the world does not know who it is. The only way for the world to know that it is being redeemed is for the church to point to the Redeemer by being a redeemed people. The way for the world to know that it needs redeeming, that it is broken and fallen, is for the church to enable the world to strike hard against something which is an alternative to what the world offers." The need hasn't changed, and neither has the answer.
  • Nov 1, 2015“Listening for God” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Nov 1, 2015
    “Listening for God” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    11.1.2015
    "Listening for God"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-6
    Two weeks ago, I preached about questions we all ask. How? When?  Where? What? Why? And most importantly, Who? That final question is always most important, because the answer to it becomes the key by which we decipher everything else in our life. Now, I know that life isn’t as simple as putting a bumper sticker on our car that proclaims: Jesus is the Answer! But even so, Jesus and the God he reveals to us is the ultimate answer to our biggest and most critical questions. This morning, we begin a series of lessons called “Listening for God,” and as we work through these questions that shape how we see ourselves and our place in this world, I want us all to be praying daily that God will soften our hearts and make ready our ears for his truth which can completely upend our lives.
  • Oct 25, 2015Area Wide Worship – “Spiritual Families” – Speaker: Mike Ireland
    Oct 25, 2015
    Area Wide Worship – “Spiritual Families” – Speaker: Mike Ireland
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    Area Wide Worship
    October 25, 2015
    "Spiritual Families"
    By: Mike Ireland
    Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Oct 25, 2015Sermon – October 25, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Mike Ireland
    Oct 25, 2015
    Sermon – October 25, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Mike Ireland
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  • Oct 18, 2015“Asking the Right Questions” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Oct 18, 2015
    “Asking the Right Questions” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    10.18.2015
    "Asking the Right Questions"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Psalm 89:5-8
    If you've ever spent much time around young children, you know that they can ask, on average, 32.7 questions per minute. That may not be scientific (actually, I made the number up), but it SEEMS like they ask that many questions. As a dad of three curious kids, it's sometimes funny to hear one question follow another in rapid-fire succession. At other times, the constant questions wear me out. Do you wonder what it's like for God to hear our questions? We know he's patient and kind, so I don't think he gets tired or impatient the way we might. But there may be times when he just sits there listening to our 32.7 questions per minute wondering when we'll slow down long enough to ask the one question that really matters.
  • Oct 11, 2015“An Eternity’s Worth of Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
    Oct 11, 2015
    “An Eternity’s Worth of Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
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    "An Eternity's Worth of Difference"
    By: John Langley
    Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
    Let me ask you a question. If you could do anything for the sake of Jesus, what would it be? If there were no limitations in front of you, what would you like to accomplish for Jesus? Sometimes we get caught up in our day-to-day lives and we don’t recognize that God is moving. He is bringing us opportunities to serve Him. It could be while we wait in line at a grocery store. It could be participating in school activities. It could even be right here in our congregation. God has called us to be a tool in His hands to do His work in the salvation of this world. How is that part of your Christian life? What are you destined to do in the name of Jesus? Think about it. Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:21, “Now to Him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever amen.” There is something you have been created to do. I pray you find it. I hope you will pray to find it. Let’s go make an eternity’s worth of difference!