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Loving and Serving

John 13:1-17
Nov 10th 2019

Jesus said, "I have come not to be served, but to serve, and give my life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45). Because Jesus served and saved us, now we can love and serve others. That is gospel logic. Does your life reflect the mission of Jesus: to seek and save the...read >>

Justice or Mercy

John 8:1-11
Nov 3rd 2019

Which would you rather receive from God: his justice or his mercy? Trust me, you do not want his justice. For, we are all guilty of sin and deserve condemnation. What you want is God's mercy. Take a look at God's mercy in action in the story of Jesus and the woman...read >>

You Must Be Born Again

John 3:1-21
Oct 27th 2019

Ever wish you get a do-over? Like a mulligan on life ... Of course, you do. We all fail and struggle to live up to our own expectations for ourselves and others. What is more, we fail to live up to God's expectations for us. This is called sin. We fall short ......read >>

Her Mission and Her Man

Matthew 28.19-20
Oct 27th 2019

This is our eighth and final week in our series on the Church entitled "O How He Loves Her". We’ve spent seven weeks talking about the Church’s Lord & His covenant love; her identity as His Bride; who belongs to His Bride: her members; who should lovingly lead...read >>

church, discipleship, love, ministry, mission, neighbors, outreach, sanctification, transformation
Church, discipleship, mission

Shepherdship

1 Timothy 3.1-7, Titus 1.6-9
Oct 20th 2019

The blood of God's own Son purchased for Him a people, set apart for His glory by His grace. They make up the Bride & Body of Christ upon the earth: the Church.

Likewise the Lord has appointed under-shepherds to care for and look after the family of faith. But who...read >>

authority, Church, deacons, direction, elders, leadership, qualifications, responsibility
Church, leadership, qualifications

Christian Maturity

1 Peter 1:13-25
Oct 13th 2019

How does God mature us as Christians? Well, it usually doesn't happen overnight! The process of our sanctification ebbs and flows. We take 3 steps forward, and 2 steps back. But, over time, God shapes us to look more holy, like Jesus Christ. God plants his Holy...read >>

Who’s All In? - Membership (Part 2)

Hebrews 13.17
Oct 13th 2019

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church, family, holy, hope, membership, sanctification
Christianity, Church, sanctification

Faith Works

James 1:19-27
Oct 6th 2019

Hearing brings responsibility. Once you have heard, now you know. Once you know, now you have to decide how to act upon what you know. So, let me ask you, how well do you hear God's word? What is more, how well do you act upon what you hear? James challenges us not...read >>

Who’s All In?

Sep 29th 2019

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church membership, covenant love, fellowship, holiness, togetherness, unity
church, covenant, fellowship

Reconciliation

Philemon 1-25
Sep 22nd 2019

God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself. That is the amazing news of the gospel. If you believe it, then you get to live it. For example, read the letter of Philemon. Paul embodies the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Paul says, "If he owes you anything,...read >>

His Covenant Keeping: Her Loving Fellowship

Sep 22nd 2019

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the Lord's New Covenant promise to forgive us, thus establishing covenant with us, and, even more, to uphold our end of the covenant by causing our loving obedience to Him. Thus He promises to uphold both ends of the covenant!...read >>

church, covenant, fellowship, great commandment, Holy Spirit, love, membership, Trinity
Church, fellowship, membership

Christian Maturity

Titus 3:1-15
Sep 15th 2019

What is the good life? We all dream about it. We all long for it. For you ... is it recreation and travel? Is it wealth and consumption? Is it being surrounded with family and friends? Is it popularity, prestige, or power? What do you think? Honestly, we all pursue...read >>