Jul 14, 2019
Give Me A Break
As we continue to look at command number four, we look at honoring the Sabbath and keeping it holy. Sabbath is meant to be "stop" or "to cease." We have lost this value in our culture that is driven by more and faster.  Sabbath is meant to be a gift from God, not an obligation. So, Josh invites us to find a day of rest and to trust God with the busyness of life.  
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  • Jul 14, 2019Give Me A Break
    Jul 14, 2019
    Give Me A Break
    As we continue to look at command number four, we look at honoring the Sabbath and keeping it holy. Sabbath is meant to be "stop" or "to cease." We have lost this value in our culture that is driven by more and faster.  Sabbath is meant to be a gift from God, not an obligation. So, Josh invites us to find a day of rest and to trust God with the busyness of life.  
  • Jul 7, 2019What’s in a Name?
    Jul 7, 2019
    What’s in a Name?
    Naming things are important. Adam and Eve named the animals. We name our kids. God told Moses I AM WHO I AM. There is power in names. It reveals who we are on a more intimate basis. However, we can often misuse names too. When the Lord commanded "do not take the name of the Lord in vain," we ought not use the name of the Lord in a false, phony or frivolous way. After all, there is power in the name of our God. Let's dig a little deeper...
  • Jun 30, 2019No Image
    Jun 30, 2019
    No Image
    We find ourselves in week two of our summer sermon series The Ten Commandments. You've probably heard of them before. Last week, we covered that God gives these rules for our benefit and meant for relationship between God and us and one another. Relationship comes before rules. Today, we look at commandment number two, "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything..." When Israel would stray from their relationship with God, it almost always began with the worship of idols. What about today, what idols do we worship? Pastor Jim would suggest the images we make could cause us to stumble. In other words, how does our understanding of God limit God?
  • Jun 23, 2019Defining the Relationship
    Jun 23, 2019
    Defining the Relationship
    Today is the first Sunday in our summer sermon series on the Ten Commandments. You've probably heard of them before. But do you know the Ten Commandments? Our hope is that by the end of summer you wouldn't just recite them, but you would live into them. The Ten Commandments weren't given to Moses and the Israelites as a set of rules, but established a relationship with them and us. That relationship have implicit rules to help us flourish and give us identity.
  • Jun 9, 2019The Beauty of Grace (Part 1)
    Jun 9, 2019
    The Beauty of Grace (Part 1)
    We continue our short sermon series, Lost and Found by sharing the story of the Prodigal Son taught by Jesus. May you have heard the story before or perhaps not, either way, it's a story that displays the heart of the Father for the "cherished missing." Some need to hear today that God's grace is for them. Others need to extend that grace to those who are lost and invite them home.
  • Jun 2, 2019What Makes Heaven Rejoice?
    Jun 2, 2019
    What Makes Heaven Rejoice?
    We've all known the frustration of losing something valuable. How far we go to find it is often based on what the value or worth is to us. As we start a new sermon series, Lost and Found,  we will discover that Jesus went to extraordinary lengths to save that which was lost -- us. Through three stories -- or parables -- we will see that Jesus wants to seek us out and find each of us because people matter to God.
  • May 26, 2019Love Restores
    May 26, 2019
    Love Restores
    In the final message to this series, "Because He Lives," we know that love restores. It was the famous interaction on a beach between Peter and Jesus where Jesus asks Peter, do you love me? Three times Jesus asks the question and three times Peter says, "yes Lord I love you." This was a beautiful story of forgiveness. Peter had denied Jesus only weeks earlier -- three times. So if you find yourself at odds with some one, Jim gives a beautiful picture of what restored loves does for us -- because He lives, we can indeed have restored relationships!
  • May 19, 2019Do The Next Thing
    May 19, 2019
    Do The Next Thing
    There are times in life when we don't know what to do next. For the disciples of Jesus, they found themselves without any hope for the future. Their leader was gone. They feared for their lives. The mission felt hopeless. And so, they went back to what was familiar...fishing! Why fishing? Well for starters they needed food. In addition, they just needed a minute to think, what is our logical next step. What is the next thing. The Resurrected Jesus shows up and gives them some insight to them...and us today. Because He lives...do the next thing!
  • May 12, 2019Believe Beyond Suffering
    May 12, 2019
    Believe Beyond Suffering
    Many have heard the phrase, "trust but verify," but for Thomas (as known as Doubting Thomas), this was never more true. You see, he requested to see the hands, feet and side of Jesus before he believed that his friend, Jesus, had resurrected from the dead. When Jesus shows up, Thomas unbelief turns into belief. He sees and touches the wounds of Jesus right in front of his eyes. Often in our own times of unbelief, we need to see that Jesus' resurrection can turn  our unbelief into something possible. Because He lives...we can have belief beyond the suffering. 
  • May 5, 2019Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary
    May 5, 2019
    Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary
    We like to celebrate with food! From graduations, to weddings, to having a baby, to the promotion at work, to those important holidays -- we are a people who take the most ordinary activity -- eating a meal -- and turn it into a special significance. As we continue to look at the resurrected Jesus, we get a particular story in Luke 24v41-43, Jesus asked the disciples, "Do you have anything to eat?" At first glance, it seems like an odd question, but what Jesus wants us to learn is that he meets us in the ordinary, every day actions of life like a simple meal. Because he lives, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.