Apr 15, 2018
Love Looks Foward
Love for Paul was not an abstract idea. Love is not merely a theory or philosophical exercise or even an emotion. For Paul, love is a behavior; love is action. We take a look at "love at hopes"--and hope always looks forward never looking back. 
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  • Apr 15, 2018Love Looks Foward
    Apr 15, 2018
    Love Looks Foward
    Love for Paul was not an abstract idea. Love is not merely a theory or philosophical exercise or even an emotion. For Paul, love is a behavior; love is action. We take a look at "love at hopes"--and hope always looks forward never looking back. 
  • Apr 8, 2018Love Always Trusts
    Apr 8, 2018
    Love Always Trusts
    As we continue "Love Always," we look at the age-old principle "innocent until proved guilty." The sayings has been rooted back to Genesis 1-3 in the Garden of Eden. It was God's declaration of "Adam, where are you?" that gives light to innocence until proven guilty. So how do we trust someone, innocent or guilty, especially when they have wronged us? Apostle Paul said it eloquently, "love always trusts."
  • Apr 1, 2018Love Springs No Leak
    Apr 1, 2018
    Love Springs No Leak
    Series: Love Always
    We start a brand new sermon series on Easter entitled "Love Always." We dig deep into 1 Corinthians 13 -- one of the most well read parts of the Bible -- especially at weddings. In this message, Pastor Jim uses the images of a roof, dinosaurs, and a kiddie pool to describe how God's love for us never leaks.
  • Mar 30, 2018Can’t or Won’t?
    Mar 30, 2018
    Can’t or Won’t?
    Good Friday was indeed a good day when we consider what Jesus accomplished on the cross for our sins. And yet, when he was mocked and dared to save himself from the cross; it's not like he couldn't save himself, he just wouldn't. He wouldn't not save himself because his love was deep and wide for us. That -- that is why it was a Good Friday!
  • Mar 25, 2018Denying Jesus
    Mar 25, 2018
    Denying Jesus
    We wrap up the sermon series, "The Week That Changed Everything," by looking at Peter. He was probably proud to walk alongside Jesus as they enter Jerusalem.  Only a week later, to deny Jesus not once, not twice, but three times! [insert a rooster crow] However, that's not the end of Peter's story. Nor is it the end of our story! 
  • Mar 18, 2018Questioning Jesus
    Mar 18, 2018
    Questioning Jesus
    Have you ever been falsely accused? Many probably have...but none more famous than Jesus being accused by the Sanhedrin, a group of rabbis and religious leaders who served in the courts. They falsely accused Jesus of many things, and even met in the deep of night, and yet they could not find two witnesses who corroborated the same story. Jesus' response? Silence. He knew that integrity needed no defense. 
  • Mar 11, 2018Disappointing Jesus
    Mar 11, 2018
    Disappointing Jesus
    Our expectations can outweigh our reality. Take for instance reviews online. You might see a 5-star rated hotel and expect big things of that hotel chain. Yet you might experience a 2-star rated service and your reality of that hotel diminishes. It was the same for Jesus and his friends -- Peter, James, and John -- as he went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus, in the moment of need his closest disciples let him down. They were unable to stay awake. Find out how God shatters our disappointments and increases our maturity and holiness. 
  • Mar 4, 2018This Is My Body
    Mar 4, 2018
    This Is My Body
    As we continue to look at the last week of Jesus' life, we look at the most famous supper ever -- we know it as the Last Supper. A time of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but instead of focusing on the ritual of the festivities, we look at the cup and bread. Jesus makes this odd statement to his disciples that the cup being his blood and the bread was his body.  Pastor Jim uses examples of  "chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling in between," the Vietnam Monument, and kissing (yes, kissing!) to describe the Last Supper, intrigued...take a listen to find out more.
  • Feb 25, 2018Betraying Jesus
    Feb 25, 2018
    Betraying Jesus
    Some betrayals we will never understand. Judas betrayal of Jesus ranks high on the list. The story of Judas betrayal is woven through the last week of the story of Jesus. But why did Judas betray Jesus? The answer is just a click away.
  • Feb 18, 2018She Knew Him and It Showed
    Feb 18, 2018
    She Knew Him and It Showed
    Lisa, our Children's Director, masterfully told the story of Mary anointing the body of Jesus from Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:1-11; and John 12:1-11. This was the beginning of the week that would change the world. Jesus was anointed, to be the High Priest, for us and the world.