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Feb 9, 2020
Is This Gossip?
Today we continue our series Watch Your Mouth by tackling one of the biggest challenges with our mouth...gossip. But what is gossip? Gossip can be slippery to define. We may have a hard time thoroughly explaining gossip. We may say something like: "Gossip is saying bad things about people behind their back." A good starting place, but perhaps a bit incomplete. Or perhaps you've heard it said: "If you are not part of the problem or solution then it's gossip." That brings us a little closer. Take a listen or watch to what Pastor Jim explains the Bible says about gossip and how we can watch our mouths by asking "why am I talking about this?"
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  • Feb 9, 2020Is This Gossip?
    Feb 9, 2020
    Is This Gossip?
    Today we continue our series Watch Your Mouth by tackling one of the biggest challenges with our mouth...gossip. But what is gossip? Gossip can be slippery to define. We may have a hard time thoroughly explaining gossip. We may say something like: "Gossip is saying bad things about people behind their back." A good starting place, but perhaps a bit incomplete. Or perhaps you've heard it said: "If you are not part of the problem or solution then it's gossip." That brings us a little closer. Take a listen or watch to what Pastor Jim explains the Bible says about gossip and how we can watch our mouths by asking "why am I talking about this?"
  • Feb 2, 2020Heartfelt Words
    Feb 2, 2020
    Heartfelt Words
    We start a new sermon series called "Watch Your Mouth," a series focusing on our words. Our words matter. Our words can bless or curse, they have power to create our destroy, our words can speak life or declare death. And our God, who spoke creation to existence and everything in it, cares deeply about the words we speak.  Our goal is the same the as the psalmist who wrote, "May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer" -- Psalm 19v14.
  • Jan 26, 2020Treasures NEW and Old
    Jan 26, 2020
    Treasures NEW and Old
    Series: NEW
    Have you ever taking something that was old and repurposed it, giving it new life? In today's sermon, Pastor Jim talks about how the Kingdom of God is like...We go to Jesus' words, a parable, about the Kingdom of God being like a net. The net is cast out and caught all kinds of fish. This should challenge the church -- as we should be casting out the net for all to come in the doors. The people of Jesus' day also learned this lesson -- especially the Teachers of the Law. You see, they had an old way of doing things, and old treasure. Jesus was offering a new way, a new treasure, that being the Kingdom of God. So the question we need to ask, what old treasure needs to be renewed in us? 
  • Jan 19, 2020a NEW Covenant
    Jan 19, 2020
    a NEW Covenant
    Series: NEW
    If you have been around long enough, we can become cynical to things that are new. A new program, a new leader, or new regulations can quickly turn out to be less than advertised. But when Jesus entered our world as part of the story of redemption -- Jesus was doing something new. He entered into a new covenant with his disciples (and us!) by the shedding of his blood on the cross. A covenant is a chosen relationships. Jesus chose to be in relationships like a husband and wife enter into a relationship through ceremony. Pastor Jim walks us through the old covenant and the new covenant. 
  • Jan 12, 2020a NEW Command
    Jan 12, 2020
    a NEW Command
    Series: NEW
    Pastor Lisa draws on a new command Jesus gave to his disciples (and us!). Love GOD and love people. But what type of love was Jesus looking for? To follow Jesus's new command to love by clarifying that it is a life marked by sacrificial love that ultimately wins. 
  • Jan 5, 2020Old and NEW
    Jan 5, 2020
    Old and NEW
    As we begin a new year (and a new decade) we are kicking off a NEW sermon series called New. We'll be looking at the teachings of Jesus about being new. A new command. A new covenant. New treasure. But today, we look at what does it look like to live new in Jesus? The old is gone, the new is here. The question we need to wrestle with is "what is old and needs to go?" But we don't want to stop there, we also need to consider, "What's the new Jesus is calling me to?" 
  • Dec 29, 2019What Gift Will You Bring?
    Dec 29, 2019
    What Gift Will You Bring?
    As we finish the sermon series Be The Gift we explore the gifts that God has bestowed to us and maybe have not yet unwrapped. 
  • Dec 24, 2019Christmas Eve — God With Us
    Dec 24, 2019
    Christmas Eve — God With Us
    Series: Be The Gift
    We want to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS! Listen as Pastor Jim shares the gift of Christmas -- Jesus, Emmanuel, God With Us!
  • Dec 22, 2019The Way Up Is Down
    Dec 22, 2019
    The Way Up Is Down
    Series: Be The Gift
    In this memorable sermon, Pastor Jim invites kids to participate in retelling our scripture (Philippians 2) through visual. The point is that Jesus is King, who went down to earth as a servant, in order to elevate or lift us up so that God may be glorified. This is the heart of the Christmas story. The way up is down. 
  • Dec 15, 2019Humility is Obedience
    Dec 15, 2019
    Humility is Obedience
    Series: Be The Gift
    What does it look like to be the gift like Jesus? This Advent we have been digging into the words of Paul in Philippians 2:5-11 as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. In verse 8 of Paul's words, we find Christ humbled himself -- even through death. The humility Jesus demonstrated on the cross was one of obedience. This seems counter-cultural to our society today -- but one that Jesus modeled to us on multiple occasions -- including his own birth in a stable. So this Christmas and beyond -- let us take a step towards humility and obedience to be the gift to those around us -- just as Christ demonstrated.