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. 
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  • 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 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 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. 
  • Dec 8, 2019A Life Poured Out
    Dec 8, 2019
    A Life Poured Out
    Series: Be The Gift
    Want to get into the Christmas spirit? Just listen to our Harvest Chapel kids as they present "Jesus Means Christmas to Me." Afterwards, Pastor Jim talks about what being the gift looks like. Jesus poured himself empty so that we may have life in Him. To flip that around, how are you being the gift to someone this Christmas? How are you pouring yourself out so that we point to Jesus and have life in Him.
  • Dec 1, 2019Have This Mind In You
    Dec 1, 2019
    Have This Mind In You
    Series: Be The Gift
    Today we start the first Sunday in Advent and we start a new sermon series called Be the Gift. Normally, we begin to think about giving and receiving gifts and making a list of things to do. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, let us remember that the true and greatest gift of Christmas is Jesus. Just as Jesus was sent to be the gift of salvation for all who would believe, so we are invited to be the gift. So what does it look like to be the gift like Jesus? Take a listen as Pastor Jim unpacks Philippians 2:5-11.
  • Nov 24, 2019Baptism Sunday
    Nov 24, 2019
    Baptism Sunday
    Series: n/a
    Baptism is expressing to all that Christ is doing in a good work inside the individual and now becomes a public declaration of one's intentions to follow Jesus. To watch the entirety of the baptism -- please click the video (filmstrip icon)
  • Nov 17, 2019When God Says No
    Nov 17, 2019
    When God Says No
    In our final sermon on the 40 Days of Prayer, Pastor Jim gives a bonus talk on when God seems to say "no." How are we to respond when it seems God doesn't answer our prayers for the 500th time. There is a story about how Moses begged God to see the Promise Land, only for God not to answer his promise. In the story, however, is a lesson for all of us.
  • Nov 10, 2019Fasting and Praying
    Nov 10, 2019
    Fasting and Praying
    As we continue in the sixth week of 40 Days of Prayer, we look at another element of praying that often goes missing -- fasting. Prayer and fasting go together in the Bible and yet we have lost this art when it comes to intentionally to give up something so we can focus on God's grace to us. Sometimes, we go without breakfast, but usually that is because we are late to our next appointment and so we skip it. When was the last time you've fasted? Pastor Jim has some good insight for us -- and a challenge to fast this Friday at lunch.