Aug 25, 2019
Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
As we conclude our summer sermon series, The Ten Commandments, we finish up with the tenth word from God: coveting. Coveting is not merely an appreciation of something from a distance, but rather an uncontrolled, inordinate, selfish desire to crave something you do not have. Pastor Jim gives both silly and serious examples in his message to us. 
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  • Aug 25, 2019Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
    Aug 25, 2019
    Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
    As we conclude our summer sermon series, The Ten Commandments, we finish up with the tenth word from God: coveting. Coveting is not merely an appreciation of something from a distance, but rather an uncontrolled, inordinate, selfish desire to crave something you do not have. Pastor Jim gives both silly and serious examples in his message to us. 
  • Aug 18, 2019Blessed by the Truth
    Aug 18, 2019
    Blessed by the Truth
    Relationships depends on truth. We all know that truth-telling is essential to build trust in a healthy relationship. Then why is it so hard to tell the truth and lie. During this series, The Ten Commandments, commandment #9 says, “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” When we stop to consider this command, we realize, we are bound by lies, but blessed by the truth. So what falsehoods or deceits do we need to confess and give up this week so we can be blessed by the truth.
  • Aug 11, 2019Do Not Steal
    Aug 11, 2019
    Do Not Steal
    Guest speaker, Damian, has some great insight to Commandment #8 -- do not steal. We have made stealing to be a rather gray area, but Damian gets to the heart that stealing is stealing. You are either a person who takes or a person who gives. Giving is what brings life to those around you. Be a giver!
  • Aug 4, 2019Desire Faithfulness
    Aug 4, 2019
    Desire Faithfulness
    Today as we dig into the seventh command, "do not commit adultery," Pastor Jim tactfully yet pointedly deals with the marriage covenant between a man and woman in marriage. Marriage is a symbol of divine faithfulness, just as Christ is faithful to the Church. When we feed into something, it sticks around. What you nourish, will flourish. It's the same thing when it comes to our faithfulness with our spouses. What desires are you feeding that may need to stop? What areas are you nourishing in your marriage that need to continue?
  • Jul 28, 2019Embrace Life
    Jul 28, 2019
    Embrace Life
    As we move into Commandment #6, "you shall not murder," Pastor Jim reflects on life. After all we were all created in the image of God. We see life de-valued though when Cain killed his brother Abel. Life is something that is sacred and should be embraced. Sometimes we don't embrace it when we actually do murder. However, Jesus words teach that us that even our anger or words can be just as dangerous as murder because we don't value life of another.
  • Jul 21, 2019Heroes In Your House
    Jul 21, 2019
    Heroes In Your House
    We all have heroes. Grandparents, teachers, friends, co-workers, entertainers, or service workers. Heroes walk among us or their legacy lives on. But what about your parents? God told us in Ten Commandments to "honor your father and mother." Later in Ephesians, Paul describes to children, "to obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." This is the first commandment that deals directly with a human-to-human relationship and it comes with a promise: Honor, obey, listen to your parents -- so it may go well with you and enjoy life. The bigger point though is not just obey our parents, but with everyone who we come in contact with. Love requires that treat others as we want to be treated. 
  • 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.