Pastor Chris teaches a two part sermon, teaching first on the importance of developing habits which will help us to be more missional-minded, followed by a call to develop the first habit of blessing others.
Pastor Chris brings us back to Jesus' call for those following him to make disciples. Looking to make disciples and being around people who see their need for Jesus may lead others to think we are questionable characters.
In this sermon, Pastor Zack wraps up his series How to Worship a King. Over the previous four weeks, we discovered that worship properly ordered is worship that please God and is worship that he accepts as true and proper. Today we enter into the throne room, before the God of the universe and find the entirety of the gospel message.
This week, Pastor Zack leads us into the Holy Place with the Table of Showbread, the Golden Lampstand, and the Altar of Incense and explains how this intended to be intimate. It is communion with Jesus as guided by the light of the Holy Spirit and fueled by passionate prayer.
In this week’s sermon Pastor Zack reminded us that we are called to worship God in a certain pattern, and that pattern follows the order of the Tabernacle. This week he continued to lead us through the tabernacle to the bronze laver.
Pastor Zack continues his series on How to Worship a King. After leading us through the Gate last week, he brings us to the altar. He explains that the acacia wood the altar was constructed of represents purity of soul, the bronze used to overlay it represents judgement, and the horns on the altar represent mercy. He then relates these representative materials to how we need to approach God when we come to worship him.
Pastor Zack teaches us how to worship the king by guiding us through the tabernacle so that we can pattern our lives and our worship after the tabernacle. Today focuses on the first step in the process of worship: entering in by focusing on Jesus with thanksgiving.
Pastor Chris introduces the sermons series on the true meaning of worship we will be going through for the next month. He reminds us that, contrary to the way many view worship, it is not about us, it's about God.
Pastor Craig teaches on the story of the woman at the well from John 4 to demonstrate that the greatest spiritual need in the world today is that people need to discover the true identity of God.
Pastor Chris and Pastor Zack both teach on the role and importance of fatherhood. A father's job changes as his children get older, but it never ends, it just looks different. Even for those men with no children of their own, fatherhood is an important concept to understand. We can have spiritual children who look to us and in whose life we play an important role.
Your life is has been defined by your personal story either positive or negative. It can be full of mistakes and victories, heartaches and happiness, but no matter what, you are your story.
How we allow our stories to define our lives makes all the difference in the world. We need to learn to live out of our past, not in it because as long as we have our eyes on yesterday, we will never see today.
Yesterday is over! Now, what will you do with today?