Sorry for the audio quality. We had some technical difficulties this morning. PC's message this morning addressed how we should respond to the chaos that often accompanies the Christmas season.
In the midst of the chaos, Jesus calls us to come to him, listen to his voice, and never give up hope. We should not only do these things, but encourage the faith of others, and share the joy we find in Christ with those who do not know him.
Pastor Chris gives a call to action for our church to get involved in our community. As Christians, we should not live isolated lives inside our building. We need to get out and be involved in the community. Why would the community be interested in the church if the church is not interested in the community?
The strength of any community is found in its ability to help people focus on the things that matter most. The problem is: We have to decide what matters the most.
Any personal opinion, preference, or agenda that becomes more important than our real purpose will destroy the community God intends for the church. The church was created to glorify God and to bring people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. It's not that hard. We're supposed to live so that people see God in us and live constantly on a mission to bring people into God's kingdom.
Pastor Zack kicks off a new series titled A God of Community with a message connecting the community in which the persons of the trinity live with the way we should live in community with one another. We need each other. We are created for one another and we are created to live in community with one another.
Just as many of us have things in our closets we would not want to show off to others, often there are things in our souls we have ignored or neglected that we woudn't like to show those around us. PC calls us to stop ignoring our closets and making room for the new things God wants in our lives.
Many people struggle with over-thinking many things in their life. This can lead to two different things: 1) They can suffer paralysis by analysis and 2) They can think too much and pray too little. Does this mean we shouldn't use our minds as Christians? Of course not. God expects us to use our minds in conjunction with the power of prayer. The possibilities of what God can do are endless, if we simply surrender.
Pastor Chris teaches on fearing change. He outlines 5 ways we can respond to change and gives us 5 things we need to keep in mind when faced with change.
Pastor Craig discusses how, as believers, we should handle the past. He delves into how people handle the past and why the way people handle it is problematic. He then gives us four suggestions from scripture and closes with how to be free from your past and the benefits that brings.
This episode also includes Alice M. giving an introduction to Stephen Ministries. A new ministry which equips members of the church to care for people going through tough times.
This week, Pastor Craig discusses the reasons why trying to please everyone is a trap. He gives us 5 reasons trying to please everyone is a trap followed by 6 truths that will setyou free.
Pastor Chris introduces us to the last of the 5 Habits of Highly Missional People. Today is the last habit: "Embracing our Sentness." To help us embrace our sentness, PC challenges us throughout the week to journal all the ways we alerted others to the universal reign of God through Christ.
If Jesus is my greatest influence, do I live like him? Do I feel like he does? Do I teach and love like Jesus? Do I pray like he did? Is my greatest desire, my soul mission in life, to see people re-connect with the God who created them? To see them saved? To see them experience the transforming power of God’s grace? The greatest need in our world today is for people to see Jesus. The love, the presence, and the power of Jesus are transformative – and the world should see Jesus in the people who call themselves Christians. If we want to surprise the world, we need to live and love like Jesus!
Pastor Chris teaches on the importance of listening for the Spirit's voice. He looks to he book of Acts to show us that nothing missional happened among the disciples without the Holy Spirit instigating it. He challenges us to spend at least one period of the week listening for the Spirit's voice.
As simple as it sounds, we can engage in God's mission to redeem his creation by changing our habits of eating. Much of Jesus ministry was spent eating with all kinds of people. One author went so far as to say that "Jesus literally ate his way through the Gospels."
Pastor Chris challenges us to surprise the world by eating with 3 people this week - at least one of whom is not a member of this church.
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.