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Sunday December 31: “The Church In Acts” Acts 2:42-47

Sunday December 31: “The Church In Acts” Acts 2:42-47

Luke’s description of the Church in Acts is 2,000 years old. That said, the model for a Christian community Luke lays out in this short passage is just as relevant today as it was so long ago. If the Church wants to live out the call as a community of believers, then it ought to examine Luke’s words in Acts 2:42-47.

Sunday December 17:  What does it mean for the people of that day that Jesus Became Human?  Isaiah 9:2-7 & Isaiah 42:1-4

Sunday December 17: What does it mean for the people of that day that Jesus Became Human? Isaiah 9:2-7 & Isaiah 42:1-4

For many years the people of Israel prayed for a savior who would draw them back towards God, and restore their nation.  They studied prophecy about this coming savior so that they would be able to know when he comes, and celebrate his arrival.  And yet, Jesus comes into the world without notice, leads three years of ministry, mostly without notice from the very people studying so they would not miss him.

Sunday November 26:  1 John 5 “What You Were Made For”

Sunday November 26: 1 John 5 “What You Were Made For”

As John closes out his first letter, he wants to drive home just a few things. First, loving connection to Jesus Christ is the foundation that everything else rests on. Second, overflowing from that relationship, we are called to be a blessing to the world in a way that overcomes the challenges, struggles and burdens that life sends our way.

Sunday November 5:  1 John 3:11-24 “Check your Heart”

Sunday November 5: 1 John 3:11-24 “Check your Heart”

As we continue to look at what life together as Christians looks like, we lean into the posture of our hearts. What we say, how we say it, and what is behind our actions can be just as important as what we say and do. Jesus describes it by saying the words of our mouth is the overflow of our hearts. What is overflowing from your heart?

Sunday October 22:  1 John 2:15-27 “Stay the Course”

Sunday October 22: 1 John 2:15-27 “Stay the Course”

Somedays life is just hard.  The believers hearing 1 John were given a reminder that their faith in Jesus is meant to be a foundation that they can lean on, trust in, and stand on no matter what life sends their way.  That learning about Jesus and growing in their faith is wonderful and central, but not to fall into a trap of thinking that their faith rests in their head, but instead rests in the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives.

Sunday October 8:  “Humility & Grace” 1 John 1

Sunday October 8: “Humility & Grace” 1 John 1

1 John begins with the core focus that the more we know Jesus, the more we will reflect his grace and forgiveness to others. Our faith in Jesus will naturally draw us to become aware of our own flaws and his holiness and perfection. Considering God’s perfection, and our lack thereof, we move to a place of humility, grace, and love for others. The people of God should be known by humility, love, and grace.

Sunday September 24:  “All In- To Our Community” Romans 10:10-15

Sunday September 24: “All In- To Our Community” Romans 10:10-15

In Romans 10, the apostle Paul makes an impassioned case that the gospel is good news for all people, but they need to experience it. Paul makes the case that as Christ followers it is our responsibility for the good news that we have been given, that gives us hope that grounds our lives, must be shared, embodied and expressed to people not just within our Christian community.