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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.

Sunday September 10:  “All In – Serving at Church” Romans 12:9-18

Sunday September 10: “All In – Serving at Church” Romans 12:9-18

At church we are called a covenant community, a community who thrives when its people look out for the well-being of one another. Romans 12 paints a picture of what this life in community, driven by the love of Christ, looks like; selfless, humble, passionate, grounded in Christ, and seeking the good of others in the community through active service and engagement.

Sunday August 6:  “Hospitality Leading Into Outreach”, Luke 19:1-10

Sunday August 6: “Hospitality Leading Into Outreach”, Luke 19:1-10

This Sunday we will look at how the “love of stranger” is not only a biblical principle but essential to our call to share the gospel. Oftentimes we can view the work of outreach as the job of people with the gift of evangelism. But evangelism isn’t necessarily a gift, it’s a calling for every Christian.