Matthew 25: 31-40 Serving Christ is a whole-life experience. It is a person’s passions combined with one’s unique gifts and resources to live life for causes greater than oneself.
Mark 12:38-44 Our talents, our gifts, and our resources are what God uses to bring about God’s will on earth. Not at the expense of the most vulnerable brothers and sisters, but out of the abundance that so many of us experience. God is faithful and there is enough for everyone when we learn to share. John Wesley believed that life, all of it, is a gift to be given away. He is credited with saying, “Earn all you can, save…
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9; Philippians 1:6 In caring for the mind, body and spirit, we grow to become who God has created us to be. We’ll discuss nurturing as a spiritual discipline and growing with others in small groups. Key Points: Trusting Christ with our lives through spiritual disciplines Christ’s dying wish for Christians to be one The commitment to small groups.
Scripture: John 1: 35-51 Inviting is a simple way to describe evangelism: intentionally sharing our faith story with others and inviting people to live out their story within the body of Christ. In this sermon, we discuss the reasons and ways to share our story as well as the reasons we invite others into the community of Christ (church). We’ll talk about the biblical reasons to share our faith, how to overcome obstacles, and the power of invitation in regards…
Scripture: Luke 9:23, Romans 12:1-2 Worship is what captivates the heart’s affection, the minds attention, and the soul’s ambition. Christian worship is the outpouring of our lives led by the Holy Spirit rooted in God’s truth, devoting all we are and all we do to God’s glory. Individual worship is about emptying ourselves and making room for Christ to reign in every aspect of our lives. Corporate worship is a “prep rally” for God. It is all about God! It…
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-13 What could God do through us if we stopped hiding, hiding from God, hiding from each other, hiding all the bits that we don’t think are good enough? No matter what we’ve done or left undone, Jesus came to seek and to save us.
Exodus 13:17-22, 14:10-14 PT Barnum helped create what would later become the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, which called itself the greatest show on earth. But the greatest show means the impossible comes true: our ever-living, ever-loving, death-defying God relinquishes immortality only to take it up again to show us the way to life eternal, life in all its fullness.