Feb 19, 2017
Faith and Hope Part 3 – Enoch
Exodus 34:27-35, Hebrews 4:14-16, 10:21, 11:1-5, Genesis 5:24, Jeremiah 9:23-24, Hebrews 11:5-6, Psalm 24:1-4 and Amos 3:3
Enoch constantly walked intimately with God, Hebrews reveals that this pleased the Lord. Are you walking with God in your life today? Because of Christ we all have direct access to the Throne of grace. What step can you take today to deepen your walk and relationship with the Lord? 
  • Feb 19, 2017Faith and Hope Part 3 – Enoch
    Feb 19, 2017
    Faith and Hope Part 3 – Enoch
    Exodus 34:27-35, Hebrews 4:14-16, 10:21, 11:1-5, Genesis 5:24, Jeremiah 9:23-24, Hebrews 11:5-6, Psalm 24:1-4 and Amos 3:3
    Enoch constantly walked intimately with God, Hebrews reveals that this pleased the Lord. Are you walking with God in your life today? Because of Christ we all have direct access to the Throne of grace. What step can you take today to deepen your walk and relationship with the Lord? 
  • Feb 12, 2017Faith and Hope Part 2 – Creation and Abel
    Feb 12, 2017
    Faith and Hope Part 2 – Creation and Abel
    Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:15-18, Hebrews 11:1-4, Genesis 4:1-10, I John 3:11-19, Hebrews 12:24
    In part 2 of this series, we see that the Creator of the Universe is the One we place our faith in and we explore the first of many Old Testament examples of faith. Abel gave his best to God and we too can leave a legacy of faith by doing the same. Abel reveals that faith is an external step of obedience, based on our internal hope and relationship with God. 
    Not captured in this recording is our introduction with the children's church group. We asked -  if they found a large bouncy ball in the corn field north of church if they would think 1) someone put it there or 2) it grew there on its own. They all agreed that it would be obvious that someone made it and put it there. The same is true with our universe, it has a creator and we have been created by him for a purpose. 
  • Feb 5, 2017Faith and Hope
    Feb 5, 2017
    Faith and Hope
    As we launch into a new series looking at Faith and Hope from the 11th chapter of Hebrews, we used this introductory message to provide us with context. The Hebrews were tempted to turn away from their new found faith in Christ because of the persecution they were facing. The Author encourages them to press on and live by faith. 
    In the middle of this weeks message we also utilized Hebrews 10:1-14 as a way to prepare our hearts for communion. A beautiful song, sung by Jane Eiker and Samantha Rose Brody, can be heard as our church family spends time examining our hearts before remembering Christ's sacrifice together. 
  • Jan 29, 2017Be The Church Part 4 – Serve Others
    Jan 29, 2017
    Be The Church Part 4 – Serve Others
    Series: Be The Light
    John 21
    The account of Peter's public restoration provides a template for our own ministry. To serve Christ we must yield to His will (not rely on our own ability), love Him (by using our gifts to love others), and follow Him wherever He leads us (and keep on following him). 
  • Jan 22, 2017Be the Light Part 3 – Build Believers
    Jan 22, 2017
    Be the Light Part 3 – Build Believers
    Series: Be The Light
    John 14-15 
    In this message we explore the second part of the mission at Community: to build believers. Our hope is to help our church family learn to show God our love, by obeying this commands. This means we need to equip others to love others well. Our hope is to do this by creating a church who depends on Christ and is regularly spending time in his presence through Word intake and prayer intimacy. 
  • Jan 15, 2017Be The Light part 2 – Share Christ
    Jan 15, 2017
    Be The Light part 2 – Share Christ
    Series: Be The Light
    John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 2 Peter 3:8-15, 2 Corinthians 5:12, I Timothy 2:1-6, Colossians 3:12-17 and 4:1-6
    In this message we explore the first part of our mission statement: to Share Christ. Will we Pray for our friends who have not yet begun a relationship with God through Jesus? Will we Invest in them with our time and represent Jesus with how we live?  And will we follow the Holy Spirits leading to Invite them to learn about God's love by hearing our story, God's story or simply inviting them to church or other ways they will hear aout his love? Jesus died for us, will we live for Him? Pray. Invest. Invite. 
  • Jan 8, 2017Be The Light – Share. Build. Serve.
    Jan 8, 2017
    Be The Light – Share. Build. Serve.
    Series: Be The Light
    Illuminate part 1 - Be the Light
    Matthew 5:13-16, 22:36-40, 25:34-35 and 28:18-20 and 1 John 3:18-19
    This introductory message begins our short series "Illuminate," which will  explore our mission as a church to: Share Christ, Build Believers and Serve Others in 2017. 
  • Dec 25, 2016Christmas 2016
    Dec 25, 2016
    Christmas 2016
    Christmas Morning - Peace
  • Dec 24, 2016Christmas Eve Service
    Dec 24, 2016
    Christmas Eve Service
    Christmas Eve Service - Light in the darkness
  • Dec 11, 2016Three Bridges of Christmas
    Dec 11, 2016
    Three Bridges of Christmas
    Matthew 1:1-23 and Luke 2:1-20
    As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas we use this message to look at three bridges that can be seen in the Christmas story. 
    The bridge that Jesus builds between the Old Testament and Jesus the Messiah. 
    The bridge Jesus builds between people and our Holy God through the forgiveness of our sins.
    The bridge we are called to make to others by telling about the good news of Jesus. 
  • Dec 4, 2016Philippians – message series Conclusion
    Dec 4, 2016
    Philippians – message series Conclusion
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians and Luke 2:8-11
    This message serves as the conclusion of our 12 week study through the letter of Philippians. 
    "If Jesus is your source of joy, your joy can never be taken away from you."
  • Nov 27, 2016Philippians – Part 12 (4:10-20)
    Nov 27, 2016
    Philippians – Part 12 (4:10-20)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 4:10-20, Hebrews 13:5 and 7
    "Regular giving tells God that He is first and that nothing we posses is more important than Him." 
    In this message we explore the gift of giving. 
    • vs. 10 - Gratitude
    • vs. 11-13 - Contentment
    • vs. 14-17 - Partnership
    • vs. 18 - Worship
    • vs. 19-20 - all resulting in a deeper faith
  • Nov 20, 2016Philippians – Part 11 (4:2-9)
    Nov 20, 2016
    Philippians – Part 11 (4:2-9)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 4:2-9 and Matthew 6:25-34
    As Paul brings the letter to the Philippians to a close he addresses a specific conflict in their church, reminding us to be unified in our work for the Gospel. He then addresses an issue that often steals our joy - worry. God reminds us through Paul that we can conquer worry by replacing it with prayer. "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything."  When we pray we experience the true peace of God and that peace will help us mind and heart of joy. 
  • Nov 13, 2016Philippians – Part 10 (3:12-4:1)
    Nov 13, 2016
    Philippians – Part 10 (3:12-4:1)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 3:12 - 4:1 
    Pressing on toward the goal! 
    Paul reminds us that the Christian life is much like a race. In this message we look at some things that will help us to run our race well. 
    1. Humbly acknowledging that we have not arrived yet, is a starting place.
    2. Devoting ourselves to the race, "forgetting" the past, and keeping our eyes on our goal will help us run well. 
    3. Following faithful examples and not following into the traps of others will help us to persevere. 
    4. Living in light of our true citizenship will give us the perspective to run in every season. 
  • Nov 6, 2016Philippians – part 9 (3:1-11)
    Nov 6, 2016
    Philippians – part 9 (3:1-11)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 3:1-11 and Luke 15:8-10 
    All is worthless compared to knowing Christ. In this message we see that our confidence must be found in Christ alone and not in ourselves. He alone is the means by which we are saved. Do you know about Jesus or do you really know him? 
  • Oct 30, 2016Philippians – Part 8 (2:19-30)
    Oct 30, 2016
    Philippians – Part 8 (2:19-30)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 2:19-30
    Through a oddly placed travel itinerary, Paul highlights to examples of faith in the men Timothy and Epaphroditus. They both lived out the challenge giving in the little letter, by living in a way that is worthy of the Gospel by putting the needs of others above their own. The relationship between Timothy and Paul reminds us of the importance of investing in others. Epaphroditus is a wonderful example of God using regular people to advance the Kingdom of God. Are you investing in others? Are you using your gifts for God's glory? Will you press on when things get tough so that God can receive the glory through your life? 
  • Oct 23, 2016Philippians – Part 7 (2:12-18)
    Oct 23, 2016
    Philippians – Part 7 (2:12-18)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 2:12-18, Numbers 28:7
    When it comes to your faith, are you all in? Together, God's people must show the results of our salvation to a world looking for hope. We are to let our lights shine together as one bright light in a fallen world. We can pour ourselves out as an offering to God by using our gifts together to point others to His love. 
  • Oct 9, 2016Philippians – Part 6 (2:1-11)
    Oct 9, 2016
    Philippians – Part 6 (2:1-11)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 2:1-11, Hebrews 12:2, and Jude 24
    "Have the Attitude of Jesus"
    Following the example of Jesus will help us represent Him in this world. Will we work together to point others to Christ as we focus on Him in our own lives? To do this we must set aside our selfish ways and put others before our selves. Is there something we need to turn from so we can focus on Jesus? 
  • Oct 2, 2016Philippians – Part 5 (1:27-30)
    Oct 2, 2016
    Philippians – Part 5 (1:27-30)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 1:27-30, II Corinthians 3:2-3, II Timothy 2:22, and Ephesians 4:1-7
    "Standing Together"
    We can stand firm together as a church and represent Christ well by living a consistent life that is worthy of the Gospel, cooperating with one another in community and having confidence that Christ is at work even through our suffering.  What does your life communicate about the Gospel to others? 
  • Sep 25, 2016Philippians – Part 4 (1:18-26)
    Sep 25, 2016
    Philippians – Part 4 (1:18-26)
    Series: Philippians
    This week, as we continue traveling through the letter to the Philippians, we look at the importance of praying for others.  We also are reminded that, as Christ followers, our life goal should be to honor Jesus with whatever life brings. We see that Paul's perspective in the midst of his dire situation is: To live is Christ, to die is gain. What does this mean? We should regularly ask the question, "How can my current situation be used to bring glory to Christ?" Until we are ready to die, we are not truly ready to live.