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 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 16, 2016Living a Caffeinated Life in a Decaf World
    Oct 16, 2016
    Living a Caffeinated Life in a Decaf World
    Jeremiah 9:23-24
    Do you just know about God or do you actually know Him? The difference may only be 18 inches, the distance from your mind to your heart, but it makes all the difference in the world. 
  • 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. 
  • Sep 18, 2016Philippians – Part 3 (1:12-18)
    Sep 18, 2016
    Philippians – Part 3 (1:12-18)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 1:12-18
    People who find joy in all situations are people who focus on what God is accomplishing in the midst of their circumstances. That is why Paul is able to find joy even when finding himself in chains: because Christ is being preached and others are finding courage to share Him as a result. What are you chained to today? Is there a person who is a part of that situation who needs to see Christ in you? 
  • Sep 11, 2016Philippians – Part 2 (1:1-11)
    Sep 11, 2016
    Philippians – Part 2 (1:1-11)
    Series: Philippians
    Philippians 1:1-11
    This messages looks at the first eleven verses of this great letter. Paul gives a greeting to ALL at the Philippian church, shares how thankful he is for them and prays that they would grow in love. We explore how allowing others to be our focus can be a source of joy regardless of the situation we find our self in. We also are reminded that loving others can be a source of joy that ultimately brings glory to God. 
  • Sep 4, 2016Philippians – Part 1 “The beginning of the church at Philippi”
    Sep 4, 2016
    Philippians – Part 1 “The beginning of the church at Philippi”
    Series: Philippians

    Acts 16:12-40 and Hebrews 12:1-2

    This is the introductory message to our series through the book of Philippians. We talk about the theme of the book and find that even at the church's beginning, 10 years before the letter was written, Paul was living a lesson of joy found in the midst of suffering. If God is the source of your joy, then your joy can never be taken away from you! 
  • Aug 28, 2016Making the Most of Your Time
    Aug 28, 2016
    Making the Most of Your Time
    Colossians 3:16-17 and 3:23, Ephesians 5:15-20, Psalm 90:12, and 2 Peter 3:8-9
    This message is the conclusion of our summer long series Better Together. We have looked at the importance of sharing your faith with others, taking personal responsibility to grow in your faith, seen the role we all have to serve others, and looked at how we are created to worship God with our lives. In this final message we are reminded that we must prioritize our time so we can be people who live on mission. 
  • Aug 21, 2016Community Part 4 – Worship
    Aug 21, 2016
    Community Part 4 – Worship
    Series: Community
    Psalm 63:3-4, Psalm 134, John 4:1-24, Matthew 15:8-9, and Hebrews 10:19-23
    Now that we have established the last two Sundays that worship is more than a service we attend or a song we sing, it is a life that we live; we as a church looked specifically at worship through song. This, like all forms of worship, must be done in both spirit and truth. Are you able to engage your mind around God's truth and also surrender your hearts to Him when you worship? 
  • Aug 14, 2016The Life God Has Always Wanted YOU to Have
    Aug 14, 2016
    The Life God Has Always Wanted YOU to Have
    Series: Community
    Mark 12:28-31 and I John 4:19
    Guest Speaker Bill Allison, of Cadre Ministries, encourages us to take a look at our passions and realign them with God's call on our life to Love Him with all we are and then to love others with the same love we have been given. What are you passionate about? Will you take the challenge and pray the disciple makers prayer for the next month? 
  • Aug 7, 2016Community Part 3 – Worship – The church serving together
    Aug 7, 2016
    Community Part 3 – Worship – The church serving together
    Series: Community
    In view of God's mercy we are called to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice. Romans 12 makes this charge as part of a challenge to a church body using their gifts together in order to love others. Could using our gifts be part of the sacrifice the Lord desires as worship? 
  • Jul 31, 2016Community Part 2 – Saved for Worship
    Jul 31, 2016
    Community Part 2 – Saved for Worship
    Series: Community
    In this message we explore how the people of Israel were set free so they could worship God. We then look at each of the plagues through that lens. We too have been set free from slavery. The slavery of sin. We too have been set free to worship God. What are we allowing to become idols in our lives? 
  • Jul 24, 2016Community Part 1 – Accountability
    Jul 24, 2016
    Community Part 1 – Accountability
    Series: Community

    Galatians 5:22 - 6:4

    For true community to take place, in any church family, we must bear one another's burdens. In this message we explore Paul's challenge to understand we are called to restore those who stumble in their faith. 
  • Jul 17, 2016Building Believers Part 5 – Time with Jesus
    Jul 17, 2016
    Building Believers Part 5 – Time with Jesus
    Luke 10:38-42, Romans 3:23 and 5:8-11, John 15, Psalm 46:10
    Will we choose to make time for Jesus in the busyness of this life? In this message Jesus reminds us of the one thing worth being concerned about in this life. A thing that will not be taken away from us. Are you serving from an empty reservoir? Consider making it a habit to create space for being still in God's presence so He can fill you up on a regular basis.