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. 
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  • 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
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    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
    Exodus
     
    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. 
  • Jul 10, 2016Building Believers Part 4 – Simplicity
    Jul 10, 2016
    Building Believers Part 4 – Simplicity
    Matthew 6:19-35
     
    Guest Missionary Speaker Bob Young has been serving with his wife Jean through Medical Evangelism in Ghana since 1988. In this message Bob challenges us to make the main thing the main thing. Not focusing on possessions but living for the Kingdom. 
  • Jul 3, 2016Building Believers Part 3 – A Dangerous Prayer
    Jul 3, 2016
    Building Believers Part 3 – A Dangerous Prayer
    Psalm 139 and James 1:2-4
     
    Prayer is one of the foundational ways in which we can grow in our faith. In this message we explore a dangerous prayer that requests God to work in us. Will we take the bold step and ask the Lord to search us, test us, show us and lead us as we strive to live life for Him? 
  • Jun 28, 2016Building Believers Part 2 – Meditation and Reflection
    Jun 28, 2016
    Building Believers Part 2 – Meditation and Reflection
    Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 119:11, 27 ,55, and 97-98, Psalm 48:9-10, Psalm 63:5-6, Psalm 16:8 and Joshua 1:8
    As we continue our summer series on Spiritual Disciplines we take a look at the importance of Biblical Meditation. Why is in important and what are some of the results that follow those who take time to meditate regularly on God's Word. 
  • Jun 19, 2016Building Believers Part 1 – God’s Word
    Jun 19, 2016
    Building Believers Part 1 – God’s Word
    II Timothy 3:10-17, Psalm 119:97-105, John 8:31, James 1:21-25, and Matthew 7:24-29
     
    The third part of our mission statement as a church is to build believers. In this message series we will look at specific spiritual disciplines Christ followers can participate in for healthy spiritual growth. We begin with the importance of Scripture intake. Our challenge in this message is to read, reflect and respond to God's Word on a regular basis.
     
    We also provided a take home 21 day Bible reading challenge. You can find it on our church facebook page!  
  • Jun 12, 2016Blessed is the Man
    Jun 12, 2016
    Blessed is the Man
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 112:1-2 and Psalm 1:1
     
    Knoxville VBS Kickoff Sunday! On June 12, 2016 Community Bible, First Christian, Knoxville United Methodist, and First United Presbyterian Churches joined together for a community wide service. We worshiped together as the Body of Christ in Knoxville and commissioned our VBS team for the upcoming week of Vacation Bible School! Special Guest Speaker - Pastor Dave Shreeves brought one of his last messages in Knoxville, before he retires in July. Together we looked at what it looks like to invest in our future. 
     
    Sermon Notes: 
     
    Point 1: HIS CHILDREN WILL BE MIGHTY
    Psalm 112:2
    Ephesians :1-4
     
    Point 2: HIS LIFE WILL BE BLESSED WITH GOOD
    Psalm 112:3-5
    James 1:16-17
    I Corinthians 4:7
     
    Point 3: HIS SPIRIT WILL NEVER BE SHAKEN
    Psalm 112:6-8
    Job 1:20-22
    Philippians 1:19-21
     
    Closing: Romans 8:28
  • Jun 5, 2016Sharing Christ – Part 4
    Jun 5, 2016
    Sharing Christ – Part 4
    Jonah 1:1 - 4:11, II Kings 14:25, and Matthew 12:38-45
     
    Sharing Christ with our friends and loved ones can often seem like an overwhelming task all in itself. With this message we explore the book of Jonah and wrestle with the challenge to share with people we don't like, even our enemies. "The Lord is a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love" (Jonah 4:2). 
  • May 29, 2016Sharing Christ – Part 3
    May 29, 2016
    Sharing Christ – Part 3
    Luke 15:3-7, Luke 18:24-25, Luke 19:1-10
     
    Salvation does not come from what we are able to do or how much we have, it is by faith in Christ alone. Jesus came to seek and save the Lost and he wants to use His church to represent Him in the same way. 
  • May 22, 2016Sharing Christ – Part 2
    May 22, 2016
    Sharing Christ – Part 2
    Your Story and God's Story
     
    Do you know how to share your faith with a friend? In this message we talk about how you can share both your story, as well as explore three ways to share God's plan of salvation. We walk through the tools of: Do vs. Done, The Romans Road and The Bridge Illustration to help you use God's word to explain His plan to solve man's problem of sin.  The Good News that makes a way for all to have a right relationship with God through Jesus. 
  • May 15, 2016Sharing Christ – Part 1
    May 15, 2016
    Sharing Christ – Part 1

    Acts 20:24, I Peter 3:15-16, and II Corinthians 5:16-20 

    Christ followers have been called to Share Christ with a lost world. Are you ready to share with friends who may ask about the hope of Christ in you? In this introductory message we set the stage for our need to learn how to share our faith with others.
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