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? 
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  • 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.
  • May 8, 2016Willing To Be Willing
    May 8, 2016
    Willing To Be Willing
    Guest Speaker, Timothy Kakooza - Pastor of Community Church in Unganda, shares about his ministry and challenges Community to be willing to be used by God in this world.
  • May 1, 2016Better Together – Part 4 “Impacting The World”
    May 1, 2016
    Better Together – Part 4 “Impacting The World”
    Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:5-8, and Philippians 4:10-20
    On this 1st day of May we celebrated the ordinances of The Lord's Supper and Baptism together as a church family. The introduction for our  message was the baptisms of Teagan Bird, Macy Nolan and Shelly Bloomer. Unfortunately that portion of our service was not recorded. However, we have included the video testimonies of those who were baptized. The message that followed was a brief reminder that we are called to be a church that both sends, partners with and supports God's mission for us to reach the world with His love.  Ten and a half percent of all offerings received at Community Bible Church are used outside our church walls to support this effort. We are Better Together, and that includes those who the Lord has called to serve him in hard to reach places.
  • Apr 24, 2016Better Together – Part 3 – Serving in Our Community
    Apr 24, 2016
    Better Together – Part 3 – Serving in Our Community
    Galatians 5:13-14 and Matthew 5:14-16
    Christ followers are called to be a light in the world. At Community we believe everyone should use their gifts within the church, but not so much so that they are not also actively bringing God's light to a world in need. Where might God want you to volunteer and show His love in your community?
  • Apr 17, 2016Better Together – Part 2 “The Team – Serving in the Church”
    Apr 17, 2016
    Better Together – Part 2 “The Team – Serving in the Church”
    I Peter 4:10-11, I Corinthians 12 and 13, and Ephesians 4:1-16
    In this message we see that Scripture reveals that every Christ follower has been given a gift to be used to serve others, so we can be the church. We are better together and God can use us for His glory!
    "A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other." - I Corinthians 12:7
    "God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." I Peter 4:10
  • Apr 10, 2016Better Together – Part 1
    Apr 10, 2016
    Better Together – Part 1
    I Peter 2:9-12 and John 13:33-35
    With this message we begin our new series entitled "Better Together." We explore our responsibility as a church to represent Christ together to a world in need.  This message sets the stage for us exploring the mission of Community Bible Church for the next several weeks. It is not enough to know that our mission is to Share Christ, Build Believers and Serve Others. We must be equipped to live it out!