Jan 1, 2023
Striving Toward God’s High Calling
Series: (All)
Philippians 3:12-14 Today is the beginning of a new year!  Rather than getting caught up in stereotypical New Year’s resolutions, why don’t we study and apply what the Bible teaches about making a new start in life?  The Apostle Paul gives us some excellent guidance in his letter to the Philippian believers. We need an attitude of humility.  “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect…”  (v.12a)
We need the aspiration to grow.  “...but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (v.12b)
We need to keep a singular focus.  “But one thing I do…” (v.13a) We need to leave the past in the past.  “Forgetting what is behind…” (v.13b) We need to set our sight on the future God has in store!  “I press on toward the goal…” (v.14)
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  • Jan 1, 2023Striving Toward God’s High Calling
    Jan 1, 2023
    Striving Toward God’s High Calling
    Series: (All)
    Philippians 3:12-14 Today is the beginning of a new year!  Rather than getting caught up in stereotypical New Year’s resolutions, why don’t we study and apply what the Bible teaches about making a new start in life?  The Apostle Paul gives us some excellent guidance in his letter to the Philippian believers. We need an attitude of humility.  “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect…”  (v.12a)
    We need the aspiration to grow.  “...but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (v.12b)
    We need to keep a singular focus.  “But one thing I do…” (v.13a) We need to leave the past in the past.  “Forgetting what is behind…” (v.13b) We need to set our sight on the future God has in store!  “I press on toward the goal…” (v.14)
  • Dec 25, 2022A Shepherd for the Shepherds
    Dec 25, 2022
    A Shepherd for the Shepherds
    Series: (All)
    Luke 2:8-20 Perhaps we all tend to identify with the shepherds of the nativity story because they were just common, ordinary people like us.  It was to them that the angels first announced the birth of the Savior, sending them to find the Christ Child in a manger in Bethlehem.  Their hearts were filled with wonder, but there was much they did not yet understand about that precious baby. They didn’t know the child sleeping in a manger was also a Lamb.
    • John 1:29
    • Revelation 5:12
    They also didn’t know that he would be a Shepherd.
    • John 10:14   
    Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God sent into the world to save us from our sins.  He is also the Good Shepherd who came to seek and save us.
    Are you ready to follow him today?
  • Nov 20, 2022Forget Not All His Benefits
    Nov 20, 2022
    Forget Not All His Benefits
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 103:1-5 The Benefit of Forgiveness (v. 3a) The Benefit of Healing (v. 3b) The Benefit of Redemption (v. 4a) The Benefit of Fulfillment (v.5a) The Benefit of Renewal (v. 5b)
  • Nov 13, 2022Reaching the Unreached
    Nov 13, 2022
    Reaching the Unreached
    Series: (All)
    “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.’”   Romans 10:14-15  
  • Nov 6, 2022The Crowns of Christ
    Nov 6, 2022
    The Crowns of Christ
    Series: (All)
    The Crowns of Christ “...and on his head are many crowns.”  Revelation 19:12 The Crown He Set Aside
    • John 1:14
    • Philippians 2:5-7
     The Crown He Willingly Accepted
    • Matthew 27:27-31
    • Philippians 2:8
     The Eternal Crown He Gained
    • Hebrews 2:9
    • Philippians 2:9-11
     Don’t you want a King like this?
  • Oct 9, 2022Yes & Amen
    Oct 9, 2022
    Yes & Amen
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 1:15-22
    1.  Yes & No (verses 17-18)
    2.  Yes & Amen (verses 19-20)
    We have all been hurt & shaped by someone who didn't keep their promises. 
    God keeps His promises!
  • Oct 2, 2022Sharing the Cup of Christ
    Oct 2, 2022
    Sharing the Cup of Christ
    Series: (All)
    The Lord’s Supper:  Sharing the Cup of Christ We are called to share in the cup of his suffering and death.
    • Matthew 26:39   “...if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.”
    • Romans 8:17   “...if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
    We are invited to share in the cup of his victory and glory.
    • Psalm 23:5  “My cup runneth over.”
    • Psalm 116:13  “I will lift up the cup of salvation”
    • Matthew 25:21  “Come and share your master’s happiness!”
    We are privileged to share in the cup of his service to others.
    • Matthew 10:42   “If anyone gives even a cup of cold water...”
    • Romans 12:13   “Share with God’s people who are in need.”
  • Apr 14, 2022An Appeal to the Senses
    Apr 14, 2022
    An Appeal to the Senses
    Series: (All)
    Maunday Thursday Service
    "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  John 1:29
  • Mar 6, 2022What To Bring To The LORD’s Table
    Mar 6, 2022
    What To Bring To The LORD’s Table
    Series: (All)
    1 Corinthians 10 & 11  Bring your spiritual appetite.
    • Matthew 5:6
    Bring clean hands and a pure heart.
    • Psalm 24:3-4
    Bring a spirit of unity.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
    Bring a heart of gratitude.
    • Psalm 100:4
    Bring your undying loyalty.
    • John 6:67-68
  • Feb 27, 2022A Survival Kit for Christians
    Feb 27, 2022
    A Survival Kit for Christians
    Series: (All)
    1 Peter 1:3-9 Life for Christians in the first century was difficult.  On top of regular trials and hardships, they were often persecuted for their faith and allegiance to Jesus.  But the Apostle Peter shared how God had equipped them for victorious living.  Those gifts are still available to us today!
    • God has given us a New Birth. (v.3)
    • God has given us a Living Hope. (v.3)
    • God has given us an Eternal Inheritance. (v.4)
    • God has given us an Inexpressible Joy! (v.8)