Following Christ is hard! We have all experienced times when we have not followed as we should. We want to follow, but often the knowledge that we have of Him, and the lifestyle that we seek to live for Him let us down. Why do we fail? Knowledge and lifestyle, though visible, are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to following Christ. There is more, below the waterline! Come and join us as we seek to discover what is below the waterline of our awareness that needs redemption.
Summer is a great time because of the freedom that it brings….kids are out of school opening the door to vacations, camping, days at the lake, long weekends, etc. As we return to school where at one time we learned the 3 R’s of education, (Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic) and things begin to normalize once again, some look forward to the return of the routine.
In this series starting September 10th, we will look at whether we are returning this fall to a Routine, a Rut, or if we are ready for a Revolution. This fall you have the opportunity to choose your route!
Lessons on Listening – Pastor Jeff Eckman
Way. Truth. Life. – Rob Tramel
This Series Starting August 13, will emphasize the themes from our Vacation Bible School, and help us all to learn some Key things about the “Maker”, the God who created us. God created us to be like him, with purpose, and the ability to “Make” things just like He did. Most importantly the Maker loves that which he has made!
August 13, 2017 – Part 1: God Made You and Has a Plan for You
August 20, 2017 – Part 2: God is For You
August 27, 2017 – Part 3: God is Always With You
September 3, 2017 – Part 4: God Will Always Love You
July 23, 2017
1 vs. 450 – Pastor Jeff Eckman
Rev. Kirk Bookout, Development Director, Children of Promise
July 9, 2017 – Uniform of the Day – Pastor Dan Whiting
Life can be very complicated, but this wasn’t God’s plan from the Beginning. He created us for a “Simple” existence, but sin came along and life became complicated. God’s method to help us simplify is Jesus. Join us as we discover God’s plan to simplify our lives. Starting June 4, 2017.
June 4, 2017 – Part 1
June 11, 2017 – Part 2: Jesus’ Birth Was Simple
June 18, 2017 – Part 3: Jesus’ Life Was Simple
June 25, 2017 – Part 4: Jesus’ Mission Was Simple
July 2, 2017 – Part 5: Jesus’ Commission Was Simple
In this series we will explore several Biblical stories of People who believed that they were “less than” enough, but whom God Called and empowered to do great things. They became “greater than” and so can you!
4/23/2017 – Part 1: Moses Moses had resigned himself to live out his days as a shepherd in Midian because he believed he was “less than”, but god burned a bush and sent him to deliver His people from Egypt. Moses discovered that with God he became greater than his past, his failures, and the armies of Egypt.
4/30/2017 – Part 2: Gideon
5/7/2017 – Part 3: The Samaritan Woman
5/14/2017 – Part 4: Hannah
5/21/2017 – Part 5: Saul/Paul
5/28/2017 – Part 6: Joseph
Do You Love Me? – Pastor Jeff Eckman
Come Holy Spirit – Pastor Jim Sparks
Get a life….but not just any life! This series will lead us through a look at the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7, as we seek to find a full and vibrant life in the Kingdom of God. The teachings of Jesus will help us to discover how our lives will change as we change our hearts, and begin to live as Jesus did in every circumstance.
The series is inspired by a book by James Bryan Smith called “The Good and Beautiful Life”, which you can find at christianbook.com if you would like some additional reading.
Listen or download:
How to Ruin your Life – January 8, 2017
The Gospel – January 15, 2017
The Invitation – January 22, 2017
Why So Angry?!? – January 29, 2017
Learning to Live Without Lust – February 5, 2017 (Not recorded)
You Can’t Handle the Truth – February 12, 2017
Kingdom Jiu-jitsu – February 19, 2017
What’s a Vainglory?!? Or, How to Stop Doing Right for the Wrong Reason – February 26, 2017
You Can’t Buy A Life – March 5, 2017
Why So Worried? – March 12, 2017
Keeping the Fire Alive – April 9, 2017
In this series that will lead us through our advent celebration, we will sing some Christmas Carols and hone in on what they have to tell us as a part of the Christmas Story. Starting November 27, 2016.
Thanksgiving – Pastor Jeff Eckman
In this series pastor Jeff discusses 4 elements of what made the early church so powerful that “each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47b). These Elements are found in one Verse, Acts 2:42: “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”(New Living Translation).
10/9/2016 – Who Are You? – Galatians 5:16-26
Starting September 3,we start a new series about God’s promise, and man’s reluctance. Join us as we look at the book of Deuteronomy, and endeavor to “Find our Canaan”. We all know that God has a better place for us, but WE have to take the first steps to find and live in our Canaan. #justDEUit
Liminal Space – Pastor Jim Sparks
July 31, 2016 – Mission Possible: Abandoning the Paternal for Partnership – Jim Sirks