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Oct 15, 2017
“You Give Them Something to Eat”
So far in our Miracles of Jesus series, we have studied Jesus healing the woman with the continual hemorrhage of blood and His turning the water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana.    This morning we are looking at Jesus multiplying the five small loaves of bread and two fish to feed the 5000 men plus women and children. It is unfortunate this has been called The Feeding of the 5,000 because adding the women and children there were potentially 15,000-25,000 people there.
   We will look at the setting, the disciples’ thoughts on what to do with this many hungry and tired people, Jesus’ compassion for them, what He did and then had His disciples do to this feed this many people. We will also address what God wants us as His people today to learn from this miracle.
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  • Oct 15, 2017“You Give Them Something to Eat”
    Oct 15, 2017
    “You Give Them Something to Eat”
    So far in our Miracles of Jesus series, we have studied Jesus healing the woman with the continual hemorrhage of blood and His turning the water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana.    This morning we are looking at Jesus multiplying the five small loaves of bread and two fish to feed the 5000 men plus women and children. It is unfortunate this has been called The Feeding of the 5,000 because adding the women and children there were potentially 15,000-25,000 people there.
       We will look at the setting, the disciples’ thoughts on what to do with this many hungry and tired people, Jesus’ compassion for them, what He did and then had His disciples do to this feed this many people. We will also address what God wants us as His people today to learn from this miracle.
  • Oct 8, 2017“Where Will You Go?”
    Oct 8, 2017
    “Where Will You Go?”
    Series: (All)
       The Apostle John, as an eyewitness to all that was happening as Jesus was teaching in Capernaum, pretty much leaves it to Jesus to teach us what He wants us to understand. John tells us about the reaction to this teaching by these first century Jews.
       In John 6:48-69 Jesus teaches that He is the living bread that has come down from heaven and whoever eats His flesh and drinks His blood will have eternal life. He’s naturally not talking about cannibalism but what does He mean by these words? Many of His followers who did not understand Jesus’ teaching stopped following Him.    As we hear these words anew, my hope is that the Spirit will help us to understand this complicated piece of Scripture and not be offended or turn away. I believe it to be a wonderful prelude to our celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
  • Oct 1, 2017“Water to Wine”
    Oct 1, 2017
    “Water to Wine”
       This morning we are addressing the miraculous sign of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. The stone water pots were used for washing and ceremonial cleansing. The wine was a symbol of God’s New Covenant but also of the joy we can have in relationship with Him. Cleansing and joy are both available in Christ.
  • Sep 24, 2017“Unclean Woman, Clean Daughter”
    Sep 24, 2017
    “Unclean Woman, Clean Daughter”
       This morning we are beginning our fall message series entitled The Miracles of Jesus. It will parallel our small group study that will look at 6 of Jesus’ miracles and what we can learn from them for our lives.    This morning we are looking at the miracle of Jesus healing the woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. There were horrendous social, emotional and religious ramifications of her being “unclean”. How did Jesus respond to her? Are there people that we might consider “unclean” and want nothing to do with? How would Jesus have us relate to them?
  • Sep 17, 2017“Outward Focused Living”
    Sep 17, 2017
    “Outward Focused Living”
    Series: (All)
       Last week we finished our 6 part series on The Lord’s Prayer dealing with Matthew 6:13 “and deliver us from the evil one.” We addressed who our spiritual enemy is and some of his tactics. This morning’s message is entitled Outward Focused Living. Our human nature has a bent to live for and please self yet as followers of Christ, God’s calling on our lives is to love and serve others in practical ways. The focus on our lives is to daily see how God can use us to be a blessing to someone else through our words and our actions.
       How can God use us today to bless someone in a practical way? We will look at three truths we need to believe or accept as true if we are to live an outward focused, other person centered life.
  • Sep 10, 2017“”Our Spiritual Enemy”
    Sep 10, 2017
    “”Our Spiritual Enemy”
       This is the 6th and final message in our series on “Getting to Know God: The Lord’s Prayer.” We have seen that Jesus’ response to His followers’ desire to be taught how to pray was not so much to give them a few lines to memorize and recite but an outline as to what to include in their prayer times.
       Last week we began to look at Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (NIV) We saw that the battlefield for temptation is the mind and how to deal with tempting thoughts.    Today we are looking at the second part of the verse about who our spiritual enemy is and some of his tactics. In our American culture, any mention of a spiritual realm that would include Satan and his fallen angel, demonic cohorts as well as God’s angels is strictly science fiction and shows one’s ignorance and naïveté. But it is the biblical worldview and it is reality.
  • Sep 3, 2017“Battlefield of the Mind”
    Sep 3, 2017
    “Battlefield of the Mind”
      Last week in our study of The Lord’s Prayer we addressed Matthew 6:12 where Jesus teaches us to include forgiving others who have wronged or wounded us and asking for God’s forgiveness when we wound or sin against Him, when we don’t do His will in our lives as it is done in heaven.    This morning we are going to look at vs. 13 and the battlefield of temptation which is our mind. We will acknowledge three potential sources for our thoughts and how we can test our thoughts to see if they are from God or not. We will also be provided with some tools to use so we can resist the thoughts that can so easily lead us to sin against God and to a lot of struggle and pain in our human relationships.
  • Aug 27, 2017“Forgiveness: Releasing Others and Ourselves”
    Aug 27, 2017
    “Forgiveness: Releasing Others and Ourselves”
       This is the 4th message in our series Getting to Know God - The Lord’s Prayer. In Mt. 6:12 Jesus teaches us to include in our prayer times something that we all need consistently; to ask God for forgiveness of our wrongs against Him and to forgive others for their wrongs against us.
       We will concentrate this morning on our forgiveness of others. First we will address what forgiveness is not. There are some things that we may believe about forgiving others that are not necessarily true.           Then we will look at some steps that are necessary to forgive those who have wronged or hurt us. Forgiving others isn’t always easy but it is necessary in order to bring healing to our emotional wounds and hurts so we can move on with life in healthy ways.  
  • Aug 20, 2017“Daily Bread for Daily Needs”
    Aug 20, 2017
    “Daily Bread for Daily Needs”
       Last week in our study of The Lord’s Prayer, we looked at Matthew 6:10, “…your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus is teaching us to use part of our daily prayer time to surrender afresh to God as our King and Christ as our Lord. Part of that prayer can be letting go of control, asking God for the grace to be content, laying down our will and plans and seeking His, and trusting our loving, caring Heavenly Abba Father with the future.
       This morning we are dealing with what Jesus is teaching us to pray with the statement, “Give us today our daily bread.” This is a prayer of dependence acknowledging that ultimately God is the source of all that we need and to ask for and trust God to meet our needs on a daily basis.
  • Aug 13, 2017“The Prayer of Surrender”
    Aug 13, 2017
    “The Prayer of Surrender”
       Today’s message, entitled “The Prayer of Surrender”, is the second message in our series “Getting to Know God: The Lord’s Prayer.” We saw last week that the main purpose of Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:9-13 was not so much to give us a word for word prayer to recite but an outline of what to include in our prayer times.    In the phrase, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name” Jesus encourages us to begin our prayer by reflecting on and worshipping God for who He is as our loving, caring Abba Father as well as His other attributes. In vs. 10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” we will define what God’s kingdom is and the importance of surrendering to His will and purposes for our lives.