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Nov 12, 2017
“Ingredients of Great Faith”
   This morning is the fifth message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus that parallels our small group study. We will look at the miracle of Jesus healing the Canaanite women’s daughter who was oppressed by the demonic.
   Jesus said that she had “great faith”. We will address a few things about her faith that led to Jesus making that declaration based on what she called Jesus, the attitude in which she approached Him, and the great persistence that she had.    One of Jesus’ responses to her was calling the Gentiles, which she was, “dogs”. Did He mean that in a derogatory way? What was her response to Him? We will also address briefly the demonic and illness.
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  • Nov 12, 2017“Ingredients of Great Faith”
    Nov 12, 2017
    “Ingredients of Great Faith”
       This morning is the fifth message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus that parallels our small group study. We will look at the miracle of Jesus healing the Canaanite women’s daughter who was oppressed by the demonic.
       Jesus said that she had “great faith”. We will address a few things about her faith that led to Jesus making that declaration based on what she called Jesus, the attitude in which she approached Him, and the great persistence that she had.    One of Jesus’ responses to her was calling the Gentiles, which she was, “dogs”. Did He mean that in a derogatory way? What was her response to Him? We will also address briefly the demonic and illness.
  • Oct 29, 2017“Staying Focused in the Storm”
    Oct 29, 2017
    “Staying Focused in the Storm”
       This is the fourth message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus. Today we are looking at Matthew’s account of Jesus and Peter walking on the Sea of Galilee.  Shortly after Jesus had fed the 5000 men plus women and children with five loaves of bread into small fish, he sent the disciples by boat to Capernaum a distance of maybe 2 miles. All of a sudden a huge storm started blowing them towards the center of the Sea. After many hours of rowing and getting nowhere, Jesus appeared to them walking on the water.
       We will look at how Jesus introduced himself, Peter’s faith to get out of the boat, why he started to sink, how we can keep from sinking in the midst of our life’s struggles or storms, and the disciples’ acknowledging Jesus’ divinity.
  • Oct 22, 2017“Why Membership Matters”
    Oct 22, 2017
    “Why Membership Matters”
    Series: (All)
       Next Sunday we will continue with our study on The Miracles of Jesus. Today we are looking at the importance of church membership.  
       Every professed Christian is called to be a disciple or follower of Christ. One definition of a disciple is, “A disciple of Christ is someone who is devoted to the person of Christ, to the people of Christ (His Church) and to the passion of Christ (His mission).”
       We are going to look at the second part of that definition. A disciple of Christ to someone who is devoted to God’s church. They are devoted to, committed to, dedicated to God’s church.           Many people are content with dating the church. They want all the benefits without the responsibilities. God calls us to a deeper relationship with a spiritual family.  
  • 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.