Feb 26, 2017
“The Why and How of Baptism”
Series: Christian
This morning we are taking a break from our series entitled Christian paralleling our small group study to focus on The Why and How of Baptism. We will look at some inappropriate reasons why some people want to be baptized as well as the biblical reasons to be baptized. We will address its meaning and significance and why baptism should be important in the life of a follower of Christ. In addition, we will deal with the mode of baptism. Some churches sprinkle, others pour and still others immerse fully under water. What does the Bible teach about the mode of baptism? And then lastly who should be baptized and when?
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  • Feb 26, 2017“The Why and How of Baptism”
    Feb 26, 2017
    “The Why and How of Baptism”
    Series: Christian
    This morning we are taking a break from our series entitled Christian paralleling our small group study to focus on The Why and How of Baptism. We will look at some inappropriate reasons why some people want to be baptized as well as the biblical reasons to be baptized. We will address its meaning and significance and why baptism should be important in the life of a follower of Christ. In addition, we will deal with the mode of baptism. Some churches sprinkle, others pour and still others immerse fully under water. What does the Bible teach about the mode of baptism? And then lastly who should be baptized and when?
  • Feb 19, 2017“Live a Life of Love”
    Feb 19, 2017
    “Live a Life of Love”
    Series: Christian
    This morning is part three of our series that is paralleling our small group study by Andy Stanley called Christian. There are many reasons why people leave churches such as major theological differences, dictatorial leadership, the lack of a children’s ministry, and not making connections with other people. Another reason is that people don’t see the church loving as God loves. Unfortunately, in our English language we use the word “love” to describe different levels of affection and commitment to another person. In the early church there were four different words used. This morning we will look at the word “agape” that was used to describe God’s love for us and the love where we are to have for one another. Agape is an unconditional, self-giving, sacrificial love that is not based on our feelings and emotions but is an act of the will.
  • Feb 14, 2017“Dating the Church or Married to It?”
    Feb 14, 2017
    “Dating the Church or Married to It?”
    Series: Christian
    Last week we saw that biblically the terms “follower of Christ”, “disciple of Jesus”, and “Christian” all mean the same thing. 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).” This morning 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.
  • Feb 5, 2017“Christian vs. Disciple”
    Feb 5, 2017
    “Christian vs. Disciple”
    Series: Christian
    This morning we are beginning a message series that will parallel our new 8 session small group study by Andy Stanley simply called Christian. It deals with some of the basics of Christianity. Most of the topics he addresses in the study are found in the book of Titus so we will be looking at this small book of the Bible that is still very relevant to our lives in the 21st century. Today we are focusing on whether there are any differences between being a Christian and being a disciple of Jesus. What were the early followers of Christ called? What was their understanding of these terms? What difference does it make in our lives?