24Feb

Wednesday, February 21, 2018- Life

As our "Life" series continues, Keith walks us through Romans 12 to show us what our true purpose is according to scripture. We are all here for one intention. God created mankind for His glory. If we are imitators of this world and the results in our lives show the desires of the world coming to fruition in our journey, we are in opposition to God's will for each of us. 

When complete surrender to Christ happens in our heart, God begins to change the way we think. Our desires and our purpose in life shift because we are, in fact, a new creation. Motives, directions and dreams begin to take new shape and we are not led by our own desires any longer. The Holy Spirit leads our very heart with the light of Christ and we see every aspect of life with a new lens. 

A seeking heart will find that true purpose is found in complete surrender to Christ.

 

Romans 12:1-21

Keith Wilson, Youth Pastor

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20Feb

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The truth of Christ still changes the heart. 

The same Messiah that revealed Himself to the Samaritan woman at the well is the same Jesus that reveals Himself to us today.

 

John 4:1-54

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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17Feb

Wednesday, February 14, 2018- Life

The one thing we have to know is Jesus is God. This truth is the cornerstone of our faith. There is a difference between having times in life when you are not as close to Jesus and others being able to look at your life and see no fruit or evidence of you being a Christ follower at all. 

Jesus taught the disciples to love each other in the same way He loved them. True sacrifice is rooted in love and Christ personified that love when He offered Himself for the world.

 

John 15:1-17

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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14Feb

Sunday, February 11, 2018 -Daniel

King Nebuchadnezzar heated the furnace seven times hotter than usual when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow down and worship the statue. They only added to the king's rage when they declared even if God did not deliver them from his wrath, they would never serve his gods or worship the golden statue.

Kenny explains, "As you count the cost, you should know the flames do not go away." In our lives, we will have trouble and pain. Heartache will visit us and despair will not pass over when those times come. The difference, though, is we do not walk alone. We are never alone. 

Recognizing our need for God coupled with our surrender to Christ is what our heart longs for. It gives peace in the middle of the chaos that will oftentimes encamp around us. The enemy is real, but our victory in Christ is already won. We do not have to fear our enemy or the darkness that surrounds us during hard times. If we have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside, the Light of the World is our guide. No earthly circumstance can take that away.

 

Daniel 3:8-30

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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8Feb

Wednesday, February 7, 2018- Life

"What Is Life?" 

As we ask this question and seek truth from scripture, God immediately reveals Himself to us in an intimate way. God knows you and I. He not only knows us, He formed us and laid out each moment of our lives prior to our birth. 

We are faced with seasons of wonder, uncertainty and even doubt about our lives along our journey. It is vital to our walk with Christ to be solid in our faith and know the truth of His word. 

How will you tackle life's great questions? Who or what is your source for peace, truth and perserverance on your search? God loves each of us and has given insight through His word about the great depth of His grace extended to each person He has fearfully made. 

 

Psalm 139:13-16

Keith Wilson, Youth Pastor

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7Feb

Sunday, February 4, 2018 -Daniel

In our fourth message in our series on Daniel, we see how crucial it is to stay focused on what God has called us to in our lives. There will be times in our pursuit of Christ where we will have to make the choice to stand solid on the truth or give in to the pressures around us. To make a difference in the world around us, we have to remain strong in our convictions and be Spirit led. 

Daniel and his friends had the choice to give in, and potentially save their lives, or honor God at all costs. If we are in tune with the Holy Spirit in our lives, we will be joyful in the sacrifice, no matter what it looks like for us. 

 

Daniel 3:1-16, Matthew 27:11-14, Isaiah 53:7-8

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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31Jan

Sunday, January 28, 2018 -Daniel

The faithfulness throughout the book of Daniel is constant. Even though it seems hopeless many times, God's plan is in full motion the whole time. Daniel knew God had ultimate control over their situation and thanked God before he ever saw the outcome. God gives gifts and talents not for our benefit, but for His glory. Daniel used the ability God gave him to turn the eyes of the king to who is truly in control. God was recognized and glorified through Daniel's interpretation of the dream. 

In our own lives, we cannot see the end result of our situation. If we lean into God's promises and trust His faithfulness, we are able to rest in our hope in Him. Whether or not we recognize Him as King, He is King. 

 

Daniel 2:24-49

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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26Jan

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

As we walk through this life, there has to be a moment we realize there is more to life than "me". As a follower of Christ, it should be an overflow of a seeking heart to bear the burdens of others and serve the world in the name of Jesus. God's word points us toward that truth and there are times He chooses to use events in our world to open our eyes to what our calling in life truly is. 

Paul constantly calls and encourages followers of Christ to remember who we are and to what cost our privilege to spread the Good News came. Jesus is our end goal and our greatest hope. He loved us so we could be equipped to love others in His Name. 

 

Joshua 1:5, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Philippians 2:1-4

Dawn Hedgepeth, Danielle Calvert

 

 

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23Jan

Sunday, January 21, 2018 -Daniel

King Nebuchadnezzar has had a disturbing dream and he wants an interpretation for it. Not only does the king want someone to explain what his dream means, he wants someone to tell him what his dream was actually about. 

We see in the first half of this chapter, only God sees our heart, knows our thoughts and is wise enough to both give and interpret our dreams. God gives Daniel the insight that is needed to put in motion a series of events that will lead to understanding for the king and glory to God.

Daniel pauses and praises God for answering his request. In our own lives, being in communication with God is vital to being ready to obey when He calls us to do something. Seeking Him above all else, hearing His voice and knowing He is close causes us to pause and praise Him for His provision. 

 

Daniel 2:1-23

Kenny Nix, Pastor

 

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18Jan

Sunday, January 14, 2018 -Daniel

In our new series "Daniel", we immediately see God in the midst of what could become a bad situation. Among the captured young men from the Tribe of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. They were given new names, a strict training regime and prepared meals from the king's kitchen. Daniel rejected the food, did not take the wine and asked for permission not to eat the foods he believed to be unacceptable. An agreement was reached and a trial for ten days was in place. In the end, these four men were chosen and looked far better than any others who had kept to the strict diet ordered by the king. 

Even in the face of change in our enviornment, we are called to remain the people God has called us to be. God gave Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah favor in the king's sight so His purposes could be accomplished. God is always at work in our lives to bring fulfillment to His plan. In the face of hardships, we often cannot see any good in what is happening. Do not lose heart; God's will can never be changed. The things we compromise on that we believe do not matter, matter. God has called us to be set apart.

 

Daniel 1:1-21

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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