18Nov

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -God’s Word

As Keith explains in our continued series, "God's Word", we make following Christ burdensome. So often, we take our eyes off Jesus and do not rest in Him or follow the leading of the Spirit. In the gospel of Matthew, we see Jesus' burden is light and His yolk is easy if we will link up and lean into Him. Jesus wants to carry our weight and have us rest in Him. When we are following the Holy Spirit and become totally reliant on Christ, we are not working on our own; we are working with Christ. 

Matthew 11

Keith Wilson, Youth Pastor

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15Nov

Sunday, November 12, 2017- ACT

In part one of our new series, "Act: What the Modern Church Isn't Doing" we begin with one simple, yet profound truth. Following the Holy Spirit is the most important thing we can do in our pursuit of Christ. When we depend fully on the Holy Spirit to lead our lives, He speaks to us and He gives us confidence to speak about Him to other people. 

Discipleship is what followers of Christ are called to do, yet it is the thing that is neglected by so many Christians. God will lead us to the people He wants us to invest in and the Holy Spirit will speak to those we pour ourselves into. As we share life with each other by walking toward Christ, we are able to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ as a family and encourage each other on our journey of faith.

 

Acts 1:1-11

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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10Nov

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -God’s Word

When life hits hard, where do you find peace? As Connie shares with us a time she faced a difficult moment, trusting God and leaning into the truth of His word is what ultimately led her out of the darkness. We all face the ugliness of life and all it throws at us when we least expect it. If our faith lies in Christ and the hope we have in our surrender to Him, we can fully believe we are storing up an eternal weight for all we go through. Regardless of what we see in our circumstances, we are able to honor God in our struggles. 

Even Joshua, the leader of the Israelites, found himself lying on the ground and begging God to save them all from their enemy. God says the same thing to us today that He said to Joshua, "Get up." 

As followers of Christ, we are called to proclaim the truth of the Good News while pouring that truth into the lives of those around us. Life is often difficult for so many reasons. We do not walk alone and Jesus is worth every step.

 

Joshua 1:2-5, 7-8; Joshua 6:3-5; Joshua 7:5-13; 1 John 1:1

Connie Champion

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8Nov

Sunday, November 5, 2017

With this message leading us into our new series next week, we are faced with a startling, yet obvious truth. As our Pastor, Kenny, explains, "Making disciples is the biggest gap in American Christianity." We have diluted our true purpose in such a way that  just attending church seems to be what a Christian looks like to us. This could not be further from the truth of what Christ has called His followers to do.

As a true follower of Jesus Christ, we are called to make disciples. It will not be easy, but it is what Jesus has commanded His followers to do.

 As we walk through this command in Matthew together, we can clearly see the urgency to immulate the early Church and put our focus on what we are actually called to do, instead of doing what we would like to be called to do. 

"...go and make disciples..."

Matthew 28:16-20

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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1Nov

Sunday October 29, 2017

Stay in the fight and let the Holy Spirit lead your life.

 

2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Galatians 5:16

Billy Goble

 

 

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26Oct

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -Masks and Fear

In our efforts to seem as if we have it all together, we sometimes wear masks. Life is often riddled with confusion, pain and fear. In many attempts to cope, we wear masks to cover up what is going on in our hearts and pretend we are not believing the lies of the enemy. Giving in to untruths eventually births sin in our hearts and doubts arise about God's sovereignty. We begin to lose focus on Who is actually in control and we end up fearing the enemy, the world, our circumstances or any number of things. The danger in that, though, is we dismiss the eternal truth Jesus warned His disciples of in verses 4-5 in our passage. 

"Dear friends, don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. But I'll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, He's the one to fear."

God sees beyond any mask. He knows what makes us fearful. He wants us to surrender our hearts and lives to Him so we can experience true life and freedom in Christ. There is freedom in true surrender to Christ and full restoration for lives previously driven by the enemy's lies. 

 

Luke 12:1-5

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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25Oct

Sunday October 22, 2017

"When the enemy challenges you, what do you do?"

Please listen as our friend Jean Marc gives a talk about building our lives on Christ. In his own life, he has learned a relationship with God gives us a joy even our worst circumstances cannot take away. 

"It is from the struggles that we grow."

 

1 Samuel 17

Jean Marc Jmd Desvarieux

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20Oct

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -Rooted

As we walk together through our fourth message in the Rooted series, we are faced with the question, "Who is God?". We speak of God, many claim to know Him and others profess a personal relationship with Him. The Creator of the very life we know and all of it's details, the One who knows every one of us by name, is also the definition of perfection. His complete Holiness is something we hear and many believe, but we cannot fully comprehend it. 

Keith urges us to be in reverential awe of God and challenges us to stop being inwardly focused so we can truly worship and serve the One who gives us life here and in the next.

 

Psalm 139

Keith Wilson, Youth Pastor

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17Oct

Sunday October 15, 2017 -Though He Slay Me

God loves you and that cannot ever change. 

In community with other believers, we see that God uses us to reach, encourage and love each other.

We are not meant to walk alone in life and that is one reason gathering with other believers is vital to our walk with Christ. 

God knows we are a mess and that is exactly why He sent Jesus. 

Jesus is our Rescuer and our Redeemer. He offers freedom from everything that holds us down and He gifts us with the Holy Spirit who intercedes on our behalf. 

Nothing can ever separate us from this great love. 

The cross changed everything forever.

 

Romans 8:31-39

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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13Oct

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -Rooted

As a follower of Christ, can we become uprooted?

Our "Rooted" series continues with an interactive message involving some of our students and their perspectives on honoring God while living in daily situations.

 

Galatians 5:17-26

Kenny Nix, Pastor 

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