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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6Oct

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -Rooted

Santification is simply being set apart. Once we pursue a life with Christ, we are new through the power of the Holy Spirit. In this message, we hear from Peter how important it is to supplement our faith with things that will not only make the roots of our faith grow deep, they will outwardly show we no longer belong to ourselves. As we make every effort to live for Christ, we continually see the reality of our deep need for Him.

 

1 Peter 2:1-13

Dawn Hedgepeth

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3Oct

Sunday October 1, 2017 -Though He Slay Me

In the fourth message in our series "Though He Slay Me", we continue to see one central truth. God cares. The more we read God's Word, the more intimately we get to know Him. When we have a connection with God through spending time with Him through His Word, we can see how close He really is and how much He cares for each of us. 

Psalm 56 explains that God loves us so much He keeps our tears in a bottle and remembers each one of them. He is not only the Creator of the universe and all that is within it, He created each of us with love and intentionality. We each have a purpose and a plan for our lives and when we hurt, God hurts with us. 

We will all face hardships during our journey here. The joy and hope in our times of difficulty is God cares about every single struggle we face. He stops to lean His ear to His children when they call out to Him. Take heart and do not lose faith if everything in your life seems to be unraveled. Remember the truth of God and know He sees and loves you where you are today. 

 

Psalm 116:1-19

Kenny Nix, Pastor

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30Sep

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -Rooted

As we walk with Jesus, we grow in our wisdom and love. We become rooted in Christ. As we begin our series, we immediately see the need for nourishment to achieve spiritual growth. Keith explains this spiritual milk is essential for our roots of faith to grow deep in God's Word. It is the only way we can live as if we are not living for this world, but the next. If we are in pursuit of a life for Christ, we are called to "be holy just as God is holy". 1 Peter 13-16

 

1 Peter 1:13-25, 1 Peter 2:1-3

Keith Wilson, Youth Pastor

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