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“So let’s do it—full of belief... Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on.” –Hebrews 10:24-25

July 9th, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sermon Title: "Farming 101”


Theme The seeds that fall on the good soil make for an abundant harvest.
Often where we see only scarcity God sees abundance.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What does it mean to be a person who has no roots?
2) What are some cares of the world that choke out the Word of God?
3) Can we do anything to make our heart good soil for God’s Word to grow?

June 18th, 2017

Text: Matthew 9:35-10:8

Sermon Title: “Crowded Compassion”


Theme Jesus compassion is enormous and in this passage he gives his
disciples the ability to show incredible compassion.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What are the acts Jesus is doing while telling people the Good News?
2) What does Jesus give his disciples authority to do?
3) What are the disciples(including us) supposed to ask the Lord for?

June 25th, 2017

Text: Matthew 10:26-39

Sermon Title: “Fear & Faith”


Theme:

All of us are afraid of something. In this passage Jesus tells his
disciples what to be afraid of and what not to be afraid of. The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What does Jesus tell the disciples not to be afraid of?
2) What does Jesus tell the disciples they should be afraid of?
3) Would you like everything that is secret to be made known? Why or why not?

Sunday June 11, 2017

Text: Mathew 28:16-20

Sermon Title: “Parting Instructions”


Theme:  Before Jesus ascends into heaven he gives the disciples some
final words about mission and ministry.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What final command does Jesus leave his disciples?
2) In what ways is this a command for us also?
3) How does the church fulfill this command?

June 4th, 2017

Text: Phillippians 2:3-4

Sermon Title: “BELIEVE: Be – Humility”

Theme:  Humility is not about having low self-esteem or a lack of confidence.  In reality, a believer has a strong sense of self-worth and a secure position of identity as one who no longer feels the need to put others down or criticize them in order to feel more secure about them self.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1.     In what ways did Jesus demonstrate humility?

2.     How do people typically react to those who are genuinely humble compared to those who are always          boasting?

 

Sunday May 28th, 2017

Text: Philippians 4:5

Sermon Title: “BELIEVE: Be – Gentleness”


Theme What is it about gentleness that seems to be in such short supply in
our society? This is a challenging and in some cases disappearing
virtue because it may not always get you “ahead” in life. However, in
primary life relationships gentleness is important for them to be healthy
and fulfilling.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why is gentleness often likened to weakness?
2) Why might it take great strength to be gentle?
3) In Philippians 4:5 why do you think Paul puts these two sentences together?

Sunday May 21st, 2017

Theme: Text: Proverbs 3:3-4

Sermon Title: “BELIEVE: Be – Faithfulness”

Theme Faithfulness is an important word most often associated with marriage.
However, faithfulness comes to play in all important friendships and
relationships. Our desire and ability to stay faithful can be strengthened
when it is rooted in God’s faithfulness to us.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What sacraments do we have that demonstrate God’s faithfulness to us?
2) How is faithfulness related to hope?
3) In what areas of life has God called you to be faithful? How are you doing?
Special Event: BELIEVE Music Concert/both services

Sunday May 14th, 2017

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:15

Sermon Title: “BELIEVE: Be – Kindness/Goodness”


Kindness and goodness sometimes come naturally towards those
who are kind and good toward us. Sometimes they are hard virtues to
employ especially when we may not “get back” what we’d hoped.
Allowing the Holy Spirit to help us be kind and good without any
expectation of receiving anything in return is very powerful.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Is there a distinction between being kind and good?
2) Examine your spiritual life and where do you find evidence of the kindness and
goodness of God?
3) In what relationships would you like to experience more kindness and goodness?

Special Event: Receive New
Members/both services
Sunday School Students Singing/both services

Sunday, May 7th 2017

Text: Proverbs 14:29

Sermon Title: "Believe: Be -Patience"


We live in a world that moves at break-neck speed and patience can
be hard to come by. Most often our impatience has to do with other
people. Let’s discover how God’s patience with us can help us become
patient with ourselves and others.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) How can patience diffuse a conflict?
2) How does impatience and rashness escalate a conflict?
3) In what ways is waiting patiently different from merely waiting?

High School Class of 2017 Recognition at 10:45 a.m./
Cake Reception for Seniors and their families in Fellowship Hall

Sunday April 30th 2017

Text: Hebrews 6:19-20

Sermon Title: "Believe: Be - Hope"


When a person has lost hope they’ve lost everything. Hopelessness
often leads to doubt, anger and despair. Amid the hardships of life
hope can always be found in Christ who is ultimately victorious over
sin and death.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) In what sorts of things do many people in our culture put their hope,
albeit false?
2) How is hope dependent on faith?
3) Which promises of God give you the most hope?

6th Grade  Receive Stepping Stones of Faith/both services
Sunday school, Junior High/Confirmation & Senior High Faith
Guide Recognition/both services
12 noon New Member Class & Lunch/Fellowship Hall

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