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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

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Sermon Title: “Formed into the Body of Christ”


Every person’s body has different parts and each part serves a
different function. In the same way both in individual churches and
across denominations each church/denomination plays a different role
in the spread of the Gospel.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Can you think of a time when you injured a body part and discovered that
you’ve been taking it for granted?
2) Just as different people in your family fill different roles how do different
churches fill different roles?
3) When your body is healthy and everything is working great it’s amazing what
you can do. Imagine what a congregation could look like if every part/person
was connected to their faith?

Sunday July 30th, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:31-34, 44-52

Sermon Title: The Kingdom of Heaven and Ordinary Things


Theme Jesus uses many ordinary things to illustrate what the Kingdom of
Heaven is like. The Kingdom of Heaven is not just a future reality. It is
growing in us and among us now.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What do the parable of the mustard seed and the parable of the yeast tell us about the kingdom of          heaven?
2) What does the parable of the hidden treasure tell us about the kingdom
     of heaven?
3) Is it comforting or frightening to think about the Kingdom of Heaven as both a
    present and future reality?

Sunday July 23rd, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon Title: Dandelions and Cockleburs


Many of the bad things that happen in the world are the work of God’s
enemy, the devil, but God is patient and will set things right in the end.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Why are both the weeds and the wheat allowed to grow together?
2) What are some examples of weeds in your life or in the life of the
greater world?

Sunday July 16th

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

Sermon Title: Blessed Assurance


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?

July 9th, 2017

Text: Matthew Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

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?

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