“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, April 2nd 2017

Text: John 15:11

Sermon Title: "Believe: Be - Joy"

Often our ability to experience joy is determined by our circumstances
We will discover together how true joy is not based in circumstances
or possessions rather that joy is fueled and found in living out God’s
word and trusting God’s promises given to us in Scripture.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What is the difference between joy and happiness?
2) What aspects of your faith give you the most joy?
3) Why is joy hard to come by when it’s based on our immediate circumstances
or material possessions?

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

Text: Proverbs 3:5-6


Theme A child of divorce, living in a blended family - and a mission trip that
changed my perspective on life and put me on a journey of trusting the
Lord to direct my life.

The complexity of a blended family and my parent’s divorce left me with a lot of pain.
It wasn’t until I went on a mission trip as a teenager that the Lord brought a new
perspective to my life. This was the first step to begin trusting the Lord to direct my life.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, I felt that the Lord was calling me to commit the next years of
my life working in ministry. I didn’t know what that looked like, but I knew that I wanted to
follow his plans. The journey that ensued was different than what I would have planned, but
much better than I had hoped. I’ve learned the truth of Scripture in Proverbs.

Faith Testimony Michelle Kurras

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017

Text: Psalm 23:4


God’s forgiveness, love and hope and my family has allowed me to live
free from addictions.

My journey with God began in 1990 at Servant of Christ and I attended Sunday school here. In high school I was an honor student, played varsity soccer, and had good friends. By the fall of 2003, with no future plans in sight, I started using meth. I became a completely different person. During one year of my drug abuse I went to jail 5 times. I had many near death experiences either from drug abuse or from choices I had made. After a number of failed treatments, I took a chance and went home. My family was there with open arms almost like it had been my first time trying. God gave them the strength to forgive me and the hope to find out if I could make it out of this. God has given me the strength to remain sober for 12 years now. I believe my love and trust for God has allowed me to live free from addictions.
I’m blessed to have found God and to call him my savior.

Faith Testimony Brooke Carlson

Sunday March 26th, 2017

Text: 1 John 4:10-12

Sermon Title: "Believe: Be - Love"

Theme As we begin the “BE” section of “Believe: THINK ACT BE,” we become
more like Jesus with the spiritual fruit of love. We will discover our true
capacity to love God and others.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why is it easy to give lip service to love but difficult to show love?
How can we increase in love?
2) What is the relationship between love and forgiveness?
3) In what way is love an active choice we make?

Sunday March 19th, 2017

Text: Ephesians 6:19-20

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Sharing My Faith"

Theme Sharing our faith with others is an important part of fulfilling
God’s purposes.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) I’m hesitant to share my faith with others because _______________
2) It’s hard for me to invite people to church because _______________
3) The one person I really wish was a Christian was _________________ .
If I don’t share faith with them who will?

Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Text: Proverbs 22:6


Theme I had a motorcycle accident that changed my life forever and through
this experience I discovered God has a plan for me.

My mother always made sure God was important to me and my sisters. We were involved in church and it was good. But, as we got older we drifted away from it. On August 5th, 2010 I had a motorcycle accident that changed my life forever. I underwent major brain surgery and the surgeon didn’t think my chances for survival were good. My wife said, “He has two children that need him”. I didn’t know what would become of me but God had a purpose for me. This experience brought me closer to God despite being unable to work at my job. I have learned that as a Christian we are to be a forgiving people and love one another. Over time I was able to do this with the help of the Lord and the church.

Faith Testimony Brad Campbell

Sunday March 12th, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 8:7

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Biblical Comunications"

Theme Giving of my resources is really giving of God’s resources that
The Lord has entrusted to me.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) If someone asked me to summarize what Jesus taught about money and giving
I would say _________________
2) The thing that scares me the most about taking the next step and giving
sacrificially is __________________

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

Text: Psalm 28:7


God is always there to listen and with faith we can conquer anything;
even leukemia and a spinal cord injury.

I grew up in a family where we went to church and were confirmed. As a young adult I strayed from my
faith in God and the church. In 1999 I was diagnosed with leukemia as my husband and I were planning
our wedding. God was there and my fiancé, Paul, told me he was in for better or worse and in
sickness and in health. In 2011 I had a spinal cord injury and that’s when I turned to my faith. I knew that was the only way I would get through this. My parents purchased a Bible for me, and I started praying and talking with the Lord. God was working miracles in me and my family. I believe God is always there to listen and with faith we can conquer anything.

Faith Testimony Becky Panser

Wednesday, March 1st - Ash Wednesday

Text: Psalm 51:1-17

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Spiritual Gifts"Theme In the same way we use New Year or special anniversaries or birthdays
to mark the passage of time AND look to the future; Ash Wednesday
and the season of Lent help us do the same. Those who consider
Ash Wednesday just another “ritual” miss out on its deep spiritual
significance and its ability to remove the layers of denial of our need
for God and open us up to God’s amazing gift to us in Jesus Christ.