“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 January 28th, 2018

Text: Matthew 27:45-54

Sermon Title: “God Dwells With His People”

Theme Mediators play a very valuable role in society as they enter into
passionate disputes and with an “independent eye” and solve these
disputes. The work of Christ on the cross and at the empty tomb
served to in essence mediate the dispute of our sin between us
and God.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Have you ever had to “mediate” a dispute between two or more people?
2) What types of stuff makes it impossible for them to solve their own disputes?
3) How did Jesus solve the problem of sin? What were its consequences before
Christ and how did his work transform our relationship with The Lord?
Special Event: Annual Congregational Meeting at 12 Noon in the Sanctuary

Sunday January 21st, 2018

Text: John 3:5-18

Sermon Title: “God Offers Salvation”

Theme All too often we put faith in our “faith” rather than having a deeply
rooted faith in God himself. We will catch a glimpse of God’s plan of
what it means to respond to God in faith rather than trying to control
God through faith.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) What is the difference between putting faith in our faith and faith in God himself?
2) At what points in life have you tried to control God through faith or bargain
with God?
3) What might be transformed in your life if you put faith in God himself?

Sunday January 14th, 2018

Text: Jonah 1:1-3; 3:1; 4:1-11

Sermon Title: “A Transformed Community”

Theme Communities are often transformed and pull together because of
disasters. In the Book of Jonah the town of Nineveh has more than
120,000 people and the community is transformed into following God
as Jonah followed God’s prompting to go there even though Jonah
didn’t want to.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) When have you seen a community pull together because of something good or
bad that happened?
2) When have you seen a small group of people pull together?
3) When have you “pulled it together” following the prompting of God even though
at first it might not have been something you wanted to do?

Sunday January 7th, 2018

Text: John 4:4-15; 7:37-39

Sermon Title: “Water From the Rock”

Theme When we are “dying of thirst” most people would say nothing tastes
better than a glass of cold water. Jesus makes a big claim of being
“Living Water” and together we’ll discover the transformational truth of his claim.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Do you recall a time you were “dying of thirst”?
2) What might be the signs that a person is spiritually “dying of thirst”?
3) In what ways and at what times has Jesus been “living water for you”?