“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 29th, 2018

Text: John 1:1-14

Sermon Title: “Back to Basics”

Theme Whether it’s dance, music, athletics, math or any other subject at
school the basics are always important. Without basic competency in
the basics a person can’t continue to move forward in their particular
discipline. The Apostles’ Creed is a reminder of not only the basics of
Christianity but of what binds us together despite our vast differences.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) If you were going to write your own creed about the basics of your life what
would it include?
2) Why do we use The Apostles’ Creed so frequently at church?
3) If someone were to examine your outward and inward life what creed would that
write about your life about what you actually believe?

Sunday April 22nd, 2018

Text: Matthew 6:5-13

Sermon Title: “The Prayer — part 2”

Theme Like The Ten Commandments the first part of The Lord’s Prayer is all
about God. Beginning with verse 11 it shifts to our needs. Once again
underscoring the importance that “being right with God” and making
God our first priority is what’s most important before turning to our
own needs.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) As you read the last part of the Lord’s Prayer what does “Give us this day our
 daily bread” mean to you?
2) How is the last part of The Lord’s prayer different from conventional wisdom?

Sunday April 15, 2018

Text:Matthew 6:5-10

Sermon Title: “The Prayer — part 1”


Theme The Lord’s Prayer is beloved by Christians throughout the world.
It’s also one of the first prayers we learn and also very easy to pray
without really thinking what it means. Jesus gave us this prayer for
a reason.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) When was the last time you prayed the Lord’s pray slowly and contemplated
it’s meaning?
2) What are the different elements of the prayer?
3) How does praying this prayer compare with “Just praying what’s on
our hearts”?


Sunday April 8th, 2018

Text:Matthew 26:26-30;28;16-20

Sermon Title: “Tangible Reminders"

Theme Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas or anniversary present or a wedding
ring, tangible reminders of someone’s love are very important in our
lives. They are a sign of that person’s love even when things aren’t
going well. The Lord has given us tangible reminders of grace and
mercy in the form of baptism and communion that we can carry with
us throughout life.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) When taking communion have you ever experienced an emotional moment?
2) Why do you think some people feel like they can’t come to church if they’ve
“messed up”?
3) Why do some denominations baptize infants and others don’t?