“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 May 27th, 2018

Text: Acts 18:23-27

Sermon Title: Effective Ministry

Theme: Aquila and Priscilla are a married couple who made an effective ministry team. They used their home as a warm place of hospitality to educate others, in this case Apollos in the faith. This passage is a reminder that the home is one of them most important places for the spread of the

Questions to think About as You Read:

 What non-clergy person or persons have been instrumental in your faith?

 How was faith taught or modeled in the home you grew up in?

 Is there one thing you could do to teach or model the faith in your home or for your family if
children are grown and not living at home anymore?

May 20th, 2018

Text: 1 Kings 19:1-13

Sermon Title: Confronting Discouragement 

Theme: In this passage Elijah is discouraged to the point of no longer wanting to live.
However, The Lord had more plans for Elijah. Facing discouragement is a part of life when things don’t go the way we anticipate or hope. Discover how God spoke to Elijah and renewed and transformed him for what was ahead despite his intense moments of discouragement.

Questions to think About as You Read:

 When have you been really discouraged about life?

 What were the things that helped you confront that discouragement?

 How did the Lord work to bring you through that discouragement to a new place of hope?

Sunday May 6th 2018

Text: Romans 12:2 Ephesians 4:22-24: 1 Peter 1:1

Sermon Title: Transformation is Really Possible!

Theme: Some people say “you are who you are” and that transformation
isn’t really possible. It is true there are some things we can’t change about ourselves. However, Scripture reminds us that transformation of our minds and hearts is possible though it will take some focus and work on our part.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

 Have you ever experienced a change of attitude or heart in your life
towards a situation or person?

 In what area of life have you either refused or just not wanted to change even though you know it could be a blessing to you and others around you?

Sunday May 13th 2018

Text: Genesis 18:9-15, 21:1-7

Sermon Title: Trusting God More Than One's Self

Theme: Abraham’s wife Sarai (later Sarah) Laughed when God said she would bear a son in her old age. God’s promise to her didn’t make sense after all the years. Sarah realized that she needed to trust God in this cir-cumstance rather than making things happen herself.
Questions to think About as You Read:

 In what circumstance have you “tried everything” only at some point turning it over to God and things have worked out?

 Does turning a situation over to God mean we just sit back and do nothing?

 What do you think of the saying “Pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on you?”