Feb 28, 2016
The Good Life – Week 4 (Titus 2.11-15)
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We all want it. We all pursue it. But we might not know what it really is. There is something deep within us that calls out that there must be more to living than just the hustle and bustle of life, more than just getting by or moving up. Today, we began looking at a short book in the Bible that provides so very much of the answer to this very BIG question and what it means for us to live The Good Life.
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The purpose and plan God has for his people - for the whole WORLD - starts and ends with this thing we call the GOSPEL.  It is, very simply, the Good News of Jesus.  However, it can be very easy to start with the gospel, and never really enter into the life it calls us toward.  The bible gives us a glimpse of what this gospel-life is really all about in our continuing series in the book of Titus.
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  • Feb 28, 2016The Good Life – Week 4 (Titus 2.11-15)
    Feb 28, 2016
    The Good Life – Week 4 (Titus 2.11-15)
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    We all want it. We all pursue it. But we might not know what it really is. There is something deep within us that calls out that there must be more to living than just the hustle and bustle of life, more than just getting by or moving up. Today, we began looking at a short book in the Bible that provides so very much of the answer to this very BIG question and what it means for us to live The Good Life.
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    The purpose and plan God has for his people - for the whole WORLD - starts and ends with this thing we call the GOSPEL.  It is, very simply, the Good News of Jesus.  However, it can be very easy to start with the gospel, and never really enter into the life it calls us toward.  The bible gives us a glimpse of what this gospel-life is really all about in our continuing series in the book of Titus.
  • Feb 14, 2016The Good Life – Week 2 (Titus 1.6-2.1)
    Feb 14, 2016
    The Good Life – Week 2 (Titus 1.6-2.1)
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    We all want it. We all pursue it. But we might not know what it really is. There is something deep within us that calls out that there must be more to living than just the hustle and bustle of life, more than just getting by or moving up. Today, we began looking at a short book in the Bible that provides so very much of the answer to this very BIG question and what it means for us to live The Good Life.
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    God's plan for His people has always been discipleship, or the practice of all His kids helping each other become more devoted, all-in followers of Him.  Today, we look at one of the major ways that God exemplifies how He wants His people to pursue this:  the example of godly leaders. We also learn that the very things that "qualify" these leaders are the same qualities and expectations God has for all of His followers.
  • Feb 7, 2016The Good Life – Week 1 (Titus 1.1-5)
    Feb 7, 2016
    The Good Life – Week 1 (Titus 1.1-5)
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    We all want it. We all pursue it. But we might not know what it really is. There is something deep within us that calls out that there must be more to living than just the hustle and bustle of life, more than just getting by or moving up. Today, we began looking at a short book in the Bible that provides so very much of the answer to this very BIG question and what it means for us to live The Good Life.
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    Pastor Brad walks us through the beginning of the book of Titus in the New Testament, showing us that we must understand the WHY of what we do to understand and choice the right WHAT's and HOW's.  Centered on the Person and work of Jesus, we learn that all of God's story interacting with humanity is based on setting straight what has gotten crooked, restoring the broken to fullness.
  • Jan 31, 2016Faith of Leap – Week 4
    Jan 31, 2016
    Faith of Leap – Week 4
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    "Status Quo" is the existing state of affairs. Are you content with that, or ... when God calls us to live by FAITH (the only way to please HIM) could there be something lacking? This January we invite you to take The FAITH of LEAP with us as we explore opportunities to learn from God about Risk, Adventure, & Courage. 
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    Today, Pastor Brad concluded our series of the Faith of Leap, demonstrating that Risk + Courage = Adventure ... the idea that when we DO what God desires of us and RELY on Him to be true to Who He is, the result is the most amazing life we can live, one centered on the very design and purpose we were given by the Creator of the universe. 
  • Jan 17, 2016Faith of Leap – Week 3
    Jan 17, 2016
    Faith of Leap – Week 3
    FOL-22 (because CORY wanted it this way)
     
    "Status Quo" is the existing state of affairs. Are you content with that, or ... when God calls us to live by FAITH (the only way to please HIM) could there be something lacking? This January we invite you to take The FAITH of LEAP with us as we explore opportunities to learn from God about Risk, Adventure, & Courage. 
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    Today, Pastor Tim challenged us to live the courageous life of faith that Jesus calls us to, bravely encountering the events of our lives with the courage that comes from knowing, believing in, and trusting the One who is the basis of our faith.
  • Jan 10, 2016Faith of Leap – Week 2
    Jan 10, 2016
    Faith of Leap – Week 2
    FOL-22 (because CORY wanted it this way)
     
    "Status Quo" is the existing state of affairs. Are you content with that, or ... when God calls us to live by FAITH (the only way to please HIM) could there be something lacking? This January we invite you to take The FAITH of LEAP with us as we explore opportunities to learn from God about Risk, Adventure, & Courage. 
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    Today, Pastor Tim challenged us to embrace the RISK of follow God, that we were made to do great things for God, that none of us are called to be spectators, that we need to DO the things that will result in God saying to us, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"
  • Jan 3, 2016Faith of Leap – Week 1
    Jan 3, 2016
    Faith of Leap – Week 1
    FOL-22 (because CORY wanted it this way)
     
    "Status Quo" is the existing state of affairs. Are you content with that, or ... when God calls us to live by FAITH (the only way to please HIM) could there be something lacking? This January we invite you to take The FAITH of LEAP with us as we explore opportunities to learn from God about Risk, Adventure, & Courage. 
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    Today, Pastor Tim began leading us toward having a faith of leap, a faith the leaps because it is a big faith, a powerful faith, a faith that cannot allow us to maintain the status quo.  Will you join the adventure?
  • Dec 27, 20152015 – A Year In Review
    Dec 27, 2015
    2015 – A Year In Review
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    It's hard to believe that this was the last Sunday of 2015. So many things have taken place over the last year ... some great joys, some great hardships. But in it all, we see and believe that God is faithful.  Walk down a journey of remembering some of where God has guided our church family in 2015, recapping what we're called to do and be.
  • Dec 20, 2015Come to Worship – Week 4 (Bend Your Knee)
    Dec 20, 2015
    Come to Worship – Week 4 (Bend Your Knee)
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    Christmas time brings many different memories, different feelings.  It can be so full with “stuff” that we miss the big impact behind it all.  2000 years ago, something remarkable happened.
     
    Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can’t help but Come to Worship.
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    The end and the beginning of worship is found in this answer: "To whom do I bend my knee?  Before whom do I humble myself?" 
     
    Worship is about recognizing the worth, the truth, and the authority of another. And if we rightly understand who God is and what He has done, we will gladly, joyfully worship Him.
  • Dec 13, 2015Come to Worship – Week 3 (Pour Out Your Heart)
    Dec 13, 2015
    Come to Worship – Week 3 (Pour Out Your Heart)
     
     
     
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    Christmas time brings many different memories, different feelings.  It can be so full with “stuff” that we miss the big impact behind it all.  2000 years ago, something remarkable happened.
     
    Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can’t help but Come to Worship.
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    In all our talk of "worship" in the church, it seems that we have a hard time actually defining it.  If we're supposed to do is, then it is pretty important that we know what it is! Today, we walk through some of what worship is not, but - more importantly - we discover with it really is all about.
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    * The audio for the video clip from Louie Giglio is included in the message, but you can access the video directly by going to:  Louie Giglio - STARS