Jan 31, 2016
Faith of Leap – Week 4
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 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. 
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  • Jan 31, 2016Faith of Leap – Week 4
    Jan 31, 2016
    Faith of Leap – Week 4
    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 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
  • Dec 6, 2015Come to Worship – Week 2 (Bring Your Gifts)
    Dec 6, 2015
    Come to Worship – Week 2 (Bring Your Gifts)
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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 wise men show us a wonderful picture of what it means to worship Jesus. They looked for Him, they sought Him, and - when they found Him - they rejoiced abundantly and sacrificed extravagantly to show Him the honor that He alone deserves. Join with us as we take a look at how their response to Jesus can inform and guide our own.
  • Nov 29, 2015Come to Worship – Week 1 (Lift Your Hands)
    Nov 29, 2015
    Come to Worship – Week 1 (Lift Your Hands)
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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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    This week, we begin our new series looking at the call of the Bible for us to Raise our Hands in worship.  While it starts with an internal heart response to God, there seems to be more than just a metaphor involved here.  Join us as we discover some of the rich blessings of responding to God in this way.
  • Nov 22, 2015When Life Is Hard – Week 4
    Nov 22, 2015
    When Life Is Hard – Week 4
    sermon-banner (Medium)Life is hard ... really hard.  There are times of joy and seasons of happiness, but a thread of difficulty seems to be constantly woven through the fabric of our lives.  What can we do, when the bottom falls out from under us, when nothing seems to go right, when we’re lost and alone and afraid?
     
    Welcome to the story of two widows & a farmer in an out-of-the-way village, the story of RUTH, an account of an inconsequential outsider (from a human perspective) whose life turns out to be essential (from God's perspective) in telling HIS COMPLETE STORY. Was her life easy? Not at all. Neither is yours. That's where our learning can begin ...
     

    Remembering all that has happened in the story of Ruth so far, Pastor Tim points out (in our final week of this series) the remarkable truth that this short Bible book demonstrates throughout it's pages:  that we, like Ruth, have a Redeemer who bore the cost to save us and love us and guarantee us a hope and a future.