Security of the Bond

Security of the Bond

How secure is a Christian’s “bond” with Jesus?  This week we will return to our sermon series on what it means to live in the NOW of Jesus’s present resurrected reign over the world. As we have seen from our studies so far, the temporal gap between Christ’s resurrection 2,000 years ago (the first Easter!)… Continue Reading

Discipleship/Confirmation Sunday

Discipleship / Confirmation Sunday This Sunday we have the joy to share in our 8th graders’ confirmation.  We’re changing things quite a bit this year. 10 confirmands will be sharing their personal testimonies with us; 5 at each service. Some have known Jesus as their personal savior for years, and others just more recently.  All… Continue Reading

Bonded to Christ: Status of the Bond

Bonded to Christ: Status of the Bond

How is our life “bonded” to Christ in the here and NOW? Last week we started a new sermon series exploring the way in which the New Testament (and Paul in particular) calls us to live in the NOW of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. I shared that the “gap of Easter” (i.e. Christ’s death… Continue Reading

Bonded to Christ

Bonded to Christ

Are you living in the “NOW”? Two weeks ago, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the fact that Jesus is alive and presently reigning over the nations even as we await the full revelation of this glorious fact. However, as exciting as it was to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, for many Christians Easter remains something… Continue Reading

Devoted Disciple

What does it mean to be devoted to Jesus? This coming Sunday as we continue to celebrate the reality of Jesus’s resurrection, Laurie Larson will be giving a message on what it means to live our lives in total devotion to Jesus. We will be challenged and reminded that Jesus was “raised to reign”, and… Continue Reading

The Tree of Life: Redeemed

What is the simple truth that Easter reminds us about? Easter is coming! We invite you to join us for a celebration of the greatest news in all the world this coming Sunday: that Jesus Christ our Lord has risen, conquered death, and promises to give NEW LIFE to all who call upon His name… Continue Reading

The Tree Of Life

What is the first and most important promise God makes to His people in the Bible? Do you know what the most important promise God makes in Bible is? Most Christians would probably answer this question by citing John 3:16 or something else from the gospel accounts. However, all the promises found in the New… Continue Reading

Bless :: Share Your Story

Bless :: Share Your Story

As Christ followers, we are called, commanded, and equipped to share our story.  Sharing our story is part of the mission Jesus Christ called His disciples to before He ascended to heaven.  In the final chapter of Matthew, Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore,… Continue Reading

Bless :: Serve With Love

Bless :: Serve With Love

What does it mean to Serve with Love? We are currently exploring what it looks like to reach out to those around us that may be far from God in a normal and natural way.  Over the past several weeks we have looked at what it means to BLESS others through prayer, by listening well and… Continue Reading

Bless :: Eat Together

Bless :: Eat Together

How did the gospel spread so quickly throughout the Roman Empire during the first century? The spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire during the first century was an unprecedented epoch in world history. Never before had such a small, marginalized social movement gained such rapid influence. For those of you who are not familiar… Continue Reading