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09-02-18 God’s Glory in His Work and Rest – part 2

God’s Glory in Our Work and Rest Deuteronomy 5:12-15 & Exodus 20:1-2, 8-11 God’s glory is the shining forth of His inward characteristics and His very being. What we perceive of God, we call glory. Last week we focused on how God is glorious in His work of creation and salvation and also in His rest. Today’s message (Labor Day weekend) we…

08-26-18 God’s Glory in His Work and Rest – part 1

God’s Glory in His Work and Rest
Ephesians 1:3-14 & Genesis 1:1, 1:31-2:3
God’s glory is the shining forth of His inward characteristics and His very being. What we perceive of God, we call glory. Our practical application today is merely to delight in God’s incredible glory that was revealed when He created all things. Today’s message also lays the foundation for next week (Labor Day weekend) when we will explore God’s Glory in Our Work and Rest.

07-29-18 Following in Jesus – Devotion

Follow in Jesus’ Devotion Matthew 4:1-11 & Acts 2:29-43  This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We began with following in Jesus’ faithfulness because receiving grace through faith is the foundation for every other characteristic. This last message focuses on following in Jesus’ devotion, which Jesus both demonstrated…

07-22-18 Follow in Jesus – Boldness

Follow in Jesus’ Boldness
Luke 6:6-11 & Acts 4:1-22
This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We began with following in Jesus’ faithfulness because receiving grace through faith is the foundation for every other characteristic. Today we focus on following in Jesus’ boldness, which Jesus both demonstrated and taught. In order to faithfully follow in Jesus’ boldness, we must:

07-15-18 Follow in Jesus – Kindness

Follow in Jesus’ Kindness
Mark 6:30-44 & Luke 10:25-37
This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We began with following in Jesus’ faithfulness because receiving grace through faith is the foundation for every other characteristic. Today we focus on following in Jesus’ kindness, which Jesus both demonstrated and taught. Kindness:

07-08-18 Follow in Jesus- Humbleness

Follow in Jesus’ Humbleness
John 13:1-17 & Matthew 18:1-6
This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We began with following in Jesus’ faithfulness because receiving grace through faith is the foundation for every other characteristic. Today we focus on following in Jesus’ humbleness, which Jesus both demonstrated and taught.

07-01-18 Follow in Jesus- Forgiveness

Follow in Jesus’ Forgiveness
Luke 23:32-34 & Matthew 18:21-35
This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We began with following in Jesus’ faithfulness because receiving grace through faith is the foundation for every other characteristic. Today we focus on following in Jesus’ forgiveness. Jesus taught and demonstrated forgiveness – the forgiveness from God and the act of forgiving others.

06-24-18 Follow in Jesus- Faithfulness

Follow in Jesus’ Faithfulness
Luke 22:39-46 & Acts 11:19-24
This six week series has a launching point from 1 Peter 2:21, which also provides the theme for Vacation Bible School. We will look at six characteristics that are necessary for us to follow in Jesus’ steps. Jesus demonstrated each of these, giving us an example to follow. We begin with “faithfulness” because everything we do depends on faithfully responding to God’s gracious love and His call upon our lives. Faithfulness means:

06-03-18 Jesus Reveals Himself in This Way

Jesus Reveals Himself in This Way
John 21:1-14
As always, John uses his language with precision as he tells this narrative. In his account, Jesus “revealed himself in this way.” It is not merely that Jesus shows up for a third time, but John wants us to see some specific things about the nature of the risen Lord. Since “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8), Jesus continues to reveal Himself to us today as:

05-27-18 Peace Be With You

Peace Be with You
John 20:19-31
We started the series on the Gospel of John in September 2016 with John’s purpose for writing his account of Jesus, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (20:31) In this passage, Jesus appears twice to his disciples and repeats three times the phrase, “Peace be with you.” Jesus makes it clear His peace is available and necessary.