09/08/2019 - 10/06/2019
God’s Personal and Powerful Presence
One of the most startling truths of Scripture is that Jesus actually taught that it is possible to experience a relationship with God in ways that he did! He ascended to the Father and promised his Holy Spirit would come to live IN us! What God has planned for your life with Him, Jesus models and teaches. What Jesus models and teaches is what the Holy Spirit makes possible.
During this sermon series on the Holy Spirit I’m praying we all experience a deeper intimacy and the greater power of his presence dwelling in us.
From Shadow to Substance
08/18/2019 - 09/01/2019
Abiding in the Light, Love, and Life in Christ
This short letter offers a glimpse into the Christian world at the end of the first century. Early Christians were struggling to abide in Christ due to the pressures both from inside and outside the church. As a result, Christians were experiencing a mere shadow of what life in Christ was intended to be. John has written instructions for his time that remains a relevant message for us today.
As we apply God's word to our lives, may we enter into the joy found in the fellowship with the Father, Jesus, and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
SHAPE to Serve
08/04/2019 - 08/11/2019
Spiritual Gifts, Heart Passions, Abilities, Personality, Experiences
God has created all of us with a unique design to serve God and others in His good world. In order for us to function as the “body of Christ” we all have to discover our God-given “S.H.A.P.E.” and work together as a team.
1 Corinthians 12:4-5, 27 “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
David: A Man After God's Own Heart
07/07/2019 - 07/28/2019
Why does God say this about David?
The prophet Samuel tells King Saul “the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s commands” (1 Sam. 16:13). God instructs Samuel to anoint David as king not because of what you can see on the outside but because “the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).
As we read David’s story we quickly realize there were times when he acted foolishly and sinfully. When he felt separated from God by fear, failure or foolish behavior the most important thing in his life was getting back into God’s personal and powerful presence. His heart for God’s presence led him to bring the Ark and Tabernacle into Jerusalem for worship and write the beautiful prayer songs we still use to this day in the Psalms.
In this sermon series we will rediscover our passion for God’s personal and powerful presence in our lives, and learn more about living in the power of the Holy Spirit.