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Apr 16, 2017
Easter Celebration 2017
Series: Easter
The message of Easter, "do not be afraid, for Christ is risen." When Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" arrived at the tomb the morning of the third day and saw that the stone was rolled away, these were the first words the angel said to them, "do not be afraid," then went on to explain how God raised Jesus to life, just as Jesus had said. When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate the power of our risen Lord, the power that conquers death and gives us renewed life. Our Savior and Lord has risen, and so we must remember, to not be afraid.
 
Matthew 28:1-10
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  • Apr 16, 2017Easter Celebration 2017
    Apr 16, 2017
    Easter Celebration 2017
    Series: Easter
    The message of Easter, "do not be afraid, for Christ is risen." When Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" arrived at the tomb the morning of the third day and saw that the stone was rolled away, these were the first words the angel said to them, "do not be afraid," then went on to explain how God raised Jesus to life, just as Jesus had said. When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate the power of our risen Lord, the power that conquers death and gives us renewed life. Our Savior and Lord has risen, and so we must remember, to not be afraid.
     
    Matthew 28:1-10
  • Apr 9, 2017“Make Room for the King”
    Apr 9, 2017
    “Make Room for the King”
    Series: Lent
    What a joyful start to Holy Week, Jesus met by a crowd shouting "Hosanna" as He enters Jerusalem. A joyful parade for the coming king. Not everyone loves parades, but this parade signifies Jesus intrusion into our lives, the work He does to clean up the mess we've made. Palm Sunday is the start of something special, and we are right to celebrate the coming of Jesus, but the celebration is just the beginning. As we lay our brokenness and shame down before Him, we need to walk with Jesus in the clean up effort, until we are made whole before Him once again.
     
    Matthew 21:1-11
  • Apr 2, 2017“Roll Jordan Roll”
    Apr 2, 2017
    “Roll Jordan Roll”
    Series: Lent
    Before the Israelites could enter the promised land, they had to cross the Jordan River. On faith that God would help them cross, the priests took the ark ahead of Israel and stood in the river. The waters separated the nation of Israel crossed into the promised land on dry ground. It takes faith to trust that God will do something seemingly impossible in our lives, but if we ever want to move from death in sin to life with Christ, this is a step of faith that we must take. So, roll Jordan, roll.
     
    Joshua 3:14-17
  • Mar 26, 2017“Something Must Die”
    Mar 26, 2017
    “Something Must Die”
    Series: Lent
    When Jesus comes, He brings fulfillment and new life. We have two options: we can ask Him to leave or we can surrender the part of our lives that keeps us from experiencing all that God has in store for us. We must let those parts of us die that we may receive the life that Christ brings
     
    - Luke 8:26-39
  • Mar 19, 2017“Get Out of the Car”
    Mar 19, 2017
    “Get Out of the Car”
    Series: Lent
    Sometimes we need to take a little risk and step up and into something uncomfortable. Being able to move from the comfortable and familiar into the unknown is a step of maturity, a sign of growing up. In our lives of faith, we are called to a maturity that unifies us as the body of Christ, unified in “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.”
     
    Ephesians 4:1-16
     
  • Mar 12, 2017“Desert River”
    Mar 12, 2017
    “Desert River”
    Series: Lent
    We are creatures of habit and routine. We like knowing what to expect, we like what is predictable. When that translates to our faith, however, we restrict what we believe God can do based on what He has done in the past. We make God predictable and find out how to get what we want from Him. The problem is, that is faith, it is putting God in a box. God is not predictable, and will continue to amaze you every time He moves to do something in your life.
     
    Isaiah 43:14-21
  • Mar 5, 2017“Take a Little Risk”
    Mar 5, 2017
    “Take a Little Risk”
    Series: Lent
     “‘Again the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he sold all that he had and bought it’… Again the Kingdom of heaven is like Jesus, seeking you; and when He found you went and sold all that He had to buy you…He loves you so much, the He bankrupted heaven to have a relationship with you”
    -Excerpt from today’s sermon
    Matthew 13:42-46
  • Feb 27, 2017“Freedom With Limits”
    Feb 27, 2017
    “Freedom With Limits”
    Series: Epiphany
    Many of us do not like being told what we cannot do, and so we push the limits of our freedom. While God has gifted us the freedom to choose things for our self, He set forth limits on that freedom so we may experience the fullness of all the God created.
     
    Rev. Gary Hilton - Genesis 3: 8-14; 19-24
  • Feb 19, 2017“Wise Man”
    Feb 19, 2017
    “Wise Man”
    Series: Epiphany
    King Solomon was renown for his wisdom, bestowed upon request from God that he may rule over Israel with justice.
    We would be wise to heed Solomon’s great wisdom.
     
    Psalm 127:1-2
  • Feb 12, 2017“Epiphany Hope: Hope Beyond Immaturity
    Feb 12, 2017
    “Epiphany Hope: Hope Beyond Immaturity
    Series: Epiphany
    Growing in our faith and becoming more like Christ, becoming mature. 1 Peter tells us "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing..." This is a maturing faith.
     
    - Rev. Rod Smith - 1 Peter 3:8-12