Feb 10, 2019
Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large Pt.3 – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 47:1-12
Series: Epiphany
In part 3 of Rev. Brooks' series, we see in Ezekiel's vision the Holy Spirit moving from the temple as water, flowing first as a mere trickle and growing to a mighty river, a river that nourishes everything in its path. We have seen God's power to lift us from our situations and reassemble us over the last couple weeks, and now we see the tremendous, life giving power of the Spirit. Know that this process of restoration is not new to God and is one that is usually repeated many times in a person's life. God is present and ready to raise you from whatever circumstance you find yourself in, eager to put you back together and give you life. Become aware of His presence and live large in the flowing life of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Feb 10, 2019Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large Pt.3 – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 47:1-12
    Feb 10, 2019
    Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large Pt.3 – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 47:1-12
    Series: Epiphany
    In part 3 of Rev. Brooks' series, we see in Ezekiel's vision the Holy Spirit moving from the temple as water, flowing first as a mere trickle and growing to a mighty river, a river that nourishes everything in its path. We have seen God's power to lift us from our situations and reassemble us over the last couple weeks, and now we see the tremendous, life giving power of the Spirit. Know that this process of restoration is not new to God and is one that is usually repeated many times in a person's life. God is present and ready to raise you from whatever circumstance you find yourself in, eager to put you back together and give you life. Become aware of His presence and live large in the flowing life of the Holy Spirit.
  • Feb 3, 2019Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large Pt.2 – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 37:1-14
    Feb 3, 2019
    Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large Pt.2 – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 37:1-14
    Series: Epiphany
    In part 2 of Rev. Brooks' sermon series, we see God revealing His healing power to Ezekiel, telling Ezekiel to prophesy to a valley of bones that God will reassemble them and make flesh come upon them, that breath will enter them and they will come to life. God then explains that these bones are like His people Israel, and He will restore them just as he did the bones. And how do we see God's power to heal and restore? To completion, one piece at a time.
  • Jan 27, 2019“Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large” – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 1:25-2:2
    Jan 27, 2019
    “Lifted, Reassembled and Living Large” – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ezekiel 1:25-2:2
    Series: Epiphany
    Pastor Allan begins a sermon series on the power of the Holy Spirit as found in the accounts of the Prophet Ezekiel. This week, God's power to lift us from whatever our current circumstances may be.
  • Jan 13, 2019Glory to Glory – Rev. Allan Brooks – 2 Corinthians 3:16-18
    Jan 13, 2019
    Glory to Glory – Rev. Allan Brooks – 2 Corinthians 3:16-18
    Series: Epiphany
    As we actively seek God out, we are transformed in His presence, with "ever increasing glory" into the people He sees us as. We are restored to the image of our maker as this face time with Him takes us from glory to glory.
  • Jan 6, 2019Almost Normal – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 2:16-18
    Jan 6, 2019
    Almost Normal – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 2:16-18
    Series: Epiphany
    With Christmas over, we now begin the task of taking all of our decorations down and returning everything back to normal. Only problem is, now that Jesus has come, we can't go back to normal. Once Jesus entered the world, that was it, there was no going back, for God's power and act of salvation was here to stay. We may pack up our manger scenes, stick baby Jesus back in a box for another year, but we can't pack away God's power and presence, that stays with us each day.
  • Dec 2, 2018Just a Twinkle – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1:1-5, 9
    Dec 2, 2018
    Just a Twinkle – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1:1-5, 9
    Series: Advent
    It wasn't something magnificent, there was no great pronouncement. Towns people didn't gather to see what was goin on, and no overwhelming radiance of glory...only, there was. This birth was the most magnificent event in all of history, and angels declared God's praise at Jesus birth, proclaiming the good news to shepherds. Foreigners came from the east to see the miracle of grace that they heard God was about to perform, with God's glory shining in a star to guide their way. And there in the manger, a twinkle from the star, a twinkle of God's glory in Jesus's eye. The birth that would change the world forever, the birth that could have been made known to all the world in that very instant, revealed to unclean shepherds and foreigners. God was moving in ways no one expected. His glory and grace revealed in just a twinkle.
  • Nov 11, 2018Kingdom Come – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 26:10-11
    Nov 11, 2018
    Kingdom Come – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 26:10-11
    Series: Pentecost
    How do we see God's Kingdom active in this world? It is through the work of the church that we see God's Kingdom alive and moving into the world through His people. When we prepare and offer food or clothes to those in need, when we step out to help in disaster relief, when we circle people in prayer and show favor and support for those around us in need. How do we see God's Kingdom? It is made visible when we follow Christ is our service. We understand that God's Kingdom is still on the way, but we see parts of it break through when we serve and give of ourselves to the church the work of God. And serve we will, not waiting until Christ returns to do the work He gives us, but we will serve for God's glory until Kingdom Come.
  • Nov 4, 2018Love & Joy – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-12
    Nov 4, 2018
    Love & Joy – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-12
    Series: Pentecost
    Love one another. A simple enough command, yet we all know how difficult this action can be; especially when Jesus follows up with "Love each other as I have loved you." To love as Jesus loved us is to love sacrificially, and is even harder for the vast majority of us. And yet, we get a glimpse of this love expressed in random acts of kindness, heroism or in people freely helping others. In keeping this kind of love, Jesus promises his joy that our joy may be made complete. This love and joy is in our service, it is in how we operate as a church body, it is in our ministry. Let us never cease our service, continually sharing the love and joy of Christ, a love that can change the world.
  • Oct 28, 2018No Fear – Rev. Allan Brooks – Acts 18:9-11
    Oct 28, 2018
    No Fear – Rev. Allan Brooks – Acts 18:9-11
    Series: Pentecost
    Fear is a powerful thing. Useful for keeping us safe when faced with potentially dangerous situations, fear can quickly grow out of hand and keep us from doing anything productive or beneficial. We cannot allow fear to cripple us when doing the work of the church. God is with us, leading His church in its work, we have nothing to fear. Join in God's work, giving of your time, prayers and resources. Where God is, there is no fear.
  • Oct 14, 2018Even More in There – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 17:14-20
    Oct 14, 2018
    Even More in There – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 17:14-20
    Series: Pentecost
    "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” This week we look at the same story of Jesus healing a child with a demon that throws him into seizers. The boy's father asks Jesus' disciples if they can heal his son, and when they can't they ask Jesus why. This was His answer. Faith the size of a mustard seed, perhaps this is the example Jesus gives because this kind of faith can only grow. We do not need a faith that has everything figured out to move the mountains in our lives, just a faith that trusts that God hears our prayers and will answer them. Faith as small as a mustard seed, a faith that trusts, a faith that can only grow, that is all it takes to move mountains.