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The Good Doctor

How did we come to know and believe the stories of Jesus? Dr. Luke begins his Gospel with a description of how and why he wanted to capture the story of Jesus on paper. Join us for the first message in Inception as we explore the development, reliability and purpose of the Bible. Passage (read it): Luke 1:1-4 Principles (know them): The development of the Bible: A synthesis of human witness and divine inspiration 2 Timothy 3:15-16 & 2 Peter…

Above and Beyond

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 Who we are: We ARE the church! What we do: We make disciples and equip those who do. How we do it: Gather, Grow, Go! What’s Next? Above and Beyond: Ephesians 3:20-21 Gathering above and beyond.We will…

Be Ready

We are all ready to turn the page on 2020, hoping and praying that 2021 will be a better year! But with so many things out of our control, is there anything we can do to ensure that 2021 is a better year? Join us online for the last sermon in The Fullness of Time series where Pastor Gary Webber will share three examples that twelve-year-old Jesus set for us that are sure to make this a year that makes…

Be Aware

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Often when we hear the story of Mary and Joseph losing Jesus in the Temple we wonder about their parenting. However, hidden in this passage is evidence that not only was Mary a good mom, but she was the right choice to raise the Son of God. As parents, grandparents, and mentors we need to be aware that our actions and examples now sets the tone…

Be Amazed

“But in the fullness of time, God sent forth His son … ” Paul’s description of Jesus’ birth would seem to put to rest any speculation that God’s timing was off when He sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world. But two-thousand years later, some people feel as if God has been late or completely absent when they’ve needed Him. How does Jesus’ birth over two millennia ago have any impact on us today? Join us as we…

Be Patient

Simeon and Anna were old – really old! From all outward appearances, they were completely out of time. They had waited and anticipated God’s provision, but as the end was drawing near, there appeared to be no way God could keep His promise. That did not, however, keep Simeon and Anna from hoping and faithfully waiting for God. Join us for week three of The Fullness of Time as we explore how God’s timing helps us understand that all of our longings are ultimately fulfilled in Him.  Passage: Luke 2:25-40 Three observations from a lifetime…

Be Still

While Zechariah and Elizabeth appeared to be a couple running out of time, Mary and Joseph appeared to have time on their side. Only recently engaged, this couple had their entire lives in front of them. There would be a wedding and eventually a family. But God had other plans. Long before the wedding night, Mary was told that she was going to be a mother, and that her child would be the Son of God. Join us for part…

Be Silent

Luke does not begin the Christmas story with the birth of Jesus. He doesn’t even begin with an introduction to Mary and Joseph. Instead, Luke begins by telling the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, an older couple who appeared to be out of time. When God tells Zechariah that he is finally going to be a father, Zechariah questions God’s timing and finds himself speechless for the next nine months. Join us for part one of The Fullness of Time as we consider how God’s timing increases our faith and draws our attention to…

Song of Faith

The table has become the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving celebration, and for good reason. Not only does the table (and the food on it) represent God’s provision, but scientists have discovered that the human mind attaches significant memories to the sense of smell and taste. As you eat, you are literally rehearsing memories associated with those tastes and smells. Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past is an antidote to fear of the future and helps build our faith. Join us…

Song of Contentment

Living in a social media society causes us to live our lives in constant comparison to others.  Always watching what other people have and are doing, will cause us not to value what we have.  This lack of appreciation and thankfulness can often lead to anxiety, restlessness, and even depression. Keeping our focus on the life and path God has set out for us, “staying in our lane,” can help develop an attitude of gratitude, which can allow joy and…

Song of Resilience

The Bible says that Christians are to be thankful in all circumstances. That sounds good until we consider some of the most difficult circumstances of life. How can we practice gratitude in the midst of sickness, injustice, pandemics, and social unrest? Join us for part one of Psalms of Thanksgiving where we will explore how gratitude counteracts doubt and despair and makes us more resilient. Giving thanks counteracts doubt and despair and makes us more resilient. The reality of our…

The Pursuit of Happiness

While we can never achieve holiness in our own power, the way we choose to live and interact with the world is a powerful witness to what we truly believe about Jesus and His Kingdom.  Passage: Matthew 5:3-14 Principle: Embrace your emptiness and experience God’s sufficiency (Matthew 5:3-6) Live sacrificially for the sake of loving others (Matthew 5:7-12) Practice: Be an agent for healing (Matthew 5:13) Be a source of light (Matthew 5:14-16) Daily Readings: Day 1: Matthew 5Day 2: 1…