It's Advent once again! This message series focuses on four elements of the Christmas story that teach us about the wonder of God’s great love for us: a star, a name, a manger, a promise. As we look to these wonder-filled aspects of the Christmas story, we will rediscover that the true wonder of Christmas is found in the love of Christ and made real in our hearts when we share that love with others.
You're invited to join us for our four-part sermon series, “A House United: When Dead Relationships Come Alive”. The title is a takeoff on the Scripture from both Matthew 12:22-28 and Mark 3:19-30: “A House divided against itself cannot stand.”
We will be dealing with questions such as “How do we come together with those with whom we disagree and not feel as though we’ve compromised our faith and/or integrity? How do we move forward when we are at an impasse? How do we reignite a dead relationship? How do we move from either no communication or unhealthy communication to healthy communication. How do we attack the problem and not the person?”
If you have ever asked any of these questions, then come and let us search together for meaningful solutions.
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21
As we kickoff our financial stewardship emphasis once again, we are asking every member of the church to consider participating in a four-week study on Faith and Money. This series is based of the book Treasure by Jacob Armstrong. Armstrong is the founding pastor of Providence Church, a vibrant young United Methodist congregation in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, reaching 1,000 people each week. This devotional book consists of 28 brief devotional thoughts. We encourage you to pick up a free copy in the Narthex, Gathering Area, or in the Fellowship Hall.
Every family’s got em—those things that everyone knows about, but no one talks about. And when we talk about family, we’re talking about your immediate family, your extended family & friends, and/or your church family. We all have a family issue or two (or ten!) that tends to make a mess of things. It’s like there’s this giant elephant in the family room that nobody wants to acknowledge. Is this just the way things are or is there something better? Over the next several weeks, we will not only acknowledge a number of different “elephant” issues, but we will also equip you to deal with them and send the family circus packing.
Join us for an 8-part sermon series on the Book of Hebrews. This book, an actual sermon written by an unknown author, reminds early Christians to keep their eyes on Jesus as they undergo persecution and suffering. The book highlights the fact that Jesus is at the center of everything. I hope that as you read through this book, you will make Jesus the central focus of your life.
Though we all have much to be thankful for, the pace and the pressure of life often squeeze the joy from us. Our shoulders slumped and our heads bowed, we find some days—or months—very difficult to get through. Desperate, we often search for joy in all kinds of ways—acquiring possessions, visiting places, or seeing people. But none of these can provide lasting joy. Where do you find joy in the midst of a trying circumstance?
We've spent the last several weeks discussing the struggle between good and evil. This follow-up series delves into what happened after Jesus gave up his life for ours.
This is a hard truth: The line of good and evil runs through ALL of us. We’ve seen this popularized in culture today: the devil on one shoulder with an angel on the other. The struggle within each of us is real, o en evidenced in the choices we make every day: kindness or cruelty, truth or deceit, compassion or calloused apathy, faithfulness or in delity, mercy or revenge. At some point, we have likely experienced the burden of this struggle in ourselves, or we have been a ected by the struggle born in others. Why is this struggle real? Why is there evil? How can a good God allow such evil to exist? Is religion evil? What happens when societies go bad? What can we do about it? How do we overcome evil with good?
Over the following weeks, we will we explore these questions by walking with Jesus through the wilderness and putting on the armor of God that will fortify us to overcome all things through Christ who gives us strength.
In our last series, we journeyed through Advent looking at the parallels between the iconic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Jesus’ birth story. We looked at what it means to have a “wonderful life” rooted in the hope and salvation of Christ. Beginning this new year, we want to look more practically at how we can live a more wonderful life full of signi cance. Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a ful lling life may seem like an unachievable dream, but over the next six weeks, we will look at a number of habits that we may develop to make this impossible dream a reality. ese habits, rooted in Scripture and offered in Rachel May Stafford’s book, “Hands Free Life”, will hopefully inspire us to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help us:
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