Saying Goodbye

Pastor Ryan looks at what the bible says of goodbyes and healthy endings.

Scripture: John 14:1-14

From Worldly to Godly

To conclude our sermon series, Pastor Ryan looks at holiness and what it means to live as Christians.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:18-19

God’s Word is Our GPS

Pastor Juno looks at 1 Timothy 4 and what Paul says of living a Godly life by living with thanksgiving, affirming the truth, and allowing God to use you and your gifts.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:1-16

Church as a Meal

Pastor Mark continues our series by showing how the early church, following the practice of Jesus, primarily met in a house around a table for a meal — and shares this invitation for us today.

Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner?

Pastor Juno continues our series by looking at the role of community in eating and drinking with others.

Scripture: Luke 7

Eating and Drinking

Pastor Mark starts our new series on the simple but profound act of eating and drinking with others to show grace – just like Jesus did.

Scripture: Luke 5:27-34

 

Growth and Leadership

Lead Pastor Juno Smalley continues our series through the book of Acts – this time looking at how we can grow more in our faith and become leaders.

Scripture: Acts 6:1-7

Loving Well

What’s the main mission of the Church?  Many would say it’s to love others. Jesus does a tag line to that concept as he says, “…as I have loved you.” Jesus describes that one way to love well is to enter the world of other people. To become incarnate to them – ‘God with skin on’.  And one of the basic yet undervalued ways to become God with skin on is to be present with others and to simply listen. Yet listening is a lost art but one of the best ways to show our love towards others. And the more we are in tune with our own emotional health the better we can love God and love others by listening to them. Loving the world starts with us loving each other in our local church. As we practice love we set the stage for God’s Spirit to move in some mighty ways.

Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11; John 13:34-35

Embrace Grieving and Loss

Most people associate grieving and loss with the death of a loved one or a traumatic catastrophic happening. Yet we all experience loss in so many ways: loss of a spouse or friend, loss of a job, career or retirement, the loss of your marriage, the loss of a miscarriage or abortion. Or maybe it’s the impact of a one night stand, your home is sold, your friend got married, etc. But, we cannot be spiritually mature followers of Jesus if we have not embraced grieving and loss.

God created us for shalom – a peace that transforms situations and brings our lives in alignment with God’s desire and design for us. The garden of Eden was a place that was a healthy place for growth and life filled with joy and delight. Yet, as humans we messed that all up and so from the beginning of humanity there was grieving and loss. Unfortunately, the Church usually does a poor job leaning into the emotions that are associated with grieving and loss. This sermon affirms the Biblical need for grieving and supplies some practical advise on how to grieve in a healthy way.

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Scripture: Genesis 2; John 11:35

The Gift of Limits

In order to become a more mature Christian we need to be emotionally mature and healthy. This week we discuss embracing healthy limits in our lives, implementing limits where they are needed and prayerfully discerning what limitations we need to break through.

Scripture: Mark 1:29-39