08.13.2017 – When Exactly Did Jesus Change His Name?

This week, we had Guest Teacher Tony DiRienzo with us as we continued our summer sermon series called “Acts 29.” In Tony’s sermon, we looked at the fact that the book of Acts is often called “The Acts of the Apostles.” Thus, when we hear the story of a crippled man being healed by Peter and John, it’s easy to think thoughts like “Well of course they could do that! They were apostles!” But was it really because of who Peter and John were that the man was healed, or was it because of something else altogether? Please watch\listen and find out!

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08.06.2017 – The Quest for the Radical Middle

It has been said that, “If you have the Spirit without the Word, you blow up. If you have the Word without the Spirit, you dry up. If you have both the Word and the Spirit, you grow up.” This Sunday looked at how this quote applies to the Vineyard Movement, which attempts to bring together the best of the Evangelical and Charismatic streams of Christianity while staying away from the excesses on either end. Please listen\watch and check it out!

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07.30.2017 – THE BOOK… and Other Books

At our church we like to say “The Bible Is Our Book.” We have a high view of the Scriptures and love to challenge people to become more “on fire” when it comes to reading and studying the Bible. And we all need that, don’t we? But that being said, in every sermon we also recommend other Christian books as “Pastor’s Picks.” Does that mean we give our stamp of approval to everything in those pages? Not by a long shot! So how should we approach those texts and their authors? And why do we even recommend them in the first place? Check out this week’s sermon and find out!

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07.23.2017 – Cornerstone

One of our church’s Core Values is “Jesus is our Center.” In other words, when we think about the nature and character of God, when we think about what God is up to in our world…we ought to focus on Jesus Christ. This weekend, we continued our “Acts 29” series by looking at how who we are foundationally as a church affects where we are heading, and what about our church will always remain the same!

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Also, before the sermon, Jack Malloy from our advisory board shared some important updates on the church budget, staffing, and some really exciting news on the building search. We would love for you to check out all he had to say in the video below:

07.16.2017 – The After People

“Judgmental” and “hypocrites.” Like it or not, those are two words that atheists often use to describe Christians. But WHAT IF the Holy Spirit empowered us to such a degree that “compassion” and “care” became the two words that were most associated with us? WHAT IF we had such a good reputation that even people who would never walk through our doors on a Sunday morning were thankful that we were part of their community because of all the good we do? This weekend, we talked about how to do exactly that!

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07.09.2017 – I Will Pour Out My Spirit Upon All People

When Dan preached on John 14:12, we read that “he who believes in me will do the works I do–and greater works than these will he do.” Did you ever wonder, “What could possibly be a greater work than what Jesus did while He was here on earth?” He healed people beyond being healed, He walked on water, He turned water into wine, He even raised the dead–what could be “greater”? This Sunday, Guest Teacher Terry Altman worked through Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost and drew from it just what those “greater works” might be in a message you won’t want to miss!

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07.02.2017 – Amazed and Perplexed

A lot of “weird” things happen in the Bible, especially when Holy Spirit is involved. When you read about some of the amazing accounts described in the book of Acts do you ever think “Wow! That was weird!” Or, “Why don’t those things happen today?” How would you react if you did see them happen? Would you be frightened? Would you be like the onlookers in Acts 2 who made fun of the disciples? This week, guest teachers and itinerant missionaries Dave and Chris Carlson, explored some of the accounts that happened in Acts when Holy Spirit showed up and looked at different ways that people today in the Acts 29 church experience the Holy Spirit all around the world. Listen\watch and check it out!

Please note that before the sermon, we played a video of Chris Carlson’s incredible testimony which you can watch at at this link.

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06.25.2017 – When God Says Wait

Americans are people of action, aren’t we? So we love it when God gives us marching orders to “go” and “do.” But what about when God says, “Wait?” What do we do when God presses the pause button? Well, that is exactly what happened in Acts 1 between the Ascension of Jesus and the Day of Pentecost. Jesus told His followers to “wait.” But as they waited, they didn’t sit around and do nothing. Instead they pressed into three critical areas that prepared them for what was right around the corner. And we need to learn from them and do the same!

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06.11.2017 – Baptized with the Holy Spirit

This week, we looked at one of the most overlooked aspects of Jesus’ ministry – how he described in all 4 gospels baptizing people with the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John weren’t wasting ink by mentioning it in each gospel. It’s in all 4 gospels to emphasize its importance, one we often miss in the American church. So just what is the baptism of the Holy Spirit… and why does it matter? Find out in this week’s sermon!

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