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Mar 29, 2015
Our Motivation To Worship
Series: general
On Palm Sunday so many years ago, we see a crowd gathered to “worship’ Jesus as King.  They waved palm branches and laid their cloaks in the street for the donkey to cross over.  These were merely outward expressions they thought they had to do, to get the King to do what they wanted Him to do. In contrast, Mary anoints the head and feet of Jesus days earlier in an act of devoted, humble, and sacrificial worship.  In this message we contrast these two events and ask ourselves, “What is our motivation to worship?”
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  • Mar 29, 2015Our Motivation To Worship
    Mar 29, 2015
    Our Motivation To Worship
    Series: general
    On Palm Sunday so many years ago, we see a crowd gathered to “worship’ Jesus as King.  They waved palm branches and laid their cloaks in the street for the donkey to cross over.  These were merely outward expressions they thought they had to do, to get the King to do what they wanted Him to do. In contrast, Mary anoints the head and feet of Jesus days earlier in an act of devoted, humble, and sacrificial worship.  In this message we contrast these two events and ask ourselves, “What is our motivation to worship?”
  • Mar 22, 2015A Voice In The Wilderness
    Mar 22, 2015
    A Voice In The Wilderness
    Series: general
    In our world todayForty Days of Lent Desert Worship Still, it is imperative the bride of Christ preach the Gospel with authority and with passion. In order to accomplish such a daunting task, we can learn from the life and ministry of John the Baptist. John was separated to God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, humble, and preached true repentance.
  • Mar 15, 2015Be Still
    Mar 15, 2015
    Be Still
    Series: general
    Morning Devotions Christian Stock ImageIn this message we look at two specific instances in the Bible where God issues the command to “Be Still.”  Sometimes God commands our circumstances to be still and sometimes He commands us. Either way, we come to know God more as we experience Him in our daily lives.
  • Feb 15, 2015A Matter of Perspective
    Feb 15, 2015
    A Matter of Perspective
    Series: general
    Right Perspective Christian Stock ImagesWhen one reads the words of Psalm 34, it is easy to assume they were penned by someone who was living a life of peace and victory.  A deeper look, however, reveals that its author David was hiding in a cave running from King Saul and the Philistines.  In this desperate time, David writes of continual praise, seeking God, and the faithfulness of the Lord.  Join us as we uncover David's uncommon perspective during a time of struggle and rejection.
  • Jan 25, 2015What’s Your Source?
    Jan 25, 2015
    What’s Your Source?
    Series: general
    The Ripple Effect Christian BackgroundIn Jeremiah 2:13, the prophet compares the rejection of God by the people of Israel to them choosing a cistern over the fresh watered offered by God.  For those who lived in arid regions and were not blessed with a fresh spring on their land, they were required to dig a hole in the ground and to seal the walls of the hole with lime. Water was then transported to the hole or cistern to be stored for use at a later time.  Unfortunately, these crude storage containers would develop cracks over time and the water would leak out into the surrounding soil. As a result, the water would be lost and the walls would have to be sealed again and the cistern refilled.
    Have we, like the people of Israel, chosen to abandon our relationship with God for personal pursuits of happiness that are not eternal. Pursuits that bring temporary moments of happiness, but eventually crack and run dry.
      We must ask ourselves, "Are you digging cisterns or drinking directly from the spring?"
  • Jan 18, 2015Bought At A Price
    Jan 18, 2015
    Bought At A Price
    Series: general
    Morning Devotions Christian Stock ImageThe Bible clearly teaches us in Romans chapter six that who we obey is who we belong to.  If we serve our own selfish desires we belong to sin.  If we are obedient to Christ we belong to God.  Sin gives us the illusion of freedom that, when acted upon, leads to the bondage of fear, doubt, and anxiety. God guarantees us eternal life, but we must understand we were bought at a very high price; the sacrifice of Jesus.  When we belong to God, we are free from our past, free to change, free to live holy, and free of the bondage caused  by sin.  We are not free, however, to live in rebelliousness towards God, to live selfishly, or to mistreat others.
  • Jan 11, 2015Revive Us, Oh Lord
    Jan 11, 2015
    Revive Us, Oh Lord
    Series: general
    Morning Devotions Christian Stock ImageTrue revival will come to the church of God when we recognize the source from which true change flows is God’s word.  This change of perspective will result in an evaluation of our priorities, a desire to live holy lives, and a renewed resolve to declare God’s truth.
  • Dec 28, 2014Do You Hear the Savior?
    Dec 28, 2014
    Do You Hear the Savior?
    Series: Do You Hear?
    DYH-SeriesGraphicWe wrap up our Christmas series “Do You Hear” with a challenge to respond to the message of Christ.  We have heard God’s truth, of His salvation, His love, but what will we do?  Will we remain silent and broken or call out to Him and allow Him to change our lives?
  • Dec 14, 2014Do You Hear the Message?
    Dec 14, 2014
    Do You Hear the Message?
    Series: Do You Hear?
    DYH-SeriesGraphicWhen you look upon the nativity scenes that permeate our communities during the Christmas season, what do you see?  What is the message you hear in your heart?  In this sermon we look at the major icons in a traditional nativity scene and search for the message within.
  • Nov 30, 2014Do You Hear the Music?
    Nov 30, 2014
    Do You Hear the Music?
    Series: Do You Hear?
    DYH-SeriesGraphicAs Christmas quickly approaches, we find ourselves inundated with music, decorations, dinners, and family.  But in all of the noise do we hear the story of Christ in our hearts? Do we truly hear His call in each carol sung, ornament neatly hung, or gathering?  In the first message in our series “Do You Hear” we look at three popular carols and reflect on the meaning of each.