Contributed on May 17, 2006
The warning of death sits before all of us tonight. God has provided a way out of the death that awaits us but until we truly understand and take ownership of our brokenness and sinful nature we can not fully understand God’s gift of life.
Last week we left Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden just after creation. Everything that God had created was good, and in fact when it came to creating humans, you and I, He said it was very good. Looking around, the world was paradise. Everything was created perfectly. Mankind had everything that ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2006
When we truly believe with our hearts and when we follow Jesus with our lives as best we can, we have the guarantee of living in heaven with Christ forever after we die.
This past week, I heard some rumors that at least a few of you had a hard time in school on Tuesday because of the cross that was drawn on your wrist last Monday night. I wanted to take a few minutes just to talk about what happened. • How many of you had a hard time on Tuesday? • What ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2006
Now, when we sin and disobey God, we need not live in guilt and fear of being punished because even though it was the last thing we deserved, when Christ died on the cross, he died for everything we have done, are doing, and will do. His pierced hand offe
***Start off with movie clip*** As humorous as this movie clip is, as it depicts Jesus going around the crowd of people and telling them how they have sinned, it is also really sad. It’s sad because there are a lot of people, some sitting in this very room, that see Jesus and having a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2006
Everyone in this room has a purpose in life. God has plans for each and every one of you whether you realize it or not. God has created you in your mother’s womb and had you in mind since the beginning of creation. You are special in God’s eyes and He wan
Tonight I want to start off with a deep question. As I ask it and put it up on the wall, I want you to just sit and think for a moment and write your thoughts on your sermon outline. The question I want us to think about for a moment is, “What is your purpose in life.” Now, I want to stress the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 26, 2006
It is not good for man to be alone! We need one another in order to grow and become more like Jesus. The more we work together and live together, the closer we will become to being like God and the more we will be able to do for Him.
Over the next four weeks, we are going to be spending our time going through our mission statement: Living to grow, serve, worship and share. Each week we are going to look at a different piece of it and the have a small lesson about worship as we sing and participate in the experiential stations ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2006
For some reason, it makes perfect sense to most of us, to not try and run the Boston Marathon without proper training. But when it comes to our relationship with Christ, we make the decision to follow Him and think that we can just sit back and enjoy the
If you guys can remember what we talked about two weeks ago, we began to look at our mission statement – Living to Grow, Serve, Worship, and Share. We spent the majority of our time focusing on the importance of “living together.” For starters we talked about that this was a major component to the ...read more