Sermon Series
  • 1. Why Are We Here?

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    The very reason we gather is in response to the Divine call of God and His purposes. The problem is that the ideas we associate with “church” can come to mean so much less.

    Why are you here? That’s the question I want to begin with today. We might naturally divide that question as to whether it refers to being here in terms of existing… or being here in this gathering. I’m referring to BOTH our purpose for being here in terms of existing… as well as ...read more

  • 2. Discovering The Call Of God

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    There is a call to every life that seeks to break us out of our isolation and independence. Apart from God we are like actors without a story…and this series is about rediscovering the story that defines our lives.

    Illustration – This past week…Dodger Baseball game with my two older sons and a friend of theirs. My oldest, Travis, wants to take his glove… to catch a ball. I try to reset the expectations in reality. As the game ends.. the players leave the field… he goes down to the lowest railing near ...read more

  • 3. Discovering Intimate Allegiance

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    This morning I want to begin with the question: Who is your god / God? That’s a question that we may initially begin to answer quickly… but then may find ourselves realizing it’s more dynamic than simply providing a statement… the answer is reflect

    This morning we’re continuing in our series “The Call” … focused on seeking to capture or recapture the dynamic of God’s Call to our lives. I believe… The Call of God seeks to penetrate our independence and isolation. This morning I want to begin with the question: Who is your god / ...read more

  • 4. Discovering Divine Community

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    Do you BELONG? Are you CONNECTED to anything that transcends yourself? One of the most striking paradoxes of our current culture today… is the crisis of connection.

    Do you BELONG? Are you CONNECTED to anything that transcends yourself? One of the most striking paradoxes of our current culture today… is the crisis of connection. • Never has our world experienced the level of connection that has become possible in just the last 10 years. It’s ...read more

  • 5. Discovering Missional Life

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    The Call of God redefines life in relationship to blessing others. He doesn’t remove us from the mundane… but rather infuses the mundane with mission.

    Discovering Missional Life Series: The Call – Part 5 October 7, 2007 – Brad Bailey (Portions of this message were taken or adapted from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life message “Made for a Mission.”) As we begin this morning… let me ask another question to reflect on… “What got ...read more

  • 6. Discovering Empowered Life

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    One part of us acts as if God works FOR us…. And of course we can get a bit frustrated that He’s not showing up to work.

    Does God want to work with you? How we answer that question likely reflects a lot of how we live our lives. Our actual response can reflect two unfortunate tendencies: • One part of us acts as if God works FOR us…. And of course we can get a bit frustrated that He’s not showing up to ...read more

  • 7. Discovering Significance

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2009
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    About discovering the call of God for your life.

    (The following message has drawn from Rick Warren’s message “Shaped for Serving God”) Does your life hold significance? Does your life bear importance in this world? As we conclude this series entitled ‘The Call’… that is the question I want to help settle this morning.. ...read more