Buzz Curtis talks about what it means to be a leader in the church. Leaders follow Jesus closely and love and lead the flock God entrusts to them.
Guest speaker Pastor Dave Johnson continues the summer series on 1 Peter and asks us to consider the spiritual reasons to embrace suffering.
Guest speaker Mark West talks about Peter's call to live with the end in mind
Guest speakers Eric and Sue Takamoto continue the series on 1 Peter:
- Residing as aliens
- Revering Christ
- Reflecting God’s heart for repentance
And also share an update on their ministry in Japan.
Chelsea McHenry (Youth Ministries Director) talks about how Peter calls us to be a blessing to the world at all times, especially when the world is insulting to us. Being a blessing is what makes us different from the world in which we live.
Guest speaker Rich Lamb takes a deeper look at types of suffering and offers a spiritual perspective on why we should think about embracing it when it occurs in our lives.
Pastor Ken Holcomb talks to us about living in the secular and sinful world. Loving each other and loving God and obeying the laws of the land as we follow Christ.
Guest speaker Pastor Ben Wu shares that the church exists to be a voice to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
We can begin to respond more lovingly, rather than maliciously, to hurts and offenses when we recognize the greater picture of the full life God has welcomed us to.
Guest speaker Lisa Lamb talks about the book of 1 Peter and sets the stage for Peter's writing and his message to the new Christians throughout Asia Minor.
Final message of the series. Pastor David shares guidelines on how to find the wonder of God in the world around us.
Learning the spiritual discipline of play
Pastor David discusses our call to create and to be creative. Create something and offer it up to God this week.
Pastor David talks about how we need to Trust in God like a child trusts. We need to take our faith in man and put our complete trust in God for He has a plan.
The first message in a new series. Today Pastor David speaks about listeners taking on the humility of childhood.
Making the journey from doubt to faith
That listeners will celebrate Christ as a provider of peace in their lives.
Pastor David talks about Jesus' prayer for us to be in the world, but not of the world. Jesus prays for our protection as we go out and show His love.
That listeners feel supported by the prayers of Christ.
Jesus explains to his disciples the changes that His death and resurrection will bring
Jesus explains the mission of the Holy Spirit to his disciples
Pastor David discusses "the world" and how it does not love Jesus. The challenge is for us to love the world that does not love us.
That listeners would remain in the Love of Christ.
Pastor David talks about fellowship with Jesus and the Holy Trinity. David shows us the invitation that Jesus gives us to join Him in Fellowship.
Guest speaker Pastor Ben Wu talks Jesus' exhortation to his disciples to look forward, look inward, look outward, and look upward
That listeners avoid the traitor they carry inside.
Pastor David sets the stage for The Upper Room series. (There is a silent part in the middle, but the sermon comes back.) Have an attitude of Sacramental Grace towards one another.
In Pastor David's concluding message of the series he discusses how leadership as Jesus modeled it differs from the secular view, and how we all can learn to lead to get things done.
Pastor David talks about the importance of giving in the church.
Pastor David talks about the importance of serving in the church. Look for a place where God can use you.
In Pastor David's first message of the new series he encourages us in the practice of being welcoming.
Daniel tells the story of the Magi and the example they set for us.
That listeners would meditate on what God is doing in their lives.
Looking at the angels and the shepherds to learn how to praise God
Looking at Joseph to understand the role of obedience in worship
Pastor David kicks off Advent talking about Prophecy and hope we need to pay attention always to what God is doing around us.
This concluding message of the spiritual gifts series covers the sign gifts and the role they have in the life of the believer.
Looking at the different lists of spiritual gifts found in the New Testament
Pastor David talks about the Spiritual Gifts. He lists them, but explains how the list is incomplete and the gifting is when the Holy Spirit comes along side us and gives out spirit a boost.
The true form of spiritual gifts explained.
Pastor Kent Carlson sheds light on evangelism in a Post-Christendom world.
Pastor Kent Carlson sheds light into a Post-Christendom world and how to evangelize in it.
Guest speaker Pastor Kent Carlson closes the series with a message to broaden our scope of what we think of when we think of evangelism and
sharing the gospel.
Pastor David talks about our call to be Caretakers of God's earth.
Learning to be a good guest of our neighbors
Daniel talks about the call to hospitality in our neighborhood and within our church family.
That listeners understand what it means to be practical citizens in the city while at the same time being citizens of heaven.
Learning to be neighbors to those who live around us
To be agents of shalom and embrace our neighbors and the city where we live.
Serving together as a team
Pastor David talks about how we are to talk to "Outsiders"... Full of Grace and Seasoned with Salt.
A guide on how to devote yourselves to prayer.
Allowing our connection with Christ to direct our other relationships
Pastor David continues the discussion about community and how to live as a community of believers.
Practical characteristics of what it takes to live together in peace with Christ in God.
Learning to live together
Guest speaker Jon Teran. We must not cling to but instead throw out the baggage of our natural earthly desires and habits that are holding us back from fully experiencing the life God wants for us.
Our Identity in Christ defined.
Being steadfast in Christ
Guest speaker Pastor Joseph Chun preaching on Colossians 1:24-29.
Pastor Daniel introduces us to the letter from Paul to the church at Colossae. Kicking off the summer series and setting the stage for the weeks to come.
Guest speaker Pastor Briant Cuffy shares that God has chosen us for holiness that we might live in confidence.
Getting to be on Jesus' Team for the Kingdom
Asking for God's protection in our lives
Pastor David talks about asking for forgiveness from God and forgiving our brothers and sisters.
Pastor Daniel illustrates the Lord's Prayer with candles and color.
That listeners have confidence asking God for their needs.
Battling for God's Kingdom in our prayers
That listeners pray with the confidence that God is not far from them.
That listeners recognize the resurrection is the proof that confirms the way of Christ.
A Palm Sunday message from Children/Youth Pastor Daniel Martin.
Recognizing that at any moment we can repent and God will accept us
Pastor David discusses the discipline we learn as we travel through the deserts in our lives towards the promised land.
A message from guest speaker Pastor Jon Teran. When God is calling you to action don't wait.
Move forward even when you don't feel ready and He will show up and fight for us.
That the listeners recognize that you can not live in the kingdom with the culture of the world.
Making the decision to leave our "Egypts"
Pastor David concludes the four-sermon series on practicing the presence of God with a message about the benefits and practice of being present.
That listeners understand the spiritual benefit of rest.
Learning to incorporate waiting in our daily lives
Pastor David introduces Spiritual Disciplines and discusses the discipline of silence and Listening.
That listeners act in God's will and trust that He will show up in the moment you need him.
That listeners will recognize that Christ is truly the Lord.
Pastor David discusses the idea of forgiveness of sins and the message of John the Baptist. Discover your role in presenting this important message of Christmas.
Pastor David talk about how Jesus came down to be a part of the humble and poor on this earth. Christmas is about understanding the abundance of the Kingdom and how that is the focus of the worship.
Pastor David talks about the miracles of Christmas.
That listeners will have mercy for others.
That listeners recognize that God has always included all.
Pastor David discusses the sisters Martha and Mary and talks about how we need to be who God made us to be and not our False Self.
That listeners would recognize that God is always at work and to join in with what he is doing.
That listeners would be courageous in their faith.
Trusting God (or not) with what we care for most
Beth Teran speaks about Tamar and her story. Tamar sees the Big Picture of God and has the faith to trust that God is going to take care of her in spite of the circumstances she is living in.
That listeners accept the love that God has for them.
The Bible values women as much as men.
How to live a life of worship.
Pastor David talks to us about the injustice in the world and the Justice God requires. Gives us ways to stand in solidarity with those being persecuted.
That listeners recognize the purpose of the different parts of the service.
That listeners worship God with their whole being.
Recognizing that we are in the presence of Christ when we worship him together at church.
Pastor David talks about Worship and why we "Do Church."
That listeners recognize what they know of God.
In the battle between good and evil choose God's way and overcome the world.
Love one another.
Pastor David talks about the Spirit of God and the spirits around us and how to walk in the spirit.
That listeners have confidence that they belong to God.
That listeners would purify themselves from sin.
Jon Teran tells us about God's real love and challenges us to "get in the car" and follow God where he leads us to experience the real and full love of God.
Learn to be taught by the Holy Spirit.
Train in the ways of love modeled by Jesus.
Let listeners confess their sins regularly.
A look at John's first-hand proclamation of the Gospel.
Pastor David discusses the parable of the Good Samaritan and tells how Jesus teaches us NOT to look for who our neighbor is, but we are to BE a neighbor to all
How Christ helps us be parents.
May single listeners understand that they are complete in Christ.
Guest speaker Jon Teran talks about the importance of the little decisions in our walk with God.
Going to work for God.
Cash in your Resurrection Bond now. Living the life we know we can live with the protection of the resurrection. Avoiding four key temptations to living the resurrection life that Jesus calls us to.
God wants us to know Him. Our part is to cry out to Him, “Hosanna! Save us!” and allow Him to help us submit to who He is and what He wants to do in us.
The Christian community exists for the missing.
Understanding how leadership works in the Kingdom of God.
We were made to depend on each other.
“Reconciliation is the ongoing spiritual process involving forgiveness, repentance and justice that restores broken relationships and systems to reflect God’s original intent for all creation to flourish.”
-Brenda Salter McNeil
The one commonality that we all have is Christ and His presence. He gave us Baptism and the Lord's Supper in order to proclaim and remember His presence when we gather together as a church family.
Sermon series conclusion. Abraham had faith that God's promises to him would be fulfilled, even if not in his lifetime.
God tests Abraham's faith.
Recognize how God keeps his promises and protects his purposes
Learn from Abraham's mistakes that God is faithful and God is ALWAYS at work. We need to act and speak knowing that God is working in all people at all times.
The story of the Prodigal Son and how having the right view of God helps us receive God's love for us. Jon Teran and Barrett Soop tell a real life story of God's forgiveness and love.
The consequences of a lack of faith.
What does it mean to wrestle with God? We learn from Abraham's example in his negotiation of God's decision to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
The importance of hospitality
What we can learn about the life of Jesus Christ as he was growing from a child into an adult. Luke 2: 40-52. Guest Speaker Ken Holcomb
Advent 2016 – Hope