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Lest the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of Its Power

September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018 • Pastor Peter Van Dyke • 1 Corinthians 1:10

Are you finding yourself challenged to live as a Christian in an increasingly secular world? Is it easier for you to turn your back or say nothing when things happen that are contrary to what you believe? Do you see the role of the church as the place to be encouraged and strengthened in your faith? Does your identity with Christ play an important role in your identity with the church? What is the "staying power" in the church for you? Is there something you would like to see the church do in the name of Christ that it has never done before? There is one key element that speaks to each one of these questions and that's what we will be looking at this Sunday. Read I Corinthians 1: 10-18 in preparation for worship.

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Wisdom and the Cross

September 23, 2018 • September 23, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick

We see crosses everywhere today. You may see them on a necklace, a t-shirt, on a church or placed on top of a hill like the one above the church. The responses to the cross are varied, for a believer it is a reminder of God’s love for us, a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice, a reminder that we are forgiven, a reminder that we have a future and a hope. But, for many today the cross elicits anger and frustration, to these individuals it is simply a symbol of a specific religious belief and for others it produces no response at all, they are simply indifferent to it. The men and women of Corinth were responding to the cross. Paul lists 3 specific responses to the cross as we close chapter 1 in the book of 1 Corinthians this week and we are left with the question how are we responding to the cross? Join us Sunday as we continue in our study “Made for More.”

A True Identity

September 9, 2018 • September 9, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick

This Sunday we begin our new series “Made for More” as we study the letter that Paul wrote to the Corinthian church around 55 AD. Paul begins this letter as he does many of his letters with encouraging reminders to the church of who we are in Christ. The church in Corinth was far from perfect and Paul will address many concerns and issues in this letter, but this is not just a letter about setting them straight. This is a letter that reminds each of us of our identity, our opportunity and our calling to be the church. It is a letter that reminds us we were “Made for More.”