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The Bible - Part 1

May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick • Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22; Psalm 119:9

This week we begin a Summer series entitled “The Bible #nofilter.” We are going to look to God’s Word as we try to answer a number of questions that we are faced with today. Some of these questions affect us personally, others are questions that we are being asked to respond to as the church. As the title indicates, we will be answering these questions without filters. The answers will not be filtered by our personal experience, our own desires, or the current culture we find ourselves in, but simply God’s truth as revealed to us through His Word. This week we begin with the Bible itself and why we consider it our standard for faith and practice. We also have the privilege of participating in baptism at the beginning of our 9:30 Engage worship service this week . Arrive early this week as you will not want to miss being a part of these testimonies. See you Sunday. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Exchanging God's Glory for... (Part Two)

August 19, 2018 • August 19, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick

Where was the last place that you did some people watching? It is amazing how quickly we see the differences between people by how they look, what they are wearing, by the people they are with, or maybe even the language they use or how they look at you. It is often easier to see how we are different than it is to recognize what we have in common. Last week we began a series within the series as we took a look at how we exchange God's glory in our life. Our focus last week was on the area of sexual sin in our lives. This week we will look at part 2 of "Exchanging God's Glory for...." as we focus in on two encounters recorded in the book of John. The first encounter was between Jesus and a highly respected religious leader and the second was between Jesus and a woman who was ostracized by her community. On the surface it would appear that these two people would not have much in common, but as we take a closer look we see they were both exchanging God's glory for something else and that is not all they have in common. Join us Sunday as we continue in our summer series "The Bible #nofilter."

Exchanging God's Glory for... (Part One)

August 12, 2018 • August 12, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick

This Sunday as we continue on our series “The Bible #nofilter” we will be focusing in on a very relevant and sensitive issue in our society today. This week we will be considering the area of sexual sin, including homosexuality. This is a very personal topic for many of us as we have experienced it in the lives of those closest to us including family and friends. The Bible has much to say regarding this area of our lives. Our goal this week as it has been every week is to hear from God’s word as we seek to respond from God’s perspective.

Please Forgive My Bitterness

August 5, 2018 • August 5, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick

Bitterness seems to be on the rise in our nation today. The level of bitterness expressed in our public discourse as well as the number of people who would be characterized as bitter both appear to be growing. This Sunday as we prepare our hearts for Holy Communion we will be considering the biblical antidote to bitterness. It is a biblical principle that we are all familiar with, forgiveness. Specifically this week we will consider the question “Can we truly forgive someone if they are not asking for our forgiveness?” and if so, “why would we?” “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” C.S. Lewis