John 21 • May 24, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Do ya remember your old gaming system you played as a kid? They had this little invention that assisted you if it ever froze, got stuck or you wanted a redo - it was the RESET button. Following Peter's story out after his failure moment, we see him returning to his old life of fishing - but Jesus meets him and gives him a RESET moment. It's a moment we all need at times. Thanks to Jesus, it's a moment we're each invited into.
When We Fail
John 18:15-27 & Hebrews 12:8-11 • May 17, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days. As we continue our journey in the gospel of John, I want us to peer into a MISTAKE MOMENT of Peter and what we learn about Jesus. Sometimes, just like Peter, we get things right! Sometimes, just like Peter, we most definitely get things wrong. What Peter will come to discover is God’s amazing truth: You can’t “work your way” into God’s grace and you can't “behave your way” out of it. Jesus shows us that God is a God of CORRECTION, not CONDEMNATION.
John ch. 17 • May 10, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Let's look into a prayer of Jesus. It’s known as the great Priestly Prayer of Jesus in the gospel of John, chapter 17. There's so much that comes from how Jesus prays. Read it. Lean into it. Meet His heart for you in it. He knew all that would occur once the church began to move – so he prayed for you, for me, for us. And He still does...
John 16:33 • May 3, 2020
When it comes to life and especially seasons like this that we're navigating, we all find ourselves asking WHY? That question has been around a long time and Jesus doesn't ignore the struggles or the ache of the heart we all feel at times. In fact, he directly tells us the truth about the hardships of life. He discusses the truth and he also delivers an incredible promise in the gospel of John (John 16:33). His promise that we can find peace in him no matter the hardship and we don't have to ever lose heart.
John 16:7-15 • April 26, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
Who is the Holy Spirit, what He like, what does He desire, and what’s His ultimate purpose and why He’s the best friend and greatest gift you can ever have? In this short message we were only able to touch upon the unfathomable riches we have in Christ through the Spirit but we hope you listen and then seek a greater relationship with the Holy Spirit for He is your only way to intimately know Jesus and the Father. He is eternal life and the rivers of living waters your longing for!!!
John 15:1-6 • April 19, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Jesus is NOT someone we put our faith in – in one moment of time; then we’ve got our ticket to heaven and we just set it and forget it. He’s the ONE we’re to repeatedly anchor too, constantly stay connected to, endlessly tether our lives to; this relationship with Jesus is to be something we REMAIN in continually.
The Way, The Truth, The Life
Easter 2020 • April 12, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we celebrate Easter, we remember that first morning when Jesus arose! It changed everything - for everyday moving forward! An eternal HOPE dawned that day that still reaches out to us in our day. How can we lay hold of it? How can we have it hold us? Through trusting in Jesus as The Way, The Truth and The Life. May God's grace refresh your heart today friends as we worship and adore our Risen Savior!
Faith on the GO
Matthew 28:18-20 • October 21, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
We're to live on the GO for Jesus. Some of his final words recorded in the gospel of Matthew are to be are first priority! If we’re to live out the Great Commission of Jesus (Matt 28), we must do so with Great Commandment love (Matt 22). We must live it out through our actions AND we must speak about Jesus as we have opportunity. We examined 3 key opportunities available to us as we seek to leverage our lives for Jesus as His disciple.
July 28, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
We have a phrase we use: 'sing the praises' - referring to when we talk up or share about something or someone that means a lot to us. Psalm 145 is chalked full of insights, understandings and instruction all about praise for God. King David is talking up God, practicing his praise to the Lord and pushing us to follow his pattern - to make praise a normal and natural part of our lives. It's helping us learn how to PAUSE to PRAISE and to grow our relationship with God.
Church FOR People
Luke 4:18-21 • October 11, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Jesus is FOR you & He’s FOR people — He longs for His Church to make the same proclamation of Good News - that God is FOR people wherever they are at. This generation is looking for an alternative to simply more hype or more hate. They’re looking for HOPE. Friends, the CHURCH is still the hope FOR the world - we’re to carry forward the very mission of Jesus. (Luke 4:18-21)
A Lifestyle of Serving
John 13:1-35 • April 5, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
As we all continue to navigate these ‘stay at home’ days, there is a powerful lesson we can lean into and practice that Jesus models. Jesus demonstrates the full extent of his love (John 13:1) as he serves and washes the feet of His disciples - giving us an example to heed. Real love serves others and isn’t self-seeking. Serving is our calling and is to be our lifestyle as we follow our Savior who led the way.
A Participating Faith
Matthew 25:14-30 • October 14, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
Sometimes we are content to be spectators, but being a disciple is NOT for spectators. Christ wants us to jump in with both feet and eagerly participate in his kingdom building. The parable of the talents challenges us to wrestle with the question: 'what are we doing with what's been entrusted to us?' To whom something is given—regardless how great or small —something is required. We've been enfolded into a faith that calls for our participation as we follow after Jesus.
Blessed are the Persecuted
Matthew 5:10-12 • May 30, 2021 • Pastor Jack Schull
Rejoice when you’re persecuted for my sake, because that means you’re living the blessed life, Jesus says. Well, that’s a challenging word to swallow at first pass. But that’s what Jesus says as he closes out the Beatitudes. Maybe the blessed life - the God-life, is far different than what our world says is the good life. Our Savior said that we’d have hardships in this world, but to take heart, as He has overcome the world. Here’s his reminder to ‘ride with him’ no matter what and we’ll end up with him no matter what. It’s also an invitation to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world, enduring so much more than us.
For God So Loved
John 3:1-21 • March 29, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
We get to eavesdrop in on a one-on-one conversation with Nicodemus and Jesus - as he is curious and leaning into this movement of Jesus to learn more. Jesus' actions spoke loudly, but now we get to see how His words bring clarity. We experience the backdrop to one of the simplest and most profound verses describing God's heart in all the Scriptures. Lean in with us, let it refresh your soul and fuel your ability to share the hope of Jesus.
July 19, 2020 • Lyle Thompson
There’s something about confession that is powerful - something that cleanses our soul - and yet it’s something few of us have made a regular practice in our lives. But what if we did this more regularly? The Spirit nudges us toward confession by giving us feelings of conviction and as we respond in repentance, there is a freedom and growing relational depth we experience with God.
Forgiveness As Culture
Matthew 18 • October 4, 2020 • Pastor David Porter
The closer we grow in relationships and community as a church the more prone we are to have conflict and offenses that can ultimately tear us apart because we feel so deeply. This message is a call to all believers in every church to remember how Jesus paid our debts so we can love each other as Christ loved us. This is a great challenge.
July 14, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
This Psalm is David writing himself a 'spiritual sticky note' - if you will. A reminder of all He's been given in having life with God. David is challenging himself and US – don’t let your hearts become ungrateful or drift from living with a thankful heart! Grow your gratitude by never losing sight of God's benefits. More gratitude will not come from more acquisitions, but from more awareness of God's presence with you and God's goodness to you. His blessings and benefits!
At His Feet
John 12:1-11 • March 22, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight we see an encounter with Jesus, where a worship moment breaks out at a dinner party. There is boldness and an intimacy in this action from Mary that must have shocked the guests reclining at the table. Some think it's a waste, but Jesus relishes it. Mary's posture of praise invites us to take our worries and exchange it for worship in the presence of our mighty Savior. Jesus is worth our utmost devotion, not simply some attention from time to time.