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Foundations

the Kingdom culture and calling of the church

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)

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.

The Hope-Giving Church

Romans 15:13 • September 27, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull

We are to be a part of a hope-giving church, that impacts the community and shares this hope with a world that needs it – all because we have been given HOPE. We’ve been given a HOPE from Jesus that takes care of our past (gospel), is present in our here & now, and secures our future. We’re infused with this HOPE to now share it with others. We are to become PEZ PEOPLE, (if you will)…God’s HOPE dispensers to the world.

The Mercy-filled Church

Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 6:36 • September 20, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull

What does it mean to be merciful? The Scriptures have so much to say about that and they call us practice it. A mercy-filled church begins with followers of Jesus living in light of the mercy they have received and then choosing to pass it along. Always keep God's mercy for you in view. Mercy is a godly mandate, not just a good suggestion.

Full of wisdom and faith

September 13, 2020 • Pastor David Porter

When Apostles wanted to deal with conflict in the church they looked to people who were full of wisdom and faith. What does it mean and how can we become the type of people who live full of wisdom and faith? More than better programs, better sermons, better worship music, we need men and women who are full of wisdom and faith if we are to fulfill the call to be the church of Jesus.

Follow Jesus? Be filled with the Spirit.

September 6, 2020 • Pastor David Porter

Have you ever wondered if you lived during the time when Jesus walked the earth if you would have followed Him? How could we ever know if given that chance? Since the Holy Spirit is now the one who was "sent" to earth and is now "teaching what Jesus taught" it seems we too have the opportunity to follow Jesus by being filled and led by the Spirit. Without the Spirit, all is but man-made religion. Learn more about this vital connection between following Jesus and following the Spirit!

The Rooted Church

Acts 2:42-47 • August 30, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull

Tonight we’re looking into what anchored the early church at the beginning and rooted it to a solid, biblical foundation. Acts 2:42-47 There are 4 key practices that rooted the church then, that we must hold onto and engage in still today. What one is God calling you to deepen yourself in?

Be Careful how you Build

August 23, 2020 • Pastor David Porter

In the Old Testament, nothing was more central to Israel's way of life than the Land God gave them and the Temple He called them to build, and as with everything in the Old Testament, this all points us to our lives today in Christ. In 1st Corinthians chapter 3 Paul is "echoing" these OT truths and showing how the Church is the fulfillment of the Land Promises and the Temple realities fully experienced! Ultimately in this message, we talk about how important it is that we "Build" with "Quality materials" the Temple of God which is what we are as God's people. How do we make sure we are building on Jesus Christ and build with things like gold instead of straw, that is things that will last to the final Day of Judgement. Blessings!

God's Blessing

August 16, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull

God is one who longs to bring and deliver His blessing. We see glimpses of this all throughout the Scriptures, but perhaps none more clear than the priestly blessing in Numbers chapter 6. It's a blessing that speaks so much to the character of God. As one's who follow Jesus, we start that journey FROM a posture of: REST not Effort. We're to rest in the favor and blessing of God that He provides and He initiates. Then we're to be a conduit of that blessing to others. We're blessed to BE a blessing!