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Asking for a Friend

Fall 2020 Teaching Series

Asking for a Friend: Is There Hope for Addicted People?

John 4 (Oct 25 AM) • October 25, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

Everybody's addicted to something, so the saying goes. How does scripture speak to the dark power of addiction? What are the spiritual issues at stake, and how can we take practical steps toward freedom from these prisons?

Asking for a Friend: How Does a Person Know When to Speak or Be Silent?

James 1:19 and Ecclesiastes 3:7 (Oct 18 AM) • October 18, 2020 • Pastor Mark Haverdink

When to say something, when to just be quiet...tough questions indeed! In our current culture we are bombarded with information and opinions. Pastor Mark will take a look at the Bible and review some classic passages that will give some good insight.

Asking for a Friend: Does Prayer Change God's Mind?

Luke 18:1-8 (Oct 11 AM) • October 11, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

If God already has the future planned out, can our prayers move him to change his plans? Are our petitions effective and meaningful, or does God's sovereignty imply that the future is fixed? Pastor Tim will explore the theology and Biblical references that help us understand why prayer is so important.

Asking for a Friend: Is It OK to Feel Disconnected From God?

Psalm 42 & 43 (Oct 4 AM) • October 4, 2020 • Devon Rook

As a Christian, is it okay to feel disconnected from God at times? What does that say about our faith? This Sunday, we will wrestle with these questions and learn what steps we can take to reconnect with God.

Asking for a Friend: What Does a Christian Worldview Look Like?

1 Thessalonians 1:1 (Sep 27 AM) • September 27, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

Are there certain beliefs that Christians won’t ever concede? How can you tell a Christian from a non-Christian? Are there certain things that our own congregation holds to be essential? This Sunday, Pastor Tim will look into the core of Christian convictions and map out what’s most important for a follower of Jesus to know and believe.

Asking for a Friend: What's the Good News of the Gospel?

John 3:16-17 (Sept 20 AM) • September 20, 2020 • Pastor Mark Haverdink

This week’s question: “What's the good news of the Gospel?” It's difficult to find good news. When we are bombarded with the reality around us, it's easy to focus on the negativity and pain...despite this...there is good news - it's the Gospel of Jesus! Pastor Mark will be helping us to see the good news using teaching text: John 3:16 - 17.

Asking for a Friend: Is God Still Paying Attention?

Habakkuk 1-3 (Sep 13 AM) • September 13, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

This year hasn't been great, has it? COVID, racial strife, loneliness, and on and on it goes. Is God paying attention to all this pain? Pastor Tim brings a special word of encouragement from his home in this morning's message - Asking for a Friend: Is God Still Paying Attention?

Asking for a Friend: Is it Normal to Still Feel Guilty?

Jeremiah 31 (Sep 6 AM) • September 6, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

Why is it so difficult to let go of the past? Why do we keep beating ourself up? This Sunday morning, Pastor Tim will explore what it means to forgive yourself when it's been hard to do. Jeremiah 31 is our focus text.

Asking for a Friend: Do You have to Pick Just One Church?

Romans 12:1-8 (Aug 30 AM) • August 30, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

Do I have to attend Church, or can I be a Christian on my own time and schedule? Does membership really matter? This Sunday, Pastor Tim continues "Asking for Friend" with a teaching from Romans chapter 12.

Asking for a Friend: Is Everything in the Bible Literally True?

2 Timothy 3:10-17 (Aug 23 AM) • August 23, 2020 • Pastor Tim Breen

Pastor Tim Breen will lead us off with a new sermon series titled: Asking for a Friend. This week’s question: “Is Everything In The Bible Literally True?” Teaching Text: 2 Timothy 3:10-17