The Church: Treasuring Christ Together
The Holy Spirit's Role in Treasuring Jesus and Mission
2 Corinthians 3:7-4:7 • November 21, 2020 • Wes Van Fleet
When it comes to the mission of the church to advance the gospel, there have been countless methodologies prescribed throughout church history. As helpful as those may be, the mission of the church is impossible without the Holy Spirit. Listen and hear how the Holy Spirit empowers us to treasure Jesus and call others to treasure him as well.
Sent on Mission to the World
John 20:19-22 • November 14, 2020 • Tim Cain
Why are we here? What is the ultimate purpose of our lives? When Jesus came to earth 2000 years ago he came with a clear purpose. Over and over in the book of John he talks about not doing his own will but the will of the one who “sent him.” When Jesus found himself at a crossroads he would always go back to the will of the one who sent him to make his decision. And then in John 20:21 Jesus said to his disciples “As the Father sent me, even so I am sending you.” In this sermon we will discuss what it means for us to be sent by Jesus to finish the work that he began. We will also talk about some of the obstacles to living this sort of way and what Jesus has given us to help us overcome those obstacles.
The Church; A Family Formed by the Gospel
Galations 4:4-7 • November 7, 2020 • Tim Cain
This message is about a family that has existed for all eternity and a Son who was loved so perfectly by his Father that he gave his life so that he might share that love with sinners and see them adopted into his family. Now I know that not everyone has good associations with family, but in this message we will talk about how God’s family is a place where we can find healing from the wounds our nuclear families may have left us. We will also talk about what a privilege it is to be a part of the family of God and why it is so important that we prioritize it in our lives.
Unity in an Age of Division
Ephesians 4:1-6 • October 31, 2020 • Tim Cain
We live in an age where division over disagreements can be seen everywhere you look. In a culture where unity is cheap, superficial and fragile the Bible tells us that the church is supposed to be different. This sermon will address why the unity of the church is far more important to the witness of the Gospel than what candidate wins the election. We will also talk about how Christians should respond if the candidate they vote for doesn’t win. In an age of division the church has been given an amazing opportunity to show off the power of the Gospel by living out our identity as a family even if we don’t agree about everything.
Colossians 1:15-20 • October 24, 2020 • Tim Cain
In an age of distraction how can you and I learn to Treasure Christ above everything else? In this message we will talk about why it is that we find ourselves so easily distracted and what God has done to grab our attention so that we begin to love the most the one who is most worthy of our love.
Formed by the Gospel
Acts 3:1-4:22 • October 17, 2020 • Josh Moffit
When we view the Gospel in a man-centered way we stop being formed BY it and instead we use it as just another tool for our own self-fulfillment, self-help, and to achieve our own social ends – and the message becomes – “God is good. We’re all good. Let’s just feel good and do good.” – THIS is a total distortion of the true Gospel. The Gospel is the good news that God, the Holy and Righteous Author of life, looked upon a rebellious people with love and sent Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, into history to reconcile a people to himself by living a perfectly righteous life, dying on the cross for our sins, and rising from the dead conquering sin, death, and evil so that all who believe in Jesus will receive new and eternal life by his grace and have everlasting joy in his Kingdom.