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Servant of All

Messages from the Book of Mark

Fight or Flight

August 12, 2018 • Pastor Mary Bard-Elliott

1 Samuel 17:4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. 1 Samuel 17:5-7 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.  His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. Vs. 11 – Saul and his army were terrified Vs. 24 – They all fled from him in great fear 1 Samuel 17:16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. Deuteronomy 1:30-31 "The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” 1 Samuel 17:37 "The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:42 "He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.” 1 Samuel 17:45 "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.   This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head." ”WHEN GOD IS IN IT… YOU CAN’T MISS YOUR MARK! ”Sometimes God will allow a Goliath into your life so you can find the David within you! 1 Samuel 17:51 "David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.” ”The victory that comes… Will bring power with it!” 1 Corinthians 10:4-5 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” God doesn’t give the hardest battles to his toughest soldiers. He creates the toughest soldiers through life’s hardest battles.

The Keys

August 18th @6:00 PM, August 19th @10:00 AM

Liberty Church presents The Keys. The Keys is the brand new musical by Brent Grosvenor. It is two years in the making, with two tours to Poland (along with a stop in The Netherlands), as the show was being developed. It’s final form will launch for the first time in the U.S. on August 18th, 2018 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This is truly an “experience.” The Keys is innovative, artistic, deeply challenging and inspiring. Brent Grosvenor plays The Teacher and tells the story of his own “fall” from God and true Faith. He takes the audience through his experience of becoming self-righteous and full of himself (essentially a modern day Pharisee), to falling back into his worst sins and addictions, losing his wife and all that mattered. Then, he brings the audience through his own journey of redemption and restoration after rediscovering the keys to Christianity and the core of what Jesus taught. With emphasis on Matthew 6 and Matthew 25, The Teacher works with children in his city during his summer break as they experience and learn what he discovered. It is fun, eclectic and personally moving. Whether you are a Christian, a skeptic or a seeker, you will find The Keys worth every minute and the experience will stay with you for life.

C52 Video Blog #1

Ready-Set-Go! C52 • June 29, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen


Servant of All - Messages from the Book of Mark • June 24, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Mark 2:13-17. 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

A Father's Day Gift For All

June 17, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

“But who among you is without sin? Let him throw the first stone.” John 8:7 Luke 23:34 “And Jesus said of those brutally torturing and murdering him... “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Choose to FORGIVE your father! 2 Samuel 13:1-22 Good News Translation (GNT) Amnon and Tamar 13 David's son Absalom had a beautiful unmarried sister named Tamar. Amnon, another of David's sons, fell in love with her. 2 He was so much in love with her that he became sick, because it seemed impossible for him to have her; as a virgin, she was kept from meeting men. 3 But he had a friend, a very shrewd man named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shammah. 4 Jonadab said to Amnon, “You are the king's son, yet day after day I see you looking sad. What's the matter?” “I'm in love with Tamar, the sister of my half brother Absalom,” he answered. 5 Jonadab said to him, “Pretend that you are sick and go to bed. When your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please ask my sister Tamar to come and feed me. I want her to fix the food here where I can see her, and then serve it to me herself.’” 6 So Amnon pretended that he was sick and went to bed. King David went to see him, and Amnon said to him, “Please let Tamar come and make a few cakes here where I can see her, and then serve them to me herself.” 7 So David sent word to Tamar in the palace: “Go to Amnon's house and fix him some food.” 8 She went there and found him in bed. She took some dough, prepared it, and made some cakes there where he could see her. Then she baked the cakes 9 and emptied them out of the pan for him to eat, but he wouldn't. He said, “Send everyone away”—and they all left. 10 Then he said to her, “Bring the cakes here to my bed and serve them to me yourself.” She took the cakes and went over to him. 11 As she offered them to him, he grabbed her and said, “Come to bed with me!” 12 “No,” she said. “Don't force me to do such a degrading thing! That's awful! 13 How could I ever hold up my head in public again? And you—you would be completely disgraced in Israel. Please, speak to the king, and I'm sure that he will give me to you.” 14 But he would not listen to her; and since he was stronger than she was, he overpowered her and raped her. 15 Then Amnon was filled with a deep hatred for her; he hated her now even more than he had loved her before. He said to her, “Get out!” 16 “No,” she answered. “To send me away like this is a greater crime[a] than what you just did!” But Amnon would not listen to her; 17 he called in his personal servant and said, “Get this woman out of my sight! Throw her out and lock the door!” 18 The servant put her out and locked the door. Tamar was wearing a long robe with full sleeves,[b] the usual clothing for an unmarried princess in those days.[c] 19 She sprinkled ashes on her head, tore her robe, and with her face buried in her hands went away crying. 20 When her brother Absalom saw her, he asked, “Has Amnon molested you? Please, sister, don't let it upset you so much. He is your half brother, so don't tell anyone about it.” So Tamar lived in Absalom's house, sad and lonely. 21 When King David heard what had happened, he was furious. 22 And Absalom hated Amnon so much for having raped his sister Tamar that he would no longer even speak to him. The Fallen Father Reasons to Forgive Your Father 1. Your father is human Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” 2. You are human too 3. Forgiveness Is A Command! Matthew 6:14-15 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. How Do We Forgive Matthew 11:1 1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Go… If not now, when?

E(Squared) Everyone.Everywhere • June 10, 2018 • Rev. Eliezer Perez

Matthew 28: 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. Matt 28 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Matt 28 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Reasons Why We Don’t Go 1. We treat our relationship with God as a compromise 2. We think of God’s commands as suggestions 3. We are afraid 4. We don’t love God like we think we do Why We Need to Go 1. Because everything He commands is for our good John 16:33 33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Why We Need to Go 1. Because everything He commands is for our good 2. Because we love Him John 14:15 15 If you love me, keep my commands.

The Power and Beauty of the Church

E(Squared) Everyone.Everywhere • June 10, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Matthew 16:18 “ And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Ephesians 2:19-22 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Acts 2:41-47 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Ephesians 1:5. "He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.” Hebrew 2:11 “Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” (NIV)

Flip The Switch

E(Squared) Everyone.Everywhere • June 10, 2018 • Pastor Mary Bard-Elliott

ACTS 1: 4-8 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” John 14:16-17 (NIV) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:26-27 (NIV) 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


E(Squared) Everyone.Everywhere • June 9, 2018 • Rev. Clark Clervois

Luke 7:36-50 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among[a] themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Driven to the House Driven to His feet.

Under Pressure

Servant of All - Messages from the Book of Mark • June 3, 2018 • Pastor Tim Cruz

Mark 2: 18-22 NIV→​ “​18 ​Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” ​19 ​Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. ​20 ​But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast. ​21 ​“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. ​22 ​And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” 2 Samuel 24:24 NIV says, “​But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.” Acts 4:12 NIV→ ​“​12 ​Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” James 1:2-4 NIV→​ “​2 ​Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,​ ​3 ​because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.​4 ​Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.​” Philippians 3: 12-14 NIV→​ “​12 ​Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. ​13 ​Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, ​14 ​I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:8 NIV→​ “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV→ “​22 ​You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;​ ​23 ​to be made new in the attitude of your minds;​24 ​and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

Say Something

Servant of All - Messages from the Book of Mark • May 27, 2018 • Pastor Rick Cobiski

Mark 2 (NLT) VS:1-12 1 When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. 2 Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, 3 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. 4 They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” 6 But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves, 7 “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!” 8 Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? 9 Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? 10 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man[a] has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 11 “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” 12 And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!”.

Lord, Lord... Did We Not?

May 20, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Matthew 7:21-23 ““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” Luke 8:14 “14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.” Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.” Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” John 6:38-39 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[a] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

There Is A Miracle In The House

May 6, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

2 Kings 4:1-7 1 Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. 4 Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. 6 When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.” Habakkuk 2:3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Servant of All Part 6

Understanding The Encounter Of The Leper • April 29, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Mark 1:40-45 40 And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” 42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43 And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once, 44 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” 45 But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.

Talking to Brick Walls

Servant of All - Messages from the Book of Mark • April 22, 2018 • Mike Donahue

Mark 6:34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Ezk 34:5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals. Seven ways to give your child the privilege of process 1. Don’t down play or judge that social government that they spend more time in than they spend with you. Seek to understand it. Ask questions. Listen for hints. 2. Sudden erratic or bad behavior can be a sign that there is a problem that they need help with. Don’t just go into disciplinary mode. Use it a coachable moment. 3. Don’t let failure be fatal. Give them the privilege of process. You have a front row seat to their lives. 4. Parenting out of fear will shut down communication. If you are truly giving your child the privilege of process, it is a guarantee that you will hear something that will frighten you but that is exactly where you want to go. 5. Help them manage social problems. Don’t just take over. They already feel out of control. You taking over can make it worse. Give them some power. 6. Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! Listen! 7. Communicate often that you love them no matter what. Especially when they mess up. BIO: Mike Donahue is the executive director and founder of Denver, CO based R5 Productions and Value Up, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reaching out and enriching the lives of young people through its award-winning program. Mike Donahue has spoken to more than a million students through the last decade. He has spent the last 30 years working with young people all over the world. In addition to traveling the United States, Asia, South America and Europe speaking to young people, Mike has authored four books: Reinventing My Normal, Hidden Scars, Talking to Brick Walls, and his latest book, Value Up. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country on the subject of respect, bullying, and school climate issues, speaking alongside the likes of Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, and Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education. His candid style and authentic persona keep the students engaged from the first words and leaves them inspired. Mike hails from Boston, MA, was a member of the United States Air Force, is the father of four children, and is married to his beautiful wife Rachel. He has dedicated his life to helping students understand their own innate value and the value of other people.

Servant of All Part 5

Gospel Good! • April 15, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Mark 1:29-34 29 And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. 32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. Acts 2:42-47 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Hebrew 10:25 Let us not neglect meeting together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Luke 4:38 (NASB) And He arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's home. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever; and they made request of Him on her behalf. Isaiah 35:3-6 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart,“Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;” Matthew 8:17 says, “This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”

Servant of All Part 4

Authority • April 8, 2018 • Pastor Tim Cruz

Mark 1:21-28 NIV→ ​“​21 ​They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. ​22 ​The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.​23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, ​24 ​“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” ​25 ​“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” ​26 ​The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. ​27 ​The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” ​28 ​News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.” Romans 8:11 NLT → ​“​The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Mark 10:42-45 NIV states-->​ 42 ​Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 ​Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 4​ 4 ​and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 4​ 5 ​For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 1. Guard your heart “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”—>Proverbs​ ​4:23​ ​NIV​​ 2. Renew your mind “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” ​​Romans​ ​12:2​ NIV 3. Take your Stand Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV→ ​“​10 ​Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. ​11 ​Put on the full armor of God, so that you can ​take your stand​ against the devil’s schemes. ​12 ​For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Vision Launch Part II

10.000 REASONS • February 11, 2018 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”