The Good Life

Assurance Of Salvation? YES!

September 5, 2021 • Chris Steenmeyer • Matthew 7:12–29, John 10:27, Galatians 5:19–23

As we wrap up our series the The Good Life, we ask ourselves three questions: Where are you headed? Who are you following? What is your foundation?

Crucial Conversations

August 29, 2021 • Daniel Rolfe • Matthew 7:7–11, 1 John 5:14–15, John 15:7–10, Jeremiah 29:12–14

Say What You See

August 22, 2021 • Daniel Rolfe • John 3:17, Matthew 7:3–5, Matthew 7:1–2, Luke 6:37

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. —MATTHEW 7:1-2, ESV

The Heart Of Generosity

August 15, 2021 • Scott Todd • Jeremiah 22:16, Matthew 6:1–4, Psalm 82:3, Proverbs 31:9, Isaiah 58:6–7

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. —MATTHEW 6:1-4, NIV

Live Free, Love Free

August 8, 2021 • Ann Moore • Matthew 5:33–37, Numbers 23:19, John 14:16, John 1:1, Matthew 5:38–42

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. —MATTHEW 5:33-37, ESV

The Lord’s Prayer: A Path to a Transformed Heart

August 1, 2021 • Chris Steenmeyer • Matthew 6:9–13, Luke 11:1, Matthew 6:5–9, Romans 8:15–17, Proverbs 18:10

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. —MATTHEW 6:9-13, ESV

Invest In Heaven

July 25, 2021 • Daniel Rolfe

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —MATTHEW 6:25-33, ESV

Watch Out… Danger Ahead

July 18, 2021 • Lance Witt

"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. —MATTHEW 5:21-22, NIV

Love Lasts, Lust Cloys

July 11, 2021 • Daniel Rolfe

"You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. —MATTHEW 5:27-32, ESV

Salt and Light

July 4, 2021 • Bobby Taylor

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. - MATTHEW 5:13-16, ESV

Counting The Cost

June 27, 2021 • Sarah Chandler

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. —MATTHEW 5:10-11, ESV

Living From A New Identity

June 20, 2021 • Tom Anthony

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. - Matthew 5:7-9, ESV

You Are What You Eat

June 13, 2021 • Lance Witt

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. — MATTHEW 5:6, NIV

Meekness In Majesty

June 6, 2021 • Daniel Rolfe

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. — Matthew 5:5, ESV Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning To Mourn Well

May 30, 2021 • Tom Anthony

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. —Matthew 5:4, ESV Comfort only comes after healthy mourning.