Focused Perseverance

August 28, 2016 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "We stay ready and committed to be a Difference Making church by not “coming down” for things that can distract us." Key Verse: "So I sent messengers to them with this reply: 'I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?'" – Nehemiah 6:3 (NIV) Challenge Question: "Will you stay ready and committed to be a difference making church by not 'coming down' for anything that can distract us?" Series Description: Throughout history the church has been marked by difference makers—people who refused to sit back. God has called Relevant to be a spiritual pillar in our local community. He has called us to make a difference, both as a united church body and as individuals. The question is, are we ready—as a church and as individuals—to be faithful to what God wants for us? Are we ready to be difference makers?

Demonstrating God's Kingdom

August 24, 2014 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "Kingdom citizens are called on-mission to demonstrate God's Kingdom." Memory Verse: "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" – Matthew 25:40 (NIV) Series Description: Numerous times in the New Testament, Jesus says things like "The Kingdom of God is like..." or "The Kingdom of Heaven will be like..." It must be important for us to recognize what God's Kingdom IS and WILL BE like. Otherwise why would Jesus talk about it so much? How do we enter God's Kingdom? And what does living in view of the Kingdom look like today?

Missions: Redemption is Spread

August 25, 2013 • Ronnie Rothe

**To get the most out of this series, we suggest using the Sermon Notes and Sermon Tools (links above). Main Point: "Paul expands the church into the Roman Empire during the next two decades." Memory Verse: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." – John 13:34-35 (NIV) Series Description: The Bible is our source of truth. It's the basis for our songs, sermons and small groups. It's a vital part of having an interactive relationship with Jesus. But the Bible is also really complex. Many of us don't know where to start. So we don't. If we can understand how the Bible is put together, then the overall story will become clearer, and we'll be better equipped and more willing to actually read it. This summer, we're truly slowing down, growing deep, and developing a better overall understanding of the most important story ever told.

How We Treat Each Other

August 21, 2016 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "We prove we are ready and committed to be a difference making church by how we care for one another." Key Verse: "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." – Acts 4:32 (NIV) Series Description: Throughout history the church has been marked by difference makers—people who refused to sit back. God has called Relevant to be a spiritual pillar in our local community. He has called us to make a difference, both as a united church body and as individuals. The question is, are we ready—as a church and as individuals—to be faithful to what God wants for us? Are we ready to be difference makers?

The Greatest Command

April 13, 2014 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "When we begin to ask, 'What does Jesus require of me?' we will begin to live as Jesus' image bearers." Memory Verse: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) Series Description: Whether we're talking about our families, friends, co-workers, or neighbors, we know we often don't love like we should. What's funny is that there's no shortage of "wisdom" out there about love. But the love that Jesus calls us to looks very different from pop-culture love. Thankfully, God has given us a guide in the Bible. Join us as we spend 13 weeks digging deep into 1 Corinthians 13 and learning how to reflect the Crazy Love that Christ has for us.

Proclaiming God's Kingdom

August 17, 2014 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "Kingdom citizens are called on-mission to proclaim God's Kingdom." Memory Verse: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." – Matthew 24:14 (NIV) Series Description: Numerous times in the New Testament, Jesus says things like "The Kingdom of God is like..." or "The Kingdom of Heaven will be like..." It must be important for us to recognize what God's Kingdom IS and WILL BE like. Otherwise why would Jesus talk about it so much? How do we enter God's Kingdom? And what does living in view of the Kingdom look like today?

Our Everyday Battle

August 16, 2015 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "Our unity to Christ is being attacked everyday, so we must to be battle ready everyday." Memory Verse: "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." – Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) Series Description: While under house arrest for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus, the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church in Ephesus and declared two main themes: 1) that mankind has been reconciled to God through the work of Jesus Christ, and 2) how Christ-followers should practically live out this union with God and union with His body of believers, the Church. During this series we take an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians.

Church: The Church is Established

August 18, 2013 • Ronnie Rothe

**To get the most out of this series, we suggest using the Sermon Notes and Sermon Tools (links above). Main Point: "Peter, shortly after the Ascension of Jesus, is used by God to establish the church, God's next major plan for man." Memory Verse: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." – Acts 1:8 (NIV) Series Description: The Bible is our source of truth. It's the basis for our songs, sermons and small groups. It's a vital part of having an interactive relationship with Jesus. But the Bible is also really complex. Many of us don't know where to start. So we don't. If we can understand how the Bible is put together, then the overall story will become clearer, and we'll be better equipped and more willing to actually read it. This summer, we're truly slowing down, growing deep, and developing a better overall understanding of the most important story ever told.

Know Your Role

August 14, 2016 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "To be a difference making church, we must go from some-in to ALL-in" Key Verse: "So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart." – Nehemiah 4:6 (NIV) Series Description: Throughout history the church has been marked by difference makers—people who refused to sit back. God has called Relevant to be a spiritual pillar in our local community. He has called us to make a difference, both as a united church body and as individuals. The question is, are we ready—as a church and as individuals—to be faithful to what God wants for us? Are we ready to be difference makers?

Repentance

August 7, 2016 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "Confession without repentance changes nothing. Confession with repentance changes everything." Key Verse: "Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.” – Ezra 10:11 (NIV) Series Description: Throughout history the church has been marked by difference makers—people who refused to sit back. God has called Relevant to be a spiritual pillar in our local community. He has called us to make a difference, both as a united church body and as individuals. The question is, are we ready—as a church and as individuals—to be faithful to what God wants for us? Are we ready to be difference makers?

Never, Ever Ends

April 6, 2014 • Tyler McCarty

Main Point: "Crazy love, the kind that never, ever ends, has all the appearances of an underdog. But we know how the story ends and knowing how the story ends helps us to love like love never ends." Memory Verse: "Love never ends." - 1 Corinthians 13:8a (ESV) Series Description: Whether we're talking about our families, friends, co-workers, or neighbors, we know we often don't love like we should. What's funny is that there's no shortage of "wisdom" out there about love. But the love that Jesus calls us to looks very different from pop-culture love. Thankfully, God has given us a guide in the Bible. Join us as we spend 13 weeks digging deep into 1 Corinthians 13 and learning how to reflect the Crazy Love that Christ has for us.

Restoring One Another

August 27, 2017 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "'I GOT YOU' are 3 of the most redeeming words we can say to each other, especially when we wander." Key Verse: "My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins." – James 5:19-20 (NIV) Challenge Question: "Are you connected enough to someone to say I GOT YOU when they wander, and is anyone connected enough to you to say it if you wander?" Series Description: For our summer sermon series, we'll be digging into the book of James in the Bible. One of the major themes of James is that without action, our faith is useless. Do you know how to "work your faith" in your everyday life? During this series, we will fall more in love with God's Word and put our faith in action.

Religion vs. Relationship

August 10, 2014 • Jeremy Pietrocini

Main Point: "Religion does not represent the kingdom of God; people who live like Jesus do." Memory Verse: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. – Matthew 23:13 (NIV) Series Description: Numerous times in the New Testament, Jesus says things like "The Kingdom of God is like..." or "The Kingdom of Heaven will be like..." It must be important for us to recognize what God's Kingdom IS and WILL BE like. Otherwise why would Jesus talk about it so much? How do we enter God's Kingdom? And what does living in view of the Kingdom look like today?

Four Key Relationships

August 9, 2015 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "Loving others the way Jesus has first loved us is the proving ground of our unity with Jesus." Memory Verse: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." – Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) Series Description: While under house arrest for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus, the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church in Ephesus and declared two main themes: 1) that mankind has been reconciled to God through the work of Jesus Christ, and 2) how Christ-followers should practically live out this union with God and union with His body of believers, the Church. During this series we take an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians.

Gospels: Jesus Comes

August 11, 2013 • Ronnie Rothe

**To get the most out of this series, we suggest using the Sermon Notes and Sermon Tools (links above). Main Point: "Jesus comes in fulfillment of the Old Testament prophesies of a savior and offers salvation and the true Kingdom of God. While some accept Him, most reject Him, and He is crucified, buried, and resurrected." Memory Verse: "But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." – John 20:31 (NIV) Series Description: The Bible is our source of truth. It's the basis for our songs, sermons and small groups. It's a vital part of having an interactive relationship with Jesus. But the Bible is also really complex. Many of us don't know where to start. So we don't. If we can understand how the Bible is put together, then the overall story will become clearer, and we'll be better equipped and more willing to actually read it. This summer, we're truly slowing down, growing deep, and developing a better overall understanding of the most important story ever told.

Being Convicted of Sin

July 31, 2016 • Jeremy Pietrocini

Main Point: "Freedom comes from confession." Key Verse: “But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage." – Ezra 9:8 (NIV) Series Description: Throughout history the church has been marked by difference makers—people who refused to sit back. God has called Relevant to be a spiritual pillar in our local community. He has called us to make a difference, both as a united church body and as individuals. The question is, are we ready—as a church and as individuals—to be faithful to what God wants for us? Are we ready to be difference makers?

Endures Hardship

March 30, 2014 • Andy Williams

Main Point: "Crazy love never gives up on people and relationships—even when they are the most difficult—because God's love endures, He gives us the ability to carry burdens, believe, hope and endure all things." Memory Verse: "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever." - Psalm 136:1 (NIV) Series Description: Whether we're talking about our families, friends, co-workers, or neighbors, we know we often don't love like we should. What's funny is that there's no shortage of "wisdom" out there about love. But the love that Jesus calls us to looks very different from pop-culture love. Thankfully, God has given us a guide in the Bible. Join us as we spend 13 weeks digging deep into 1 Corinthians 13 and learning how to reflect the Crazy Love that Christ has for us.

Kingdom Community Now

August 3, 2014 • Troy Walling

Main Point: "We are killing ourselves to find life. But, Jesus died to give us life we don't have to strive to get." Memory Verse: "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." – John 15:15 (NIV) Series Description: Numerous times in the New Testament, Jesus says things like "The Kingdom of God is like..." or "The Kingdom of Heaven will be like..." It must be important for us to recognize what God's Kingdom IS and WILL BE like. Otherwise why would Jesus talk about it so much? How do we enter God's Kingdom? And what does living in view of the Kingdom look like today?

United in Marriage

August 2, 2015 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "We practically love our spouse like Jesus first loved us through mutual submission." Memory Verse: "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." – Ephesians 5:21 (NIV) Series Description: While under house arrest for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus, the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church in Ephesus and declared two main themes: 1) that mankind has been reconciled to God through the work of Jesus Christ, and 2) how Christ-followers should practically live out this union with God and union with His body of believers, the Church. During this series we take an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians.

Praying with Faith

August 20, 2017 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "God works most powerfully through prayer, when we pray together." Key Verse: "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." – James 5:16 (NIV) Challenge Question: "Are you connected enough to be prayed for, and to pray for?" Series Description: For our summer sermon series, we'll be digging into the book of James in the Bible. One of the major themes of James is that without action, our faith is useless. Do you know how to "work your faith" in your everyday life? During this series, we will fall more in love with God's Word and put our faith in action.

Silence: God is Silent

August 4, 2013 • Ronnie Rothe

**To get the most out of this series, we suggest using the Sermon Notes and Sermon Tools (links above). Main Point: "Pharisees and others entomb the Jewish people in legalism for the next 400 years." Memory Verse: "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship." – Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV) Series Description: The Bible is our source of truth. It's the basis for our songs, sermons and small groups. It's a vital part of having an interactive relationship with Jesus. But the Bible is also really complex. Many of us don't know where to start. So we don't. If we can understand how the Bible is put together, then the overall story will become clearer, and we'll be better equipped and more willing to actually read it. This summer, we're truly slowing down, growing deep, and developing a better overall understanding of the most important story ever told.

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