February 3, 2019 • February 3, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: When I trust God to give the “more than I need,” then I can be used by God to bless others that are in need. Jesus warns us that our lives do not consist of the stuff we own, i.e. we're not to equate life with our possessions. We can be rich toward our self but not at the expense of being rich toward God. We are rich toward God when we give to those who are important to God. If we are only rich toward our self, when we leave this world, it will be a total loss. It (our stuff) will all get left behind. We will be like the rich man in the parable.
January 27, 2019 • January 27, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Saved people serve people. There is something for each of us to do in and through the church. God has called us, equipped us, and expects us to serve. The path to greatness is service. We don’t think less of Jesus for stooping down to wash our sins away. We think more of Him. Service is the way to the top in the eyes of God. Even the Son of Man (Jesus) came to not to be served but to serve.
Give Small Groups A Try
January 20, 2019 • January 20, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Life together is life better. Relationships are what anchor people to their church. We have to move away from seeing church as an event on Sundays to seeing church as the best way to experience relationships with God and God's people on the vertical and horizontal planes of life. Small groups can connect people relationally, enable more people to serve, provide an environment for spiritual growth, and create a network of accountability and care.
Share Your Faith
January 13, 2019 • January 13, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Found people find people. Jesus finds us and meets us right where we are in our sin, shame, and guilt. He loves us. And if we will trust Him and His finished work, He will save us and change. Found people must find people for the purpose of introducing them to Jesus so that Jesus can do what only He can do - change them through salvation. Jesus found Phillip and then Phillip found Nathanael. Phillip then invited Nathanael to "Come and see Jesus." Nathanael met Jesus, And Jesus changed Nathanael. That is how evangelism works. We who are saved simply invite others to come and see Jesus, and then Jesus does the work of changing people.
January 6, 2019 • January 6, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Welcome God's Word into your heart but don't fail to do your part. Feed yourself by hearing consistently and acting instantly. Information + Application = Transformation Information + No application = Self deception & Inoculation When we hear but don't apply we become hardened to conviction. We can see how God's Word should be acted upon by others, but noy by ourselves.