Oct 30, 2016
Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
According to Scripture, there is nothing more critical for humans to comprehend, nothing more invigorating for sinners to believe, and nothing more compelling for Christians to study. The Gospel is the saving message of Jesus Christ, and it is the eternal bond of all Christ-followers. It is also the captivating reason we gather as a church family each Sunday morning. But, I wonder how many Christians would be able to briefly, accurately, and passionately articulate the Gospel. Christians ought to have more than an introductory knowledge of the Gospel. Christians ought to recognize the difference between the “Jesus action figure” and the real thing. In this message we will take a close look at the Gospel message and some of its significant consequences.
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  • Oct 30, 2016Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    Oct 30, 2016
    Team Impact | The Gospel & Its Consequences
    According to Scripture, there is nothing more critical for humans to comprehend, nothing more invigorating for sinners to believe, and nothing more compelling for Christians to study. The Gospel is the saving message of Jesus Christ, and it is the eternal bond of all Christ-followers. It is also the captivating reason we gather as a church family each Sunday morning. But, I wonder how many Christians would be able to briefly, accurately, and passionately articulate the Gospel. Christians ought to have more than an introductory knowledge of the Gospel. Christians ought to recognize the difference between the “Jesus action figure” and the real thing. In this message we will take a close look at the Gospel message and some of its significant consequences.
  • Aug 21, 2016Wisdom Begins With Respect
    Aug 21, 2016
    Wisdom Begins With Respect
    The average person is unlikely to say that they do not want to be wise, but the average person is also unlikely to do anything in pursuit of real wisdom. This contradiction provides the very evidence of lacking wisdom among many people today. There are many intelligent and many experienced people around us, but we are often amazed when we encounter someone with wisdom. What is wisdom? Do some people just have it, while others don’t? How can we improve our own level of wisdom? And, where does the Gospel fit into all of this? These are the questions we seek to answer in this message from the opening verses of Proverbs. 
  • Jul 17, 2016Joe Hamper
    Jul 17, 2016
    Joe Hamper
    Joe Hamper
  • Jul 10, 2016Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Jul 10, 2016
    Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Michael Pettiette explained two separate occasions when Hezekiah, one of the kings of Judah, responded to the concerns of life. First, Hezekiah responded with humility and trust in God. But then, he seems to think more highly of the relationship he might have with a Babylonian king rather than his relationship to God.
     
    Of course, as Michael considered on Sunday, we too can often vacillate between trust in God and relying more on earthly powers and relationships.
  • Jul 3, 2016Life On Missions
    Jul 3, 2016
    Life On Missions
     
    Cody Howard shared his story of “Life on Mission,” and the Gospel motivation for that kind of life. Cody is not a super Christian, nor does the Bible advocate for only some Christians to engage the world around them for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of Christ.
     
    All Christians are to live their lives on “mission,” but we must understand the many and diverse ways that Christians can do just that. This handout is intended to help us to think through this general concept (Life on Mission), and to help us apply ourselves to living as lights in the world.
  • Jun 26, 2016Living With Open Hands
    Jun 26, 2016
    Living With Open Hands
    "He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot spoke these words from a steely resolve to live a life utterly given to Christ and others. He was determined to make Christ known to a people who were abysmally lost in sin and ignorant of the Gospel. Jim did lose his mortal life at the murderous hands of the very people he endeavored to evangelize, but the Gospel broke in upon this dark tribe in spite of such a grievous loss. Jim gained an eternal reward, and a tribe of sinners gained a Gospel hearing. May God create in all Christians the same kind of resolve – to live a life utterly given to Christ and others.
  • May 29, 2016Deacons Amoung Us
    May 29, 2016
    Deacons Amoung Us
    In our culture today, serving others is only popular if one can actually do little of it and be largely recognized for it. “Servant-leadership” may be a popular phrase in some circles, but many more people want only the “leadership” part of that model, and they are quite unwilling to be committed to the "servant” part. In the local church, God has established two offices – the Elders/Pastors and the Deacons. Deacons are individuals named for the task of service, and these are meant to be godly examples of just this kind of person. All true Christians are servants of Christ and others, but deacons act as exemplary servants, and the benefits are enormous.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.