Praise Him / Hymn Sing

This week was a holiday weekend, when attendance would be a little lower, so both services came together for a Praise Him / Hymn Sing. There wasn't a sermon, but rather 5 key movements (Creation, Music, Love, Christ and Doxology) during worship, opening with scripture to support them, and then offering up a time of reflection. These scriptures and reflections are posted here, just in case you missed them, or in case you want to go deeper. Enjoy!

September 4, 2011

Where is a Big Fish When You Need One?

Jonah was given a call by God to go to Nineveh and to preach to them the need to repent of their sinful ways and worship the Lord. He does not want to go. He dislikes the Assyrians, he finds this all a waste of time, deep down, he doesn't want the people of Nineveh to receive God's love and mercy. So he runs the opposite direction, gets on a boat and sails away from all of his troubles. Or so he thinks!

January 22, 2012

Listen Up!

As we continue to talk about the importance of God's call upon our life; as we jump deeper and deeper into a relationship with Christ, a huge component that we consistently forget is how well we are "listening" to God.

January 29, 2012

Hunger for Healing

Healings happen all around us, every moment of every day. The problem is, we often don’t see them as miracles from God.

Have you had a miracle in your own life? Has God done something extra-ordinary for you, a spouse, a child, a friend?

Bring your brokenness and pain to the Lord. Let Him heal you -- body, mind and spirit -- today!

February 5, 2012

Are You Willing?

In Jesus' day there were people who were considered holy and clean, and there were those who were considered unholy and unclean.

Jesus did not spend His time on earth catering only to the holy and clean. He was about breaking bread, reaching out a loving hand and lending a listening ear to the unholy and the unclean as well.

Who can you reach out to this Epiphany season. Who can you bring into the love of Christ? Are you willing?

February 12, 2012

Forever Changed

Have you ever wondered what it will be like when Jesus comes in all of His Glory to set up His kingdom and bring the world as we know it to an end?

Today’s texts give us a glimpse of this yet… future… event.

Jesus is trying to prepare his disciples for what lies ahead for Him, as well as for them. He speaks plainly to them in regards to His death and resurrection.

February 19, 2012

Labor Day Hymn Sing

God wants to be in relationship with us, He desires nothing more. But, we are so engrossed with our own lives, we are so entranced with the worldly, that we forget Him and His ways.

This Fall we are going to get back to the essentials. We're going to spend time discerning not only our need for a relationship with our Lord, but also how we can improve that relationship, so that we are "holy in His sight."

September 2, 2012