From Pastor's Thoughts - Jan 2

From Pastor’s Thoughts: From Commitment to Lifestyle Part 1

From Commitment to Lifestyle Part 1 Date: January 2nd, 2019 Read: Zechariah 4:6 We are now two days into 2019. As we use this time to create and focus our New Year’s resolutions, let’s talk about building a life that will allow us to finish strong. The reality is that progress is difficult, and relapse is easy. All…

From Pastor's Thoughts - Dec 26

From Pastor’s Thoughts: Giving Our Best To God

Giving Our Best To God Date: December 26th, 2018 Read: Matthew 2:1-12 When the wise men saw the star, they travelled afar bringing gifts in worship to the King. When we bring our gifts to our King, we bring the very best. Our best in music, in teaching, in offering. Our best in every area of service….

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This Is Jesus Series: Part 6 – Secures My Eternity

This Is Jesus Series – Part 6 “Secures My Eternity”     We started this series with a simple question: Who do you say that Jesus is? This is the same question Jesus asked His disciples, and it is the most important question you’ll ever be asked (Matt 16:15). If someone came up to you and…

From Pastor's Thoughts - Dec 19

From Pastor’s Thoughts: The Meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas Date: December 19th, 2018 Read: 1 John 1:1-4 Christmas reminds us that God incarnate, Jesus, became Emmanuel, God with us. But what does this mean for us? It means: (1) We have salvation by grace. John said, ‘we proclaim to you that He is the one who is eternal life (v.2 NLT). The…

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This Is Jesus Series: Part 5 – Directs My Paths

This Is Jesus Series – Part 5 “Directs My Paths”     Where do you look when you need direction in life? Where do you find your answers when you have a big decision to make and you’re not sure what to do? Sometimes it can be hard to know if you’re on the right path…

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This Is Jesus Series: Part 4 – Calms My Fears

This Is Jesus Series – Part 4 “Calms My Fears”     Storms of different kinds come into our lives suddenly, leaving us to feel we’re not in control. Marriage storms, career storms, financial storms, even health storms. We must continually remind ourselves that Jesus is with us in the middle of our storm. He desires…

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From Pastor’s Thoughts: Lessons from a Faithful Steward

Lessons from a Faithful Steward Date: December 12th, 2018 Read: Genesis 24 In Genesis 24 we meet Abraham’s trusted and faithful steward, Eliezer. As we look at Eliezer’s attitude towards Abraham in this story, we will relate them to our attitude towards Christ as steward over His possessions. (1) Eliezer was available when his master needed him….

From Pastor's Thoughts - Dec 5

From Pastor’s Thoughts: Principles of Stewardship

Principles of Stewardship Date: December 5th, 2018 Read: Matthew 25:14-30 Today we’ll look at four principles to apply in our stewardship for the Lord. (1) God owns everything (Ps. 24:1). In our world today we use ownership language that replaces God with ourselves: ‘my car,’ ‘my job,’ ‘my money,’ ‘my time,’ ‘my family.’ We would be right in…

From Pastor's Thoughts - Nov 28

From Pastor’s Thoughts: Don’t Quit Too Soon

Don’t Quit Too Soon Date: November 14th, 2018 Read: Matthew 13:20-21 The Bible promises a blessing for those who endure testing and persecution to the end (James 1:12). Sometimes in challenges we find it much easier to quit than endure and wait patiently for God to act. Endurance is a powerful arsenal, it sustains courage, gives staying…