A list of all of our available sermons is listed below. They are organized by series in chronological order. If you have any questions, contact us.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen 1/12/2020 Hindsight is 2020 Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11 | Luke 4:16-21 | Notes Listen
Part of the fun of December is watching all the Christmas lights come on. Stores and cities, homes and workplaces. At the darkest part of the year, these lights shine! But the light twinkling from trees and windows pales in comparison to the true Light whose coming we wait for and celebrate. Join us this Advent season as we watch, wait and celebrate the Light of World. Discover anew how the light of Christ shines for us and in us!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen 12/1/19 Rising Light Isaiah 60:1-5a | Luke 1:68-69, 74-79 | Notes Listen 12/8/19 Reflected Light Philippians 2:9-15 | Matthew 5:13-16 | Notes Listen 12/15/19 Healing Light Psalm 40:1-5 | Matthew 9:20-25 | Notes Listen 12/22/19 Everlasting Light Isaiah 60:19-22 | John 3:16-21 | Notes Listen 12/29/19 Joyous Light John 1:1-5 | Notes Listen 1/5/20 Epiphany Light 2 Peter 1:16-19 | Matthew 2:1-12 | Notes Listen
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies have brought great entertainment over the years. Captain Jack Sparrow brings laughs a plenty. But the pursuit of “treasure” always seems fraught with disasters! This is true not just in the movies, but in real life as well. When our “treasure” becomes the particular thing that controls our decisions we might find momentary satisfaction, but there will be lasting discontent. Join us for this series and discover how letting God control our decisions might bring momentary challenges, but lasting joy and peace!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 20 From Pride to Gratitude Proverbs 16:7-9, 16-24 | Revelation 3:14-20 | Notes Listen Oct. 27 From Coveting to Contentment Deuteronomy 5:16-22 | Philippians 4:8-13 | Notes Listen Nov. 3 From Anxiety to Trust Proverbs 3:1-9 | Luke 12:15-28a | Notes Listen Nov. 10 From Indifference to Love Ephesians 3:14-21 | John 13:31-35 | Notes Listen Nov. 17 The Big Question 1 Timothy 6:6-10 | Matthew 6:19-20, 25-27, 31-33 | Notes Listen
I AM…words of identity. I am: parent, teacher, child, metal worker, student, athlete, divorced. I am young, old, singer, dancer, coach, mentor, neighbor friend. I AM…are words of identity. This fall join us as we look at the identity of Jesus through some of the “I AMs” in scripture – discovering along the way that Jesus welcomes us to come with him into a new and different life, a new and different way of being. As we see who Jesus is we’ll find ourselves welcomed into a deeper experience of living, a deeper sense of what it means to follow Jesus into the world!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sept. 8 I AM...LIFE Deuteronomy 8:1-3 | John 11:17-27 | Notes Listen Sept. 15 I AM...LIFE THAT FEEDS Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 | John 6:25-36 | Notes Listen Sept. 22 I AM...LIFE THAT SHINES Psalm 27:1-4 | John 7:53-8:12 | Notes Listen Sept. 29 I AM...LIFE THAT LEADS Psalm 23 | John 10:11-16 | Notes Listen Oct. 6 I AM...LIFE FOR THE WORLD Isaiah 6:1-8 | Matthew 28:18-20 | Notes Listen Oct. 13 Love Does - Love In Action 1 Peter 2:4-6, 9-10 | Luke 22:24-26 | NotesNot Available
A 7-year-old, an immigrant, a paraplegic, a woman with a less than desirable life…what do they all have in common? The God who changed their lives! They’re not the usual stories we tell, not the usual lives we hear about, but the unexpected lives they lived impacted the world around them and changed lives! Join us this summer as we take a look at some of the lesser known Bible people and hear their perspective on what it means to follow God!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 16 The Great 2nd Psalm 31:14-16, 23-24 | Joshua 1:1-9 | Notes Listen June 23 Unlikely But Not Unloved Joshua 2:1-14 | John 20:11-18 | Notes Listen June 30 Who Me? 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 | Judges 6:1-2, 11-17 | Notes Listen July 7 From the Outside In Psalm 146 | Ruth 1:1-8, 14-16 | Notes Listen July 14 One Mighty Kid Psalm 16 | 2 Kings 22:1-2, 2:1-3 | Notes Listen July 21 Our Mighty Kids - Kids Camp SundayNot Available Aug. 4 Up the River Without a Rattle Psalm 138 | Exodus 1:8-10, 22, 2:1-9 | Notes Listen Aug. 11 Through the Roof Isaiah 43:18-25 | Mark 2:1-12 | Notes Listen Aug. 18 Build a Boat Psalm 46 | Genesis 6:11-18, 7:6-10 | Notes Listen Aug. 25 For This Time? 1 Peter 2:9-12 | Esther 4:1-17 | Notes Listen Sept. 1 Just a Little Courage Proverbs 3:1-6 | Acts 9:10-18 | Notes Listen
The most amazing thing about God’s love that we so often miss is that it’s not about a bunch of rules or stuff we have to have the “right” answer to. God’s love is different – it changes things. It brings hope in the middle of despair. It makes a way forward when it seems there’s a dead end. It brings life out of death. It walks out of the grave in power and life. It’s active. It risks. It…does. God’s love shows up and does. And this love isn’t a test you can memorize the answers to, or laws to not break. This love can’t be earned, bought or won. It’s better than that. It’s bigger than that. And you might discover its true depth not by studying it, but by living it!
Join us for the next few weeks as we not only discover this amazing love, for us, for others and for the world, but as we challenge ourselves to “do love”! You never know…it just might transform your life!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr. 21 Easter - Love Lives! Psalm 100 | Luke 24:1-12 | Notes Listen Apr. 28 No Longer Typical Psalm 40:1-5 | Acts 5:27-39 | Notes Listen May 5 Jesus Doesn't Want Stalkers James 1:19-25 | Mark 8:31-37 | Notes Listen May 12 Escapades with Jesus Isaiah 55:3-9 | Luke 5:1-11 | Notes Listen May 19 God's Economy of Love Colossians 3:10-17 | Mark 10:17-27 | Notes Listen May 26 Just Be Friends Hebrews 10:19-25 | John 15:9-17 | Notes Listen June 2 Palms Up Proverbs 15:1-2, 26:18-23, 12:22, 25 | Matthew 12:33-37 | Notes Listen June 9 Lose the Cape Philippians 2:1-8 | Acts 1:7-9, 12-19, 21-26, 2:1-4 | Notes Listen
Definition: marked by confusion, disorder or dirt; untidy. Yep – that pretty much sums up life doesn’t it? Even when we try to keep things ordered, in place and tidy, along comes people, circumstances, days and they mess things up. Messes remind us there are things we can’t control. But messy can also be beautiful. Still confusing, still trying, but beautiful. Walk with us over the next few weeks, as we walk together and discover more about this messy, messed up, confusing, untidy, beautiful life we live with Jesus.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Mar. 10 Messy Lives Ephesians 4:25-32 | John 8:2-11 | Notes Listen Mar. 17 Messy Faith Hebrews 10:19-25 | Mark 9:14-24 | Notes Listen Mar. 24 Where's God in the Mess? Isaiah 43:1-3 | Mark 4:35-41 | Notes Listen Mar. 31 Messiness Redeemed Romans 6:11-18, 23 | John 3:16-17 | Notes Listen Apr. 7 Messy Can Be Good! Isaiah 43:15-21 | Luke 19:1-10 | Notes Listen
One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the Word found in our scriptures. Stories, words of wisdom, examples, and more – it’s all there for us to study, to read, to know. And when we do, we get to experience families, drama, intrigue, wars, miracles and so much more! We also get to experience and know God’s character and relentless love. For the next 8 weeks we are going to immerse ourselves in the very first books of scripture and discover and rediscover this amazing God we follow!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan. 13 In the Beginning Psalm 89:5-14 | Hebrews 11:1-14, 39 | Notes Listen Jan. 20 Brothers, Lies, Deceit and Dreams Psalm 40:1-8 | Genesis 45:1-15 | Notes Listen Jan. 27 Who Me? Psalm 105:1-5, 23-26, 43-45 | Exodus 3:1-12 | Notes Listen Feb. 3 Golden Calves and Tablets of Stone Psalm 106:1-2, 6-10, 19-20 | Exodus 32:1-15, 19-20 | Notes Listen Feb. 10 How Shall We Then Live? Psalm 1:1-6 | Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18 | Notes Listen Feb. 17 Seeing Things God's Way Psalm 97:1-6, 10-12 | Numbers 13:1-2, 17-31 | Notes Listen Feb. 24 The Call to Pass it On Psalm 119:18, 27-37 | Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | Notes Listen Mar. 3 Choosing Real Life Psalm 36:5-10 | Deuteronomy 30:11-20 | Notes Listen
We wait with expectation! Yes! But what is it we wait for? Presents? Family gatherings and travel? The endless parties and gift buying? In truth…no. There is something that is so much more and so much closer to what our hearts wait for, and long for. It has been prophesied about, it has been promised…and we are waiting for it – the day the Jesus came and the day he’ll come again. The manger started it, but that’s just the beginning. Join us this season as we look with longing and expectation at this mysterious, amazing, incredible time of “now but not yet” we live in!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Dec 2 What Are We Waiting For? Isaiah 40:3-5 | Revelation 21:1-7 | Notes Listen Dec 9 Embracing Profound Hope Micah 5:2-5a | Luke 1:26-38 | Notes Listen Dec 16 Encountering Expectant Joy Isaiah 35:1-10 | Luke 2:8-14 | Notes Listen Dec 23 Experiencing Amazing Love Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 | Luke 1:39-56 | Notes Listen Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Waiting and Watching Isaiah 12:2-6 | Luke 2:1-20 |Not Available Dec 30 Waiting...We Are Colossians 3:12-17 | John 1:1-4, 16 |Not Available Jan 6 Engaging in the Journey Isaiah 60:1-6 | Matthew 2:1-12 | Notes Listen
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is our willingness to step into and through the fear in order to accomplish amazing things. God calls us to live lives of courage when it comes to conforming our lives to his. It’s not easy. There are many forces working against us, but if we are to be faithful to use all our time, talents and treasures to further God’s work in the world, we need to live courageously! Join us for the next few weeks as we take a look at some of the “villains” in our paths and how we can courageously confront and conquer them!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 28 Living Courageously (villain: I can't make a difference; will I be the only one) Joshua 1:6-9 | Matthew 5:13-16 | NotesNot Available Nov. 4 Taking a Risk (villains: out of comfort zone, look foolish) 1 Timothy 6:17-29 | Mark 10:17-22 | Notes Listen Nov. 11 Defying Gravity (villains: the pull of more, pull of too busy) Colossians 3:1-11 | Matthew 6:19-21 | Notes Listen Nov. 18 Taking a Leap! (of faith) (villains: don't know where to start, wait and see) Ephesians 3:7-21 | Luke 10:1-11, 17-20 | Notes Listen Nov. 25 Saying Thanks (villains: ingratitude, discontent, pride) 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 | Luke 12:13-20 | Notes Listen
Words have power. Even the simplest of words can change someone’s life. Or your life. Words like Help can set someone on the road to recovery. Yes can open doors to new dreams. Sorry can heal families, friendships and more. When we use small and powerful words, God can do big things in our lives! Come explore these 7 words with us this fall…and who knows…your life just might change!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sept 9 WOW Psalm 145:1-13 | Luke 9:10-20 | Notes Listen Sept 16 THANKS Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12 | Colossians 3:14-17 | Notes Listen Sept 23 SORRY Psalm 51:1-13 | Matthew 7:1-5 | Notes Listen Sept 30 ENOUGH Romans 12:2 | John 1:12 | Notes Listen Oct 7 HELP Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 | John 15:9-13 | Notes Listen Oct 14 NO Romans 12:1-2 | Luke 4:1-13 | Notes Listen Oct 21 YES 2 Corinthians 1:15-20 | Matthew 25:31-40 | Notes Listen
The Bible is a literal treasure chest of stories! Some we are deeply familiar with, others not so much. Some are easy to understand, others are not. Some make sense, some…well, not so much! Join us this summer as we discover the buried treasure in some of the lesser well known parables of Jesus and stories in both the Old and New Testament – finding truth for then and now! This is a journey you won’t want to miss!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 3 It all Starts with Seeds James 1:19-22 | Mark 4:1-9, 26-29 | Notes Listen June 10 Turn around...it's a Fig Tree? Psalm 63:1-8 | Luke 13:1-9 | Notes Listen June 17 A Wedding and a Counting Psalm 25:1, 8-10 | Luke 14:7-14, 28-33 | Notes Listen June 24 Golden Servants Colossians 3:14-17 | Luke 12:42-48 | Matthew 7:12 | Notes Listen July 1 Lost Treasure Ezekiel 34:11-12, 14-16a | Luke 15:1-10 | Notes Listen July 8 Eat, Drink and Be Merry Deuteronomy 30:15-20a | Luke 12:16-21 | Notes Listen July 15 You Never Know What Will Happen! 2 Peter 3:8-12a | Matthew 25:1-13 | Notes Listen July 22 Shipwrecked! Psalm 34:1-5, 15-19, 22 | John 16:31-33 | Notes Listen Aug 5 And...it's Getting Really Hot! Daniel 3:1-6, 8-9, 12-29 | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 | Notes Listen Aug 12 Wet Wood Can Burn! Psalm 96:1-9 | 1 Kings 18:16-39 | Notes Listen Aug 19 Alive or the Walking Dead? 1 John 4:7-21 | Ezekiel 37:1-14 | NotesNot Available Aug 26 Lying Gets You Nowhere Galatians 6:7-10a | Acts 5:1-11 | Notes Listen Sept 2 The Adventure Comes Home Psalm 1:1-3 | Philemon 1:4-17 | NotesNot Available
It’s one of the most well-known stories in the New Testament…the Prodigal Son. We hear the word prodigal and think of someone who’s run away, chosen bad ways of living, is wasting their life, turned their back on God. But the word prodigal (actually means “having or giving extravagantly”) could be applied to the father in the story!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen May 6 Prodigals All 1 John 3:1-2 | Luke 15:11-24 | Notes Listen May 13 Prodigal Come Home Joshua 2:1-14 | Galatians 3:23-28 | Notes Listen May 20 Prodigal to Prodigal Psalm 104:1-4, 31-34 | Acts 2:1-13 | Notes Listen May 27 Prodigals in Spite 2 Samuel 11:2-17 | Galatians 2:11-16 | Notes Listen
The cross changed the way we look at God’s love for us. Not as something to be earned, but rather something freely given – even in the midst of pain and suffering. And that is a beautiful gift to be given. But the gift doesn’t stop with the cross…it goes on to the empty grave and that empty grave changes our lives! Our God conquered death and sin for us! Brokenness is redeemed and we are made new! How can that not change how we see ourselves and how we choose to live? Join us for the next 4 weeks as we look at the life we can have because of the empty grave!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen April 1 The Greatest April Fool's Joke Ever! Ephesians 2:1-10 | John 20:1-18 | Notes Listen April 8 I Become Mercy Titus 3:1-8 | Matthew 18:23-35 | Notes Listen April 15 I Become Humility Romans 12:1-3, 14-16 | Luke 18:9-14 | Notes Listen April 22 I Become Generosity 1 Timothy 6:17-19 | Matthew 20:1-16 | Notes Listen April 29 Fueled to Be The Change Acts 8:1-3, 9:1-9 | Matthew 5:13-16 | Notes Listen
Palm branches waved, people shouted and praised God…it sounded like they were ‘all in’ with this following Jesus thing…but the streets quickly cleared and before the week was out even Peter who had declared nothing would ever take him from Jesus’ side, denounces ever even knowing Jesus. Where do you find yourself this weekend? Do you want to be part of the crowd cheering Jesus on, from a distance? Or might you dare to go “all in’ and walk with Jesus all the way to the cross?
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Mar. 25 "All In" Notes Listen
The Olympics are in full swing now. It’s exciting to watch these athletes do what some of us only dream of and what some of us never imagine! They are amazing to watch, but none of them just showed up in South Korea and said, ‘I think I’ll compete!’ No, there are lots of hours of practice, sweat and even some tears. But the end result is amazing!
As followers of Jesus, we are called to walk with him, deepening our relationship with him. But that doesn’t happen by itself. It actually takes our commitment to doing things which open our souls up to Jesus and his love and grace. It takes practice, some sweat and maybe even some tears! But the end result can be an amazing, growing faith and trust in our God.
Come join us over the next few weeks as we discover the ways we are built to engage with Jesus at a soul’s level. Join with others as we discover perhaps new ways, or ways you’ve never thought of to engage your heart with the One who created you! Join in Cross Training and uncover the joy in the journey with others!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Feb. 18 What are We Training For? 1 Timothy 4:6-10 | Matthew 6:16-18 | Notes Listen Feb. 25 Training for Who You Are Psalm 139:13-16 | 1 Corinthians 9:24-26 | Notes Listen Mar. 4 Seasons of Training (heart, soul, mind, strength Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | Mark 12:28-34 | NotesNot Available Mar. 11 Hurdles: Don't Let 'em Trip You Up Hebrews 1:32-12:2 | Philippians 3:12-14 | Notes Listen Mar. 18 We All Need the Team Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, 1 Peter 3:8-9 | Hebrews 10:23-25 | Notes Listen
Ever wonder what the book of Revelation is all about? Is it really foretelling what’s going to happen at the end of time? Are there really going to be horsemen riding through the sky? And dragons and beasts with multiple heads and lots of horns? All that makes Revelation seem strange and unknowable. But in the midst of the weird pictures and language there is a beautiful message from God filled with hope. Come join us, as over the next few weeks, we reveal one of the most misunderstood books of scripture!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan. 7 And it All Begins Psalm 93 | Revelation 1:4-8 | Notes Listen Jan. 14 Letters, Letters, Letters Psalm 34:11-22 | Revelation 3:14-22 | Notes Listen Jan. 21 Seals and Trumpets Psalm 30:4-12 | Revelation 5:6-14 | Notes Listen Jan. 28 Dragons, Beasts and Bowls Psalm 103:15-22 | Revelation 15:1-4 | Notes Listen Feb. 4 Falling and Victory Psalm 18:2-6, 13-18, 25-27 | Revelation 19:6-10 | Notes Listen Feb. 11 It's All Gonna Be New Psalm 24 | Revelation 21:1-7 | Notes Listen
Dance in the dawn it’s a glorious day
Our Deliverer comes as a child in the hay
Freedom at last darkness is gone
Come let us dance ,let us dance in the dawn
Words from “Dance in the Dawn” by Selah
Advent…a time of waiting. A time pregnant with the hope of a new and different day. Chosen to be in the darkest time of the year, this celebration of preparation for the coming of Jesus yells out into the darkness, “The Light of the world is bringing a new dawn and we…will…dance!” In spite of anger, in spite of fear, in spite of cruelty and mass death, in spite of all that is wrong in this world…we will be people who wait with anticipation and celebrate the One who has come and will come bringing a new day. Join us this Advent and hear the words of prophetic visions of light, healing, shalom and hope written hundreds of years before Jesus was born! Come dance in the dawn of a new day…one whose promise lasts forever!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Nov. 26 Dawn of a New Light Isaiah 9:2-7 | Luke 1:68-79 | Notes Listen Dec. 3 Dawn of Healing Isaiah 35:1-10 | Matthew 11:2-10 | Notes Listen Dec. 10 Dawn of Shalom Isaiah 53:3-9 | Luke 2:8-9 | Notes Listen Dec. 17 Dawn of Hope Daniel 7:9-10, 13, 14 | Luke 1:46-55 | Notes Listen Dec. 24 Dance in the Dawn - Christmas EveNot Available
Sometimes I think, what will people say of me
When I’m only just a memory
When I’m home where my soul belongs
Was I love, when no one else would show up
Was I Jesus to the least of those
Was my worship more than just a song
I wanna live like that…
“Live Like That” by Sidewalk Prophets
When you’re no longer here…what will people remember about you? Will they have seen Jesus in you? Because of you? As followers of Jesus, we know we have been given much so that we can bless much. Join us as over the next few weeks we take a look at what it means to live a life that gives back to God all God has given us – our time, our talents, our treasure. Join us and take a peek into some lives that have been changed, are changing and are changing the world because they are truly living just like that!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 29 Priesthood of All Believers - Reformation Sunday 1 Peter 2:9-12 (The Message) | John 15:9-16 | Notes Listen Nov. 5 Give it all to You - All Saints Sunday Deuteronomy 8:11-19 | Matthew 6:19-21 | Notes Listen Nov. 12 If Love Is Who I Am (What Difference Does it Make?) Isaiah 6:1-8 | Mark 12:28-34 | Notes Listen Nov. 19 Live Like That - Commitment Sunday 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | John 15:9-16 | Notes Listen
500 years ago a monk decided to take a stand against the mighty church because in his heart he knew things needed to change. Convicted by scripture, and led by the Spirit, Martin Luther stood up, spoke out, and in the process awakened people to a whole new understanding of who God is and how God loves. It wasn’t easy…excommunicated and considered a heretic, his life was often in peril. But he stood strong and the world changed. Because he took the risk, following Jesus’ heart and his…we are here today. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at what Luther stood for…and where we still stand today…not like standing still…but standing up, speaking out – for the call to reform ourselves and our world is still on today!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sep. 10 Here We Stand...transformed 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 | Romans 12:1-2 | Notes Listen Sep. 17 Here We Stand...in grace and faith Ephesians 2:4-9 | Titus 3:1-6 | Notes Listen Sep. 24 Here We Stand...against injustice/for our neighbor Isaiah 58:1-8 | Luke 15:11-24 | Notes Listen Oct. 1 Here We Stand...with passion and prayer Philippians 2:12-14 | Matthew 6:5-13 | Notes Listen Oct. 8 Here We Stand...Soli Deo Gloria 1 Corinthians 10:23-32 | Matthew 5:13-16 | Notes Listen Oct. 15 Here We Stand...committed 2 Timothy 3:12-17 | John 16:33 | Notes Listen Oct. 22 Here We Stand...called by God Ephesians 2:5-10 | 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-17 | Notes Listen
Pixar – one of the great stories of our time – a company committed to creating story in a new way against all odds. Faced with uphill battles and times they were brought to their knees, the people of Pixar kept believing their way of story was worth the sacrificing. We as followers of Jesus have a story to tell that is different from the worlds’ version of our stories. It is beautiful and insightful and life changing. But how do we tell it? How do we know it? Join us for the next few weeks as we let Pixar movies help us see the beautiful identity and story that is ours in Jesus!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Aug. 6 Storyboarding Your Life: Stepping Out in Faith Genesis 1:24-27 | Matthew 14:22-32 | Notes Listen Aug. 13 Defining Your Character: Belong and an Identity in Christ Isaiah 43:1b-3, 15-19 | 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-10 | Notes Listen Aug. 20 Understanding Your Setting: Being Who You Are, Where You Are Psalm 139:13-18 | 1 Corinthians 12:4-12 | Notes Listen Aug. 27 Claiming Your Role: Star vs. Supporting Cast - Sacrifice/Person Who Serves Philippians 2:1-15 | Mark 10:35-45 | Notes Listen Sept. 3 Dealing With Plot Twists: Choice, Love, Grace Luke 19:1-10 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | NotesNot Available
We had an amazing week of Kids Camp with over 230 children plus over 100 volunteers learning about how they are “Created by God: Built for a Purpose!” We celebrate this Sunday as the children share what they have learned.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen July 23 Created by God: Built for a Purpose Psalm 139 | Notes Listen
Most people love a good road trip. Or an adventure trip to somewhere new and exciting. Get the maps out, pull up the travel websites and away we go! While travel in biblical times wasn’t anywhere near as easy, people still traveled – and one who traveled a lot was the Apostle Paul. Starting churches all over the ancient world, Paul spent his years traveling from one place to another and while on the road, keeping in touch with the churches he had started. These “postcards” are now a part of the Bible and God’s word for us today as well. So join us this summer, come journey with Paul and get a glimpse at the postcards he wrote along the way!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 11 Living While Waiting - 1 & 2 Thessalonians Zephaniah 1:7, 12-14 | 1 Thessalonians 5:8-18, 23 | NotesNot Available June 18 The Living Body - 1 & 2 Corinthians Psalm 36:5-10 | 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 16-18 | Notes Listen June 25 It's All About Grace - Galatians Psalm 16:5-11 | Galatians 5:1-9, 13-15 | NotesNot Available July 2 Not What We Do, But Who We Are - Romans Psalm 95:1-7 | Romans 5:1-8 | Notes Listen July 9 Worthy of the Calling - Ephesians John 6:24-27 | Ephesians 2:10, 4:1-6,29-32, 5:1-2 | Notes Listen July 16 Eyes on the Prize - Philippians Psalm 19:7-14 | Philippians 3:8, 12-14, 4:4-7 | Notes Listen
Fire – the flames dance in and out and we are mesmerized. As the colors exchange places, weaving in and out of each other they dance around, seemingly above and around but never settling. The flames shoot high and sparks skip skyward. In, out, around – never stopping. The dance can seem to be all but done, yet, with one breath of air, one bit of encouragement, what seems dead, done or gone can be brought back to life – and the dance continues. Come this weekend and experience the power and life giving dance of the Holy Spirit…come and let your heart join in the call to dance in the Spirit’s fire, instead of simply watching from afar! It might just change your life!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 4 Standing in the Fire 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-11 | Acts 2:1-13 | Notes Listen
God helps those who help themselves. Money is the root of all evil. God will never give you more than you can handle. When you die you become an angel. Does the Bible really say all these things? Many people think so…but over the next few weeks we are going to take a look at what the Bible really says! Come find out which are true and which are twisted scripture!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen May 14 God Helps Those Who Help Themselves Ephesians 2:4-10 | Luke 18:9-17 | Notes Listen May 21 God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 | John 16:25-33 | Notes Listen May 28 God Will Make All Things Good 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Romans 8:26-28, 31-39 | Notes Listen
The breath of the Almighty gave us life…the Savior of our souls breathes new life into us today! Life! With Jesus! This is what our souls yearn for – this is what we’re designed for! And the life Jesus brings is so much more than a few decades here on this broken world we call earth. The light of life illuminates the world today as he breaks the power of sin and death over us and brings power and wonder and awe into our lives today! His glory shines into us – and we have the privilege to shine it out into the world! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! And so are we! Come this weekend and let your soul rejoice, celebrate and sing!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr. 16 Awaken! Ephesians 5:1-2, 10-11, 14-20 | Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20 | Notes Listen Apr. 23 Awaken - to a life of forgiveness John 21:4-17 | Ephesians 4:25-32 | NotesNot Available Apr. 30 Awaken - to a life of acceptance John 20:19-29 | 1 John 3:1a, 4:7-12 |Not Available May 7 Awaken - to a life of sent-ness Matthew 28:16-20 | 1 Peter 2:9-12 |Not Available
How are you? We often ask the question and just as often forget to really listen for the answer. The expected answer is “fine,” or “great!” and we go on thinking everything is well, great. And it might look like it on the outside. But how about our souls? No matter who we are or how long we’ve been navigating life, there are going to be times when our souls find themselves in less than OK places. What happens then? We will flail about, questioning, doubting, wondering. How will we respond? Will we hold onto the One who holds onto us? Journey with us as we take a look at how we get to the place where we can say no matter what, it is well with my soul.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Mar. 1 Ash Wednesday - Breathe Psalm 51 | Psalm 139 | Job 33:4 |Not Available Mar. 5 Position John 3:14-17 | Isaiah 43:1-3, 5-13 |Not Available Mar. 12 Anchor Psalm 119:49-64 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 | Hebrews 6:18-19a | NotesNot Available Mar. 19 Quiet Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8 | Matthew 11:25-28 | NotesNot Available Mar. 26 Love 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 | 1 John 4:7-11, 20-21 |Not Available Apr. 2 Serve 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Matthew 20:20-28 |Not Available Apr. 9 Palm Sunday - TransformNot Available Apr. 13 Maundy Thursday - GraceNot Available Apr. 14 Good Friday - SurrenderNot Available
Just like baseball where you rarely hear about the minor league unless you live near a team, the minor prophets in scripture are rarely heard from except for a story here or a verse quoted there. But these books are filled with insights into God’s character and God’s desires for his people – not only thousands of years ago, but for today. So, come join us as we spend a season in the minors!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan. 8 Stop, Drop and Roll Philippians 1:20-29 | Jonah 3:1-10 |Not Available Jan. 15 Tough Love Psalm 50:1-12 | Joel 2:12-13, 28-32 |Not Available Jan. 22 This is Love? Amos 5:18-24 | Hosea 6:1-6 |Not Available Jan. 29 What God Wants Micah 6:1-8 | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 |Not Available Feb. 5 Easier Said Than Done Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 | Nahum 1:1-8 |Not Available Feb. 12 The End is Near...But... Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 | I Thessalonians 5:1-11 |Not Available Feb. 19 Who's Your #1? Zechariah 7:4-14 | Haggai 2:1-9 | Listen Feb. 26 Refined to Shine Malachi 3:1-4, 4:1-2 | I Peter 1:3-9, 13-16 |Not Available
When you walk through a door, things change. You go from outdoors to inside, from the hall to the room, from one room to another – but each time, things change. And so today, we sit on the cusp of a new year…and there are some doors before us. Doors to step through or doors to shut. Maybe some of both. So today, I invite you as we step through this door, each, each step through, think about what doors you’d like to step through this coming year.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan 1 Making All Things New Isaiah 43:15-16, 18-21 | Titus 2:11-14 | 1 Peter 2:9-10 | 2 Corinthians 5:11-17 | Hebrews 10:19-25 | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 | Isaiah 42:5-7, 10-12 | Psalm 96:1-4, 8-13 |Not Available
In a world filled with confusion, fear, busyness, and out-of-balance lives, we come to this season of Advent and see it as a time to ramp up the craziness in the name of Christmas. But what if the season of Advent (which means coming or arrival) is really a season to prepare for, wait for, so much more than craziness? Join us as we intentionally choose to wait, and watch, and see…what God has for us this Christmas.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Nov. 27 Do You See What I See - Great Potential Isaiah 64:4-8 | Matthew 1:18-25 | Notes Listen Dec. 4 Do You See What I See - Great Joy Isaiah 12:2-6 | Luke 2:8-20 | Notes Listen Dec. 11 Do You See What I See - Great Promise Isaiah 11:1-3, 6-9 | Luke 2:25-33, 36-38 |Not Available Dec. 18 Do You See What I See - Great Hope Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-9 | Matthew 2:1-12 |Not Available
Foundations – we don’t think much about them, but they do incredible work! One type holds things up and the other type leaves a legacy of ongoing support. As a follower of Jesus, both foundations are an important part of how we live with all we’ve been given. Our base for our lives needs to be deeply set in the ways of Jesus so the legacy we leave with our lives is one that supports and furthers the Kingdom of God. But how do we do this? In the coming weeks we’re going to take a look at the foundations of our lives and look with excitement how they can do more than we ever dreamed!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 16 Laying it Down Romans 14:7-12 | Matthew 25:14-29 | Notes Listen Oct. 23 It's All About Me...and Jesus Malachi 3:8-12 | Deuteronomy 8:11-19 | Notes Listen Oct. 30 Investing Matters - Camp Sunday 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Matthew 6:19-21, 24 | Notes Listen Nov. 6 Foundation Legacy - All Saint's Day Hebrews 11:32-12:2a | Ephesians 5:1-2, 8-20 | Notes Listen Nov. 13 Foundation Giving Psalm 40:4-8 | 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 | Notes Listen Nov. 20 And the Thanks Goes To... Psalm 100 | John 6:25-35 | NotesNot Available
One little IF can change anything. IF is the hinge on the door of possibilities. Some are stuck in “if only” – living lives of regret. But God has the power to turn that “If only” into “what if” – an attitude of faith with holy confidence. The greatest IF in the Bible is perhaps the one found in Romans 8: IF God is for us who can be against us? One little IF changes everything!
Join us in the coming weeks as we look to see where we’re living “If only” lives and how we might change them into “what if” lives. The God of creation is here with us, and who knows what can happen, IF we embrace the IF of God! Come check it out and find out!
One little word that can change everything!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sep. 18 If Only Psalm 105:1-11 | Romans 8:31-39 | Notes Listen Sep 25 As If 2 Samuel 22:31-37 | Romans 8:5-9, 15-17 | Notes Listen Oct. 2 What If? Psalm 28:1-2, 6-9 | Romans 8:22-28, 31-33 | Notes Listen Oct. 9 No Ifs, Ands or Buts Ephesians 3:14-21 | Romans 8:31-38 | Notes Listen
Go for the Gold is a series about running the race of faith with perseverance. August 5th marks the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The Olympics always bring images of athletes standing on the podium, emotionally clutching a gold medal as their national anthem is played. It is an image which brings home the honor, the pride, the hard work and all the effort which it took to get to that place. This series will help us see our own lives in Jesus as something worth running with honor. Training, running, sometimes stumbling … but all the time striving for the best relationship with Jesus. And why? Because even as great as an Olympic gold medal is, we know the “gold” of life with Jesus is far greater!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Aug.14 A Medal Winning Life Hebrews 11:1-2, 32-39; 12:1-2 | 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 | Notes Listen Aug. 21 Training Ground 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 | Matthew 6:16-18 | Notes Listen Aug. 28 Heart of a Champion Philippians 3:12-14 | Hebrews 12:1-3 | Notes Listen Sept. 4 All for One and One for All Hebrews 11:32-40 | Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 | 1 Peter 3:8-9 | Notes Listen Sept. 11 The Podium (Kick-Off Sunday) Acts 20:17-24 | Luke 5:30-32 | Notes Listen
Come experience God’s work in Bolivia! FAITH’s 2016 Bolivia team will share pictures and experiences as well as their hearts surrounding their trip to our friends in Monte Rancho, Bolivia. Come learn how FAITH is partnering with Food for the Hungry-Bolivia in order to change lives through the power of Jesus! You’ll also be able to discover ways you can personally help make a difference in the lives of children and families in Monte Rancho! Don’t miss this incredibly special day!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Aug. 7 Give and Receive Isaiah 55:6-12 | Luke 6:32-38 | Notes Listen
Sunday, July 31st, 9 a.m., we will join with the Together Church (comprised of several Golden churches) for a Buffalo Bill Days worship service in Parfet Park in Golden. Bring your own lawn chair, water, and sunscreen. NOTE: due to the nature of the service, there will not be any recording or sermon notes available.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen July 31 Together Church in the ParkNot Available
Kids Camp has been amazing with 180 children and 80 volunteers filling the building at FAITH! You have the opportunity to learn just a little of what they explored during “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” Sing along with the songs they learned and hear the special stories of faith that will stir your hearts. Note: due to the nature of the service, there are no sermon notes or recording available.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen July 24 Following Jesus, The Light of the WorldNot Available
At one time or another, most of us have felt like a nobody…insignificant, invisible, worthless. Wondering if our lives are even seen, let alone are they making a difference. But here, in the gospel of Luke we find story after story after story where the focus is on those others considered nobodies! Join us as over the next 6 weeks we will read through the entire gospel of Luke and along the way hear of nobodies who are somebody because of Jesus! It might even be you! Enjoy reading along this 6 weeks, as we read through Luke.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 12 The Mysterious Amid the Margins Psalm 19:1-4, 7-10 | Luke 3:14-22 | Notes Listen June 19 I'm a Leper. You're a Leper. Wouldn't You Like to be a Leper, Too? Psalm 32 | Luke 7:36-50 | Notes Listen June 26 Samaritans and the Not Ready Colossians 1:1-14 | Luke 10:25-37 | Notes Listen July 3 Lost Ones 1 Timothy 1:12-17 | Luke 15:1-7 | Notes Listen July 10 Surely Not Them! Not Like That! Jeremiah 14:7-9, 20-22 | Luke 18:9-17 | Notes Listen July 17 Those Along the Way 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 | Luke 24:13-32 | Notes Listen
It all started with the sound of a mighty wind, tongues of fire and open hearts. With that wind and flame came the Spirit of God. With the Spirit’s arrival locked doors were unbarred, voices could no longer keep quiet, the impossible starting happening and the world was caught up in a blaze of heavenly proportions! That fire still burns today. and with it comes the Holy Spirit who longs to ignite the flame in our hearts until our lives are lived as souls on fire … for Jesus and for the sake of the whole world!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen May 15 The Fire Unleashed 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 | Acts 2:1-21 | Notes Listen May 22 Explosive Boldness Acts 4:7-20 | John 3:1-17 | Notes Listen May 29 The Fire of Impossible Job 33:1-4 | Acts 9:1-18 | Notes Listen June 5 Fan the Flames 2 Timothy 1:3-9 | Acts 1:6-10 | Notes Listen
Parties have the tendency to get a bad rap. In today’s world, parties are often associated with out of control, wild behavior that has everyone shaking their heads when it’s over. But wait! That’s exactly what happened – a lot – when Jesus showed up! He was known for his out of control behavior (according to the world’s standards at that time), wildly showing up in places with people others wouldn’t, and doing things that had people shaking their heads — either in amazement or anger. Maybe then, when Jesus showed up, the party began … and might it be possible the party could continue into our lives? Join us for the next few weeks and see! It’s party time!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen April 3 Unexpected Party Psalm 146 | Luke 7:11-17 | Notes Listen April 10 Unfinished Party Psalm 111 | Luke 17:11-19 | Notes Listen April 17 Unearned Party 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 | Luke 15:11-24 | Notes Listen April 24 Unforgettable Party 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 | John 2:1-11 | Notes Listen May 1 Ongoing Party Ephesians 4:1-7 | Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 | Notes Listen May 8 Don't Miss the Party Isaiah 25:1, 6-9 | Luke 14:15-24 | Notes Listen
Too often we say we want to follow Jesus, we want to deepen our relationship with him, yet in reality what we really want is for Jesus to fit into our lives, in our ways, in our time. This Lent season we are going to ponder anew what it might be like to surrender ourselves to Jesus. Fully. Openly. Wholly. To get to the end of ourselves so we might find true life with Jesus. It’s going to be interesting. It’s going to take our whole hearts … but we will discover the upside down ways of Jesus actually bring true life!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Feb 21 Broken to be Whole Luke 7:36-50 | Romans 3:21-24 | Notes Listen Feb 28 Humbled to be Exalted 1 Peter 5:3-7 | Matthew 23:1-12 | Notes Listen Mar 6 Mourn to be Happy Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12 | Matthew 5:1-10 | Notes Listen Mar 13 Empty to be Filled 2 Kings 4:1-7 | Ephesians 3:14-21 | Notes Listen Mar 20 Weak to be Strong 2 Corinthians 12:6-10 | Luke 19:28-40 | Notes Listen Mar 27 - Easter The End ... and The Beginning Revelation 1:4-8 | Luke 24:1-12 | Notes Listen
A potluck supper – it’s never the same twice. The food and treats are as varied as the people who bring them. Each of our unique experiences plays into our potluck offerings. Our life together as the community of FAITH is like a great potluck! We each bring our own unique experiences and a unique way God has spoken into our lives. Then we bring our life to the table to share with one another. And from those shared experiences comes a rich and tasty perspective of God and his creation. Come! Gather around the table during the next few weeks and feast on the stories of how Jesus has touched specific lives and hearts at FAITH!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan 17 Coming to the Table Romans 12:1-5 | Luke 19:1-9 | Notes Listen Jan 24 Invitations to the Table 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 | Luke 22:24-30 | Notes Listen Jan 31 The Spirit's Table of Transformation Acts 2:1-3 | John 14:15-27 | Notes Listen Feb 7 Wedding Feast - The Mega Potluck Revelation 19:6-9 | Matthew 25:1-13 | Notes Listen Feb 14 Angel Food Psalm 91:9-13 | Luke 1:18-20;26-31 | Notes Listen
It’s the beginning of a New Year and what will you do? Make a bunch of resolutions you might keep … for a few weeks? What if you chose to believe that God wanted to do something old (love you, love others) by doing something new in/thru you? It doesn’t mean we have to totally let go of all we know … but today we’ll take a look at some of the times God used “new” things to help people follow him as we open ourselves up to what God might want to do in us and through us in 2016!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan 10 Something Old Something New Isaiah 43:14-21 | Matthew 9:14-17 | Notes Listen
Everyone loves a great adventure! And what an adventure the Christmas story really is … filled with unwed mothers and fancy kings, rag-tag outsiders and temple priests! But it also involves the God of the universe coming to meet us and bringing with him more than we can imagine! So come and join us as we take time to prepare, walk, look and see what this adventure of Emmanuel … God with us can truly be like! You just never know, this adventure might surprise you!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Nov 29 We Prepare With Intention Deuteronomy 6:4-9 | Matthew 3:1-6 | Notes Listen Dec 6 We Walk With Purpose Isaiah 58:6-11 | Luke 2:8-20 | Notes Listen Dec 13 We Look and Pay Attention Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-7 | Luke 1:46-55 | Notes Listen Dec 20 We See With Amazement Revelation 1:4b-8 | Matthew 1:18-25 | Notes Listen Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) We Celebrate With Abandon John 1:14-18 | Notes Listen Dec 27 The Adventure Continues: We Return With Wonder - Service of Lesson and Carols Listen Jan 3 The Adventure Continues: We Follow With Passion Isaiah 43:1-3a | Matthew 2:1-12 | Notes Listen
Isn’t it amazing that the Creator of the Universe, the Savior who loves so deeply he came to be with us and has made it possible to be with him forever … this is the same God who walks with us in our daily lives and is generous to overflowing with us?! I mean, this is the God who provides for us, who has gifted us with all we are and all we have. This is the God rooting for us, the God who is on our side! And yet … we live in fear. Fear we won’t have enough, fear we’ll lose what we have, fear we’ll get hurt or die, fear someone else will have more than we do … fear, fear, fear. Our society is based and functions off fear. So, what could it feel like, be like, to live fearlessly trusting in the One who is with us? This is what we are going to explore: what life could be like if we chose to believe the text from Ephesians that says our God is able to do more than we can possibly imagine – with us and through us. Ready for some excitement? Ready to let go of fear? Let’s do it together and see what God does!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 25 Fearless Living Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25 | Matthew 10:27-31 | Notes Listen Nov. 1 God is Able to Do Far More than We Can Imagine! Ephesians 3:14-20 | Matthew 14:13-21 | Notes Listen Nov. 8 Fearless Sowing Isaiah 55:8-12 | Matthew 13:1-9 | Notes Listen Nov. 15 Fearless Service 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Mark 10:35-45 | Notes Listen Nov. 22 Fearless Giving 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 | Luke 21:1-4 | Notes Listen
In today’s world many have declared they don’t need anyone else in order to have faith. and while believing in Jesus might not take a group to do, the journey of faith — which is the journey of life — was never meant to be a solo adventure. Like a puzzle where all the pieces are needed for the picture to be complete, in the adventure called faith we need each other for the picture to come alive and grow. Join us for the next 6 weeks as we look at what it means to be on this journey of faith and FAITH together!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sep. 13 In This Together Luke 19:1-10 | Ephesians 4:11-16 | Notes Listen Sep. 20 Along the Road Isaiah 43:1-3 | Romans 1:7-12 | Notes Listen Sep. 27 Me for You and You for Me Genesis 1:26-28 | Hebrews 11:32-40 | Notes Listen Oct. 4 Authentically Hebrews 10:23-25 | Acts 2:43-47 | Notes Listen Oct. 11 Our Lives Changing Romans 12:1-6 | Proverbs 27:17 | Notes Listen Oct. 18 Joining God in the World 1 Peter 4:8-11 | Matthew 5:13-14 | Matthew 23:1-12 | Notes Listen
It’s already started … fall is gearing up, school has started and the pace of life begins to get scheduled and hectic. So in the midst of that, we take a moment to pause … to breathe deeply in the Spirit of our God and to sit in God’s presence, the grace, the hope, the love that is ours in him. We will take time to hear God’s love for us proclaimed, to dwell in his presence and to let our souls catch up and breathe. Come join us in a holy pause today!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sep. 6 Pause Psalm 42:1-5 | Mark 6:6b-13, 30-32 | Notes Listen
Apples, oranges, pears, peaches … all sound like great additions to almost any meal, right? Well, the fruit of the spirit is a welcome addition to any life and this fruit can be ours as we invite God to be the core of our lives! How many fruits are there? Come join us for the next few weeks and find out as we seek to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our own lives!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Aug 2 Just Fruity! Galatians 5:13-26 | Luke 22:24-27 | Notes Listen Aug 9 Fruit of Shalom Isaiah 58:6-9 | Galatians 5:22-26 | Notes Listen Aug 16 Fruit for Others Galatians 5:22-26 | Matthew 18:23-34 | Notes Listen Aug 23 Fruit for Me Daniel 6:10-23 | Galatians 5:22-26 | Notes Listen Aug 30 Living Fruit-fully Galatians 5:22-26 | John 15:4-8 | Notes Listen
Numbers…is that really a book in the Bible? Yes it is! And contrary to popular belief it’s not just a book about numbers! In fact, as we take a look at it over the next 7 weeks we will come to discover a story of God’s faithfulness and promise in the midst of shaping and molding a people into a nation. Come with us as we encounter all that Numbers holds even for us today!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen May 31 Counted and Measured Numbers 1:1-4, 17-19, 2:1-2, 7, 32-34, 6:22-27 | John 15:5-11 | Notes Listen June 7 More Than You Can Count Numbers 11:1-10, 18-23, 31-34 | Matthew 6:31-34 | Notes Listen June 14 Not Just Sum One Numbers 11:1-30 | 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 | Notes Listen June 21 The Spying Dozen Numbers 13:1-2, 17-31 | 1 John 4:1-4 | Notes Listen June 28 Trust 4 Life Numbers 20:14, 18-21, 21:4-9 | John 3:14-17 | Notes Listen July 5 Four Blessing Numbers 24:1-3, 8-14a | Romans 12:14-21 | Notes Listen July 12 40 Year Detour Ends! Numbers 27:12-23 | John 6:25-35 | Notes Listen July 19 Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power - Kids Camp Sunday Isaiah 40:28-31 | Mark 12:28-31 |Not Available
The fact is, true worship is not defined by a place, a feeling, or a ritual. God set the standard for worship in His Word, and the standard is much higher and more rewarding than most of us ever imagine. It also involves way more than an hour in church on Sunday mornings. Come journey with us as we discover what true worship looks like and how it can shape and mold who we are for today and tomorrow! Join us as we discover true worship includes ALL we are!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr 26 Don't Make God #1 (on a list) Galatians 1:13-24 | Mark 7:1-20 | Notes Listen May 3 Unlock the Sound God has Put in You 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Matthew 5:14-16 | Genesis 1:26-27 | Notes Listen May 10 More Than Music Romans 12:1-2 | Psalm 50:10-12, 15-17 | John 4:16-26 | Notes Listen May 17 Join the Rising Anthem of Love Amos 5:21-24 | Isaiah 58:1-14 | Notes Listen May 24 Raising a Fire Within Acts 2:1-17, 32-33 | Micah 6:6-8 | Notes Listen
Arise! He is not here! He has risen! Death has not won! That was the news of that first Easter morning, but the impact of that news is no less today. As Jesus rose to new life, so do we. That is the good news of the today’s story – there is life, new life for us today as well! The promise that holds for us is transforming. And so for the next few weeks we will be looking at this new life in Jesus and what it can mean for us today. The call today is for us too: Arise! In Jesus we have risen! Death does not win in our lives either!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr. 5 Easter - Ain't No Grave Isaiah 43:15-21 | Mark 16:1-8 | Notes Listen Apr. 12 I Will Rise Ephesians 2:4-10 | Mark 10:17-22 | Notes Listen Apr. 19 Rise and Go! 1 Peter 2:9-12 | John 8:1-11 | Notes Listen
It is easy enough to say Jesus died for us. But to stop and let it seep into our souls that Jesus died for us … for us … this we don’t do very often. We don’t stop to think about the why or what it took. We don’t like to think about the pain and suffering or the sacrifice. But to understand the gift of Easter, we need to understand the gift given for us during this week from Palm Sunday through Good Friday. So, the invitation is to dare to walk this week with Jesus and to live for the first time or anew into the love of God for us.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Mar. 29 Palm Sunday - Palms to Crosses ... for us Listen Apr. 2 Maundy Thursday - Confession and ForgivenessNot Available Apr. 3 Good Friday - The 7 Last Words Listen
The journey of faith is like an infinity sign: one side is the journey inward, the other the journey outward. When we are on the journey outward, we seek to join God in mission in the world. As we encounter people and brokenness and joy and celebration, we are called to the inward journey. There we seek God’s presence, God’s voice speaking into our lives which then sends us out into the world. And the cycle continues. This Lenten season we are going to focus our hearts on places and rhythms of the inward journey where we can seek God’s presence and voice. In the process we’ll experience a deeper connection with God as we discover what it means to really dwell with God not just on Sundays for an hour, but every day all lifelong.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Feb. 22 Rhythms of Dwelling Deuteronomy 6:4-9 | Psalm 43:3-5 | Luke 10:38-42 |Not Available Mar. 1 Dwelling Through Prayer Matthew 6:5-8 | Romans 8:14-17, 26-27 | Notes Listen Mar. 8 Dwelling Through the Word Psalm 119:10-16 | Isaiah 55:6-11 | Colossians 3:12-17 | Notes Listen Mar. 15 Dwelling Places Exodus 20:8-11 | Isaiah 58:11-14 | Mark 2:23-28 | Notes Listen Mar. 22 Dwelling Together John 13:2b-17 | Romans 12:9-18 | Hebrews 13:1-2 | Notes Listen
We all have “those moments” – moments we wish never happened, moments we wish would never come, moments that seem to never end, moments we wish would never end. Taken one by one they can seem unrelated, yet our God takes all those moments and intertwines them into our lives with him. Journey with us as we take a look at how God works in and through some of the moments of our lives.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan. 11 Wilderness Moments - when we find ourselves lost and wandering Deuteronomy 8:1-10 | Mark 6:30-34 | Notes Listen Jan. 18 Garden Moments - when we choose poorly Genesis 3:1-24 | Matthew 18:10-14 | Notes Listen Jan. 25 Grave Moments - when unexpected joy comes Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12 | Matthew 28:1-10 | Notes Listen Feb. 1 Bowl Moments - when we trade the important for addictions Genesis 25:24-34 | Mark 10:17-22 | Notes Listen Feb. 8 Cross Moments - when we suffer Mark 15:16-24 | 2 Corinthians 1:2-5 | Notes Listen Feb. 15 Courtyard Moments - when we find ourselves denying Romans 3:10-24 | Mark 14:26-31, 66-72 | Notes Listen
All I Want for Christmas is … craziness! Well, maybe not really, but that’s so often what we create. A calendar filled with parties and outings, baking cookies, mailing Christmas cards, getting the “perfect” gift for … well everyone!! It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” right? Yet, when it’s over, we’re tired, wrung out, depressed and just glad it’s all over.
What is it we’re really searching for in the midst of all that craziness? And, what if what we truly long for this season can’t be found in busyness, but rather in a little holy breathing space? Come join us as we take time to stop and let our souls breathe in the presence of God. Because after all … maybe that’s all we really want.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Nov. 30 All I Want ... is Awe and Wonder Isaiah 40:3-5 | John 1:1-5, 10-16 | Notes Listen Dec. 7 All I Want ... is Hope Isaiah 11:1-3, 6-9 | Luke 1:46-55 | Notes Listen Dec. 14 All I Want ... is Joy 1 Chronicles 16:23-29, 34-36 | Luke 2:8-14 | Notes Listen Dec. 21 All I Want ... is Peace Psalm 46 | Luke 1:26-38 | Notes Listen Dec.28 Celebrating God's Gift to Us! - Lessons & Carols Listen Jan. 4 All I Want ... is Faith Colossians 3:14-21 | Matthew 2:1-12 | Notes Listen
Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
We are loved by God SO deeply and he graces us with not only life and his presence, but we are also gifted – with time, talents, resources and more. So often when we look at what we have, we forget that we are called to use what we’ve been given to “shine like stars in the night” for the sake of the Kingdom. So, first we are going to remind ourselves of the depth of God’s love for us and then we’re going to look at how we take what we’ve been given, and SHINE!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Nov. 2 Shining in God's Heart 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 | Ephesians 2:4-10 | 1 Peter 2:9-10 | Notes Listen Nov. 9 Shining Relationships Matthew 6:19-21 | Luke 12:13-21 | Philippians 2:14-15 | Notes Listen Nov. 16 Shining Where We Are 1 Peter 4:8-10 | 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 | Matthew 19:16-26 | Notes Listen Nov. 23 Shining for the Kingdom's Sake Isaiah 58:10-11 | Isaiah 1:16-17 | 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | Notes Listen
What could happen if we actually read the Bible together? Not a verse here or there, but the whole New Testament? And what if we had real conversations about the Bible, those anyone could join? This fall, that is exactly what we’re going to do! We’re going to read God’s Great Story in the New Testament, we’re going to talk to each other about what we read and together we’re going to discover anew the truths that our stories are also God’s story! More resources for reading together are available online, including an MP3 and a kid’s audio version. An e-book is available depending on the mobile device you are using. Daily reading assignments for the week can be found in the “notes” below.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sept.7 Promise Fulfilled! Isaiah 9:2-7 | Luke 4:16-21 | Notes Listen Sept. 14 Go, Give Thanks, Live! Acts 1:1-8 | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 | Notes Listen Sept. 21 Even Christians Get it Wrong 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 | Galatians 5:13-23 | Notes Listen Sept. 28 Kingdom Life Romans 12:1-2, 9-21 | Philippians 4:4-9 | Colossians 3:14-17; 4:2-6 | Notes Listen Oct. 5 The "Insider" Gospel Matthew 4:1-17 | Psalm 91:1-12 | Notes Listen Oct. 12 Staying Faithful, Living New Mark 8:27-37 | Hebrews 11:32-12:2 | Notes Listen Oct. 19 Steady the Course John 1:1-5, 14-16 | 1 Peter 3:8-18a | Notes Listen Oct. 26 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 1 John 4:7-10, 18-21 | Revelation 21:1-7 | Notes Listen
Heroes…we like to hear about them because they seem extraordinary. The Bible seems filled with them – people who do things way beyond the norm – living through lions’ dens, standing up to giants, saving whole nations. Our lives seem so…well ordinary. But just as the ordinary people in the Bible did extraordinary things with God, we can too! Join us as we meet heroes – both from ancient times and from today!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Aug. 3 Daniel and Kelley Daniel 6:1-23 | Luke 6:44-46 | Notes Listen Aug. 10 Fiery Furnace and Rich Daniel 3:1-30 | Mark 8:34-36 | Notes Listen Aug. 17 Hannah and Dorothy 1 Samuel 1:1-28 | Matthew 15:21-28 | Notes Listen Aug. 24 David & Tara 1 Samuel 17:31-37, 40-49 | Matthew 18:1-5 | Notes Listen Aug. 31 Esther & ... YOU! Esther 4:1-17 | Matthew 10:26-31 | Notes Listen
This year Kids’ Camp (VBS) theme is Wilderness Escape and is based on lessons the Children of Israel’s learned during their wanderings in the wilderness with Moses. They were great lessons for the people back then and they are great lessons for us today! (As a community we will be looking at these lessons as a way of connecting our whole community to what our children will learn during the week of Kids Camp, July 13-18.)
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 29 God is With Us Exodus 3:1-12 | Matthew 28:16-20 | Notes Listen July 6 God Will Provide Exodus 16:2-5, 13-21 | Matthew 6:25-33 | Notes Listen July 13 God Will Guide Exodus 20:1-17 | Matthew 22:35-41 | Notes Listen July 20 God Gives Us Grace! Exodus 12:21-28 | John 1:14-17 | Notes Listen
Life is a series of changes, and these changes are inevitable. Some changes are anticipated, others sneak up on us. Some are big and others we barely realize are happening. Navigating through these changes is what we call a time of transition. FAITH as a community is in a season of change, and we want to tend to the transition in healthy, Spirit-led ways. Part of doing this is looking to scripture – a story of change – and letting it guide us into thriving and embracing this time, seeing what God might be holding next for us.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 8 Don't Get Stuck Isaiah 43:16-21 | Notes Listen June 15 Deep Breathing Psalm 46:1-10 | Notes Listen June 22 Strong and Courageous Joshua 1:1-9 | Notes Listen
“Alive” can mean all kinds of things from barely-getting-by-but-breathing … to wondrously, amazingly filled with energy and purpose! In this series we will take a look at what being alive in Jesus can really look like, feel like and mean to us both individually and as a community! And here’s a clue – it’s exciting and there can be more to it than you have dared imagine!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr. 20 Alive! Colossians 3:1-4 | John 20:1-18 | Notes Listen Apr. 27 Alive ... and known Psalm 139:1-6, 13-14 | John 20:19-31 | Notes Listen May 4 Alive ... and called 1 Peter 2:9-10 | Luke 24:13-35 | Notes Listen May 11 Alive ... and forgiven 1 John 1:5-9 | John 21:1-19 | Notes Listen May 18 Alive ... to grow Acts 2:42-47 | John 14:15-21, 25-27 | Notes Listen May 25 Alive ... SO THAT Acts 17:22-31 | Mark 12:28-33 | Notes Listen June 1 Alive ... for mission Acts 1:6-14, 2:1-21 | John 7:37-39 | Notes Listen
Many of us say we want to connect with God in our lives, but we struggle with developing habits and practices supporting that desire. During the 40 days of Lent we will focus on a few key spiritual practices. In our services leading up to Easter, we are planning to play a little. There will be teaching, but also some activities to help us learn how to go before God with our hearts wide open, ready to receive all God has to give.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Mar. 5 - Ash Wed Here! Opening to the Presence of God Acts 9:1-9 | Notes Listen Mar. 9 O! Opening to Joy Every Day Psalm 150 | Notes Listen Mar. 16 Help: Opening to God Through Weakness 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 | 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 | Notes Listen Mar. 23 When?: Opening to God Through Frustration and Longing Psalm 42:1-6 | Notes Listen Mar. 30 Peter's Farewell: "One Thing" Isaiah 43:16-21 | Luke 10:25-28 | Listen April 6 Yes: Opening Through Surrender Philippians 2:1-11 | Notes Listen April 13 Palm/Passion Sunday: Contemplating the Crucifixion Matthew 21:1-11 | Listen April 17 - Maundy Thursday Sorry Psalm 32:1-5 |Not Available April 18 - Good Friday The Seven Last Words Mark 15:33-39 | Listen
Lots of things are covered in the New Testament, but what are the most important things to know? Join us as we take a look at eight of those most important passages (besides Christmas and Easter!)
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan 12 God Comes to Us John 1:1-18 | TItus 3:4-7 | Notes Listen Jan 19 Mission Restoration! Luke 4:14-29 | Isaiah 61:1-4 | Notes Listen Jan 26 The Kingdom of God Matthew 5:1-16, 44-48 | Colossians 1:9-14 | Micah 6:1-8 | Notes Listen Feb 2 Kingdom Conflict John 10:1-15 | Psalm 23 | Notes Listen Feb 9 Nothing Can Separate Us From God Romans 8:28-39 | Luke 12:22-31 | Notes Listen Feb 16 There's Grace For All Ephesians 2:1-10 | John 3:14-21 | Notes Listen Feb 23 It Will All Be Restored Revelation 21:1-7 | Revelation 22:1-5 | Mark 3:1-6 | Notes Listen Mar 2 Authentic Community is Possible 1 Corinthians 13 | John 13:31-35 | Notes Listen
As the year winds down, our thoughts often turn to endings and new beginnings. What will the year ahead look like? What if it doesn’t work the way we plan? How do we know where to go next? Join us Dec 29 and Jan 5 as we take a look at what God has to say about directions for the new year.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Dec. 29 Warnings, Plans & Promises Hebrews 2:10-18 | Matthew 2:13-23 | Listen Jan. 5 They Started Somewhere Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11 | Luke 2:25-38 | Listen
It is one of the world’s best known stories. Even people who have rarely stepped foot in a church know about Mary and Joseph, the angels and shepherds, wise men and a baby. The scene has been represented by the greatest artists who ever lived and turned into lawn ornaments sold at the local home improvement store. We know the story.
But do we really? During the weeks of Advent, we will take a look at the events of Christmas with fresh eyes and open hearts. What really happened? What was it like? What does it tell us about God? And what can it mean for our lives today? Come and join the Journey to CHRISTmas!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Dec. 1 Mary of Nazareth Psalm 25:4-10 | Luke 1:26-38 | Notes Listen Dec. 8 Joseph of Bethlehem Matthew 1:18-25 | Notes Listen Dec. 15 Mary and Elizabeth Genesis 12:1-3 | Luke 1:39-45 | Notes Listen Dec. 22 Nazareth to Bethlehem Romans 8:22-27 | Luke 2:1-7 | Notes Listen
Money has great power in our lives. That’s why Jesus talked about our relationship with money and things more than any other single topic. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. Managed poorly it can ruin our relationships and become a source of misery. What does it look like to have a healthy relationship with the money and possessions God has placed in our lives? What do the scriptures teach us about the relationship between joy and simplicity and generosity?
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Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 27 Dreams Turned into Nightmares Proverbs 30:7-9 | Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 | Notes Listen Nov. 3 Contentment Philippians 4:11-13 | Luke 12:13-21 | Notes Listen Nov. 10 Generosity 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 | Mark 12:41-44 | Notes Listen Nov. 17 Management Training Proverbs 6:6-11 | Matthew 25:14-30 | Notes Listen Nov. 24 Step Out Proverbs 3:5-9 | Matthew 6:19-21 | Notes Listen
What is God like? Is God an angry judge ready to throw bolts of lightning at us? Is God an indulgent grandpa type who is a pushover? Is God too busy to really pay any attention at all? Join us as we take a look at a how God is described in the book of Psalms. When we see what God is like, we can learn to connect with Him and revel in the compassion and love he has for us.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Oct. 6 Our Refuge and Strength Psalm 46:1-11 | Matthew 11:28-30 | Notes Listen Oct. 13 Slow to Anger & Abounding in Steadfast Love Psalm 103:8-14 | Notes Listen Oct. 20 My Shepherd Psalm 23 | Notes Listen
We want our families to enjoy peace, happiness, and contentment, but so often we stumble through our most important relationships. Let’s discover four family-altering qualities as we ask God to Bless This Home.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sept. 8 Bless This Home: Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness Matthew 6:25-33 | Joshua 24:15 | Notes Listen Sept. 15 Bless This Home: Pure in Heart Ephesians 4:17-24 | Matthew 23:25-28 | Notes Listen Sept. 22 Bless This Home: Peacemakers Matthew 18:21-35 | Romans 12:17-21 | Notes Listen Sept. 29 Bless This Home: Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 | 1 Peter 4:1-19 | Notes Listen
“Changing lives through the power of Jesus” – that’s our mission at FAITH! But … what does a changed life really look like? Dressing differently? Eating differently? Parting your hair in a different way? Join us as we journey through the New Testament book of Colossians which will give us much better answers and a chance to talk about how we approach Scripture, our families, faith in Jesus, being on mission and more! It might be a little book, but there’s something here for everyone!
Date Title Verse Notes Listen July 7 Living Breathing Hope Colossians 1:1-14 | Luke 10:25-37 | Notes Listen July 14 A Different Vision Colossians 1:15-23 | Luke 10:38–42 | Notes Listen July 21 Jesus in Us! Colossians 1:24 - 2:5 | Luke 11:1-4 | Notes Listen Aug 4 The Truth Is Out There Colossians 2:6-23 | Listen Aug 11 Monte Rancho, Bolivia - Update from the Field Notes Listen Aug 18 Heavenly Minded for Earthly Good Colossians 3:1-11 | Notes Listen Aug 25 An Alternative Community Colossians 3:12 - 4:1 | Notes Listen Sept 1 Living On Mission Colossians 4:2-18 | Notes Listen
From raising the dead to the smallest of whispers, God’s power works in people’s lives in diverse and amazing ways. As we take a look at some stories of the prophet Elijah in the book of 1 Kings, we’ll see God’s power at work in many different ways. From those stories we can also learn the importance of listening, trusting and following God in our own lives.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen June 2 The Power of Trust 1 Kings 17:8-24 | Luke 7:11-17 | Notes Listen June 9 Go Big or Go Home 1 Kings 18:20-39 | Notes Listen June 16 The Power of Blessing Genesis 27:30-38 | Luke 15:11-32 | Notes Listen June 23 The Power of a Whisper 1 Kings 19:1-15 | Luke 8:35-39 | Notes Listen June 30 The Power of Forgiveness: God's a Sucker for a Repentant Heart 1 Kings 21:1-29 | Luke 7:36-47 | Notes Listen
Date Title Verse Notes Listen May 5 Not Yet ... But Now! Hebrews 11:32-12:2 | Luke 10:25-28 | Notes Listen May 12 Expect the Unexpected Lamentations 3:21-24, 52-58 | John 4:4-26 | Notes Listen May 19 A Breath of Fresh Air Acts 2:1-12 | John 14:8–17, 25-27 | Notes Listen May 26 Re-Member, Re-Connect 1 Corinthians 11:23–26 | Matthew 28:16–20 | Notes Listen
We are not our labels. We are not who others say we are. So how can we get to our true identity? It comes by laying down who we think we are to become who God says we are. Discover your ALTAR EGO during this new series starting April 7th.
Theme Verse: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10, NLT
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Apr. 7 Lay Down Our Feelings of Inadequacy Judges 6:11-16 | Listen Apr. 14 Lay Down Our Need for Control Genesis 16:1-6 | Luke 10:38-42 | Notes Listen Apr. 21 Lay Down Our Right to be Offended Acts 9:1-19 | Luke 6:27-38 | Notes Listen Apr. 28 Lay Down Our Longing for Approval I Samuel 13:5-14 | Matthew 25:31-46 | Notes Listen
Grace is a word we toss around a lot as Christians, but do we experience and live it? During the season of Lent, we invite you to really discover anew what it means to receive and extend grace.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Feb. 17 It's Not Fair...Yeah! Matthew 20:1-15 | Notes Listen Feb. 24 Caught in the Act John 7:53-8:11 | Notes Listen Mar. 3 Letting Go Matthew 18:21-35 | Notes Listen Mar. 10 Excuses, Judgments, and Resentments Luke14:12-24 | Notes Listen Mar. 17 Grace Can Change the World Luke 19:1-10 | Notes Listen Mar. 24 But, they didn't say they're sorry... Luke 23:26-43 | Listen Mar. 31 Amazing... Luke 24:1-12 | Listen
Jesus is the light that comes into the darkness of our world. That sounds great in theory, but what does it mean in reality? When we look at issues in our nation, our relationships, and our faith, what difference does Jesus make? Let’s take a look at some of these issues and ask God to shed some light on them.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Jan. 13 Is God in Control? Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 | Listen Jan. 20 Transitions Psalm 36:5-10 | Listen Jan. 27 Does Prayer Make a Difference? Romans 8:22-27 | Listen Feb. 3 Anger and Conflict 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 | Listen Feb. 10 Intimacy 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 | Listen
Do you have a faithful life or a faith life? A faith life can be one little compartment along with our work life, our sex life, our community life, etc. What does it mean to be faithful in all of the arenas of life? This fall we will consider what it might look like to live a faithFULL life.
Date Title Verse Notes Listen Sep. 9 How Far Does Grace Go? Mark 7:24–30 Listen Sep. 16 A Power Adapter Listen Mark 8:27–38 Listen Sep. 23 Power – Part 2 Mark 9:30–37 Listen Sep. 30 What Really Matters? Mark 9:38–50 Listen Oct. 7 FaithFULL Relationships Mark 10:2–16 Listen Oct. 14 Telling Your Story Mark 10:17–31 Listen Oct 21 Project Bolivia Mark 10:35–45 Listen Oct. 28 RE: Form Psalm 46 Listen