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  • Last Sunday, Pastor Shawn preached through the gospel of Luke with short vignettes of the life of Jesus. What was He like to be around? How would you have experienced Him? Is He like you expected? Read more in the summary below...
     


  • Sometimes I tell people that I cannot give away what I do not have. This is true of the money the Lord allows me as well as the intangibles, like peace. If I don’t have peace, how can I impart peace to someone who is worried and afraid? If I don’t invest time into hiding God’s Word in my heart, how can I release His promises to others to bring life?...

     

     


  • There is a great deal of confusion and assumption on the actual teachings of Jesus in the world around us. Some people believe Jesus was a good religious person, a good teacher, maybe even a revolutionary. But when it comes to what he taught, not many people can recite with specificity the teachings of Jesus...


  • I have always enjoyed listening to a good story, and I particularly enjoy stories that are rooted in truth. I think most people are in that boat. That’s why you see “based on a true story” slapped onto every other movie these days. But there are plenty of stories that go untold or at the very least, under-told. One of these stories is Wilmer Mclean’s...


  • In the next four weeks leading up to Easter, we will be answering the basic questions of Jesus in a series we are calling, “Sharing Jesus With the World.” 

    We hope that by talking the basic points of Christ, will give great opportunity for people who are skeptical in regards to faith to consider Christ during the Easter season...
     


  • If any of you know me, you’ll know that my week is typically filled Monday through Friday with work in the mornings and then what most would consider “good” things during the evenings. On Monday during the school year, I play guitar for a Young Life club. Tuesdays are filled with softball or some other sport, Wednesdays are Community Group, with time for others on Thursday, maybe even practicing music for church on Sunday. Fridays are my off nights, with Saturday back at it again. It gets exhausting. I have lived the mantra “you can sleep when you’re dead.”...


  • In our final sermon of the Life of a Disciple series, we looked at the mission of God both as a showing the gospel of Jesus with our actions and telling the good news of Christ with our mouths. Both are necessary for a robust gospel witness...
     


  • I love a good story, whether it’s in a movie, a TV show or a book. One of the things I enjoy most is putting myself into the story and living vicariously through the characters. Inevitably, I always end up choosing the main character. They tend to beat the bad guy, get the girl and earn the praise of everyone else. It’s really easy to fall into this mindset and put yourself at the center of your universe...


  • This past Sunday and next Sunday will be on gospel community and gospel mission. Many times we try to make distinctions between learning about Christ and going for Christ, but really a life of a disciple is both/and not either or. When we gather as community, the mission binds us together. When we go on mission, we experience the unity of the church...


  • How do you hear from God? This is a complicated question for which we all have complicated, personal answers. For the longest time, however, that question for me didn’t begin with a “How” but rather omitted the “How” altogether: Do you hear from God?

     

    And my answer, until recently, was no. I didn’t. The questions I had were more along the lines of “Why isn’t God speaking to me?” and “Does He even have anything to say?”...