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There are many reasons we have to give thanks. People, life; but rarely do we think about giving thanks for grace. In this season of Thanksgiving, can we take time to focus on the grace that God provides for us each day.

Dec 1, 2019
Why Choose Joy (Sermon 12/1/19)
We may have heard it said, “The joy is the Lord is my strength,” but sometimes the truth is that joy is not something we choose, desire or even want.  How can we make an intentional choice of joy to get us through the holiday season? God’s call to us today is to choose joy- regardless of how far we have come, how far we have to go- we can choose joy.
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  • Dec 1, 2019Why Choose Joy (Sermon 12/1/19)
    Dec 1, 2019
    Why Choose Joy (Sermon 12/1/19)
    We may have heard it said, “The joy is the Lord is my strength,” but sometimes the truth is that joy is not something we choose, desire or even want.  How can we make an intentional choice of joy to get us through the holiday season? God’s call to us today is to choose joy- regardless of how far we have come, how far we have to go- we can choose joy.
  • Nov 24, 2019Thanksgiving Praise Sunday (Sermon 11/24/19)
    Nov 24, 2019
    Thanksgiving Praise Sunday (Sermon 11/24/19)

    Special Guest Speaker Paul Ohlin, RBC sponsored missionary working in South Africa with United World Mission.

  • Nov 18, 2019Who is Our Neighbor? (Sermon 11/17/19)
    Nov 18, 2019
    Who is Our Neighbor? (Sermon 11/17/19)
    GUEST SPEAKER:  Dane Fowlkes serves as Senior Regional Director of Church Partnerships for Samaritan’s Purse and directs the national Church Partnerships team. He is currently in his fifth year with Samaritan’s Purse, having served previously for many years as a missions professor and missionary to East Africa and India. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Missiology from The University of the Free State in South Africa. He is married to Jo Beth Fowlkes. Dane also has written a book titled Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace”: a book of reflections on the extraordinary potential of an ordinary life. “Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace” Published author Dane Fowlkes, has led anything but a dull existence—from initiation into an African tribe in northern Kenya where he is known as Jilo, a name that means “a season of celebration,” to living near Gandhi’s ashram on the Sabarmati River in Gujarat, India. Dane served as pastor of several churches before being appointed for missionary service in Kenya. He worked with an unreached tribe in northern Kenya and equipped existing churches around Mount Kenya to establish new ones, later becoming dean of Kenya Baptist Theological College and leading a national program of theological education for pastors. After two terms of service in Kenya, he moved to India, before returning to the United States.
  • Nov 10, 2019Grace for Aliens (Sermon 11/10/19)
    Nov 10, 2019
    Grace for Aliens (Sermon 11/10/19)
    NASA continually peaks our interest by raising the possibility of life on other worlds. Articles try to describe what alien life would look like. Have you ever considered that you and I might be aliens? Not in terms of the planet we live on, but in our relationship with God? How about our neighbors? Family? Friends? Does God view us and them as aliens? How can we know for sure?
  • Nov 3, 2019The Grace of Healed Relationships (Sermon 11/3/19)
    Nov 3, 2019
    The Grace of Healed Relationships (Sermon 11/3/19)
    Relationships are a part of everyone’s life. We say we desperately want them, and then struggle with them. It is an act of true grace to build and maintain any relationship with anyone. Are there relationships in our lives in which we need to renew our commitment to be a person of grace in order for that relationship to flourish?
Sermon Series: “Overcoming Life’s Dramas”
 
Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” We each live in, and participate in the drama of life. We all walk through different acts, different scenes with a changing cast of characters. This fall, with God as our director, we will explore the drama play of our lives.
 

Oct 20, 2019
The Drama of Dreams (Sermon 10/20/19)
Has God given you a dream, a purpose for your life? How has that dream affected yourself and others around you?
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  • Oct 20, 2019The Drama of Dreams (Sermon 10/20/19)
    Oct 20, 2019
    The Drama of Dreams (Sermon 10/20/19)
    Has God given you a dream, a purpose for your life? How has that dream affected yourself and others around you?
  • Oct 13, 2019The Drama of Relationships (Sermon 10/13/19)
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Drama of Relationships (Sermon 10/13/19)
    Relationships are a part of all of our lives. They can fulfill us, or frustrate us, sometimes at the same time. What can we realistically do to eliminate the drama that can come from relationships in our lives- and the drama we bring to others.
  • Oct 6, 2019What More Do You Need? (Sermon 10/6/19)
    Oct 6, 2019
    What More Do You Need? (Sermon 10/6/19)
    Our perspective determines our responses, or how our responses give away our perspective, whichever comes first. To understand what God is doing in our lives, we must first understand what God is after. In most of what God is doing, He is trying to teach us a lesson of faith.
  • Sep 29, 2019The Drama of Anxiety (Sermon 9/29/19)
    Sep 29, 2019
    The Drama of Anxiety (Sermon 9/29/19)
    All of us at one time will find ourselves struck with anxiety. Anxiety over our kids, finances, future, world. We can let that anxiety define us and cripple us, or we can choose a different way. Peter gives some straightforward advice in how to not allow our anxiety to destroy our lives.
  • Sep 22, 2019The Drama of Image (Sermon 9/22/19)
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Drama of Image (Sermon 9/22/19)
    For many image is everything. How others see me, how I see myself can determine the course of my life. The drama ends when I can rest in the image of how God sees me, and live in that reality.
  • Sep 15, 2019The Drama of Performance (Sermon 9/15/19)
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Drama of Performance (Sermon 9/15/19)
    We all have faced the anxiety and pressure of performing- of living up to other’s expectations, and our own. What happens when we fail those expectations? How do we respond when the pressure to perform overwhelms us? From where do I obtain my sense of worth and value?
  • Sep 8, 2019The Drama of Conflict (Sermon 9/8/19)
    Sep 8, 2019
    The Drama of Conflict (Sermon 9/8/19)
    “Choose your battles” is a widely given piece of advice. Many times there is great wisdom in that idea. But what happens when you can’t choose? What happens when a battle, a conflict is thrust upon you? Do we choose to fight, or run when we find ourselves in a conflict not of our making, or choosing? In this message, we will hear God’s advice from the life of King Jehoshaphat and how to respond when we are suddenly overwhelmed by the events of life.”
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Sermon Series: “To Boldly Go… Where?”
 
This summer, we remember the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Over 50 years ago President Kennedy committed the reputation and the resources of our nation to achieve the perceived impossible- to walk on the moon and in doing so, plant a flag for all to see.
 
In 2 Kings, God takes a new generation of spiritual leader, Elisha, to do the same for Israel. Elisha commits his resources and reputation to lead his nation forward to plant a flag of God’s reality for all to see. Are we ready to do the same?

Sep 1, 2019
Pushing the Limits (Sermon 9/1/19)
Long after we are gone, what will be said about us? What legacy will we leave behind? (2 Kings 13:14-21)
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  • Sep 1, 2019Pushing the Limits (Sermon 9/1/19)
    Sep 1, 2019
    Pushing the Limits (Sermon 9/1/19)
    Long after we are gone, what will be said about us? What legacy will we leave behind? (2 Kings 13:14-21)
  • Aug 25, 2019Failure Is Not An Option (Sermon 8/25/19)
    Aug 25, 2019
    Failure Is Not An Option (Sermon 8/25/19)
    God wants to extend His kingdom. His plan and purpose will not be thwarted; He will do it with or without us. Failure for God is not an option.
  • Aug 18, 2019Solid Landings (Sermon 8/18/19)
    Aug 18, 2019
    Solid Landings (Sermon 8/18/19)
    If we are going to land well spiritually, we have to start well. (2 Kings 2:8-37)
  • Aug 11, 2019What River Do You Need to Cross? (Sermon 8/11/19)
    Aug 11, 2019
    What River Do You Need to Cross? (Sermon 8/11/19)
    What river are you facing, that you can face with confidence because God’s story has been poured into you?
  • Aug 4, 2019Guest Speaker Phil Matthews of Communitas International, Ireland
    Aug 4, 2019
    Guest Speaker Phil Matthews of Communitas International, Ireland
    Guest Speaker Phil Matthews of Communitas International, Ireland
  • Jul 28, 2019To Become a David, We Need a Jonathan (Sermon 7/28/19)
    Jul 28, 2019
    To Become a David, We Need a Jonathan (Sermon 7/28/19)
    1 Samuel 18:1-4, ESV “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.”
    Who is God calling you to be a friend to this week? 
    Who is God calling you to be vulnerable with this week?
  • Jul 21, 2019It Mattered to That One (Sermon 7/21/19)
    Jul 21, 2019
    It Mattered to That One (Sermon 7/21/19)
    Message by guest speaker, Mike Chouinard
  • Jul 14, 2019Message by Guest Speaker, Paul Bentley
    Jul 14, 2019
    Message by Guest Speaker, Paul Bentley
    Message by Guest Speaker, Paul Bentley, missionary with Pioneers.
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