Sunday, March 25, 2018

Serving Makes a Difference
3/25/18 Doug Bridge

Focus: Serving makes a difference in many ways.

“Think about what we have in Christ: the encouragement he has brought us, the comfort of his love, our sharing in his Spirit, and the mercy and kindness he has shown us. If you enjoy these blessings, then do what will make my joy complete: Agree with each other, and show your love for each other. Be united in your goals and in the way you think. In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too. In your life together, think the way Christ Jesus thought.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:1-5‬ ‭ERV

I. SERVING makes a DIFFERENCE in the LIFE of the one BEING SERVED.

II. SERVING makes a DIFFERENCE in the LIFE of the one SERVING.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gospel Shaped Community

Don't Do Life Alone Series
Presenter: Matt Shires

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:19-25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Focus: Following Jesus was never meant to be an individual endeavor. 

I. Our tendency will always be toward INDIVIDUALISM

   1. Consider how to SPUR (PROVOKE) EACH OTHER ON
   2. Consider how to STAY PRESENT 
   3. Consider how to ENCOURAGE 

III. Following Jesus includes understanding that we are now PART of the BODY 


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Imaginary Me - Don’t Do Life Alone Series

Don't Do Life Alone

1/14/18 Jim Hammond 

Imaginary Me

What do you want to be known for?

Focus: If I am always managing my image and people only know the imaginary me, I cannot grow. 

I. We all have gaps between what we want to be KNOWN FOR and who we REALLY ARE. 

   A. When we are IMAGINARY , all GROWTH stops. 

   B. If we have no place to GET REAL, we cannot find REAL HELP. 

   C. CONFESSION is acknowledging where we really are. 

II. In small groups we can learn to be REAL.