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March 2021

Letting Go: Expectations

We enter the second week of Lent talking about expectations. Expectations can not only lead to trouble (both with God and with each other), but they are also so easy to form and so hard to overcome. But they are something we would be much better off letting go. Our passage this week is John 3:1-17.



February 2021

Letting Go: Control

This week, we kick off Lent by starting a series examining some things of which we might be better off letting go. The first thing we examine is why we struggle so much with letting go of control. Our passages this week are Genesis 3:1-5 and Luke 4:1-13.



All About Love!

This week, we look at the classic description of love found in I Corinthians 13:4-8. But we examine it through the relationship between Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. These two women give us tangible examples of just what this kind of love can look like.



January 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Expectations Begin

This week, we continue our series walking through the gospel of Matthew by looking The Magi’s visit to Jesus. We talk about what goes into expectations. The passage for this message is Matthew 2:1-12.



The Gospel of Matthew: The Full Story of Grace

This week, we continue our series walking through the gospel of Matthew by examining how Joseph felt and reacted to Mary’s pregnancy. We examine how sometimes what is just or right might not be the ‘right’ thing to do. We explore why we should keep grace at the forefront of our hearts. The passage for this message is Matthew 1:18-25.




The Gospel of Matthew: Skeletons in the Family Closet

This week, we kick off our series walking through the gospel of Matthew by examining Jesus’ family tree (Matt. 1:1-17). We find that, like our own family trees, there are some knots and gnarls present in it. But we also see that the redemption Jesus brings, can overcome anything to bring us into the family of God.




2021 Game Plan!

This week we look ahead into the new year. Jesse presents a mission statement for the year and presents some challenges for us to take on; all with the goal of continually working toward better fulfilling the Great Commission.




December 2020

The Redemption of Scrooge: Hindsight for the Future

This Advent we are examining the idea of redemption in a series called “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Today, we look at Scrooge’s time with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. We see that this ghost gives Scrooge a stern warning about where his life will end.  The final hours of the life of Jesus give us the same warning about what could be. We will look at the passages of Mark 14:32-36 and Matthew 27:45-46.



The Redemption of Scrooge: Hope from Fear

This Advent we are examining the idea of redemption in a series called “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Today we see just how important Nephew Fred is in Scrooge’s transformation. We also explore how God can transform fear into hope.  We will use Matthew 2:13-15 as an example of this of this transformation.




The Redemption of Scrooge: Ghosts of our Past

This week, we continue our examination of the Redemption of Scrooge. Scrooge’s time with the Ghost of Christmas Past is memorable. But what does it mean? We talk about the idea that our past does not define us. In the eyes of God, our past can be wiped clean. We read John 4 to help in this discussion.






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