March 24, “BE like Jesus – Faithfulness” – Pastor Kurt
Be not deceived – God is Good! From the days in the garden of Eden to our day now, the devil wants us to doubt God’s goodness. Based on Genesis 3 and James 1 this message reveals the reasons for our doubts and reveals the firm truths about God’s
March 17, “BE like Jesus – Goodness” – Pastor Kurt
Be not deceived – God is Good! From the days in the garden of Eden to our day now, the devil wants us to doubt God’s goodness. Based on Genesis 3 and James 1 this message reveals the reasons for our doubts and reveals the firm truths about God’s character.
March 10, “BE like Jesus – Kindness” – Pastor Kurt
It is not always easy to be kind. Jesus teaches about kindness through the story of the Good Samaritan and challenges readers to model the kind of kindness that would set us apart from everyone else in this world… kindness to those who don’t like us or are different from us. This is Authentic Kindness.
March 3, “The Life of a Tire: Pressure, Alignment and Wear” – Pastor Tim Garner
District Pastor Tim Garner commends the congregation for taking bold and intentional steps to pursue healthy and whole relationships with God and one another. It is a challenge to continue the journey of loving and honestly addressing any issues which may arise, using the truths of Romans 12:9-21 and Heb. 12:1b-2.
February 24, “8 Insights On our Spiritual Health” – Pastor Kurt
In January about 125 congregants completed a personal spiritual assessment. This message highlights 8 insights we gleaned from that survey. In essence this is the “State of the Church – Part 2″ when our congregation is able to hear the results and hear how our leadership team, staff, and ministries are using and responding to this information.
February 17, “BE Like Jesus: PATIENCE” – Pastor Kurt
Freedom Sunday is about acknowledging God’s heart for those still in bondage (physically and spiritually). And it is a challenge for us to do something about that. God is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish. This message answers the question, “What kind of patience does God expect from us?” and “What kind of patience does Jesus have?”
Jesus give us peace, but His peace is different than what the world defines or gives. Peace is not the absence of conflict. Peace is the Presence of Christ. It is possible to have peace even when their is troubles and conflict around us. Jesus wants us to live in the peace knowing that He often calms His child, and not the storm.
We know what an incomplete pass is, but incomplete JOY? Jesus wants our Joy complete. He knows it can be lost, but assures us it can be restored. In today’s message Pastor Kurt shares why he has started to pray for joy, and encourages others to join him on a journey toward it.
In the most challenging situations, Jesus still loved. Why? He saw people from a different perspective than we do. Jesus was not just concerned about His ministry objectives, He was genuinely concerned about people. “It is easier to exercise a gift than it is to walk in the Spirit” (Charles Stanley, The Wonderful Spirit-Filled Life, 104)
January 20, “State of the Church Address” – Pastor Kurt
Being near Jesus does not necessarily mean we will be close to Him. Judas is a prime example. He lacked something? What do we lack? Discover what Jesus is really looking for in His followers. Theme for the year is BE. Key verse: “Be imitators of God.” Ephesians 5:1
January 13, “Journey of Discipleship” – Pastor Kurt
Do you have a spiritual goal? The Apostle Paul certainly did. He said, “I press on toward the GOAL.” (Philippians 4:13). This is discipleship – a GROWING personal relationship with Jesus. This message reviews how Jesus described a true disciple and reviews George Barna’s 10 stops on the journey to spiritual wholeness. We are all on a journey. We are all in process. Where on this journey are you?
Ever wonder how to hold on to real Hope? In Romans we find the path to Hope. Suffering leads to perseverance, which produces character, which leads to Hope. This hope is different than the casual way we use the word “hope.” Discover the reason and journey. “Rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2)