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Sermon Series

Upcoming Series:

Weekly small groups will dive deeper into Sunday's message based on Rick Warren's What On Earth Am I Here For?

Past Series

Parables of the Kingdom (2017)

Have you ever heard a story that rattled around in your head and changed the way you see the world? Jesus told surprising stories that upend and reorient our lives. This weekend, Pastor Kurt begins a three-week series of messages on Jesus’ parables in Matthew 13. Here’s a sneak peek at Parables of the Kingdom:

July 23 The Sower (Matthew 13:1-23) What’s this crazy farmer doing?

July 30 The Weeds and the Wheat (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) What do you do when evil lurks in the field?

August 6 Snapshots of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52) What does God’s kingdom look like in our lives and world?

Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 as these unsettling stories go to work on us.

God's Word at Work

January Sermon Series:

Taking a TRIP with God’s Word—Praying with Scripture

We’re going to spend four weeks in January walking through Martin Luther’s prayer pattern, adapted by the people at Mount Carmel Ministries (publishers of the Daily Texts). The TRIP pattern involves the following steps, which you can find in your copy of the Daily Texts. The prayer provided for each day flows out of the daily Scripture verses, using this rhythm. Come take a TRIP with us through God’s Word to the heart of God’s desire for the world!

January 8: Thanks

January 15: Regret

January 22: Intercede

January 29: Purpose

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Our Future Hope, on Revelation 21 and 22

April 24: New Creation

May 1: New Home

May 8: New Life

Living Lent as People of the Resurrection (2016)

Each Sunday worship service during Lent will focus on a word to consider while living Lent as Easter people. We see how the passion narratives of Christ take on more significant meaning for us when we see them through the lens of the empty tomb. Each service will help us see that we are always alive in Christ, who died and was raised.

Sunday, February 14 - Ponder Luke 5:27-32

Sunday, February 21 - Purpose Luke 19:1-10

Sunday, February 28 - People John 10:14-18

Sunday, March 6 - Proclaim 1 Peter 2:9-10

Sunday, March 13 - Praise Psalm 34:1-10

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Epic: The Story God is Telling (2015)

What if all the great stories that have ever moved you, brought you joy or tears—what if they are telling you something about the true Story into which you were born;

the Epic into which you have been cast? –John Eldredge

Join us as we explore themes from the book and video by John Eldredge:

February 22: Epic: The Story God is Telling

March 1: Eternal Love

March 8: The Entrance of Evil

March 15: The Battle for the Heart

March 22: The Kingdom Restored

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Restored In Christ (2015)

Our Wednesday evening Lenten series focuses on how Christ restores the brokenness in our lives and world.

February 18 (Ash Wednesday): Broken Hearts Restored

February 25 (cancelled due to snowstorm)

March 4: Broken Vessel Restored

March 11: Broken Trust Restored

March 18: Broken Bread Restored

March 25: Broken Promises Restored

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Be The Church

The church is not primarily a building; it is God’s people in action wherever they are called to serve.

This sermon series challenges us to not only “Go to Church” but “Be the Church” — to live out our lives focusing on what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

September 7 - “Be the Church: What’s it all About”

September 14 - “Be the Church: Gathering in Community/Doing Life Together”

September 21 - “Be the Church: Experiencing True Worship”

September 28 - “Be the Church: Growing in Christ”

October 5 - “Be the Church: Reaching Out”

October 12 - “Be the Church: Living a Generous Life”

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The Heart of the Gospel

Paul's letter to the Romans is written like a symphony, with many different themes weaving together. In chapter 8, several of these themes come to a crescendo as Paul writes about the heart of the gospel: new life in Christ. How do we live out our identity as God's children in our broken, hurting world? Where do we find hope in the midst of suffering? What is God doing to set things right?

Join us as we explore questions like these in our series on Romans 8:

July 6: Free at Last! (Rom. 8:1-11)

July 13: Privileges of Being a Child of God (Rom. 8:12-17)

July 20: The Renewal of All Creation (Rom. 8:18-27)

July 27: What Shall We Say? (Rom. 8:28-39)

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The Power of a Whisper

Learning to hear from heaven as you navigate life on earth

In his book The Power of a Whisper, Bill Hybels reminds us that God still speaks relevant words to his followers. This Wednesday evening Lenten series explores this important promise with these themes:

March 5: Our Communicating God

March 12: How to Know When You're Hearing From God

March 19: God's Written Whispers

March 26: Light for Dark Nights of the Soul

April 2: When God Speaks Through Others

April 9: Whispers that Change the World

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Taking Hold of the New Year

Do you just quietly ease into the New Year, continuing in your normal routines and having the same sense of powerlessness to come against your concerns? Take hold of the opportunity the New Year brings to experience a fresh start for your life. God is a God of fresh starts and he wants to remind you that He will be there for you in a new and mighty way in 2014. In January 2014 our sermon series focused on "Taking Hold of the New Year."

January 5: Leaving some things behind

January 12: Through prayer and worship

January 19: Taking Hold of the New Year: With His power

January 26: Taking Hold of the New Year: As a family

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Discovering Your Life Story

What is God doing in the world? What is He working on? And where can I plug in? The role that we get to play in God’s story is still unfolding. Our stories are blank pages that can be filled in with God’s purposes. In this series we discover how our stories are subplots in God’s story and how our lives can be so much richer when we discover our Storyline.

In connection with this series, small groups are charting their life stories using Don Miller's Storyline. To find out more about the Storyline small groups, click here.

September 15 – What is My Storyline?

September 22 – What is the Theme of my Life?

September 29 - Redeeming Life’s Negative Turns

October 6 – Creating Positive Life Incidents

October 13 – Why Your Story Matters

October 20 – Sharing Your Story

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A Summer Tour Through Galatians

In this sermon series, the pastors explore a letter from Paul to his friends in Galatia. They were listening to the wrong voices; the core message of the Gospel was being compromised. Are Paul's concerns still relevant in our culture today? What are the core beliefs he calls us to hold on to?

To get the most out of this series, read each corresponding chapter of Galatians. You won't want to miss any of these messages!

June 2 - Chapter 1 - "I Am Astonished!"

June 9 - Chapter 2 - Justified by Faith: Paul's Battle Cry

June 16 - Chapter 3 - Jesus: Our Redeemer and Remedy

June 23 - Chapter 4 - Welcome to the Family

June 30 - Chapter 5 - What is Freedom For?

July 7 - Chapter 6 - Sowing and Reaping

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