June 17, 2019
Envy tends to be more of a problem than most people realize. In this message we will discover that faith, believing that God supplies everything we need, can move the follower from envy to kindness. Kindness meaning that we can be considerate and generous with others.
June 10, 2019
Pastor Steve Warner
Gluttony is a sin. However, it is often mis-defined, wrongfully understood, or even dismissed as a mere weakness. This week we will examine unhealthy self-indulgence by exploring the concept of gluttony. Further, we will explore God’s original plan for nourishment of the body and spirit, through right alignment and self-control. When we understand God’s perspective and intention for our lives, self-control is understood as a gift of strength from God, rather than a list of steps rooted in self-help. This strength is attained through a desire to holistically honor Him.
June 2, 2019
Anger is a big problem. In this message we will see that its source is frequently a perceived injustice. As the follower of God loves what God loves, hates what God hates and pursues godly justice, anger is displaced. We must learn to wait patiently on the Lord, knowing He makes all things right.
May 26, 2019
God promises that He blesses the pure in heart, therefore, we must not give in to lust. In this message we will see how biblical love displaces the vice of lust and leads to the virtue of purity.
May 19, 2019
This week we will explore the vice of greed and how hope, rightly placed, frees us up for a life of generosity.
May 12, 2019
This message begins our 7-week closeup look into the 7 deadly sins and the virtues that are to displace them. Today we will see that humility is to displace pride and the means of grace for this to really happen is right-mindedness.
May 5, 2019
In this message the 7 deadly sins are laid out along with their corresponding virtues. God has a picture of what you could be, and the key to experiencing this wholeness is stepping onto the bridge of God’s means of grace, moving from a vice to a virtue.
April 28, 2019
This message begins our spring/summer series “The Heart of the Matter.” In this message we will look at a crucial question that Jesus asked a paralytic and we need to ask ourselves, “Do you want to get well?"
April 21, 2019
The resurrection is pivotal to the Christian faith. In this Easter message we will look at how ancient historians, eyewitnesses, fulfilled prophecy and even enemies of Jesus all encourage us to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
April 14, 2019
This Palm Sunday we will look into what it means to have an informed faith. The resurrected Jesus was seen by hundreds of people validating that He is the person He claimed to be, has the power He claimed to have and keeps the promises that He made.
April 7, 2019
This message begins our Easter series with our focus on becoming spiritually intelligent. In this message we will see that those who receive the message of the cross are graced with wisdom and power from God.
March 31, 2019
Jesus is becoming famous. Crowds are starting to want to be near Him. Four party-crashers tear a roof apart - the crowd is scorning. It’s then that we learn what the Kingdom is all about. Where would you have been in this story?
March 24, 2019
Malachi, as the last book of the Old Testament, shares some important insight for the follower of God. In this message we see that God calls His people to be devoted followers who revere His name and invest in what matters for eternity.
March 17, 2019
From Zechariah we discover the action of authentic obedience is only made possible through recognition and humble acceptance of the power, provision, and presence of God.
March 10, 2019
From Haggai we discover insight that is essential to how a movement in God takes place. In Haggai's time it was about the people being inspired to rebuild the temple. In our time it's about being inspired to build the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus.
March 3, 2019
How does God feel about you? Zephaniah answers this question, assuring us that God has created us for intimacy, love and friendship with Him and He is present with His people. The Lord is mighty to save, takes great delight in His followers, quiets us with His love and rejoices over His beloved with singing. Listen to this message with expectation of an encounter with a God Who loves immeasurably more than you can imagine.
February 24, 2019
The prophet Habakkuk wrestled with God on why He wasn’t addressing the ungodliness of His people. When God did address their sin, using an even more ungodly people to correct God’s people, Habakkuk really began to wrestle with God. Habakkuk models for us how to wrestle through troubled faith and come to a faith that is triumphant, a faith that trusts God no matter what is going on.
February 17, 2019
In this week’s message, from Nahum, you will be challenged to trust that God will do what is right, in His time and for His purposes. God delights in mercy but there does come a day when God will say enough and judgment will follow.
February 10, 2019
Ever wonder what God expects of you as a follower? Micah gives a succinct answer to this question.
February 3, 2019
Jonah will challenge us to wrestle with the condition of our heart and our view of God’s mercy and deliverance, both for ourselves and for others.
January 27, 2019
This week we will look at Obadiah’s warning that pride can deceive us into believing we can be completely self-sufficient.
January 20, 2019
In the book of Amos we discover that it is critical to see cause and effect. We must understand that God interacts in our lives more than we often realize, and He desires that we live faithful lives in Him.
January 13, 2019
In the book of Joel we are given a picture of, and invited into, the experience of The Day of the Lord. In this message we will look at what this means and how it prepares us for the return of Jesus.
January 6, 2019
We are Called to walk in the way and the wisdom of God. The minor prophets teach us how to do this, in the light of God's love for us.
December 30, 2018
Nine years ago the vision was presented of being a church where people encounter grace, grow in grace and give grace. This message will look at that vision again, with the perspective of nine years of experience.
December 23, 2018
In this message we will look at Christmas as a time to rediscover that Jesus is our source of peace. Jesus graces us with peace on the inside, peace with others and the blessedness of becoming peacemakers.
December 16, 2018
In this 3rd Advent message we will see that the joy we have in Jesus is a delight that runs deeper than pain or pleasure. This joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit as He causes us to see the beauty of Jesus.
December 9, 2018
This week we will look at how traditions can be helpful when they enable us to receive the work that God wants to do in us and through us.
December 2, 2018
Advent adds value to our lives when we use it to remember truths about Jesus. Remembering breaks the cycle of forgetting God and experiencing consequences. Remembering builds hope for what God will do in the future.
November 25, 2018
Traditions are helpful when they assist you in remembering, receiving, rejoicing and rediscovering truths about Jesus.