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    • Feb12Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

      February 12, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      As we grow in our relationship with God, we soon discover that he wants to influence us, shaping our lives to look more like the life of Jesus. God does that through his Spirit. It's the Holy Spirit that produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in us. In this message, Pastor Tom Ward talks about peace, the peace that transcends our understanding and to the human mind often makes no sense.
    • Feb5Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

      February 5, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      As you grow in your relationship with God, you’ll find that his Spirit wants to influence you in all kinds of ways, producing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In this message from Galatians 5:22, Pastor Jim Martenson shows how God will help you to cultivate joy in your life.
    • Jan29Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

      January 29, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Love Others, Sundays, Teaching
      In Galatians 5:16-25, the Apostle Paul, writing to a group of first century Christians, makes it clear that there is a war in which all of us are engaged, a war between the flesh or sinful nature and the Spirit. In this talk Pastor Tom Ward explains that God has provided us with the fruit of the Spirit to help us overcome the sinful nature. And it all begins with love.
    • Each new year presents us with a clean slate, a fresh opportunity to restart what we may have neglected or left undone the year prior. As life gets busy, our resolve often dissipates and our priorities get turned upside down. As we hit the reset button during the first few weeks of 2017, let's remember that our efforts to change the world start right here at home, with our gathering.
    • Jan15Sun

      Restart: Step Up and Serve

      January 15, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Love Others, Sundays, Teaching
      Each new year presents us with a clean slate, a fresh opportunity to restart what we may have neglected or left undone the year prior. As life gets busy, our resolve often dissipates and our priorities get turned upside down. As we hit the reset button during the first few weeks of 2017, let's not forget to be the church, to step up and serve others.
    • Jan8Sun

      Restart: Your Relationship with God

      January 8, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Love God, Sundays, Teaching
      Each new year presents us with a clean slate, a fresh opportunity to restart what we may have neglected or left undone the year prior. Life gets busy. Our resolve dissipates. And our priorities get turned upside down. As 2017 gets underway, we have a chance to reorient our lives around the one thing that matters above all else: our relationship with God.
    • Jan1Sun

      2017: The Year of You

      January 1, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Global Outreach, Sundays, Teaching
      Kickstart 2017 with a simple message about keeping God at the center of your life. It's easier said than done, because there is always something or someone on the throne of our hearts. Determining who or what that is crucial to becoming more like Jesus. With God enthroned, we rest in the knowledge that there is no one in the universe more committed to our wellbeing than him.
    • Dec24Sat

      The Mystery of Christmas

      December 24, 2016
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      Wrting to his young protege, Timothy, in the first century, Paul wrote, "Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit." The Christmas season is a time to remember and celebrate the mystery of God's coming, to reflect anew on the truth that he came for us!
    • Dec19Mon

      The Startling Announcement of Jesus' Birth

      December 19, 2016
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      Have you found the exuberant joy and gladness of heart that comes from knowing Jesus? Have you discovered the peace that transcends human understanding, the peace that comes when God's favor rests upon you? At Christmas we're reminded that the peace and joy we long for is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Dec11Sun

      The Pre-Existent Son of God

      December 11, 2016
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      The Gospel of Luke tells us that Jesus spent the first few hours of his life in a manger, a feeding trough for animals, but long before his birth he was the pre-existent Son of God. Christmas is the story of God's unstoppable love, a love so fierce, so determined that nothing, not even the constraints of being human, could stand in its way.