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    • Mar13Mon

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

      March 13, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      The only way to understand what faithful means in Scripture is to take a close look at the faithfulness of God. A faithful person is someone who is totally devoted, extremely committed and inflexibly loyal. In fact, loyalty to God is no more and no less than following in the footsteps of Jesus. It's a personal choice that involves an unbending resolve to put God first in your life, no matter what.
    • Mar5Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

      March 5, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      As we grow in our relationship with God, he influences us, shaping our lives to look more like the life of Jesus. God does that through his Spirit. The Bible says that one of the Holy Spirit's gifts to us is goodness, or internal wholeness and integrity. In this message, Pastor Jim explains how goodness is not something to ACHIEVE, but rather it is something to ACCEPT.
    • Feb26Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

      February 26, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      As we grow in our relationship with God, we soon discover that God wants to influence us, shaping our lives to look more like the life of Jesus. God does that through his Spirit. The Spirit is the antidote to the flesh. He empowers us to live a supernatural life that is characterized by love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
    • Feb19Sun

      The Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering

      February 19, 2017
      Filed Under:
      Sundays, Teaching
      As we grow in our relationship with God, we soon discover that God wants to influence us, shaping our lives to look more like the life of Jesus. God does that through his Spirit. The Spirit is the antidote to the flesh. He empowers us to live a supernatural life that is characterized by love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
    • 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.