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The Message of Hope
Date: July 2, 2017
Text: Titus 3:1-7
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Independence Day message of spreading hope to the world 4th of July.

The Message of Hope :: God
Date: July 2, 2017
Text: Titus 3:1-7
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Independence day message of sharing hope with the world Message of hope.


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Experiencing God Part 2 :: God pursues a loving relationship with us
Date: March 05, 2017
Text: 1 John 4:7-19
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Join us as we begin our sermon series covering the topics of Blackaby’s book Experiencing God. God is at work all around us. He pursues a loving relationship with each of us. We must be aware of that and find where we can join in His work.


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Experiencing God Part 1 :: God is at Work
Date: February 26, 2017
Text: John 5
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Join us as we begin our sermon series covering the topics of Blackaby’s book Experiencing God. God is at work all around us. We must be aware of that and find where we can join in His work.


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Spiritual Growth
Date: February 19, 2017
Text: 2Peter 1:3-15
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

God has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him. See how these factors of spiritual growth build upon each other and lead from love of God toward love of one another.


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Church Expansion and Bible Study
Date: February 5, 2017
Text: Matthew 28:17-20
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

What is the mission and ministry of the Church? What are we to do and how are we to pray about that work? Jesus tells us what to do in the Great Commission and the key is that He sends us in His authority.


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Growth and Baptism
Date: January 29, 2017
Text: Acts 2:37-47
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

How does the Church grow? Is it the work of man or of God? Find out five major factors of church growth and see that it is all about the partnership between the Holy Spirit and the Church.


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Unity and Health of the Church
Date: January 22, 2017
Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Jesus called the Church to be one body. While on this earth He prayed for us to be unified. But how does this unity happen? What does it even mean to be one? What would that look like?


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Tithing: Law or Grace?
Date: January 15, 2017
Text: 2Corinthians 9:6-15
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Why do we give? What’s the point? Are we fulfilling God’s commands or are we willingly showing our love for Him by generously giving? Yes.


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Prayer and Fasting :: Plan
Date: January 1, 2017
Text: Luke 14:25-34
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Kick off 2017 with our season of Prayer and Fasting. We must plan for the future and we need the Spirit to lead us.


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Why Christmas? :: Hope
Date: December 25, 2016
Text: Hebrews 6:13-20
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Why Christmas? Because the world needs Hope, not some blind wishful thinking, but true Hope founded on the promises of God and centered on the person of Jesus.


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Why Christmas? :: King (Part 2)
Date: December 18, 2016
Text: 1 Samuel 8
Speaker: Pastor Josh Bokel

We need a King to judge us, lead us, and fight for us. Listen as Pastor Josh looks at the job description of a King from 1 Samuel and shows that Christ is the King that we need.


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Why Christmas? :: King
Date: December 18, 2016
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Jesus did not become a King, He was a King already, before the first Christmas, before Creation. He has a throne and He has a Kingdom. Jesus is the King we need but, sadly, not always the King we want.


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Why Christmas? :: Foundation
Date: December 11, 2016
Text: Matthew 7:21-29
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

It doesn’t matter how beautiful the building, if the foundation is broken it will not last. The religious elite in Jesus day had broken the foundation of the perfect law of God and built up monuments to their own righteousness which would only ultimately fall. Jesus came to relay the foundation, not be destroying what God had done before, but by fulfilling the promises. How do we check our foundation? How do we dig deep?


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Why Christmas? :: Redeemer
Date: December 4, 2016
Text: Romans 5:12-21
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

As we begin to look at the message and meaning of Christmas for us today we have to look at what the holiday represents. Christmas represents our own death through Adam, our life through Christ, and finally, the Redeemer Himself.


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If Moses, Why Not Me?
Date: November 27, 2016
Text: Exodus 3-4
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Moses was a failed leader who fled from his people after committing murder, but God called him to fulfill His purpose for His people. What is God calling you to do? Will you listen to Him?


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Thanksgiving :: The Church
Date: November 20, 2016
Text: Ephesians 2
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

God does not save us and leave us in isolation. He gives us each other, the Church. And we ought to be thankful for all the blessings and challenges that come from being in a covenant community.


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Thanksgiving :: Empty Tomb
Date: November 13, 2016
Text: John 20:1-8
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Everything in our faith is dependent on the empty tomb. The cross in meaningless without it. We must give thanks for the empty tomb because it is the connection of a holy God to sinful man.


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Changing for God
Date: October 30, 2016
Text: 2Corinthians 5:11-21
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Are you a “Christian” or are you a true disciple of Christ? A disciple has been changed by God and is constantly conforming to Christ, our change agent. Check your attitude and let God change your appetite for change.


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Colossians :: Ministry Partners
Date: October 23, 2016
Text: Colossians 4:7-18
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

We are all called to be ministers of the gospel of Christ and to be effective we must have partners. See what Paul says about those who were his partners and find the keys to the proper attitude for ministry.


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Colossians :: Good Oral Hygiene
Date: October 16, 2016
Text: Colossians 4:1-6
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Christian character starts with walking the walk, but it doesn’t end there. We also must talk the talk. What are the characteristics of proper Christian communication?


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Colossians :: Developing Christian Character
Date: October 9, 2016
Text: Colossians 4:4
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Even Paul asks for prayer that he will present the gospel in an effective way. How do we speak clearly about Christ? Why must we do so? And how do our words match up to our lives?


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Colossians :: Devoted to Prayer
Date: October 2, 2016
Text: Colossians 4:1-3
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

In the close of his letter to the Colossian churches the Apostle Paul reminds them to be devoted to prayer, for each other and for his own ministry. But why do we often neglect to pray? Why is God our last resort? Find out how to grow your life in Christ through prayer.


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Colossians :: Prayer and the Man of God
Date: September 25, 2016
Text: Colossians 4
Speaker: Pastor Gil Regalado

Pastor Gil brings the Word from Colossians this morning, on the day of his ordination service. Learn more about how God has worked in Gil’s life and ministry and the role of prayer in that work.


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Colossians :: Family Characteristics
Date: September 18, 2016
Text: Colossians 3:12-17
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

If you are a believer you’re part of the family of God, but what should that look like? We need to dress appropriately, not necessarily in literal clothing but in the attitudes and thoughts of our hearts and in our actions and interactions.


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Colossians :: So What Now?
Date: September 11, 2016
Text: Colossians 3:1-11
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

We have a new life, not just a changed life, an all together new life, wrapped up with Christ in God. In what ways do you we live contrary to that truth, and how can we begin to seek the upward things of God.


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Colossians :: Buried Alive
Date: September 4, 2016
Text: Colossians 2:9-23
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Apostle Paul reminds the Colossian Christians (and us) that our baptism is an outward symbol of what Christ has done in us. We need to be reminded of what Christ has accomplished in us, and we need to be reminded how we ought to live in the light of the gospel.


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Colossians :: Encouraging Faith
Date: August 28, 2016
Text: Colossians 2:1-10
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

True faith will encourage your heart and allow us to encourage others. True faith is rooted in the person of Christ who sets us free from the traps of human tradition and deceptive philosophies.


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Colossians :: The Christ We Serve
Date: August 21, 2016
Text: Colossians 1:15-29
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

As Christians we are called to be servants of Christ, but how do we begin to do that? It starts with an understanding of who Jesus Christ is. Find out from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.


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Colossians :: Walk the Walk
Date: August 14, 2016
Text: Colossians 1:1-14
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

God wants us to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. How do we do that? What are some marks of such a walk? Find out four steps from the beginning of the book of Colossians.


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Stewardship :: Trust
Date: August 7, 2016
Text: Psalm 119:41-48
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

It’s easy to talk the talk of faith but are we truly trusting in God? How can we tell that we are? Find out what God says about trusting Him and examine your own faith.


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Man of God :: The Lord is my Banner
Date: July 24, 2016
Text: Exodus 17:8-16
Speaker: Pastor Gil Regalado

God used Moses, the man of God, to glorify Him in battle over Amalek. He was to keep his hands raised, holding the judgment rod of God, over the battle, but he couldn’t do it alone. He needed men to prop him up. Who is helping you glorify God in the mission? Who are you helping?


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Stewardship :: Treasure
Date: July 17, 2016
Text: Matthew 6:19-24
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

What does your heart treasure? If it’s anything other than God it will only end in destruction and corruption. True treasure is only found in the kingdom of God.


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Stewardship :: Talents
Date: July 10, 2016
Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Biblical stewardship involves being a good manager of the gifts that God has given. It’s not just about money and time, but it also involves our individual gifting. God has you where you are for a reason. He’s given you gifts for a purpose. Use them for the glory of God.


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Message of Hope
Date: July 3, 2016
Text: Titus 3:1-7
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Christians often act as if they’re better than everyone else, but instead true Christians know that they carry a message not of superiority but of hope. Remember where you’ve come from and who you have become in Christ. Your message of hope is not just a story, but it’s your life.


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Vision
Date: June 26, 2016
Text: Proverbs 29:18
Speaker: Tim Patterson

Guest speaker Tim Patterson, Executive Director of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan, came to encourage us regarding God’s vision for us and for the Church. In order to share God’s vision we need to pray for a greater awareness and a more Christ-like attitude. What does God have in store for you as you follow His will for His church?


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Man of God
Date: June 19, 2016
Text: 1Timothy 6:11-16
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Every Christian man should aspire to be called “Man of God”. But what does that mean? How do we become a man of God and does that look like? Find out four marks of the life of a Man of God from 1 Timothy 6.


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Authentic Worship
Date: June 12, 2016
Text: Romans 12:1-2
Speaker: Associate Pastor Josh Bokel

The priority of the Christian life is to maintain a heart of worship to God. But what is true, authentic worship? What does the Bible say worship is, why should we do it, and how do we start? Here what God wants from you and how to please Him with your life.


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India Mission Report
Date: June 5, 2016
Speaker: Fred Slagle

Missionaries Fred & Lisa Slagle stopped by to report on all that God is doing through their ministry in India. A video slide show should be available soon to go along with the audio.


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The Cost of Freedom
Date: May 29, 2016
Text: Luke 9:57-62
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Freedom comes at a cost. This Memorial Day we remember those who have sacrificed for us and we must not forget the One who was the ultimate sacrifice. When we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us we are ready and willing to sacrifice everything for Him.


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Stewardship :: Time
Date: May 22, 2016
Text: 1Corinthians 4:1-5
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Stewardship is truly a heart issue. How do we best honor and glorify God by using His resources to accomplish His purposes? How we spend our time tells a story about what’s important to us. How does that measure up to God’s values?


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A Special Message for Mothers [and everyone else]
Date: May 8, 2016
Text: 2Timothy 3:10-17
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Who brought Timothy to faith in Christ? It wasn’t Paul. It was his mom and grandma. Hear how mothers are the heartbeat of the family through their faithful service to both God and others.


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The Gospel of God :: Lord’s Supper
Date: May 1, 2016
Text: Mark 14:12-26; 1Corinthians 11:17-34
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Lord’s Supper, as part of our worship, is meant to glorify God by reminding us of the past, pointing us toward the future, and prompting us to look inward today.


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The Gospel of God :: The Stain of Love
Date: April 24, 2016
Text: Mark 12:1-34
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

God has shown His love through the blood-stained cross of Christ. He wants what is rightfully His and that’s you!


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The Gospel of God :: A Heart Obsession
Date: April 17, 2016
Text: Mark 9:33-50
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The disciples are at it again, arguing about who is the greatest. Jesus takes this moment to teach them about service and peace in a world of jealous rivalry.


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The Gospel of God :: Who am I?
Date: April 10, 2016
Text: Mark 8:27-38
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The great question was put before the disciples and is put before us, “Whom do you say that I am?” How would you answer that question? Would you agree with what Jesus said about Himself? Prove it!


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The Gospel of God :: Loaves and Fish
Date: April 3, 2016
Text: Mark 8:1-25
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Jesus gave them bread in the wilderness, but they still didn’t understand who He was and what He was going to do. Only when Jesus opens the eyes of the blind will we see through the eyes of faith that Jesus is the Bread of Life.


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Resurrection Sunday :: Victory!
Date: March 27, 2016
Text: John 19:38-20:18
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The resurrected Christ has the power to draw us out, overcome our doubts, and live for Him.


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The Gospel of God :: Victory in Jesus
Date: March 20, 2016
Text: Mark 11:1-10
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

We have victory in Jesus because He came to meet our needs, because He is our Passover, and because He is coming again!


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The Gospel of God :: Hearts Divided
Date: February 21, 2016
Text: Mark 4:35-41
Speaker: Gil Regalado

God doesn’t promise smooth sailing, but keep calm, Jesus is in the boat.


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The Gospel of God :: Hearts Divided
Date: February 21, 2016
Text: Mark 3:7-35
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

A house divided against itself will fall, and so goes the heart. Jesus has called you to follow him. Have you given yourself fully or are you hedging your bets? God wants all of you not just part.


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The Gospel of God :: Lord of the Sabbath
Date: February 14, 2016
Text: Mark 2:23-28
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Sabbath is not about taking a day off and getting caught up on sleep. It’s about worshiping God and even more it’s about Jesus.


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The Gospel of God :: Ordinary Fishermen
Date: February 7, 2016
Text: Mark 1:16-20
Speaker: Gil Regalado

You don’t have to pass a proficiency test to be a disciple of Christ. You just have to answer his call. Leave everything and follow Him today!


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The Gospel of God :: Staying on Message
Date: January 31, 2016
Text: Mark 1:1-15
Speaker: Associate Pastor Josh Bokel

In order for the Church to be effective for the kingdom of God we need be unified in and by the gospel of Jesus Christ. As we enter into a sermon series through Mark’s Gospel see how the Message of Jesus compares to our message. What are the characteristics of God’s Message for us and our world? Before we can even talk about discipleship we need to be on the same page about the Message.

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The Church :: Experiencing the Pentecost
Date: January 24, 2016
Text: Acts 2:1-40
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Church wouldn’t even be here without the power of the Holy Spirit. Find out what can happen when the Holy Spirit takes control in the heart of the believer and the community of believers.


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The Church :: We Need Each Other
Date: January 17, 2016
Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Church is not just a group of individuals but a body of believers knitted together in love. How can we please God when we turn our backs on each other. Everybody needs somebody and somebody is needed by everybody.


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Unwrapping Christmas :: The Love of God
Date: December 13, 2015
Text: 1John 4:7-12
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

All we need is love… God’s love. The love that comes from who God is and was revealed in His sending His Son to pay the penalty for our sin. Have you experienced this love? How does it lead us to love one another?


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Unwrapping Christmas :: The Peace of God
Date: December 06, 2015
Text: Isaiah 9:1-7
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

We need one thing more than anything else this Christmas season. We need the peace of God, offered as a true gift to us. But how do we receive that gift? What do we do with it once we get it?


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A Fresh Encounter With God :: Prayer and Fasting
Date: November 29, 2015
Text: Mark 9:14-29
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones


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The True Source of Thanksgiving
Date: November 22, 2015
Text: Psalm 95:1-7
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones


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The God Questions :: Do all roads lead to heaven?
Date: November 15, 2015
Text: Romans 1:18-25
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Aren’t all religions basically the same? Aren’t we all just climbing the same mountain trying to get to heaven? What does the Bible say about other religions? What is the difference in the major religions today?


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The God Questions :: How can a good God allow suffering?
Date: November 8, 2015
Text: John 16:33
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Everyone knows that evil and suffering exist, but how can we reconcile the existence of an all-powerful, all-loving God? Could He stop it if He wanted to? Is He able to stop it but He just doesn’t care? Or is it possible that God has a greater purpose in our suffering?


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The God Questions :: Is the Bible True?
Date: November 1, 2015
Text: John 18:33-38
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Bible is unlike any other book in human history, but is it true? How does the Bible stack up against science and history? Can it be trusted? Find the answers to these and more “God Questions”.


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The God Questions :: Is God Real?
Date: October 25, 2015
Text: Psalm 19:1-6
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

King David, amazed by a glorious Creation, tells us that it is the glory of God that is proclaimed by the heavens. How does the universe proclaim the existence of God? Find out the answer to this “God Question”.


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The God Questions :: The Open Door
Date: October 18, 2015
Text: Colossians 4:2-6
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The Apostle Paul prayed that God would open doors to give the message of the gospel to others. What can we do to be ready when God works? How do we begin to answer the God questions?


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Confessing Christ
Date: October 11, 2015
Text: Colossians 1:13-23
Speaker: Associate Pastor Josh Bokel

We were alienated from God under the power of darkness, now we are reconciled to God in the kingdom of His beloved Son. Who can make light shine in darkness? Who can rescue you from the power of evil? Hear what God has to say about the Savior we all desperately need.


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The Family of Faith
Date: October 4, 2015
Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

As a family of faith united by the blood of Christ we can boldly come before God.


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The I Problem
Date: September 20, 2015
Text: Mark 10:35-45
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Church members are called to serve, but you can’t serve until you fix your I problem. Jesus gives us an outline of the attitude we must have. Then he shows us what it looks like.


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Church Unity
Date: September 13, 2015
Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

So you want to be a church member? Forgiveness is not an option. Learn how forgiveness is not only possible but necessary to bring Christians together in unity.

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Church Membership
Date: September 6, 2015
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

What does it mean to be a member of the Church? How are members different and how are we the same? Are we all important or are many of us unnecessary?

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What do you believe and why do you believe it? (part 2)
Date: August 23, 2015
Text: Acts 2:37-41
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The early church was continually devoting themselves to four things: the Word of God, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. What will God do in His Church when we get devoted?

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What do you believe and why do you believe it?
Date: August 23, 2015
Text: Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 11:1; 2Timothy 3:16-17
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

The church was formed around a common belief, that Jesus was Lord and that he rose from the dead, the apostle’s teaching. What do you believe about the Word of God? Why do you believe it? How does your faith drive your belief and lead you into fellowship?

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What is the Church?
Date: August 16, 2015
Text: Matthew 16:13-20
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

What is the Church? Is it a place you go or a people you are called to become? Who is building this church and what is the foundation? Find out as Pastor Tim walks through Jesus’ interaction with his disciples and ask yourself, “Whom do you say that Jesus is?”

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Date: August 9, 2015
Text: James 5:13-20
Speaker: Pastor Tim Jones

Prayer is powerful and our prayer life is limited by our faith. Hear the
last sermon of our “Book of James” series and find out that we should be praying for
ourselves, for others, and with the church collectively.

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