Advent 2015 (3 of 6) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Freedom Bound -- Advent to Epiphany 2015
Sermon Title:  The Path of Trust (3 of 6)
Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 12:2; Luke 8:22-25; Philippians 4:4-9

The Advent season is a time of reflection on how God's coming in Jesus releases us from personal, social, and historical chains that bind us. The theme for this Advent-Epiphany season is "Freedom Bound." We live in the paradox that we are both bound and free, on a march to freedom but encumbered by the burden of sin we carry; we are carrying the scars of struggle but living with a new hope. God's freedom takes us down pathways of justice, mercy, trust, love, service, and inclusion.

In The Path of Trust (3 of 6), pastor David addresses the fears that paralyze us and how to overcome them through Christ and an unwavering trust in God. Listen to David and view the slides here.

Missio Dei (5 of 6) by David Flowers

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You can view the slides to Jake Lee's message "Barns, Barricades & Brokenness" here

Sermon Series:  Missio Dei
Sermon Title:  Missional Living
Scripture Reading:  Luke 9:51-10:20; 12:13-21; 16:19-23; 19:11-21

One of the great challenges to the people of God from the very beginning has been how to engage with the broken world they found themselves in. What is an appropriate response? How are we to be disciples of a holy God in a sometimes unholy world? 

In Missional Living (5 of 6), Jake Lee calls us to pay attention to the life Jesus lived before His disciples, and the call He put on their lives in discerning what it means to be the people of God in the midst of a chaotic culture, by asking the question, "What is failure in the Kingdom of God"? And what might be the opposite of that?

Take Your Problems to Jesus by David Flowers

Sermon Title:  Take Your Problems to Jesus
Scripture Reading:  John 2:1-11; Luke 9:10-17; Psalm 46

Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding where the glasses were empty. He multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish for a hungry crowd.  We’ve all experienced a moment of dilemma and crisis. Where do we turn when we have no place else to go?

We will look at two stories in the Gospels that reveal that Jesus not only can handle your concerns, he welcomes your problems. Yes, we can take our problems to Jesus! He wants to be our source of peace and provision in the good times and bad. Pastor David invites us to take our problems, big or small, to Jesus, the lord of heaven and earth.

Listen to David and view the slides here.

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Lent to Easter 2015 (4 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Lent to Easter 2015
Sermon Title: The God Who Isn't Scared of the Dark
Scripture Reading: John 3:14-21, 8:12, 12:46; Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 18:2-6, 25-28

What is God doing? What does he want to do? Whatever God is doing, it isn't "same old, same old." God wants to do a new thing! 

Our Lent to Easter 2015 series focuses our attention on our need to see how and where God is at work in our personal walk with him, and in the life of our church. Are we listening? Do we recognize the Holy Spirit at work?

Life is hard, and sometimes it feels like we’re alone. The world can be a dark and scary place, and we can even find ourselves in that darkness, lost in the shadows. But God is present and able to rescue us. He isn’t scared of the dark. Jesus, the light of the world, has come to expose the darkness and dispel the fear of sin and death. It’s where we least expect to find God that he can be found, walking in the valley with us. To our amazement, he invites us to meet him there and be changed by the experience.

Listen to pastor David and view the slides here.