Friday, February 26, 2016

Follow Him Together

Pastor Matt shares that the church is meant to follow Christ together, in one accord, just as was done when the church began.  We follow as individuals, but also collectively as a church body.  We are to have relationships with a purpose, with a cause.  That cause is following the Great Commission.

 Follow Him Together

 - February 21, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Prayer, Praise and Peace

Pastors Matt and Suzie share with us the key aspects of overcoming in this world.  No matter the trials that this world brings, we can have peace.  We can access it through prayer and praise.  Let us get our minds off whatever is happening and pray, worship, and confess the Word. The enemy is a liar.  Rebuke him.  That is where we fight our battles, spiritually.  We can have peace.  We may not have immediate relief, but we can have peace.  Peace is spiritual, not a feeling.  Getting peace will fix us on the inside, where we need it.  We can learn to walk in constant peace instead of cycles of trial and relief.  

  Prayer, Praise, and Peace

- February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Follow: Forget Yourself

In continuing our Follow series, Pastor Nate teaches on the importance of denying all and following Jesus.  These are the instructions of Jesus.  We need to realize that life is not all about ourselves.  Life is about living knowing our identities in Him.  Let His will override my own.  Decide to give up the old life.  Declare what God's Word says.  Deny your sinful flesh.  Follow Him and experience abundant life.......What will you decide to do? 

- February 14, 2016

The Fundamental Discipling Relationship

Pastor Suzie teaches us that discipleship is about relationship.  God chose Abraham because he was a man who would impart what he knew to his children, then on to future generations.  This is discipleship.  The most important discipling relationship is that of a parent to a child.  This was God's intent.  When we disciple our children properly, we will see them productive and fruitful, firing on all cylinders.

 The Fundamental Discipling Relationship

- February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Following the Father's Love

Continuing in the Follow series, Pastor Matt shares that as Jesus had an intimate relationship with His Father, so should we.  As He and the Father are one, so should we be one with Him.  In that relationship, that loving relationship, we have security concerning the mission that we have to do.  Our faith is not a response to a code of rules and regulations, it is a response to the love of a loving Father.  When we know God's love, then we can love other people. 

February 7, 2016

 -  Following the Father's Love

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Plastic Disciples?

Are we plastic disciples?  In the same way that plastic food looks good and is not really food, are we just putting on the same type of good outward appearance and not being what we should be?  Pastor Suzie teaches that we need to be true disciples of Jesus as God's Word instructs us to do.  If we are true disciples we will dedicate ourselves to many things, among those are -- studying the Word, doing the works of Jesus, making disciples, giving life, and being led by the Holy Spirit.  Let us do what we are called to do.  This is a call to all believers, not just some chosen ones.

Plastic Disciples?

- February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Follow the Holy Spirit

Pastor Matt shares that to follow God, we must follow the Holy Spirit.  God's plan is a process, and we must follow Him through it step by step.  The Holy Spirit plays a critical role in the life of believers.  He guides us in living the plan, seeing each step, and knowing the right path.  We must be open to praying in the Spirit and quieting our minds to hear what He is sharing with our spirits.

  Follow the Holy Spirit

- January 31, 2016