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Nov 12, 2017
Thanks for Nothing
Series: Standalone

In honor of our annual Thanksgiving meal and the fast-approaching holiday, Troy wants to say, "Thanks for Nothing." And here's what he means by "nothing:" 1) He's thankful for the "nothing" that Jesus made Himself; 2) He's thankful for the "nothing" that God remembers when it comes to our sins; and 3) He's thankful for the "nothing" that can separate us from the love of God.

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  • Nov 12, 2017Thanks for Nothing
    Nov 12, 2017
    Thanks for Nothing
    Series: Standalone

    In honor of our annual Thanksgiving meal and the fast-approaching holiday, Troy wants to say, "Thanks for Nothing." And here's what he means by "nothing:" 1) He's thankful for the "nothing" that Jesus made Himself; 2) He's thankful for the "nothing" that God remembers when it comes to our sins; and 3) He's thankful for the "nothing" that can separate us from the love of God.

  • Oct 29, 2017Beginning at the End of Ourselves
    Oct 29, 2017
    Beginning at the End of Ourselves
    Series: Radical
    Continuing in our "Radical" series, Troy shares about our need to give up on trying to do things in our own power. This is when God does His best work; when we come to the end of ourselves and choose to trust in His power, not our own. God does this if we are radically dependent on Him and if we are radically devoted to making much of Him.
  • Oct 1, 2017I Will Pray for the Church and Its Leaders
    Oct 1, 2017
    I Will Pray for the Church and Its Leaders
    To wrap up our series, "I Am a Church Member," Troy team-teaches with Joe Miller on this commitment: "I Will Pray for the Church and Its Leaders." Ministers and elders and deacons (and other ministry leaders) need our prayers for their protection, for their wisdom, and for their families. NOTE: Since Troy and Joe were recorded on two different microphones, there may be some choppy transitions in the sermon as you listen to it online.
  • Sep 17, 2017I Will Love God and People (It’s Not About Me)
    Sep 17, 2017
    I Will Love God and People (It’s Not About Me)
    Continuing in our series, "I Am a Church Member," Bud discusses the critical importance of loving God and loving people. He also challenges us to prevent our church from being about our personal preferences and desires. Bud encourages us to be unselfish, to serve others, and to serve Christ. Since Jesus went to a cross for us, we can deal with any inconveniences and matters that just aren't our preference or style.
  • Sep 3, 2017A Tale of Two Church Members
    Sep 3, 2017
    A Tale of Two Church Members
    With today's message, Troy starts us off on a four-week series called, "I Am a Church Member," based on some ideas in the book of the same name by Thom Rainer. This message discusses some of the struggles and challenges we face in the church, while encouraging all of us who are members to be honest and look in the mirror. Many congregations are weak because many of us as church members have lost the biblical understanding of what it means to be a part of the body of Christ.
  • Aug 27, 2017From Suffering to Praise
    Aug 27, 2017
    From Suffering to Praise
    Our Youth Minister, Joe, takes us through Psalm 22, where we find assurance in the truth of God's plan of salvation through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Joe also reminds us that this hope and assurance is for all nations for all time.
  • Aug 20, 2017Young People: Problems, Challenges, or Assets?
    Aug 20, 2017
    Young People: Problems, Challenges, or Assets?
    Series: Standalone
    In today's message, Dean reflects on our childhood memories of church and Sunday School, as well as our subsequent involvement in youth and teen ministries. He discusses the critical importance of making the jump from youth group to participation in adult services. Ultimately, he challenges us to treat young people as assets and to prepare them for "big church" when they finish high school and become young adults.
  • Aug 13, 2017A Safe Place for the Hurting
    Aug 13, 2017
    A Safe Place for the Hurting
    Series: Standalone
    It is experiences from hurtful relationships that caused your wounds, and it takes new experiences with safe, caring people to bring healing. As Troy shares this morning, the good thing is that the church is the best place to provide those new experiences with safe, caring people. What works in restoring a broken life is when one person invests in another person by means of a relationship. 
  • Aug 6, 2017Sometimes He Calms the Storm
    Aug 6, 2017
    Sometimes He Calms the Storm
    Series: Standalone

    How do we deal with the "storms of life," those truly difficult circumstances we face? Troy answers this question with a message that's partly based on these song lyrics: "Sometimes He calms the storm / With a whispered peace be still / He can settle any sea / But it doesn't mean He will / Sometimes He holds us close / And lets the wind and waves go wild / Sometimes he calms the storm / And other times He calms His child."

  • Jul 23, 2017A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother
    Jul 23, 2017
    A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother
    Series: Standalone
    The most important thing in life is relationships; the hardest thing in life is relationships. And while it's experiences from hurtful relationships that caused our wounds, it takes new experiences with safe, caring people to bring healing. The good thing is that the church is the best place for that. This requires, however, that we make the church a safe place for hurting people. And doing that begins with  you, and it begins with me.