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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.
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  • 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.
  • Jul 9, 2017What I’ve Learned from 30 Years of Youth Ministry
    Jul 9, 2017
    What I’ve Learned from 30 Years of Youth Ministry
    Series: Standalone
    As a veteran youth worker of more than 30 years, Bud shares some of the most important lessons he's learned through serving young people. He offers exceptional wisdom and strategies for reaching the youths in our sphere of influence, whether we're parents or grandparents or aunts and uncles - or just church members who serve our students and want to see the next generation thrive in ministry.
  • Jul 2, 2017You Call This Freedom?
    Jul 2, 2017
    You Call This Freedom?
    Series: Standalone
    Since our country will celebrate Independence Day in a couple of days, Troy talks about the concept of freedom, specifically the ways in which we have true freedom in Christ, and how that contrasts with the typical ideas people have about freedom. Many of the things that we believe give us freedom, actually enslave us and imprison us. Ironically, there's a type of "slavery" or "willing surrender" that gives us genuine freedom.
  • Jun 25, 2017How Will I Make Disciple Makers?
    Jun 25, 2017
    How Will I Make Disciple Makers?
    Series: Follow Me
    To conclude our "Follow Me" series, Troy asks and answers the question, "How Will I Make Disciple Makers Among a Few People?" We are called to make disciples of all nations and that can feel overwhelming. Can we realistically be a part of the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet? Well, of all the men and women who have ever lived on the earth, Jesus was the most passionate about the spread of God's glory to all peoples. And what did He do? He spent his life investing in a few people.