May 23, 2021
The Mirror of God: Coming into Focus
Continuing in our series through 1 John, Troy explains how we “come into focus” the more we look into God's Word, and we see what needs to be fixed or changed in our lives. We also have the hope that we will be like Jesus when He returns. And when we’re motivated by that hope, we will work toward the purity that we see in Jesus Himself.
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  • May 23, 2021The Mirror of God: Coming into Focus
    May 23, 2021
    The Mirror of God: Coming into Focus
    Continuing in our series through 1 John, Troy explains how we “come into focus” the more we look into God's Word, and we see what needs to be fixed or changed in our lives. We also have the hope that we will be like Jesus when He returns. And when we’re motivated by that hope, we will work toward the purity that we see in Jesus Himself.
  • May 16, 2021Wanting Forever More Than Today
    May 16, 2021
    Wanting Forever More Than Today
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Dean shares what the Bible teaches us about truly loving God, who is eternal, more than the things of this world, which are temporary and passing away.
  • May 9, 2021She Never Had a Warm Meal
    May 9, 2021
    She Never Had a Warm Meal
    Series: Standalone
    For this year's Mother's Day message, Troy explains how great moms demonstrate the agape love that’s not an emotion, but a decision. It’s the deliberate love that we choose to show, no matter what, and it’s demonstrated through action. It’s choosing to disregard ourselves purely for the benefit of others. He also encourages each one of us to obey God and follow the example of great moms by growing in the areas of love, grace, acceptance, and forgiveness.
  • May 2, 2021Real Love is Meaning What You Say
    May 2, 2021
    Real Love is Meaning What You Say
    Continuing in our 1 John series, Troy shares what the Bible tells us, that if we say we know Jesus, but do not obey Him, we are liars and the truth is not in us. On the other hand, when we do obey Jesus, we can be sure that we know Him, and have fellowship with Him. It's not that the more we obey, the more God loves us; however, our love for God and our willingness to do what He asks of us go hand-in-hand.
  • Apr 25, 2021Proof of Light in the Darkness
    Apr 25, 2021
    Proof of Light in the Darkness
    To kick off our new series through 1 John, Troy reminds us that we need to love other people who follow Jesus, but we also need to know that our love for one another is our best witness to people in the world. Troy also reassures us that there was proof that Jesus really became a man, because John and others experienced Him with their senses, including their sight, hearing, and touch. In addition, John shows us that God is light, not the light, or a light, but light itself.
  • Apr 18, 2021Spring Mission Sunday
    Apr 18, 2021
    Spring Mission Sunday
    Series: Standalone
    For our Spring Mission Sunday message, guest speaker Jonathan Turner tells us about his ministry at Key Communications and also encourages us to evaluate our hearts as we strive to love people and share Jesus with them.
  • Apr 11, 2021Keep Going (We’re Almost There)
    Apr 11, 2021
    Keep Going (We’re Almost There)
    Series: Standalone
    In this standalone message, Troy encourages us not to give up on our faith (or anything that's important to us). When we're discouraged, and even feeling as though we're in a pit of despair, it's worth it to continue on because our faith affects other people, our standing with God, and our story.
  • Apr 4, 2021A Wasted Life: When Hope is Not Enough
    Apr 4, 2021
    A Wasted Life: When Hope is Not Enough
    For this year's Resurrection Sunday message, Troy encourages us with the fact that even though we may need to experience what it’s like to have little or no hope, we can also discover that Easter is about more hope than we can handle. The power that rose Jesus from the dead not only changes our lives right now, but also gives us an incredible hope beyond the grave, where eternity is far beyond anything we can imagine.
  • Mar 28, 2021Tapping into the Power of Prayer
    Mar 28, 2021
    Tapping into the Power of Prayer
    In the final installment of our series through James, Troy reminds us that although God can certainly do whatever He wants (He is God after all), He chooses to involve us and partner with us. And as we share our praises, needs, and requests with Him, we should keep in mind that prayer is not about us, but about the object of our faith, which is God.
  • Mar 21, 2021Worth the Wait: Don’t Give Up On God
    Mar 21, 2021
    Worth the Wait: Don’t Give Up On God
    Continuing in our series through James, our former elder Paul Steele explains that although we don't normally enjoy waiting on things, there is actually great value in exercising patience when it comes to enduring suffering and persevering until God shows up with His incredible mercy and compassion.