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.
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  • 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 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 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.
  • Jun 18, 2017Just a Little Talk with Dad
    Jun 18, 2017
    Just a Little Talk with Dad
    Series: Standalone
    In a special Father's Day message, Troy discusses the importance of prayer and spending time with God, not just talking, but also listening and working to discover His will. We should talk to God as though He wants to hear from us, like He's hanging on our every word, because He is!
  • May 28, 2017How will I Share God’s Love as a Member of a Church?
    May 28, 2017
    How will I Share God’s Love as a Member of a Church?
    Series: Follow Me
    Continuing in our "Follow Me" series, Troy challenges each of us to ask ourselves, "Am I an active, accountable member of a local church?" This question is not, "Is my name on a church roll somewhere?" or "Do I attend church somewhere?" The question is, "Am I committed to a local church where I am sharing life with other followers of Christ in mutual accountability under biblical leadership for the glory of God?"
  • Apr 23, 2017FOLLOW ME: How Will I Fuel My Affection for God?
    Apr 23, 2017
    FOLLOW ME: How Will I Fuel My Affection for God?
    Series: Follow Me
    God designed us to have a love relationship with Him and we should grow to the point that we can say we love Him with all our being. Because God has loved you, He wants you to love Him as well. As we worship, pray, fast, and give, we fuel affection for God.
  • Mar 19, 2017FOLLOW ME: The Body of Christ
    Mar 19, 2017
    FOLLOW ME: The Body of Christ
    Series: Follow Me
    As we continue our "Follow Me" series, Troy utilizes the head and body analogy to discuss the fact that Jesus Christ is the head of His body, the church, and each Christian (member), is an important part of his body. To identify your life with the person of Christ is to join your life with the people of Christ.