Sep 28, 2014
Is There Hope When I’m Gripped by Fear?
Is thee hope when I'm gripped by fear?  In the third installment in the series, Holding on to Hope, Pastor Mike draws from Psalm 55 to answer this question.  Healthy fear can protect you, but harmful fear paralyzes you.  The Bible contains 365 uses of phrases similar to "Do not be afraid." The answer to fear isn't running away, it's running to God.
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  • Sep 28, 2014Is There Hope When I’m Gripped by Fear?
    Sep 28, 2014
    Is There Hope When I’m Gripped by Fear?
    Is thee hope when I'm gripped by fear?  In the third installment in the series, Holding on to Hope, Pastor Mike draws from Psalm 55 to answer this question.  Healthy fear can protect you, but harmful fear paralyzes you.  The Bible contains 365 uses of phrases similar to "Do not be afraid." The answer to fear isn't running away, it's running to God.
  • Sep 21, 2014Hope When I’ve Blown It
    Sep 21, 2014
    Hope When I’ve Blown It
    Have you ever reached a place in your life where you feel like you jus blew it?  Most of us don't have to work hard to mess up, and we ask ourselves, "Is there hope for me when I've blown it?"  The story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman in John 4:5-39 reminds us that God wants us to hold on to hope.  And the good news is that our hope doesn't depend on us - it lies in Jesus Christ.
  • Sep 14, 2014Hang On!
    Sep 14, 2014
    Hang On!
    Hope is a beautiful thing.  Too often, however, we use the word in a weak context.  In the Bible, "hope" is a word of dynamic certainty.  This new series from Pastor Mike explores the hope that we have in Christ.  In Romans 8:18-25, Paul reminds us of the future hope that we have.  What we are enduring here and now cannot compare to the glory that awaits us.
  • Aug 10, 2014God Uses Loving Church Members
    Aug 10, 2014
    God Uses Loving Church Members
    Love is an important part of the Christian life, and plays a major role in the church.  In 1 John 4:7-11, we are reminded to love each other with a Christ-like love.  A love that goes beyond appearances and looks deep within a person.  The kind of love that characterizes a great church is un-natural, unselfish, and unconditional.
  • Aug 3, 2014God Uses Serving Church Members
    Aug 3, 2014
    God Uses Serving Church Members
    Service is not the root of salvation - it is the fruit of salvation.  A new life and a new Lord motivates our service.  In this message, Pastor Mike draws from 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 to show that serving is a necessary component of a great church.  Christ died for us.  The least we can do is live for Him.
  • Jul 27, 2014God Uses Caring Church Members
    Jul 27, 2014
    God Uses Caring Church Members
    The saddest phrase in the English language could be, "No one cares."  In this message, taken from Luke 10:25-37, Pastor Mike encourages church members to show compassion toward others.  It's not enough to say that we care - we must show it though our actions.
  • Jul 20, 2014God Uses Growing Church Memebers
    Jul 20, 2014
    God Uses Growing Church Memebers
    Churches often focus on numerical growth, but sacrifice spiritual growth in the process.  You can have a large crowd with a spiritually immature congregation.  The measuring stick of a great church is the spiritual maturity of its members.  If we are going to be a great church, we need to have a desire to grow in our walk with Christ.  Listen to Pastor Mike as he preaches from 1 Peter 2:1-3 and 2 Peter 3:18, and learn how to have a life that is given by Christ, is growing in Christ, and is godly for Christ.
  • Jul 13, 2014God Uses Worshipping Church Members
    Jul 13, 2014
    God Uses Worshipping Church Members
    In this second sermon in the series, "How God Builds a Great Church," Pastor Mike draws from John 4:21-24 to teach about worship and what it means to us.  Great churches are worshipping churches.  Great churches understand the priority, the person, and the power of worship.
  • Jul 6, 2014What Is a Great Church?
    Jul 6, 2014
    What Is a Great Church?
    In the first part of a new series, Pastor Mike uses 1 Timothy 3:14-15 to answer the question, "What makes a church great?"  Great facilities do not make a great church.  Boundless resources do not make a great church.  A church is great when it is a place where God's presence is dwelling, where God's power is demonstrated, and God's principles are declared.
  • Jun 29, 2014Extreme Makeover
    Jun 29, 2014
    Extreme Makeover
    You can change your outward appearance with weight loss, makeup, new clothes, and new hairstyles, but that won't change the person you are inside.  As we read in 2 Corinthians 5:14-17, God can give you an "Extreme Makeover" from the inside out through Christ.  He can give you a new purpose for living, a new attitude toward others, a new identity in Christ, and a new nature in Christ.