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.
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  • 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.
  • Jun 22, 2014Got Any Spare Change?
    Jun 22, 2014
    Got Any Spare Change?
    We all have spare change lying around.  These are the "leftovers" after we have spent money on the things that matter to us.  Are we just giving God spare change?  Or do we give generously, knowing that everything we have comes from Him?  In this message, Pastor Mike uses 2 Timothy 6:17-19 to show that generosity in giving proves we are trusting God, transfers our treasure to heaven, and awakens us to real life.
  • Jun 15, 2014Ride the Wave
    Jun 15, 2014
    Ride the Wave
    Change is inevitable.  It comes at us like waves on the ocean.  We can either fight the wave, be crushed by the wave, or ride the wave.  In this message, taken from Isaiah 43:16-19, Pastor Mike relates three ways for the Church to ride the wave of the changing world.
  • Jun 8, 2014Change, of Course
    Jun 8, 2014
    Change, of Course
    Part two in the "Different but the Same" sermon series.  Drawing from Jesus' example of child-like faith in Matthew 18:1-4, Pastor Mike encourages us to accept change as a child would. To be like a child, we should:
    • Be excited about new experiences
    • Forgive others quickly
    • Accept others without prejudging them
    • Recapture a sense of joyful wonder
    • Simply and totally trust God
  • Jun 1, 2014Different but the Same
    Jun 1, 2014
    Different but the Same
    Different but the Same-Crop-Med Pastor Mike begins a new series entitled, "Different but the Same." This message, taken from the book of Ruth, deals with the reality of change and its effects in our lives. Change is hard, and change can hurt, but change is healthy.
  • May 25, 2014Refocus Your Focus
    May 25, 2014
    Refocus Your Focus
    Pastor Mike Lovely uses the account of Joshua and Caleb from Numbers 13 & 14 to encourage us to live the Christian life with a positive outlook. Like these two men, we need to have an attitude that says, "We can do this!", a belief in the awesome power of God, a capacity to be stretched by God, a determination to obey God, and an enthusiasm for the work of God.