8/6/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

Gospel Power for Facing Trials

Romans 8: 26-39

Sermon Outline: - Desire for Everlasting Love - Love in a Futile World - Experiencing Everlasting Love in Trials

Speaker:

Tim Porter

7/30/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel of Hope

Romans 8: 14-25

We'll either serve God in freedom, or serve a tyrannical spiritual master in slavery.

7/23/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and Freedom

Romans 8: 1-13

Speaker:

Tim Prince

7/16/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and Deliverance

Romans 7:7-25

Speaker:

Tim Prince

7/9/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel Atmosphere

Romans 6: 16 - 7:6

The gospel changes everything in the here and now, making the life of Jesus more evident to us and through us.

Speaker:

Larry Szyman

7/2/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and Power to Obey

Romans 6: 1-14

We'll either serve God in freedom, or serve a tyrannical spiritual master in slavery.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

6/25/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Clarity of the Gospel

Romans 5: 12-21

Life or death rules everyone. Is your home in the domain of death or the kingdom of life?

6/18/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and Peace with God

Romans 5:1-11

Peace with God changes everything about how we understand our past, present and future hope.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

6/11/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

Gospel and Faith

Romans 4: 1-24

Relationship with God has always been about faith in his promises.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

6/4/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and the Righteousness of God

Romans 3:21-31

Jesus is the sin bearer. Our sins are paid. God has only love for us, a love without any admixture of wrath.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

5/28/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel for the Unrighteous

Romans 3:1-20

We will either fear God or something else.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

5/21/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel and the Heart

Romans 2: 17-29

Because Jesus was faithful for us, we are given the Holy Spirit, so we can obey God.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

5/14/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel for the Religious

Romans 2: 1-16

Because the Just Judge was judged for us, we are righteous and empowered to live for God.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

5/7/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Gospel for the Irrelegious

Romans 1: 18-32

Because God's power is in the gospel, we can confidently give our lives for it and happily give it to all others.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/30/17

Romans: Living and Breathing the Gospel

The Power of the Gospel

Romans 1: 1-17

Because God’s power is in the gospel, we can confidently give our lives for it and happily give it to all others.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/23/17

Special Services

Baptism Service

Acts 22:16

Baptism is a public sign of the inner work of God.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/16/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Evidence of Life

John 20:24-31

A disappointed skeptic gives us reasons to believe the truth of Jesus

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/13/17

Special Services

Maundy Thursday Service 2017

The word Maundy is a loan word from Latin, and it means “Mandate or command.” The ‘mandate’ that we celebrate on Maundy Thursday is Jesus’ command to wash one another’s feet. Jesus gave this command to his first disciples at the last supper. So this Maundy Thursday service is a night we set aside to remember Jesus’ humility in serving the disciples by washing their feet and giving us an example to follow in serving one another. In this service we focus on Jesus’ death in our place.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/9/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Help My Unbelief

Mark 9: 14-32

When confronted by doubts, we fuel faith by turning to Jesus, praying “I believe, help my unbelief.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/2/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Hard to Understand

2 Peter 3: 14-18

Though there is a simple message to the Bible, there are also many things in the Bible that are hard to understand, and they take time, reflection, careful reading, help from wise teachers, etc. Sometimes, when we run into difficulties in the Bible, seeds of doubt can be sown into our hearts. Pastor Prince will talk this through and equip us to trust the Scriptures, not naively, but with understanding.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

3/26/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Unquenchable Fire

Mark 9:42:50

The Holy One reveals his mercy and justice in the severity of hell.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

3/19/17

Faith In Our Doubts

In Step With the Gospel

Galatians 2: 1-16

Though his followers may fail, Jesus is ever true.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

3/12/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Faith in the Midst of Suffering

Job 38:1-3

This week in the Faith In Our Doubts series, we’re taking a look at the most powerful circumstance that can sow seeds of doubt into our lives: suffering without reason. We will look at the book of Job with a sermon entitled “Words Without Knowledge” (Job 38.1-3). It’s not by accident that when we endure a trial, or unexpected suffering invades our lives, our hearts ask ‘Why?’ In God’s great kindness, he reveals himself to us, so we humbly trust in his goodness, even when we might not have a reason for the pain. Along with the series resources below, I highly recommend the book How Long, Oh Lord? by D.A. Carson. This book has been a powerful help to my heart to prepare me for suffering (cause it will come), and comfort me in the midst of painful trials. SERMON SERIES RESOURCES Check out the following resources that go along with the Faith In Our Doubts series, available for purchase in the café area of the Commons: Reason for God and Making Sense of God by Tim Keller The Skeptical Believer by Daniel Taylor

Speaker:

Tim Porter

3/5/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Have Mercy on Me

Luke 18:9-14

God saves the humble, who are confident in His mercy.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

2/26/17

Faith In Our Doubts

Conviction of Things Not Seen

Hebrews 11:1-3

The inescapability of faith and the necessity of doubting out doubts.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

2/19/17

Transforming Lives

Captured by Grace

Matthew 4:17-25

Discipleship is a response of absolute allegiance to Jesus, who re-purposes every aspect of our lives for enduring influence.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

2/12/17

Transforming Lives

Changing Into Christ's Likeness

Genesis 29:13-30

2/5/17

Transforming Lives

Gospel Apprenticeship

Ephesians 4:1-16

The New Testament pattern for discipleship is apprenticeship and the church is built to make that possible.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

1/29/17

Transforming Lives

Covenant Community on Mission

Acts 2:36-47

While we want to see Jesus transforming individuals and families, He also wants to reveal Himself through the transformation of entire communities as the Holy Spirit brings gospel renewal to churches.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

1/22/17

Transforming Lives

Clothed with Christ

Galatians 3:26-29

May you live today in light of this great truth: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

Speaker:

Tim Porter

1/15/17

Transforming Lives

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139

Our God is the God who sees and knows us… who is always present for our good and who crafted and designed us with purpose.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

1/8/17

Transforming Lives

Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture

2 Tim. 3:10-4:5

The Bible can be trusted, is sufficient and is the place where God promises to meet his people.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

12/31/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

Treasuring the Supremacy and Lordship of Jesus

Psalm 103

Treasuring the supremacy and Lordship of Jesus is the fuel for all real transformation and discipleship.

Speaker:

Tim Prince

12/24/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

A Son is Given

Isaiah 9:1-7

The solution to our darkest problems has dawned, the gift of God’s own son.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

12/18/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

The Gift of Giving

2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Grace is God's unearned favor, and its overflow in our lives empowers us to contribute in His work.

12/11/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

Content in His Strength

Philippians 4:10-13

Contentment in plenty and want is learned through a satisfying relationship with Jesus, who gives us his strength to be faithful in all circumstances.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

12/4/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

Giving Thanks to the Father

Colossians 1:9-14

Because of the costly generosity of God, we are qualified for an inheritance we don't deserve, but Jesus secures, so we live thankful lives.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

11/27/16

Every Good and Perfect Gift

Prodigal God

Luke 15:11-32

Jesus, the true brother, is an extravagant and lavish gift sacrificed to bring back the younger brother and the older brother into the celebration of God's kingdom.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

11/20/16

My Life for Yours

As We Go

Matthew 28:16-20

Trusting in the presence of Jesus and trusting his authority, we live his ways together and help others to take the next step in discipleship.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

11/13/16

My Life for Yours

This is Love

1 John 4:7-21

Experiencing the great love of God for us empowers and obligates us to love one another, sacrificing ourselves for the good of one another.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

11/6/16

My Life for Yours

Covenant Membership

1 Corinthians 12:21-26, Ephesians 3

The covenant of church membership is a reflection of the gospel: Jesus laid his life down for ours, so in membership we say "My life for yours."

Speaker:

Tim Prince

10/30/16

My Life for Yours

As Yourself

Luke 10:25-37

Being justified before God, because Jesus our good neighbor cared for us in our helpless state, being a neighbor means I give my resources to help those around me: I give my life for the good of those around me.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

10/23/16

My Life for Yours

I Pledge You My Faithfulness

Genesis 2:18-25

Because Jesus faithfully loves us, we are able to enter into marriage not seeking our one true love, but giving "my life for yours".

Speaker:

Tim Porter

10/16/16

My Life for Yours

Covenant God

Genesis 15

The covenant God makes with us, costs him greatly, and we will be inspired to worship God and trust him with our lives because of his great faithfulness to us.

Speaker:

Tim Porter

4/13/15

Special Services

Aaron Bixler Memorial Service

Speaker:

Tim Prince