Making Room

Values that can hinder deepening relationships: 1. Accomplishment 2. Accumulation 3. Refuge 4. Anonymity The first core concept of hospitality: Acceptance “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,…
Hospitality is graciously sharing what you have with someone else. Biblical Hospitality = Sharing love to strangers Ephesians 2:11-22 "Before Christ" vs "In Christ" Romans 12:13 - Share with God's…
My approach to life and my place in the “body” Romans 12:1-5 “in view of God’s mercy” conformed or transformed (circle one) “sober judgment” = a modest assessment of oneself…
“Martha’s problem is not in her service; it’s in her distraction. Potential threats to our successful hospitality: 1. The need to have everything just right. “Martha was distracted by all…
1. Getting my heart in the right spot. The good samaritan - Luke 10:25-37 Who must I help? vs Who can I help? Jesus came to forgive sinners, not to…

Advent Conspiracy

What is one of the most meaningful gifts you've ever been given? When we give ourselves, we're loving like Christ. John 1:1-14 What did Jesus give? Luke 2:11 "Today in…
1. How can I be content as God desires? 2. What did God give at Christmas? 3. What did God spend at Christmas? 4. What were the Gold, Frankincense, &…


Chasing Happy

The way we tend to think about “happy”: “My happenings determine my happiness.” A better way to think about “happy”: “Happiness comes from changing my perspective, not changing my circumstances.”…
Lies We Believe: Happiness is found in my physical appearance Happiness is found in my posessions Happiness is found in my achievements The Truth about Happiness: Happiness doesn't come from…

Zoom Out

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How do you find happiness when life doesn't turn out the way you expected? When you change what you see, you will change what you feel. To view the "Fred's…
Happiness is always linked to circumstances BUT it is most often sabotaged when I fail to see (or give appropriate value to) some of the best things God has given…
“work out your salvation” “with fear and trembling” “it is God who works in you” “to will and to act” “do everything without complaining” “shine like stars in the universe”…
In today’s culture, our understanding of “purpose” has changed. PURPOSE = Potential = Happiness. “self-esteem” + “American dream” = Expected Greatness Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy - “I have no one like…
“Rejoice in the Lord.” Philippians 3:1 What’s your “why?” When Jesus becomes your treasure, He also becomes your purpose. “Watch out for those dogs” (Phil 3:2-4) “the dogs” = religious…

Eat Up

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Genesis 25:27-34 An example NOT to follow Dangerous Appetites: “Your appetites will either rule you or be ruled by you.” How do we rule our appetites? Philippians 3:17-4:1 “Choose what…
3 Sources of Anxiety 1. Unresolved conflict Philippians 4:2-5 - value my relationships as much as my rights. - be willing to involve others when necessary. - don’t depend on…
A very common lie: “Happiness is found in ___________________.” A not-so-common truth: “Happiness is found in _________________.” 3 things we must believe in order to experience the JOY of generosity:…

Real Hero


Further Passages: Joshua 9:3-15 Proverbs 28:9 Proverbs 21:13 1 Peter 3:7 Psalm 66:18-19




1. David’s dream meets God's dream. 2 Samuel 7:1-17 David’s dream: Build a temple for God God’s dream: Build a dynasty that will last forever. God’s “One Dream” (or plan)…
1 Samuel 20:14-17 2 Samuel 4:4 2 Samuel 5:6-8 2 Samuel 9:3-8 Isaiah 53:4-6 Revelation 21:27 Ephesians 2:8-9 John 1:9
Bible Study: 1. Why does David bring 30,000 men to retrieve the ark of God, which 4 men can carry? 2 Samuel 6:1-5 2. What do you think is the…
Do I have a modern day hero? 6 Words to remember: "So David Inquired of the Lord" If I could ask God one direct question right now & get a…
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Heaven & Hell

As mortal human beings, we are irresistibly curious about life after death. In addition, most everyone knows that the Bible is not silent on this matter. But what does it really say?

  • Is Heaven beyond imagination?
  • Is there a default destination?
  • Can people in Heaven see me now?
  • Will I remember life before I died?
  • Will I recognize people I … Continue Reading ››

Belong Sermon Series

Find out what it really means to be part of a church.

 

Yadah - To revere or worship with outstretched hands Halal - To shine, to boast, to praise, to celebrate, to make a fool of, to be clamorously foolish"   Psalms…
PRAISE is an expression of honor & thanks to God in response to who He is and what He’s done.             Praise isn’t always & only given to God.            …
Is the devil really real? Matthew 4:8-11 Ways the devil uses TEMPTATION: He shows you the bait and hides the hook. He gets you to rationalize sin as virtue. He…
I Peter 5:5-7 HUMILITY as it relates to leadership. HUMILITY as it relates to one another. HUMILTY as it relates to God.   If you want a church that functions…
Dangers for Pastors: Working from obligation. Pursuit of money. Laziness Abuse of leadership   Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but…
"elder”  =  One who is spiritually older/mature “shepherd/pastor”  =  to feed “bishop/overseer”  =  leading, directing, guiding     A Shepherd’s Job Description: Provision - Feeding- gift of teaching Protection -…
What Not to Do What To Do When Suffering 1. Don't be Surprised 1. Rejoice for Future Glory & Present Blessings 2. Don't deserve your suffering 2. Remember the future.…
“Above all, love each other deeply.”  V8                 Show hospitality to each other joyfully.  V9 Use your gifts to serve others selflessly.  V10     How are you doing…
What are some of the ways you've seen God provide for and take care of you since you first put your faith in Jesus? Joshua 3:7-17, 4:1-9, 4:15-24   Our…
"We Exist to lead people to Jesus and fully follow Him together"   Fully - Obeying everything they know that God has told them to do. Immerse Fuse Radiate Together -…
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Connecting People with God and One Another