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Fear is a Liar: Fear in Community

Is fear a liar or does it speak truth (sometimes)? Can we trust our fears, worries, and anxieties? Our sermon series is about exploring one of the most frequent commands in the Bible: 'do not be afraid.' Pastor Preston shares on what fear in community can look like. When we are a fearless community because of what Jesus says what it true about God. When we live with a sense of courage we have a potential to be like Jesus in the world.

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Fear is a Liar: How can we use fear?

Is fear a liar or does it speak truth (sometimes)? Can we trust our fears, worries, and anxieties? Our sermon series is about exploring one of the most frequent commands in the Bible: 'do not be afraid.' Pastor Evan explores how fear can remind us who we are and who’s we are. Fear can be a liar, but it can also lead us (when it’s kept in check) to big truth.

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Fear is a Liar

Is fear a liar or does it speak truth (sometimes)? Can we trust our fears, worries, and anxieties? Our new sermon series begins this Sunday with Pastor Preston exploring one of the most frequent commands in the Bible: 'do not be afraid.' In a world with much to fear, how can we live fearlessly?

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One Another: Easter

This Lent season we were talking about how God meets us and working through the biblical One-Another’s. We are already loved by God. Rooted in the foundation of who God is that his love for us is already given to us. Pastor Preston wraps up the One Another sermon series on Easter Sunday.

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One Another: Grace

This Lent season we’re talking about how God meets us. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s. Pastor Evan shares on grace and how God’s love for us is poured out in the moment Jesus choses to die on the cross for us. The lent story is literally about exposing the weakness. Revealing in our weakness, our failures that is actually the moment that Jesus makes the choice. Jesus did not give his life for you at your best, he gave his lief for you at your worst.  The practice of grace begins internally in each of our own souls. Us coming to understand the depth of God's grace for you and I. Our failures call us back to Him.

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One Another: Humility

This Lent season we’re talking about how God meets us. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s. Pastor Preston explores humility and how God might be using others to show us his love. Humility is using your power to serve another person. The bible talks about Jesus having all power - he choose to forgo some of this to be here with us.

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One Another: Unity

This Lent season we’re talking about how God meets us. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s’ from John 13:34 and discover how God might be using others to show us his love. Pastor Evan shares on unity and breaks down how one of the hardest things we will do in our faith is to choose to be united.

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As I have loved you: love each other

This Lent season we’re talking about how God meets us. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s’ from John 13:34 and discover how God might be using others to show us his love. Pastor Preston shares the story of Jesus in the garden in the season where they are pruning the vines in John 15: 1-17.

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As I have loved you: the love of the Father

This Lent season we’re talking about how God meets us. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s’ and discover how God might be using others to show us his love. Pastor Evan shares on the love of the Father and how because the Father loves me I now who I am and therefore I can love.

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As I have loved you: Love one another

In the 40 days leading up to Easter we invite you to join us in exploring what it looks like to trust God and live authentically before him in a community wide reading and journey of exploring the One Another’s. This Lent season we’re going to talk about how God meets us even in the winter seasons of our souls. Join us on Sunday mornings as we explore the biblical ‘One-Another’s’ and discover how God might be using others to show us his love, even in the coldest times.

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Discernment: Or maybe that way?

Pastor Evan wraps up this quick two-week series on discernment. What does it look like to be healthy, good spiritual discerners? Discernment is the process that we use, whether big or small to make a decision to separate or decide or to come to a conclusion. It is a process that takes place in and through the spirit of God. Pastor Evan shares the 5 foundations of the process of discernment from the book Pursuing God’s Will Together, by Ruth Haley Barton.

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Discernment: Should we go this way?

Pastor Evan begins the two week series on discernment. What does it look like to be healthy, good spiritual discerners? Discernment is the process that we use, whether big or small to make a decision to separate or decide or to come to a conclusion. Reading through the story in John 9 Pastor Evan shares on spiritual discernment. It is the ability to distinguish between good (that which draws us closer to God) and evil (that which draws us further apart from God). We need those around us to help grow a capacity to recognize and respond to the presence and activity of God - in the ordinary and the big moments. It’s important to ask ourselves in this process, “what are the barriers that stand in the way of me seeing what God is doing?”

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Story of David: David is King

Pastor Preston continues in our new sermon series, "The Story of David." For five weeks we'll bring these stories to life and discover how David was a crucially human example of how we relate to God. Pastor Preston shares on the story from 2 Samuel 11-12. This is an amazing story that might seem out of character for David, but is actually just below the surface in all of us. David is caught in a sin and covering up for himself. Pastor Nathan comes into David’s life to come alongside him to not shame, but lovingly point out David is stuck. While sin isn’t creative, salvation always is.

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Story of David: David on the Run

Pastor Preston continues in our new sermon series, "The Story of David." For five weeks we'll bring these stories to life and discover how David was a crucially human example of how we relate to God. Pastor Preston shares on the story from 1 Samuel 21-24. In the wilderness it’s pretty grim for David. Instead of running from it he stepped into it. David had a particular posture that is unique. He goes into the wilderness he discovers that God is meeting him.

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Story of David: Saul, David & Jonathan

Pastor Evan continues in our new sermon series, "The Story of David." For five weeks we'll bring these stories to life and discover how David was a crucially human example of how we relate to God. Pastor Evan shares on the story from 1 Samuel 18-20. Jonathan and David’s relationship grew among the two most unlikely friends. Jonathan was Saul’s son and the future king. This must have been a profoundly important relationship among friends. Sometimes we underestimate the deep spiritual aspects of our friendships. We underestimate the courage and resilience we have when we are supported by good friends. David remains faithful to God, and faithful to himself. Yet, he stays strong. David had help. It was God’s help and it looked like a soul friend.

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Story of David: David and Goliath

Pastor Preston continues in our new sermon series, "The Story of David." For five weeks we'll bring these stories to life and discover how David was a crucially human example of how we relate to God. Pastor Preston shares on the story from 1 Samuel 17. When he went to the brook David was trained in this way of trust and courage and reached down what he’s done in the present of God in the wilderness, he picked up his stones. We cannot deepen our faith in Jesus if we do not spend time at the brook ourselves.

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Story of David: Give us a king!

Pastor Evan introduces our new sermon series, "The Story of David." For five weeks we'll bring these stories to life and discover how David was a crucially human example of how we relate to God. In the beginning God created us and gave us his likeness. We were made to be in constant, beautiful, pure, perfect to live in relationship with God. In the story from 1 Samuel 8 the people wanted a physical king to lead them. And don’t we all? Pastor Evan explores the question, “why does God give them what they want?” God wants to give you want you desire - even though it’s not always what you need. He gives them what they want and that means he has to reorient his plan and his love. Because they asked for it. The reoriented plan of God demonstrated his heart of us in the midst of our own personal rejections of him as our king. It’s the kind of the story that changes history. It changed the history of God and his people. What does it mean to allow God to be the king of your life?

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2019 A New Year: Sabbath a day of rest

Erik kicks off 2019 with a message about Sabbath discussing the day of rest and the practice of creating space for this time. Erik shares on how the practice of Sabbath and his perspective on the commandment has shaped his own relationship with God. Sabbath rest, is not lazy, it’s fully living into God.

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