Sermons on Core Values

Share Jesus

When we are thinking of sharing Jesus we think of all kinds of things.  Some good.  Some bad.  Some appropriate.  Some inappropriate.  This message in not about method but heart.  Jesus challenges those around him with a compelling question, “Will you host scum to lead them toward repentance?” Key text: Luke 5:27-32

Grow Faith

For our faith to grow we must trust God.  A growing faith is not just wishful thinking, but trustful action.  When we get distracted from Jesus we often try to engineer a different outcome than what God has planned.  Peter was distracted when he “saw the wind.” How do you get distracted from God’s best,…

Love All

Jesus conversation with a teacher of religious law changes the world because it changes what we do with our notions of love.  Is love a feeling, a crush, a pursuit, or something more?  Jesus challenges us to consider how love covers everything we do, and to ask if love is the motive for our decisions.…

Dwell

To dwell is to live or exist in a certain place.  The Bible tells us that God is building a holy temple with the lives of those who are joined together in Christ.  It is in this temple that God dwells – takes up residence, exists.  It is in this temple where we dwell with…

All the parts

A church is designed to function like a body where many parts come together to create a healthy, unified whole.  As spiritual bodies we can outpace our physical bodies – will we be a couch potato church or an X games church? Key text: Romans 12:1-13 

Impact The World

What happens when Christians recognize that attending church is not the primary goal of faith?  How we live our lives outside of the walls of the church and away from the pews tells the whole story. When we become generous out there in the real world God uses us the transform the people and circumstances…

Share Jesus

The witness of scripture is clear – found people, find people.  The Good News of Jesus is too consequential to keep it hidden, or to assume that others will find it . . . when they need it.  Jesus came so that every person could find a relationship with God.  He organized his church as…