The journey to church may be a new or an old experience for you. It may be awkward and foreign or comfortable and familiar. What are you looking for when you attend a church? Why are you here and what are you asking from God? In this worship theme, we are going to explore three answers to these questions. All are good answers, and all help orient us towards church and God. Why are you here? We hope to see you as you begin to answer that question for yourself.
Messages in this Worship Theme
August 11 – God Bless Me.
August 18 – God Save Me.
August 25 – God Use Me.
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Key text: Nehemiah 4:1-9 (MSG) Failure is a part of the plan. What do you do when your aspirations do not match your actual progress? Realizing it won’t be easy is essential to accomplishing any goal. Perfection is not going to happen, but how do you continue to make progress? Watch/listen for some much needed guidance… To help with this worship theme, we have created a Listening Guide and Action Points for each week. Click the PDF link above to…
Key text: Nehemiah 4:16-23 (CEB) Goals are good, but goals need plans in order to succeed. Set a daily plan in order to accomplish goals of any sort. But what kind of plans do you set? Listen/watch and get some guidance… To help with this worship theme, we have created a Listening Guide and Action Points for each week. Click the PDF link above to download, complete listening guide, and work on action steps for Week 2 of Thrive.
Most of us have goals and desires for 2019. We cannot make plans for improvement without first taking inventory of what we have. To help with this worship theme, we have created a Listening Guide and Action Points for each week. Click the PDF link above to download, complete listening guide, and work on action steps for Week 1 of Thrive. Key text: Nehemiah 2:11-18 (NCV)
As Mary and Joseph make their final arrangement for the census, they encounter a problem: there’s no room for them in the inn. Listen as Pastor Chris sets the stage for the arrival of the birth of Jesus at the manger in Bethlehem. Key Text: Luke 2:8-20
The 70-90 mile journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is the final stretch of the preparation for Mary and Joseph as they were to give birth to Jesus. Mary was called blessed of the Lord for being chosen for this special mission to bring Jesus into the world. Did she feel blessed? Listen/watch as Pastor Chris brings part four of the Experience the Journey worship theme.
Drawing from Nehemiah’s directions to rededicate the temple in Jerusalem and restore sacrificial acts in Israel, this message moves outside of ourselves and our own thankfulness to God and into how thankfulness should spill out on others. The challenge for Nehemiah and for us is how to give thanks in the midst of the ruins. Key text: Nehemiah 12:27-31, 38-40, 43-47 (ESV)