Messages on Discipleship

Messages on Discipleship

Knowing Christ

For the Apostle Paul, the Gospel wasn’t a special knowledge or a set of rules. It was a relationship… a relationship with the living Christ. In other words, the good news wasn’t about what you know, but who you know. Join us as we look at Philippians 3:4b-14.

Praises and Swords

Anger is an emotion that can tear us apart. However, righteous anger can lead to transformation that brings us closer to the kingdom of God. Our scriptures are Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149. Anger leads us into the wilderness where transformation can take place.

To the Lost Sheep

On this 16th day of August, we continue with the third Sunday in the series “Because God.” Our Gospel lesson, Matthew 15:21-28, is a difficult passage to hear. .. and a difficult passage to read and understand. Jesus is rude to the Canaanite woman who seeks help for her daughter who is possessed by a demon. There is no denying this fact. Jesus calls her a dog. But she persists. And Jesus offers her grace and healing. We don’t have…

The Word Is Near You

Our lesson this morning is based upon Romans 10:1-15 and Matthew 14:22-33. Have you ever felt like Peter did when he stepped out of that boat to meet Christ and he began to sink under the waves? Pastor Wayne shares what it is like to have doubt and what it is like to share the presence of Christ with others in this second week of the sermon series “Because God.” 

More Than Conquerors

Today’s message based upon Romans 8:26-39 reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love through Christ. This is a message that we need to hear in this time of pandemic when a virus is separating us from one another.

Open Our Eyes: Love all the People

Imagine what our world would be like if we had taken the advice from the old hymn and opened our eyes to see all of the people, opened our ears to hear all of the people, and opened our hearts to love all of the people. All. Of. The. People. Join us as Pastor Wayne closes out this series with a call to love as Jesus loves. Our scripture is Matthew 10:40-42.

Open Our Eyes: See All the People

Matthew 9:35-10:8 is the scripture of this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and the 2nd Sunday of this series: Open Our Eyes. How can we live into the life that God, in Christ, calls us to live if we don’t open our eyes to see all the people? Join us for this Sunday in worship. You can find the order of worship here.

Go, Therefore – Trinity Sunday

Matthew 28:16-20 has Jesus giving the disciples the instruction to “Go.” By default, that is our instruction as well. Join us as we look at what it means to go and make disciples. Thank you for joining us as we worship together this morning. Please click here to register your attendance. You can download a copy of the order of worship by clicking here.

Reset

What does it mean to be “born again?” What does it mean to trust completely in God’s work in our life? How does this concept of being “born again” mean that we give up our control issues, let go and let God be in control? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores Nicodemus and his in the night encounter with Jesus found in John 3:1-17.

With a Demonstration

Living our faith in relationship to Jesus Christ. That is how we demonstrate that Jesus is more than a concept to us. It’s the real thing… no doubt about it. Join us as Pastor Wayne explores 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and the concept of living out our faith in a way that makes other folks want what we have… a relationship to the living “Christ and him crucified.”