“Re:Gospel” Sermon Series

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On March 8th, Lord willing, we will begin a new sermon series entitled: “Re:Gospel — Regarding the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The title of this sermon series is sort of a play on words for a few reasons.

First, I use the prefix “Re:” in the sense of “regarding” as your might see in an email subject (“Regarding the Gospel”). But secondly, “re” in the since of redoing something over and over again.

The author Jerry Bridges tells Christians to “preach the gospel to yourself” on a daily basis. That is, the gospel is something we must continually be telling and re-telling ourselves. The gospel isn’t just for non-Christians, but it’s for Christians too. The gospel is not something we believe once, but then forget. The gospel is something we must keep re-telling ourselves as we seek to grow in our love for Jesus.

Finally, when you consider the gospel, there are many words that begin with the prefix “re.” This sermon series is about considering several of these “re” words that point us to the gracious salvation we have in Jesus Christ.

Below, you will find the titles and texts for this upcoming sermon series:

March 8
“Regeneration: Transformed from death to life”
John 3:1-15

March 15
“Repentance: Transformed from sinner to saint”
Luke 19:1-10

March 22
“Reconciliation: Transformed from enemy to friend”
2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2

March 29
“Renewal: Transformed from old to new”
Romans 12:1-2

Easter Sunday
“Resurrection: Transformed from perishable to imperishable”
1 Corinthians 15

Sermon Series: “God’s Great Story”

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What’s the Bible all about and how do I fit into it? That question is much of what our next sermon series is all about.

The purpose of this series is to gain a better understanding of the Bible as a whole, so that we too might understand how we fit into the story of the Bible.

Ultimately the one message of the Bible is about Jesus. Lord willing, through this series we will see Jesus more fully throughout the Bible and how we can be a part of God’s story by trusting in Him.

This sermon series is all about God’s great story. Below you’ll find the outline of our upcoming sermons in this series:

  1. November 9: God Creates Everything
  2. November 16: God Shows Mercy to Rebels
  3. November 23: God Makes Promises
  4. November 30: God Calls a People
  5. December 7: God Anoints Kings
  6. December 14: God Sends Prophets
  7. December 21: God Becomes a Man
  8. January 4: God Dies & Lives Again
  9. January 11: God Calls a New People
  10. January 18: God Makes All Things New

Listen to the sermons in this series.

Sermon Series – “Colossians: Christ in You”

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On July 6, we begin a new sermon series through the book of Colossians. It’s an extended series of 14 sermons that will take us all the way into October, Lord willing.

So, what’s Colossians about?

While the entire Bible points us to Jesus Christ, the book of Colossians gives us as its core, the centrality and supremacy of Jesus Christ. In a nutshell, this sermon series is all about Christ!

The book of Colossians contains some of the most theologically deep words concerning Christ, such as “He is the image of the invisible God” (1:15). But the book also has a practical bent with words like “put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (3:14). Colossians combines both deep theological truth with practical wisdom for Christian living that continually points us to the centrality of Jesus Christ.

New Testament commentator, Douglas J. Moo writes:

“Paul uses his teaching about Christ in Colossians especially to make the point that Christians find all they they need in him… [and] that genuine spiritual experience can be found only in Christ.” (The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, p. 63).

Ultimately, it is by our union with Christ that we are able to fully live out the Christian life.

This sermon series is all about Christ. Won’t you join us for this series?

Below, you will find an outline of the series over the coming weeks:

7/6
The Truth of Christ
Colossians 1:1-8

7/13
Fully Pleasing to Christ
Colossians 1:9-14

7/20
The Supremacy of Christ
Colossians 1:15-20

7/27
Reconciled in Christ
Colossians 1:21-23

8/10
Christ in You
Colossians 1:24-29

8/17
The Knowledge of Christ
Colossians 2:1-5

8/24
Alive in Christ
Colossians 2:6-15

8/31
Freedom in Christ
Colossians 2:16-23

9/7
Seek Christ
Colossians 3:1-4

9/14
Put off Un-Christlikeness
Colossians 3:5-11

9/21
Put on Christlikeness
Colossians 3:12-17

9/28
A Christ-Centered Household
Colossians 3:18-4:1

10/5
Declare Christ
Colossians 4:2-6

10/12
Fellowship in Christ
Colossians 4:7-18

 

Revival Meetings with Jordan Thomas

Revival-logoWe invite you to join us on April 27-30 at 6:30pm for our Revival Meetings with Jordan Thomas. This will be a special series of meetings that you won’t want to miss!

Jordan Thomas serves as the Lead Preaching Pastor at Grace Church in Memphis, TN. God opened Jordan’s heart to believe the gospel during his freshman year of college. He has been preaching the gospel since 1997, is husband to Tracy, and has six children—four daughters and two sons who are with us during the Revival.

The theme this year is “Christ & His Church” and the sermons for each night will be:

Sun, Apr 27
10:40am
When Christ Comes to Church
1 Kings 8
Sun, Apr 27
6:30pm
When The Church Comes to Christ
1 Kings 10
Mon, April 28
6:30pm
When The Church Turns from Christ
1 Kings 12:25-13:34
Tue, April 29
6:30pm
When Christ Turns From the “Church”
1 Kings 22:1-40
Wed, April 30
6:30pm
Christ’s Bountiful Provision
2 Kings 6:24-7:20

We look forward to seeing you here!

February 2nd Services

Because of the icy conditions this morning, Sunday school is cancelled for February 2, 2014.

We will have the normal Sunday morning service at 10:40am for those who are able to get out.

Blessings,
-Pastor Aaron

Nehemiah: Ten Truths for Building Our Church and Lives

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The book of Nehemiah is largely about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by the people of God under the leadership of Nehemiah. The walls of Jerusalem had been destroyed, ultimately, as part of God’s judgement against his people for their sin. The book of Nehemiah is also the place where the Old Testament history ends in about 440 B.C., with the rebuilding of the walls.

When considering Nehemiah in today’s context, it contains wonderful applications and truths for the building of our own church and lives. These truths, that we will see in the book of Nehemiah, will be the subjects of this sermon series. Below, you’ll find an outline of the upcoming sermon titles and texts.

I believe this will be an important series for our church and for our individuals lives, and I invite you to begin praying now that God would provide much fruit through this series.

Blessings,
-Pastor Aaron

Upcoming Sermons:

1/26 – “Prayer” – Nehemiah 1

2/2 – “Action” – Nehemiah 2:1-16

2/9 – “Working Together in Unity” – Nehemiah 2:17-3:32

2/16 – “Facing Opposition” – Nehemiah 4, 6

2/23 – “Caring for others” – Nehemiah 5

3/2 – “God’s Word” Nehemiah 7-8

3/9 – “Confession of Sin” – Nehemiah 9:1-37

3/16 – “Commitment” – Nehemiah 9:38-10:39

3/23 – “Worship” – Nehemiah 11-12

3/30 – “Re-commitment” – Nehemiah 13″

“The Gospel of Psalms” Sermon Series

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On Sunday, October 20th, we’ll begin a new sermon series in the Psalms, called “The Gospel of Psalms.” Please consider joining us as we study God’s word together:

God: Our Maker…

10/20 – Psalm 19

10/27 – Psalm 99

Sin: Our Failure…

11/3 – Psalm 38

11/10 – Psalm 107

Jesus Christ: Our Savior and God…

11/17 – Psalm 8

11/24 – Psalm 45

Repentance & Faith: Our Response…

12/1 – Psalm 51

12/8 – Psalm 62

New Life: Our Pleasure…

12/15 – Psalm 103

12/29 – Psalm 16 

Sermon Series on Marriage & Family

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On August 25th, we’ll begin a new sermon series on marriage and family issues called, “Marriage and Family: How the Gospel Shapes Our Relationships.”

This will be an important study as we consider what God’s word says about these issues and how the Gospel applies to our relationships. Below is an outline of the upcoming sermons for our Sunday morning services that begin at 10:40am. Please begin praying for this sermon series, and make plans to join us during this series.

Aug 25
Marriage as a Picture of the Gospel
Genesis 2:15-25; Ephesians 5:22-33

Sep 1
A Gospel-Shaped Wife
Ephesians 5:22-33; Titus 2:3-5

Sep 8
A Gospel-Shaped Husband
Ephesians 5:22-33; 1 Peter 3:7

Sep 15
A Gospel-Shaped Parent
Ephesians 6:1-4; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Sep 22
A Gospel-Shaped Single
1 Corinthians 7

Sep 29
Divorce, Remarriage, and the Gospel
1 Corinthians 7:10-15; Matthew 19:3-9; Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Genesis 2:24

Oct 6
Homosexuality and the Gospel
Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11