Palm Sunday

Message by Pastor Mark.

Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus coming into Jerusalem. The day that Jesus was hailed as the king He is. This was the beginning of the week that led to our salvation. Jesus came in an unpredictable way to bring about unpredictable salvation. Now we get to join in this unpredictable love.

Table Fellowship

Message by Pastor Mark.

The Jesus Creed is the backbone of Jesus’ ministry and we can see it being played out through everything that He teaches. This morning we focus on the Table – the Lord’s Supper along with the very table we all meet around and eat at. Jesus is calling us to use our table as a way to love God and love others.

Mark 2:13-17

Secularism And The Gospel

Message by Pastor Cam.

The Prodigal Son is the Jesus Creed in story. Loving God and Loving Others is essential to the Christian life. Pastor Cam goes through this story through new eyes and shows how God’s love compels us to love Others.

Luke 15:1-2, 11-31

  1. The Sons’ Problem
  2. The Secular Problem
  3. The Father’s Love
  4. The Church’s Love

You Are Enlisted

Message by Pastor Mark.

This Lenten Season we are diving into the Jesus Creed (love God, love Others). This morning’s message focuses on the Lord’s Prayer – essentially Jesus’ prayer that follows the same cadence as the Jesus Creed. Adapted from a Jewish prayer (the Kaddish), Jesus’ prayer focuses on both God and human beings.

Matthew 6:9-13

  1. Me, Myself &  I
  2. Prayer Struggle
  3. The Jesus Prayer
    1. The Jesus Creed, Prayed
    2. The Kaddish of Judaism
      1. Name
      2. Will
      3. Kingdom
    3. The Addition
    4. What we Learn
      1. To approach God as _______
      2. What _______ really wants
      3. To think of ______
      4. What we all _______
  4. Enlistment vs Intercession
  5. Pray for what _______ wants
    Pray for what _______ need

Rise & Retire

Message by Pastor Mark.

Our Lenten series is titled, “Living the Jesus Creed.” The Jesus Creed is Jesus’ answer to the question ‘what is the greatest commandment?’ Jesus takes the traditional Jewish Creed, the Shema from Deuteronomy 6, and adds a portion from Leviticus 19:18. This is the core of the Christian life – love God and love your neighbor.

Mark 12:28-33

  1. Christian Creeds
  2. Cultural Creeds
  3. Rise & Retire
    1. The Jewish Creed (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
    2. The Torah
    3. The Addition (Leviticus 19:18)
    4. The Jesus Creed (Mark 12:19-20; Matthew 22:37-39)
  4. Speak the Jesus Creed
  5. Live the Jesus Creed

LOVED.

Message by Pastor Mark

Because of the amazing grace of God we are forever and always loved with the intense and perfect love of God. It is time that we live into that love and into our new identity as child of God, saved and redeemed by the Savior, loved.

1 John 3:1-3

Crazy Stupendous Love: Jesus Freaks

Message by Pastor Mark

Jesus desires all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pastor Mark takes a look at some people from the Bible to see how they were ‘Jesus Freaks;’ they were all in and devoted to Jesus despite their worldly circumstances. Are we obsessed with Jesus or are we just good church members?

Philippians 1:19-26

  1. Child Obsessed
  2. Jesus Freaks????
  3. Obsessed with Jesus
    1. In the Bible
    2. In our Homes
  4. Obsessed Influence
  5. Church Members or Jesus Freaks?

Crazy Stupendous Love: Faith Required

Message by Pastor Mark

Hebrews 11 is often called the Faith Hall of Fame. What’s important to remember is every single person in this Hall of Fame were flawed and broken people just like us today. It is also important to note that God used them in unbelievable ways because they were willing to step out in faith so that God could use them powerfully. Pastor Mark calls us to take steps of faith to see how God can and will use you in your everyday life.

Hebrews 11-12:3

  1. Retirement Faith
  2. Faith Right Now
  3. Crazy Love – Faith Required
    1. Salvation Faith
    2.  Responsive Faith
    3. Growing Faith
  4. Flawed Faith, God Uses It
  5. Faith in the Ordinary

Crazy Stupendous Love: Love Reflected

Message by Pastor Mark

Like any relationship, our love for Christ needs to be cultivated and expanded. Christ’s love is shown for us throughout history, His Word, His creation, and His ministry (past and present). Our love for Him, however, does not always shine through our private lives into our public lives. Today we take a look at Psalm 63 and what it means to pursue a real loving relationship with our Savior.

Psalm 63:1-5

  1. PDAs
  2. Inspire or Expose
  3. Love Reflected
    1. Driven by Fear
    2. Love Reflector
    3. Loving God More
  4. Love Steps
  5. PDA to PDA

Crazy Stupendous Love: Fruit Inspectors

Pastor Mark takes us through the parable of the sower and how it relates to the Christian life. The life of a Christian is one of following the Savior of the world, Jesus. Following Jesus goes hand in hand with producing fruit; the question we ask then is, “Am I producing fruit?”

Matthew 13:1-9

  1. Where’s the _______?
  2. Where’s the _______?
  3. Fruit Inspectors
    1. Rethinking the four soils
    2. Self-Inspection
  4.  What’s the Fruit?
    1. New ___________.
    2. Growing ___________.
    3.  Restoring the ___________.
  5. No Fruit — No Danger
  6. “Here’s the Fruit!!!”