Aug 20, 2017
Beyond Belief: Beyond My Pride – Rev. Larry Trotter
Text: James 4:10
Main Idea: Acknowledge you can’t do it all on your own.
Topic: God has structured our lives in such a way that the more we try to prove we can don’t need God’s help or anyone else’s, the more miserable we become – even if we are outwardly successful. Acknowledging our need of God and others opens us to the blessings God wants to provide.
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  • Aug 20, 2017Beyond Belief: Beyond My Pride – Rev. Larry Trotter
    Aug 20, 2017
    Beyond Belief: Beyond My Pride – Rev. Larry Trotter
    Text: James 4:10
    Main Idea: Acknowledge you can’t do it all on your own.
    Topic: God has structured our lives in such a way that the more we try to prove we can don’t need God’s help or anyone else’s, the more miserable we become – even if we are outwardly successful. Acknowledging our need of God and others opens us to the blessings God wants to provide.
  • Aug 20, 2017Beyond Belief: Beyond My Pride – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Aug 20, 2017
    Beyond Belief: Beyond My Pride – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Text: James 4:10
    Main Idea: Acknowledge you can’t do it all on your own.
    God has structured our lives in such a way that the more we try to prove we can don’t need God’s help or anyone else’s, the more miserable we become – even if we are outwardly successful. Acknowledging our need of God and others opens us to the blessings God wants to provide.
  • Aug 13, 2017Beyond Belief: The Great Beyond – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Aug 13, 2017
    Beyond Belief: The Great Beyond – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Text: Psalm 139:23-24
    Main Idea: To love others on the outside, we must first take an honest look inside.
    Topic: The Great Beyond begins one inch in front of our face. It is by looking beyond ourselves that we learn to love others and love God. However, in order to see beyond ourselves, we must first look inside ourselves. Throughout this year long focus on the great beyond we will begin by looking inside ourselves and asking God to heal and then we will focus to help us look beyond ourselves to love others and find our strength in God’s power and eternal kingdom. Our goal for the Beyond Belief series is that you learn to pray Psalm 139:23-24 sincerely, so that you can move past false beliefs that are holding your back to believing in God’s goodness and living your faith through God’s power.
  • Aug 13, 2017Beyond Belief: The Great Beyond – Rev. Larry Trotter
    Aug 13, 2017
    Beyond Belief: The Great Beyond – Rev. Larry Trotter
    Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24
    The Great Beyond begins one inch in front of our face. It is by looking beyond ourselves that we learn to love others and love God. However, in order to see beyond ourselves, we must first look inside ourselves. Throughout this year long focus on the great beyond we will begin by looking inside ourselves and asking God to heal and then we will focus to help us look beyond ourselves to love others and find our strength in God’s power and eternal kingdom. Our goal for the Beyond Belief series is that you learn to pray Psalm 139:23-24 sincerely, so that you can move past false beliefs that are holding you back, to believing in God’s goodness and living your faith through God’s power.
  • Aug 6, 2017A Place At The Table – Rev. Glenna Manning
    Aug 6, 2017
    A Place At The Table – Rev. Glenna Manning
     
  • Aug 6, 2017Worship The Lord – He Is Holy – Rev. Larry Trotter
    Aug 6, 2017
    Worship The Lord – He Is Holy – Rev. Larry Trotter
     
  • Jul 30, 2017Lessons By The Lake: Authorized Distributor Of Life – Rev.Larry Trotter
    Jul 30, 2017
    Lessons By The Lake: Authorized Distributor Of Life – Rev.Larry Trotter
    Once again, we see Jesus’ authority move beyond existing boundaries, this time, to bring new life out of death. These two events occur back on the other side of the lake where Jesus was becoming well known among members of the Jewish community. He is spotted by one of the religious leaders whose daughter is sick. On the way to tend to her Jesus is touched by a woman who has been suffering from a chronic bleeding condition for 12 years. It had cost her everything. In her desperate act of reaching out to Jesus, she was healed and blessed by Jesus to go forth and live. By the time Jesus got to the religious leader’s house, the man’s daughter was dead. After telling the father to believe, Jesus took spoke to the little girl and she stood up and took nourishment. Life was flowing out of both the woman and the little girl. For the woman, Jesus crossed the boundary between abundant life and simply existing without hope. For the little girl, Jesus crossed the boundary between physical life and death. With all the attention on health care in our culture, perhaps the church could help folks get the medical care they need, but also speak with authority into their spiritual and emotion plight to bring hope in the interim period.
  • Jul 30, 2017Lessons By The Lake: Authorized Distributor Of Life – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Jul 30, 2017
    Lessons By The Lake: Authorized Distributor Of Life – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Once again, we see Jesus’ authority move beyond existing boundaries, this time, to bring new life out of death. These two events occur back on the other side of the lake where Jesus was becoming well known among members of the Jewish community. He is spotted by one of the religious leaders whose daughter is sick. On the way to tend to her Jesus is touched by a woman who has been suffering from a chronic bleeding condition for 12 years. It had cost her everything. In her desperate act of reaching out to Jesus, she was healed and blessed by Jesus to go forth and live. By the time Jesus got to the religious leader’s house, the man’s daughter was dead. After telling the father to believe, Jesus took spoke to the little girl and she stood up and took nourishment. Life was flowing out of both the woman and the little girl. For the woman, Jesus crossed the boundary between abundant life and simply existing without hope. For the little girl, Jesus crossed the boundary between physical life and death. With all the attention on health care in our culture, perhaps the church could help folks get the medical care they need, but also speak with authority into their spiritual and emotion plight to bring hope in the interim period.
  • Jul 23, 2017Lessons By The Lake: No Out Of Bounds In God’s Kingdom – Rev. Mike Stallings
    Jul 23, 2017
    Lessons By The Lake: No Out Of Bounds In God’s Kingdom – Rev. Mike Stallings
    The issue of Jesus’ authority expands geographically and theologically as he takes his disciples into challenging territory. Some historians suggest that there was a Roman presence known as the Tenth Legion in the region of the Decapolis, their destination. Pheme Perkins writes in the New Interpreters Bible that there was a boar on their official flag. The 2,000 pigs that became the final destination for a legion of demons indicates raising pigs must have been a significant part of the local economy. These details confirm that Jesus’ authority stretched far beyond that of an itinerant rabbi seeking Jewish disciples. Moreover, Jesus clearly had no concern for how his actions would be interpreted by others. He risked becoming ceremonially unclean to travel right into the belly of the Gentile beast to help a man who had been shunned because of his behavior due to an impure or defiling spirit. Jesus engaged the man, healed that which had caused his rejection from the community, then reconnected him with his estranged community. Gentile culture, pigs, tombs, nor impure spirits could create a boundary Jesus couldn’t or wouldn’t cross. Disciples must learn to see past boundaries for the ministry opportunities that lie beyond.
  • Jul 23, 2017Lessons By The Lake: No Out Of Bounds In God’s Kingdom – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    Jul 23, 2017
    Lessons By The Lake: No Out Of Bounds In God’s Kingdom – Rev. Wil Cantrell
    The issue of Jesus’ authority expands geographically and theologically as he takes his disciples into challenging territory. Some historians suggest that there was a Roman presence known as the Tenth Legion in the region of the Decapolis, their destination. Pheme Perkins writes in the New Interpreters Bible that there was a boar on their official flag. The 2,000 pigs that became the final destination for a legion of demons indicates raising pigs must have been a significant part of the local economy. These details confirm that Jesus’ authority stretched far beyond that of an itinerant rabbi seeking Jewish disciples. Moreover, Jesus clearly had no concern for how his actions would be interpreted by others. He risked becoming ceremonially unclean to travel right into the belly of the Gentile beast to help a man who had been shunned because of his behavior due to an impure or defiling spirit. Jesus engaged the man, healed that which had caused his rejection from the community, then reconnected him with his estranged community. Gentile culture, pigs, tombs, nor impure spirits could create a boundary Jesus couldn’t or wouldn’t cross. Disciples must learn to see past boundaries for the ministry opportunities that lie beyond.