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15 Oct Red Letters – EP 5 – Develop a Good Heart, Not Just Good Actions

Sunday Service: October 15th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 05
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture FocusMatthew 5:17-20
Speaker Intro:
This week we forge ahead with command #5: Develop a good heart, not just good actions (Matt 5:17-20).  So one of the big themes with Jesus is that isn’t enough to be a person who does the right things.  We must let him make us the kind of people who do the right things.  Outer change without a corresponding heart change is not what God wants for us, or ultimately, what we would want for ourselves.

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08 Oct Red Letters – EP 4 – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sunday Service: October 8th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 04
Speaker: Brenda Chance
Scripture Focus: Mark 6:45-52
Speaker Intro:
Command #4: Don’t freak out, choose faith.

Jesus’ command to “not be afraid” is an invitation to adventure in the new kingdom. His kingdom is available, but it often feels risky. He might not send us into stormy seas, but no doubt, he will place us in situations where we will feel ill-equipped to manage and inadequate to control. The chaos of violence, natural disasters, illness, broken relationships, or insufficient funds threaten our sense of security. We have the choice: freak out and try to fix it on our own or activate faith and trust Jesus to rescue. Like the first disciples, Jesus send us into places that appear scary, so He can transform our fear into greater faith.

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01 Oct Red Letters – EP 3 – Rethink Your Thinking

Sunday Service: October 1st, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 03
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture FocusMark 1:14-15
Speaker Intro:
This week in Red Letters, Command #3: Rethink your thinking, out of Mark 1:14-15.  Both Matthew and Mark summarize the heart of Jesus’ message with this simple phrase: “The kingdom of God has come near.  Repent and believe the  good news!”  Many of us think of repentance as turning back after we commit a sin.  It is that, but it’s much more too.  At a more fundamental level, repentance means to change your mind – to rethink our lives in light of God’s present kingdom.  The extension of that is that when we change our mind, we change our direction too – in terms of sin, but everything else as well.

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24 Sep Red Letters – Ep 2 – Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus

Sunday Service: September 24th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
: Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus
Speaker: Doug Lee
Scripture Focus: Mark 1:14-20
Speaker Intro:
We continue this week with the newly launched series Red Letters: Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus. Command #2: You are called on a mission to rescue people. Our passage is Mark 1:14-20, where Jesus calls us to follow him on a personal mission draw others to him.

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17 Sep Red Letters – Ep 1 – Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus

Sunday Service: September 17th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
: Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Mark 10:17-31
Speaker Intro:
This week we launch a new series we’re calling Red Letters: Learning to Obey the Commands of Jesus. Command #1: You must ruthlessly eliminate everything that keeps you from Jesus. Our text is Mark 10:17-31, where Jesus shows us how we can become the kind of person who obeys, even when it’s hard.

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10 Sep women in leadership

Sunday Service: September 10th, 2017
Title: Women in Leadership
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture References:
    Genesis 1:26-27, Galatians 3:28, 1 Timothy 2:11-15
    Micah 6:4, Judges 4:4-5, 2 Kings 22:14
    Acts 18:26, Romans 16:1, Romans 16:7
    1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Acts 2:17-18, Mark 10:42-45
    1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5
Speaker Intro:
    This week I’m stoked to be teaching on women in leadership (from a whole bunch of texts). The big idea in a nutshell:
    God calls both women and men to lead his people.

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07 Sep women in leadership

A message from Life’s vision team on women in leadership:

Three years ago Life’s vision team concluded a year-long study on the topic of women in leadership. As many of you know, this is a question the Church has wrestled with for centuries, right up to the present day when evangelical scholars, pastors, and churches are fairly evenly divided as to which position best represents the Bible’s teaching – the full inclusion of women at every level of church leadership (“egalitarian”), or whether some leadership roles are meant only for men (“complementarian”).

For me (Tim), after years of my own study and wrestling, I had come to the conclusion that the stronger biblical case was for the full inclusion of women at every level of church leadership. I asked the vision team to study this with me, and at the end of a year we came out (much like the church in America) divided as to which was the stronger case. Consequently, we determined to do our best to reflect this in our practice as well, by trying to live into a sort of middle position, with the understanding that we would revisit the topic at some point in the future.

In practice, living in the middle meant inviting women with teaching gifts to be part of the Sunday morning preaching rotation, and asking the congregation to elect women as well as men to serve on the vision team (though the women served as adjunct, non-voting members, like our staff pastors do).

It has been three years since that time, and as the topic seemed to bubble up from many in the church as 2016 came to a close, the VT concluded it was time to revisit this topic. After much prayer and study, this is our unanimous conclusion:

It is the collective wisdom of the team that God has led us to fully embrace women in every area of leadership.

Why the change?

In short, our desire is to bring our church’s practices into better alignment line with the Scriptures, as best we understand them, and with our sense of what God is doing in us as a church.

First and foremost, we see this position as the best read of Scripture. We say this in a spirit of true humility, fully recognizing that this is not an easy question to resolve. Interpreters on both sides of this question adhere to a high view of the Bible, do their prayerful best to accurately discern what the Bible teaches, and sincerely want God’s best for both men and women.

Coupled with this, we did our best to discern what God is doing in our particular congregation, and how that should inform our practice. In doing so, there was a sense that in some ways this feels less like a decision than it does a simple acknowledgment of where God has led our church. Three years ago, it turns out that our membership was far more egalitarian in their read of Scripture than we expected. In the three years since then we have become much more egalitarian still. This view matches the convictions of our pastors and our denomination as well. As we’ve prayed about the potential significance of this, our team’s discernment is that this is not accidental, but how we believe the Spirit has led us as a church.

What will this change mean?

On the one hand, there will be little visible change in the way Life functions. Women already teach in Sunday worship, and elsewhere throughout our body. Women are already elected to the vision team, though the change here is that they will now do so as full voting members.

However, we think the most significant changes will be the ones that are perhaps not as immediately visible. In particular, we anticipate that over time this will affect:

• The quality and fruitfulness of ministry. A church thrives as its members live out the gifting and calling God has given them, and is impoverished when it does not. At Life, we want to do what we can to see that every member lives into the totality of their gifting, and that no one is unnecessarily restricted in living out the call God has for them.

• How women view themselves, and how they view God. In spite of the sincere insistence by complementarians that God sees women and men as equals in spite of any difference in roles, many women wrestle with a subtle perception that God somehow sees them as less than men. Dallas Willard puts this well:

“The exclusion of women from ‘official’ ministry positions leaves women generally with the impression that there is something wrong with them. Perhaps that is a mistaken inference on their part, and some may manage to work around it without being deeply affected. But if God indeed excludes women from leadership of the Church, there must be some reason why he does. What could it be? And if leadership, speaking, etc. is good work, and work manifestly in need of good workers, what, exactly, is it about a woman that God sees and says: ‘That won’t do.’ Or did he just flip a coin and men won? This line of questioning of course affects all women, and not just those with aspirations to official ministry.”

(Dallas Willard, in the foreword to How I Changed My Mind About Women in Ministry, ed. by Alan Johnson)

• How Life’s children view women as they grow up. What women do and don’t do affects how our young girls see themselves, and what they can envision themselves one day doing. And it affects our boys as well, and the way they grow up viewing their sisters in Christ. Our expectation and hope is that as both women and men at Life live out the full range of their gifts, that our children will grow up with a deeper understanding that God has designed men and women as equals, and specifically, that they would imbibe a biblical view of women’s worth and capabilities.

A final note on grace

For some, living in the middle these last few years came pretty easily, while for others (on both sides of this topic) it was very stretching, and came with a host of challenges. I want to say a hearty thank you to all those who struggled, yet persisted in fellowship and service.

This struggle highlights one overarching positive which I want to call attention to, and which I want to see continue.

One of the best things that came out of our last three years as a church is that it provided a space where God could teach us to “to bear with one another in love.” Faced with one of the most contentious issues in the Church today, we chose to listen to one another, to extend grace, and to accept one another in an area where studied and sincere interpretations of the Bible differ.

In Romans 14, Paul calls these areas of legitimate biblical difference “disputable matters.” In these, he tells us, we are not to quarrel nor to judge, but rather to “accept one another, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God” (Rom 15:7). In an age when Christians are far too quick to fight, to judge, and to part ways, it is one thing to say that we are a church that will not separate over the Bible’s gray areas. It is wholly another thing to live it. We have lived it, and I’m convinced we are far better for it. As we move forward, it is essential that we continue to extend this kind of grace to one another, thinking and speaking the best of one another as we encourage each other forward in our shared faith.

Next steps

Attached you will find a brief ten-page paper explaining the biblical rationale for this position. I hope you will take the time to give it a prayerful read. Then, this Sunday, September 10, I will be teaching on this topic, and we will have a discussion time after the service for any who would want to dig deeper.

Thank you friends, for being a church that loves and seeks after Jesus. Lord bless you –

Tim, and the VT (Adam Bettino, Donna Delonti, Johnny Dibernardo, Deanne Funk, Tony Gervase, Janell Gibson, Charley Miller; with Doug Lee and Cameron Coulter, adjunct members)

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03 Sep Spiritual Growth

Sunday Service: September 3rd, 2017
Title: Spiritual Growth
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: John 15:1-5
Speaker Intro:
How spiritual growth happens, out of John 15:1-5. In short, we grow by abiding in Jesus. On Sunday we will be talking about the different ways we can abide, and what to expect as a result.

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27 Aug Racism

Sunday Service: August 27th, 2017
Title: Racism
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Galatians 3:26-28
Speaker Intro:
We will be all over the Bible, but our starting text comes out of a story of Paul calling out Peter when he reverted to some old, racially biased behavior. The key line: “When I saw that they were not acting in line with the gospel, I said to Cephas . . .” (Galatians 2:14). The gospel of Jesus Christ is about God choosing for himself a multiethnic family from every people, tribe, tongue and nation. As Paul says on the next page, in the family of God “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). This is one reason we can say unequivocally that racism is sin – it is not in line with the gospel of Jesus Christ, which reconciles all people to God and to one another.

* the video that Pastor Tim mentioned at the beginning of this message is the first two minutes of this clip that you can click here *

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24 Aug the with-one-another life

“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

A with-God life is, by definition, a with-one-another life as well. We are not meant to do the Christian life alone, and in fact, it is impossible for us to grow properly in Christ without the assistance of a believing community. (Not to romanticize it – anyone who says community is easy is either not being honest or hasn’t actually tried it. But I digress.)

How do we live an interconnected life as a church body?

There are many ways that this plays out, both formal and informal, but the church through the ages has found that regularly connecting with others in smaller settings is key. At Life, small groups and Midweek serve to facilitate these kind of connections.

More details in a couple weeks, but in mid-September our small groups and Midweek will begin a new season. I encourage you to do what you can to make space to participate in one of these, and in so doing make space for God to grow your with-one-another life in him.

(If you are interested in leading a small group, contact Charley Miller ( to discuss.)

Finally, I spent vacation entirely unplugged from media, which was awesome. But coming back to the disturbing images of Charlotteville – wow. This Sunday we will be talking about racism, the Bible, and God’s vision for his people. It’s an important topic, and I hope you can be there.

Lord bless you friends, and we’ll look forward to being with you this weekend –


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20 Aug Living The Good Life

Sunday Service: August 20th 2017
Speaker: Brenda Chance
Scripture FocusPsalm 127
Speaker Intro:
How does one live the good life? Alarming news’ reports and nagging worries seek to dismantle our confidence that our lives are on the right path. How do we really know if we are climbing the ladder of success? How can we be sure that we are really safe and secure? How much ‘success’ does one need to be truly safe? What reward will we get for all this hard work? From Psalm 127, Solomon speaks into these timeless questions a word of wisdom to us: The Sovereign One works; the Sovereign One watches. The good life is one that boldly asks, “Am I working and watching with God?”

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