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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
Title
: 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
Title
: 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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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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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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06 Aug James (Faith in Action) – Ep 13 – Live as Christ’s Church

Sunday Service: August 6th, 2017
Series: James: Faith In Action
Episode: 13
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: James 5:12-20
Speaker Intro:
This week we wrap it up with James 5:12-20.  As all the epistles seem to do, James comes to the end of his scroll (that’s how I picture it at least) and starts hitting his readers with bullet-point reminders on how they should live as Christ’s church.  We will be highlighting three in particular – that the church might be a community that is trustworthy (we mean what we say), vulnerable (we invite God and others into both highs and lows), and restoring (loving enough to bring correction).

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30 Jul James (Faith in Action) – Ep 12 – Patience in Suffering

Sunday Service: July 30th, 2017
Series: James: Faith In Action
Episode: 12
Speaker: Samantha Morey
Scripture FocusJames 5:7-11
Speaker Intro:
Suffering is an invitation to a deeper level of living with God… James 5 7-11 offers us 3 tools for handling the ubiquitous season of suffering.  How do we show up for ourselves and for others when it strikes.

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23 Jul James (Faith In Action) – Ep 11 – $$$$

Sunday Service: July 23rd, 2017
Series: James: Faith In Action
Episode: 11
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: James 5:1-6
Speaker Intro:
This weekend, James wants to talk to us about our money.  This too is spiritual!  Here (5:1-6) James paints a scathing contrast between those who live from a place of generosity vs greed, simplicity vs hoarding, and fairness vs oppression.  God, he says, will judge those who indulge themselves while those around them suffer.  Buckle up . . .

* Due to technical difficulties, podcast contains some distortions, so please adjust volume accordingly *

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16 Jul James (Faith In Action) – Ep 10 – Pride and Arrogance

Sunday Service: July 16th, 2017
Series: James: Faith In Action
Episode: 10
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: James 4:11-17
Speaker Intro:
This week we are back in our series, James 4:11-17.  Here James looks again at that same pride that causes fights between us, and shows us two other resulting problems.  Our arrogance can lead to us judging one another, and to us presumptuously making plans without considering what God wants for us.  The antidote he prescribes is humility, and submission to God’s Word and will.

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09 Jul Sharing by Mozambique team

Sunday Service: July 9th, 2017
Title: Sharing by Mozambique team
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Speaker Intro:
This week: the global team will be recapping their trip, and I will be sharing a brief devotion out of 1 Timothy 1:12-17 on us doing mission from a posture of humility.

* There is no podcast recorded for this event *

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