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04 Feb HOW TO BE A CHURCH – EP 4 – Living in the presence and power of Jesus

Sunday Service: February 4th, 2018
Series: Ephesians: How To Be a Church
Title: Living in the presence and power of Jesus
Episode: 04
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Eph 3:14-21
Speaker Intro:
Looking forward to being with you all this Sunday. We are in week 4 of vision (how to be a church) out of Ephesians. Our focus this week will be on living in the presence and power of Jesus. Our text is Paul’s prayer in Eph 3:14-21, where he prays that because the church has Jesus’ power and presence that they will know they are loved, that they will become mature, and that they will live with purpose.

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28 Jan HOW TO BE A CHURCH – EP 3 – Bear witness of God’s greatness

Sunday Service: January 28th, 2018
Series: Ephesians: How To Be a Church
Title: Bear witness of God’s greatness
Episode: 03
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Eph 3:10-13
Speaker Intro:
Super stoked to be with you this weekend for our annual family meeting! There is a bit of a message, wrapped round with how God worked in 2017 and what we’re leaning into for 2018. The text is Eph 3:10-13, and it’s about how our life in God bears witness to all of creation, spiritual realm included, of God’s greatness.

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21 Jan How To Be a Church – Ep 2 – In Authentic Community

Sunday Service: January 21st, 2018
Series: Ephesians: How To Be a Church
Title: In Authentic Community
Episode: 02
Speaker: Brenda Chance
Scripture Focus: Ephesians 2:19-22
Speaker Intro:
God’s plan includes everybody! This was a radical implication of the gospel and one for which the apostles and prophets of the first century church were frequently required to remind their adherents. What a strange idea it was to the early congregants that God would form a new people, gathered together, with the full diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and gifts, but without regard to racial, social, economic, or gender status. Thousands of years later, the idea is one we find easier to wrap our intellectual consent around than our habits. Faithfully living out unity under the leadership of Jesus remains a challenge for the church, yet it is one that is essential for our growth and witness. Last week, we looked at the “who” we are in Christ: chosen, child(ren), forgiven, included, and sealed. Paul continues his argument in Ephesians with great implications for the church: we are all this together! The blessings we receive in Christ are appropriated individually AND experienced collectively. This week, we look at the “why” of togetherness with the goal of inspiring habits of honor that will help us become the loving, authentic community God envisioned when Jesus became our peace. Our text will be Ephesians 2:19-22 (but we will also spend a couple minutes in 2:11-18).

* For Further Reading: A Community Called Atonement, by Scot McKnight *

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14 Jan How To Be a Church – Ep 1 – Vision & Values

Sunday Service: January 14th, 2018
Series: Ephesians: How To Be a Church
Title: Vision & Values
Episode: 01
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Ephesians 1:1-14
Speaker Intro:
Vision and values series starts this week – “How To Be a Church,” out of Ephesians. This week is on being and making disciples, with a heavy emphasis on the “be” as opposed to the do (out of Eph 1:1-14). If we have been saved, then certain things are true of us before we ever do anything, either good or bad, but because of what Christ has done for us. We are chosen, we are his children, we are forgiven, we are included, and we are secure.

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07 Jan 2018 Goals

Sunday Service: January 7th, 2018
Title: 2018 Goals
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Romans 12:1-21
Speaker Intro:
This weekend: we ease into a series on our vision and values with an annual check-up of sorts. Text is Romans 12:1-21, which outlines three big goals I want us each to embrace this year. Pursue a mind soaked in Scripture, serve with joy and purpose, and love like you mean it.

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31 Dec Rituals and Habits

Sunday Service: December 31st, 2017
Title: Rituals and Habits
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Exodus 34:10-23
Speaker Intro:
So holidays are times when we enact rituals that are meant to shape our way of being – Christmas to remind us of the incarnation, New Year’s to remind us to give thanks for another year of past and to look forward to what’s to come. The Bible also gives rituals – holy days, festivals, patterns which are meant to shape God’s people. On Sunday we will be looking at some of these rituals and how they are meant to shape us as God’s people.

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17 Dec Red Letters – Ep 12 – Take

Sunday Service: December 17th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 12
Speaker: Doug Lee
Scripture Focus: Mark 14:12-26
Speaker Intro:
I am psyched to bring the teaching this Sunday as we get into Command #12: Take. I’ll be speaking out of Mark 14:12-26 where Jesus shares the Last Supper with his disciples as a way of marking the end of his time with them.  He does nothing less that summarize and culminate the gospel by pointing the Passover meal to himself.  And after doing that, he tells them to keep doing it until he comes back.  He knew that going back to the core of the gospel was going to be essential for us as a real source of guidance, hope, and power to live into the present-and-coming Kingdom of God.

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10 Dec Red Letters – Ep 11 – Watch!

Sunday Service: December 10th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 11
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Mark 13:32-37
Speaker Intro:
This week, Red Letters with an Advent twist, out of Mk 13:32-37.  Jesus’ commands as we await for his return can be summed up in the word “Watch!”  We are to be expectant of his return, which moves us toward righteousness, stewardship, and compassion.

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03 Dec Red Letters – Ep 10 – Pray

Sunday Service: December 3rd, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 10
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Matthew 6:9-13
Speaker Intro:
This week we begin Advent, and our Red Letters series will be bringing out some Advent themes.  The text is Mt 6:9-13, the Lord’s Prayer, with special focus on this line: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  What does it mean to pray God’s will be done?  And why would Jesus want his people to pray for this?  Short answer: Jesus wants us to enact God’s reign, even as we await for the King’s return.

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26 Nov joy – prayerfulness – gratitude

Sunday Service: November 26th, 2017
Title: Joy – Prayerfulness – Gratitude
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Speaker Intro:
This week we are having an open mic sharing service around the guiding question, “How is God showing up in your life these days?”

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19 Nov RED LETTERS – EP 9 – Go, Get Moving!

Sunday Service: November 19th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 09
Speaker: Brenda Chance
Scripture Focus: Mark 16:14-15
Speaker Intro:

Mark 16:14-15
Later, He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected. Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole of creation.”

Command #9: Go, Get Moving!

Summary: What happens after Jesus brings heaven to earth in the life of someone in need of Him? It’s important to take note of the answer, because likely the words Jesus speaks to the leper, the lame, the demoniac, and the unsuspecting disciples, might be the same thing he asks of us. Jesus doesn’t sequester his followers. They don’t wander off and get separated. Nobody gets sat on the bench. Every recipient of Jesus’ miraculous touch in the gospels is sent out from the presence of Jesus to bear testimony to the power of Jesus. Jesus doesn’t make old lives a little bit better; He radically transforms lives and commands them to get going with living the rest of His story.

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12 Nov RED LETTERS – EP 8 – Rest!

Sunday Service: November 12th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 08
Speaker: Tim Morey
Scripture Focus: Mark 6:30-32
Speaker Intro:
Command #8 is out of Mk 6:30-32, where Jesus tells his disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Rest! Finally, a command we can get excited about, yes? Jesus is not messing with our money, sex lives, telling us to love people we don’t want to love, etc. All gain, no pain. But the question then becomes: why do we have a hard time obeying this command? We will be exploring this question on Sunday, and gleaning some practices from Jesus to help us grow in this.

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05 Nov All Saints’ Day – Martin Luther

Sunday Service: November 05th, 2017
Title: All Saints’ Day
Speaker: Tim Morey
Speaker Intro:
Speaking of, it’s time for the annual All Saints’ Day message!!! I love these, but then again, I’m very nerdy. Given that this week marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the historical figure we will learn from this year is Martin Luther. Among the lessons in his life: courageous love for the truth, embracing the authority of Scripture, and God’s use of broken vessels.

* the 2-minute trailer that Pastor Tim mentioned in this message can be found here *

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29 Oct Red Letters – Ep 7 – Ask

Sunday Service: October 29th, 2017
Series: Red Letters
Episode: 07
Speaker: Doug Lee
Scripture Focus: Mark 10:46-52
Speaker Intro:
This week we are continuing the series with Command #7: Ask. Are we willing to invite God to work in our deepest most precious areas of our hearts? Is there something that you have been asking for that you are finding it hard to continue in? Is there something in your heart that you need to be willing to surrender in faith to “make space” for God to move in your life?
These are the questions that we will try to get after as we unpack the story of Blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52. His interaction with Jesus reveals how we can come to Jesus and ask him in faith for what our hearts truly long for.

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