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Message Monday 7/16/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Growing Seed

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

The mysterious power of the seed… 

Jesus loves to use SEEDS—how they grow & produce life sustaining food as an analogy for the power of HIS WORD to produce life in people. There’s something key here about his kingdom and how it functions and grows.

Unfortunately, we have been led to believe that effecting change in people lies in the power of our own knowledge, persuasive skill and communication finesse. But what if there is inherent power to change hearts and life situations in the message itself?  (more…)

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Message Monday 7/9/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Mustard & Yeast

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

We’ve been told that bigger is bettersize matters and more is the measurement of success. We are lured by the stadium, the crowds, the show and the spotlight. But Jesus is trying to tell us that God delights in building a flourishing Kingdom out of the smallest, the least and the seemingly insignificant. It’s His Way—the Way of the Kingdom of Heaven.  (more…)

Message Monday 6/18/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Pharisee & The Tax Collector

Jon Taylor – Elder

It’s amazing how Jesus is able to tell the right story to the right audience at the right time. In Luke 18:9-14 he tells a parable that can have a powerful impact if one will really listen in humility.

He tells this story to those who are confident of their own righteousness and who look down on everyone else (vs. 9). It is a story with a stunning contrast between a Pharisee who prays about himself and a Tax Collector who begs God for mercy. The Pharisee tries to convince God that his “performance” of religious duties should earn him favor in God’s sight and that he is obviously better than common sinners like robbers, evil doers, adulterers – or the Tax Collector.

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Message Monday 6/11/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Lost Son

Micah Foreman – Guest Speaker

Jesus was speaking one day to large crowd, so large in fact that he got in a boat so he could speak to them all. He told a parable about a farmer sowing seeds. When he finished. His disciples asked him, “why do you teach the people in parables?” This is why I speak to them in parables,

“Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.”

Today we begin a new journey together in becoming a Jesus Follower with the parables of Jesus. The relentless unthinkable love of the Father and the Parable of the Lost Son.

Message Monday 6/4/18 – Jesus Follower: Wise And Foolish Builders

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

We’re all home builders, building the house of our own lives. How we build and the materials we use determine the strength of our house—and the outcome of our life.

Jesus’ story at the end of his Message on the Mountain might be called, “How to Weather the Storms of Life.”  But I wonder if that’s what he was really up to? Perhaps he intended something deeper, something more than just what might be the title to a good self-help book. Perhaps he’s actually telling us something about himself and what he is up to?  (more…)