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Message Monday 12/11/17 – Imagine Christmas: LIFE

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Jesus is the Author of Life—natural life and new life. By believing in him you can cross over from death to life and experience life to the full now.  Do you believe this? Do you want this? It’s yours for the asking— and the believing. Imagine yourself with new life this Christmas!…

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Message Monday 12/4/17 – Imagine Christmas: WORD

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Imagine a Creator who is actually interested in his Creation—it’s actually easier than believing there would be a Creator who wouldn’t be interested in his creation, isn’t it?  God’s Story contained in the Bible is all about a Creator who, from time to time, became intimately involved in and with his creation. The climax of this story was when God intentionally communicated with those he had made in the closest, clearest way imaginable; he entered their world, which he had made for them, in time and space as one of them in order to make himself known to them in an unmistakable way.  By becoming one of us, God communicated to us as if he were a clearly spoken word to us.  (more…)

Message Monday 11/20/17 – Love Your Neighbor – The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.   Matthew 5:9   

We all long for peace—peace within ourselves and peace with others who matter to us. The thing we don’t usually think about is that we can’t have one without the other. Our English word “peace” doesn’t distinguish between inner, personal peace and inter-relational peace—peace with others. And there’s a difference. They are not the same! Here’s the unfortunate reality: inter-relational peace ALWAYS comes from personal, inner peace.  Sooner or later, conflict between you and me (however minor it may be), will be the catalyst that brings all the unresolved woundedness in my life or your life to the surface. And there will be war! (Not that I have any unresolved woundedness in me. I’m sure it will all be in you! 🙂 )

We cannot be at peace with others unless we are at peace within ourselves.  (more…)

Message Monday 11/13/17 – Love Your Neighbor – The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

When Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  (Matthew 5:8) How does it make you feel? Seriously, how many of us consider ourselves even coming close to beingpure in heart?  It’s like, “Well, none of us  will ever see God!” …

Is there hope for any of us? When we become painfully aware that our hearts are full of impure motives, selfishness and contempt toward others, what do we do? Will we ever see God?  The story of King David’s fall and his response to God and God’s response to him gives us hope.  Check out The Man After God’s Own Heart, 2 Samuel 11-12:25   (more…)

Message Monday 11/6/17 – Love Your Neighbor – The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Merciful

Micah Foreman – Guest Speaker

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown Mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) We are all the main character in the story Jesus told about forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21-35)
We have all been forgiven an enormous debt by our King.
The question is : Will we be the unmerciful servant in Jesus story, or will we let him rewrite his story in our lives?
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Message Monday 10/30/17 – Love Your Neighbor – The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Hungry & Thirsty

Edwin Sicairos – Student Pastor

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”  (Matthew 5:6)

God promises to satisfy all those who desperately crave and long for justice and what is right to be carried out for them and for all those who have been denied it.  When we hunger and thirst for the right thing to be done, God desires to satisfy that kind of hunger and quench that kind of thirst.  (more…)