Message Monday 7/30/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Net

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

The Kingdom of which we are citizens is not an exclusive, private club. God has allowed in and intentionally gathered up all kinds of people—including me and you! Someday he will separate those who prove to be His People from those who don’t. That’s not our job! There are new treasures in this Kingdom along with the old. We’d better get used to it!

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Message Monday 7/23/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Treasure & The Pearl

Jerome Parker – Community Pastor

Nate Saint, missionary to the Auca Indians of South America, said, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”  What would you give up in order to gain the most valuable thing on earth?  (more…)

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…)

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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