god at work

Message Monday 11/14/16 – God At Work Through Justice: Justice & Creation Care

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

In Genesis 2:15 we find this: “The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to care for it and to maintain it.”  Many of us have understood this as our mandate as people to care for this world in which we find ourselves and which we believe God has given to us. With this in mind, let’s think about the following big ideas which seem to naturally and logically follow—especially for anyone who believes God has called them to partner with him to not only care for creation, but to work towards the ultimate restoration and renewal of all things Matthew 19:28; Acts 3:19-21; 2 Peter 3:13):  (more…)

Message Monday 10/31/16 – God At Work Through Justice: Justice & Generosity

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

Remember the widow’s 2 penny offering at the temple among all the rich who were all giving out of their abundance? Jesus’ comment was that she had given MORE than all the others. His point was that generosity is not reserved for the rich and influential.  You don’t have to be wealthy or famous to be generous. Generosity is a matter of your heart. Generosity is not about how much you give, but about how much you have left when you give.  (more…)

Message Monday 10/10/16 – God at Work Through Justice: Justice & Advocacy

Jon Taylor – Lead Pastor

What do you think of when you hear the word justice? Does that word stir anything in you to act, or has the word been so misused that it no longer means anything to you? I have good news for you – our God loves justice and works for justice, and He wants us to live justly and to be deeply involved in the work of seeking, advocating for, and bringing justice to this world.  (more…)

Message Monday 10/3/16 – Ephesians: God at Work Through The Church—Through The New Way His People Do Battle

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

“We are at the center of the conflict between Good & Evil in our world. This spiritual battle is over us. We must choose sides. When we choose God, our battle strategy is completely different than the other side.”

This week’s message, from Paul’s concluding words to the Church in Ephesus, has encouraged (or provoked 🙂) a lot of what I think is healthy discussion. I interjected some information regarding an upcoming ballot proposition here in AZ, Prop 205, which if passed will legalize recreational marijuana in our state. This spot in the message on Sunday was an application of Paul’s Belt of Truth analogy—Truth being the first indispensable piece of spiritual armor for every Christian. I believe this proposition is shrouded in false propaganda not truth. Truth protects us from Satan’s most common weapon against us, falsehood. Anytime lies and false information are used to promote an angle on any issue in our society, I feel obligated to expose what’s false and reveal what’s true. That’s what I tried to do on Sunday(more…)

Message Monday 9/26/16 – Ephesians: God at Work Through The Church—Through The New Way His People Live

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

We are not equipped to run our lives without help from our designer. This why we are apprentices of Jesus, taking our cues from him, not the world around us. As we get rid of our old selves and become new people, living life in a radically new way, the world around us is radically impacted. As we change, so will our world change. As we are renewed, so will our world be renewed. So, we do things differently once we become part God’s Family. We have taken off the old self and are becoming new people. And now God works through this new way we live to change and renew our entire world.