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Archive for November, 2014

  • unFrozen – Frozen Hearts | Sermon from 11/30/2014


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    Whether it is unrest in Ferguson or the terror brought on by ISIS, the world is not what we would want it to be. Love, justice and peace are hard to find. There is uncertainty about our economy, growing tensions in the Middle East and Ebola continues to bring devastation and death to our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone. There seems to be less desire for God but a never ending appetite for entertainment and media and while we have more ways to be connected, we are making less real connections with the people who matter to us the most. The end result of all this is anxiety, fear, disappointment and discouragement. The end result is frozen hearts that struggle to give and receive love and find hope. While things might look dark around us and in us, the world today isn’t that different from the world Jesus entered 2000 years ago.

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  • G.I.V.E. – Effectiveness | Sermon from 11/23/2014


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    Most of us don’t like seeing our money going down a black hole, but we are willing (and even excited) to give in ways that are effective. When we give to God and the church, our gifts make a difference. We make a difference in people’s hearts and lives and families, and our giving can make a difference in our community and world. We explore the effectiveness of giving to God and as we bless the gifts of Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes that will effectively change the heart of a child.

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  • G.I.V.E. – Vision | Sermon from 11/16/2014


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    Nehemiah saw a problem so he started to GIVE. A tax collector saw potential for his life so he started to GIVE. The disciple Thomas saw the person of Jesus and so he started to GIVE. Like these three, we get passionate and want to GIVE to those things we can see with our eyes or with our hearts. We explore how Vision is an important part of how we G.I.V.E.

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  • G.I.V.E – Inspiration | Sermon from 11/9/2014


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    Last week we learned that giving generously can improve our lives, but what motivates us to give in the first place? Without some sort of Inspiration, most of us wouldn’t be willing to give away our time, money and possessions, so what is it that inspires us and how might we live and give in ways that inspire others. Learn lessons on what it means to G.I.V.E.

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  • G.I.V.E – Generosity | Sermon from 11/2/2014


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    We are beginning a four week series on what it means to G.I.V.E. Giving calls for Generosity, Inspiration, Vision and Effectiveness. This week we will see that generosity means giving freely and abundantly and what most people assume is that if we give this way – we lose. We lose our time, money, energy, possessions or whatever it is we are giving away, but the reality is that we don’t lose –we gain! God’s word says, and studies have shown, that people who give generously are happier, healthier and filled with a greater sense of purpose. If these are things you want in life read and listen as we learn to GIVE.

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