Small Group Application Guides

Here, you’ll find the sermon notes page and study questions for each week’s message.

Date: May 31, 2020
Title: Criers for the Kingdom
Text: Luke 10:1-24 
Big Idea: Truths to remember as we proclaim the gospel of the kingdom until Jesus comes.
Date: May 24, 2020
Title: Like A Mustard Seed
Text: Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19 
Big Idea: Though God’s kingdom begins small, it grows large over time and becomes a blessing to all who receive it.
Date: May 17, 2020
Series: Multiply
Title: Multiplying Churches
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: God will be glorified in our church as we make disciples for the multiplication of churches.
Date: May 10, 2020
Series: Multiply
Title: Multiplying Leaders
Text: Exodus 18:13-23; Acts 6:1-7; Mark 3:14-15; 2 Timothy 2:2; Ephesians 4:11-14
Big Idea: God will be glorified in our church as we faithfully multiply leaders to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
Date: May 3, 2020
Series: Multiply
Title: Multiplying Disciples
Text: Matthew 28:19-20 
Big Idea: God will be glorified in our church as we faithfully multiply disciples in his power. 
Date: April 26, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: Anchored For Good
Text: Hebrews 12:28-13:6
Big Idea: Being anchored to God’s unshakable promises in Christ means that we can offer ourselves as living sacrifices to him in any storm.
Date: April 19, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: Anchored Through Discipline
Text: Hebrews 12:3-11
Big Idea: You can endure the discipline of God because in Christ you are not alone, you are a child of God, and you are being transformed.
Date: April 12, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: Anchored Through Death
Text: Hebrews 12:1-2
Big Idea: Looking to Jesus through life and death will keep us anchored because He has triumphed over the grave.
Date: April 5, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: Anchored Through Suffering
Text: Hebrews 10:32-39
Big Idea: Though we may feel the full force of suffering in this life, Jesus keeps us securely anchored to the hope of our eternal salvation.
Date: March 29, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: Anchored Through Temptation
Text: Hebrews 2:17-18
Big Idea: Jesus anchors us securely to God's mercy and grace through every trial and temptation.
Date: March 22, 2020
Series: Anchored
Title: A Sure and Steadfast Anchor
Text: Hebrews 6:19-20
Big Idea: Jesus anchors us to God's promises and enables us to live securely through all life's storms.
Date: March 15, 2020
Title: A Christian Response to Crisis
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Christians must respond rightly in times of crisis, and God’s word tells us how.
Date: March 8, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: All of Grace
Text: Ephesians 2:8-10
Big Idea: Only by the grace of God can we be saved from our sin and live in the joy of serving him.
Date: March 1, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: New Life in Christ
Text: Ephesians 2:1-7
Big Idea: Sin's power is overcome by God's power so that we will praise the riches of His grace.
Date: February 23, 2020
Title: What Do You Do About a Prodigal in Your Life?
Text: Luke 15:11-32
Big Idea: God is gracious enough to use a prodigal's wanderings to make you like Him.
Date: February 16, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: The Fullness of Christ in the Church
Text: Ephesians 1:22-23
Big Idea: The church is the place where God has chosen to most profoundly display the glory of Christ.
Date: February 09, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Growing in Christ
Text: Ephesians 1:15-23
Big Idea: Because God is sovereign, we can fervently pray with gratitude for spiritual growth in our own lives and the lives of others.
Date: February 02, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Sealed in Christ
Text: Ephesians 1:13-14
Big Idea: In Christ, God sealed every believer with the Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our spiritual inheritance.
Date: January 26, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Inheritance in Christ
Text: Ephesians 1:11-12
Big Idea: In Christ, God has given us an eternal inheritance.
Date: January 19, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Redeemed in Christ
Text: Ephesians 1:7-10
Big Idea: In Christ, God has purchased our freedom from slavery to sin and its dreadful consequences.
Date: January 12, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Chosen in Christ
Text: Ephesians 1:3-6
Big Idea: Because God planned to save us before we planned to serve him, we can respond with humility, holiness, and gratitude.
Date: January 4, 2020
Series: God's Riches
Title: Grace and Peace to You
Text: Ephesians 1:1-2
Big Idea: An introduction to riches of God's grace contained in Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
Date: December 8, 2019
Title: Jesus Our High Priest
Text: Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14-5:10; 6:20; 7:11-8:2; 10:12
Big Idea: Jesus is our great High Priest who perfectly intercedes for us before the throne of God.
Date: December 1, 2019
Title: Jesus Our Prophet
Text: Deuteronomy 5:23-27; 18:15-22; Acts 3:18-26
Big Idea: Jesus is our Prophet who instructs us in the truths of God which lead us into a right relationship with God.
Date: November 24, 2019
Title: Gratitude or Grumbling
Text: Exodus 15-17
Big Idea: Grumbling is an indication of a deep-rooted problem of the heart.
Date: November 17, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the True Vine
Text: John 15:11-7
Big Idea: Jesus is the True Vine who empowers us to truly live.
Date: November 10, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Way to the Father
Text: John 14:1-7
Big Idea: Jesus is the only way to God.
Date: November 7, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Text: John 11:25-26
Big Idea: Jesus is our only hope for resurrection and eternal life.
Date: October 27, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Good Shepherd
Text: John 10:11
Big Idea: Jesus is the good shepherd who perfectly cares for the people of God.
Date: October 20, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Door of the Sheep
Text: John 10:7-10
Big Idea: Jesus is the door that opens to the family of God.
Date: October 13, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Light of the World
Text: John 8:12
Big Idea: Jesus is the light that illuminates the true way of salvation and righteousness.
Date: October 6, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am the Bread of Life
Text: John 6:35
Big Idea: Jesus is the bread that satisfies our deepest spiritual needs.
Date: September 29, 2019
Series: Jesus in the Present Tense
Title: I Am
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Jesus is the Great I AM who offers us a satisfying spiritual life in the present tense.
Date: September 15, 2019
Title: The Joy and Fear of the Lord Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:14
Big Idea: Because life is unpredictable and death is certain, we should live each day in the joy and fear of the Lord, who is our loving Creator and righteous Judge.
Date: September 8, 2019
Title: Wisdom and Folly Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20
Big Idea: A little wisdom is better than folly, but a little folly can make even the wise look foolish.
Date: September 1, 2019
Title: Death and Life Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:12
Big Idea: The wise enjoy life under the sun as much as they can before it's gone.
Date: August 11, 2019
Title: Prosperity Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9
Big Idea: Earthly wealth and prosperity is meaningless without God.
Date: August 4, 2019
Title: Religion Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Big Idea: Religion without the fear of God is vanity.
Date: July 21, 2019
Title: A Time For Everything Under Heaven
Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Big Idea: The eternal God rules over every season of your life, therefore enjoy his gifts and trust his good purposes.
Date: July 14, 2019
Title: Work Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
Big Idea: Earthly work is meaningless without God.
Date: July 7, 2019
Title: Pleasure Under the Sun
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
Big Idea: Earthly pleasure is meaningless without God.
Date: June 30, 2019
Title: God at Work
Text: John 5:1-18
Big Idea: God is always working, even when we least expect it.
Date: June 9, 2019
Title: Habits of Growing Christians
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Growing Christians habitually worship God, walk in community, work with their gifts, and witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Date: June 2, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Gives Life
Text: Ephesians 2:1-10
Big Idea: We are dead in our sins, but God makes us alive in Christ according to the riches of his grace.
Date: May 25, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Revives
Text: Psalm 73:25-26
Big Idea: While everything in life may fail, God remains your greatest good.
Date: May 19, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Has a Plan (Part 2)
Text: Genesis 50:20
Big Idea: We don't have to be afraid of the evil things that happen in this sin-cursed world because God has a plan that overcomes evil with good.
Date: May 12, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Has a Plan
Text: Genesis 50:20
Big Idea: We don't have to be afraid of the evil things that happen in this sin-cursed world because God has a plan that overcomes evil with good.
Date: May 5, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Loves
Text: Romans 5:8
Big Idea: Suffering my cause us to question God's love, but God proves his love in that though we deserve to be rejected and judged, we are instead accepted and loved.
Date: April 28, 2019
Series: "BUT GOD"
Title: But God Remembers
Text: Genesis 8:1
Big Idea: There are times when we may feel overwhelmed and forgotten, but God remembers and rescues his people according to his kindness and grace.
Date: April 21, 2019
Title: An Easter Psalm
Text: Psalm 16:1-11
Big Idea: Because Jesus rose from the dead, we can cry out to him, commune with him, commit our way to him, content ourselves in him, and confidently rest in his abundant provision.
Date: April 14, 2019
Title: The Day of Atonement
Text: Leviticus 16
Big Idea: Sin separates us from a holy God, but through the sacrifice of Jesus, God makes atonement for our sins and carries them away for those who confess their sin and trust in Jesus.
Date: April 7, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: Last but Not Least
Text: 1 Corinthians 16:15-24
Big Idea: Paul's last words to the Corinthians are just as important as all the rest. They may be the last but they are not the least. They contain an important message of exhortation, greeting, warning, and blessing for God's people then and today.
Date: March 31, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: Marks of Spiritual Maturity
Text: 1 Corinthians 16:13
Big Idea: The gospel not only provides comfort for sinners, but also a call for spiritual growth and maturity in the lives of God's people.
Date: March 24, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Resurrection Described
Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Big Idea: Faithful financial giving to the Lord's work is both a priority and a privilege for the people of God.
Date: March 17, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Resurrection Described
Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
Big Idea: The glorious nature of our future resurrection fuel our work for the Lord here and now.
Date: February 24, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Resurrection Declared
Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Big Idea: The gospel is the good news that Jesus died and was raised from the dead to save even the worst of sinners.
Date: February 17, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Truth About Tongues (Part 3)
Text: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Big Idea: The church must function in an orderly manner because God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
Date: February 10, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Truth About Tongues (Part 2)
Text: 1 Corinthians 14:20-25
Big Idea: The gift of tongues is not for believers but for unbelievers.
Date: February 3, 2019
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Truth About Tongues (Part 1)
Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-9
Big Idea: The gift of tongues is secondary to the gift of prophecy.
Date: January 27, 2019
Title: God's Heart of Compassion
Text: Book of Jonah
Big Idea: God's compassionate character is to be reflected in the way we show compassion to the world that he made and so deeply cares about.
Date: January 13, 2019
Title: An Appeal for Unity
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10
Big Idea: Unity is achievable if we keep Christ at the center.
Date: January 6, 2019
Title: Marks of a Man of God
Text: 1 Timothy 6:11-16
Big Idea: In a world that questions the very definition of what a man is, the church needs more men who are zealous to be men of God.
Date: December 23, 2018
Series: Advent Conspiracy
Title: Love All
Text: Matthew 25:31-46
Big Idea: Because Jesus has revealed God's love for us by meeting our greatest needs, we can show our love for him by meeting the greatest needs of his people.
Date: December 16, 2018
Series: Advent Conspiracy
Title: Give More
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Christmas is all about incarnational giving and living. It's about giving more of yourself in personal, sacrificial relationship with those you know and love.
Date: December 9, 2018
Series: Advent Conspiracy
Title: Spend Less
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Spending less doesn't mean spending nothing. Rather, it means biblically evaluating how much you spend, what motives drive your spending, and how others are affected by it.
Date: December 2, 2018
Series: Advent Conspiracy
Title:
Worship Fully
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: We all have obstacles to worship at Christmas, but we can worship God fully if we keep a willing, obedient, seeking, and sacrificial heart.
Date: November 18, 2018
Title: Healing the Sin of Ingratitude
Text: Luke 17:11-19
Big Idea: Sometimes our greatest need is to be healed from the ingratitude in our heart, not the illness in our body.
Date: November 11, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Excellency of Love
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:28-13:13
Big Idea: Love is better than the best spiritual gifts.
Date: November 4, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Gift of Miracles and Healings
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:28
Big Idea: God is still a miracle-working God, but miracle-workers and healers are not for the church today.
Date: October 28, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Gift of Tongues
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:28
Big Idea: The gift of tongues is the gift of speaking known languages, not untelligible speech.
Date: October 21, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Gift of Prophecy
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:28
Big Idea: The gift of prophecy played a vital role in the foundation of the church, but the gift of prophecy is not for the church today.
Date: October 7, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Gift of Apostleship
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:28
Big Idea: Apostles were foundational to the church, but there are no longer apostles in the church today.
Date: September 30, 2018
Series: Messy Church - Messy Worship
Title: Unity and Diversity in the Spirit
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Big Idea: In the Spirit the many are made one and the one serve the many.
Date: September 23, 2018
Series: Messy Church - Messy Worship
Title: Life in the Spirit
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Big Idea: God calls us to live a new way of life, for the good of others, by the power of his Spirit working in us.
Date: August 26, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: Worshiping in a Worthy Way
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Big Idea: God is most concerned with our hearts in worship. Therefore, we must be committed to examining our hearts in light of the Gospel every time we gather for corporate worship.
Date: May 13, 2018
Series: Messy Church
Title: Liberty and Love
Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Big Idea: Christian maturity is defined not by how much you know, but by how much you love, and love for others should guide the exercise of Christian liberty.
Date: May 6, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: Reasons for Remaining Single
Text: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Big Idea: Singleness isn't often seen as a plus, but in some circumstances, it can be the best option for securing a undivided devotion to the Lord.
Date: April 29, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: Bloom Where You're Planted
Text: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Big Idea: Godliness isn't necessarily achieved by making radical changes to our circumstances, but by learning to be content in the midst of them.
Date: April 22, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: The Gospel and Marriage (Part 2)
Text: 1 Corinthians 7:6-16
Big Idea: What is God's design for marriage?
Date: April 15, 2018
Title: God and God Alone
Text: Psalm 67:1-3
Big Idea: What is the aim of your Christian life? What are the goals and commitments that keep you on mission devoted to God?
Date: April 8, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: The Gospel and Marriage (Part 1)
Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5
Big Idea: How does the gospel impact intimacy in marriage?
Date: March 25, 2018
Title: Rejoice, the Lord is King
Text: Matthew 21:1-10; Psalm 24
Big Idea: What does it mean that Christ is King?
Date: March 18, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: How to Avoid Sexual Sin
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Big Idea: We live in a hyper-sexualized society that makes it difficult to remain sexually pure, but Christians can avoid sexual sin when equipped by the Holy Spirit with the truths of God's Word.
Date: March 18, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: How to Avoid Sexual Sin
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Big Idea: We live in a hyper-sexualized society that makes it difficult to remain sexually pure, but Christians can avoid sexual sin when equipped by the Holy Spirit with the truths of God's Word.
Date: March 11, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: How to Handle Lawsuits Among Believers
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Big Idea: Conflict is a part of life in this fallen world, but Christians can handle conflict in a way that reflects the love and wisdom of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Date: March 4, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: How to Avoid Moral Compromise
Text: 1 Corinthians 5:6-13
Big Idea: The cost of godliness can be great, but not as great as the cost of compromise. Paul teaches us how to avoid moral failures in the church and in our personal lives.
Date: February 25, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: How to Handle Unrepentant Sin
Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-5
Big Idea: Dealing with sin in the church is painful and can be very messy, especially when the guilty are unrepentant. Thankfully God gives us clear instruction on how the church can handle unrepentant sin.
Date: February 18, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: Qualities of an Effective Disciple-Maker
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Big Idea: Every Christian is called to be a disciple-making disciple. What qualities do we need in order to fulfill our calling effectively?
Date: February 11, 2018
Title: Jesus, Friend of Sinners
Text: John 15:12-17
Big Idea: What does our relationship with Jesus look like now, until the day when we see Him face to face in Heaven?
Date: February 4, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: The Foolishness of Pride
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6-13
Big Idea: Considering our calling in Christ Jesus to be humble servants, it is foolish to be proud.
Date: January 28, 2018
Series: Messy Church  
Title: Keeping Your Quest for Approval in Check
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Big Idea: We're often very concerned with what people think of us, but it's what God thinks that should matter most.
Date: January 21, 2018
Title: Our Times are in God's Hands
Text: Psalm 31:15
Big Idea: We can trust God's omnipotent hand to hold us fast no matter what trials and temptations we face.
Date: November 19, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: The Centrality of Christ
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-23
Big Idea: Jesus is worthy of occupying the center of our lives, but because of our sin it's easy to let him get pushed to the perimiter. Here are three ways we can keep Jesus at the center.
Date: November 12, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Marks of Spiritual Immaturity
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Big Idea: Every Christian wants to be spiritually mature, but some still act like infants in Christ. Paul helps us identify two marks of spiritual immaturity that every believer needs to grow beyond and leave behind.
Date: November 5, 2017
Title: What God Wants Us to Know
Text: Ephesians 1:18-20
Date: October 29, 2017
Title: The Five Solas of the Reformation
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: What are the ideas that fueled the Protestant Reformation and why do they still matter today?
Date: October 22, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Wisdom through the Spirit
Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Big Idea: Christianity isn't anti-intellectual, rather it's rational faith rooted in God's wisdom, given by God's Spirit, for God's people.
Date: October 15, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Power in Preaching the Cross
Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Big Idea: If we are going to have God's blessing as a church, then we must make sure we are preaching the right message, with the right method, for the right reason.
Date: October 8, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Wisdom of Men, Wisdom of God
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Big Idea: Though the cross of Christ is foolishness to the world, it is the wisdom and power of God for salvation to all who believe.
Date: September 24, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Fractured
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Big Idea: Fractures in church can have devastating effects on our unity in the faith.
Date: September 18, 2017
Series: Messy Church
Title: Called to Be Saints
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Big Idea: God is faithful to take messy people and turn them into his mighty saints.
Date: September 10, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Pray for One Another
Text: James 5:13-18
Big Idea: Prayer is the glue that holds all pieces of uncommon community together.
Date: September 3, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Bear One Another's Burdens
Text: Galatians 6:1-5
Big Idea: We can't have victory over sin on our own, therefore God plans to use his people to restore us and bear our burdens.
Date: August 27, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Encourage One Another
Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
Big Idea: Because each day can be full of discouraging news and overwhelming circumstances, we need to encourage one another with truths that are greater than our troubles.
Date: August 13, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Submit to One Another
Text: Ephesians 5:15-21; 1 Peter 5:1-7
Big Idea: God calls us to submit to one another and mutual submission requires humility and trust.
Date: August 6, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Serve One Another
Text: Galatians 5:13-15
Big Idea: Serving is not easy, but when we remind ourselves of our identity in Jesus, serving becomes part of who we are.
Date: July 23, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Forgive One Another
Text: Ephesians 4:31-32
Big Idea: Sometimes forgiving someone can seem impossible, but when we see the sins of others in light of our own forgiveness in Christ, we can freely and joyfully forgive one another.
Date: July 16, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: Love One Another
Text: 1 John 4:7-12
Big Idea: If we really know God, then we are compelled to love others the way he has loved us.
Date: July 9, 2017
Series: Uncommon Community
Title: The Unity of Uncommon Community
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Big Idea: Though we are many, we are each called into the unity of uncommon community known as the body of Christ. Each of us needs the community and the community needs each one of us.
Date: May 28, 2017
Series: My Circle
Title: Gospel Conversation
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: What does a faithful gospel conversation look like?
Date: May 21, 2017
Series: My Circle
Title: Gospel Proclamation
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: How do we go from building a relationship with people in our circles of influence to proclaiming the Gospel?
Date: May 14, 2017
Series: My Circle
Title: Meaningful Gospel Perspective
Text: Colossians 4:2-6
Big Idea: Living missionally means cultivating a meaningful gospel presence in the lives of the people in our circles of influence.
Date: May 7, 2017
Series: My Circle
Title: Foundations for Missional Living
Text: John 4:1-38
Big Idea: God has called every follower of Jesus to engage in sharing the Gospel with people who do not know him.
Date: April 30, 2017
Title: Water Baptism in Christian Discipleship
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: Water baptism is an important symbol of a believer's union with Christ.
Date: April 23, 2017
Title: The Bible and Holiness
Text: Psalm 119:9-16
Big Idea: God's word is the best safeguard against sin.
Date: April 16, 2017
Title: What If Jesus Didn't Rise
Text: 1 Corinthians 15:17
Big Idea: If Jesus didn't rise our world would be a very different place than it is today.
Date: April 9, 2017
Title: Endless Praise
Text: Romans 16:24-27
Big Idea: God is worthy of endless praise for his strengthening work and infinite wisdom.
Date: April 2, 2017
Title: Stronger Together
Text: Romans 16:1-23
Big Idea: We can accomplish far more with the Lord together than we can individually, but we each must play our role.
Date: March 26, 2017
Title: Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
Text: Romans 15:14-33
Big Idea: If the church is going to be effective in accomplishing its evangelistic mission, we've got to maintain our priorities.
Date: March 19, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Pleasure
Text: Romans 15:1-13
Big Idea: Life is not about pleasing yourself, but about serving others for the glory of God.
Date: March 12, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Personal Freedoms (Part 2)
Text: Romans 14:13-23
Big Idea: Be careful never to allow the exercise of your personal freedoms in Christ to cause another Christian to stumble.
Date: March 5, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Personal Freedoms (Part 1)
Text: Romans 14:1-12
Big Idea: The Gospel should affect the way we view our personal freedoms in Christ and keep us from being judgemental toward those who might have different convictions.
Date: February 26, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Love and Law
Text: Romans 13:8-14
Big Idea: Love is not just a warm feeling; it is doing what God requires, and he requires that we urgently keep his commands.
Date: February 12, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Christian Conduct (Part 2)
Text: Romans 13:1-7
Big Idea: The Gospel transforms the way we conduct ourselves toward believers in love toward both believers and the people of the world.
Date: February 5, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Christian Conduct (Part 1)
Text: Romans 12:9-21
Big Idea: The Gospel transforms the way we conduct ourselves toward believers in love and in peace toward the world.
Date: January 29, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward Ministry in the Church
Text: Romans 12:3-8
Big Idea: Effective ministry in and through the church is advanced when everyone humbly uses their God-given gifts to serve one another.
Date: January 22, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: A New Attitude Toward God's Will
Text: Romans 12:1-2
Big Idea: Discerning God's will doesn't have to be a mystery. He has provided a way for us to discern his good, acceptable, and perfect will.
Date: January 15, 2017
Series: New Attitudes
Title: New Attitude Toward Worship
Text: Romans 12:1
Big Idea: The gospel challenges us to think differently about why we worship and how we worship.
Date: January 8, 2017
Title: Preparing for Spiritual Harvest
Text: Matthew 9:35-38
Big Idea: We can and should expect fruitful gospel ministry in 2017, but it can't be taken for granted. We must do our part.
Date: November 20, 2016
Title: Theology to Doxology
Text: Romans 11:33-36
Big Idea: Sound theology must always lead us to passionate doxology.
Date: November 13, 2016
Title: Not As Bad As It Seems
Text: Romans 11:1-32
Big Idea: Life is not as bad as it seems because Got has a people he's chosen to save and a plan he's accomplishing in and through their lives.
Date: November 6, 2016
Title: The Ultimate Challenge
Text: Mark 8:27-38
Big Idea: Jesus doesn't want to make your life miserable, but he does want to challenge your view of things that keep you from experiencing the abundant life he desires to give.
Date: October 30, 2016
Title: Reasons for Unbelief
Text: Romans 10:1-21
Big Idea: Why do so many people live and die without ever coming to know Jesus as Savior and Lord?
Date: October 23, 2016
Title: The Riches of God's Glory (Part 3)
Text: Romans 9:30-33
Big Idea: Paul draws his final conclusions about why the people of Israel hardened their hearts toward Christ while the Gentiles received the gospel eagerly.
Date: October 16, 2016
Title: The Riches of God's Glory (Part 2)
Text: Romans 9:19-29
Big Idea: Paul explains Israel's rejection of Jesus in light of God's sovereignty. Salvation is by God's sovereign grace, not man's free choice.
Date: October 9, 2016
Title: The Riches of God's Glory (Part 1)
Text: Romans 9:6-18
Big Idea: Paul explains Israel's rejection of Jesus in light of God's sovereignty. Salvation is by God's sovereign grace, not man's free choice.
Date: October 2, 2016
Title: The Heart of Evangelism
Text: Romans 9:1-5
Big Idea: Paul shows us that the heart behind biblical evangelism is love for God and love for lost people.
Date: September 25, 2016
Title: Power Perfected in Weakness
Text: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Big Idea: The world may not value weakness, but from God's perspective we can see that when we are weak, we are truly strong.
Date: September 18, 2016
Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: Nothing Can Separate Us
Text: Romans 8:28-39
Big Idea: No matter how we fail or what troubles come our way, nothing can separate us from the sovereign, loving, and saving purposes of God.
Date: September 11, 2016
Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: Foundations of Faith
Text: Romans 8:29-30
Big Idea: Believing that God will work all things together for the good of his people doesn't require a leap of faith. Rather, it's upheld by the reality of God's sovereignty in salvation.
Date: June 12, 2016
Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: Killing Sin
Text: Romans 8:9-11
Big Idea: You must be killing sin or it will be killing you.
Date: May 29, 2016
Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: A Mindset for Godly Living
Text: Romans 8:5-8
Big Idea: Victory over sin is just as much about the way you think, as it is about the decisions you make.
Date: May 22, 2016
Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: Free at Last
Text: Romans 8:1-4
Big Idea: How do you overcome indwelling sin? This message explores how the Spirit secures our position in Christ, which sets us free from the power of sin and death.
Date: May 15, 2016
Title: The War Within
Text: Romans 7:14-25
Big Idea: True freedom from sin will never be found keeping the law (even though the law is good), because of the gigantic gap between the demands of the law and the sinfulness of the flesh. Only the cross of Christ can bridge that gap.
Date: May 8, 2016
Title: Heaven, My Home
Text: Psalm 23:6
Big Idea: We can endure the difficulties of this life with joy because of the hope of heaven.
Date: April 24, 2016
Title: True Freedom
Text: Romans 7:1-13
Big Idea: Being free from sin does not depend on keeping more rules, but on properly understanding the relationship between law and sin.
Date: April 17, 2016
Title: Walk In Newness of Life
Text: Romans 6:5-23
Big Idea: Paul shows us what it practically means to find your identity in Christ and then to walk in newness of life.
Date: April 10, 2016
Title: You Must Die to Really Live
Text: Romans 6:1-4
Big Idea: The Grace of God in Jesus Christ does provide freedom, but freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.
Date: April 3, 2016
Title: Ambushed
Text: Selected Scriptures
Big Idea: The Devil will exploit every weakness you have in an attempt to devour you.
Date: March 20, 2016
Title: What Grieves God's Heart?
Text: Luke 19:41-44
Big Idea: While the people of Jerusalem celebrated the arrival of Israel's long awaited king, the king wept over the people. This text shows us why Jesus cried and what grieves the heart of God.
Date: March 13, 2016
Title: Grace Overcame Where Death Once Reigned
Text: Romans 5:12-21
Big Idea: Paul contrasts Adam with Christ. All that Adam brought into the world. Christ overcame.
Date: March 6, 2016
Title: Blessed Beyond Measure
Text: Romans 5:1-11
Big Idea: Not only does God freely justify sinners by faith alone, he also pours out his blessings on those he graciously justifies.
Date: February 28, 2016
Title: Justification by Divine Accomplichment, Not Human Achievement
Text: Romans 4:18-25
Big Idea: By following the footsteps of Abraham's faith we can discover how we can truly become righteous in God's sight.
Date: February 21, 2016
Title: Justification by Grace, Not Law
Text: Romans 4:9-17
Big Idea: By following the footsteps of Abraham's faith we can discover how we can truly become righteous in God's sight.
Date: February 14, 2016
Title: Justification by Faith Not Works
Text: Romans 4:1-18
Big Idea: By following the footsteps of Abraham's faith we can discover how we can truly become righteous in God's sight.
Date: February 7, 2016
Title: The Righteousness of God that Comes by Faith
Text: Romans 3:21-31
Big Idea: The saving righteousness of God is available to everyone through faith in Jesus Christ.
Date: January 31, 2016
Title: Under the Power of Sin
Text: Romans 3:9-20
Big Idea: The failure to honor God is a universal problem. Both Jews and Gentiles together are under the power of sin and have failed to keep God's law; consequently, no one is righteous.
Date: January 24, 2016
Title: I Object!
Text: Romans 3:1-8
Big Idea: Paul anticipates and answers Jewish objections to his argument that both Jews and Gentiles will be equally condemned for unrepentant sin apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
Date: January 10, 2016
Title: God's Righteous Judgment (Part 2)
Text: Romans 2:1-16
Big Idea: Before Judging others for their sins, we must understand that we need salvation just as much because God will equally and righteously judge us for our sins.
Date: January 3, 2016
Title: God's Righteous Judgment (Part 1)
Text: Romans 2:1-16
Big Idea: Before Judging others for their sins, we must understand that we need salvation just as much because God will equally and righteously judge us for our sins.