Join us for our new sermon series, In Christ I AM, in person or live via Facebook Live at 9am and 11am, July 4 - August 29, 2021.
The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.
It was the late Billy Graham who once said, "The strongest principle of life and blessings lies in our choice. Our life is the sum result of all the choices we make, both consciously and
unconsciously. If we can control the process of choosing, we can take control of all aspects of our life. We can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of our life. So, start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. If you don’t make a decision, then time will make it for you, and time will always side against you."
God wants His children to be proactive in following after Him. He wants us to say “yes” to the things of Christ and “no” to the world. In the last chapter of Joshua, this Godly leader in Israel issued a challenge to his people. He challenged them to put away the gods that their fathers served beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.” (24:14) This was a defining moment for the people who would follow the LORD because shortly after this challenge, Joshua would die at 110 years old.
Happy Father's Day to all our fathers in attendance today. Men, let us lead our families with the conviction to choose right.
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Throughout the week, teams and individuals participated in sports, music, worship rallies, bible stories, athlete stories and snack time. To see the highlights from the week, click on the Mega Sports Camp graphic to the left.
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The 8th and last “I AM” statement Jesus made in the gospel of John is, “I AM the true vine.” On the last night before Jesus crucifixion (the night He was betrayed), He gave his final
message to His disciples. It is interesting that he used the vineyard as a place to share this message. As he was making his way to the Garden of Gethsemane, he stopped. Hemmed in by rows of vines, the disciples gathered around. They wanted to hear every word that rolled off His lips.
He used this opportunity to explain the relationship between Him, His Father and us. Jesus is the vine, His Father is the vinedresser, and we are the branches. We have the opportunity and responsibility to bear much fruit. God will bring about the fruitfulness that needs to happen, but Jesus gives us a clear plan of what the Father expects of us.
In your Christian walk, you have opportunities every day to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God. However, you cannot do so in your own strength or skill. You need the supernatural connection to Jesus that comes only through your relationship with Him.
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Life is full of obstacles and they can be SO big, can’t they? That is when we need to trust God the most. In the Children’s Musical “Slingshot Heard ‘Round the World”, we learned that even though David was small in stature, he was BIG in faith. He knew he could not defeat the giant, Goliath, in his own power but with God, nothing is impossible.
When Jesus was walking on the face of this earth, He faced obstacles too. One of those obstacles was facing the reality that many people didn’t believe that He was Divine. They didn’t believe that He was God. That is why Jesus used the phrase “I AM” in describing Himself. It is a reference back to Exodus 3:14 where God spoke from the burning bush and identified Himself as “I AM.”
In our Bible text today, Jesus’ disciples were facing anxiety about the future. Jesus made reference that He was going away in John 13, and they could not follow Him now. Then in John 14:6, He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is showing us He is the one we must put our trust in.
Today, I want to focus on the one phrase, “I am the life.” What does this mean?
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