Stronger Sermon Series

January 9 - April 3, 2022

When was the last time you wished you were stronger in your faith?  When facing a trial?  When witnessing to someone about your faith? When you gave in to a temptation?  When you thought the world was spinning out of control and everything seemed hopeless?  When a family problem was growing with little hope for resolution? When Jesus walked on the earth, He had compassion on people because He knew life was hard (John 16:33).  He challenged His followers to grow stronger in their faith by living counter culturally.  When the battles of life would come, they would be equipped to face them. Join me as we explore the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 5-7 in the “Sermon on the Mount.” 

Join us for our new sermon series, Stronger, in person or live via Facebook Live at 9am and 11am, January 9 - April 3, 2022.

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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.

  • Matters of the Heart - January 23, 2022

    The heart is the seat of the human will and emotions. When a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ, God promises to write His law on people’s hearts. We have a new nature that is capable of following and obeying God’s laws. However, that doesn’t mean the old nature goes completely away. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Our hearts can trick us and cause us to fall into the old nature whereby we sin.

    When Jesus was preaching the Sermon on the Mount, He was challenging His disciples to look deeply into their hearts and assess their motives. Were they living out of pure motives? Were they going through the motions but their heart was far away from God? Were they looking good on the outside but was there sin on the inside?

    In this sermon series “Stronger”, we are being challenged to grow stronger in our faith. Jesus wanted all His followers down through the ages to confront the world, the flesh and the devil with strength. Through Christ, we can be victorious but we must choose to follow Him wholeheartedly.

    To watch the 9am Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

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    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7

  • Shake It and Shine It - January 16, 2022

    When Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, He was challenging His followers to always be growing strong-er in their Christian walk. We have 3 enemies in this life and they are: the world, the flesh, and the devil. Jesus knew that the world will try to “squeeze us into its mold.” The flesh will try to get us to satisfy all its desires at any cost. The devil, who is a liar and a deceiver, will try get us to follow him so we can have the “greatest amount of fun.” He always shows us the short-term pleasures of sin but never the long-term consequences.

    However, these 3 enemies are not stronger than the Spirit in us. 1 John 4:4b says, “Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.” Therefore, we can go out in the world and make a difference in our culture. Like a person who grows stronger by exercising, we grow stronger by exercising our spiritual lives.

    In our text today, He uses a very vivid picture to show us what how we ought to live. Jesus expects His followers to be the salt and the light. He expects us to intentionally minister to the world and never give up. He promises to be with us and to empower us to fulfill His calling on our lives. If we do this, we will grow stronger and the world will be blessed.

    To watch the 9am Facebook Live Service, click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.


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Reach the community & World

Incorporate believers into the church body

Develop members to devoted followers of Christ

Guide members into meaningful ministry

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