Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Hope of the World (2)

Bill Hybels once remarked that the "local church was the hope of the world." What does that mean? In our new series we will unpack this by considering the words of Colossians 1:27 - "Christ in you the hope of glory." It is only when we have more of Christ in the life of the Church, that we will have hope to offer to the world. Our second message looks at the motive of love for our mission to be hope to the world. We love because God first loved us.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Hope of the World (1)

Bill Hybels once remarked that the "local church was the hope of the world." What does that mean? In our new series we will unpack this by considering the words of Colossians 1:27 - "Christ in you the hope of glory." It is only when we have more of Christ in the life of he Church, that we will have hope to offer to the world. Our first message delivered on Pentecost notes that Christ in the Church gives us a purpose, potential and power to turn the world upside down.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Flowers in the Desert

April Showers bring...May flowers. In the month of May we are looking at some texts that reference flowers in Scripture. This week we look at Isaiah 35 and what flowers in the desert tell us about waiting for the return of Jesus for his people.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Flower of Salvation

April Showers bring...May flowers. In the month of May we are looking at some texts that reference flowers in Scripture. This week we look at the flowering hyssop plant and trace its connection to our salvation from the Old Testament to the cross at Calvary.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to Be A Wildflower

April Showers bring...May flowers. In the month of May we are looking at some texts that reference flowers in Scripture. This week we look at Luke 12 and the familiar "lilies of the field" passage. In this text Jesus calls us to trust our Heavenly Father; what does this look like in our daily lives?

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Flowers Fall - The Word Remains

April Showers bring...May flowers. In the month of May we are looking at some texts that reference flowers in Scripture. This week we begin with 1 Peter 1:13-25 and consider what it means for us that the Bible stands forever.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

They Tried to Erase Easter!

There was quite the row in the United Kingdom this season as Cadbury Chocolates was accused of trying to erase Easter from England. No less than the Prime Minister herself entered the fray. While this turned out to be a tempest in a teapot, the idea it raised is valid; what would happen if Easter never happened? This message from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 looks at that question. HT to Pastor Kyle Idelman for sparking our thoughts.

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