November 26, 2017 “What Do You Value?”

In Luke chapter 12 Jesus ask His followers to be courageous, to push through fear. Specifically to stop focusing on what the rest of the world runs after, to stop stock piling resources, and to start selling what you don’t need and give to Kingdom work. Jesus makes such a strong, fearful, challenge because our treasure and our heart are in the same place, (Luke 12:34). Jesus wants us to trust the King (God) more that money. If we trust & love the King, He is pleased to give us His Kingdom. We trade way up!

Scripture Reading: Luke 12:22-34

Sermon Length – 19:53

November 19, 2017 “God Models Forgiveness”

God modeled forgiveness when, in love, He sent Jesus  to earth (John 3:16-17).  Jesus gave His life in order to forgive us (Matthew 26:28; Romans 10:13).  Jesus’ forgiveness is so radical He even asked His Father to forgive those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34)!  Forgiveness isn’t justice, it’s mercy.  The people who crucified Jesus didn’t deserve it, but He gave it just the same.  Relationships thrive when the person that was hurt extends mercy, grace and forgiveness (Romans 5:20).

Christians are not challenged to only be nice to nice people, they are called to be like God.  Healthy relationships thrive only amid mercy, grace and forgiveness!

Scripture Reading: Luke 23:32-37

Sermon Length – 19:44

November 12, 2017 “God Motivates Us”

If you have been forgiven by God, if you have received and experienced God’s forgiveness, you will forgive others. A natural result of being forgiven is to readily forgive others.

What is forgiveness? 1. You don’t take revenge; 2. You desire good for them; and 3. You seek to restore the relationship, if possible.

Forgiveness is not: 1. The absence of anger toward sin; 2. Forgiveness may not remove sins consequences; and 3. Forgiveness of an unrepentant person doesn’t look the same as forgiveness of a repentant person. Let gratitude in your heart motivate you to more easily forgive.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:9-15

Sermon Length – 28:40

November 5, 2017 “God Pushes the Envelope”

God pushes the envelope on forgiveness. How can we forgive and love, in a meaningful way, difficult, hateful, cruel, greedy, selfish, unkind and wicked people?

#1 Look Inward. Reflect on sin in your own life and how much Christ has forgiven you. “ . . . He who has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47b

#2 Look Upward. God is kind to ungrateful, wicked people. “Be Merciful, just as you Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36.

Do you have someone you need to forgive and no longer hold their offenses against them?

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:27-36

Sermon Length – 22:43

October 29, 2017 Carlene Kohler Message

Do you know that you are known BY God? Do you know Him? Through prayer and time in the Bible we grow in our knowledge of Who He is and who we are in Him.  Spend time with Jesus, seek to go deeper in your relationship with Him. You won’t be disappointed.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 121

Sermon Length – 42:09