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Nov 30, 2014

Judges 21:25 / 1 Samuel 8


When the world seeks to allow man to lead, rather than submit to the authority of God, the result is chaos. Israel believed Saul to be the answer, but God rejected Saul. After David and Solomon, the majority of kings in the history of Israel and Judah would be tainted and marred. There have...

Nov 23, 2014

2 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Corinthians 8:9


“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.”  2 Corinthians 4:15


Grace and gratitude are inextricably connected


Grace and Gratitude . . .


·         There is no expression of

Nov 16, 2014

1 Thessalonians 5:18; Colossians 2:6-7

The Need for Gratitude . . .


Where godlessness abounds, gratefulness is absent.  (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

·         A heart that lacks gratitude is indicative of a heart that is full of self.

·         At the core of ungratefulness is the belief that we don’t need God.



Nov 9, 2014

Pastor Shawn reviews the State of our Church by stating our vision statement and what we are doing to be the church God has called us to be. How are doing in our goal of being an epicenter of God's Activity from which He will shake the nations for His Glory? Who is God bringing to our church and for what purpose? What...

Nov 2, 2014

Jonah 3-4


A Change of Heart . . .?


There is a shift in Jonah’s response to God’s call, but not necessarily a heart change. 

·         Jonah went to Nineveh, but his heart may have still been in Tarshish.

o   A reluctant heart will eventually outpace a morally deistic life.


Three Observations . . .