The values of the Kingdom of Heaven are polar opposite to the values of the Kingdom of Man, so those who desire citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven must be a different kind of people. Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am as we study the 8 marks of the Blessed Person--the person who has an inheritance in God's Kingdom.
Week 1: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Week 2: Blessed are those who Mourn Week 3: Blessed are the Meek Week 4: Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Week 5: Blessed are the Merciful Week 6: Blessed are the Pure in Heart Week 7: Blessed are the Peacemakers Week 8: Blessed are those who are Persecuted for Righteousness' Sake
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017: "The God Who Delivers: The Message of the Book of Job": The Old Testament book of Job is the oldest, and one of the most beloved, of all the books in our Bible. It deals with themes we are all familiar with: suffering, loss, doubt, and faith. The main message of the book is summarized well by King David’s words in Psalm 34:19: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Summer 2016: “Mobilized for Ministry: The Message of 2 Corinthians” This book, which is actually a letter written by the apostle Paul to the church of Corinth (in Greece), is the most personal of the apostle’s writings. Throughout this series we will learn about the nature of Christian ministry, and how God intends to use the trials of life to make us instruments of his grace in the lives of others. This series is being held during our worship hour–Sundays at 10:00am. Please join us!
August/September 2015: “Major Lessons from the Minor Prophets’: The minor prophets are the 12 books that close out the Old Testament Scriptures. Though often neglected by Christians today, these books contain timeless messages about God, man, sin and its consequences, reconciliation, and hope. Join us for this important series!
Summer 2015: “Order in the Church!”: The Book of 1 Corinthians: Our current Sunday Morning Worship series is entitled, “Order in the Church!”, which is a verse-by-verse examination of the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians. This book is incredibly relevant to our time. In this study we will be understanding what it means to be “in the world, but not of the world”–How to minister in this culture in ways that are meaningful and relevant, without being overcome by the base elements of the culture. This series will cover a variety of topics, including: The meaning of the gospel, the purpose of the church, marriage and divorce, living out our Christian callings at work, spiritual gifts, law and justice, and more.
Spring/Summer 2014: Words From the Fire: The Ten Commandments: You are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for an 11-week sermon series entitled, “Words from the Fire: A Study of the Ten Commandments.” The series title comes from a book written by theologian Albert Mohler. The focus of the series is on the abiding significance of the Ten Commandments for our own day.
Winter 2014: Living to Please Our Returning King: The Books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians: We Christians often say that we are living in the “already, but not yet.” Already Christ has come, but he has yet to return and consummate his glorious Kingdom on earth. In this sermon series, we are considering not only how the gospel of Christ changes us when we receive it, but how it should continue to change us throughout our lives. Join us on Sunday mornings as we begin this new series, “Living to Please our Returning King”–living in light of the “already,” while we wait for the “not yet.”
July 2013-Oct. 2013: How To Find Meaning in a World that Seems Meaningless: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes. In the words of OT scholar Gleason Archer, “The purpose of Ecclesiastes is to convince us of the uselessness of any world view which does not rise above the horizon of man himself. It pronounces the verdict of “vanity of vanities” upon any philosophy of life which regards the created world or human enjoyment as an end in itself…Having shown the vanity of living for worldly goals, the other then clears the way for a truly adequate world view which recognizes God Himself as the highest value of all, and the meaningful life as the one which is lived in His service.” We hope you will join us on Sundays at 10am for this very important series!
March 2013-July 2013 Faith for the Real World: The Book of James: James is one of the most practical books in all the Bible. In it we will explore such topics as trials, temptations, riches and poverty, favortism, helpful vs. destructive speech, prayer, and the list goes on. Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am and take part in this faith-building study!
Feb 2013-March 2013 God’s Pursuing Love: A Study of the Book of Jonah. Jonah was a man so consumed by hatred that he could not even bring himself to speak to his enemies, the Assyrians. But God will teach Jonah about His own compassion, which is not limited to just the “lovely” or “respectable.” As we work our way though this unique book of the Bible, we will be challenged to cultivate a God-like heart toward ALL people.
Feb 2012-Jan 2013 Who is Jesus Christ (And Why does it Matter)?: A Study of the Gospel of John (Part 2). John was written to give the world a permanent, authoritative, eye-witness account of the life and ministry of Jesus. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for this series as we examine the Gospel of John line-by-line and try to understand this amazing book.
Jan. 15-Feb. 12, 2013: Resolutions. In this series we looked at the core values of our church: evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, worship, and service.
Nov. 2011-Dec. 2011 Who is Jesus Christ (And Why does it Matter)?: A Study of the Gospel of John (Part 1). Several years ago a Christian radio station in Philadelphia sent their staff out on the streets to ask people the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?” The answers were quite diverse. One woman responded, “Jesus was a man who thought he was God.” Another woman said, “Jesus is pure essence of energy.” Others said “He was a good man.” Most simply said, “I don’t know.” This is why the Gospel of John was written. It was written to give the world a permanent, authoritative, eye-witness account of who Jesus was. According to John, Jesus was much more than just a good man or a prophet. He was “the Christ, the Son of God” (John 20:31). We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for this year-long series as we examine the Gospel of John line-by-line and try to understand all the ramifications of John’s amazing claim.
Sept. 2011-Oct. 2011: Living by Faith in Times of Uncertainty: A Study of the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk. These days it seems like we are threatened on every side: Economic uncertainty, political instability, international terrorism, losses of every sort, and the list goes on an on. How do we fight for joy in a world with such uncertainty and pain? That is the question we intend to answer in this series. There is a way to fight for joy: By learning what it means to live by faith–namely, faith in God and in his promises. Join us for this series and turn your fears into joy with us.
March 2011 – Aug. 2011: The Essential Jesus: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount. The life and message of Jesus Christ is a major topic of conversation in America today, but how many of us know what he really taught? In this series, we are looking at the most famous sermon that Jesus ever preached. It is found in the book of Matthew, chapters 5-7. In it Jesus discusses everything from prayer, to hypocrisy, to anger, to anxiety. Join us on Sundays at 10:00 and discover along with us who Jesus is, what he taught, and why it matters.
Sept. 2010 – Feb. 2011: Glorifying God in the Church: The Book of Ephesians. In this 25-week series, we considered Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, which is all about God’s plan for the church: Where it came from, why God established it, and how we can find our place in it.