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Scandalous Grace

Sermon Title: Scandalous Grace
Scripture Reading: Romans 2:4; 6:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-10; 3:1-12; Galatians 6:14-15

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Nobody understood grace better than the Apostle Paul. He was a strict, law-abiding Pharisee who persecuted Christians before he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. But once he encountered the risen Jesus, Paul was changed and then given a revelation of how God wanted to pour out his grace on the Gentiles. And what's even more shocking, God wanted to use Paul to extend this grace to everyone. In Scandalous Grace, Pastor David shares how Christ calls the church to accept people where they are and invite them to encounter the transforming power of God's love.

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May 5 bulletin

Cultivating & Letting Go (3 of 6)

Sermon Series: Cultivating & Letting Go | Lent 2019
Sermon Title: God, Have Mercy On Me
Scripture Reading: Isa. 55:1-9; Psa. 63:1-8; I Cor. 10:1-13; Luke 18:9-14

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Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector calls us to see ourselves the way God does and to repent of our sins. Repentance literally means to change your mind and allow God to have his way in your life. We repent by first humbly admitting our sin to God and by asking his forgiveness. And so, our repentance must be sincere and recognize God’s mercy. As a result, God changes us from the inside-out. Listen as John Yeatts (Pastor Emeritus) shares how we can repent of our sins and cultivate God’s life in us.

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March 24 bulletin
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Missio Dei (2 of 6)

Sermon Series: Missio Dei - A Worship Series on the Mission of God
Sermon Title:  Missional Jesus (2 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:14-30; Matthew 8:5-13; 9:9-13 

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Jesus is the Son sent by the Father. The divine Logos (Word) became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. In Christ we see the missional God seeking out those who are broken and lost, those who recognize their need to be healed and reconciled to God. In Missional Jesus (2 of 6), Pastor David invites us to recommit ourselves to Jesus and his risky way of crossing borders and boundaries.

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April 22 bulletin
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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Sermon Title: The Freedom of Forgiveness
Scripture Reading: Matt 18:21-35; Lk 6:36-38; Col 3:12-14

Jesus healed people and forgave their sins. His own people scoffed and said, “Only God can forgive sins!” While it’s true that God is the ultimate judge who pardons, and Jesus was and is God in the flesh, he calls those of us who are created in his image to imitate our merciful God by forgiving the sins of others who have wronged us. As disciples of Jesus, our own spiritual and physical health is at stake, as well as the health of the church, if we don't forgive others.

In The Freedom of Forgiveness, Pastor David challenges us to consider where we might be harboring bitterness and then encourages us to come into the freedom that flows from forgiveness.

Listen to the sermon and view the slides here.

July 31st bulletin