May 29, 2016 – Worship

Songs:

  • The Name of the Lord
  • Blessed be the Name Lord
  • Take My Life (with Prayer)
  • Communion: My Jesus I Love Thee
  • Offering: The Name of the Lord
  • Benediction

May 22, 2016 – Worship

Worship for Sunday May 22nd.

Cover the Earth:

He Reigns:

Instrument for a Noble Purpose:

The Power of your Name:

To Live is Christ:

May 15, 2016 – Gift of the Holy Spirit

Joseph Roethlisberger

Scripture:

  • Genesis 11:1-9
  • Acts 2:1-21
  • John 14:8-17; 25-27

Key Point:

  • Why would God scatter the people?  The people were gathering and progressing.  What was missing was God!  He was not center to decisions.
  • Call on Lord.  Do not be bogged down by self-made restrictions in the name of the institutional church.  Let God lead us, fill us with the Holy Spirit and let it build the church.
  • Jesus commanded disciple to go do great works, they we will do “greater works.” How is that possible – Jesus is God.  Reference is the great works to come after Jesus passed when we have a place in the kingdom.  The work is bringing people to the Lord, for eternal life.
  • Being equipped, embodied with the Holy Spirit, are we truly listening to what God wants us to do, or are we doing “works” as we see it should be?

May 8, 2016 – Worship

Songs:

  • Blessed Be Your Name
  • Mighty to Save
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Break Every Chain (with Prayer)
  • Communion: In Christ Alone
  • Offering: We Believe
  • Benediction

May 8, 2016 – Where are You in Prayer?

Pastor Trevor Smith

Scripture: Acts 16:16-34

Key Points:

  • We must be in prayer in all things, small and big.  We must orient ourselves in prayer and worship.
  • Rejoice in afflictions, trials.  Seeing this, people will be drawn in to the kingdom. (The jailer wanting to know how he could be saved, after witnessing Paul and Silas putting trust in God, even when they had the opportunity to escape)
  • Prayer is a daily activity and actively, proactively doing this manifests in your life.

 

May 1, 2016 – Usability for Above and Beyond

Rev. Jim Monck

Scripture:

  • Mark 8

Key Point:

  • Seven feeds the crowd of thousands with seven loaves and five fish.  The crowd listened to Jesus preach for three days, having been satisfied with what they were fed (not hungry)
  • How to have family devotion with little time and diverse ages. How to keep the attention of kids?  The crowd listened for three days!!!
  • Four principles seen here:
    • God uses what he has and makes up the difference! Remember Moses and the staff?  That staff was used for many purposes in Exodus.   God looks at usability, not just capability.
    • God must have cooperation if he is going to work a miracle. Look at the story of the mother who’s son is going to see Jesus.  She makes him a lunch, to which Jesus has a need – he makes use of the lunch to multiply and feed the crowd of thousands. This miracle has been retold countless times!  Think if their wasn’t willingness to let go.
    • Jesus wasn’t just speaking of physical satisfaction, but also spiritual.  We long for relationship, see us as we are but love us anyway.  We long for impact – that what we are doing is something that will last, mean something to somebody.
    • There was more than enough, more at the end.  The Christian day not always easy.  Days where it’s tough.  God does give blessing – provides encouragement, what we need.

May 1, 2016 – Worship

Songs:

  • Shine, Jesus Shine
  • How Great is Our God
  • Holy Spirit
  • Communion: My Jesus I Love Thee
  • Offering: How Great is Our God
  • Benediction