Sunday, August 18, 2019 - Peter: Self Reflection Challenged BUT Built Community


Matthew 16:12-19

Matthew 26:69-75

John 21:12, 15-17

Acts 2:37b-42

Hymns and Other Music

Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

We Are One in the Spirit

We Will Go Out with Joy

Reflection Questions

How does who you think Jesus is change how you live your life?

Have you ever felt like you have ever had to hide who you are? Why?

How does love change how you understand who you are?

Have you ever been so excited about something that you wanted to share it with others?

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - Samson: Pleasure Seeker BUT Frees the People


Judges 13:1-5, 24

Judges 16:4-9, 16-25, 29-30a

Hymns and Other Music

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Take My Life

When the Lord Redeems the Very Least

Reflection Questions

Has someone ever given you hope in something when you thought it was impossible?

Have you ever been blinded by your own desires to what’s really happening around you?

Have you ever made decisions that you quickly regretted?

Have you ever had a moment where you wanted to rectify your previous decisions?

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Mary and Martha: Critical-Unfocused BUT Jesus' Best Friends


Luke 10:38-42

John 11:1-3, 17-32

Hymns and Other Music

God of Grace and God of Glory

As the Deer

You Are My Strength When I Am Weak

All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Reflection Questions

Have you ever felt like you had to do everything?

Have you ever felt like you were unnecessarily criticized?

Have you ever been changed by an encounter with someone else that left your life more enriched?

How has a relationship changed you for the better?

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - Aaron: Poor Decision Maker BUT is God's Spokesperson

Flawed BUT Faithful Aaron gives us some hope for our own lives.


Exodus 4:10-16

Exodus 32:1-5

Exodus 32:21-25

Exodus 40:12-16

Hymns and Other Music

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

Will You Come and Follow Me

I Just Need U

I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

Reflection Questions

How often when you don’t want to do something do you default into making excuses?

Have you ever followed what was the easiest path and then regretted it?

Have you ever had a narrow view of something, which resulted in missing the bigger picture?

How hard is it to learn from previous mistakes and then take a new path?

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - the Apostles

Apostles: popularity contest BUT spreads hope


Mark 10:35-45

Luke 22:24-27

Matthew 28:16-20a

Hymns and Other Music

O Lord My God

Be Thou My Vision

Song of Hope

Reflection Questions

What do you really want out of life?

How do you feel when you think someone gets ahead of you?

Have you ever been jealous of someone? Why?

How do you give hope to people you know and those that you pass in the moment?

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - Tower of Babel: a conversation on power


Genesis 11:1-9

Hymns and Other Music

Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord!

All Creatures of Our God and King

Come! Live in the Light!

Get Back

O for a World!

Reflection Questions

Where and when have you felt the most comfortable with others?

Have you ever held on to something for all the wrong reasons?

When do you think it is good to be separated from others?

When have you felt like life for you was the most chaotic?

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - "How Did Jesus Read the Bible?"

Does matter how Jesus read the Hebrew Scriptures? Do we gain any insight for ourselves? Why does this matter?


Luke 4:16-21

Matthew 5:17-20

Matthew 22:34-40

Luke 24:44-48

Hymns and Other Music

O Lord, Our Lord

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

Love Train

May the God of Hope Go with Us

Reflection Questions

Have you ever read something that gave you new insight into your life?

How do you live a life that points to how Jesus lived?

How do you struggle with loving your neighbor as yourself?

How does your life change because of what you read in the Bible?

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - "Finding the Courage to LEAD through the Life of Esther"


Esther 2:15-17

Esther 3:1-2, 5-6, 8-11

Esther 4:1, 5-9

Esther 4:10-17

Esther 5:1-4

Hymns and Other Music

Our God Is an Awesome God

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Open My Eyes, That I May See

Come, Follow Me

Keep Your Head Up

Standing on the Promises

Reflection Questions

Have you ever felt like you were in the right place at the right time?

Have you ever witnessed someone misusing their power? How did that impact you?

How have you responded in times of great need?

How have other supported you in how you lead throughout your life?

How do you lead when you don’t have all the power?

Sunday, May 5, 2019, Sermon Series Kickoff - "Finding the Courage to...."

Series: Finding the Courage to….

May 5th: Series kickoff with the voices from the local theater cast of Mama Mia and Scripture

May 12th - LIVE through the life of Mary Magdalene

May 19th - LOVE through the life of Jonathan

May 26th - LEAD through the life of Esther

June 2nd - LET Go through the life of Esau


Mark 15:39-41

Proverbs 3:1-3

1 Samuel 18:1-5a

1 John 4:11-13

Esther 4:15-17; 5:1-2

Psalm 37:7-9

Genesis 33:3-5

Hymns and Other Music

Hallelujah! Sing Praise to Your Creator

I’ve Got Peace like a River

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

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