Vision

Jan 5/6 - God's Intention
Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Jan 12/13 - Your Design
Genesis 1:26-27a
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, . .”

Jan 19/20 - Others Inclusion (Jonah 1-3)
Jonah 1:2-3
“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

Jan 26/27 - Our Impact
Matthew 28:18-20
...“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

For You

“For You” is a Giving Series: Giving is not what God wants from you but what he wants for you. God wants to show us how to increase the things most important in our lives through the means of generosity. Only by giving can we receive God’s best.

Feb 2/3 – God wants your heart
Matthew 6:19-20
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."

Feb 9/10 – God wants your trust
Matthew 6:25-27
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"

Feb 16/17 – God wants your happiness
Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Feb 23/24 – God wants you saved
Ephesians 2:9-10
...not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. These steps that you participate on are NOT works. The tithes and offerings of this church are stewarded to maximize this gift of God in this community. The Biblical mandate to give to God is the single most powerful recruitment tool for talented people. We need you. Will you be all in for the vision of God in this body?

Walk This Way

We are going to look at 4 of the top verses that help us know the way to Walk in this life! We all want change, freedom, wisdom and rest in our lives but exactly how do we get these elusive things to happen? God’s word has some incredible insight and perhaps even NEW things for us in getting the results God wants us to have. Join the conversation as we learn to ‘Walk This Way’ . . . and yes, we are thinking about that 90’s song too.

March 2/3 – Change
Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

March 9/10 – Freedom
John 8:1-11
...Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. Who has the right to condemn you? At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

March 16/17 – Wisdom
1 Kings 3: 10-11
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,…

March 23/24 – Rest
Mark 2:27-28
Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”


It Is...

This is your time to find out the real story!  What is the deal with Christianity, the celebration of Easter and the claim that Jesus was not a man but a God.  What is it all about?  For 5 weeks we will be diving into the “it is . . . “ series.  There are so many things to discover and This is Your Time.

March 30/31   . . .  MYSTERY  
John 1:14 
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

April 6/7    . . . INWARD  
1 Samuel 16:7  
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

April 13/14 ...WELL
John 12:12-13
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!”  “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  “Blessed is the king of Israel!”

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