On Sunday morning, we continued our series through the book of Matthew by looking at some habits of Jesus revealed in Matthew 15-16. What we discover is that even in the face of people’s habit of disbelief and rejection, Jesus’ habit is compassion.
In the evening service, we continued our Persevering Love series by talking about the immense privilege that husbands have as disciple-makers of their wives.
“Love or Leaven?” – Matthew 15:29-16:12
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On summer Sunday nights at 6:00,
we invite you to join us for our series on marriage.
Whether you are a child, an adult, unmarried or married, we hope you’ll join us to discover the meaning of marriage and to see how Jesus transforms our marriages and strengthens us with His persevering love. Whether we’re talking about parenting, marriage, money or our personal preferences, the Bible has the answer and is the Truth we need.
If you are unable to come on Sunday nights, click the links below to listen to each topic as they become available:
- Marriage Testimony of Pastor Timothy and Tracy – So often marriage is quite ordinary. It involves changing diapers, companionable silence, doing laundry, watching movies together, parenting, going on dates. But in all the ordinary, God’s extraordinary grace can be clear. Through the joys and struggles alike, this testimony shares how Jesus taught Timothy and Tracy how He must be central to their marriage.
- “What’s the Point?!” – What is marriage all about? Have Christians spent more time talking about what it’s not and not enough about what it is? How does Jesus relate to marriage? If we don’t get the answers to these questions, we simply won’t get marriage.
- The Disciple-Making Wife – Jesus’ commission to make disciples doesn’t just apply to people “out there,” but it also applies to the people closest to us – including our spouses. In this sermon, Pastor Timothy explores the Scripture to show us that wives have a unique role and privilege to make disciples of their husbands.
- The Disciple-Making Husband – Not only do wives have the disciple-making privilege, but husbands have the awesome joy to disciple their wives, too. In looking primarily at Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3, we see more specifically what it means to be a disciple-maker of your wife.
On April 27th, we began our 5-week sermon series through various stories and Bible passages to discover how the gospel affects our time and our busyness. We hope you’ll be able to join us and that you also invite others who are feeling weighed down by the various demands of life.
Here is a list of topics that we will be going through:
Week 1: Saved or Deceived?
Scripture – Luke 8:4-15
Maybe your life seems pointless because you don’t really know Jesus. If you do know Jesus, don’t fall into the traps of the unsaved. Jesus died to affect our lives and change how we relate to things around us.
Week 2: Worshipful Time or Wasted Time?
Scripture – Luke 10:25-11:12
We are commanded to obey, but true obedience only flows when we come and sit at the feet of Jesus. Therefore, we should be compelled to pray because everything we do in life is dependent on Him. Our lives should be lived out in faith that He will provide.
Week 3: Purposeful or Sleepwalking?
Scripture – Ephesians 5:15-17
Prayer will unite us to the answers God gives us in His Word. Now, what are the biblical priorities that God gives us in life? Do we have a grid through which we should make decisions? The Bible says we are to do all things decently and orderly. Ultimately, all of life is to be done for the glory of God. Each priority is a concern because Jesus has died to enable us to redeem the time.
Week 4: Shrewd or Sinful?
Scripture – Luke 16:1-13
In our immensely busy culture, we may decide we simply want “calm.” We turn to things that dull our thinking and keep us distracted. We make plans for ourselves and our children that fill up our schedules. Eventually we shut down and say, “Enough is enough.” But instead of working on what we should be doing, we turn to lesser things. How do we know if we’re doing what’s right or what’s wrong? The answer is not choosing to not be busy. Instead, differentiate busyness from being a busybody. This message will unfold Jesus’ parable of the shrewd manager. He knew how to be creative in what he was doing (in sin). How much more should we who are declared righteous in Christ be shrewd in accomplishing things for God’s glory?
Scripture – Romans 12:1-2
In the end, we have to ask ourselves this question, “Whose will do we desire to live for?” If we answer God’s, then we have to take radical steps to change our lives. This passage will talk about the radical claims of Christ and will also reveal how all of this can be done with real REST in Christ (Matthew 11:28-30). This message will also answer some objections people will have with not doing some things (i.e. – “What if my child will never learn an instrument or play a sport?” or “If I don’t do this or that, I won’t feel fulfilled.” or “I just don’t have time for that.”)
On Sunday nights, we studied the biblical priorities we must work through in order to schedule our lives according to God’s plan. This three-part series takes us from our personal relationship with the Lord to our relationship with others, the church and also our free time.