November Sermons


State of the Church and Annual Charge Conference

Tools for the Spiritually Stuck

November 10th I Believe, Lord Help My Unbelief

Putting the Habit into Practice: Listen

November 17th A Thorne in the Flesh

Guest Preacher: Rev. Steve Cheyney

3rd Grade Bible Sunday

 Christ the King Sunday

November 24th In Him All Things Hold Together

Putting the Habit into Practice: Learn

 

Sermon Series

You're Speaking My Language 

 

Gary Chapman developed a theory known as love languages in his book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Last.  Chapman suggests that everyone has a way that they choose to give and receive messages of love to others, a language that they speak.  The 5 love languages are: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Gifts, Physical Touch, and Quality time.  The main idea is simple: the way we most easily get the message, “I love you, you matter” is the way that we are most likely to show others that they are loved and matter to us.  The key to healthy relationships of all kinds is to pay attention to the way that others most often show their love and then to learn to speak their (love) language.  In paying attention and learning to speak a new language we can intentionally BLESS others in effective ways that help share God’s love.  

October 13th -- Introduction and Words of Affirmation 

October 20th -- Acts of Service and Quality Time 

October 27th -- Physical Touch and Gifts 



Past Sermon Series

  • Surprise the World B.E.L.L.S

    Join us as we lay a foundation by learning about 5 habits that cultivate a missional life with God and others.  Each week we'll consider how to shape lives that reach out to God and others wit intentionality.

  • Thankful: Cultivating Gratitude in our Stewardship of God’s Kingdom Gifts

    What a harvest of blessings God has given us!  Our “Thank you!” is so much more than just words we say, it is the way we live and give in response to God’s generosity.

     

  • November

    Stronger Together: How Holy Friendship Changes Our World

    The Book of Ruth tells the story of Naomi and Ruth and how their commitment to being faithful friends saved both their lives. We’ll consider the gift of holy friendships that strengthen our faith life and help us weather the storms of life with hope and joy. 

  • October

    Wrestling with the Hard Things Jesus Teaches
    Sometimes the words in red in the Bible make us see red and yet we cannot take Jesus seriously and ignore them.  Wrestling with the hard things Jesus says can help us understand who we are and how God loves, so let’s get in the ring!

  • September

    How to Live Like a Christian
    Living as a faithful disciple in our world offers real challenges.  Whether we’re dealing with the temptations of social media or wondering how to engage those we disagree with the Book of James is full of practical advice for Christians.  Using these tools can make all the difference in our daily life.

  • August

    All the Feels
    The Psalms show us a full range of human emotions that the writers felt without censoring them.  What would it look like for us to talk honestly about the feelings we experience without hiding them from God and others?  Knowing God created all these emotions and understands can give us “all the feels.”

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