November 22nd, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Spreading God’s Mercy

November 22nd, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Spreading God’s Mercy

As we see in the witness of the early church in Acts 4, spreading God’s mercy happens when the church is rooted in unity and living out “resurrection life” with great power. Spreading God’s mercy ultimately connects people to Christ by meeting people’s physical and spiritual needs.

November 22nd, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Spreading God’s Mercy

November 15th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Discovering Your Purpose

November 15th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Discovering Your Purpose

Followers of Jesus are given abilities, talents and experiences that are intended to be used for God’s great purposes of making a positive difference in the world. Our challenge is to discover the unique ways we can live out the Lord’s purposes for our life.

November 15th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Discovering Your Purpose

November 8th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Guiding All Ages

November 8th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Guiding All Ages

In the story of Pentecost and through Peter’s passionate message, we can see what happens when a person is fully “gripped by the Gospel”. When we share the power of God in our own lives, we guide all ages into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

November 8th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Guiding All Ages

October 25th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Connecting All to Christ

October 25th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Connecting All to Christ

This year, more than any other, we are learning how much we need to “connect to Christ” and to each other. In the early church, we can see the impact of the Holy Spirit’s work when we pursue these types of connections.

October 25th, 2020 – Acting Out the Vision: Connecting All to Christ

October 11th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Understanding Others

October 11th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Understanding Others

Jonah knew that God is compassionate and merciful and yet this prophet concluded that this same love should not be extended to others who are not from his nation. Many times our prejudice, nationalism and racism blinds us from understanding others.

October 11th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Understanding Others

October 4th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running from Responsibility

October 4th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running from Responsibility

The Ninevites, upon hearing Jonah’s message, turned from their wicked ways and repent-ed, and God was merciful towards them. We, like Jonah, have a responsibility to share God’s message with others, even if they are our “enemies.”

October 4th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running from Responsibility

September 27th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Grace

September 27th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Grace

When Jonah hits “rock bottom,” God sends mercy in the form of a fish. Jonah is rescued, and we see that Jonah thanks God, respects God’s discipline, and worships God. As believers, we can do the same when we find ourselves in need of rescue.

September 27th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Grace

September 20th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Storms

September 20th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Storms

As Jonah disobeys the will of the Lord and tries to run away from Nineveh he experiences the consequences of the storm. As the pagan sailors are caught up in the same boat, they show the self-absorbed prophet of Yahweh how to treat people who are radically different.

September 20th, 2020 – Jonah: The Runaway Prophet – Running Away from Storms