God’s Earth Day

April 19, 2015

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This week, we took a look at Genesis 1 and shared a message on God’s Earth Day.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God’s created the Earth by His word, and it was good.
  2. God retained ownership of the Earth, and gave man responsibility to manage it.
  3. God will call man to account for how we used each resource he handed to us to manage.
  4. God hears the groaning of the Earth waiting for its redemption.
  5. God has a plan for the future of the Earth under Jesus’s leadership.

Here are some questions to ask as we are reading and meditating on the Word:

Who is God?

How does God see me?

How can I please Him?

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What is “Simple Church?”

October 6, 2014

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We do church where people do life … at the university … at the business office … at Starbucks … at someone’s home.

We share a meal together … We worship together … We have a conversation about the scriptures … We receive some prayer … We talk about loving our neighbors

We see ourselves as those ‘sent’ to be missional [missionaries] to our communities / neighborhood / city.

Our model is Acts 2:38-39 a simple / organic way of doing faith.

We look to multiply – where as traditional churches look to simply add – we look to multiply. The 2’s become ‘4’s the 4’s become 8’s.

By keeping it very simple – every actually gets to play!


Caring for God’s Creation as an Act of Worship

April 27, 2014

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This week, we took a look at Genesis 1:26-31 and received a message on Caring for God’s Creation as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Caring for God’s Creation as an Act of Worship the Genesis 1:26-31:

  1. God made the Universe.
  1. God created man in His image.
  1. God commanded man to conquer and rule the Earth.
  1. God gave man the job to work and keep the Garden.
  1. God is restoring us to steward the earth as an act of worship.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


God Converts an Act of Terror into a Triumph of Love

August 3, 2011

 

As we have been studying the Book of Acts, we have encountered prayer, preaching, and supernatural healings.  We have also taken note of ongoing persecution of the early church.

In this week’s reading, we will witness the account of the first murder of a Christ follower.  Although Stephen’s position was a food server, and not a preacher or evangelist, he was the first Christian martyr in history.

While some might have expected the violent oppression to quench the fire of the young church, Stephen’s reactions actually turned an act of terror into a triumph, and have served as a model for Christians facing persecution worldwide down through the ages. 

(By the way, an estimated 70 million Christians have paid for their faith with their lives–a staggering 2/3 of these in the last century!)

Here are some of the questions we will answer this Sunday:

o How does persecution of the church fit into God’s plan?
o How does God prepare the church for persecution?
o How does Stephen demonstrate he has been freed from fear of death in this passage?
o How does God put Love on display through the gruesome details of the murder of Stephen?

If you would care to look ahead, feel free to review Acts 7:54-60, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “God Converts an Act of Terror into a Triumph of Love”.