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How to Grow as a Disciple

September 23, 2012 | Matthew 28:18-20 | discipleship

Justin Norden offers an encouraging message from Matthew 28:18-20 entitled “How to Grow as a Disciple.”

iCommit to Contribute to God’s Kingdom

August 19, 2012 | Matthew 20:25-28 | generosity, three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the 4-part series “iCommit” with this message from Matthew 20. In the book of Matthew, the mother of James and John asked Jesus for seats of authority for her sons on either side of Jesus. Jesus told her and all the disciples that following Him was not a call to be great in the way the world sees things. He said that the greatness they were called to was called servanthood. He told them to follow His example of service by being willing to contribute all that they had in serving God.

iCommit: Three Simple Commitments

July 29, 2012 | Matthew 4:19-20 | three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-part sermon series entitled “iCommit.” This series begins from Christ’s call to his disciples in Matthew 4 to “come” and “follow.” In this culture of chaotic busyness, Christ’s simple call to follow him helps us focus on what really matters.

Faith: Passing On a Godly Legacy

July 8, 2012 | Matthew 19:13-15 | parenting

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the “Family Feud” sermon series with this last message about how to pass the baton of faith on to the next generation. This message is taken from Matthew 19:13-15 where Jesus rebuked his disciples for hindering the little children to come to him. This message helps parents understand the importance of leading their children to Jesus and not being a spiritual hindrance to their faith.

Which King Will You Worship?

December 4, 2011 | Matthew 2:1-12 | christmas, worship

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new series entitled NOEL. This first message is taken from Matthew 2:1-12 which tells the story of the Magi who traveled from the East to worship the One born king of Israel. This story shows two kings. One is the false king Herod and the other is King Jesus.

About Baptism

November 27, 2011 | Matthew 3:11-17 | baptism, theology

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the Faith Foundations series with this message About Baptism. The main text for this message is Matthew 3:11-17 where John the Baptist baptizes Jesus. This message answers three important questions about baptism.

Make Life Matter

January 30, 2011 | Matthew 20:25-28

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the “Simplify Life” series with this message from Matthew 20:25-28 where Jesus teaches the new and radical economy in the Kingdom of Heaven, where the first shall be last and the last shall be first. What is this new economy? Serving and giving. That’s what makes life really matter, living a life of contribution.

Less Is More

January 9, 2011 | Matthew 4:18-20

Pastor Gary Combs begins the four part series “Simplify Life.” This first sermon looks at the simple call of Christ to “Come, follow me.”

How to Get a Perfect Score on Life

October 10, 2010 | Matthew 19:16-26

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new sermon series entitled: “PERFECT.” This message is taken from the story of the rich young ruler in Matthew 19:16-26. Here, Jesus told the young man that if he wanted to be “perfect,” he would have to sell everything and follow Him. After hearing this the disciples worried that no one could be saved. But Jesus taught them that God made it possible. Jesus is the only way to please a perfect and holy God.

Bringing Them to Jesus

May 30, 2010 | Matthew 19:13-15 | parenting

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Parenting Your Child’s Heart” series. In this message he addresses the need to lead our children to place their faith in Christ. Is there anything more important that leading your child to Christ? Jesus told the disciples to let the little children come to him. We can recognize God’s purpose for parents to be his agents in bringing them to know Jesus.