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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.

Worship Fully

December 6, 2009 | Matthew 2:1-12 | christmas

In the book of Matthew the story of the birth of Jesus is told within the political backdrop of the times. This Jesus was the one prophesied to be King, but He came in the most unexpected way. And from the beginning there was a battle between His Kingdom and the false king that usurped His Throne. The challenge for us is to remove our worship from the false king and to put our worship on the true King, Jesus Christ.

One Focus

August 23, 2009 | Matthew 20:25-28 | three commitments

How do we get our focus back and sustain it? One way is by becoming an active contributor to God’s Kingdom. We follow King Jesus and pour out our lives like Him. Jesus was a giver. He was committed to making a complete contribution of all that he had and all that he was. We can make becoming like Him our “One Thing.”

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.