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Fresh Vision

January 31, 2016 | Luke 5:1-11 | beginnings

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus called Peter to get a fresh, new vision for life by following Him in every area of his life. We can get Christ’s fresh vision for our lives by following Jesus in everything. Jesus had a vision for Peter’s boat, his nets, and for his fish. And Jesus has a vision for your stuff, your occupation, and your life’s purpose. Will you follow him?

Fresh Family

January 24, 2016 | Ephesians 5:22 - 6:4 | beginnings, family

The apostle Paul told the Ephesians that it was God’s plan to bring everything into submission under Christ, so that everything in heaven and earth are united in Him (Eph. 1:10). It is in Christ that all things are made new! He then laid out the implications of how this new life in Christ would impact every facet of our lives, including the roles of the Christian family. We can experience this this new life in our families by being united in Christ and submitting to God’s plan for the family.

Fresh Relationships

January 17, 2016 | Philippians 2:1-5 | beginnings, family, relationships

It can be difficult to have good lifelong relationships with family, with co-workers, and even with friends. Many of our relationships end in quarrel or just dissolve in indifference. God shows us through the cross that His relationship to us is selfless, unconditionally loving, and full of mercy and grace. He commissions us to do the same with others.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he taught them that they could experience the joy of right relationships through knowing Christ. This is the secret. We need Jesus to give us peace within, before we can have peace with others. We can experience the joy of right relationships with others through Christ.

Fresh You

January 10, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 5:7 - 6:2 | beginnings

We all want to change something, but the problem is that it’s impossible to change ourselves without the help of the One who made us. This deep desire for a new and fresh you, is actually from God. In the apostle Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, he encouraged them them to fully become the new creation in Christ that God desired. We can experience the new life that God offers us through Christ.

Renew

January 3, 2016 | Joshua 8:30-35 | beginnings

What do you want to accomplish this year? Do you have financial goals, relational goals, personal goals? Have you put any thought into God’s plan for you this year? In the book of Joshua, God led the Israelites into the promised land and then instructed them to begin this new phase of their existence as a nation by pulling away and renewing their covenant with the Lord. We too can proceed into this new year by renewing our dependence in Jesus Christ and our obedience to his will.

Remember

December 27, 2015 | Joshua 3-4 | beginnings, children

When you look back on the previous year, was it everything you hoped for? Was last year something you want to forget? Here is the more important question: are you looking back at last year and forward to next year through God’s eyes? God told Joshua to prepare the Israelites to enter the promised land by following him by faith and remembering his faithfulness in their past. We too can remember God’s faithfulness to us and commit to follow him.

Reset Your Focus

February 1, 2015 | Philippians 3:12-17 | beginnings, work

In this conclusion to the RESET sermon series, Pastor Gary helps us understand how to focus our efforts towards God’s priorities and how all work is sacred when it is given to God as worship.

Reset Your Wallet

January 25, 2015 | Luke 15:11-24 | beginnings, finances

Pastor Gary Combs continues the RESET series with this message from Luke about the way the prodigal son came to his senses and returned to his father. In this parable we can see how the prodigal followed worldly wisdom in managing his finances before finally following godly wisdom and being restored.

Reset Your Calendar

January 18, 2015 | Ephesians 5:15-16 | beginnings

Pastor Gary Combs continued the “Reset” sermon series with this message from Ephesians 5:15-16 entitled “Reset Your Calendar.” Do you feel overwhelmed with busyness? Wish you had more time to enjoy life? This message gives biblical instructions on how to give your most important priorities the time on your calendar they deserve.

Reset Your Relationships

January 11, 2015 | Ephesians 4:25-32 | beginnings, family

Pastor Gary Combs continued the “Reset” sermon series with this message from Ephesians 4:25-32 entitled “Reset Your Relationships.” Do you struggle with how to handle conflict? Uncontrolled anger? Do you have an unreconciled relationship? This message addresses how to find and grant forgiveness, how to handle anger and conflict, and how to reconcile.