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Inviting Others to Gospel Community

March 20, 2016 | Acts 2:44-47 | gospel, community, evangelism

In the book of Acts, Luke recorded how the early church was so saturated with the grace, power and love from the gospel of Christ that God continually added new believers to their number. We can be a gospel saturated community that is marked by the grace, power and love of Christ, so that we see God adding believers to our number.

Always Prepared for Gospel Sharing

March 13, 2016 | 1 Peter 3:13-16 | gospel, community, evangelism

In the apostle Peter’s first letter, he told believers that whether they are living in good times or difficult times, they should always be prepared to share the gospel hope they have in Christ with others. We can be always prepared to share our gospel hope in Christ no matter our life’s circumstance.

Ordinary Living with Gospel Intentionality

March 6, 2016 | Colossians 4:2-6 | gospel, community, evangelism

Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how we can make the gospel the center focus of our lives by building relationships, sharing the gospel, and introducing people to our community of believers. Together, these three activities will not only result in a gospel centered lifestyle for us, but it will create an invitational culture in our church that will bring those far away from God into the Kingdom. This week we want to focus on the first strand of the three, which is building relationships with unbelievers by living with gospel intentionality.

Connect to God’s People

October 11, 2015 | Romans 12:4-5 | three commitments, discipleship, community

In the book of Romans the apostle Paul told the Roman Christians that even though they had followed Christ by an individual decision they must recognize that in following Him they had become one body, connected to other believers. When we follow Christ we must make an individual decision to follow, but that leads to a corporate identity. We become the body of Christ connected to every other believer.

The Habit of Authentic Fellowship

October 5, 2014 | Acts 2:42-47 | community, discipleship

As we continue our series on the 7 Habits of Growing Christians, Pastor Gary Combs helps us understand how being in a community of people united by a devotion to the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer enable true spiritual growth.

Tattoos, tribes and true community

October 3, 2014 | jesus, God, Gary Combs, Christ, church, fellowship, community, family

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42 (ESV) What makes a true community? People use the word community to describe all sorts of social groups. But what constitutes a “true” (real, authentic, fully realized) community? If we are born into the same race or family, does… Read more »

People Need People

August 24, 2014 | Romans 12:4-5 | three commitments, community

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Simplify Your Life” series with this message from the book of Romans entitled “People Need People.” In a generation when people are asking, “Where do I belong?” God’s Word gives an answer. We belong in God’s family. In the book of Romans the apostle Paul told the Roman Christians that even though they had followed Christ by an individual decision they must recognize that in following Him they had become one body, connected to other believers. When we follow Christ, we become the body of Christ connected to every other believer.

Ignite – A People Called by His Name

September 15, 2013 | Ephesians 3:14-4:4 | revival, community

Jonathan Combs concludes our Ignite sermon series by helping us see what it means to be a people called by God’s name. What does it truly look like when a people God submit themselves to daily Bible reading, prayer, and repentance? What does it look like to be a people Ignited by God’s fire?

DNA: A Common Pursuit

September 16, 2012 | Acts 2:42-47 | prayer, community

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the sermon series “The DNA of Real Community” based on Acts 2:42-47. This message focuses on the fourth strand of “DNA,” which is the practice of praying together. This first century practice of the early church was one of its four devotions. When we pray together as the early Christians did, we are able to see the miraculous power of Christ moving in our midst.