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Being Spiritually F.A.T.

December 1, 2013 | Acts 8:26-40 | generosity

Many people may feel that they got too physically “fat” from Thanksgiving, but in this sermon, Pastor Gary helps us understand how to be more spiritually F.A.T. – Faithful, Available and Teachable by observing how those in the early church let God’s Spirit FLOW through them.

Radical Generosity

November 24, 2013 | 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 | generosity

In this sermon Pastor Gary helps us understand how giving releases the FLOW of God’s life, essence, and resources into our life. We don’t give to get. We give to give.

Against the FLOW of Black Friday

November 22, 2013 | Black Friday, Christ, consumerism, Gary Combs, generosity, giving, God, materialism, thanksgiving

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your

Freely Receive, Freely Give

November 17, 2013 | Matthew 10:1-10 | generosity

Pastor Gary Combs began a 3-week series entitled “FLOW” with this message from Matthew 10:1-10. This message describes the life of joyful generosity of living with one hand open to God and the other one open to others, letting God’s power and provision “flow” to and through you.

Experiencing FLOW

November 15, 2013 | bible, flow, fulfillment, Gary Combs, generosity, giving, God, happiness, jesus, joy

“Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37-38 ESV). “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 NIV). “Flow is… being completely involved in an activity for

Serving God With Our Wealth: The Parable of the Rich Fool

July 21, 2013 | Luke 12:13-21 | finances, generosity

Mike Laramee kicks off our Parables sermon series. Parables are little stories Jesus told with kingdom ideas. In this sermon, he helps us understand the Parable of the Rich Fool and challenges us to serve God with our wealth.

Time for Sacrifice

November 4, 2012 | Romans 12:1-2 | discipleship, generosity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Time to Thrive” sermon series with this message from Romans 12 entitled: “Time for Sacrifice.” This message describes how we can truly thrive by offering ourselves as living sacrifices to God. It may seem counter intuitive, but giving yourself fully to God results in living a truly abundant life!

Time for Serving

October 28, 2012 | Philippians 2:1-11 | discipleship, generosity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Time to Thrive” sermon series with this message from Philippians about how Christ humbled himself and became a servant, considering others better than Himself. In this message entitled, “Time for Serving,” Pastor Gary describes how God has shaped us to have the same mind as Christ and to serve His purpose.

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.

The Fish: Turning Your Life’s Purpose Over to God

August 22, 2010 | Luke 5:1-11 | generosity, purpose

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the “Go Deep” series with this third message from Luke 5. This message looks at the meaning of the fish.