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Kingdoms Need Servants

August 31, 2014 | Matthew 20:25-28 | generosity, three commitments

In this conclusion to our “Simplify Your Life”, Mike Laramee helps us understand what it looks like to make an impact in the Kingdom of God – we must be humble, available, and faithful.

People Need People

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

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.

First Things First

August 17, 2014 | Mark 12:30 | three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Simplify Your Life” series with this message from Mark 12:30. In the book of Mark, Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment. In a sense he was asked to simplify all of the writings of Scripture down to one simple statement. Jesus didn’t pause. He gave them a simple command to celebrate God with all of your love. We can hear and follow this same simple command.

Less is More

August 10, 2014 | Matthew 4:19 | three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week message series entitled “Simplify Your Life” with this message from Matthew 4:19about Christ’s simple call. Jesus challenged his disciples with a simple call: “Follow me.” Jesus called them to a relationship with Him. He called them to be Jesus-followers. Of course, this meant leaving everything else behind. He called them to simplicity, but he also called them to a radical life change. Jesus still makes this same simple call. We make it too complicated. But it’s simple. Do you want to learn how “less is really more?”

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 to Connect to God’s People

August 12, 2012 | Romans 12:4-5 | community, three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “iCommit” series with this message from Romans. 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 make 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.

iCommit to Celebrate God’s Son

August 5, 2012 | Mark 12:30 | three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “iCommit” series with this message about the importance of making a simple commitment to worship God by giving Jesus first place in your life. This message is taken from Mark 12:30 where Jesus simplifies all of Scripture by teaching the great commandment to love 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.

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.