May 27, 2018
Whiff – The Smell of Perfume
Series: Whiff
Matthew 26:7-9 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
 
This woman did what she could, with what she had, even if it frustrated the social order of the community. Like the disciples we tend to have an "educated opinion." We need people like the woman to reminds u of "uncalculated devotion."
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  • May 27, 2018Whiff – The Smell of Perfume
    May 27, 2018
    Whiff – The Smell of Perfume
    Series: Whiff
    Matthew 26:7-9 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
     
    This woman did what she could, with what she had, even if it frustrated the social order of the community. Like the disciples we tend to have an "educated opinion." We need people like the woman to reminds u of "uncalculated devotion."
  • May 20, 2018Whiff – Charcoal Fire
    May 20, 2018
    Whiff – Charcoal Fire
    Series: Whiff
    He cleared the way for us to live for Him through faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit to live like Christ, offering His love and hospitality as we go. We call that "The aroma of Christ." We are made to be "smelly" now for all the right reasons this morning. May we continue to find avenues to promote the loving and redemptive aroma of Lord wherever we go.
  • May 13, 2018Psalm 128
    May 13, 2018
    Psalm 128
    Series: Psalms
    Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
    You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
    Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
    your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
    Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.
    May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
    May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.
  • May 6, 2018The Fruit of Friendship
    May 6, 2018
    The Fruit of Friendship
    "Here we are, you and I, and I hope a third is among us: Christ"
    - Aelred of Rievaulx
  • Apr 29, 2018Friendship Flowering
    Apr 29, 2018
    Friendship Flowering
    Friendship flowers by increased awareness
     
    "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." - John 15:15
     
    Friendship flowers because we are committed
     
    "You are my friends if you do what I command." - John 15:14
    "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." - John 15:16
  • Apr 22, 2018Friendship Watered
    Apr 22, 2018
    Friendship Watered
    "Jonathan loved David; such love transcended JOnathan's own self-interest. His love for David was indistinguishable from that of his own life."
    - Bruce Birch
  • Apr 15, 2018Fruit of Friendship – Friendship Planted
    Apr 15, 2018
    Fruit of Friendship – Friendship Planted
     
    Life is sweet just because of the friends we have made
    and the things which in common we share;
    We want to live on not because of ourselves,
    but because of the people who care;
    It's giving and doing for somebody else-
    on that all life's splendor depends,
    And the joy of this world, when you've summed it all up,
    is found in the making of friends.
     
    (an excerpt from The Making of Friends)
    Edgar Albert Guest
    es.
  • Apr 8, 2018Kiss the Wave
    Apr 8, 2018
    Kiss the Wave
     
    “I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”
    Charles Spurgeon
    .
  • Apr 1, 2018The Prestige
    Apr 1, 2018
    The Prestige
    Every magic trick has three parts, the pledge, the turn, and the prestige where we are told what is about to happen then the challenge of the trick occurs followed by the trick coming full circle and the magic worked before our eyes. A magic trick happens among us. None of us are worthy to come to the communion table. None of us are worthy to be called God's people. But, as God opens up the table to us through the promise and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, we become his body. That is the great Prestige
  • Mar 29, 2018Maundy Thursday
    Mar 29, 2018
    Maundy Thursday
    Maundy Thursday - I am, because we are: a message about community.