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May 21, 2017
Carrying
If we trust that there is power and creativity behind the gifting and if we let the boss, our Lord, instruct us on our use of those gifts, our gifts CAN BE life giving because He is the God who could bring life to the dry bones of Israel and He can make your offering, your heartwork, fill others with new life.
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  • May 21, 2017Carrying
    May 21, 2017
    Carrying
    If we trust that there is power and creativity behind the gifting and if we let the boss, our Lord, instruct us on our use of those gifts, our gifts CAN BE life giving because He is the God who could bring life to the dry bones of Israel and He can make your offering, your heartwork, fill others with new life.
  • May 14, 2017Grace Names Us
    May 14, 2017
    Grace Names Us
    There is something about what we are called that tends to point to what we are called to. Jesus seeks to name us because when we are named we find our story; our destiny
  • May 8, 2017Grace Extends to All
    May 8, 2017
    Grace Extends to All
    Be careful that you don't walk away rom the grace of God because you cannot handle how generous He is.

    "Or are you envious because I am generous?" (Matthew 20:15)
  • Apr 30, 2017Speaking in Other Languages
    Apr 30, 2017
    Speaking in Other Languages

    Will we, the church, continue to learn new languages?

    the language of apology | the language of inclusion | the language of forgiveness | the language of humanity | the language of patience | the language of goodness | the language of presence
     
    "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
  • Apr 23, 2017The Event of Resurrection
    Apr 23, 2017
    The Event of Resurrection

    A Christianity that promises absolute comfort, unexamined certainty, and elitist ans smug behavior doesn't fit nicely within our gospel accounts.

    Jesus resurrection re-imagines our expectations for the faith. He is now God "on the loose" - he cannot be tamed or predicted.

    Chaosmos (Chaos - pulled apart, Chosmos - put together)
    We are transformed when we are pulled apart and put together at the same time.

  • Apr 16, 2017Empty and Open
    Apr 16, 2017
    Empty and Open
    "The world best kept secret: that love need not be scarce." - Karen Dombeck

    If the tomb of Jesus is found to be empty and open, the maybe the tombs that we tend (regret, brokenness, scarcity, profound sadness) can be found empty and open, as well.
  • Apr 9, 2017Donkey One
    Apr 9, 2017
    Donkey One
    We affirm our faith in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, who set aside the privileges of deity, emptied himself and took on the status of a slave. He became human!
  • Apr 2, 2017Driven
    Apr 2, 2017
    Driven
    Remember, in the end, that it is not perfect people that drive out fear - but perfect love that drives out fear. Let Him drive, starting with right now.
  • Mar 26, 2017How to Fall Asleep in Church
    Mar 26, 2017
    How to Fall Asleep in Church
    Just like water must be the right temperature to be transformed by a tea bag., we must have the right temperament to be transformed by the Holy Spirit. If you're not being transformed, don't blame the tea bag.
  • Mar 19, 2017Entering the New Heaven and the New Earth
    Mar 19, 2017
    Entering the New Heaven and the New Earth
    If the city is the Church built upon the foundations of the testimony of the Apostles to Christ, if the River is the Holy Spirit, what is the fruit? The fruit is the fruit of the Gospel - people converted, lives changed, sins forgiven, and characters healed. We are the fruit of the Tree of Life - and it is our privilege to share the Gospel of the Tree of Life with others.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mar 19, 2017
Entering the New Heaven and the New Earth
If the city is the Church built upon the foundations of the testimony of the Apostles to Christ, if the River is the Holy Spirit, what is the fruit? The fruit is the fruit of the Gospel - people converted, lives changed, sins forgiven, and characters healed. We are the fruit of the Tree of Life - and it is our privilege to share the Gospel of the Tree of Life with others.
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  • Mar 19, 2017Entering the New Heaven and the New Earth
    Mar 19, 2017
    Entering the New Heaven and the New Earth
    If the city is the Church built upon the foundations of the testimony of the Apostles to Christ, if the River is the Holy Spirit, what is the fruit? The fruit is the fruit of the Gospel - people converted, lives changed, sins forgiven, and characters healed. We are the fruit of the Tree of Life - and it is our privilege to share the Gospel of the Tree of Life with others.
  • Mar 5, 2017Lamb Light
    Mar 5, 2017
    Lamb Light
    The love of God is not just any old kind of love. It is the greatest most wonderful love we could possibly imagine. It is a love that will not let us go, that loves us despite all our sin, our brokenness, and our betrayals. It is the steadfast love of the LORD, it is the self-giving love of the great artist who created the universe, and it is the sacrificial love of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World.
  • Feb 26, 2017Transformed by Generosity
    Feb 26, 2017
    Transformed by Generosity
    The early church was filled with the Holy Spirit, and miraculous things happened. One miraculous aspect of this Spirit-filled fellowship was that it was generous. The world saw the love and the generosity of the early church, and the result was growth.
  • Feb 19, 2017A Tale of Two Women
    Feb 19, 2017
    A Tale of Two Women
    It is a mistake to hear the words of Paul as if they were meant to nullify wisdom or to indicate that God's wisdom is a kind of foolishness. Instead, what Paul means is simple. While the deep wisdom of God may seem to be foolishness to the wise of this word, it is in fact the most practical thing of all. Why? Because in the end, wisdom and love are, and will be, the most powerful force in all the world.
  • Feb 12, 2017Transformed Living in Hard Times
    Feb 12, 2017
    Transformed Living in Hard Times
    Being Christian in this world is not easy but we are strengthened by our sufferings and the pressure of being different in our society so that we receive the blessing God promises those who are called by his name.
  • Feb 5, 2017Worship that Transforms
    Feb 5, 2017
    Worship that Transforms
    Jesus, though he was in the very form of God did not take and maintain that royal position. Instead, he was willing to be humbled and take on the form of a servant becoming obedient to the Father even unto death, death on a cross. If we are to have the same mind as Christ, the we too must become lambs willing to be slain for the sins of the world - not as Jesus was but in our own way.
  • Jan 29, 2017Heaven Revealed
    Jan 29, 2017
    Heaven Revealed
    Would you like to be more practiced at telling and sharing not only the gospel but also the stories of the Bible? Learn to tell five stories and develop a fluency for sharing in comfortable, natural ways.
  • Jan 22, 2017Where Transformation Occurs
    Jan 22, 2017
    Where Transformation Occurs
    If we are faithful there is a blessing to be received, a blessing that extends to all eternity. In hard times, we can hold onto the promise of Christ that “Blessed are those who  hear these words and take to heart what is written” (Revelation 1:3 paraphrased)
  • Jan 15, 2017He Comes to Make All Things New
    Jan 15, 2017
    He Comes to Make All Things New
    If we want to become new people, if we want to find new life, if we want to face the challenges of our own day, we can trust the One who is the Lord of history who can make all things new.
  • Jan 10, 2017Becoming a Radical New Me
    Jan 10, 2017
    Becoming a Radical New Me
    Do you want to be the same on January 1, 2018 as you are today? Without new life, you will have the same sins, the same shortcomings, experience the same failures, live the same guilt and shame, as you do today. If you want to be radically different, experience what it means to have a new life in Christ.

Dec 25, 2016
The End of our Longing
The savior we have been longing for is born this day! The reason for our longing has been fulfilled.
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  • Dec 25, 2016The End of our Longing
    Dec 25, 2016
    The End of our Longing
    The savior we have been longing for is born this day! The reason for our longing has been fulfilled.
  • Dec 24, 2016Longing for the Light
    Dec 24, 2016
    Longing for the Light
    On Christmas Eve, it is enough to stop and ponder the darkness of our world, the darkness of the world of Jesus, and the darkness of the ancient world and marvel at a single fact: into this darkness the Wisdom of the Ages came not in power, not in majesty, not in a blinding physical light like some atomic explosion, but in the first cry of a new born baby, a cry that could even be heard a half a block away. His coming was like a flickering candle in the night, but it changed everything. The true light that can enlighten every single human life had come into the world.
  • Dec 18, 2016Longing for Comfort
    Dec 18, 2016
    Longing for Comfort
    We have been comforted by Christ. Now it is our turn to share the Good News that the Messiah is coming - indeed he has already come. He did come as we expected. It is better than we expected. He came as a Suffering Servant to share the hidden wisdom and compassion of God with the entire world.
  • Dec 11, 2016Longing for Justice
    Dec 11, 2016
    Longing for Justice
    The cross is the great reminder of the reality that God suffers injustice with everyone who suffers injustice. Christ was arrested unjustly, tried unjustly, and crucified unjustly. God knows and understands the reality and power of injustice. The cross is where the mercy and justice of God meet - and it is a reminder that God is with us when we suffer injustice.
  • Dec 4, 2016Longing for a Spirit Filled Leader
    Dec 4, 2016
    Longing for a Spirit Filled Leader
    As Christians, we can and should pray that our leaders will have that hidden wisdom of which the apostle Paul speaks (1 Corinthians 2:6-8). We can pray that they will be wise in such a way that they can see beneath the surface to the true, hidden causes of things (Isaiah 3-4). Finally, we can pray that they will be righteous and do justice, especially toward the poor and the oppressed (vv. 4).images We can pray that our leaders will serve us with a humble spirit of service, and not simply with a desire for more and more power. We cannot achieve a kind of leadership that promotes the healing of the world by our own powers. If lions are to ly down with lambs, we need the power of God, the power shown on the Cross, to allow that to happen.
  • Nov 27, 2016A Snowplow In Memphis
    Nov 27, 2016
    A Snowplow In Memphis
    ...and we- because Jesus Christ forged a path, clearing away all that is wrong and twisted -we now have a way...from earth to heaven...We have THE path, the True path.

Sep 11, 2016
The Prayer of Protection
In Christ, we see the fullness of God's wisdom and teh depths of his answers to our prayers for protection. His providence and his love extend beyond our imagination into eternity.
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  • Sep 11, 2016The Prayer of Protection
    Sep 11, 2016
    The Prayer of Protection
    In Christ, we see the fullness of God's wisdom and teh depths of his answers to our prayers for protection. His providence and his love extend beyond our imagination into eternity.
  • Sep 4, 2016Lord, Teach Us to be Thankful
    Sep 4, 2016
    Lord, Teach Us to be Thankful
    There can be no vital prayer life without thanksgiving. Eventually a thankless prayer life will become no prayer life at all. To thank God is to remember his blessings, accept his judgments, and know that, "in all things God is working together for the good for those who live him."
  • Aug 14, 2016God Know Me
    Aug 14, 2016
    God Know Me
    Pastor Chris Scruggs kicks of the "Lord Teach Me To Pray" sermon series.