Jun 11, 2017
An Uncommon Forgiveness
The title of the current series is "Counter-Cultural." The premise is that Christians are to live and behave differently from the way world typically operates. This is not always easy. But, by applying a simple and biblical process, we can discover the joy and freedom in life that comes from an uncommon forgiveness.
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  • Jun 11, 2017An Uncommon Forgiveness
    Jun 11, 2017
    An Uncommon Forgiveness
    The title of the current series is "Counter-Cultural." The premise is that Christians are to live and behave differently from the way world typically operates. This is not always easy. But, by applying a simple and biblical process, we can discover the joy and freedom in life that comes from an uncommon forgiveness.
  • Jun 4, 2017Living Peacefully in a World of Conflict
    Jun 4, 2017
    Living Peacefully in a World of Conflict
    No one – Christian or non-Christian – is immune of conflict. Conflict can raise a challenge to any and all relationships. But for Christians, whenever conflict raises a challenge, the peace of Christ is the answer.

 

Counterculture

Does being a Christian make any difference? It should. Christians should be different . . . Counterculture because of Jesus. The values of Jesus are vastly different than the values of this world and as a result, Christians live differently because of Jesus’ values.
 
That’s what this series is all about . . . looking at the counter-cultural way that Christians live.

May 28, 2017
From License to Liberty
Sadly, the longer we are Christians the easier it is to be OK with something God’s not OK with. We get lulled into the grace abuse of license. And the only way to break free is through a liberating experience of true grace that produces more and more gratitude for all Jesus has done for us.
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  • May 28, 2017From License to Liberty
    May 28, 2017
    From License to Liberty
    Sadly, the longer we are Christians the easier it is to be OK with something God’s not OK with. We get lulled into the grace abuse of license. And the only way to break free is through a liberating experience of true grace that produces more and more gratitude for all Jesus has done for us.
  • May 21, 2017Jesus + or Jesus Only
    May 21, 2017
    Jesus + or Jesus Only
    What does it mean to be a Christian? How do I become one . . . and how do I stay one? These should be straightforward questions, but for some reason our sin and pride can get us all mixed up. We try to earn what can only be received from Christ. And we try to keep what only can be secured by Christ.

Legalism and License

The Gospel is the good news of what Jesus HAS DONE to solve our problem of
sin and separation from God. There is nothing that WE DO. We only accept it
by grace, through faith and live with joy and gratitude for what we have
received.
 
But for some reason, we have warped this wonderful news with our own versions of legalism or license. This series addresses those errors head on and points us back to the truth we need.

 


May 14, 2017
What If God…Really Meant What He Said
We see things every day that we ignore or don’t take seriously. That even applies to the Word of God. But if God really meant what He said . . . and we lived by it: Jesus would be FIRST with no rival or equal. Jesus would be the CENTER for everything we say, think and do. We would gladly DEPEND on Jesus to be right with God. Life just wouldn’t make sense without Him.
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  • May 14, 2017What If God…Really Meant What He Said
    May 14, 2017
    What If God…Really Meant What He Said
    We see things every day that we ignore or don’t take seriously. That even applies to the Word of God. But if God really meant what He said . . . and we lived by it: Jesus would be FIRST with no rival or equal. Jesus would be the CENTER for everything we say, think and do. We would gladly DEPEND on Jesus to be right with God. Life just wouldn’t make sense without Him.
  • May 7, 2017What If God…Really Used Me to Serve Others
    May 7, 2017
    What If God…Really Used Me to Serve Others
    Who knows whose future will be changed by your actions TODAY and TOMORROW and the NEXT DAY and the NEXT! There are countless numbers of people – young and old, alive today and yet to be born – whose lives will be greatly affected for all eternity based on the choices you make. That’s why it’s critical that no obstacle would stop us from getting people to Jesus.
  • Apr 30, 2017What If God…Really Spoke to Me
    Apr 30, 2017
    What If God…Really Spoke to Me
    Many Christians ask if God is speaking, but that’s the wrong question.  He is always speaking.  The real question is if we are listening. That’s the right question and the one that makes clear what we want to do and who we want to be.
  • Apr 23, 2017What if God … Really Changed Me
    Apr 23, 2017
    What if God … Really Changed Me
    Everybody has a false well that they return to over and over again that will never satisfy their real thirst. Our false wells may be different, but our actions are the same. In order to make life worth living, we run to the false well. In order to forget life when it’s hard, we run to the false well. And every time we do that, we walk away from the only true well that can satisfy . . . the living water from Jesus! That living water satisfies our true thirst . . . to be FULLY KNOWN and TRULY LOVED by God!
  • Apr 16, 2017What If God…Really Rose in my Life
    Apr 16, 2017
    What If God…Really Rose in my Life
    When we see life where we were expect death everything changes. If Jesus is the resurrection and the life it defines what we want to be and who we want to be! And Jesus becomes the answer for this life and the next – and everything in between.
  • Apr 9, 2017What If God…Really Used Me to Reach Others
    Apr 9, 2017
    What If God…Really Used Me to Reach Others
    What do you want to be? Who do you want to be? How you answer those questions and the steps that you take as a result will define your life. But not just you. It’s never just you. It will define the lives of your family . . . your friends . . . your church . . . and countless people we have never met yet! In this message, we consider what it would look like if God really used us to reach others.

What If God…

 
WHAT IF GOD . . . really used me to reach others . . . really rose in my life . . . really changed me . . . really spoke to me . . . really used me to serve others . . . really meant what he said?
 
I imagine we would be compelled to build lives that go deeper and higher and wider into Christ and live to make much of him. The results would be explosive for us and the ripple effects would go well beyond us.
 
That’s just what this series is all about!

Apr 2, 2017
Giving Generously
In this message Pastor R.W. and Pastor Chelsea teach us that we love by giving generously of our time, talent, and treasure.
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  • Apr 2, 2017Giving Generously
    Apr 2, 2017
    Giving Generously
    In this message Pastor R.W. and Pastor Chelsea teach us that we love by giving generously of our time, talent, and treasure.
  • Mar 26, 2017Love Now
    Mar 26, 2017
    Love Now
    We are always looking forward to the next thing, but we are people of NOW! For some NOW may look perfect. For others, it looks pretty impossible. While we don’t have to love everything about NOW, God calls us to be faithful to Him and to serve Him NOW . . . right where we are, whether good or bad! And every journey to a better future begins in a NOW!
  • Mar 19, 2017Love People
    Mar 19, 2017
    Love People
    All people matter to God. NO exceptions. The question is whether or not all people matter to us. The answer is in how QUICK-EYED we are and how QUICK-EYED we are becoming!
  • Mar 12, 2017Love God
    Mar 12, 2017
    Love God
    Love is a word used all the time to describe everything. It’s really easy to talk about and yet even easier to miss what it is actually about. That’s because love is not fully understand by way of explanation or description alone but through experience. Love has to be experienced. In this message Pastor Kenneth shows us that we love best when we love God most.
  • Mar 5, 2017Building Something That Lasts
    Mar 5, 2017
    Building Something That Lasts
    As Jesus gave His life for us, we give our lives for others in our community and world. That is why we worship. That is why we reach out and minister to people. That is why we want everyone to grow in Christ. That is why we want to be faithful to God’s Word even when it’s hard. That is why we want to be a community that serves and loves like Jesus.

 

VISION: Building Something that Lasts

Jesus made our mission clear: make disciples. He gave us the Great Commandment to inspire the mission: love God and love your neighbor.
 
In that spirit, here is the heartbeat of our church: As Jesus gave His life for us, we give our lives for others in our community and world.
 
That means we love God.
It means we love people.
And it means we love now.

Feb 12, 2017
Setting the Pace
Series: Endurance
Everyone is running a spiritual race. Some are conscious of that race while others are not. The race we run can be a joy or a burden. It can build us up or tear us down. We can know where we are going or be totally lost. We can finish the race or die on the side of the road. So it matters how we run. And many of us aren't running well. That's why we need a better way to run!
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  • Feb 12, 2017Setting the Pace
    Feb 12, 2017
    Setting the Pace
    Series: Endurance
    Everyone is running a spiritual race. Some are conscious of that race while others are not. The race we run can be a joy or a burden. It can build us up or tear us down. We can know where we are going or be totally lost. We can finish the race or die on the side of the road. So it matters how we run. And many of us aren't running well. That's why we need a better way to run!
  • Feb 5, 2017Starting the Race
    Feb 5, 2017
    Starting the Race
    Series: Endurance
    We are all running an important spiritual race in our lives whether we are conscious of it or not. And there are three critical truths about the race: (1) Spiritually DEAD people cannot make themselves ALIVE. (2) Spiritual ACTIVITY is not the same as spiritual LIFE. (3) Spiritual life is about what Jesus has DONE, not what we DO.

Endurance

Everyone is running a spiritual race. Some are conscious of that race while
others are not.
 
The race we run can be a joy or a burden. It can build us up or tear us down. We can know where we are going or be totally lost.
 
We can finish the race or die on the side of the road. So it matters how we
run. And many of us aren’t running well. That’s why we need a better way
to run!

Jan 29, 2017
Final Week
In this final week, Pastor Jim answers questions from Parkgate ranging from prayer to evil to salvation.
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  • Jan 29, 2017Final Week
    Jan 29, 2017
    Final Week
    In this final week, Pastor Jim answers questions from Parkgate ranging from prayer to evil to salvation.
  • Jan 22, 2017How Do I Reach . . . ?
    Jan 22, 2017
    How Do I Reach . . . ?
    As we answer some important questions about reaching out to people far from God we will be asking ourselves an important question: What risks are you willing to take for the sake of obeying God?
  • Jan 15, 2017Emotional Reactions to Life Circumstances
    Jan 15, 2017
    Emotional Reactions to Life Circumstances
    Everyone experiences good times and bad times, victories and defeats, ups and downs. Those seasons of life are not unique to Christians or non-Christians. But is there a different way that Christians are supposed to face them? This message tackles your questions on that very issue.
  • Jan 8, 2017Staying Faithful in Hard Times
    Jan 8, 2017
    Staying Faithful in Hard Times
    Faith in the midst of suffering is believing in ADVANCE what will only make sense in REVERSE
  • Jan 1, 2017Your Choice
    Jan 1, 2017
    Your Choice
    Choices. We make them everyday day. Some choices only need a second to make while others take days. In this message Pastor Kenneth identifies the two most important choices you will ever make!

 

Go Ahead, Ask Me Anything

We all have questions. In this sermon series, Pastor Jim addresses questions from the congregation. Question topics include 

> STAYING FAITHFUL IN HARD TIMES

This one centers on issues related to stress, suffering, spiritual doubts, etc.
 

> EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES

This one centers around our reactions and responses to all kinds of situations and relationships.
 

> HOW DO I REACH…?

This one is about helping you to feel more equipped to share the Gospel or point different people in your life to Jesus.
 

On the fourth week we will spend time answering questions NOT related to those three subjects.


Dec 25, 2016
Because of Christmas…there is Eternal Life
Jesus came to give life and life eternal. Because of Christmas, we can have this eternal life!
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  • Dec 25, 2016Because of Christmas…there is Eternal Life
    Dec 25, 2016
    Because of Christmas…there is Eternal Life
    Jesus came to give life and life eternal. Because of Christmas, we can have this eternal life!
  • Dec 18, 2016Because of Christmas … there is Pentecost
    Dec 18, 2016
    Because of Christmas … there is Pentecost
    It’s so easy to be tuned to a vast amount of others voices in our lives that we actually become tone deaf to the one voice that matters most – Jesus Christ! But because of Christmas, there is Pentecost. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our lives to be tuned to Jesus.
  • Dec 11, 2016Because of Christmas…there is the Church
    Dec 11, 2016
    Because of Christmas…there is the Church
    Because of Christmas, Jesus gave birth to a wide and diverse spiritual family known as the Church. All of His followers are part of it. It’s another example of God’s grace, a wonderful gift for us to enjoy. We get to know Him intimately . . . and to know Him is to show Him!
  • Dec 4, 2016Because of christmas . . . there is Easter
    Dec 4, 2016
    Because of christmas . . . there is Easter
    Many people think they can never be right with God because they just aren’t good enough. Others think it’s like running a spiritual treadmill. They run and run, but never get anywhere. But that’s NOT Christianity! Christianity is about Jesus making us new creations and reconciling us back to God. It’s a work that started with Christmas. And Christmas gave us Easter.
  • Nov 27, 2016Because of Christmas . . .there is Incarnation
    Nov 27, 2016
    Because of Christmas . . .there is Incarnation
    Incarnation is the process where God fully took on human form in Jesus. Jesus came to us so that we would go out for Him. 

Because of Christmas . . .

It’s easy to overemphasize the wonder of Christmas or miss it’s importance completely. Christians do both all the time.

In this series we are going to avoid those pitfalls and see that because of Christmas . . . there is Incarnation, there is Easter, there is the Church, there is Pentecost and there is Eternal Life!


Nov 20, 2016
Surviving the EGRs
We conclude our Relationship Rehab series by looking at how to survive the EGRs. EGRs are Extra Grace Required people and we all have them in our lives. They frustrate you, drain you emotionally or set you on edge. But we can survive them and honor God at the same time.
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  • Nov 20, 2016Surviving the EGRs
    Nov 20, 2016
    Surviving the EGRs
    We conclude our Relationship Rehab series by looking at how to survive the EGRs. EGRs are Extra Grace Required people and we all have them in our lives. They frustrate you, drain you emotionally or set you on edge. But we can survive them and honor God at the same time.
  • Nov 13, 2016Surviving the Sharks
    Nov 13, 2016
    Surviving the Sharks
    Relational sharks are REAL and they HURT when they bite. Discover how to navigate those relational waters home to relational sharks.
  • Nov 6, 2016Surviving Disagreeable People
    Nov 6, 2016
    Surviving Disagreeable People
    We all come across very disagreeable people in our lives. Maybe the issue is politics, theology or even parenting. Either way, you are either with them or against them. There is no in between. You don’t want to get caught in the crosshairs, but you can’t avoid them either. In this message we’ll see how God’s Word has answers for dealing with these disagreeable people and how to recover from being one ourselves.
  • Oct 30, 2016The Value of You
    Oct 30, 2016
    The Value of You
    Jesus placed significant value in children when He went against the social norm and invited the children to come over to Him. The same is true for us today. The ways that we interact with people in our lives demonstrate how much value we place in those persons.
  • Oct 23, 2016Healing the Estrangement
    Oct 23, 2016
    Healing the Estrangement
    Has doing relationships your way actually worked for you? Are you more healthy and whole as a result? If you’re honest, I bet you will have to say no to that question. We all will. That is why we need to start doing life and relationships Jesus’ way. Only then can He transform us and lead us into a life of peace and wholeness like God intended for us to live.
  • Oct 16, 2016Healing When We Are Hurt
    Oct 16, 2016
    Healing When We Are Hurt
    Every one of us will be hurt by someone we care about. The betrayal is crushing. In our pain we’ll have to decide how to move forward. We’ll want to feel confident about our decision and we’ll want to be at peace with God over it. And whether there is a happy ending or not, we need to experience the wonderful truth that people will betray us, but Jesus never will.

Relational Rehab

We don’t have to look very far to find broken relationships in and around us. People hurt us. Fights gets so viscous that people don’t speak anymore. If you have different opinions than some people they won’t talk to you. Some use manipulation or guilt to get their way. And let’s not forget that person who you always have to walk on eggshells with. It’s exhausting!
 
But God’s Word offers us hope and answers to make it through these situations so we can live confident and at peace with Him. In this new series – Relationship Rehab – you will find answers for how to get healthy again . . . or for the first time!

Oct 9, 2016
the gods of me
Series: gods at War
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There is a battle being waged for our hearts. Who CONTROLS our life? What is the ultimate TRUTH that we will live by? Which POWER will we put our trust in? You can see the battlefields when you look at what your dreams are or what you make sacrifices of time and money for. You can also see it in what disappoints you or what worries you the most. The battle is between our idols and God. And the idols of Me are at the root of it all. Only one can win. Who will it be?
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  • Oct 9, 2016the gods of me
    Oct 9, 2016
    the gods of me
    Series: gods at War
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    There is a battle being waged for our hearts. Who CONTROLS our life? What is the ultimate TRUTH that we will live by? Which POWER will we put our trust in? You can see the battlefields when you look at what your dreams are or what you make sacrifices of time and money for. You can also see it in what disappoints you or what worries you the most. The battle is between our idols and God. And the idols of Me are at the root of it all. Only one can win. Who will it be?
  • Oct 2, 2016the gods of power
    Oct 2, 2016
    the gods of power
    Series: gods at War
    IDOLS_series_lrg
    The gods of power take many forms (authority, control, and success) and demand a lot from their followers (sacrifice, service, obedience). The only way to free ourselves from the destructive influence of false gods is to turn back to the one true God.
  • Sep 25, 2016the gods of Money
    Sep 25, 2016
    the gods of Money
    Series: gods at War
    IDOLS_series_lrg
    Money is AMORAL. It’s not good or bad. But it can be the greatest God substitute in our lives. How we use our money shows materially where we are spiritually. Every DOLLAR you receive is both a BLESSING and a TEST from God.
  • Sep 18, 2016the gods of Love
    Sep 18, 2016
    the gods of Love
    Series: gods at War
    IDOLS_series_lrg
    The longing of every human heart is to be FULLY KNOWN and TRULY LOVED! Love is a gift from God. But we have twisted it into something it wasn’t intended to be. We made love an idol and dysfunction, rejection, and broken hearts have been the result. There is only one way to turn this around for us and for those close to us. We have to find love from the source of Jesus. Only in Him can we be FULLY KNOWN and TRULY LOVED! Only in Him can we grow to love others and we should!
  • Sep 11, 2016the gods of pleasure
    Sep 11, 2016
    the gods of pleasure
    Series: gods at War
    IDOLS_series_lrg
    We all thirst. God made us that way. What are you thirsting for? Our thirsts drive our life. Is it a mirage or an oasis? The gods of Pleasure are simply a mirage that never satisfies. But the oasis of Jesus is our true portion, satisfaction and passion..
  • Sep 4, 2016The Root of the Problem
    Sep 4, 2016
    The Root of the Problem
    Series: gods at War
    IDOLS_series_lrg
    An idol is a competing love that replaces god as our ultimate love. Idolatry is not AN issue; it is THE issue. In this message Pastor Jim helps us identify idols in our lives and how we can turn from them!

gods at War

There may not be wooden or golden idols in your home but there may be significant idols in your heart. These idols can look like normal, everyday concerns about security, financial stability, desire for attention or affection, but can easily become the ugly reality of anxiety, greed, and seeking approval of man, rather than God.
 
This sermon series addresses the issue of idolatry in the lives of believers by determining which false gods are striving to sit on the throne of your heart. Whether they are the idols of money, love, success, food or romance, you can discover the freedom that awaits you when you allow the true God to reside unchallenged in your heart and life

Aug 28, 2016
#AcceptOneAnother
Series: #selfie
#selfie bulletin
Our world is clearly divided by race, culture, generation and even religion. In one sense it is nothing new, but lately it has seemed to take on an even sharper edge. In this message we see how Christians can bridge this divide by being the most radically loving, accepting, inclusive and truth-filled group of people ever in history!
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  • Aug 28, 2016#AcceptOneAnother
    Aug 28, 2016
    #AcceptOneAnother
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    Our world is clearly divided by race, culture, generation and even religion. In one sense it is nothing new, but lately it has seemed to take on an even sharper edge. In this message we see how Christians can bridge this divide by being the most radically loving, accepting, inclusive and truth-filled group of people ever in history!
  • Aug 21, 2016#PrayforOneAnother
    Aug 21, 2016
    #PrayforOneAnother
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    When most people go through times of suffering, sickness, sin or even joy they usually turn inward. They think that will help, but it never does. God’s people go through the same things, but they take a different approach. Instead of turning inward, they experience the blessings and benefits of turning upward.
  • Aug 14, 2016#GreetOneAnother
    Aug 14, 2016
    #GreetOneAnother
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    Followers of Jesus Christ greet others out of respect, care and love!
  • Aug 7, 2016#harmony
    Aug 7, 2016
    #harmony
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    We Christian do not always do unity and harmony well. Sometimes fighting, bitterness, and holding grudges replace love, honor, and forgiveness. But that’s not the way things should be. That’s not the way of Christ.
     
    In this message, Pastor Kenneth shows us how we can live in harmony by being united in our commitment to Christ (what we love), in our convictions about Christ (what we believe) and in the cause for Christ (what we do).
  • Jul 31, 2016#Devotion&Honor
    Jul 31, 2016
    #Devotion&Honor
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    A Selfie Mentality = Self-Worship.
    And Self-Worship always produces self-destructive pride. The only antidote is true worship which produces the fruit of loving devotion and honor.
     
    It’s the way to peace and right relationship with God and harmony and reconciliation with others.
  • Jul 17, 2016#BeSelfless
    Jul 17, 2016
    #BeSelfless
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    When God created us to live in Christian community with other Christians one of two things is true:
     
    (1) God made a mistake or
    (2) It is the pathway to real life in Christ.
     
    In this message Pastor Jim shows how living in Spirit-led community is a gift that turns a SELFIE PERSON into SELFLESS PERSON.
  • Jul 10, 2016#ShareWhatYouGot
    Jul 10, 2016
    #ShareWhatYouGot
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    God has blessed us in so many ways when it comes to our financial resources. And we are instructed to share those resources with others.
     
    In our pursuit of Jesus Christ, we must become generous people.
    Ones that share what we have when they are in need.
  • Jul 3, 2016#help
    Jul 3, 2016
    #help
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    You were not created to be Liked, you were created to be loved and love shows itself in practical, relevant, often sacrificial ways. A specific way the Bible encourages us to show love is by carrying each other’s burdens.
     
    Listen or watch as Pastor Kenneth tells us how.
  • Jun 26, 2016#Teach&AdmonishOneAnother
    Jun 26, 2016
    #Teach&AdmonishOneAnother
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    Too many of us are performers, people-pleasers, perfectors and pretenders. It's a key part of the SELFIE life and it's exhausting.
     
    In this message Pastor Jim shows us how to leave the false selfie life behind for the real you!
  • Jun 19, 2016#EncourageOneAnother
    Jun 19, 2016
    #EncourageOneAnother
    Series: #selfie
    #selfie bulletin
    The Day of Judgment is coming. In this message, Pastor Jim teaches us that
    1. We MUST have a judgment day
    2. We CAN’T have a judgment day
    3. In JESUS we’ve already had OUR judgment day
    4. In Jesus we can LIVE between TWO judgements

#selfie

Our culture says that focusing on yourself is natural. It says that fulfillment is found in more and more self-affirmation, self-assertion and self-esteem.
 
The only problem is that it doesn’t work.
 
Christianity always goes against the cultural grain. It says that the only way to really find fulfillment is by losing yourself in God and loving others in His name.
 
That is the best way to DIE and the best way to LIVE.

May 29, 2016
Teach With Your Life
Series: The S Word
The S Word
Parenting is hard! In this message pastor R.W. reminds us that we as parents teach with our lives, not just our words. Taken from Proverbs 3:1-6.
 
FYI - The audio quality on this sermon didn't come out very well. 
The video is better. 
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  • May 29, 2016Teach With Your Life
    May 29, 2016
    Teach With Your Life
    Series: The S Word
    The S Word
    Parenting is hard! In this message pastor R.W. reminds us that we as parents teach with our lives, not just our words. Taken from Proverbs 3:1-6.
     
    FYI - The audio quality on this sermon didn't come out very well. 
    The video is better. 
  • May 22, 2016Following Jesus in a Conflicted Culture
    May 22, 2016
    Following Jesus in a Conflicted Culture
    Series: The S Word
    The S Word
    Christians are being challenged today like no other time in our history regarding sexual boundaries or even how gender and marriage are defined. Our culture is wrestling with these issues more and more every day.
     
    How can we be faithful to the Scriptures and the spirit of Jesus in the conflicted culture we live in? In this message Pastor Jim addresses this important question.
  • May 15, 2016Freedom from the Grip of Lust
    May 15, 2016
    Freedom from the Grip of Lust
    Series: The S Word
    The S Word
    If there was a huge problem that affected everyone at one level or another we should address it in church. If this problem twisted and distorted a good gift of God and made it harder to live a pure single life or prepare for marriage and even harder to build a strong marriage we would definitely have to address it.
     
    Even if its hard to see and uncomfortable to talk about we have to address it. Lust is a problem just like that. And only Jesus’ power can set us free from its grip.
     
    Click here to watch the Nate Larkin video that goes with this message. 
  • May 8, 2016Sex and ONEness in Marriage
    May 8, 2016
    Sex and ONEness in Marriage
    Series: The S Word
    The S Word
    Sex as God designed it is beautiful. It’s the physical expression of relational oneness and permanence. That is why it is reserved for the covenant of marriage under God.
     
    When we seek the ONE together with our TWO we are able to divorce-proof our marriage and cultivate a deep love that lasts for a lifetime.
  • May 1, 2016Seeking and Preparing
    May 1, 2016
    Seeking and Preparing
    Series: The S Word
    The S Word
    In this message, Pastor Jim encourages us to seek the ONE while we prepare for our TWO.

The S Word

The S WORD is everywhere! It’s in our fashion, advertising, media, entertainment and much, much more. People wonder about how to do it, when to do it and who to do it with.
 
We discuss and debate it on talk shows, in classrooms, bedrooms, therapists offices and even in the Supreme Court. Opinions about it shift from generation to generation and across many different demographics.
 
But what does the Creator have to say about it? If you haven’t guessed it yet, the S WORD is SEX and its time we get crystal clear on what God says about the wonderful gift of sex that He created.
 
That’s what this series is all about . . .

Apr 24, 2016
Gospel-Centered Ministry
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Ministry is not just for people who have titles and get paid. It isn’t something we do to be right with God or so God owes us. It isn’t something we do to be thanked by others. All those are wrong ideas and motives. In this message Pastor Jim shared that ministry is any gracious act done in Jesus’ name for the benefit of someone else. And every Christian has been shaped in grace to serve others!
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  • Apr 24, 2016Gospel-Centered Ministry
    Apr 24, 2016
    Gospel-Centered Ministry
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    Ministry is not just for people who have titles and get paid. It isn’t something we do to be right with God or so God owes us. It isn’t something we do to be thanked by others. All those are wrong ideas and motives. In this message Pastor Jim shared that ministry is any gracious act done in Jesus’ name for the benefit of someone else. And every Christian has been shaped in grace to serve others!
  • Apr 17, 2016Lasting Gospel-Centered Change
    Apr 17, 2016
    Lasting Gospel-Centered Change
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    Real, lasting and deep change is not about harnessing our mind for better will-power or focusing our emotions. We need something higher than the mind and deeper than emotions. We need heart change that transforms what we love, rest in and fix ourselves on the most. In this message Pastor Jim shows how this change comes as a gift of grace. It is the fruit of God’s power working in and through the lives of His children.
  • Apr 10, 2016The Gospel-Centered Community
    Apr 10, 2016
    The Gospel-Centered Community
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    Christian community is something church people talk about all the time, but too few people actually experience it. A Crowd ≠ Community. Being in a Church ≠ Community. Being in a Community Group ≠ Community. In this message Pastor Jim shows us that community is a gift God has given us. It’s another sign of His abundant love and grace for us that makes us distinct from the world and for the world.
  • Apr 3, 2016The Gospel-Centered Life
    Apr 3, 2016
    The Gospel-Centered Life
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    In this sermon, Pastor Jim shows us how the Gospel is not the ABC’s of Christianity, but the A-Z of Christianity.

From This Side of the Cross

 
As Christians, we have been redeemed and transformed by the cross of Christ. But how SHOULD we live now? What SHOULD mark our lives as Christ-followers? In this series, we explore four truths that will help us grow in our relationship with God and characterize us a Christians.
 
1. Growing to know God – Gospel
2. Growing personally – Rhythms
3. Growing with friends – Community
4. Growing to serve – Mission

Mar 27, 2016
The Risen One Must Be First
Series: I Am Second
I_am_second (Final)
Christians believe three things: Christ has DIED! Christ has RISEN! Christ will COME AGAIN! His death on the cross paid for all the sin in the world, offering us forgiveness. His resurrection defeated the power of sin and death and proves that He is Lord of the universe. And His return will one day judge the world, ending evil once and for all and righting every wrong ever committed.
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  • Mar 27, 2016The Risen One Must Be First
    Mar 27, 2016
    The Risen One Must Be First
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    Christians believe three things: Christ has DIED! Christ has RISEN! Christ will COME AGAIN! His death on the cross paid for all the sin in the world, offering us forgiveness. His resurrection defeated the power of sin and death and proves that He is Lord of the universe. And His return will one day judge the world, ending evil once and for all and righting every wrong ever committed.
  • Mar 20, 2016I Am Second in Every Context
    Mar 20, 2016
    I Am Second in Every Context
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    In this message, Pastor Jim shares how Jesus should be first in every context of life!
     
    Click here to watch the Michael W. Smith I Am Second Video used in this message
  • Mar 13, 2016I Am Second in Humility
    Mar 13, 2016
    I Am Second in Humility
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    Tim Keller says, “Pride is the carbon monoxide of sin, killing you without you having any ability to tell its happening.” It makes us competitive, self-absorbed and foolish. It’s the gateway to all kinds of evil and it destroys many relationships. In this message Pastor Jim shows that PRIDE loses its position only as JESUS takes His!
     
    Click here to watch the Rudy Kalis I Am Second Video used in this message
  • Mar 6, 2016I Am Second in Surrender
    Mar 6, 2016
    I Am Second in Surrender
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    Faith in Jesus can be compared to a trapeze flyer being caught by the catcher. I am like the flyer. God is like the catcher. MY PART is to trust, surrender, give up my life. GOD'S PART is to catch, to hold, to do in me and for me what I can't do for myself. That’s what surrender looks like! In this message Pastor Jim shows us how Jesus WANTS TO CATCH YOU, that he CAN CATCH YOU and that he WILL CATCH YOU.
     
    Click here to watch the Bethany Hamilton I Am Second Video used in this message
     
  • Feb 28, 2016I Am Second in Every Racial Divide
    Feb 28, 2016
    I Am Second in Every Racial Divide
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    Our world is divided by race, culture, nationality, language and so much more. And even though things can seem overwhelming, Christians must be a visible alternative to all this division. In every divide Jesus wants us to be a bridge between DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM US and DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM GOD! But for that to happen Jesus must be FIRST and we must be SECOND!
     
    Click here to watch the Ken Hutcherson I Am Second Video used in this message
  • Feb 21, 2016I Am Second When it Comes to Money
    Feb 21, 2016
    I Am Second When it Comes to Money
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    Our love and desire for stuff is one of the greatest sources of division between us and God. That is true for rich and poor alike. If you are NOT honoring Jesus with your stuff then you are divided. And if you are divided you are not following of Jesus. 
    In this message Pastor Jim shares how to be undivided so that Jesus can be first.
     
    Click here to watch the Blake Mankin I Am Second Video used in this message.
  • Feb 14, 2016I Am Second in My Marriage
    Feb 14, 2016
    I Am Second in My Marriage
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    In this message Pastor Jim talks about ONENESS in marriage. Many marriages today face rivals; rivals from jobs, hobbies, and in some cases, other people. For there to truly be ONE marriage, Jesus must be first.
     
    Click here to watch the Scruggs I Am Second Video used in this message.
  • Feb 7, 2016I Am Second in Trying Times
    Feb 7, 2016
    I Am Second in Trying Times
    Series: I Am Second
    I_am_second (Final)
    In this message Pastor Jim show us how we can get through difficult times by trusting in God’s care.
     
    Click here to watch the Tony Dungy I Am Second Video used in the message. 

I Am Second

There is a lot of competition in our world for the top spot. Everyone wants to be number one, head of the class, first in line, top priority . . . the list goes on and on.
 
If we don’t get it we aren’t happy and even resent others that seem to have what we don’t. Yet even if we do get to the top, we find out that it’s only an empty illusion. The answer to our deepest longings and greatest hopes isn’t found in being first. It’s found in being second, in denying ourselves and decreasing so that Jesus can increase.
 
When we are second and Jesus is first we finally find what our heart was always longing for, our greatest hope and the gift of present peace and eternal joy.
 
It’s all found in the secret of being second . . .

Jan 31, 2016
Getting Our Priorities Straight
Family
Being a parent today is hard. Being a kid today isn’t easy either.
In this message Pastor Jim helps both parents and kids take steps to make God number one by placing His name on everything in their lives, including their relationship with each other.
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  • Jan 31, 2016Getting Our Priorities Straight
    Jan 31, 2016
    Getting Our Priorities Straight
    Family
    Being a parent today is hard. Being a kid today isn’t easy either.
    In this message Pastor Jim helps both parents and kids take steps to make God number one by placing His name on everything in their lives, including their relationship with each other.
  • Jan 24, 2016Go Ahead, Ask Me Anything
    Jan 24, 2016
    Go Ahead, Ask Me Anything
    Question 1
    In this message, Pastor Jim answers the following questions:
    1. Do you bring your sermons from memory?
    2. Is the phrase “Oh my God” taking God’s name in vain as in the first commandment?
    3. YWHW, the name of our God, is in the Bible over 6,000 times, but the church never uses the name God tells us to call him. Why?
    4. Please explain the Trinity. Scripture seems to depict 3 distinct people, but we are very clear about there being only one God. How do we merge these two thoughts without making each member of the Trinity a piece of God?
    5. Please discuss salvation and baptism. I believe salvation is through faith alone – a gift from God. Baptism is an outward show of that faith & relationship.
    6. What happens to people who pass away that haven’t heard the Gospel?
    7. Why do we keep doing the same things in very much the same ways, and expect something to really change?
    8. What do you do when you know you have strayed from the path, and want to walk with the Lord again?
    9. Explain God forgiving and forgetting our sins vs. God reviewing with us everything we have said or done.
    10. I know that good works without grace doesn’t work, what about those who claim forgiveness without good works?
    11. (Reworded) Please explain why Parkgate has a Senior Pastor/Leadership Team model of government instead of an elder/deacon model?
    12. (Reworded) Brittany Maynard was a young woman with incurable brain cancer that ended her own life. Assuming she is a Christian, what awaits her? Is she received into heaven? Is suicide just another sin?
    13. Please discuss and explain the “rapture” concept of Christian teachings.
    14. When we die will we stay in Heaven forever or will we someday return to earth with Jesus and live here?
  • Jan 17, 2016As a Christian, how Should (Do) I . . .
    Jan 17, 2016
    As a Christian, how Should (Do) I . . .
    Question 1
    In this sermon, Pastor Jim answers the following questions about as Christians, how should/do I _______________?
     
    1. As a Christian, how should I be motivated to open my Bible and read it?
    2. (Reworded) As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to God even when I go through times of depression, hardship and          trial?
    3. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I handle the issue of tithes and offerings when both my home church and             other ministries are involved? What is the best way to remain obedient to God?
    4. Reworded) As a Christian, how do I address the issue of being disenchanted when people in my church don’t act like       Christ as they should? Should I address it or accept it as part of human nature?
    5. (Reworded) As a Christian, what do you do when you are giving and serving and others (sometimes including people        in leadership positions) do not? We are taught to work together in community and lead by example. Who do we talk to      about this?
    6. (Reworded) As a Christian, what should you do when you see groups and cliques in your church that draws a clear          separation in the congregation?
    7. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I teach skeptical college kids about Jesus despite the amazing claims of a virgin      birth and the resurrection or the fact that he never traveled over 34 miles from where he was born and never wrote          anything? Is there more than my personal experience that I can use?
    8. (Combined) As a Christian, how should I think about my salvation? Am I eternally secure or can I lose my salvation? If I can lose it, how would that happen? Is       there a point where a Christian can mess us and God will abandon them?
    9. As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to Christ the Lord when I have family stuff going on around me?
    10. As a Christian, how can I make sure to wisely distinguish between the essentials of the faith, the tenets of some Christian groups and my own personal               opinions or fancies?
    11. As Christians in a specific denomination, how should we work with those of other denominations to promote the world church, especially when some other            groups have significant differences in interpretation of the Bible than us?
  • Jan 10, 2016Sex and Relationships
    Jan 10, 2016
    Sex and Relationships
    Question 1
    In this sermon, Pastor Jim answers the following questions about sex and relationships:
     
    1.  I am a single person who is divorced. I struggle to maintain my sexual purity and have failed many times. I want to remarry, but I want to live a pure life in the meantime. What steps should I take?
     
    2.  Why have so many Christian writers and pastors been so vocal about condemning 50 Shades of Gray, when it’s obvious that not one of them have actually read the book?
     
    3.  What is the Christian response to those who ask how can a God who is love and who loves not approve of homosexual relationship?
     
    4.  How should I talk to my children about same-sex marriage, especially if they have school friends with two moms or two dads?
     
    5.  My workplace requires tolerance and acceptance of a variety of lifestyles--unmarried families, homosexual couples, people having surgery for gender switching, etc. How can I be a person of integrity in regards to my faith?
     
    6.  I knew at a young age that I was gay. I have chosen to live a celibate life as a Christian. People and friends at church do not know that I am gay, which makes them want to find me dates. My question is: Is it a sin that I have not been truthful with them.
  • Jan 3, 2016How to Follow Jesus in a Turbulent World
    Jan 3, 2016
    How to Follow Jesus in a Turbulent World
    Question 1
    In this message Pastor Jim answers the following questions:
     
    1. I saw an experiment where people reacted with horror and disgust at verses purportedly from the Koran but actually pulled from the Bible. How should Christians respond to the charge that the Bible encourages violence and misogyny (ingrained prejudice against women) in the same way that the Koran does?
     
    2. I am asked too often why does God allow so much tragedy. How do I answer that question more substantially where the answer will influence relationship with God?
     
    3. What is the purpose of the current nation of Israel? Is it still the promised land of the Bible, a historical place, or just an ally to be used to stop Muslims? Are there faithful Jews still living there?
     
    4. With the threat of terrorists posing as refugees, how should we approach the influx of Syrian refugees – open love or skepticism?

Dec 27, 2015
Wanna Take a Walk
Christmas Banners 1
In this message, Pastor RW shows us how the impossible can become possible with God.
Our task is to trust, step out, and focus on God in the middle of our impossible situation.
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  • Dec 27, 2015Wanna Take a Walk
    Dec 27, 2015
    Wanna Take a Walk
    Christmas Banners 1
    In this message, Pastor RW shows us how the impossible can become possible with God.
    Our task is to trust, step out, and focus on God in the middle of our impossible situation.
  • Dec 20, 2015Natural Cycle or Supernatural Solution
    Dec 20, 2015
    Natural Cycle or Supernatural Solution
    Christmas Banners 1
      Everyone has been broken by the actions, words and slights of another!  No one is immune.  That means we either have to stay in the NATURAL CYCLE of always hitting and being hit or moving toward something entirely foreign to the way our world works.  We can live by God’s SUPERNATURAL SOLUTION where we experience His peace and favor that changes us and how we relate to the world around us. 
  • Dec 13, 2015Ezra’s Peace
    Dec 13, 2015
    Ezra’s Peace
    Christmas Banners 1
    People often say that we live in a cruel world. We do! The world is filled with evil men who do evil things. That has always been true. It probably always will be. But there has to be more than that! If that is all there is, how can we have HOPE or PEACE? We can’t! The truth is that everyone has experienced or will experience times of pain and loss. Those times can seem overwhelming and never-ending sometimes. How do we get through? How do we overcome? In this message, Pastor Jim helps us see how to find hope and peace even in the most horrendous times of pain and loss.
  • Dec 6, 2015Who is to be King?
    Dec 6, 2015
    Who is to be King?
    Christmas Banners 1CG Lesson Jim Feirtag Attachment 12/04/15 Keep this message at the top of your inbox Documents To: Kenneth Spiller Outlook.com Active View 1 attachment (73.9 KB) Click for Options 12-4-15 - Who is to be King.doc Download as zipSave to OneDrive We all know that it doesn’t work to have two kings try to rule over the same kingdom. It’s common sense. They will fight for power and only one will win. In this message, Pastor Jim forces us to answer a pivotal question: Who is KING in your life? It’s not a private question. It’s not a religious question. It certainly can’t be a multiple choice question where we answer all of the above. Either Jesus is King in your life or something else is.
  • Nov 29, 2015Mary’s Joy in Humility
    Nov 29, 2015
    Mary’s Joy in Humility
    Christmas Banners 1Mary was called upon by God to be a part of His amazing plan, but it was going to cost her something too. Mary’s example shows us how to live with JOY BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCES and HUMILITY BEYOND CONDITIONS! In this message Pastor Jim shares how HUMILITY before God produces JOY in God!

Nov 22, 2015
Eternal Satisfaction
Series: HIStory
HIStory final finalIn the closing message of this series, Pastor Jim reminds us that there will come a day when everyone gets into close, personal contact with God’s glory. At that moment God’s glory will rock us and it will either be the BEST NEWS or the WORST NEWS of all! But in the meantime, as we await that day, all Christians can draw strength and encouragement by knowing that God is most GLORIFIED in us when our hearts are most SATISFIED in Him.
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  • Nov 22, 2015Eternal Satisfaction
    Nov 22, 2015
    Eternal Satisfaction
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final finalIn the closing message of this series, Pastor Jim reminds us that there will come a day when everyone gets into close, personal contact with God’s glory. At that moment God’s glory will rock us and it will either be the BEST NEWS or the WORST NEWS of all! But in the meantime, as we await that day, all Christians can draw strength and encouragement by knowing that God is most GLORIFIED in us when our hearts are most SATISFIED in Him.
  • Nov 15, 2015From Darkness to Light
    Nov 15, 2015
    From Darkness to Light
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final (1400x700)We all still deal with some effects of darkness in our lives.  It’s simply a sign or the sin and brokenness in the world that has yet to be restored by Jesus.  No one is immune to that.  But some of us struggle deeply with emotional and spiritual darkness.  That darkness can be SCARY, DEMORALIZING, LONELY and ALL-CONSUMING at times.  In this message, Pastor Jim shares how Jesus’ in-breaking LIGHT overwhelms sin’s out-going DARKNESS.  That reality can provide us the power we need to walk more and more in Jesus’ light as we await the day when He will make all things new!
  • Nov 8, 2015Interview with Julie A
    Nov 8, 2015
    Interview with Julie A
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final finalWe often see on the news how Christians are being persecuted in horrible ways throughout the world. In this interview, Pastor Jim chats with Julie about the persecution she experienced. We had some issues with the sound but most of the interview came through. Enjoy!
  • Nov 1, 2015Taking Ownership
    Nov 1, 2015
    Taking Ownership
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final (1400x700)Too often Christians can become OK with something that God is NOT OK with! He wants and demands to own and occupy every area of our lives and we are comfortable trying to restrict Him. In this message Pastor Jim explores the issue of holiness and holy living, making clear that God makes us holy to be wholly His.
  • Oct 25, 2015From Judgment to Grace
    Oct 25, 2015
    From Judgment to Grace
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final (1400x700)
    In this message Pastor Jim uncovers how Jesus DELIVERS us from JUDGMENT and sets us FREE in GRACE. We’ve all been in the PLACE OF JUDGMENT and many still are. JUDGMENT is a horrible and hopeless place. No one can escape that on their own! But Jesus takes us out of JUDGMENT and to a new place – a PLACE OF GRACE! That is where we can finally realize true peace with God in every area of our life!
     
  • Oct 18, 2015Breaking the Murder Cycle
    Oct 18, 2015
    Breaking the Murder Cycle
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final final
    In this message Pastor Jim looks at the age old story of conflict and murder between Cain and Abel. Their story is a perfect example of the Murder Cycle that exists in our world today. It’s all around us! Broken marriages. Estranged families. Fractured friendships. Random violence. Mistrust everywhere. The good news is that Jesus is the solution to the Murder Cycle. His Spirit in our lives can break the Murder Cycle in us and all around us!
  • Oct 11, 2015Making WRONG RIGHT again
    Oct 11, 2015
    Making WRONG RIGHT again
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final final
    In this message Pastor Jim will explore how the first sin of Adam and Eve caused a chain reaction of brokenness that still affects every human being to this day! Their flawed character is simply a part of our spiritual DNA. And Satan still spins the BIG LIE that God cannot be trusted. His voice still tries to resonate with us through many temptations and accusations. But the good news is that Jesus has come to redeem us from all of that brokenness. Because of Jesus, there is nothing SIN can ruin that God can’t REDEEM.
  • Oct 4, 2015In the beginning
    Oct 4, 2015
    In the beginning
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final final
    In this message, Pastor Kenneth showed us that God is the main character of the story of the Bible and how He should be the main character in the story of our lives too.

Sep 27, 2015
The Church I Want to Be a Part Of
Series: Reach
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Every Christian wants to be a part of a GREAT CHURCH! They want great teaching, great ministries, services to the poor, mission to the community and world. They want their church to make a difference. But there are two approaches to this:
 
1. I want to be a part of a church where YOU do that!
2. I want to be a part of a church where WE do that TOGETHER!
 
In this message, Pastor Jim makes clear that God wants us to worship, grow, serve and reach out TOGETHER! We have received the graciousness and generosity of God in rich measure and naturally live to share it with others as an act of praise back to Him!
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  • Sep 27, 2015The Church I Want to Be a Part Of
    Sep 27, 2015
    The Church I Want to Be a Part Of
    Series: Reach
    Reach (2000x768)
    Every Christian wants to be a part of a GREAT CHURCH! They want great teaching, great ministries, services to the poor, mission to the community and world. They want their church to make a difference. But there are two approaches to this:
     
    1. I want to be a part of a church where YOU do that!
    2. I want to be a part of a church where WE do that TOGETHER!
     
    In this message, Pastor Jim makes clear that God wants us to worship, grow, serve and reach out TOGETHER! We have received the graciousness and generosity of God in rich measure and naturally live to share it with others as an act of praise back to Him!
  • Sep 20, 2015Leaving Fake Behind
    Sep 20, 2015
    Leaving Fake Behind
    Series: Reach
    Reach (2000x768)
    Pastor Jim challenged us to take an honest look at the daily rhythms of our life because too many of us have been faking it for so long that we don’t know any different. But if we left fake behind we could experience a whole new rhythm of life as a gift from God. These rhythms aren’t about more religion, but deep relationship with God where we actually come to know Him. And out of that relationship with God we can enjoy sharing life with one another just as He intended.
  • Sep 13, 2015A Watchful Father and A True Elder Brother
    Sep 13, 2015
    A Watchful Father and A True Elder Brother
    Series: Reach
    Reach (2000x768)
  • Sep 6, 2015Turning Point
    Sep 6, 2015
    Turning Point
    Series: Reach
    Reach (2000x768)
  • Aug 23, 2015Our Cross Over Jesus
    Aug 23, 2015
    Our Cross Over Jesus
    Series: Reach
    We have a cross over Jesus who makes us cross over people
  • Aug 16, 2015Whose Script Are You On
    Aug 16, 2015
    Whose Script Are You On
    By: (All)
    Series: Reach

Aug 9, 2015
Out of Exile
Series: Embrace
Embrace 1
A SOVEREIGN ONE - God has to be powerful enough to do the work.
A LOVING & COMPASSIONATE ONE - God has to be forgiving enough to want to.
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  • Aug 9, 2015Out of Exile
    Aug 9, 2015
    Out of Exile
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1
    A SOVEREIGN ONE - God has to be powerful enough to do the work.
    A LOVING & COMPASSIONATE ONE - God has to be forgiving enough to want to.
  • Aug 2, 2015Asaph and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Aug 2, 2015
    Asaph and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1 Meet with God and you can handle anything else you meet!
  • Jul 26, 2015Looking Up
    Jul 26, 2015
    Looking Up
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1  We LOOK UP to the God who is LOOKING OUT for us.
  • Jul 19, 2015What Are You Hungry For?
    Jul 19, 2015
    What Are You Hungry For?
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1  Is knowing God A hunger or THE hunger of your life?
  • Jul 12, 2015God is . . .
    Jul 12, 2015
    God is . . .
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1
    If you belong to Christ, God is with you!
    If you belong to Christ, God is your refuge!
    If you belong to Christ, God is your help!

    If you belong to Christ, God is your salvation!

  • Jul 5, 2015Change?!?!
    Jul 5, 2015
    Change?!?!
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1
  • Jun 28, 2015Kill or Be Killed
    Jun 28, 2015
    Kill or Be Killed
    Series: Embrace
    Embrace 1  We EMBRACE God by KILLING sin before it kills US.
  • Jun 21, 2015Whose Dust Are You Covered In
    Jun 21, 2015
    Whose Dust Are You Covered In
    Series: Embrace
    .Embrace 1  We EMBRACE God by choosing His WILL and WAY

Jun 14, 2015
Do vs. Done
FINAL (1200)  
D-O = The bridge work is ON ME, ON-GOING, and UNCERTAIN.
Vs.
D-O-N-E = The bridge work is ON GOD, FINISHED, and SECURE.
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  • Jun 14, 2015Do vs. Done
    Jun 14, 2015
    Do vs. Done
    FINAL (1200)  
    D-O = The bridge work is ON ME, ON-GOING, and UNCERTAIN.
    Vs.
    D-O-N-E = The bridge work is ON GOD, FINISHED, and SECURE.
  • Jun 7, 2015The Politics of Jesus
    Jun 7, 2015
    The Politics of Jesus
    word with dice on white background- culture  The politics of Jesus calls me to honor God by honoring others.
  • May 31, 2015Jesus or Something Else
    May 31, 2015
    Jesus or Something Else
     
    word with dice on white background- culture
    “We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God who is sending love letters to the world.” – Mother Theresa
     
    Christians are like PENCILS in God’s HAND!
  • May 24, 2015Following Jesus and Loving Homosexuals
    May 24, 2015
    Following Jesus and Loving Homosexuals
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    What does the Bible teach to those struggling with homosexuality?
    How does the Bible call followers of Jesus to relate to homosexuals?
  • May 17, 2015Following Jesus and Valuing Life
    May 17, 2015
    Following Jesus and Valuing Life
    word with dice on white background - culture  God makes EVERY life VALUABLE.

May 10, 2015
Oneness Over Twoness
Series: Weird
yellow umbrella  Marriage is a COVENANT of ONENESS, not a CONTRACT of TWONESS.
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  • May 10, 2015Oneness Over Twoness
    May 10, 2015
    Oneness Over Twoness
    Series: Weird
    yellow umbrella  Marriage is a COVENANT of ONENESS, not a CONTRACT of TWONESS.
  • May 3, 2015Seeking and Preparing
    May 3, 2015
    Seeking and Preparing
    Series: Weird
    yellow umbrella  Seek the ONE while you prepare for your TWO.
  • Apr 26, 2015Relational Rabies
    Apr 26, 2015
    Relational Rabies
    Series: Weird
    yellow umbrella  God calls us into a NEVER-ENDING cycle of MERCY!
  • Apr 19, 2015Being Weird with Money
    Apr 19, 2015
    Being Weird with Money
    Series: Weird
    yellow umbrella  How we use our stuff shows materially where we are spiritually.
  • Apr 12, 2015Who Has Time For That?
    Apr 12, 2015
    Who Has Time For That?
    Series: Weird
    yellow umbrella  We cannot become healthy Christians on a diet of constant activity.

Apr 5, 2015
Everything or Nothing
Easter Resurrection Website Banner  If the resurrection is real it means EVERYTHING. If not, it means NOTHING.
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  • Apr 5, 2015Everything or Nothing
    Apr 5, 2015
    Everything or Nothing
    Easter Resurrection Website Banner  If the resurrection is real it means EVERYTHING. If not, it means NOTHING.
  • Mar 29, 2015Hitching a Ride
    Mar 29, 2015
    Hitching a Ride
    old-time-clock1 We ALL hitch a RIDE with SOMEONE.
  • Mar 22, 2015What Will It Be Like In The End
    Mar 22, 2015
    What Will It Be Like In The End
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    God HAS acted in history! – God has acted to redeem us all from sin. That is what the cross and resurrection are about.
    God IS acting now! – The Holy Spirit is at work in the world – big and small – to call people to repentance and faith.
    God WILL act once and for all! – One day, Jesus will return and bring the JUSTICE, FREEDOM and PEACE we long for!
  • Mar 15, 2015Living as an Overcomer
    Mar 15, 2015
    Living as an Overcomer
    old-time-clock Christ overcame so we can overcome!
  • Mar 8, 2015Our Assurance of Future Hope
    Mar 8, 2015
    Our Assurance of Future Hope
    old-time-clock Our present ANXIETY is transformed through our assurance of future HOPE!

 


Mar 1, 2015
The Story of God and Us
FINAL (1200)  This sermon looks at the story of God - Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration.
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  • Mar 1, 2015The Story of God and Us
    Mar 1, 2015
    The Story of God and Us
    FINAL (1200)  This sermon looks at the story of God - Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration.
  • Feb 22, 2015Grander Vision Living
    Feb 22, 2015
    Grander Vision Living
    FINAL (1200)  Grander vision people see through Jesus-shaped eyes.
  • Feb 15, 2015The Power of Story
    Feb 15, 2015
    The Power of Story
    FINAL (1200) Live what you say! Say what you live!
  • Feb 8, 2015Living in 3D
    Feb 8, 2015
    Living in 3D
    FINAL (1200)  Jesus, You and Me!
  • Feb 1, 2015The Single Greatest Gift
    Feb 1, 2015
    The Single Greatest Gift
    FINAL (1200)  Anytime Jesus is not INTIMATELY KNOWN He cannot be ACCURATELY SHOWN.

 


Jan 25, 2015
Ask Me Anything
Final - Question  In this message, Pastor Jim addresses questions from the congregation.
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  • Jan 25, 2015Ask Me Anything
    Jan 25, 2015
    Ask Me Anything
    Final - Question  In this message, Pastor Jim addresses questions from the congregation.
  • Jan 18, 2015Sex and Relationships
    Jan 18, 2015
    Sex and Relationships
    Final - Question  This sermon is based on questions received from Parkgate about sex and relationships
  • Jan 11, 2015The End Times
    Jan 11, 2015
    The End Times
    Final - Question  This sermon is based on questions received from Parkgate about the end times.
  • Jan 4, 2015Christianity and Other Religions
    Jan 4, 2015
    Christianity and Other Religions
    Final - Question  This sermon is based on questions received from Parkgate about Christianity and other religions.

Dec 28, 2014
A Faith That Matters
Picture1  A faith that matters requires a cost, a cross, and a choice.
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  • Dec 28, 2014A Faith That Matters
    Dec 28, 2014
    A Faith That Matters
    Picture1  A faith that matters requires a cost, a cross, and a choice.
  • Dec 21, 2014A Gift Worth Receiving
    Dec 21, 2014
    A Gift Worth Receiving
    Savior - Final  An unopened gift is no gift at all!
  • Dec 14, 2014What He DID – Our Benefit
    Dec 14, 2014
    What He DID – Our Benefit
    Savior - Final  God is for us, not against us!
  • Dec 7, 2014What He DID – The Cost
    Dec 7, 2014
    What He DID – The Cost
    Savior - Final  Does God ever ask if we are worth it?
  • Nov 30, 2014Not What Was Expected
    Nov 30, 2014
    Not What Was Expected
    Savior - Final  Jesus is not what we expected, but He is just what we needed.

Nov 23, 2014
People of Peace
Final  Peacemakers have peace with God and seek peace with others.
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  • Nov 23, 2014People of Peace
    Nov 23, 2014
    People of Peace
    Final  Peacemakers have peace with God and seek peace with others.
  • Nov 16, 2014Pure in Heart
    Nov 16, 2014
    Pure in Heart
    Final  Pure in Heart – To be pure means to be COMPLETELY CLEAN AND FREE OF ANY POLLUTION.
  • Nov 9, 2014Persecuted for Righteousness Sake
    Nov 9, 2014
    Persecuted for Righteousness Sake
    Final  How we live TODAY is completely shaped by the HOPE we have for TOMORROW.
  • Nov 2, 2014Mercy from the Source Out
    Nov 2, 2014
    Mercy from the Source Out
    Final  Mercy is God’s compassion in action.
  • Oct 26, 2014Satisfying Our Hunger and Thirst
    Oct 26, 2014
    Satisfying Our Hunger and Thirst
    Final  The heart of the idol issue is an issue of the heart.
  • Oct 19, 2014The Upside Down Reality of Meekness
    Oct 19, 2014
    The Upside Down Reality of Meekness
    Final  The solution to the sin stain is purity, a purity that we all need to be right with God, a purity that only God can give us!
  • Oct 12, 2014The Comfort We Need
    Oct 12, 2014
    The Comfort We Need
    Final  We mourn because WE are broken and the WORLD is broken!
  • Oct 5, 2014The Source of True Spiritual Wealth
    Oct 5, 2014
    The Source of True Spiritual Wealth
    Final  Spiritual wealth is found only in spiritual poverty. Genre: Other.

Apr 20, 2014
No More Half Measures
New Direction Ahead 2 
Step 12 - Having a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs
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  • Apr 20, 2014No More Half Measures
    Apr 20, 2014
    No More Half Measures
    New Direction Ahead 2 
    Step 12 - Having a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs
  • Apr 13, 2014God’s Plan for Spiritual Health
    Apr 13, 2014
    God’s Plan for Spiritual Health
    Step 11 - We seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. Key Word – SEEK Other.
  • Apr 6, 2014Keep Going
    Apr 6, 2014
    Keep Going
    Step 10 - We continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong, promptly admit it. Key Word – PERSEVERANCE
  • Mar 30, 2014Making Amends
    Mar 30, 2014
    Making Amends
    Step 9 - We are making direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Key Word – RECONCILIATION
  • Mar 23, 2014Foundations of Healing
    Mar 23, 2014
    Foundations of Healing
    Step 8 - We are making a list of all persons we have harmed and are willing to make amends to them all. Key Word – FORGIVENESS
  • Mar 16, 2014Asking God to Change Me
    Mar 16, 2014
    Asking God to Change Me
    Step 7 - We humbly ask Him to remove all our shortcomings. Key Word – HUMILITY
  • Mar 9, 2014Ready for a Change
    Mar 9, 2014
    Ready for a Change
    Step 6 - We are entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Key Word – WILLINGNESS
  • Mar 2, 2014Coming Clean
    Mar 2, 2014
    Coming Clean
     New Direction Ahead 2Step 5 - We admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Key Word – CONFESSION
     
  • Feb 23, 2014Entering into Honesty
    Feb 23, 2014
    Entering into Honesty
    Step 4 -  We are making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Key Word – SEARCH
  • Feb 16, 2014Coming Home
    Feb 16, 2014
    Coming Home
    Step 3 - We are deciding to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God
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