CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

The Community Studies below are designed for personal or family/group use.  Each study compliments the weekly sermon and includes questions in relation to the Scripture used,  as well as ways you can challenge yourself in the week ahead to implement community and personal actions items in your daily life.

3-10-19 Works in Progress – The Faith Reality- Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of Lent. Core Point: Lent is a good way to form a new habit, or Godly discipline, which helps an individual to live and love as more faithful disciples… ... Read More
3-3-19 The Truth about Vineyards – The Cup of Blessing- Scripture 1 Corinthians 10: 15-17 the Message 15-18I assume I’m addressing believers now who are mature. Draw your own conclusions: When we drink the cup of blessing, aren’t we taking into ourselves the blood, the very life, of Christ? And… ... Read More
2-24-19 The Truth about Vineyards – Vine and Branches- Scripture John 15: 1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes[a] to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed[b] by… ... Read More
2-17-19 Pass the Salt and Turn on the Light- Scripture Matthew 5:13-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out… ... Read More
2-10-19 A Year in God’s Presents – A Gift that Gives Forever- Scripture 2 Corinthians 9:11-15 11 You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12 for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with… ... Read More
2-3-19 A Year in God’s Presents – Give Through God’s Presents- Scripture 2 Cor 9:6-11 (NRSV) 6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not… ... Read More
1-27-19 A Year in God’s Presents – Live in God’s Presents- Scripture I Corintians 4:6-7 (NRSV) 6 I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, brothers and sisters,[a] so that you may learn through us the meaning of the saying, “Nothing beyond what is written,” so that none of… ... Read More
1-20-19 Happy New YOU! – God’s Starfish Community- Scripture Ephesians 3: 14-21 (NRSV) 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16 I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that… ... Read More
1-13-19 Happy New YOU! – New Covenant, New People- Scripture: Acts 8:26-39 (NIV) 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge… ... Read More
1-6-19 Happy New YOU! – New Covenant, New Community- Scripture Genesis 15:5-10; 17-18a (NRSV) 5 He (the Lord) brought him (Abram) outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 And he believed… ... Read More