"Together" 01.07.24

by Jesse Hicks
Sun, Jan 07, 2024


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Sun, Feb 19, 2023
Passage: Luke 15:1
What’s really important to God? If you study the Bible, you’ll discover that it says that God is on an all-out search for two kinds of people. Read it from cover to cover, and you’ll find that it pictures God in search mode. But He’s not like a casual shopper who strolls through the mall just to see what’s there. He’s intense and intent about finding and working with two kinds of people, and all of us can fit into one of these two categories.
Sun, Feb 12, 2023
Passage: Luke 14:1
It’s easy to get fuzzy on the purpose of life. We get caught up in so many activities and distractions, we forget why God put us on this earth. But God did create each of us with a calling and a purpose, and as a church a divine purpose. We just have to make sure our purpose aligns with God’s purpose.
Sun, Feb 05, 2023
Sun, Jan 29, 2023
Passage: Romans 8:1
Series: Freedom
All religions point to three things: you ought to . . . you don't . . . you're toast. Religion is all about following the rules, but Jesus had something different in mind. He is more interested in us following him than following the rules. In fact, He makes a bold promise for those who choose relationship over rules. We will be challenged in this message to rethink how we approach God.
Sun, Jan 22, 2023
Series: Freedom
If we're dead to sin—if sin isn't our master—how do we live that out? Living as a slave to sin takes no initiative on our part. Sinning doesn’t require willpower or self-control. But what does it look like to live without sin as master over our mouths, our eyes, our minds, our insecurities, and our appetites? In this message, we will discover three things we can do the next time sin comes calling.
Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Series: Freedom
We all want to do what's right. Yet so often, we end up doing exactly the opposite. We want to quit; we don’t. We know we should leave; we stay. It seems unavoidable. If we can't even live by our own standards, how are we supposed to live by God's? We will explore in this message what the Apostle Paul wrote about God's grace and Jesus' power over sin in our lives.
Sun, Jan 08, 2023
Series: Freedom
We all have vices—things we know we shouldn’t do, that we tell ourselves not to do, and that we then do anyway. And most of us have been trying to fix those issues for years. We’ve doubled down on will power. We’ve sought counseling. We’ve recruited an accountability partner. And yet, we keep doing what we know we shouldn’t do. In this message we will walk through a passage of Scripture that suggests that maybe the real problem is that we don’t know what the real problem is. But it IS real.
Sun, Jan 01, 2023
Passage: Matthew 4:18
Series: New Year
Sun, Dec 18, 2022
You can't control when a storm blows up. You can't control how severe the storm is. You can't control how long the storm lasts. You can't control what people say about you. You can't control what people do to you. But you can control what you believe and you can control where you put your faith.
Sun, Dec 11, 2022
How do we experience God's presence in the wilderness? The wilderness is different from the valley, because time in the wilderness usually lasts a lot longer. The wilderness is a barren place, a dry place, a desolate place where you feel very alone. In this message we will discover how God’s presence in the past gives us hope for the future.
Sun, Dec 04, 2022
You’re not alone. God is with us in every moment. His name is Immanuel. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. This three-week series is an inspirational reminder of the impact of Christ’s birth when we are going through difficult times.
Sun, Nov 27, 2022
Passage: Genesis 32:22
Series: General
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
Most of us don't become Christians with the intent of following Jesus. We become Christians because we were told obedience pays and disobedience doesn't. We become Christians hoping that spirituality will fill a hole in our souls. We become Christians hoping God will fix us or fix someone we know. Eventually, our agendas clash with Jesus' agenda and we have to decide whether we'll abandon Him or follow.
Sun, Nov 13, 2022
Series: Follow
Sure, we want to follow Jesus, but where is He leading? What is the payoff to following Him? Is it being a better person? Is it life in Heaven after we die? Is it a pain-free life? If you follow Jesus, you will be a better person. If you follow Him, you will go to Heaven. If you follow Him, you won't have a pain-free life. But that's okay because Jesus offers much more.
Sun, Nov 06, 2022
Series: Follow
Jesus doesn't expect us to be perfect. He just wants us to follow him. Being a sinner doesn't disqualify us from following him. Being an unbeliever doesn't disqualify us from following him. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner and unbeliever taking one small step.