August 13, 2017 Youth Sunday
We welcome our youth who will provide the music and message, which will be reflections from their trip to Montreat.
August 6, 2017 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 17: 1-7
Old Testament: Genesis 32: 22-31
New Testament: Matthew 14: 13-21
Sermon Title: “A Large, Hungry Crowd”
Message Theme: When confronted with a large and hungry crowd, the disciples wanted to send them away so that they could find food. All the disciples had were five loaves and two fish. Jesus tells them, even if they have limited resources, feed the crowd. Likewise, we take our limited resources into a world filled with tremendous need. Jesus can still multiply what we have.
July 30, 2017 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 105: 1-11
Old Testament: Genesis 29: 1-12
New Testament: Romans 8: 31-39
Sermon Title: “The Lifeline”
Message Theme: The message in Romans reminds us that there is nothing in the world that can ever separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. With that knowledge, we know that there is nothing that can defeat us, and we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.
July 23, 2017 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 139: 1-12
Old Testament: Genesis 28: 10-17
New Testament: Matthew 13: 24-30; 36-43
Sermon Title: “Living with Weeds”
Message Theme: Through the parable of the wheat and the weeds, Jesus reminds us that the children of God will live alongside children of the evil one. Until the final harvest comes, we must realize that we will be living among weeds in this world.
July 16, 2017 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 119: 105-112
Old Testament: Genesis 25: 19-34
New Testament: Matthew 13: 1-9; 18-23
Sermon Title: “Telling a Good Story”
Message Theme: By using the parable of the sower, Jesus explains the ways in which the Gospel is spread. With this story, Jesus conveys in simple terms the ways in which the Gospel is received. Likewise, we should also convey our testimony in simple terms in a way that others can understand it.
July 9, 2017 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 45: 10-17
Old Testament: Song of Solomon 2: 8-13
New Testament: Matthew 11: 25-30
Sermon Title: “A Light Load”
Message Theme: Jesus tells us that he will give rest to all who come to him carrying heavy burdens. We will discuss the burdens that we carry in life and how to make the weight of those burdens much lighter.
July 2, 2017 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 13
Old Testament: Genesis 22: 1-14
New Testament: Matthew 10: 40-42
Sermon Title: “Welcome”
Message Theme: Jesus reminds us that those who are welcoming will receive a reward for that gesture. He leads us to follow his message in our lives by being welcoming to others.
June 25, 2017 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Rich Cooper will deliver the message this day.
June 18, 2017 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 116: 12-19
Old Testament: Genesis 1: 24-31
New Testament: Revelation 3: 7-13
Sermon Title: “Welcome to Philadelphia”
Message Theme: The church in Philadelphia was having a difficult time, but they were encouraged to maintain a patient endurance. In the end, God blessed them and made them conquerors. When we endure in faith, we too can experience that same blessing.
June 11, 2017 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 8
Old Testament: Genesis 1: 20-23
New Testament: Revelation 3: 1-6
Sermon Title: “Welcome to Sardis”
Message Theme: In the message to the church in Sardis, the church members were encouraged to repent and to get back on the right path. This reminds us that our God is a God of second chances.