I Need A Miracle, Part 4: Quieting Negative Thoughts And Emotions

There are times in life when it feels like smooth sailing, and then there are times when the storms hit and life feels overwhelming and out of control. How do we get through these stormy times?

There is a beautiful story in the Bible about the disciples struggling with their boat on the stormy sea while Jesus walked on the water to be with them. As Jesus approaches, Peter asks if he can walk to Him on the water. Peter is invited to step out of the boat and walk on the sea. He walks for a moment but then instead of keeping his focus on Jesus and walking to Him he becomes terrified by the wind and the waves and begins to sink. After crying out for help he is taken by the hand and lifted up and he and Jesus climb into the boat and the storms cease.

There is a message for us in that story, don’t you think?

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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I Need A Miracle, Part 3: A Little Turned Into A Lot

If you’ve ever wondered if God can take our seemingly small efforts to do what is kind and the few things we know to be true and do something spectacular with them, the answer is “Yes, absolutely!”

We are moving through the series of miracles that Jesus performs in the Gospel of John. This week we look at the miracle of Jesus feeding thousands of people with five loaves of bread and two small fish.  This story shows how a big miracle performed in the world thousands of years ago by Jesus is just God’s way of illustrating to each of us the kinds of huge changes that can be made inside our hearts and minds. Are you ready to be changed from the inside out?

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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I Need A Miracle, Part 2: How To Get Unstuck

There are times when we feel stuck; when we feel like there is nothing we can do to change how we are, or how we react to things.

There is a story in the Bible about a man with an infirmity sitting by a pool of water in a town called Bethesda. This pool is special because every so often an angel would stir up the water in the pool and the person that was able to immerse themselves in the water first would be healed of whatever disease they had. You can’t blame him for hanging out there and hoping to get his chance. The problem was that he had been dealing with this issue for 38 years already with no success.  It is at this point that he meets Jesus who offers him an alternative solution.

Come this Sunday and we will talk together about how to get unstuck–how to do something different that will change our lives.  Our service begins at 10:30 a.m. There is always a time during the service to offer your thoughts and perspective or to ask questions.

See you Sunday!

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I Need A Miracle, Part 1: Water Turned To Wine

There are times when we all feel like we have lost our way or lost the delight and joy in our relationship or job, or it just feels like we have lost our zest for life. It feels like we need a miracle!

Fortunately there are stories of miracles in the Bible that can give us hope and they can teach us something that God can do for our souls to bring us new life.

Join us as we start to explore the miracles from the Gospel of John, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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Love Your Enemies

Jesus taught that we are to love our enemies. Has this teaching ever posed a challenge to you? Do you want to know more about what Jesus was trying to get across when He said this? This is what topic that we will be dealing with on Sunday. Come join the conversation.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do? Part 6: I Was In Prison And You Came To Me

Although most of us do not have regular visits with those in prison, each of us has experienced spiritual or mental imprisonment: harmful behaviors and irrational thoughts that keep us internally bound and held captive.

This week we are challenged to look in the mirror and notice our patterns of imprisoning thought and to look outward and be present for those who are stuck or held captive by bad habits or unhealthy thought patterns. We are all fighting our own battles–some are more out in the open than others. Whether we are looking at our own mental or spiritual landscape or looking outward to help others, we need to approach it with love, compassion and understanding. How can the truth set us or others free?

You are invited to join us for a worship service this coming Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do? Part 5: “I was sick and you visited Me.”

We continue this week looking into the question, “What would love do?” One of the things that love does is “visit the sick”. We have all been sick. We know how unpleasant it can be. This message encourages us to offer comfort and support to others by showing up when they are not well. The act of being present with someone who is not well does so much good.

We are also told that all of us can be in states of spiritual sickness. This happens when we get caught up in erroneous thinking or hurtful behavior. We are told that when this happens we can be robbed of good health on an internal level. It can warp our perspective and at length introduce us into states of sadness or depression. How do we deal with this when it happens to us and how can we be a support to others when this happens?

Granddaughter Visiting Grandmother In Hospital Bed

By taking time to listen or spend time with someone who is having a hard time we are doing “what love would do.”

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Looking For The Good In Others

How much does our happiness and peace of mind depend on how we see things, people and circumstances? Pretty much.

The old saying goes, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” The lens through which we see the world will shape our perception. If we look for what is wrong with others we will undoubtedly determine that they are flawed and have a negative feeling about them. If we look for the good in others we will see it and will find that our tolerance and even our love for others will grow. A huge shift in our worldview is bound to occur.

This week we will consider how to view the world and others with eyes that focus on the good. This is how angels see others and they are pretty darn happy!

Please join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m. or watch the live stream on our Facebook page.

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How To Receive The Lord’s Power

This Sunday we will look at a story from the Word about someone being healed by the Lord. What does this story tell us about how we can receive the Lord’s power and help in our lives? Come and see.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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