November 11, 2019

November 17, 2019  //  This teaching series explores the miracles of Jesus which come out of human desperation.  One of the hardest things in life is to admit that we need help.  The man in today's story needed not only help from his friends, but help from Christian friends that knew to bring it to Jesus.  Imagine being this sick man and watching your friends carry you to a house, try but fail to get inside, then hoist you up to the roof, destroy the roof by tearing a hole in it, and then being lowered down into the middle of the crowd to face Jesus and ask for help.  When we deny others from serving us in our time of need, we deny their gift from God of serving others.  There is a time to serve and a time to be served. Mark 2:1-12

November 4, 2019

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November 10, 2019  //  This teaching series explores the miracles of Jesus which come out of human desperation.  Even though someone with leprosy had to have disheveled hair, wear torn clothing, and shout “unclean”, one with boldness and humility came to Jesus for healing, and Jesus touched him!  This is a story about healing and restoration; restoration to wholeness, release from shame, and a welcome into the Body of Christ.  Remember that everyone, no matter what they have done, should receive help to be restored in the eyes of God and brought back into community – the Body of Christ.  Luke 5:12-13

October 30, 2019

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November 3, 2019  //  This teaching, provided by Jake Johnson focuses upon how all followers of Christ are called to be Priests in different ways.  We are all called to much higher place than we were before we accepted Christ.  1 Peter 2:5

October 21, 2019

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October 27, 2019  //  This teaching series explores the miracles of Jesus which come out of human desperation. This teaching examines the time after Jesus’ death. What do fisherman do when they are feeling down? They go fishing! Many times when things are tough, we go to a place that brings us comfort. The Disciples were having a terrible day fishing until someone called from the bank to throw their nets on the other side of the boat. This must have seemed like a weird request. Jesus is present in our places of comfort and does great miracles to get us out of our down times. John 21:1-8

October 14, 2019

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October 20, 2019  //  This teaching series explores the miracles of Jesus which come out of human desperation.  This teaching explores the miracle of simply being still.  God has a need for this, and so do we. Not only should Sunday morning be set aside, but ALL of Sunday should be spent in praise, worship, prayer, Bible reading, and being with family. Genesis 2:1-3; Psalm 46:10a; Luke 5:15-16

October 7, 2019

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October 13, 2019  //  This teaching series explores the miracles of Jesus which come out of human desperation.  Jesus walked on water to show three things:  (1) Evil is real; (2) the God who triumphs over evil is with us; and (3) do not be afraid.  God encourages us to have the faith to join Him.  Peter’s perspective of what it meant for him to get out of the boat meant death, because as a fisherman the boat meant safety and the sea meant death.  He would have had many friends die from drowning.  He had to overcome this natural and justified fear, and trust that Jesus would be there when He followed.  We have to apply this same trust when Jesus asks us to leave the safety of our “boats”.  Matthew 14:22-33

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