What Makes You Happy - Part 1

Part 1 - Not Thing

We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a dream job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if no thing can make us happy?

What makes you happy? Something came to mind, right? Something comes to mind for all of us. We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if what makes you happy isn’t a what at all. What if it’s a who? 

Scripture - Matthew 22:36-40; James 1:15

Waiting For The Son - Part 4

Advent Series

Love

The word “advent” means an anticipation of the arrival of a person or an event. Advent is the season that reminds us of an arrival of something great and the love that is attached to that.

The LOVE that Jesus brought with his birth, is a love that we not only receive we are to pass on.

In this message we look at Joseph and see that his story has similarities to our story when we encounter Jesus and his love that changed the world.

This video was played at the end of the message..

A video of the song Joseph's Lullaby with clips from the Nativity Story and the Passion of the Christ. Joseph's Lullaby by Mercyme God Bless!!

This Video was played at the beginning of the message.

"Music video by Yo-Yo Ma;Alison Krauss performing The Wexford Carol.

Waiting For The Son - Part 3

Advent Series

Joy

The word “advent” means an anticipation of the arrival of a person or an event. Advent is the season that reminds us of an arrival of something great and the joy that is attached to that.

The JOY that Jesus brought with his birth, and the JOY that the Bible talks about it is not the same “joy” that we may naturally think of. It goes a lot deeper than the good or happy feeling that we so often attach to joy.

In this message we will look at joy as the Bible talks about it and realize that as with hope, and peace, this joy is only found in Jesus.

This video was played at the end of the message.

Waiting For The Son - Part 2

Advent Series

Peace

The word “advent” means an anticipation of the arrival of a person or an event. Advent is the season that reminds us of an arrival of something great and the peace that is attached to that.

The PEACE that Jesus brought with his birth came at a time when all was dark when it seemed hopeless. Even today it can be hard to have hope when so much that is going on in this world brings a feeling of hopelessness.

So the question is; how do we experience peace in a world that is marked by pressure, uncertainty and anxiety?

In this message we focus on these questions so that the Peace of that first Christmas can be ours in the present and in the future.

Waiting For The Son - Part 1

Advent Series

Hope

The word “advent” means an anticipation of the arrival of a person or an event. Advent is the season that reminds us of an arrival of something great and the hope that is attached to that.

The HOPE that Jesus brought with his birth came at a time when all was dark when it seemed hopeless. Even today it can be hard to have hope when so much that is going on in this world brings a feeling of hopelessness.

So the question is; how do you maintain hope in a world that at times seems hopelessly broken?

Can you trust God; can you maintain hope in God where there is absolutely no evidence of His activity in your life?

In this message we focus on these questions so that the Hope of that first Christmas can be ours in the present and in the future.

His Mission My Mission - Part 7

Proclamation

“The gospel invitation initiated in the ministry of Jesus remains alive and active to this very day. A genuine incarnational approach will require that we always be willing to share the gospel with those in our world. We cannot take this aspect out of the equation of mission and remain faithful to our calling in the world. We are essentially a “message tribe”, and that means we must ensure the faithful transmission of the message we carry through proclamation.”

Alan Hirsch

 In this message we look at what the gospel message is that we are to proclaim.

This Video was played at the end of the message.

His Mission My Mission - Part 6

Passion

“This involves in “the incarnation of the heart”. In engaging in the pathos of the human situation, the disciple emphatically feels something of the pain of a person or a people and then seeks to see how the gospel directly addresses that pain. We are dealing with humans and not objects. They all have stories, pains and joys. We share in a common experience of humanity. Many suffer life in great difficulties. WE are called to be engaged in the same way that Jesus was engaged compassionately.”

Alan Hirsch

Question…

Have you ever lost something that is of great value to you and nobody was looking for it but you?

In this message we are going to look at what Jesus was most passionate about; and the question is, are we passionate about the same thing?

Scripture: Luke 15

His Mission My Mission - Part 5

Powerlessness

“In seeking to act in a Christlike way, we cannot rely on normal forms of power to communicate the gospel but must take Jesus’s model with absolute seriousness.

This commits us to mutuality, servanthood, and humility in our relationships with one another and the world. Sadly, much of church history shows how little we have assimilated this aspect of incarnational Christlikeness into our understanding of church, leadership and mission.”

Alan Hirsch

In this message we look at what means to live powerless like Christ.

His Mission My Mission - Part 4

Prevenience

God does not limit his presence to Christians – he is an unrelenting evangelist. He is always at work in his world – right in the thick of things – in sinful people’s lives, including our own…

We don’t “bring God” with us into any situation – he’s there long before you and I arrive on the scene. Living “Incarnationally” means we seek to discern what God is doing in a people and a culture – and join him.

In this message we look at a story from the Book of Acts that shows God’s Prevenient Grace at work and how we are to respond.

This video was played at the end of the message.

Scripture: John 6:44; Acts 10

His Mission My Mission - Part 3

Proximity

“Jesus mixed with the people from every level of society. He ate with the Pharisees as well as tax collectors and prostitutes. If we are to follow in his footsteps, we will need to be directly and actively involved in the lives of people we are seeking to reach. This assumes not only presence but also genuine availability, which will involve spontaneity as well as regularity in the friendships and communities we inhabit.“ Alan Hirsch

In this message Tricia DeBoer, director of Africa Arise talks to us what it looks like to live in “Proximity”.

His Mission My Mission - Part 2

Presence

The fact that God was in the Nazarene neighborhood for thirty years and no one noticed should be profoundly disturbing to our normal ways to engaging mission. Not only does it have implications for our affirmation of normal human living, but it also says something about the timing as well as the relative anonymity of incarnational ways of engaging mission. There is a time for “in-your-face” approaches to mission, but there is also a time to become part of the fabric of a community and engage in the humanity of it all. “ Alan Hirsch

In the message we will look at how Jesus was present, when He was “in the room, He made everyone in the room better”.