30
Aug
2015

Sabbath: Worship

Last week was our annual Church Picnic. Pastor Chris Garrison began a series untitled Sabbath.  This week he continues the series on Sabbath and speaks to us about worship. The first way to break life's troubles is through worship. In Psalm 95 we see that God calls us to worship Him with our passion, with our reason, with our intellect, and with our will.  The depth of our worship will only be as deep as the amount of worth we ascribe to God. As we worship Him, seeing Him for Who He is, our problems become small.

16
Aug
2015

7 Letters to the Churches:Luke Warm

Pastor Chris Garrison teaches from the letter to the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-22. Jesus is the authority and answer to everything, and as such should be the root of all our passions. But misplaced passion is a recipe for a lukewarm faith. What's wrong with being lukewarm? Why does it rob us of joy? What is the remedy?

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9
Aug
2015

7 Letters to the Churches: Open Doors

Pastor Chris Garrison preaches from Revelation 3:7-13 which is a letter written by John to the Church at Philadelphia. Once again this church is encouraged to continue their good works, but are cautioned to examine their motives and who they are placing on the throne of their lives. We are challenged to ask, "What defines us?"  "Who or what gives us our identity?" If we know Christ as our author and answer to all things on Earth, He will call us sons, daughters, missionaries, blessed, holy, and righteous. He will open doors of opportunity to do the good works He made us for. He promises us a place in His Kingdom temple.

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2
Aug
2015

7 Letters to the Churches: Wake Up!

Pastor Chris Garrison is teaching from Revelation 3:1-6, a letter to the church at Sardis. The church at Sardis had a reputation as being alive and on the right track spiritually. But in actuality they were struggling  with carnal issues such as envy, fear, lust, hatred, jealousy,  dissension and the like. John writes to this church to encourage them to keep pursuing faith, keep growing in Christ lest they grow weak and risk spiritual death. As human members of Christ's Church on Earth, we are encouraged to embrace this call of conviction as a call to action and to be AWAKE to the things of God so we can receive the richness of life that Jesus offers us as his church.

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