Minor Prophets: HOSEA


As we begin our study of the minor prophets, Hosea bats lead-off. It is a stunning representation of the people’s stubborn refusal to respond to God on His terms, to stubbornly insist on running their lives in spite of the inevitable de-railing that will occur, and the exceptional love of God for a sometimes unfaithful and…

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We Are a Ministry Community


All too often you could summarize the real purposes of our lives in three ways. (1) Health, (2) “Me and my family,” and (3) “the good life” (convenience and comfort). Serving the Lord often gets dropped down into the realm of “when convenient.” Do we not think of serving as a way of life, the…

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We Are an Evangelism Community


This week we’ll look at how a primary purpose of Church is to reach people with the gospel, and conversely, how God’s design for reaching people is through the Church! How did the early churches relatively new believers share their faith? We will also consider, at what point do many of us get stuck sharing our…

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We Are a Fellowship Community


As a church we are a fellowship community. We are to reflect the wonder, grace and glory of God in our interactions with each other. Sometimes, we find ourselves in some very difficult and “impossible” relationships. How are we to navigate them? How are we to think about them? How are we to act? What is God’s…

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We Are A Discipleship Community


After coming to Christ in salvation, Jesus calls us to follow Him. We are to follow His teaching, His example, His heart, His commitment, His values and His vision. Along the way, God provides us choice people from whom we can also learn. They are brothers or sisters who have traveled farther down the road with Jesus…

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We Are a Worshipping Community


A church has 5 New Testament purposes. Worship, outreach, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry.  This week we’ll explore the purpose of worship. What is worship? Why is worshipping God important? Why are we supposed to worship together?

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