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March 2015

Sharing Your Sustaining Story

StoriesWe all love a good story, and since God has written us into His story, we all have a story to tell.
But we have more than one story to tell. Along with our Salvation Stories, we have Sustaining Stories of events that God has brought us through that give us an opportunity to learn to trust Him.


Sharing Your Salvation Story

StoriesWe all love stories, and we all have a story to tell. The story you have to tell could change someone’s eternity!
That story is about how God reach you and brought you into His story.


Who Is Jesus? And Why Does It Matter?

We may pass the test of confession, morality and sacrificial love, but the most important test to define a believer is “Who is Jesus?” Answering that quesetion correctly is a matter of eternal life. John is very clear that Jesus is the Christ, fully divine, yet fully human. However, this test question is not just answered intellectually, it is answered by how we live.



That’s the Spirit!

God’s Spirit within us gives us the capacity to discern the truth from error and the reality of our spiritual condition.


February 2015

Getting Away With Murder

God’s character is loving, so the character of his children ought to be loving. But love is not something just spoken of, it is something acted out – first by God, and then by his children. Failure to love is just as harmful as taking the person’s life.


Who’s Your Daddy?

Sermon Passing the Test of FaithWe live in an age when it is epidemic that young people do not bear a sense of identity because they do not know who their father is.

That same lack of identity can also be found in the church.

BIG IDEA: As children of God we are on a journey to live a life that imitates the character of our Father.  To do less denies our lineage and brings shame on ourselves.



Preparing For Your Spiritual Exam

Sermon Passing the Test of FaithJohn prepares us for the tests that he will give for checking the authenticity of our faith by giving a thumbnail sketch of the four items he will describe more fully in the rest of the book. These items help us to evaluate the legitimacy of how well we KNOW GOD. The four points in this pre-exam review provide validation marks for those who KNOW GOD.



Fittro Mission Presentation

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David Fittro, our Faith Promise mission partner, along with his wife, Teresa, shared the work they have been doing in the United Kingdom for 22 years, with an emphasis on their work with youth in Nottingham, England.
David and Teresa will begin a new episode in their mission work when the return to England in the summer of 2015. They will be part of a multi-church planting effort initiating in Birmingham.


Walk In the Light

Sermon Passing the Test of Faith1 John 1:5-2:2
Walking in the light means living in such as way that you reflect Christ to those around you. That is the life of the disciple. A disciple does not just fit into the world around them. A disciple shines the way to Christ.
This message was presented by one of our Faith Promise missionary partners, David Fittro, a CMF missionary to UK.


January 2015

A Funny Way To Begin A Letter

TestJohn begins his for letter to believers in a funny way for us. He doesn’t enter into small talk. He jumps right into what is the most serious of matters, and my doing that introduces us to the essential content of the book – upon what will your salvation be tested authentic? The message includes a complete reading through the letter of 1 John.



Why Connect In Groups?

Connecting-Gods-People1God brings about our spiritual growth in the context of relationships. When I participate in group life, I place myself in an environment that God can bring about my spiritual growth because groups serve as a laboratory for knowing and experiencing God’s grace and love and engaging in ministry.



What Does Connection Look Like?

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If Christianity is all about connection, what does that connection look like it?

And if Christianity is all about connection, does connection look like something that can happen during Sunday morning worship?