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December 2018

Smackdown Santa – The Gift of God

Big Idea: St. Nicholaus used his authority and influence in order to write letters pleading with people to come into line with this very important teaching … Jesus is fully God. Jesus is God’s Word to us teaching that very thing. We have the responsibility of helping others come into the light of that truth.

Serving Santa – The Gift of Provision

Big Idea: Hurdles stand in the way of any great work of God. The obstacles that stand in the way of faith in the people in Jesus’ life are very similar to the faith hurdles that stand in our way today. What are the faith hurdles that we face, and how do we overcome them?

Sprinting Santa – The Gift of Justice

As Nicholas of Myra stood up for justice for the sake of three sailors, so Jesus shows us his heart for justice and proclaims that he here to give it. However, his idea of justice is not bad guys getting what they deserve. Ultimate justice is when what is broken is set right, what is oppressed is freed, what is unwhole becomes healthy.

Secret Santa – The Three Gifts

The epitome of our Christmas problem seems to be Santa, but what if Santa didn’t start off that way? What if we could actually help people experience the story of God’s love by sharing the story of Santa here in church?
Santa provided life-saving gifts, much like the magi in Matthew 2. We can choose to go skinny this Christmas and provide life-saving gifts for those most in need.
Matthew 2
Matthew 25

November 2018

How To Be Rich 2018

God is testing you with your prosperity. Whether you pass this test or not will depend on whether you are selfish or generous with your wealth.

Good News, Bad News 2018

Do you want to learn how to be rich? If so, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. If you’re going to be good at being rich, you have to first admit you are.

Finding Purpose In Reaching The Unconnected 2018

We fulfill our purpose in becoming like Christ and helping others become like Him as we treat the unbelieving as He did.

Our purpose of making disciples must begin with fulfilling our EVANGELISTIC mandate.

October 2018

Finding Purpose In Serving The Church

We fulfill our purpose in becoming like Christ and helping others become like Him as we utilize how God has shaped us for ministry to others.
This recording includes an interview with four of the FCC Ministry Team Leaders, as they share their ministry areas and passions.

Finding Purpose In Growing Together 2018

Our identity as God’s children is validated in the love we have for one another. This love should result in an environment that induces one another toward spiritual growth.

Finding Purpose In Connecting With God 2018

We fulfill our purpose of becoming like Christ when we connect with God in a relationship of being loved and loving Him. However, this love is not relegated to a feeling. It is an active commitment to live his purpose.

Finding Purpose In Life 2018

Your purpose is only found in God’s purpose for you!

September 2018

Do Something Different