10/30/2016 – The Radical Middle – Pastor Steve Blayer

The radical middle Factions are not a part of a Christian’s life. We don’t choose “sides” – we show the more excellent way. We are not “more divided than we have ever been” – but we are more ignorant and intolerant to the gospel Mark 8:15      Beware the leaven of Herod – the political spirit, divides into factions –blinders to …

10/9/2016 – It’s a Matter of Life or Death – Pastor Steve Blayer

A Matter of life or death THERE ARE ALWAYS WEIGHTIER MATTERS THAN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Pendulum swing: too heavy handed w/ hellfire & brimstone à too mercy and …

10/2/2016 – Gathered or Assembled? – Pastor Steve Blayer

Gathered or assembled? YOU CANNOT EXPERIENCE THE FULLNESS OF JESUS WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN HIS BODY Hebrews 10:19-25   how to remain on fire for the Lord Draw near  — come before God with reverent hearts As in Heb 4:16 Hold fast  —  hold tight to something to keep it from wandering Like restraining a pet with a leash Our faith tends …

9/25/2016 – Restoration: Fruits of Repentance – Pastor Steve Blayer

Restoration: fruits of repentance 2 Sam 12   David and Bathsheba Happened during the season of David’s Tabernacle! David was already an adulterer with 6 wives and concubines (following tradition of region) His worst sin was covering his sin himself. He knew restitution was the right way to achieve peace/ justice: Restitution = “Shalam” to make a covenant of peace/ to …

9/18/2016 – What Is God Doing? – Pastor Steve Blayer

What is God doing? John 9    the man born blind Happened just outside of Jerusalem …The situation … the reactions to it. Jesus provides the normal reaction, and His way of performing the miracle draws out something he wanted his disciples to see. Everyone involved had ideas about God and His ways which were wrong The reaction of the disciples: …

9/4/2016 – Living Wisely – Pastor Steve Blayer

Living wisely Eph 5:15-21 Making the most of your time Redemption of our time – default is that it is lost unless we do something about it Wisdom = living proactively, not reactively to life PRIORITIES: GOD –> ME –> FAMILY –> WORK, MINISTRY, ETC… The pain of regret understand what the will of the Lord is Knowing and understanding …