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Under Construction: Part Six: Prayer for What You Need to Know: Ephesians 1:15-23
Sunday, May 28, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

In order to be built up and have the character of Jesus Christ, there are some things we need to know.

We continue our sermon series, and look at some essential need-to-know facts and the role of prayer in constructing identities of who God is calling us to be. 

Under Construction: Part Five: Sealed by the Spirit: Ephesians 1:13-14
Sunday, May 21, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

In constructing our identity, we have looked at the roles God the Father and God the Son play. What about the Holy Spirit? He seems mysterious to most of us. What is his part in forming us?
We continue our sermon series, Under Construction and look at the often neglected work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

Motherhood and Trust: Ruth 1:1-6, 19-21; 4:13-17
Sunday, May 14, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Motherhood and trust go hand-in-hand! Motherhood is a wonderful trust that God has given to mothers, and it is essential that every mother learns to trust God with her life and children. This Sunday you can be encouraged by a biblical story of motherhood and trust. 

Under Construction: Part Four: Redeemed by the Son: Ephesians 1:7-12
Sunday, May 7, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We know that Jesus died on the cross, but what all did that accomplish and how does his work of redemption help practically build you up into the person God is calling you to be?

This Sunday we continue our sermon series called, Under Construction. As part of the foundation of constructing your identity, we look at the difference of redemption. 

Under Construction: Part Three: Chosen by the Father: Ephesians 1:3-6
Sunday, April 30, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

As children, we always wanted to be chosen for the sports team, drama part, or class project. No one ever wants to be unchosen! We never outgrow this.

We continue our sermon series called, Under Contruction. As part of the foundation of constructing your identity, we talk about how God has chosen you. 

Under Construction: Part Two: Laying the Foundation: Ephesians 1:1-3
Sunday, April 23, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

In our growing community, we are all familiar with construction zones. They are not pretty, convenient, or comfortable and may even be dangerous, but construction is also absolutely necessary for growth.

In a similar way, no matter how much it may seem like we have it all together, each of us is incomplete, needing growth and maturity on some level. All of us are under construction.

This sermon series called, Under Construction, is about how God wants to meet you where you are and construct you into the more complete person he is calling you to be. 

Under Construction: Part One: Easter 2017: Ephesians 1:1, 18-20; 4:8-15
Sunday, April 16, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Today we kick off a new series called Under Construction. All of us are under construction. We will explore how God meets us where we are and constructs us into more complete people he is calling us to be.

A Matter of Trust: Part Two: Even If: Mark 6:7; Matthew 11:2-5; Mark 6:21-29
Sunday, April 9, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

It can be easy to trust God when things are going well but what about when things don’t turn out like we had hoped? This is the final message in our series A Matter of Trust. 

A Matter of Trust: Exodus 3:7-17; Exodus 4:10-17; Exodus 5:1-5
Sunday, April 2, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

One of the most foundational and yet most difficult parts of any relationship is trust, especially in our relationship with God. This Sunday we look at our trust issues in a new series, called A Matter of Trust.

Maturity Matters: Ephesians 4:13; 2 Peter 1:3-9; Galatians 5:22-23
Sunday, March 19, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

Today we  talk about how Maturity Matters, and look at the barriers that hinder spiritual maturity and some spiritual disciplines that we may be overlooking.

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Seven: Will God Provide?: Genesis 22:1-18
Sunday, March 12, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

This week we conclude our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. We talk about how Jesus is our Provider.

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Six: How Do I Possess the Dream? Experiencing the Deliverance: Joshua 6:1-5, 20
Sunday, March 5, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We conclude our sermon series and talk about how God delivers us!

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Five: Do I Really Want to Do This? Making the Decision: Joshua: 1:1-11; 2:1; 3:5-17
Sunday, February 26, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

On the road to your dream, as you face the great challenges of delays, dead ends, and difficulties, at some point you have to make the decision of whether or not you are going to keep pursuing the dream or not. 

We continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about decision.

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Four: How Do I Defeat the Obstacles? Overcoming the Difficulties: Numbers 13:25-33; 14:1-9
Sunday, February 19, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about defeating the giants in our lives! 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Three: What Do I Do When There Are No More Options? Facing the Dead Ends: Exodus 14:10-16, 21-22, 31
Sunday, February 12, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Ever face a dead end in your marriage, job, finances, or some other area of your life? 

On the road to our dream, sometimes the delays become so difficult that you exhaust your options. The situation seems to deteriorate to impossible. Hopeless with no way out and no alternatives left, you have reached a dead end. W
e continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about facing the dead ends of life. 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Two: Why Is It Taking So Long? Handling the Delays: Genesis 16:1-2, 15-16; 17:1-5; 21:1-3, 5:22:1-14
Sunday, February 5, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

So God has given you a dream. What happens when the dream is not fulfilled when you want it to be? 

We continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about handling the delays of life. 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part One: What Does God Want for Me? Capturing the Dream: Genesis 12:1-5
Sunday, January 29, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Most people want more out of life than what they are presently experiencing. Deep down inside they know that there has to be more to life than this.

The good news is that we don’t have to settle. You can discover the life that you really want. Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” We can experience this kind of life.

This Sunday we begin a new sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want.  This sermon series will map out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want.

Preparing for a Miracle: Mark 6:34-44
Sunday, January 22, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Need a miracle in your life?

Someday you’re going to need one. At some point, you’re going to need a miracle – a financial miracle, a health miracle, a relational miracle, a spiritual miracle. 

This Sunday talk we look at one of the most famous and most witnessed miracles that Jesus Christ ever performed. We will see some key essentials in receiving God’s miracles in our lives. 

Reframing: Staying
Sunday, January 15, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, we conclude our sermon series, Reframing and we talk about staying power to keep you engaged in what God has called you to do! 

Reframing: Serving
Sunday, January 8, 2017 :: Chad Wright

Why do you do what you do? What if there is a greater motivation for all your expended energy and efforts? 

This new series, Reframing, will challenge you to view your beliefs and actions differently. 

BAM New Year: Proverbs 21:5 ; 29:18
Sunday, January 1, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

This is a  message from Pastor Brian about having a BAM New Year, setting goals that are Benefical, Attainable and Measurable. 

He Will Be Called: Part Two: Everlasting Father & Prince of Peace: Isaiah 9:1, 6
Sunday, December 18, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, December 18th, we continue our Christmas sermon series, He Will Be Called and hear a warm message about what the name of Christmas really means! You will gain a new and relevant perspective on the coming Christmas.

He Will Be Called: Part One: Wonderful Counselor & Mighty God: Isaiah 8:22; 9:1,6
Sunday, December 11, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

There are many names for Jesus, but what do they really mean? Today we begin our Christmas sermon series, He Will Be Called. We discover why Jesus is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You will gain a new and relevant perspective on the Savior who was born in a manger over 2,000 years ago. 

Unforgiving: Part Four: Why Does a Person Forgive? Philemon 19-25
Sunday, December 4, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series through the New Testament Book of Philemon called, Unforgiving. Christian intellectual C.S. Lewis once said, “We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.” In other words, it’s easier said than done. Forgiving can be hard to do. What drives us to forgive? In this sermon we will talk about motivations for forgiveness.

Unforgiving: Part Three: How Does a Person Forgive?: Philemon 8-18
Sunday, November 27, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Holidays can bring up relational strife. When there is conflict, forgiveness is not easy. How do we do it?

We continue our sermon series through the New Testament Book of Philemon called, Unforgiving, and talk about the practical actions of forgiveness.

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