Aug 5, 2012
GOSPEL ON BROADWAY: Les Miserables (Part 1)

SHOCKING GRACE AND MERCY

What was it about this musical that brought tears to my eyes? Was it the bishop’s forgiveness of a desperate criminal? Fantine’s sacrificial love for her daughter? Jean Valjean’s perseverance and commitment to truth and justice? Was it the epic story, the magnificent music, the fabulous set or the rotating stage? Join us as we meet the God depicted in Les Misérables: the God who redeems that which seems worthless in the world’s eyes ... the God who accepts repentance, forgives sins and answers prayer! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. SLIDE And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. Matthew 5:38-42 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22
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  • Aug 5, 2012GOSPEL ON BROADWAY: Les Miserables (Part 1)
    Aug 5, 2012
    GOSPEL ON BROADWAY: Les Miserables (Part 1)

    SHOCKING GRACE AND MERCY

    What was it about this musical that brought tears to my eyes? Was it the bishop’s forgiveness of a desperate criminal? Fantine’s sacrificial love for her daughter? Jean Valjean’s perseverance and commitment to truth and justice? Was it the epic story, the magnificent music, the fabulous set or the rotating stage? Join us as we meet the God depicted in Les Misérables: the God who redeems that which seems worthless in the world’s eyes ... the God who accepts repentance, forgives sins and answers prayer! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. SLIDE And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. Matthew 5:38-42 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22
  • Jul 22, 2012HAPPY HOUR: On Fire!
    Jul 22, 2012
    HAPPY HOUR: On Fire!

    7/18/12   On Fire!

    Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up. DANIEL 3:17—18

    Our story today is a remarkable story of 3 young men ON FIRE in their faith… in fact, willing to DIE for someone they love … that someone?  GOD! CLICK HERE to listen to the song!
  • Jul 22, 2012GONE FISHIN’: Good Fish-Bad Fish
    Jul 22, 2012
    GONE FISHIN’: Good Fish-Bad Fish

    Matthew 13:47-50       Good Fish - Bad Fish

    Does hell exist? What is hell like? Does hell last forever?  This Sunday we explore the Parable of the Net and look at good and evil and how God plans to deal with it!
  • Jul 15, 2012GONE FISHIN’: A Little Slice of heaven
    Jul 15, 2012
    GONE FISHIN’: A Little Slice of heaven

    Matthew 4:17-22     A Little Slice of Heaven

    What did Jesus mean  when he said "the Kingdom of Heaven is near"? This Sunday we explore this as we see the Kingdom of Heaven is more than a place you go someday after you die, or even a happy place that you can visualize to feel better, but it is a place you come from!  A place where your heart has been changed by the love of Christ and your actions are outpouring of your repentance, your changing direction AWAY from what God does NOT want and TOWARD a life that God blesses! CLICK HERE to see the video from Sunday. (Pay close attention so you don't miss anything!)
  • Jul 11, 2012HAPPY HOUR: Sticks and Stones
    Jul 11, 2012
    HAPPY HOUR: Sticks and Stones

    STICKS AND STONES

    PSALM 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

    If researchers recorded your words over a year or two, what would they conclude really matters to you? Would they get a sense that God is in your life? Or that you are kind? Compassionate?  Virtuous (without being smug)? What is the tone of your talk? Is your talk becoming more acceptable to God? Or less?  Let's explore how changing our HEARTS, changes our thoughts and words!
  • Jul 9, 2012GONE FISHIN’: Deep Waters
    Jul 9, 2012
    GONE FISHIN’: Deep Waters
    Luke 5:1-11 Are you willing to go into the deep water?  Guess what – that’s where the big catches usually are … that’s where there’s really a reward for your willingness to trust … how do think the guy on River Monsters has his own 1 hour weekly show? He’s willing to go deeper!!! Click here to watch the video embedded in the message.
  • Jul 3, 2012GONE FISHIN’: You Provide the Bread …
    Jul 3, 2012
    GONE FISHIN’: You Provide the Bread …
    You Provide the Bread ...
    Matthew 14:13-21Mark 6:31-44Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15 Jesus took the 5 loaves and 2 fish and worked a miracle – he wants to do the same for us!  He wants us to bring our ordinary talents, finances and gifts He will TRANSFORM them for the world!  There is so much MORE we can have and do when we offer our resources to Him ... you provide the bread, let God provide the miracle! Click here to listen to Corinne May's beautiful song "Five Loaves and Two Fishes"
  • Jun 28, 2012HAPPY HOUR: When We Don’t Know What to Do …
    Jun 28, 2012
    HAPPY HOUR: When We Don’t Know What to Do …
    When We Don't Know What to Do ...
    2 CHRONICLES 20:12 We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. In our post-911 world, fear rules; politicians and advertisers sneakily appeal to our dark, fearful side. Security trumps all other goods; we do not know what to do, but at least we can try to be safe, right? If there were no God and we were afraid, then doing the only reasonable thing, to stay as safe as possible, might make sense! But there is a God!!!  We may not know what to do, but we need not fear!! “Our eyes are upon you, O Lord.”
  • Jun 24, 2012GONE FISHIN’: Is it time for a Journey?
    Jun 24, 2012
    GONE FISHIN’: Is it time for a Journey?
    Jonah – the runaway prophet who took off on a journey that … well, wasn’t exactly the journey GOD had planned for him!  It makes us wonder if it’s time for US to plan a different journey!!
  • Jun 20, 2012HAPPY HOUR: Seeing More Clearly
    Jun 20, 2012
    HAPPY HOUR: Seeing More Clearly
    6-20-12   Seeing Things More Clearly! 1 SAMUEL 16:7 The LORD sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart. Faith is a new way of seeing, as if by X-ray … not fooled by the surface of things, but looking deeper, never gawking over the superficial things the world gets excited about, but sensitive only to love, caring about what is of eternal significance. 6-17-12 Seeing Things More Clearly