Body Language

May 4, 2008 • Category: Prayer

We’re in the midst of a sermon series on prayer, learning about some of the more than 40 ways there are to pray. Within those 40 ways, there’s bound to be a method of prayer that is a perfect match for you.

This sermon’s focus: body prayer. Did you know you can pray without using words? Sound bizarre and impossible?

Listen or watch as we look at three ways to use your body and feelings (rather than your mind and words) to communicate with God.

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Wait For The Lord

April 27, 2008 • Category: Special Services

One of the best ways we can learn about God and ourselves is by hearing each other’s stories.

In this sermon, we hear from Dan Funk, Jesus MCC’s Justice Minister. He shares his spiritual journey and some of the lessons he’s learned, including what it means to wait on God.

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Words Leap Off the Page

April 20, 2008 • Category: Prayer

Did you know that there are more than 40 ways to pray? If it seems like you’re just wasting your time when you pray, it could be that you’re trying to pray in a way that isn’t right for you.

This week, we’ll look at the ancient practice of lectio divina — praying the scriptures. This prayer method challenges you to engage your heart, not just your head, when reading the Bible. It may be just the thing you need to make a real connection to God.

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Destination Imagination

April 13, 2008 • Category: Prayer

Did you know that there are more than 40 ways to pray? If it seems like you’re just spinning your wheels — or wasting your time — when you pray, it could be that you’re trying to pray in a way that isn’t right for you.

Join us this Sunday as we begin a new, practical series on prayer. One of the many methods of prayer we examine may be just the thing you need to make a real connection to God.

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Changing Hearts, Changing Minds

April 6, 2008 • Category: Special Services

For this service we welcomed a special guest, Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, at worship services. Rev. Diane is bishop over MCC’s Region 5. Among other things, she will bring exciting news about how God is working in Eastern Europe via MCC.

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Grace That Flows Like a River

March 30, 2008 • Category: Knowing God/Relationship with God

What is “grace”? The Bible says without it we cannot be saved.

This sermon cuts through all the theological mumbo jumbo and gain new insight that could. . . well, save us — in any number of ways.

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The Rest of the Story

March 23, 2008 • Category: Easter

“Jesus died, was buried, and rose again.”

We know the “death” part of the story well. And we know the “rose again” part of the story. But few Christians know the “buried” part well.

The New Testament teaches that, after his death and before his resurrection, Jesus descended into Hell. In this Easter Sunday sermon, we explore the significance of that part of the passion story and, from it, draw two powerful practical conclusions.

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Misfits Wanted

March 16, 2008 • Category: Knowing God/Relationship with God

Have you seen the classic Christmas program, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer? If so, you’re familiar with the Island of Misfit Toys, home of the ostrich-riding cowboy and the train with square wheels.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and we’re taking a look at a little-examined character from the familiar palm-procession story: the donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem. He was a “misfit” too, but was needed by Jesus at this crucial time.

Listen or watch as we look at how we can find our purpose and mission — how we can be needed by God, misfits though we are.

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Messy Spirituality

March 9, 2008 • Category: Knowing God/Relationship with God

Have you ever thought, “I must not be a very good Christian. Everybody else is so together — and I’m just a mess.”

Well, guess what — God knows what a mess we all can be. Listen or watch as we wrestle with the idea that there’s no need to pretend before God, or hold back — we can come as we are.

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Angels Watchin’ Over Me

March 2, 2008 • Category: Great Theological Questions

Do you have a guardian angel? It’s a nice idea, but what should thoughtful people believe? What does the Bible say?

And maybe even more importantly, why should I care? What does this possibility mean for me? Listen or watch for a message that’s both thought-provoking, and full of practical encouragement.

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Powered by God

February 24, 2008 • Category: Knowing God/Relationship with God, Special Services

Why does it seem so often that we have no power for living? Why does it seem that we just drag from one day to the next, never really engaging in life? Deacon Robert Ferguson will bring us a message of hope and encouragement.

Robert’s sermon is part of our Black History Celebration Sunday.

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Life’s Excellent Adventure

February 17, 2008 • Category: Christian Life

You’ve probably heard it before. All the self-help gurus — life coaches, motivational speakers, and even preachers — exhort us to live with “excellence.”

But what does that really mean — and does it really make any difference? This week we’ll wrap up our sermon series based on Joel Osteen’s book Your Best Life Now by exploring how far we should — and shouldn’t — take this notion of “excellence” if we want to live well.

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When the Chips Are Down

February 10, 2008 • Category: Christian Life

Often life’s most important decisions are made quickly, when the pressure is on — and can reverberate through our lives for years.

When the heat is on, will you make the right decision? This sermon continues to explore Your Best Life Now.

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