Family Time: The Courage 2 Step Up

We concluded our “Family Time” series with a special sermon on Father’s Day entitled the “The Courage To Step Up.”   What is courage?  Seems like a simple question.  It’s a common word.  We call war heroes courageous, but we use the same word to describe a man changing diapers, or playing sports, or eating extremely … Read moreFamily Time: The Courage 2 Step Up

Family Time: Church as a Family

What is your memory of home growing up?  I know the place in my mind…..I’m at my grandparents house.  All my relatives are at the house talking, laughing, and eating lots of homemade Italian food.  The whole day at my grandparents home was like something out of a movie showing the stereotypical ethnic family all … Read moreFamily Time: Church as a Family

Family Time: Growing Together

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NASB) 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH. 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, … Read moreFamily Time: Growing Together

Family Time: Consecrated Life

We continued our “Family Time” sermon series this past Sunday.  A Christian family is a group of people who are related to each other through marriage, birth, adoption, and/or are committed first and foremost to Jesus Christ, surrendered and living in His love, power, and forgiveness.  So, no matter what age you are, or what … Read moreFamily Time: Consecrated Life

Family Time: Let’s Talk

Words are certainly powerful.  A good conversation can be the highlight of your day, and likewise, a harsh word can be crushing.  In Ephesians 4:25-5:2 the Apostle Paul gives us some incredible instruction regarding how we use our words with each other.  When you talk: Be truthful…gently (vs. 25-27) Do you need to be more … Read moreFamily Time: Let’s Talk

Family Time: Dressed in White

Mirror, mirror, mirror on the wall….telling those lies…pointing out your flaws……THIS ISN’T WHO YOU ARE!  What the mirror tells you isn’t the truth and it’s not the place any of us should be getting our worth from.  But maybe it’s not only the mirror… maybe it’s a post on Facebook or an article in a … Read moreFamily Time: Dressed in White

Unstuck – Part 2

The second part of our “UnStuck” series, was about identifying the place where you’re stuck.  Looking at what that issue does for you, and what it has cost you relationally, financially and even spiritually.   We looked at where the Rich young ruler got stuck in Matthew 19 and Pastor Dan shared his own testimony … Read moreUnstuck – Part 2

Unstuck – Part 1

Deep down inside, have you ever felt stuck in something you wanted to get out of…..but just seemed like you couldn’t?  Sometimes we feel so stuck in our thinking and behavioral patterns and ruts, but the very first step to really getting unstuck is to admit we need to change in the first place.  Sometimes … Read moreUnstuck – Part 1

Easter: Christ is Risen

Our Easter message focused on the resurrection being the “heart” of Christianity.  We do not worship a dead Jesus.  We worship a risen Christ!  It is clear that the secular world does not believe that.  And sometimes……even believers live like they doubt.  But, here’s the truth……Christ understands and has compassion for our doubts and faults … Read moreEaster: Christ is Risen