Gospel of Luke - Luke 5:1-11 - Because You Say So

Join us as Pastor Tobi brings another powerful message from the Gospel of Luke!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, and John 1:40-42. How is it similar (or different) to the time you first decided to follow Jesus? 

GROW: What is something that you feel it belongs to you? Is it better in your hands or is it better in God’s hands? Are you able to let that go?

OVERFLOW: Who in your life is going through similar struggles with you? Talk with them this week and encourage one another!

Gospel of Luke - Luke 4:31-44

Join us this week as Pastor Phil takes us through a look at Jesus life and ministry. Even in the busyness of life, Jesus took time to find quiet and reconnect with the Father.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 4:31-44. Imagine being present in each of these situations. How would you feel?

GROW: Consider how God has affected your life. Do you feel like you have been “set free” from anything? How have you been able to serve others because of this?

OVERFLOW: How do you deal with silence? Spend some time alone with God this week. Take time to read the word, pray and listen. Remember that you can only “overflow” after you’ve been filled up!

Gospel of Luke - Luke 4:14-30 - Freed to Set Free

This week Pastor Tobi takes us through Jesus reading the scroll of Isaiah. Jesus foretells about his purpose on the earth and although he speaks powerfully, the people do not receive him. Find out how this applies to our life!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 4:14-30 and I Kings 17:7-16. What did you discover?

GROW: How has the truth in the Bible comforted you? How has it challenged you?

OVERFLOW: Encourage someone this week who is going through a suffering.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 4:1-13 - The Temptation of Jesus

This week Pastor Phil takes a look at the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness immediately after his baptism. Jesus shows us how we can face temptation in life and come out victorious when we hold on to our trust in Jesus and our identity as God’s children.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 4:1-13, Matt 4:1-11 and Gen. 3:1-7. Think about what if would have been like to be tempted in those situations.

GROW: Identify the type of temptations that you struggle with the most. How does this relate to trusting God? How do you think Jesus would respond to that temptation?

OVERFLOW: Identity directs our actions. Your actions have impact beyond yourself. Make a commitment to remind yourself that you are a child of God the next time you feel tempted or tested in your faith.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 3:21-38

This week is about Baptism! Pastor Tobi leads us into the gospel of Luke with the baptism of Jesus by John and after the service we were able to witness the baptism of Daniel Sumi! Listen in as Pastor Tobi encourages us to consider how our lives and actions have generational impact!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read about Jesus’ baptism from Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, and John 1:29-33. What did Heavenly Father say to Jesus? Do you share that same identity? If so, how assured are you of that identity? If not, why not?

GROW: Who has helped you find your faith in Christ? How and why were they so instrumental?

OVERFLOW: Who is the one person you want to make sure they know that they are God’s beloved child? Overflow into their lives, spend time with them and pray with them.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 3:1-20 - John the Baptist

This week Pastor Phil took us through an account of who John the Baptist was. John was known as a the one who would prepare the way for the messiah. He called people to repentance and baptism.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 3:1-20. Consider what John is encouraging the people to turn away from.

GROW: What do you think John would call you to turn from?

OVERFLOW: Serve someone this coming week. Or commit to intentionally serve in the near future. Remember that repentance is a call to act.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 2:21-52

Happy New Year! We have committed to go through the Gospel of Luke this year. Pastor Tobi leads us in the first Sunday message of 2019 as he challenges us to dedicate our lives to Christ.

Weekly Challenge
KNOW: Read Luke 2:21-52 and Matthew 2:13-23
GROW: What kind of transformation do you want to experience this year?
OVERFLOW: What kind of impact do you want to make for God this year?

End of the Year Sermon - Where are you now? - Luke 19

Pastor Phil helps us close out the year with a sermon from Luke 19. He encourages us to set our goals and “destinations” but still stay present and aware of how God is leading in the moment.

KNOW: Read Luke 19:1-10. Imagine how each person might have felt in that moment.

GROW: Take time to reflect on your year, consider your hopes and goals for 2019.

Ask yourself who do you want to be?

-Pray to God for direction, wisdom and strength to follow Him boldly this year.

OVERFLOW: Write down your big destination. Write down the stops along the way. Write down your first steps.

Christmas Sunday - Luke 1:57-77

Merry Christmas! Pastor Tobi brings us a timely message from the gospel of Luke.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 1:57-80 s l o w l y . What did you notice from the reading?

GROW: List all the things that give you joy? How assured are you of the most important joy, the joy of salvation?

OVERFLOW: Who will you share the joy of your salvation with this week? Invite them to Christmas Eve service tomorrow!

Advent Luke 1:39-56

This week Pastor Jenny continues with our advent series and brings us into the powerful interaction between Elizabeth and Mary.

Weekly Challenge:

KNOW:  Read Luke 1:46-55, called the Magnificat.  How do Mary’s words magnify your understanding of the message of Christmas?

GROW:  Read Luke 1:39-44 and John 3:22-30.  Reflect deeply on John’s joy in the presence of Jesus, from before John was born and thirty years later.

OVERFLOW:  Read Luke 1:45.  Where in your life is God inviting you to trust more fully in Him to fulfill His promises to you?

Advent - Luke 1:26-38

Pastor Phil continues our Advent series with a message from Luke 1:26-38, the birth of Jesus foretold.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke chapter 1:1-38. Think through each character’s experience and consider how you would feel.
GROW: Consider and Pray. Are you living in the identity of someone who is called by God? Are you living transformed by God?
OVERFLOW: Be a part of God’s work in your community. Consider how you can bless someone in need.

Advent - Luke 1:1-25

Pastor Tobi starts off December with the first of our Advent messages from the gospel of Luke. The birth of John the Baptist foretold.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 1:1-25. Where do you resonate with Zechariah and Elizabeth?

GROW: Is there an area you’ve been losing hope? Why is it hard to have hope?

OVERFLOW: Knowing that God is faithful, how will you be ready for his answer?

Worship - Living Out Our Worship

This week Pastor Tobi concludes our mini series on Worship with a great message about how we live out our worship. Join us as we go through Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Philippians 2:1-18. What stands out to you about the humility of JESUS? And how can you imitate this humility in your life?

GROW: Read Philippians 3:12-21. Knowing that our citizenship is in heaven, how can we improve in the way we serve God today?

OVERFLOW: Read Philippians 1:3-11 and 4:4-9. How will you worship God in a new way this week? What new challenges do you seek for 2019?

Worship - Made to Worship

This week Pastor Phil starts our mini series on Worship. We take a look at what worship is, the history we find in the Bible, as well as how we have been made to worship.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE

KNOW: Read Genesis 1-4. Consider who God is. Ask yourself who your worship is most similar to, Cain or Abel.

GROW: Draw near to God. Come before him and confess anything you need to confess. Pray that God will show you how you can respond to Him in true worship.

OVERFLOW: This holiday season, consider how you might respond to God’s love for you by sharing love with someone else. How can you respond in action?

Hungry - Romans 15-16 - Hungry for More

Pastor Tobi closes our “Hungry” series with a timely sermon on the final chapters of Romans.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Romans 15:14 to end of chapter 16. What challenge do you receive? What are the names of people that have influenced your faith?

GROW: What do we need to put on hold so that we can better live out the Christian mission of love God, love people, make disciples of all nations?

OVERFLOW: Where have we lost our hunger? Ask God to renew the hunger for more of God in your life and do one thing that will help bring back the hunger.

Hungry - Romans 14-15 - Unity

Join us as Pastor Jenny brings a timely message about Unity from our study of Romans chapter 14 & 15. This is part of our “Hungry” series, a study through the book of Romans.

Weekly Challenge:

KNOW: Memorize Romans 15:7: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Reflect on the three parts of this verse for your life.

GROW: Read John 13:34-35 (Jesus speaking to disciples) and John 17:20-23 (Jesus speaking to the Father). What happens when Jesus’ disciples are united in God’s love?

OVERFLOW: Think about someone in your life who breaks your “personal rule list.” What would it look like to accept this person as Christ accepted you? Prayerfully do this.

Hungry - Romans 12-13 - Living our Faith

We are continuing in our series called “Hungry”, a study through the book of Romans, with this message from Pastor Phil about how we live out our faith.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Romans 12-13. Consider Paul’s call to live out our faith for Christ.

GROW: What is the “therefore” in your life? What history do you have with God? And what motivates you to love others?

OVERFLOW: Ask yourself if you are open to God’s call to love others. Are you living like someone who is “awake” and ready to act?

Hungry - Romans 10-11 - Salvation

Join us as Pastor Tobi gives a moving sermon about Salvation. This is part of our “Hungry” Series, a study through the book of Romans.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Romans 10-11. Do you truly believe you are saved by God’s grace?

GROW: Who do you consider as your people? Those who you are naturally close to, through nationality, family, or even friends and neighbors. And who are you called to? Those who you have a deep passion for to share the love of JESUS.

OVERFLOW: As a “sent one” to those people, what is one thing you can do this week to share the mercy and grace you’ve received from God in a practical way?

Hungry - Romans 8-9 - What do you believe? - Love

Pastor Phil takes a moment to pause and ask us what we really believe. Is our “belief” something that influences our actions? Does it affect the course of our life? Knowledge, Belief, Commitment, Profession. These are all in sequence. Justification before Sanctification is also in sequence. Listen in as he explains these concepts and goes into the book of Romans.

Weekly Challenge:

KNOW: Read Romans 8 & 9. Pay attention to things that require faithful action.

GROW: Consider areas of your life that are out of sequence. Things you say you believe but are not committed to or do not act like you believe.

OVERFLOW: Set a goal to work on and pray about. Maybe it’s your belief in God’s provision, God’s love for you, God’s forgiveness, etc. What would it look like to live like you really believe what God says about this area.