Working Through Doubt When Obedience Brings Pain
January 16, 2022
Richard Smith

Working Through Doubt When Obedience Brings Pain Exodus 5:1-6:12   Take-Home Truth: God’s deliverance is coming, but it normally takes longer to arrive than we think. Christ-Connection: When our obedience results in trial and loss, we must never forget that Christ will never forget us. For ever …

The Logo Sermon
January 9, 2022
Richard Smith

The Logo Sermon  1 Corinthians 10:31    Take-Home Truth: Worshipping God, Obeying Jesus, and Witnessing to the world should be the preoccupation of the Christ follower.  Christ-Connection: Because Jesus completed the work God gave Him to do (John 17:4), He is worthy to be praised and followed.  …

The Angels and Aziz
January 2, 2022

The Angels and Aziz Colossians 1:15-2:2   Take-Home Truth: The gospel is for all people, and no one is out of reach.  Christ-Connection: God’s mystery of redemption whispered through the ages was fully revealed in Jesus Christ. Hook:  (Ice-breaker question. Get the group talking!)   When was the las …

The Old Dragon and a New King
December 19, 2021

An Old Dragon and a New King Matthew 2:1-23; Rev. 12:4; Micah 5:6; Daniel 5:11   Take-Home Truth: Kings die, Jesus lives, the dragon is thrown into the lake of fire, and Jesus sits on the throne!  Christ-Connection: Christ is the ultimate provision in the chaos of this world. Hook:  (Ice-breaker que …

Born of a Virgin
December 12, 2021
Richard Smith

Born of Virgin Matthew 1:18-23   Take-Home Truth: The virgin birth of Jesus uniquely qualifies him to solve the problem of sin. Christ-Connection: Jesus is the only solution to the world’s sin problem. Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world)   Why is Jesus’ birth in the flesh ess …

God’s Kingdom is More than Legos
December 5, 2021
Richard Smith

God’s Kingdom is More Than Legos Matthew 1:1-17   Take-Home Truth: The genealogy of Jesus Christ shows the unstoppable power and unrelenting kindness of God in human history.  Christ-Connection: Jesus Christ is the long-awaited Messiah from the family line of Abraham and David.  Reflect:(Go deeper i …

A Theology of Rest
November 28, 2021
Dan Yacoviello

A Theology of Rest How the soul finds rest in Christ   Matthew 11:28-30   Take-Home Truth: With the advent of Christ came the advent of rest.  Christ-Connection: Behind your need for rest lies your need for Christ.    Reflect:(Go deeper in the Word and in our world)   As a group, read Matt …

Hope Unveiled
November 21, 2021
Richard Smith

Hope Unveiled Revelation 1:9-21 Take-Home Truth: Jesus is the King of the universe who works in the chaos as he walks with his church. Christ-Connection: Jesus is God, Jesus is life and Jesus rules death. Reflect:(Go deeper in the Word and in our world)   1. As a group, read Revelation 1:9-21. …

The Love of a Suffering and Reigning King
November 14, 2021
Richard Smith

The Love of a Suffering & Reigning King Revelation 1:4-6 Take-Home Truth: Our ultimate hope in a dark world is Jesus Christ, the Faithful One. Christ-Connection: Jesus is a leader who never failed, a martyr who conquered death, and a king who truly reigns. Reflect:(Go deeper in the Word and in o …

Pray Like Moses
November 7, 2021
Richard Smith

Pray Like Moses Exodus 33:12-14   Take-Home Truth: Prayer reveals and changes the heart of a believer. Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world) Last week you resolved to respond in a specific way? How did that go? Read Exodus 33:12-14 together as a group. What is one key take away from …

The Boldest Prayer Ever Made
October 31, 2021
Richard Smith

The Boldest Prayer Ever Made Exodus 14:21-29; 19:4-6, 16-18; 24; 32:1 Take-Home Truth: Behold the glory of God! Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world) Last week you resolved to respond in a specific way? How did that go? What parallels did you notice between the story of Israel, the Ameri …

Great Storms, Great Promises
October 24, 2021
Chad Ashby

Great Storms, Great Promises Acts 27   Take-Home Truth: In life’s storms God strips away all hopes so that I hope only in his promise. Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world) Last week you resolved to respond in a specific way? How did that go? Where do our friends at work and school tend …

The Spirit Changes Everything
October 17, 2021
Richard Smith

The Spirit Changes Everything Ephesians 5:15-20 Take-Home Truth: The power of the Holy Spirit is unleashed in our lives when we speak about Christ, sing unto Christ, and celebrate the person of Christ with other believers. Christ-Connection: Christ, in his kindness, has sought you out and given you …

The Need for a Spirit-Filled Live
October 10, 2021
Richard Smith

THE NEED FOR A SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE Ephesians 5:15-18 Take-Home Truth: Living a Spirit-filled life is essential for faithfulness and service to Jesus Christ. Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world) Last week you resolved to respond in a specific way? How did that go? Do you believe that the …

Shine
September 5, 2021
Richard Smith

Shine Ephesians 5:11-14 Take-Home Truth: Christ-followers expose darkness in our own lives and in our community by speaking the gospel and inviting repentance. Christ-Connection: The light of Christ exposes darkness in the world and in the church. Reflect: (Go deeper in the Word and in our world) We …