Engaged: lifeWorship

lifeWorship,part 13: Thanks
6/26/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  In any circumstance we can give God thanks for all He has done, and in so doing, glorify God as the Lord of our lives.  In every task, in every interaction, in every way we enjoy God’s creation, we can give Him thanks.  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  His faithful love endures forever. Main Text: Psalm 136

lifeWorship,part 11: Obey
6/12/16
Pastor Mike Peters

Focus:  Worship can be defined as “anything we do that glorifies God as Lord of our lives.”  If so, is anything more worshipful than obeying Him? Main Text: John 12:44-50

lifeWorship, part 10: Pray
6/5/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Prayer is, simply put, speaking to God.  Our Holy God destroyed the barrier between us and Him through Christ’s death as payment for sin once and for all.  Because of this, we can approach God freely, and He wants us to pray.  We can pray individually and when we’re together.  We can pray for ourselves, but even more so for others.  God gives us access to the greatest love and the greatest power, Himself.  How can we help but pray? Main Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-8

lifeWorship, part 9: Learn
5/29/16
Pastor Matt Wipperman

Focus:  God has given us His Word, He intends it for us. That means He wants us to hear it, to read it, and for us to learn it and then live according to it.  One of the greatest acts of worship is hearing and reading God’s Word for you, believing it is what God wants to say to you, and then living that out.  We do this in worship gatherings, in lifeGroup, with friends and family, and on our own. Main Text: Psalm 119:33-40

lifeWorship, part 8: Together
5/22/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

The life of a Christian is not something we do on our own.  While we are the sent ones, we are also the gathered ones. God chose us to be part of His one people, and He calls us to live in peace together.  Even our weekly pattern of worship is gathering together around His gifts, and as members of the body we are built and learn together, we encourage each other, and we lift our voices together.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Main Text: Colossians 3:12-17

 

lifeWorship, part 7: Ransomed
5/15/16
Kieran Baher

Focus:  God paid the price to free you from the life in bondage to sin that you inherited and lived in.  The only sacrifice that could finally pay the price for all, is the one worth far more than anything else could be, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  You receive His body and blood in the Lord’s Supper every week, but how will you respond every day?

Main Text: 1 Peter 1:18-19

lifeWorship, part 6: Baptized
5/8/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  In baptism you are washed clean, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  You are part of God’s family, and all this has nothing to do with anything you could do, but is only because of God’s mercy.  We can start every day remembering our baptism and putting to death the old Adam.  As a recipient and beneficiary of God’s mercy, how will you respond? Main Text: Titus 3:5-8

lifeWorship, part 5: Forgiven
5/1/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  You are a new creation! God brought you back to Himself through Jesus, you are forgiven!  And now this message of forgiveness is yours to share with others.  How will you respond? Main Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

lifeWorship, part 4: Helper
4/24/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  The Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, proceeds from the Father and the Son.  He is the movement of the Word in the World, and He has been sent to us, in our baptism, as our Helper.  He lives in us and through us, and motivates our living out the reality of the Gospel in all we do, and the sharing of the Gospel with our neighbors.  How do we, as those filled with the Holy Spirit, respond? Main Text: John 15:26-27, 16:7-15

lifeWorship, part 3: Reconciler
4/17/16
Dan Luck

Focus:  Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, Our Lord, came to live with us, was crucified, died and was buried, to pay for all of our sin, once and for all.  Because of Him, we are reconciled to God, the separation that our sin caused is gone, and our relationship is restored.  How do we, as reconciled brothers and sisters of Christ, respond? Main Text: Colossians 1:15-22

lifeWorship, part 2: Creator
4/10/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  God, the Father, is the Creator of Heaven and Earth.  So, what does that make us?  How do we, as creatures, respond to the great I Am?  All of the works of His hands declare His glory, how can we?  Main Text: Acts 17:22-28

 

lifeWorship, part 1
4/3/16
Pastor Jeff Meyer

This 13-week series is centered on lifeWorship. The engaged life is a life of worshipping the one true God.  In everything we do, we honor God, or someone else.  Our worship begins as a community, as we “join together to focus on Jesus, offer Him praise, and allow Him the space to speak to us.”  We receive the gifts God gives in weekly worship gatherings, and this posture of worshipping God extends through our week as the Holy Spirit impels us to worship God in everything we say and do.