Mission

The Story continues through chapters 28 through 31.

The Bible contains an Upper Story and Lower Story.  The Upper Story tells the big picture, the grand narrative of God unfolding throughout history.  The Lower Story contains the sometimes delightful, other times appalling particulars of human experience.  Where the two stories collide and connect, we find God at work.  He invites us to join him to advance his mission and kingdom.

The Story, chapter 31: Mission: Completed
8/25/13
Elder Dan Luck

God is the Ultimate Victor!  Satan is defeated; sin is banished; and death is no more.  We are heading towards a time when all that is left is the Upper Story.  We will be in heaven experiencing the presence of God and the majesty of Christ in all their fullness and glory.  Come Lord, Jesus quickly.  Many of us are waiting and not one of us will be disappointed! Text: Revelation 19:1-10

The Story, chapter 30 The Mission: No Matter What
8/18/13
Pastor Matt Wipperman

 Jesus died for US!  He was “all-in” for doing his Father’s will.  Paul shows us what it looks like for us to be “all-in” for God.  Are you “all-in” – no matter what?   Text: Acts 20:16-24

The Story, chapter 29: Mission - Spread the News
8/11/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

 Jesus is GOOD NEWS!  He is life-giving.  He is the author and perfecter of our faith.  
Let’s spread the news! Text: Acts 13:32-49

The Story, Chapter 28 - The Mission: Spirit-led
8/4/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Jesus leaves his followers with a promise, which is fulfilled just ten days later.  The Holy Spirit shows up in a big way.  There are tongues of fire, speaking in tongues, and a boldness to proclaim the Good News of Jesus.  Thousands come to believe in Jesus as the Messiah and Savior.  That same Spirit lives in us today!   Text: Acts 1:6-8; 2:1-4