Motivated

As we enter this very busy holiday season, there are a thousand things clamoring for our attention, a multiplicity of motivations that move us.  What we value will either direct us back toward center or divert us from what is truly worthwhile.

The goal of this 5-week series is to not only introduce the Church’s restated Values as missional motives, but to help every follower of Jesus re-evaluate their own Values as they enter the season that perhaps challenges Kingdom Values more than any other season (Christmas).  Advent is a season of preparation for us to welcome our King and Leader.  We will prepare THIS season by making an honest appraisal of our motivation.

Motivated, part 5: HOME+
12/15/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Home+

because a home centered on Jesus becomes the epicenter of an active life of faith 

Focus: Watch the Holy Family.  Learn the patterns of the Holy Family.  And your home will become an epicenter of the hope, peace and joy you seek this Christmas! Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 & Luke 2:21-40

Motivated, part 4: GENEROSITY+
12/8/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Generosity+  because generosity empowered by Jesus fuels a contagious, others-centered culture

Focus: “You’ll always have the poor.  You won’t always have me.”  Such brashness.  In this season of self-satisfaction will we allow Jesus to redefine generosity?  Texts: Matthew 2:9-11; John 12:1-8 

Motivated, part 3: FRIENDSHIP+
12/1/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Friendship+   

because friendships infused with Jesus expand the reach of true community

How do you actually do that today?  If you had a day to spend with Jesus, how would spend it?  What would you do? Friendship with Jesus changes every other friendship. Text: John 1:35-39; 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Motivated, part 2: STEP+
11/24/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Step+

because simple steps guided by Jesus accelerate the impact of new life

“You feed them…”   How do you respond to an overwhelming challenge?  Jesus gives us a pretty compelling answer:  “Bring them here.”  Today we are invited to bring what we have to Him.  That’s the very next step.  The results will be staggering. Text: Matthew 14:13-21

Motivated, part 1: ORDINARY+
11/17/13
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Ordinary+  because ordinary people connected to Jesus share in Christ’s extraordinary mission.

“Peter fell to his knees…”  “The woman was surprised…”