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The Merciful - Youth Mission Trip

The Merciful - Youth Mission Trip

August 10, 2019

Mercy is a combination of forgiveness and compassion. Our mission team was able to be "the hands and feet" of mercy during our time in San Francisco. Listen in as some of our students and adult leaders share about our experiences during our week of mercy and service. 

It is fitting that "The Merciful" is the 6th week in our newest series, "New Creation...", learning about the "beatitudes" from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

Hunger & Thirst

Hunger & Thirst

July 29, 2019

It is a really good thing Jesus didn't say, "Blessed are those who EAT & DRINK of righteousness." He said, "...those who HUNGER & THIRST..." That gives all of us hope! Listen in this week as we learn what biblical righteousness is and what Jesus meant when he said, "Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness."

This is the 5th message in our newest series, "New Creation...", learning about the "beatitudes" from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

The Meek…

The Meek…

July 18, 2019

Many of us have a negative perception of the word, "Meek." Too many people correlate the words "weak" and "meek." However, there must be more to this word than we realize because Jesus said, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Jesus even described himself as meek. If we know anything about Jesus, we know he is/was NOT weak!

This is the 4th message in our newest series, "New Creation...", learning about the "beatitudes" from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

Peter’s Walk to Grace

Peter’s Walk to Grace

July 11, 2019

This past Sunday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Aaron Wurgler. In this message Aaron shares some of what he, Sara, and their wonderful family have learned about who God is and grace in their time as missionaries in China.

Poor in spirit

Poor in spirit

June 30, 2019

Jesus began one of His most intimate messages, the essence of all His teachings, by saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." He begins laying out this new lifestyle, this new way of life, with the root of all virtues. From being "poor in spirit" is where all the other virtues will emerge...

This is the 2nd message in our newest series, "New Creation..." (building upon our last series "A Long Obedience...")

New Creation…

New Creation…

June 19, 2019

Our newest series, "New Creation..." builds upon our last series "A Long Obedience..." and last week's baptism service.

In Matthew 5:1-12, Jesus lays out a lifestyle/value system/ethic for those who choose to follow Him. In one of His most intimate teachings, Jesus shares His heart and the Truth of God's kingdom as He establishes His new community and the new covenant based on grace and mercy.

God’s Promise - Baptism

God’s Promise - Baptism

June 11, 2019

One of the covenant promises God has made to His covenant people is that He will never leave us or forsake us.

Today at Seeds of Faith we celebrated that promise through the sacrament of baptism. 

 

Bless the Lord - Psalm 134

Bless the Lord - Psalm 134

June 4, 2019

Now that we have reached the end of our "Long Obedience..." series,

How will you respond to God & all He is up to in, around, and through you?

We began this Long Obedience in Psalm 120 with an act of repentance, and act of turning TOWARD Christ and AWAY FROM our old way of life.

Now, having been confronted and challenged in our views and perspectives on life, Church, worship, service, surrender...having been challenged to unlearn and rethink our perspective on God and this life we are living...having been invited to trust this God that in on our side...having been called to hope in & wait on this God that is on our side...being given a glimpse of God's great vision and perspective and an understanding of this epic story He has written...and understanding that we have a great role to play in His epic adventure...

How are you going to respond?

 

Comm-Unity - Psalm 133

Comm-Unity - Psalm 133

May 28, 2019

"How good & pleasant it it when God's people live together in unity!" (Psalm 133:1)

We continue our Long Obedience series on the Songs of Ascent stressing the importance of living life together, with others who share a common vision & purpose. Humans were created out of community (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit) and designed to also live in community with others...

So, how do we do that? Living in UNITY is HARD and, truth be told, the Church has done a terrible job of being an example of how we are to do this. If we look at HOW Christ lived and what He came to establish, we've been given some tools & perspectives to help us improve.

Community & Purpose - Luke 5:1-11

Community & Purpose - Luke 5:1-11

May 19, 2019

Have you ever wondered if there is more to life than what you are experiencing?

Luke 5:1-11 is the story of Jesus calling four of the disciples (Simon Peter, Andrew, James, & John) to follow Him. It is the well-known, "...I will make you fishers of men" story.

Jesus often taught about what it means and what it looks like to live life to the full. In this encounter, Jesus shows Peter (and the other 3 disciples-to-be) what can happen with our lives when we choose to listen (hear & obey) to His guidance. The fishermen were "astonished" to the point of leaving everything behind to follow Jesus. What is our response? What are we willing to do in response to the reality Jesus offers?