What are you longing for this Christmas? A special gift? Special times with family? Some peace and quiet? Imagine what it was like for God's people to wait hundreds of years for the first Christmas -- the night of their Messiah's arrival. They were desperate for him to come and set their lives and the world right. The haunting hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" captures this longing. During the 4 Sundays of Advent, Pastor Dennis will unpack this powerful hymn and show us how the Christ of Christmas can meet the deepest longings of our lives. Join us on our journey to the manger.
More and more people are seeking the services of a life coach to help them find personal success and fulfillment. But the One who knows us best is here, not to help us achieve our goals, but to lead us into the life we long for but never thought we could have. During our fall sermon series Pastor Dennis will preach from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Let's come sit at Jesus' feet and learn life from him.
The subject of human sexuality has never been more controversial and polarizing, even (especially?) in the Church of Jesus. At our denomination’s recent global gathering, a statement of Human Sexuality was adopted that seeks to be both Biblically faithful and graciously compassionate. Pastor Dennis King will seek to unpack our position on this vital issue in this 3 part sermon series “Holy Sex”.
Being a Christian is much more than believing a creed or attending services. It's living all your life in companionship with God. But that's easier said than done. How do we walk with God with all of our inadequacies, struggles, and doubts? We can learn a lot by tracking the life of David, a flawed human being who God formed into "a man after his own heart." Listen to this life changing series called "GodFormed -- Doing Life with David."
Most people have a vague belief in life after death, but what will that life be like? Why did Jesus say that those who believe in him "will never taste death"? Where are our deceased loved ones right now? Listen to this inspiring and insightful sermon duo.
What a difference a day makes! People say that phrase all the time. No day has ever made a greater difference than the last day of Jesus' life. In Pastor Dennis' sermon series, we will retrace the events that changed the course of human history, from his last supper with his disciples to his death on the Cross. Whether you are a long-time believer or simply curious about this story at the heart of the Christian faith, you are invited to join us on a journey that will change your life.
In America we pride ourselves in our rugged individualism. In the church we talk about a personal relationship with Christ. But Jesus never intended that we make this journey alone. He has provided other travelers to accompany us on the way. Who are your traveling companions? Discover why you need these kinds of friends, where you can find them, and how you can be one.
Pastor Greg Farra brings the message from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16.
Our Faith Promise this year was Dave Scott, a young missionary. Dave, along with his wife Betsy, is working to relaunch the Church of the Nazarene in Croatia. How exciting that God is calling the younger generation to his mission field, and they are responding! Dave's message will inspire and challenge all of us!
His parents named him Jesus. But prophets, shepherds, wise men, and angels gave him other names, names that reflect the baby’s true identity. Emmanuel. The Word made flesh. Savior. Christ the Lord. Light of the World. This Advent we’ll explore the meaning of these names and what they tell us not only about this child, but about us.
What will you name the baby this Christmas?
Followers of Jesus find themselves living in two kingdoms at the same time: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. How can we live faithfully with our feet here and our hearts there? In his first letter, Peter writes to Christians who are spiritual exiles scattered throughout the Roman Empire. He shows us how to live in a world that is not our ultimate home.
The manuscript for Own the Difference can be read here.
The manuscript for Own the Battle can be read here.
The manuscript for Own the Pain can be read here.
Most of us will spend one-third or more of our lives working -- yet for many, there is a total disconnect between the hour of worship on Sunday and the time spent in the workplace all week long. What difference does our faith make in how we do our work? Pastor Dennis will be preaching through September about how we are wired for work, why work can be such a pain, and how we can find satisfaction with our work.
Imagine you are coming home from work, or maybe you are sitting idly at home. But you are alone and things are more or less silent. You have too much time to think. You begin to contemplate the next opportunity you have to sin. But, of course, you probably don't call it sin in your head. None of us would do that... would we?
Listen as our Youth Pastor brings a heartfelt message about the sins trapping us in our lives.
Throughout life, we receive many different kinds of invitations: to special events, new experiences, or greater responsibilities. The best invitations are opportunities to move from where we currently are to a better destination. God is the ultimate Inviter. While his invitations are often disruptive to life as we know it, they always lead us to the lives we created for – if we choose to respond. In this series we will respond some of the many invitations God extends to us through his Word and what it will mean for us to personally RSVP.