June 19, 2018
“Strap on your feet the peace that comes from knowing the Good News so you are always prepared to face our enemy…” - Ephesians 6:15
On Father's Day 2018 Dr. Tim Roehl guides us through the power of the Good News in a spiritual battle, parenting relationships, mentoring relationships, and life. Dig in with us, as Dr. Roehl equips us with practical ways to live in the power of the Good News.
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June 10, 2018
Suit Up: Dressing for Success. It's time to wear the Belt of Truth. Pastor David kicks off this new series of messages about spiritual warfare teaching us how to Suit Up with the Belt of Truth. Our great enemy lies to us; it's time to fight back.
June 4, 2018
How do you know the truth?
- Is it an emotion?
- A gut instinct?
- Parents said so?
Join us as we wrap up our Home series, and look at Jesus' gift of the "teacher" to the Church. We will dig into John 9, and see how 3 differing expressions of the teacher gift (Pharisee, Pied-Piper & Rabbi) have a major impact on our lives. One leading to confusion and selfishness. One leading to judgment and death. One leading to freedom. True teachers help us understand and form our life around the truth.
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May 29, 2018
"He gave to the Church...Shepherds"
God is called Shepherd(Psalm 23). Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd (John 10). Jesus gave to the Church shepherds (Ephesians 4). Shepherds are often undervalued but are essential to God's plan for His Kingdom. Join us as we dig into the essential grace/gift Jesus gave to the Church, and how shepherds provide the needed relational connections to turn a group of people into a family.
Through the gift of the shepherd, it's proven again the goal of the Church is not innovation, agitation or recruitment...it's people connected to God through Jesus.
May 21, 2018
“The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” - William Temple
Jesus gave the church…evangelists. Ephesians 4:11
This translates literally as "He gave to the church the bringers of the good news."
Who doesn’t want that job? Who doesn't want to be a "bringer of good news"?
- Tell your wife you got a raise
- Tell your husband you a promotion
- Tell the patient they are cancer free.
- Tell your kids we're going to Disneyland!!!
Yet when we use the word “Evangelism” or “Evangelists” it has a "used car salesman" feel to it. It's seems mired in sales and coercion.
- If you were to die tonight, do you know where’d you go?
- Do you know God hates sin?
Is the good news of Christ really about coercion? Is it about fear?
It feels more like have made "the bringers of good news" more "the barons of bad news".
- It's in line with telling your wife you gambled all of your money away
- Telling your husband you were fired.
- Telling the patient it’s cancer.
- Telling your kids you are going to Disneyland, without them.
In today's message we seek to take restore the definition of "evangelist", and truly be "bringers of the Good News."
For more information check out www.restoremtown.com
May 13, 2018
"Jesus gave to the Church, PROPHETS."
Prophets are often considered a little out there... a little weird. They find themselves in good company. God is routinely weird, as is Jesus. When Jesus ascended to fill the Universe, He left His weird to the church.
God uses the "weird" prophets to agitate the status quo in culture and the church. Join us we dig into the beauty, frustration & purpose of God's grace of the prophets.
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May 7, 2018
"Jesus gave to the Church...Apostles."
God has called the church to extend the redemptive, and transformative work of Jesus. The Church has been called to break new ground, innovate, create and extend the ministry of Jesus. Yet in 21st Century American culture we usually do not connect innovation, creativity, and pioneering to the Church.
Join us as we dig into the role of the Apostle/Pioneer/Entrepreneur in the Church and the culture. Most importantly, how we can be the Church God has called us to be. To be the Church that is the God-called, Jesus-focused, & Spirit-fueled people movement, and not a monument with a non-profit status.
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April 29, 2018
"He has given each one of us a special gift/grace through the generosity of Christ." Ephesians 4:7
Jesus is the greatest gift-giver of all time. That is even more evident today. We live in a gift card culture. We buy gift cards for people because we don't know what they want or need. We many times we only give, because we do so out of a sense of obligation.
Jesus gives not out of obligation, but out of generosity. He gives to each one of us specifically, personally and with intention. He has knit us together with supernatural gifting embedded in our DNA.
Join us as we begin to dig into the specific graces Jesus has given to each one of us.
April 22, 2018
The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:6 that we "have been called to one glorious hope for the future." In the third week of our Home Series, Pastor Ryan speaks about that hope and shares a story about changing direction to find his destination.
April 15, 2018
“Everyone deserves a simple and decent home” Millard Fuller (Habitat for Humanity)
Home is powerful. The sounds, smells, sights and feeling of our homes produce a rich sense of security, nostalgia, and joy for most of us.
In this series, we will dig into what Home looks like in the family of God.
Today we will dig into who God calls us to be. A Great Father doesn’t care as much about how useful we are to him, but who we are becoming. A Great Father creates spaces and homes, where His children become Good, not that they are merely useful.
Today we will look at Ephesians 4:2-3, and look at 3 areas of our character, and see how our character is simply the overflow of our God-given identity.
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