community

Messages about community

07/28

We Need Your Help

Speaker: J. Carl Sensenig
Topics: community, fellowship, forgiveness, love

We need God’s help. Then through fellowship (koinonia), we also help each other. As Jesus loves us, so we love one another. As Jesus forgives us, so we forgive one another.  Text: Psalm 70:5, Acts 2:42

07/21

What Four Little Creatures Tell Us About Wisdom

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, mission, protection, rescue, Trust, wisdom

What is wisdom? Wisdom is the skill of living life in a God-honoring way. The writer of Proverbs invites us to consider carefully four seemingly insignificant and vulnerable creatures, and by observing these little creatures, to discover our own vulnerabilities and learn how we can navigate life wisely, that is in a Christ-centered, God-honoring way.  Text: Proverbs 30:24-28; 1 Peter 3:8

06/09

Celebrating God’s crown jewel through authenticity, accountability, and community

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: accountability, authenticity, community, Holy Spirit

Amidst our sexual brokenness, what does authenticity, accountability, and community look like? In the final 6 of 6 series, consider how the Holy Spirit beautifully postures the church to look like Jesus.  Text: Galatians 5:13-6:2

03/03

Faithful obedience and action is normative

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: activity, community, mission, Obedience

Measurable 2 asks “Is Ananias on the road?” This pointed question tests obedience and action to God’s call in mission. As an Anabaptist community, consider why we must be accountable and evidence active engagement around this question.  Text: Acts 9:13-17; Romans 16:25-27

 

11/18/18

A Song of Community Gladness

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belonging, Christian home, community, joy, Worship

We all have within us a need to worship and a need to belong. These essential human needs find their truest expression in the structure and secure relationships of a Christ-centered home and in the community of a God-honoring, Christ-following, worshiping, and praising people. When worship shapes family life, and family life shapes worship we extend our reach for Christ.  Text: Psalm 122

06/28/15

The Grip of the Mat

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: called, community, Faith, freedom, gifts, serving

All humanity is gripped by a type of paralysis desiring to frame identity and restrain persons to a paralytic mat. Consider what Jesus models for the church when He speaks “take up your mat and walk.” Text: Mark 2:1-12, John 5:2-11