community

Messages about community

08/14

Greet One Another

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, God's Glory, mission

To greet one another is to give a polite word of welcome that says, “I’m glad you are here.” Within a list of names, Paul ends his letter to the church in Rome with the admonition to “greet one another.” Why greet one another? Because God in Jesus equips and connects us to the ultimate family and the ultimate story of redemption for His glory.  Text: John 13:34-35; Romans 16:1-27

05/15

Love One Another

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, cross, doing life together, mission

After washing the feet of his disciples, and predicting his betrayal and death, Jesus gives a new commandment: “Love one another.” While the commandment is not new, the pattern is new, “as I have loved you” and the result is new, “all people will know you are my disciples.” For followers of Jesus there is a direct link to the cross, community and mission.  Text: John 13:33-35

05/02/21

Untrained and Filled

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus

One man’s physical healing becomes a picture of the salvation offered to all in Jesus (Acts 3). Though untrained, Peter and John were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke boldly in the name of Jesus. In spite of fierce opposition, multitudes of men and women were added to the Lord as the church was on the road to the ends of the earth. Text: Acts 3-5

07/28/19

We Need Your Help

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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

07/21/19

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

06/09/19

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

03/03/19

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