Vision Walk – Week 2: Opportunity


Sometimes the backstory matters. In the book of Nehemiah, the author left us important clues that show us how to be ready when an opportunity comes along, and how to learn the most important part of the planning stage: waiting on God’s signal. Nehemiah can teach us a lot about planning for God’s Vision.


Vision Walk Week 1: Broken Heart


If being a Christian is about doing the will of the Father, and Jesus says it is, how do we do that? How do we move from God speaking to us, to us stepping out in Faith to "Walk the Vision?" That's what this series is about. We are following along with the story of Nehemiah and learning how to move from "catching the vision" to "Walking the walk" that gets us there.


On the Edge of the Promise


New year... new beginnings. It seems everyone is thinking of a year full of promise in this season. Wouldn't it be great if God had a promise waiting for you. If, like the Israelites years ago, you were standing on the edge of God's promised land? But what if the fulfillment of that promise were entirely dependent upon you...?
Numbers 10:29,33,34; Numbers 12:1-3; Numbers 13:1-2, 25-33; Psalm 89:34; Numbers 20:7-10, 12; Exodus 17:6; Exodus 3:13-14; Hebrews 3:7-17; Luke 16:11,13,42; Matthew 6:19-21; Romans 4:21; Matthew 15:8-9;


Fear Not — Christmas Eve 2017


A short (well, for Pastor Grice, anyway) sermon talking about the famous meeting between the shepherds watching the sheep, and Heaven’s designated flash mob of Angels. There is a lot going on in that phrase: “Fear Not!”


Jesus Matters


We're getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Everyone knows the story. Little Baby Jesus. Three Kings. A Manger. Sheep. (Lots and lots of sheep). What's the big deal? By January 1st most people in our country have forgotten all of it. (Sometimes, judging from how people are honking at cars in the parking lot while leaving Christmas Eve services, it doesn't even take that long.) Does any of it matter? Really?


Ruth Week 5: Redemption


Finally, the "Star Crossed" relationship of Ruth and Boaz comes full circle. Along the way, we learn a lot about the leadership of a righteous man, and the faithfulness of a righteous woman. We also see a touching picture of God's love for us come through the story.


Ruth Week 4: Study in Integrity


If we are going to see what Heaven wants to show us, we need to learn to look where God is looking. In the book of Ruth... that means paying attention to what Ruth is doing, and not Naomi...


Ruth Week 3: Identity Crisis


A lot of people go through an identity crisis. They feel insecure. They aren’t really sure who they are anymore. What about you…? Are you sure who you are and where you are headed? Naomi thought she knew who she was, and accepted a life that was not intended for her. Ruth took a different path, and there is an important lesson to be learned from her…


Ruth Week 2: Travelers and Seekers


There are times in our lives when we find ourselves faced with a life defining decision — a choice will be made that will change our lives for years. Maybe forever. In today’s text in the Bible, we see two women faced with that situation. Each of them chose a different path that changed everything for them. How can we make sure we are ready to face these moments? And how can we choose wisely?


Ruth Week 1: God In The Famine


We start our new series on the book of Ruth, and right away, there’s a problem… In verse 1, we are told there was a famine in the land. But, wait a minute, this was the Promised Land! This was where God brought the nation of Israel after 40 years of wilderness training. How can there be a famine in the Promised Land? Does that mean the promise is false? Does that mean that God has deserted them? What do we do when we reach God’s Promise, and something bad happens to us?


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