Posts with the category “sermon-series”
by Lee McDonald on September 9th, 2019
I hope that this Ephesians series was a blessing to you as we studied what God had to say to us this Summer.
Peter's Denial - Ours, too?
by Lee McDonald on May 17th, 2019
The cross of Christ is the central theme for all believers. This Sunday, we will have the opportunity to revisit the story of Peter's denial.
Living in the Light
by Lee McDonald on April 29th, 2019
In 1 John 1:5-8, John writes: This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
Embody Week 8: Evangelism
by Lee McDonald on April 5th, 2019
If you’ve ever seen me in sandals, you may have noticed the image of an acorn on my left instep. I’ve had many questions over the years about why I chose an acorn of all things.
Embody Week 7: Healing
by Lee McDonald on March 29th, 2019
In the fifth chapter of John, our Lord encounters a sick man at the Pool of Bethsaida. Knowing what needed to be done, Jesus poses a question that might seem absurd to some, "Do you want to get well?"
Embody Week 6: Patience
by Lee McDonald on March 22nd, 2019
It is hard to talk about having the spiritual GIFT of “patience in trials.” It doesn’t seem like it is in the same category as other spiritual gifts like hospitality or leadership or evangelism.
Embody Week 5: Leadership
by Lee McDonald on March 15th, 2019
In the middle of Romans 12, Paul makes a list of spiritual gifts and encouragement to use them for the benefit of the church.
Embody: Generosity Survey
by Lee McDonald on March 12th, 2019
Hermann Eben spoke March 10 on the gift of generosity. Here is a resource he mentioned to evaluate and grow toward higher generosity.
Embody Week 4: Generosity
by Lee McDonald on March 8th, 2019
There is a stability to ordering our lives around compulsion. We attend a birthday celebration for a friend, knowing to bring a gift as an expression of our affection and excitement. We pass a car sitting on the roadside or a person alone in the back of the sanctuary, allowing previous decisions from a similar circumstance to govern our actions.
Embody Week 3: Hospitality
by Lee McDonald on March 1st, 2019
When it comes to daily life, I like routine and order. I love my planner where I can jot down a to-do list and get a fuzzy feeling when I get to check them off. I'm reserved, detailed and enjoy making things pretty. Carl, on the other hand, likes to fly by the seat of his pants.
Embody Week 2: Serving
by Lee McDonald on February 22nd, 2019
Much of our days are characterized by looking right through other people in our efforts to fulfill our own concerns. We have items on a “mental list” that we consider in need of being done. The outcome is we rarely see what is of need in those we come across.
Embody Week 1: Prayer
by Lee McDonald on February 15th, 2019
What does prayer mean to you? Is it a spiritual discipline? A gift? A calling? Is it a box to check off each day, or is it your life’s blood?
Do Not Be Ashamed - Week 3
by Lee McDonald on January 25th, 2019
Acceptance from God is something He freely gives to those who believe. God’s acceptance is unconditional. The free gift of being born again into God’s family is something that is simply received.
Do Not Be Ashamed - Week 2
by Lee McDonald on January 18th, 2019
Paul opened his letter to Timothy with a call to continue his endeavors in the Gospel--he is passing the baton.
Do Not Be Ashamed - Week 1
by Lee McDonald on January 11th, 2019
As Tim Dunn began our series on 2 Timothy last Sunday, we explored the letter of Paul to Timothy, his fellow minister, friend, and mentee. Paul is inching ever closer to his last days and 2 Timothy is his final letter.