Raised to New Life
April 5, 2015
In Matthew 28 we read about the resurrection of Jesus. And then Jesus, the One who has been given all authority, tells his disciples to make disciples and baptize others who become disciples of Jesus. Baptism is a tricky subject. What does the bible teach us about baptism and what’s it have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?
Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus.
Baptism shows we are willing to be disciples of Jesus.
Baptism shows we are united with Jesus in his death, burial and resurrection.
Baptism assures us that not only are we His, but He is our’s!
Scripture: Matthew 28
Teen Challenge Worship
April 12, 2015
We had a special treat this Sunday as Teen Challenge joined us in Worship at both our 9:00am and 10:45am services. Each time we are privileged to share worship with these men, and we are tremendously blessed by their music and testimonies.
April 19, 2015
Teen Challenge is one of our local mission partners. Jim is the Director of the Phoenix Center for Teen Challenge AZ. This morning, Jim and guys from the center shared how God is at work redeeming lives from overwhelming problems, and setting them on a path to recovery and restoration.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13
Create in Me a Clean Heart
April 26, 2015
We see and feel the symptoms of it in our lives and in the world around us. And yet, many people deny it’s existence. But the heart of the problem is a problem of the heart, and that problem is what the Bible calls sin. Sin ruins our hearts, wrecks our relationships, and drains our souls of life. Why? Because sin isn’t a mistake we make, it’s ultimately a rebellion against the God who made us to know Him and live in relationship to Him. Sin alienates us from God, but the good news is that He has provided a way to cleanse our hearts and restore our relationship to Him, so that we can begin to live the lives He created us for!
Scripture: Psalm 51, 32