Haven Field Community Church

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Growing in Grace

Sunday, September 24, 2023 | Rlindeman
Galatians 4 Grace is perhaps the most misunderstood doctrine of the Christian faith. If we truly grasped its truth, we'd be set free to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and to live out Christ's law of love with overwhelming joy. We'd be unstoppable!

Do not set aside Grace

Sunday, August 27, 2023 | Rlindeman
Grace is perhaps the most misunderstood doctrine of the Christian faith. If we truly grasped its truth, we'd be set free to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and to live out Christ's law of love with overwhelming joy. We'd be unstoppable!

Gospel Transformation

Sunday, August 20, 2023 | Rlindeman
Galatians 1:11-24. We live what we believe and the gospel transforms our living Grace is perhaps the most misunderstood doctrine of the Christian faith. If we truly grasped its truth, we'd be set free to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and to live out Christ's law of love with overwhelming joy. We'd be unstoppable! We will learn how to live "unstoppable" lives in our new teaching series walking though the Apostle Paul's letter, Galatians

On mission with Good News

Sunday, August 13, 2023 | Rlindeman
If you heard that someone you cared about was heading down a dangerous path, wouldn't you find a way to help them? to redirect them? Well, this is what Paul is doing in the letter to the churches in Galatia. We start with a look at Paul living on mission to share good news to those in danger.

Stories from the Field Week 5

Sunday, August 6, 2023 | Rlindeman

Stories from the Field Week 4

Sunday, July 30, 2023 | Rlindeman

Stories from the Field Week 3

Sunday, July 23, 2023 | Rlindeman

Stories from the Field Week 2

Sunday, July 16, 2023 | Rlindeman

Stories from the Field Week 1

Sunday, July 9, 2023 | Rlindeman

Fear of Failure and Loss

Sunday, June 18, 2023 | Rlindeman
Johnny Barrett shares a wonderful message on loss, love, and trusting God along the way.

Listening is Crucial

Sunday, May 7, 2023 | Rlindeman
As we "live by believing in him" it is crucial that we learn to listen. Listen to the work of God's Spirit in our lives directing us and leading us but more importantly reminding us who God really is and who we are as God's children.

Suffering is Part of the Journey

Sunday, April 30, 2023 | Rlindeman
Live by believing in me, is a lifestyle of walking with Christ and trusting in Christ in all areas of life. As we follow in faith, we realize that suffering is part of the journey.

I am here for y’all, for you all and for you guys— Christ in community

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | Rlindeman

Less is More

Sunday, April 2, 2023 | Rlindeman

Walk in God's Path

Sunday, February 12, 2023 | Rlindeman
Living wisely means to walk in the path that God is leading for you. In Proverbs 16, we learn to commit what we do to the Lord and he will direct our path. Do we trust Christ enough to commit our ways to Him and do we really believe that God can direct our path?

Cost of Wisdom

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | Rlindeman

Give, Give, Give but not unto idols

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Rlindeman
Solomon continues to teach us how to live wisely through the writings in Proverbs. This week we are focusing on giving but not giving into idols especially the idol of wealth.

Seek and you will find

Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Rlindeman

The Foundation of Wisdom

Sunday, January 8, 2023 | Rlindeman
The fear of the lord is the foundation for wisdom. So, to have reverence for the greatness and goodness of God places us is a portion to receive and grow in wisdom.

Advent-ually Peace

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | Rlindeman
Isaiah foretells the birth of the messiah and calls him the "Prince of Peace." Luke reiterates this in Chapter 2. Peace is initiated through Christ and it is experienced through submission.

Advent “ually” Joy

Sunday, December 11, 2022 | Rlindeman
On this third Sunday of advent we will light the candle of joy and remember that joy will eventually come —there is a light of joy coming in the darkness and yes joy will come in the morning.

Legacy of Faith--thankfulness

Sunday, November 20, 2022 | Rlindeman
Being thankful is an act of faith. Therefore, thankfulness is important to model for those observing you in the faith. Especially, having an attitude of thankfulness in the middle of difficulty.

Legacy of Faith-Courage

Sunday, November 13, 2022 | Rlindeman
To live out our faith, we must live courageously --Stepping out in faith, trusting in Gods guidance and provision takes courage. Living out our faith is a calling against the flow of culture and to do so one is marked with courage.

Legacy of faith-staying the course

Sunday, November 6, 2022 | Rlindeman
If we want to express our faith to those coming behind us, then we must persevere through struggles so they can see the reality of what we claim to believe. Living out our faith through hardship reveals the sincerity of our faith and allows others to see a faith which is dynamic.

Legacy of Faith-Confession

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Rlindeman
How can confession, not only relieve us and restore us through the grace of Christ, but also demonstrate faith to others. Confession of our wrongs opening us up to vulnerability is where God's Spirit moves and where faith imprints are formed.

A Hope and a future

Sunday, October 16, 2022 | Rlindeman
Jeremiah spoke harsh words to his people and the people of Judah did not listen to his warning and instruction leaving the people of Judah unprotected by God and delivered into hands of Babylon. Even though this is a bleak time in their history, God still provides a plan full of hope and a future for them.

Finding Rest for your Soul

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | Rlindeman
Jeremiah continues to share God's word to the people of Judah. Jeremiah talks to them about finding rest as you walk in devotion to God. Yet, the people of Judah continue to disobey and neglect God. Therefor, they will not experience rest and peace

A people who forget but a God who is faithful

Sunday, September 25, 2022 | Rlindeman
Jeremiah continues to share with the people of Judah about their need to turn back to God. We see that the people have forgotten God and even though they will be disciplined, God will never give up on them.

Faithful Calling to a Faithful God

Sunday, September 18, 2022 | Rlindeman
We will see in chapter one from the book of Jeremiah that Jeremiah is called to be faithful in the midst of opposition and he is faithful because of the faithful commitment and protection from God

God is Gracious

Sunday, September 11, 2022 | Rlindeman
God is so gracious that we don't have to prove ourselves or carry around the pressure of seeking value and worth outside of the grace God offers to each of us. We can find our value in a relationship in Christ.

God is Good

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | Rlindeman

God is Great

Sunday, August 14, 2022 | Rlindeman

The wonderful things God has and is doing

Sunday, August 7, 2022 | Rlindeman

Psalm 117 God's overarching plan will come true

Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Rlindeman

Gods faithful love demonstrated through mercy Psalm 89

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful to Help

Sunday, June 26, 2022 | Rlindeman

Psalm 66 A Psalm of Faithfulness

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | Rlindeman

Psalm of Faithfulness Psalm 40

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful Followers Submit

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful Followers experience joy

Sunday, May 8, 2022 | Rlindeman

Spiritual Disciplines-Devotional Reading

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | Rlindeman

Gossiping the Gospel

Sunday, April 17, 2022 | Rlindeman

A Faithful God and fickle fans

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful to you so be faithful to me

Sunday, March 20, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful to provide a new vision

Sunday, March 13, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithful through the wilderness

Sunday, March 6, 2022 | Rlindeman

Faithfully Living in Hope and Joy

Sunday, February 13, 2022 | Rlindeman

A faithful guidance of hope

Sunday, February 6, 2022 | Rlindeman

Gods Faithful Love For All

Sunday, January 30, 2022 | Rlindeman

Rooted In Faithfulness

Sunday, January 23, 2022 | Rlindeman

God Remains Faithful

Sunday, January 16, 2022 | Rlindeman

A People For All People

Sunday, January 9, 2022 | Rlindeman

The Parable of the Rich man Building larger barns (Luke 12:16-21)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | toddh

Parable of Moneylender Forgives Unequal Debts (Luke 7:36-48)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | toddh

New Wineskins

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | toddh

I am Gifted

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | toddh

I Am an Heir with Christ

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | toddh
Ephesians 3:1-13

I am part of a great family

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | toddh

I Am Valued

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | toddh
Ephesians 2:1-8 I Am Teaching Series

Joshua-The Ruse

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua-The Ruse

Joshua - Peace In God's Provision

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - Peace In God's Provision

Joshua - God Fights Our Battles

Sunday, September 9, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - God Fights Our Battles

Joshua - Stones of Remembrance

Sunday, August 26, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - Stones of Remembrance

Joshua - Consecration and Courage

Sunday, August 19, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - Consecration and Courage

Joshua - God's Faithfulness to His People

Sunday, August 12, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - God's Faithfulness to His People

Joshua - Do Not Be Dismayed

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | jeffh
Joshua - Do Not Be Dismayed


Sunday, July 29, 2018 | jeffh


Sunday, July 22, 2018 | jeffh


Sunday, July 15, 2018 | jeffh


Sunday, July 8, 2018 | jeffh


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | jeffh


Sunday, June 10, 2018 | jeffh

Faithful Presence - The Table

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | jeffh
Faithful Presence - The Table

Faithful Presence - Like A Child

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | jeffh
Faithful Presence - Like A Child

Faithful Presence - Spiritual Gifts

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | jeffh
Faithful Presence - Spiritual Gifts

Faithful Presence - Engaging the Least of These

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | jeffh
Faithful Presence - Engaging the Least of These

Faithful Presence - Reconciliation

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | jeffh
Faithful Presence - Reconciliation

Selfless-Self Sufficiency

Sunday, April 1, 2018 | jeffh
Self Sufficiency

Selfless-Self Promotion

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | jeffh
Selfless-Self Promotion

Selfless-Self Honor

Sunday, March 11, 2018 | jeffh
Selfless-Self Honor

Selfless-Self Admiration

Sunday, March 4, 2018 | jeffh
Loving Those That Are Unlovable

Selfless-Self Love

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | jeffh
Submission to God's Leading

New Beginnings-A New Way

Sunday, February 4, 2018 | jeffh
God Will Make a Way

New Beginnings-New Mercies

Sunday, January 28, 2018 | jeffh
New Mercies

New Beginnings-A New Covenant

Sunday, January 21, 2018 | jeffh
A New Covenant

New Beginnings-Forgiven

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | jeffh
Accepting That You Are Forgiven

New Beginnings-A New Song

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | jeffh
Sing To God a New Song

More to the Story-Zerubbabel

Sunday, December 17, 2017 | jeffh
More to the Story-Zerubbabel

More to the Story-Abraham

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | jeffh
More to the Story-Abraham

More to the Story-Asa

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | jeffh
More to the Story-Asa

More to the Story-Rahab

Sunday, November 26, 2017 | jeffh
More to the Story-Rahab

Letting Go-We Are Accountable

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | jeffh
Letting Go-We Are Accountable

Letting Go-Responsibilities Not Rights

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | jeffh
Letting Go-Responsibilities Not Rights

Letting Go-God Owns Everything

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | jeffh
God Owns Everything

Identity-Legacy of Faith Sunday

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | jeffh
Legacy of Faith Sunday

Identity-The American Ethos and the Gospel

Sunday, October 1, 2017 | jeffh
The American Ethos and the Gospel

Identity - The Gospel Changes Everything

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | jeffh

Identity-The Core of the Message

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | jeffh
The Core of the Message

Identity - A Love Like No Other

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | jeffh
Love Like No Other

Reflect-Ethnic Hatred

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | jeffh


Sunday, August 20, 2017 | jeffh


Sunday, August 13, 2017 | jeffh


Sunday, August 6, 2017 | jeffh

Wisdom for the Road-Proclaiming God's Story

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | jeffh

Wisdom for the Road-Depend Fully on God

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | jeffh

Wisdom for the Road-Lessons From a Wise Dad

Sunday, June 18, 2017 | jeffh

Wisdom for the Road-The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | jeffh

Wisdom for the Road-Seek After Wisdom

Sunday, June 4, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-A New Vision Through Suffering

Sunday, May 21, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-Glorify God

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-The Love and Grace of Christ

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-Be Holy

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-Imperishable Salvation

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | jeffh

Imperishable Inheritance-A Living Hope

Sunday, April 16, 2017 | jeffh

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | jeffh

Marks of a Disciple-A Disciple Can Receive Forgiveness

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | jeffh

Marks of a Disciple-A Disciple Loves THeir Neighbor

Sunday, March 19, 2017 | jeffh

Marks of a Disciple-The Selfless Life of the Disciple

Sunday, March 12, 2017 | jeffh

Marks of a Disciple-Willing To Count the Cost

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | jeffh

Marks of a Disciple-Faith, A Key Mark of Discipleship

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | jeffh

Strengthening Your Core-Multiplying

Sunday, February 5, 2017 | jeffh

Strengthening Your Core-Community

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | jeffh

Strengthening Your Core-Missional

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | jeffh

Strengthening Your Core-Hospitality

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | jeffh

Living with Hope-What's Next

Sunday, December 18, 2016 | jeffh

Living with Hope-The God Who Delivers

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | jeffh

Living With Hope pt. 2

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | andrewm
Luke 1:26-38

Living With Hope pt. 1

Sunday, November 27, 2016 | andrewm
Luke 1:26-38

The Shema pt. 2

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | andrewm
Deuteronomy 6:4-5

The Shema pt. 1

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | andrewm
Deuteronomy 6:4

Devoted: Grace

Sunday, October 9, 2016 | andrewm
Titus 2:12-15

Devoted: Blamelessness

Sunday, September 18, 2016 | andrewm
Titus 1:5-9

Fear Not: Failure

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | andrewm
1 John 4

Fear Not: Vulnerability

Sunday, August 21, 2016 | andrewm
1 John 3:11-18

Fear Not: Missing Out

Sunday, August 14, 2016 | andrewm
1 John 2:15-17

Practicing Christianity: Sabbath

Sunday, June 26, 2016 | andrewm
Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Practicing Christianity: Forgiveness

Sunday, June 19, 2016 | andrewm
Matthew 18:21-22, Ephesians 4:25-32

Practicing Christianity: Simplicity

Sunday, June 12, 2016 | andrewm
Luke 12:22-23, 31

Practicing Christianity: Hospitality

Sunday, June 5, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 12:13, Leviticus 19:33-34

Running on Empty: Ephesians 4

Sunday, May 15, 2016 | andrewm

Running on Empty: Ephesians 3:1-13

Sunday, May 1, 2016 | andrewm

Palm Sunday 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016 | andrewm
Matthew 20 Yield to God

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 10

Sunday, March 13, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 10 & 11 Insiders or Outsiders?

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 9

Sunday, March 6, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 9:1-5 and 30-33 So close that you can’t even see...

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 8

Sunday, February 28, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 8:14-39 A Gracious Identity

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 7

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 7:7-25 There is power in powerlessness

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 6

Sunday, February 7, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 5 Grace-filled sacrifice leads us to peace

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 5

Sunday, January 31, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 4 A grace offering of faith through Abraham

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 4

Sunday, January 24, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 3:21-31 Grace freely restores us- any of us

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 3

Sunday, January 17, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 3:1-20 All of us are in need of grace

Grace: A Great Awakening pt. 1

Sunday, January 3, 2016 | andrewm
Romans 1:1-17 Grace filled news

Shout For Joy: The Prophet Isaiah

Sunday, December 13, 2015 | andrewm
Isaiah 12:1-6

Shout For Joy: The Prophet Malachi

Sunday, December 6, 2015 | andrewm
Malachi 3:1-4

Three Pillars: Prayer

Sunday, November 15, 2015 | andrewm
Matthew 6:5-14

Three Pillars: Giving

Sunday, November 1, 2015 | andrewm
Matt. 6:1-4

Soul Searching: Adoration

Sunday, October 18, 2015 | andrewm
Psalm 2

Soul Searching: Deep Despair

Sunday, October 11, 2015 | andrewm
Psalm 88

Soul Searching: Confession of Sin

Sunday, October 4, 2015 | andrewm
Psalm 51

Soul Searching: Choose God

Sunday, September 27, 2015 | andrewm
There are so many distractions in our daily lives. The psalm this week will direct us to ask, "What do we really care about?" Psalm 63

Soul Searching: Trust in the Waiting

Sunday, September 20, 2015 | andrewm
There are many times in our faith journey when we do not sense the presence of God. This week the psalm will direct us to ask, "Is fact stronger than feeling?" Psalm 80

Soul Searching: Rest in God

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | andrewm
In the midst of fear, pain, and uncertainty, we are challenged to find rest and peace in today's culture. This week the psalm will direct us to ask, "How much peace and rest do we experience?" Psalm 23

Misled: Promises Fulfilled

Sunday, August 30, 2015 | andrewm
2 Peter 3

Misled: Radical Grace

Sunday, August 23, 2015 | andrewm
2 Peter 2

Misled: Firm and Established in Christ

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | andrewm
2 Peter 1:12-19

Stories From the Field: Ashley McCullars

Sunday, July 19, 2015 | andrewm
Ashley McCullars shares what she has been learning in her journey with Christ.

Stories From the Field: Brandi Williams

Sunday, July 12, 2015 | andrewm
Brandi Williams shares what she has been learning on her journey with Christ.

Living the Resurrected Life: Gracious Conversations

Sunday, June 28, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 4:5-6

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life of Prayer

Sunday, June 21, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 4:2-4

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life of Submission

Sunday, June 14, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 3:18-4:1

Living the Resurrected Life: Clothe Yourselves

Sunday, June 7, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 3:12-17

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life of Eternal Perspective

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 3:1-11

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life of Obedience

Sunday, May 10, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 2:1-12

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life That Shares Christ

Sunday, May 3, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 1:21-29

Living the Resurrected Life: The Image of God

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 1:15-20

Living the Resurrected Life: A Life of Direction

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 1:9-14

Living the Resurrected Life: A Great Love for Sinners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | andrewm
Colossians 1:1-8

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again

Sunday, April 5, 2015 | andrewm
Easter Sunday 2015 sermon

Follow: Fickle or Faithful?

Sunday, March 29, 2015 | andrewm
Jesus demonstrates through the triumphal entry that His kingdom stands against the kingdom of Rome and the kingdom of man. As He sets His face to Jerusalem, we realize that this cheerfully eerie day calls us to move beyond being a fickle fan of Jesus to a faithful follower.

Follow: The One Sent to Die

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | andrewm
Jesus knew of his impending death and told his disciples several times of his fate. He also alluded to his resurrection. However, the disciples did not listen to what Jesus was saying, nor did they hear him say he would rise after three days. As followers of Christ, we must take the time to listen so that we can faithfully follow as God leads us.

Follow: Broken and Poured Out

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | andrewm
Mark 14:3-9 The story of the woman anointing Jesus in Bethany shows the true heart and response of a Christ follower… then and today.

Follow: The One for the Marginalized

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | andrewm
Mark 10

Follow: The Cost of Discipleship

Sunday, February 22, 2015 | andrewm
In many ways it is popular to follow Jesus where we live. However, the true calling of following Jesus comes with a great price. It costs us everything. It is not something we simply add onto our list of activities. Following Jesus changes everything about us and our lives.

Follow: How Big is Your God?

Sunday, February 8, 2015 | andrewm
Mark 6:30-7:37

Follow: The One Who Teaches

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | andrewm
Parables from Mark 4

Follow: The Prepared Way

Sunday, January 4, 2015 | andrewm
Mark 1:1-15

Prepare the Way: A Joyous Calling

Sunday, December 21, 2014 | andrewm
Like John the Baptist, we are also called to “prepare the way” for Jesus; to live as the light of the world, so that people may experience the grace and mercy of God.

Prepare the Way: A New Kind of Peace

Sunday, December 14, 2014 | andrewm
We experience the peace of Christ in the everyday of life, but are also called to be people that bring peace into all circumstances.

Prepare the Way: A Greater Love

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | andrewm
At Advent, we celebrate the enormity of God's love, to include those on the outside, Gentiles, into the people of God. Luke 1:76-79; 2:8-20, 32

Prepare the Way: A Hope Fulfilled

Sunday, November 30, 2014 | andrewm
At Advent, we celebrate the faithfulness of God to fulfill His promises to the people of Israel, the insiders. God is fulfilling His covenant, and redemption has come. Luke 1:26-38; 69-75

Open Hands: Time

Sunday, November 16, 2014 | andrewm
Our time is a gift given by God, to be used for His kingdom. As followers of Christ, we find the balance between "doing" and "being".

Open Hands: Finances

Sunday, November 9, 2014 | andrewm
Our hearts are right when they are satisfied in Christ. Neither money nor possession can bring contentment. We can have OPEN HANDS with our possessions when we are content in faith and when we trust that God will always take care of us.

Open Hands: Gifts and Talents

Sunday, November 2, 2014 | andrewm
Talents and abilities are gifts given by God, whether spiritual or secular. They are to be used for the sake of the Kingdom (God and others), rather than for self-gratification.

Open Hands: Relationships

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | andrewm
All relationships are a gift from God. We are not called to cure or control relationships. We are called to serve, uplift, forgive, and care for others. We are to have OPEN HANDS with those who God has placed in our lives

The Pursuit of God: Humility and Worth

Sunday, October 5, 2014 | andrewm
In Christ, we find our value as citizens of the Kingdom of God. We need not carry the burden of pride or artificiality, feeble attempts to give ourselves more value. Humility comes a healthy understanding of our place in the Kingdom. In understanding our own value, we can ascribe worth to others.

The Pursuit of God: The Empowering Presence of God

Sunday, September 28, 2014 | andrewm
God is present always. We live in two realities, physical and spiritual realities. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become aware of the empowering presence of God with us, speaking and leading us in the midst of everyday life.

The Pursuit of God: Selfish or Selfless

Sunday, September 21, 2014 | andrewm
In pursuing God, we must remove any and all obstacles that distract us from Him. The most deep-seated of these is the self. We must do away with selfishness, and put on selflessness, modeled by Christ.

The Pursuit of God: Nothing, Yet Everything

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | andrewm
Everything is God’s, all of it. When we grasp this, we are freed from the “slavery of stuff” and can begin to live lives of generosity.

The Pursuit of God: A God Who Pursues

Sunday, September 7, 2014 | andrewm
The Christian life is more than a once-over decision. Rather, the decision to follow Jesus is the starting point for a passionate pursuit of God. In pursuing God, we grow to love and follow the One who has pursued us.

Lessons Along the Journey: Keep Dreaming

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | andrewm
We have not arrived. We keep dreaming. God is faithful and we must not forget it as we stay faithful to Kingdom work.

Lessons Along the Journey: Community

Sunday, August 17, 2014 | andrewm
Community is essential. We are not called to carry the burden alone. We could not have traveled this path without others carrying the burden.

Stories of the Kingdom: Unrestrained Discipleship

Sunday, August 3, 2014 | andrewm
The Parable of the Mustard Seed and Yeast (Matt. 13:31-35) The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl (Matt. 13:44-46)

Stories of the Kingdom: Eternal Significance

Sunday, July 27, 2014 | andrewm
The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds (Matt. 13:24-30) The Parable of the Net (Matt. 13:47-52)

Stories of the Kingdom: Availability

Sunday, July 20, 2014 | andrewm
The Parable of the Sower (Matt.13:1-23)

The Field: Gospel and Mission

Sunday, July 6, 2014 | andrewm
The missional church understands the relationship between Gospel and Mission, holding both together.

The Field: Prayer

Sunday, June 15, 2014 | andrewm
A missional church understands the importance of prayer and practices prayer for the expansion of God’s mission here on Earth.

The Field: Grace

Sunday, June 8, 2014 | andrewm
A missional church emphasizes the gospel of grace and realizes that it is not a ‘boring” doctrine for the insider. Yet, it is the means for a follower to grow in Christ-likeness.

The Field: A Community Sent Out

Sunday, June 1, 2014 | andrewm
As the Father sent the son, the Son sends His disciples. A missional church affirms that followers of Jesus are people on mission and that missions is a part of everything the community of faith does.

Sent to Unify

Sunday, May 18, 2014 | andrewm
Jesus' prayer in John 17 was for oneness. Jesus was sent to unify His followers.

Sent to Serve

Sunday, May 11, 2014 | andrewm
Jesus was sent to serve others. He did not come to be served. His life was not about what He could get from others. His life and ministry was about how He could serve others. This was no more evident than when He washed the disciples’ feet.

Sent to Bring Healing

Sunday, May 4, 2014 | andrewm
Jesus came to heal the hurting. In doing so, He was a light in the world - a light which reflected the work of the Father. When broken lives are healed, God’s work is displayed through that restored vessel. Jesus was sent to heal so that God could be glorified.

Sent to Do the Father’s Will

Sunday, April 27, 2014 | andrewm
Jesus’ sole desire was to do the will of His father. His mission was to finish the work of the Father.

Sent to Reclaim

Sunday, April 20, 2014 | andrewm
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate Jesus overcoming sin and death to reclaim creation for Himself. Jesus has come not to condemn but to save and restore. He calls us to live the resurrected life, not to condemn those around us but to save the world.

Sent to Descend

Sunday, April 13, 2014 | andrewm
Palm Sunday is a day when we see the will of Jesus becoming the will of the Father. As Jesus descends into Jerusalem, He descends from his will to accept God’s will. We are called to live less for ourselves and more for God, as we are called to be sent to the outsider, the poor and the oppressed.

Rooted: A Word of Restoration

Sunday, March 30, 2014 | andrewm
The people have been wayward and dishonoring in their relationship with God. They have exasperated the living God, yet there is a word of hope. God will never again uproot his people. They will be ROOTED in the love, grace and mercy of God. God will restore their land and their lives!

Rooted: A Gift Basket

Sunday, March 23, 2014 | andrewm
The vision of judgment comes to Amos as a summer gift basket. This symbolizes that the harvest is over. The time has come for judgment. God is tired of the way Israel treated others for their gain. They forgot that the gift basket was given to them and it was not theirs in the first place. We remember that all that we have been given, all that we experience, and all that we enjoy has been given by God and we must not abuse it.

Rooted: Heartless Worship

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | andrewm
In the midst of their disobedience, the Israelites continued to carry out their spiritual rituals. God was not accepting of their sacrifices. Their worship was heartless. It was meaningless and did not carry into the presence of God.

Rooted: Vicious Materialism

Sunday, March 2, 2014 | andrewm
Amos was a prophet in a time when Israel was prospering. Israel began to hoard all its wealth, even to the detriment of those in need.

Rooted: A Voice Against Injustice

Sunday, February 23, 2014 | andrewm
God is greatly displeased with how His people continued to treat one another, especially the impoverished and marginalized. This is the main offense of Israel, which brings judgment unto their nation.