During the months of September, October, and November, our church is reading together a devotional book called Knowing, Loving, and Serving God. The book has 90 very short devotional readings, one for each day. The book, and this sermon series is divided into three parts: Knowing God, Loving God, and Serving God.
Serving God By Sharing Our Faith
2018-11-25 – The “Knowing, Loving, Serving” sermon series wraps up with Dr. Ray Crawford’s sermon over one of the most exciting ways to serve God, by sharing our faith. The scripture is from Mark 4:26-29. Sharing our faith can be a difficult and stressful thing to do, but God calls us to make disciples and spread the good news. It is exciting to invite someone else into abundant life. You will be more excited about your faith by trying to give it away.
Serving God With Our Generosity
2018-11-18 – Dr. Ray Crawford continues the “Serving” section of the series with his sermon over serving God through our Generosity. The scripture reference comes from Matthew 6:19-21. Most of us can think of a person in our lives who is deeply invested and touched us deeply. When we are generous, we are reflecting the very nature of God. If God is the Creator and the one who gives us life, don’t we owe it all to God?
Serving God With Our Spiritual Gifts
2018-11-11 – Dr. Ray Crawford continues “Knowing, Loving, Serving” series with his sermon over using our spiritual gifts to Serve God. The scripture reference comes from 1 Peter 4:7-11. God wants to use us in a unique way to serve the church. Just imagine how God will use our church when we each discover, develop, and deploy our spiritual gifts.
Serving God With Our Time
2018-11-4 – Dr. Ray Crawford starts the final part of the “Knowing, Loving, Serving” series with his sermon about what it means to Serve God. The scripture reference comes from Mark 5:21-34. Time is so important to us! Like all of our gifts from God, we can either choose to waste it or invest it. We need to set a good example to others by showing the love of God with our time.
The Love of God as the Mark of the Church
2018-10-28 – Stephen Cagle closes the “Loving” series with his sermon over loving God corporately. The scripture reference is from John 13:34-35. The identifying mark of a disciple is love. “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Loving people, much like the gospel itself, is simple, but it is not always easy. We need to err on the side of love.
Transforming the Love of God
2018-10-21 – Steve Bear continues the sermon series with “The Transforming Love of God”. The scripture reference comes from Joshua 2 and Joshua 6. Steve reminds us that God opens doors to help us change our lives. God takes the worst sinners and uses them to do great things through His transforming love.
2018-10-14 – Dr. Ray Crawford’s sermon series continues with “Choosing to trust God’s love”. Scripture references include John 14:1, 14:27, Luke 14:26-28, and Matthew 6:19-21, and John 15:13. Pastor Ray reminds us that who or what we trust in life makes all the difference! We have to learn to trust God and not live in worry and fear.
2018-10-7 – Dr. Ray Crawford’s sermon “Jesus Loves Me” references several scriptures: 1 John 4:10-16, John 3:16-17, Galatians 2:20, and Hebrews 13:8. Pastor Ray reminds us that God is love. He loves us so much that he sent his Son so we can be in relationship with him and be saved through him.
2018-09-30 – “Christian Ethics” based on Matthew 22:34-40. WWJD was a popular expression a few years ago, but what does that mean? For Christians it is important to think about what Jesus would do, but in order to put that in to practice, you must know Jesus!