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St John Mansfield Audio Podcast

St John Mansfield Audio Podcast

By St John Lutheran Church
Connect with Jesus, Connect with Others, Change the World. Listen to the sermons of Pastor Jon Thomas, Pastor Tim Perkins, and Pastor Jet Jones of the St John Lutheran Church in Mansfield, Texas.
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Transforming "Your Life Matters"
What's the most important thing in life? Hint: It isn't extending your life on this earth at all costs. It isn't even extending or improving the life of your neighbor. The most important thing is to be right with God. To have the favor of the one who made you. Both for this life and the next. Jesus warns us not to be confident in our own righteousness, but to come to God in humbleness and faith and receive his mercy. Pastor Jet 5-2-21
May 26, 2021
Transforming "Your Life Matters"
What's the most important thing in life? Hint: It isn't extending your life on this earth at all costs. It isn't even extending or improving the life of your neighbor. The most important thing is to be right with God, to have the favor of the One who made you, both for this life and the next. Jesus warns us not to be confident in our own righteousness, but to come to God in humbleness and faith and receive his mercy.   Pastor Jet Jones  5-2-21
May 2, 2021
Influence "Influencer"
Jesus saves me by his grace and his influence transforms my life from the inside out.  Pastor Jet Jones 3/28/21
March 28, 2021
Influence "Represent"
We were created by God to represent Him to the world (a kingdom of priests) to shine like stars. How do I do this? Why should I do this? In this world, people will disappoint. God will not.   Pastor Tim Perkins 2-21-2021
March 21, 2021
Influence "Imperfect"
We naturally feel guilt. We also naturally try to hide it. It is through our brokenness that the power of the Gospel transforms lives. God has been using broken, incapable, flawed people throughout history. We have this treasure in jars of clay. This treasure is Jesus who has overcome the world. So don't hide your imperfections. Learn how to live differently.   Pastor Jon Thomas 3-14-2021
March 14, 2021
Influence- "Influenced"
How much are you worth? In America, companies spent over 253 billion dollars each year in advertising. Why? They want to influence your buying decisions. While it might seem easy to ignore all the ads, the influence of the culture is harder to ignore. How can a follower of Jesus survive in such a world? How can a follower of Jesus make a difference such a world? Join us for this series as we tackle those questions.   Pastor Jon Thomas 3-7-2021
March 7, 2021
Sermon - Worship - "Until The Whole World Hears"
When we surrender our lives to God, we offer Him a life that allows Him to guide our thoughts, words, and actions. When we surrender, we die to ourselves so we can be instruments of righteousness living for God’s will. Worship requires us to lay down our desire to conform to the world. Worship is less me and more Jesus. That means honoring God by thinking more about others than ourselves.  It means even when we have the authority to have it our way, we may let it go. We surrender our lives by living more intentionally. We bring glory to God by the way we live out our days.  Worship is honor and respect—appreciation for life, the world, our blessings, gratitude, and thankfulness for each day. True worship is demonstrated in how we live each day when no one is looking.  Gather to Scatter - Gather to draw strength, then GO bringing glory to God in the world so more people will hear of His name and be transformed forever. Pastor Jet Jones 2-28-2021
February 28, 2021
Worship - "King of My Heart"
Who or what has the top spot in your heart?  Spend some time with Jesus and he will help you find the answer and in the end fill you with His love....if you let Him. Pastor Tim Perkins 2-21-2021
February 21, 2021
Worship - "Great Are You Lord"
"Love the Lord with all your heart..."  What true worship demands. Spirit & Truth  If we don't do what we say we believe, we aren't living authentically. If we worship with our mouth, but our actions don't follow, it's a ritual, not worship.    Pastor Jet Jones  2-14-2021
February 14, 2021
Worship - "How Great is Our God"
God created us to worship. He doesn’t need sacrifices. That is why He offered Himself as a sacrificial lamb once and for all.   Pastor Jon Thomas  2-7-2021
February 7, 2021
Focus - "Loyal Love"
Have you ever experienced unconditional, constant love from someone?  God desires to share this type of love with you.  Join us today as we explore how God shows this loyal love to a person in need through His servant King David. Pastor Tim Perkins 1-31-2021
January 31, 2021
Focus (Character of God) - "Justice"
Vengeance: everyone feels like this sometimes, but God I'm going to state my case to you and leave it in your courtroom. You know the best dispensing of justice. Who of us would make a good judge? Bias?   Pastor Jet Jones 1-24-2021
January 24, 2021
Focus - "Slow to Anger"
When was the last time you got angry? I'm sure it was justified. You were hurt or wronged in some way. But maybe you are still uncomfortable with being angry, like you shouldn't be angry. Maybe you don't like the thought of God being angry. But in today's message, you will see why we need God to be angry and why we are fortunate that He is slow to get angry. Pastor Jon Thomas
January 17, 2021
Focus - "Compassionate"
God understands our weaknesses and shows us compassion.  Wear are thankful that God is compassionate and merciful.  So we should "Clothe" ourselves with compassion. God has shown us His compassion by putting what we deserve on His Son. Pastor Jet Jones 1-10-2021
January 10, 2021
Focus - "Character of God"
To start the new year, what if you tried viewing the world through  the lens of who God really is, not just what you imagine or guess about him?  Knowing and focusing on who he is will change they way you experience and process what comes at you each day. Pastor Tim Perkins 1/3/2021
January 3, 2021
The Thrill of Hope - "Hope Has Arrived!"
Story of Christ's Birth Pastor Jon Thomas
December 25, 2020
The Thrill of Hope - "Repeat the Sounding Joy"
Everyone can experience joy. Whether you feel lonely, forgotten or insufficient, the Christmas story points us to a God who gives joy. Discover the secret to a joy-filled life in today's message. Pastor Jon Thomas
December 20, 2020
The Thrill of Hope - "Expect the Unexpected"
We all have ideas about how we expect life to turn out, but God is not bound by our narrow expectations. Are you ready? Have Total Trust in Jesus despite  the unknown & the opinions of other people. "Let it be as You have said.."  Surrender and be available to be used by God. Jesus was born to give us the most unexpected Gift of all. His life in place of ours.   Pastor Tim Perkins 12-13-2020
December 13, 2020
The Thrill of Hope - "Hope is On the Way"
When Jesus shows up, life begins to stir in the most impossible places.  Have confidence that even in the "silent times," God is at work. Prepare your heart... make room for Jesus this Season. Christmas is for everyone. The One who coming for ALL.   Pastor Jet Jones 12-6-2020
December 6, 2020
Generosity - "The Law of Generosity"
You reap what you sow. I am blessed, So I can be a blessing. So Give Cheerfully. The gift of Jesus is still reaping a harvest.   Pastor Jon Thomas  11/29/2020
November 29, 2020
Generosity - "The Work of Generosity"
Desiring is different than being generous. Have freedom from guilt giving. Decide and prepare what to give. God planned to send Jesus from the beginning. Pastor Tim Perkins 11-22-2020
November 22, 2020
Generosity - "The Choice of Generosity"
You can grow in the grace of generosity. So you will have room to grow when it comes to generosity. Answer the question, what is keeping me from becoming more generous? Remember, Jesus, though rich, became poor. Pastor Jon Thomas 11/15/2020
November 15, 2020
Generosity - "The Absurdity of Generosity"
Generosity doesn't make sense. But aren't you inspired when you see it? In a dog eat dog world, generosity sticks out. It is noticeable. And perhaps the craziest things of all about generosity is that it is fun. It is life-giving. Perhaps those that have discovered the joy of generosity have discovered something about God, that He is generous and loves to give. Does talking about money make you uncomfortable? Perhaps you have been looking at it wrong. Join us for five messages that could set you free. Pastor Jon Thomas 11-8-2020
November 8, 2020
Unity - "Plan"
Jesus desires unity, but it takes a plan. By following Jesus you are on you way. Pray and plan because God's plan of Jesus' death and resurrection leads us to new life. Pastor Jon Thomas 11-1-2020
November 1, 2020
Praise Service - Unity - "Discipline"
Unity - "Discipline"   Jesus desires unity, but it takes discipline. We should have humility when going through discipline and hope when God brings them through it. Consider others above or before ourselves; dispense God's grace to others.  Discipline from God is done in love and so that we don't miss the grace of God  Pastor Tim Perkins 10/25/2020
October 25, 2020
Unity - "Time"
New Series Unity - Closing the Gap between you, Jesus and others The day Pearl Harbor was attacked, it galvanized a nation. The Miracle on Ice brought together a country. In the days following 9/11, unity in America was at an all time high. Why didn't it last? We crave unity but we naturally move toward disunity, in our homes, in our community, in our politics, in our nation, in our world. In the last day before Jesus died, the emphasis of Jesus' prayer was not for God to protect His disciples or to empower them or for unique insights. He prayed that they might be one. He prayed for unity. Unity with God and with each other. Join us as we take a three week journey to intentionally move toward unity. Sermon - "Time" Jesus desires unity, but it takes spending time together. Increasing desire to spend time with Jesus and other believers. Invite God into Your Day / Minimize Distractions / Make It Enjoyable. Jesus wants to spend all of His time with us. He died for us to close the gap between us and God. Pastor Jet Jones 10-18-2020
October 18, 2020
Liquid Church - "Solid Financial Footing"
What we see reveals our internal spiritual condition.  It is natural for our desire for earthly things to increase over time. What is one area of stored treasures here on earth for you? We all stumble, but remember Jesus will forgive and raise us up to begin anew. Pastor Jon Thomas 10-11-2020
October 11, 2020
Liquid Church - "Reaching the Next Generation"
God is ready to flow His church into the next generation.  We Should have the passion to not only share Jesus with other generations, but to empower them as well. Jesus is all about developing those relationships through His grace. Pastor Tim Perkins 10-4-2020
October 4, 2020
Liquid Church - "Strategic Partnerships"
The church is a living body and we need and desire to continually change and adapt. Commit to pioneer the future rather than preserve the past. God is in the resurrection business. Pastor Jon Thomas 9-27-2020
September 27, 2020
Liquid Church - "Communication"
The church should be the most creative place on the planet because we serve the Creator of the plants. An urgency that we don't just NEED to reach people for Christ, but we HAVE to reach people for Christ. Embrace creativity and technology to reach a new audience with the Gospel message Jesus didn't just TELL us he loved us, he SHOWED us on the cross. Pastor Jet Jones 9-20-2020
September 20, 2020
Liquid Church - "Local and Global Missions"
What or Who does my heart ache for?  God makes it a priority to care for and serve the most vulnerable and poverty stricken. Pastor Tim Perkins 9-13-2020
September 13, 2020
Liquid Church - "Raising up Future Leaders"
New Series - Liquid Church - Taking the Church to the World Among unchurched US adults, 51% say they are seeking something better spiritually than what they have experienced. Ezekiel had a vision from God that a small flow of water was coming from the temple and the farther the water got from the temple, the deeper it becomes. As we embark on our key initiatives over the next five years, we invite you to be a part of God transforming lives in our community and around the world. It is time for the water to flow from St. John. It's time to give the 51% what they are seeking. Pastor Jon Thomas 9-6-2020
September 6, 2020
Connected 3D - "Connect Others to God"
Three questions to consider in today's message: Why have so many people walked away from God and His church? How does God feel about you if you have done so? And how can I live in a way that helps connect people to Jesus? Watch and find out. Pastor Jon Thomas 8-30-2020
August 30, 2020
Connected 3D - "Connect with Others"
God wants us to disconnect in order to connect others with Jesus.. Deepen our values to connect others with Jesus. Develop external boundaries to protect that connection. Pastor Tim Perkins 8-23-2020
August 23, 2020
Connected 3D - "Connect with God"
New Sermon Series - Connected 3D Imagine how your life would be different if you knew that you were loved by God, had the full support of other people and were involved in playing a part to transform the lives of people around you. Imagine a life free and full of meaning. Can you see it? This three week series will help you connect in three different ways so that you can reach your full potential. (This intentionally looks a lot like our mission statement.) Pastor Jon Thomas 8-16-2020-Jon
August 16, 2020
Boundaries - "Work"
How much is enough? God desires that we balance to provide, but not to hoard.  We are to set boundaries on both sides of the spectrum. Pastor Tim Perkins 8-9-2020
August 9, 2020
Sermon - Boundaries - "Romance"- God's plan for romance is better.
God's plan for romance is better.   Jon Thomas  8-2-2020
August 2, 2020
Sermon - Boundaries - "Friends"
"God has designed us to live in community with  other people, but the Bible teaches us to be  wise about who we choose as our friends.  How do we maximize the ""gain"" people and minimize the ""drain""  people? Learn why setting boundaries with our friends is so  important to living life to the fullest in Jesus. "   Pastor Jet Jones
July 26, 2020
Boundaries- "Family" - When to say "yes," and how to say, "no"
Have you ever felt., with your family,  that it's not your fault but it's still your problem. God has a better plan for families. Learn Biblical boundaries to better love those closest to you. Pastor Tim Perkins 7-19-2020
July 19, 2020
Boundaries - "Self"
New Series: "Boundaries--  When to say "yes," and how to say, "no" Are you in control of your life?  Do you have trouble saying no? Are people constantly taking advantage of you?  Join us as we explore Drs. Cloud and Townsend’s book on boundaries, seeking a Biblical approach to boundaries in our life.  Learn when to say “yes” and how to say “no” to reduce stress as we take steps toward healthy, Godly relationships. Sermon: "Self" We are all great salespeople, selling ourselves on ideas that aren't good for us. We all have been taken advantage of by crafty salespeople, selling us on something that we didn't want or need. Join us today as we learn to set up boundaries to protect our lives from ourselves and others. Pastor Jon Thomas 7-12-2020
July 12, 2020
Under God
We are called to live under the influence of God, but we find ourselves drifting toward living under the influence of society and the culture. Jesus gives us the power from within to live as influencers for the Kingdom of God.
July 5, 2020
VBS..Not Just for Kids
VBS..Not Just for Kids  Pastor Tim Perkins 6-28-2020
June 28, 2020
Art of Manliness - Father's Day
The difference between freedom from and freedom for is a better life following Jesus, out of isolation and loneliness. Connect deeply with one friend because, the root of grace is gift, it can not be earned. Pastor Jon Thomas 6-21-2020 WWW.STJOHNMANSFIELD.ORG
June 21, 2020
UnMasked - now what? - "Grace"
Let grace be the final word
June 14, 2020
UnMasked - now what? - "Freedom"
Let's not "go back to normal"  World's Freedom leads ultimately to freedom taken away. Freedom in Christ: Fruits of the Spirit. I never have to worry about getting called out. Pastor Jet Jones 6-7-2020
June 7, 2020
UnMasked - now what? - "Legacy"
What story do you want to tell? It was a great experience but nothing changed? God is still writing your story. Turn the page. Pastor Jon Thomas 5-31-2020
May 31, 2020
UnMasked - now what? - "Workout"
God is working in you. Finish the work out. God can transform someone broken like me to become like Jesus Pastor Jon Thomas 5-24-2020
May 24, 2020
UnMasked - now what? - "Inside Out"
New Series - UnMasked - now what? Covid-19. You will never forget it. It has changed the world. But how has it changed you? What will you keep from this time? What do you wish you could forget? What is the story you want to tell the next generation about what happened to you in the spring of 2020? Unmask and ask yourself the question, now what? Message - "Inside Out" The crisis exposed things in us. It didn't cause things in us. It's not too late to work on the inside of us. Pastor Tim Perkins 5-17-2020
May 24, 2020
Marks of a Great Mother
Happy Mother's Day! All throughout scripture God has used women and mothers to influence and shape the character of Godly leaders and to change the world. Do you face great challenges as a mother? You are not alone. Learn today that you have a great Savior that is empowering you from within! Proverbs 31:30 says, "A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." 5-10-2020 Jet Jones
May 10, 2020
Questions - "What do I do with my questions?"
Ever used one of these phrases? "So many have it so much worse." "I just need to trust God more." While these are true, they don't lead us to a healthy place. Learn to deal with your questions and concerns in a healthy way in today's message. Pastor Jon Thomas 5-3-2020
May 3, 2020
Questions - "Why is this happening?"
Why is this happening? When tragedies come upon ourselves or our family, we often want to know, WHY? Jesus offers some insight today. Join us for a message of hope and answers as we explore Luke 13. Pastor Tim Perkins 4-26-2020
April 26, 2020
Questions - Where is God?
New Series How quickly our world changes. No one thought a few months ago that the only option to worship on Easter was digitally but here we are. One thing that has not changed over time are the big questions we ask, or maybe never ask but often think about. We are going to take three weeks to think about and talk about those questions. We hope you will join in the discussion on social media and in small groups. God welcomes your questions and so do we. Episode - Where is God? With over 2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and over 140,000 deaths worldwide, where is God in the midst of this is a valid question to ask. One that we will talk about today. Pastor Jon Thomas  4-19-2020
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday - Love is a Verb Too - "Love Wins"
How can something that happened 2000 years ago make a difference for my life today? Watch to find out. Pastor Jon Thomas 4-12-2020
April 12, 2020
Love is a Verb, Too - "Love Sacrifices"
Love costs us something. Love cost God everything. What am I holding on to selfishly that I need to sacrifice to show my love to someone? Pastor Jet Jones 4/5/2020
April 5, 2020
Love is a Verb Too - "Love Accepts"
Do I put conditions on my love?  Strings attached? Am I judging or living  under condemnation? Shame?  Pastor Tim Perkins 3-29-2020
March 29, 2020
Love is a Verb Too - "Love Serves"
Could Christians again lead by example with the Corona virus to serve by loving people well. Just like Luther encouraged his people to do. Pastor Tim Perkins 3-22-2020
March 22, 2020
Love is a Verb Too - "Love Listens"
When did we stop having the ability to listen to differing opinions? Are we better for it? Jesus has a better way. God listens. Pastor Jon Thomas 3-15-2020
March 15, 2020
Love is a Verb Too - "Love Forgives"
Forgiveness is possible with Jesus. The desire to forgive even enemies and the process of moving toward forgiveness. All begins with God's forgiveness being unconditional.    Jon Thomas 3-8-2020
March 8, 2020
Love is a Verb Too - "Love Does"
Let your light shine. Love acts John 13:34 Pastor Jet Jones 3-1-2020
March 1, 2020
Necessary Endings - "Ending Well"
While some endings are expected and others unexpected, endings are a natural part of life. While we do not always have control over what ended, we can still choose to end well. Pastor Jon Thomas 2-23-2020
February 23, 2020
Necessary Endings - "Hope vs Wish"
Necessary Endings - "Hope vs Wish" Without the hope of something changing we can live stuck or in despair. Wishful thinking equals not having a strategy. A plan can lead us to hope. Is your hope placed in the right thing? Pastor Jet Jones 2-16-2020
February 16, 2020
Necessary Endings - "Pruning"
A process of proactive endings, to get to what is best. Get's us off the personalized (I am bad at...), pervasive (everything I do is bad) and permanent (nothing is going to change). God prunes the branches that are not the best, that are diseased or are dead. Pastor Jon Thomas 2-9-2020
February 9, 2020
Necessary Endings - "Seasons"
New Series : Necessary Endings Why don't we stop things that have been getting in our way for a long time? Endings are a natural part of life. Why then is it that we face an ending often with hesitation and regret? Knowing how and when to let go of something or someone is essential, as Paul once wrote, "to take hold of the life that is truly life." Join us for a four week series to help us end pain and live better. Want to dive even deeper? Henry Cloud has a great book by the same name. Sermon: Seasons Endings are a natural part of life, the good can not begin until the bad ends. Necessary endings bring hope. Pastor Tim Perkins 2-2-2020
February 2, 2020
Launch - "Who's In Your Crew"
Your friends will determine your future. Surround yourself with a Crew that builds your faith.  Is our inner circle of friends helping or hindering? Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.  Pastor Jet Jones Jan 19, 2020
January 19, 2020
Launch - "Smallness"
We are small, God is big.
January 12, 2020
Launch - Extraordinary
New Series - Launch Right now, at this moment, the Earth with you on it is spinning on its axis at close to a thousand miles an hour. Today alone, you will travel over a million miles while screaming through space at 67,000 miles an hour. This year, filled with celebrations, holidays, workweeks and weekends, birthdays, graduations, good times and hard times, you will travel 584 Million miles around the Sun. The question for you is simple; how will you spend this time? Don’t miss out on the extraordinary and let life pass you by. Episode - Extraordinary God is in the business of changing hearts and changing lives. What are you expecting from God in 2020? Be intentional as you plan your trip around the sun this year. Pastor Jon Thomas Jan 5th, 2020
January 5, 2020
PTI - The Path of Peace
Experience the peace that Jesus gives us, and eliminate the stresses of life that steal the peace from us. We have peace with God because Jesus, The Prince of Peace, laid down His life for us, which gives us His perfect peace and strength in our weakness. Pastor Jet Jones 12-29-2019
December 29, 2019
PTI - An Unexpected Interruption
Life is full of unexpected interruptions. Often those situations force us to choose. Will you choose to trust God when life takes an unexpected turn? How can you prepare for the next unexpected interruption? Pastor Jon Thomas Dec 22, 2019
December 22, 2019
PTI - "Threatened By An Interruption"
To allow Jesus to be King of Kings in my life.  We have set up our own kingdoms. God still reveals Himself to us. Pastor Jon Thomas 12-15-2019
December 15, 2019
PTI - "Startled By An Interruption"
Allow Jesus to give us hope beyond the hurts.  Some of our choices may lead to a hard life; sometimes life is just hard  Jesus came to give hope of a better life as we face challenges.  Jesus is the only one who can truly heal our hurts and challenges in life. Pastor Tim Perkins December 8, 2019
December 8, 2019
PTI - Hoping for an Interruption
New Series - Pardon the Interruption What would an interruption in your life look like right now? A pesky inconvenience? A hoped-for answer to prayer? A wake up call? Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote about interruptions in his book, Life Together: “We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and canceling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions.”  When God took on flesh that first Christmas in Bethlehem, Jesus interrupted history and came to deliver Heaven’s greatest gift...Salvation in His Name! Not everyone reacted to His interruption in the same way. Jesus wants to interrupt your life this Advent season - how will you respond to him? Episode - Hoping For an Interruption Be open to God interrupting your life in an unexpected way. We place our hope in ourselves, other people, or things. Jesus came to bring us hope that we can't find anywhere else.  When life seems cut down to nothing, God is up to something. Pastor Jet Jones Dec. 1, 2019
December 1, 2019
Make A Difference - "HIS Treasure"
Be intentional with the resources God gives to you. We tend to live with the assumption that it is all for my consumption. However, God loves us regardless of what we give. 
November 24, 2019
Make a Difference - "His Talent"
God has uniquely gifted each and every one of us, and He desires us to use those talents and gifts to His glory, connecting people to Jesus and changing the world! Jesus uses ALL of who we are: our brokenness, stories, talents, and gifts to reach a world that needs His forgiveness and hope. But it is still important for us to develop the talents God has given us and serve Him joyfully with all our hearts.  Pastor Jet 11-17-19
November 17, 2019
Make A Difference - "His Time"
Step into God designed moments.  God's love is unfailing even when we fail Him.  The only one constant is God. Pastor Jon Thomas Nov 10th, 2019
November 10, 2019
Make a Difference - "His"
New Series "Make a Difference" Many people achieve success, only a few achieve significance. Happiness comes not from what you obtain for yourself but what you have done for others. Discover freedom from I have to and find what it is like to live with I get to. Make a difference with the life that God has given you. This Week - "His" To move from success to significance. We are selfish by nature and prefer success to significance. God is at work to purify us (Titus 2:14).  My life is bigger than me. I am His for His glory. Pastor Jon Thomas Nov. 3rd, 2019
November 3, 2019
True North - "Sexuality"
God does have a beautiful plan for each one of us when it comes to sexuality.  Finding your way, must include the true parameters with which the Bible guides us. We often listen to other voices and choose what feels good and what we think will fulfill us the most at that time. However, the Holy Spirit will inform, strengthen, encourage and guide you in your sexual life. Pastor Tim Perkins Oct. 27, 2019
October 28, 2019
True North - "Good Enough"
True North: "Good Enough" As humans, we have a natural tendency to want to earn what we receive, and to believe that we can. This means we often try to be "good enough" to go to heaven on our own, instead of trusting that God's grace is enough. Join us as we learn that faith is a divine gift devoid of human effort. We can live completely in the grace of God! Pastor Jon Thomas October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019
True North - "One Way"
Are there many ways to God?  Pastor Jet Jones Oct. 13, 2019
October 13, 2019
True North - "Truth"
Beginning series "True North" Modern Day Heresies. The most dangerous lies are the ones you never notice.  They can shape your thinking in ways you'd never expect and put you on a path you never intended to be on.  How do you recognize them and guard against them? Join us as we explore modern heresies and seek  "true north." "Truth" What is a "heresy"?  We allow competing voices to sway us into believing truth is relative or from an opinion.  Find The Truth and allow that to be our guide for this life and into the next. This means Jesus is the truth and He will always lead us toward better knowing and living that truth.
October 6, 2019
Finding We in a World Made for Me - "Stretch"
Let's face it, worship is typically designed to reach adults and youth are invited. Today we flip the roles and build a service for youth and adults are invited. If we are going to live out a WE faith, we have to stretch ourselves to move away from ME. Youth Led with assistance from Cory Smith (Family Life Minister)  Sept. 29, 2019
September 29, 2019
Finding We in a World Made for Me - "Action"
What makes you unique? Jesus saved you not only to be in His family, but to uniquely fulfill your purpose with the gifts and talents you've been given. Pastor Tim Perkins Sept. 22, 2019
September 22, 2019
Finding We in a World for Me - "Circles"
Beginning a new series "Finding We in a World for Me" Life can be lonely. Life shouldn't be done alone. Either should our faith. Faith should be a WE thing. Have a better life. Have a better faith. Join us for three weeks that could transform your life. "Circles" To move people one step away from isolation and one step closer to genuine community. We live isolated lives, often not going deep with anyone. Because of the death of Jesus, we can have confidence in our relationship with Jesus.  Pastor Jon Thomas Sept. 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
The Path - "Getting Help Along The Way"
We need people around us to encourage us, challenge us and correct us. Pastor Jon Thomas Sept. 8, 2019
September 8, 2019
The Path - "Your Heart Matters"
We tend to rather look for good wither than be good. Even in failure, I am forgiven, I am free and I am His. To remember that applied knowledge makes you wise. (James 1:22-25) Pastor Jon Thomas Sept. 1, 2019
September 1, 2019
The Path - "Making a Course Correction"
We only have one life to live. What story do you want told about your life? You are loved and created by God. He not only wants to spend eternity with you but wants the best life for you now. So He has left us wisdom that if we follow and take it to heart, our life is better. Pastor Jet Jones
August 25, 2019
The Path - Your Direction Determines Your Destination
Start of the Series  - "The Path" We only have one life to live. What story do you want told about your life? You are loved and created by God. He not only wants to spend eternity with you but wants the best life for you now. So He has left us widsom that if we follow and take it to heart, our life is better. Join this four week journey as we look at the path of our lives. Live your life well. "Your Direction Determines Your Destination" Your direction, not your intention determines your destination.  We need more doers of the word not more learners of the Word. Pastor Tim Perkins Aug 18, 2019
August 18, 2019
Called - To Be a Student
To do everything for the Glory of God. But this class (season of life) isn't that important. God's promise to be in baptism, to never leave me. What story do you want to tell? Pastor Jon Thomas Aug 11, 2019
August 11, 2019
Called - To Work
Start of the Series Called: Why am I here? We all want to know the answer. You've probably asked yourself this question many times. You can spend your life searching for an answer or you can spend your life knowing the One who has a unique calling on your life. If you are retired, working or a student, you are called. "To Work" To work without worry. We live with the tension of doing nothing (relying on God) or doing everything (without God). God could do it Himself but He calls us to participate. Pastor Jon Thomas Aug 4, 2019
August 4, 2019
PowerFULL - Scattered
To live in the power of the Holy Spirit on the best and the worst days of our lives. Suffering can make me doubt God or deny knowing Him to protect myself.  Jesus suffered rejection and execution for us even when we deserted Him. If Jesus shed His blood to save it, shouldn't we give our lives to build it? Pastor Jet Jones July 28, 2019
July 28, 2019
PowerFULL - Sacrifice
To be so filled with the Holy Spirit that we are able to make extraordinary sacrifices for the sake of Jesus. Often, we are so concerned about our-self's that we close off opportunities of sacrifice.  God will give you the power to make life-changing sacrifices. Pastor Tim Perkins July 21, 2019
July 21, 2019
PowerFULL - "Placement"
To move toward an Acts 4 church. We are selfish by nature. Grace: the forgiveness of Jesus transforms us. It's the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law. Pastor Jon July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019
PowerFULL - Pressure
To live with power under pressure to obey God and not men. We shrink back or collapse under the pressure from the world or the enemy. Our own strength always falls short, but Jesus' power overcomes fear, sin, and the grave. Pastor Jet Jones July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019
PowerFULL - Unity
To move toward an Acts 4 church. We are selfish by nature and the forgiveness of Jesus will transforms us. By the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law. Pastor Jon Thomas June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019
PowerFULL - Amazement
Volunteering this week will help you see amazing things God is doing. Pastor Jon Thomas June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019
PowerFULL - Turnaround
Turn from what is weighing you down to live a life of power over all the Jesus paid for. We have believed the lie that we cannot escape that which weighs us down. Jesus has given us the power to turn from whatever is weighing us down as He took the wight on the cross. Pastor Tim Perkins June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019
PowerFULL - Purpose with Power
Start of the Series PowerFULL. Do you struggle with feeling powerless?  Ever feel too tired, too worn, too weak, too spread thin to accomplish the plans and purposes that Jesus has assigned for your life? You're not alone. In fact, no one can accomplish what God is asking us to do in our own strength; a God-sized mission can't be done with human-sized strength. In the book of Acts, we uncover the clarity of God's mission for our lives—that we carry the name of Jesus far and wide to the whole world. We discover we have sufficient power through the Holy Spirit to lift up Jesus for all to see. God's power enables us to be everything God has created us to be and to do everything He has called us to do. It is Jesus who can truly make us Power-Full. Purpose with Power We are easily overwhelmed with hopelessness, feeling we have no power or purpose with circumstances going on around us. Jesus' encourages us through His actions and promises that we have all the power we need. Pastor Tim Perkins June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - Worship
To live daily worshiping God because He has defeated our giants. Pastor Jet Jones June 2, 2019
June 2, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - Everything
God can change things in an instant but often He works though a process. Live from acceptance, not for it. Pastor Tim Perkins May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - Dead but Deadly
Your giant is dead but your giant is still deadly. Pastor Jon Thomas May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - It's Not Our Fight
Goliath Must Fall - "It's Not Our Fight"  Pastor Jon Thomas May 12, 2019
May 12, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - We Forget
We need to live life with a God who is able. Realize that we are forgetful people. Know that His grace is sufficient. Remember that God is able to be immeasurably more (Eph 3:20-21) Pastor Jon Thomas May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019
Goliath Must Fall - Name the Giant
Start of the Series "Goliath Must Fall"  It's likely you have a giant in your life. It's likely that you've tried to get rid of that giant. Rather than settling for less, embrace God's plan for your life and live in victory. In this series, "Goliath Must Fall" based on Pastor Louie Giglio's book of the same name, we invite you to live knowing that Jesus has already slayed your giant. Now he must fall. Fix your eyes on the size of your God, not the size of your giant. Name the Giant He Must Fall...our giants may start small but they can grow out of control Pastor Tim Perkins April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019