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Life in the Spirit — May 10, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In looking at what Spirituality is we ask ourselves how do we live a life in the Spirit. In order to answer this we would have to determine who is on the throne of our life.  To live this life in the Spirit we need to stay connected to Jesus in order to grow in our relationship to Him. We then need to cultivate our lives with individual and corporate worship.

The Life to Live — May 3, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Discipleship and the Christian life:the very core of the early Anabaptist. To live all your life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ takes Discipleship. This call to discipleship is a call to deny yourself in order to follow Him. It is a call to power--not a power of the will or strength of self, but an acknowledgement of our weakness and frailty and reliance on His strength. It is a call to conform to Jesus. We are all being formed into the image of something, but are we aware of what that is? Is it Jesus?

What Is Order and Unity — Apr 26, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Often when we think about order, we picture rows and neatness.  We imagine an orchard, but God's order is more like the woods, where we see variety and diversity just like the church. In the midst of the diversity is unity. Unity is not uniformity, but finding harmony in the midst of differences. Unity must have a unifying source. Jesus's great prayer of unity in John 17 starts with the importance of the truth of His word.

Doing Ministry — Apr 19, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

When we think about the church and the ministry it offers, we should remember that it is a continuation of Jesus ministry on earth.  There are some who are called to leadership positions, but that does not make their call anymore valid or important in the body of Christ. We are all accountable for the talents God has given us.

Discipline is Love — Apr 12, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We have rejoined our series of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. We are looking at article 14 and the very sticky subject of Discipline in the Church. We will examine what discipline is and see that at its root, it's a positive thing.  We will examine why we discipline and see that it's because the world is watching.  Finally, we will look at how discipline works in the church.

Easter: Resurrection — Apr 5, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Resurrection!  What thoughts come to mind when we think about this term? On Resurrection Sunday one of the thoughts that should come to mind is joy. Jesus was the first to experience this joy. For it to be a source of joy for us we need to believe that it is true--that Jesus rose from the dead just as scripture tells us. As we think about the resurrection we should always think about the future joy of our resurrection.

Wash What? — Mar 29, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

At the Last Supper in the book of John, Jesus performed an act that shocked his disciples--he washed their feet. Jesus modeled the humility that is required of us. He performed an act of service for his disciples and gave them an example to follow.

Do This in Remembrance of Me — Mar 22, 2015

Speaker: Darren Kloepper

What Is Baptism? — Mar 15, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Article 11 of the Confession of Faith is Baptism. We are moving into more of distinguishes the Mennonite Church from other churches. We see that Batpism is a sign, just like the miraculous signs that God performed throughout scripture. We see that it is a pledge before the congregation to walk in the ways of Jesus, but also a pledge to the congregation to be a part of the body. The baptism is by Spirit, blood, and water.

The Mission of Church — Mar 8, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Article 10 of the Confession of Faith, The Church in Mission, points us outside of ourselves. It tells us that we are about the Kingdom of God and not just our own congregation. We see that there are no geographical boundaries that should stand in the way of taking the message to the world.  The church in mission is about word and deed.

The Church — Mar 1, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Article 9 of the Confession of faith tells who is the church. This is an important designation for us to keep in mind before we jump into what the church does. The Confession says that we are an assembly, a gathering of those who have experienced the salvation we examined last week. We are a new society empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill our mandate as a church; not dependent upon the benevolence of any government. We are the body of Christ and as such we are dependent upon each other.

What Is Salvation? — Feb 22, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Last week our sermon took us down the road of sin, a topic we do not like to think about much. However, it is necessary to understand bad news if we are ever going to grasp the good news of the gospel. This morning we will see that Jesus is the source of our salvation. We will look at who can receive salvation and how it is received. We will examine the impact salvation has on our lives.

What Is Sin? — Feb 15, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Article 7 of the Confession of faith is sin. In our day and age we have trained ourselves to ignore sin, but we can't read very far in scripture before we are confronted with its reality. We will look at the source of sin, what sin is, and what the results of sin are.

He Created Us — Feb 8, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Last week we looked at creation in general this morning we will be looking at Article 6 "The Creation and Calling of Human Beings". One of the most amazing truths in all of scripture is that we have been created in God's Image. We have heard this many times but what are some practical ways are we to live out this image? There is only one perfect image of God, that is Jesus Christ.

Creation and Providence — Feb 1, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Article 5 of the Confession of Faith is creation of is "Creation and Divine Providence". We need to understand the scripture places a heavy significance upon the fact that God created. We also understand that creation depends upon him to sustain it today, and yet God is separate from His creation.  Finally we see that His creation is spectacular.

It Is God-Breathed — Jan 25, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

As we continue our journey through the confession of faith we are looking at Article IV: Scripture. There are three points about scripture from the confession that we will focus on this morning.  We will see that it is inspired by God, this makes it trustworthy, which in turn gives it authority.

Can You Hear Me Now? — Jan 18, 2015

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

Who Is The Son? — Jan 11, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

This morning, we unpack who Jesus is in 30 minutes--no small task.  We are looking at the offices that Jesus has: Prophet, Teacher, Priest, and King. If we truly catch a glimpse of who Jesus is it will cause us to surrender to Him!

What We Believe About God — Jan 4, 2015

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We are beginning a sermon series "This I confess, This I believe" where we will look at the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. This morning we will look at the three-in-one God, the Trinity. We will look at why God created us and we will see what God have revealed to us about himself.

Loving God, Loving Others — Dec 28, 2014

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

We can't claim to love God without loving each other.  We can say that we love each other, but our actions must reflect that.  When we follow the example of Jesus, we will be given victory, which is not domination, but transformation.

MUSIC SUNDAY — Dec 21, 2014

Speaker: Jeff

The Coming of Joy — Dec 14, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

The Coming of Peace — Dec 7, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

During this time of year we hear a lot about peace but see a lack of it all around us. We will look at how the Messiah came to bring us peace with God and the peace of God. We look at what to do when peace is not our reality.

The Coming of Hope — Nov 30, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

As we enter the Advent season we remember that it is a season filled with hope. We as Christians can look back and imagine what it was like to hope for the coming Messiah, and we rejoice that the Messiah has come.  Yet there are things in our lives that fill us with despair instead of hope. We live in a time that we have a hope of Jesus coming and drying every eye.

By Loving the Church — Nov 23, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We are finishing up our pursue series with looking at pursue belonging by loving the church. We love the church because we are told that He will build it. We love the church because it is a victorious church. And we love it because it is precious to God.

By Praying — Nov 16, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We pursue belonging by praying. It was a key component of the early church and it needs to be a key component of the church today as well. One of the reasons is that God will bring a shaking and by prayer we can be prepared. And after being shaken there is a filling.

Let Us Build — Nov 9, 2014

Speaker: Al Taylor

We all have a call from God to be workers toward change, but sometimes we don't get involved because the problems seem so insurmountable.  There is work to be done and we must stop making excuses.  We must bring God's answers to the world.

Jesus in Lively Encounter with the Religions — Nov 2, 2014

Speaker: David Shenk

Every religion tries to answer 3 questions: what is the meaning of life, how do I find forgiveness for my mistakes, and what is my final destination after death.  Jesus has the answers to all fo these questions and we need to carry Jesus to others so they may see, too.

By Dying to Self — Oct 26, 2014

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

We are continuing our journey of pursue belonging, by dying to self. To be a part of the body and belong together it takes sacrifice of not demanding my way, it requires service to and for each other, it also involves love. Jesus showed us what love was by calling a child to himself and challenging his disciples to welcome the little ones in his name. We love by welcoming in his name and this entails much.

Coach Jesus — Oct 19, 2014

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger
Most of us hear an inner voice. For the Christian, it should be the Holy Spirit pointing us to Jesus the Christ. Jesus is our coach through life. He calls us to love; He calls us to obey; He calls us to victory in life and death. Heed the voice that comes to us through Scripture today--it's the voice of Coach Jesus.

By Being Unified — Oct 12, 2014

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Ephesians 4, Paul has a clear call to unity. Yet it is not unity for unities sake. The unity we have in the body has certain characteristics for the members of that body. Even more than that there is a basis for the unity which we share. It is from outside of us and it is what we build upon.

I Belong…By Being Active — Oct 5, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We are looking at the importance of being a part of the body of Christ. This morning we will be looking at the aspect of being an active member of the body. We need to realize that we are a necessary part of the body, we need to work together, and we all need to be functioning.

It’s About the Fruit — Sep 28, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
It's About the Fruit--We had spent the last several weeks looking at our Spiritual Gifts as found in Romans 12. No look at the gifts would be complete without looking at First Corinthians 13 and understand that love should be the driving factor of all we do, including the use of our gifts.

I Feel Your Pain — Sep 21, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We are looking at the last gift listed in the motivational gifts of Romans 12-the gift of mercy. We will see that this gift is rooted in the mercy we see in our God. From the Old Testament through the New Testament we see that He is gracious and compassionate. There are some characteristic traits that we can identify in people with the gift of mercy. We see Jesus as the one who was willing to interrupt his schedule to show mercy.

Get Things Together — Sep 14, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
As we continue our journey of pursuing service we are looking at the Spiritual Gift of Leadership today. We need to understand the difference between the leader desired in the secular world and the Spiritual Gift of leadership. We will then look some characteristics, both positive and negative of someone with the gift of leadership. We will then close looking at the leadership of Moses.

It’s Better To Give — Sep 7, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We continue our look at the motivational Spiritual Gifts found in Romans 12, by examining the gift of giving. We are all called to give but there is a Spiritual Gift that some have to give. We will be looking at the difference between philanthropy and the Spiritual Gift of Giving. We will look at some characteristics of a person with a gift of giving, both positive and negative. We will then look at a Biblical example.

You Can Do It — Aug 31, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We continue our look at the motivational Spiritual gifts found in Romans 12. Today we will look at the gift of Encouragement. We will look at some basics of this gift asking what is it. We will look at some characteristics of this gift asking who has it. Then we will look at a person from scripture who has the gift of encouragement asking how does it work.

This Goes Here — Aug 24, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
As we look at the understanding of pursuing service, we are looking at the motivational gifts as found in Romans 12. As we look at the gift of teaching. We will look at some basic understandings of this gift, we will look at basic characteristics of someone with this gift, and we will look at what is taught.

No, No, After You — Aug 17, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We are continuing our look at pursuing service by looking at the motivational gift of service. It is probably one of the most overlooked and undervalued gifts there is. This morning we will be looking at some basics about the gift, some characteristics of a person with this gift, and a study from Acts where we see the breakthrough when someone does operate in an area of service.

Gotta Speak Up — Aug 10, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In Romans 12 Paul tells us that after we have offered ourselves as living sacrifices and been transformed by the renewing of our minds THEN we can test what God's will is. He points this to the Charismata the grace gifts that he has given each of us. Today we are looking at the gift of prophecy. We will look at the difference between the Old Testament prophet and the New Testament gift of prophecy. We will look at some characteristics of a prophet. We then end with looking at the purpose of the gift today.

It’s Your Serve — Aug 3, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We have been looking at the understanding of pursue this year. Pursue Intimacy, pursue freedom, and now we will be looking at pursuing intimacy. Paul makes it clear that after we offer our bodies as living sacrifices, and are transformed then we can understand God's will for us in serving.

No….Not Me — Jul 27, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In the story of Moses and the burning bush we see the insecurities of Moses. Insecurity can rob us of being who God has called us to be. This morning we will be looking at some facts about insecurity, we will look at some reasons why we struggle with it, and finally how we can overcome it.

Afraid of What? — Jul 20, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We live in a world that wants us to be afraid and wants us to live in anxiety. We need to live by faith and not fear. We are going to be looking at the causes, the consequences, and the cure for the fear that wants to rise up within us.

A Song in My Heart — Jul 13, 2014

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

Don’t Hold On — Jul 6, 2014

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum
We need to find freedom from our unforgiveness and find freedom through forgiveness. In order to do this we need to find out how to handle our hurts. To walk in forgiveness we need to look at the example Jesus set for us. When we do this we will find the peace that forgiveness brings.

Standing Strong — Jun 29, 2014

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum
We live in a culture where compromise is the order of the day. We have all given into it at one time or another. In order to not fall into compromise we need to know the reasons for compromise, we need to know the consequences of compromise, and how to overcome this tendency.

My Master’s Degree — Jun 22, 2014

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger
Many devices we use daily such as the button at a crosswalk, the thermostat in our office, or the "door close" button in the elevator give us nothing other than a sense of control. The disciples thought they were ready to do missions, but had to be reminded by Jesus that the essentials of faith are the cross, resurrection, and forgiveness. They needed to wait until they had their "Master's degree" of empowerment through the Holy Spirit. In the meantime, they were to wait actively by worshipping God and seeking His guidance.

Weak or Powerful? — Jun 15, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
We need to take a new look at the understanding of power and authority. Many of us would not recognize how much we truly possess. It is as we understand it we will wield it healthy ways. If we do not understand what we have we will not be able to break free of the negative aspects of it in our life. In order to break free from it we need to understand the upside down nature of power in God's kingdom.

Power from on High — Jun 8, 2014

Speaker: Darren Kloepper

Pentecost Sunday is the day believers celebrate the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. However, some say that many Christians today neglect the Holy Spirit's presence. Have we forgotten the God within us who was given to remind us of truth, direct our lives, and provide transforming power? Listen today as the challenge is given to live Spirit-filled lives in the way God intended.

Cross Words — Jun 1, 2014

Speaker: Darren Kloepper
As believers, we're used to the idea that we are expected to surrender our lives to God's plan. The words of Jesus in Matthew 16:24-25 remind us of this expectation. But what does "picking up our cross" look like in daily life? Perhaps it means the same thing for believers as it meant for Jesus. Today hear how the words that Jesus spoke on the cross give "surrender" a more precise definition.

Entertain Me — May 25, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We have an issue in our culture. An issue of believing we need to be entertained at all times. This has even crept into the church and has held many churches hostage. We need to identify the level to which our entertainment is controlling our lives. We need to be set free from it and identify what is truly worthy.

Almighty…Dollar — May 18, 2014

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

As we continue to look at this concept of the pursuit of freedom we are looking at the issue of money. The Bible has a lot to say about the concept of money and the dangers of it. We need to understand that it has become a stronghold in our culture that leads to independence and isolation. We need to do what is necessary to break free from it.

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