Messages on Relationships

Messages on Relationships

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Seduced By Sex

Pastor Ryan Lenerz looks at the seduction of sex in our culture and the holiness that we are called to by God. This is the second message in the Seduced series.

Remix: Fences – Be a Neighbor

Pastor Brent looks back at the Fences series from the fall of 2018 and examines Jesus’ words when he told us the most important commandments are to love God and also to love our neighbors.
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Leave a Mark on Someone

Pastor Brent kicks off a new series that looks at how we can leave a mark on the world and live our lives for more than just ourselves. The first message shares the story of Ben and how being prayerful, alert, and ready gave several people around Ben the opportunity to share Jesus with him.
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Tearing Down Fences Through Peacemaking

Pastor Ryan shares how our God is a peacemaking God and as a result, followers of Jesus should be looking to bring peace everywhere we go as well.   Fences: Tearing Down Fences Through Peacemaking Matthew 5:9, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Today’s message is the capstone on our series Fences where we have been looking at how to maintain healthy relationships.  The reason we did this series is because, when you really think about it, relationships are the air we breathe…
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Tearing Down Fences Through Hospitality

Pastor Brent looks at what the writers of the New Testament teach about hospitality and how through hospitality we can tear down the fences between us and those around us in the world.   Fences: Tearing Down Fences Through Hospitality Romans 12:13, 1 Peter 4:9 Introduction I am fascinated by social media. Not so much by what everyone is posting, rather I am fascinated by what social media has done to our culture. Specifically, how someone can have 792 friends…
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Stop Assuming the Worst

Pastor Ryan Lenerz looks at Joshua 22 and shows how we can hear something, tell ourselves a story, and jump to assuming the worst when assuming the bets can actually help us mend fences in our relationships. SERMON MANUSCRIPT FENCES: Stop Assuming the Worst Joshua 22 In the previous message we looked at how we are to resolve conflict with others rather than let it fester.  In this follow-up message, I will be focussing on what I think is the…
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Mending Fences through Conflict Resolution

Pastor Brent looks at the relationships in our lives that need to be mended and how we should approach conflict resolution with others. Sermon Manuscript Fences: Mending Fences Conflict Resolution Matthew 5:23, Romans 12:18, Colossians 3:12-13 In our relationships, there are some words that we find very difficult to say. With that crush you’ve been carrying for some time, maybe it’s just me, but I remember, my hands getting all sweaty, my mouth getting all dry, my heart racing, and…
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Saying No So You Can Say Yes

Pastor Amy looks at how sometimes we need to build fences in our lives to create healthy boundaries. By saying no to some things, we are able to say yes to better things. SERMON MANUSCRIPT How many of you feel perpetually tired? Overwhelmed? Overworked? In hard or taxing relationships? Stretched too thin? You’re not alone. Many Americans are oversheduled, overinvolved, overextended… we are exhausted and we are BOUNDARY-LESS. But WE NEED BOUNDARIES. I’m talking about emotional, spiritual, and physical boundaries. Did…
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Family Tree

Pastor Ryan Lenerz shows how Jesus uses our concept of family to teach us what it means to be brothers and sisters within the church.
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Made for the Image of God

Pastor Brent looks at Genesis 1 and how the way God created humanity instilled within us a worth and value. This message shows how being uniquely made in the image of God should change the way we see ourselves and the way we view and treat others. This message references a message Pastor Brent preached in 2015 on Creation and The Big Story of God. You Were Made for the Image of God Genesis 1:26-27 Introduction Last week we began…
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When It All Falls Apart

Lead Pastor Brent Clark looks at the difficult topic of divorce and what Jesus and Paul said to bring accountability and grace to marriage that fall apart.
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