Vision and Mission 2022

Vision: To reach our valley with the hope that is only found in Jesus. Mission: To see every person changed by the gospel, trained in the gospel, and sent out with the gospel. The local church is a group of Jesus followers who gather together, commit to one another, and partner for the mission of God. 1. What is Partnership? Covenant Membership Provides: 1. Commitment – Linking arms together. “We’re in this mission together, I’m not going anywhere.”2. Community – You can’t be all God designed for you to be by…

A Call to Love God

Deuteronomy 10:12-22 We must express our love for God… By following Moses’ guidance (Deuteronomy 10:12-13). By appreciating His unmerited grace (Deuteronomy 10:14-15). By expressing affection from a changed heart (Deuteronomy 10:16-19). By reserving worship for Him alone (Deuteronomy 10:20-23).

Bringing Good News

Luke 2:10-11 Good News Great JoyHappiness is based on what’s happening around us. Joy is based on what’s happening within us. All PeopleGod’s plan is to take the gospel to all people – through his people.

The Glory of God Gifted to Man

2 Peter 1:1-11 God gives precious gives through personal knowledge of Christ Position of privilege (2 Peter 1:1-2) Provisions for eternal life (2 Peter 1:3) Participation in God’s nature (2 Peter 1:4)a. Positional sanctification (1 Cor. 6:9-11; Heb. 10:10)b. Progressive sanctification (1 Thessalonians. 5:23; 2 Cor. 3:18)c. Prospective sanctification/glorification (1 John 3:2; Rom. 8:30) Assurance of eternal security (2 Peter 1:9-11)

The Glory of God in a Manger

Core truth 1: In the Old Testament:  God made a provision, to temporarily dwell with His people. “In the Old Testament, the glory of the Lord was the visible manifestation of the excellence of God’s character.” Wayne Grudem The glory of God is the greatness of God seen visibly. Core Truth 2: In the New Testament:  God became the provision, to eternally dwell with His people. God provided the tabernacle to be with usUntil in Christ he would come to usAnd…

The Light for the Blind

John 9:1-41 A miraculous encounter with the Light. An opportunity to respond to the Light. “We draw people to Christ, not by loudly discrediting what they believe, or by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light so lovely, that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.” Madeleine L’Engle We all tend to minimize our sin. We all tend to doubt the wisdom of God’s law.…

The Light of the World

John 8:12-59 Jesus manifested transcendent truth to liberate us from bondage Jesus testified He is the means of escaping darkness (John 8:12-20). Jesus testified He is the Father’s messenger (John 8:21-30). Jesus testified we are slaves to sin because of our spiritual parentage (John 8:31-47). Jesus testified we will not see or taste death if we conform our lives to His testimony (John 8:48-59).

A Light of Mercy

John 7:53-8:11 We must find mercy in Jesus We are mercilessly accused (John 8:1-4). We are guilty under the Law (John 8:5-9). We cast ourselves on the mercy of Jesus (John 8:10-11).

The Soul Satisfying Work of Christ

John 7:1-52 The Feast of Tabernacles / Feast of Booths Two main purposes: Remember Israel’s time in the wilderness Thank God for His provision (Past and Present) Intentional and meaningful: Each morning, water would be drawn from pool of Siloam and poured over the alter in the temple. Reminding them of God’s provision of water in the desert. Each evening, torches were lit to commemorate God’s leading of His people with a pillar of fire by night. Throughout the entire…