Blog Archives

Team God

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Life in Community

I believe God wants us to see that the value of relationships and livingin community did not begin with us, but with Him. Furthermore, community is notjust an idea spoken into being by God, but came out of the very nature of God asHe exists in three persons in perfect community with one another. The origin ofcommunity is found in the triune nature of God. Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Sunday Morning Service | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Paradox of Community

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Life in Community

The paradox of community is the hunger of intimacy and the fear of intimacy. It is formed from the God given desire within all of us to live in genuine community and the corruption of sin that leads to a fear of “being ourselves”. The paradox finds its roots in the awakening of “self-consciousness” in the garden of Eden. How can we overcome this paradox? Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Sunday Morning Service | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Breaking the Power of Individualism

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Life in Community

One of the most destructive influences we have in our society is described best by the term individualism. Individualism is when “I” am number one. Individualism is when “me” is the most important word in your vocabulary. Individualism is at the heart of the phrase, “looking out for number 1″… Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Sunday Morning Service | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Living with a Common Purpose

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Life in Community

This message further clarifies the picture of living in community. With a sharper focus, we will be enticed into coming away from our self-absorbed world and into the fellowship of one another. If we are to come together in such a way, we must cast aside all of our personal motives and live together with a common purpose. That purpose must be defined by God and not by ourselves. Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Sunday Morning Service | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking the Habit of Isolationism

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Life in Community

There is a tendency in our society that has developed over the past few hundred years for people to become more and more isolated from each other. Even though we have global communication and travel that makes the world seem smaller there is an increasing pull among individuals to keep isolated from their neighbors! This message addresses this habit that is found even in churches where we are supposed to be community. Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Sunday Morning Service | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment