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What will Pastor Matt preach on Easter?

This song is a prayer; the answer is found in the One and Only Son of God…(more to come this Sunday @10AM)


Good Friday and Resurrection Service (Final Details)

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Tonight we worship and remember Christ’s atoning death @6PM. Following our Good Friday service there will be refreshments.


Sunday we will have a 9:15AM brunch and then a 10AM Celebration Service to honor the Resurrected LORD Jesus Christ.


This was a thoughtful meditation this morning: By the Spirit, We See the Cross


Please invite a friend to join you.

Great Video Summaries of the Gospel of Mark

Pastor Matt starts a new sermon series in April.

Check out these 2 fantastic video summaries:


Kids SS – The Church Showed Favoritism

BIBLE PASSAGE: James 2:1-13
MAIN POINT: James calls us to treat people with mercy because Jesus shows us mercy.
KEY PASSAGE: Galatians 2:20
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God’s love for us.

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, many Jews struggled to believe that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, the Son of God. This included James, Jesus’ half-brother. But after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus appeared to James, and at last James believed. James later became the leader of the church in Jerusalem—a vital role in the early, growing church.

The early church was comprised mostly of Jewish believers. That makes sense because of the church’s origin in Israel but also because that was the mission Jesus gave: start with the Jews and spread out from there. James wrote a letter to these Jewish believers who were scattered around the region, helping them understand how their new faith in Jesus should frame how they live.

James told his fellow believers that one way they could live out the gospel was by not showing favoritism. James used an example of how a church might show favoritism to a wealthy man over a poor man who came to a meeting.

The natural response might be to treat the wealthy man better, but James told the believers that God does not show favoritism. God has treated all people—rich and poor—the same: generously with the gospel. God’s kindness toward us should cause us to want to treat others with similar love, generosity, and equality.

When believers in the early church treated some people as better than others, James told them they were wrong. He reminded them that Jesus commanded believers to love one another. Because He has shown great mercy to us, we can show mercy to others.

This week’s session is a great follow-up to last week’s. Your kids may think that being united is just a matter of getting along with one another and not fighting. But God’s heart is for us to be united far more deeply. Help your kids see that the gospel should compel them to treat one another in the same way—with the same love, mercy, and grace shown to us by Jesus.


Kids SS – The Church Was Divided

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Corinthians 1:10-31
MAIN POINT: Paul wrote that Christians are joined together by faith in Jesus.
KEY PASSAGE: Galatians 2:20
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God’s love for us.

Paul helped start the church in Corinth, a city in southern Greece, during his second missionary journey. Corinth was known for its wickedness. If any city needed a church, this was it. Paul remained in Corinth for about 18 months and then continued traveling to share the gospel and plant more churches.

Six years later, Paul received word from Chloe, a believer in Corinth, that the church there was struggling. The church was fractured and openly engaging in various sins. Some believers were even denying the resurrection! This news surely troubled Paul, so he sat down to write a letter to the church.

One of the first issues Paul addressed was the church’s division. Even if he could help resolve the other issues, a divided church would never be healthy and impact the city the way it needed to. According to Chloe’s report, several factions had formed in the church. Some claimed to follow Paul. Others Apollos. Others Peter. And some even claimed to follow Jesus, which wasn’t as good as it sounded. This group was most likely simply trying to sound more spiritual than the others.

Paul told the Corinthian believers that they should not be divided; they should all be one because of their shared faith in Jesus. Jesus isn’t divided, and He alone died on the cross for them. Paul’s message was clear: the gospel does not divide believers, it unites them.

Paul told believers in the Corinthian church to come together because of the gospel of Jesus. He reminded them that Jesus saves sinners. Because of Jesus and what He has done, believers can humbly come together as one body.

We all—our kids included—are experts in finding ways to divide ourselves. Sin and selfishness divide, but Jesus and the gospel unite. God designed the church to show what true unity among a beautifully diverse people looks like. This week, pray that the message Paul shared with the Corinthian believers takes root in your heart and in the hearts of your kids. Pray that God would break down the barriers we create and bring your kids together as brothers and sisters in Christ.