The Triumphal Entry

  • Date: May 4, 2014

  • Passage: Colossians 3:23; Luke 19:41,42; Mark 6:35-38

  • Pastor: Dave Kerr

  • Series: SHAPE

 

 

A Note from Pastor Dave:

 

Colossians 3:23-25: “work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” This is such an amazing passage! It reveals God’s heart as well as His desire for our heart! First, God wants us to be kingdom focused . . . to work at advancing His kingdom here on earth with all our heart! Second, God wants our heart to beat only for Him . . . as working for the Lord. Today we are going to look at discovering our heart for service! Do you know that the Lord uniquely created you, or better . . . designed you with a kingdom plan and purpose? The fun part is discovering that in each of our lives! I would have never believed you if you told me in high school that I would be a pastor. Not Dave Kerr . . . shy, introverted, intimated by my own shadow . . . but God had a different plan and purpose for me that continues to unfold and be revealed to this day! This morning we are going to look at how you can find your “heart” for ministry.

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S—Spiritual Gifts

  • Date: April 27, 2014

  • Passage: 1 Peter 4:10,11                                                

  • Pastor: Dave Kerr

  • Series: SHAPE

 

A Note from Minister to Students Dan:

 

Os Guinness, in his book The Call, talks about the role of giftedness. Os says, “The purpose of giftedness is stewardship and service, not

selfishness.” God gives us these special; abilities for specific reasons. Spiritual gifts only work in spiritual ways . . . they can only be used to their full potential when empowered by the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the life of every believer. Only those who have entered into a personal relationship with Christ have these gifts. In 1 Corinthians 12:7, Paul says, “A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church” (NLT).  The spiritual gifts God gives you are neither for you nor about you. They weren’t given to boost your self-image or to serve as some kind of special reward from God. They were not given to raise you up to some level of worldly greatness or success. They are yours for the express purpose of blessing the body of Christ . . .the church. That is why you need to be part of a church family.  Discovering your spiritual gifts is not the ultimate goal . . . using them to bless others is.

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The Resurrection

  • Date: April 20, 2014

  • Passage: Mark 16:1-8

  • Pastor: Dave Kerr

  • Series: EASTER 

 

 

A Note from Pastor Dave

 

Notice that Mark 16 begins with the darkest day in human history . . . that black Saturday when Jesus lay in the grave. But it ends with the women who had come to the tomb leaving filled with such joy and awe and exploding hope that they dared not breathe a word of it to anyone. When the close of the passage says “they were afraid,” it would be a mistake to read it as though it means they were terrified, or threatened, because they were not. The word for “astonishment,” in the original Greek, is literally “ecstasy.” They were caught up in an ecstasy of excitement and trembling awe at what they heard from the angel in the tomb. It is this that sent them out to establish a rumor of hope in the midst of the hopelessness of mankind. I want to look with you now at this brief account from Mark, to see what it was that made these women change like this.

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Good Friday

 

 

 

 

A Note from Rich Colla:

 

For some reason, Good Friday has always seemed to be the most deeply meaningful service of the year for me. I have always resonated with the message of this service and have felt the need to take the time to be thankful for Christ’s sacrifice for all of us. I know that Easter and Christmas are the big celebration services during the church year, but I feel that Good Friday sets the tone for Easter so beautifully. I’ve never really given a great deal of thought about why I am so affected by the observance of Good Friday. This year, though, I was stricken by the number of events that actually transpired in the day leading up to Christ’s death and sacrifice. Tonight we will focus on those events that pave the way for our understanding of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. With that understanding, I think we can truly celebrate the gift of the resurrection that

comes on Easter!

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