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Revelation of Liberation

Message Title: Revelation of LiberationTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Isaiah 9:1-4Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:12-23RCL Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23Focus:  God’s design liberates His people. Function: To participate in shattering yokes. Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 4:12-23 2 Now when Jesus heard that John was arrested, he went to Galilee. 13 He left…

Revelations of Salvation

Message Title: Revelations of SalvationTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Isaiah 49:1-7;Scripture Reading: John 1:29-42RCL Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42Focus:  God promises to not give up on Israel.Function: To claim Jesus.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: John 1:29-42 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of…

The Baptism of Jesus

Message Title: The Baptism of JesusTheme: BaptismSeason: EPIPHANYMain Text: Matthew 3:13-17Scripture Reading: Acts 10:34-43RCL Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17Focus: Jesus is baptized.Function: To make a decision about our relationship with Jesus. SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 10:34-43 34 Peter said, “I really am learning that God doesn’t show partiality to one group of people…

Tiny Baby, Enormous Gift

Message Title: Tiny Baby, Enormous GiftTheme: CHRISTMAS SUNDAY!Season: CHRISTMAS 1Main Text:Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 98; Luke 1:46-55; Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-14; Titus 2:11-14; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 1:1-4RCL Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20); Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20; Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John…

Lego Hogwarts Castle – a 3 month build

In 2018, LEGO released their Hogwarts Castle at the time it was the third largest set. I have always loved Legos but never owned a normal set of my own. I had “girl” LEGOS with purple and pink flowers, but never the real deal. This year, Josh bought me my DREAM as an early Christmas…

Advent 3- Joy

Message Title: Advent 3- Joy “Gaudete Sunday”Theme: O Come EmmanuelSeason: ADVENTMain Text: allScripture Reading: AllRCL Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11Focus:  God’s promises are good for humanity and creation. Function: To embrace joy this season through the little things. Other Notes: CHRISTMAS PROGRAM TONIGHT AT 6:30PM! – NEED A READER! SCRIPTURE READING…

Advent 2: Love

Message Title: Advent Week 2: LoveTheme: O Come EmmanuelSeason: ADVENTMain Text: AllScripture Reading: AllRCL Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12Focus: God folded His love for creation into the design.Function: To embrace advent by living God’s love in our hearts and lives.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING 1: Isaiah 11:1-10 READER: BO JOSH A…

Strength from the Shepherd

Message Title: Strength from the Shepherd Theme: Strength Through Trials Season: ordinary time Main Text: Jeremiah 23:1-6;  Scripture Reading: Psalm 46 RCL Scripture:  Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79 **; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Focus: God is the Good Shepherd. Function: To distinguish the Good Shepherd from the false shepherds and trust in the guidance of the Good…

Strength to Say I’m Wrong

Message Title: Strength to Say I’m WrongTheme: Strength Through TrialsSeason: ordinary timeMain Text: Malachi 4:1-2aScripture Reading: Isaiah 12RCL Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12 **; Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Focus: Israel refuses to take ownership for their wrongdoings and instead blame God. Function: To create a habit of recognizing when we are…

Christmas Letter 2022

January- We celebrated our second anniversary, still no honeymoon.😭 BUT we’ve got a baby on the way! In January, we were both still eating 100% gluten-free ‌and had fun exploring recipes and restaurants that fit our needs. (Meriah is still gluten-free but Josh has reincorporated it into his diet). February- Meriah was in hard core…

Come On God, I’m Exhausted!

Message Title: Come On God, I’m Exhausted!Theme: Strength Through TrialsSeason: Ordinary timeMain Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9Scripture Reading: Psalm 98RCL Scripture: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; Psalm 98; Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38Focus: Haggai shares God’s words of perspective with Israel. Function: To grow the habit of turning to God first when…

A Song of Forgiveness

Message Title: A Song of ForgivenessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:137-144 OR Psalm 32:1-7Scripture Reading: Luke 19:1-10RCL Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10Focus: David seeks forgiveness because of conviction through God’s Word.Function: To consider apologies, forgiveness, and making things right with God…

A Song of Darkness

Message Title:  A Song of DarknessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:97-104 & Psalm 121Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-8RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8Focus: The psalmists turn to God for stability in uncertain times.Function: To embrace our moments of darkness as opportunities for growth. Other…

A Song of Celebration

Message Title: A Song of CelebrationTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 66:1-12 OR Psalm 111;Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19Focus: The Psalmists HAD to celebrate God after witnessing God’s good works.Function: To find our reasons and methods for…

A Song of Anger

Message Title: A Song of AngerTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 37:1-9 & 137Scripture Reading: Luke 17:5-10RCL Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 ; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10Focus: The Psalms reflect anger and jealousy towards Israel’s enemies. Function: To know God can handle our emotions…

Influence of Contentment

Message Title: Influence of ContentmentTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19Scripture Reading: Luke 16:19-31RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31Focus: Paul closes his letter to Timothy with a reminder to live content and generous. Function:  To give generously while pursuing contentment and…

The Influence of Christian Hope

Message Title: The Influence of Christian HopeTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-7;Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13Focus: Paul instructs Timothy on how to engage with the culture at Ephesus and remain in the Gospel. Function: To shift our focus and…

The Influence of a Changed Mind

Message Title: The Influence of a Changed MindTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17Scripture Reading: Luke 15:1-10RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10Focus: Paul was the 1 sheep that Jesus left the 99 to rescue from himself. Function:  To humbly open ourselves up to…

Influencing Liberation

Message Title: Influencing LiberationTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Philemon 1:1-21Scripture Reading: Luke 14:25-33RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; Deuteronomy 30:15-20;Psalm 1; Philemon 1:1-21; Luke 14:25-33Focus: Paul used his influence to help liberate an enslaved man.Function: To embrace our role in mercy.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 14:25-33 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. Turning…

Faith in Surplus

Message Title: Faith in SurplusTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Scripture Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14Focus: Faith requires hospitality with genuine motivations.Function: To celebrate our blessings and surplus without holding onto them like a security blanket.…

Faith Without Control

Message Title: Faith Without ControlTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 12:18-29;Scripture Reading: Luke 13:10-17 Jesus is lord of sabbath (he is the priest)RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17Focus: God is in charge of creation’s cleansing & restoration. Function: To release our need to control the Gospel and…

Faith in Persecution

Message Title: Faith in PersecutionTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 11:29-12:2; (we are not persecuted)Scripture Reading: Luke 12:49-56RCL Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19; Jeremiah 23:23-29;Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56Focus: God’s faithful servants were steadfast regardless of their circumstance.Function: To embrace the uncomfortable messiness of faith and walking the redemption journey.Other Notes: faith practiced…

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