September 18, 2016
- Ben Deaver
This special Central Gathering began with a baptism celebration in which six New Hopers shared their testimonies and got baptized.
September 11, 2016
Matthew 28:18-20; various passages in Luke
This final message of the series looks at the mark of mission and how any healthy community of believers must be on mission together to share the gospel of Jesus with their lost neighbors.
September 4, 2016
1 Corinthians 9
This message looks at how sacrificial love is a necessary mark of a healthy community and is essential in creating an environment conducive to growth.
August 28, 2016
1 Corinthians 8
This message looks at how graciousness is a mark of healthy Christian community. It looks at 1 Corinthians 8 and the issue whether or not to eat food sacrificed to idols as a casse study.
August 21, 2016
This first message of the miniseries on "Marks of a Healthy Community" looks at the foundational mark of humility. We need genuine encounters with Jesus that bring us grace-based humility if we are going to be able to healthily engage Christian community.
August 14, 2016
This final teaching of the Proverbs series focuses on Proverbs 31 and shows us how this famous passage on the "ideal woman" is actually far deeper than may seem at first and forms a beautifully fitting conclusion to the book of Proverbs.
August 7, 2016
Proverbs: 3:9-10; 8:10-11; 11:4, 24-25; 22:1; 23:4-5
This message looks at what the Proverbs have to say to us about our use of money, possessions, and wealth and encourages us to consider what matters most in light of eternity.
July 31, 2016
This message looks at the pervasive theme of adultery and sexuality in Proverbs and seeks to help us avoid this great, deadly trap in our lives by fleeing temptation, considering the costs, and cultivating a great sex life with our spouses.
July 24, 2016
This message looks at the path of wisdom with self-control and shows how the secret to being able to control ourselves is to find our satisfaction in all things in Christ.
July 17, 2016
Proverbs: various passages
This message looks at how we use our words and examines the path of foolishness and the path of wisdom. The default path of the fallen human heart is destruction, and yet, through Jesus, we can learn to speak again -- for the good of others.