October 2, 2016
This message looks at the Biblical reality of every member of the church being called to make their gifts available for ministery and service.
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.
May 22, 2016
Does what we do to relax and rest really end up restoring our souls? This message looks at the spiritual discipline of rest and restoration and how we can establish rhythms of restoration and recreation in our lives, not only for our own good, but also for the good of those around us.
May 15, 2016
This first and foundational message of the "Reclaiming Spiritual Disciplines ... Again" sermon series focuses on God's words to us: how they are always for our good and ideal for human flourishing. As we dive into reclaiming spiritual disciplines, we need to reclaim this bedrock of human flourishing lost in the garden. So as we listen to and obey God's words, as we engage in spiritual disciplines, we must remember that it is all out of love and for our good -- and will lead to the best version of us and our lives now.
April 10, 2016
This message looks at the reality of suffering in our lives and how the revealed mystery of the Gospel can give our suffering deep meaning that can help us endure well and even rejoice.
April 3, 2016
This message looks at the big mystery kept hidden for ages by God -- the secret plan of God to reconcile both his justice and his lovingkindness in the work of Christ. And we, the church, are now forever his masterpiece, displaying his goodness and justice for all to see, something even angles long to look into.
February 28, 2016
This message looks at the first of Paul's great prayers for the Ephesian believers and focuses on our need to see clearly with spiritual eyes.
February 21, 2016
In this message, Ben Deaver focuses on the inheritance Believers have in Christ: what is it, how we should think about it, and why it should cause us to get excited.
January 31, 2016
This message examines the repeated assertion by Paul in Ephesians 1:3-14 that believers are "In Christ." The foundational truth under-girds the entirety of the identity of Christians and imbues them with unimaginable spiritual riches, whether or not they understand the immensity of their wealth. This message also examines such topics as predestination and what it means to be "chosen."
December 27, 2015
This message began a special mini-series on looking back and looking forward - talking about Word Of The Year (WOTY) and a gospel-centered approach to goals and spiritual growth. This first week we talked about "Looking Back" and reflecting on your WOTY and growth this year.