Christian or Disciple?

In a recent survey, 83% of Americans say that they consider themselves to be a Christian.  In this message, Darrell explores what people are expressing when they use the term Christian.  In doing so, he answers the question, "What is the difference between being a cultural Christian and a true disciple of Christ?"=

Loving and Serving Those Around Us

As we serve people in and around our church community, we find that the love of Christ is seen in us.  It is this love that binds us together and displays our unity to the world. As Jesus says of us in John 17:21,  "that all of them may be one, Father... so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”  In this message, Darrell exhorts us to ask ourselves what changes we should make so that this important work of Christ increases daily in us.

Eternity in Our Hearts

Darrell reflects on how we as humans seem to be instinctively aware that there is a God who is in ultimate control. There is something inside each of us that is radically connected to God, because we were made in His image and are drawn to experience this connection. In this context, when we encounter Jesus and declare Him as Lord, we move outside of our self centered existence and discover “eternity in our hearts.”

Growing Together in Unity

As a  community of faith, we firmly believe that we cannot go where God has called us without increasing unity in every area of our lives together.  With our focus on growth in 2017, we are particularly exhorted to seek unity in the areas of growth we’ve been developing, so that we can grow together in our expression of authentic community. As God continues His work in us, there is only one way forward and that is— together.