Advent (week 1) and “Give, pt 4: One Foot on the Dock, the Other in the Boat” - Rev. Ed Weston

November 30, 2016

Sunday,

Nov. 27, 2016

 

Matthew 14:22-33 (NLT)

22Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. 24Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” 27But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” 28Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” 29“Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” 32When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.

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“Give, pt. 3: Giving That Brings Greatness” - By Rev. Troy Benton

November 21, 2016

Sunday,

November 20, 2016

 

Philippians 4:10-20 (NIV)

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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“Give, pt. 2: Limitless Giving” - By Rev. Troy Benton

November 19, 2016

Sunday,

November 13, 2016

 

John 6:1-14 (NIV)

1Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4The Jewish Passover Festival was near. 5When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do 7Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” 8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” 10Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. 12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. 14After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

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“Give, part 1: How Giving Works” - By Rev. Troy Benton

November 10, 2016

Sunday,

Nov. 13, 2016

 

Luke 6:37-38 (NIV)

37“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

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“Serve, pt. 2: Do Good” - By Rev. Troy Benton

October 31, 2016

Sunday, 

October 30, 2016 

Mark 3:1-6 (CEB)

1Jesus returned to the synagogue. A man with a withered hand was there. 2Wanting to bring charges against Jesus, they were watching Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. 3He said to the man with the withered hand, “Step up where people can see you.” 4Then he said to them, “Is it legal on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they said nothing. 5Looking around at them with anger, deeply grieved at their unyielding hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he did, and his hand was made healthy. 6At that, the Pharisees got together with the supporters of Herod to plan how to destroy Jesus.

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“Serve, pt. 1: Make a Decision” - By Rev. Troy Benton

October 25, 2016

Sunday, 

October 23, 2016


Mark 3:1-6 (CEB)

1Jesus returned to the synagogue. A man with a withered hand was there. 2Wanting to bring charges against Jesus, they were watching Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. 3He said to the man with the withered hand, “Step up where people can see you.” 4Then he said to them, “Is it legal on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they said nothing. 5Looking around at them with anger, deeply grieved at their unyielding hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he did, and his hand was made healthy. 6At that, the Pharisees got together with the supporters of Herod to plan how to destroy Jesus.

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“Breadcrumbs, pt. 3: After” - By Rev. Troy Benton

October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 26, 2016


Matthew 5:7 (CEB)

7Happy are people who show mercy because they will receive mercy.

 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (CEB)

4-5However, God is rich in mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace! 6And God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus. 7God did this to show future generations the greatness of his grace by goodness that God has shown us in Jesus Christ.

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“Breadcrumbs, pt. 2: Between” - By Rev. Troy Benton

October 14, 2016

Sunday

October 9, 2016



Matthew 5:7 (CEB)

7Happy are people who show mercy because they will receive mercy.

 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (CEB)

4-5However, God is rich in mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace! 6And God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus. 7God did this to show future generations the greatness of his grace by goodness that God has shown us in Jesus Christ.

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“Breadcrumbs, pt. 1: Before” - By Rev. Troy Benton

October 4, 2016

Sunday, 

Oct. 2, 2016 


Matthew 5:7 (CEB)

7Happy are people who show mercy because they will receive mercy.

 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (CEB)

4-5However, God is rich in mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace! 6And God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus. 7God did this to show future generations the greatness of his grace by goodness that God has shown us in Jesus Christ.

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“RE-FRAME, pt 4:Re-Frame My Dreams” - By Rev. Troy Benton

September 28, 2016
Sunday,
September 25, 2016

2 Corinthians 5:13-17 

(CEB)

 

13If we are crazy, it’s for God’s sake. If we are rational, it’s for your sake. 14The love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: one died for the sake of all; therefore, all died. 15He died for the sake of all so that those who are alive should live not for themselves but for the one who died for them and was raised. 16So then, from this point on we won’t recognize people by human standards. Even though we used to know Christ by human standards, that isn’t how we know him now. 17So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!

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