“RE-FRAME, pt. 3: Re-Frame My Service” - By Rev. Troy Benton

September 21, 2016

Sunday, 

September 18, 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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“RE-FRAME, pt. 2: Re-Frame My Other Relationships.” - By Rev. Troy Benton

September 14, 2016

Sunday,

Sept. 4, 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 ofall; therefore, all died. 15He died for the sake of all sothat those who are alive should live not for themselvesbut for the one who died for them and was raised. 16Sothen, from this point on we won’t recognize people byhuman standards. Even though we used to know Christby human standards, that isn’t how we know him now. 17So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is partof the new creation. The old things have gone away, andlook, new things have arrived! 

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“RE-FRAME, pt. 1: Re-Frame My Relationship with Jesus” - By Rev. Troy Benton

September 6, 2016

Sunday, 

Sept. 4, 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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“Fasting: Faith for Complete Victory, pt. 4: Dinner is Served”: By Rev. Troy Benton

August 31, 2016

Sunday, 

August 28, 2016 

Joel 2:12-17 (CEB)

“Change Your Hearts”

12Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with sorrow; 13tear your

hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful

love, and ready to forgive. 14Who knows whether he will have a change of heart and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? 15Blow the horn in Zion; demand a fast; request a special assembly. 16Gather the people; prepare a holy meeting; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the groom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the Lord’s ministers, weep. Let them say, “Have

mercy, Lord, on your people, and don’t make your inheritance a disgrace, an example of failure among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” 

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“Fasting: Faith for Complete Victory, pt. 3: Keeping a Faith-Fast” - By Rev. Troy Benton

August 22, 2016

Sunday, 

August 21, 2016 

Joel 2:12-17 (CEB)

 

“Change Your Hearts”

12Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with sorrow; 13tear your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful love, and ready to forgive. 14Who knows whether he will have a change of heart and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? 15Blow the horn in Zion; demand a fast; request a special assembly. 16Gather the people; prepare a holy meeting; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the groom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the Lord’s ministers, weep. Let them say, “Have mercy, Lord, on your people, and don’t make your inheritance a disgrace, an example of failure among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”


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“Fasting: Faith for Complete Victory, pt. 2: Change Your Heart” - By Rev. Katie Gholson

August 14, 2016

Sunday, 

August 14, 2016 


Sermon Self-Examination Questions

You are in a safe place, surrounded by the love of Christ. Ask God to help you see yourself as God sees you. 


  • Did Christ live in me today?
  • Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, or distrustful?
  • What triggers an emotional reaction from me?
  • What kind of person do I hope to be?
  • Is the way you are living right now preparing you to become this person?
  • What is holding me back from having a complete relationship with God?


Fill yourself with this prayer:

God is here. 

Above. Below. Beside. Beneath. Behind. Before.

God is here.

Within. Embracing. Inspiring. Encompassing. Pouring. Enveloping.

God is here.

God is, God was, God always will be. Amen.


Joel 2:12-17 (CEB)

 

“Change Your Hearts”

12Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with sorrow; 13tear your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful love, and ready to forgive. 14Who knows whether he will have a change of heart and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? 15Blow the horn in Zion; demand a fast; request a special assembly. 16Gather the people; prepare a holy meeting; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the groom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the Lord’s ministers, weep. Let them say, “Have mercy, Lord, on your people, and don’t make your inheritance a disgrace, an example of failure among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”

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“Fasting, Faith for Complete Victory, pt 1: Hope for The Holy” - By Rev. Troy Benton

August 7, 2016

Sunday, 

August 7, 2016

Joel 2:12-17 (CEB) 

“Change Your Hearts”

12Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with sorrow; 13tear your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful love, and ready to forgive. 14Who knows whether he will have a change of heart and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? 15Blow the horn in Zion; demand a fast; request a special assembly. 16Gather the people; prepare a holy meeting; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the groom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the Lord’s ministers, weep. Let them say, “Have mercy, Lord, on your people, and don’t make your inheritance a disgrace, an example of failure among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”

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“Deaing with Dangerous Times” part 2 - By Rev. Troy Benton

July 31, 2016

Sunday, 

July 31, 2016 


James 1:1-8 (TNIV)

“Trials and Temptations”

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

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“Dealing With Dangerous Times” part 1: By Rev. Troy Benton

July 25, 2016

Sunday,

July 24, 2016 


James 1:1-8 

(TNIV)

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Trials and Temptations 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 

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“Worship: An Offering of Love” - By Rev. Katie Gholson

July 17, 2016

Sunday, 

July 17, 2016 


Matthew 6:22-33

 

22“The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how terrible that darkness will be! 24No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 25“Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are? 27Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? 28And why do you worry about clothes? Notice how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. 29But I say to you that even Solomon in all of his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these. 30If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it’s alive today and tomorrow it’s thrown into the furnace, won’t God do much more for you, you people of weak faith? 31Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

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