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Sermon by Corky Calhoun

The original title to the sermon was simply "Intercession." But for me, it lacked the enthusiasm of the blessing we get when we stand in the gap for others, be on our knees for others, and to sacrifice for others. The fact is, there are so many examples of intercession in scripture I had a hard time deciding which passage to use. Of course the ultimate intercession happens at the cross when Jesus is punished for our sins. Intercession is all about the exchange, its entering into the pain or world of someone else with their best interest in mind. There is just something about intercession that changes both the giver and the receiver. I personally (and I know some of you do as well) know what it's like to pray for someone by name having never met them. Before very long, you begin to feel like you know them personally. The thing is intercession leads to intimacy of relationships. I believe the church is at its best when it has a "send me" spirit. I truly think we are called to stand in the gap for those who have lost all margin in life, and just need someone to hold the line for them. I think we have a responsibility to advocate in prayer and action for the voiceless majority, which are the children of our world. I think we are to advocate for Jesus, so that we can help repel darkness and help others discover the joy of a new and eternal life found in Christ. Intercession is a big word with limitless applications...but if we won't do this kingdom work, then who will? See Ya Sunday as we look at the continued power of a praying church!

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Sermon by Worship Pastor Luis Rodriguez

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Sermon by Pastor Corky Calhoun

Alright, can I tell you, I HATE Valentines Day. Now you need to know I am not cheap or even have an aversion to spoiling my wife. I just think it is ridiculous to set a single day aside to do what you ought to be doing all the time, which is expressing tangible love to others. Now I get it that without this day there are some who would never receive tangible signs of love, but seriously this absence of felt love seems like even more reason why the world needs Jesus. It's just my opinion that if you have Jesus then "Love" should be leaking out of you all the time and your spouse and children should be in the splash zone. As Christians "love" is what we do. Our Bible is God's love story with creation and if you haven't read the book (spoiler alert) love wins in the end. I think the issue is the world has made Love subjective and not objective. We have made it about feelings and emotions and not about commitment and action. Love as we see it in the world today seems to lack staying power and longevity. So I probably know more than most that we have done dozens of sermons on love over the years, but I am confident we have never looked at it from the view we will Sunday. So I hope you will join us and I also hope that you are loving the people God has placed in your life in a way that they can feel, long before next Wednesday!

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Sermon by Pastor Corky Calhoun

Well in twenty years of ministry I have preached the subject of "forgiveness" from every angle and I am not sure anyone ever likes it. I don't usually get a lot of "atta boy" emails the next Monday. The truth is it's not a subject that generally promotes church attendance, and it's not a subject that generates enthusiasm among the faithful. Now if I were to preach on retributional justice for those who have hurt us, well it might just be standing room only. I believe there are some things we all share in common; we have ALL been hurt by others, we have ALL hurt others and ALL of us have sinned against God. It's a crowded boat this forgiveness boat. You see, the Bible teaches comparative forgiveness, the forgiven are expected to forgive...end of story. So how do you pray for some one who has hurt you, when what you want to do is see Old Testament Justice incinerate them? Well I believe you have to go stand at the foot of the cross and face your own shortcomings and sins, then if your heart isn't completely stone you will get it, and the "it" is how much we have been forgiven. At least that is what I do. Not sure Sunday will be an easy day, it for sure won't be as funny and wonderful as Nathans sermon was last week, but I'm gonna preach it anyway. Who knows, it may be the sermon some of us need to hear most. See ya Sunday!

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Sermon By Youth Pastor Nathan Walter

As we continue to study great prayers of the Bible, this week we will look at a conversation that Jacob has with God. It is a short prayer, but one that has the power to change his destiny. This simple prayer is not remarkable due to it's length or Jacob's wisdom, but because of it's honesty. A simple, honest conversation with God. Often, it is precisely these conversations that make us uncomfortable, but these prayers are the ones with the power to restore us. These are the prayers with the power to change our destinies.

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Sermon by Pastor Corky Calhoun

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Sermon by Corky Calhoun

Great Prayers: Teach Me
The enthusiasm for our 2018 vision has been overwhelming, and people are excited about being in Gods word and better steering their prayer lives. This Sunday we are going to look at the Lords Prayer, specifically the prayer that Jesus taught when the disciples asked..."Teach Us to Pray"! Its always been interesting to me what the disciples didn't ask Jesus to teach them. They didn't ask him to teach them to heal, or speak in tongues, or cast out demons, or any of the other supernatural cool stuff Jesus was doing every day in their midst. They asked him, to teach them to pray. I have always believed that its not "how" we pray, or "what" we pray, that matters as much as "why" we pray. In the church it always boils down to "why" we do anything. Intentionality about Jesus is always the answer to the "why" questions of our faith. Join us Sunday as we begin walking through the great examples of prayers that we can apply immediately to our everyday life. If you did not get a Bible reading/prayer journal Sunday you can pick one up this Sunday.

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Sermon by Corky Calhoun

This Sunday we will be casting our Vision for 2018. There are many reasons that this is an important day in the life of our church, but the most important is so that we would be united behind a central theme for who Christ is calling us to be as a church. The Bible says "where there is no vision the people perish" and we see examples of this all the time. One of the greatest sources of fragmentation I see in other churches is the fact that they are chasing lots of agendas and are not united by a singular focus. This failure of focus depletes enthusiasm, energy, resources and passion. The end result is that the Kingdom is not advanced, it thus becomes a ministry of running in place, which leaves people unsatisfied and exhausted. This Sunday we will also be placing in your hand a tool to help you in the coming year maintain your spiritual focus. Join us Sunday for what will be an exciting day.

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Sermon by Pastor Corky Calhoun

This Sunday is typically a throw away day in the church calendar. That is what I was told in Seminary. I remember hearing that and thinking, how could this be? The church has pre-decided that no one comes on this last Sunday of the year, so don't put to much into it. Not on my watch! Years ago I decided that I would preach this sermon as a declaration that in the Kingdom of God, where the gospel is proclaimed there are NO throw away days. Georgianna, I believe we live in a world of spiritual warfare, I believe we have a real enemy bent on our destruction, and I believe the darkness cannot overcome us. Gods incarnate invasion that we celebrated last week meant "game on" for our enemy. As we bring 2017 to a close and reflect on the Impact we had and the impacts we missed, I want us to do it with confidence that we are children of light and cannot be defeated. I want us attacking the flipping of the calendar with brazen boldness and prepare for the year to come as people who have already been declared victorious. Can't wait to see you this Sunday as we finish our year together and charge into 2018!

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Sermon by Community Care Pastor Janice Shepard

Christmas Day Sermon 2017

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