Christmas is the time when we celebrate The King of the universe coming to be With Us. The question is what is your reaction when you come face to face with the King? In the second part of the With Us series we look at four reactions we can have when we encounter the King.
Really good news is something you can't help but share! And during the Christmas season we have the best news of all: that God came to be with us to save us from the sin we are stuck in... and that's a message worth sharing! As we begin the With Us Series we look at the shepherds and how the good news of Christmas was observed, confirmed, and shared.
This quote spoken by so many of us after the huge Thanksgiving meal we ate last week… yet we still ate even more. King David had this same “I’m Full” attitude when he penned Psalm 145. It started with his recognition of God’s greatness “Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3) but then ended with his clear expression of just how full God had made him. Pastor John shares “15 Reasons why I am Full” based on verses 13-21. See how full you are!
I don’t believe we mean to do it, but we often approach Thanksgiving and forget it’s meaning. We inadvertently become grateful for the Turkey, or stuffing, pumpkin pie, or cranberry sauce, (maybe even the lions game) when we should be thankful for a Great God who has provided for us. King David recognized misplaced attention from God and wrote a song (Psalm 145) to help him and others to boast, to focus, to inspire, and to perspire that “GREAT is the LORD and GREATLY to be PRAISED”! Pastor John walks us through Psalm 145 to help us see just how to make THANKSGIVING GREAT AGAIN!
Listen in to the final week of our We are the Church, series. We are the church when we serve. God has placed each person here to be apart of Ogden with different gifts and talents. We are called to serve others as the body of Christ for His glory.
During this week’s message we discuss that we are the church when we are connected. Connection is an important part of life. Listen in as we dive into Hebrews chapter 10.
This is the first week of our We are the Church, series. Each week we are looking at one primary function of the Church. This week’s focus is that we are the Church when we share the Gospel. Listen in as we learn from God’s word together.
Will you pass the second part of the test by “loving your neighbor as yourself?” What does that even mean ?? - - Pastor John will be sharing this important discussion from Jesus words!
We had the privilege of hearing from Walt Walkowski and how God has been using him in many ways.
Sometimes when we understand God’s great love for us it is hard to know how to love God back. Pastor John shares the unique perspective that Jesus reinforced as the greatest commandment of “Loving God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength” in order to pass “The Great Test.” Will you pass the test????
The fourth and final week of working our way through the book of Jonah is focused on how we decide what is right? We often get wrapped up, just like Jonah, and ask two questions: Do I agree and Am I comfortable? Are these the right questions to ask or not? Listen in as we explore Jonah chapter 4.
God is a God of second chances. It is easy for people to feel like they have messed up and are too far away from God for them to be reached. We are reminded in the third chapter of Jonah that God can reach any person no matter how far. But when His message comes to us we must respond in repentance to receive His great gift of grace.
There are times in everyone’s life when things go from bad to worse. Even when we walk through those times we can often look back and see God at work. We are reminded through looking at the second chapter of Jonah, that we are never alone. Even when things are not good, God is always there. Listen in and remember that no matter what your going through God is there.
We start our study of the book of Jonah. Chapter one begins with the call of God on the prophet Jonah to reach out to people that are far from Him. This week we discuss how God is calling us too. God calls us to reach those far from Him because lost people matter to God.
Having considered that God’s ways are “higher than our ways and his thoughts higher than our thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8) and having concluded that I don’t want my way I want the Highway -- -- How should I respond to the Highway (God’s way) and what can I expect his responses to be? Pastor John shares the importance of TRUST (Proverbs 3:5 & 6) as God responds with
GO, WAIT, and NO!
Are you struggling with so many of your plans not coming to pass? Do you get frustrated trying to understand what God’s plans are for you? Are you puzzled by trouble in your life? I’m excited to share what God has been working in me regarding seeking His will over my own will! Could it be his ways really are higher than our ways and that Each of us is left with “My way or the highway?”
God’s authentic love for us can transform the way we love others. It is difficult to engage in community when our natural response is the opposite of what God calls us to. Listen in, as we discuss how God calls us to love each other in community.