Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 17 views • 42:26
Through the faith practice of celebrating we delight in circumstances, relationships, and occasions that help us remember and anticipate God’s abundant goodness, creativity, faithfulness, beauty, and love.
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 21 views • 39:59
Justice and mercy are the tangible expressions of loving our neighbors as God has loved us. They are the ways that we live like Jesus here and now, affirming the goodness of Gods image in others and anticipating the overflowing shalom peace and flourishing that characterizes Gods coming kingdom.
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 11 views • 36:42
As a faith practice, listening involves training ourselves to recognize Gods voice (John 10:1-6) in the midst of all the other voices calling for our attention. It involves learning to be fully present in the moment, setting aside distractions that keep us from attending to and responding to Gods presence around us.
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 27 views • 31:19
Generosity is freely sharing with others the many gifts God has given us. A spirit of generosity arises from gratitude. As we imitate Gods own generous nature, our generosity overflows to bless the people around us.
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 24 views • 37:12
Hospitality is the act of making space for guests, visitors, or strangers, and extending to them the privileges of family; biblical hospitality focuses on how we will live as God’s people in relationship with people who are different from us.
Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 53 views • 42:22
The faith practice of prayer is a way in which we actively submit ourselves and our world to Gods ongoing transformational work in Christ by expressing ourselves to God and listening for God to engage with us.
Renewed Faith: Perception
13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. Thesis/…
Preaching Through the Bible
What does active trust look like? Trust Requires Surrender. Trust Requires Action. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord , and turn away…
Spiritual Disciplines-Seeing 20/20
Our world has, and is, changing . Just think since 2010 we have seen the creation and expansion of tablets, especially the iPad. Phones did not have the cameras they do know, a front facing camera. Amazon and Alexa were not a thing yet. Uber and Lyft just came on to the scene around 2012 but was unheard…
Seeing 20/20; Spiritual Disciplines
What do you believe about the Bible, Scripture? This is a great question we must ask often. We must ask ourselves this question. If you do not have an answer right off the top of your head, spend this week observing how you interact, or don’t interact, with Scripture. Is it a manual to live by? It is…
Engage It’s probably an understatement for me to say this morning that the lives of ordinary men and women are busier than ever. We have more commitments and obligations than the generations which precede us. We’re routinely racing from one event to the next, our minds two steps ahead of where we’re…
More, please series
James Rogers • Sermon • • 49 views • 1:01:40
Let the people say “AMEN” What a fun series this is, today we continue with a look at getting more out of the assembly through our prayers. Can I get a hearty amen? (Ps100:1-5) 1 Shout joyfully to the Lord , all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that…
1st Peter Conduct Becoming the People of God
OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING CHAPTER Two Part One 1 of 3) To note what is necessary in order to grow spiritually covers vv. 1-3 Qs #2-4 SUMMARY 1/4 Having described how they were born again by the incorruptible Word of God, Peter admonishes his readers to put aside sinful attitudes and to grow spiritually…
Intro Stop Move closer Reduce noise Listen Listen together Search Find Review Spiritual disciplines ARE HOLY HABITS that help us intentionally, repeatedly place ourselves before God and nurture a deeper, fuller inner life. Inward Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer, Fasting, Meditation, Study Outward Spiritual…
Real Life - The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
In Jesus' kingdom, we are called to show the things we're tempted to hide, and hide the things we're tempted to show. This is all so that our Father in heaven gets the glory. Jesus shows how this works in the area of religious practice.