Pastor Justin Simmons continues the Rooted series with Paul’s prayer for the church in Colossae. The Apostle prays for the church to be filled with God’s wisdom so they may live pleasing lives worthy of God. This requires the people of God aligning their hearts and minds with the will of God. We cannot afford to underestimate the need to regain God’s perspectives in everything we think and do.
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Pastor Justin Simmons focuses on the Apostle Paul’s thanksgiving for the church in Collosae and highlights the church’s reputation. Paul hears about the love that was prevalent among the church and commends them for their maturity. The love Paul writes about is due to the hope the church possesses for the future. They recognize that God has forgiven them and so offense has no place to settle. Hope is the fuel to love others well.
Pastor Justin Simmons begins our summer series of Rooted by reading through Colossians. Over the next couple months we will explore how relevant Paul’s letter is to creating maturity in us, nearly 2000 years after it’s writing. We don’t want to become old Christians, but mature and deeply rooted in the word of God so that we will flourish in this life and the next!
Pastor Justin Simmons concludes a series on the personhood, presence and power of Holy Spirit. We cannot afford to underestimate the Holy Spirit’s work in and on our lives. He is not a goo or energy, but the very essence of God in the earth today. He is an equal to God the Father and Jesus Christ; by the same power that raised Jesus back to life, we too live in new life as followers of Jesus.
Pastor Justin Simmons begins a series on the personhood, presence and power of Holy Spirit. We cannot afford to underestimate the Holy Spirit’s work in and on our lives. He is not a goo or energy, but the very essence of God in the earth today. He is an equal to God the Father and Jesus Christ; by the same power that raised Jesus back to life, we too live in new life as followers of Jesus.
Pastor Justin Simmons concludes the series Crossing Over with a message about putting on new life. What happens after we’ve left the grave and all that defined us in the past? We must dress accordingly by putting on Christ. We put on Christ in our minds by thinking new thoughts to get new actions. New actions with new habits are fitting for a new life to be lived!
This Easter Sunday message by Pastor Justin Simmons continues the series of Crossing Over, moving from death to life. We take our queue from Jesus’s perspective as He regained life in the tomb. We imagine what He thought and how He moved from the place of death that held Him captive and into new life beyond the tomb. Remember to stop, drop and roll your way into the life you were meant to live!
Pastor Justin Simmons begins a new series on moving from death to life in Crossing Over. Sin brings death to everything it touches from relationships and marriages to national unity and politics. While death is a part of our everyday life, we were never made for it. We were made to live in life. This is the Easter story and it is your story too!
In our final message on Jesus’s parables we explore Matthew 25:14-30, the Parable of the Talents. This parable is a source of encouragement to take risks with the life God has given us. Our faithfulness brings reward when we are willing to spend our lives on things of Kingdom significance. If we are to risk what we have for the Lord, we must never settle with the mindset of lack. We lean into the lack to see the abundance of all God has entrusted us with on this side of eternity.
We continue our series of parables with a conversation about what it means to be prosperous. Every follower of Jesus is invited to receive the prosperity God offers in His Kingdom, yet Kingdom prosperity looks different than Hollywood and Wallstreet reveal. It is the way of selling all to gain the one thing that truly matters – Jesus.