Worship
Sunday’s Sermon
 
“Identity: Our Past” (Oct. 8, 2017) Rev. Ronnie Fields, Senior Pastor

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“How Great is Our God!?”
Oct. 1, 2017 by Karen Allen, Associate Minister
Today’s message is based on two Psalms scriptures and focuses on our worship and our connection with churches worldwide as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. We look at the phrase “How Great is Our God” both as a statement and a question and our response to it as a community of faith. We explore the challenge to share the story of Jesus not through scripture but through action. We look at our connectedness with the world of believers and how we are challenged to share our faith in three different ways.

“Self Service vs. Full Service”
Sept. 24, 2017 by Karen Allen, Associate Minister
Based on scripture from Acts 16:11-15, we take a look at the various ways we serve and like to be served as Disciples of Christ. We look at how Paul went about spreading the gospel message in various areas and had to adapt to what was working and not working. We also learn from a woman named Lydia how quickly you can go from accepting Christ to serving Him. Take a moment to hear this week’s message and consider if you are looking for the “self service” menu or the “full service” variety.

“Farewell Challenge”
Sept. 17, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
This week we say goodbye to Rev. Lynn Taylor and his wife, Jan as they complete their interim ministry with us. As he leaves, Rev. Taylor shares a few parting thoughts with us as a church and encourages us to “stay on task” and to remember our identity, our mission, and to follow the examples of those in scripture who have given farewell addresses. 

“How Big Is Our God – Part 5 – He’s Our Savior” 
Sept. 10, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
Today’s message is from Psalm 121:2-8 and Jude 1:24-25 and focuses on Jesus as our Savior. Lynn looks at how we are God’s witnesses and how He is able to Shepherd us to the end. He looks at how anxiety can grip us and how Satan tries to use tactics of making us forget God’s character, misleading us and turning our focus away from God’s love and grace to confuse us. Instead we are reminded that the Lord watches over us both now and forever more.

 
“How Big Is Your God – Part 4 – He Is Our Provider”
Sept. 3, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
We continue our series of “How Big Is Your God” by taking a look at God as our “Provider.” We look at God’s ability to provide for us completely. We celebrate that we are called by him for a “purpose” and that He will supply all our needs. We see time and time again throughout scripture how he met people’s needs and gave them exactly what they needed at just the right time. God provides for us and the one thing we can rely on is our FAITH.

 

“How Big Is Your God – Part 3: He is Our Awesome Savior” 
Aug. 27, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor, Interim Pastor
This week’s sermon is based on Romans 10:9-13 and Hebrews 7:24-25. It takes a look at Jesus as the one who “Saves Us,” “Rescues Us,” and “Delivers Us.” Lynn highlights different experiences in scripture that show how much he seeks us through the stories of Jonah, Paul and Zaccheaus. We look at how we have been rescued from sin’s guilt, delivered from it’s power and freed from sin’s presence. We all have a mission: to share the Gospel!

 

 
“How Big Is Our God – Part 2: He is our Shield and Defender”
Aug. 20, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor

This week’s sermon is based on Hebrews 2:18. Lynn talks about the topic of temptation. He discusses our critical mistakes in dealing with temptation – including “underestimating God” and “underestimating Satan.” He gives us 3 Wise Actions we can embrace and two certainties in life.

God is faithful and God will provide a way out. We are reminded that “if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate, who pleads our case before the Father… He is Jesus Christ.”

 
“How Big Is Your God – Part 1: Looking At God’s Amazing Abilities”
Aug. 13, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
This week’s sermon begins a series on “How Big Is Your God.” We begin by looking at two questions – God’s Sovereignty and Our Faith. We learn that God is Able – Capable, Competent and Confident. We learn that He is powerful and when called upon He can do more than we can ever imagine. Consider what do you need to communicate with God? We connect with God’s Power through our faith. Hebrew’s 11:6 reminds us: “without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Matthew 9:27 reminds us” According to your faith it will be done to you.”

Mission Sunday
Aug. 6, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
Lynn shares the vision for reaching out and serving as Jesus served as we prepare to spend the day doing Mission work in our community. Mission Sunday is held once a year at FCC and in lieu of worship, we spend time on specific community projects serving others.