Worship
Sunday’s Sermon
“How Big is Your God – Part 2: He Is Our Shield And Defender” (Aug. 20, 2017) Rev. Lynn Taylor, Transitional Pastor

 

 
“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.
 

“Challenge of Change”
July 16, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
This week began a sermon series on the parables. Todays message looks at the passage out of Luke 5:33-38. This sermon looks at how the church deals with change and how Jesus dealt with matters of faith with his own Disciples. It looks at the tension in maintaining the identity and integrity of the church. Pastor Lynn takes a look at Unity, Liberty and Love in regards to how we handle the “Challenge of Change.”

“Grace and Generosity”
July 9, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
Today’s message is based on the story of the Rich Young ruler out of Matthew 20:1-16. Pastor Lynn shares a perspective on this story that challenges us to look at the story through the eyes of “generosity and grace.” As we consider how the landowner gave all those who worked in the vineyard the same amount of money no matter how long they worked, we are challenged to think of the story in terms of not be entitled but rather radical generosity. Likewise, how does this story reflect how God’s math is different than ours – he is a God of grace and gives not as a reward but because He loves us without condition.

“Our Dual Citizenship” 
July 2, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
Our scriptures for this Sunday came from Romans 13:1-3 and Peter 3:11. As we approach the 4th of July this week, Lynn takes a look at our “Dual Citizenship.” He explains that it is difficult to accept the political divisiveness of our culture but it presents citizens of God’s Kingdom a great opportunity to be ‘Salt & Light’ to our nation. Are we Christ followers up to the challenge? Don’t just sing ‘God Bless America’, see how He can use you to be His blessing.

 
“Lessons from 3 Fathers”
June 25, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor

This week we look at “Lessons from 3 Fathers” in the Bible. We take a look at Eli who teaches about Discipline; Samuel who teaches about Presence and David who teaches about Morality. Dads make a difference because of three gifts – timely discipline, intentionally invested time and teaching right from wrong.

 

“Built for a Purpose” 
June 18, 2017 by Karen Allen, Associate Minister
This week we enjoyed the worship music from our Vacation Bible School children and then explored the lessons they learned throughout the week of how God created them, loves them, never leaves them and built them for a purpose. We explored how God designed each of them to be a part of his master plan and counts each person as special and is continuing to shape and mold them so that others may know Christ in a meaningful way.

“Do it again Lord”
June 11, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
Based on scripture from Mark 10:17-22. This week we celebrate Pentecost and look at the gifts of Presence, Power, and a New Personality. We have a Promise and a Blessing that “I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees.” We also have the promise that “I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your children.” The gift of the Holy Spirit is one that remains and we celebrate it as we learn more about it on this blessed day.

“Memorial Day” Generations – Building Bridges
May 28, 2017 by Rev. Lynn Taylor
This week’s “Home Improvement” series takes a look at Memorial Day and what we can learn from the different generations. We look at how the elderly can be honored and what we can learn from them. Also, we look at how to have successful handoffs between generations. From this, we take the scripture: “We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about His power and His mighty wonders – so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.”