Summer Sermon Series

Simplify: Calming the Chaos

Sundays, June 12-July 3

Life often feels overwhelming. We spend many of our days feeling exhausted, anxious, or dissatisfied. We blame much of it on externals: the fast pace of life, the demands of our jobs, the endless ‘to do’ lists at home, etc. But what if the real problem is internal? What if the issue is a disoriented, distracted, dissatisfied soul? Jesus’ life and teaching can help us simplify our lives and calm the internal chaos. In this series, we’ll look at four simplifying practices from Jesus. It’s time to ask ourselves: “Am I simply living or living simply?”

Summer Stories
Summer Stories: Life Lessons You Learned as a Kid

Sundays, July 10-31

Even if we don’t remember it, most of us recognize that we saw the world and people differently when we were young. We learned lessons that we would be wise to remember today. This four-week series looks at lessons we learned when we were young and sees how they are related to biblical lessons. Hmmm…do you hear echoes of a parent’s voice?

  • July 10   Treat others the way you want to be treated. (Golden Rule)
    Galatians 5:22–24; Matthew 7:12
  • July 17   Guest Preacher: Pastor Brice Bloxham – Be Patient
    Galatians 1:1–2:21 (selected verses)
  • July 24   Control yourself – Exodus 16:14–30
  • July 31   Be happy – Philippians 4:4–7
Bumper Sticker Theology
Bumper Sticker Theology

Sundays, August 7-28

All of us have heard (or said) familiar axioms that try to communicate wisdom in a memorable phrase. These are sayings we might find on bumper stickers; maybe you’ve seen them in your summer travels! Things like:

“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“God is my co-pilot.”

But are these statements really true? In this series, we’ll examine each of these sayings in light of scripture, asking, “Is it biblically sound or does it just sound biblical?”