RENOVATION OF THE HEART: The Heart of the Matter

January 12th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Luke 10:25-28) In order to partner with the Holy Spirit in the Renovation of our Hearts, we must understand the different dimensions of what it means to be human. In this message, Pastor Matt continues to develop the ‘why’ of Spiritual Formation. Understanding that we are integrated individuals with a soul, a thought life and emotions, helps us understand why allowing our hearts to be formed spiritual is so important. Getting rid of the barnacles of life makes all the difference!

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: 2020 Vision

January 5th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Proverbs 4:23) 2020 Vision is the ability to see well. In a new year, it is wise to take a look around our hearts to see what needs working on. As followers of Christ, we are called allow the Holy Spirit to renovate our hearts so we can grow into his likeness for his glory, our edification and the benefit of others. This year, we are seeking to grow as his followers through Spiritual Formation, a process to encounter His presence. Learn why this is such an important component of our faith and how, by using Spiritual Disciplines, we can experience this renovation. 

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ANCIENT GRACE: The Promised Love

December 22nd, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (Isaiah 61:1-2) Isaiah’s prophetic words reveal that God’s heart is for the outsider but also remind us of how Jesus began his public ministry. In this important Old Testament passage, God’s love shines through.

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ANCIENT GRACE: The Promised Hope

December 8th, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (Daniel 7:13-14) When we think of Daniel we often remember the lion’s den. But within this narrative are some important prophecies including today’s passage which reminds God’s people that Jesus is our peace. Take a listen for the ‘rest of the story’. 

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ANCIENT GRACE: The Promised Peace

December 1st, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (Micah 5:1-7) In a world of broken promises, God never fails. The season of Advent is a reminder that God fulfilled his promises to rescue a wayward people and bring them peace through his son, born in a tiny, forgotten town. Pastor Matt reminds us that the promise of peace is fulfilled in beautiful ways through Jesus.

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ANCIENT GRACE: Esther-Hope in Trial

November 24th, 2019

Rev. Matt and Brandy Miller (Esther 4:14) This week Pastor Matt and his wife Brandy reflect on the story of Esther. After God's chosen have been scattered all over following their period of exile, one woman is called upon to save her people. She is young and beautiful but taken from her family to be part of the king’s harem. A plot unfolds to kill all the Jews and Esther must consider how she will respond. From this text we learn again that God is always working behind the scenes to establish his people.

 

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ANCIENT GRACE: What’s in a Name?

November 17th, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (2 Kings 11:1-3) Most of us don’t remember the story of Jehosheba from the Bible and we certainly don’t know anyone with that name. But her courage in saving the last son of King David was a heroic act that kept God’s promise alive. Her cleverness, courage and commitment remind us that anyone can be used by God and the he always fulfills his promises. 
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ANCIENT GRACE: Poured Out, Hannah’s Story

November 10th, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (1 Samuel 1:1-20) In a time when everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes, Hannah and her family faithfully participated in worship. Despite her trust in God, her life was challenging. The text tells us the that the Lord had closed her womb, meaning she was without children. This reality brought her shame and what compounded her pain was that her husband’s other wife constantly ridiculed her. But Hannah was undeterred. She demonstrates a woman who pours out her heart to the only one who can deliver. She points us to the One who can help us in our own pain and struggle.

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ANCIENT GRACE: Who Will You Love?

November 3rd, 2019

Russell Jung (Ruth 1:6-18) We face tough circumstances in life such as the death of a spouse, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, how to care for dependent family members, etc., which require tough decisions and make us question God’s pressence. In this sermon we are reminded that God is with us in every circumstance and choosing to honor God, especially in tough circumstances, is the right choice.

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ANCIENT GRACE/Stewardship: Celebrating Generosity

October 27th, 2019

Rev. Matt Miller (1 Chronicles 29:9-20) The people of God celebrated when they gave because they knew all they had had come from the Lord. God calls us to joyfully offer to the Lord some of what he has so graciously given to us. 

 

 

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