Unchanging God in a Changing World (Sermon April 19)

Pastor Gary starts the new sermon series  “Getting To Know God” this week.  In the chaos and change of our everyday lives, what is our one constant?

Unchanging God in a Changing World

Scripture references: Hebrews 13:8; Psalm 102:25-27; Malachi 3:6-7; James 1:16-18

Why is this so important?

  1. Since God is unchanging . . . His character is consistent
  2. Since God is unchanging . . .His promises are sure and his Word brings clarity to life.
  3. Since God is unchanging . . . There is no sense waiting around for a better deal
  4. Since God is Unchanging . . . God’s mission hasn’t changed
  5. Since God is Unchanging . . . Nothing that really matters has changed

What’s Your Story? (Sermon April 5)

What’s Your Story?

Will we choose the: Without _____________ life With _____________ life  (John 10:10, Ecclesiastes 2, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

Read some College Park stories here.

 

What Happened? (Sermon March 29)

Pastor Gary continues the three part series on characters that were part of Holy Week.

What Happened?

“Woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Mark 14:21b

But it wasn’t always like this!

Why did Judas do it?

  • He betrayed Jesus for ____________.   (John 12:6)
  • He betrayed Jesus because he was _________________.
  • He betrayed Jesus because he was _________________.

Where is Judas today? (Acts 1:25, John 6:70-71, John 17:12)

Did Judas lose his salvation?

Did Judas go to hell because he committed suicide?

Doesn’t the Bible say that Judas ‘repented?’”  (Matthew 27:3).

Three D’s that concern me:

 

Do The Right Thing (Sermon Mar 22)

Pastor Gary begins a three week series on characters that were part of Holy Week.

Scripture Reference – Luke 23: 1-25

Soil (Sermon March 15)

Pastor Mark Vincenti provides tips and ideas on reading the Bible.
Soil

Two common hang-ups to Bible reading:
1) I don’t know where to start.
2) I don’t know how to get anything out of what I read.

I would recommend starting in two places:
1) Read a chapter of Proverbs every day.  There are 31 chapters so there is one for each day of each month.  Just turn to the chapter that corresponds to whichever day it is.
2) Begin reading through the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.  Pick one and start reading about the life of Jesus.

Tips for increased engagement when reading the Bible:
1) Pray before you read.  Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart up so that you can be good soil for God’s Word to take root and grow in your life.
2) Ask questions when you read, like:  What does this say about God?  What does this teach about myself, or life in general?  What do I need to do about it?
3) When something strikes you, stop and dialogue with God about it.  Why does this strike you?  Why is this so significant?  What is God saying to you?
4) Commit to obey what God is teaching you through His Word and ask for His grace to empower you to follow Him!

Remember, the goal of Bible reading isn’t to finish.  It is to be changed!
See this book – this unique, God-breathed, God-given gift to you – as an invitation to a real encounter with the Living God through His Word!

Open the Bible. Open your heart!
Get into the Word.
Let the Word get into you!