Matt Chandler study continued (wk7)


Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Never Satisfied
Phil 3:12-15
Forgetting what lies behind we press on towards the goal that is Christ Jesus. Paul teaches us to never be satisfied with being where we are but to continue striving after Him. I sometimes cannot imagine living this way, to totally strive after Him in everything, in all I do. This is very foreign to me with today's distractions of the world contstantly teaching us to strive for these things we can see here. I want, I want, I want, but in all reality I need Him, and Him alone. There is a pretty neat quote that has touched me that I will share this next Sunday over the holiday as we come together to Worship God in our Independance. Happy 4th early and see you Sunday.

This Sunday: Owned


Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 5:55 PM

[Philippians 3:7-12]

So, what is love? Why do we love the people that we do? Is it because it's a feeling that we have? Or do we love because of the way people treat us? Or do we love someone because we're compatible and never fight?

Think for a minute about why you love your spouse...your children...your family. Hopefully you don't love them for any other reason than that they are yours. They don't have to do anything to earn your love, you just love them. It's the same as God's love for us. He loves us simply because we're His and this Sunday we will be reminded (and challenged) by that thought.

4th Sunday Fellowship (June 27) - Kincaid's


Posted at 5:21 PM

As a life group, we are designating the fourth Sunday of each month to meet and eat for lunch after church. You don't have to make a reservation, but we will coordinate a casual restaurant (with plenty of high chairs) where you order when you get there, sit, eat, and can feel free to move around and visit the different people who come.

This Sunday: Kincaid's Hamburgers

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NOTE: If you have any suggestions of where we can meet in the future, we'd be happy to hear them. Just leave a comment on this post.

This Sunday: Christianity Made Simple


Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 4:41 PM

[Phillipians 3:1-9 and Psalm 63]
How many of you play video games? Think real quickly about how many buttons and joysticks those things have. Think about how complicated a game must for someone picking one of those joysticks up for the first time to play a game since video games had just one button and one joystick. The old Atari 2600 (1 button/1 joystick) was a lot simpler to play. Now think, is the way you view your Christian life more like the new controllers or like the good ol' Atari controller? Come this Sunday as we listen to Matt Chandler challenges us with a simpler Christian life.

This Sunday: The One God Opposes


Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Week 4: Phillipians 2:3-11 and Luke 1:50-53

Have you ever known someone that so strongly displayed one quality that it made you admire them or want to spend more time with them? What was that quality? Did the quality that person displayed keep your admiration over time or did your admiration dwindle, possibly to the point of annoyance? Well, this week we are going to focus on a quality that we should all strive for that will attract others and never be complained about: humility.

Also, because I tend to be a little more of a visual person, here's a clip to remind you of little of where we've been in this study and a little of where we are going.

Philippians Trailer from The Hub on Vimeo.

Philippians Chapter 2, verses 1-4


Posted Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM

"The One God Exalts", also see Luke 1:39-55 for reading ahead of time

We have been forgiven...much! If you get nothing else this coming Sunday remember that. God's love has covered us with the blood of Christ Jesus Our Lord. The attitude we should display should be a humble gratitude. We should be thankful in all things, good times and the bad. Again I repeat a very common theme, To live is Christ, to die is gain.
The idea is we have received such a great mercy from God by His Son's death and life. He did it all for us, our neighbors, our friends, our family, our enemies, and any person we come across. Be glad for the Lord has granted us mercy. See you Sunday to discuss gratitude.
Those who fear God, he gives mercy.

Matt Chandler


Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Hi Friends!

Rebecca here.  Rob has graciously allowed me to share this with you.  I'm not sure how many of you know much about Matt Chandler or his story, but I have been so encouraged to see how God is working in his life.  Here's a video from the Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference a couple of months ago.  Matt speaks about his church and what God has been doing in his life for the first half of this video (about 25 minutes).  I know it may be a bit long, but I would encourage everyone to take some time to watch this.  I watched it two months ago, and can't seem to get it out of my head.  So, watch, and be blessed!

T4G 2010 -- Session 8 -- Matt Chandler from Together for the Gospel (T4G) on Vimeo.

See you Sunday!