LAST WEEK'S SERMON

Pastor Shane Cockrill

Join us as Pastor Shane as he continues the sermon series, Mission Critical. This week, we are looking at how Jesus discipled the 12 and how we can use those practices when we are discipling others.

RECENT SERIES

To behold means to focus your attention on an object in order to think deeply and carefully about it. What’s interesting is that we are shaped by what we have the habit of beholding. In other words, over time, we become what we most frequently behold. This, of course, is both good news and bad news. It is bad news when we behold the wrong things that transform us in negative ways. We have all read the stories of people beholding success, power, or wealth as their highest aim that were destroyed by the pursuit of them and wrecked others in the process. The good news is that we can be shaped by the good things we behold. There is no one more beautiful and wonderful than Jesus. We find a tremendous promise in 2 Corinthians 3:18. The verse states that when we behold Jesus' glory, it becomes glory imparted to us…meaning we are transformed into people that reflect Jesus's glory in increasing measure. Jesus' beauty becomes our beauty. Jesus' character becomes our character. Jesus' peace becomes our peace. Jesus' love becomes our love. Jesus' desires become our desires. Jesus' wisdom becomes our wisdom. Jesus' courage becomes our courage. This Easter season join us in beholding Jesus' glory that was on full display during his trial, death, and resurrection and become more like Jesus!

Wilderness landscapes are desolate, unforgiving, and difficult to navigate. They are full of hungry predators, dangerous terrain, and void of creature comforts. The difficulties of the wilderness have a way of testing those who, by their own choice or by the choice of another, find themselves in the middle of it. Although many people don’t spend time in literal wilderness settings, every person journeys through life experiences that mimic them. How are we to handle these difficult, challenging, and risky wilderness life experiences that test our limits? Why does God allow them into our lives? Join Pastor Shane in the sermon series Through The Wilderness as he sets out to answer these questions and more so that we might not only survive the wilderness but come out the other side of it stronger and better.

When people are on their deathbed, they don’t ask for their trophies, certificates of achievement, or degrees. They also don’t ask for their prized material possessions. When people are dying and they know it, they want to be surrounded by the people they love. Why is this so? Relationships are what matter most! Join Pastor Shane in Relationships Are Everything as he explores how we can develop and maintain life giving relationships with the most important people in our lives so that we encounter death with fewer regrets. 

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