heart issues

heart issues

2015 Youth Retreat: UNITED

What is the purpose of Christian community? For many believers in today’s Church the Christian community barely shows up on the radar of life. Has God intended us for more? Is church more than a hyped up seminar we attend on the weekends? The truth is that Scripture explicitly defines a thriving community of believers that seems non-existent today. Our aim at this…

Are You Spiritually Complacent?

Spiritual complacency is a danger that lurks near the door in all our hearts. In our leadership team meeting this month, these questions were part of a challenge given to our pastors and deacons by our senior pastor Mike Summers.Ask these questions of yourself and consider the state of your own heart.1. Do I reflect a practical indifference to basic spiritual…

For Those Who Are Wounded

How do you know if you have forgiven someone? How can you tell if you have become bitter about a past offense? Below are some diagnostic questions from the last “Heart Issues” sermon on bitterness and forgiveness titled “Hope for the Wounded Heart.”Have I become bitter because I feel wounded by another? Has the peace in my heart been disrupted…

What Are Your Idols?

After finishing over 70 sermons through the gospel of John, we are taking a few weeks as a church to examine some common “heart issues” and be exposed to God’s word on those matters. The following is an excerpt from last Sunday’s sermon titled “Idols of the Heart” by Pastor Mike Summers. This sermon was the opening message…