Notes from Nathan

How IMPORTANT is the Church?

Ephesians 5:25 says that Christ loves His Church so much that He gave His life up for her.  If the Church is that important to Jesus.  How important should it be to me?  What does that lead me to do?


The INTENT of the Church

Matthew 5:16 says “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”  The intent of the Church is to SHINE for the whole world to see more of God, and to praise His name.

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The Essence of the Church

The definition of “essence” = the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, that determines its character. What is the nature, quality, or the character of the Church?  This Sunday we hope to answer those questions.  As we look at the biblical definition of Christ’s Church.


“Maybe its okay”

All throughout scripture we see that man has his plans, and those plans aren’t always God’s plans.  We see that man’s plans have to die, and that for a time we must rely solely on God to pull us through.  This Sunday we hope to learn from Jesus, and how He leaned solely on God’s […]


“Kicking and Screaming”

As we take a look at a portion of the life of Peter.  We can’t help but see how there are a few times that Peter tried to control Jesus, he tried to control the outcome of Jesus’ life and purpose.  In those times we can relate to Peter, and how Jesus had to carry […]


Being after God’s own heart

After all that David had done in his life, his failures and despair.  How is it that he was still a man after God’s own heart?  What does that say for us when we fail?  How did David turn it around?


God, what can you do with me?

God, what do you have in store for each of us?  What can you train and form us to be?


Gifts: Peace on Earth

God sent His son, to bring peace on this earth.  What kind of peace did He bring?  What can we do to receive that peace?


Gifts: Christmas spirit

When we think about getting into the Christmas spirit.  Do we ever stop to think what God views as the Christmas spirit?


Gifts: Forgiveness

In this season of giving. We can take a look a a few things that God has given us.  Or perhaps things that He wants to give us.