Sunday, August 5 2018 | Trevor Barton
“All the believers were one in heart and mind.” (Acts 4:32)
The early church included a diverse group of individuals: Jews, Greeks, Barbarians, Scythians, slaves, and freemen. It was very similar to the polarized groups we encounter today. Jesus prayed that they would be unified, combating one of the greatest challenges to the Church: unity without commonality, unity in the face of stark differences, unity, not on the basis of truth, but of love. His prayer was not just for the early Christians, but for us as well.
Sunday, August 12 2018 | Trevor Barton
Jesus’ greatest passion and purpose was removing the barriers that kept people far from God and building bridges so that people could get to God. Everything He did flew in the face of the religious establishment of His time, a system built around keeping people out and letting only a select few in. He set an example for us to follow as a church and as individuals. He risked it all to make a way for the people to find The Way. He taught us that bridges are better.
Sunday, August 19 2018 | Trevor Barton
“It is better to give than receive.” Seven words inviting you into a faith journey with unimaginable benefits. Our best version of life is found in giving. Generosity is a willingness and eagerness to give liberally of who we are and what we have.
Sunday, August 26 2018 | Trevor Barton
No one comes to faith alone. There is someone in your story of faith who reached you, impacted you, and invited you to follow Jesus. Now, our purpose as Jesus followers is to be that someone in someone else’s story of faith.
Sunday, September 2 2018 | Trevor Barton
Jesus calls us to serve one another. The quality of our relationships with the people around us directly reflects the quality of our relationship with God. If we love God, we will love others. If we serve God, we will serve others. If we are at odds with someone else, we are at odds with God.
He taught us that if we want to be great, we have to get off of our “thrones,” and put others first.
Sunday, September 9 2018 | Trevor Barton
The Tension: The push and pull of staying where you are and the desire to get where you want to be.
If you stay where you are, you forfeit your future.