Beautiful Mess: Run to Win

October 15th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

Our society loves to run. What are you running for? Exercise? Fitness? Some goal? The Apostle Paul talks about his life is like running a race … and he runs to get a prize. Curious to find out what that prize might be? Listen in.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Preacher: Jim Pool

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3. What are you going to do about it?

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Beautiful Mess: Our Freedom

October 8th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

Is true freedom simply the ability to do what we want when we want? Or is there something more? A freedom that frees us to live on purpose? The Apostle Paul says that the freedom we have in Jesus is a call to sacrificially live in service to others. Interested to learn more? Listen in.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Preacher: Karen Morrish

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Beautiful Mess: Giving Up Rights for the Gospel

October 1st, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

What passion fills your heart? Stirs your affections? Drives you to action? The beauty of Jesus fills the hearts of his followers, so that others may see just how lovely and loving he is. Curious to learn more? Listen in below.

audio file for the sermon is not available this week – click the link below for the sermon text/notes or watch the Facebook live video of the sermon.

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:12-18

Preacher: Jim Pool

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1. I will use the Beautiful Mess Bible guide this week

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3. What are you going to do about it?

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Beautiful Mess: Surrender for the Greater Good

September 24th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

Being a mother is great. Being a mother also often involves laying down something we might have the right to, like sleep, eating when we’re hungry, showering without interruption – for the sake of another. That experience is like what Paul is talking about in our passage for today and how folks living in “Beautiful Mess” communities are invited to live for the sake of healthy, fruitful mission and life together.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-12

Preacher: Megan Pool

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3. What are you going to do about it?

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Beautiful Mess: Living from the Overflow

September 17th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

How do people see us as we go about our day? While we don’t want to be bound by the expectations of others, we also are wise to realize that their perceptions of us impact their understanding of faith and God. Our behavior bears witness to Jesus and his way. What does your life bear witness to? How can we live in such a way that we orient people’s attention toward Jesus? Curious? Listen in.

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Text: Psalm 23

Preacher: Jim Pool

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Beautiful Mess: How Would Jesus Think?

September 10th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

Members of “Beautiful Mess” communities don’t just live in “Christian” bubbles. They’re called to live their convictions faithfully out in the rich complexities of the contemporary world. How can we navigate our way? This Sunday the Apostle Paul continues to train us to think and pray and live in light of Jesus as King. Interested to get your bearings? Listen in now.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-6

Preacher: Jim Pool

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Beautiful Mess: Divided Loyalties

September 3rd, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

The Way of Jesus is designed to help humans experience real and lasting peace, joy and more. It won’t eliminate all suffering from your life, of course, and hardship is part of the deal. Yet, we can experience freedom meaningful freedom from anxiety. This Sunday we’ll take a look at one aspect of discovering “care-free” living, especially as it can relate to our relationships. 

audio file for the sermon is not available this week – click the link below for the sermon text/notes or watch the Facebook live video of the sermon.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 7:32-40

Preacher: Jim Pool

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Beautiful Mess: Living on Purpose

August 27th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

This Sunday we’ll consider some more thoughts on love & marriage as part of our ongoing “Beautiful Mess” sermon series. Having healthy singleness, healthy marriages and families is important to communities – especially communities of folks following Jesus – to be faithful to their calling in the midst of the frequent mess of everyday living.

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Text: 1 Corinthians 7:25-31

Preacher: Jim Pool

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Beautiful Mess: Faithful in Your Assignment (with reflections on current events)

August 20th, 2017 - A Beautiful Mess, Sermons

This Sunday we’ll take time to address some of the issues troubling our society. We’ll speak about how racism is a sin, how the scriptures have been wrongfully used to subjugate people, including people of color, and how, in fact, Jesus and the scriptures offer a pathway towards hope, healing and unity. As always, anyone & everyone is welcome. 

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Text: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

Preacher: Jim Pool

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Relentless Pursuit – One is Too Many

August 13th, 2017 - Sermons

God is a Rescuer. The scriptures are a story of a loving God on a rescue mission to redeem and restore the people and places that are so valuable to him. This Sunday our friend Jodie Maclean of Relentless Pursuit will unpack this story, from the scriptures and her own life, sharing how she’s joining with God to rescue young girls involved in human trafficking, how we can join in the work God is doing in the world all around us, and ultimately how God wants to bring his love even into the dark corners of our hearts.

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Text: 2 Corinthians 6:10-13

Preacher: Jodie McLean

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