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#FollowMe     

Christians are called to be disciples. But what is a disciple? Churches are called to make them. But how? Discipleship is not just a casual observance of Jesus or a class you take to learn more information about Him. Discipleship is following Jesus with your life. It is following Him so closely that you get covered in the dust of His feet. It is following Jesus in such a way that you become more like Him, and others around you become like Him as well. Follow Jesus these next six weeks into the Biblical discipleship all of us are called to as believers.

1. The Call of a Disciple [Matthew 4:18-22] - Dan Davis - 07.29.18
~ Jesus calls disciples to follow Him and be transformed.
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2. The Fruit of a Disciple [John 15:1-17] - Dan Davis - 08.05.18
~ Disciples who abide in Jesus bear much fruit in their lives.
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3. The Fight Of A Disciple [ 1Timothy 6:11-16] - Dan Davis - 08.12.18
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#TaleofTwoHearts      


The story of Jonah is no fable. Many think it is just a story of a great big fish, when in fact it is the true tale of a great big God. It is the story of our merciful God aligning the heart of His rebellious prophet with His own. It is A Tale of Two Hearts.

1. The Heart of God and the Heart of Man [Jonah 1] - Dan Davis - 07.01.18
~ God uses His sovereignty to bring salvation.
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2. Heart of Grace and Heart of Surrender [Jonah 2] - Dan Davis - 07.08.18
~ We should be thankful for God's saving grace.
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3. The Heart of Compassion and Heart of Repentance [Jonah 3] - Dan Davis - 07.15.18
~ God has wrath for sin, but shows mercy to all who repent.
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4. The Heart of Compassion and the Heart of Stone [Jonah 4] - Dan Davis
~ God aligns the hearts of His people with His own heart of love for the nations.
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#JourneyToJerusalem


People often talk about life as a journey. The question is, "Where is your journey going?" In the book of Luke, we see that Jesus knew exactly where He was going. He was on a mission to suffer the lowly cross and then rise from the dead in His glory. He invites us to follow Him on a journey to give up ourselves and enter into His glory also.

01. Not Fake News! [Luke 24:13-35] - Dan Davis - 04.01.18
~ The resurrected Jesus showed Himself to eyewitnesses and fulfilled the promises of God.
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02. The Cost of Discipleship [Luke 9: 51-62] - Joe LaDuca - 04.08.18
~ Following Jesus costs us everything, but we gain even more in Him.
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03. The Crucial Message [Luke 10:1-24] - Dan Davis - 04.15.18
~ The Gospel is crucial because salvation is totally from God and not at all from man.
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04. Laws, Love, and Loopholes [Luke 10:25-37] - Dan Davis - 04.22.18
~ Jesus calls His people to love God and love neighbor.
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05. Groomsday Preppers [Luke 12:35-53] - Dan Davis - 04.29.18
~ The bride of Christ is called to live by dying to self and looking to the return of Jesus.
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06. Our Ultimate Hope is Jesus Christ [Luke 12:13-21] - Nick Calcagno - 05.06.18
~ Guard against covetousness or covetousness will guard you against God.
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07. The Narrow Door [Luke 12:22-35] - Joe LaDuca - 05.13.18
~ Jesus teaches that there is only one door to God, and not all will get in.
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08. Two Sons. [Luke 15:11-32] - Bryan Long - 05.20.18
~ The story is often called "the prodigal son," but there are two sons; two ways to be distant from the father, and both are invited to come home.
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09. A Tense Dinner Party [Luke 14:1-24] - Dick Murphy - 05.27.18 
~ The way into the Kingdom of God is not through self-righteousness, or background, but is through laying down of self and accepting God's invitation freely given out of His love. 
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10. The Time is Coming [Luke 17:20-37] - Milo Wilson - 06.03.18
~ To be in God’s present kingdom we must be personally related to God’s King Jesus.
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11. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector [Luke 18:9-14] - Aaron Richbart - 06.10.18
~ Comparing ourselves to others brings a false sense of righteousness and prevents us from dealing with the sin in our lives.
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12. Two Rich Men [Luke 18:18-30; 19:1-10] - Dan Davis - 06.17.18
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13. The Triumphal Entry [Luke 19:28-44] - Dan Davis - 06.24.18
~ Accept Jesus as King and share in His joy or reject Him and stand condemned.
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#UntilJesusReturns

We live in a busy world. Things are always moving. Things are always changing. Things that glitter grab our attention. Things sparkle change our thoughts. But this is no time for the church to become distracted, nor is it a time to panic. This is the time to stand up, a time to stand out. This is a time to stand firm in the Gospel, until Jesus returns.

1. A Church Transformed by the Gospel [1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Acts 17:1-10a] - Dan Davis - 01.14.18
~ The Gospel transforms lives and gives birth to churches.
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2. The Messenger and His Message [1 Thessalonians 2:1-8] - Dan Davis - 01.21.18
~  Christian leaders live lives that are in step with the message of the Gospel.
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3. The Abandoned Life [1 Thessalonians 2:9-12] - Dan Davis - 01.28.18
~ People transformed by the Gospel live their lives abandoned to Jesus.
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4. Perseverance Through Persecution [1 Thessalonians 2:13-16] - Milo Wilson - 02.04.18
~ If things are going to progressively get worse, how is the church going to endure until Jesus returns?
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5. Persevering in Community [1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5] - Dan Davis - 02.11.18
~ God uses the love of the Christian community to sustain the faith of believers.
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6. Genuinely Love Fellow Believers [1 Thessalonians 3:6-13] - Joe LaDuca - 02.18.18
~ Suffering is inevitable, everybody will experience it in some way. It is very much through suffering that faith is shown to be genuine or just a seed planted on rocky soil. 
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7. God's Will for Your Life [1 Thessalonians 4:1-12] - Dan Davis - 02.25.18
~ God calls his people to stand firm by growing in holiness.
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8. Living (and Dying) in Light of His Return [1 Thessalonians 4:13-18] Dan Davis - 03.04.18
~ Believers can live with hope in light of the promised return of Jesus.
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9. Don’t Worry, Be Happy (You’re a Child of Light) [1 Thessalonians 5:1-11] Dick Murphy - 03.11.18
~ Our salvation is based solely on God's purpose, God's provision, and God's promise.
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10. Healthy Church Membership [1 Thessalonians 5:12-22] Dan Davis - 03.18.18
~ The church is called to strive to grow in Christ together by living in right relationships.
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11. God Finishes What He Starts [1 Thessalonians 5:23-28] Nick Calcagno - 03.25.18
~ God alone is the one who empowers you to live the holy life He calls you to live until Jesus returns.
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#LongStoryShort

The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story of God's plan to rescue His people from sin and death.  It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. And it's our story, too. Encounter God's four major plot movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration through this brief Bible narrative series.

1. Creation: The Story Begins[Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 ] - Dan Davis - 9.17.17  
~ God created all of creation in order to bless it, have a loving relationship with it, and display His glory.
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2. Creation: Created In the Image of God [Genesis 2: 5-25] - Joe LaDuca - 9.24.17
~ Been created in the image of God gives mankind great value, purpose and responsibility.
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3. Rebellion: How It All Went Wrong [Genesis 3, Romans 5:18-19] - Dan Davis - 10.01.17
~ Sin came into the world through the first man, breaking fellowship with God.
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4. Rebellion: Man's Sin and the Plans of God [Genesis 11:1-9] - Dan Davis - 10.08.17
~ Even when all mankind united together to rebel against God, God's plan was not thwarted.
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5. Promise: Abraham and the Missionary God [Genesis 12:1-3] - Dan Davis - 10.15.17
~ God initiated His plan for redemption through Abraham.
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6. Promise: The Covenant Making God [Exodus 19, 20] - Dick Murphy - 10.22.17
~ Through His covenant to Moses and the Hebrews, the covenant making, covenant keeping God, further revealed His plan and purpose to redeem a people for Himself and His glory.
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7. Promise: The Eternal King [2 Samuel 7] - Dan Davis- 10.29.17
~ God made a covenant with David that He would establish an everlasting King and Kingdom from David's descendants.
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8. Promise: Hope for the Exile [Jeremiah 31:31-37] - Dan Davis - 11.05.17
~ We can find hope in the everlasting new covenant God has made with His people.
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9. Redemption: The Word Revealed [John 1:1-18]- Nick Calcagno - 11.12.17
~ The Word has been revealed to us in the person of Jesus Christ, and in Him, He offers us eternal life.
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10. Redemption: The Kingdom Inauguration [Luke 4:16-30] - Joe LaDuca - 11.19.17
~ In the Incarnation, Jesus brings the kingdom of God to the earth.
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11. Redemption: The Death of The King [Mark 15:1-47] - Dan Davis - 11.26.17
~ Jesus suffered and died to save sinners.
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12. Redemption: A Living Hope for All Nations [Matthew 28] - Dan Davis - 12.03.17
~ The resurrection provides a hope for the believer worth telling the world. 
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13. Restoration: Inaugurated in the Church [Acts 2] - Joe LaDuca - 12.10.17
~ At Pentecost God through Jesus began to give the Holy Spirit to the church starting with Israel, ultimately opening up the kingdom of God to the world through the church.
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14. Restoration: A Gospel with No Distinction [Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 5] - Dan Davis - 12.17.17
~  God's will is for the Gospel to go out to people from every tribe, people, and language.
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15. Restoration: The Return of the King [Revelation 19:11-21] - Dan Davis - 12.24.17
~ Jesus will soon return in glory with power and justice. 
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16. Restoration: Eternity [Revelation 20:11-21:8] - Dan Davis - 12.31.17
~ All people will face judgment and spend eternity either completely separated from God or in the fullness of His presence.
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17. Restoration: God is the Gospel [Revelation 21:9-22:21] - Dan Davis - 01.07.18
~ God is the initiator, executor, sustainer, and the reward of the Gospel. How then shall we live?
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 #ChurchDNA


DNA. It’s the thing that God has designed inside of us that helps us become who we were meant to be. People have a DNA. Our church has a DNA, too. Our DNA is unchangeable; it is what marks our identity.  It is how God has put us together so we can function for His Kingdom and His glory.  Join us for as we journey through the topic of the specific DNA God has given us!
1. ReDiscover FAITH in Christ (UPward) [1John 1- 2:2] - Dan Davis
~ Jesus calls us to Himself so that we can discover intimacy with God and the Fruit of the Spirit.
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2. ReNew HOPE in the Church (INward) [1John 1:1-7] - Joe LaDuca
~ Jesus forms us together into a people to nurture spiritual multiplication and personal purpose.
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3. ReAwaken LOVE in the Community (OUTward) [1John 1- 2:2] - Dan Davis
~ Jesus awakens love for others so we would communicate Him through our grace stories and prioritized life.
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