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I Love My Church!

Studies show that 80 percent of church-goers fill seats on Sunday, but never really get involved; they never get to experience the blessings of full church engagement.


Please join us for this sermon series as we explore WHY God designed the Church the way He did, and how we can find fulfillment and spiritual growth through loving God and His Church.

Brief introduction to the "I Love My Church" sermon series

Week 1 (09/18) - "Loving the Church Means Loving People"

Projected Aim: To introduce the concept that loving the church means loving the people.


What feelings does the thought of going to church elicit in you? Do we think about church the same way we think about going to the DMV or the doctor’s office? That’s not how God intended us to look at the church. 

When we think about the church we should love it because the church is made up of people. The church is built on relationships. Please join us as we study these relationships and learn to love our church the way God intended. 


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Week 2 (09/25) - "We Are a Community"

Projected Aim: Help people identify the important role community plays and the subtle ways we sabotage it.


The church is a community. We are one large family. Unfortunately people are messy. People are hard to live with. Because of this we sometimes build walls to protect us from hurt. To truly be part of a community, a church, we have to learn how to tear down those walls. Please join us as we dismantle the walls that separate us. 


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Week 3 (10/02) - "I Love My Church Because It Serves"

Projected Aim: Help people identify the important role serving plays in communicating love.


God gives each and every one of His followers at least one, sometimes more than one, spiritual gift. We have been given an amazing ability to be used by God! That is incredibly exciting. It might also be slightly confusing because the natural question is, “What are my gifts?”

Because we often have different gifts, the church unites us in a way that makes it possible to accomplish great things. Please join us as we discuss our gifts and how to use them to serve. 


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Week 4 (10/09) - "Giving Is An Expression Of Love"

Projected Aim: Help people recognize that sacrificing and meeting needs are abundant expressions of love.


Have you ever been to the beach and seen someone feeding seagulls? They’re ravenous and loud. The movie Finding Nemo captured them perfectly in a few scenes where an entire flock of seagulls call out one on top of the other, “Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!” I wonder if sometimes that’s exactly what we sound like to God when we start talking about our money and our stuff.

Please join us as we discover how God really wants us to look at giving and helping each other. 


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Week 5 (10/16) - "Loving the Church Is Sharing the Gospel"

Projected Aim: Help people see that loving the church impacts the community for the Gospel.


“You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)

In Jesus’ time they had small wicker oil lamps, which gave little light in the average home that had few windows; they were most effective when set on a lampstand. Even the smallest of lights lifted up can chase away darkness. 
Light removes the darkness.

If our church ceased to exist, would the neighborhood mourn? Would they say, ‘No! You can’t go!’ Or, if we were to cease to exist, would the neighborhood even notice? We must be a church that they would miss—not for our own sake or our own reputations, but because they are experiencing Jesus when they experience us. Please join us as we learn how to be a church that others will miss. 


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Week 6 (10/23) - Concluding Thoughts

Hear concluding thoughts on this sermon series by several of our teachers


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