abide | April 15

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Series – Abide

Summary -  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:1-5

Resources - CG Guide

abide | April 8

Series – Abide

Summary -  “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.John 14:1-14

Resources - CG Guide

Made New | Easter

Series – Made New

Summary - But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her. John 20:11-18 

Resources - CG Guide

Made New | March 25 | Palm Sunday

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Series – Made New

Summary -  "The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!” John 12:12-15

Resources - CG Guide

light of the world | march 18

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Series – Light of the World

Summary - As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. John 9:1-7

Resources - CG Guide

bread of life & living water | February 25

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Series – BREAD of life & living WATER

Summary - On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38 

Resources - CG Guide

bread of life & living water | February 11

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Series – BREAD of life & living WATER

Summary - Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. John 6:10-13

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the Pre-Game | February 4

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Summary - We are imperfect people, being courageous, believing in the power of Jesus to make all things new. The church is not an event you attend, it’s a people you belong to. We don't “go” to church, we "are” the church. We gather on Sunday and we scatter throughout the week. Sunday morning is not the playing field, Sunday morning is the pre-game.

Resources - CG Guide

believe. | January 28

Series – believe. 

Summary - At the beginning of a new year, it feels like you get a fresh start. The page had turned and a new chapter, with new stories, has begun. What story does God want to write in your new year? The power of belief is in the object, and not the subject, of belief. In other words, what you believe in matters.

Resources - CG Guide

believe. | January 21

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Series – believe. 

Summary -  At the beginning of a new year, it feels like you get a fresh start. The page had turned and a new chapter, with new stories, has begun. What story does God want to write in your new year? The power of belief is in the object, and not the subject, of belief. In other words, what you believe in matters.

Resources - CG Guide

believe. | January 14

Series – believe. 

Summary - At the beginning of a new year, it feels like you get a fresh start. The page had turned and a new chapter, with new stories, has begun. What story does God want to write in your new year? The power of belief is in the object, and not the subject, of belief. In other words, what you believe in matters.

Resources - CG Guide

neighboring | mark 12:28-34 | November 26

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Mark 12:28-34 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

CG Guide - Neighboring | Mark 12:28-34