Oct 20, 2013
Why Give?
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  • Oct 20, 2013Why Give?
    Oct 20, 2013
    Why Give?
  • Oct 13, 2013The Power of a Generous Heart
    Oct 13, 2013
    The Power of a Generous Heart
  • Oct 6, 2013A Firm Foundation
    Oct 6, 2013
    A Firm Foundation
  • Sep 29, 2013Where Do I Fit In?
    Sep 29, 2013
    Where Do I Fit In?
    I Corinthians 12:1-14
  • Sep 22, 2013Built on Rock or Sand
    Sep 22, 2013
    Built on Rock or Sand
  • Sep 15, 2013Why Church?
    Sep 15, 2013
    Why Church?
    Pastor Bob answers the question "Why Church?" through his own story and the claims of Scripture.
  • Sep 8, 2013God Qualifies the Unqualified
    Sep 8, 2013
    God Qualifies the Unqualified
     God qualifies the unqualified      Our message for this Sunday is "God Qualifies the Unqualified." We'll take a close look at God's Word to discover how God raises up leaders in the church. This is especially timely since we're in that time of year when we ask God to open our hearts and minds as we seek leaders for the new year.
    I Corinthians 1:18-31
    New International Version (NIV)
    18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
    26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are,29 so that no one may boast before him.30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."
  • Sep 1, 2013Is God Fun?
    Sep 1, 2013
    Is God Fun?
    Is God Fun - Sermon 9-1-13Is God fun? I shudder to think this question is even debatable to some - of course God is fun! He invented human beings, most of whom crave fun. He created laughing elephants, lightning bugs, and rainbows. And everything he created he looked at and declared with a laughing heart, "It is good!"   This message explores the theology of fun. Without an understanding of the whimsical side of God's nature, Christians often devolve into a sad-sack lot, draining joy out of our journey with Jesus, until little remains except for indecipherable theological terms that serve as tombstones for our once-vibrant faith. Let's embrace the gift of fun and laugh out loud with God! By the way, here's a link to the one-minute slide show of the joyous expressions of God in nature mentioned in the first part of the message: [video width="480" height="360" wmv="http://veronaumc.net/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Gods-Fun-Loving-Nature-in-Nature.wmv"][/video]
    Psalm 100 New International Version (NIV)
    1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
     
  • Aug 25, 2013Genesis: The Power of God’s Goodness
    Aug 25, 2013
    Genesis: The Power of God’s Goodness
    Two technical notes: 1) The recording begins about 30 seconds into the sermon. 2) A short video clip is played at about the 10-minute point. Here is the link to the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBDrRl7d5ZA  
  • Aug 18, 2013Genesis: The Power of Hope
    Aug 18, 2013
    Genesis: The Power of Hope
    Genesis - the Power of Hope