Big Idea Project

In 2018, we read through the bible as a congregation in 8 months. The majority of the sermons were coordinated with that week's reading. Starting in September we went back and picked up some leftovers.  The most recent are at the top.

Worship requires giving all your passion but also not holding onto your own will.

God does not appreciate reflex worship. It must be a thought out gift. Deliberate worship promotes spontaneous worship.

God used a reference to a dog to explain that worship is not a formula, and it isn't confined to a location and a time. 

Where worship begins - All of my heart. True worship is not in the sound but in the emotions that tie me to God.

Introduction to 'Worship' series. Three principles of worship concerning our connection to God.

Part two of our series on Phil 4:8. What we feed our mind on eventually affects our reputation.

Part one of Paul's expose on the things that we fill our mind with. The requirement of factual correctness is paramount.

Jesus runs down a list of spiritual vision problems that contribute to anxiety.

Jonah's pride manifests itself in different ways throughout this short story.  How did he get to this point?

Elijah's life illustrates the importance of being prepared for our trip into the valley.

Ephesians 1:3-14 is a one sentence opus on God's providence. A phrase-by-phrase look at what it means (and doesn't mean).

David gives three impossible steps to get to God. Good thing God came to us.

An unexpected source explains Christ's power over our past and future.

Jesus highlights our tendency to emphasize the importance of things that are not the main thing.

Peter serves up a healthy portion of brocolli with the dreaded words 'it will build character'.

John's closing vision is not just a picture of what heaven will be like, but what we are supposed to be now.

Peter details why everyone in history (including angels) wishes they could be you! 

Guest speaker Chad Wagner looks at why "because I said so" is not a satisfactory reason for changing.

A walk through the process of love, from it's seed as an attitude to how it affects our action and reactions.

Paul's trip to  Athens serves as an example of how to be different from society.

Paul looks back at the one man whose vision exceeded even Satan's.  We look at how God inspires visionaries

Who makes a good disciple? Jesus' only one-on-one personal dinner gives some answers that may surprise you.

Everyone struggles with faith. Even Jesus' cousin wasn't without misgivings.  Luke gives us the best response to doubt.

Nostalgic for vinyl? Not bad.  Longing for the good old religious days can sometimes be dangerous, as the prophet Haggai points out.

We know Daniel was a man of prayer.  Be humbled by an elderly man's dedication to conversation with God

Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones illustrates God's miraculous power to renew our passion and hope.

Ezekiel's crazy dream illustrates 4 aspects of God's relationship with man. Get on board!

God doesn't work like we want. Jeremiah's advice to the Jews still serves as a wise response to the world around us.

Isaiah describes the mission of Christ hundreds of years before it happened. (hint: it's our mission too)

Things aren't always what they seem.  The mysterious 'day of the Lord' and 'last days' of Isaiah are revealed.

One of the topics the wisest man spoke about; Solomon identified four basic purposes of money.  

David breaks down the pursuit of moral and spiritual excellence into three basic elements.

Three common cliches concerning our destiny find new meaning in Psalm 49.

Nehemiah's passion for Jerusalem's security is an example of preserving the identity God's people.

What do a shiny gold box, a cart, and a cow have in common? Easter, of course!

Elisha gives us 3 keys to pick up where others leave of. 


David and Solomon got distracted by the idea of a beautiful temple.  SPOILER ALERT: That's not what God cares about.

Heroes like David aren't superhuman.  How did he overcome a 9 foot 7 inch challenge?

The tragic event of Jephthah's daughter teaches us the effect that words have on other people (P.S. - she probably didn't die)

Like us, Joshua's reputation was determined by how he responded in a few specific events. Step in.

Moses' farewell addess emphasizes the importance of passing on our faith and gives some ractical memory tools.

The Nazarite vow introduces the idea of going above and beyond for God.  We do not concern ourselves with the 'minimum requirements'.

4 feasts connected with the Passover celebrated God's providence from Egypt to Canaan, and illustrate His continued hand in our lives.

5 different offering teach us the price of sin and what God wants from us.

Moses' brief composing career includes some interesting characteristics of God as He begins to define himself to His people.

Isaac, Rebekah, and Jacob could have saved themselves some pain if they accepted God's message as He gave it and put it into practice. 

The first of our big ideas. Trust the message of God.  If we can't trust the first page of the bible can we trust anything else?