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As the early church began to scatter through Judea and Samaria, God was already at work setting up his divine appointments. We’ll hear about one of these instances that occurred on a desert road as we consider how the Holy Spirit is disrupting our routines and urging us to say yes to divine appointments. Acts 8:26-39 Acts 8:26-39 / New Internationa…
 
The Early Church was growing and finding momentum until tragedy hit their community in a shocking and profound way. It altered their everyday reality and the movement of their community. What can we learn from this as we continue to navigate the realities we find ourselves in? Acts 7:54-8:4 Acts 7:54-8:4 / New International Version (NIV) The Stonin…
 
When ethnic tensions arise in the early church, the community must work out a way to honor and care for all. Even in conflict, the Spirit reshapes God’s people and extends their witness to a broken world. Acts 6:1-7 Acts 6:1-7 / New International Version (NIV) The Choosing of the Seven 1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, th…
 
After Pentecost, the early followers of Jesus find their perspectives shifting in profound ways. At a routine encounter outside the temple gates, a powerful healing takes place, and more than one life is forever changed. How is the Spirit shifting our own routines so that healing might come? Acts 3:1-12 Acts 3:1-12 / New International Version (NIV)…
 
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would empower us for mission in the world. And yet, the Spirit often moves to shift our focus and disrupt our perceptions. What holy work might the Spirit be stirring in our own time? Through the book of Acts, we’ll learn how holy disruptions can reshape and revive the church’s mission. Acts 1:1-8 Acts 1:1-8 / New Int…
 
We all know what it feels like to run on empty. Is it possible that God’s fullness could meet every perceived gap – in our church and in our personal lives? The church building may be empty, but God offers fullness to His people. This prayer from Ephesians shows us the way. Ephesians 3:14-21 Ephesians 3:14-21 / New International Version (NIV) A Pra…
 
It’s been so long since we have met for worship at 1715 228th Ave SE…so much has changed…or has it? This week we continue our study in Ephesians as we explore one simple question: “What is the Church?” We will see that our true identity is much more profound than we normally think or imagine. Ephesians 2:19-22 Ephesians 2:19-22 (from The Message) T…
 
The back story of human lostness is not a pretty one. But God has done what we couldn’t do for ourselves, so our new story is a masterpiece in the making. Every chapter of “We the Church” is rooted in grace. Ephesians 2:1-10 Ephesians 2:1-10 / New International Version (NIV) Made Alive in Christ 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions an…
 
It’s easy to buy into a scarcity mindset. We can fixate on what is lacking—in our own lives and in our church—rather than on what is always available to us in Christ. This prayer over the Ephesian church gives us language to change our view toward the abundance we have in Christ. Ephesians 1:15-23 Ephesaians 1:15-23 / New International Version (NIV…
 
In a time when God’s people can’t gather in person, it’s vital to remember that church is so much more than a building, pastor, or program. We are God’s design from beginning to end; our heritage and our future is glorious! Ephesians 1:3-10 Ephesaians 1:3-10 / New International Version (NIV) Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Praise be to t…
 
We have a fundamental choice in life. We can put our energies into looking good, what Paul calls “communicating ourselves.” Or, we can put our energy into centering ourselves in Christ, and we become secondary – yet more our true selves. 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 / New International Version (NIV) Present Weakness and Resurrection Life…
 
Jesus carefully chose the 12 disciples — Luke tells us “he spent the night praying to God.” What a group of misfits — Jesus’ prayer life must have been questioned! But he had, it seems, very specific reasons for choosing who he did. Let’s look at two of the less well-known of these characters and see what they can teach us about the place of politi…
 
This week, Pastor Mark will be interviewed by Pastor Sharon, who will ask him about the importance of focusing on the “main thing.” She will also ask questions about his time here and hopes for the future — a future that is in the hands of Jesus Christ. Matthew 6:27-34; Hebrews 13:8 Matthew 6:27-34 / New International Version (NIV) 27 Can any one o…
 
Those who have been closest to God have said, perhaps more than those who are far from him, how infinite and hard to grasp he is. We get a clear picture of him in Jesus Christ, but the temptation is to make him smaller than he is. If he is truly the “Main Thing” in Scripture, we would expect big things to be said about him. Let’s explore, and see w…
 
This is a story of two very different brothers. Which one do you identify with most? However, the story is really about the father. Jesus is trying to paint a clear picture of God for the Pharisees to see. He wants them to see who God is so that they can experience God’s mercy. He loves the older brother too – but repenting of our righteousness can…
 
Jesus says that being a disciple will cost you everything. Whatever or whoever you love before you meet Jesus will be put into a position of second place, at best. This included love for family, friends, and country. If this is so, why would anyone want to follow him? Luke 14:25-34 Luke 14:25-34 / New International Version (NIV) 25 Large crowds wer…
 
For Israel, the years 605BC to 440BC are concerned with the themes of exile and return from exile. We may have wondered in the past what this time period has to do with us. Not anymore. We have been exiled from so many things: workplaces, sports, ways of doing things, and people. Now the talk is of returning – but to what? What new thing does God w…
 
Watch through FacebookWatch through YouTube Sunday Service – May 24, 2020 Thank you for joining us for Sunday Worship! We're so glad you're here. Please use the comments to connect with others, and let us know if you have any questions or feedback.As a reminder, our campus is closed, so please do not visit in person. We'll be streaming the service …
 
This virus is something we have never seen before, and yet, we humans have endured a lot of things “like” this before. To live as a human is to be vulnerable and, from time to time, feel out of control. And nothing in this world, no matter how big, can take the place of what God wants for us, no matter how small. He is the God of new things, and th…
 
When we see how small we are, how much loss is part of our lives, how futile life can be, how short our years are when measured against eternity, we can easily get down in the dumps. But — and that is a huge word in this psalm — we can still pray for wisdom, for joy, and for meaning in our lives. Hope can be born each new day. Psalm 90 Psalm 90 1 L…
 
It’s hard to hear the daily statistics of infection rates and deaths. We are apt to forget that statistics describe real people, real families, facing the shadows of pain and death. The Bible never glosses over hard things. In the well-loved Psalm 23, we hear again that God is always with us, whatever our circumstances. Watch through FacebookWatch …
 
To be human is to suffer loss. To live life is to live with limits. That is the stark truth. We know it’s true when we think about it, but we live in denial of it much of the time. Hey, it’s OK to not be OK. We are all experiencing some kind of loss right now, and we all have limits on what we can do. The good thing is that when we recognize our lo…
 
All of us have lost something in these days. It could be something small. I can no longer go to the gym to work out. Or it could be something much bigger. It could be a job, or a milestone, or something inside of you, perhaps your sense of hope and joy. Psalm 77, by taking our emotions seriously, gives us an idea of how we might bring hope back int…
 
Psalm 46 Psalm 46[a] 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[b] 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place …
 
Psalm 91 Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will fin…
 
We can’t be certain of the exact circumstances that prompted David to write Psalm 4, but there is a sense of community crisis. In our own season of pandemic upheaval, Psalm 4 models an evening prayer that invites us to end each day in hope. We can build our confidence in God through a rhythm of reviewing our days in the light of His gaze. Watch thr…
 
Psalm 16 As the world swirls, a change of course in our Lent series. Leading up to Easter, we will be focusing each week on one spiritual – yet practical – thing we can do in the midst of an ever-shaking world. “Hope for Shaken People” is the title that will hold this series together. This week we will learn from this psalm about how to awaken the …
 
**Due to copyright restrictions, the video is muted during the music portion at the beginning of the service.** Psalm 11 As the world swirls, our Lent series changes course. Leading up to Easter, we will be focusing each week on one spiritual — yet practical — thing we can do in the midst of an ever-shaking world. “Hope for Shaken People” is the ti…
 
Ephesians 5:1-7 As we walk through the desert toward God’s promises, we are vulnerable to idols that call out to us. Every culture has them and they come in all shapes and sizes – as Tim Keller says, “Anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, from which you seek to get something that only God can give.” Money and sex, both goo…
 
Psalm 115:1-9 Okay, the word “addiction” is not found in the Bible, but there is a huge overlap with the word “sin.” There is, perhaps, another biblical word for addiction that is even more on target: “idolatry.” It was the #1 sin of Israel in the Old Testament and it is alive and well today. We live in a world of idols and we are all at risk. Reso…
 
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-20 Last week we saw how humans were banished by God from the garden of Eden and required to walk “across the desert,” by faith, in order to grow into healthy mature people. The addict (stay open to the possibility that we are all addicted to something) is someone who resists this, wanting instead to go back into the garden by “us…
 
Genesis 3:21-24 “Life is difficult.” This is the famous opening sentence of Scott Peck’s best-seller, “The Road Less Traveled.” He calls it one of the “great truths.” Addictions are one way we try to get around this great truth. The Bible says that life is difficult because of our rebellion against God, but even with all that is difficult in life, …
 
Romans 7:14-25 “To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.” What do you think? This statement is from Gerald May, M.D. in his book Addiction & Grace. This Sunday we will explore this statement from a biblical perspective, looking at the relationship between addiction and grace. Sermon slides Resources …
 
Mark 6:30-44 Hear a deeply personal testimony from a mom whose world was turned upside down through her child’s illness. Although she was tired, scared, and broken, God continued to call her into what seemed to be the impossible. When she said YES, lives were transformed. The post When it Feels Impossible appeared first on Pine Lake Covenant Church…
 
Luke 2:25-35 “Remnant” — we think of the word as something left over from a project maybe. Or a small part of something that used to be much bigger. In the Bible, remnant means a small group of people within the nation of Israel who are truly faithful to God’s revelation and promises. These are the characters we are meeting in the Christmas story, …
 
Luke 1:26-38 We all face unique circumstances in our lives at various moments, but what do you when God asks for something that seems totally impossible and unimaginable to bear? What is your response when the Almighty asks for your willingness to take part in something extraordinary that will ultimately have a cost to yourself? Let’s lean into Scr…
 
John 7:1-13 OK, we have been dancing around the worn-out phrase “peer pressure.” Let’s take it on, with the full force of Jesus, to see what it is and how much it affects our lives, regardless of age. But let’s be extra-aware of how it affects teens. Mark M. and Mark N. will team up on this one, looking at how the real secret of Jesus is a clear se…
 
John 6:60-69 This last Sunday, we saw how some of Jesus’ disciples could not digest his words or his claims about himself — yet the twelve disciples did. This week we hear a wonderful story from Amber, who has recently moved from choking on Jesus to feeding on him. The post From Choking to Feeding on Christ appeared first on Pine Lake Covenant Chur…
 
John 6:60-71 The New Testament never says it is easy to follow Jesus. In fact, just the opposite. Then and now people come to Jesus with their expectations of him and he says basically, “It doesn’t work that way.” He is impervious to this pressure people put on him, even to the point of death. How does he do it? How can we get that kind of core str…
 
John 2:12-25 All of us have faced situations where people expect us to behave in certain ways because of the image they have of us. Often times, that image is merely a limited part, not the whole of who we are. There is something inside of us that doesn’t want others to only see us in a limited way. Their expectations of us are that we conform to t…
 
John 2:1-11 Having high expectations for our children can be a good thing; after all we want the best for them! But what is too much pressure? One study revealed that 92% of parents felt it was important for their children to excel at school, while 39% of the students felt there was too much pressure on them. Jesus knew what it felt like to have a …
 
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