Service Archive

October 2015

Grace & Empowerment Part 7

So I am taking a chance this morning and I want you to bear with me as I explain where I am going. We have been talking for 6 weeks about the culture of “grace that empowers others to thrive” and my plan was to start a new culture this morning; the culture of “valuing His presence”. I was and am excited to begin this new culture where we talk about the topic of worship, I am ready and in fact up until Thursday I was going in that direction. But after so many conversations with so many pe




Grace & Empowerment Part 6

Good morning and welcome as we continue talking about cultures and more specifically the culture of grace, and I have to tell you I was moving on but Jesus kept bringing me back to just a few more things about this culture of grace, that empowers people to thrive.

So now, back to grace that empowers. Last week I left off, and really I needed to come back to these points because they are so important; they were, grace gives me the power to forgive; and grace enables me to give.




September 2015

Grace & Empowerment Part 5

Welcome this morning as we finish up our discussion of the culture of grace and the empowerment it gives to us as followers of Jesus Christ; He who the Son set free is free indeed. The point of grace is to set us free to decide how we are going to live our life;
2 Peter 1:2-4 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glor




Grace & Empowerment Part 4

So here we go. Grace: the kind of grace God gives that empowers us to choose how we are going to live our life; grace that gives us the power and ability to be in charge of our own lives, not subject to circumstances for my soul health, joy, or calling. I get to choose.
So last week we talked about the tension and balance of grace verses legalism and I want to continue on today; interesting how many people this week I talked to that said keep on this subject, I think I am getting it.




Grace & Empowerment Part 3

So welcome back this morning as we continue in our study of the culture of “grace and empowerment” and boy have we got some conversation going on this one! Which by the way I love, the reason I am a pastor is because of people so never feel like I don’t have time to talk with you about anything; but I am discovering that the subject of grace is such a loaded subject for so many people.
That is the reason I title this grace AND empowerment, not just grace…

The subject of the grace of




Grace & Empowerment Part 2

So we are going to continue this morning where we left off a couple of weeks ago talking about the culture of “grace and empowerment”. I am hoping that as we talk about the cultures that make us who we are that you are beginning to understand and see how culture is so important to who we are and how we grow and prosper as a house. Programs may help you achieve a goal, but it is culture that defines how we live, what we believe, and how grow in life together.
So we began the look at the cul




August 2015

Renewing Our Mind




Culture – The Prophetic Part 6

So welcome this morning as we wrap up our discussion on the culture of the prophetic; we could continue on this culture for weeks more, and in fact his culture is so important that we will continue to weave it into the conversation as we move along in the cultures that define who we are.
Of all the cultures that make up LCF, there is no culture that has the power to enrich lives or churches as quickly as the culture of the prophetic; I truly believe that as we grasp the power of speaking and li




Culture – The Prophetic Part 5

“Life Expressed From Heavens Perspective”

So welcome this morning as we continue to look at the culture of the prophetic, and let me pause and welcome all of those that are joining us online today, we are so glad to have you join us and we believe that a Generous God is going to lead us today into a deeper understanding of what it means to live in a truly prophetic culture; so welcome all of you.

Every Tuesday a group of about 4 or 5 of us get together at Starbucks and we some time tal




July 2015

Culture – The Prophetic Part 4

So we are going to continue to look at the culture of the prophetic, and how I wish I could just go back and repeat last week; I really believe that the prophetic culture is so important, this culture has the potential to change our church more than just about anything else we can think of.
So what is the “prophetic culture”?

To understand the prophetic in the setting of the local church you need to go to the book of 1Corinthians.

1 Cor. 14:1-5 Let love be your highest goal! But you