Church Words

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This week we talked about God’s Sovereignty. We focused on defining the word and then looked at the Old Testament story of Joseph and how God was sovereign over all the events of Joseph’s life. To paraphrase Joseph is Genesis 50:20, “What you meant for evil, God meant for Good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive.” 

This week we continued our series called “Big Church Words” where we are looking at words we hear in church but maybe don’t really know the meaning. Last night our word was Sanctification, and we defined it as the ongoing process of growth to look more like Jesus and less like our old self. Our main goal last night was not to just define the word, but to look at what is causing us to not grow in this process of Sanctification. Maybe it is a particular sin or sins that we keep reverting back to or maybe it was just simply we are coasting or going through the motions in our faith. Regardless of what is hindering us from growth, we must realize that it is God’s desire for our Sanctification and that “He who began a good work in us, will complete it.” (Philippians 1:6) Our main Scripture passage we looked at last night was Hebrews 12:1-2, where the writer of Hebrews challenges his readers to run this race well by laying aside everything sin that entangles us and weight that hinders us and run with endurance, looking to Jesus who is the author and perfecter of our faith.


This week was week two of our series called “Big Church Words”. In this series we will be looking at words you hear in church all the time, but maybe don’t have a full grasp of their meaning. This week we talked about the word “Justification”. More importantly, we looked at the idea of Justification by faith and why it is important that we understand this key doctrine. Martin Luther once said, “The Doctrine of Justification by Faith is the doctrine by which the church stands or falls.” My goal last night was to stress the importance of through faith alone God counts the ungodly as righteous, or justified, because of Christ and that it is for all of us. We read through the last 5 verses of Romans 3 and much of Romans 4.


This week at Fuse we started our series called “Big Church Words”. In this series we will be looking at words you hear in church all the time, but maybe don’t have a full grasp of their meaning. The first word we talked about last night was “Gospel”. Although it is not a big word in terms of letters, as you know it is huge in its meaning. If you were to ask many students to give a clear Gospel presentation, they may or may not struggle to do that, so we thought this was a good starting point for the series. Below are a few questions/thoughts for you to continue this conversation in your home throughout the week. Our main text is found in Romans 3:21-26

On The Daily

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APPLY YOUR HEART TO DISCIPLINE AND YOUR EARS TO WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE.
                                   -PROVERBS 23:12

LISTEN, MY SON, AND BE WISE, AND DIRECT YOUR HEART IN THE WAY.
                                       -PROVERBS 23:19

 

In this two week series, Susan Sechrest will explore the idea of a Daily Quite Time and why it is so important to set time aside for our relationship with God.

Dates: May 23//30

Eternity

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

-John 3:16

In this one-week series, taught by Pat Harvey, we will dive into the idea of our eternal life and try and comprehend what that looks like for our journey here on earth!

Living Counter Culturally

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"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

-Titus 3:4-7

What would happen is we treated everyone the way that God has treated us. This week we are taking a look at Titus 3 and the challenge that Paul gave Titus and the church in Crete. 

This one week series was anchored by guest speaker Matt Rossman. 

Our Series: 8 Words

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"...but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."

-John 20:31(ESV)

 

Believe & Life, I am & Father, Sign & Witness, Truth & Knowing. These 8 simple words are used in the Gospel of John to show us who God is so that we may believe. Pastor Chris Hardy will help us explore those words and what they mean for us!

Watch the Series Below:

Week 1: Watch 

Week 2: Watch

Week 3: Watch

Week 4: Watch

 

Our Series: This is US

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"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling"

-Psalm 46:1-3(ESV)

 

The Bible is full of real people like you and me. People with life anxieties, fears, and at times crushed spirits...THIS IS US, ALL OF US. But God is bigger, He meets us where we are, and gives us the breath of His life to endure. Join us for this three-week series where we are striving to take the veil off anxiety and depression.

Watch the Series Below:

Week 1: Watch 

Week 2: Watch

Week 3: Watch

 

Our Series: Gospel Identity

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"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone; the new is here!" -2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Our past is gone. Unlocking our future in Christ hinges on this idea. Our past, the series of mistakes and sin of our lives, is gone. We are made new in Christ and our identity is no longer in this world, in the things of this world, in the ideas and the treasure of this world, but it is secure in Christ. The Gospel of Jesus rewrites our past and gives us a new identity. Over the next 4 weeks, we will look closer at what this transition looks like, and why we need to separate ourselves from the past and secure our identity in Jesus and what he did for us on the Cross.

Watch the Series Below:

Week 1: Not Avaliable

Week 2: Cancelled because of Snow

Week 3: Available 1/25

Week 4: Avaliable 2/1