Doing Things That Matter

"Love Your City" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 5) Reckless love is an action that is not just about doing good deeds. So many followers of Jesus effort to be good people, but we must also effort to bring the kingdom of God. The people we love, we pray desperately for. Are our prayers for our city and our neighbors desperate enough? (Mark 2:1-12, Job 29:6, Isaiah 52:7)

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"A Different Life" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 4) It is difficult to measure faith. One of the ways we can see evidence of our faith is in the story of our life and what God has done. This morning we hear a powerful story of what God is doing and has done in the life of Jeremy and Brandy Romine and what it takes for each of us to live differently. (2 Cor. 5:17, Phil. 2:12-13, Gal. 5:13-25, Eph. 4:22)

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"I Want To See" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 3) There are moments in life when God allows us to see our world for what it could be, to see a vision or a dream of what could be done to impact those around us. Just as blind Bartimaeus responded when Jesus asked "what do you want me to do for you," we too must ask to for eyes to see the need around us and the courage to do things that matter. (Mark 10:35-52)

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"Everyone Matters" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 2) We live in a world divided against itself. Many people want to do things that matter in response to the racism, hatred, and division in our culture. Jesus walked in a world riddled with the same problems and showed us a few things that mattered then…and still matter today. (Gal. 3:26-28, Matt. 4:23-25, 5:1-3, 13-16, Luke 9:52-54) 

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"Doing Things That Matter" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 1) In the first week of our staple series on "Doing Things That Matter," we hear the silent beckoning from God calling us to more. This idea is about life and what we are choosing everyday. Are we choosing the path to God or simply allowing life to make the choices for us? Are there stories and evidence of God moving in our lives? It is time to begin living the life we were called to live. (John 10:10, Matthew 17:13-14)

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"The Whole City Wins" - Tim Mannin

Wells (Part 6) What if bringing life to your city was more satisfying than anything else? As Jesus was speaking to the woman at the well, the disciples returned with food, but Jesus offers a food that will always sustain. Life is not about being fed so you can be full and happy, it is about joining in the will and work of Jesus and building wells that bring life to the city.  (John 4, Acts 1:8, 1 Pet 2:9-10)

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"Matter Over Mind" - Tim Mannin

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 6)  As John discusses what it means to love, he appeals to our gut-level essence of our being. He implores us to put matter over mind, to not just think about things like forgiveness and loving your neighbor, but actually act on these things. Do we actually forgive, love, and show patience, or do we just agree with the concept? (1 John 3:11-18) 

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"Sheep & Goats" - Tim Mannin

Chapter Two (Part 3) Our 3rd & final message from our teaching series, "Chapter Two." Each week in this series, we looked at one of our main focuses as a church beginning its 2nd year. Today we look at what the Word says regarding caring for the needs of others. Our faith in Jesus should result in a life of action. In our life, do we see proof of this? Is our life a reflection of Jesus' command to "care for the least of these?" (Matthew 25:31-46)

"Doing Things That Matter, With Your Problems" - Tim Mannin

Five More: Doing Things That Matter (Part 5) Are we allowing our problems to become our identity?  As we close out 2013, we examine our hearts and the problems in our lives. What is it that we need to be set free from as we enter a new year? What giant-sized steps do we need to take in choosing to shed our fears and hurts, and embrace His love and grace? (James 1:2-3, Isaiah 61)

"Doing Things That Matter, With Christmas" - Tim Mannin

Five More: Doing Things That Matter (Part 4) How are we responding to Christmas? We cling to and claim that Jesus is the reason for the season, yet we go on marginalizing his role in our lives. In this Christmas season, we ask ourselves the question, how are we responding to Jesus? Are we doing things that matter with Christmas? (Matthew 2:1-12, Micah 5:2)

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"Doing Things That Matter, With Money" - Tim Mannin

Five More: Doing Things That Matter (Part 3) This is a discussion that challenges us all on where our heart is at when it comes to our finances and resources. This is a perspective shift on how we view what God has given us. Have we been trustworthy with what we have been given? (Luke 16:10-15, Matthew 6:21, 2 Cor. 8:8-14) 

"Doing Things That Matter, With Words" - Tim Mannin

Five More: Doing Things That Matter (Part 2) What we say to ourself and to others has the power to lift someone up or tear someone down.  Words have a power and they are a gift. It is up to us to harness them and use them for the glory of God, the honor of the gospel, and the good of our family and neighbors. (Gen 1, Gen 3, Luke 6:45, John 1:1-2, Proverbs 18:21) 

"Doing Things That Matter, With Time" - Tim Mannin

Five More: Doing Things That Matter (part 1) In this new series we will focus on 5 specific areas where we can do things that matter for God's kingdom purposes. Today we dive into the issue of TIME. Do you control your time or does your schedule control you? Do you live with the daily sense that there is not enough time in a day? Doing things that matter with our time begins, not with us managing our time better, but by choosing our time better. How can we choose for Christ to be Lord of our life, but not allow Him to be Lord of our time?  (Genesis 2, Exodus 20, 31, Luke 5, Mark 1, Isaiah 58)

"Jesus Reset What Matters" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Part 10) Jesus reset what it means to be a leader. He reset what it means to do things that matter.His life violated the world's definition of leadership. In light of His example, we ask ourselves, "how are we leading others?" And "are we chasing after the world's definition of greatness?" Jesus became the greatest of the great, because He became the least of the least. (Phil. 2, Mark 14, John 13, Luke 22)  

"Lead Courageously" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Part 9) In our lives and our leadership, we often will allow our fears to dictate our future. This morning, we study the four basic fears that hold us back, the movement that takes place when we step past those fears, and the example that the courageous disciples lived out in Acts. (Acts 5:27-42)

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 "Person of Love" (Love Recklessly) - Jamie Stolp

Doing Things That Matter (Part 8) Our cause of "loving our neighbor" is a desire we have as a people and a plea that we find in 1 Cor. 13. Everything we are called to do and be as believers is wrapped in love. We ask ourself, "what are we known for?" Are we known as a people of love? (Luke 5:27-32, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8)

"Love Your Neighbor" (Love Recklessly) - Tim Mannin 

Doing Things That Matter (Part 7) What if we treated the greatest commandment, as if it was the greatest commandment? Jesus calls us to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourself. The simple, practical challenge of extending God's love and grace to the people who live hundred's of feet from our doorsteps. (Mark 12:28-31) 

"Who Are You Becoming" (Dream Wildly) - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Part 5) How do we know if what we are dreaming about is God’s will? Is life some sort of “God-sized” maze that only really Spiritual people can figure out? This morning we take a new perspective on what it means to find God’s will. Instead of searching for what we are supposed to “do” with our life, what if we began to ask, “Who am I supposed to be with my life?” (Exodus 14, Romans 12, 1 Thessalonians 5, Psalm 37.)