Sermon Archives

Pastor Doug Dent
October 20, 2019

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

Strategic Faith Development is also one of our FOCUS goals over the next two years. We believe it is important to dedicate ourselves to God’s ways, seek God’s guidance, in order to lead a purposeful and purpose-filled life. Our Strategic Faith Development goals are: • 20 new kids in Sunday School • 20 new kids […]

October 13, 2019

FOCUS: Unconditional Hospitality

FOCUS: Unconditional Hospitality

As we focus on our discipleship, we intend to offer unconditional hospitality throughout this community. You can show Federated Church’s unconditional hospitality by: • Welcoming everyone into our worship and fellowship; • Encouraging your neighbors to become members of our faith family; • Inviting inactive members to re-engage with us; • Turning up at workdays […]

October 6, 2019

FOCUS: Courageous Mission & Service

FOCUS: Courageous Mission & Service

As part of our FOCUS campaign, we want you to become greater influencers for Jesus. Be courageous in your mission and service to your neighbors. Tell them what Jesus means to you. Let them see in you the peace of Christ which passes all understanding, the peace of God which heals, the peace of the […]

September 29, 2019

FOCUS: Open-Hearted Generosity

FOCUS: Open-Hearted Generosity

The writer of Proverbs reminds us that the one who gives freely grow all the richer (11:24). The apostle Paul tells us that each of us must decide in our heart what to give, and then to give it cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7). Being generous is easy when we consider that all we have is […]

September 22, 2019

FOCUS: Faithful Worship

FOCUS: Faithful Worship

Worship, Word, Witness, and With-ness will be our FOCUS as disciples of Christ. As we FOCUS on our discipleship, we will “follow one course until successful.” To improve the faithfulness of our worship life we’ve set three goals: • We will offer 20 new worship opportunities over the next twenty months. They may be on […]

September 15, 2019

How Do You Spell “Koinonia”?

A challenge for Christian congregations today is to be committed to koinonia. Not indifferent or halfhearted in the mission and ministries of the church, but fully invested in generous giving, rich fellowship, and spiritual communion. This is how we remain connected to God and to each other, sharing the Christian faith through good deeds and […]

September 8, 2019

You Are Needed!

You Are Needed!

Paul is writing about how we should want to live when we recognize the great love and mercy of God. This is what it means to be a follower of Christ. We don’t have to be “good and acceptable and perfect.” God is. These are the great gifts and mercies of God. In response to […]

September 1, 2019

MALACHI: Bored with God

MALACHI: Bored with God

When, in the name of Jesus, we show compassion for others, God is honored. The work of Christian discipleship is the antidote to spiritual boredom. When we accept God’s love for us and care for those God entrusts to us, we can truly gather on Sunday mornings to sing God’s praises. We can step into […]

August 25, 2019

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

Will all those efforts be successful? No, but maybe some will. As prisoners of hope we have the incentive we need to not give up. Since we follow the Messiah who proclaims peace, we will work, believing there is no place so dark and no situation so broken that that redemption cannot happen. God sent […]

August 18, 2019

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

When we know our place in God’s great economy, serving others interests before our own, then God is glorified. When we fulfill our calling to bless others as we have been blessed, then the church is alive. When God’s people rise to answer Haggai’s complaint, using the church building as a springboard for action, then […]

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