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pictureThat in all things Christ might have the supremacy

Message series through the Book of Colossians.

Chapter 1

Welcome to the Family! Colossians 1:1-2. September 10, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Living in Gratitude: a life of Wonder, Love, and Praise. Colossians 1:3-8. September 24, 2017: Mark Weathers.

The Danger of Parsimonious Prayer. Colossians 1:9-14. October 1, 2017: Mark Weathers.

How Big is your Christ? Colossians 1:15-20. October 8, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Qualified, Rescued & Transplanted (Communion Homily). Colossians 1:11-14. October 15, 2017: Mark Weathers.

The Gorilla Glue of the Gospel – The Strongest Stuff on Earth and in Heaven. Colossians 1:21-23. October 22, 2017: Mark Weathers.

The one and only key to living life the fullest – Christ in you, the Hope of glory. Colossians 1:24-29. October 29, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Chapter 2

Be Encouraged. Colossians 2:1-5. November 5, 2017: Ben Ressler.

Yoked to Christ. Colossians 2:6-7. November 12, 2017: Mark Weathers.

pictureThe Fruit of the Spirit

Our 2017 Summer Sermon Series following the Apostle Paul's letter to the Galatian Church in Galatians 5:22-23.

LOVE: Pomegranate or Grenade? June 25, 2017: Mark Weathers.

JOY: Spiritual Carpool Karaoke. July 2, 2017: Mark Weathers.

PEACE: "Shalom" as the Hebrews call it. July 9, 2017: Mark Weathers.

PATIENCE. July 16, 2017: Mark Weathers [NOTE: this is a PDF of the sermon manuscript since the message was not recorded].

KINDNESS: The Expression of a Beautiful Grace. July 23, 2017: Mark Weathers [NOTE: there was an issue in the recording of this message, making the audio quality sub-standard].

GOODNESS. August 13, 2017: Mark Weathers [NOTE: this is a PDF of the sermon manuscript as the audio was not working this day].

FAITHFULNESS: Full of grace and truth. August 20, 2017: Mark Weathers

GENTLENESS. August 27, 2017: Mark Weathers

SELF-CONTROL. September 3, 2017: Mark Weathers

pictureStanding Firm in God's Grace: Messages from 1 Peter

Following our vision to be Flourishing in God's Grace, we want to learn from the Apostle Peter in what it means to be standing firm in it.

Standing Firm in God's Grace: an Introduction. 1 Peter 5:12; 1:1-2. October 23, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Standing Firm in a Living Hope (But Wait! There's More). 1 Peter 1:3-12. November 13, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Life & Light to all He Brings. 1 Peter 1:13-21. November 27, 2016: Mark Weathers.

The Power of the Word of God. 1 Peter 1:22-25. December 4, 2016: Mark Weathers.

A Spiritual House. 1 Peter 2:1-5. January 15, 2017: Mark Weathers.

The True VIP's (Very Important People). 1 Peter 2:4-10. January 22, 2017: Mark Weathers.

A Believer's True Occupation, Part 1. 1 Peter 2:11-12. January 29, 2017: Mark Weathers.

A Believer's True Occupation, Part 2. 1 Peter 2:13-17. February 5, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Serving & Suffering for the Love of God. 1 Peter 2:18-25. February 12, 2017: Mark Weathers.

A Beautiful Life. 1 Peter 3:1-7. February 26, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Called to True Community. 1 Peter 3:8-12. March 5, 2017: Mark Weathers [this is in a PDF version; audio not available].

Vertebrate Spirituality (Strength from the Inside). 1 Peter 3:13-17. March 12, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Fortified by the Ultimate Hero. 1 Peter 3:18-22. April 2, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Is it Worth it? 1 Peter 4:1-6. April 9, 2017: Mark Weathers.

What Shall I Keep? (Part 1) 1 Peter 4:7-11. April 30, 2017: Mark Weathers [this is in a PDF version; audio not available].

Spiritual Orbital Mechanics (What Shall I Keep? Part 2) 1 Peter 4:7-11. May 7, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Celebrate good times, come on! 1 Peter 4:12-19. May 14, 2017: Mark Weathers.

The Call to Shepherd. 1 Peter 5:1-4. May 28, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Living Care-free. 1 Peter 5:5-7. June 4, 2017: Mark Weathers.

Here I Stubbornly Stand. 1 Peter 5:8-14. June 11, 2017: Mark Weathers.

 

pictureFlourishing in God's Grace

gather + grow + extend

This is a sermon series on our renewed vision and mission for the church.

Flourishing in God's Grace: an Overview. Psalm 92. August 28, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Gather. Psalm 92. September 4, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Grow. Psalm 92. Romans 5. September 11, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Extend (Part 1). Psalm 92, John 8:1-11. September 25, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Extend (Part 2). Psalm 92, John 15:4-17. October 2, 2016: Mark Weathers.

Flourishing in God's Grace Forever. Psalm 92, John 14:1-5. October 9, 2016: Mark Weathers.

 

 

Life to the Fullest

In John 10:10 we read where Jesus said that he came to give not only life, but life to the fullest. But what does that mean? What does life to the fullest look like... in my life, in my marriage, in my relationships, in my job, etc.? For the summer of 2016 we are going on a quest with the goal to understand and appropriate, by God's grace, this life to the fullest that Jesus came to give.

Life to the fullest (yeah, but what does that mean?)
Psalm 23; John 10:1-18
June 12, 2016: Mark Weathers

Joy in our Callings
Genesis 1:26-30; Ephesians 2:1-10
July 3, 2016: Mark Weathers

Joy in our Relationships
Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 7:5-7
July 24, 2016: Mark Weathers

Joy in Suffering, Part 1
Isaiah 43:1-4; 1 Peter 4:12-19
August 7, 2016: Mark Weathers

Joy in Suffering, Part 2 (Especially when life gets messy!)
Psalm 46; Romans 8:28-39
August 14, 2016: Mark Weathers

A King in the Midst of Chaos (Judges & Ruth)

The Old Testament books of Judges and Ruth remind us that yes, there is chaos in the world. But there is a King in the midst of the chaos. How we live –or rather, how we allow God to live through us– demonstrates the reality of the Kingdom of God in a chaotic world, a world which desperately longs for salvation.

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The Book of Ruth: A Light in the Midst of Chaos

Ruth 1: An Unintentional Light
May 8, 2016: Mark Weathers

Ruth 2: Where have all the cowboys gone?
May 22, 2016: Mark Weathers

Ruth 3: Resting Under the Shadow of His Wings
May 29, 2016: Mark Weathers
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Ruth 4: Happily Ever After
June 5, 2016: Mark Weathers
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The Book of Judges

An Introduction to the Book of Judges
Deuteronomy 7:1-11
July 26, 2015: Mark Weathers
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God Wants Our All
Judges 1:1-2:2, Colossians 3:1-17
August 2, 2015: Mark Weathers

Salvation-by-groaning
Judges 2:6-3:6, Galatians 4:3-15
August 23, 2015: Mark Weathers

An Unlikely Savior (and good news for losers!)
Judges 3:7-31, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
August 30, 2015: Mark Weathers

The Song of Deborah and Barak, a story
Judges 4-5
September 6, 2015: Mark Weathers
Note this is a manuscript (pdf format) of the story given.

Repentance or Regret?
Judges 6:1-10, 1 John 5:19-20
September 13, 2015: Mark Weathers

Transformation from the inside out
Judges 6:11-24
September 27, 2015: Mark Weathers

The Tender Dominance of our God
Judges 6:25-40
October 4, 2015: Mark Weathers

The Power of a Barley Cake
Judges 7:1-23
October 11, 2015: Mark Weathers
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Humilitas
Judges 8:1-35, Luke 10:17-22
October 25, 2015: Mark Weathers

Sir, We would see Jesus
Judges 8:33-9:57, John 12:20-28
November 1, 2015: Mark Weathers

Revive us again!
Judges 10:1-16
November 8, 2015: Mark Weathers

Despised & Rejected: A Cause for Thanksgiving
Judges 10:17-11:29
November 22, 2015: Mark Weathers

Knowing God's Word but Missing His Heart
Judges 11:29-12:7
January 10, 2016: Mark Weathers

Little Sun, A Birth Story
Judges 13
January 31, 2016: Mark Weathers

When God Throws Wrenches
Judges 14, Romans 12:1-2
February 7, 2016: Mark Weathers

Good and Angry!
Judges 15; Revelation 12
February 14, 2016: Mark Weathers

What was I thinkin'!?
Judges 16; Ephesians 3:14-21
February 28, 2016: Mark Weathers
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Is Your Life Hallowed (Holy) or Hollow?
Judges 17; 1 Timothy 6:11-16
March 6, 2016: Mark Weathers

Don't be stupid!
Judges 18; Psalm 115
March 13, 2016: Mark Weathers
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (a lesson in hypocrisy)
Judges 19:1-20:7
April 10, 2016: Mark Weathers

Spiritual Pathology
Judges 20
April 24, 2016: Mark Weathers

A Tenacious Grace
Judges 21
May 1, 2016: Mark Weathers

Growing in Christ: Duty or Delight?

When it comes to getting in shape spiritually, it's not much different that getting into shape physically. Both require self discipline in the areas of diet, exercise, and rest. This series of messages aims at helping Believers in Christ to understand and practice the disciplines of the Christian life, which should be both a duty AND a delight.

Getting in Shape (Spiritually, that is)
1 Timothy 4:1-10.
March 15, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Devotion
Psalm 19, Ephesians 3:14-21.
April 12, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Worship, Part 1
Psalm 29
April 26, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Worship, Part 2
Deuteronomy 6:4-15; Hebrews 10:19-25
May 3, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Intercessory Prayer, Part 1
Exodus 17:8-13; Ephesians 6:10-20
May 10, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Intercessory Prayer, Part 2
1 Samuel 12:19-25; Luke 18:1-8
May 24, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Friendship, Part 1
1 Samuel 18:1-4; Ephesians 2:13-22
May 31, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Friendship, Part 2
Luke 10:25-37
June 7, 2015: Mark Weathers.

The Discipline of Witness
Isaiah 43:10-13; Acts 1:6-11
June 14, 2015: Mark Weathers.

Walking in Love

A series of messages following our passage of the year: Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." -Ephesians 5:1-2

Walking in Love
Genesis 27:1-29; Ephesians 5:1-2.
January 11, 2015: Mark Weathers.

This is my Father's World, Part 1
Genesis 1:1-25; Ephesians 5:1-2.
February 1, 2015: Mark Weathers. Click here to view the graphics used in this message.

This is my Father's World, Part 2
Genesis 1:26-2:3; Matthew 22:15-22.
February 8, 2015: Mark Weathers.

Be Thou My Vision
Genesis 2:4-25; Ephesians 1:16-20.
February 22, 2015: Mark Weathers.

Amazing Love!
Genesis 3
March 1, 2015: Mark Weathers.

Is it ever bad to be good?
Genesis 4:1-16; Hebrews 11:4, 6
March 8, 2015: Mark Weathers.

Theology 101

"Going back to the basics in our understanding of God."

The God Who is There
Genesis 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-20.
October 12, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Holy is His Name
Psalm 99; 1 Peter 1:13-21.
October 26, 2014: Mark Weathers.

God the Refiner
Leviticus 27:28; Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 12:1-2.
November 2, 2014: Mark Weathers.

The Lord, our Shepherd
Psalm 23.
November 9, 2014: Mark Weathers.

The Holy Justice of God
1 Chronicles 13:5-11; Luke 10:1-2.
November 23, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Be Blessed

2014 message series through Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).

Matthew 5

Be blessed: an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount. Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 5:1-12. February 2, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Possessors of the Kingdom (Blessed are the Broken). Jeremiah 17:7-8, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Matthew 5:1-3. February 9, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Crushed, Confession, Comfort. Isaiah 51; Matthew 5:4. February 23, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Strength Under Control. Psalm 37; Matthew 5:5. March 2, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Holy Cravings
. Ezekiel 36:22-28; Matthew 5:6. March 9, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Blessed are the Merciful
. Matthew 5:7. March 23, 2014: Ben Ressler.
To See Thy Face
. Psalm 24; Matthew 5:8. March 30, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Blessed are the Peacemakers, Part 1
. Ezekiel 37:15-28; Ephesians 2:14-22; Matthew 5:9. April 6, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Blessed are the Peacemakers, Part 2
. Jeremiah 29:4-14; 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2; Matthew 5:9. May 4, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Blessed are the Persecuted
. Matthew 5:10-12. April 27, 2014: Ben Ressler.
Let it Shine! Matthew 5:13-16. May 25, 2014: Mark Weathers. Click here to view the slides used in this message.
A Matter of the Heart.
Matthew 5:17-37. June 1, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Wielding or Yielding? Matthew 5:38-42. June 8, 2014: Kevin Burrell of StoneBridge Church Community.
Should I not be concerned?
Jonah 3:10-4:11; Matthew 5:43-48. June 22, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Matthew 6

Analyzing our Motives. Matthew 6:1-4. June 29, 2014: Ben Ressler.
Tomorrow's Bread Today.
Matthew 6:5-18. July 6, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Seeking the Greater. Matthew 6:19-34. July 27, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Matthew 7

Recovering Pharisees. Luke 15:11-32; Matthew 7:1-6. August 3, 2014: Mark Weathers.
The Golden Rule (But it's not what we think). 2 Kings 4:1-7; Matthew 7:7-12. August 24, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Choose Life! Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Matthew 7:13-27. August 31, 2014: Mark Weathers.
Awestruck.
Matthew 7:28-29. September 7, 2014: Mark Weathers.
A Manual for Happiness. Psalm 1. September 14, 2014: Mark Weathers.

pictureBe Careless!

January 2014 series through Jeremiah 17.

Healthy Living at its Best, Part 1. Jeremiah 17:1-18. January 5, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Healthy Living at its Best, Part 2. Jeremiah 17:1-21. January 12, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Healthy Living at its Best, Part 3. Preparing hearts for Communion. Jeremiah 17:5-8. January 19, 2014: Mark Weathers.

Healthy Living at its Best, Part 4 - Firmly Planted. Jeremiah 17:5-18; Hebrews 12:1-3. January 26, 2014: Mark Weathers.

The Life that Multiplies Joy

2013 series through 1 John.

The Life that multiplies joy. 1 John 1:1-4. September 22, 2013: Mark Weathers.
Coram Deo. 1 John 1:5-10. September 29, 2013: Mark Weathers.
The Hallmark of a Healthy Christian. 1 John 2:1-11. October 6, 2013: Mark Weathers.
Growing in Grace through the Seasons of Life. 1 Kings 2:1-4; 1 John 2:11-14. October 13, 2013: Mark Weathers.
Consider the Source (and don't be duped by the devil). Psalm 73; 1 John 2:15-17. November 10, 2013: Mark Weathers.
Sweet Rest. 1 John 2:18-29. November 24, 2013: Mark Weathers.The Siriusness of our Salvation. 1 John 3. December 1, 2013: Mark Weathers.
A Peculiar People. 1 John 4. December 8, 2013: Mark Weathers.
The Born Identity ("Be born in us today"). 1 John 5. December 22, 2013: Mark Weathers.

 

... Even More

Below is a compilation of sermons and messages that stood alone (not part of an on-going sermon series).

 

Advent 2015 series through Jonah: The Great Love of our God

The Great Love of our God, Part 1: Jonah 1 - November 29, 2015. Mark Weathers.

The Great Love of our God, Part 2: Jonah 2 - December 6, 2015. Mark Weathers.

The Great Love of our God, Part 3: Jonah 3-4 - December 20, 2015. Mark Weathers.

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Taming the Tongue. James 3:1-12. Rev. David (Davy) Chu, August 9, 2015

Made to Relate: The Way Relationships are Supposed to Be. Genesis 1:26-31, 2:15-18, 2:25. Rev. Sid Druen of RUF Davidson, July 12, 2015.

Suffering before God. Psalm 77. Rev. David (Davy) Chu, July 5, 2015.

God Our Refuge. Psalm 46. Rev. David (Davy) Chu, June 28, 2015.

And the Kitchen Sink: An All-consuming Passion. Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Rev. Per Almquist of FreeGrace Presbyterian, March 22, 2015.

Global Concord (and Sanctified Groaning). I saiah 11:6-10; Romans 8:18-39. Mark Weathers, December 21, 2014.

Corporate Concord. 1 Corinthians 13. Mark Weathers, December 7, 2014.

God Speaks in Stereo. Psalm 16:1-9, August 10, 2014. Jim Stephenson of Horizon Church (Greenville, SC).

Manna: What is it? Exodus 16, John 6. Community Sunday, June 15, 2014. Mark Weathers. Click here to see the slides used in this message.

An Unction for Revival. Isaiah 62: 6-7. May 11, 2014. Michael Wadhams.

Where God is, there is Life. Ezekiel 47: 1-12. John 7:37-39; Ephesians 2:1-10. April 20, 2014. Mark Weathers.

Finally and Fully Accepted. Zechariah 3:1-10. November 3, 2013. Sid Druen of RUF Davidson

Prioritizing the Kingdom. Haggai 1, Matthew 6:25-34. October 27, 2013. Ben Ressler.

Fear, Faith, and the Lord of the Storm. Mark 4:35-41. August 4, 2013. Davy Chu.

A Mundane Deliverance. July 7, 2013. Heath McLaughen, Campus Minister with RUF at UNCC.

Spiritual Sanitation: now there's a cause for joy! May 19, 2013. Mark Weathers.

The Character of a Biblical Church in a World of Extremism: Genesis 24 - April 7, 2013. Michael Wadhams with MTW.

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All Things New: 11/25/12 -- John 11:1-45. What is the one thing you want to trust God for -- but you think is absoluely impossible? (M. Weathers).

Dionysius, A Story: 11/11/12 -- Acts 17:16-34. A "historical fictional" sermon on the life of Dionysius (M. Weathers).

Delight Yourself in the Lord: 11/04/12 -- Psalm 37:4 (M. Weathers).

Reformation of the Heart: 10/28/12. Click here if you'd like to download the graphics that went with this message (M. Weathers).

You are Here: Making Sense of the Story:09/23/12 (Stacey Cox of Horizon Church).

No Power, No Clue, Our Eyes are on You:06/24/12 (Dion Marshall of Harvest Presbyterian Church).

How God wants to kill you: Community Sunday, 06/17/12 (M. Weathers).

Saved on account of another: Community Sunday, 02/19/12 (M. Weathers).

Imago: a story about real change from the inside out: A story for the young (and the young at heart). Given on Family Sunday, 03/31/09 (M. Weathers).

Yahweh, the Changeless One: A sermon from Malachi given by Corey Elinburg on 07/12/09.

Day of Atonement: Community Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. Leviticus 16:15-34 (M. Weathers).

The Mind of Christ: Aug. 8, 2010. Ez. 36:23-28; Matt. 5:29-30, 7:15-23; Rm. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 2:11-16; Prov. 6:16-19 (M. Weathers).

Add to the Beauty: Aug. 15, 2010. Psalm 8 (David Speakman of RUF Davidson).