Might I Remind You – 2nd Peter 1:5-7 (Full Service)

This is the full service!

Pastor Scott continues his farewell tour by exploring the Effort to Effect that Peter talks about in 2nd Peter 1:5-7.

“5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

These things build on one another, and Pastor Scott argues that they build on one another and are different than what Holy Spirit gives us when we become a Christian.

Might I Remind You – 2nd Peter 1:3 (Full Service)

This is the full service!

As Pastor Scott prepares to leave us as Pastor, he wanted to finish his time here by leading us through a sermon series in 2nd Peter where Peter is planning to leave.

In verse 3, Peter writes that we’ve been given everything we need, by God, to live a Godly life, Pastor Scott reminds us of the importance of putting our faith in God, and not men.

Weird Church – Peace Out, Go Be Weird – Full Service

This is the full service, including worship with special guests Tom, Daniel, Linda, and Pastor Christiaan.

After worship there was a thank you from Linda for all the people who helped her restart the women’s ministry.

Pastor Christiaan spoke about “Fear” leading into the Christmas Eve service and shared one of his fears about the future of the Church if we didn’t decide as a church to be the Refuge submitted to God that Holy Spirit has called the church to be.

Pastor Scott finished out his Weird Church series by encouraging the congregation to go out and be weird by taking the things he’s talked about and actually putting them into action – handling conflict, keeping joy, pursuing peace, and more.

Finally, Pastor Scott also shares an update involving the future of the Church and some staff updates.

Weird Church – What’s Joy Got to Do with It? (Full Service)

Joy is often described as the Christianese term for happiness.

But Joy is much more than just happiness, Joy is something that has to take hold in our lives, and when it does it creates a cyclical pattern of making us generous (not just with money, this isn’t one of *those* sermons) which then gives us more joy because we’re generous.

Having Joy is also an indicator of an inward condition and transformation, it doesn’t mean you’re never sad or have issues, but if you’re constantly complaining, fighting, and have no joy in your life, it could be a sign of a deeper issue.

This is the full service that includes worship!

Weird Church – Do You See What I See (Full Service)

This version is the full Service!

Hope. Hope is freedom. But often times, our Hope can be misplaced because we place our hope in what we see and know because it’s safe but what happens if we’re called to push out of what we know… what happens if we get weird?

We’ve Lost Our Minds (Weird Church) – Full Service

This is the full service of Scott’s continued exploration of not just being weird, but being the church that we are called to be.

If you’re interesting in learning what Shoal Creek believes at it’s core how what the church is and how Christians should act within it, this is a great message.

Other topics that Scott tackles is love, marriage, pastoral responsibilities, reconciliation, intentionality, and our vision/mission as Shoal Creek and the Church as a whole.

Introduction to the Weird Church – Full Service

This is the full service, however, we had technical difficulties, and missed the first part of the first song!

As the world looks at establishing a New Normal, it would seem that many weird (strange, bizarre and odd) things have become quite normal/natural. But the word weird really means the presence or activity of the supernatural. The Church has become weird (strange, bizarre and odd) because it is now normal/natural. The Church was meant to be Weird *Supernatural* showing God’s power to a normal/natural world. Follow us this week as we study 1 Corinthians 1:17-31. What the world thinks is stupid or foolish, God uses to humble those who think they are wise…God takes us from what we once were, to make us something much more in Jesus!

The Lost Chapter of Luke (Part 2) – Full Service

Hey everyone! (Worship was done at the end of the service).

Today, Pastor Christiaan finishes his exploration into the Lost Chapter of Luke.

Last week, we looked at the art of disruption and how Jesus flipped the conventional wisdom on it’s head by telling the story of three lost things, the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost (prodigal) Son. Last week, he took a more conventional look at them – especially with the Lost Son.

This week, Pastor Christiaan took it in reverse, by looking at the Older Brother’s response to the Lost Son and the Father’s restoration. How that looked in the context of the Lost Coin, and Lost Sheep, and how we can relate that to ourselves.

He argued three main points (this is a Baptist Church after all),
1. The older son’s relationship with the father was just as damaged.
2. The older son is just as prodigal.
3. The older brother de-personed the younger brother.

(Oh, it’s Halloween, so he dressed as a variant of the 4th Doctor).

Check out the notes from both of the Lost Chapter lesson here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjP5aUGPPgFTiZJOytnNCOt6wMVLtg?e=zoubr3

The Lost Chapter of Luke – Full Service

This version has the worship set, with special guest leaders, Christiaan and Linda Funkhouser!

This week, our Next Gen pastor, Christiaan, leads us in an exploration of the lost chapter of Luke. It’s not really a chapter that’s gone missing, so much as it’s a chapter with the three parables about lost things; the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son.

When Jesus told these stories they had a clear and plain meaning, but when one delves into the other correlations that the people of that day would have had, it brings new light into the greater story these things tell and how Jesus turned conventional logic on its head to prove a point.

Christiaan also lays the historical, cultural, and practical framework for next week’s expedition into one of the underlying messages of the lost son (or prodigal son).

This family Sunday included everyone sitting at tables and chairs, congregational participation (through reading specific verses together (which should be able to be heard), and a special object lesson where a lost coin is found by one of our children – and he wins a prize. The last 10 or so minutes is an update and sharing time from one of our members and our final prayer.

It’s church done a little differently.