I.D. – Shoreline 101

NEW SUNDAY SERIES: Begins April 14, 2019

“May I see your I.D.?” is a common question when we want to do something important like fly in an airplane, buy tickets, rent a car or vote.

This series is focused upon who we are, what we believe, where we are going and how we are planning to get there. We will include our Easter Service on April 21, 2019.

I.D. – OUR SALVATION

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Galatians 3:26-28

How does a person become a Christian? How does a person become a member of Christ’s church? What is the core belief that draws all of us together at the Shoreline Church?  At the conclusion of the lesson, our shepherd, Dean Wolf, will offer some comments and reflections about the lesson and what it means for our Shoreline Church family.

I.D. – Our Salvation

THE CORE: EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Lord’s table represents the core of our belief and is a powerful reminder of what Jesus did for us. The horror of the cross convicts us of our sin. His body reminds us that we are now His body today. His blood reminds us of its power to wash our sins away. The resurrection is at the heart of our faith in the Gospel because of the hope Jesus plants in our hearts through His Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5; 15:13).

Two videos from Igniter Media are played in the middle of the presentation. Click on these links (below) to view them on their website:

Empty

He’s Still Risen

Believe!

GROW!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Ephesians 4:11-16

Living things grow, change, reproduce, and adapt.  Dead things stay the same or decay.  These characteristics are familiar to us because life and death are realities we all experience.

Of course, living things also die.  It is the natural course of living things. 

This year thousands of churches across America are closing their doors.  This is not because there are fewer people who need to hear the gospel message.  Many of those churches are not adapting their message so their audience can hear them.  They resist change so they die.  It is not necessarily good or bad, right or wrong.  It is a simple fact of life.  They have served their purpose.

The Shoreline Church is a living body of people who follow Christ and want to grow, change, reproduce and adapt.  We do not believe God is calling us to be the same or to decay.  

Therefore, we encourage each other to grow in Christ, to change according to His will, to reproduce by sharing Jesus with others and to be ready to adapt when God calls us to change.

Grow!

COUNTER-CULTURE

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Ephesians 4:1-6



God has called us personally, individually, to look into our hearts and evaluate our motives towards one another.  And when we come together as the church of Christ, He demands that we live out His love with each other.  In obedience to Him, we learn to crucify our own urges in favor of adopting His Jesus-centered, cross-centered, perspective.  This means that there are some things that will happen among us that must be taught, encouraged and multiplied.  It also means that we must confront and discipline those things among us that are sinful, divisive, mean-spirited and wrong.

COUNTER-CULTURE NORMS

Our Christ-centered, Christian Counter-Culture contrasts sharply with the norms of the world in which we live.  This is what our focus will be today.  Membership in the body of Christ demands that we live in contrast to our natural inclinations and adopt the mindset of Christ.

God has called us personally, individually, to look into our hearts and evaluate our motives towards one another.  And when we come together as the church of Christ, He demands that we live out His love with each other.  In obedience to Him, we learn to crucify our own urges in favor of adopting His Jesus-centered, cross-centered, perspective.  This means that there are some things that will happen among us that must be taught, encouraged and multiplied.  It also means that we must confront and discipline those things among us that are sinful, divisive, mean-spirited and wrong.

Our Christ-centered, Christian Counter-Culture contrasts sharply with the norms of the world in which we live.  This is what our focus will be today.  Membership in the body of Christ demands that we live in contrast to our natural inclinations and adopt the mindset of Christ.

Counter-Culture

Jesus is Our Shoreline

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