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Sun, Jun 24, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Break Point
Duration: 42 mins
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Break Point
Duration: 38 mins
Father's Day message from Pastor Luke Aadalen with guest interviews on June 17, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” The Fatherhood Five: 1. A Father’s Courage Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." 2. A Father’s Compassion Psalm 103:13 “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.” 3. A Father’s Wisdom Proverbs 4:11-13 “I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” 4. A Father’s Father 1 John 3:1 “What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it--we're called children of God! That's who we really are.” 5. A Father’s Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Today, we celebrate. We remember the courage, compassion, wisdom and love of the men who have guided and continue to guide our lives,a nd we take that example with us – men – to lead in those same ways and to be the product of a God who desires great things for his children. We celebrate that we, as men, have been chosen to be that tool and to fill that role – and to do so far beyond the basic definition of fatherhood.
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Break Point
Duration: 44 mins
Break Point week two message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on June 10, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Our Role: The Fight Break Point Fighting Techniques: 1. Who we fight 2. When we fight 3. How we fight BPF Technique One: Who We Fight Ephesians 6:10-12 BPF Technique Two: When We Fight Psalm 139:23-24 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 BPF Technique Three: How We Fight Ephesians 6:13-18a God’s Role: Chainbreaker Acts 12:4-7 Acts 16:24-26 When God breaks chains, the chains become worthless
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Break Point
Duration: 27 mins
Break Point week one message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on June 3, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Psalm 51 Psalms Prayer Pattern • Plea and/or requests (vs. 1-2) • Brutal Honesty (vs. 3-6) • Plea and/or requests (vs. 7-9) • Seeking Direction (vs. 10-14) • Praise and Honor (vs. 15-19) David recognizes his lack of control. He recognizes his need and acknowledges his weakness shows the strength of God. Not only that, he cries out for it. David knows something that we need to discover. And that is this: Brokenness is not a sign of weakness, but an avenue of strength Just like David, we just need to accept the redemptive promises that God gives to us when we accept our break point. You don’t have limited resources Matthew 28:18-20 God provides you wisdom through His word Proverbs 2:6 Matthew 7:24 James 1:5 God NEVER ignores your cries for help 1 Peter 5:6-7 Matthew 11:28-30 Weakness is not a curse – it is a blessing 2 Corinthians 12:9 “I need to be broken, so God can be seen as perfect.”
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Life Goals
Duration: 35 mins
#LifeGoals week three message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on January 14, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Here are three attitude adjustments we can use when we get caught needing the second chance because our follow through fell short. Adjustment One: Failure is NOT Final 1 John 1:9 Hebrews 4:16 Adjustment Two: Bad Decisions Can Be Redeemed Adjustment Three: Next Time is Still Possible Lamentations 3:22-23 Our decisions also affect our attitude toward situations and goals C.A.R. Decision Making 1. Consequences Luke 22:54-62 2. Application John 8:2-11 3. Recognition Matthew 5:16 The best part about all of this process – the adjustments we make and the decisions that affect them – no matter what – a second chance is ALWAYS possible. Our God is with us no matter what – no matter the decision made – no matter how many times we need to try again. Through EVERYTHING he is faithful.
Sun, Jan 07, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Life Goals
Duration: 29 mins
#LifeGoals week two message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on January 7, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. “Free Throws: Form, Function, Follow Through” Philippians 3:13-14 Idea One: FORM: LIVE FREE AND DIE HARD Philippians 1:21 Definition of Live Free: Living a life worthy of the gospel of Christ. Definition of Die Hard: Putting off selfish desires – Setting God and Others before yourself. Idea Two: FUNCTION: DEAD POET’S SOCIETY: O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN Romans 1:16 Idea Three: FOLLOW THROUGH: HARRY POTTER: THE ROOM OF REQUIREMENT Micah 6:8 Chris Tomlin – “The Way I Was Made” pg. 35 “I didn’t ask God to make me happy or good or famous. I didn’t ask Him to make me a musician or to put me on stage. And I’m so glad now that I didn’t. I just handed over my life. I wanted to be His man.” • What does my form look like? Is my technique working? • What does my function look like? Am I standing on truth? • How is my follow through? Am I walking how I am talking? • Here is the true test for this year and the challenge: “Look Just Like Your Daddy”
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Defined
Duration: 34 mins
Defined week three message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on November 12, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. To be true champions for the cause of Christ we must live out that faith in action through the process of sacrifice. Sacrifice is not something we usually equate to our everyday life, but that is the problem with how we choose to define it. So, let’s first, once again, look at what Webster’s has to say about the word sacrifice… Definition of Sacrifice – Webster’s Dictionary: 1. an act of offering to a deity something precious 2. something offered in sacrifice 3. destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else; something given up or lost Two views of sacrifice Society: 1. Word for it – Humanitarian 2. Usually done with recognition involved 3. Usually done for the sake of accolade 4. Usually done to make one feel good about themselves Gospel: 1. Word for it – Servanthood 2. Usually done without need for recognition 3. Usually done for the sake of simply doing 4. Usually done for the sake of others Don’t get me wrong – both can be twisted the other way Three Roads of Biblical Sacrifice: 1. LIVING SACRIFICE - Jesus’ Life & Our Surrender Romans 12:1 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 2. WILLFULL SACRIFICE - Jesus’ Choice & Our Thanks Matthew 26:26-28, 39-42 3. SELF SACRIFICE - Jesus’ Death & Our Action Matthew 16:24-25 Mark 12:41-44 Luke 23:26-46 What we deserve we do not truly have to endure. What we have earned will not be collected on. We deserve death. What we have earned is eternal separation from God. But because of HIS sacrifice – living, willful and self, we get to make a choice to accept a sacrifice of our own – living, willful and self, and in turn receive eternal life in the presence of God Almighty. Life is MORE than fair – why? Because of SACRIFICE When we choose to surrender to Jesus we become a living sacrifice. When we choose to be thankful in everything we offer a willful sacrifice. When we choose to deny ourselves daily, taking up our cross and follow our self sacrifice will be evident. So, what is most important? Remember – we can choose sacrifice – we can selflessly give of ourselves – because the faith that we claim has HOPE for what has been, what is and what will be. It is alive and active because it is our God – it is the definition of who he is. Now – how do YOU want to be DEFINED?
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Defined
Duration: 28 mins
Defined week two message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on October 29, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. What we say and how we say it, are only good if they can be backed up. So, if our faith is truly alive by those words, then action will accompany it. Faith requires ACTION! James 2:14-17 The Action that defends faith is…SELFLESSNESS It Starts…With a Willing Heart 1 Timothy 1:5 2 Timothy 1:6-7 It Builds…Beyond Your Comfort Zone It Finishes…By Understanding our Place & our Purpose 2 Timothy 4:7-8 The start, build, and finish occur as a continual process for each of us in our faith. We are constantly presented with opportunity for selfless action – it’s all around us. But do we always see it? Are we looking for it? Also, are we willing to let others see the needs in us? Believe it or not, selflessness in action is a two-way street. Two Ways: 1. Selfless to Give: Humility of Self 2. Selfless to Receive: Humility of Self John 13:3-9 It was considered one of the most hospitable acts of a host to offer a servant to wash the feet of guests as they came into their home. To remove the dust of weariness from travel and toil, cleansing the dirty feet and making them feel refreshed. Our feet are what lead us to action – they must be refreshed from time to time in order that they remain strong and solidified on the foundation of the purpose and mission that God sets before us. Selflessness in Action – our Faith lived out – is a willingness to open ourselves up to things that may not seem to be in our ballpark and to follow through with the mission we are called to. When we do this, God begins to open doors for us to meet needs – selflessly – with no expectation of return. What about the people around you? Next to you? Behind you? In front of you? Do you think there might be a need you could meet for them? Or maybe there is a need that you have that they may be able to meet for you? Are you willing to humble yourself, to Start – Build – Finish – Humility for the sake of serving another, both selflessly to give and selflessly to receive? Don’t deny yourself the joy that comes with serving others Don’t deny others the joy that they feel from serving you And in turn we will together choose not to deny the joy of our God whom we serve directly when we choose to serve others around us
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Defined
Duration: 37 mins
Defined week one message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on October 22, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. How do you define faith? We have a tendency to overlook the primary definition or purpose in the word\concept. Hebrews 11:1 Faith is a “Channel of Living Trust” It is the assurance that stretches from God to us Follow me here – it is the object of faith that makes faith faithful The object of faith is God or the promises of God – the things we HOPE for See, we trust God to fulfill his promises for the future (the unseen things) And we base that on what he has already fulfilled in the past (the assurance of Hope) So our faith as Christians is not truly a BLIND faith It is formed on the foundation of God’s already proven faithfulness Ephesians 6:16 James 2:19 Belief does not define faith – even demons believe Belief is not enough on its own True belief, true faith, comes from the HOPE of what has been and what is to come Great example of living trust - The Centurion in Luke chapter 7 God is more concerned about how we respond to what we go through Application Points: Faith always involves assurance AND conviction Faith always involves things that are still yet to come Faith has as its object things that are presently unseen Faith involves maintaining our focus on God Let the object of your faith be the focus you put on Jesus Be assured that HOPE produces evidence of the unseen Hebrews 11:1 – Don’t overlook the primary definition in God’s word and plan for you
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Duration: 32 mins
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Duration: 28 mins

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