The following recordings simply take each week’s teaching topic and go deeper into the history, biblical narrative or application of the topic to our individual lives or community.
October 6, 2019 - Serving Together
Pastor Nick talks about being a people who are intent on meeting the needs they see in front of them. Not just of the people they love and want to care for - but for those who inconvenience us, are less fortunate than us and even for those who do not like us. God places people in our path for a reason and we cannot control that but we can control how we react to them.
September 29, 2019 - Shalom Restorer
God created this world to be a world of shalom. Its in our base code. God also makes a way for us to be restored when shalom has been broken. The restoring of shalom requires a willingness to come to the proverbial table - are you willing to come to the table?
September 22, 2019 - Stories Are Good News!
Why do we take the time to do “Story Sunday?” It relates to the idea of good news and how important it is that we take the time to testify to what good news is in our lives. By sharing the good news in our lives we dramatically impact others for the Kingdom.
September 15, 2019 - Bear the Right Witness
Scott Boyer did a fantastic job of walking us through this week’s Core Value. Pastor Nick takes a moment to emphasize that we are bearing witness to something and it isn’t always to Jesus. What are you bearing witness too? And are you willing to give it us so that you bear witness to the work of Jesus in your life?
September 8, 2019 - The Body of Christ
How good it was to share our morning with LifeGate Church! Some may ask, “How can we partner with other churches when we disagree with some of their beliefs?” Pastor Nick engages that very question with a little bit of history and the idea of dogma, doctrine and differences.
August 25, 2019 - The Rocks Cry Out
Have you considered that the whole world is at worship? Sometimes for people, the worship is misplaced. But, as Jesus said, even the rocks cry out to the glory of God. Perhaps we simply need our eyes to be opened. Pastor Nick challenges us to daily pray for opened eyes and see what happens.
August 18, 2019 - Translations and Interpretation
Pastor Nick shares about different types of translations and where they fall on the translation spectrum. Pastor makes a few suggestions to add to your library and explains what translation Conoy uses on a Sunday morning. Lastly, we discuss how to interpret scripture and the importance of using the community that God has gifted you with.
August 11, 2019 - Japanese Cookies & Crackers
Pastor Nick shares about discussing the ten core values with some Japanese BIC Church members and how Warren Hoffman gave helpful framework and story behind the distillation of the core values. An analogy about cookies and crackers becomes particularly helpful in the conversation.