Sermons

Suffering
November 4th, 2018

Have you ever wondered why God allows suffering? Today Pastor Ron discusses how sometimes God uses suffering to show His glory, but that there are also pains in this world we will just never understand.








Reason for God (Week 2) - Absolute Truth vs. Subjective Truth
October 28th, 2018

Ron discusses the difference between absolute and subjective truth and relates it to how we share our Christian faith with others.








Reason for God (Week 1) - Science vs. Faith
October 21st, 2018

In our first Sunday of this new series, Pastor Ron discusses how science and faith are not opposing forces, and not only can they co-exist, but they can cooperate with each other as they seek to answer totally different questions.








FOMO
October 7th, 2018

In this last week of our series, Pastor Ron discusses FOMO. It's not just a slang term used by teenagers, but it's a very real struggle that can be toxic to our faith journey. Through daily pauses of thanksgiving, we can combat FOMO and remember all that God has done for us and all that God has given to us.








Worry and anxiety
September 30th, 2018

This week Pastor Ron discusses Psalm 46 in relation to worry and anxiety. Letting go and letting God isn't easy, but it is necessary if we are to be able to live lives of peace and comfort. Deep breathing exercises and breath prayers can help us in moments of anxiety - turn TO God and not AWAY from Him when we feel fearful.








Crime and terrorism
September 23rd, 2018

This week Pastor Ron discusses our general fear of crime, terrorism, and violence in the United States. We spend so much money and energy trying to protect ourselves that we end up convincing ourselves that something bad is going to happen to us.








September 16th, 2018

Due to weather conditions, no service was held this week.






Scared to Death
September 9th, 2018

This Sunday we begin our series based on Adam Hamilton's book Unafraid. Pastor Ron shares about his own battles with fear, and how with God's help, our giants can become grasshoppers.








We all have felt far from God
September 2nd, 2018

This Sunday our youth pastor, Chris McAuliffe, shares about how we all have felt far from God. Even Jesus on the cross cried out to God in anguish over feeling abandoned.








Mission (not) Impossible - Part 2
August 26th, 2018

Today we continue our two-part series about our mission at G3 Church - to help those who feel far from God come home.








Mission (not) Impossible - Part 1
August 19th, 2018

This week we start a two-part series about our mission at G3 Church - to help those who feel far from God come home. Pastor Ron discusses a story in Mark about a demon-possessed man who must have felt far from God, far from God's people, and far from life itself.








Discerning Gods Will
August 12th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what God's will is? Have you ever faced an important decision and longed to know what God would want you to do? Decisions can be difficult sometimes, but God has given us tools to help us know and live out His will for our lives.








The Character of Judas - Week 4
August 5th, 2018

On this last Sunday of our series, we look at the "villain" of the New Testament - Judas. Although he is loathed by so many, we are more like him than we want to admit. Are we fans or followers of Jesus?








The Character of Priscilla and Aquila - Week 3
July 29th, 2018

This week we take a look at Priscilla and Aquila, a couple mentioned only 6 times in the entire New Testament. Although we don't know a lot about them, there is one important quality that they exhibit that we should all seek to emulate: a mission mindset. Only when we adopt this mindset can we help bring about God's Kingdom here as it is in heaven.








The Character of Paul - Week 2
July 22nd, 2018

In this second sermon of this series, we look at the character of Paul - his story of origin, his superpower, his weakness, and his defining moment. Even though Paul was human and made plenty of mistakes, God chose to use Him to spread about the Gospel.








The Character of Peter - Week 1
July 15th, 2018

As we begin our new sermon series, we take a look at the character of Peter. Though his words certainly were louder than his actions at times, his great faith was also what caused Jesus to change his name to "Rock" and use him to build the Church.








July 8th, 2018

No sermon was recorded this week.






The life of David
July 1st, 2018

This Sunday we look at the life of David - the highs and the lows - and how even as an adulterer and a murderer, God still called him a man after His heart.








June 24th, 2018

Due to our outside worship service, no sermon was recorded this week.




Samson
June 17th, 2018


The story of Samson we grew up hearing in Sunday School or seeing in pop culture is not the true story of Samson. He was impulsive, selfish, entitled...and these facets of his character led to destruction for both Samson and those around him.









"Crash Test Dummies" Week 4 - Judges 7
June 10th, 2018


In this last sermon of our series, we see the downfall of Gideon and the unhappy ending to his story. It serves as a dangerous warning to us about taking God's credit.









"Crash Test Dummies" Week 3 - Judges 6 Altar
June 3rd, 2018


This week Pastor Ron discusses the need to "alter our altars" just like Gideon had to do in Judges 6. Sometimes other things and other people become the ultimate priority in our lives and we need to step back and reassess God's place.









"Crash Test Dummies" Week 2 - Judges 6
May 27th, 2018


This week Pastor Ron looks at Judges 6 and how God chooses to empower and not enable the Israelites. Sometimes we, too, must choose the tough love route with loved ones.









"Crash Test Dummies" Week 1 - Judges 21
May 20th, 2018


In this first Sunday of our Crash Test Dummies series, Pastor Ron takes a look at the end of Judges 21, specifically the last verse that says "everyone lived as they saw fit." In our society today, we have accepted the false idea that everyone can create his/her own truth, that no one can tell us what is right or wrong because it's up to each individual to determine his/her own truth.









Mother's Day
May 13th, 2018


This Mother's Day, Pastor Ron looks at Paul's second letter to Timothy where he credits Lois and Eunice for developing Timothy's faith. Regardless of whether or not we are parents, we are models for Christ. Children, teenagers, adults are all watching us and need to see Jesus in what we say and what we do.









Romans 12
May 6th, 2018


In our last sermon in this series, Pastor Ron dissects Romans 12:1 and Paul's invitation for us to offer our entire lives as a sacrifice to God - not just on Sundays or when we pray before meals - but even in the small things of life because "in view of God's mercy," we should respond accordingly.









Matthew 24
April 29th, 2018


In this third Sunday of our "Therefore" series, Chris takes a look at the passage in Matthew 24 where we are called to "keep watch" for the coming of Christ. This shouldn't scare us or guilt us but encourage us to live lives of love, compassion, and social justice in our world today so that people will come to understand God's Kingdom here and now.









1st Peter - Strip it Down
April 22nd, 2018


This week Pastor Ron takes a look at another scripture passage from 1 Peter where Peter uses the word "therefore." Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, we are to rid ourselves of the toxins that keep us from a right relationship with God and with others.









1st Peter
April 15th, 2018


In this first sermon of our "Therefore" series, Pastor Ron discusses how Peter tells the early Christians that they are called to be holy, set apart to be God's hands and feet. We, too, are delivered to be different, not different in a weird way but different in God's way.









James
April 8th, 2018


James teaches the church that following the cultural norm for living isn't necessarily the life to which Jesus calls us. As Christ followers, we should strive to follow God's way (loving, serving, showing compassion, seeking justice, etc) and not strive to follow our own way.









Easter Sunday
April 1st, 2018


He is risen! He has conquered the grave and defeated death! But that doesn't mean life is easy or that our struggles improve when we say yes to Christ. It does mean that we have a story to tell, a story that might include difficulties, but a story that certainly includes abundant life through Jesus Christ.









Palm Sunday
March 25th, 2018


This Palm Sunday, Pastor Ron challenges us to choose our King. Is our king our job or achievements? Is our king our kids? Is our king material things? Or is our king really the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Savior of the world? This Holy Week may we choose to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and experience the abundant life He offers.









Gun Control
March 18th, 2018


This Sunday we tackle a difficult issue - the gun control debate. Regardless of political affiliation, we should look to Jesus when deciding what measures should be taken in our country.









Voices from the side of the road
March 11th, 2018


This week Chaplain Rodney Stilwell from the Forsyth County Jail shares with us the "voices from the side of the road." These voices are cries of sons and daughters of God, cries of pain and despair, cries that are worth stopping for.









"Prayers for Dummies" Week 3 - Ways to Pray
March 4th, 2018


In our last Sunday of this series, Chris shares with us different ways to pray and the meaning behind each posture. There is no "right" way to position ourselves when we pray, but he encourages us to try various postures because we may find one that helps us connect even better to our Heavenly Father.









"Prayers for Dummies" Week 2 - Maintaining
February 25th, 2018


In this second Sunday of our series, Pastor Ron talks about the importance of maintaining an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father through prayer by talking and listening throughout each day.









"Prayers for Dummies" Week 1 - Confession
February 18th, 2018


This first Sunday of Lent we begin a new series called "Prayer for Dummies." Many of us struggle with what to say when we pray so we just don't do it at all. Pastor Ron encourages us to start with confession, humbling ourselves before God and revealing our true selves to cultivate a more intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father.









Holy Spirit
February 11th, 2018


This Sunday, Chris, our youth pastor, talks about the Holy Spirit as life-giver, caller, and teacher. Are we fearful of the Holy Spirit or embracing the power the Holy Spirit gives us?









"Brand New" Week 4 - Redefining the Terms
January 28th, 2018


Ron takes a look at what Jesus intended the church to be: not a building, but a group of people working for good. In this way, we can better live out God's plans for the world.









"Brand New" Week 3 - What Love Requires
January 21st, 2018


Ron discusses how when we love others, we are truly living out what Jesus has called us to do. This is the core of what Christianity should be.









"Brand New" Week 2 - Furious for Freedom
January 14th, 2018


Even today, Christians are being trapped behind rules and misconceptions within Christianity. Pastor Ron shares how Christianity should instead further radical freedom.









"Brand New" Week 1 - Temple Model
January 7th, 2018


In this new series called Brand: New, we explore how the Church has drifted off course from the New Testament teachings of Jesus. We're called to love God and love people, and sometimes Christians just aren't very Christlike.









New Years Eve!
December 31st, 2017


Our youth pastor, Chris McAuliffe, shares the story of the woman caught in adultery and how Jesus shows grace in the midst of her guilt. As we enter 2018, let us look beneath the surface and see the person and not just the action.









Advent Series, Week 4
December 24th, 2017


On this Christmas Eve, Pastor Ron focuses on the question "Is it true?" Looking from the perspective of Joseph, certainly he must have had doubts. But for us today, the answer to this question means everything.









Advent Series, Week 3
December 17th, 2017


In the third week of our Advent series, Pastor Ron discusses two important take-aways from Joseph's story: we are all called to be angels (God's messengers) to the world and we are all called to help care for other people's children.









Advent Series, Week 2
December 10th, 2017


In week two of our Advent series, we look at the lineage of Joseph (Matthew 1:1-16) as well as his mercy towards Mary (Matthew 1:18-19).









Advent Series, Week 1
November 26th, 2017


Before we begin our Advent series next week, Chris takes a Sunday to remind us that "all are welcome" at G3. But this shouldn't be a phrase strictly for church on Sunday - it should be a phrase we carry into our daily lives as we seek to live out Matthew 25.









All are Welcome!
November 26th, 2017


Before we begin our Advent series next week, Chris takes a Sunday to remind us that "all are welcome" at G3. But this shouldn't be a phrase strictly for church on Sunday - it should be a phrase we carry into our daily lives as we seek to live out Matthew 25.









Week 4 - Apology
November 19th, 2017


Learning to apologize is essential to reconciliation. It's not just what we say but how we say it that matters, and accepting responsibility instead of shifting the blame will help make things right.









Week 3 - Others
November 12th, 2017


In week three, Pastor Ron discusses our need to begin the road to forgiving others. It’s not easy nor simple, but we must begin the journey for our own souls and because Jesus calls us to do so.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Week 2 - Spouses
November 5th, 2017


This week Pastor Ron addresses forgiveness between spouses and how important forgiveness is to sustaining a long and happy marriage.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Week 1 - Confess to God
October 29th, 2017


On the first Sunday of our new series, Pastor Ron discusses sin, confession, and repentance. God longs for us to come to Him with our sins, honestly repent (say I'm sorry), and resolve to live more like Him. The weight of our sins can be like a backpack full of heavy rocks, so let our Savior take the load and make our journey lighter.









Greed
October 22nd, 2017


This Sunday, Pastor Ron discusses the topic of greed by using Adam Hamilton's book Enemies of the Heart. Greed likes to hide behind "good things" and thus is a heart toxin that we tend to overlook. What's the cure? Generosity. What's the vaccine? Thankfulness.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Radical Week 6 - There is no Plan B
October 15th, 2017


In the last chapter of Platt's book, Chris approaches the topic of evangelism and how important it is for us to share our story with others. How has Jesus changed you? What difference has He made in your life? There is no Plan B, so it's up to us to tell our stories.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Radical Week 5 - Giving to the Poor
October 8th, 2017


This week Pastor Ron broaches the most talked about topic in the New Testament: money. If we call ourselves Jesus followers, we must not ignore the poor. If we do, we are no better than the rich man in the parable Jesus told in Luke.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Radical Week 4 - To All Nations
October 1st, 2017


In this fourth week of our series, Pastor Bob visits the Great Commission in Matthew 28 and invites us to get rid of the borders that separate us from others and what God is calling us to do.

Follow along with this week's Sermon PDF.









Music

At G3 Church, we offer a contemporary environment in regards to our music, videos, messages, and laid-back atmosphere. If you’re looking for a large auditorium with cushioned chairs, strobe lights and fog machines, we’re not the church for you – and that’s OKAY! But if you’re looking for a caring community that values companionship and service, come join us one Sunday morning! We’ll offer you a coffee and donut, shake your hand, and genuinely ask you how you’re doing.

Here are a few songs we regularly sing during our worship gatherings:

Come However You Are:

How He Loves:

I Give You My Heart:

I Refuse:

Live Like That:

Not For A Moment:

Say Amen:

Waiting Here For You:


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