Each week Pastor Ron brings us God's word through scripture. We also worship via music and praise songs. Below are recent sermons as well as samples that we regularly sing during our worship gatherings!
Lost Light - Week 2 January 19th
This week, listen as Ron shares about the Light, as referenced by John in the first chapter of his gospel. Reflect with us on what it means to be 'little lights' pointing the way towards the 'great Light', like John the Baptist.
Lost Light - Week 1 January 12th
Ron begins a new sermon series this Sunday called 'Lost Light.' During this sermon series we will be looking at the Book of John exegetically and go verse by verse to hear what God is telling us directly. Ron began with John 1 and explores how John describes the Creation and how Jesus fits into the story.
Canceling the Debt January 5th
For the first Sunday of 2020 Ron shares how we can all deal with our anger by 'canceling the debt'. Ron suggests that anger comes from feeling like we're owed something. Drawing from Jesus' message to Peter in Matthew 18, Ron reminds us that we are called to forgive 7 times 70 times. Listen and learn that we must 'cancel the debts' we feel others owe us in order to prevent our anger from festering into sin.
New Year's Resolutions December 29th
This week at G3 we heard from Andy Tuttle, the Director of Student Ministries from Mt. Tabor United Methodist. Andy talks about something we can all relate to during this time, New Year's Resolutions and how they can be difficult to keep.
Advent - Week 4 December 22nd
On the fourth Sunday of Advent we anticipate the coming of Jesus and celebrate the peace that His arrival brings. Ron compares Paul's letter to the Philippians and the shepherds that were told the good news in Luke. The shepherds were obedient to God's invitation and said "yes" with their feet which sparked the news of Jesus' arrival on earth. In the same way, we are reminded to say "yes" to God everyday.
Advent - Week 3 December 15th
On this third Sunday of Advent, join us as Randy Blanchard, Church Vitality Strategist for the Western NC United Methodist Conference, shares a new take on a potentially familiar passage - Jesus returning sight to a blind man. Randy suggests we must first become 'blind' (forgetting what we think we know about God and what God is up to) so we then can 'see' (be aware of God's actual work in the world).
Advent - Week 2 December 8th
On the Second Sunday of Advent Ron continues with the Down to Earth sermon series. This week we focused on humility by looking at Paul's letter to the Philippians, Mary's song, as well as Mr. Roger's life!
Advent - Week 1 December 1st
On this first Sunday of Advent, Ron shares a less typical sermon from the second chapter of Philippians, about the biggest threat to the church. It's not Starbucks holiday cups, but disunity and forgetting to put others' needs and interests before our own.
Creed - Week 4 November 24th
Ever wonder why we say we believe in the 'holy catholic church' while we say the Apostles' Creed, even though we aren't Catholic? In the final week of our series, Creed, hear Ron explain the phrases 'holy catholic church' and 'communion of saints' and why they apply to ALL Christians.
Creed - Week 3 November 17th
This week, Ron continues with his sermon series "Creed".
Creed - Week 2 November 10th
Ron continues with his sermon series "Creed" focusing on the lines about Jesus Christ, the Son. He calls this portion of the Apostles' Creed the 'core of our core as Christians', as it lays out the essentials of the gospel - Jesus was born, died, and raised again.
Creed - Week 1 November 3rd
Today, Ron begins his sermon series entitled 'Creed'. In this sermon, he explains the importance of the first line of the Apostles' Creed: We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
Devoting to God October 27th
This morning at G3, guest preacher Randy Blanchard shares about how things in life - good and not so good - get our devotion and how we can make sure God is the one to whom we are devoted.
Vision Campaign Series - Week 3 October 20th
This Sunday Ron continues with his sermon series "First" as we continue with our Vision Campaign. This week Ron explains how we can put God first with our finances.
Vision Campaign Series - Week 2 October 13th
This Sunday Ron talks about 're-gifting' - using the spiritual gifts God has given us to do the work G3 has been called to as a church.
Vision Campaign Series - Week 1 October 6th
This week at G3 Ron begins our Vision Campaign sermon series with a sermon about Idols and how we can work towards putting God first in our lives everyday.
Finding God - Week 4 September 29th
In the last sermons from our "Finding God in Toy Story" sermon series Ron talks about how Forky thinks about himself as trash but eventually is shown he is loved by Bonnie the creator. Similarly, Ron leads us to see that God has created us to be his masterpiece!
Finding God - Week 3 September 22nd
Due to our service being outdoors, no sermon was recorded.
Finding God - Week 2 September 15th
This Sunday Pastor Ron talks about identity and where we try to find it. He uses illustrations from Toy Story 2 and the parable of the lost son to show that ultimately our identity is found in our God.
Finding God - Week 1 September 8th
In our first Sunday of our new Finding God in Toy Story series, Pastor Ron challenges us to face our insecurities.
No Sermon this week September 1st, 2019
No sermon was recorded this week. Please check back next week!
"Catch" - Week 4 August 25th, 2019
In this last sermon of our series, Pastor Ron challenges us to grow in our faith, to leave milk behind and move on to more substantial "food".
"Catch" - Week 3 August 18th, 2019
In this third Sunday of our sermon series "Catch," Pastor Ron reminds us that Jesus did not call the qualified in the New Testament, and He doesn't call the qualified now. He uses us where we are, how we are, and we need to be willing to share our stories.
"Catch" - Week 2 August 11th, 2019
In our second Sunday of this sermon series, Pastor Ron answers these three questions: Why Jesus? Why Church? Why our church?
"Catch" - Week 1 August 4th, 2019
In this first sermon of our August series "Catch," Pastor Ron uses Scripture from Ezekiel and Matthew to remind us of our mission at G3 Church: to help those who feel far from God come home.
Christmas in July July 28th, 2019
Today we revisit the Christmas story and remember the peace that Christ brings and that God is always with us.
Jesus Following 101 - Week 4 July 21st, 2019
On this last Sunday of our Jesus Following 101 sermon series, Pastor Ron discusses the seeming conflict between faith and works. We are saved by faith and faith alone, and yet because of our faith, we can't help but do good works because that is what God created us to do.
Jesus Following 101 - Week 3 July 14th, 2019
In this third Sunday of our sermon series Jesus Following 101, Pastor Ron shares about the importance of prayer. Through prayer, we draw closer to our Heavenly Father just as Jesus did during His ministry on Earth.
Jesus Following 101 - Week 2 July 7th, 2019
In our second sermon of this series, guest preacher Rick Page shares about the transforming nature of the Bible. By allowing God to speak through Scripture, we will become more like the Jesus of the Bible.
Jesus Following 101 - Week 1 June 30th, 2019
This week we begin our new series called "Jesus Following 101." We begin by looking at the Bible - what it is and what it is not.
Marriage June 23rd, 2019
This Sunday, Pastor Ron talks about marriage and the necessity to have sacrificial love just as Christ loved (and died) for humanity.
Father's Day June 16th, 2019
On this Father's Day, guest preacher Rick Page shares the godly duties fathers have been given by the Heavenly Father to raise holy children ready for Kingdom living in this world.
Daniel Series - Final June 9th, 2019
In our last sermon of this series, Pastor Ron challenges us to live lives of integrity like Daniel even when the lions bite. Life is full of disappointments, challenges, and heartache, but God is with us in the midst of our lion's den experiences.
Daniel 4 June 2nd, 2019
In this sermon, Pastor Ron uses Daniel 4 to teach us how to live humbly, to remember who God is, who we are, and who others are.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego May 26th, 2019
In today's sermon, Pastor Ron shares the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace and challenges us to turn towards God when we are faced with hardships, fears, and trials instead of turning away from Him.
Chris' Last Day - Genesis May 19th, 2019
On Chris' last Sunday at G3, he preaches on the story in Genesis where Jacob wrestles with God. Chris gives us permission to have doubts, to question God, to even get angry because God is a God who can handle our doubts and fears. But ultimately, we rest in the assurance of God's love for us and for all people even in the midst of darkness and struggle.
Daniel - Week 2 May 12th, 2019
On this second Sunday of our series, Pastor Ron looks at Daniel chapter 2 and how Daniel was able to retell and interpret the king's dream. This part of the story shows us how important it is to go to the right source in order to get the right solution. Only God was able to know the king's dream (not the astronomers or magicians), and Daniel knew God would provide the answers when he went before the king.
Daniel - Week 1 May 5th, 2019
In our first sermon this series on Daniel, Pastor Ron challenges us to build our lives upon a firm foundation so that when the bad times come (and they will come), we will not crumble.
No Sermon this week April 28th, 2019
Due to technical difficulties, no sermon was recorded.
No Sermon this week April 21st, 2019
Due to technical difficulties, no sermon was recorded.
No Sermon this week April 14th, 2019
Due to technical difficulties, no sermon was recorded.
Finances April 7th, 2019
In our third week of our Simplify series, guest preacher Rick Page joins us to look at the topic of healthy finances. He says, "It's a matter of cardiology not ideology" when it comes to our money. We are called to be good and faithful stewards of all that God has given us so that we can help grow His Kingdom.
Relationships March 31st, 2019
In this second sermon of our Simplify series, Pastor Ron discusses the connection between our relationship with God and our relationship with others. We must be connected to the Vine (Jesus Christ) in order to have the appropriate lens of humility and servanthood in our relationships with others.
Time March 24th, 2019
Today we begin our new sermon series looking at how to simplify our lives so that we live like Mary in a Martha world (referring to the story of Mary and Martha in the New Testament). What changes do we need to make in our daily schedules to make time for the "best" things in life?
Vision March 17th, 2019
This Sunday is unlike any Sunday at G3 Church. For the first time in our G3 life, we unleash a vision that God has given us over the next five years.
Here are a couple of songs you might hear during our worship gatherings: