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.
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.
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.
Radical Week 3 - To Gods Glory or to our own September 24th, 2017
Our society tells us to be on the lookout for ourselves, to strive to be the best we can be, to gain all of the accolades we can to achieve success. But Jesus said that when we follow Him, we lose ourselves; we do everything we can to bring God glory and not bring glory to ourselves.
Radical Week 2 - Getting the Bad/Good News Right September 17th, 2017
This second Sunday of our series we discuss three foundational concepts of grace - prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying - and how each of them illustrate the gospel message of God's redemption and love.
Radical Week 1 - The Biggest Loser September 10th, 2017
In the first sermon of our new series based on David Platt's book Radical, Pastor Ron talks about how we must be willing to abandon the American Dream to embrace and fully live out God's dream and His call for us to be disciples.
This week Pastor Ron takes time to debunk the idea that God has gone AWOL. Instead God has called us to be His hands and feet to the world - that includes responding in some way to the destruction in Texas.
This week we look at the 10 plagues and Passover and how those two events shaped not only the lives of the Israelites but our lives today.
Moses - Part 2 July 23rd, 2017
Our youth pastor, Chris, continues our sermon series on the life of the reluctant prophet, Moses. This week we discuss how God was with Moses in the wilderness and is with us in our wildernesses and also how God chooses to use people to accomplish His work.
Moses - Part 1 July 16th, 2017
In the first sermon of our new series, Pastor Ron retells the story of the birth of Moses and how Moses' mother and the two midwives refused to allow fear to overrule their faith in God. When the pressure is on, how do we react? In fear or in faith?
A Salvation Story July 9th, 2017
By retelling a "salvation" experience with his dog Lucy, Pastor Bob uses a somewhat allegorical approach to tell the ultimate salvation story of all people through the grace of God.
Be Still (For a Moment) - Week 4 June 25th, 2017
This week we take a break from our regular sermon series and guest lay speaker, Wayne Biddix, shares about heaven and the joy, restoration, and perfection that one day we will experience with our heavenly Father.
Be Still (For a Moment) - Week 3 June 18th, 2017
This week we talk about the noise in our lives and how difficult, but how crucial, it is to hear God's Voice above all others.
As we begin this series called "Be Still (For a Moment)," we discuss how important taking a rest, getting away from the frenetic pace, and being alone with God are to our physical, mental, and spiritual lives.
So we've had our celebration constituting service...now what? Well, we keep living out the mission to which God has called us - to share His love, grace, peace, comfort, and compassion with a world who desperately needs it!
Today we celebrate becoming our own chartered United Methodist Church! Mark Key from Mount Tabor UMC shares about what it means to be the body of Christ, each part working together so that the Kingdom of God is brought to earth. Happy birthday, G3 Church!
As we move towards our charter, we look back at all that God has done for our G3 community and give thanks to Him for how He has moved in the past and how He continues to move in the present and future.
Our world is a world of frustration. In order for people to see Christ in us, we need to be people of encouragement.
Easter Sunday! April 16th, 2017
Some of us may have heard the phrase "Friday's here but Sunday's a-coming." Today we change that statement slightly to say, "Monday's a-coming but Sunday's here to stay" as we discuss how Easter is every day when you believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This week we look at Jesus' teaching on the Sermon on the Mount about adultery - not cheating on your spouse but looking lustfully at someone else. Lust can ruin relationships and marriages, which is why it's one of the seven deadly sins.
Rodney Stillwell, senior chaplain of Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries, joins us as we continue our Lenten series on the seven deadly sins. When it comes to greed, the actions of our hands reflect the attitudes of our hearts.
Seven Deadly Sins - Gluttony March 19th, 2017
Gluttony isn't just about overeating or over drinking...it's about spending too much time focusing on food, diet, etc and allowing those things to take precedence over the God who gave them to us.
Many times when we get angry, it's for selfish reasons - we were hurt, we were offended. Jesus got angry but for much better reasons - God was mocked, people were served unjustly. May our anger spur us to take positive action rather than boil inside of us and wreak havoc on our own lives and relationships.
We begin our Lenten series based on the Seven Deadly Sins with the sin of sloth. Most of us probably aren't couch potatoes, but we are slothful in other areas of our lives - marriage, parenting, relationships, and spiritual disciplines.
Too often this phrase ends up being "Hate the sinner, hate the sin." As imperfect human beings, it is difficult to separate the two (sinner and sin) even when we try. So instead of reciting this phrase, just stop at the word "love."
God won't give us more than we can handle January 29th, 2017
Unfortunately, we have twisted Paul's words to the Corinthians to say that God won't give us more than we can handle. A more appropriate truth would be "God will help us handle all that we've been given." Life throws us curve balls, tragedy happens, but God is not the author of evil (we talked about this a couple weeks ago), and so He is not heaping pain and suffering on our lives. Instead, He promises never to leave us, especially in our times of weakness.
Everything happens for a reason January 22nd, 2017
If we believe this half truth, we say that God is not only the author of good things but also the author of bad things, and the God of love and mercy we worship cannot possibly be the instigator of evil.
God helps those who help themselves January 15th, 2017
Some of us have convinced ourselves that this statement is in the Bible - even one of the ten commandments. However, it goes against much of what Christianity is about - grace, love, and compassion. God calls us to be His hands and feet by helping those who can't help themselves.
On this last Sunday of Advent, we look closer at the characters of the wise men - the foreigners who recognized the Kingship of Jesus even though they were not Jewish. The Scriptures say they went back to their country another way, changed by their encounter with Emmanuel "God with us." We, too, should go another way this Christmas, showing others how God has changed us.
On this third Sunday of Advent, we look at the character of Mary and how she couldn't possibly have seen what was coming. She had to have felt surprised, fearful, joyful, and concerned all at once when the angel told her she would bear God's Son. But Mary said "yes" to God - and the course of history was changed forever.
In the second Sunday of our Advent series "They Didn't See Christmas Coming," we take a look at the villain, King Herod, and we remind ourselves that we face such small persecutions compared to other Christians around the world. Don't let the small persecutions during this holiday season squash the joy of the birth of Jesus.
During this Advent season, we will examine the roles of different characters in the Christmas story and follow the theme of "They didn't see Christmas coming." This week we look at the prophets Isaiah and Micah.
It's not a matter of IF a storm will come, but WHEN a storm will come. Just because we are Jesus followers doesn't mean we won't face struggles and tragedies, but when those times come, if our foundation is strong and deep, we will be able to stand.
In the midst of a chaotic election season, Christians can be just as ruthless and hateful as anyone. Instead of aligning our faith with a political party or candidate, we should always remember that God is our ultimate Savior.
Unique Position October 23rd, 2016
In our last sermon of this series, we discuss how our unique wiring, abilities, and passions lead us to being at the right place at the right time in order to serve God and bring about His Kingdom.
Unique Mission October 16th, 2016
God has ordained for us to do good works in order to make Him known to the world. Each of us has been given a unique mission to bring His Kingdom here; God has designed each of us with specific talents, passions, and burdens to fulfill our missional calling.
Unique Identity October 9th, 2016
God has wired us a specific way to live out our core mission in our core position. The Psalmist writes that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God knows us and created us for a purpose.
Last week we talked about our core mission - making disciples. Once we understand this, we can take another step forward in our journey to have a life of "more" by embracing our core position - where God has placed us. God calls us to make disciples in the very places we live and work. We don't have to go to far away lands to be missionaries. God expects us to be missionaries exactly where we are.
In his last words on earth, Jesus commanded his disciples to go out and make disciples all over the world. His command is still the same for us today; this is our core mission as Jesus followers and how we can embrace "more" of the abundant life God has for us.
In his book More, Todd Wilson challenges us to embrace the abundant life God has for us. Many times we struggle with the question "Is this all there is?" and Wilson answers this with a resounding "Absolutely not!" Scripture explains that God longs for us to fulfill our callings, and through this pursuit, we will experience fulfillment.
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: