Join us on Sundays, beginning August 25 at 9:00 and 10:45 AM for our fall sermon series, Action: The Gospel of Mark. We believe your life will be changed by the lessons we’ll learn together in this adventure-driven, action-packed series on the life of Christ.
As of Easter Sunday, our current church vision was completed, and for the past several months we’ve been seeking what God wants next for our church. For decades Coastline has been a pillar in the community. For decades families have been shaped by the love of Jesus, adults have found hope in Christ, and children have had a safe place to learn about a God who loves them. Listen in as Pastor Neal shares a God-sized vision that will bring us to the 100-year anniversary of Coastline in April 2022.
Thus far in our Wise-Up sermon series, we’ve talked about the importance of pursuing wisdom and the benefits we gain by applying wisdom in our decision making, in our relationships, and in our faith community. In the final week of our study on Proverbs, we’re going to look at Proverbs 22 and learn about the blessings of being wise with our money. Listen in as Pastor Neal talks about the burden of debt in comparison to the blessing of giving.
Intentionally engaging in community is essential for all people, especially believers. We live in a time and culture where individualism, disconnectedness and ultimately isolation reign supreme. Though our lives are increasingly people-less, our hardwired need for connections pine away deep within our souls. Throughout Proverbs 27 we see Solomon describe some amazing benefits to living in community. As we take a walk through this chapter, contemplate how you too can apply the wisdom of intentional engagement in our spiritual community for the greater purpose of participating with us as our we reach our community for Christ. Listen in as Pastor Joel Pyron teaches how wise people live and thrive in community.
Although wisdom is crying out in the street to be found by those who will listen, not everyone will listen its cry. Similarly, not all who listen will apply wisdom. And though some apply wisdom, not all will make right choices. In Proverbs 8 Solomon presents a case for wisdom. He doesn't necessarily put wisdom on trial, but he defends the need for us to get wisdom so we can receive favor from the Lord. As we read this text, take note of the clear thought process that Solomon presents in his speech. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches how to find wisdom and receive favor from the Lord.
Most of us have been impacted by the ripple effect from divorce. Your parents may have been divorced, you might have been divorced, you might remember when your best friend's parents got a divorce. Sometimes parents can be loving in the midst of the battle, and other times it gets ugly. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson opens the Bible to Proverbs 5 and looks at what Solomon has to say about adultery. Solomon does a fantastic job explaining how adultery starts with conversations, wandering eyes, and neglecting your home. From his words we learn that marriages thrive when couples are committed to being honest, faithful, and vulnerable.
Solomon was known as the wisest man to ever walk the earth. During his time as king he longed for his children to follow the path of wisdom. In Proverbs 4 he writes three points of instruction for his son to follow. The last point is so important that he asks his son to pay attention, just in case he had forgotten about the importance of his words. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches about the urgency of gaining wisdom and how Scripture will guide our life.
Guest speaker, Steve Ross, continues our Wise Up sermon series with a message from Proverbs 3. Listen in to learn how the pursuit of wisdom can bless your life.
Much of our lives hang on the words we speak and the words spoken to us. In Proverbs 2, the entire chapter hangs on one small word, “if”. If we listen to wisdom, if we call out for wisdom, if we cry aloud for understanding, if we will seek wisdom. Solomon continues to share the benefits that wisdom will have in our life such as saving us from criminal activity and adulterous relationships. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson shares how wisdom will protect us if we allow it to.
When we think about summer we often think about adventures, travel, and getting outside. Summer can bring memories of long days of fishing, camping in secluded sites, laying poolside, or running around the neighborhood with a loaded water gun looking to spray your "enemy." Summer can be a time where people take a break from things - including growing spiritually. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson kicks off our brand new summer series through the Proverbs, and commit to growing spiritually with us during this season.
In the middle of the Gospel of Matthew we glimpse Jesus investing in the lives of those closest to Him as they travel together up a mountain. There they witness Jesus' transfiguration and watch as He has a conversation with Moses and Elijah that culminates with encouragement from God the Father. This account in Matthew 17 teaches those us of who are fathers how to interact with our children. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches about how submission to Jesus leads to spirit-empowered parenting.