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.
In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, there is a time in Narnia when the White Witch rules the land. But one day the snow starts melting, birds start singing, and there are rumors that Aslan is back in Narnia. This brings Narnia great joy because Aslan is the rightful king. This illustration reminds me of the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. When Jesus begins His ministry in Israel, exciting things begin happening. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson looks at a memorable story of healing and hope found in Mark 2:1-12. When a paralyzed man is healed by Jesus, it leaves people amazed and talking about the work of God. What kind of miracle do you need God to do in your life?
In the second week of our Mark series, we’re going to catch a glimpse of a whirlwind day in the life of Christ. We’ll see Him call his first disciples, teach in the synagogue, hang out at Simon Peter’s house, heal Simon Peter’s mother-in-law along with many others in Capernaum, have an early morning prayer session, and preach God’s Word in nearby towns. There’s nothing routine about His day. We’ll find that to be the case more often than not in Mark’s action-packed narrative of Christ’s life. Listen in as guest speaker R.J. McCauley, who serves at the Student Ministries Pastor at Magnolia Church in Riverside, speaks on Mark 1:16-45.
While growing up many of us had a sport, TV show, group or toy we loved. We invested time in learning more about that certain sport so we could play to the best of our ability. We made sure to be home every time that TV show was on so we could talk about it with our friends. However, usually something happens like high school graduation, getting older, or perhaps interest in another sport that takes our attention away from our original passion. This applies to Christ followers as well. Many Christ followers start with a passion for Jesus, but that passion can wane and be replaced with passion for something else. If you have a lack of desire for Jesus, this is a great sermon series for you! Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson preaches from Mark 1:1-15.
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.