Used

Used

September 2018 - October 2018

Join us to learn how common people can be used in the hands of an uncommon God.

Sermons in this series
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
by Chris Russell
Series: Used
Duration: 1 hr 1 min
On October 14, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Pastor Chris Russell shared his heartfelt and difficult message that he would be resigning his lead pastor position. As difficult as the process may be, Chris is being obedient to the call of Jesus and following on faith toward the next step in ministry for him and his family. Also discussed was encouragement from Elder Chair, Galen Jay and Board Chair, Jim Evans on the leaderships outlook and hope for the future and the new lead pastor that will be searched for in the coming months.
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
by Linda Evans
Series: Used
Duration: 34 mins
Used week three message from Linda Evans on October 7, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. More…. I want to serve God MORE. I want to know MORE of His word. I want MORE out of my time with God which means that I have to be still MORE and listen MORE. I want to trust God MORE and worry less. I want MORE of God to pour through me to others. I want to be able to love and support those around me who need MORE love and support. I want MORE of my words and my actions to glorify God. Help me God to be MORE in tune with you and your desires for my life. Isaiah 58:11 Hebrews 6:19 There are 2 kinds of north… True North and Magnetic North. True North is a fixed spot on the planet. It has never and will never shift, move or change one bit. Magnetic North, because of the magnetic pull of the planet, changes constantly. Different yesterday, today and tomorrow. Psalm 136 When all else is changing within and around, In God and his love no change can be found. John 16:33 God sees your potential. 2 Kings 4:1-7 We underestimate God… • who He is, • what He can do, • how much He loves us… God never made a nobody. He never made a nothing. He wants to partner with us. Where is your anchor? What do you hold tightly? YOU CAN’T HAVE MORE UNTIL YOU SURRENDER AND OPEN YOUR HANDS! Open up your hands and Tell God that you want more of Him. MORE… MORE… Watch God fill you to overflowing. Hold your head up and set your eyes on True North. Anchor your soul in the Hope that we have through Jesus. Your MORE… it’s beginning.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Used
Duration: 38 mins
Used week three message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on September 30, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. The Bible tells us about three young Israelite men who lived this kind of righteous life, this faith based prevent defense. They were confronted by evil, but did not give in, instead they challenged the situation. They made a choice. At first, things seemed to be getting worse, but as we will see, it didn’t end that way. They played the proper prevent defense. Just like them, at times, life is not easy on us and we get dealt a terrible hand. But we can find hope we can hold onto in their story, because just like them what we need is a miracle in the fire. To find your miracle in the fire, you gotta learn what that proper prevent defense is that they played. We have to learn what our faith based prevent defense is supposed to look like. These three, Rack, Shack and Benny figured it out and we should follow their example. Faith Based Prevent Defense: Persuaded Pressure Promise Protection Promotion Persuaded Daniel 3:16-18 Pressure Daniel 3:19 Promise James 1:2-4 Joshua 1:9 Isaiah 41:10 Daniel 3:20-23 Protection Daniel 3:24-27 Promotion Daniel 3:29-30 Romans 8:28 He wants to USE us – we are called according to his purpose – and he is ON OUR SIDE – do you get that? This is the power of the prevent defense. This is the power of faith. This is the power of his promises for our lives. This is the power of having a God bigger than anything that walks through the fire with us. Romans 8:31-39 Be fully persuaded. Believe the promise and when the pressure begins to increase and the fires begin to burn, you can know the protection that surrounds you and the promotion that waits when you walk out of it. Don’t give up! Remember – your miracle is IN the fire!
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Series: Used
Duration: 36 mins
Used week two message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on September 23, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. When we battle God for control, we essentially react based on what God does that we do or do not like. When we choose to start by accepting that God’s timing is always right, then we can truly begin to release control. How Are You Running? Running Choices: Running From God Running To God Running With God Running Ahead of God Running From God Jonah 1:1-3 Running To God Jonah 2:10 Running With God Jonah 3:1-3a Jonah 3:5 & 10 Running Ahead of God Jonah 4:1 & 5 Jonah 4:6-7 Whatever you are running from – STOP! Run to God – let his love take control, but don’t get ahead of it, Run WITH him. If you work for this, work toward this, give God control of your life, and let him use you, in the end, just like Jonah – it will be a WHALE of a story!
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
by Chris Russell
Series: Used
Duration: 36 mins
Used week one message from Pastor Chris Russell on September 16, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. In this new series we are recognizing that all of us are on a faith journey and every single day we make the decision on whether to open ourselves to being used by God that day. But what does that really look like? Through the ups and downs that life throws at us on a regular basis, what does it look like to live a life that is surrendered to God and open to being USED by Him? The great news is that in Scripture we have access to hundreds of people who have done the journey before us… so we can gain knowledge and understanding from them about what this journey of being used is all about? It should be of great encouragement to us that we have all of these examples that can speak in to our lives… telling us about the times in their lives when they struggled, when they were knocked down, how they got back up and continued to fight, how they kept pressing forward to the end and how they were used by a Creator that was crazy in love with them. We have access to these people all the time. Throughout the Bible there is story after story of imperfect people who have blown it… people like you and me who want to be USED by God for awesome things but who make the wrong decision… who had unfair things happen to them… who suffered… who didn’t understand what God was trying to do in their lives and through their lives… and their stories have been forever captured for us by the many authors God used to preserve their stories and how they intersected with God’s story, the greatest story of all. Hebrews 12:1 In our time with Abraham we will be reminded that those who have gone before us see things from a better perspective than those who are in the midst of the race currently. It’s always harder when you are in the midst of it, especially when it is difficult. Faith is the ability to trust even when we don’t completely understand As people who want to be USED by God we need to have the same confidence that Abraham has that believes… God ALWAYS does the right thing. Genesis 15:1-5 God ALWAYS does the right thing… …even if it takes a long time. Genesis 16:1-2 God ALWAYS does the right thing… …even if it takes a long time. … even if it seems absurd. Genesis 18:10-14 God ALWAYS does the right thing… …even if it takes a long time. … even if it seems absurd. …even if we don’t understand it. Hebrew 11:17-19 Psalm 9:10 If you want to be USED by God, really really USED by him in your time here on Earth, then you need to develop a faith like Abraham. A faith that is not easily shaken every time something bad happens… a faith that is not easily broken every time life doesn’t go your way…. a faith that is not easily shattered when something unexpected happens, and a faith that is not easily questioned just because your little brain can’t wrap itself around what is going on in your life. *2 questions – Is God still on the throne? Did this catch him off guard? Today we remind ourselves that God ALWAYS DOES THE RIGHT THING… and you need to let that truth marinate it’s way into whatever situation or relationship you’re thinking about right now. To become people who are USED by God we need to trust Him completely.

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Community Church of Waterford
65154 County Road 21
Goshen, Indiana 46526


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