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Experiment- Same Message?

13 Apr

Series: The Voice of Truth

Sermon Title: The Truth About Worry

Sermon in a Sentence: Worry in our life can paralyze us, and keep us from God’s will in our lives

Bible Verses Use: Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Luke 5:16, Matthew 6:32-33, Philippians 4:19, John 14:27-28, 1 Corinthians 4:20,

Youth Leaders: Have you tried something similar? Would love to hear from you! Continue reading

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Who do YOU say He is?

1 Feb

Mark 8:27-29 27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them,“Who do people say I am?”

28 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets.”

29 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”

Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.”

Who do YOU say Jesus is?  This is the real question we must ask ourselves. Is He the Messiah, the one who will make YOU right with God? Or is He just an old fairytale that you heard about growing up. It doesn’t matter who your Mom and Dad say He is. It doesn’t matter who I say He is…Jesus wants to know, who do YOU say He is? If you say He is the Son of God, nothing else matters.

Mark 8:34-38 34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. 36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? 37 Is anything worth more than your soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Will you follow Him? Will you be a Christ follower, and not just a “Christian”? Continue reading

New Series Scarred Starting This Week At Fusion

19 Oct

In this 3 week series we will take a look at not only physical scars, but emotional scars too. Life can be rough, it can leave us battered and bruised. 1 Peter 4:12 None of us have it all together, and the Bible is filled with people who don’t have it all together. God knows our hurts, and He hurts right along with us. How we deal with those scars can have a huge effect on our lives.

Upcoming Series

1 Oct

Two new series starting this weekend, at the Oro Valley Campus, All My Belongings this 5 week series we will look at the serious power in the word “belonging”. Cliques, clubs, teams… there is always some group or another that students are trying to belong to in order to be connected and find value. But what the world offers easily is ultimately fleeting. Only what God provides—and the belonging that comes from being in him—can truly satisfy. Starting this week at Fusion, our midweek at both campuses, we will begin a two part series called Labels. We all have labels that are not bad. Labels such as Father, Mother, son, daughter, friends, students, and Christian. But what about the Labels we are given by other people, labels that have a negative connotation? Labels like looser, dork, nerd, geek, ugly etc. Join us for a look at how we label ourselves, others, and ultimately how God labels us. For more see the calendar on our website.

Bulls Eye Living Week 2 Letter to Students

17 Aug


This weekends message is a real important one when it comes to your life. Not only do I pray that you understand what I’m talking about today, but that you take a little time to answer some of the following questions. Your answers, combined with God’s Spirit working in your life, could change your life forever.

How do you determine what’s really important to you? Think through a few of these questions:
• What do I value the most?

• What are the things that matter the most in my life?

• What type of person do I want to be?

• What words best describe me?

• Am I living a life that reflects what I really value?

• What do I want written on my tombstone?

• What values do I want to be remembered by after my life is over?

• How does God fit into my values?

• Are my values consistent with God’s values?

• Can people see my real values in how I live my life?

Wow! These are tough questions. I encourage you not to let this week slide past you without taking some time to evaluate your life and what you value. Growth and change is tough. Don’t give up on this!

I believe in you!

Chris Harkins
Youth Pastor

Bulls Eye Living Intro

10 Aug

Greetings, friends,

I recently attended a Summer League Basketball game. It got me thinking about the time, energy, discipline, and dedication that got me into playing a sports. Playing any sport at any level in high school or Junior High is tough. But even in the midst of all that is required, people continue to play.

Students play sports for a variety of reasons. They value the reward of participation. They enjoy the benefits of competition. They like the company of their teammates. And the thrill of winning is a “rush” that’s difficult to explain.

When I watch students participate in athletics, I wonder about the amount of time they give to their sport. Then I wonder about the amount of time they give to God. Coaches require and demand their athletes to give a lot of time and energy to their sports program, and this is rarely questioned.

I encourage you to think about the time you give to God this week. Are there areas of your life that you are spending huge amounts of time in (school, sports, TV, friends, hanging out, etc.)?

While all these may be important, here are my questions:

· How about your time with God?

· Are you spending time with Him on a continual basis?

· Is He getting any of your time? Prayer? Bible reading? Studying?

These questions aren’t intended to create a “guilt trip” but to encourage you to think about and rethink your priorities. But just as sports is important and worthy of your time, so is God. Not only is God important, He’s more worthy of your time than anything else you could invest in. If you’re going to grow, you need to spend time with Him.

I write this because I care about your growth,

Chris Harkins

Youth Pastor and usedtobe athlete

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