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Oct 14, 2018
Thrive 6 – Evangelism
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  • Oct 14, 2018Thrive 6 – Evangelism
    Oct 14, 2018
    Thrive 6 – Evangelism
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
  • Oct 8, 2018Thrive 5 – Developing Godly Leaders
    Oct 8, 2018
    Thrive 5 – Developing Godly Leaders
    Developing Godly Leaders. 
  • Oct 1, 2018Membership: Belonging to One Another
    Oct 1, 2018
    Membership: Belonging to One Another
    Romans 12:3-5
  • Sep 23, 2018Salvation from Sin
    Sep 23, 2018
    Salvation from Sin
    Salvation from sin is found in Jesus. Knowing how to receive that salvation and helping others to do the same is an essential habit of a healthy, thriving church.
  • Sep 17, 2018Everyone Is A Minister
    Sep 17, 2018
    Everyone Is A Minister
  • Sep 9, 2018Submit to God’s Word
    Sep 9, 2018
    Submit to God’s Word
    Series Summary: What does an “ideal” church look like? Perhaps it isn’t what we tend to look for. The church wasn’t our idea — it’s God’s. Jesus established the Church as the sole agent for communicating the Gospel, making disciples, and promoting spiritual growth. Our spiritual health depends upon the Church. So let’s take a look at what the habits of a healthy, vibrant church are so we have a Biblical standard with which to measure the health of our own Church.
    This Sermon: In this first installment of THRIVE (8 Habits of a Healthy, Vibrant Church), Ashton unpacks the first habit -- Submit to God's Word.
  • Sep 2, 2018The Jesus Bandwagon
    Sep 2, 2018
    The Jesus Bandwagon
    Series: Galatians
    In the final installment of our Summer series in the book of Galatians, Ashton unpacks the main point of Paul's letter one more time.
  • Aug 26, 2018You reap what you sow…
    Aug 26, 2018
    You reap what you sow…
    Series: Galatians
    As we near the end of our Summer series in the book of Galatians, Ashton digs into Paul's exhortation to not give up in planting well in order to reap a harvest.  
  • Aug 19, 2018The Gospel makes us OTHERS centered
    Aug 19, 2018
    The Gospel makes us OTHERS centered
    Series: Galatians
    As we continue our Summer series in the book of Galatians, Ashton challenges the Church with what it looks like to be OTHERS centered.  
  • Aug 12, 2018The Struggle is Real
    Aug 12, 2018
    The Struggle is Real
    Series: Galatians
    As we continue our Summer series in the book of Galatians, Ashton wrestles with the tension every believer struggles with between the Holy Spirit and the flesh in their lives.  
  • Aug 5, 2018Gospel Freedom
    Aug 5, 2018
    Gospel Freedom
    Series: Galatians

    As we continue our Summer series in the book of Galatians, Andrew speaks about freedom in Christ available to us as a gift from God.

  • Jul 29, 2018Christ Formed in You
    Jul 29, 2018
    Christ Formed in You
    Series: Galatians
    As we continue in our summer series on Galatians, Ashton unpacks the truth found in Galatians 4:8-21 -- "You are Formed by what you Follow ... so Follow Jesus!"
  • Jul 15, 2018Children of God
    Jul 15, 2018
    Children of God
    Series: Galatians

    As we continue our summer study of Paul's letter to the Galatians, Ashton reminds us that we are children of God. 

     
  • Jul 8, 2018The Law in the Gospel Life
    Jul 8, 2018
    The Law in the Gospel Life
    Series: Galatians
    Tune into the newest installment of the summer study of the book of Galatians as Pastor Ashton explores the right application of the Old Testament Law in our lives.
  • Jun 24, 2018Living in Line with the Gospel
    Jun 24, 2018
    Living in Line with the Gospel
    Series: Galatians
    "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
         -Galatians 2:20
  • Jun 17, 2018Gospel Unity
    Jun 17, 2018
    Gospel Unity
    Series: Galatians
    "So let’s commit to looking for the Gospel and we’ll discover opportunities to unify.  I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not always easy to do … sometimes it takes work.  I’ll even confess that I’ve missed it until a fellow Christian reminds me.  I believe that unity is impossible to get right alone — I believe it takes a Church committed to the Gospel to maintain unity."
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Ashton Stewart
  • Jun 10, 2018God’s Amazing Grace
    Jun 10, 2018
    God’s Amazing Grace
    Series: Galatians
    As we continue in our verse-by-verse study of the book of Galatians, Ashton looks at why it is that those that seem most unlikely to preach the Gospel are the ones often tasked with preaching the Gospel.
  • Jun 3, 2018The Unique Gospel
    Jun 3, 2018
    The Unique Gospel
    Series: Galatians
    As we enter our summer-long study of the New Testament book of Galatians, Ashton explores what it is that is so compelling about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
     
    "Anyone who thinks that Jesus + anything = salvation is distorting the message of the Gospel and are rejecting the authority of Jesus...This is the point of Paul's letter to the Galatians...Christians must embrace God's grace as a free gift. We cannot be loved by God any more or less that we are already loved. Salvation is not earned. It is given to us and we accept it because of Jesus."
    -Ashton Stewart
     
  • May 27, 2018So Be Intentional
    May 27, 2018
    So Be Intentional
    Alongside a panel of wise retirees, Pastor Ashton explores how to stay engaged with Christ and the church in the later years of life. Don't miss this encouraging word!
  • May 20, 2018So Find Purpose In It
    May 20, 2018
    So Find Purpose In It
    "If you’re in the midst of your adult years … maybe you’ve just graduated from college or your not quite yet ready to retire (and everyone in between) … take a honest assessment of your life. Realize the brevity of life — that life is but a mist — and be honest enough to admit that every pursuit in life is vain if it’s not focused upon God. Paul writes in Colossians 3:17, 'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.' ~ Ashton Stewart
  • May 13, 2018So Invest Into It
    May 13, 2018
    So Invest Into It
    As we celebrated Mother's Day all together in 1-unified service at the Youth Center, Ashton shared insights surrounding the faith dynamics during the adolescence phase. 
     
    "As a church family, we have to make it our priority to surround our young people during this crucial phase and lovingly encourage our students when they have questions and point them toward the only one who can handle our doubts. Jesus can handle our doubts, don't you think?" ~ Ashton Stewart
     
  • May 6, 2018Don’t Miss It
    May 6, 2018
    Don’t Miss It
    James 4:13-14 — 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
    Each moment is a gift. The next is not promised to you. Life moves at such a rapid pace that if we’re not careful, we’ll miss it. Don’t blink. James said life is a mist that appears for a moment and then vanished. ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Apr 29, 2018Don’t Hesitate
    Apr 29, 2018
    Don’t Hesitate
    You don’t have to wait until you have time to pray in order to pray.
  • Apr 22, 2018What We Pray About
    Apr 22, 2018
    What We Pray About
    As God's children, the way we pray reveals the trust we have in Him to respond and answer. ~ Ashton Stewart
     

    “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9-11 (NIV)

  • Apr 15, 2018The God We Talk With
    Apr 15, 2018
    The God We Talk With
    "When we balance God’s CLOSENESS and God’s GREATNESS, then you will understand that God is both CAPABLE and WILLING to listen and answer your prayer!" ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Apr 8, 2018The Way We Pray
    Apr 8, 2018
    The Way We Pray
    "It’s okay if your prayers are short, simple, and honest. Your Father in heaven just wants to hear from you." ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Apr 1, 2018He is Not Here
    Apr 1, 2018
    He is Not Here
    Because Jesus resurrected...His death is not wasted. In fact, because of Jesus' resurrection NOTHING IS WASTED...not your past, not your mistakes, not your sorrow, not your pain, not your regrets; none of it will ever be wasted...since Jesus is alive, so is our HOPE! ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Mar 25, 2018Unanswered Prayers
    Mar 25, 2018
    Unanswered Prayers
    When we pray...
    "What do we do when God doesn't respond the way we ask Him to?" ~ Ashton Stewart
     
    Mark 14
  • Mar 18, 2018Not Guilt, But Grace
    Mar 18, 2018
    Not Guilt, But Grace
    When we do not receive what we deserve and when we receive a gift that we do not deserve, it ought to change who we are and it ought to change how we live. The Bible in Romans 2:4 says that “God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance.” ~Ashton Stewart
  • Mar 11, 2018For Our Good and God’s Glory
    Mar 11, 2018
    For Our Good and God’s Glory
    None of the moments in our life are ever wasted. God's plan sometimes includes our suffering and pain. When we look at the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis, we see that whether he was the prince or in a pit, God was present. And the same is true for us in every moment we go through.

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28

  • Mar 4, 2018Every 1 of Us
    Mar 4, 2018
    Every 1 of Us
    Series: Who's Your 1
    This final sermon from the "Who's Your 1" series gives strong encouragement to go and make disciples from Matthew 28.
  • Feb 25, 2018What Do I Say To My 1?
    Feb 25, 2018
    What Do I Say To My 1?
    Series: Who's Your 1
    A conversation about what it looks like to lead someone to Christ. We can learn from the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch found in Acts 8.
  • Feb 18, 2018It Takes 1 To Reach 1
    Feb 18, 2018
    It Takes 1 To Reach 1
    Series: Who's Your 1
    It Takes 1 To Reach 1, part 3 of "Who's Your 1" brought encouragement from Ashton Stewart to do more than pray. There are things we need to say. We need to tell them about Jesus.
    “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans 10:14 (NIV)
  • Feb 11, 2018Every 1 Matters
    Feb 11, 2018
    Every 1 Matters
    Series: Who's Your 1
    Part 2, "Every 1 Matters" brought by Ashton Stewart: an encouragement for us to look to the Jesus model and follow His example to go to people, love them as they are and invite them to Jesus! Every 1 Matters to God!
  • Feb 4, 2018Lost 1
    Feb 4, 2018
    Lost 1
    Series: Who's Your 1
    Sermon 1, "Lost 1" from the "Who's Your 1" series invites us to the greatest endeavor on the planet — bringing Jesus to the people in our lives who are lost.
  • Jan 28, 2018The Heart of the Matter
    Jan 28, 2018
    The Heart of the Matter
    Sermon 4 from the GuardRails series - "If we do all of this work to protect and direct our actions, but we never deal with our hearts, then eventually everything we do will be undone." ~ Ashton Stewart
     
    Proverbs 4:23 — "Above all else, guard your heart."
  • Jan 21, 2018Money
    Jan 21, 2018
    Money
    Series: GuardRails
    Listen to Ashton Stewart's sermon "Money"- number 3 in the GuardRails series, which was carefully constructed with some great Biblical financial advice.
  • Jan 14, 2018Marriage
    Jan 14, 2018
    Marriage
    Series: GuardRails
    "We choose. We pre-decide ahead of time what our standard of behavior is going to be like and then we put into place some of these rules; these guardrails that signal our conscience when we begin to veer off in the wrong direction..." 
    ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Jan 7, 2018Wisdom
    Jan 7, 2018
    Wisdom
    Series: GuardRails
    2018 gets started at CCC with some direction and protection from the "Wisdom" we find by staying within the "Guardrails" offered to us in God's Word.
     
    "It’s wise that we establish some GuardRails ahead of time to protect and direct us as we go through life. This is not just a good idea, it’s a wise idea." ~ Ashton Stewart
  • Dec 31, 2017A New Year
    Dec 31, 2017
    A New Year
    Series: No Series
    Cayuga Christian Church reflects upon 2017, during the last sermon of the year by Ashton Stewart. How will we live this one life that God has given us...there are no do-overs...
     
    "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."  Hebrews 12:1