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This is Us

As a church, we frequently need to be reminded who we are because we can get what I'll call "ecclesiastical amnesia." We forget who we are. We forget our core. We forget that which makes us tick. We forget our moral compass. And so, starting with this message, and for the next several weeks, we're going to begin a sermon series called this is us. The whole intent of this series is to look at what is it that makes Tab Church tick.


This is Us

As a church, we frequently need to be reminded who we are because we can get what I’ll call “ecclesiastical amnesia.” We forget who we are. We forget our core. We forget that which makes us tick. We forget our moral compass.

And so, starting with this message, and for the next several weeks, we’re going to begin a sermon series called this is us. The whole intent of this series is to look at what is it that makes Tab Church tick.



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This is Us: Reaching Out

In this message, we’re looking at how we can have God’s heart for the unchurched. While we cannot reach everyone, we can all reach someone.

Join us for this message as we discuss how to take the fear out of sharing our faith and discuss some practical (and easy) ways to put our faith into action.



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Hope for Discouraged Fathers

One of our church’s core values is that as a church family, we want to empower young families in the church. We want children are both spiritually and emotionally healthy, and we believe that a child’s best chance at spiritual and emotional health is to come from those spiritually and emotionally healthy family. And this includes having spiritually and emotionally healthy fathers.

You know, the expectations of fatherhood are pretty high because our children and even our society are dependent upon having spiritually and emotionally healthy fathers. We are dependent upon father’s getting it right, but even fathers, no, they often get it wrong. We can’t meet our expectations, much less the expectations that others place upon us, so how can we as fathers get it right?

Join me as we take an honest look at scripture and look at see how fathers are made, the obstacles that they face, and how we can overcome those obstacles so that we can ourselves be healthy, but be better equipped to enable our children to be healthy.



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This is Us: Culturally Relevant

Because the Internet makes information readily available, I often take different classes online. Right now I’m doing a study on astronomy, looking at the stars and the planets, their movement, and how they hang there in outer space.

That’s what I’m learning. But, what are you studying? Jesus asks the same question, “What are you studying?” And one of the things that he wants us to consider is our culture. Jesus wants us to know our culture, not just so that we can know who’s on the Grammy awards, who’s on the radio, and all the movie stars. He’s not concerned that we know the latest trends and what styles to wear. Jesus wants us to know culture so that we will know how to relate to those around us so that we will know how to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in culturally relevant ways.

I remember someone telling me they didn’t want our church to be culturally relevant. I thought, well should we be culturally irrelevant? Many churches are doing an excellent job at that.

At Tab Church, we want to be culturally relevant. The Gospel of Jesus Christ never changes. It’s always relevant. The hope found in Him, the peace found in Him and his kingdom - that’s for all generations at all times. But, the way we present that hope, the way we present that message, that changes from generation to generation.



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This is Us: Our Mission, the Great Commission

The mission of Tabernacle church is to fulfill the Great Commission. In this message, we are going to consider the Great Commission by looking at the journey of a well-known prophet called Jonah. God gave Jonah the responsibility of taking the message of the Lord to a distant nation. He was not only a reluctant prophet but I rebellious profit.

The question we’ll be answering is, “Why should we care about world missions? And if we do care, how do we fulfill our Mission? “



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This is Us: Every Member a Minister

The Bible says in Ephesians 4 we are all to be ministering to one another, building one another up in Christ.

In this message, Tab Elder, John Close, discusses the fantastic way that God has built His church by using every single person’s unique gifts and abilities.



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This is Us: A Praying Church

If you’re like most people, you are probably praying for better health, more money, or a more comfortable life. In this message, we’re going to explore the prayers of the New Testament. We’ll see that they are very different from the kinds prayers that you and I often pray. What if we started praying these prayers that God has given us in His Word. I think that we’d be able to experience more peace, more joy, more contentment, and all the things that seem so elusive in our lives.

So, I hope that you’ll dive into this message, ready to learn, and prepared to explore the kind of prayer that God wants for us.



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This is Us: Sticky Faith

We are continuing our current series, “This is Us.” This week we’ll be discussing how to have Faith That Sticks.



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The One Thing

In this message, we’re going to be talking about “thing one,” the one thing Jesus says we should do. Then next Sunday, August 12th, we are going to be talking about “thing two,” the new thing that Jesus is doing at Tab Church.



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This is Us: Serving Our City

In this message we’re going to be talking about serving our city. We believe that God has put us at 7000 Granby Street to love our city, to bless our city, to serve our city. He put us here to give a cup of cold water, a piece of food, and maybe even financial assistance to those in need. And we do so in the name of Jesus Christ.



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This is Us: Dwelling in Unity

God calls his people to live in unity with one another. 1 Corinthians 1:10 says, “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

Unfortunately, there is too often discord within the church. In this message, Pastor Ed Haywood discusses how we can dwell in unity and be an example to a watching world.



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