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What is Biblical disciple-making and how can ordinary people do it within the 21st century?  This brief series identifies practical tools for engaging with people in various stages in their faith journey.
MAY - JUNE 2021

What is the Gospel?  If the whole Bible is really points to it, can we find it in a poetic place like the Book of Psalms?  Join us as we discover the basic elements of the Gospel in Psalms!
APRIL - MAY 2021

God gives His people many commands about how to approach 'one another.'  This series explores many of them and seeks to understand how we can cultivate a stronger community of faith.

The Lord spoke words of comfort to the people of Jerusalem after they had suffered tremendous loss.  What did He say?  How did He comfort them?  Those words continue to provide comfort because they point us to a sovereign, tender God.

John's gospel begins the story of Jesus by describing Him in some very interesting and poetic ways.  During this brief Advent series, we will study the birth and life of Jesus and consider how it is that He is the 'Light of the World.'

What is the only enemy of God's people and how can we stand strong against schemes of evil?  This 4-part series digs into the 'Armor of God' from Ephesians 6 and considers how God's people can stand strong when the spiritual currents are fierce.  

This sermon series is a journey through the 'Sermon on the Mount.'  Within Matthew 5-7, Jesus deals with a number of relevant topics such as anger, stress, divorce, enemies and prayer.  Follow along with Jesus' greatest sermon!

When Christians are unable to assemble in buildings or in groups larger than 10, does that mean that worship cannot occur? Through this Romans 12 study, we consider how God's definition of worship is much larger than we often consider.
APRIL - MAY 2020

This devotional series came about
in response to the coronavirus pandemic
and the localize 'shelter-in-place'
mandate in the State of Illinois.
This series looks as places in Scripture
where hope was found
although circumstances were difficult.


One way to understand
the narrative of the Bible
is by looking at the Covenants of God.
In this series
we seek to connect Adam to Jesus.
[Interrupted due to COVID-19]
February 2020 - March 2020

Psalm 23 teaches us about God,
ourselves and the ministry of Jesus,
as the good shepherd.
This series begins with Advent
and continues to cover
some significant truths
about Jesus, our Lord.

December 2019 - February 2020

What are some the distinctive elements
which makes the body of Christ
different from other non-profit,
educational groups?
This series looks as elements
which the NT highlights.
August - November 2019 

What does the story of Jonah teach us
about God's heart for the nations
and his patience with rebellious people?
This 4-part series dives into the beauty
and irony of Jonah's mission to Nineveh
and as we discover the mercy of God.
August 2019

What is God's heart and posture
towards those who are lost in their sin
and isolated from His abundant life?
In this series, we answer that question
by we look at God's heart
throughout significant moments
in the the Old Testament.
April - July 2019

What does hospitality look like
and how can it impact
the lives of others?
Through this study of the Book of Ruth,
we highlight the various ways in which
the Lord used loving hospitality
to impact Ruth and Naomi's lives.

May 2019

If we want to embrace humility,
we need to see Jesus
as the perfect example,
as depicted in Philippians 2,
and invite Him to lead our lives.
3-Part Lenten Series
April 2019

What kind of relationship
does God want from His children -
from those who have trusted
in Jesus as the way, truth and life?
In this series, we study through
John's first epistle while considering
the themes of abiding, confidence
and humility.
January - March 2019

The promised Messiah
would carry distinctive characteristics
according to the Prophet Isiah. 
In this advent series,
we look at how Jesus fulfilled each one
 - and still reigns today as King.
December 2019

Re-discover the authority of Jesus
by walking in this footsteps
of his disciples
through this comprehensive series
through the Gospel of Mark.
May - November 2018

In 2017, the FMC Nurture Commission summarized the legacy and vision of FMC with five statements: Following Jesus, Delighting in His Word, Growing in Prayer, Serving in Mission and Making Disciples.  This brief series looks into these five topics as they pertain to the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit within First Mennonite. 
April - May 2018

How do we reconcile the tension
between science and Scripture?
Does the book of Genesis
really impact our lives today?
Go back to foundational
and relevant topics in this series. 
January - April 2018

Jesus spoke seven messages to seven churches in Asia Minor at the end of the 1st century.  These words, although addressed 2000 years ago, have incredible application into the heart of Christians and churches today.
July 2017 - Sept. 2017

How can Christians stay focused on the spiritual realities and promises while engaged in the mission and work of The Church?  We open up the Epistle of Colossians to explore spirit-empowered, Christian living.
September 2017 - November 2017

An Advent study on the life of the people impacted by Jesus' birth (Mary, Anna, the Magi, King Herod) with Isaiah 40 as a poetic reference throughout.
December 2017

What can happen when God's people humble themselves and seek the face of God?  This series takes us into the life of the Early Church to discover the power and work of God through praying people.
March 2017 - July 2017

What is the purpose of prayer and how should we do it?  We consider these relevant and critical questions by studying the life of Jesus and teachings in the New Testament on the subject of prayer.
January 2017 - February 2017

For thousands of years, the Psalms have served as a prayer-book for God's people - especially when we don't know what to pray.  Re-discover the beauty of God's prayerbook during life's toughest circumstances.
October 2016 - January 2017

What does the Bible say about faithful, financial stewardship?  We dig into this relevant and difficult topic in order to seek God's will for the money He has entrusted to believers and His Church.
September 2016

Dig into the relevant topics of sexuality, homosexuality, divorce, marriage, singleness and more in this 4-part, mini-series through 1 Corinthians 6 & 7.
June 2016

Paul's first letter to the Corinthians tackles nearly every subject that Christians wrestle with (inside and outside of the church).  Listen in to see how relevant Scripture is for your toughest questions.
March - August 2016

Peter in Progress

Simon son of Jonah (Peter) was one of the most outspoken of Jesus' disciples.  Yet, this ordinary fishermen from Bethsaida became one of the most influential leaders in the Early Church.  Discover Peter's faith story and see if your faith journey relates. 
January - February 2016

Throughout all of the Old Testament, the Lord called out and asked people to return to Him.  This powerful message is clearest in Isaiah 55.  Discover the stories of Jesus' advent through this significant OT passage.
November - December 2015

Deuteronomy was one of the most important books of the Torah throughout Jewish history, but does it still apply to the life of the Christian?  Explore it's many topics including covenant, blessing, worship and leadership in this 15 part series.
August-November 2015

If you were asked to share the gospel, what would you say?  Get equipped to share your faith in Jesus with this brief series through John 3, Romans 3 and Ephesians 2.
July-August 2015

What does it mean to be Mennonite or Anabaptist ?  Study the history, Scriptural support and implications for your life through this in-depth series. 
April-June 2015

What would it have been like to study under Rabbi Jesus?  Explore this topic in our mini-series through the Gospel of Luke.
January-April 2015

An advent series through the book of Malachi which explores topics such as worship, leadership, money and more.
October-December 2014

Are you new to FMC?  Or just want to learn how to be a vital member of our church?  Explore these important subjects as Pastor Aaron lays out three living targets for FMC from leadership within the Early Church.
August-November 2014

What is the story of the Bible?  Follow the common thread found from Genesis through the book of Acts in this narrative sermon series.
September 2013 - January 2014

What does it mean to be 'the church?'  Explore that question in the first part of this 3-part series through Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
January-April 2014

What are the necessary 'building blocks' for healthy church life?  Explore that question in part two of this 3-part series through Paul's letter to the Ephesians. 
April-May 2014

What kind of community are we to be as Christ's church?  Explore that question in part three of our 3-part series through Paul's letter to the Ephesians. May-August 2014