Just Your Average Joe’s

Character study of some lesser known men and women in the Bible whose lives are worth imitating

It is much easier to live and act right when we have good examples to follow. The Bible is full of stories of people who made the right choices in difficult and tempting times. Many of these role models seem larger than life. What if we told you that there are also stories of people very much like you and me, who used realistic faith in tough situations to find their way. This new series explores the lives of four men and women in the Bible who model for us what living with faith looks like in the real world.

Week 1 Message- Hannah: Hope Against Hope

Date- February 6th & 7th, 2016

Key Verse(s)-  1 Samuel 1, 1 Samual 2

Speaker- Rusty Coram



Life throws us curveballs that can rock us to our core. It can be hard to remain fully devoted to God when things get tough and doubt sets in. Hannah is an amazing example of how to do exactly that.

Week 2 Message- Jonathan: Led By Loyalty

Date- February 13th & 14th, 2016

Key Verse(s)-  1 Samuel 18, 1 Samuel 19, 1 Samuel 20

Speaker- Rusty Coram



There’s no gift greater than a loyal friend. What happens when circumstances challenge that friendship? It can become a battle of fight or flight. Jonathon shows us what real, faithful friendship looks like.

Week 3 Message- Lydia: Belief Without Boundaries

Date- February 20th & 21st, 2016

Key Verse(s)-  Acts 16

Speaker- Rusty Coram


Money buys happiness, right? Or is it the root of all evil? One thing is certain - money has the power to influence lives and the decisions we make. Lydia shows us what it looks like when we allow our actions to be filtered by faith and obedience.


Week 4 Message- John Mark: Resilient Rebounding

Date- February 27th & 28th, 2016

Key Verse(s)- Acts 12, Acts 13, Acts 14, Acts15; Colossians 4:10,  2 Timothy 4:11

Speaker- Rusty Coram


We’re all human and we all make mistakes. When our mistakes threaten to ruin our relationships, we have to choose between turning our backs or doing the hard work required towards reconciliation. John Mark is a great example of what it looks like to not give up.