Sermons

2022 – Being the Church


Sep 4, 2022
God Blesses
Exodus 4:1-17
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  • Sep 4, 2022God Blesses
    Sep 4, 2022
    God Blesses
    Exodus 4:1-17
  • Aug 28, 2022Are You Adopted or Not?
    Aug 28, 2022
    Are You Adopted or Not?

    Galatians 4:4-7

  • Aug 21, 2022Christ the Communicator – The Good Shepherd
    Aug 21, 2022
    Christ the Communicator – The Good Shepherd
  • Aug 14, 2022Character and Criticism
    Aug 14, 2022
    Character and Criticism

    Luke 5:27 - 6:11

  • Aug 7, 2022Reaching for the High Calling
    Aug 7, 2022
    Reaching for the High Calling

    Philippians 3:13-21

  • Jul 31, 2022Everything is Possible for the One Who Believes
    Jul 31, 2022
    Everything is Possible for the One Who Believes

    Mark 9:23

  • Jul 24, 2022Why Am I Thirsty?
    Jul 24, 2022
    Why Am I Thirsty?

    Psalm 63

  • Jul 17, 2022Today is Today
    Jul 17, 2022
    Today is Today

    Psalm 95

  • Jul 10, 2022Meekness in My Life
    Jul 10, 2022
    Meekness in My Life

    Matthew 5:5

  • Jul 3, 2022Connecting with God Through Creation
    Jul 3, 2022
    Connecting with God Through Creation

    Psalm 8

  • Jun 26, 2022When the Church Prays Amazing Things Happen
    Jun 26, 2022
    When the Church Prays Amazing Things Happen

    Acts12:5-12 

  • Jun 19, 2022Comfort of a Father
    Jun 19, 2022
    Comfort of a Father

    2 Corinthians 1:3-7

  • Jun 12, 2022Not Gods Plan
    Jun 12, 2022
    Not Gods Plan

    Luke 13:1-5

  • Jun 5, 2022Promise Given Promise Received
    Jun 5, 2022
    Promise Given Promise Received

    Acts 2:22-26

  • May 29, 2022Carry Your Name
    May 29, 2022
    Carry Your Name

    Exodus 20:7 Acts 5:41-42

  • May 22, 2022Leadership Priorities
    May 22, 2022
    Leadership Priorities

    Acts 6:1-7 

  • May 15, 2022Persevering the Church
    May 15, 2022
    Persevering the Church

    Acts 5:1-11

  • May 8, 2022Eve: “Mother of All the Living”
    May 8, 2022
    Eve: “Mother of All the Living”

    Genesis 2:15-25; 3:20

  • May 1, 2022Praying to Be Shaken
    May 1, 2022
    Praying to Be Shaken

    Acts 4:23-31

2021 – Mentoring the Next Generation


Dec 12, 2021
Temple Zeal

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

John 2:13-22

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  • Dec 12, 2021Temple Zeal
    Dec 12, 2021
    Temple Zeal

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    John 2:13-22

  • Dec 5, 2021Whenever It is Time to Sacrifice
    Dec 5, 2021
    Whenever It is Time to Sacrifice

    Luke 23:32-38

  • Nov 21, 2021Whenever – It is Time to See
    Nov 21, 2021
    Whenever – It is Time to See

    Luke 11:33-36

  • Nov 14, 2021Whenever – It is Time to Listen
    Nov 14, 2021
    Whenever – It is Time to Listen

    Psalm 40:6-8

  • Nov 7, 2021Whenever – It’s Time to Be a Disciple
    Nov 7, 2021
    Whenever – It’s Time to Be a Disciple

    Romans 12:1-2

  • Oct 31, 2021Escaping the Haunted House
    Oct 31, 2021
    Escaping the Haunted House

    2 Samuel 11:1-27

  • Oct 24, 2021The Potency of His Radiance
    Oct 24, 2021
    The Potency of His Radiance

    John 1:4-5 Hebrews 1:3

  • Oct 17, 2021Faith or Love
    Oct 17, 2021
    Faith or Love
    Romans 14
  • Oct 10, 2021God Cares for the Outcast
    Oct 10, 2021
    God Cares for the Outcast

    Genesis 21:8-21 

  • Sep 26, 2021Teaching the Next Generation
    Sep 26, 2021
    Teaching the Next Generation

     Genesis 27

  • Sep 19, 2021Listening Lord
    Sep 19, 2021
    Listening Lord

    1 Timothy 2:1-6

  • Sep 12, 2021Humble Yourself
    Sep 12, 2021
    Humble Yourself

    Matthew 18:1-6

  • Sep 5, 2021What is Best For My Child?
    Sep 5, 2021
    What is Best For My Child?

    1 Samuel 1:21-28

  • Aug 29, 2021Birth, Death, and Beyond
    Aug 29, 2021
    Birth, Death, and Beyond

    2 Timothy 3:14-16

  • Aug 22, 2021The Shema
    Aug 22, 2021
    The Shema

    Deuteronomy 6:1-25 

  • Aug 15, 2021To Judge or Not to Judge – That is the Question
    Aug 15, 2021
    To Judge or Not to Judge – That is the Question

    Matthew 7:1-6

  • Aug 8, 2021Selling Yourself to the Lord
    Aug 8, 2021
    Selling Yourself to the Lord

    Joshua 2:1-24 

  • Aug 1, 2021Jehovah Jireh
    Aug 1, 2021
    Jehovah Jireh

    Genesis 22:1-24

  • Jul 11, 2021The Spirit of Prayer
    Jul 11, 2021
    The Spirit of Prayer

    Ephesians 6:10-20

2020 – Imitators of God


Dec 27, 2020
The King is Here

Isaiah 9:6-7

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  • Dec 27, 2020The King is Here
    Dec 27, 2020
    The King is Here

    Isaiah 9:6-7

  • Dec 20, 2020A New Hope
    Dec 20, 2020
    A New Hope

    Isaiah 9:6-7

  • Dec 13, 2020I am Not
    Dec 13, 2020
    I am Not

    John 1:6-8 and 19-28

  • Dec 6, 2020Be Still
    Dec 6, 2020
    Be Still

    1 Kings 19:9-12 and Psalm 46:10

  • Nov 29, 2020Joy and Peace
    Nov 29, 2020
    Joy and Peace

    Phil 4:4-9

  • Nov 22, 2020Developing a Heart of Gratitude
    Nov 22, 2020
    Developing a Heart of Gratitude
  • Nov 15, 2020Whom Do You Serve?
    Nov 15, 2020
    Whom Do You Serve?

    Daniel 3

  • Nov 8, 2020Clay In the Hands of the Potter
    Nov 8, 2020
    Clay In the Hands of the Potter

    2 Corinthians 4:7-18

  • Nov 1, 2020Broken Things
    Nov 1, 2020
    Broken Things

    2 Cor 12:7-10

  • Oct 25, 2020King of Truth – Part 2
    Oct 25, 2020
    King of Truth – Part 2

    John 8:37-47 and 3:16-21

  • Oct 18, 2020King of Truth
    Oct 18, 2020
    King of Truth

    John 8:31-37, 18:33-38

  • Oct 11, 2020World English Institute
    Oct 11, 2020
    World English Institute

    World English Institute Devotional

  • Oct 4, 2020Faith
    Oct 4, 2020
    Faith

    1 Timothy 6:11-16

  • Sep 27, 2020Planned Pattern
    Sep 27, 2020
    Planned Pattern

    2 Timothy 1:13-14

  • Sep 20, 2020Plan to Fan
    Sep 20, 2020
    Plan to Fan

    2 Tim 1:6-7

  • Sep 13, 2020Touch of Love
    Sep 13, 2020
    Touch of Love

    Mark 5:21-43

  • Sep 6, 2020Disciple Maker
    Sep 6, 2020
    Disciple Maker

    2 Timothy 2:2

  • Aug 30, 2020Subjunctive
    Aug 30, 2020
    Subjunctive

     2 Chronicles 7:11-22

  • Aug 23, 2020Useful to the Master
    Aug 23, 2020
    Useful to the Master
    Due to technical issues, audio is not available until timestamp 29:03. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

 2019 – Joy In Christ


Dec 29, 2019
Transitions of Renewal

Psalm 51:10-12

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  • Dec 29, 2019Transitions of Renewal
    Dec 29, 2019
    Transitions of Renewal

    Psalm 51:10-12

  • Dec 22, 2019The Light of Grace
    Dec 22, 2019
    The Light of Grace

    John 1:1-18

  • Dec 15, 2019Quality of Character
    Dec 15, 2019
    Quality of Character

    Titus 1:6-9, 1 Timothy 3:2-7

  • Dec 8, 2019Created For Community
    Dec 8, 2019
    Created For Community

     Genesis 2:18

  • Dec 1, 2019Washed By The Water
    Dec 1, 2019
    Washed By The Water

     Colossians 2:11-15

  • Nov 24, 2019A Living Thanksgiving
    Nov 24, 2019
    A Living Thanksgiving

     Psalm 100:1-5

  • Nov 17, 2019Listening to God’s Whispers
    Nov 17, 2019
    Listening to God’s Whispers

     1 Kings 19:9-18

  • Nov 10, 2019Distant Visions of Grace
    Nov 10, 2019
    Distant Visions of Grace

     2 Corinthians 12:1-10

  • Nov 3, 2019What Is Your Impossible Dream?
    Nov 3, 2019
    What Is Your Impossible Dream?

     James 1:19-21

  • Oct 27, 2019Breaking Your Broken Arm
    Oct 27, 2019
    Breaking Your Broken Arm

     Luke 24:1-13

  • Oct 20, 2019Guard Sheep
    Oct 20, 2019
    Guard Sheep

     1 Peter 5:1-11

  • Oct 13, 2019The Mission and Ministry of the Church
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Mission and Ministry of the Church

    2 Corinthians 5:17-21

  • Oct 6, 2019Hospitable Grace
    Oct 6, 2019
    Hospitable Grace

    1 Peter 4:7-11

  • Sep 29, 2019The Christian M.O.
    Sep 29, 2019
    The Christian M.O.

    1 Peter 2:3-7

  • Sep 22, 2019Called to be a Holy Family
    Sep 22, 2019
    Called to be a Holy Family

    1 Peter 1:13-25

  • Sep 15, 2019Inherited Hope And Joy
    Sep 15, 2019
    Inherited Hope And Joy

    1 Peter 1:3-12

  • Sep 8, 2019Stand Firm
    Sep 8, 2019
    Stand Firm

    1 Peter 1:1-2; 3:8-12; 5:12-14

  • Sep 1, 2019A Neighborly Enemy
    Sep 1, 2019
    A Neighborly Enemy

     Luke 10:25-37

  • Aug 25, 2019Moving Into the Neighborhood
    Aug 25, 2019
    Moving Into the Neighborhood

     John 12:20-36

2018 – A Space for Grace


Dec 30, 2018
Our Unfinished Business
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  • Dec 30, 2018Our Unfinished Business
    Dec 30, 2018
    Our Unfinished Business
  • Dec 23, 2018What Did You Get?
    Dec 23, 2018
    What Did You Get?
  • Dec 16, 2018Jesus is a Wonder
    Dec 16, 2018
    Jesus is a Wonder
  • Dec 9, 2018See the Star
    Dec 9, 2018
    See the Star
  • Dec 2, 2018The Cradle & The Cross Carved From The Same Wood
    Dec 2, 2018
    The Cradle & The Cross Carved From The Same Wood
  • Nov 25, 2018A Gift for Jesus
    Nov 25, 2018
    A Gift for Jesus
  • Nov 18, 2018Thanksgiving
    Nov 18, 2018
    Thanksgiving
  • Nov 11, 2018Abundant Thanksgiving
    Nov 11, 2018
    Abundant Thanksgiving
  • Nov 4, 2018Gratitude
    Nov 4, 2018
    Gratitude
  • Oct 28, 2018Halloween Masks We Wear
    Oct 28, 2018
    Halloween Masks We Wear
  • Oct 21, 2018Great Things Happen Where There is Great Vision
    Oct 21, 2018
    Great Things Happen Where There is Great Vision
  • Oct 14, 2018Have You Forgotten the Scars?
    Oct 14, 2018
    Have You Forgotten the Scars?
  • Oct 7, 2018It is Time to Move On
    Oct 7, 2018
    It is Time to Move On
  • Sep 30, 2018Christians Ought to Look Sound and Act Like Jesus
    Sep 30, 2018
    Christians Ought to Look Sound and Act Like Jesus
  • Sep 23, 2018Balancing Doctrinal Attitude Unity and Work Unity
    Sep 23, 2018
    Balancing Doctrinal Attitude Unity and Work Unity
  • Sep 16, 2018Small Things are Critically Important
    Sep 16, 2018
    Small Things are Critically Important
  • Sep 9, 2018Being Enthusiastic Is Biblical
    Sep 9, 2018
    Being Enthusiastic Is Biblical
  • Sep 2, 2018Joy Stealers
    Sep 2, 2018
    Joy Stealers
  • Aug 26, 2018The Steadfast Promise
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Steadfast Promise
    Isaiah 40:27-31

    It's easy to get lost in uncertainty. The people of God are no strangers to having their faith tested and for the Jews that Isaiah writes of in chapter 40, they had every reason to despair. Yet, Isaiah reminds them that God is faithful, God is able, and God has promised. We only need to wait on Him.

2017 – Our Identity in Christ


Dec 31, 2017
On the Verge of Bigger
2 Timothy 1:6-12

Many churches, like many people, never experience their full potential. Full potential is defined as, more than we can ask or imagine. This is a vision of success that God puts before us. It’s a vision that is not achievable by human means alone. It’s something that God hopes for and directs the course of those who want it for themselves. If your vision for the future is achievable through your skill and ability, it is not big enough.

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  • Dec 31, 2017On the Verge of Bigger
    Dec 31, 2017
    On the Verge of Bigger
    2 Timothy 1:6-12

    Many churches, like many people, never experience their full potential. Full potential is defined as, more than we can ask or imagine. This is a vision of success that God puts before us. It’s a vision that is not achievable by human means alone. It’s something that God hopes for and directs the course of those who want it for themselves. If your vision for the future is achievable through your skill and ability, it is not big enough.

  • Dec 24, 2017Key People in the Story
    Dec 24, 2017
    Key People in the Story
    Luke 1:26-38
    When we think about the story of the Messiah, His life and His mission, we may identify better with one or more of the people involved. This is normal because the experiences we have may remind us of the people in the story. To which person in the story of Christ do you more closely connect?
  • Dec 17, 2017Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
    Dec 17, 2017
    Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

    This year I've had 4 different people ask this question. As you can imagine, some believe with great conviction that the answer is no while others don't even know that there's a question to ask. There are good reasons why many believers abstain completely from this holiday, and likewise, many reasons why families participate with their neighborhoods. There are also good reasons why we, as a church, actually put on a Trunk or Treat. Tonight we will open our Bibles and take a good, Biblical, look at this together. Some of this may even spill over to how we think about Christmas and yoga.

  • Dec 17, 2017Careless Worship
    Dec 17, 2017
    Careless Worship
    Malachi 1:6-8

    Every relationship in your life requires an investment from you, including your relationship with God. It is important for us to develop habits of spiritual discipline - reading, fasting, praying, and assembling; habits. By themselves, these activities become hollow and meaningless. Malachi brings our attention directly to this problem in ancient Israel: people who worshiped God but didn't actually care about God. He surely has something to say to us today in the busy, frenetic pace of the Holiday season.

  • Dec 10, 2017The ABCs Of Maintaining Boundaries In Families
    Dec 10, 2017
    The ABCs Of Maintaining Boundaries In Families
  • Dec 10, 2017The Shepherd Protects
    Dec 10, 2017
    The Shepherd Protects
    Ephesians 6:1-4

    What happens when sheep don’t have a shepherd? Literally, they will die. They are not clever or bright, and when threatened, their only defense is to run; off a cliff, into a river, toward danger. All they can do instinctually is eat. If they are to remain useful for their wool, milk and as a food source, they must be guided and protected.

  • Dec 3, 2017He Saw the Wind
    Dec 3, 2017
    He Saw the Wind
    Matthew 14:22-33
    What shifted inside Peter? Only a few lines separate his request for Jesus to call him out of the boat, from his fixation on the wind. His swing from great faith to great doubt should break a record in anyone's book. Maybe it gives us comfort to know that this happens. Too often we believe that faith is a linear thing - it just builds and never looks back, but there are many things that can shake our faith. The truth is we often swing - wildly - from faith to doubt, and at every turn, Jesus is still there to lift us up. He is faithful even in your doubt.
  • Nov 26, 2017The Shepherd Leads
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Shepherd Leads
  • Nov 19, 2017The Shepherd Knows
    Nov 19, 2017
    The Shepherd Knows
    John 1:1-14
    To know just doesn’t mean acquiring knowledge. It includes how to conduct yourself according to that knowledge. Shepherd leaders get to know the flock, and they have a unique way of gathering information.
  • Nov 12, 2017Shepherding: A Model for the Home
    Nov 12, 2017
    Shepherding: A Model for the Home
    John 10:1-10
    Shepherding is usually defined in terms of church leadership. The Shepherd (pastor/elder) is charged to lead the flock (church). A closer look reveals that effective leadership in the home is a pre-requisite for leadership in the Family of God (see 1 Timothy 3:4-5). Anyone who leads should consider the 4 principles of biblical shepherding: knowing, leading, protecting and providing.
  • Nov 5, 2017When Your Only Option Is To Look Up
    Nov 5, 2017
    When Your Only Option Is To Look Up
    Habakkuk 3

    What happens when the solution that God offers goes against everything you have determined to be right? Because I don’t always understand the ways of God, I have to look for the place where wills collide and do some serious soul searching.

  • Nov 5, 2017Each One Serves
    Nov 5, 2017
    Each One Serves
    1 Corinthians 12:4-11

    Cardiac Arrest is the medical definition but you and I know it as a heart attack. It's weird that you and I have a part of our body that we don't see, we don't think about, we don't actively direct, and, until modern medical science, we knew very little about. Yet this hidden, unknown body part silently faithfully plods along. When it doesn't, the body has a big problem. Paul uses this metaphor of the body to describe the church, and yes, the church has many members who are very visible, well known, and understood. They are no more important than the hidden ones. This morning we will talk about how God supplies all the parts in the body to contribute to it's function, including you. Let's build a healthy church together.

  • Oct 29, 2017Watching and Waiting
    Oct 29, 2017
    Watching and Waiting
    Habakkuk 2
    The prophet is watching and waiting for God’s reply to his questions. What God reveals will not surprise Habakkuk if he watches with his eyes wide open.
  • Oct 29, 2017With All Your Heart
    Oct 29, 2017
    With All Your Heart
    Philippians 2:1-11
    There is a call from Scripture for us to be engaged and active in the work of the church. However, it seems the passive response to the gospel is more common than the active response. Paul encourages us to have the same mind, same love, same feeling and the same focus on the goal. When God’s people occupy this common space, the church grows, even in times of crisis.
  • Oct 22, 2017Does God Even Care?
    Oct 22, 2017
    Does God Even Care?
    Habakkuk 1
    One of the main critiques of Christianity, by cultural voices, centers around the idea that God seems indifferent and inconsistent in His dealings with people. We assume that God is like us or that we are god-like, and would do things differently. Habakkuk thought that as a prophet he would have some insight about the mysterious ways of God, but he came to a different conclusion as he interacted with God.
  • Oct 22, 2017The Lens of Grace
    Oct 22, 2017
    The Lens of Grace
    Romans 5:15-16
    As agents of God's reconciliation, it's important that we see people through God's eyes. Last week we looked at how our neighbors are the objects of God's love and as a result, they are the mission. This week we will look at how we view each other in the church. We are not righteous because we have earned it, we are not righteous because we live it, and more than anything, we need to view each other through the lens of God's grace.
  • Oct 15, 2017Chair Four: Go and Bear Fruit
    Oct 15, 2017
    Chair Four: Go and Bear Fruit
     
    John 15:1-17
    The Fourth Chair is the place where church growth happens. Growth happens when individual Christians bear fruit. That fruit is the Christian lifestyle, showing itself in character and multiplying disciples.
  • Oct 15, 2017A Shifting Perspective
    Oct 15, 2017
    A Shifting Perspective
    2 Corinthians 5:14-16
    "From now on we regard no one according to the flesh" Paul says, but too often we do exactly that. We live in a performance-based culture. We are a driven people, as such, we praise success but starve out defeat. We find it nearly impossible to see people the way that God does, but God loves the world. He loves the redeemed and the reprobate. He loves you if you're successful, or crushed in spirit. If we are successful in serving as ministers of reconciliation, we've got to see people like God does.
  • Oct 8, 2017How Jesus Shaped Disciples: Gone Fishin’
    Oct 8, 2017
    How Jesus Shaped Disciples: Gone Fishin’
    Matthew 4:12-19
    Fishing is a common activity of people. Some fish for a living and some fish for fun. Some don’t fish at all. Jesus, however, uses fishing as a way to describe the ministry that the disciples would be involved in. Because of that, we should talk a little about fishin’, so we can better understand what it means to be a Christian.

2016 – A Work in Progress


Sep 25, 2016
Where is God?
John 16:31-33
“I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.” (John 1:16) Challenges to faith come from everywhere. Many young people have gone to college as strong believers, only to be weakened or crushed by the climate of skepticism, anti-theism and pluralism. Tonight we will blitz the scriptures to give a realistic answer to the question, “Where Is God?"
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  • Sep 25, 2016Where is God?
    Sep 25, 2016
    Where is God?
    John 16:31-33
    “I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.” (John 1:16) Challenges to faith come from everywhere. Many young people have gone to college as strong believers, only to be weakened or crushed by the climate of skepticism, anti-theism and pluralism. Tonight we will blitz the scriptures to give a realistic answer to the question, “Where Is God?"
  • Sep 25, 2016From Vow to Wow
    Sep 25, 2016
    From Vow to Wow
    Ephesians 5:22-33
    The union of a man and a woman is the crown of Creation. It is no wonder that Satan’s first salvo in the attack on God’s realm was an attack on the man and the woman. Divide them and chaos will ensue. It is for this reason that the Church of Christ must be a place where the chaos of the fall is corrected by straight talk as a way to restore harmony.
  • Sep 18, 2016Q & A: Where is a woman’s place in the church?
    Sep 18, 2016
    Q & A: Where is a woman’s place in the church?
    1 Timothy 2:11-12
    This verse has come up in conversation with some friends. Where is a woman’s place in the church? What about women who are not naturally quiet? (one of whom I will gladly admit I am) Are we sinning?
  • Sep 18, 2016Enjoy the Futility of Life
    Sep 18, 2016
    Enjoy the Futility of Life
    Ecclesiastes 1:1-9
    If there were two books in the Bible that preachers would rather do without, it's Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. Song of Solomon gets read privately, just not discussed. Ecclesiastes confuses and frustrates people, so they typically ignore it. This morning we will explore the message of Ecclesiastes. Be sure to do your light therapy and take vitamin D.
  • Sep 11, 2016Traditions and Taco Tuesday
    Sep 11, 2016
    Traditions and Taco Tuesday
    Joshua 4:20-24
    Most of us have traditions in our lives. It's just the ebb and flow of how we live. But those traditions say a lot about who we are - and, surprisingly, they become guardrails for who your kids become! Family legacies often rest in family traditions. What is yours? (this is a tough question for newlyweds!) Are you doing your family traditions on purpose? Let's explore this some more this morning.
  • Sep 4, 2016Q & A: Soul/Spirit
    Sep 4, 2016
    Q & A: Soul/Spirit
    Two weeks ago, after discussing the resurrection, several approached me to ask the same follow-up question: "What happens to my soul/spirit between the time it leaves my body at death and the second coming of Christ? Thanks." I do have a few other questions, but tackling this one on the heels of last time is most appropriate.
  • Sep 4, 2016Strong People Don’t Put Others Down
    Sep 4, 2016
    Strong People Don’t Put Others Down
    Matthew 12:22-28
    We have a world of people that seems to be at war with each other. There is division everywhere you go. Don’t think this isn’t a scheme of the enemy. Keeping us fighting each other will keep us from fighting him. What is worse, others who need to hear the gospel, may never get the chance.
  • Aug 28, 2016Guest Speaker: Don Huddleson
    Aug 28, 2016
    Guest Speaker: Don Huddleson
    Don is from Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 28, 2016A Line In the Sand
    Aug 28, 2016
    A Line In the Sand
    2 Corinthians 10:1-6
     
    Living a life of godliness can rub people the wrong way. Paul had to deal with many people who wanted to be somebody in the church, but didn’t want to live lives of godliness. It is because they had a “form of godliness” but remained unchanged by the power of God. But Paul did not become discouraged. Instead, he taught us how to draw that proverbial line in the sand.
     
  • Aug 21, 2016Q & A: Asleep
    Aug 21, 2016
    Q & A: Asleep
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
     
    Tonight we will tackle one question: "Can I get some background on 1 Thess. 4:13-18? What does Paul mean by saying “asleep”? What does “The dead in Christ will rise first” mean?" This is one of the clearest teachings of the resurrection in Scripture. A doctrine that most Christians do not understand, believe, or teach. So we will unpack the idea of the resurrection together - both what it is, and what it is not.
    If you've got questions for us to tackle, feel free to pass them on to me - Facebook,
    email
    , or even just a note after church!
  • Aug 21, 2016He Is Not One Of Us (What makes us one of us?)
    Aug 21, 2016
    He Is Not One Of Us (What makes us one of us?)
    Acts 10:1-16
     
    The Creator notices godliness. He yearns for it among His people, but he sees it among the nations. The Jews had a hard time accepting this. Nothing less than an intervention of God could have changed this. But it is clear. Do you notice this among non-believing friends and family? Pour fuel on that spark!
  • Aug 14, 2016Q & A
    Aug 14, 2016
    Q & A
    We will take the next several Sunday evenings to revisit our Question and Answer series from May. I have several questions still in queue from last time, and have received a lot of positive feedback about this format for Sunday evening. The question we will look at tonight is: "Why isn’t it more common for Greek definitions of words in the NT to be taught in Bible classes so that when passages like 1 Cor.13:1-7 get read at weddings we (as Christians) understand that the “love” being talked about is not the romantic love between a husband and wife? This distinction would also help Jesus’ conversation with Peter in John 21:15-17 to make more sense to us."
  • Aug 14, 2016What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    Aug 14, 2016
    What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    2 Chronicles 29:1-11
     
    The author of the books of the Kings and the Chronicles would either begin or end the accounts of the lives of the Kings with a simple summary statement. Of King Ahaz, he wrote, “He did not do what was right in the Lord’s sight like his ancestor, David.” (2 Chronicles 28:1) Of Hezekiah, he says something different. Which would you rather have written about you? What will be written?
  • Aug 7, 2016Gifts To Give Your Children: Contentment
    Aug 7, 2016
    Gifts To Give Your Children: Contentment

    We have so much and there is so much potential within us. Sometimes people accept mediocrity because their view of their potential in Christ is blocked by what everyone else has or is doing. When we learn to see ourselves through God’s eyes, we begin the journey toward contentment.

  • Aug 7, 2016What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    Aug 7, 2016
    What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    1 Timothy 4:1-10
     
    Godliness is the application of God’s plan to the human experience. Before a person become a Christian she or he lives according to their own plan. When Christ’s gift becomes our possession, things change; unless you decide to hold on to ideas of the past.
  • Jul 31, 2016Gifts to Give Your Children: Boldness
    Jul 31, 2016
    Gifts to Give Your Children: Boldness
    Acts 4:5-13
     
    The first century Christians held themselves in a way that was hard to miss. They were confident and straightforward. Luke simply uses the term boldness to describe them. The opposite of boldness is fearfulness, which is the natural virtue that surfaces if boldness is not present.
  • Jul 31, 2016Principles of Perseverance
    Jul 31, 2016
    Principles of Perseverance
    1 Peter 3:8-18
     
    Peter states that perseverance is one of the virtues in which a Christian should continually grow (2 Peter 1:6, 8). Throughout the two letters he writes, he gives several principles of perseverance. Today we will notice those found in this section of 1st Peter.
  • Jul 24, 2016Gifts you Can Give Your Children
    Jul 24, 2016
    Gifts you Can Give Your Children
    Acts 2:42-47
     
    What happens when parents give their kids things they don’t need? The kids grow up. (Insert awkward pause). Then what? They operate according to the virtues that you have planted. There is no magical time when kids get it. They get what you give them. Godly character is the gift. Over the next several Sunday evenings we will discover several of these essential gifts.
  • Jul 24, 2016Perseverance Can Be Astonishing
    Jul 24, 2016
    Perseverance Can Be Astonishing
    1 Peter 4:1-6
     
    It is not easy to live in this world when you have the convictions of faith. Culture clamors and shouts to be heard. It distracts and deceives to gain acceptance. We have to dig in or give in. Peter’s message to us is to “Dig in deep!”