Feb 18, 2018
Discovering The Grace of Giving
In this first message of our series on Christian stewardship, we look at grace, not as it relates to salvation, but as the source of our desire, ability, and strength to accomplish God's purpose for our lives.
  • Feb 18, 2018Discovering The Grace of Giving
    Feb 18, 2018
    Discovering The Grace of Giving
    In this first message of our series on Christian stewardship, we look at grace, not as it relates to salvation, but as the source of our desire, ability, and strength to accomplish God's purpose for our lives.
  • Feb 11, 2018Finish Your Ark
    Feb 11, 2018
    Finish Your Ark
    Series: general
    Throughout our Christian walk, we often have times when God directs us to do something we consider to be impractical or even outlandish.  During those times, we must remember God has a plan and we need to move forward in it.  We must never allow pride, fear, or cynicism to prevent us in accomplishing God's purpose for our lives.
  • Feb 4, 2018The Joy of Forgiveness
    Feb 4, 2018
    The Joy of Forgiveness
    Series: general
    In Psalm 32, David describes the blessings associated with being forgiven by God and remaining holy before Him.  He also speaks of the physical, mental, and emotional impact of unconfessed sin in the life of a believer.  God doesn't desire for His children to be separated from Him by sin.  He wants us to confess our sins before Him so that He may forgive us and be free to work in our lives.
  • Jan 28, 2018Just Asleep
    Jan 28, 2018
    Just Asleep
    Series: general
    Matthew 9 tells of a father whose daughter had died.  He sent to Jesus, believing He could raise his daughter back to life.  When Jesus arrived, He announced to those gathered, "Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.”  The crowd ridiculed Him for she was clearly dead.  In this message, we look and the truth behind those powerful words of Jesus, "the girl is not dead, but sleeping."
  • Jan 21, 2018Cleansing Your Temple
    Jan 21, 2018
    Cleansing Your Temple
    Series: general
    In John 2:13-21, Jesus goes into the temple during the week of Passover and finds cattle, birds, and money changers in the temple courts.  He famously makes a whip from cords and drives the livestock out, flips the tables, and dumps the pots of the money changers.  When asked to show them a sign demonstrating His "right" to do what He did, Jesus stated, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."  In this message we look at how the cleansing of the temple applies to our own lives and why Jesus has the authority to identify and correct sin in His temple.
  • Jan 14, 2018Chasing God
    Jan 14, 2018
    Chasing God
    Series: general
    Jeremiah 29:13 says, "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." When I read this verse the first word that enters my mind is "chase." To me, seeking God means to chase God! Actively seeking Him with all of our effort, strength, and resources.  What is keeping you from chasing God today?
  • Dec 17, 2017Worship, Apathy, or Jealousy
    Dec 17, 2017
    Worship, Apathy, or Jealousy
    Series: general
    Matthew chapter two details the arrival of the wise men in Jerusalem, their interaction with Herod, and their worship of Jesus.  As we enter this last week before Christmas, let us look at the reactions to the birth of Christ demonstrated in this chapter and compare them to our own attitudes during this season.
  • Dec 10, 2017Raising Pigs
    Dec 10, 2017
    Raising Pigs
    Series: general
    Luke chapter 8 verses 26-40 tell the story of Jesus' deliverance of a man possessed by demons.  During the encounter, Jesus allows the demons to enter a herd of swine that promptly drown themselves in the nearby water. The reaction of the man who was delivered was thankfulness and a desire to follow after Christ, but the reaction of the pig farmers was to ask Jesus to leave.  In this message, we look at these reactions and discover how they are applicable to our own lives.
  • Dec 3, 2017Replacing The King With A King
    Dec 3, 2017
    Replacing The King With A King
    Series: general
    In 1 Samuel chapter eight, the nation of Israel demand a king so they be like the nations around them.  God warns them of what the cost will be to replace Him, but they are insistent.  God gives them what they asked for and the nation suffered greatly for it.  You and I replace The King in our lives with a king of our own choosing and the results are catastrophic.  Just like the nation of Israel, we are aware of the costs, but believe we know better than God.  In this message we look at the consequences of replacing The King with a king and the path to restoration.
  • Nov 19, 2017Call And He Will Answer
    Nov 19, 2017
    Call And He Will Answer
    Series: general
    Psalm 17:6 says, "I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words."  We can call on a number of things and people in our lives when we feel helpless or hopeless.  We call on people, medications, alcohol, drugs, extravagant things, or even our jobs to provide some semblance of relief, but each of these sources can only provide a temporary answer.  Only God can provide an answer with the power to sustain joy in times of trials, suffering, pain, fear, or hopelessness.