Jun 17, 2018
“Personal Confessions”
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Jesus took advantage of “everyday life” to teach His disciples. God knows no distinction between the so-called “sacred” and “secular” parts of your life. It is all one sacred life to Him. His Spirit is no less active with you and on your behalf when you are resting at home, working at the office, or playing with your kids than when you are at church, or praying, or reading your Bible. As Jesus discipled His first disciples throughout their everyday life and experiences, He does the same thing with us.
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  • Jun 17, 2018“Personal Confessions”
    Jun 17, 2018
    “Personal Confessions”
    Series: (All)
    Jesus took advantage of “everyday life” to teach His disciples. God knows no distinction between the so-called “sacred” and “secular” parts of your life. It is all one sacred life to Him. His Spirit is no less active with you and on your behalf when you are resting at home, working at the office, or playing with your kids than when you are at church, or praying, or reading your Bible. As Jesus discipled His first disciples throughout their everyday life and experiences, He does the same thing with us.
  • Jun 10, 2018“Angels: Ministering Spirits” part 2
    Jun 10, 2018
    “Angels: Ministering Spirits” part 2
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       This is the second message in our two part series on God’s angels and their role in the lives of God’s people. There are a lot of people today fascinated with angels. Go into any secular bookstore and there are a number of books about angels. Unfortunately most are from a New Age point of view and not based on biblical truth.             
       Our English word “angel” is derived from the Greek word “angellos” meaning “messenger”. Angels are God’s messengers, his spiritual ambassadors in human affairs. As ambassadors, they speak and act on behalf of the one who sent them.    After a brief review, we will continue to look at how God may choose to use His angels to minister to His followers. We will also address some ways that we should not relate to angels.
  • May 27, 2018“Called to Comfort”
    May 27, 2018
    “Called to Comfort”
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       On this Memorial Day weekend we honor those who have given their lives while serving our country in the military. For the message today, we are going to look at what we can do to try to help others who are grieving or hurting whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or other kind of loss.    Paul challenges every follower of Christ in Romans 12:15 to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Grief is a very real and painful experience. And because we may not know what to say or do, we may tend to distance ourselves from those who are hurting and we end up saying and doing very little.    What are some things we can do, and what things should we avoid doing, when relating to someone who is hurting?
  • May 20, 2018“Since God is For Us”
    May 20, 2018
    “Since God is For Us”
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       The theme verse for our children’s ministry this year has been the second part of Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” This morning we will look at the context of what God’s people were going through as Paul encourages them with these words. There was persecution they were dealing with as they affirmed Jesus as Lord and Savior and as they held steadfastly to a biblical view of morals and values in the midst of the culture they were in. But there were also the normal struggles and hardships of this life they were experiencing.           Paul shares all that God had already given them in their salvation by giving Jesus to die in their place. And since God was willing to do that, He will also give them the emotional and spiritual strength to overcome life’s struggles.
  • May 13, 2018“A Parent’s Responsibility”
    May 13, 2018
    “A Parent’s Responsibility”
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       This morning we are going to look at parenting. Every parent needs wisdom quite regularly on how to raise our children. Each child at each stage of their development has needs and concerns that must be addressed.    So, where do we turn for solid advice? The best place to turn is to the God who created the family; to the Bible and to books that are based on biblical principles.    We are first going to look at some things to avoid doing so that our children don’t develop a settled resentment towards us. Then we will address some positive principles for raising children so we can maintain a healthy relationship with them.
  • May 6, 2018“Our Source of Hope”
    May 6, 2018
    “Our Source of Hope”
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       If someone were to ask the average American, “What are some things that you cannot live without?” Some responses might be “My cell phone. My computer. My television.” Naturally all these things are nice to have but if we really had to, we could live without them. They did a generation ago. Some things that we surely cannot live without are food, water, shelter of some kind, and air.    This morning we are looking at something else that we cannot live without. We cannot live long without hope. Hope is one of the necessities of life.  When hope is gone, life becomes extremely difficult. Hope is essential for handling the stresses and crises of life. Where is our hope to come from?
  • Apr 29, 2018“Compassion for the Poor”
    Apr 29, 2018
    “Compassion for the Poor”
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       Unless we have been to an impoverished area of another country like Africa, India, Haiti, or even parts of United States like Appalachia, it can be so difficult for us in suburbia to relate to families in poverty. Worldwide, 600 million children live in extreme poverty with a family income of less than $1.90 a day. Almost half the world, over 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day. Many in America spend more than that a day at Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks for a single cup of coffee.    Today we’re looking at God’s compassion for the poor and His calling on the lives of His followers to have compassion for them as well. We will also be highlighting the ministry of Compassion International and the great difference sponsoring a child can make in their life and their family’s lives.
  • Apr 1, 2018“The Truth Will Set You Free”
    Apr 1, 2018
    “The Truth Will Set You Free”
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       Last week in our Palm Sunday message, we looked at some of the qualities of God’s love for us seen in Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. His love is an intense, undeserved, persistent, and tender love. The more we not only understand but experience His love for us, the more readily God’s love can flow from us to bless others.    Today we are addressing what changed Jesus’ followers from being disillusioned and dejected after Jesus’ death to being set free to experience the abundant life God created them to experience in relationship with Him.    Because Christ died and rose again, because He lives, there are some things from which we can be set free so that we also can experience the life of meaning and purpose God created us to experience.
  • Mar 25, 2018“God’s Triumphal Love”
    Mar 25, 2018
    “God’s Triumphal Love”
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       Today we will address the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. It tells us a lot about who God is and His love for us. There are six qualities of God’s love revealed to us in Luke 19:41-44. The more we not only understand but experience His love for us, the more readily God’s love can flow from us to others.
  • Mar 11, 2018“Paradise Promised”
    Mar 11, 2018
    “Paradise Promised”
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       It wasn’t just the religious leaders or the soldiers that mocked Jesus, but also the two criminals that were crucified on either side of Jesus. But then something changed because the criminal on the right speaks up for Jesus, explaining that the two criminals are receiving their just due but “this man has done nothing wrong”. Turning to Jesus, he says “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom”  Luke 23:42           What great faith this repentant sinner had in Jesus, far more than doubting Thomas!  Jesus responded “Today you shall be with me in paradise”. Because of His great love for us, Christ Jesus died on the cross to redeem mankind, to save us from our sins.    As recorded in all four gospels, Jesus was mocked, scorned, and tortured. He carried His cross up the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem to Calvary and was nailed to it. ‘But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.’ Romans 5:8.