Oct 14, 2018
“Strangling Worry”
   This is the fourth message based on our small group study Life-Changing Prayer by Jim Cymbala. We are looking at how casting our burdens onto God through prayer can decrease our worries and increase God’s peace in our lives.    There is a very fine line between worry and concern. Worry can happens when we are so concerned about something that there is an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty, helplessness, and fear. It can destroy our joy, rob us of our peace, and stifle our relationship with God and others.         Our peace will increase as our trust in God increases. Our trust that God will either change our circumstances or give us the grace and strength to deal with the situation leads to peace.
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Oct 14, 2018“Strangling Worry”
    Oct 14, 2018
    “Strangling Worry”
       This is the fourth message based on our small group study Life-Changing Prayer by Jim Cymbala. We are looking at how casting our burdens onto God through prayer can decrease our worries and increase God’s peace in our lives.    There is a very fine line between worry and concern. Worry can happens when we are so concerned about something that there is an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty, helplessness, and fear. It can destroy our joy, rob us of our peace, and stifle our relationship with God and others.         Our peace will increase as our trust in God increases. Our trust that God will either change our circumstances or give us the grace and strength to deal with the situation leads to peace.
  • Oct 7, 2018“The Why and How of Baptism”
    Oct 7, 2018
    “The Why and How of Baptism”
    Series: (All)
       This morning we are taking a break from our series entitled Life-Changing Prayer paralleling our small group study to focus on The Why and How of Baptism. We will look at some inappropriate reasons why some people want to be baptized as well as the biblical reasons to be baptized.    We will address its meaning and significance and why baptism should be important in the life of a follower of Christ.    In addition, we will deal with the mode of baptism. Some churches sprinkle, others pour and still others immerse fully under water. What does the Bible teach about the mode of baptism? And then lastly who should be baptized and when?
  • Sep 30, 2018“Keys to Answered Prayer”
    Sep 30, 2018
    “Keys to Answered Prayer”
       This is the third message in our series Life Changing Prayer relating to our small group study by Jim Cymbala. We are going to look at a few keys to answered prayer or a few conditions typically necessary in order for our prayers to be answered.    There are a number of things that can hinder our prayers from being answered from God. We will also address Matthew 7:7-8 where Jesus challenges God’s people to “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”    Some see this as an unconditional promise that we can ask God for anything and He will give it to us. But it must be understood in the light of other Biblical teaching on prayer. It must also be understood in the context in which it was written.
  • Sep 23, 2018“Prayer Basics”
    Sep 23, 2018
    “Prayer Basics”
       This is the second message in our fall series Life-Changing Prayer that will parallel our small group study by Jim Cymbala.  There is a lot of misunderstanding about prayer by non-Christians and Christians alike. There is much confusion about how to pray and why prayer is important.         This series will clarify some things and give us a greater understanding as to why and how to pray. Some people see prayer as a last resort after everything else has failed. Others see it as a religious duty they simply endure rather than something that can give us meaning, purpose and life.       This morning we are going to look at some prayer basics; what prayer is not and then what it is or five purposes of prayer.
  • Sep 16, 2018“Jesus: Our Great High Priest”
    Sep 16, 2018
    “Jesus: Our Great High Priest”
       This is the first message in our fall series that will parallel our small group study Life-Changing Prayer by Jim Cymbala, pastor at the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City. Over the weeks we will look at a number of different facets of prayer that will hopefully not just give us more knowledge about what prayer is but how we can better consistently draw near to God in prayer to fellowship with Him as well as petition Him to meet our needs, the needs of others, and the needs of God’s Kingdom.    Today we are looking at Jesus as our great High Priest from Hebrews 4:14-16. We will address the difference between Him and the Old Testament High Priests, the sacrifices they offered, and how Jesus’ sacrifice enables us to approach God’s throne of grace with confidence.
  • Sep 9, 2018“The Journey Continues”
    Sep 9, 2018
    “The Journey Continues”
    Series: (All)
       It has been over two years since I have shared in general about our church mission and purpose and specifically about the Vision One Journey we have been on for a number of years now. If you’re relatively new to the church, this will give you a good idea as to who we are striving to be, not just as a church ministry, but as individual followers of Christ.    We will look at the “Irreducible Core” of what we as God’s people are to be about, the five phases of development we have been through, the four learning environments we encourage our attendees to be involved in, and a review of some of our recent small group studies. What a difference it makes in our lives and the lives of others when we are committed to loving God, loving others, and making disciples.
  • Sep 2, 2018“The Purpose of Work”
    Sep 2, 2018
    “The Purpose of Work”
    Series: Malachi
       St. Thomas Aquinas was convinced that before Adam and Eve’s sin there wasn’t any work. He felt that work was part of the curse of the fall and now human beings have to go about the drudgery of working because of Adam and Eve’s sin.    Many today would agree as they see their work as a bondage to be endured and they are miserable during the work week until the weekend comes when only then are they supposedly free to live. But it was before the fall of Adam and Eve that God gave them the responsibility to work by taking care of the Garden of Eden.    This morning we are looking at some of God’s purposes for work that will be a blessing to us as well as to God and His Kingdom.
  • Aug 26, 2018“Slowing Your Pace of Life”
    Aug 26, 2018
    “Slowing Your Pace of Life”
    Series: (All)
       We have one more message on Malachi in our summer series but it has to do with how we relate to our work so that will be shared next Sunday on Labor Day weekend. Many people today are constantly on the go with work, taking care of family needs, running children to different activities and countless other things to do. It seems that we don’t even see the roses let alone take the time to stop and smell the roses.    This hurried lifestyle can lead to a lot stress and very little joy. This morning we are going to look at some of the effects of living a hurried, constantly on the go, lifestyle. We will also address some things that we can do that will help us to slow down that will benefit us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Aug 19, 2018“Tale of Three Cities: Magdala”
    Aug 19, 2018
    “Tale of Three Cities: Magdala”
       Today our journey through Galilee takes us to a prosperous town along the western shore, just a few miles from Tiberius, and on the way between Nazareth and Capernaum. Only one follower of Jesus is reported to have come from Magdala, her story is told in a few lines of scripture and it should be an inspiration to all of us.    The ruins of first century Magdala have been found, and they help us to affirm the Gospel message.
  • Aug 12, 2018“Tale of Three Cities: Capernaum”
    Aug 12, 2018
    “Tale of Three Cities: Capernaum”
       We continue our visit to Galilee to the city Jesus called "home" after He left Nazareth. Here lived some of His most prominent disciples: Peter, Andrew, James, John and Matthew.    Capernaum was a major fishing village on the northwest side of the lake (the Sea of Galilee), and was on the trade route from Mesopotamia to Egypt. Here Jesus found widespread acceptance and a number of His miracles and most challenging teachings occurred. We will look at this site and find some lessons from the Master.