Sun, Sep 12, 2021
36 mins 1 sec
This Sunday as we gather to worship our Lord Jesus Christ, we will open the scriptures to read a pair of Kingdom parables found in Matthew chapter 13. We have a tendency to hold back. We are tempted to give God the leftovers of our life. Through these parables Jesus teaches us of the priceless joy that comes from through yielding our whole life to Him.
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
36 mins 32 secs
On Wednesday nights we have been doing a study through the book of Exodus. This past week we completed the ninth commandment leaving the 10th command for this Sunday, “Do not covet.” Though most of these commandment are given in a "Do not” or negative statement they all clearly have a positive intention. In the case of the 10th commandment, our creators intention is that we would live a life of contentment. The Bible shows us the way to this fulfilling life and it is faith in Christ that gives us the strength to know the joy of contentment.
Sun, Aug 22, 2021
47 mins 34 secs
The passage will be Jonah 4 and will contrast the difference between Jesus’ Prayer for Jerusalem and Jonah’s vacant prayer for Nineveh.
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
45 mins 56 secs
For the message this week we are going to read Jesus’ teaching of the wheat and the tares. It is a wonderful explanation of why things are the way they are in the world and clear explanation of what we will become in the Kingdom of God. We will be reading from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 13 for the message titled “The Good, The Bad, and the Judgement"
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
38 mins 59 secs
The message Sunday is titled The Glory of Jesus. Our scripture reading comes from the Gospel of Matthew 16 & 17. Where Jesus was transfigured before his disciples Peter, James and John. This event in the earthly ministry of Jesus reminds us of the divine nature and glory of the Incarnate Christ. Through this teaching we are also reminded that Jesus is glorified today and is to be glorified by us in remembrance and in worship.
Sun, Aug 01, 2021
47 mins 35 secs
As we open the final chapter of 2nd Thessalonians we are reminded of the power of prayer and the need for prayer in our lives. Paul, requests prayer for himself from this group of young believers. This says much about the confidence that, like Paul, we should place in intercessory prayer. He will also emphasized the importance of work as a part of our faith expression. A lazy Christian is an oxymoron! The letter has been a reminder that we are confident in the coming return of Christ. He concludes the letter encouraging us to work while we wait.
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
42 mins 55 secs
This Sunday we come to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, one of the more difficult chapters to understand in the Bible. Paul is writing about evidences that the rapture has not happened yet. One of the primary evidences is, the fact that the “Man of Lawlessness,” or the Antichrist, has not appeared yet. In saying this he gives a description of the insidious work of this satanic world ruler. The reason that Paul writes on the subject is to encourage the reader to stand firm on the truth of the gospel and be strengthened in every good work. There is much good work that we need to do together for the sake of the gospel. Let us be encouraged by God’s word this week.
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
43 mins 21 secs
We will continue our series of messages titled Words of hope. This week we start on Thessalonians 2. Paul’s second letter to the church in this leading Greek city, begins with words that we need to hear. They are words of Grace and Peace
Sun, Jul 04, 2021
31 mins 3 secs
The message this week is titled, “Preaching to the choir.” The final admonition and benediction that Paul gives at the end of his first letter points us to the security of our salvation and the assurance that we will stand before the Lord fully redeemed. I cannot read these words without being reminded of the scene described by John in Revelations 7 of the heavenly choir before the throne. Let us get tuned up to sing!
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
43 mins 51 secs
In this final section of the first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul is exhorting us how to live to please God. His instruction came with encouragement and eternal hope. He concludes this passage by teaching us about the things a healthy church should value. We are to value one another, through Christian fellowship and we express our love for God through faithful worship.