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Sunday, January 29 2023

Thanksgiving and Prayer

    • Sermon Scripture:  Eph 1:15-23 NIV
    • Point #1 – Praise for the Believer 
    • 1 John 2:9-11
    • Point #2 – Praise for the Believers Faith
    • Point #3 – Praise for the Believers Love
    • 1 Cor 13:1
    • Point #4 – Prayer for the Believers

    Sunday, January 22 2023

    • “The Sanctity of Human Life”

          Selected Scriptures

    • 1. We must embrace and proclaim that every human life is sacred.
    • Genesis 1:26–27
    • 2. We must embrace and proclaim that the lives of preborn children are sacred.
    • Psalm 139:13–16
    • 3. We must embrace and proclaim that the unlawful killing of human beings is prohibited and punished by God.
    • Exodus 20:13
    • 4. We must embrace and proclaim that the lives of preborn children must be promoted and protected.
    • Psalm 127:3
    • How are we actively promoting the sanctity of human life?

    Sunday, January 15, 2023

    Spiritual Blessings in Christ

    Sermon Scripture:  Ephesians 1:3-14 NIV

    Point #1 Spiritual Blessings in the Father (vv3-6) 

    Point #2 Spiritual Blessings in the Son (vv7-12) 

    Point #3 Spiritual Blessings in the Spirit (vv13-14)

    Sunday, January 8 2023

    “Introduction to Ephesians”

    Sermon Scripture:  Ephesians 1:1-2 New International Version

    Point 1 The Dual Source of Authority

    Point 2 The Dual Designation of Believers

    Point 3 The Dual Blessings of Believers

    Point 4 The Dual Sources of Blessings

    Conclusion:  What keeps Christian’s faithful to God in this world?

         God’s Grace and God’s peace

    Sunday, January 1, 2023

    “Less Stress”

    • Question #1.  I am about ready to throw in the _____?

    Question #2.  I am at the end of my _____?  

    Question #3.  I am at my wits’ ____?

    • Where can we go to find peace? 

        God!

    • Sermon ScripturePhilippians 4:4-7 NIV
    • Point #1 What does it mean to Rejoice in the Lord always?
    • Point #2 How can I Rejoice in the Lord always?
    • Acts 5:41 NIV
    • Point #3…Why should I Rejoice in the Lord always?
    • Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
    • Conclusion:  When we rejoice in the Lord, when we pray about everything & worry about little … then our hearts and minds are guarded by the presence of God in us.

    Sunday, December 25th 2022

    • Oh Come All Ye Faithful Except When Christmas Falls On Sunday”  New York Times
    • I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”  Psalms 122:1 NLT  
    • Sermon Text:  Matthew 1:18-25 NIV
    • Isaiah 7:14 NIV
    • Conclusion: Joseph & Mary had learned a great lesson; a lesson we must learn as well…to “trust and obey God.”

    Sunday, December 18th 2022

    “When They Saw the Star”

    Sermon Scripture Matthew 2: 1-10

    • Matthew 2:11, “they bowed down and worshiped Him.”
    • Point #1 The Light of the Star.
    • Point #2 The Wisdom of the Wise Men.
    • Four Reasons the Magi were Wise Men

    #1) They sought Jesus. 

    #2) They recognized the worth of Christ. 

    #3) They humbled themselves to worship Jesus. 

    #4) They obeyed God rather than man.

    • John 1:14…14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.
    • Conclusion:  The Wise Men worshiped the baby Jesus; 

                       we too must worship the Savior.

    Sunday, December 11th 2022

    Sunday, December 4th 2022

    “The Word Became Flesh”

    Sermon Scripture:  John 1:1-5 and 14 NIV

    Point #1 Jesus as the Word.  

    Point #2 Jesus as the Source 

    Point #3 Jesus as Man.

    Conclusion:  This is what Christmas means;  

      The Word Became Flesh.

    Sunday, November 27th 2022

    • “Why Do We Worship Jesus Christ?
      Colossians 1:15–20
    • 1. We worship Jesus Christ because He is the Lord of Creation (vv. 15–17).
    • Jesus Christ created the universe.
    • John 1:1–3
    • Jesus Christ sustains the universe.
    • Romans 8:28
    • 2. We worship Jesus Christ because He is the Lord of the Church (vv. 18–20).
    • Jesus Christ is the incarnate Lord.
    • John 1:14
    • Jesus Christ is the crucified Lord.
    • Jesus Christ is the resurrected Lord.
    • Conclusion: Let us worship the Lord Jesus Christ by keeping him first in our hearts and in our lives

    Sunday, November 20 2022

    “Four Tips for Being Thankful”

    Sermon Scripture:  Psalm 107:1-9

    Tip #1 – Celebrate the Goodness of God 

    Tip #2 – Focus on the Important Issues of Life 

    Tip #3 – Remember the Source of our Help

    Tip #4 – Take time to be Grateful

    ConclusionMake Every Day Thanksgiving!”

    Sunday, November 13 2022

    “Seeking God’s Guidance”

    Sermon Scripture: Colossians 1:9-14 NIV
    ● Point #1 – Be Filled With the Knowledge of God’s Will
    ● Three Views of God’s Will
    (1) Sovereign will, the will by which God brings to pass whatsoever He
    decrees. This is hidden until it happens.
    (2) Preceptive will is God’s revealed law or commandments, which we
    have the power but not the right to break.
    (3) Will of disposition describes God’s attitude or disposition. It reveals
    what is pleasing to God.
    The Will of God by R.C. Sproul
    ● Point #2 – Function In All Wisdom and Spiritual Understanding
    ● Consider the following questions when faced with a decision in life:

    1. Will it bring glory to God?
    2. Will it lead into temptation?
    3. Will it enslave me?
    4. Will it defile my body?
    5. Will it hurt my witness?
    6. Will it harm my understanding of God’ will for me?
      ● Point #3 – Be Fruitful in Every Good Word in the Knowledge of God.
      ● Conclusion: We are all called to live our lives by every word that
      proceeds from the mouth of God.

    Sunday, November 6 2022

    “Trusting God’s Guidance”

    Sermon Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-8 ESV

    Point #1 – God Can Guide us in our Everyday Lives.

    Psalm 32:8

    Psalm 48:14

    Isaiah 58:11

    John 16:13

    Point #2 – Three Conditions for God’s Guidance in Our Lives.

    Three Conditions for God’s Guidance in Our Lives.

    #1 – Acknowledge Him.

    Three Conditions for God’s Guidance in Our Lives.

    #2 – Trust Him.

    Three Conditions for God’s Guidance in Our Lives.

    #3 – Don’t Depend Upon Yourself.

    Conclusion: Our text says we can make it and we can make it

                        victoriously if we will trust God’s guidance.

    Sunday, October 31 2022

    “Proclaiming Our Lord’s Death”

    • Sermon Scripture:  1 Corinthians 11:23-26
    • Point #1…We Proclaim the Death of our Lord Jesus to help others see the Awfulness of Sin.
    • Point #2…We Proclaim the Death of our Lord Jesus to help others see the Great Love of God for Sinners.
    • Romans 5:6-8
    • Point #3…We Proclaim the Death of our Lord Jesus to help others see the Value of a lost Soul.
    • Point #4…We Proclaim the Death of our Lord Jesus to help others see the ONLY way for Salvation.
    • Conclusion:  John 3:16

    Sunday, October 23 2022

    • “Taking Refuge in the Lord”

    Psalm 57

    • Main Idea: In times of trouble, believers must take refuge in the Lord.
    • 1. Take refuge in the Lord by praying to him in times of trouble.
    • Pray confidently (vv. 1–3).
    • 1 John 5:14
    • Pray specifically (vv. 4–6).
    • 2. Take refuge in the Lord by praising Him in times of trouble.
    • Praise Him with a steadfast heart (v. 7).
    • Praise Him with joyful song (vv. 7–11).
    • Acts 16:25–31
    • Conclusion: As we encounter times of trouble, are we taking refuge in the Lord?

    Sunday, October 16 2022

    The Risen Christ on the Emmaus Road

    Luke 24:13-35

    Main Idea: The risen Christ reveals himself to his disciples in all of Scripture

    1. Two disciples reveal their sadness about Christ on the Emmaus road. (vv. 13-24)
    2. The risen Christ reveals himself in all Scripture (vv. 25-31)
    3. The two disciples boldly proclaim the risen Christ (vv. 32-35)

    Conclusion: Am I confidently believing in the risen Christ? Am I boldly proclaiming the risen Christ?

    Sunday, October 9 2022

    The Secret to Renewal

    • Sermon Scripture:  Romans 6:6-13 and Romans 12:1-2
    • Point #1 – Yield Yourself to God.
    • Galatians 5:17
    • Galatians 5:19-21
    • Galatians 5:22-23
    • Galatians 5:24-25
    • Point #2 – Yield Your Members to God.

    Conclusion:  The Secret to Renewal is Yielding Ourselves to God Completely.

    Sunday, October 5 2022

    Renew My Vision

    •  Sermon Scripture:  John 9:1-7 & 25
    • Point #1:  Renewing our vision means Opening Our Eyes to See People in Need.
    • Matthew 9:36-38
    • Point #2:  Open Our Hearts to Care
    • Luke 7:13
    • Point #3: Open or Souls to Prayer
    • Mark 9:29
    • Point #4: Open our Lives to Be Available
    • Luke 10:33
    • Conclusion: May God Renew Our Vision so that WE MAY SEE.

    Sunday, September 25 2022

    Renewing My Witness

    • Introduction Question #1…What were Jesus’ first words of instruction to the disciples?
    • Answer: Matthew 4: 19 “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
    • Introduction Question #2…What were Jesus’ last words to the disciples?
    • Answer:  Acts 1:8…… “you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
    • Sermon Scripture:  1 John 4:1-4 and Romans 12:2 (Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
    • Point #1 – We must clarify or refine what witnessing is today.
    • Point #2 – We must clarify and/or redefine the way we witness.
    • Point #3 – Get Involved
    • Conclusion – Be a LIVING Witness for Christ

    Sunday, September 18 2022

    “The Spirit for Renewal”

    • Sermon Scripture: Romans 12:1-2 and Titus 3:1-6
    • Point #1 – The Hope of Renewal.
    • John 16:8
    • 1. The Holy Spirit cultivates Christlike qualities in us. Gal.

        5:22-23. 

    2. He teaches us. 1 Cor. 2:9-10. 

    3. He leads us. Rom. 8:14. 

    4. He assures us. Rom. 8:16. 

    5. He strengthens us. Eph. 3:16. 

    6. He empowers us for witnessing. Acts 1:8.

    • Point #2 – The How of Renewal.
    • 5 D’s for Spiritual Renewal

    1.  Decision

    2.  Daily

    3.  Devotion

    4.  Doubtless

    5.  Discovery

    Conclusion – Let us not lack the Fire.

    Sunday, September 11 2022

    • “All Things for Good”

    Romans 8:28

    • Main Idea: God promises to work all things together for the good of His people.
    • 1. God’s promise is certain.
    • Hebrews 6:13–18
    • 2. God’s promise is comprehensive.
    • 3. God’s promise is comforting.
    • Genesis 50:20
    • Acts 2:22–24
    • Am I confidently trusting in God’s promise to work all things together for my good?

    Sunday, September 4 2022

    “Renew My Walk”

    • Sermon Scripture: Romans 12:1-2 and 1 John 2:1-6 NIV
    • Point #1 – The Roots of a Disciplined Life
    • Matthew 11:29 NIV
    • The 3 C’s

    1.   Control

    2.   Consent

    3.   Completeness

    • Point #2 – The Fruit of a Disciplined Life
    • Point #3 – The Benefits of a Disciplined Life
    • Conclusion: 
    •  Slide 1 

    To Renew My Walk It May Mean

    • A change of masters
    • A change of direction
    • Slide 2

    Renewing My Walk It Will Mean

    ·        A life of fulfillment not frustration

    ·        A life of peace and rest in your soul

    Sunday, August 28 2022

    “What You Believe Does Matter”

    Sermon Scripture:  Ephesians 4:4-6 & 11-16 NIV

    Point 1 – Is Your Faith “YOUR” Faith?

    Point 2 – Is Your Faith Working?

    Point 3 – Is Your Faith Convicting?

    Point 4 – Is Your Faith Christ-centered?

    Conclusion- Is Your Faith “YOUR” Faith?

        Is Your Faith Working?

        Is Your Faith Convicting?

        Is Your Faith Christ-centered?

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    It is not enough that we are simply here; we must be Christlike servants!  This is being renewed in our faith.  

    God, please renew us and our church.

    Sunday, August 21 2022

    “Bunions, Bifocals and Baldness”

    Sermon Scripture: Psalm 92:12-15 NIV

    Point 1 – God Still Wants to Bear Fruit in the Lives of Older

                    Believers.

    Point 2 – A Palm Tree Bears Fruit in its Old Age.

    Point 3 – Senior Adults have much to offer.

    – John 15:4-5 NIV

    Conclusion:  The qualification for fruit bearing is that we abide

                         in Christ, not our age bracket.

    Sunday, August 14 2022

    “Renew My Church to Ministry”

    Sermon Scripture:  Romans 12:1-6 and Eph 4:7-12

    Point 1 –  A Scriptural understanding of our ministry

    Matthew 5:14-15

    Point 2 – We are all ministers for the Lord.

    What is a minister?

    Noun – A minister is a licensed or ordained member of the clergy.

    Verb  – A minister is a servant; one who seeks to meet the needs of others.

    Conclusion:  Christianity is NOT a spectator sport.

    Sunday, August 7 2022

     “Renew My Church”

    Sermon Scripture: Romans 12:1-8 NIV

    Point 1 – We must admit we are in trouble.

    Point 2 – We must realize there is Hope.

    Matthew 16:18 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it.

    Point 3 – We must all get busy!

    Conclusion – We have hope for the church because we have HOPE in the Lord.

    Sunday, July 31

    • “Jonah’s Psalm of Deliverance”

    Jonah 1:17–2:10

    • Main Idea: The Lord’s deliverance demands our praise.
    • 1. Jonah prays to the Lord for his deliverance.
    • A Prayer of Desperation
    • A Prayer of Realization
    • 2. Jonah praises the Lord for his deliverance.
    • See The Lord’s Incredible Mercy!
    • See The Lord’s Powerful Ability!
    • Matthew 12:40–41
    • Jonah praised the Lord for his deliverance. Are we praising the Lord for our deliverance?

    Sunday July 24, 2022

    “Offering God’s Guidance to Others”

    • Sermon Scripture:  Matt 5:13-16 
    • Point #1 The Christian’s light can light the world.
    • Point #2 ONLY the Christian; can be the light of the world.
    • Point #3 The Christians light cannot be hidden
    • Point #4 There is a purpose and place for every Christian’s light to shine. 
    • Conclusion:  Light makes no noise: light just shines!

    Sunday July 17, 2022

    “Verifying God’s Guidance”

    • Sermon Scripture – Ephesians 5:6-14
    • Point 1 – Walking in the Light we already have.
    • Ephesians 5:8
    • Colossians 3:23
    • Point 2 – Verifying what is Acceptable to the Lord.
    • How?  The 4 C’s should help us:

    1.  Conscience 

    2.  Counsel 

    3.  Common Sense 

    4.  Circumstances 

    • Point 3 – Rebuking what is Not Acceptable to the Lord.
    • Conclusion – God’s Guidance IS Available: 

                               Seek itReceive it, Trust it.

    Sunday July 10, 2022

    “Receiving God’s Guidance”

    • Sermon Scripture: 1 Cor 2:12-16.
    • Point #1 – If we have the mind of Christ, 

                    “We have received His Knowledge.”

    • Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
    • Jeremiah 10:23 “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.”
    • Point #2 – If we have the mind of Christ, “It is because

    we have received His Spirit.”

    • Point #3 – If we have the mind of Christ, “It is because

    we have acknowledged our need to submit

    ourselves to God, to do God’s will and to Pray.”

    • Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


    Conclusion: The freedom and guidance that is ours in Christ ought to motivate us to maintain our devotion to the One who set us free and asked the Father to send the Spirit to fill our lives.

    Sunday July 3, 2022

    • Sermon Scripture:  Colossians 1:9-14
    • Point #1 – Paul prayed that the church “Be Filled with the

                    Knowledge of God’s Will.”

    • The Knowledge of God’s Will

    1.  God’s Ultimate Will

    2.  God’s Intentional Will

    3.  God’s Permissive Will

    • Point #2 – Paul prayed that the church would function in the

     practice of God’s Will “In All Wisdom and Spiritual 

     Understanding.” 

    • Knowing God’s Will “In All Wisdom and Spiritual Understanding.”

    1.   Will this bring glory to God?  1 Cor 10:31

    2.   Will this lead into temptation? Matt 6:13

    3.   Will this enslave me? 1 Cor. 6:12

    4.   Will this defile my body? 1 Cor. 6:19

    5.   Will this damage my influence on others? Rom 14:21 

    6.   Will this create doubt about doing the will of God?

     Rom 14:23

    • Point #3 – Paul prayed that the church would focus on fully pleasing the Lord by “Being Fruitful in Every Good Work, and Increasing in the Knowledge of God.”  
    • Conclusion: The Commitment to seek God’s guidance is

       important, I believe it is second only to seeking

        salvation in the Lord.

    Sunday, June 26, 2022

    Created in Christ – Designed for God’s Purpose

    • Sermon Scripture: Psalm 33:6-9
    • Psalm 139:1313 For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
    • Point #1 – God is the Creative Creator.  
    • Point #2 – God Created with Purpose. 
    • Psalm 33:11 – 11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.
    • Point #3 – We Will Fulfill Our Purpose ONLY In Jesus.
    • Jeremiah 29:11 – 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    • 2 Timothy 1:9 – He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
    • Conclusion – God uses His creativity to reveal Himself to

                          all people.

    Sunday, June 19, 2022

    “The Forgotten Father”

    • Sermon Scripture: Matthew 1:19-25 NIV
    • Point #1 – Joseph was a Faithful Man.  
    • Point #2 – Joseph was sensitive to a Heavenly Vision.  
    • Point #3 – Joseph was a Faithful Father.  
    • Conclusion – Joseph was a just, obedient and a faithful father…men, how about us?

    Sunday, June 12, 2022

    “Trusting God’s Guidance”

    • Sermon Scripture – Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV…Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 
    • Point #1 God CAN Guide Your Life Everyday
    • Point #2 God Will Guide Life when…
    • (I will read text again in point 2…) Prov 3:5-6 NKJV…Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 
    • God WILL Guide Your Life When You:

    Acknowledge Him.

    • God WILL Guide Your Life When You:

    Trust Him.

    • God WILL Guide Your Life When You:

    Do Not Depend on Yourself.


    Conclusion:  “God Wants To Be Your Guide.”

    Sunday June 5, 2022

    “Let Us Encourage One Another”

    • “Encouragement is awesome.  It can actually change the course of another person’s day, week, or life.”  Chuck Swindoll
    • Sermon Scripture – Hebrews 10:19-25 NIV  
    • Point #1 –  Let Us Encourage One Another
    • Hebrews 10:24 NASB  24 and let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds. 
    • Point #2 – Why We Need to Encourage One Another

                    Continually

    • Conclusion – Hebrews 10:24 NASB  24 and let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds.

    Sunday May 29, 2022

    The Church – The Community of the Holy Spirit

    • Sermon Scripture – John 14:15-26
    • Point 1 – The Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ with Us.
    • Point 2 – The Holy Spirit is our Teacher.
    • Point 3 – The Holy Spirit leads the Church.
    • Point 4 – The Holy Spirit is the Power within the Church.
    • Point 5 – The church is a “Fellowship of the Holy Spirit.”
    • Conclusion – If we desire to see the work of Jesus Christ done in our lives and in our church we must;

    1.  Be born again in Christ 

    2.  Realize the Holy Spirit is in us and continuing the work of Jesus.

    3.  Continually seek to be filled with the Power of the Holy Spirit.

    Sunday May 22, 2022

    “The Church – A Community on Mission”
    Matthew 28:18–20

    1. Jesus commands us to make disciples of all nations (vv.
      18–19).
    2. Jesus clarifies how we are to make disciples of all
      nations (vv. 19–20).
    3. Jesus confirms that he will always be with us as we
      make disciples of all nations (v. 20).
      Closing Question:
      ● Are we making disciples of all nations?

    Sunday, May 15, 2022

    The Church – The Body of Christ

    • Sermon Scripture:  Romans 12:3-13
    • Point #1 – The Church is like a Human Body
    • Point #2 – The Church Body is Christ’s Body
    • Point #3 – All Members of the Church are Individually

                    Important

    • Point #4 – The Church is Dependent on Jesus
    • Point #5 – The Church is One in Christ
    • Conclusion – We, the Church, are members of the body of

                       Christ.

    Sunday, May 8, 2022

    “A Model for Motherhood”

    • Sermon Scripture – Luke 1:26-35
    • Point #1 – Mary was chosen for a mission.
    • Point #2 – Mary was chosen to be a role model.
    • Point #3 – Mary suffered the pains of motherhood.
    • Point #4 – Mary worshiped a risen and ruling Savior.
    • Conclusion:  Mary is an excellent example for mothers.

    1.  Mary’s life was of great faith and trust in God.

    2.  Mary’s heart and mind was in tune with God.

    3.  Mary’s life consisted of worshiping God faithfully.

    4.  Mary’s will was that she might do God’s will.

    5.  Mary’s life is an example for all to follow.

    Sunday, May 1, 2022

    The Church-The Family of God

    Sermon Scripture:  Ephesians 2:11-22 NIV

            Point #1 The Church is Family – NOT the building we worship in.

            Point #2 The Church is God’s Family

            Point #3 The Church is Truly a Family

            Point #4 The Church – It means much to belong to God’s

           Family.

        ConclusionWhere would you be without the

            church?

    Sunday, April 24, 2022

    “Now What?”

    Sermon Scripture:  Acts 1: 1-11 NIV

    • Part 1 – Jesus has been Resurrected; now what?
    • Proverbs 3:5-7 NIV
    • Acts 1:8 NIV
    • Part 2…We have identified our ONE and prayed for this person for 22 days; now what?
    • Ephesians 6:12 NIV
    • 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV
    • Ephesians 6:10 NIV
    • Put on the Full Armor of God Ephesians 6:14-18 

    Conclusion/Prayer Time: What now for you?

    Sunday, April 17, 2022

    The Resurrection of Christ & our Great Salvation

    • Sermon Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15: 1-6 & 12-20
    • Part 1 – The Resurrection of Christ
    • Part 2 – The Resurrection of the Dead
    • Part 3 – Christ Has Been Raised; Therefore, Believers Will Be Raised
    • Part 4 – Our Great Salvation


    Conclusion – Because Jesus lives, so shall I.

    Sunday, April 10, 2022

    “A Few Good Things in Hell”

    Luke 16:19-31

    • Point #1 – HELL IS ETERNAL.
    •  Point #2 – HELL IS A PLACE OF PAIN.
    •  Point #3 – HELL IS A PLACE OF FEAR.
    •  Point #4 – HELL IS A PLACE OF SADNESS.
    •  Point #5 – HELL IS A PLACE OF ISOLATION.
    •  Point #6 – HELL IS A PLACE OF SEPARATION
    •  Point #7 – THE GLORIES OF HEAVEN

    Sunday, April 3, 2022

    “Healing the Paralytic” – Luke 5:17-26

    • Point #1 These Men Had a Mission.
    • Who’s Your One?  
    • Point #2 These Men Had an Eager Expectation.
    • Who’s Your One?  
    • Point #3 These Men Encountered an Obstacle.
    • Who’s Your One?
    •  
    • Point #4 These Men Got More Than They Bargained For.
    • Who’s Your One?  
    • Conclusion:  Luke 15:31-32… 31 My son, the father said, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
    • How precious is the one that was lost and now is found. 
    • Who’s Your One?

    Sunday, March 27, 2022

    • Rejoicing Over One

    Luke 15:1–10

    • Luke 15:1–10 
    • Main Idea: Jesus Christ receives and rescues lost sinners, rejoicing with all of heaven over the repentance of one.
    • 1. Jesus Christ receives lost sinners (vv. 1–2)
    • Mark 2:14–22
    • 2. Jesus Christ rescues lost sinners (vv. 3–6; 8–9).
    • Ezekiel 34:4
    • Ezekiel 34:11–12
    • John 10:16
    • 3. Jesus Christ rejoices with all of heaven over the repentance of one lost sinner (vv. 7, 10).
    • Zephaniah 3:17
    • Conclusion:

    The shepherd had his one.

    The woman had her one.

    Who’s your one?

    • How do I identify my one?

    Sunday, March 13, 2022

    “God Offers Hope to His People”

    • Sermon Scripture:  Psalm 121 NIV
    • Point #1 – God Is My Strength (121:1–2)
    • Point #2 – God Is My Support (121:3–4)
    • Point #3 – God Is My Shade (121:5–6)
    • Point #4 – God Is My Savior (121:7–8)
    • Conclusion:  Perhaps one of the greatest challenges in life today is to live the Christian life, not in our own strength, but in the strength and power that God provides.

    Sunday, March 6, 2022

    “God’s Character Calls for Our Praise”

    • Sermon Scripture: Psalm 113 NIV
    • “There is one and only one living and true God.  He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.  God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections.  God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures.  To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.  The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.”
    • The Call to Praise the Lord (vv 1-3)
    • PRAISE THE LORD.   
    • The Reasons the Lord is to Be Praised (vv 4-9b)
    • PRAISE THE LORD.
    • The Crescendo of Our Praise (vv 9c)
    • PRAISE THE LORD.
    • Conclusion:  No matter what surrounds a person’s life—be it times of prosperity or adversity, be it times of blessings or struggles, it is always our duty and delight to praise the Lord.

    Sunday, February 20, 2022

    “God’s Goodness Can Be Seen in His Justice and Mercy”

    • Sermon Scripture: Psalm 82
    • Point #1 – The Assembly Before God 
    • James 3:1 
    • Point #2 – The Questions and Accusations against the Leaders 
    • Point #3 – The Appeal to God  
    • Conclusion: 

    “Those who will not observe the judgments of God’s mouth shall not escape the judgments of His hand.”

    Matthew Henry

    Sunday, February 13, 2022

    “When Depression Won’t Go Away”

    • Sermon Scripture: Psalm 42-43 NIV
    • Point #1 –  Longing for the Pure, Refreshing Presence of God (Ps 42:1-5)
    • Point #2 – Depending on God in the midst of Dark Depression (Ps 42:6-11)
    • Romans 8:28 NIV
    • Point #3 –  Crying Out to God in the Middle of Darkness (Ps 43:1-5)
    • Closing: When a believer is in the midst of difficult times the solution is always the same—place your hope in God.

    Sunday, February 13, 2022

    “Experiencing God’s Compassion and Forgiveness”

    • Sermon Scripture – Psalm 51  NIV
    • Point #1 David’s Desperate Need for Grace (vv 1-5)
    • Point #2 David’s Desperate Need for Restoration (vv 6-15)
    • Point #3 David’s Desperate Need for God’s Intervention (vv 16-19)

    Application: Every Christian must watch over his or her own life.  Once sin is made known, confession must follow immediately. The good news of Jesus Christ is that full forgiveness of sin is offered to all who will repent of their sin and come to Him. The apostle John declared, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). 

    Sunday, February 6, 2022

    Jesus is My Shepherd Part 3

    • Scripture:  Psalm 23 ESV
    • God Never Stops (vv5-6)
    • God Constantly Blesses

    1.   God blesses during difficulties  (vv5) 

    2.   God blesses throughout life      (vv6)

    • Romans 8:38-39 NIV
    • Jesus Constantly Blesses

    1.   Jesus blesses during difficulties  (John 10:11-13)

    2.   Jesus blesses throughout life       (John 10:17-18)

    • Conclusion:

    “If He be a shepherd to no one else, He is a Shepherd to me.  He cares for me, watches over me, and preserves me.”

    Charles H. Spurgeon

    Sunday, January 30, 2022

    • “Proclaiming the Lord’s Death”

    1 Corinthians 11:26

    • 1 Corinthians 11:26
    • 1. When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim the reality of the Lord’s death.
    • Isaiah 53:5
    • 2.  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim the necessity of the Lord’s death. 
    • Hebrews 9:22 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”
    • Matthew 26:27–28
    • 3. When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim the sufficiency of the Lord’s death. 
    • Colossians 2:13–14

    Sunday, January 23, 2022

    Jesus is My Shepherd – Part 2

    • Psalm 23 
    • Point #1 – God is Near (Psalm 23:4)
    • God comforts in danger.  (vv4)

    1.  Dark times will come

    2.  God is with us at all times

    3.  God’s Word comforts us

    • Jesus comforts in danger (John 10:1-21)  For reference only

    1.  Dark times will come 

    2.  Jesus is with us at all times

    3.  Jesus’ Word comforts us

    Conclusion – God is always near; are you near Him?

    Sunday, January 9, 2022

    Jesus is My Shepherd – Part 1

    • Psalm 23 (ESV)
    • God Reveals His Character Through His Son
    • God Nourishes (vv1-3)
    • God as Shepherd

    1.  God Provides (vv1)

    2.  God Refreshes (v2-3a)

    3.  God Directs (v3)

    • Jesus as Shepherd  (John 10:1-21)

    1.  Jesus Provides (John 10:7-9)

    2.  Jesus Refreshes (John 10:10)

    3.  Jesus Directs (John 10:14-16)  

    • Conclusion: The Lord is my Shepherd is He yours?

    Sunday, January 2, 2022

    “A Peaceful Approach for the New Year”

    • Scripture Matthew 6:25-34
    • Point #1 A Known Fact!
    • Point #2 Sources of Anxiety
    • Point #3 The Remedies
    • Point #4 Is Stress, Anxiety & Tension Ever Good for Us?
    • Point #5 Learning to Live within our Fatigue Limit
    • Mark 14:32-35   35 He went on a little farther and fell to the ground.  He prayed…
    • Conclusion: 7 Reasons Not to Worry  Matthew 6:25-34

    1.  There is no need to worry because the same God who created

         life in you can be trusted with the details of your life.  vv25

    2.  There is no need to worry because worrying about the future

         hampers your efforts for today.  vv26

    3.  There is no need to worry because worrying is more harmful

         than it is helpful.  vv27

    4.  There is no need to worry because God does not ignore those

         who trust & depend on Him.  vv28-30

    5.  We do not need to worry because when we worry we show a

         lack of faith, trust and understanding of God.  vv31-32

    6.  We do not need to worry because worry keeps us from doing

         important things God wants us to do.  vv33

    7.  Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with

         worry.  vv34

    Sunday, December 26, 2021

    “Jesus, the Prince of Peace”

    • Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    • Isaiah 57:21 21 “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
    • John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives. 
    • SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 2:8-14
    • Point #1 Jesus gives us the peace of a clean heart.

    1.  John 1:29 

    2.  1 John 1:7

    • Point #2  Jesus gives us the peace of a right relationship

                  with God.  

    1.  Romans 5:1

    • No Jesus – No Peace / Know Jesus – Know Peace
    • Point #3  Jesus gives us the peace of a Spirit led life.

    1.  Allow no provision for the flesh

    2.  Pray in the Spirit

    3.  Check your life

    • Point #4  Jesus gives us the peace of a right attitude.

    Conclusion: Jesus came that there may be peace on earth.

    December 19, 2021 “Christmas Candlelight Service”
    December 19, 2021 Christmas Cantata

    December 12, 2021

    “Jesus, Our Ultimate Ruler”

    • Scripture:  John 18: 28-38 NIV
    • Point #1 – Jesus was born to rule
    • Matthew 2:1-2 NIV
    • John 7:40-42 NIV
    • John 6:63 NIV 63…The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.  
    •  Luke 22:27 27…But I am among you as one who serves.   
    • Point #2 – Jesus is ruling now
    • Point #3 – Jesus will one day rule over ALL people and ALL Things for ever.
    • Rev 11:15

    Conclusion: John 18:37  37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.  

    December 5, 2021

    “A Star and a Scepter”

    • Scripture: Numbers 24: 15-17 NIV
    • Matthew 2:1-2 NIV
    • Point #1 The Blessing of Christ’s coming is Set by a Star.
    • What did the star symbolize?

    1.  Hope

    2.  Revelation and Light

    3.  A Faithful Standard to Guide us

    4.  An Anchor for our Faith

    • Point #2 The Blessing of Christ’s coming is Set by a Scepter.
    • Luke 2:10 NIV
    • What is the Good News that will bring Great Joy?

    1.  A King has been born

    2.  A Government has been established

    3.  His Kingdom is coming

    • Conclusion: 
    • Phil 2:10-11

    November 28, 2021

    “Give Thanks”

    • Scripture – Psalm 118:1-9 NIV
    • 1st Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
    • Point #1 – Give Thanks Constantly

    1.  Give Thanks in the good times

    2.  Give Thanks in the difficult times

    3.  Give Thanks in the times when we doubt

    • Colossians 1:12 NLT12 always thanking the Father.  He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light.
    • Point #2 – Give Thanks for the

    1.  Past

    2.  Present 

    3.  Future

    • Point #3 – Give Thanks Vocally
    • Conclusion:  1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
    • Let us all be thankful.

    November 21, 2021

    “The Power of Touch”

    • Sermon Scripture – Matthew 9:27-30 NIV
    • Point #1  The Power of a Touch from Jesus is Healing.
    • Matthew 8:2-3 NIV
    • Point #2 The Power of a Touch from Jesus is Comforting and Peaceful.
    • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
    • Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
    • Point #3 The Power of a Touch from Jesus is Life.
    • John 11:25 25 I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 
    • John 14:19…19…Because I live, you also will live.  

    Conclusion: If you believe Jesus is truly the answer to your every need, don’t let anyone or anything stop you from reaching out to Him in faith today and always.

    November 14, 2021

    “Four Great Conversions – A Jewish Scholar”

    • John 6:44 NIV  
    • Sermon Scripture: Acts 22:6-16 NIV
    • Point #1 Saul’s life before he became a Christian
    • 2 Corinthians 11:22
    • Philippians 3:5
    • 1 Timothy 1:1
    • Point #2 How Saul came to realize he needed to be a Christian
    • Point #3 The Conversion of Saul
    • Point #4 The New Life in Christ
    • Conclusion: 

    When Jesus lives in you…you will live like Jesus.”

    November 7, 2021

    PM Worship Service “The Gospel According to Isaiah” Pt 1

    Four Great Conversions – Samaria

    • Sermon Scripture – John 4:14-23 NIV 
    • Point #1 – “A word to the Christian”
    • 1 Peter 3:15
    • Acts 26:20
    • Point #2 – “A word to the non-Christian”
    • Conclusion –

     John 4:26 26 Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” NLT

     John 1:12 12 12 But to all who believed him and      accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. NLT

    October 31, 2021

    Proclaiming Our Lord’s Death

    • Sermon Scripture – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
    • Point #1 – The death of Jesus reveals the awfulness of sin
    • Matthew 1:21 
    • 1 Cor 15:3 
    • Point #2 – The death of Jesus reveals the greatness of God’s love for sinners 
    • John 3:16
    • Romans 5:8
    • Point #3 – The death of Jesus reveals the value of a lost soul
    • Point #4 – In proclaiming Jesus’ death, we announce the only way of salvation 
    • John 14:6
    • Acts 4:12

    October 24, 2021

    Four Great Conversions – Nicodemus

    • Sermon Scripture:  John 3:1-15
    • Point #1 – Spiritual rebirth…is it necessary?
    • Point #2 – Spiritual rebirth…is it possible?

    Matthew 19:26 NLT 26 “Humanly speaking, it is impossible.  But with God everything is possible.”

    • Point #3 – Spiritual rebirth…is it understandable?
    • Conclusion:

    Numbers 21:8 And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.”  


    John 3:14-15   14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.

    October 17, 2021

    Evening Worship Service
    Morning Worship
    • “Trusting the Good Shepherd”

    Psalm 23

    • #1 Believers can confidently trust the Good Shepherd because He provides for His sheep (vv. 1–3).
    • Deuteronomy 2:7 (after Psalm 23:1)
    • Philippians 4:19
    • #2 Believers can confidently trust the Good Shepherd because He protects His sheep (vv. 4–5).
    • Isaiah 43:2 (after Psalm 23:4)
    • #3 Believers can confidently trust the Good Shepherd because He pursues His sheep (v. 6).
    • John 13:1  
    • Closing Question: Are we confidently trusting the Good Shepherd?
    October 10, 2021 PM Worship Service “The Promised Prophet”

    “The Promised Prophet”

    Deuteronomy 18:15–19

    The Lord God promises to raise up a prophet who must beheard and obeyed.1) The Lord God promises to raise up a prophet.

    ● Description of the Prophet

    ○ He will be like Moses ○ He will be from Israel○ He will speak God’s Word

    ● Expectation of the Prophet○ John is not the prophet – John 1:21○ Who is the prophet? – John 6:142) God’s promised prophet must be heard and obeyed.

    ● Because he is God’s Mediator○ Exodus 20:18–19○ Hebrews 8:6

    ● Because he is God’s Son○ Matthew 17:5○ Hebrews 3:1–6➢

    Closing Question: How do we continue to hear and obey Jesus Christ—God’s promised, divine prophet?○ 2 Peter 1:16–19

    October 10, 2021

    • “Our Great Salvation”

    Ephesians 2:1–10

    • #1 The Believer’s Former Condition (vv. 1–3)
    • 1 Corinthians 6:9–11
    • #2 The Believer’s Present Position (vv. 4–10)
    • Titus 3:3–8

    October 3, 2021 PM Service

    “God’s Promise to Abraham”

    Genesis 12:1-3

    October 3, 2021

    “Four Great Conversions – Zacchaeus”

    • Sermon Scripture:  Luke 19: 1-10 NIV
    • Luke 5:31 NIV
    • Point #1 – Zacchaeus knew he needed Jesus. 
    • Point #2 – Zacchaeus responded to Jesus’ invitation. (vv. 5-7)
    • Point #3 – Zacchaeus demonstrated a changed life. (vv. 7-9)
    • Romans 5:20 NIV
    • Closing – Jesus is always seeking us in order to save us. (v. 10)

    September 26, 2021

    “A Place Called Hell”

    • Sermon Scripture:  Luke 16:19-31
    • Point #1 What is Hell?
    • Matthew 13:41-42
    • Revelation 20:14
    • Matthew 25:41
    • Point #2 Why do people go there?
    • John 3:19-20
    • 1 John 5:10
    • Hebrews 3:12-19
    • Closing – Hell is a place that is NOT made for humans! 

    September 19, 2021

    “Big Deal, Big Barn and a Big Foolish Man”

    • Luke 12:13-21 NIV
    • Point #1 – A Big Deal
    • Verse 16 
    • Verses 17 & 18 
    • Point #2 – A Big Barn
    • John 6:12 NIV
    • Verse 19
    • Point #3 – A Big Foolish Man
    • Point #4 – What Does God think about Us?

    Closing: Luke 12:20-21 NIV 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

    September 12, 2021

    “The Faithful Steward Lives Within their Means”

    • Sermon Scripture – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 NIV
    • Point #1 – “The Christian and Working”
    • Mark 10:45 NIV
    •  8 … On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
    • Proverbs 6:6-8
    • Point #2 – “The Christian Attitude Toward Managing our Resources”
    • Point #3 – “Spending Habits that Hurt our Stewardship”

    Conclusion – 1 Timothy 6:6-11 NIV

    September 5, 2021

    “The Faithful Steward is Faithful Giving

    • Sermon Scripture:  Matthew 5:23-24
    • Point #1 – Faithful stewards must give themselves first.
    • 2 Corinthians 8:5
    • 2 Corinthians 12:14
    • Point #2 – Faithful stewards give voluntarily
    • 2 Corinthians 8:3
    • 2 Corinthians 9:7
    • Point #3 – Faithful stewards give proportionately
    • 1 Corinthians 16:2
    • 2 Corinthians 9:6
    • Point #4 – Faithful stewards give their time, talents and treasures.  Matthew 25:14-30 

    August 29, 2021

    “Jesus Provides”

    Luke 9:10–17

    • #1 – Jesus provides for those in need (vv. 10–11).
    • Mark 6:33–34
    • #2 – Jesus provides for those in need through the hands of his disciples (vv. 12–17).
    • John 6:5–9 
    • Closing Question: Are we trusting Jesus to provide for all of our needs?
    • Philippians 4:19–20

    August 22, 2021

    “The Faithful Steward is Faithful Living”

    • Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 NIV
    • Point #1 – The Faithful Servant has Faith in God the Creator.
    • Psalm 24:1 NIV
    • Hebrews 1:2-3 NIV
    • Point #2 – The Faithful Servant has Faith in God’s Creation.
    • Point #3 – The Faithful Servant Cares for the Things of God.
    • Romans 14:19 ESV19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
    • Point #4 – The Faithful Servant lives by Faith.
    • Galatians 2:20 NIV
    • 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
    • John 3:18 NIV
    • Conclusion:  Bankers must be honest to their customers; police officers must be brave for those they protect, guards must be alert for intruders and we Christian’s must be FAITHFUL to the Lord & God and bring Him glory in all that we do.

    August 15, 2021

    “The Character of God – Righteousness”

    • Sermon Scripture: Matt 25:31-46
    • Matthew 12:30
    • Point #1 – The Judgement.
    • Hebrews 9:27  
    • Point #2 – The Judge. 
    • Acts 17:31 31 For He (God) has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead. 
    • Point #3 – The Nature of the Judgement. 
    • Romans 8:1 

    Conclusion:  God’s Word clearly teaches that all people—

        whether saved or not—will stand before Jesus one day to be

         judged. 

    August 8, 2021

    “The Character of God – Hopeful”

    • Sermon Scripture – Matthew 21: 33-39  
    • Matthew 21:40 – 40 “…when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”
    • Matthew 21:41 – 41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
    • Point #1 – God Called Israel as a Special People

    42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

    “‘The stone the builders rejected
        has become the cornerstone;
    the Lord has done this,
        and it is marvelous in our eyes’[a]?

    43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

    • Point #2 – God Calls Christian People to Care for His

                      Vineyard

    1 Peter 2: 9-10 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

    • Conclusion:  God entrusts us to live in accordance with 

                         His will.

    August 1, 2021

    “The Character of God – Prayer/Hearing”

    • Sermon Scripture: Luke 11:1-4
    • Point #1 – God does hear our prayers
    • Point #2 – God encourages us to pray
    • Philippians 4:6…Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    • 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
    • Point #3 – God’s no response is sometimes necessary
    • Point #4 – God’s answer is delayed
    • Closing: We are in a battle!
    • Ephesians 6:12….12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.        

    • Daniel 10:13…13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.    

    July 25, 2021

    “The Character of God – Seeking”

    • Sermon Scripture – Luke 15:1-7 NIV
    • The Parable of the Lost Sheep (3-7)
    • The Parable of the Lost Coin (8-10)
    • The Parable of the Lost Son (11-32)
    • Colossians 1:16 NIV – 16 For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.


    Conclusion: When the lost are found God rejoices.

    July 18, 2021

    “The Character of God – Sovereignty”

    • Sermon Scripture – Matthew 20:1-15.
    • Point #1 – The Sovereignty of God
    • Isaiah 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth,  so are My ways higher than your ways  and My thoughts than your thoughts.
    • Point #2 – God will do all He Promises.
    • Point #3 – God is fair and just.
    • Deuteronomy 32:4…He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just.  A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.
    • Point #4 – God will reverse many of our human judgments.
    • Matthew 19:30, 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
    • Conclusion:  God Rules and He Reigns.  God is Sovereign.

    July 11, 2021

    “In the Here and Now”

    Scripture: 2 Kings 24:11-15

    • Point #1 – Do the Next Thing.
    • Jeremiah 29:4-7 NIV
    • Point #2 – Find something to Praise God for.
    • Hebrews 12:28-29 NIV.
    • Point #3 – Do Not Forget to Pray.
    • Four basics on Prayer:

    1.  P – Praise the Lord.

    2.  R – Repent of your sins.

    3.  A – Ask for yourself and for others. 

    4.  Y – Yield yourself to God’s will.

    • Point #4 – Press On.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV.
    • Philippians 3:12-14 NIV.


    Conclusion:  The best way to plan for tomorrow is to trust Jesus today.

    July 4, 2021

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

    “Finding Freedom”

    • Scripture – Galatians 5:1-3, 13-16
    • Point #1…People seek freedom by force.
    • Point #2…People seek freedom through law.
    • Point #3…Seek freedom through Christ.
    • John 8:36…36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
    • Galatians 5:1…1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
    • Galatians 5:2…2 Mark my words!  I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.
    • Galatians 5:3…3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.

    Conclusion: If you want freedom then seek it where it can be found.  Freedom is not in force, no matter how strong; freedom is not in law, no matter how good…freedom is only in Christ.

    June 27, 2021 – Link to video of the Ordination of Andrew Morrow held at Parkwood Baptist

    https://boxcast.tv/view/andrew-morrow-ordination-service-my3u9nodjijy6ibikx27?fbclid=IwAR2jx0Hig2duhah44U_fAER6d3ZL6FKDDqyBZ4At7QkJWFpQwB1AUZKh5LA

    June 27, 2021

    “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

    • Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.
    • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV
    • Point #1 – Make certain of my salvation
    • Point #2 – Tell others about Jesus
    • Point #3 – Tell others I love them
    • Point #4 – Forgive those who wronged me and ask others to forgive me
    • Point #5 – Anticipate seeing others in heaven
    • Point #6 – Anticipate seeing Jesus


    Conclusion – Aren’t we supposed to live this way everyday?

    June 20, 2021

    “… and Thy Father”

    Genesis 5:21-24

    ·        Point #1 – Look to God

    ·        Point #2 – Look to Christ

    ·        Point #3 – Look to the Holy Spirit

    ·        Point #4 – Teach your children

    Conclusion: When all is said and done we individually are responsible

    for the kind of father we will be to our children each and everyday.

    June 13, 2021

    Eternal Life – John 3: 1-17

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Point #1 – The Authority of Eternal Life

    John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    Point # 2 – The Nature of Eternal Life

    John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    The world is the birthplace of natural life but the day of salvation is the birthday of eternal life.

    Point # 3- The results of eteranl life.

    2 Corinthians 5:10 says this, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

    Closing: There are two judgments… if you died this moment which would you face?

    June 6, 2021

    Practicing Hospitality

    • 3rd John
    • Point #1  The Faithfulness of Gaius

    a.      The importance of hospitality. 

    b.      The importance of helping those on mission.

    • Point #2  The Unfaithfulness of Diotrephes

    a.         He didn’t care, do we?

    b.         Seeking a solution.


    Conclusion  Diotrephes was a prideful manwe cannot build our lives on pride.  Gaius was a very hospitable man; this should be our example.

    May 30, 2021

    Faithful in Truth

    • 2nd John
    • Point #1 – God is Truth.  
    • Point #2 – God’s Truth Is Experienced in Relationships.   
    • Point #3 – God’s Truth Is Lived in Life.
    • Closing – Jesus, God Incarnate said,  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” 

    May 23, 2021

    Knowing You have Eternal Life

    • Matthew 25: 4646 “… they will go away to eternal punishment but the righteous to eternal life.”
    • Matthew 13: 47-50
    • Scripture1 John 5: 13-21
    • Point #1 – Know that You have Eternal Life
    • Point #2 – Do Not Continue to Sin
    • Point #3 – John’s Closing
    • Conclusion – We can be assured of our salvation.  Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God is born again.  

    Jesus’ baptism and crucifixion and the testimony of the Spirit agree that eternal life is in Jesus.

    May 16, 2021

    Faith in the Son of God

    • Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists… 
    • Scripture: 1 John 5: 1-12
    • Point #1 – It takes Faith to believe that Jesus is the Christ and is born of God vv 1-3.
    • Point #2 – Who is it that overcomes the world… vv 4-5
    • 1 John 5: 5 Who is it that overcomes the world?  Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
    • 1 John 4: 4 – You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
    • 1 Cor. 15:57 – 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    •  Point #3 – God’s Testimony… vv 5-12
    • Romans 8: 16  16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
    • Conclusion: Scripture makes it clear that we have eternal life through Jesus Christ.  

           To deny this truth one denies God’s testimony and therefore they call God

           a liar.

    May 9, 2021

    “…and Your Mother

    • Exodus 20:12 – 12 “Honor your mother”
    • Matthew 15:4 – 4 For God said, “Honor your mother”
    • Ephesians 6:2 -“Honor your mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise…
    • 2 Timothy 1:5 – 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice…
    • Scripture -Ephesians 6:1-3 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with a promise so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy a long life on the earth.
    • Point # 1 – Let Us Honor a Mother’s Sensitive Spirit.
    • Luke 2:19 – 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
    • Point #2 – Let Us Honor a Mother’s Faith.  
    • 2 Timothy 1:5 – 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
    • Point #3 – Let Us Honor a Mother’s Spirit.
    • Conclusion:  Honor thy mother!

    May 2, 2021

    God’s Love and Ours – Part 2

    • The true Christian who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God must live in love toward God as well as their brother and sister in Christ.
    • Scripture – 1 John 4:13-21.
    • Point #1 – John clears up the false claims!
    • 1 John 4:1212 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.   
    • Point #2 – Since we have never seen Jesus, how can we testify that God sent His Son to be our Savior?
    • Point #3 – God’s Love is made complete.
    • Hebrews 9:27 – 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:10 – 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
    • Conclusion – Anyone who loves God must love their brothers and sisters. 

    April 25, 2021

    “God’s Love and Ours” – Part 1

    • Scripture:  1 John 4: 7-12 NIV
    • Psalms 97:10a…10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil.
    • Matthew 5:22…22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.
    • Point #1 God’s love for Us
    • John 6:44…44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws them.
    • Point #2 Our Requirement to Love
    • John 13:34…34 A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
    • Conclusion: 1 John 4:13…13 This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us: He has given us of His Spirit.

    April 18, 2021

    “Seven Statements from the Cross”

    • Scripture:  Luke 23:32-43
    • #1 – Father, forgive them…
    • #2 – Today, you will be with Me in Paradise
    • #3 – Here is your son; here is your mother
    • #4 – Why have you forsaken Me
    • #5 – I am thirsty
    • #6 – It is Finished
    • #7 – I entrust My spirit into Your hands

    April 11, 2021

    The Evidence is Clear

    • Scripture – Romans 10:1-13 NIV
    • Point #1 – Did Jesus Really Die?  
    • Yes, the evidence is clear.
    • Mark 15: 44-45 
    • Luke 24:44-46 
    • Psalm 31:5
    • Point #2 – Was Jesus really buried and was His tomb made secure?  
    • Yes, the evidence is clear.
    • Matthew 27:63-64
    • Matthew 27:65-66  
    • John 19:38-40
    • Point #3 – Was Jesus really resurrected from the dead?  
    • Yes, the evidence is clear.
    • Matthew 28
    • Mark 16
    • Luke 24  
    • John 20
    • Closing:  The Evidence is Clear…Jesus changed my life…have you allowed Him to change yours?

    April 4, 2021

    “He Is Not Here!”

    • Scripture:  Luke 24: 1-6
    • Point #1 – The Death of Jesus
    • Point #2 – The Angelic Reminder
    • Point #3 – The Resurrection of Jesus
    • Conclusion: “He is NOT here” … “He has RISEN!”

    March 28, 2021

    “Untied”

    • Scripture:  Matthew 21:1-11 NIV
    • Point 1 – #1 – The Mission.
    • Mark 11:4-6 NIV
    • Point #2 – Fulfilling the words of the prophet.
    • Zechariah 9:9 
    • Point #3 – The Purpose

    March 21, 2021

    • “Calling Sinners”

    Luke 5:27–32

    • #1 Jesus calls sinners to repentance (vv. 27–29).
    • Jesus calls sinners like Levi.

    27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 

    • Levi repents and follows Jesus. 

    28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

    • Mark 8:34

    And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

    • Levi introduces his friends to Jesus.

    29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 

    • #2. Jesus confronts those who think they are righteous (vv. 30–32)

    • Criticism from the self-righteous

    30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 

    • Confrontation of the self-righteous

    31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

    • Luke 18:9–14

    9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

    • Two final questions:

    1. Am I rejecting self-righteousness?

    2. Am I rejoicing in the good news that Christ came to save sinners like me?

    • 1 Timothy 1:15

    The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

    March 14, 2021

    • “Catching Men”

    Luke 5:1–11

    • 1. The Supernatural Catch (vv. 1–7)
    • Luke 1:31–38

    31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

    • 2. The Sinner’s Confession (vv. 8–10a)
    • Isaiah 6:1–5

    1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

    • 3.  The Savior’s Commission (vv. 10b–11) 
    • Mark 1:17

    And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

    March 7, 2021

    • “The Messiah’s Mission”

    Luke 4:14–30 

    • 1. The Messiah’s mission is a Spirit-filled mission (vv. 14–15).
    • Acts 1: 8

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

    • 4. The Messiah’s mission is a rejected mission (vv. 28–30).
    • John 1:11-12

    He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

    February 28, 2021

    • “The Early Life of Jesus”
    • Luke 2:41-52 (ESV)

    41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49 And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

    • 1. Jesus grew up with godly, ordinary parents (vv. 41–45).
    • 2. At twelve years old, Jesus understood the Scriptures (vv. 46–47).
    • 3. At twelve years old, Jesus understood His Sonship (vv. 48–52).
    • John 4:31–34

    31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

    • Romans 5:19

    For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

    • Am I treasuring Jesus?

    February 21, 2021

    “Recognizing the Spirit of God”

    • Scripture:  1 John 4:1-6
    • Point #1 Do NOT Believe Every Spirit – vv 1
    • Revelation 22:18-19…18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
    • Deuteronomy 4:2, Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.]]  
    • Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.  Do not add to His words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.]]
    • Point #2 Deceptive Spirit’s – vv 1-3
    • Point #3 Remember Your Heritage – vv 4-6
    • 1 Cor. 2:14… 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

    February 14, 2021

    More Love

    • Scripture:  1 John 3: 11-24 NIV
    • Point #1 – Love One Another  vv 11-14
    • Point #2 – How Do We Know What Love Is?  vv 15-18
    • Point #3 – How Do We Know We Are In Him?  vv 19-23
    • Conclusion – This is how we know Christ lives in us…we know it by the Spirit He gave us.  vv 24

    February 7, 2021

    Living as God’s Children

    • Scripture: 1 John 3: 1-10
    • Point #1 – God Loves Us With A Great Love – vv 1-3
    • Point #2 – God’s Children Do Not Live in Sin – vv 4-6
    • Conclusion – vv 7-10
    • Christians make themselves known as children of God by doing what is right according to the Lord and by loving others.  

    People prove themselves to be children of the devil when they refuse to do what is right and refuse to love others.

    January 31, 2021

    “John’s Warning”

    • Scripture – 1 John 2: 18-29 NIV
    • Point #1 – The Last Hour
    • Point #2 – Antichrist Is Coming
    • Point #3 – Exposing the Antichrist
    • Point #4 – An Anointing Antidote
    • Conclusion 

    1.  Those who claim to know God must obey Him and live as Jesus lived.  

    2.  We must demonstrate our love of God by loving others.

    3.  We must not love the world.

    4.  We must reject false teachers who deny Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    January 24, 2021

    “Reasons for Writing”

    • Scripture – 1 John 2:12-17
    • Point #1 – Who is John Writing To?
    • Point #2 – Do Not Love the World!
    • 3 areas of worldliness:

    1. Lust of the flesh

    2. Lust of the eyes

    3. The pride of life.

    • Point #3 – Love God!
    • Matthew 22:37
    • Rev 3:14-16

    January 17, 2021

    “Obedience and Love”

    • Scripture:  1 John 2:3-11
    • Point #1  Knowing God.
    • Sin is –  1. doing the things we know we ought not to do 

                2. not doing the things we know we should do.

    • Point #2  Remaining in God
    • Point #3  Being in the Light

    Conclusion: Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”

    January 10, 2021

    “Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness”

    • Scripture – 1 John 1:5 – 2:2 NIV 
    • Point #1 – God is Light
    • Point #2 – Walk in the Light
    • Point #3 – The Deception of Sin
    • Genesis 3:1
    • Genesis 3:13 13 Eve replied to the Lord God, “The serpent deceived me…”
    • Two kinds of sin — #1 is doing those things we know we ought not to do & #2 is not doing the things we know we should do.
    • Point #4 – We have an Advocate
    • 1 John 2:1
    • Romans 8:1
    • Conclusion – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not only ours but for the sins of the world.

    January 3, 2021

    “Wonderful Words of Life”

    Scripture 1 John 1:4

    Point #1 – The Eternal Word

    Point #2 – The Incarnate Word

    Point #3 – The Life-Giving Word

    Point #4 – The Declared Word

    December 27, 2020

    “Looking Back but Moving Forward”

    • Scripture: 2 Peter 1:1-11 NIV
    • Point #1 – The Blessings of the Past

    1.   God has given us “everything we need for a godly life.”

    2.      God has given us “knowledge and called us by His own glory and goodness.”

    3.         God has given us “great and precious promises.”

    4.         God has given us this so that “through them you may participate in the divine nature.”

    5.      God has done these things so that we may “escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

    • Point #2 – The Opportunity of the Future

    1.   “…make every effort to add to your faith.”

    2.   “add goodness & to goodness add knowledge.”

    3.    “add self-control and to self-control add perseverance.”

    4.   “add godliness & to godliness add mutual affection.”

    5.   “add love.”

    December 24, 2020

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    December 20, 2020

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    “Christmas Means Listening to Jesus” – Hebrews 1:1-4

    • Christmas means that we should listen to Jesus Christ as He speaks to us about God, for it is in Jesus Christ that God has made His full and final revelation of Himself.
    • Point #1 – God has appointed Jesus Christ “the heir of all things.”
    • Philippians 2:6-11 NIV 
    • Revelation 11:15  NIV 
    • Point #2 – Jesus Christ is the very image of the substance of God.
    • Colossians 1:19 NIV
    • Point #3 – Jesus Christ has made purification for sins.
    • Hebrews 7:25  NIV
    • Point #4 – Jesus Christ has been exalted and enthroned to be our King Redeemer.
    • Conclusion: Are you listening to what Jesus has to say to you?

    December 13, 2020

    “Good News for All” – Luke 2: 1-10

    1- The Good News of Christmas is our God is the living God. –

    Genesis 1:1 — Hebrews 11:6 —- Romans 8:28

    2 – The Good News of Christmas is our God is a loving God.

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (Love Never Fails)

    3 – The Good News of Christmas is our God has provided us with a Savior.

    Psalm 23

    -Conclusion – The Good News of Christmas never grows old but the question remains; how will you respond to this Good News? Make this your best Christmas ever by acknowledging what God has done for you.

    December 6, 2020

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    November 29, 2020

    “The Call of the Cross” – Matthew 26:36-41

    1 – The call of the cross for Jesus meant death – Romans 3:23 ” For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 6:23 “…the wages of sin is death.”

    2 – The call of the cross for the believer means life – Romans 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

    3 – The call of the cross means doing the will of God – Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

    November 22, 2020

    “Ten were healed; One was Thankful” – Luke 17:11-19

    1 – The Call to Jesus

    2 – The Cleansing of Jesus

    3 – Those who were Thoughtless

    4 – The One who was Thankful

    Conclusion – Are we thankful or thoughtless? Our Lord is full of grace and He deserves our Thanksgiving and Praise.

    November 15, 2020

    “Portrait of a Healthy Church” – Acts 2:42-47

    Acts 2:42-47

    42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

    1. A healthy church is devoted to Scripture (v. 42).

    1 Timothy 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

    2. A healthy church is devoted to fellowship (v. 42, 44-45).

    Unified fellowship

    44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

    Generous fellowship

    45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

    Romans 12:10 (NASB)

    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love

    3. A healthy church is devoted to worship (vv. 42-43, 46-47).

    Awe-inspiring worship

    43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

    Formal and Informal Worship

    46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people.

    4. A healthy church is devoted to evangelism (v. 47).

    And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

    Matthew 16:18 “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

    Matthew 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

    November 8, 2020

    “How Much Do You Love God?” – Genesis 22:1-14

    Point #1 – God wants us to love Him. – Deuteronomy 6:5 & Luke 10:27

    Point # 2 – We do not lose what we give to God.

    Point # 3- True giving to God requires great faith.

    November 1, 2020

    “No Other Foundation” – (1 Corinthians 10:1-13)

    Point #1 – Jesus Christ is the ONLY suitable foundation for our lives.

    Point #2 – Jesus Christ is the foundation of what we believe.

    John 1:14 NIV

    2 Cor 5:19 – 19 … God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ …

    Colossians 1:19 (NLT19 For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ.

    Point #3 – The Foundation has been laid; we must build on it.

    Conclusion – Upon what foundation are you building your life?

    October 25, 2020

    “No Other Gospel” – (Galatians 1: 1-10)

    1 – The Content of the Gospel –

    1st Corinthians 15:1-4 & Ephesians 2: 89

    Essential Points of the Gospel

    1. We are all sinners and Christ died for our sins
    2. Jesus was buried
    3. God RAISED Jesus from the dead on the 3rd day
    4. Salvation is a gift offered freely by God’s grace to all who will believe

    2 – The Gospel of Jesus Christ was Challenged

    3 – The Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be Challenged

    4 – The Gospel MUST be Proclaimed

    October 18, 2020

    “No Other Salvation” – (Acts 16: 25-33)

    1. Salvation is Rescued from Lostness
    2. Salvation is God Reconciling People to Himself
    3. The Christian faith knows “No Other Salvation” – John 14:6 – “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Ephesians 2: 8-9 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. John 17:3 – Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 1st John 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
    4. Salvation is a Wonderful and Joyful Experience

    October 11, 2020

    “No Other Name” – (Acts 4: 1-12)

    1. Names are Important -(Exodus 3:14)
    2. Jesus Christ is the complete revelation of God – John 10:30 – I and the Father are one. John 8:58 – “Very truly I tell you, “Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I AM!Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
    3. Salvation is ONLY in the Name of Jesus Christ – Acts 16:31 “….believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…..”

    October 4, 2020

    “There is No Other God” – (Deuteronomy 6: 1-9)

    1.- No other gods; but why? (Deuteronomy 5: 6-7)

    2. – What does this command mean for us? (Matthew 16.24 NLT; Jesus said to His disciples, “If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Me.”

    3. – How does this command apply to us?

    Conclusion:

    1. There is only ONE God; He made the heaven and earth.
    2. There is only ONE God; He created all that was, is and ever will be.
    3. There is only ONE God; He wants a relationship with you.
    4. Will you consider the command; thou shall have NO other gods, your life.

    September 27, 2020

    “The Light of the World” – (John 8:12)

    John 8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”

    I. THE SAVIOR’S PRONOUNCEMENT

    John 8:12, “I am the light of the world”

    “We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.”

    Nicene Creed (AD 325)

    Acts 9:1-9 1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

    II. THE SAVIOR’S PROMISE

    John 8:12, “Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    Colossians 1:13-14 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    1 John 1:6-7 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

    John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

    Are we following the light?

    Luke 9:23 If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

    September 20, 2020

    “Love Fulfills the Law” – (Matthew 22:34-40 & Romans 13:8-10)

    Point # 1 – Love According to Jesus (Matthew 5:44-48)

    Point # 2 – Love According to Paul (Romans 13: 8-10)

    Conclusion: Jesus and Paul agreed, “Love is the fulfilling of the Law.”

    September 13, 2020

    “A Call for Christian Conduct” – (Romans 12: 3-21)

    Point #1 – Humility v 3

    Point #2 – Cooperation and Dedication vv 4-8

    Point #3 – Love without Hypocrisy vv 9-10

    Point #4 – Fervency v 11

    Point #5 – Optimism v 12

    Point #6 – Patience v 12

    Point #7 – Prayerful v 12

    Point #8 – Kindness vv 13-21

    Conclusion – Look to Jesus

    September 6, 2020

    “A Call for Consecration” –  (Romans 12:1-2)

    Point #1; “Salvation through Grace Tells Us How to Please God in our Daily Lives.”

    Romans 6:13, 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to Him as an instrument of righteousness.

    Point #2; “Salvation through Grace Tells Us How to Please God in our Daily Lives.”

    2nd Corinthians 4:4 NLTSatan, who is the god of this world…

    Colossians 3:10 NIV 10…put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.]]

    August 30, 2020

    “A Time for Beginning Again” – (1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

    1 – The Lord’s Supper is a Time for a Renewed Commitment.

    2 – The Lord’s Supper is a Time for Examining Yourself Spiritually

    3 – The Lord’s Supper is a Time for Remembering Jesus

    4 – The Lord’s Supper is a Time for Confessing

    August 23, 2020

    “Happy in the Lord” – (Philippians 4: 10-13)

    Point #1 – Mastering Life’s Extremes

    Point #2 – Mastering Our Own Attitude (Isaiah 26:3 NIV

    Proverbs 16:20  20 …blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

    Point #3 – The Source of Happiness

    Psalms 112:1 NLT Praise the Lord!  How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying His commands.

    August 16, 2020

    “Happiness through Persecution” – (Matthew 5:1-12)

    #1 – A Statement to be explained.

    “No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.” – Oswald Chambers

    #2 Persecution we may face.

    Matthew 26:59 – The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

    #3 – The Promise to enjoy.

    Matthew 5:12 – Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.

    1 Corinthians 2:9 – However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—

    Matthew 5:12 – Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Conclusion: We can all be happy when our faithful service to the Lord brings persecution; why, because a faithless world has taken notice.

    August 9, 2020

    “Happiness through Peacemaking” – (Matthew 5:1-9)

    #1 – The privilege of peacemaking. Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

    #2 – The purpose of peacemaking. – Romans 5:10 – “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” and Luke 13:3 – “….But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

    # 3 – The promise of peacemaking. – John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

    August 2, 2020

    • “We Don’t Lose Heart”- (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
    • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV

    16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

    • 1. We don’t lose heart in the midst of trouble because of what the Lord is doing in us.

    2 Corinthians 4:16 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day”

    • Colossians 3:9-10 “…you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”
    • 2. We don’t lose heart in the midst of trouble because of what the Lord is doing for us.

    2 Corinthians 4:17 “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,”

    • Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
    • 3. We don’t lose heart in the midst of trouble because we look to where the Lord directs us.

    2 Corinthians 4:18 “as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

    • Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

    July 26, 2020

    “Happiness through Purity” – Matthew 5:1-8

    • 1 – Who are the Pure in Heart?
    • Ezekiel 36:26 NLT – And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.
    • 1 John 1:9
    • Proverbs 23:7 NASB – For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
    • 2 – How will they see God? (John 3:36)
    • 3 – Why are they Happy? (Job 42:5-6, Isaiah 6:8, Acts 4:13)

    July 19, 2020

    “Mercy: The Way to Happiness” – “Matthew 5:1-7

    • Scripture:  Matthew 5:1-7 NIV
    • Point #1 – What is Mercy?
    • Point #2 – How Can I become Merciful?
    • Ephesians 4:32 NIV
    • Luke 23:34 NIV… “Fatherforgive them.”  
    • Point #3 – What can I expect as a result of being Merciful?
    • Matthew 6:14-15

    July 12, 2020

    “Hunger & Thirst – The Way to Happiness” -Matthew 5: 1-6

    • 1 – Hunger and Thirst leads to happiness because of what they suggest to us!
    • 2 – Hunger and Thirst leads to happiness because of the lessons they teach us!
    • 3 – Hunger and Thirst leads to happiness because of the desires they create within us! (Romans 7:18, Luke 6:31, Isaiah 55:6, 1 Samuel 12:24)
    • 4 – Hunger and Thirst leads to happiness because of the satisfaction obtained from them! (Psalm 23:1)

    July 5, 2020

    “Freedom through Christ” – (Romans 8)

    • 1 – Freedom from Spiritual Failure (vs. 1-2) John 8:36 – So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
    • 2 – Freedom from the Fear of God (vs. 12-15)
    • 3 – Freedom in Prayer (vs. 26-27)
    • 4 – Freedom from Fear of Failure ( vs. 28)
    • 5 – Freedom from Fear of Falling (vs. 35-39)
    • In Conclusion – Chapter 8 begins by reminding us that through Christ there is now, no condemnation and ends by reminding us that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    June 28, 2020

    “Meekness the Way to Happiness” – (Matthew 5:1-5)

    • #1 – Meekness helps us maintain an even temperament. (James 1: 19-20, Galatians 5:22-23)
    • #2 – Meekness helps us develop self-control.
    • #3 – Meekness helps us express ourselves through gentleness.
    • #4 – Meekness is assurance of victory.
    Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him.... 2 Timothy 2:11-13

    June 21, 2020

    “The Family” – (Genesis 2:18-24)

    Scripture References: – Genesis 1: 27-28, 2 Timothy 3: 14-15, Proverbs 22:6 & 2 Timothy 1:5

    June 14, 2020

    “Sorrow: The Way to Happiness” (Matthew 5:1-4)

    • 1 – Sorrow that leads to Misery (Psalm 32:10, Psalm 7:15)
    • 2 – Sorrow that leads to Happiness (Psalm 51:3-4, 1st John 1:9)

    June 7, 2020

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    “Happiness through Humility” ( Matthew 5: 1-3)

    • 1 – Humility allows us to be honest about ourselves. (Judges 16:20)
    • 2 – Humility leads us to commit our all to God.
    • 3 – Humility prepares us to be filled with the Spirit of God.

    May 31, 2020

    “Lessons from the Cross: (Romans 5: 1-8)

    • Lesson 1: God’s Great Love. (Romans 5:8, John 3:16, Joshua 1:5 & 1st John 4:8)
    • Lesson 2: The Obedience of Jesus. (Romans 5:6)
    • Lesson 3: The Seriousness of our sin. (Matthew 27:46)

    May 24, 2020

    “The Church: The Salt of the Earth” ( Matthew 5: 1-13)

    • Point # 1 – As salt, the church is very valuable.
    • Point # 2 – As salt, the church is the lifeblood to the world’s well-being.
    • Point # 3 – A warning concerning possible tragedy. (John 4: 13-14 & Matthew 5:13)

    May 17, 2020

    “The Church: God’s Lampstand” (Revelation 1: 10-20)

    • Point 1 – The World is filled with Darkness.
    • Ephesians 4:18 – 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds & hardened their hearts against Him.  (NLT)
    • 2 Corinthians 4:4 – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.  (NLT)
    • Point 2 – Jesus Christ came as the Light of God to chase away the darkness of the world.
    • Isaiah 9:2 – The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.  For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.]]  (NLT)
    • John 1:4-5 – In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  NIV
    • John 8:12,  12 …I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. NIV
    • Point 3 – We; the church, are to send out the light of Christ to others.
    • Matthew 5:14… 14 “You are the light of the world.”  NIV
    • You are the church and you are God’s lampstand. 

    Together, may we let the Light shine!

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    May 10, 2020

    “The People of God” (1 Peter 2: 9-12)

    • You are a chosen race. (John 15:16) You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit….
    • You are a royal priesthood. (Exodus 19:6) you will be for Me a kingdom of priests….
    • You are a holy nation. (Leviticus 11:45 & Ephesians 1:3-4)
    • Holy means to be separate or distinct. The word holy is used to make a reference to that which belongs to God.
    • You are God’s own people. (Romans 6:23)

    May 3, 2020

    “The Church: A Fellowship of Believers” (1 Corinthians 1: 1-9)

    What is Fellowship?
    
    John 17:23 - I in them and You in me - so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
    
    • Point # 1 – God calls the church into being as a fellowship by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:6)
    • Point # 2 – God calls the church into being as a fellowship by the message of a crucified Christ. (John 12 :32-33)
    • Point # 3 – God calls the church into being as a fellowship by the means of His gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2: 1-4 & John 16: 7-11)
    • Point # 4 – God calls the church into being as a fellowship by means of the witness of Believers.

    April 26, 2020

    “Dealing With Life” – Scripture (Matthew 6: 25-34)

    • Point # 1 – Concentrate on Things That Are Calming (Philippians 4:8)
    • Point # 2 – Accept the Inevitable (Romans 8:28)
    • Point # 3 – Comfort Others
    2 Corinthians 1:4 [He] who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
    
    • Point #4 – Trust God at All Times and with All Things
    Psalm 62:7-8 My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

    April 19, 2020

    “Our God Reigns” – Scripture (1 Samuel 5: 1-4)

    • Point #1 – Seek the Lord and Be Saved
    Isaiah 55:6 - Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
    
    • Point # 2 – Seek the Lord and Return to Him
    • Point # 3 – Seek the Lord and Serve
    Isaiah 55:7 - NLT - ...change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for He will forgive generously.
    
    • Conclusion –
    1 Timothy 1:17 - Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    April 12, 2020

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    “He Is Alive” – Scripture (Matthew 28:1-6)

    Matthew 28: 6  He is not here....
    Matthew 28: 20 ...And surely I am with you always...
    

    April 5, 2020

    “Let Us Not Be Discouraged” – Scripture (Psalm 42)

    #1 – Return to the Lord. (Malachi 3:7), (James 4:8)-Come near to God and He will come near to you.

    #2 – Let your Light Shine for the Lord.

    #3 – Rely on the Lord. – (Psalm 37:5) – Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

    #4 – Rejoice in the Lord. (Philippians 4:4)

    Conclusion: Psalm 34:1 – I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

    March 29, 2020

    “Take Refuge in the Lord” – Scripture (Psalm 46)

    #1 – The Lord God helps us through Effective Prayer. (James 5:16) – …the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 4:3) – When you ask, you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives.

    #2 – The Lord God assures us through His Promises. (Numbers 23:19) –

    #3 – The Lord God calms us through His Personal Peace. (Joshua 1:5) – as with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. (John 14:27); (Philippians 4:7) – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    #4 – The Lord God assists us through His Power.

    Conclusion: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)