Audio Sermons

We believe that verse by verse Biblical teaching is the best way to feed growing Christians. It is our prayer that as we teach in this fashion, God will reveal the issues in our lives that matter today.  He has always been faithful to give us just the right word for every season. We are currently in a more topical series called, “Proverbs’ Wisdom”, taking a survey approach of the book of Proverbs and it’s many themes.  

August 2015

Restoration of a Sinner (Galatians 6:1-5)

We are encouraged throughout Scripture to be in each other’s lives; to bear one another’s burdens and to love one another. This necessitates that we be involved in restoring someone who has sinned. Paul says to the Galatians that if someone has been caught in sin that “you who are spiritual should restore him gently”. […]

Fruits of the Spirit vs. Sinful Nature (Galatians 5:16-26)

There is a war within the human soul that trusts in Jesus as their Lord. That battle is between our fallen sinful nature that we are born into and the new nature given to us by Christ Jesus when we become born again believers. Paul admonishes us to “live by the Spirit and you will […]

Small Things Forfeit Freedom! (Galatians 5:1-15)

A semi-truck barreling towards us is an easy cue for us to get out of the way or we will suffer major loss. However, smaller things that we may not see approaching us; or worse, something we may think is harmless can be our undoing. Allowing that ‘small thing’ that doesn’t fit with the purposes […]

Galatians Week 9 – Spiritual Freedom and Slavery

Before we knew God we were slaves. Knowing God is not just mental assent; it is an intimate bond. We walk right back into a form of spiritual slavery when we bond to something or someone else other than Christ Jesus. The Apostle Paul uses an illustration of two women in whom Abraham had intimacy […]

July 2015

Our Identity (Sons and Heirs of God) (Galatians 3:15-29; 4:1-7)

Faith Revealed (Galatians 3:6-14)

The gospel was announced in advance to Abraham, known as the father of our faith. Abraham was justified before God not based on anything he himself did or did not do, but rather because of his faith. He believed and it was accounted to him as righteousness. Jesus was revealed to Abraham centuries before Jesus […]

The Spirit vs. Human Effort (Galatians 3:1-25)

When we first embrace the grace of God through faith, we realize just how unworthy we are and how much we are in need of our Savior. Without God pursuing us through His Spirit and offering us redemption, we could not be saved. We didn’t deserve it and somehow we realized that—that is grace. Gradually, […]

Remember the Poor (Galatians 2:9-10)

All through scripture we see God’s heart for those who are poor in this world’s possessions.  It seems to be also at the heart of Jesus’ ministry, His incarnation, and something by which we will be judged.  Are we eager to remember the poor?

June 2015

Hypocrisy (Galatians 2:11-21)

One of the most frequent charges leveled against the Church, unfortunately, is that it is full of hypocrites. A hypocrite is someone who plays a part; someone who pretends to be what they are not. A hypocrite says one thing and does another. Paul uses an example of opposing one of the pillars of the […]

Are You in or Out?

In this passage in Galatians we read Paul discussing the ongoing challenge of the Christian Jews who were insisting that circumcision was required to be a believer.  The object of the discussion is Titus, a Gentile who have converted to Christianity and was a companion of Paul’s and a servant in the ministry.  Titus was […]

Freedom from Being a People Pleaser

Everyone wants to be accepted and well liked. Who doesn’t? No one wants to be shunned or rejected, that certainly does not feel good, does it? Therefore, at a certain level we all seek approval from others. The danger is when we desire that acceptance or approval at any cost. It becomes our motivation and […]

A Different Gospel

There are many believers that quickly desert the true gospel message of Scripture for another one that seems pleasing to them; one that as Paul points out is no gospel (or good news) at all. Paul confronted this very thing at the church in Galatia. Here the church started to believe they must do works […]

May 2015

Faith at Home

Divorce Part 2

In this second message in the Healing and Dealing series on Divorce, we focus on the impact divorce has on parents and on their children. Within our current culture, it is not a stretch to say children of divorce often times are modern day ‘orphans’ and the ‘fatherless’. God cares a great deal for them […]

Divorce Part 1

This is the first of the Healing and Dealing series that will be ongoing throughout the years ahead.  The purpose of this series is to take on common trials or challenges in a practical way through Biblical teaching and by testimonies given by those that have dealt with divorce and have experienced healing. In this […]

Week 9 – The Virtuous Woman

Within the book of Proverbs we find an essay on different types of women. Solomon gives his sage advice concerning silly women, an adulterous woman laying a snare, contentious wives, and King Lemuel’s essay on the Proverbs 31 ‘Virtuous Woman’. On this Mother’s Day, we spend most of our time celebrating the woman that has […]

The Weapon of Prayer

April 2015

Week 8 – Money

One of the most often misquoted Scriptures is “Money is the root of all evil”. The Apostle Paul actually writes that it is “the love of money” (1 Timothy 6:10). Money is not evil. God gifts us and graces us with the ability to make money and provide for ourselves and our family. It’s what […]

Week 7 – Peer Pressure

There is no doubt that every society suffers from the phenomena called ‘peer pressure’.  Peer Pressure can be defined as “The social influence a peer group exerts on its individual members, as each member attempts to conform to the expectations of the group.”  The important word in this definition is ‘influence’ and the phrase ‘conform […]

Week 6 Vision

‘Vision’ occurs when God gives you a glimpse of your purpose. To receive His vision God must communicate. In order for God to communicate, we must listen and hear his voice. The first part of Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no revelation (or vision), people cast off restraint.” Without a glimpse of who we […]

The Resurrection

My sin put Jesus on the cross. He who was without sin bore my thoughts, actions, lifestyle, doubts, unbelief, unforgiveness, pride, and fears, along with their penalty. Jesus took my place; He took my death so that I could be reconciled to God and that I may have life to the full. Because Jesus rose […]

March 2015

Week 5 – Gossip

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts. (Prov 18:8). The same way we “can’t eat just one” according to the Lays potato chips commercial; gossip has a very addictive quality to it. We want to tell or hear something juicy about someone else. Why is […]

Week 4 – Trials

In James 1:2 we read the baffling statement that we are to be thankful, even joyous, when we encounter and go into trials.  The book of Proverbs contains great gems of wisdom regarding trials and their purpose for the righteous man.  In this message we will explore some of these wise words of Solomon and […]

Week 3: Conflict

Our desire to be right or to win is often sinful. Conflict between two people, ideas, or objects is defined as a collision.  How do we navigate these clashes in our lives? They are unable to be avoided and even necessary. Jesus said we would have offense and opposition. How we deal with conflict can […]

Week 2: Marriage

Scripture tells us that Solomon was the wisest man that has ever lived.  Yet, this incredibly wise man made some very poor decisions when it came to women.  He had many wives and concubines which went against what God taught.  Yet, for all these mistakes he still experienced marriage and many of the proverbs give […]

Week 1: Our Tongue

The most destructive weapon on the face of this earth can often be our very own tongue! With our words we can bless and we can curse. Whoever said that “sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me.” was delusional, lying, or at best- wishful thinking. The book of Proverbs […]