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 year round teaching series going through Scripture book by book called, “Around the Bible in 366 Days”.
 

September 2016

A Love That Will Never Give Up (Hosea)

God uses the metaphor of adultery in a spiritual context throughout Scripture when we turn to other things or people for our comfort, affection, and even salvation. God goes so far as to have the prophet Hosea marry an unfaithful woman, have children with her, and then watch her go into the arms of another […]



I Will Not Bow! (Daniel 3)

When most of us were kids, one of the most popular ‘Sunday School’ stories was of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace for not worshiping the golden statue. However, it is much more than just a children’s story. In this world we have many voices telling us to ‘bow down’ with […]



Being Others Focused (Ezekiel 34 & 37)

The Lord speaks to shepherds in Ezekiel chapter 34 accusing them of only taking care of themselves; not strengthening the weak, healing the sick and bound up, and not bringing back those who have strayed, nor searching for the lost. Part of the blame of the Israelite exile is upon the shepherds of the people. […]



God’s Calling on Your Life (Ezekiel 2-3)

As we look at the prophet Ezekiel’s calling, we will also examine our own general and specific calling from the Lord. Like Ezekiel, our calling (what God has for us to do) involves people (often rebellious people), fear that we must overcome, the task we are called to, and the realization that we are only […]



August 2016

Crying Out to God for the Young (Lamentations 2:11-19)

As a culture, unfortunately even the church culture, we as a people have lost sight of our spiritual inheritance. Choosing instead to live for ourselves in the moment, we don’t always invest into others who are looking to us. Jeremiah grieves as he sees the children and young around him who are hungry. The hunger […]



The City Where God Has You (Jeremiah 29:1-13) Our 5th Birthday

The Lord has a plan for you. These plans of His are for you to prosper, give you hope and a future. Smack-dab in the center of those plans involves the city in which God has planted you. Whether it is for a season in life (for the Israelites in Babylon it was to be […]



Jesus!

Isaiah is the first book in the section called the Major Prophets. Within its pages are proclamations with incredible detail and great hope of the coming Savior, Jesus!  The prophet Isaiah foretells of the Messiah who will come and bring new life through His death. We will examine the prophecies concerning Jesus and their fulfillment […]



Here I Am…Send Me

Isaiah saw a vision of The Lord seated on His throne with the heavenly hosts worshiping Him in vast array. Isaiah, shaken to his core, responded in two very significant ways. First, he was painfully aware that he was a man of unclean lips; his words were not set apart to God—that mattered greatly. He […]



July 2016

When Times are Good; When Times are Bad

The book of Ecclesiastes gives a helpful insight into the wisdom of Solomon. Not only was it Holy Spirit inspired wisdom, but it was also informed by a life of experience where he tried many pleasures, vices, and longings. Why do the righteous get what the wicked deserve? Why are there times that are bad, […]



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You Know My Anxious Thoughts

Scripture implores us to not be anxious about anything. Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. When we feel a surge of anxiety, it is in direct relation and proportion to our thoughts and our trust. Psalm 139 says that […]



As Far as the East from the West

Man’s continual fight with sin brings us face to face with the glorious gospel. Our God does not treat us as our sins deserve; His love is great for those who are in awe of Him. The Psalm we are letting pour over us this week declares that when we are forgiven; our sin is […]



When God is Silent

We all feel like sometimes God is a million miles away. During these times we ask the following questions: Why doesn’t He rescue us? Why are we allowed to continue to suffer? Why doesn’t He hear our prayers, our pleas? Why can we not hear Him? Why doesn’t He speak? The psalmist, Asaph gives us […]



June 2016

(Psalm 34) The Fear of The Lord

In Psalm 34 David gives praise and thanks to God for delivering him from his enemies.  He attributes his favor with God and success as a leader to “The Fear of the Lord”  He gives many instructions as to what the fear of the Lord is and how it manifests in a believer’s life.



God Our Father

On this Father’s Day, we celebrate our heavenly Father and embrace His role in our lives! One of the best pictures of His active presence engaged in our daily lives is in the 23rd Psalm. David intimately and passionately reveals ways that the Lord is our Shepherd and how that affects us. Great imagery because […]



A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

A person who helps at a difficult time is a truly reliable person and a true friend. Job was a man in deep anguish with great loss and pain. We will look at his friends that came onto the scene; what they did that was helpful and what was destructive. Instead of providing encouragement to […]



I Will Worship

Job had the world cave in on him. We have all had a taste of that in our own lives. He lost everything that was dear to him. The pain was so great he ached. Instead of cursing God, shaking his fist toward the sky and blaming Him, or making an inward pact that he […]



May 2016

Building and Warfare Go Hand in Hand

We must learn, just as the people rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah’s leadership learned; constructing and fighting go hand in hand. Those who were repairing the breached wall had a tool in one hand and a weapon in the other to defend themselves and their families from attack. We are very much involved […]



Lessons from Josiah

King Josiah has a heart toward God like his forefather David had. He tore down altars for other gods and purified the land and temple. As his men are cleaning out the temple they find the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. When the king heard the words […]



Who Do We Rely On?

Asa, king of Judah lived a life that was marked by a roller coaster of faith in God. When a mighty army of Cushites came against Judah, he cried out to the Lord and the Lord struck down his forceful enemy. He and the people made a covenant to seek the Lord with every bit […]



Serving Together

When the ark of the covenant that represented the presence of God came to rest in Jerusalem; David appointed ministers before the ark. They ministered to the Lord with music and those who served did so “with their sons.” On this Mother’s Day we will look through Scripture at various parents and children (both physical […]



Mixed Worship

Because of their wholesale sinning and departure from the Lord; the Israelites are captured and exiled to Assyria. The king of Assyria then brings Gentile people from other lands to settle in Samaria in their place. The new Gentile residents began to worship the Lord, but they also served their own gods and persisted in […]



April 2016

Elijah, a Man Like Us

James 5:17 says Elijah was a human, just like us.  We will discover Elijah’s secret to faith, “Living by every word”, his mentoring of Elisha, The Double portion, and finally Gehazi’s corruption that prevented him from receiving the blessing.



He Delights in Us!

King David knew that he was rescued and brought into a spacious place and said the reason was “because He delighted in me!” His son, King Solomon was assured of by God that anything he would ask of the Lord would be granted. Instead of riches, fame, or anything selfish; Solomon asked for wisdom and […]



What is God Telling Me?

In 1 Samuel 26, we read the story of David and Joab sneaking into Saul’s camp late one night.  Joab encourages David to kill the sleeping King Saul because after all, “God has delivered him into your hand.”  David responds in a way in which all of us need to pay close attention to.  In […]



When the Lord Rips Away our Kingdom

The kingdom of Israel was torn from Saul who was rejected as king. Why? Several reasons are listed in our text: he turned away from God; he did not carry out His instructions; he valued religion over obedience; he was in rebellion; he was arrogant; and he rejected the word of the Lord. Pretty good […]