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”.
 

December 2016

Two Tracks



November 2016

The Golden Chain (Romans 8:28-30)



Hardships (Acts 14:8-22)

Paul and Barnabas said, “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” Life can be very difficult, but we must rest assure that those very hardships are preparing us. Paul and Barnabas went from desperately trying to stop the people from calling them gods and even sacrificing to them; to the […]



Remain (John 15:1-17)

Jesus uses an analogy of a vine, its branches, and the fruit that it bears as relating to our being connected to Him. He also uses the term, ‘remain’ repeatedly. How do we remain in Him? In His love? What does it truly mean to remain? Being connected to the vine brings great joy into […]



Luke and the Holy Spirit, Part 2

When we think of Luke’s writings about the Holy Spirit we would generally think of his second volume, the book of Acts. However, the third person of the Godhead is front and center in his gospel account as well. Luke has a special understanding of the power and activity of the Holy Spirit. He shows […]



October 2016

Luke and the Holy Spirit, Part 1

When we think of Luke’s writings about the Holy Spirit we would generally think of his second volume, the book of Acts. However, the third person of the Godhead is front and center in his gospel account as well. Luke has a special understanding of the power and activity of the Holy Spirit. He shows […]



12 Years to the Day (Mark 5:21-43)

Sometimes we don’t understand God’s timing. We know that healing, deliverance, and restoration are ours through Christ Jesus but there are many times when they are not immediate. In fact, God often uses these ailments in our lives to increase our faith and reliance on Him. In Mark chapter 5, we see Jesus’ sovereignty and […]



Spiritual Authority & Faith, Part 2 (Matthew)

The second theme that emerges from the pages of Matthew’s gospel is that of faith. Faith is SO IMPORTANT to Jesus! He remarks concerning a person’s or group’s great faith when healing them. He even says that their faith was the reason for their healing or restoration. He rebukes His disciples numerous times because of […]



Spiritual Authority & Faith, Part 1 (Matthew)

Two themes really emerge when reading through Matthew’s gospel—authority (we’ll cover in Part 1) and faith (we’ll address in Part 2). Matthew stresses Jesus’ own God-given, God-appointed authority. People were amazed and stunned at this; how Jesus taught, cast out demons, healed the sick, and even nature was subject to His authority! Jesus then delegated […]



Extreme Home Makeover (Haggai 1-2)

Scripture tells us to give careful thought to our ways. The prophet Haggai was given a word from the Lord to a people who were caught up in comfort and consumerism; living in beautiful houses, while the House of God was left in ruins. How are we self-absorbed and self-focused while the things of God […]



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 […]