Apr 14, 2022
An Appeal to the Senses
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Maunday Thursday Service
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  John 1:29
  • Apr 14, 2022An Appeal to the Senses
    Apr 14, 2022
    An Appeal to the Senses
    Series: (All)
    Maunday Thursday Service
    "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  John 1:29
  • Mar 6, 2022What To Bring To The LORD’s Table
    Mar 6, 2022
    What To Bring To The LORD’s Table
    Series: (All)
    1 Corinthians 10 & 11  Bring your spiritual appetite.
    • Matthew 5:6
    Bring clean hands and a pure heart.
    • Psalm 24:3-4
    Bring a spirit of unity.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
    Bring a heart of gratitude.
    • Psalm 100:4
    Bring your undying loyalty.
    • John 6:67-68
  • Feb 27, 2022A Survival Kit for Christians
    Feb 27, 2022
    A Survival Kit for Christians
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    1 Peter 1:3-9 Life for Christians in the first century was difficult.  On top of regular trials and hardships, they were often persecuted for their faith and allegiance to Jesus.  But the Apostle Peter shared how God had equipped them for victorious living.  Those gifts are still available to us today!
    • God has given us a New Birth. (v.3)
    • God has given us a Living Hope. (v.3)
    • God has given us an Eternal Inheritance. (v.4)
    • God has given us an Inexpressible Joy! (v.8)
  • Jan 9, 2022Gideon: In Weakness Made Strong
    Jan 9, 2022
    Gideon: In Weakness Made Strong
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    Judges 6:36-40 & 7:1-18
    We pick up the story where we left off last week.  God called a lowly farmer named Gideon to lead the Israelites against the oppression of the Midianites.  Gideon was obedient to destroy the altar to Baal on his father’s own property, and to set up an altar to the one true God.  But would he be brave enough to go up against the whole Midianite army?
    • The Weakness of Inexperience
    • The Weakness of Doubt
    • The Weakness of Fear
    • The Weakness of Inferior Resources
    God often calls upon us to act in our weakness so that His strength can be magnified.
    • The Strength of God’s Good Purpose
    • The Strength of God’s Gracious Patience
    • The Strength of God’s Great Plan
  • Jan 2, 2022Gideon: God Calls Unlikely Heroes
    Jan 2, 2022
    Gideon: God Calls Unlikely Heroes
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    We find the story of Gideon in the Old Testament book of Judges, which follows the conquest and settling of the Promised Land by the tribes of Israel.  During the period of the Judges, a familiar cycle is often repeated. 
    • The Israelites would turn away from the Lord and do evil in His sight.
    • God would allow His people to be oppressed by neighboring tribes.
    • In their suffering, the Israelites would cry out to the Lord for help.
    • God would raise up a leader (judge) to deliver them from oppression.
    Gideon was a man from the tribe of Manasseh whom the Lord chose to deliver His people from the Midianites.
    • God calls us to an honest assessment of the challenges we face. (v.8-10)
    • God calls us based not on who we are, but on who we can be. (v. 12)
    • God calls us to depend upon His strength, not our own. (v.14-16)
    • God calls us to be faithful in small things before giving bigger assignments. (v.25-26)
  • Oct 10, 2021Isaiah’s Call
    Oct 10, 2021
    Isaiah’s Call
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    Isaiah 6:1-8 When the throne of Judah became empty after Uzziah’s 40-year reign, the prophet Isaiah was reminded that the throne of heaven is never empty.  He was given a glimpse of the throne room of heaven. Through the heavenly vision, Isaiah was given a clearer understanding of the Lord God Almighty. (6:1-4) Isaiah also gained a clearer understanding of himself. (6:5-7) Finally, through the work of God in his life, Isaiah was able to present himself to God for service. (6:8)
  • Aug 29, 2021Belonging Fully to God
    Aug 29, 2021
    Belonging Fully to God
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    Psalm 24 - A psalm of David.

    The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,     the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas     and established it on the waters.

    Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?     Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,     who does not trust in an idol     or swear by a false god.

    They will receive blessing from the Lord     and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him,     who seek your face, God of Jacob.

    Lift up your heads, you gates;     be lifted up, you ancient doors,     that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory?     The Lord strong and mighty,     the Lord mighty in battle.
    Lift up your heads, you gates;     lift them up, you ancient doors,     that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory?     The Lord Almighty—     he is the King of glory.
  • Aug 22, 2021Faith In The Fire
    Aug 22, 2021
    Faith In The Fire
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    Faith In The Fire - Daniel 3
    1. Never Bow (3:8-23)
    2. Never Alone (3:24-30)
  • Aug 15, 2021Wasting Divine Gifts on Trivial Pursuits
    Aug 15, 2021
    Wasting Divine Gifts on Trivial Pursuits
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    Wasting Divine Gifts on Trivial Pursuits - Lessons from the Story of Samson in Judges 13-16 Samson was born with a special calling upon his life to deliver his people from the Philistines and back into a right relationship with God.
    • What were Samson’s spiritual gifts and abilities?
    • What did he accomplish?
    • What if Samson had been fully devoted to God? 
    The same questions are important to answer for ourselves.
    • What are my spiritual gifts and abilities?
    • What am I accomplishing for God?
    • What could I accomplish if I were fully devoted to God?
  • Jul 4, 2021Walking In The Light
    Jul 4, 2021
    Walking In The Light
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    “Walking in the Light”    Isaiah 2:1-8  In Isaiah 2:5 there is an invitation to “Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.”  “Walking in the Light” is also a common New Testament theme.  The prophecies of Isaiah help us understand when we are walking in the light, and when we are not. Signs of a People Walking in Darkness:
    • Too much like the rest of the world. (2:6)
    • Too much dependence on material wealth. (2:7a)
    • Too much dependence on military might. (2:7b)
    • Too much human pride resulting in idolatry. (2:8)
    Signs of Walking in the Light of the Lord:
    • A commitment to worship. (2:2-3)
    • An acceptance of all people.
    • Taking a stand for justice. (2:4a)
    • Striving for peace. (2:4b)
    Let us, as followers of Jesus, set a positive example for our neighbors and our nation.  Then let us also offer the invitation to come and walk in the light of the Lord.