May 1, 2022
What Counts?
Series: Sabbatical
Rev. Kevin James brings the message today. He is the first in a series of guest pastors who will be filling in for Pastor Phil while he is on sabbatical. 
  • May 1, 2022What Counts?
    May 1, 2022
    What Counts?
    Series: Sabbatical
    Rev. Kevin James brings the message today. He is the first in a series of guest pastors who will be filling in for Pastor Phil while he is on sabbatical. 
  • Apr 24, 2022The Mountain of Commissioning
    Apr 24, 2022
    The Mountain of Commissioning
    The Great Commission - Acts 1:1-11 & Matthew 28:16-20
    • Go.  Make disciples.  Baptize them.  Teach them.  (Matt. 28:19-20)
    • Be witnesses.  (Acts 1:8b)
    The Great Condition
    • We operate under the authority of Jesus.  (Matt. 28:18)
    • We are empowered by the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 1:8a)
    The Great Commotion
    • Things happen when we are obedient and the Spirit moves. (Acts 2)
    The Great Omission
    • Why do we so often neglect the commission Christ has given?
  • Apr 17, 2022This Resurrection Is Forever!
    Apr 17, 2022
    This Resurrection Is Forever!
    1Corinthains 15: 1-57 & Luke 24: 1-8
  • 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
  • Apr 10, 2022The Mountain of Invitation
    Apr 10, 2022
    The Mountain of Invitation
    Matthew 21:1-11
  • Apr 3, 2022The Mountain of Transfiguration
    Apr 3, 2022
    The Mountain of Transfiguration
    Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguration of Jesus took place one week after Peter’s confession of faith at Caesarea Philippi.  Three of the disciples accompanied Jesus up to a mountain top where they witnessed him shining like the sun and talking with the Old Testament heroes, Moses and Elijah.  The unique experience helped the disciples—and us—understand who Jesus truly is.
    • It shows us Jesus’ divine glory.
    • It clarifies his unique mission.
    • It attests to his absolute authority.
  • Mar 27, 2022The Mountain of Prayer
    Mar 27, 2022
    The Mountain of Prayer
    “Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.”    Matthew 14:22
    • Sincere prayer arises out of real life situations.
    • Fervent prayer requires dismissing some things that may distract us or detract from our connection with God.
    • Effective prayer always looks ahead toward what God has for us next.
  • Mar 20, 2022The Mountain of Proclamation
    Mar 20, 2022
    The Mountain of Proclamation
    Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down.  His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying …” Matthew 5:1-2 Our “mountain of proclamation” is any place and any time we have an opportunity to share with others the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ. Why is it so important that this be our priority?
    • The world is full of lost and hurting people.
    • We have experienced the grace of God and have been entrusted with the message of hope that can transform lives.
    • It is only through hearing and understanding that people are drawn to a saving faith in God through Christ.
  • Mar 13, 2022The Mountain of Temptation
    Mar 13, 2022
    The Mountain of Temptation
    Matthew 4:1-11 Just after his baptism, and before beginning his public ministry, Jesus followed the leadership of the Holy Spirit into the wilderness.  It was there, after forty days of fasting, that the devil presented Jesus with temptations which could undermine his divine calling. 
    • “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” (v.3)
    • “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down…” (v.6)
    • “All this I will give to you if you will bow down and worship me.” (v.9)
    The final encounter with Satan came on a mountaintop.  From there, Jesus triumphed over temptation, remaining the sinless Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  With his example before us and strength within us, we too can be victorious over temptation and sin!
  • 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