Dec 4, 2022
Messiah
One of the most important and most common titles for Jesus in the New Testament is “Christ.”  It is the Greek translation of the Hebrew term “Messiah,” which means “The Anointed One.”
In the Old Testament, prophets, priests and kings were often anointed with oil to illustrate their appointment to a high office.  Jesus the Messiah fulfills each of those ministries with complete perfection. Isaiah 11 is one of the many messianic prophecies found in the Old Testament.  It helps us understand at least three very important characteristics of the One sent by God to bless and to save us.
  • He is the Righteous Messiah. (11:1-5)
  • He offers Peace and Security. (11:6-9)
  • He extends an Invitation to all who are scattered and lost. (11:10-12)
God’s Anointed One, Jesus Christ, offers you a place in His kingdom.  Won’t you accept His offer today?
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  • Dec 4, 2022Messiah
    Dec 4, 2022
    Messiah
    One of the most important and most common titles for Jesus in the New Testament is “Christ.”  It is the Greek translation of the Hebrew term “Messiah,” which means “The Anointed One.”
    In the Old Testament, prophets, priests and kings were often anointed with oil to illustrate their appointment to a high office.  Jesus the Messiah fulfills each of those ministries with complete perfection. Isaiah 11 is one of the many messianic prophecies found in the Old Testament.  It helps us understand at least three very important characteristics of the One sent by God to bless and to save us.
    • He is the Righteous Messiah. (11:1-5)
    • He offers Peace and Security. (11:6-9)
    • He extends an Invitation to all who are scattered and lost. (11:10-12)
    God’s Anointed One, Jesus Christ, offers you a place in His kingdom.  Won’t you accept His offer today?
  • Nov 27, 2022Son of David, Son of Abraham
    Nov 27, 2022
    Son of David, Son of Abraham
    Matthew 1:1-17 The names and titles attributed to Jesus in the first chapter of Matthew go a long way in defining his mission and ministry to a lost and hurting world.  We begin this morning by considering the significance of his genealogy.
    • The Son of Abraham
    • The Son of David
    • The Son of Zerubbabel
    • The Son of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary
    By coming into the world, Jesus related himself to all of humankind— men & women, rich & poor, Jew & Gentile, immoral & pure.  By God’s design, there is no barrier to keep any person from receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord!
  • Nov 20, 2022Forget Not All His Benefits
    Nov 20, 2022
    Forget Not All His Benefits
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 103:1-5 The Benefit of Forgiveness (v. 3a) The Benefit of Healing (v. 3b) The Benefit of Redemption (v. 4a) The Benefit of Fulfillment (v.5a) The Benefit of Renewal (v. 5b)
  • Nov 6, 2022The Crowns of Christ
    Nov 6, 2022
    The Crowns of Christ
    Series: (All)
    The Crowns of Christ “...and on his head are many crowns.”  Revelation 19:12 The Crown He Set Aside
    • John 1:14
    • Philippians 2:5-7
     The Crown He Willingly Accepted
    • Matthew 27:27-31
    • Philippians 2:8
     The Eternal Crown He Gained
    • Hebrews 2:9
    • Philippians 2:9-11
     Don’t you want a King like this?
  • Oct 30, 2022STAND
    Oct 30, 2022
    STAND
     “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”  — Ephesians 6:10-13 How do we stand against the devil?
    • BE AWARE of the nature of spiritual warfare.
    • BE STRONG in the power of the Lord.
    • BE EQUIPPED with the Armor of God.
    • BE VICTORIOUS!  God keeps His promises and never fails.
  • Oct 23, 2022WALK
    Oct 23, 2022
    WALK
    “I urge you to live a life [to walk] worthy of the calling you have received.”  Ephesians 4:1b
    • As followers of Jesus, God calls us to “walk” among the people of the world.
    • Our Christian walk should be noticeably different than that of unbelievers.
    • Our Christian walk should be characterized by love first and foremost.
    • Our Christian walk will give credibility to our words of witness.
    • Our Christian walk will open our lives to blessings both now and forever.
  • Oct 16, 2022SIT
    Oct 16, 2022
    SIT
    “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”  — Ephesians 2:6
    • To “sit” with Christ acknowledges that he has accomplished everything necessary for our salvation.
    • To “sit” with Christ indicates that we accept the rest he offers.
    • To “sit with Christ  expresses that we have put the fullness of our faith in him.
    “Be still and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10a
  • Oct 2, 2022Sharing the Cup of Christ
    Oct 2, 2022
    Sharing the Cup of Christ
    Series: (All)
    The Lord’s Supper:  Sharing the Cup of Christ We are called to share in the cup of his suffering and death.
    • Matthew 26:39   “...if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.”
    • Romans 8:17   “...if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
    We are invited to share in the cup of his victory and glory.
    • Psalm 23:5  “My cup runneth over.”
    • Psalm 116:13  “I will lift up the cup of salvation”
    • Matthew 25:21  “Come and share your master’s happiness!”
    We are privileged to share in the cup of his service to others.
    • Matthew 10:42   “If anyone gives even a cup of cold water...”
    • Romans 12:13   “Share with God’s people who are in need.”
  • Sep 25, 2022Elijah & the God of All Generations
    Sep 25, 2022
    Elijah & the God of All Generations
    Series: Elijah
    1 Kings 19:19-21 & 2 Kings 2:1-15 Our God is eternally active.  As He worked in past generations, so He still works in our lives today—and will continue even when we are gone.  He calls us to learn from those who have gone before us, and to do our part in training up a new generation of faithful believers. Before Elijah’s earthly ministry came to an end, God directed him to anoint the young man Elisha as the prophet to succeed him.  In Elisha’s response, we can find direction in carrying on God’s ministry.
    • Walk a little closer to those who are setting a godly example.
    • Go on a little further, building on the foundation already laid.
    • Ask for a little more of God’s power and grace in order to make a difference in this world.
    Hebrews 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
  • Sep 18, 2022Elijah & the God Who Speaks
    Sep 18, 2022
    Elijah & the God Who Speaks
    Series: Elijah
    1 Kings 19:9-18 After the great victory on Mount Carmel, Elijah was forced to flee from the wicked and vindictive Queen Jezebel.  God sent him all the way down into the Sinai Peninsula to Mount Horeb, where God had spoken to Moses 400 years earlier.  While there, Elijah learned something about listening to the voice of God. How does God tend to speak to us today?
    • Through His “still small voice.”
    • Through a sense of inner peace.
    • Through open and closed doors.
    • Through other people.
    • Through the study of His Word.