2017 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 31st, 2017
Mission in Togo - Ethan Molsee
(57:22 min.)

Missionaries Ethan and Melissa Molsee visit and share their experiences as missionaries in Togo.

(sermon starts: 6:00)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Matthew 7:7-14
November 12th, 2017
Who Can Be Against Us
(28:17 min.)
Romans 8:31
Victor, Not Victim God's Glory Even in Tragedy
A commentary on the Sutherland Springs shooting and how it affects us as Christians. Interestingly enough, we were involved in a traffic accident on the way home.

(sermon starts: 4:30)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Ephesians 1:3-8
November 5th, 2017
Gained the Victory
(29:25 min.)
Psalm 98
Victor, Not Victim God's Victory is a Given!
Victory in Jesus Christ is already an accomplished fact. We have already won the battle. We have already won the war!

(sermon starts: 6:20)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Zephaniah 3:14-20
October 29th, 2017
Overwhelmingly We Conquer
(28:39 min.)
Romans 8:37
Victor, Not Victim His Word is Winning!
The love of Jesus results in victory, not defeat! It's not about us. We are victorious because God made us victorious. We're winning because God made us to win.

(sermon starts: 5:25)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
October 22nd, 2017
You Shall March
(27:14 min.)
Joshua 6:4
Victor, Not Victim Trusting in the Lord!
The secret of claiming God's victory in Jesus Christ is trusting that what God says He will do, He will do!

(sermon starts: 4:00)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Psalm 20
October 15th, 2017
Crossing the Jordan
(46:59 min.)
Joshua 3:1-5
Guest Pastor Sanctified for Service
Pastor Paul Kamiti blesses us this morning with a word about focusing on the Lord!

(sermon starts: 7:20)

Scripture reading: Tresa L - Exodus 23:20-33
October 8th, 2017
Without a Preacher
(31:14 min.)
Romans 10:14
Have You Heard About Jesus? We Are Called Into God's Service
I was informed this past week that some people do not want to hear the gospel message. And my reply is, "So what? We are called into God's service to deliver the gospel message!"

(sermon starts: 5:50)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Psalm 65:1-8
October 1st, 2017
Ambassadors for Christ
(33:17 min.)
2 Corinthians 5:20
Have You Heard About Jesus? Our Place Within God's Kingdom
Faith in Jesus Christ pretty much motivates our desire to be an active part of God's Kingdom, including letting those around us know about His incredible grace and mercy.

(sermon starts: 5:20)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
September 24th, 2017
The Word
(34:33 min.)
John 1:1
Have You Heard About Jesus? The Importance of Jesus Christ
We need to be able to walk up to someone and challenge them about their faith, without driving them away! Something as simple as, "Excuse me, if you were to die tonight would you go to heaven?"

(sermon starts: 5:45)

Scripture reading: Jim L - John 1:14-18
September 17th, 2017
Made Distinctions
(31:44 min.)
James 2:4
How Do You Deal With An Adversary? Sometimes We Are the Adversary!
Concerning the rampant social unrest and riots that we have been experiencing, had our forefathers treated all men as equal before God, we would not be paying the price today for their sins. This is just the hand we were dealt. To deny this is to deny that there ever was a problem.

(sermon starts: 4:50)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Acts 10:34-43
September 10th, 2017
You Fool
(28:44 min.)
Matthew 5:22
How Do You Deal With An Adversary? Point of Contention
All of us will face opposition, all of us will make 'an enemy' at some time in our lives. This is a given. But it's at that point of contention that God calls us to witness His love, His compassion, His gospel.

The End of Prayer Shaming

(sermon starts: 4:45)

Scripture reading: Paul K - 2 Chronicles 19:5-11
September 3rd, 2017
You Will Be Saved - pt 2
(35:11 min.)
Acts 16:31
How Do You Deal With An Adversary? It's Not About Us!
Peter tells us that we should avoid adversarial situations but instead be harmonious and sympathetic, exhibit brotherly love and compassion. This that we might inherit God's blessings in our lives. But what happens when you absolutely, positively cannot avoid a conflict? What if the conflict seeks you out and finds you?

(sermon starts: 5:15)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Romans 12:14-21
August 27th, 2017
You Will Be Saved - pt 1
(30:17 min.)
Acts 16:31
How Do You Deal With An Adversary? Resisting Our Cultural Heritage
Often when we face an adversarial situation, our tendency is to bull right in and return the fight. We quickly forget that we are admonished to not return evil for evil but to give a blessing instead. God has specific reasons why this latter is the best approach to life.

(sermon starts: 5:05)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Matthew 5:43-48
August 20th, 2017
No Condemnation
(32:45 min.)
Romans 8:1
What's So Amazing About Grace? Fighting Addiction
If you go nose to nose with the sin in your life and try to fight it? You will lose every time. It will kick sand in your face and eat your lunch. It is only through God's help that you will prevail.

(sermon starts: 5:50)

Scripture reading: John 8:48-59
August 13th, 2017
The Free Gift
(30:10 min.)
Romans 5:15
What's So Amazing About Grace? You Are Forgiven!
"By the grace of God I am what I am." (NASB)
God's free gift of eternal life extends into the here & now by taking the weight of sin off our shoulders through His forgiveness!

(sermon starts: 3:30)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Romans 5:1-6
August 6th, 2017
Grace May Increase
(30:16 min.)
Romans 6:1
What's So Amazing About Grace? Only God's Grace Works!
Without grace we are brought to ruin, both in the here & now, and in eternity. Grace is that bridge word that gets you from here to there, it is that unopened gift that portends eternal life!

(sermon starts: 8:00)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Colossians 3:1-7
July 30th, 2017
Because of My Righteousness
(27:52 min.)
Deuteronomy 9:40
What's So Amazing About Grace? God's Grace Never Changes!
It is our sin nature that necessitates grace in the first place. Grace comes not because of who we are, but because of who God is. In the final analysis, we need to understand just how serious a barrier our sin nature truly is. We get there when we realize that the end product of grace is God's salvation!

(sermon starts: 6:25)

Scripture reading: Ann T - John 6:35-40
July 23rd, 2017
Spiritual Service
(32:10 min.)
Romans 12:1
What Is Worship? Feet on the Ground Worship
We often wonder what worship even looks like, where it is that worship takes us, and I would suggest to you that it takes you outside the confines of the church!

(sermon starts: 9:25)

Scripture reading: Joseph K - Titus 3:1-11
July 16th, 2017
Spirit and Truth
(27:57 min.)
John 4:25
What Is Worship? Real Worship
Place of worship is much less important than Who we worship. I see worship as an expectation to be changed through the ministry of God!

(sermon starts: 7:20)

Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Timothy 2:1-8
July 2nd, 2017
We Will Worship
(27:43 min.)
Genesis 22:5
What Is Worship? Are You Prepared?
Part and parcel of the worship experience is your preparation for it! Do you prepare for worship before you actually begin?

(sermon starts: 7:45)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - James 1:12-17
June 25th, 2017
We Are Delivered!
(30:40 min.)
Jeremiah 7:10
Do Not Be Deceived! Deception in Our Lives
We need to be on guard for any deception in our lives as it leads to hypocrisy!

(sermon starts: 5:35)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Proverbs 30:2-9
June 18th, 2017
Deceive the Hearts
(28:22 min.)
Romans 16:18
Do Not Be Deceived! Rejecting False Doctrine
We receive all sorts of information every day of our lives, recognizing and rejecting false doctrine is paramount as faithful believers in Jesus Christ!

(sermon starts: 4:30)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - 1 Corinthians 9:22-27
June 11th, 2017
The King of Glory
(25:35 min.)
Psalm 24
Do Not Be Deceived! Preparing to Seek the Lord
Your faith journey must encompass all aspects of your life, must travel everywhere you do!

(sermon starts: 6:00)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Psalm 15
June 4th, 2017
Under the Ban
(26:21 min.)
Joshua 6:18
Do Not Be Deceived! Danger, High Voltage!
Deception is a two-way street, we can either be deceived or practice deception. Neither is a road that we should desire to travel!

(sermon starts: 8:25)

Scripture reading: Ann T - Leviticus 6:2-7
May 28th, 2017
A Different Gospel
(29:58 min.)
2 Corinthians 11:4
Do Not Be Deceived! Pass/Fail
When we hear or see something new and interesting about God, about Jesus, about the Holy Spirit, we must stop and think through whether this new thing changes God or even denies Him!

(sermon starts: 8:25)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - 1 Timothy 1:1-7
May 21st, 2017
Cast Into the Deep
(26:39 min.)
Jonah 2:3
Those Pesky Christians Cost of Faith
Sometimes the outcome is worth the cost, worth the investment of faith. We delve into the Womens Christian Temperance Union and the faith of Abraham Lincoln.

(sermon starts: 6:55)

Scripture reading: Vicki W - Lamentations 3:52-66
May 14th, 2017
Put to Death
(27:18 min.)
Hebrews 11:37
Those Pesky Christians Total Devotion
It happens, on occasion, that a person of faith is falsely accused, convicted and executed not because of their wrongdoing but because of the culture's intense dislike of all things Christian. We dwell upon military chaplains and hospitals in this installment of Those Pesky Christians.

(sermon starts: 7:15)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - 1 Kings 21:1-13
May 7th, 2017
My Weakness
(31:40 min.)
2 Corinthians 11:30
Those Pesky Christians Christian Music
If God has called you into service, don't expect that He will necessarily give you all the tools you think you need! It is for His glory after all! We discuss the National Day of Prayer and Fanny Crosby.

(sermon starts: 5:40)

Scripture reading: Tresa L - Isaiah 58:5-10
April 30th, 2017
Pure and Undefiled
(30:31 min.)
James 1:27
Those Pesky Christians Universities and Orphanages
"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people, it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (John Adams)

(sermon starts: 9:35)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Matthew 25:34-40
April 23rd, 2017
An Eye for an Eye
(25:31 min.)
Matthew 5:38
Those Pesky Christians A Case of Juvenile Theology
As is the case from time immemorial people want God to be on their side, even if it means Scripture twisting to argue that God supports your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms! We touch on the nation's founding fathers and Second Amendment considerations as seen from a Christian perspective.

(sermon starts: 6:20)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Exodus 21:22-27
April 2nd, 2017
Guard Yourselves
(28:42 min.)
1 John 5:21
God is Love Everything Is On the Line!
When John cautions us to guard our souls, we need to understand that an eternity is at stake!
March 26th, 2017
Test the Spirits
(28:33 min.)
1 John 4:1
God is Love Do Not Be Deceived!
John tells his faithful ones, 'do not believe every spirit,' and then he continues 'test the spirits' to see if they are from God!
March 19th, 2017
Do Not Be Surprised
(20:27 min.)
1 John 3:13
God is Love Love That Is Real
We need to be willing to literally lay down our lives for our faith, and for our brothers and sisters in Christ!

(sermon starts: 1:30)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - John 15:17-21
(S.R. commentary was lost)
March 12th, 2017
How Great a Love
(26:33 min.)
1 John 3:1
God is Love Family as Metaphor
As children of God we are family. As brothers and sisters in Christ, family means a lot to who we are, to what we become.

(sermon starts: 6:30)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Romans 8:9-17
March 5th, 2017
Practices Righteousness
(25:02 min.)
1 John 2:29
God is Love Your Faith Journey!
Christianity is all about the end-game. But that doesn't mean that the journey to get there is not without meaning, it is critical! And nothing is more important than how you stand with the Lord, moment to moment, day to day.

(sermon starts: 6:30)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Isaiah 1:13-18
February 26th, 2017
Darkness is Passing Away
(27:22 min.)
1 John 2:8
God is Love Guard Your Faith!
You can't fake your faith, you have to show it that all may see. Just consider that the world already knows you for who/what you are!

(sermon starts: 7:25)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Titus 1:4-9
February 19th, 2017
Walk in the Light
(24:34 min.)
1 John 1:7
God is Love God Does Not Lie
John gives us the metaphor of light vs. darkness. Truth vs. lies. Holiness vs. sin. And he encourages us to walk in the light!

(sermon starts: 5:00)

Scripture reading: Ann T - Isaiah 2:1-5
February 12th, 2017
Lost One
(22:46 min.)
Luke 15:4
Forgiveness The Restoration Chapter
Forgiveness is such an interesting duck. Does it walk like, talk like forgiveness? If not, why not? And this is where forgiveness runs head long into restoration. Because if restoration is not accomplished, is it really forgiveness? My point being that we have a responsibility, nay a commandment, to forgive one another. And that brings us into fertile fields of commitment to obedience and faith.

(sermon starts: 5:25)

Scripture reading: Ann T - Leviticus 19:11-18
February 5th, 2017
Strays From
(19:48 min.)
James 5:19
Forgiveness Forgiveness in Community
Think about it, forgiveness would not be necessary if sin did not exist.

(sermon starts: 8:15)

Scripture reading: Tresa L - Matthew 5:33-37
January 29th, 2017
Which is Lame
(26:38 min.)
Hebrews 12:13
Forgiveness What's Good for Thee
Not only is forgiveness/discipline all about restoration of that other person, but it's also about your own restoration!

(sermon starts: 8:15)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Galatians 2:11-17
January 22nd, 2017
As a Brother
(29:16 min.)
2 Thessalonians 3:15
Forgiveness The Cost of Forgiveness
The goal of forgiveness is to train them up, make them whole, and mend them leading to reconciliation and restoration.

(sermon starts: 8:55)

Scripture reading: Ed T - Matthew 18:15-22
January 15th, 2017
Forgive and Comfort
(25:55 min.)
2 Corinthians 2:7
Forgiveness More on Restoration
Forgiveness is something that is done as much as it is expressed. If you forgive but do not follow through then what good is that? It becomes, rather, just a pro forma expression without any meaning.

(sermon starts: 7:20)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - 1 Corinthians 5:1-5
January 8th, 2017
Restore Such a One
(30:28 min.)
Galatians 6:1
Forgiveness Restoration
Forgiveness is one of the first difficult tasks that God sets before us.

(sermon starts: 6:45)

Scripture reading: Romans 8:1-6
January 1st, 2017
A New Creature
(22:04 min.)
2 Corinthians 5:17
New Year's Message New Year's Resolutions
This is our freedom. Not worrying about what will happen next but instead looking forward to pleasing God no matter what.

(sermon starts: 5:25)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - John 3:1-8

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