2018 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 30th, 2018
Stand Firm
(28:38 min.)
2 Thessalonians 2:7-15
End of the Year Perspective On Being Tribulated
The passages that speak to personal tribulation don't especially concern flat tires or house fires, they speak to the loss of your faith, to the loss of your eternal soul!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Romans 8:26-30
December 23rd, 2018
Call His Name Immanuel
(30:20 min.)
Matthew 1:18-25
The Reason for the Season Everything Changed!
With the birth of the Christ Child, everything changed! The very texture and structure of our faith changed! Our access to God changed! No longer do we need to seek God through a bishop, priest or pastor!

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Isaiah 53:2-7
December 16th, 2018
The Good Shepherd
(25:55 min.)
John 10:11-18
The Reason for the Season Messiah Among Us
He sent His Son, that we would know God personally, that we would return to Him in faithfulness. This is the message of the Christ Child!

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Scripture reading: Ann T - Ezekiel 34:23-31
December 9th, 2018
Out of Egypt
(32:03 min.)
Hosea 11:1
The Reason for the Season Super Heroes
It seems like the entire culture has always been oriented towards a Messiah, and so the next time Jesus comes, God will be reaching down in to save His people.

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Scripture reading: Jim L - Isaiah 11:1-10
December 2nd, 2018
Call His Name Immanuel
(24:28 min.)
Isaiah 7:14
The Reason for the Season The Only Option Available
Things had become so bad that God sent His Son to fix the problem! God sent His Son to offer up salvation for all humanity!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - Zechariah 9:8-12
November 25th, 2018
Prince of Peace
(27:27 min.)
Isaiah 9:6
The Reason for the Season Jesus is the Answer!
What we have is God's response to people walking away from Him. God's response to a world that hates Him is to give up His Son that we may know His love!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Matthew 4:12-17
November 18th, 2018
From Everlasting to Everlasting
(22:22 min.)
Psalm 103:17
Thanksgiving The Reason for the Season
We can get so wrapped up in the holiday season quickly coming upon us that we forget the Reason for the Season. And just like the one who came back and loudly proclaimed his praise, we should be thankful to God for all that He has accomplished in our lives!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Chronicles 16:8-14
November 11th, 2018
The Good Fight
(34:13 min.)
2 Timothy 4:7
Life Isn't Fair God Has a Plan
Go out and do the work God has given you, despite whatever else life may have thrown at you. God will bring success to your service in the kingdom regardless of the status you start out with!

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Ezekiel 33:2-7
November 4th, 2018
Over My House
(27:45 min.)
Genesis 41:40
Life Isn't Fair Where is Your Heart?
God doesn't expect perfection from us, rather, He expects continued growth and maturity in our faith!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
October 28th, 2018
They Sold Him
(31:10 min.)
Genesis 37:28
Life Isn't Fair How Far and What Color?
Victimhood is not a permanent status. God will often take the hell that we have endured and use it in such a way that we can help others! There is no such thing as winners and losers for those who love God! There are only those who believe, and those who don't.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Ephesians 3:14-21
October 21st, 2018
Every Son
(34:41 min.)
Exodus 1:22
Life Isn't Fair Beware Snowflakes!
Being fearful isn't even part of God's concern. Being doubtful isn't even part of God's concern. He will work around that, if necessary, in order to get you to do the job He wants you to do!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
October 14th, 2018
Who Is My?
(25:38 min.)
Matthew 12:48
Family Brothers & Sisters in Christ
Our job, as family, is to grow and nurture the next generation of believers.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Matthew 13:53-58
October 7th, 2018
Blessed Be the Lord
(31:20 min.)
Genesis 9:26
Family It's Family!
Much of the Old Testament and a fair amound of the New Testament is about family! Good family members. Bad ones. Some of them acting well, Some of them acting evilly. So, do we nod our collective heads and tell ourselves, "Family happens."? Or do we dig in and make sure that our family is concerned about God's glory?

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Proverbs 13:20-25
September 30th, 2018
Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
(30:59 min.)
Job 1:21
Summer Potpourri God Rules in Your Life!
What if every time you ran into trouble, what if every time there was a problem, that you gave it to the Lord? What if those trials & tribulations in your life were put there by God so that you could respond accordingly?

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Romans 8:31-39
September 23rd, 2018
But I Practice
(33:38 min.)
Romans 7:19
Summer Potpourri The Sin Nature of Humanity
In texting with my son, he submitted that;
God thinks we're worth saving. That implies that there's an essential part of who we are that is worth saving! That means that there must be an essential part of who we are that is good, made in God's image!

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Galatians 5:13-18
September 16th, 2018
There Is a Time - Paul Mbugua
(44:38 min.)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Summer Potpourri All Is Vanity
Pastor Paul Mbugua from CCI - Oasis of Joy church in Kenya brings us a message about God's plan for our lives. It's futile to try to be happy apart from God. Even when we get power, popularity, prestige; nothing can fill the Godship vacuum in your life!

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Scripture reading: Don M - Romans 6:1-7
September 9th, 2018
Written for Our Instruction
(35:21 min.)
Romans 15:4
Summer Potpourri Bibliology
The Bible is inspired. The Bible is inerrant. The Bible is infallible. A cautionary look at false doctrine.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - 2 Timothy 1:18-24
September 2nd, 2018
Your Body is a Temple
(29:54 min.)
1 Corinthians 6:19
Summer Potpourri Substance Abuse and Other Issues
The Bible tells us that there are multiple pathways into perdition when we don't take care of the temple of God!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - 1 Corinthians 6:1-9
August 26th, 2018
(30:41 min.)
Romans 12:2
Summer Potpourri Transformed
Faith is a transformative process, it starts on the day you came to faith in Jesus Christ, and it will end on the day you breath your last.

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Romans 11:16-24
August 19th, 2018
Tongues as of Fire
(31:24 min.)
Acts 2:3
Summer Potpourri Baptism
There are two forms of baptism described in the Bible, and we need to embrace them both.

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Acts 8:9-17
August 12th, 2018
Holy Spirit and Fire
(31:25 min.)
Matthew 3:11
Summer Potpourri Baptism
Baptism is all about DRODAL; decision, repentance, obedience, declaration, acceptance, love.

(sermon starts: 4:25)

Scripture reading: Isaiah 40:1-5
August 5th, 2018
By Your Favor
(30:36 min.)
Psalm 51:18
God Can Doubling Down in Sin
The perils of compounding lie upon lie. The joys of getting back to the Lord!

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Scripture reading: Luke 18:9-14
July 29th, 2018
The Staff of God
(22:55 min.)
Exodus 17:9
God Can Sometimes We Need Help
Our goal, either as individuals or as church, is to get closer to God. To start a converation with Him and continue it until we are no longer able. Amen?

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Luke 18:1-8
July 22nd, 2018
You Have Dealt Faithfully - pt2
(34:23 min.)
Nehemiah 9:33
God Can Prayer for the Nation
Our prayers for the nation, our prayers for anything actually, should appeal to the Master of the Universe on the basis of who He is, not what we want!

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - 1 Kings 3:6-9
July 15th, 2018
You Have Dealt Faithfully - pt1
(32:58 min.)
Nehemiah 9:33
God Can Prayer for the Nation
We should not cower or feel constrained because praying for our nation is too large a task! Praying to certain issues within our culture is well within the grasp of everyone.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Daniel 9:4-19
July 8th, 2018
I Will Not Listen
(20:59 min.)
Isaiah 1:15
God Can Willful Sin
God calls us into a mature, honest relationship with Him. We need to honor that by looking at our own lives and honestly dealing with its sin nature. Anything other than this impedes our prayer life with God!
Note; please forgive some minor audio issues at the end of the Scripture Reading

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - 1 Peter 3:1-7
July 1st, 2018
God Gives Generously
(31:52 min.)
James 1:5
God Can Prayer as Relationship
Just talk to God. Sort of like a conversation you would normally have with anyone else. Discuss your day. Talk about the kids. Whatever. I think you'll notice a change in your relationship with Him when you go there!

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - James 5:13-20
June 24th, 2018
Throne of David
(29:12 min.)
Isaiah 9:6-7
Summer Potpourri Truth or Fiction?
Oftentimes we will hear something to the effect, "My Jesus would never allow ..." Just remember, Jesus doesn't really care which political party you belong to!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Isaiah 11:1-5
June 17th, 2018
Good Samaritan
(26:27 min.)
Luke 10:30-37
Bearing Fruit Outside Church Walls
God would have us practice our faith outside the walls of the church much more than inside! Never should we take a small point of faith and use it to the detriment of another!

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Matthew 22:34-40
June 10th, 2018
Seven Chosen
(30:55 min.)
Acts 6:1-6
Bearing Fruit Use Your Words!
I'm not so sure that washing the windows, mowing the lawn, cleaning the carpets at church exactly qualifies as bearing fruit! God calls us to a higher calling to use our words!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - Matthew 5:22-3, 35-42
June 3rd, 2018
Did to Me - pt2
(31:22 min.)
Matthew 25:34-40
Bearing Fruit Equality in Faith!
There are no saints out there who are below you. There are no saints out there who are above you. It doesn't matter your station in life, you are equal to any of them!

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Scripture reading: Ann T - Matthew 10:32-42
May 27th, 2018
Did to Me - pt1
(33:08 min.)
Isaiah 58:1-11
Bearing Fruit A Food Fight!
When aggressivley seeking a fast growing and powerful church, there are often casualties in the process. There are lost lambs.

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Scripture reading: Albert L - Luke 3:7-14
May 20th, 2018
Lost Lambs
(33:27 min.)
Luke 15:4-7
Bearing Fruit Marginalized Believers
The lost lambs are the ones who feel that they have to leave, sometimes never to visit a church again, all because of some misunderstanding. And we are called to seek them out.

I mis-remembered the quote from Dave Dummit's sermon, the garbage hauler actually said, "Having a trashy day?" Here is the link: Having a Trashy Day?

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Matthew 7:21-23
May 13th, 2018
A Second Chance for the Fig
(31:40 min.)
Luke 13:6-9
Bearing Fruit A Broken Relationship?
Your continuing successful relationship with God depends in no small part on your ability to see God's corrections in your life and to accept His guidance. God wants you to bear fruit!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - Matthew 7:15-20
May 06th, 2018
That Fig Tree?
(20:45 min.)
Mark 11:12-24
Bearing Fruit Are We That Fig Tree?
I used to scoff and roll my eyes at the excuse, "We've always done it that way", but now I'm not so sure I have the right to do so anymore.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 7:13-14
April 15th, 2018
Holy and Blameless
(33:50 min.)
Ephesians 1:4
What's God Doing in Your Life? God Calls You to Him
God is eternally present tense. He has alreaddy seen the movie that is your life. And He wants you to be the person He has called you to be.

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
March 25th, 2018
The Furnished Upper Room
(31:42 min.)
Luke 22:12
Easter Sin Festers In Darkness
Sin festers in darkness. It grows, it oozes, it gets into everything. It connives to bring itself to completion. When we look at this Passover story, it's scary just how normal all the groups/people really are as they engage in various sinful behavior.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Exodus 12:3-13
March 18th, 2018
Love Without Hypocrisy
(26:31 min.)
Romans 12:9-21
One Body in Christ Do Not Be Conformed
We are not obligated to follow the world lock-step into divisiveness, dissension and sin.

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Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
March 11th, 2018
In the Same Judgment
(29:44 min.)
1 Corinthians 1:10
One Body in Christ Run Towards the Mess
Factions and divisions within the body of believers is destructive. We serve to edify the church when we move out of our personal comfort zones and move into areas that demand ministry. No matter how icky they may appear!

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Scripture reading: Ali Q - Philippians 1:21-30
March 4th, 2018
In the Same Mind
(24:52 min.)
Jude 1:19
One Body in Christ Church Beware!
There always seems to be that one person that joins the church who is bent on destruction rather than edification. What's a church to do?

(sermon starts: 6:40)

Scripture reading: Robin C - 2 Kings 17:9-18
February 25th, 2018
One Body
(24:52 min.)
Romans 12:4
One Body in Christ Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified
Eschew ideological divisiveness, aggressively embrace a love for your brother and sister in Christ!

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Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 John 2:7-14
February 18th, 2018
Refined By Fire
(27:23 min.)
Revelation 3:18
New Year's
Clean Your Room
Do you remember when mom told you to clean your room, and you didn't do it? What happened next?

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Scripture reading: Eric L - Colossians 1:9-17
February 11th, 2018
Partakers of the Divine
(27:53 min.)
2 Peter 1:2-11
New Year's
Your Faith is not a Spectator Sport!
Eight steps to a more successful faith in Jesus Christ.

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Scripture reading: Tresa L - Romans 12:9-21
February 4th, 2018
The Lord Will Answer
(30:56 min.)
Isaiah 58:9
New Year's
Authentic Faith
We must display real faith in our lives today. Not the faith that is divisive and drives people away. Rather, the faith that respects and draws people in.

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Scripture reading: Amber A - Isaiah 50:4-9
January 28th, 2018
Sacrifice to the Lord
(33:27 min.)
1 Samuel 15:15
New Year's
Hearts Are Hardened
The problem with thinking it's all about me is that we begin to lose touch with reality. What we see begins to not match what is actually going on around us.

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Scripture reading: Jim L - 1 Samuel 15:1-9
January 21st, 2018
If You Love Me
(23:47 min.)
John 14:23
New Year's
Dangers of Disbelief
If we reject part of God's outworkings, such as speaking in tongues, healing, prophecy; then we should consider the very real possibility that we reject God, too.

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Scripture reading: Eric L - Romans 8:26-30
January 14th, 2018
Hears These Words
(29:47 min.)
Matthew 7:24
New Year's
Dangers of Indifference
Can we look back at the prior year and say that we have been bearing good fruit for the Lord?

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Scripture reading: Tammy B - Matthew 8:5-13

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