Through Tribulation – Stories of Perseverance #5

We are right smack dab in the middle of our book of Acts sermon series.  Today, we are focusing on this important aspect of persevering through tribulation.   In Acts 14, we read about this first official missionary journey for Paul and Barnabas, where they shared the gospel message everywhere they went.  Many people became saved … Read more

We Must Obey God – Stories of Perseverance #2

How can we remain obedient even in adversity? How can we experience joy when we’re also experiencing setbacks or even suffering? The answer to these questions can be found in our Scripture passage today from Acts 5:17-42. This passage first teaches us about finding joy in suffering for Jesus, as we’re sharing the gospel, but … Read more

Jesus Vs The Pharisees: Pride

The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a surprising story full of plot twists and rich spiritual truths.  In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus tells a story that in many ways is an optical illusion.  The way things appear may not always be the way things truly are.  Jesus drew a contrast between two … Read more

Powerful Prayers: Christ’s Model for Prayer

Many of us are familiar with the prayer that Jesus gave us in Matthew 6:9-13 which we often call “The Lord’s Prayer.”  By following the 6 categories of this model prayer, we can talk with God each day about the things He indicated He wanted us to visit with Him about when we pray: praising … Read more

Powerful Prayers: Seeking God’s Blessing (Jabez)

We are continuing our “Powerful Prayers” sermon series by looking at the prayer of Jabez found in 1st Chronicles 4:9&10. Jabez boldly asks God for four main things: (1) blessings, (2) enlarged borders, (3) having God’s mighty hand upon him, (4) keep him from harm and pain. God graciously grants Jabez all that he requested. … Read more

Word Wise (Wisdom for Living 7)

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you? It might have even been said a long time ago, but you may never forget a kind and healing word. On the other hand, what is the meanest thing that anyone has ever spoken to you? Those harsh words may have been said just … Read more

Friend Wise (Wisdom for Living 3)

We are continuing our “Wisdom for Living” sermon series from the book of Proverbs.  Today, we’re looking at friendship.  There is no other book anywhere like the book of Proverbs that more champions and exalts the idea of friendship.  Biblical friendship does not include our many Facebook friends or our casual acquaintances.  Instead, real God … Read more

Finding Hope: Hope that Protects

In this week’s sermon message, we look at 1st Thessalonians 5:1-11 which goes into great detail regarding Christ’s second coming. The apostle Paul addresses what we should be doing and what we should not be doing while we wait on the Lord Jesus to return. As Christians, our hope for this life and eternity, comes … Read more

Trusting God to Be Set Apart (Joseph)

Being set apart is not optional as a Christian. We don’t get to check the box if we want to be set apart or not. If we are Christians, we are called to be different. When we live with God’s eternal values in our heart and mind, it completely changes our daily focus… work, school, … Read more

Honorable Manhood Study (Sept-Oct)

Many of us as men were not given a healthy vision for our masculinity from our own fathers, and therefore, we often go through most of our adult life feeling confused, ashamed or controlled by our sexuality.  But when we as men truly catch hold of God’s epic vision and purpose for our manhood – … Read more