The Church

What are we, God’s assembled people, to be and do? The Holy Spirit told us the activities for the first Christians, and us to do, in Acts and the New Testament! -they were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4) -they preached the Word (Acts 2:14-15, 40, 2 Tim. 4:1-4) -they baptized (Acts 2:41, Matt. […]

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Generosity Toward God

Today we look at financing God’s work (Matt. 6:19-21). God knows that money is very close to OUR heart. Why does God ask us to give? -giving tames our selfish sin nature -giving is an act of obedience -my giving is my response to God’s giving to me (its a spiritual indicator) -the part we […]

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Partnering with God

God starts partnering with people when they start agreeing with Him. Today we look at three areas of agreement based upon Acts 2. 1. The people agreed to Holy Spirit control. (2:1-3) 2. The people agreed to repent. (2:37-39) 3. The people agreed to stop living like the world. (2:40) How will God’s Word make […]

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A Thriving Church

Because the early church consistently practiced four things, they were blessed with many things. Acts 2:42… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The result are reflected in the following verses. (v. 43-47) Sermon by Pastor Rob Lemon Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Disappointed with God?

Today we look at Matthew 11… and times when you are disappointed with God. What do we do in situations like this? After testifying that Jesus is the Messiah, John the Baptist begins to wonder if Jesus really is the promised one. John might have been expecting something/someone else (Is. 52:13-14). The disciples felt this […]

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Blessed When You are Persecuted

This beatitude (Matt. 5:10-12) is based on other’s attitudes. Jesus promised that if we believe in Him, we will be persecuted. Why? Because of righteousness (v.10, 2 Tim. 3:10-12) and because of our identification with Him (v.11, John 15). The results of being persecuted: -We will receive a great reward in heaven (v.12) -We join […]

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Being a Peacemaker

Today we look at the beatitude in Matt. 5:9, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God. God calls us to peace (Ps 39, Rom. 12:18-19, Rom 14:19) How to be a peacemaker: A. I should not be a troublemaker. -Troublemakers have to have their own way. (1 Cor. 6:6) -Troublemakers […]

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Salvation and Sharing Our Faith

Jesus shares with us in Matthew 28:18-20 what’s known as the great commission. God knew that where separation occurs, a restoration is needed, and so God calls us (and to share with others) repentance and belief. Sermon by John Wooten Sunday, August 8, 2019

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Are You Facing a Giant In Your Life? (I Samuel 17) 1. Giants Don’t Go Away (11, 24) 2. Giants Can’t Stand Up To God (32-37) 3. Approach Your Giant With Confidence (38-40) Sermon by Greg Gomez Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Pig Pen… Me?

Pig Pen… Me? -Matthew 5:8 There Are 5 Kinds of Purity 1. God (perfect) 2. Created 3. Positional 4. Practical 5. Perfected How Do We Gain Purity 1. Only God Can Cleanse Us 2. God is Willing to Clean Us Up 3. We Must Have a Desire to be Clean 4. God Uses His Word […]

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