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Christmas Gifts God Gives - Peace

December 14, 2019

For to us a child is born, to us a name is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.         Isaiah 9:6

Christmas Gifts God Gives - Joy

December 7, 2019

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.         Luke 2:10

Twelve Biblical Signs Of A Saved Soul
Special Guest - Thomas McRee

Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.           Matthew 10:32

November 30, 2019

From Sin To Forgiveness
Transformed by Jesus—A Sinful Woman

November 17, 2019

That is why scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."            James 4:6

From Sickness into Wholeness
Transformed by Jesus—A Paralytic

November 3, 2019

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.             Psalm 41:1

Transformed by Jesus
Peter—From Instability to Consistency

October 27, 2019

Become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:13-15

Resisting the Devil
Series on 1 Peter

October 20, 2019

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Sierra Buttes Evangelism and Missions Conference
Guest Speaker Joe Shannon

Part of our Annual Associational Meeting

October 5, 2019

Why Do We Suffer?
Series on 1 Peter

October 6, 2019

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.   1 Peter 4:12

Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
Job 21:7

Living with Intensity Because the Time is Short
Series on 1 Peter

September 29, 2019

The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  1 Peter 4:7-11

Our Response to the Gospel
Series on 1 Peter

September 22, 2019

For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit 1 Peter 3:18

The Christian’s Reason to Prepare for Opposition
Series on 1 Peter

September 15, 2019

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect     1 Peter 3:15

The Reason Believers Live in Harmony
Series on 1 Peter

September 8, 2019

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.  Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.      1 Peter 3:8-12

The Reason Christian Marriages are Distinctive
Series on 1 Peter

September 1, 2019

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,               1 Peter 3:1

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.  
1 Peter 3:7

The Christian’s Ultimate Reason for Living
Series on 1 Peter

August 25, 2019

you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.     1 Peter 2:5

“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.  
Matthew 16:18

Reason to Deepen Your Spiritual Roots
Series on 1 Peter

August 18, 2019

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.         
1 Peter 2:2-3

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 
1 Peter 1:13

Reason for Hope
Series on 1 Peter

August 11, 2019

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you"       1 Peter 1:3-4

The Fear of Death
The Life of David

August 4, 2019

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.    2 Corinthians 4:17

Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling  
2 Corinthians 5:2

Maintaining My Ministry Mindset
How a Leader Keeps the Big Picture

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.             Ephesians 4:3-6

July 28, 2019

When God Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense

 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;”   Proverbs 25:2

“Truly you are a God who hides Himself,”   Isaiah 45:15

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”   Isaiah 55:9

July 21, 2019

Conquering Heroes

'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6

July 14, 2019

God Sees the Heart

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."   1 Samuel 16:7

July 7, 2019

Samuel Called by God During the Night
Advantages and Disadvantages of Growing up in Church

From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.   Psalm 8:2

June 30, 2019

Samson, A Proud Man Who Learned a Hard Lesson

“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes...”  Proverbs 6:16

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”  Proverbs 16:18

June 23, 2019

The Promise of Our Eternal Hope

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.    Romans 8:18-19

May 26, 2019

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”    Acts 2:38

May 19, 2019

Continuing the Journey of Romance

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else”
1 Thessalonians 3:12

  Mother's Day     May 12, 2019

God's Amazing Grace

As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."     Romans 3:10-12

May 5, 2019

"Not Gonna Lie..."

The Ten Commandments

“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Exodus 20:7

April 28, 2019

Respect Other's Property

The Ten Commandments

“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Exodus 20:7

April 14, 2019

Maintain Moral Purity

The Ten Commandments

“You shall not commit adultery.” 
Exodus 20:14

“But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.”
Proverbs 6:32

April 7, 2019

Honor Family Values

The Ten Commandments

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.    Exodus 20:12

March 31, 2019

Take Time Off

The Ten Commandments

"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.  For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Exodus 20:8-11

March 24, 2019

Discipline Your Speech

The Ten Commandments

“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Exodus 20:7

March 17, 2019

Sanctity of Life

The Ten Commandments

You shall not murder.   
Exodus 20:13

March 10, 2019

An Audience of "ONE"

The Ten Commandments

"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Exodus 20:4-6

March 3, 2019

Finding Contentment

The Ten Commandments

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” 
Exodus 20:17

February 24, 2019

Setting the Right Priorities

The Ten Commandments

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.     
Exodus 20:2-3 

February 17, 2019

Acid Tests of Discipleship

Three important characteristics
of a Genuine Christian.          1 John 2:9-17

January 27, 2019

What Do We Do With Sin?

1 John 1:1 - 2:6

January 6, 2019

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