Jun 19, 2022
Yearning for Some Learning
Series: Father's Day
We learn so many things from others – often times simply by observing their lives.  In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he reflects on his love for them and his desire to teach them as a "Father."  Here he highlights 3 ways to learn from someone’s life: 1) We can learn by examining one’s character; 2) we can learn by observing one’s conduct; and 3) we can learn by understanding one’s goals.
 
Live a life that leads others to walk worthy of God's calling.
 
 
1 Thess. 2:9-12
June 19, 2022
 
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  • Jun 19, 2022Yearning for Some Learning
    Jun 19, 2022
    Yearning for Some Learning
    Series: Father's Day
    We learn so many things from others – often times simply by observing their lives.  In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he reflects on his love for them and his desire to teach them as a "Father."  Here he highlights 3 ways to learn from someone’s life: 1) We can learn by examining one’s character; 2) we can learn by observing one’s conduct; and 3) we can learn by understanding one’s goals.
     
    Live a life that leads others to walk worthy of God's calling.
     
     
    1 Thess. 2:9-12
    June 19, 2022
     
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  • Jun 5, 2022A Passionate Prayer Life
    Jun 5, 2022
    A Passionate Prayer Life
    Series: Psalm 119
    How’s your prayer life?  Is it passionate?  Do you pray always about everything?  Or do you only pray when things are going bad and you need help? 
     
    Our author in Psalm 119 gives us a lesson in prayer, and it is clear that he had a passionate prayer life.  Four things show up in our text.  First, we see the Fervent Nature of His Prayer.  Next, we have the Full-Time Manner of His Prayer.  Thirdly, we witness the Focused Hope of His Prayer.  And, finally, he draws our attention to the Faithful Presence of God.
     
    Passionate prayer is our means for enjoying the presence of God and His loving promises.
     
     
    Psalm 119:145-152
    June 5, 2022
     
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  • May 29, 2022Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
    May 29, 2022
    Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
    Series: Psalm 119
    So many things are changing so rapidly in today's culture; morality and truth among them.  What used to be wrong is now right; what was to be avoided is now sought and encouraged.  Christians who believe that some things that never change seem out of step with our culture.  Yet, there are absolutely some things that never change: God never changes, so God’s truth never changes.  God is completely righteous – He is who He says He is, and does what He says He will do. 
     
    These are the thoughts that occupy the psalmist’s mind in Psalm 119:137-144.  In this passage our author gives us 1) A Glimpse of God’s Righteousness.  Then he speaks to us of 2) Responding to God’s Righteousness.  Finally, our author makes the bold claim that 3) God’s Righteousness is Right.
     
    Let’s live lives of obedience in response to God’s righteousness.
     
     
    Psalm 119:137-144
    May 29, 2022
     
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  • May 22, 2022Watching Your Step
    May 22, 2022
    Watching Your Step
    Series: Psalm 119
    Everywhere we go we see signs, put up for our benefit.  These signs guide us, help us to find what we’re looking for, and help to keep us out of trouble if we heed the message.  The Bible provides many of these same benefits.  God’s Word is given to us to guide us, to help us know where we are and where we are going, it provides direction, and it warns us about harmful things, that we might watch our step.
     
    In this section of Psalm 119 our author affirms the goodness of God’s Word and prays for God’s help to live in obedience to God’s commands.  First, he considers the benefits of God's Word.  Secondly, he boldly prays for God's blessing.  Finally, he expresses his burden for those who deny God.
     
    God has blessed us with His Word that we might grow in Christian maturity & show compassion for the lost.
     
     
    Psalm 119:129-136
    May 22, 2022
     
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  • May 15, 2022God’s Got This!
    May 15, 2022
    God’s Got This!
    Series: Psalm 119
    Are you experiencing need right now?  Many people are.  These have been difficult times for many, and our needs continue to change and grow.  We can bring all our needs to the Lord in prayer. God is our provider; He gives us hope of salvation; God strengthens us for obedience; and He is present with us always.
     
    The author of Psalm 119 also understood what it was to be in need.  He was struggling and felt oppressed by those who were seeking his downfall.  In verses 121-128, the psalmist does 5 things as he struggles: 1) he prays for God’s provision; 2) he declares his patient hope; 3) he issues a plea for practical perception; 4) he prays for God’s presence & power; and 5) he declares his reverence & respect for God’s Law.
     
    Pray to God, our protector & provider, for grace to live obediently.
     
     
    Psalm 119:121-128
    May 15, 2022
     
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  • May 8, 2022Taking a Walk on Mother’s Day
    May 8, 2022
    Taking a Walk on Mother’s Day
    Series: Mother's Day
    Most of us had mothers who were instrumental in teaching us to walk when we were toddlers.  But, what a joy and blessing it is that some of those same mothers taught us to walk according to God's Word.  In 2 John, we read about living the Christian life, and striving to walk in truth, in love, and in obedience to the Lord God.
     
    We need to live lives of love and obedience to God’s truth.
     
     
    2 John 1-6
    May 8, 2022
    Mother's Day
     
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  • May 1, 2022Wholly Holy
    May 1, 2022
    Wholly Holy
    Series: Psalm 119
    God calls us to be holy.  That means we are to be set apart, we are to avoid participating in that which is sinful and carnal.  Still, we all still struggle against our sin nature and temptation towards doing things that God commands us to avoid.  We do this while living in a world which has values that often stand opposed to holiness and Godly righteousness.
     
    This section of Psalm 119 presents an "oil and water" like comparison of the carnal and the holy.  In these verses, our author describes 1) the Character of the Carnal Person – he shows us 2) God’s Condemnation of the Carnal Person – he demonstrates 3) How We Should Handle Conflict with the Carnal Person – and finally, he guides us in 4) Seeking God’s Support to Be Set Apart, and in cultivating 5) A Healthy Respect for God’s Righteousness.
     
    We need to look to the Lord for help to live holy lives.
     
     
    Psalm 119:113-120
    May 1, 2022
     
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  • Apr 17, 2022Paid in Full
    Apr 17, 2022
    Paid in Full
    Series: Easter 2022
    In this message we’re going to take a sweeping look at Jesus’ final few days on earth.  There are 3 things that stand out as Jesus approached the events of the crucifixion.  We see that Jesus 1) Equipped & Prepared – He trained His disciples and prepared them for what He was going to do.  When it came time, He 2) Engaged the Problem – He met it head on, laying down His life to save ours.  And, once He was in the fight, He 3) Executed the Plan – He stuck to the plan as His Father had given it to Him.
     
    Jesus died for your sins and rose again to offer you eternal life with Him.
     
     
    April 17, 2022
    Mark 14-16 - Easter Sunday
     
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  • Apr 10, 2022Extravagant Love
    Apr 10, 2022
    Extravagant Love
    Series: Easter 2022
    The Bible is full of verses in which God assures us that He loves us. He shows us His love by what He says, by what He has done, and by the time He offers to spend with us.  What is our response?  How do we love God in return?  Do we tell Him?  Do we do things to show Him?  Do we make a priority out of spending time with Him?
     
    In Mark 14:3-9 we see one woman’s amazing expression of love toward Jesus.  This extravagant love is met with two different reactions on the parts of those who witnessed it.  First we see an antagonistic evaluation of love by those nearby.  But, then we see Jesus accept and endorse this love.
     
    We should love our Lord without limits.
     
     
    Mark 14:3-9
    April 10, 2022 - Palm Sunday
     
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  • Apr 3, 2022Determined to Obey
    Apr 3, 2022
    Determined to Obey
    Series: Psalm 119
    Obedience is hard!  One of the problems we face is that for as much as we may want to obey, we still struggle to do so consistently.  This leaves us questioning ourselves, thinking things like, "How can I obey more consistently when obedience is so hard?  What kind of things can help me in my quest to obey?"
     
    In this section of Psalm 119 , we find our author making strong, personal commitments to obedience.  As he does so, he lays out 3 things that can help us here.  Our obedience can be helped by: 1) Acknowledging God’s Guidance; 2) Enduring rimes of distress; and 3) Remembering What We Have Received.
     
    Let’s commit to faithful obedience and acknowledge God’s help in it.
     
     
    Psalm 119:105-112
    April 3, 2022
     
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