Sawgrass Community Church's Sermon Archive

Sawgrass Community Church's Sermon Archive

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The audio files of our weekly sermons.


When We Pray- Colossians 1
Jul 25 • 37 min
Paul’s prayer for the Colossians is that they may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will. What a life of meaning and purpose we could live if we allowed ourselves to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will!- Pastor Kristen
When We Pray- the Power of God’s Love- Ephesians 3:14-21
Jul 18 • 45 min
Paul’s prayer is that we would understand how high, how deep, how wide, how long is the love of Christ for us. Only then can we experience the power of God’s love. As RC Sproul says, “It is the difference between professing God’s love and possessing…
When We Pray- to Know God Better- Ephesians 1:15-23
Jul 11 • 36 min
We often pray to get things from God but what if our prayers were about becoming more like Jesus. When we open the eyes of our hearts to God, we make ourselves willing vessels of His transformation in our hearts and souls.- Pastor Kristen
When We Pray Together- 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Jul 4 • 46 min
Paul understood the power of prayer in the lives of believers. As we kick off our When We Pray series, we too must have a right understanding and view of prayer.- Pastor Kristen
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and Light
Jun 27 • 44 min
Jesus sums up the Beatitudes with two words- salt and light. Are we truly being the salt and light in the world that Jesus describes in the Beatitudes?- Pastor Kristen
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:38-48 Love Your Enemies?
Jun 20 • 28 min
There isn’t a more Christ-like sentiment in all of the Bible than the call for followers of Jesus to love their enemies. It goes against everything that the world tells us to do.-Pastor Jay
Contagious Joy- Persecution for Speaking Up and Doing Right
Jun 13 • 40 min
Racism is evil. As followers of Christ, we are called to action to speak out against it and reject injustice at every turn. We can do better!
Contagious Joy- Righteous Anger? Matthew 5:21-26
Jun 6 • 56 min
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:9 Peacemakers
May 30 • 43 min
Too often, we find ourselves to be peace loving individuals not peacemaking individuals. Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, so what does peacemaking look like?
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:8 Pure of Heart
May 23 • 31 min
Pastor Debbie teaches that God sees and hears our hearts not the external pieces that the world sees. Do we treat others with the same approach or do we hear and see only what is on the outside? The condition of our own heart makes all the difference…
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:7 Who Needs Mercy?
May 16 • 43 min
Biblical mercy goes deeper than an emotional reaction. Mercy demands action. It is the difference between being called a Christian and living the life of a Christian.
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:6 Are You Thirsty?
May 9 • 30 min
In our continuing study on the Beatitudes and our pursuit of Contagious Joy, Pastor Jay challenges us to ask ourselves if we are being filled up with the right stuff!
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:5- Meekness Isn’t Weakness
May 2 • 38 min
Our modern translation of the word meek is negative, implying weakness and spineless attitudes and behaviors. But nothing could be farther from what Jesus intended when He spoke of the meek inheriting the earth.- Pastor Kristen
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:4 Joy in the Mourning?
Apr 25 • 43 min
What are we mourning in our lives? Are we mourning the right things or the inconsequential things? Pastor Debbie shares with us, the mourning that leads to joy!
Contagious Joy- Matthew 5:3 Blessed in Our Poverty
Apr 18 • 29 min
What does it mean to be poor in spirit? We tend to think of poverty in strictly monetary terms but poverty and lacking touches all areas of our lives, not just the financial pieces. But only when we recognize our areas of lacking and poverty can we…
Easter 2020- Peace Be With You- John 20:19-31
Apr 11 • 39 min
Jesus’ first words to His disciples after His resurrection, were “Peace be with you.” Jesus had overcome death, what was left for them to fear?- Pastor Kristen*This audio includes “Via Dolorosa” sung by Pastor Debbie, and closes with “Ain’t No Grave”…
You Matter- Where is Your Faith? Luke 23
Apr 4 • 34 min
Times of crisis can reveal to us in what or whom we have placed our faith. We look at the criminals crucified with Jesus to help us determine where our own faith lies.-Pastor Kristen
You Matter- Faith Over Fear- Ruth 1:6-22
Mar 28 • 42 min
In this installment of our You Matter series, we look at how our fear can hide God from our sight. When we actively look for God in our circumstances, we feed our faith and give it power over our fear!- Pastor Kristen
You Matter- Exodus 12
Mar 21 • 30 min
We have begun adding worship music before and after our sermon recordings in order to adjust to our new way of doing things due to Covid-19. In this episode, Pastor Debbie discusses how God works through all things in our lives, even the things we don’t…
You Matter- Luke 15:11-32- The Prodigal
Mar 14 • 43 min
We often overlook the overwhelming grace and love of God in this story. As the father reminds both sons that they matter greatly, only one accepts the gift of mercy and grace. Which son are you?- Pastor Jay
You Matter- Genesis 14:8-16
Mar 7 • 33 min
The Lord reminds us that our bad decisions don’t define us and that He has a rescue plan. Sometimes we need to be rescued and sometimes God uses us to rescue others. - Pastor Kristen
You Matter- Hosea 3:1-5
Feb 29 • 38 min
God has written the greatest love story ever. In tonight’s love story, we dig deeper in the story of Hosea and Gomer. It is a story that reminds us of God’s faithfulness, love and mercy in contrast to our faithlessness. God sees us as He created us to…
Be Filled Up- Through Celebration- Psalm 100
Feb 22 • 31 min
We celebrate so many things in life. Are we continually celebrating the life and hope we have in Jesus Christ? Praising the Lord at all times leads to an overflowing of the Spirit that is unstoppable in pouring into others!- Pastor Debbie
Be Filled Up- Through Serving- Matthew 20:20-28
Feb 15 • 33 min
We all serve someone or something. The question we need to ask ourselves- Who or what are we serving? - Pastor Kristen *The original recording file got corrupted so this extra recording was uploaded. Although the quality is still good it isn’t great.
Be Filled Up- Through Confession- 2 Corinthians 13:5-11
Feb 8 • 32 min
If we want to be filled with the Holy Spirit to overflowing, we must give God supreme authority over every aspect of our lives, and every corner of our heart. Paul challenges us to examine ourselves; that includes the dark nooks where our biases,…
Be Filled Up- Through Sacrifice
Feb 1 • 41 min
Following Jesus demands sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined by its personal cost. Sacrifice is not about giving from our excess or our leftovers.- Pastor Debbie
Be Filled Up- Through Worship
Jan 25 • 44 min
Biblical worship is more than just attending a church service and expecting the Holy Spirit to show up. Biblical worship requires a renewing of our minds such that we become living sacrifices bringing glory to God in all things.- Pastor Kristen
Be Filled Up- Through Study of the Word
Jan 18 • 29 min
The Words of God are foolishness to those without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit works as our translator, communicating God’s Word to us in ways that we will understand. The Holy Spirit brings God’s Word from being merely head knowledge to being a…
Be Filled Up- Prayer and Fasting
Jan 11 • 46 min
Jesus models how we can be filled with the Spirit through prayer and fasting. These disciplines bring us to a place of humility in seeking after the face of God.- Pastor Kristen
Be Filled up- Who is the Holy Spirit?
Jan 4 • 31 min
If we want to impact the world, we have to allow the Holy Spirit to have His impact in us first. What we see as impossible is always possible with God if we let Him reign in our hearts!
The Day After Christmas- Luke 2:8-20
Dec 28, 2019 • 33 min
There is much preparation, expectation and anticipation in the days and weeks leading up to Christmas and yet it is over in the blink of an eye. What are we to do after Christmas? Mary gives us an example to follow.*- Pastor Kristen*There is reference…
The Wonder of Christmas- Matthew 1:20-21 A Promise
Dec 21, 2019 • 28 min
The wonder of Christmas can be found in the why of Christmas. The why of Christmas is found in the fulfillment of a promise.- Pastor Jay
Wonder of Christmas-A Name- Luke 1:26-38
Dec 14, 2019 • 27 min
Names mean something! Of all the names God could have picked for the Savior, why Jesus? What is special about that name? - Pastor Kristen
The Wonder of Christmas- Luke 2:1-12
Dec 7, 2019 • 34 min
Jesus’ entrance into our messy world should fill us with wonder! How many kings would step down from their throne to be born in a manger?- Pastor Debbie
The Wonder of Christmas- Matthew 2:1-11
Nov 30, 2019 • 30 min
Do you remember what Christmas was like when you were a child? Everything around you filled you with awe and wonder. The sights and the sounds of the season caused so much excitement! Well, Christmas is meant to stir wonder in us that transforms the way…
Thanksgiving is More Than Just a Day- Philippians 4:10-20
Nov 23, 2019 • 30 min
Paul challenges us to view thankfulness as a lifestyle because Jesus is enough!- Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 5:19-20 Are You Wandering?
Nov 16, 2019 • 33 min
James finishes his game plan on Christian living with both a warning and a call to action.- Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 5:13-18 The Power of Prayer
Nov 9, 2019 • 31 min
James wants us to understand the power of our prayers to help us get in the game and live out our faith!- Pastor Debbie
Ask Anything- What Do We Know About Joseph? Matthew 1:18-25
Nov 2, 2019 • 28 min
There are many things that we don’t know about Joseph, but God tells us just what we need to know about Joseph in His Word.- Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 4:13-17 What is Your Life?
Oct 26, 2019 • 31 min
Too often we find ourselves thinking we are in control of our fate, but the reality is that only God has that control. James challenges us with a very pointed question as we look to discover, “What is Our Life?”- Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 4:1-10 Are you Prideful? Be Careful How You answer!
Oct 19, 2019 • 38 min
James tackles the issue of pride with some harsh words, but he also tells us how to avoid the pitfall of pride in our lives.If you think that pride isn’t an issue for you, then you probably should hear what James has to say!-Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 3:13-18- Wisdom
Oct 12, 2019 • 39 min
Too often, we approach life from our own wisdom which leads us into trouble. James teaches us that God offers us His wisdom for life and getting in the game!- Pastor Debbie
Get in the Game- James 3:1-12
Oct 5, 2019 • 29 min
Taming the tongue is one of the greatest challenges in our faith, but James has a lot to say about it!-Pastor Jay
Get in the Game- James 2:1-13 Don’t Play Favorites!
Sep 28, 2019 • 36 min
We all have biases and make judgements of others; it’s time we make a change- Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game- James 1:19-27 Listening and Doing
Sep 21, 2019 • 37 min
Being a Christian is more than just knowing Bible verses. It is about doing not just knowing. -Pastor Kristen
Get in the Game series- James 1:2 Consider Our Trials Joy?
Sep 14, 2019 • 38 min
If we could begin to see the Hand of God in all things, we might just change our perspective on our trials.-Pastor Kristen
The Great Commision
Sep 7, 2019 • 48 min
From our Ask Anything questions, we address the vision of Sawgrass Community Church and the Great Commission.- Pastor Debbie
Work- Worship or Hardship?
Aug 31, 2019 • 37 min
The original intent of work was not for punishment or hardship; it was all about worship until sin entered the world and perverted our concept of work. We need to learn to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen. Only then will our concept of work be…
Galatians 6- Be Encouraged; Don’t Give Up
Aug 24, 2019 • 32 min
The Christian life is a journey through different seasons of faith. Paul reminds us that those seasons are crucial for our growth.-Pastor Kristen
Galatians 6- Whose Approval are We Seeking?
Aug 17, 2019 • 41 min
Paul warns us of the dangers when we continue to walk by the flesh instead of by the Spirit.-Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- Love Binds all the Fruit Together!
Aug 10, 2019 • 38 min
The greatest of these is love- Pastor Debbie
Galatians 5- How Good are You?
Aug 3, 2019 • 32 min
We can never be good enough but Jesus is good enough for us!- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- A Lifestyle of Kindness
Jul 27, 2019 • 36 min
We like to talk about kindness but how are we at actually being kind to others?- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- Peace in a World of Trouble
Jul 20, 2019 • 36 min
How do you find peace in a world of trouble?- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- Are We Faithful?
Jul 13, 2019 • 40 min
How faithful are we?- Pastor Debbie
Galatians 5- Out of Control?
Jul 6, 2019 • 31 min
How does the fruit of self control look when it is growing in our lives? We may not like the answer!- Pastor Jay
Haiti Missionaries- Dr. Mark and Kathy Fulton
Jun 22, 2019 • 36 min
Dr. Mark and Kathy Fulton gave us an update on the work God is doing through their ministry in Haiti. They also reminded us that we are all missionaries- called right where we are to spread the love of Jesus!
Galatians 5- Do You Understand that You Represent Jesus to Me?
Jun 15, 2019 • 34 min
Jesus was the most powerful man in the universe, yet He treated others with gentleness, not judgement and condemnation. We can do no less than represent Him to the world with His gentle touch.- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- Am I Happy or Joyful?
Jun 8, 2019 • 39 min
Are we missing out on joy because we keep striving for happy instead?- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 5- I Don’t Have Time for Patience!
Jun 1, 2019 • 49 min
Patience or our lack of patience is present in every day of our lives; how are we doing at being patient in an impatient world?- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 3- What About the Law?
May 25, 2019 • 36 min
We don’t discard the law but look to it as a sign of our need for Jesus.- Pastor Debbie
Galations 2:11-21 Where’s Your Power?
May 18, 2019 • 32 min
Living the Christian life can be hard and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Paul calls our attention to the power source for Christian living that makes all the difference!- Pastor Kristen
Galatians 1:6-20 The Real Thing
May 11, 2019 • 32 min
Paul writes to the churches in Galatia to remind them of the real Gospel and dispel the notion that Jesus plus anything else is still the Gospel. On the contrary, Jesus + anything= nothing.- Pastor Kristen
God Sightings- John 20:19-29
Apr 27, 2019 • 41 min
What is a God sighting? We take a deeper look at how we can find God in our day to day activities.- Pastor Debbie
Easter 2019- When Jesus Calls Your Name, Everything Changes John 20:1-18
Apr 21, 2019 • 20 min
Is Jesus calling your name? Listen carefully!- Pastor Kristen *This service was held outside in a local park. In the recording, you may hear the wind at times.
Why Jesus?- The Cross- 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Apr 13, 2019 • 24 min
Many things around us would have us believe that they have the answer to whatever you need; but in reality the cross in the only answer!- Pastor Kristen
Why Jesus?- The Suffering Servant- Romans 8:12-28
Apr 6, 2019 • 42 min
Jesus was not just the babe in the manger. He was the suffering servant who came for us! - Pastor Kristen
Why Jesus?- The Way, theTruth, and the Life- John 14:1-11
Mar 30, 2019 • 32 min
There is no other way to God except through Jesus.- Pastor Jay
Why Jesus?- Forgiveness and Love John 8:1-11
Mar 23, 2019 • 30 min
Jesus met people right where they were at. We can do nothing less then love people right where they are at, in order for them to see the forgiveness and grace that Jesus offers everyone. - Pastor Debbie
Why Jesus?- The Company He Kept- Matthew 9:1-13
Mar 16, 2019 • 36 min
Are we keeping the same company that Jesus would keep or are we thinking we are too good? - Pastor Kristen
Why Jesus? Who He is- Matthew 13:54-58
Mar 9, 2019 • 28 min
Do you believe and follow the One Jesus claimed to be or are do you believe and follow a Jesus of your own making?- Pastor Kristen
Conversations with God- Habakkuk 3:1-19
Mar 2, 2019 • 34 min
What do we do when life gives us lemons? Habakkuk gives us the answer.- Pastor Kristen
Conversations with God- Habakkuk 2:1-14
Feb 23, 2019 • 50 min
In Habakkuk chapter one we looked at how he embraced God even though he didn’t understand what God was doing. In chapter 2, we look at what embracing God looks like in our lives, by observing what Habakkuk did.- Pastor Kristen
Conversations With God- Habakkuk 1:1-14
Feb 16, 2019 • 35 min
What do we do when the chaos and confusion around us, challenges what we believe about God?- Pastor Kristen
Heart Matters- Micah 3:6-12
Feb 9, 2019 • 27 min
God calls for His people to be transformed and different- Pastor Debbie
Prayer Matters- Are You Listening? 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Feb 2, 2019 • 33 min
Story after story in scripture proves to us that God listens to our cries and praises. But are we listening to God?- Pastor Kristen
Prayer Matters- Power of Prayer Daniel 10:10-21
Jan 26, 2019 • 29 min
We can learn from Daniel in understanding the power in our prayers.- Pastor Jay
Prayer Matters- Mountain Moving Faith Mark 11
Jan 19, 2019 • 37 min
What is your faith rooted in?- Pastor Kristen
Prayer Matters- Persistent Prayers Luke 18:1-8
Jan 12, 2019 • 28 min
Persistent prayer calls us to self examination of our desires and our motives while deepening our faith and knowledge of our Lord. Jesus calls us to keep praying and never give up!- Pastor Kristen
Called to Pray- James 5:13-20
Jan 5, 2019 • 37 min
A new year means new beginnings, and new beginnings start with prayer!- Pastor Kristen
Endings are Really Just Beginnings- Philippians 3:7-14
Dec 29, 2018 • 32 min
With every ending we find a new beginning; sometimes it just requires a new perspective.- Pastor Debbie
The First Christmas Carols- Simeon’s Song Luke 2:25-35
Dec 22, 2018 • 40 min
Simeon never gave up hope in God’s promises of a Messiah. During a lifetime of waiting, God was preparing him for a divine appointment. In the moments of our own lives where we feel that God is silent, could it be that He is preparing us for the next…
The First Christmas Carols- The Angels’ Song Luke 2:1-20
Dec 16, 2018 • 40 min
The angels declared the Savior’s birth with a message of peace on earth. It has been over 2000 years; where is our peace on earth?- Pastor Kristen
The First Christmas Carols- Mary’s Song Luke 1:46-55
Dec 9, 2018 • 29 min
Mary’s song shows strength and courage that can only come from her trust in God. Her trust in God becomes the foundation of her song of praise.- Pastor Debbie
The First Christmas Carols- Zechariah’s Song
Dec 1, 2018 • 35 min
Zechariah ‘s song of praise reveals the purpose of God’s plan and the fulfillment of the long awaited promise.- Pastor Kristen
Don’t Just Survive in the Wilderness, Thrive! - Psalm 63
Nov 25, 2018 • 51 min
David models behavior that will help us thrive in the wilderness, not just survive.- Pastor Kristen
Get Smart- Proverbs 12 What’s Your Destination?
Nov 18, 2018 • 38 min
Every day there are many paths before us. But only one path leads to life. Which path are you on? What is your destination?- Pastor Kristen
Get Smart- Proverbs 13 Leaving a Legacy
Nov 15, 2018 • 38 min
What does your life leave for others to see? - Pastor Debbie
Get Smart- Proverbs 15- Emotions
Nov 4, 2018 • 37 min
Emotions are a necessary part of life but trouble arises when we allow emotions to guide us. Emotions are designed to gauge our hearts not guide our truth.
Get Smart- Proverbs Lessons on Humility
Oct 28, 2018 • 33 min
Get Smart- Proverbs 18
Oct 21, 2018 • 45 min
Friendship is a necessity in the life of a follower of Christ. We would be wise to listen to the advice of Proverbs in being a friend and building Godly, healthy friendships.
Get Smart- Proverbs 9
Oct 14, 2018 • 32 min
At the start of every day is a path. On that path is a woman named Folly and a woman named Wisdom. Both are inviting us over. Whose invitation do we accept?
Get Smart- Proverbs 6
Oct 7, 2018 • 41 min
Proverbs 6 gives us dire warnings about decisions in our lives that could lead down bad paths to destructive outcomes. Living a life of wisdom involves first dealing with liabilities, laziness, and lying.
Get Smart- Proverbs 12
Sep 30, 2018 • 35 min
Words have the power to heal or hurt. As followers of Christ, we must THINK about how we use our words.
Get Smart- Proverbs 4
Sep 23, 2018 • 33 min
To walk the path of wisdom, we must learn to guard our hearts.
Get Smart- Proverbs 3
Sep 16, 2018 • 32 min
Digging deep into one of the most familiar Bible verses- Proverbs 3:5-6
Get Smart-Proverbs 1
Sep 9, 2018 • 30 min
We face nearly 100 decisions every day- some big but mostly small. When we make a bad decision, we usually attribute it to bad or lack of information. What we need to understand is that our problem is not usually informational, it’s relational!
God’s Plans and Purposes- Exodus 14:10-13
Sep 2, 2018 • 31 min
God’s plans are usually unexpected and almost always looked at as insurmountable, immovable mountains, but that is usually the best place to be!
What If? -Matthew 6:24-34
Aug 26, 2018 • 24 min
We worry when we let what if questions take over our thoughts. But what if we re-framed our circumstances with God at the center. Would our what if questions change from negative to positive and relieve us of worry?
What a Character!-Demas 2 Timothy 4:1-11
Aug 19, 2018 • 32 min
Paul’s last words about Demas give us a warning about quitting. His advice to Timothy tells us how to avoid quitting and instead, hear the voice of the Lord saying, “Don’t quit!”
What a Character!- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego- Daniel 3:17-27
Aug 12, 2018 • 25 min
What if healing never comes? What does it say about our faith?
What a Character!- King Og Deuteronomy 3:1-13
Aug 5, 2018 • 32 min
How are you known? King Og was defined by his bed! Who does God say you are?
What a Character!- The Bleeding Woman Mark 5:21-34
Jul 29, 2018 • 26 min
Life is full of disappointments. If they are unavoidable, then what should we do with them? What if we let our disappointments make us desperate for Jesus?
What a Character!- Abraham’s Servants Genesis 22:1-9
Jul 22, 2018 • 30 min
In this uncertain world, people are looking for answers, direction and a path to follow. As followers of Christ, we have the opportunity to lead others down the path to Jesus. If we aren’t following Jesus, we may be leading others to a dead end.
What a Character!- The Thankful Leper Luke 17:11-19
Jul 15, 2018 • 21 min
Are we living a life of gratitude in thankfulness to Jesus who met us at the border or are we enjoying the blessings of God without thanking Him with our lives?
What a Character!- The Lame Man John 5:1-15
Jul 8, 2018 • 28 min
Do we really want to get well? Or are our “I can’ts” really our “I won’ts”? Are you ready to be changed or are you comfortable in your crippledness?
What a Character!- Rhoda Acts 12:1-17
Jul 1, 2018 • 32 min
What does our surprise over answered prayer suggest about our relationship with God? Are we putting God in a box or expecting God to be God?
What a Character!- Bezalel Exodus 31:1-11
Jun 24, 2018 • 31 min
Like Bezalel, God chooses us for a task, and is willing to fill us with His Spirit and empower us for that task when we surrender our will to His.
What a Character!- Simon the Sorcerer- Acts 8:5-25
Jun 17, 2018 • 35 min
We can’t bargain with God. Eternal life and His Holy Spirit are gifts, available to all.
What a Character!- Epaphroditus- Philippians 2:19-30
Jun 10, 2018 • 35 min
We all need encouragement. It gives us strength and hope when we feel weak and hopeless. Epaphroditus gives us an example of encouragement in his obedience to God’s call and the needs of the brethren.
What a Character!- Lot’s Wife- Genesis 19:10-26
Jun 3, 2018 • 27 min
Jesus told us in Luke’s gospel to “remember Lot’s wife” so we should take heed in the message of her story and stop looking back.
What a Character!- The Elder Son- Luke 15:11-32
May 27, 2018 • 32 min
The elder and younger brothers in the Prodigal Son parable are more than just brothers in the same family. They are brothers in character as well, squandering what their father has given them. But only one understands how truly lost he is. Which one do…
What a Character!- Uriah 2 Samuel 11:1-11
May 20, 2018 • 32 min
In Uriah, we find authenticity and sincerity in honoring God with our actions.
What a Character!- Lydia - Acts 16:1-15
May 13, 2018 • 30 min
Lydia is a character of strength and courage who responds to the Gospel and immediately ministers to Paul and Silas. This little known character of the Bible becomes one of the foundational supports for the Philippian church!
What a Character!- Jethro - Exodus 18:1-23
May 6, 2018 • 30 min
We can learn much from the relationship between Jethro and Moses. They give an example of the importance of relationships.
What a Character!- Balaam Numbers 22:1-20
Apr 29, 2018 • 36 min
Temptation can come in many forms and draw our attention away from Jesus. Temptation has a way of grabbing hold of us. We must learn to run from temptation and not flirt with it like Balaam did.
What a Character!- Hagar- Genesis 16:1-14
Apr 22, 2018 • 26 min
Hagar’s encounter with God reminds us that we are never alone nor too far from God.
What a Character!- Abigail- 1 Samuel 25:1-17
Apr 15, 2018 • 37 min
Abigail displays the Godly characteristics of a peace maker as she diffuses a difficult situation between ill-tempered Nabal and an angry distracted David. We could learn a lot from Abigail in her display of wisdom, discernment, and humility.
What A Character!- Benaiah -2 Samuel 23:18-23
Apr 8, 2018 • 39 min
A few short verses describes the courage of Benaiah. His lion chasing story is one that we can learn much from in our pursuit of a holy Christ filled life.
Give It Up- Death (Easter) John 20:1-18
Apr 1, 2018 • 32 min
We don’t like death, yet we cling to it and allow it to skew our perspective of the world and ourselves. If we can learn to give up death and look to how Jesus has conquered death, we will see that He never leaves us at the tomb. He meets us where we…
Giving It Up- Popularity Matthew 21:1-11
Mar 25, 2018 • 36 min
We strive for affirmation from the world and chase after it. We need to remember that God’s affection and affirmation is not only enough but eternal!
Give It Up- Moral High Ground- John 4:1-27
Mar 18, 2018 • 35 min
If we are to love in ways that matter as followers of Christ, we must remember to give up any sense of superiority that we believe we have over others. Jesus was the only one that could claim a moral high ground yet He gave it up to meet people right…
Giving It Up- Grudges Matthew 18:21-35
Mar 11, 2018 • 39 min
Grudges keep us imprisoned and rob us of our joy. When we learn to forgive, we set ourselves free!
Giving It Up- Control- Genesis 3:1-7
Mar 4, 2018 • 30 min
We are deceived into thinking that we actually have control over most things. Why then is it so hard to give up something that we never really have?
Giving It Up- Expectations- Luke 7:11-23
Feb 25, 2018 • 32 min
Sometimes our greatest disappointments and discouragements are because of our own expectations. What if we gave up our expectations and trusted God with the outcomes?
Giving It Up- Hopelessness Ezekiel 37:1-14
Feb 18, 2018 • 39 min
In this season of Lent, what if we focused on things that God would want us to give up rather than on the things we want to give up. We serve a God who can bring dry bones to life. Surely we can have hope in Him!
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?- Generosity- 2 Corinthians 8:1-12
Feb 11, 2018 • 35 min
In order to truly love our neighbor as ourself, we must develop a spirit of generosity. A generous spirit is evidence of the work of Christ in us in all circumstances as Paul points out to us with the example of the Macedonian church.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?- Loneliness - Ecclesiastes 4:7-12
Feb 4, 2018 • 37 min
Despite our networked world, we remain one of the loneliest generations. If we want to love our neighbors as ourself, we must recognize loneliness and help others to feel welcomed.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?- Judgement vs Mercy Luke 6:31-42
Jan 28, 2018 • 30 min
Do we realize how quick we are to make negative judgements of others or do we offer them the mercy we have received from our Heavenly Father?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?- The meaning of love 1 John 4:7-21
Jan 21, 2018 • 32 min
Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Us?- Jeremiah 29:11
Jan 14, 2018 • 30 min
Revival- Are You Ready? Psalm 85:1-13
Jan 7, 2018 • 45 min
The Holy Spirit- Acts 1:1-8
Dec 31, 2017 • 32 min
The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives but how do we know?
Miracles of Christmas- in the Manger
Dec 24, 2017 • 26 min
The greatest miracle of all is found in the most unlikeliest of places- a manger.
Miracles of Christmas- in the Mundane Matthew 2:1-12
Dec 17, 2017 • 24 min
God is always stepping into the ordinary and making an extraordinary difference in the world
Miracles of Christmas- In God’s Methods Matthew 1:17-24
Dec 10, 2017 • 32 min
When we recognize that God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts as are His ways higher than our ways, we will begin to see the miracles in His methods.
Miracles of Christmas- In the Message Hebrews 1:1-14
Dec 3, 2017 • 30 min
The Old Testament reveals the character of God in fragments. There was not one single revelation in the Old Testament that fully revealed the character of God, but in Jesus, God is fully revealed in all His glory.
Miracles of Christmas- Moments Galatians 4:1-7
Nov 26, 2017 • 30 min
God’s timing is always perfect. He is never early nor late, but always right on time. We look at God’s perfect timing in Jesus’ birth to help us find the miracles in our own moments each and every day.
Life Lessons- Joshua 24:14-28
Nov 19, 2017 • 30 min
Our lives are full of choices and things we commit to. As Joshua challenged the Israelites to decide who they would serve, he also challenges us to choose who we will serve today- the things of the world or the eternal things of God.
Life Lessons- Joshua 14:6-15
Nov 12, 2017 • 32 min
When we listen to others, we must always put it against the truth of God’s Word. Caleb knew that who he listened to made all the difference in how he approached life!
Life Lessons- Joshua 10
Nov 5, 2017 • 34 min
In this world, we will have trouble and Joshua teaches us how to be strong in the battles.
Life Lessons-Joshua 6:1-21
Oct 29, 2017 • 32 min
Following instructions matters, especially when the instruction giver is our Creator.
Life Lessons- Joshua 5:1-12
Oct 22, 2017 • 32 min
In order to experience the blessing, we must go through the pain of spiritual circumcision, and until that takes place, we aren’t ready for the blessing. But after the pain comes healing and a new encounter with God.
Life Lessons- Joshua 4
Oct 15, 2017 • 35 min
We need to remember all that God has done for us, lest we forget in the days ahead.
Life Lessons- Joshua 3:1-17
Oct 8, 2017 • 26 min
In addition to being strong and courageous and having faith to belief, we must also have a heart that follows God. In the good times and in the challenging times, who do you follow?
Life Lessons- Joshua 2:1-16
Oct 1, 2017 • 28 min
Rahab’s story is our story. It is a reminder that nobody is beyond God’s reach and God can use whomever He chooses to fulfill His purposes in the Kingdom. Be strong and courageous!
Life Lessons- Joshua 1:1-18
Sep 24, 2017 • 31 min
The story of Joshua presents us with several lessons for our own journey of faith. In the first chapter, we learn that our strength and courage come through our obedience to the Lord.
Dealing with the Storms of Life- Mark 4:35-41
Sep 17, 2017 • 33 min
A week after Hurricane Irma had passed through our area, we felt it was important to address the lessons and the blessings that God has for us in both the meteorological and metaphorical storms in our lives.
Love In Ways That Matter- 1 John 4:7-21
Sep 3, 2017 • 27 min
During this message, a homeless man, named Robert, walked down the center aisle of the church, sat in the front row, and began talking to us. You can hear him speaking throughout the second half of the message as some of our staff sat with him to…
Be Still and Know- Psalm 46:1-11
Aug 27, 2017 • 31 min
Too often, the busyness of life causes us to recycle the negative and anxious thoughts in our mind, making our problems seem bigger than they really are. God beckons us to be still in His presence and know that He is in control.
Hello My Name is.. Jehovah Shammah- Ezekiel 48:30-35
Aug 20, 2017 • 30 min
Hello My Name is..Jehovah Rohi- Psalm 23
Aug 13, 2017 • 38 min
Hello My Name is..Jehovah Nissi- Exodus 17:1-16
Aug 6, 2017 • 28 min
Hello My Name is..El Shaddai- Genesis 17:1-22
Jul 30, 2017 • 32 min
Hello My Name is.. Peace Judges 6:11-22
Jul 23, 2017 • 30 min
Hello My Name is..Provider, Jehovah Jireh Genesis 22:1-19
Jul 16, 2017 • 35 min
Hello My Name is..Healer- Exodus 15:19-27
Jul 9, 2017 • 37 min
The Lord is our Jehovah Rophe, the One who heals. However, in our text this morning, He doesn’t actually heal anyone, at least in the way we think of healing. What was God referring to when He called Himself, Jehovah Rophe?
Hello My Name is- Holy- Leviticus 20:1-8
Jul 2, 2017 • 31 min
There is no better description of God than Holy, Holy, Holy. What does God’s holiness mean for us in our relationship with Him?
Hello, My Name is…Lord- Genesis 15:1-15
Jun 25, 2017 • 37 min
Do we really understand what we are saying when we cry out, Lord, Lord?
Hello, My Name is…God- Psalm 145, Exodus 3:13-15
Jun 18, 2017 • 32 min
God wants a relationship with us. He wants us to know Him and trust Him as He reveals Himself through His many names in scripture. This morning we start with the name He gives Himself- I am.
How Big is Your God?
Jun 11, 2017 • 26 min
Rethinking Life- Our Role in Family, Work, and the World
Jun 4, 2017 • 35 min
We close out our Rethink Life series, studying Colossians 3:18-4:6 with a focus on our role as a Christ follower in our family, our workplace, and in the world.
Rethinking Life- Transformation Colossians 3:1-17
May 28, 2017 • 34 min
Rethinking Life- The Meaning of Life- Colossians 2:9-23
May 21, 2017 • 41 min
Rethinking Life- A Fulfilling and Strong Faith Colossians 2:1-8
May 14, 2017 • 30 min
Rethinking Life- Peace with God- Colossians 1:21-29
May 7, 2017 • 36 min
Rethinking Life- Supremacy of Christ Colossians 1:13-20
Apr 30, 2017 • 23 min
Rethinking Life- God’s Will Colossians 1:1-12
Apr 23, 2017 • 32 min
Journey Towards Hope- Emptiness Luke 23:50-24:12
Apr 16, 2017 • 24 min
Because of Jesus, emptiness is redefined.
Journey Towards Hope- King Mark 11:1-11
Apr 9, 2017 • 28 min
Do we find hope in our own expectation of who we want Jesus to be or in who He claims Himself to be?
Journey Towards Hope- Obedience Mark 10:17-31
Apr 2, 2017 • 24 min
When Jesus bids us, to cast aside our idols and says, “Come, Follow Me,” How do we respond?
Journey Towards Hope- Worship Mark 14:1-11
Mar 26, 2017 • 26 min
Our text begins with evil plotting and finishes with an act of betrayal, both actions that lead to hopelessness. This woman’s act of worship, placed in between these stories of malice and betrayal, highlights the hope we have in Christ.
Journey Towards Hope- Prayer Mark 14:32-42
Mar 19, 2017 • 25 min
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus teaches us the importance of prayer on our Journey Towards Hope.
Journey Towards Hope- ‘Distractions’ Luke 4:1-13
Mar 12, 2017 • 32 min
The world surrounds us with temptations to distract us from our Journey Towards Hope. We can learn from Jesus’ temptations in the desert to see how to handle our own temptations.
What If We’re Wrong.mp3
Mar 5, 2017 • 18 min
Love God, Love People, Part 2- Romans 12:9-18
Feb 26, 2017 • 36 min
A look at Paul’s 12 Point How-to-Guide for forming Godly relationships in our lives.
Love God, Love People, Part 1- Matthew 22:36-40
Feb 19, 2017 • 27 min
Our ability to love others is dependent upon our relationship with God.
IMPACT- Say Yes to God John 4:1-30
Feb 5, 2017 • 30 min
To make an impact, we have to be courageous enough to say Yes to the Lord and join Him in His work.
IMPACT-Compassion Luke 10:25-37
Jan 22, 2017 • 31 min
A look at the Good Samaritan story to see how we can have an impact when we show compassion.
IMPACT- The Dreaded E Word? Mark 2:1-12
Jan 15, 2017 • 35 min
IMPACT- A Church Without Walls Zechariah 2:1-13
Jan 8, 2017 • 27 min
Give Me the Mountain!- Joshua 14:6-15
Jan 1, 2017 • 31 min
Stories of Christmas- The Wise Men
Dec 18, 2016 • 27 min
Stories of Christmas-Shepherds-Luke 2:8-20
Dec 11, 2016 • 26 min
Stories of Christmas-Mary-Luke 1:26-56
Dec 4, 2016 • 29 min
Stories of Christmas-Joseph-Matthew 1:18-25
Nov 27, 2016 • 26 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 6:13-24
Nov 20, 2016 • 28 min
What’s Our Purpose?- Ephesians 6:10-14
Nov 13, 2016 • 26 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 5:21-6:9
Nov 6, 2016 • 29 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 4:17-5:20
Oct 30, 2016 • 33 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 4:1-16
Oct 23, 2016 • 30 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 3
Oct 16, 2016 • 31 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 2:11-22
Oct 9, 2016 • 29 min
What’s Our Purpose? Ephesians 2:1-10
Oct 2, 2016 • 25 min
What’s Our Purpose?- Ephesians 1:7-23
Sep 25, 2016 • 28 min
What’s Our Purpose?- Ephesians 1:1-6
Sep 18, 2016 • 26 min
In God’s Will- Acts 16:6-10
Sep 10, 2016 • 28 min
By Faith- Hebrews 12:1-3
Sep 3, 2016 • 29 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:35-40
Aug 27, 2016 • 30 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:32-34
Aug 20, 2016 • 29 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:31
Aug 13, 2016 • 31 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:30
Aug 6, 2016 • 32 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:28-29
Jul 30, 2016 • 24 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:23-27
Jul 23, 2016 • 31 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:22
Jul 16, 2016 • 24 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:21
Jul 9, 2016 • 25 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:20
Jul 2, 2016 • 29 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:17-19
Jun 25, 2016 • 25 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:13-16
Jun 18, 2016 • 23 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:8-12
Jun 11, 2016 • 28 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:7
Jun 4, 2016 • 27 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:4-6
May 28, 2016 • 31 min
By Faith- Hebrews 11:1-3
May 21, 2016 • 33 min
What is Your Label?
May 7, 2016 • 25 min
Jesus is the Subject- Boldness
Apr 30, 2016 • 30 min
Jesus is the Subject- Servanthood
Apr 23, 2016 • 30 min
Jesus is the Subject- Compassion
Apr 16, 2016 • 29 min
Jesus is the Subject- Prayer
Apr 9, 2016 • 32 min
Jesus Is the Subject- Purpose & Priorities
Apr 2, 2016 • 25 min
Encounters with Jesus- Hope
Mar 19, 2016 • 26 min
Encounters with Jesus- Forgiveness
Mar 12, 2016 • 30 min
Encounters With Jesus- What’s Your Value?
Mar 5, 2016 • 23 min
Why Love?
Feb 27, 2016 • 41 min
Faith or Fear
Feb 20, 2016 • 34 min
Human Trafficking-Guest Speaker
Feb 13, 2016 • 43 min
In recognition the Church of God Freedom Sunday and the Trafficklight Project, we had a guest speaker, Yoi Reyes, share how we can love in a way that matters and make a difference for those scarred by human trafficking.
Why Church?- Evangelism
Feb 6, 2016 • 36 min
Why Church? Community
Jan 30, 2016 • 26 min
Why Church? Discipleship
Jan 23, 2016 • 25 min
Why Church?- Prayer
Jan 9, 2016 • 28 min
Why Church?- Worship
Jan 2, 2016 • 22 min
New Year’s Resolutions?
Dec 26, 2015 • 23 min
A Christmas Touch Part 3
Dec 19, 2015 • 23 min
A Christmas Touch Part 2
Dec 12, 2015 • 31 min
A Christmas Touch Part 1
Dec 5, 2015 • 30 min
Who Are You?
Oct 17, 2015 • 22 min
What’s Your Perspective?
Sep 26, 2015 • 27 min
New Beginnings in Christ
Sep 19, 2015 • 32 min
Doing the God Thing, Not Just the Good Thing
Sep 12, 2015 • 34 min
Building Our Faith- Part 3
Aug 29, 2015 • 29 min
Building Our Faith- Part 2
Aug 22, 2015 • 28 min
Building Our Faith- Part 1
Aug 15, 2015 • 32 min
Fight of Your Life Part 8
Aug 8, 2015 • 31 min
Fight of Your Life Part 7
Aug 1, 2015 • 32 min
Fight of Your Life Part 6
Jul 25, 2015 • 35 min
Fight of Your Life Part 5
Jul 18, 2015 • 34 min
Fight of Your Life Part 3
Jul 5, 2015 • 29 min