The City Gates Church

The City Gates Church

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Weekly sermons from The City Gates Church in Fairfax, VA. We emphasize verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter studies through the Bible and how the ancient text applies to our modern lives living in the shadow of Washington DC. For more information, find…


Joshua 1:1-9
Dec 1 • 55 min
Joshua 1:1-9
How To Choose a Church: Perseverance Pt 7
Nov 24 • 43 min
Acts 2:42-47
HowTo Choose a Church: Service
Nov 17 • 47 min
Acts 2:42-47
How To Choose a Church: Unity Pt 5
Nov 10 • 50 min
Acts 2:42-47
How To Choose a Church: Power Pt 4
Nov 3 • 50 min
Acts 2:42-47
How To Choose a Church: Praise Pt 3
Oct 27 • 49 min
Acts 2:42-47
How To Choose a Church: Listen for Doctrine Pt 2
Oct 20 • 49 min
Acts 2:42-47
Women’s Breakfast 19Oct2019
Oct 19 • 50 min
How To Choose a Church: Look for Prayer
Oct 13 • 52 min
Acts 2:42-47
Peter Explains Pentecost
Oct 6 • 55 min
Acts 2:14-41
Guest Speaker Ed Compean
Sep 29 • 50 min
Luke 15:11-32
What is Speaking in Tongues?
Sep 22 • 44 min
Acts 2:1-13
Women’s Breakfast 21Sep2019
Sep 21 • 27 min
John 6
When Pastors Fall
Sep 15 • 54 min
Acts 1:12-26
God’s Plan Is: People with Power
Sep 8 • 41 min
Acts 1:4-11
The Power of the Resurrection
Sep 1 • 47 min
Acts 1:1-3
Friendship
Aug 25 • 49 min
Proverbs
Zephaniah 3:17
Aug 18 • 31 min
Zephaniah 3:17
Wealth and Poverty
Aug 11 • 46 min
Proverbs
The Grace of God
Aug 4 • 36 min
Romans 5
Wisdom vs Foolishness
Jul 21 • 49 min
Proverbs
July Women’s Study 2019
Jul 20 • 21 min
July Women’s Study 2019
Planning and Decision Making
Jul 14 • 43 min
Proverbs
What is a Godly Family?
Jul 7 • 51 min
Proverbs
What is a Godly Marriage?
Jun 30 • 49 min
Proverbs
What is a Godly Woman?
Jun 23 • 47 min
Proverbs 31
What is a Godly Man? Fathers Day 2019
Jun 16 • 52 min
Genesis 1:26
June Women’s Study 2019
Jun 15 • 29 min
June Women’s Study 2019
What is Repentance?
Jun 9 • 45 min
Psalms 51
Why Do We Worship?
Jun 2 • 66 min
Psalms 103
What Affects My Thinking?
May 26 • 44 min
Am I intertwined with the sinners and scoffers of this world, or meditating on God’s Word? These two inputs produce different outputs.
May Women’s Study 2019
May 19 • 30 min
May Women’s Study
When God Seems Distant
May 19 • 47 min
Psalms 73
Mothers Day 2019
May 12 • 54 min
Two Mothers
When God is Silent
May 5 • 61 min
Psalms 13
The Great Commission
Apr 28 • 47 min
Matthew 28:18-20
The Power of the Resurrection
Apr 21 • 54 min
Matthew 28
The Power of the Cross
Apr 14 • 55 min
Matthew 27
Professing and Denying
Apr 7 • 55 min
Matthew 26:47-75
Resisting and Submitting to God’s Will
Mar 31 • 50 min
Matthew 26:31-46
Jesus our Passover
Mar 24 • 46 min
Matthew 26:17-30
Womens Ministry - Endurance with Joy
Mar 23 • 23 min
March 2019
Blessing and Betrayal
Mar 17 • 49 min
Matthew 26:1-16
Daniel 1
Mar 10 • 50 min
Come, Remember & Enter His Rest
Mar 3 • 46 min
Matthew 11:28-30
Ministries of Mercy
Feb 24 • 50 min
Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus is Coming, Be Vigilant and Diligent
Feb 17 • 54 min
Matthew 25:1-30
Womens Breakfast Feb 2019 - Washed in the Word
Feb 17 • 15 min
February 2019
The End is Near
Feb 10 • 44 min
Matthew 24
The End of External Religion
Feb 3 • 49 min
Matthew 23:25-39
Beware of Religious Hypocrisy
Jan 27 • 56 min
Matthew 23:13-24
Esteeming Humility
Jan 20 • 44 min
Matthew 23:21-14
Womens Ministry January 2019 - Being a Bondservant of Christ
Jan 19 • 22 min
2 Peter 1
Three Questions and One Great Command
Jan 13 • 38 min
Matthew 22:15-46
Three Questions for Jesus and One Great Command
Jan 6 • 45 min
God goes to extraordinary lengths to bless us, and people consistently reject and resist Him.
With Jesus or Against Jesus
Dec 30, 2018 • 46 min
Matthew 12
God’s Surprising Plans for Christmas
Dec 23, 2018 • 29 min
Matthew 1:18-2:12
God’s Plans for Christmas
Dec 16, 2018 • 46 min
Isaiah 9:1-7
Womens Christmas Tea 2018
Dec 15, 2018 • 57 min
Womens Ministry
The Persistent Patience of God
Dec 9, 2018 • 40 min
Matthew 21:23-46
Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers
Dec 2, 2018 • 53 min
Matthew 21:18-22
Would you Recognize God?
Nov 25, 2018 • 43 min
Matthew 20:29-21:17
To Be Great, Serve
Nov 18, 2018 • 45 min
Matthew 20:17-28
Forsaking all for Christ
Nov 11, 2018 • 44 min
Matthew 19:16-20:16
God’s View of Singleness
Nov 4, 2018 • 63 min
Matthew 19:10-15
Marriage and Singleness
Oct 28, 2018 • 55 min
Matthew 19:1-12
Living Together Well Part 2
Oct 21, 2018 • 49 min
Matthew 18:21-35
Womens Breakfast October 2018
Oct 20, 2018 • 24 min
Living Together Well
Oct 14, 2018 • 47 min
For the next several weeks we’re going to be looking at what Jesus says about how to live with other people – how to get along, how to value others, how to forgive them, and what God has to say about marriage.
Instructions in Prayer
Oct 7, 2018 • 33 min
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Isaiah 6
Sep 30, 2018 • 43 min
Isaiah 6
Jesus Knows
Sep 23, 2018 • 40 min
Matthew 17:14-18:9
Women’s Breakfast September 2018
Sep 20, 2018 • 24 min
Denying Self and Seeing God
Sep 16, 2018 • 44 min
Matthew 16:21-17:13
Peter’s Confession of Christ
Sep 9, 2018 • 46 min
Matthew 16:13-20
The Importance of Right Beliefs
Sep 2, 2018 • 47 min
Matthew 16:1-20
The Generosity of Jesus
Aug 26, 2018 • 51 min
Matthew 15:21-39
Three Portraits of Worship
Aug 19, 2018 • 54 min
Genesis 22
Defilement Comes From Within
Aug 12, 2018 • 46 min
Matthew 15:1-20
What God Can Do Through You
Aug 5, 2018 • 57 min
Matthew 14:13-32
Diligence vs. Laziness
Jul 29, 2018 • 45 min
Proverbs 6
Facing Persecution
Jul 29, 2018 • 50 min
Matthew 14:1-12
Repent and Rebuild
Jul 22, 2018 • 47 min
Nehemiah
What’s the Real Value?
Jul 15, 2018 • 53 min
Matthew 13:44-58
God’s Unstoppable Kingdom
Jul 8, 2018 • 43 min
Matthew 13:24-43
What is God Saying?
Jul 1, 2018 • 42 min
Matthew 13:1-23
The Power of the Gospel
Jun 24, 2018 • 49 min
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
Doing, Not Just Seeing
Jun 17, 2018 • 48 min
Matthew 12:38-50
You Can’t Hide What’s In your Heart
Jun 10, 2018 • 42 min
Matthew 12:22-37
When Can I Break the Rules
Jun 3, 2018 • 27 min
Matthew 12: 1-21
God’s End Game, What’s Your Role?
May 20, 2018 • 54 min
Turn Aside Women’s Conference
May 19, 2018 • 10 min
Krista Miller - Testimony
Turn Aside Women’s Conference
May 19, 2018 • 18 min
Sherri Youngwood-Tesimoney
Turn Aside Women’s Conference
May 19, 2018 • 39 min
Madeleine Schlenz - Session Two
Turn Aside Women’s Conference
May 19, 2018 • 28 min
Tiffany Simons - Session One
Misunderstanding Jesus
May 13, 2018 • 54 min
Matthew 11
The Condition of Ministry
May 6, 2018 • 47 min
Matthew 10:21-42
The Call to Ministry
Apr 29, 2018 • 51 min
Matthew 9:35-10:20
Understanding Jesus
Apr 22, 2018 • 58 min
Matthew 9:9-38
Womens Breakfast
Apr 21, 2018 • 28 min
The Authority of Christ
Apr 15, 2018 • 45 min
Matthew 8-9:8
Grace to the Outcasts
Apr 8, 2018 • 47 min
Matthew 8:1-17
Fresh Starts and New Beginnings
Apr 1, 2018 • 43 min
Matthew 7:13-29
Ask. Seek. Knock.
Mar 25, 2018 • 46 min
Matthew 7:6-12
I Have Come to Fulfill the Law
Mar 18, 2018 • 59 min
Matthew 6
March Women’s Breakfast
Mar 17, 2018 • 24 min
Do not Worry or Judge
Mar 13, 2018 • 46 min
Matthew 6:25-34
Where is My Focus
Mar 6, 2018 • 51 min
Matthew 6:16-24
The Lord’s Prayer Part 4
Feb 25, 2018 • 52 min
Jesus teaches us to declare dependency on our Heavenly Father for provision, pardon, and protection. Matthew 6:5-15
The Lord’s Prayer Part 3
Feb 18, 2018 • 50 min
Matthew 6:5-15
Womens Breakfast
Feb 17, 2018 • 33 min
The Lord’s Prayer Part 2
Feb 11, 2018 • 57 min
Matthew 6:5-15
The Lord’s Prayer
Feb 4, 2018 • 47 min
Matthew 6:5-15
Thinking of Others and Acting Generously
Jan 21, 2018 • 39 min
Jesus commends a life full of discrete giving that benefits others, glorifies God, and results in personal reward. Matthew 6:1-4
City Gates Women’s Fellowship
Jan 20, 2018 • 20 min
A New You in the New Year: Non-Retaliation & Active Love
Jan 14, 2018 • 52 min
We human beings have this tendency to take the things God says and twist them to suit our own interests, desires, or tendencies. We often make excuses for ourselves, let ourselves off the hook, and generally see ourselves as better than we rea…
Keep Your Word: stand by your commitments in marriage and everywhere else
Jan 7, 2018 • 52 min
Matthew 5:31-37
What Life is About: Knowing Christ and Making Him Known
Dec 31, 2017 • 53 min
New Years Eve Message
Christmas Eve 2017
Dec 24, 2017 • 71 min
Celebration of Christmas in word and song
How to Have a Peaceful Christmas
Dec 17, 2017 • 31 min
Phillipians 4:6-7
Adultery Begins in the Heart
Dec 10, 2017 • 55 min
Matthew 5:27-30
Murder Begins in the Heart
Dec 3, 2017 • 52 min
Matthew 5:21-26
Christmas Tea CC Williamsburg Va
Dec 2, 2017 • 30 min
In Pursuit of Righteousness
Nov 26, 2017 • 56 min
Matthew 5:13-20
Who Does God Bless? Pt 6
Nov 19, 2017 • 47 min
Matthew 5:10-12
Jimmy O’Keefe - Mark 4:38-39
Nov 12, 2017 • 48 min
Mark 4:38-39
Who Does God Bless? Pt 5
Nov 6, 2017 • 38 min
We continue our study through the Gospel of Matthew. We’re in the Sermon on the Mount, the most famous teaching of Jesus. And specifically, we’re in the opening section known as the Beatitudes, from the Latin word beatus for ble…
Who Does God Bless? Pt 4
Oct 29, 2017 • 46 min
Matthew 5:7-8
Who Does God Bless? Pt 3
Oct 22, 2017 • 45 min
Matthew 5:5-6
Who Does God Bless? Pt 2
Oct 15, 2017 • 57 min
We continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount this morning, Jesus’ most famous sermon. If you take what you find here seriously, and you should, it will challenge the way you live your day to day life.
4 Gods Definition of Success
Oct 14, 2017 • 16 min
Calvary Chapel Women’s Retreat
2 Treasuring the Word.mp3
Oct 14, 2017 • 44 min
Calvary Chapel Women’s Retreat
3 Gods Definition of Forgiveness
Oct 14, 2017 • 32 min
Calvary Chapel Women’s Retreat
1 The Authority of God
Oct 14, 2017 • 39 min
Calvary Chapel Women’s Retreat
Who Does God Bless?
Oct 8, 2017 • 40 min
If you have come in here this morning, and you are at the end of your rope, if you are exhausted and spent, tired and frustrated, I want you to know: you’re in the right place.We’re going to hear Jesus speak in the Sermon on the Mount, His most famo…
You Can Change
Oct 1, 2017 • 44 min
People from the capital and all around Israel went out to hear what John had to say and see what God was doing through him.People were broken by what they heard and saw. God was on the move, convicting people, showing them sin they needed to confess…
Which Way to Go?
Sep 24, 2017 • 50 min
What often happens after you make a declaration that you want to live for God? Things get hard. Your change, your choice, and your commitment is challenged. And that’s what we see happen with Jesus this morning. Matthew 4:1-11
The Baptism of Jesus
Sep 17, 2017 • 48 min
So far, on our journey through Matthew’s gospel we have seen Jesus’ family tree and heard the story of His rather unusual birth to a virgin mom and adopted dad.This morning, the story moves ahead almost 30 years and we find Jesus as a grown man abou…
The Son is Given
Sep 10, 2017 • 55 min
Matthew 1:18-2:23 When Jesus is born, different people respond in different ways - which best represents you?
A Polluted Pedigree
Sep 3, 2017 • 41 min
Matt 1:1-17 Matthew’s life was turned upside down by Jesus, is it any wonder he would show us that Jesus’ family tree was full of people you wouldn’t expect?
Guest Speaker Roger Kinsey
Aug 27, 2017 • 42 min
John 15
What We Believe The Church
Aug 20, 2017 • 51 min
Part four of a four-part series on what Christians believe.
Ladies Bible Study
Aug 15, 2017 • 39 min
Madeleine Schlenz presentation to the Ladies of Calvary Chapel Las Vegas NV
What We Believe The Christian Life
Aug 13, 2017 • 55 min
Part three of a four-part series on what Christians believe.
What We Believe Jesus & the Gospel
Aug 6, 2017 • 46 min
Part two of a four-part series on what Christians believe.
What We Believe God & Man
Jul 30, 2017 • 48 min
A four-part series on what Christians believe. In this first study we ask who is God, and find seven practical answers.
Living Together in Peace
Jul 23, 2017 • 59 min
Titus 3 - Teaches us that we need to attempt to live peaceably with people both inside and outside the church, avoiding unnecessary conflict wherever possible and to rest in the knowledge of what God has done for us and what lies ahead.
Pastor Vic John 15
Jul 16, 2017 • 54 min
Abiding - Living life in genuine worship.
What Makes A Good Church?
Jul 9, 2017 • 57 min
Titus 2 - God is calling men, women, young, old, workers and bosses, to live a life of integrity, purpose, and commitment to God and others instead of ourselves.
What are Elders?
Jul 2, 2017 • 52 min
Titus 1 - Every Christian, regardless of title, should desire to be more like Christ and these verses spell out some of what that looks like.
The Armor of God
Jun 25, 2017 • 50 min
Ephesians 6:10-24 We may be the children of God, but we live on a battleground, not a playground. There is a spiritual reality to the physical world we live in.
The Call of God
Jun 18, 2017 • 59 min
Pastor Jamie Hemeon shares his experience of Gods call on his and his families life.
HERmeneutics Spiritual Growth
Jun 17, 2017 • 48 min
Shaunice Aikoo leads us in a study of spiritual disciplines and the growth the foster
The Christian at Work
Jun 11, 2017 • 48 min
Ephesians 6:5-9 The things we’re going to see in Scripture today can have an immediate impact on the work you do tomorrow: how you see it, how you approach it.
Christian Families
Jun 4, 2017 • 62 min
Ephesians 6:1-4 Christian families and how they should run - how children should respond to their parents, and how parents should treat their kids. It’s practical stuff. It’s simple to understand, but painful to apply.
Christian Marriage Pt 2
May 21, 2017 • 48 min
Ephesians 5:22-33 Christian husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves the church. But what does that mean? You can’t show this kind of love unless you know it.
Christian Marriage Pt1
May 14, 2017 • 65 min
Ephesians 5:22-33 Are Christian wives really called to submit to their husbands? And what does that mean anyway? We find our answers in God’s Word.
How To Get Along
May 7, 2017 • 46 min
Ephesians 5:14-21 As Paul continues to encourage us regarding how to live as Christians, we see three specific examples of how Christians should live differently.
Be Imitators of God
Apr 30, 2017 • 47 min
Ephesians 5:1-14 As Christians there are things that we should never do, things that should “not even be named among us.” They include sins that reflect corrupt desires in our heart and foul things that come out of our mouths. Is there any evidence …
Pastor Vic 1 Cor 15
Apr 23, 2017 • 51 min
Pastor Vic Ransoms guides us back into 1 Cor 15
The Resurrected Life
Apr 16, 2017 • 56 min
Ephesians 4:25-32 At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the new birth, but after we’re born we still need to grow up spiritually. Paul gives us some very practical areas to work on.
How To Change
Apr 9, 2017 • 48 min
Ephesians 4:17-24 A line is drawn in the sand and Christians are told there MUST be a difference between in their lives as they put off their old identity and put on the identity of Christ.
God’s Gift to the Church Pt 2
Apr 2, 2017 • 52 min
Ephesians 4:7-16 Pastors are supposed to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” but what is ministry? What does it produce? And how do you know what ministry you’re called to? We find answers to all these questions and more.
God’s Gifts to the Church Pt1
Mar 26, 2017 • 49 min
Ephesians 4:7-16 God has given specific leadership gifts to the church for the express purpose of building up all Christians. Is it working? Do you know what God has called you to, and are you being equipped for it? Are you being built up in your fa…
The Basis for Christian Unity
Mar 19, 2017 • 60 min
Ephesians 4:1-6 The life of a healthy Christian should be framed by humility, love, and unity that is based in our position in God. If there is only one faith, one Lord, one God and Father of all, how can we be in conflict with others who are also in …
HERmeneutics When God Says No To A Good Thing
Mar 18, 2017 • 33 min
Madeleine Schlenz explores how we should respond when God seems to be saying no to a good thing we want so badly. Why would He do that?
Big God, Little Me
Mar 12, 2017 • 44 min
Ephesians 3:14-21
Jesus is the Jailer
Mar 5, 2017 • 43 min
Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul says he is a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the Gentiles. How does he respond to being in prison, and how what can we learn about enduring trials for the sake of the gospel? Is it possible that God might be calling us to suffer?
The Blessed Gospel
Feb 26, 2017 • 52 min
Pastor Vic reminds us of the life-changing simplicity of the gospel. Has it impacted you? Has your life been transformed?
Inclusive Love
Feb 19, 2017 • 44 min
Ephesians 2:11-23 Do you realize how amazing it is that people from all over planet earth worship the God of the Jews? Paul encourages the Ephesians, and us, to remember how amazing it is that Jesus drew us near to Himself from the ends of the earth.
HERmeneutics How Does She?
Feb 18, 2017 • 27 min
Women’s Breakfast Tiffany Simons asked what are the traits we see in other women that make us want what they have? Are they Biblical or wordly things?
Saved From, Saved For
Feb 12, 2017 • 50 min
Ephesians 2:1-10 There is a difference between those who have been saved by Christ and those who have not, do we care about the destiny of the unsaved? And, what are the good works that God has prepared for Christians? What do they look like? The an…
How To Pray Pt 4
Feb 5, 2017 • 44 min
Sexpectations Mens Breakfast Feb 2017
Feb 4, 2017 • 60 min
Where do our expectations and definitions come from? Too often, the answer is the world around us instead of Scripture. In this message Pastor Jeff addresses men of the church encouraging them to allow God to shape their desires.
How To Pray Pt 3
Jan 29, 2017 • 42 min
Ephesians 1:15-23 Paul begins to list three specific prayer requests for the church and the first is that we would know the hope the we have in God’s calling. So, what is hope and how does it affect our lives?
How To Pray Pt 2
Jan 22, 2017 • 42 min
Ephesians 1:15-23 We continue to look at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians and consider what it means to know God, the Father of glory.
HERmeneutics What Do I See
Jan 21, 2017 • 42 min
HERmeneutics - TCGC Women’s Breakfast. Peggy Pottenger takes us through Colossians and challenges how we see ourselves and how we talk to ourselves about what we see in the mirror in light of the gospel of Jesus.
How To Pray Pt 1
Jan 15, 2017 • 45 min
Ephesians 1:15-23 After praising God in the previous verses, Paul begins describing his prayers to God. We look at what hinders our prayer today, and compare that to the constant nature, content, and catalyst of Paul’s prayers. His prayers are guided…
Whatever He Says, Do It
Jan 12, 2017 • 48 min
School of Ministry - Rich Chaffin exhorts us to be like the servants at the wedding at Cana. Mary told them, “Whatever He [Jesus] tells you, do it.”
(The Gifts Of God) Guarantee
Jan 8, 2017 • 50 min
Ephesians 1:13-14 How do I become a Christian? Paul says God predestines us, but we also trust Him. And once we do, we become sealed with the Holy Spirit. What does that mean?
(The Gifts of God) Inheritance
Jan 1, 2017 • 48 min
Ephesians 1:11-12 On top of all the other gifts He’s given us, God has ALSO given us an inheritance in Christ. So, why do we go looking in so many other places for acceptance, belonging, and worth?
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24, 2016 • 67 min
The entire Christmas Eve Service from The City Gates Church, lots of great Christmas Worship, a reading of Luke 2 and message about Jesus the Light of the World.
(The Gifts of God) Wisdom
Dec 18, 2016 • 46 min
Ephesians 1:7-10 God abounds in grace and wisdom and He offers them both to us. And, what do we do when God’s choices in our life don’t feel so wise?
(The Gifts of God) Redemption
Dec 11, 2016 • 46 min
Ephesians 1:7 What does it mean to be redeemed, and why does Christian forgiveness require blood?
Abiding in Christ
Dec 4, 2016 • 55 min
Guest Roger Kinsey encourages us to remain in Christ and let Him have His perfect way in us.
Accepted In Christ
Nov 27, 2016 • 50 min
Ephesians 1:5-6 We all struggle and make compromises we later regret just to be accepted by other people. Meanwhile, God is going to incredible lengths to let us know we’re accepted in Christ.
Are You Holy?
Nov 20, 2016 • 47 min
Ephesians 1:4 What was the purpose of God saving us? That we would be holy and blameless. Is that how you feel?
Predestined to Praise Pt2
Nov 13, 2016 • 53 min
Ephesians 1:4-6 Predestination is a hot-button topic for some people. What does it mean? And how does adoption help us understand it better?
Predestined to Praise
Nov 6, 2016 • 41 min
Ephesians 1:4 God chose to save people in Christ before the foundation of the world and nothing in the world has been able to stop that from happening.
How God Blesses Us
Oct 30, 2016 • 47 min
Ephesians 1:3 We bless God because He has blessed us. These blessings are available now and they are real, but they are spiritual, not material, and they only found in Christ. So what does that look like? Pastor Jeff gives us some answers.
Blessing God Pt 2
Oct 23, 2016 • 58 min
Ephesians 1:3 Why do we bless God, and what should that look like in our lives?
Blessing God
Oct 16, 2016 • 41 min
Ephesians 1:3 What does it mean to ‘bless’ God, and what keeps us from doing it? In a nutshell: we’re ignorant, choked out, and/or crowded over.
The Pattern of Paul
Oct 15, 2016 • 55 min
Madeleine Schlenz investigates why Paul has such a different perspective on fear and trials even after all he has been through. From the 2016 Calvary Chapel Women’s Conference at CC Lynchburg.
Why Grace is Amazing
Oct 9, 2016 • 49 min
Ephesians 1:2 We’ve all heard of grace and peace, but what do the words really mean? Why is grace amazing, and what is the significance of it coming to us from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ?
Saints In Strange Places
Oct 2, 2016 • 44 min
Ephesians 1:1b - is written to the saints (who are they?) who are in Ephesus and Christ Jesus, which means we can, and should, be in two places at once.
An Interrupted Life
Sep 25, 2016 • 54 min
Eph 1:1a Paul finds sees his entire purpose and identity in life as directed by God. Can this sovereign God also have His way in our lives today? Yes! He must.
What Is Your Legacy?
Sep 18, 2016 • 51 min
Damon Friedman, founder of SOF Missions, challenges us to consider what our legacy will be by looking at Paul’s example with the Ephesian elders in Acts 20.
HERmeneutics What I See Is What I Will Become
Sep 17, 2016 • 30 min
Madeleine Schlenz shares from Matthew 6 about how what we focus on determines the course of our lives. From the women’s breakfast on 17 Sep 2016.
Rejoicing in God’s Provision
Sep 11, 2016 • 58 min
Psalm 21 After “the day of trouble” we find two sides: those who are blessed by God and those who face His judgment, which will you be?
How To Pray For Others
Sep 4, 2016 • 54 min
Psalm 20 shows us how David responds to ‘the day of trouble’ and how he is encouraged by the people who are praying for him as he does.
How Does God Talk?
Aug 28, 2016 • 42 min
Ps 19 - In this short Psalm we find the Heavens declaring God’s glory, the Scripture declaring His identity, and David responding with a confession of sin and a desire to be filled with things acceptable to God.
What Does It Take To Live With God?
Aug 21, 2016 • 42 min
Ps 15 explores the question: who can live in God’s presence? The answer is comprehensively simple.
Receiving Gods Grace
Aug 14, 2016 • 58 min
Joshua 24 - As the book closes, Joshua gathers the people together to review what God has done and how they should respond. We discover that God is capable of using anyone, and we have no excuses.
Complacency Will Kill You
Aug 7, 2016 • 48 min
Joshua 23 As the book of Joshua comes to a close, Joshua warns the people: don’t grow complacent. It’s a great admonition for modern Christians as well.
Important Decisions
Jul 31, 2016 • 59 min
Pastor Vic presents us with the two most important decisions a person can make as we prepare to recognize Maureen Finnegan’s retirement from decades of ministry service.
Four Reasons God Gave Us His Word
Jul 24, 2016 • 50 min
Jesse Wallace gives us four reasons God gives us the Bible as a guide to life and understanding Him
We Had Good Intentions
Jul 17, 2016 • 59 min
As the Eastern tribes head back across the Jordan, conflict arises over a new altar they’ve built. What were they thinking???
When Sin Enters In
Jul 17, 2016 • 59 min
Pastor Jeff concludes a small group on marriage and relationships by wrapping up a discussion of roles and responsibilities and asking the question “What do we do about sin?”
What is Love? Pt 2
Jul 10, 2016 • 52 min
Pastor Jeff continues a small group discussion exploring the nature of love and roles and responsibilities in marriage?
Receiving The Land
Jul 10, 2016 • 60 min
Joshua 11-21 Israel takes possession of the entire land and defeats the giants people were once afraid of.
What is Love?
Jul 3, 2016 • 55 min
Pastor Jeff continues a small group discussion asking the questions what are unity and love and how are they expressed in a marriage?
Calling for Help
Jul 3, 2016 • 56 min
When the Gibeonites are surrounded, they call for help. As Christians, do we call for help for when we’re in need knowing that Jesus and the Church will show up to help?
Marriage is Unity
Jun 26, 2016 • 55 min
Pastor Jeff leads a small group asking the question, What is Marriage?
They Did Not Ask God
Jun 26, 2016 • 58 min
Joshua 9 - Why did God command the destruction of the Canaanites? And how the Gibeonites avoided it.
When You Just Won’t Wait
Jun 19, 2016 • 53 min
Joshua 7 and 8 - Achan took things that belonged to God and there were enormous consequences. Is a little disobedience really that bad? Yes.
God Does Things Differently
Jun 12, 2016 • 53 min
As the nation of Israel finds itself on the western side of the Jordan River, you would think it’s time to move out and take the first city. You would be wrong. God does things differently
Memorial Stones
Jun 5, 2016 • 55 min
The nation of Israel is ready to cross into the Promised Land, but first they have to cross the Jordan River. They do it by following the ark, a reminder of God’s presence, and then they build a memorial to remember what God has done.
The Need For Fellowship
May 29, 2016 • 48 min
Christians are called be connected to each other, more than just ‘pious particles’ floating through life.
Rahabs Unexpected Grace
May 22, 2016 • 45 min
Rahabs story is a completely unnecessary and extravagant display of God’s grace.
HERmeneutics Contentment
May 21, 2016 • 27 min
Madeleine addresses the need for good definitions in the fight for contentment in a woman’s heart
Courageous Obedience
May 15, 2016 • 51 min
As the book of Joshua opens, we discover that God uses old people (and lots of other people too) but He requires courageous obedience to move ahead.
What is Intercessory Prayer
May 8, 2016 • 57 min
We all know and love people who are drifting in sin, what should we do about it, and how should we pray?
Praying Gods Will
May 1, 2016 • 53 min
We know that God hears us if we pray according to His will, but what is His will? And, why doesn’t He answer us sometimes even we do pray according to His will?
Knowing Gods Will
Apr 24, 2016 • 46 min
John says our prayers will be answered if we pray according to God’s will. But what is His will?
God Bearing Witness
Apr 17, 2016 • 44 min
God gives us testimony, witnesses, and evidence to prove that we can KNOW we have eternal life.
Living Proof of Love
Apr 10, 2016 • 49 min
God commands us to love one another and He says His commandments are not burdensome - so why do that feel that way sometimes? Here are five reasons.
Perfecting Gods Love
Apr 3, 2016 • 51 min
When Christians love one another, John says they are actually perfecting, or completing God’s love - that’s sounds pretty overwhelming, but thanks to the work of the Son and the Spirit, it’s not.
Easter Sunday 2016_1John4
Mar 27, 2016 • 45 min
God gave us a practical demonstration of love on the cross and then tells us to go and share that love with others.
Love One Another
Mar 20, 2016 • 50 min
The church is admonished to love one another because love is of God, and so are we. We need to show this love, even to those who are ornery as a mountain lion caught in a trap.
Victorious Little Children
Mar 13, 2016 • 45 min
No matter what else happens, Christians, as children of God, can be confident that He who is in them has overcome the world
Testing the Holy Spirit
Mar 6, 2016 • 49 min
John says Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit, but he also gives a warning NOT to accept all spirits and provides a method of knowing whether a spirit is worth listening to.
Resisting, Grieving, and Quenching the Holy Spirit
Feb 28, 2016 • 40 min
John says one proof that we are saved is that the Holy Spirit abides in us, unfortunately we can resist, grieve and quench His efforts
Abiding In The Spirit
Feb 21, 2016 • 50 min
Looking for proof that you’re saved? John says the Holy Spirit will abide in you.
Giving As A Christian Obligation
Feb 14, 2016 • 49 min
Experiencing the love of God should prompt us to demonstrate the love of God, even when it costs us, because it certainly cost Him.
Is This Love?
Feb 7, 2016 • 46 min
How do you know what love really is? God has a pretty clear answer.
Can A Christian Sin?
Jan 31, 2016 • 39 min
The Christian is called to abandon sin and walk in love because “he has been born of God.”
Ashamed Before God 1John2_28to3_3
Jan 17, 2016 • 42 min
Will you be ashamed to stand before God? You shouldn’t - after all, He’s made you His child, but are you also making yourself pure???
What Is Antichrist? 1 John 2:18-27
Jan 10, 2016 • 47 min
What does it mean to be antichrist? And are there many or just one?
Essential Ingredients
Jan 3, 2016 • 46 min
The early church was devoted to the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayers. Are we?
My God and King
Dec 27, 2015 • 39 min
Pastor Vic reflects on the events of 2015 and declares God is Creator and Lord
Christmas 2015 What is Christmas?
Dec 20, 2015 • 38 min
Where did things like Christmas Trees, Santa, and Rudolph come from? And do we need them to celebrate Christmas?
How The World Attacks
Dec 13, 2015 • 48 min
Intelligence agencies spend billions of dollars figuring out how the enemy will attack next. John tells us for clearly - in this spiritual war, watch out for the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
What in the World?
Dec 6, 2015 • 35 min
God warns Christians not to love the world, but what does that mean?
Start Well, Do Well, Finish Well
Nov 29, 2015 • 57 min
John offers six encouragements addressed to three groups: baby Christians that he calls little children; growing believers that he calls young men; and those who have matured in the faith who he calls fathers.
Do You Really Know God?
Nov 22, 2015 • 43 min
How can you know if you really know God? Ask yourself: are you obeying His command to love others?
1John1_6to2_2 Honest Fellowship
Nov 15, 2015 • 52 min
Honesty is an essential key to fellowship: honesty with God, with others, & with ourselves.
1John1_5 Learning About God
Nov 8, 2015 • 42 min
Do you ever wonder what God is really like? Well, good news! God wants to be known, and John tells us something important about Him: He is light.
1John1_1to4 Finding Fellowship
Nov 1, 2015 • 53 min
In a normal, healthy church, individuals are in fellowship with God through Christ and in fellowships with each other as a result.
King Jesus
Oct 25, 2015 • 51 min
Pastor Vic finishes 1 Thes and installs new pastors for the new work God is beginning
Habits of a Healthy Church Pt 4
Oct 11, 2015 • 49 min
Pastor Vic wraps up his series on 1 Thessalonians
Ps 139 The Testimony of God’s Long Grace
Oct 4, 2015 • 56 min
The story of how God has been at work throughout the decades to glorify His name in Northern Virginia
SOHH Update and Ps 63
Sep 27, 2015 • 58 min
Pastor Bill Jasan gives an update on what God has been doing in Haiti and shares insights on Psalm 63
Jude 22-25 Drifting From the Faith
Sep 20, 2015 • 47 min
As he closes his letter Jude urges Christians to reach out to those who are drifting and reminds us of the glory of God.
Jude 20-21 Building Your Faith
Sep 13, 2015 • 50 min
After telling us so many things to watch out for, Jude reminds us that we beloved by God and gives us four steps to grow in our faith.
Jude 16-19 Watch Your Mouth
Sep 6, 2015 • 46 min
There were at least three marks of the kind of people Jude warns us against: grumbling, complaining, and flattery - how should Christians respond to these issues?
Jude 5-15 A History of Judgment
Aug 30, 2015 • 50 min
Jude continues to warn about people in the church who are facing judgment instead of salvation - are you?
Jude 3-4 Lookout For Creeps
Aug 23, 2015 • 53 min
Jude wanted to write about something good, our common salvation, but something more important has come up: creepers have crept into the church
The Blessings of Being Chosen
Aug 16, 2015 • 53 min
In his letter to the church in Ephesus Paul describes the blessings that belong to those who have been chosen by God and who have responded to that calling.
Jude 1-2 The Slave and His Benefits
Aug 9, 2015 • 52 min
Jude, the younger brother of Jesus, introduces himself as a slave of Christ, but this is a slave who willing submits to a Master who has called us, and offers us love, peace, and mercy.
Phm 4 How Good is the Gospel?
Aug 2, 2015 • 50 min
What is the gospel worth to you? Enough to go back to something you had escaped from?
Phm 3 How Much Can You Forgive?
Jul 26, 2015 • 49 min
As a wealthy businessman the question for Philemon is not just what will you give, it’s what will you forgive?
Phm 2 The Family of God
Jul 19, 2015 • 51 min
God has given us a family in Christ full of brothers and sisters who stand with us in thick and thin.
Phm 1 Prisoners of Christ
Jul 12, 2015 • 52 min
Paul introduced himself to Philemon as a prisoner of Jesus Christ. How do we see ourselves?
Truth: The Root of Love
Jul 5, 2015 • 47 min
Truth and love mix together seamlessly in the Christian’s life and affect the choices they make.
Transformational Living
Jun 28, 2015 • 50 min
Pastor Matt Pottenger talks about being changed and used by Christ
A Ministry of Hospitality
Jun 21, 2015 • 55 min
John commends ministry in the name of Jesus and Christian hospitality
Rebuilding Everything
Jun 14, 2015 • 51 min
When the end finally comes, it’s actually a beginning - the curse is gone, the King is on the throne, and His servants are serving.
What’s At Stake In Eternity?
Jun 7, 2015 • 46 min
According to Revelation, heaven is real, but not everyone is going there. What keeps people out?
Making All Things New
May 31, 2015 • 56 min
Christians have God’s promise that no matter how bad things are today, in Heaven He will make ALL things new.
Leaving a Legacy of Relationships
May 24, 2015 • 40 min
Pastor Bill Jasan presents his final exhortation to the body before moving to serve God in Haiti
The Great City Falls
May 10, 2015 • 50 min
As the judgment of God nears its culmination we see fall of Babylon. Could the fall of that city say anything to us? Yes it could.
Guest Tim Shanley
May 3, 2015 • 55 min
Tim shares how God called him to Bethesda to start a new work.
The Apocalyptic Exodus - Revelation 15 and 16
Apr 26, 2015 • 49 min
As the seven bowls of judgment are poured out on the earth we see yet another worship song in heaven.
The Final Gospel Call
Apr 19, 2015 • 46 min
In Revelation Chapter 14 we see the final mention of the word ‘gospel’ in the Bible as angel proclaims the good news to the world, but no one seems to respond.
HERmeneutics James 5:13-20
Apr 15, 2015 • 86 min
Ladies discuss the book of James verse by verse
Special Announcement
Apr 12, 2015 • 18 min
We’ve been praying for God’s direction for the future of this church, and it looks like God may be giving us an answer…
HERmeneutics James 5:1-12
Apr 8, 2015 • 81 min
Ladies discuss the book of James verse by verse
Realities of the Resurrection
Apr 5, 2015 • 56 min
Why did Jesus rise from the grave? Because sin, death, and hell are real. But so are the cross, the tomb, and the resurrection. And because of all this, we receive a real new life.
Interview with Jason and Sheila of Metro Women’s Care
Apr 4, 2015 • 23 min
Pastor Jeff interviews Jason and Sheila of Metro Women’s Center to learn how they responded to an unplanned pregnancy in their own relationship
Trumpets of Judgment
Mar 29, 2015 • 50 min
As the seven trumpets of judgment are blown we discover what God’s wrath look like and learn a little bit about what Jesus has suffered for us.
HERmeneutics James 4:11-17
Mar 25, 2015 • 83 min
Ladies discuss the book of James verse by verse
Seals, Suffering, and Salvation
Mar 22, 2015 • 49 min
As the Lamb opens the seals of the scroll we see suffering and the martyrs crying out.
Why Perspective Matters
Mar 20, 2015 • 53 min
Madeleine shares at a ladies tea why having a godly perspective on life is critical.
HERmeneutics James 4:1-10
Mar 18, 2015 • 80 min
Join our ladies as they dig into the Word!
There is Power in the Blood
Mar 15, 2015 • 54 min
Blood plays a central role throughout the Bible, but what is it really? And, what does it do? What can the physical reality of blood teach us about spiritual truth? Listen and learn.
What is Heaven Like?
Mar 8, 2015 • 48 min
What do you think Heaven is like? Have you seen what the Bible has to say?
James2_14to26 HERmeneutics
Mar 4, 2015 • 70 min
Faith and Works - how do they mingle? Listen in as a our ladies discuss the Scriptures together.
Suffocating Your Soul
Mar 1, 2015 • 56 min
In his last letter to the churches Jesus confront lukewarm Laodicea - is there anything in your life that cooling off your soul?
James2_1to13 HERmeneutics
Feb 25, 2015 • 74 min
Ladies discuss the book of James verse by verse
Snow Sermon - A Tale of Three Cities
Feb 22, 2015 • 57 min
We take a look at three cities and how they responded to the gospel
What Makes a Good Church?
Feb 15, 2015 • 41 min
Jesus is holy, true, and has all authority. The church in Philadelphia has simply responded to who Jesus is and what He has done, and now Jesus promises to take care of them forever.
James1_12to27 HERmeneutics
Feb 11, 2015 • 80 min
Ladies discuss the book of James verse by verse
The Hollow Church
Feb 8, 2015 • 47 min
Jesus had nothing good to say about the church in Sardis, they looked good from the outside, but were dying within. Unfortunately, we can be same way.
Finishing Well
Feb 1, 2015 • 40 min
In the letter to the church at Thyatira we find an admonition not just to do well, but to finish well too.
SoM - Preaching Books of the Bible
Feb 1, 2015 • 57 min
DA Carson gives a great short course on how and why to preach through entire books of the Bible
Jon Courson’s Testimony
Feb 1, 2015 • 76 min
Pastor Jon Courson shares his testimony involving tragic pain and loss and how God sustained him through it all.
A Passion for Hurting People
Feb 1, 2015 • 35 min
Greg Laurie shares from pastoral experience and the experience of losing his own son.
SoM Courson on Suffering
Feb 1, 2015 • 75 min
Pastor Jon Courson shares lessons learned about how to respond to the difficult challenges God brings into our lives by examining His call to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.
Loving Christ in Dark Places
Jan 25, 2015 • 52 min
Ever feel like you’re surrounded by darkness and spiritually dead people, the only light in a dark place? Christians is Pergamos know the feeling, they lived “where Satan dwells.” In order to survive they needed to remain doctrinally pure.
Responding to Adversity
Jan 18, 2015 • 43 min
Could poverty and tribulation really be a part of God’s plan for your life? If you live in a place like Smyrna, the answer might be yes.
Leaving Your First Love
Jan 11, 2015 • 48 min
You might be very busy for God, but are you still in love with Him? That’s the issue Jesus addresses in His letter to church at Ephesus.
Interview with Julie Lovejoy Part Two
Jan 9, 2015 • 25 min
Join Jeff as he interviews Julie Lovejoy from Metro Women’s Center
Interview with Julie Lovejoy Part One
Jan 8, 2015 • 25 min
Join Jeff as he interviews Julie Lovejoy from Metro Women’s Center
How To Change
Jan 4, 2015 • 52 min
We all want to change something about our lives. But why? The answer: because God created us to be more and is stirring the desire for change in us. Fortunately, we loves us just as we are - no matter how slowly that change comes.
A Few Thoughts on Faith
Dec 28, 2014 • 47 min
Christ in the Carols
Dec 21, 2014 • 61 min
Revelation 1:9-20 The Blessings of the Banished
Dec 14, 2014 • 45 min
Ever feel isolated, alone, banished from the rest of life? John did too, But there, on the island of Patmos, God brought him a revelation while he was in isolation.
Revelation 1:1-9 The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Dec 7, 2014 • 48 min
In the very first chapter of Revelation we see something about Jesus has changed: the Carpenter is now a King and there are benefits for those who serve Him
1 Corinthians 16 A Christian Response to Poverty & Need
Nov 30, 2014 • 48 min
How should Christians respond to people in need? Sometimes it involves giving and sometimes it involve going.
1 Corinthians 15:20-58 Be Steadfast, Immovable
Nov 23, 2014 • 53 min
How is the resurrection of individual Christians going to play out, and what do we do until it happens?
1 Corinthians 15:1-19 The Core of The Gospel
Nov 16, 2014 • 34 min
What do you think ‘the gospel’ is? Here in 1 Corinthians 15 the Bible gives us a concise answer.
1 Corinthians 14 Proper Protocol for Church
Nov 9, 2014 • 52 min
What should church be like? God gives us some basic instructions but the bottom line is this “decent and orderly.”
1 Corinthians 13:6-13 Seven Things Love Does
Nov 2, 2014 • 55 min
Love doesn’t just receive, it gives. Scripture tells us seven things it does.
1 Corinthians 13:5 Eight Things Love Does Not Do
Oct 26, 2014 • 51 min
1 Corinthians 13 helps us understand what love is like by telling eight things love does not do.
1 Corinthians 13:4 What Is Love Part 2
Oct 19, 2014 • 33 min
Love doesn’t think too little of me and envy you, nor does it think too much of me and boast to you.
1 Corinthians 13:4 What is Love
Oct 12, 2014 • 60 min
How would you explain love? The first thing the Bible says: it is willing to suffer long.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Why Love Trumps All
Oct 5, 2014 • 44 min
What could be more excellent than all these amazing spiritual gifts? Love.
1 Corinthians 12:10-31 Ministering To Each Other
Sep 28, 2014 • 41 min
When you consider all the gifts that God has given to the church, why go anywhere else looking for help?
1 Corinthians 12:7-9 Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Healing
Sep 21, 2014 • 44 min
In this sermon we consider some Biblical and present examples of the word of wisdom, word of knowledge, gift of faith and gifts of healing
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Led By The Spirit
Sep 14, 2014 • 42 min
The Holy Spirit wants to speak into our lives and lead us in ministry.
The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts Part 3
Sep 7, 2014 • 48 min
How does the Holy Spirit minister to us individually?
The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts Part 2
Aug 31, 2014 • 46 min
Our second study in this series examines the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Church
The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts Part 1
Aug 24, 2014 • 53 min
In this first study of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts we look at the ministry of the Holy Spirit throughout history.
1 Corinthians 12:1 Don’t Be Ignorant
Aug 17, 2014 • 47 min
Did you know there are very specific things that God does not want you to be ignorant of? Here’s a list of ten of them.
1 Corinthians 11:2-34 Head Coverings and Holy Communion
Aug 10, 2014 • 53 min
If you want to sum up 1 Corinthians 1-11 you could do it with just one word: others. The early Christians in Corinth were thinking too much of themselves, and not enough about others.
1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 Be a People Pleaser
Aug 3, 2014 • 46 min
Put a priority on pleasing others, for all the right reasons, not offending them unnecessarily
1 Corinthians 10:13 Understanding Temptation
Jul 27, 2014 • 43 min
What does God have to say about temptation and your ability to resist it?
1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Beware of the Past
Jul 20, 2014 • 41 min
Are you content with what God has done in your life, or do you need ‘just a little bit more?’
1 Corinthians 8:4-9:27 When Being Right Is Wrong
Jul 13, 2014 • 43 min
Can Christians________? When looking for the answer, remember the importance of loving others like yourself.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3 The Dangers of Diplomas
Jul 6, 2014 • 52 min
Is your pursuit of education and knowledge derailing your walk with God?
1 Corinthians 7 God’s Affects on Marriage
Jun 22, 2014 • 44 min
What does God have to say about marriage, and how does that line up with what we believe?
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 A Christian Response to Sin Part 3
Jun 15, 2014 • 42 min
How do we respond to sin in us? Don’t go carving your life into sections, yield the whole thing to God, and keep doing so.
1 Corinthians 5:9-6:11 A Christian Response to Sin, Part 2
Jun 8, 2014 • 42 min
How should the Christian respond to sin around us in the world? And, what about sin against us?
Guest Speaker Sean Adinig
Jun 1, 2014 • 42 min
Guest Speaker Jim O’Keefe
May 25, 2014 • 52 min
CC Kenya Missionary Retreat Session 4
May 22, 2014 • 29 min
God says those involved in calling the nations to His throne will eventually succeed
1 Corinthians 5:2-13 A Christian Response to Sin, Part One
May 18, 2014 • 41 min
How should Christians respond to sin in the church, and what is “church discipline” all about anyway?
1 Corinthians 5:1 Sexual Immorality Exists
May 11, 2014 • 45 min
Yes, there are things that are off limits sexually, no matter what you’ve been told.
I Corinthians 4 Corinth: The Church for Consumers
May 4, 2014 • 39 min
Paul sees himself as a servant of Christ and steward of God which has led him to a more difficult life than the critical Corinthians he was writing to.
1 Corinthians 3 Am I A Maturing Christian?
Apr 27, 2014 • 35 min
Just like a physical child, Christians are supposed to grow spiritually after they’re ‘born-again.”
The Realities of the Resurrection
Apr 20, 2014 • 37 min
Pastor Jeff shares how the resurrection has changed his own life and invites us to consider what it might mean for us.
Palm Sunday The Comprehensive Cross
Apr 13, 2014 • 46 min
Did Jesus REALLY have to die on the cross for me? And if so, what does that mean?
1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Two Ways to See the World
Apr 6, 2014 • 40 min
Yes, there really is more going on in this world than what you see with your natural eyes. How much more? Find out.
1 Corinthians 1:18 - 2:5 Why Christians Are Fools
Mar 30, 2014 • 43 min
No mater how high you rise in the world, some one will always think you are foolish as a Christian, not because of you, but because of Him.
1 Corinthians 1:13-17 What Is Church About?
Mar 23, 2014 • 38 min
When you recommend someone to come to church with you, what reason do you give? Is it because it is fun? Because it will given them a better life? Because it will make them a better person? Do you ever mention the cross? It was kind of important t…
1 Corinthians 1:10-12 What is the Church Part 2
Mar 16, 2014 • 42 min
What should church be like? There’s a lot of wiggle room actually, as long as Jesus is at the center.
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 What is the Church Pt 1
Mar 9, 2014 • 41 min
The church is a unique gathering people because of it’s Founder and its members.
Nehemiah 9:38-13:31 How Quickly We Forget
Mar 2, 2014 • 51 min
After celebrating what God had done for them, the Jews decided to do a few things for God. Unfortunately, their efforts at change didn’t last long once they drifted away from worship.
Nehemiah 8:9-9:38 One More Chance
Feb 23, 2014 • 45 min
God has always been willing to give us one more chance, but He’s at some point, if we resist, we will suffer.
Nehemiah 7:4-8:8 How Does God Speak?
Feb 16, 2014 • 47 min
How can I know what God wants me to do? We find two answers in section of Scripture.
Nehemiah 6:1-7:3 Responding to Rumors
Feb 9, 2014 • 46 min
Nehemiah’s enemies tried telling lies to him and telling lies about him, how do you respond when your reputation is attacked?
Nehemiah 5 - Be Weird For God
Feb 2, 2014 • 34 min
Conflict arises when two people can’t both have what they want - so, how do we get over it? By following Jesus who gave up His rights to “stuff” in order to save us from sin.
Nehemiah 2:11-4:23 Worshipping At Work
Jan 26, 2014 • 44 min
We look at who was involved in serving God by building the wall, and see that Nehemiah responded to opposition the same way, over and over: through prayer and continued effort.
Nehemiah 2:1-10 Pray, Plan, and Say Please
Jan 19, 2014 • 40 min
God used Nehemiah’s position and his prayers to open doors for ministry. How does He want to use yours?
Nehemiah 1:5-11 The Prayer of Repentance
Jan 12, 2014 • 45 min
For those who want to know and serve God, everything begins with Repentance - but what does it look like, and how do we do it?
Nehemiah 1:1-4 God’s Servant in the City
Jan 5, 2014 • 44 min
Nehemiah was a government employee serving in a foreign land who still had a heart for God’s people
State of the Communion Address
Dec 29, 2013 • 45 min
What threatens your walk with God in 2014, and what opportunities do we have to serve Him?
Christmas 2013 He Gives Good Gifts
Dec 22, 2013 • 35 min
God gives us good gifts, packaged as a set; He tells us where to find them, and makes the available to us all.
John 21 Jesus at Your Jobsite
Dec 15, 2013 • 50 min
Jesus meets the disciples in their daily lives and then restores and calls Peter to a life of service.
John 20 He Lives & He Gives
Dec 1, 2013 • 55 min
When Jesus rose from the grave, He gave seven gifts to us to help us live.
John 19:31-42 Jesus Our Passover
Nov 24, 2013 • 43 min
The Jews wanted Jesus off the cross quickly so they could enjoy their Passover…turns out, He was their real Passover.
John 19:1-30 Why The Cross?
Nov 17, 2013 • 40 min
John gives us a play by play of the events of Jesus’ trial and execution, but WHY was it all necessary?
66 Books
Nov 7, 2013 • 54 min
A brief overview of the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
John 18 Arresting God
Nov 3, 2013 • 42 min
Everyone in Jesus’ life turned their back on Him. Feel let down by people in your life? He can understand.
John 17:20-26 The Lord’s Prayer Pt 2
Oct 27, 2013 • 50 min
John 17:1-19 The Lord’s Prayer Pt 1
Oct 20, 2013 • 43 min
Jesus prays for Himself and the disciples just hours before going to the cross - what does He say?
Guest Speaker Damon Friedman talks about The Mission Field
Oct 13, 2013 • 39 min
John 15:18-16:33 Why They Hate You
Oct 6, 2013 • 45 min
Even though Christians are called to love others, Jesus warns them that the world with respond with hatred.
John 15:9-17 What Is Love?
Sep 29, 2013 • 49 min
What does the Bible mean by the word love?
John 15:1-8 Branches Bear Fruit
Sep 22, 2013 • 47 min
Christians are designed to bear fruit by abiding in Christ and being tended by God
John 14:27-31 Peace I Leave With You
Sep 15, 2013 • 48 min
Looking for a little peace? Jesus offers it to you for FREE!
John 14:25-26 You Are Not Alone
Sep 8, 2013 • 41 min
As a Christian, the Holy Spirit resides INSIDE you and that means, you are never truly alone
John 14:12-24 Trading Places
Sep 1, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus doesn’t promote you, He trades places with you, and that subtle distinction makes an enormous difference.
John 14:7-11 Faith Anchors
Aug 25, 2013 • 44 min
What role do miracles play in our lives? Answer: they force to make a decision about God.
John 14:4-6 There’s Only One Way
Aug 18, 2013 • 47 min
Jesus says there’s only one way to Heaven - through Him. Why does it have to be so exclusive?
John 14:1-3 What’s Heaven Like?
Aug 11, 2013 • 44 min
What does Jesus have to say about Heaven, and how does that affect us when we feel anxious?
John 13:18-38 Love Trumps Betrayal
Aug 4, 2013 • 51 min
Have you ever been betrayed? Jesus knows the pain, but also commands us to love like we’ve never loved before.
John 13:1-17 God Washed Feet
Jul 27, 2013 • 39 min
In the final hours of His life, Jesus shows His love for us by humbling washing our feet and showing us the need regular cleansing in our relationship with Him
John 12:13-50 The Hour Has Come
Jul 21, 2013 • 52 min
Jesus’ big moment has final come - the hour has arrived for Him to be glorified. What will that look like?
John 11:47-12:12 Vacuums and Fountains
Jul 14, 2013 • 42 min
Does your life look more like a vacuum, taking things in, or a fountain, giving things out?
John 11:1-46 Lazarus Was Loved
Jul 7, 2013 • 44 min
Yes, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, but did you know that Jesus LOVED Lazarus, and his family knew it?
John 10:22-42 Safe in the Father’s Hand
Jun 30, 2013 • 46 min
Yes, Jesus IS the Christ, and that means you’re always going to be His.
John 10:1-21 The Good Shepherd Pt 2
Jun 23, 2013 • 46 min
We take a second look at Jesus’ claim to be the Good Shepherd, this time focusing on what we can learn about shepherds.
John 10:1-21 The Good Shepherd Pt 1
Jun 16, 2013 • 40 min
In one the most familiar passages of the New Testament Jesus claims to be the Good Shepherd. What does that mean for us as sheep?
John 9:1-41 Was He Born In Sin?
Jun 2, 2013 • 55 min
Why are we sometimes born with defects, deformities, or difficulties? Is it because of sin in our lives?
John 8:33-59 Sin is Self-centered
May 26, 2013 • 38 min
If Jesus is light of the world, why do so many stay in the dark? Because we love our sin more than we love God.
John 8:12-32 The Light of The World
May 19, 2013 • 39 min
Is the Light of the World shining in your life? Can you see where to go next?
John 8:2-11 A Tricky Question
May 12, 2013 • 44 min
How can Jesus affirm the Law and grant mercy at the same time? How can Justice and Mercy coexist?
Acts 6 Attack On The Early Church
May 5, 2013 • 51 min
John 7:32 - 8:1 Flowing With The Spirit
Apr 28, 2013 • 57 min
Are torrents of living water gushing from your life? Jesus said they would if you’re filled with the Holy Spirit.
John 7:10-31 Questions of Allegiance
Apr 21, 2013 • 53 min
John 7:1-9 Choosing Sides
Apr 14, 2013 • 39 min
You can’t say, “I don’t have an opinion” about Jesus, you have to decide, was He right or was He wrong? And your answer has eternal consequences.
John 6:41-71 Walking Away From Jesus
Apr 7, 2013 • 48 min
Sometimes Jesus says hard things, not because He’s mean, but because He wants to receive something better.
John 6:22-40 The Christ And The Crowd
Mar 31, 2013 • 40 min
When the crowds came to Jesus, they came for the wrong reasons but He tried to help them. Why do you come?
John 6:1-21 Mixed Motives and Impossible Tasks
Mar 24, 2013 • 47 min
Sometimes impossible circumstances come our way, what do we do then? Learn a lesson from the feeding of the 5000.
John 5:16-47 Ignoring the Witnesses
Mar 17, 2013 • 50 min
Jesus says God gives us four witnesses to tell us what He’s really like, so how do you respond when God doesn’t fit your expectations?
John 4:43-5:15 Faith to Act
Mar 10, 2013 • 45 min
Jesus ministers to a man who has it all and another who seems to have nothing, but He requires both of them to act on their faith.
What is Worship? Part 4
Mar 3, 2013 • 43 min
In this final part of our series we look at the place of music in worship and why some people raise their hands.
What is Worship? Part 3
Feb 24, 2013 • 45 min
What keeps us from worship? Three things: sin, circumstances, and feelings. Can you overcome them? Yes.
What is Worship? Part 2
Feb 17, 2013 • 42 min
In this second part of our series, we discover what it means to worship in spirit and truth
What is Worship? Part 1
Feb 10, 2013 • 55 min
Worship must be an attitude of the heart long before it becomes it an action in our lives
John 4:27-42 Tell the World
Feb 3, 2013 • 47 min
The woman at the well went to town and told everyone about Jesus - where are you willing to go?
John 4:16-26 Wooed to Worship
Jan 27, 2013 • 45 min
Jesus confronts a women graciously but directly over the issues in her life.
John 4:5-15 The Weary God
Jan 20, 2013 • 45 min
Jesus was tired. Is that something you can relate to?
John 4:1-4 Downward Promotions
Jan 13, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus walked out of Judea just as His popularity was soaring. Why?
Missionary Update from Japan - Pastor Chuck Robb
Jan 6, 2013 • 38 min
Three Keys To Spiritual Growth
Dec 30, 2012 • 49 min
Looking to grow spiritually? Focus on three things: get into the Word, worship, and God’s Will
Christmas 2012 Peace, Hope, and Joy
Dec 23, 2012 • 40 min
Do you know what Jesus got you for Christmas?
John 3:18-36 I Must Decrease
Dec 16, 2012 • 43 min
Did you ever notice that “I” is at the center or sin? There’s a good reason why “I” must decrease.
John 3:9-17 Holy Antivenom
Dec 9, 2012 • 45 min
We’ve all been infected by the toxins of sin, but we also have access to the holy antivenom we need.
John 3:5-8 Born Of Water And The Spirit
Dec 2, 2012 • 47 min
What does it mean to be “born of water and the Spirit?”
John 3:4 God Says Hard Things
Nov 25, 2012 • 44 min
Jesus told Nicodemus he had to be born-again. Why does He say stuff like that which is so hard to understand?
John 3:1-3 Not Good Enough For God
Nov 18, 2012 • 43 min
Nicodemus, the man who seemed to have it all together, was still told that He needed Jesus.
John 2:18-25 Do A Miracle For Me!
Nov 11, 2012 • 43 min
What are miracles for, and is it OK to pray for one today?
John 2:13-17 Losing Jesus in Worship
Nov 4, 2012 • 38 min
When Jesus showed up in the Temple on Passover, instead of worship He found chaos. How had God been misplaced in His own house? And what needs to be driven out of our lives so worship can begin again?
John 2:1-12 What’s Better Than Wine?
Oct 28, 2012 • 42 min
Jesus turned water into wine, so how should Christians respond to alcohol?
John 1:35-51 Four Ways to One Savior
Oct 21, 2012 • 36 min
Six men come to Jesus four different ways and the lessons we can learn from each.
John 1:19-34 God Is Getting Your Attention
Oct 14, 2012 • 47 min
What lengths does God go to to get our attention?
Attitude Of Gratitude
Oct 7, 2012 • 58 min
John 1:14-18 God Dwelt With Men
Sep 30, 2012 • 45 min
How do men respond when God dwells among them? Let’s go back to the Exodus and see.
John 1:4-13 A Light In Our Darkness
Sep 23, 2012 • 54 min
Are you more afraid of the dark or letting the light of God shine in your life?
John 1:1-3 Introducing Jesus
Sep 16, 2012 • 41 min
As John opens his gospel he introduces us to Jesus’ eternal, triune, and creative nature so we understand who the God is who saved us.
Exploring the Bible Part Three
Sep 9, 2012 • 50 min
In this final part of our series we look at how these 66 books were chosen, why others didn’t make the cut, why we should read the Bible, and what keeps from doing so.
Exploring the Bible Part Two
Sep 2, 2012 • 51 min
In this second part of our series we take an overview of the entire New Testament
Exploring the Bible Part One
Aug 26, 2012 • 49 min
In the first part of this series we look at how God speaks to men and give an overview of the entire Old Testament.
Exodus 3: The Beauty of God
Aug 19, 2012 • 33 min
2 Peter 3:10-18 Be Holy, Be Diligent, Beware
Aug 12, 2012 • 43 min
In light of the upcoming judgment which we all face, how should we live? Peter’s instruction - be holy, be diligent, and beware.
2 Peter 3:1-9 Why Hasn’t Judgment Come?
Aug 5, 2012 • 40 min
Why don’t bad things happen to bad people? Why aren’t we instantly judged for our sins?
Acts 9:36-43 Discipleship
Jul 29, 2012 • 55 min
What does it mean to be a Disciple?
2 Peter 2:1-22 The Attack Will Be Here
Jul 22, 2012 • 41 min
God’s Word tells us exactly how you will be tempted - by covetousness. What affect does it have on you?
2 Peter 1:16-21 God Sent A Message
Jul 15, 2012 • 49 min
Ever wonder how we got the Bible? Peter gives us some insight: God moved men to write things down.
Rescued to Rescue
Jul 8, 2012 • 64 min
Peter, Before and After
Jul 1, 2012 • 56 min
Looking at the Apostle most people identify with through his spotty life and his use of two “swords” before and after the Day of Pentecost.
2 Peter 1:12-15 Stirred Up Faith
Jun 24, 2012 • 51 min
Ever feel like your faith is a little dry? A little dull? Peter says we need to be stirred up by remembering some key points.
2 Peter 1:5-11 The Diligent Disciple
Jun 17, 2012 • 51 min
Want to know how to grow in your walk with God? Peter gives you seven steps.
2 Peter 1:1-4 The Danger of Drifting
Jun 10, 2012 • 55 min
The Bible is full of warnings, to those who already know God, not to drift away from Him. Peter continues the admonition.
Philippians 4:14-23 Why Do We Give?
Jun 3, 2012 • 56 min
Why do we give? Where should we give? And what should our giving look like? Paul has answers.
Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret of Being Content
May 27, 2012 • 51 min
According to the Bible, we can be content no matter how much or how little we have, not in the future, but today, by magnifying Christ instead of our circumstances
Tenth Anniversary Celebration
May 20, 2012 • 54 min
Philippians 4:1-9 The Path To Peace
May 13, 2012 • 47 min
Having problems in your relationships? Strugging with anxiety or your thought life? Jesus is the answer.
Philippians 3:12-21 Forget About It
May 6, 2012 • 50 min
Forget about your past, ignore earthly distractions, and set your mind on Jesus, the One who has taken hold of you
Philippians 3:1-11 Rejoice in Christ, Not Your Resume
Apr 29, 2012 • 44 min
Before you set off to do something for God, remember first things first: rejoice in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:14-30 Responding to God’s Will
Apr 22, 2012 • 50 min
We’re called to do all things without grumbling or complaining BECAUSE it is God who is at work in us to will and to do according to His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:12-13 God Is At Work In You
Apr 15, 2012 • 48 min
Philippians 2:1-11 Easter 2012
Apr 8, 2012 • 40 min
Philippians 1:21-30 Petty Passion or Master Passion?
Apr 1, 2012 • 47 min
Philippians 1:12-20 Making The Best of The Worst
Mar 25, 2012 • 56 min
Philippians 1:9-11 Approving What Is Excellent
Mar 18, 2012 • 50 min
Philippians 1:3-8 A Thankful Prayer
Mar 11, 2012 • 42 min
Philippians 1:1-2 The Blessings of Bondservants
Mar 4, 2012 • 48 min
1 Timothy 6:3-6:21 Dangerously Discontent
Feb 26, 2012 • 50 min
1 Timothy 5:16-6:2 Representing Christ
Feb 19, 2012 • 56 min
1 Timothy 5:3-16 A Christian View of Charity
Feb 12, 2012 • 52 min
1 Timothy 5:1-2 Delicate Correction
Feb 5, 2012 • 49 min
1 Timothy 4:6-16 Let Your Doctrine Show
Jan 29, 2012 • 64 min
1 Timothy 4:1-5 Sliding Away or Slogging Forward?
Jan 22, 2012 • 60 min
1 Timothy 3 Standards for Servants
Jan 15, 2012 • 58 min
1 Timothy 2:8-15 The Timeless God Vs. Modern Culture
Jan 8, 2012 • 78 min
Missions Update with Chuck Robb
Jan 1, 2012 • 42 min
Christmas 2011 Part Seven
Dec 25, 2011 • 3 min
O Come All Ye Faithful and What Jesus Left For You
Christmas 2011 Part Six
Dec 24, 2011 • 4 min
O Holy Night and A Symphony of Scripture
Christmas 2011 Part Five
Dec 23, 2011 • 3 min
What Child Is This and Is This What I Get For Serving
Christmas 2011 Part Four
Dec 22, 2011 • 2 min
Joy To The World and No Room In The Inn
Christmas 2011 Part Three
Dec 21, 2011 • 2 min
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing and What Did God Get You For Christmas?
Christmas 2011 Part Two
Dec 20, 2011 • 1 min
O Come All Ye Faithful (Instrumental) and more thoughts on the background of Christmas
Christmas 2011 Part One
Dec 19, 2011 • 3 min
Silent Night and Who is Santa Claus?
Christmas 2011 Joy to the World
Dec 18, 2011 • 51 min
1 Timothy 2:1 - 8 An Exhortation to Pray Part Three
Dec 11, 2011 • 48 min
In Part Three we look at the need to pray for others - for their healing and for their souls.
1 Timothy 2:1 - 2:2 An Exhortation to Pray Part Two
Dec 4, 2011 • 54 min
A continued look at prayer - what keeps us from it, why we don’t see answers, and how to do it.
1 Timothy 1:18 - 2:1 An Exhortation to Pray
Nov 27, 2011 • 51 min
Part one of a two part study on Paul’s exhortation to pray - what does that meand and how do we do it?
An Exortation To Pray
Nov 27, 2011 • 51 min
He Put Me Into The Ministry
Nov 20, 2011 • 55 min
Jesus radically changed Paul’s life - He redeemed him, PUT him in the ministry, and empowered him.
1 Timothy 1:12-17 He Put Me Into The Ministry
Nov 20, 2011 • 55 min
Jesus radically changed Paul’s life - He redeemed him, PUT him in the ministry, and empowered him.
1 Timothy 1:1-11 Teach No Other Doctrine
Nov 13, 2011 • 44 min
Paul begins his instruction to Timothy by building barriers around the Christian message, what is and isn’t orthodox faith?
The Greatest Commandment, Part 6
Nov 6, 2011 • 50 min
Love your neighbor? Who’s that?
The Greatest Commandment Part Six
Nov 6, 2011 • 50 min
Love your neighbor? Who’s that?
The Greatest Commandment Part Five
Oct 30, 2011 • 55 min
How do we love God? Through Allegiance, Adoration, and Action.
The Greatest Commandment Part Four
Oct 23, 2011 • 59 min
In this fourth part of our study we examine the heart - what it is, what’s wrong with it, and how God offers to fix it.
The Greatest Commandment, Part 5
Oct 20, 2011 • 55 min
How do we love God? Through Allegiance, Adoration, and Action.
The Greatest Commandment Part Three
Oct 16, 2011 • 42 min
Now that we understand love a little bit, let’s look at what it means to do it with our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
The Greatest Commandment Part Two
Oct 9, 2011 • 59 min
In the second part of our study we continue to define Biblical love and examine what threatens and strengthens it.
The Greatest Commandment Part One
Oct 2, 2011 • 47 min
“Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” OK. What does that mean?
Genesis 49 - 50 Blessings and Burials
Sep 25, 2011 • 53 min
As we close the book of Genesis we look at the final actions of dying men and reexamine what it means to forgive and be forgiven.
Genesis 48 A Final Step of Faith
Sep 18, 2011 • 53 min
As he prepares to die, Jacob adopts his grandsons and tells them about the God he has served.
Guest Speaker Jaime Hemeon
Sep 11, 2011 • 54 min
Genesis 45:16-47:31 Life Takes a Radical Turn
Sep 4, 2011 • 47 min
Jacob’s life is turned around radically as he learns Joseph is still alive; our lives are turned around when Jesus comes into them.
Life Takes A Radical Turn
Sep 4, 2011 • 47 min
God has the ability to turn our lives around completely, often in ways and at times when we least expect it.
Genesis 41:52-45:15 Take Me Instead
Aug 28, 2011 • 58 min
Judah steps up to the plate and takes responsiblity for a wrong he committed over twenty years ago as the brothers are reunited with Joseph
Genesis 41:42-52 Forgetfulness & Fruitfulness
Aug 21, 2011 • 61 min
By focusing on God’s goodness Joseph was able to forget his pain and suffering and become fruitful - what does that mean for you?
Genesis 41:1-41 Provision Before the Famine
Aug 14, 2011 • 40 min
God provided Pharaoh with a warning about the famine that would come and all that was necessary to endure it, and He wants to do the same for you.
Genesis 40 Dealing With Disappointment
Aug 7, 2011 • 52 min
How do you respond to disappointment? By bucking up or reaching out? Maybe God has allowed this because He wants to use you in it.
Haiti Missions Update and Mark 2
Jul 31, 2011 • 64 min
Genesis 38 Costs and Consequences
Jul 17, 2011 • 59 min
How far will you go to get what you want?
Genesis 37 Where Will Envy Lead?
Jul 10, 2011 • 55 min
The roots of sin in our heart eventually produce the fruit of sin in our lives, what can be done to stop it?
Genesis 35-36 Purified and Presented
Jul 3, 2011 • 51 min
Jacob sets an example of purity pursued in response to God’s grace.
Genesis 34 Deadly Passions
Jun 26, 2011 • 44 min
The story of how the passionate pursuit of good things in the wrong way can end in disaster.
Genesis 32:13 - 33:20 Wrestling With God
Jun 19, 2011 • 46 min
God has a very different view of weakness, in fact, sometimes He causes it.
Genesis 32:1-12 A Model For Prayer
Jun 12, 2011 • 37 min
Jacob’s prayer reminds us to offer Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication (asking for stuff).
Theory and Testing
Jun 5, 2011 • 57 min
First we have to learn the truth, then we have to apply it - sometimes in very difficult situations. Pastor Frank shares from the personal experience of losing his wife and finding the comfort of God.
Genesis 30:25-31:55 Baking Cookies with Jesus
May 29, 2011 • 41 min
What is God’s responsibility and what is my responsibility? The answer isn’t quite cut and dry - we have things to do, but always under His supervision.
Genesis 30:1-24 Womb War III
May 22, 2011 • 51 min
Sin destroys our relationships because if we want something badly enough we spare no expense or relationship to get it.
Genesis 29 Dealing With Disappointments
May 15, 2011 • 43 min
Jacob is tricked into marrying the wrong woman - where do you go when you’ve been hurt like that?
Genesis 27:46-28:22 The Blessed Deceiver
May 8, 2011 • 43 min
If Jacob was such a scumbag (and at times he was) why did God use him?
Genesis 26:34-27:45 From Family Fraud to Family Feud
May 1, 2011 • 44 min
A pool of sin covered by a canopy of grace.
Luke 24:44-49 Resurrection Sunday
Apr 24, 2011 • 40 min
Palm Sunday - Why Did Jesus Come?
Apr 17, 2011 • 43 min
Genesis 26:1-33 Grace That Is Greater
Apr 10, 2011 • 41 min
Why do bad things happen and where is God when they do?
Genesis 25 Selling Your Soul For Soup
Apr 3, 2011 • 43 min
Abraham’s death and the conflict between his grandsons help us ask, what is life really about?
Genesis 24:29-67 Boy Meets Girl
Mar 27, 2011 • 36 min
In the story of how Isaac married Rebekah we see parallels of how Christ has taken the church for His own bride.
Boy Meets Girl
Mar 27, 2011 • 36 min
Genesis 24:1-28 Searching For God’s Best
Mar 20, 2011 • 40 min
How can you discover God’s will when He hasn’t clearly spoken?
Genesis 22:30-23:20 After The Triumph A Trial
Mar 13, 2011 • 29 min
You can only leave God out of the picture for so long, sooner or later, in life or in death, you are going to meet Him and have to give an account for all the choices you made.
Guest Speaker Bob Carpenter
Mar 6, 2011 • 54 min
Genesis 22:1-19 The Sacrifice of Isaac
Feb 27, 2011 • 53 min
We are all worshippers, and we all make sacrifices - the question you must ask yourself is - what god am I worshipping and what sacrifices am I making?
Genesis 21 Letting Go of Ishmael
Feb 20, 2011 • 47 min
When painful things happen in life that we don’t understand, we need to remember God’s timing and plan is perfect.
Genesis 20 Deception, Integrity, and Grace
Feb 13, 2011 • 43 min
Even in the midst of our darkest moments, God offers us grace.
Genesis 19 The Heart of Homosexuality
Feb 6, 2011 • 49 min
Homosexuality, and all others forms of sexual sin, is not primarily an issue of attraction, it is a question of authority. Whose are you under?
Genesis 18 No Private Religion
Jan 30, 2011 • 42 min
God never intended for us to have a private religion, He intended for us to have a personal relationship and the two are very different.
Genesis 17 Receiving & Responding
Jan 23, 2011 • 46 min
God does things in our lives that we can’t, and expects us to respond in ways that we can.
Genesis 16:7-16 The God Who Sees
Jan 16, 2011 • 52 min
God doesn’t ‘help those who help themselves,’ He ‘heals those that have tried to help themselves.’
Genesis 16:1-6 Don’t Conceive An Ishmael
Jan 9, 2011 • 39 min
In a matter of days, hours, or even moments we can make choices which, though they seemed reasonable at the moment, turn out to be something we regret for the rest of our lives. What do we do then?
Genesis 15:7-21 Knowing, Doing and Experiencing God
Jan 2, 2011 • 36 min
Is it OK to ask for a sign? to ask God to ‘prove Himself’ or to give you something to go by?
A Few More Gifts For You
Dec 26, 2010 • 40 min
Last week we saw that God gave us a Savior for Christmas, this week we discover He has given us a few other gifts as well.
Christmas 2010 A Savior Is Born
Dec 19, 2010 • 26 min
Genesis 15:1-6 What About This God?
Dec 12, 2010 • 39 min
Do you ever hear all the promises of God and want to ask, “Well then, what about this issue in my life?” Abram did, and God responded.
Genesis 14:1-24 The Battle and The Blessing
Nov 28, 2010 • 46 min
Abraham goes out in battle to rescue Lot and is blessed by a mysterious figure as a result. Does that mean it’s OK for Christians to serve in the military?
Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2010 • 52 min
Genesis 12:4-13:18 God Allows U-turns
Nov 14, 2010 • 44 min
When we blow it, God always allows us the chance to turn around.
Genesis 11:10-12:3 When God Calls
Nov 7, 2010 • 40 min
God calls Abraham - and it’s not because Abraham really had it all together spiritually.
Genesis 10:1-11:9 Hearts Tied to Tongues
Oct 31, 2010 • 55 min
One thing we learn from the Tower of Babel is it’s possible to spend your time, your money, your life building something that looks impressive on the outside, but has no eternal value at all.
Genesis 9:1-29 The Commands, the Covenant and the Curse
Oct 24, 2010 • 40 min
We finish up the life of Noah by taking a look at three vignettes - we’ll see the commands God gave and the covenant He made with the world after Noah’s worship; then we’ll end with a really sad event that happened with Noah and his family.
Genesis 7:1-8:19 Obedience Floats
Oct 10, 2010 • 54 min
Noah believed God in something he had never seen or experienced before, but was it all real, or is the story of his ark just a myth?
Genesis 6:9-22 - Judgment Comes
Oct 3, 2010 • 43 min
God does punish sin. But, He also provides a way of escape as Noah learned on the ark.
Genesis 4:16 - 6:8 Receiving Grace or Chasing Glory
Sep 19, 2010 • 42 min
Where did Cain get his wife? Did people really live that long? Who were the Nephilim? We deal with lots of controversy in this section of Scripture.
Genesis 4:1-15 Self-Centered Worship
Sep 12, 2010 • 46 min
What do you really worship? Cain proves that it is possible to go through the motions of worshipping God while really worshipping our self.
Genesis 3:6-13 Rotten Fruit and Scratchy Leaves
Aug 29, 2010 • 49 min
Our silly little attempts to cover up the consequences of our sins are not effective. We need the solution offered by God.
Genesis 3:1-5 Dissecting Temptation
Aug 22, 2010 • 45 min
What does temptation look like? The techniques Satan used with Eve are the same ones he uses on us today.
Genesis 2:24-25 A Biblically Based Marriage Part 2
Aug 15, 2010 • 53 min
Your relationship with your spouse (or your spouse to be) is the second most important thing in your life - don’t wreck it by making your own decisions about what is right and wrong sexually.
Genesis 2:24-25 A Biblically Based Marriage Part 1
Aug 8, 2010 • 38 min
Who gets to determine what marriage is, why it is, and how it should be conducted? Is there a pattern to follow, or do you just do whatever you want?
Genesis 2:19-23 God Serves Prime Rib
Aug 1, 2010 • 46 min
God sees the needs in our lives and extravagantly provides for them.
Genesis 2:18 What Is A Help Mate?
Jul 25, 2010 • 53 min
Sure, the Bible says God created woman to be a “helpmate” for man, but what does that mean? And, why does God call Himself by the same title?
Genesis 2:18 God Sees the Singles
Jul 18, 2010 • 57 min
With so many passages in the Bible talking about marriage - what is the single Christian supposed to do?
Genesis 2:4-18 The Generous God
Jul 11, 2010 • 53 min
When He created the world, God gave man a place to live that was perfect and beautiful, it was food that was good, it was work that was meaningful, He gave boundaries that enabled us to enjoy life, and protected us from harm, and finally, he promised t…
Genesis 2:1-3 What is the Sabbath?
Jul 4, 2010 • 52 min
By keeping the Sabbath in some form, we recognize that God is most important in our life, and we are taking an actual step to show that believe we will be alright by trusting in Him instead of taking care of ourselves; we recognize that life is more th…
Genesis 1:26-31 Finding Purpose in Life
Jun 27, 2010 • 45 min
What is man? And why is he here? Let’s find some answers in Scripture.
Genesis 1:1-25 A Busy Week
Jun 20, 2010 • 65 min
In this sermon we take a look at competing theories on how the earth was created and recommend a charitable approach to the positions held by other Christians.
Ken Strayer
Jun 13, 2010 • 39 min
Genesis 1:1 The God of the Beginning
Jun 6, 2010 • 46 min
Why doesn’t the Bible answers the questions modern Christians have about creation? Because it never intended to, but it does have a lot of other things to help us understand why we’re here and what is going on.
Genesis 1:1 Is God Creator Or Created?
May 30, 2010 • 48 min
God opens the Bible with an challenging statement, “In the beginning I created the Heavens and the earth,” how you respond to that statement will affect the way you view the rest of life.
Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd
May 23, 2010 • 58 min
1 Peter 5
May 16, 2010 • 51 min
1 Peter 4
May 9, 2010 • 51 min
1 Peter 3
May 2, 2010 • 44 min
1 Peter 2
Apr 25, 2010 • 52 min
1 Peter 1
Apr 18, 2010 • 61 min
Resurrected and Revealed
Apr 11, 2010 • 36 min
Luke 24:13-53 Resurrected and Revealed
Apr 11, 2010 • 36 min
Why Does The Resurrection Matter?
Apr 4, 2010 • 47 min
Luke 23:50 - 24:12 Why Does the Resurrection Matter?
Apr 4, 2010 • 47 min
Luke 23:1-49 Deadly Ambitions
Mar 28, 2010 • 52 min
Luke 22:39-71 After You Reject Jesus
Mar 21, 2010 • 49 min
Hungry For The Last Supper
Mar 14, 2010 • 50 min
Luke 22:1-38 Hungry for the Last Supper
Mar 14, 2010 • 50 min
Luke 21 Smashing Religious Facades
Mar 7, 2010 • 52 min
Luke 20 Rejected Grace and Mercy
Feb 28, 2010 • 59 min
Luke 19 The Last Journey to Jerusalem
Feb 21, 2010 • 60 min
Luke 18 Principles for Pursuing God
Feb 14, 2010 • 50 min
Luke 17:20-37 An Invisible Kingdom Defined
Feb 7, 2010 • 44 min
Luke 17:1-19 Five Traits of a Disciple
Jan 24, 2010 • 53 min
Luke 16:14-31 Money, Marriage and Hades - Part 2
Jan 17, 2010 • 39 min
Luke 16:1-18 Money, Marriage and Hades - Part 1
Jan 10, 2010 • 51 min
Luke 15:1-32 Are You Lost Or Found?
Jan 3, 2010 • 45 min
Wrapping and Unwrapping Jesus
Dec 27, 2009 • 38 min
Christmas 2009
Luke 14:1-35 The Danger of Christmas
Dec 14, 2009 • 52 min
Hebrews 12:1-2 The Race of Grace
Dec 6, 2009 • 41 min
Luke 13:10-35 The Door is Narrow but the Kingdom is Large
Nov 29, 2009 • 54 min
Luke 12:49-13:9 Critical Misunderstandings
Nov 22, 2009 • 47 min
Luke 12:35-48 Ready for His Return
Nov 15, 2009 • 47 min
Luke 12:1-34 Obstacles to Integrity
Nov 8, 2009 • 60 min
Luke 11:37-54 The Danger of Self-Centered Religion
Nov 1, 2009 • 52 min
Luke 11:14-36 When Jesus Acts How Do you React?
Oct 25, 2009 • 38 min
1 Peter The True Grace of God
Oct 18, 2009 • 38 min
Luke 11:5-13 Lord Teach Us to Pray Part 3
Oct 11, 2009 • 57 min
Luke 11:3-4 Lord Teach Us to Pray Part 2
Oct 4, 2009 • 45 min
Luke 11:1-2 Lord Teach Us to Pray Part 1
Sep 27, 2009 • 52 min
Luke 10:38-42 The Tyranny of the Urgent
Sep 20, 2009 • 47 min
Luke 10:25-37 Who Do I Have to Love?
Sep 13, 2009 • 43 min
Deuteronomy 17:18-20 Instructions for a King
Sep 6, 2009 • 48 min
Luke 10:1-28 The Harvest is Plentiful
Aug 30, 2009 • 54 min
Luke 9:28-62 His Transfiguration and Our Transformation
Aug 23, 2009 • 44 min
Luke 9:1-27 Heaven Without God is Hell
Aug 16, 2009 • 53 min
Luke 8:22-56 Faith is the Antidote to Fear
Aug 9, 2009 • 47 min
Luke 8:1-21 Do You Hear God?
Aug 2, 2009 • 42 min
Luke 7:36-50 What Does Forgiveness Smell Like?
Jul 26, 2009 • 44 min
Luke 7:1-35 Expectations - The Enemy of Faith
Jul 19, 2009 • 40 min
Luke 7:37-49 Don’t Judge Me Man!
Jul 12, 2009 • 53 min
Luke 6:27-36 What is Love?
Jul 5, 2009 • 43 min
Luke 6:17-26 Does Jesus Promise You Blessings or Woes?
Jun 28, 2009 • 49 min
Luke 6:12-16 Jesus Selects the Apostles
Jun 21, 2009 • 50 min
Luke 5:27-6:11 Jesus Does Things Differently
Jun 14, 2009 • 50 min
Luke 5:1-26 Authority Part 2
Jun 7, 2009 • 42 min
Luke 4:31-44 Authority Part 1
May 31, 2009 • 53 min
Luke 4:14-30 The Messiah’s Mission Statement
May 24, 2009 • 45 min
Luke 3:21-4:13 Introducing the Last Adam
May 17, 2009 • 49 min
Jesus is introduced to the world as the Messiah, the last Adam, who overturns all the problems the first Adam started.
Luke 3:1-20 You Must Bear Fruit
May 10, 2009 • 47 min
John the Baptist confronts people who were living for themselves and challenges them, and us, to live for others
Luke 2:41-52 A Lost Child in a Lost World
May 3, 2009 • 50 min
From the only story we have about Jesus’ youth we consider why it’s so scary to be lost and how Jesus conquers our fears
Luke 2:1-40 Lessons in Worship
Apr 26, 2009 • 61 min
The birth of Jesus led people to worship in at least seven ways that we can worship as well
Luke 1:26-80 The God of the Impossible
Apr 19, 2009 • 49 min
1 Corinthians 15 Consequences of the Resurrection
Apr 12, 2009 • 39 min
If you click the “Text” link, you can hear the CCDC Kids singing Easter songs.
Only Jesus Could and He Did
Apr 5, 2009 • 43 min
Luke 1:5-25 Righteous and Blameless but Flawed
Mar 29, 2009 • 50 min
What family ought to look like, and a look at Elizabeth who was both righteous and blameless and yet barren. How can such things be?
Luke 1:1-4 Certain Truth for Uncertain Times
Mar 22, 2009 • 52 min
Here are the message, notes, and some of the slides from our introductory look at the Gospel of Luke and how his message fits into the overall scheme of the New Testament
Acts 28:10-31 Repent. Lather. Repeat.
Mar 15, 2009 • 58 min
Acts 27:1-28:10 Pray for Those in Authority
Mar 8, 2009 • 48 min
Acts 25:1-26:32 Receiving the Messiah of Moses
Mar 1, 2009 • 45 min
Acts 23:12-24:27 What’s Behind a Lie?
Feb 22, 2009 • 41 min
Acts 22:30-23:11 Christianity Isn’t A Salad Bar
Feb 15, 2009 • 48 min
Acts 21:27-22:29 Members Only
Feb 8, 2009 • 63 min
Acts 21:1-16 Should I Go Alone or Go Along?
Feb 1, 2009 • 58 min
Acts 20:25-38 The Nature of a True Shepherd
Jan 25, 2009 • 54 min
Acts 20:21-24 Repentance, Faith and Action
Jan 18, 2009 • 58 min
Acts 20 The Ephesians Exhortation
Jan 11, 2009 • 60 min
Acts 19:21-41 - The Fragility of False Gods
Jan 4, 2009 • 36 min
Acts 19:1-20 Have You Received the Holy Spirit?
Dec 28, 2008 • 53 min
Luke 2:8-20 Open This Gift First
Dec 21, 2008 • 31 min
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Acts 18:1-28 Transience Plus Discipleship Equals Growth
Dec 14, 2008 • 58 min
Colossians 2:1-10 The Secret to the Christian Life
Dec 7, 2008 • 52 min
Acts 17:22-34 Christmas on Mars Hill
Nov 30, 2008 • 46 min
Here are the notes from my sermon including footnotes to show where the information comes from.
Acts 17:1-21 A Tale of Three Cities
Nov 23, 2008 • 57 min
Acts 16:16-40 Why Would I Suffer?
Nov 16, 2008 • 61 min
Acts 15:36-16:15 Months of Difficulties & One Moment of Joy
Nov 9, 2008 • 53 min
Acts 15:1-15 Justification Means Nothing But Jesus
Nov 2, 2008 • 54 min
Acts 14: Strengthen, Encourage and Warn the Disciples
Oct 26, 2008 • 60 min
Acts 13:13-52 The Great Rescue
Oct 19, 2008 • 58 min
Finding the Will of God Part 2
Oct 12, 2008 • 54 min
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Finding the Will of God Part 1
Oct 5, 2008 • 52 min
Acts 13:1-12 Sometimes It’s Hard to Obey
Sep 28, 2008 • 56 min
Acts 11:27 - 12:25 Why Do I Do What I Do?
Sep 21, 2008 • 53 min
Acts 11:1-26 The Exploding Gentile Church
Sep 14, 2008 • 50 min
Acts 10:34-43 Salvation for Any, not All
Sep 7, 2008 • 54 min
Acts 10:1-33 Cornelius: A Man of God
Aug 31, 2008 • 51 min
Acts 9:22-43 Jesus Loves the “Little” People
Aug 24, 2008 • 49 min
Acts 9:1-21 Do I Sin Against Man or God?
Aug 17, 2008 • 61 min
Acts 8 Persecution Birthed Preaching
Aug 10, 2008 • 54 min
You can download the paper I mention in the sermon by clicking on “text.”
Acts 6:8-7:60 Participating in God’s Unstoppable Plan
Aug 3, 2008 • 58 min
Acts 6:1-7 When Trials Come, Know Your Role
Jul 27, 2008 • 55 min
Acts 4:32 - 5:42 Do I Have a Religion or a Response?
Jul 20, 2008 • 69 min
Acts 4:1-31 Who Am I Aiming to Please?
Jul 13, 2008 • 51 min
Acts 3 Redefining Expectations
Jul 6, 2008 • 48 min
Acts 2:22-47 Defining the Gospel and the Church
Jun 29, 2008 • 54 min
Acts 2:1-21 The Birth of the Church
Jun 22, 2008 • 53 min
Pastor Jeff’s Welcome Sermon
Jun 15, 2008 • 44 min