Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

December 23, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | Again I Say, Rejoice | Philippians 4:4-9


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December 23, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | Again I Say, Rejoice | Philippians 4:4-9

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Again I Say, Rejoice
Philippians 4:4-9

Joy and particularly rejoicing were at the center of everything Paul shared in his letter to the Philippians. In this text, he returns again to this theme. It is amazing really that Paul repeated this exhortation so often, "rejoice!" This is most particularly true, knowing the historical context from where Paul is writing – a prison in Rome. He makes the case, I rejoice in my captivity and chains, but God has given me the opportunity, the unheard of opportunity to be a witness for Christ to all of the palace guard, and “everyone else!” How often have we felt that we can’t do this or that, because we're hindered by something? We become afraid to some degree. At almost any point of loss, discouragement sets in. Whether unfulfilled hopes and desires, pain and suffering of ourselves and others, what is our response? Anger? Rejection of God? Irritation with others? Fear? Ranting? What is Paul’s response to that? We will see in this text that the answer is don’t be anxious about anything, let your gentleness be evident to all, pray, and continue to pray about everything, keep a keen eye out for every evidence of the Lord’s presence in everything, follow the example of others who have walked where you’re walking now, and remember to rejoice, because the Lord is very near. And, just in case you forgot, remember to rejoice and again don’t forget, rejoice!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 09, 2018 | Pastor Roger Melson | Jesus: Our Divine Mediator | Deuteronomy 28:1-14


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December 09, 2018 | Pastor Roger Melson | Jesus: Our Divine Mediator | Deuteronomy 28:1-14


                                                  Roger and Marsha Melson

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 02, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | First Sunday of Advent: Jesus, Our Prince of Peace | Romans 5:1-11


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December 02, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | First Sunday of Advent: Jesus, Our Prince of Peace | Romans 5:1-11

First Sunday of Advent: Jesus, Our Prince of Peace
Romans 5:1-11

We all relate to the word peace. We use the word to describe relations between people and countries and ideologies. The word peace is used in almost every greeting card, no matter what the religious context. And most often peace is linked with the words joy and love. It’s the favorite answer in pageants when contestants are asked about what it is that they seek in life. “Word Peace,” is the response so often used that it loses all its power and depth. Peace is also often used to describe how we personally feel about ourselves. Do I have peace in my heart? Will I ever find peace in my inner thoughts? Basically, how can I find peace with myself? During the Christmas season peace is used to describe a time for children who are nice to get all the things they dream about. Magic is the replacement of majesty and an infant child is overshadowed by a child-like dreamworld of jolly old elves and presents, and snow and peace on earth, goodwill toward men. This jingling and jangling has become so loud that the cornerstones of the season of Christmas, the season of God's Love, Joy, and Peace have been drowned out and in some places lost. Peace is a word often used in the Bible. It is used ninety-three times in the New Testament alone and one-hundred-and fifty-five times in the Old. In this sermon today we will look at the word peace in it’s Biblical context to discover the importance of peace in our lives together and lived out before a Holy and righteous God.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 21, 2018 | Pastor Keith Williams | And God Said... | Genesis 1:1-26


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October 21, 2018 | Pastor Keith Williams | And God Said... | Genesis 1:1-26

And God Said...
Genesis 1:1-26

In the book of Genesis these four words of the Bible form the foundation for faith...”In the beginning God” Believe these words and you can believe all that follows in the Bible. In the Gospel of John chapter 12, verses 49 and 50, Jesus said “ I speak not on my own authority, but what my Father commands me to say I speak..." .And so too are we! Are we speaking what God has commanded us speak?


Keith Williams and wife

Sunday, October 7, 2018