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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | Overseers Who Recognize Friend and Foe | Titus 1:10-16


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August 26, 2018 | Pastor John Bayles | Overseers Who Recognize Friend and Foe | Titus 1:10-16

Overseers Who Recognize Friend and Foe
Titus 1:10-16

We observed in verse 5-9 that the overseers must be of high character in for the protection of themselves, their families and the church. Paul then goes on to describe the highest working characteristic of an oversee. This feature of the overseer’s life is the ability to first, personally know and embrace the message of Christ: “hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught.” The second trait is the ability to teach, encourage and correct those who are under their care:“encourage others by sound doctrine.” And third classification of people are those who oppose the Gospel. The overseers must be ready to identify the enemies of the Gospel and stand against them forcefully. As Paul states: “refute those who oppose it.” In today's text will go on to describe in full detail these enemies of the cross. How we must wonder what the Church of Christ might be like today had these words been held to throughout the centuries.