Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 15, 2019 | Pastor John Bayles | Experiencing Together the Love of God | Ephesians 3:16-19


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May 15, 2019 | Pastor John Bayles | Experiencing Together the Love of God | Ephesians 3:16-19

Experiencing Together the Love of God
Ephesians 3:16-19

We have all experienced God’s love through emotional, overwhelming feeling of kindness, mercy, and correction. We have read the Word and have been impressed about love. We have we can seen it in the grace God has extended to each of us. We have watched when people who we thought had every right to be angry, unforgiving, and even justified to show revenge, responded with forgiveness and love toward others. Our response is that only God’s love could bring about such a reaction. In our lives we have failed to live up to our standards of behavior and known the forgiveness and love of God. Often the thought, “How could God love me?” In this text Paul is praying for us. He is praying that we will come to know the love of God even more fully. Today my hope is that we can all grasp more fully how wide and long and high and deep is the love of God.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019 | Pastor John Bayles | The Later Galilean Ministry - Solitude in an Insane World | Mark 3:7-12


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The Later Galilean Ministry (Mark 3:7–6:13)
Solitude in an Insane World
Mark 3:7–12

   What message can we discover in this text beyond the description of Jesus becoming overwhelmed by the size and demand of the needy near-mob of people who were seeking his attention night and day. The numbers are not stated here, but Mark later gives a figure: “44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand” (Mar.6:44). That’s just the number of men! I can’t imagine the impossibility of functioning at all in this context. However, today we will see that this crowd, though formidable, did not deter Jesus from His methods and mission. There is both a reaction that we can have from this text today and a life-instructions as well.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019 | Pastor Roger Melson | The Centrality of Public Worship in the Life of a Christian | Hebrews 12:18-24


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The Centrality of Public Worship in the Life of a Christian
Hebrews 12:18-24

                                               Roger and Marsha Melson

Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019 | Pastor John Bayles | The Galilean Ministry - Days of Conflict #4: The Lord of the Sabbath | Mark 2:18-22


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The Galilean Ministry (Mark 1:14 to 3:6)
Days of Conflict #4: The Lord of the Sabbath
Mark 2:18-22

In this text today, Mark highlights the incident of the disciples taking grain as they walked with Jesus in a wheat or Barley field, rubbing off the grain from the head of the stalk and eating it raw. It was the Sabbath. In Rabbinical tradition this action was was a violation of the Law. As was the case in several of the previous narratives, we see the Pharisees following Jesus and scrutinizing his every word and action. This is not a friendly relationship. These Pharisees have likely been assigned to follow and watch this mysterious man who preaches in such a way as to drive people to near insanity, forgives sins, works miracles of healing and casts out demons. A dangerous man indeed.

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