SERMONS & TEACHING

 
You can stream or download audio from recent lessons below. We pray that you will be blessed as we look into God’s word and how we might apply it to our daily walk.

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August 2018

The Dishonest Manager

It’s unusual to have a parable where someone is described as dishonest and later commended for his actions. This parable from Luke 16 uses unusual circumstances to teach us about how to handle conflict and understand the plight of others.
 



Jesus and Saul

Howard Norton has spent his life furthering the gospel and strengthening the church through his work in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Brazil and other places around the world. He spent years as the editor of the Christian Chronicle as well as working with Oklahoma Christian University and Harding University. We are blessed to have him with us this week to share this message about Saul’s encounter with Jesus. Because of the power of Christ, we can all change our lives for the better as Saul did.
 



Lessons of Faith

This summer seven of our young men had the opportunity to attend preacher training camps. They learned about faith and how people of God displayed faith in scripture. Be blessed as they share the lessons of faith they prepared.
 



The Kingdom

In Matthew 13, there are several parables dealing with the kingdom of heaven. These parables build up to the three we look at this week that emphasize the value of the kingdom and the need to be a part of it. It’s for that reason that we share the message with others.
 



Jesus and the Boy With an Unclean Spirit

Layne Heitz from Durant is with us this week for our Encountering Jesus guest speaker series. Layne talks about the time Jesus healed a boy with an unclean spirit in Mark 9 and the example of faith we can learn from the encounter.
 



Epaphroditus – An Unstoppable Partner

As we prepare to begin a new school year, our youth minister, John Marble, shares this lesson about a character in scripture that may not be familiar to some. This story is a great example of how God can use average people to make an impact. 
 



The Tenants

In another parable dealing with a vineyard, we learn about how people struggle with authority. More importantly we see that God loves us so much that He keeps giving us opportunities to make our relationship right with Him.
 



Jesus in the Temple

Wendell Ingram from Wapanucka is with us this week. He talks about the story in Luke 2 where the 12 year old Jesus amazes the adults at the temple with His understanding of scripture. Like Jesus, we should always be growing.
 



The Return From Exile (Zerubbabel, Nehemiah & Ezra)

This week we have a 3-for-1 in our Heroes of Faith series. As the Israelites return from exile, they are led by Zerubbabel, Nehemiah and Ezra to rebuild the temple and wall and renew their covenant with God and His law.
 



The Wedding Feast

Jesus tells this parable in Luke 14 to a group of Pharisees and teachers of the law who assume they are more important than most others they encounter daily. It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of seeking honor for ourselves and climbing to a higher status. This parable reminds us that God honors the humble, not the self-seeking.