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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June 2018

The Wedding Banquet

In this parable a king invites people to a wedding banquet for his son. Those who are invited are unwilling to attend for various reasons, but the king’s plan does not end there. What things in our lives stop us from accepting God’s invitation?
 



The Birth of Jesus

Our annual Wednesday evening summer series kicks off this week with Mike Ireland from Searcy, Arkansas. Each week through the summer we will look at a story about what happens when Jesus comes into contact with people and how lives are changed. Mike shares how our entire world was changed when Jesus came to be with us.
 



Gideon

As God’s people again did evil in His eyes, they struggled to see where He was and why bad things were happening to them. Through Gideon, God brings a great victory in a way that magnifies His power and shows His faithfulness.
 



The Sower

The message is as true and needed today as it ever has been. We know the reception will not always be what we hope for. We know it will not always take root and grow in each person. Oh, but when it does; it can multiply and change lives. Keep sharing the good news. Keep sowing the seed.
 



May 2018

Samson

We begin a new series on Sunday evenings this week dealing with Bible heroes. These people of faith were flawed, but God was able to do great things through them in spite of their flaws. The story of Samson is a great example of that. God grants a victory over the Philistines, but Samson is fully broken by his own actions first.
 



Count the Cost

Following Jesus is the best thing a person can do, but it is not always easy. In this parable from Luke 14, Jesus warns that any of His followers should first count the cost of discipleship before taking that first step. (There are audio distortion issues with this recording. We hope to have it fixed before next week.)
 
 
 



Talents

At its core, the Parable of the Talents is actually about money. In the time of Jesus the word we translate “talent” was a measure either by weight or coinage of money, not the skills or abilities we think of today. That being said, the parable does speak to the principle of what we should do with what we’ve been given. Those gifts could be the money that Jesus spoke of or the abilities God provides. What are we doing to honor God with ours?
 



Because I Asked

We take a one week detour from our Parables series to talk about the story of Hannah from 1 Samuel 1. Hannah’s faithfulness and prayer is an example to us, as we turn first to God with our struggles, needs and thanksgiving.
 



Perseverance and Pride

Two different parables in Luke 18 tell us a lot about the kind of character we should have as we pray and in life in general. We should never give up and always remain humble, knowing that God is faithful.
 



April 2018

Beginning and Ending

As Genesis comes to a close, we look at the recap of the stories of God’s people in Hebrews 11. We are reminded that each of these characters is a flawed person whose faith God used to accomplish great things. He still works through our faith today.