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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October 2020

Model Home

There are two likely ways to make rules easier to follow: multiply or reduce. We can make more rules to cover every possiblity, or a few rules that cover basic principles. The people Jesus taught were used to many rules, but in Matthew 7:12 He reduces the list to one: the golden rule. It is the model for all the others.
 



Sermon – Open Door

Some of us struggle with prayer. We feel guilty that we don’t pray often enough. We struggle when the answers are not what we want. Jesus reminds us in Matthew 7 that God is a loving Father. As that Father He wants us to come to Him with our needs, and He provides in ways that a loving Father would.
 



Honest Reviews

“Judge not.” When Jesus says these words in Matthew 7, He is not doing away with right and wrong. He wants us to work on our own problems, to exercise mercy with others, and to help each other live more in line with Him.
 



September 2020

Home Warranty

Two of the prevalent scams of our current culture are emails offering money and phone calls about extended car warranties. These play on two of our greatest problems: greed and worry. Jesus addresses both of these in Matthew 6, where He teaches that only God can provide what His people need.
 



Home Security

In Oklahoma many of our houses have tornado shelters, so most of us have thought about what we would grab to take into the shelter if a storm is on the way. Whether they are things with monetary value, sentimental value or both; they are stil just things. In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches us to take our focus off material things that are temporary and put it on our God who is eternal.
 



Inside the Walls

One of the most frequent criticism of Christians by non-believers today is that we are hypocritical. Jesus addresses this in Matthew 6 as he challenges us not to make our practices into a production but to live authentic lives.
 



We Will. We Won’t. He does.

There is a pattern seen in the early days of Israel’s journey to the promised land that too often is ours as well. We say we will follow God but then we fail time and time again. More rules can’t fix it. Only the grace brought to us through Christ can give us hope.
 



August 2020

Demolition Day 2

A few weeks ago we considered the thought that Matthew 5:17-20 is the most important passage in the Bible about how to read the Bible. Now we will look at how Jesus illustrates that by getting to the foundation of six rules that were familiar to His audience. We continue this week with rules about integrity, retaliation and persecution.
 



Did They Ever Call Him Barney?

His real name was Joseph. They nicknamed him Barnabas, “Son of Encouragement.” He encouraged the poor, the powerful, the non-elite and those others gave up on. How could much could we change our slice of the world if we could be more like him?
 



Demolition Day

Last week we considered the thought that Matthew 5:17-20 is the most important passage in the Bible about how to read the Bible. Now we will look at how Jesus illustrates that by getting to the foundation of six rules that were familiar to His audience. We begin this week with rules about anger, lust and marriage.