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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December 2020

I Thank You

Standing before the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus stops to tell the Father how thankful He is. The things that Jesus is thankful for are things that we should still be thankful for today.
 



November 2020

God Is Good

God IS good and therefore we can ultimately trust him. However, humanity has always faced the challenged of believing God’s way is the best and not trying to make life work on our terms. That is true in the story of Genesis and remains our challenge today.




Who Knows?

Prayers of thankfulness usually include things we consider to be blessings, or a the very least things that we consider to be positive. We do not often consider being kept in the dark to be a good thing. In Matthew 11, Jesus thanks God for His way of hiding and revealing, reminding us to trust that God is in control. That’s something to be thankful for.
 



I Have Prayed For You

It is so comforting when someone says, “I have prayed for you.” Jesus prays frequently in the New Testament, but He only says those words once. There are great things to learn from His prayer for Peter.
 



Trust in the Lord

This week we begin a short series on the prayers of Jesus. Prayer is a regular practice throughout His life. From the prayers of Jesus, we learn about what is important to Him, who God is and how we should pray.
 



Walk Through

At the close of any renovation project, it’s time for the final walk through. As Jesus ends the Sermon on the Mount, it’s just the beginning for His followers. They key to the sermon is putting His teachings into action in our lives.
 



October 2020

Planting Trees

Although Matthew 7 begins with a warning about judging, the chapter continues with Jesus teaching that people will know who we are by the fruit that we bear. As Marshall Keeble said, “We are not judges. We’re fruit inspectors.” What kind of tree will you be?
 



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.