Oct 15, 2017
The Betrayal, the Bread, and the Blood
Series: MARK
For nearly 1500 years, they celebrated the Passover meal the same way--remembering their deliverance from Egypt. This Passover was different. They were crying out for God to save them, and he came as the Passover Lamb to do exactly that. The Last Supper would become the Lord's Supper--when Jesus flipped the script to give this old meal a new meaning. He can do the same for your life today. You will either betray him or believe him. Which will it be for you? Listen to today's message on The Betrayal, The Bread, and the Blood. Mark 14:10-26 ESV
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  • Oct 15, 2017The Betrayal, the Bread, and the Blood
    Oct 15, 2017
    The Betrayal, the Bread, and the Blood
    Series: MARK
    For nearly 1500 years, they celebrated the Passover meal the same way--remembering their deliverance from Egypt. This Passover was different. They were crying out for God to save them, and he came as the Passover Lamb to do exactly that. The Last Supper would become the Lord's Supper--when Jesus flipped the script to give this old meal a new meaning. He can do the same for your life today. You will either betray him or believe him. Which will it be for you? Listen to today's message on The Betrayal, The Bread, and the Blood. Mark 14:10-26 ESV
  • Oct 8, 2017Counting the Cost
    Oct 8, 2017
    Counting the Cost
    Series: MARK
    In today's message, Pastor Stephen tells the story a woman who selflessly poured out a bottle of expensive perfume on Jesus to both anoint him as King and prepare his body for burial.  The gift she gave was costly--and it offended others in the room.  What the disciples saw as waste, she saw as worship...and so did Jesus who quickly came to her defense for doing a beautiful thing to him.  What are you doing for Jesus?  What is he worth to you?  Are you willing to break the bottle, pour yourself out, and hold nothing back?  Listen, learn, and live out the Word.
     
    Mark 14:1-9 ESV
     
     
  • Oct 1, 2017What Really Matters Most in the End
    Oct 1, 2017
    What Really Matters Most in the End
    Series: MARK
    In today' sermon, Pastor Stephen continues to unpack Jesus' warning to his disciples regarding the destruction and deception that will come upon Israel as Jesus laid out in his Olivet Discourse where he speaks of a specific sign that will take place called an abomination of desolation.  Listen to today's sermon to understand the origins of this phrase and possible fulfillments of Daniel's vision of 70 weeks.  Was it literal or figurative?  Has it been fulfilled in history or will it be fulfilled in the future (or both)?  With so many interpretations of the timing of end time events, what should believers be focused-on?  (Hint:  It's not date-setting or fretting or predicting who the antichrist might be or when the end will come--BUT we are to focus on the Gospel--because that is "What Really Matters Most in the End!"
     
    Mark 13:14-36 (ESV)
  • Sep 24, 2017Ready or Not…Here I Come
    Sep 24, 2017
    Ready or Not…Here I Come
    Series: MARK
    The self-proclaimed prophets, in all of their wisdom, once again proved to be fools. The date-setters woke-up depressed.  They thought for sure that yesterday would've been the day that Christ returned in the clouds to rapture his bride. Maybe you've heard about all the hype in the heavens, the earthquakes, the eclipses, and more? Maybe you've heard about war and rumors of war?
     
    Sadly, too many professing believers spend their lives searching for signs and symbols instead of seeking our Savior. Too many people spend their time speculating on what they don't know, instead of sharing what they do know--and that is Christ Jesus died to save us from sin, death, and the grave, and He rose to give us hope and life for all of those who would repent and believe upon his name.  
     
    Despite the trials and tribulations we will certainly face in these end days, we are called to share the Good News of the Gospel to a world that is searching for hope.  Hope has a name, and his name is Jesus.  Are you ready to meet him?  Because no matter what eschatological views you hold...all agree that our King is coming back!  Let us not make it about WHEN, but let us make it about WHO. Because "Ready or Not...He's Coming Back!"
     
    Mark 13:1-13 (ESV)
  • Sep 18, 2017The Truth of God and the Traditions of Men
    Sep 18, 2017
    The Truth of God and the Traditions of Men
    Series: MARK
    Now it is Jesus' turn to ask the question!  With a single verse Jesus exposes the inability of the scribes to answer a fundamental question as to the identity of the Messiah.  Traditions held by the religious leaders blinded them to the plain truth of God's Word.  Are we in danger of the same?  Do culture and politics of the day play a role in how we interpret God's Truth?  How can we overcome this obstacle?
  • Sep 10, 2017The Question of the Day
    Sep 10, 2017
    The Question of the Day
    Series: MARK
    Is this life really the best it gets?  Is there really life after death, and if so, what will our relationships be like?  In today's teaching, Pastor Stephen shares the story of a woman who married a band of brothers who became her husband and died before giving her a son.  The Sadducees wanted to know which of the seven husbands would spend eternity with her (if such a thing existed).  Listen to today's teaching and understand the importance of studying the Word of God closely and how our relationships will be redefined in the presence of eternal perfection.
     
    Mark 12:18-34 ESV
  • Sep 3, 2017A Long Day for a Q & A
    Sep 3, 2017
    A Long Day for a Q & A
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  • Aug 27, 2017A Threat to Their Authority
    Aug 27, 2017
    A Threat to Their Authority
    Series: MARK
    The trap was set.  He had to be stopped.  The plan to destroy him would soon be deployed.  Two questions...one target, and no matter how he answered them--they were ready to take him down publically.  He was a threat to their authority.  Listen to today's message on how Jesus flipped the tables on the religious leaders once again by answering their question with a question of his own that left them standing in front of the people without an answer to give.  We will each stand before Jesus someday to give an account for what we believe, and we won't be able to say as the religious leaders did that day, "We do not know," for we are "left without excuse."
    See how Jesus tells the parable of the wicked tenants to reveal the Pharisee's folly and the story of God's plan being revealed for all peoples.  Seek him as your Savior, and live for Him as your Lord.
     
    Mark 11:27-33, 12:1-12
  • Aug 20, 2017Monday Morning and a Mad Messiah
    Aug 20, 2017
    Monday Morning and a Mad Messiah
    Series: MARK
    Last week, Pastor Stephen taught on the Triumphal Entry or Palm Sunday.  This week's message reveals that it's no longer "Easy like Sunday Morning," but rather appears to be "Another Manic Monday" as Jesus wakes up to blast a fig tree and cleanse the temple.  While these stories seem unrelated, listen to see how the fig tree-temple story are actually parallel stories.
     
    Mark 11:12-25
  • Aug 13, 2017A Passover Parade
    Aug 13, 2017
    A Passover Parade
    Series: MARK
    In today's teaching, Pastor Stephen uses the familiar story of the triumphal entry to reveal that Jesus hears and knows our expectations, but loves us so much that He may choose not give into them because He came not to give us what we want...but rather He came to give us what we need.  And because He is sovereign, we can rest in Him regardless of what we face in life.  Our God is a God of details, and our job is to be simply obedient to His commands, even when they don't seem to make sense.  His disciples give us an example of this when Jesus told them to go into the city and bring him back a donkey.  There job was not to question, but rather to do as He commanded.  The same is true for us.
     
    Mark 11:1-11 (ESV)