Apr 23, 2017
Right, Wrong, Moving Along
Series: MARK
Have you ever went from a mountaintop experience to immediately walking in the valley?  We're talking that everything seemed to be going your way, and then suddenly, it seemed like you couldn't say or do anything right?  Peter experienced this when he declared that "Jesus was the Christ" in the middle of one of the darkest, pagan laden pieces of lands in all Israel.  Against the backdrop of the temple Philip erected for Caesar, the cliff carvings for the Greek's worship of Pan, and the idols dedicated to Baal, Jesus was declared LORD of all.  And upon hearing the news that Jesus would set-off on a death march to Jerusalem, Peter wouldn't stand for it--and he rebuked Jesus--before Jesus told Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!"  Listen to today's message and learn the details behind this story as we try not to make the same mistakes Peter made by calling Jesus LORD, and then telling him what kind of LORD he should be!
Mark 8:27-33 (ESV)
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  • Apr 23, 2017Right, Wrong, Moving Along
    Apr 23, 2017
    Right, Wrong, Moving Along
    Series: MARK
    Have you ever went from a mountaintop experience to immediately walking in the valley?  We're talking that everything seemed to be going your way, and then suddenly, it seemed like you couldn't say or do anything right?  Peter experienced this when he declared that "Jesus was the Christ" in the middle of one of the darkest, pagan laden pieces of lands in all Israel.  Against the backdrop of the temple Philip erected for Caesar, the cliff carvings for the Greek's worship of Pan, and the idols dedicated to Baal, Jesus was declared LORD of all.  And upon hearing the news that Jesus would set-off on a death march to Jerusalem, Peter wouldn't stand for it--and he rebuked Jesus--before Jesus told Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!"  Listen to today's message and learn the details behind this story as we try not to make the same mistakes Peter made by calling Jesus LORD, and then telling him what kind of LORD he should be!
    Mark 8:27-33 (ESV)
  • Apr 16, 2017Third Day Story
    Apr 16, 2017
    Third Day Story
    Series: Easter
    What do you do the day after your hopes and dreams die?  This was the question the disciples were struggling with that fateful Saturday morning after Jesus had been crucified the night before.  On the "Fridays" of our lives, trouble comes and it seems to catch us off-guard; then Saturday comes and now what?  What are we to do in the "Saturdays" of our lives, and how might what the Bible shows repeatedly throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament give us hope...that "Sundays" coming?  Listen to today's Easter Charge and celebrate the fact that as believers in Christ, we know that Sunday is coming for us!
     
    John 20:1-10 (ESV)   /   1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (ESV)
  • Apr 9, 2017The God who Loves Us
    Apr 9, 2017
    The God who Loves Us
    Pastor Caleb Clark shares a message about the God who loves us and has complete sovereignty over life and death as he told the story of Jesus responding to the news that his friend, Lazarus was gravely ill.  We see in this week's message the eternal truth of Scripture that God so loved the world, and He gave his Word to us that for those who believe...our lives shall not end in a spiritual death because of Jesus' promise fulfilled at Calvary.  We don't have to appeal to Jesus to love us based on the things we do, but we can rest that Jesus already loves us for who we are.  Jesus loves bad people; and we are all bad people in need of a good Savior.
     
  • Apr 2, 2017Don’t Passover the Meaning Behind the Meal
    Apr 2, 2017
    Don’t Passover the Meaning Behind the Meal
    Series: Easter
    As churches across the world are beginning to turn their eyes towards Easter, and families are planning to gather and celebrate with a feast to follow Resurrection Sunday services--it's important that we look back to understand the meaning behind the meal.  In Exodus 12, God gives us a picture of a blameless lamb's blood being shed to serve as the sin-sacrifice and sign that death will passover those whose doorways are covered in its blood.  The same is true for those who believe and have applied Jesus' spilt blood on the doorposts of our hearts.  Pastor Stephen teaches on the symbolism and significance of this Old Testament revelation of God's plan of salvation, and he connects it with the Lord's Supper that we continue to celebrate today.  May we always remember and never forget the precious price paid for our atonement.  Christ alone could liberate us from our slavery to sin.  May Yeshua reign in your lives, and may your sins be nailed to the cross of Calvary so that through FAITH in Christ Jesus...you too will rise to walk in the newness of life!
     
    Exodus 12, Mark 14:12-25
  • Mar 19, 2017Though Once I was Blind…
    Mar 19, 2017
    Though Once I was Blind…
    Series: MARK
    In today's sermon, Pastor Stephen talked about the uniqueness of the miracle mentioned only in the Book of Mark, where Jesus spit in the blind man's eyes and laid his hands on him twice to move this man through a gradual process of beginning to see things vaguely to perfect clarity.  The disciples are also beginning to see things more clearly as to who Jesus is and why he had come.  No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, it is our prayer that you continue to gain greater clarity unto who Jesus is to you.  These events lead to Peter's confession that "Jesus is the Christ".
     
    Mark 8:22-26
  • Mar 12, 2017Give Me a Sign
    Mar 12, 2017
    Give Me a Sign
    Series: MARK
    Have you ever looked into your rearview mirror to see those red and blue lights suddenly begin flashing behind you, only to look down and see that you were exceeding the posted speed limits on the signs?  The signs were there, whether you chose to acknowledge them or not.  Ignoring signs can often lead to dire consequences, and it almost always demands that a price be paid.
     
    It did for the Pharisees who chose to ignore all of the signs Jesus had already performed, as they demanded he give them another sign in the heavens.  They asked Jesus in hopes of tripping him up, but Jesus refused to play their games, as he knew that they had already settled what they believed about him in their hearts.  Jesus knew that another sign wouldn't change that; so he departed from them, and used the opportunity to warn his disciples about the dangers of unbelief.  Listen to today's message to hear about the one who came to be the bridge that we must cross over to move from death to life.  
     
    Mark 8:11-21 (ESV)
  • Mar 5, 2017A Miracle Meal 2.0
    Mar 5, 2017
    A Miracle Meal 2.0
    Series: MARK
    No matter what your preference may be, we all have our favorite TV shows and movies; and more likely than not, we've watched them more than once. In fact, when we watch a re-run, we often pick-up on something that we may have missed the first time or learn something new that gave us a whole new outlook on what was taking place.
     
    In some ways, that's what's taking place in Pastor Stephen's message when Jesus multiplies another meal for the masses--as his disciples looked-on to see their Savior having compassion for the crowd and meeting the needs of those who've spent time with him. Listen to today's message and learn through repetition what's taking place in Jesus' feeding of the 4,000; and then, allow God to use you to pass on the blessings he makes available for others.
     
    Mark 8:1-11 (ESV)
  • Feb 26, 2017From Suffering in Silence to Singing About My Savior
    Feb 26, 2017
    From Suffering in Silence to Singing About My Savior
    Series: MARK
    Pastor Stephen is back this week, and he shares a message about Jesus going out of his way to reach the unreached, to comfort those being crushed, and to treat a man with special needs in a special way.  Listen to today's message to learn the details on how Jesus treated this disabled man with dignity, as He opened up a whole new world for this man to share the Good News with those around him.
     
    Mark 7:31-37 (ESV)
  • Feb 19, 2017Breaking the Chains of Doubt
    Feb 19, 2017
    Breaking the Chains of Doubt
    Pastor Scott Farmer shares a biblical message on what it takes to break the chains of doubt.  Listen to this terrific sermon by following the attached links.
  • Feb 12, 2017One Persistent Puppy
    Feb 12, 2017
    One Persistent Puppy
    Series: MARK
    Have you ever cried out in desperation for Jesus to help? Have you ever begged him for mercy, and yet the only thing you heard was silence? How did you respond? Did you just stop praying, shrug your shoulders and say, "Oh, well, it must not be what He wants for me?" Or did you get mad at God when your prayers didn't get answered in the way or in the timing you had hoped for?
     
    In today's teaching, Pastor Stephen tells of a story of a Syrophoenician woman who came to Jesus, threw herself at his feet, and kept on begging him to cast the demon out of her daughter...and Jesus did not answer her a word! Only after his disciples begged him to send her away did he break his silence to call this woman a "dog" as he told her to wait her turn; but her great faith resulted in an immediate miracle and unspeakable joy as Jesus performed a remote control miracle to set her daughter free. We see in this Gentile woman the response our Lord desires from us--to come to him in faith and persistently pray for ourselves and for others so that His glory can be put on display.
     
     
    1 Kings 17:8-24
    Mark 7:24-30