Feb 28, 2016
It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down
There comes a point in every believer's life, where we must do the humane thing and realize "It's Time to Put the Old Man Down."  Listen to today's message, where Pastor Stephen shares the message Paul laid out for the early members of the church in Ephesus as he counseled them to "put off the old self" and "put on the new self".   As followers of Christ, we must all make a choice to "Put the Old Man Down", leave a life of sin, and learn to walk in the newness of life.
Key Texts:  Ephesians 4:17-26, Romans 6, 12
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  • Feb 28, 2016It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down
    Feb 28, 2016
    It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down
    There comes a point in every believer's life, where we must do the humane thing and realize "It's Time to Put the Old Man Down."  Listen to today's message, where Pastor Stephen shares the message Paul laid out for the early members of the church in Ephesus as he counseled them to "put off the old self" and "put on the new self".   As followers of Christ, we must all make a choice to "Put the Old Man Down", leave a life of sin, and learn to walk in the newness of life.
    Key Texts:  Ephesians 4:17-26, Romans 6, 12
  • Feb 21, 2016Love, Rejection, and Witness Protection
    Feb 21, 2016
    Love, Rejection, and Witness Protection
    Have you ever been mistreated, abused, shunned, or even rejected?  You're not alone.  God knows what it feels like to be rejected.  Today, Pastor Stephen shares the story of Israel's desire for a king to lead them like all the other nations had, all while rejecting Samuel their High Priest and by extension God as their leader.  For a nation and a people that had been called to be set apart, they wanted what the world had.  We struggle with this same challenge still today.
    Today's sermon offers a key insight on how we are to respond to conflict without being combative as a believer.  Listen to today's message, and apply its principles to honor God through the way you live your life.
    Text:  1 Samuel 8:1-22, 1 Peter 2
  • Feb 14, 2016I’ll Need You
    Feb 14, 2016
    I’ll Need You
    On this day that we celebrate love and relationships across our nation, Pastor Stephen shared what it means to love our children well according to the Holy Scriptures.  From looking at Eli last week to King Solomon and his son, Rehoboam, this week...the Bible is rich in offering parenting Proverbs and principles that increase the likelihood of raising godly children.  He explains the difference between a proverb and a promise, and reinforces why Scripture shows us the importance of being a role model and not just a rule-maker.
    Texts:  1 Samuel, Proverbs, Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms
  • Feb 7, 2016Not in My House…
    Feb 7, 2016
    Not in My House…
    Listen to this morning's message on the priorities of parenting.  Pastor Stephen shared an Old Testament story of a couple of kids that were raised in "church", but grew up to be scoundrels.  The ancient story of the High Priest Eli and his sons gives us unique insight to help us become better Christian parents today.
    Listen to today's message, and apply God's Word to your lives.
    Text:  1 Samuel 1, 2
  • Jan 24, 2016Heart of Worship
    Jan 24, 2016
    Heart of Worship
    Pastor Stephen shares from Psalm 95 to guide the church in what worship is all about.  In this Psalm, we can see that rejoicing should be both an expression of our joy in the Lord and a reverent outpouring from grateful hearts.  Worship should always lead us into deeper obedience because worship without obedience is worthless to God.  The lives we lead should serve as the greatest praise hymn offered to our Lord.
    Key Text:  Psalm 95:1-11 (NLT)
  • Jan 17, 2016Facing Your Fears (Part II)
    Jan 17, 2016
    Facing Your Fears (Part II)
    Pastor Stephen continues teaching the second half of the message he began last week, as he shared the familiar story of David and Goliath and what we can learn from David when we confront giants in our own lives.  After a short recap of week one's key points, you will find the remaining four points that we can implement to claim victory and give God the glory.  Listen, learn, and live for Christ--the champion of our faith.
    Key Text:  1 Samuel 17:39-51
  • Jan 3, 2016Facing Your Fears (Part I)
    Jan 3, 2016
    Facing Your Fears (Part I)
    Pastor Stephen kicks off a New Year's series entitled "This is your Year for Faith to Triumph over Fear".  In today's message, he shared an all too familiar story of David and Goliath and teaches some of the lessons we can learn from this teenager who tangled with a giant.  We all face giants of our own that harass us.  The story of David and Goliath shows us that some problems don't just go away...they must be deal with.  Make 2016 the year where you put on the armor of God and deal with the challenge in your life!
    Key Text:  1 Samuel 17:1-51
  • Dec 27, 2015Molded by the Master’s Hands
    Dec 27, 2015
    Molded by the Master’s Hands
    With Christmas just a few days behind us, Pastor Stephen shared a message that looks forward to the new beginnings we have in Christ.  He used the Old Testament story of Jeremiah taking a field trip to the potter's house where he would be given a message to share with the Israelites.  Just as clay is molded, made, and re-shaped in the hands of a skilled potter when the original creation has become marred...so are we.  Look forward to 2016 pleding to remain in the hands of the Potter.
    Key Verses:  Jeremiah 18:1-6
  • Dec 20, 2015A Carpenter’s First Christmas
    Dec 20, 2015
    A Carpenter’s First Christmas
    His emotions were raw, the pain real, the setting meek, the story unbelievable...until an angel of the Lord appeared to him and helped this young carpenter realize that his plans and God's plans were not the same.  Listen to today's Christmas message from the vantage point of a young, righteous man who received some strange news, before having a wild dream that he would be given the honor of giving Jesus His name.
    Listen to the story of Joseph and come explore this account in a fresh new way, because we are all called to faithfully serve our king and love one another.  May our Lord richly bless you this holy-day season.
    Key Text:  Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec 13, 2015Journeying for Joy
    Dec 13, 2015
    Journeying for Joy
    At this time of year, Nativity sets all across this country will adorn coffee tables and be lit up in front yards as signs of the season.  The image of baby Jesus is generally accompanied by Mary and Joseph, along with an ox, a donkey, some shepherds, and an angel with some wise men in tow.  While these are all characters of the Christmas story, the wise men being placed in the manger is not a historically accurate one.
    Pastor Stephen shares a message about the journey of the Magi, and why this is the most important journey in the world.  They sat out on a journey to find joy, and joy came in the form of a Child named Jesus.  Listen to today's message, and commit yourself to seeking the Savior this holiday season.
    Key Text:  Matthew 2:1-12