Sermons

  • December 4 2021

    Series: Advent

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: December 5, 2021

    Life blenders; what are we putting into them? What is coming out of the mix?

    Galatians 5:19-26
    19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

    1. Stirred for Mission
    2 Timothy 1:6-10, Living Bible
    “I want to remind you to stir into flame the strength and boldness that is in you…For the Holy Spirit, God’s gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them.”

    2. A Stirring of Repentance
    Mark 1:15-16
    “After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

    3. Stirred for Assurance
    Hebrews 10:22-24
    “… let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works …”

  • November 27 2021

    Series: Advent

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: November 28, 2021

    Jeremiah lived and brought God’s message to His people about 600 years before the birth of Christ. Because we remember the birth of Christ, I am including two prophecies of Jeremiah.

    Jeremiah 23:5-6
    “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.”

    Jeremiah 33:15-16
    “In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.”

    We live between two Advents. We await the second when Jesus returns and His bride, the Church will dwell in heaven with Him eternally.

  • November 20 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: November 21, 2021

    GOD IS, GOD WILL, GOD DOES, GOD HAS, GOD CONTINUES…

    These apply to the lessons from God as we remember the first coming and prepare for the second; His return to take the Church home.

    Isaiah 51:4-6 “Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.

    Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be for ever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.”

    HOW THEN SHALL WE BE LIVING IN THANKSGIVING?

    Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me — practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

  • November 13 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: November 7, 2021

    A God love, story and a God love, relationship.

    1 Peter 1:22-23
    “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”

  • November 6 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: November 7, 2021

    Matthew 5:1-12
    1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

  • October 30 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Romans 3:25-26, 28 — New International Version

    25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood — to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished — 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. 28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

    3 Solas of the Reformation:
    Sola Gratia = Grace Alone
    Sola Fides = Faith Alone
    Sola Scriptura = Scripture Alone

    3 Solas of the world today:
    Sola Politica Rectitudo = Political Correctness Alone
    Sola Relatio Moralis = Moral Relitivism Alone
    Sola Affluentia Mundana = Worldly Influence Alone

    In a person’s life it’s either God’s influence or Satans!

  • October 23 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: October 24, 2021

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    Mark 10:46-52, New International Version
    46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

  • October 16 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: October 17, 2021

    The question was posed by Peter who when seeing a rich man approach Jesus asking what do I have to do to” get eternal life.” Jesus told him to keep the commandments and then proceeded to list 7 of them to which the rich man said he has kept them since he was a boy. Jesus looked at him and loved him and then said you still are lacking, “go sell what you have and give it to the poor and you will have riches in heaven.” The man couldn’t do that for he loved his wealth too much.

    Today Jesus said how hard it is for the rich to get into heaven to which Peter asked the question “who then can be saved?” Jesus told him that with man it’s impossible but with God all things are possible.

  • October 9 2021

    Series: Pentecost

    Pastor: Pastor Mike

    Sermon Date: October 10, 2021

    Mark 10:17-22, The Message
    As he went out into the street, a man came running up, greeted him with great reverence, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus said, “Why are you calling me good? No one is good, only God. You know the commandments: Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, honor your father and mother.” He said, “Teacher, I have — from my youth — kept them all!” Jesus looked him hard in the eye — and loved him! He said, “There’s one thing left: Go sell whatever you own and give it to the poor. All your wealth will then be heavenly wealth. And come follow me.” The man’s face clouded over. This was the last thing he expected to hear, and he walked off with a heavy heart. He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and not about to let go.

    Ecclesiastes 5:10-12, Easy-to-Read Version
    Those who love money will never be satisfied with the money they have. Those who love wealth will not be satisfied when they get more and more. This is also senseless. The more wealth people have, the more “friends” they have to help spend it. So the rich really gain nothing. They can only look at their wealth. Those who work hard all day come home and sleep in peace. It is not important if they have little or much to eat. But the rich worry about their wealth and are not able to sleep.

    It’s not what you’ve got, but what you do with what you’ve got. You can’t take it with you!
    Look for opportunity to engage others in conversation and be open to what the Holy Spirit may give you to share.

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