2021 Sermons (see the boxes below for previous periods)

  • 12.29.20 "No Room" - Luke 2:6-7; John 1:1-5,9-14 - There was no room for baby Jesus in the inn, so He was born in a stable. Most people in the world have no room for Jesus in their heart & lives. We all need to make room for Jesus by believing & receiving Him as Savior & Lord.22:16
  • 12.27.20 "The Blessings of Seeking & Finding the Lord" - Matthew 2:1-12 - The Wise Men searched earnestly for baby Jesus. Our search for God today should also be a continuous process. Daily & diligently, let us seek, find, worship, follow, & serve the Lord.33:16
  • 12.22.20 "The Gift" - II Corinthians 9:15, I John 4:14, Isaiah 9:6-7 - In this Christmas message, we will look at the greatest Gift ever given. Here's a hint - it involves a cradle, a cross, & a crown.25:43
  • 12.20.20 "The Wonder of Christmas" - Luke 2:17-18 - The people of Bethlehem wondered at the shepherds' message about the Baby's birth. In the same way, we should wonder/marvel/admire/be amazed at: (1) the fulfilling of God's Word to send us His Son, (2) the fact of the virgin birth & sinlessness of Jesus, and (3) the purpose of Christ's coming - to pay the penalty of our sin so that we can be saved by believing.27:37
  • 12.15.20 "Not Connected" - I Corinthians 2:11-14 - Verse 14 says the things of God are foolishness to the natural man. The only way to get saved & get God's wisdom is to connect to God by grace thru faith in Jesus' death & resurrection.25:29
  • 12.13.20 "Mary, the Mother of Our Lord" - Luke 1:26-47 - Elisabeth declares Mary to be "the mother of my Lord" in verse 43. While Mary was the human mother chosen to birth Jesus, she was not perfect or sinless. Mary humbles herself by calling herself a "handmaid"/servant of the Lord in verse 38 and she rejoices in "God my Savior" in verse 47.34:26
  • 12.08.20 "The Wisdom of God" - I Corinthians 2:6-10 - The wisdom of this world will come to nothing. We need to search the Scriptures to find God's wisdom, guided by the Holy Spirit.23:56
  • 12.06.20 "The Man on the Cross" - John 14:1-11, 10:30-31 - Was Jesus just an ordinary man that died on a cross of execution? Or can we believe Jesus when He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John 14:6)?25:54
  • 12.01.20 "The Wisdom of Men" - I Corinthians 2:1-5, II Cor 3:5 - Man's wisdom is full of enticing words and pride. The Apostle Paul gives us an example of how to teach & present God's Word. Humble yourself, and only use the power & wisdom of God to preach about Jesus Christ.23:30
  • 11.29.20 "Hope Against Hope" - Romans 4:8-25 - The Apostle Paul tells us how Abraham was saved by grace thru faith and became the spiritual "father of all them that believe (v11)" by showing Jews (the circumcision) and non-Jews (the uncircumcision) how to come to faith in Jesus Christ.32:17
  • 11.24.20 "Human Wisdom Fails to Glorify God" - I Corinthians 1:20-31 - In the same way that human wisdom is foolishness to God, most people see the belief in God as foolish. But "it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe (v21)". We need to abandon human wisdom, obey God's Word,& glorify the Lord in all we do.30:05
  • 11.22.20 "Remember and Rejoice" - Lamentations 3:21-26, Hebrews 12:1-2 - With COVID, racial unrest, & political divisions, is there anything to be thankful for in 2020? This passage in Lamentations teaches us to thank the Lord for hope, mercy, faithfulness, inheritance, and His free salvation thru our Deliverer Jesus Christ. Thank the Lord for your blessings, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!31:56
  • 11.17.20 "Foolish Wisdom" - I Corinthians 1:10-20 - Our "Wisdom Series" transitions to the New Testament. The Apostle Paul discusses human wisdom that is based on human reasoning & man's fallen nature. Human wisdom is seen as foolish to God.28:35
  • 11.15.20 "The Faith That Saves" - Genesis 12:1-4, 15:1-6; Romans 4:1-8 - Abraham had faith God would provide a future home and heir. Genesis 15:6 says Abraham "believed in the Lord, and He [God] counted it to him for righteousness". In like manner, today our faith needs to be in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ to save us from our sins.33:43
  • 11.10.20 "A Wise Woman & A Foolish Woman" - Proverbs 9:13-18, 4:23 - The "foolish woman" in this passage is one given over to sexual perversion like a prostitute or harlot. She is simple on a spiritual level and has no regard for God. She calls out to everyone she can to get us to join her in sin. We need to put our absolute trust in a holy God.25:40
  • 11.08.20 "But What If ... ?" - Titus 3:1-8; Acts 4:19-20, 5:29-30; Titus 2:12-13 - How should we respond to election results & actions of our government if they go against the Bible?28:53
  • 11.03.20 "Freedom's Holy Light" - Daniel 2:20-22 - In this special Election Day message, we must remember that God is sovereign no matter what the election results may be. As Creator, God is in charge of everything, including setting up & removing our leaders.27:07
  • 11.01.20 "Priorities in Prayer for the Presidential Election" - I Timothy 2:1-8, Proverbs 14:34 - How should we pray for elections & elected officials? Prayer is not just a responsibility, but should be a priority for "all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority (v1-2)." We should start by praying for salvation & wisdom, for God wants everyone "to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (v4)."35:08
  • 10.28.20 "The Ultimate Blessing of Wisdom" - Proverbs 9:10-12 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (v10). This theme verse encourages us to place our faith in an awesome God to obtain salvation. Then the rest of your life you will gain wisdom & understanding that will give you a better & longer life.23:18
  • 10.25.20 "Behold the Cross!" - Luke 23:35, 48-49 - Have you seen the Cross? At His crucifixion, Jesus' family & friends "stood afar off beholding these things" (v49). Today, we all need to behold the significance of the Cross. Faith in Jesus Christ's death, burial, & resurrection is the only way to eternal life in Heaven.25:58
  • 10.21.20 "Don't Waste Your Breath" - Proverbs 9:7-9, 10:19-20, 15:1, 17:27, 23:9; Matt 7:6 - Be careful when you try to correct a scorner (a wicked person who ignores God's truth), because the scorner will try to dishonor, insult, and/or hate you. Correcting a wise person is different, for he will appreciate the opportunity to increase in learning.30:55
  • 10.18.20 "From Hell Bound to Heaven Bound" - Romans 3:19-31 - Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". All other religions teach that humans are capable of going to heaven if we do some sort of good works. Only Christianity stresses that humans are unrighteous and can only be saved by grace thru faith in Jesus Christ. "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24).33:37
  • 10.14.20 "A Banquet for the Wise" - Proverbs 9:1-6, Psalm 23:5-6 - In this Wisdom Series study, wisdom invites each of us to a special event for food & fellowship. All who attend this banquet will learn to forsake the foolishness of this world and learn to live in God's way of understanding.25:31
  • 10.11.20 "Dead Means Dead" - Romans 3:10-18; Ephesians 2:8-9, 1-5; John 6:37,44,65; Acts 16:14 - The trifecta of facts in Romans is: (1) Humans have a sin problem, (2) God's great love has been shown to us thru Jesus' death on our behalf, and (3) God's great wrath upon sin was accepted by Jesus. Though we don't naturally seek after God, God comes looking for us. Will you allow God to open your heart and draw you closer to Him?36:03
  • 10.07.20 Due to a technical error, the audio recording of this Wednesday's message is not available. It IS available on our Facebook page as a video under the 10-06-20 post. We apologize for the inconvenience.2:23
  • 10.04.20 "Denying the Truth Does Not Eliminate the Truth" - Romans 3:1-10, 21-26 - Verse 10 says "There is none righteous, no, not one". We are all lost in our sin. While God is a righteous judge, His grace thru Jesus Christ came because of our sin. Have you asked Jesus to cleanse your unrighteousness?35:36
  • 09.30.20 "Is Wisdom of God?" - Proverbs 8:22-31, James 1:5 - Continuing our Wisdom Series study, we see that wisdom is an eternal attribute of God. Wisdom is not a separate deity, but a gift from God that we should be seeking daily.28:03
  • 09.27.20 "Salvation is of the Heart - Part 2" - Romans 2:26-29, Gal 5:3-4, Col 2:10-12 - You can put on a good show in outward appearances and try to obey all of God's law and think you are saved. But God looks inwardly at your heart and soul to see if you understand that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.35:06
  • 09.23.20 "The Riches of Wisdom" - Proverbs 8:17, 18-21; Matt 6:21 - Continuing our Wisdom Series, we see the value of wisdom. Wisdom is more valuable than gold or silver because the knowledge we obtain, especially knowing Jesus as Savior, is eternal and will carry over with us into Heaven.23:56
  • 09.20.20 "Salvation is of the Heart" - Romans 2:17-29 - We are seeing a lack of theology in America today, not only among the unchurched, but also in the churches. In this Romans passage, the Apostle Paul addresses the theology of God's law and how we need to understand that obeying the law, including doing good works, does not save anyone. Salvation only comes by grace thru faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.37:17
  • 09.16.20 "The Storms of Life" - Mark 4:35-41, 6:45-52 - From extreme weather to coronavirus concerns to political chaos to spiritual unbelief, many are the storms of life. Where is God during these troubling times? Let's look at the help & comfort that only God can provide.29:28
  • 09.09.20 "Thy Word is Truth" - I Peter 1:22-25, John 17:17 - The Word of God gives us the wisdom of salvation available by grace thru faith in Jesus Christ. People, like grass, are temporary and eventually wither and die. In contrast, the Word of the Lord endures forever. AMEN! Let's make sure we receive the truth, wisdom & salvation offered in God's Word.18:18
  • 09.06.20 "That Your Joy May Be Full" - I John 1:1-10, John 1:1,14 - The Apostle John wants our joy to be full. God is light and sent His Son Jesus to open our eyes to fellowship and eternal life. How? Verse 9 says "If we confess our sins, He (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."27:57
  • 09.02.20 "What Leaders Need Most" - Proverbs 8:14-17, James 1:5-6 - Those in authority can only lead properly if they have Godly, sound wisdom. Godly leaders also seek Godly counsel to help them make Godly decisions. We all need to seek out wisdom early and often to be the best leaders we can be.21:00
  • 08.30.20 "So Many Tears - Part 2" - II Kings 20:5; Psalm 56:8, 116:8, 126:5-6; Malachi 2:13; Luke 7:37-38; II Cor 2:4; Rev 21:3-5 - God hears our prayers and see our tears, whether tears of sorrow or tears of joy. He understands what we are going thru and cares for us. In Part 2 of our series, let's look at how tears affect our relationship with the Lord.34:30
  • 08.26.20 "What to Love & What to Hate" - Proverbs 8:13, 6:16-19- Our fear (awesome respect) of the Lord makes us love what God loves and hate what God hates. These 'Wisdom Series' passages focus on the evil attributes that God hates. We need to examine our hearts to ensure none of these evil attributes are taking root in our lives.20:50
  • 08.23.20 "So Many Tears" - John 11:14-45 - Humans are unique among other living things in that we can cry to express emotion. Mary & Martha were weeping and saddened at Lazarus' death. Even in John 11:35, "Jesus wept." But tears of sorrow soon turn to tears of joy when Jesus performs one of His greatest miracles. Jesus can restore you from spiritual death to spiritual life if you will only believe on Him.33:47
  • 08.19.20 "Priceless & Free" - Proverbs 8:10-12, Psalm 119:89,97,105,111 - In this 'Wisdom Series' message, we look at the value of wisdom. God's Word which reveals wisdom is priceless & free, meaning it is so valuable it doesn't have a price, plus it doesn't cost a thing. Wisdom is available to all who posses the Bible.22:33
  • 08.16.20 "Babylon is Coming!" - Revelation 18:1-3; 14:8; 16:19; 17:1-7,15,18; 18:9-13,20-24; Romans 13:11-12 - In light of Israel & the UAE entering into a closer relationship this past week, today we look at the future city of Babylon that will have great commerce & wealth, but also great spiritual & political corruption. In the end, God will defeat wicked Babylon. It's always exciting to see how God's Word is fulfilled with current events. Let's live for Jesus & always be looking up for Christ's return!34:17
  • 08.12.20 "Excellent & Right Things" - Proverbs 8:6-9, Philip 4:8, Prov 1:7, I Cor 2:14 - Wisdom reveals excellent things & right things, the truth & righteousness. The words of wisdom are not wicked or perverse. Wisdom is made plain to those who understand & accept the Lord's salvation by grace thru faith in Jesus Christ.18:10
  • 08.09.20 "One Gospel - Two Assignments" - Galatians 1:10-24, 2:1-9 - In Galatians Chapter 1, the Apostle Paul explains his conversion from a persecutor of the church into a preacher of the church. In Chapter 2, God gives the responsibility of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to two different people groups. Paul would preach to the Gentiles and the other Apostles (including James, Peter, & John) would preach to the Jews.33:32
  • 08.05.20 "Wisdom from Above" - Proverbs 8:1-5, James 3:17 - Continuing the "Wisdom Series", we are reminded that wisdom is one of God's eternal attributes. The resource of all godly wisdom is God Himself. Here in Proverbs Chapter 8, wisdom wants our attention. Gods wants us to know His truth and here His wisdom from His Word. Are we listening?21:27
  • 08.02.20 "My Gospel" - Romans 2:16, Rom 16:25-26, II Tim 2:8, I Cor 3:10, Eph 2:19-22, Eph 3:1-6 - In today's passages, the Apostle Paul focuses on the gospel, or the "good news" message of salvation by grace thru faith in Jesus Christ. In this side study of Paul's gospel, we see that it is the same gospel as preached thru the entire Bible.41:10
  • 07.29.20 "Got Wisdom?" - Proverbs 4:5-6, 7-13 - Continuing the "Wisdom Series", we continue to look at wisdom as personified as a woman. Knowledge, wisdom, & understanding are defined and we see the benefits of wisdom.22:38
  • 07.26.20 "God's Moral Law - No Mercy & No Grace" - Romans 2:12-13, Rom 2:25, Gal 3:10-13, James 2:10, Rom 3:19-20 - Sometimes it is harder for a "good" person to come to Christ than a "bad" person. God's law is perfect and we cannot possibly obey the law perfectly. The law shows us our sinfulness. That is why we need Jesus to pay the price for our sin and disobedience.35:50
  • 07.22.20 "Wisdom - A Very Wise Woman" - Proverbs 1:20-23, Prov 4:5-6, Genesis 4:10, I Corinthians 13:4-5 - Part three of the "Wisdom Series" focuses on wisdom as personified as a woman. We see examples in God's Word of other personifications of a woman. Let's always seek God's wisdom in the Bible!22:53
  • 07.19.20 "Who Are You Trying to Please?" - Romans 15:1-3, Eph 5:21, Rom 13:1,5, Rom 14:19, Col 3:15, II Cor 13:11 - During this current coronavirus situation, are you trying to please yourself, or are you focusing on the Lord and your neighbors? Romans 15:2 stresses that we as Christians need to have a good attitude toward our neighbors, especially during troubling times. We could complain about masks and social distancing, but we need to please the Lord and our neighbors by having a good attitude and bringing peace to every situation.28:36
  • 07.08.20 "Wisdom - A Prized Possession" - Proverbs 1:1-7 - This is the introduction message for the "Wisdom Series", a series that will follow the subject of wisdom through the Book of Proverbs. The series will highlight the word "wisdom" and delve into the significance and importance of wisdom.23:58
  • 07.05.20 "Not of This World" - Hebrews 11:8-16 - Where is your citizenship? Is your focus on this earth or on Heaven? Abraham & Sarah lived by faith, yet they were strangers on this earth. They did not live to see the promise of the Lord Jesus, but they looked forward to citizenship in Heaven. Let us obey God, align our attitudes & values with God's Word, and live like our citizenship is in Heaven.47:37
  • 07.01.20 "The Meaning of One Little Word" - Psalm 2:10-12, Luke 22:47-48, I Cor 16:20 - These verses are a warning to the leaders of all nations that they be wise to the coming of King Jesus to this earth in judgment. Each person needs to put their faith in Jesus and serve Him with respect and rejoice in Him. The little word "KISS" in "kiss the Son" means that we should be in complete agreement with Jesus so that we give Him authority over every aspect of our life. This will bring blessing to each Christian and avoidance of His wrath.26:27
  • 06.28.20 "The Evidence of a Redeemed Life" - Romans 2:7-11, Ephesians 2:8-10, II Corinthians 5:17 - Genuinely saved Christians seek God's glory & honor and look forward to eternal life in Heaven. But the unsaved/nonChristians seek their own glory and will suffer anguish in Hell forever. God does not discriminate when it comes to salvation -- He wants anybody & everybody to recognize their sin problem and accept Jesus as their Savior.39:43
  • 06.24.20 "The King of Kings is Coming" - Psalm 2:8-10, Zechariah 4:6, Revelation 19:11-16 - To recap the previous verses in Psalm 2, the nations will reject God and He will judge them through the coming King Jesus. Starting in verse 8, in the end times, God the Father will give King Jesus the nations and lands of the earth. Though some will be saved and taken to Heaven, most in the nations will be judged severely and be sent to everlasting torment. We all need to be wise to this coming judgment and get our lives right with the Lord Jesus Christ.24:31
  • 06.21.20 "The Big Problem with Good People" - Romans 2:1-6, Isaiah 64:6 - The Apostle Paul tells us that when we judge others, we judge ourselves. Some people think they are good enough apart from God. Unfortunately, God views our good deeds as filthy rags, because we are all sinners. God's goodness is His patience in allowing us to repent and letting Jesus take away our sin.47:31
  • 06.17.20 "The King is Coming" - Psalm 2:5-7, Acts 13:32-33 - Revisiting last Wednesday's study of Psalm 2:1-4, we see that the world in general has rejected God and His Word since people do not want to be accountable to a Holy God. Verses 5-6 look to the end times, when God shall pour out His wrath on the unsaved and establish Jesus as King. Verse 7 prophesies that the LORD (God the Father) will resurrect the Lord Jesus (God the Son) from His death on the cross, as confirmed by Paul in Acts 13:33. Jesus could return to this earth at any second, and our lives could be gone in a second, so we need to get saved and live for Jesus!22:55
  • 06.14.20 "The Christian in a World of Hatred" - John 15:18-27, I John 4:4, John 16:33 - The world hates Christians. The "world" is a system Satan uses of the collective philosophies and values of sinful people. The world hates God's Word because it exposes sin. Despite this hatred, we must rely on the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) to boldly bear witness of the salvation from sin that Jesus offers.35:52
  • 06.10.20 "The Nations Are Raging" - Psalm 2:1-4 - Mankind in general is raging against God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. People believe they have the power to rebel against God. But God sits in heaven laughing because He has all power to judge mankind. Thankfully God loves us and has provided His Son to forgive us of our sins if we accept Jesus as Savior. Be praying as our nation rages, that we will all turn to Christ for peace, reconciliation, and salvation.20:37
  • 06.07.20 "The Christian in a World of Anger" - Genesis 4:1-10, Colossians 3:19, Ephesians 4:26, I Corinthians 13:4-7, John 13:34-35 -- Proper anger has been seen in the recent peaceful protests. Improper anger has turned to harmful riots, looting, and hatred toward the rule of law. In Gen 4, Cain murders his brother Abel in anger. Eph 4:26 tells us to "Be ye angry, and sin not". Jesus commands us to "love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another" (John 13:34).38:56
  • 06.03.20 No Wednesday Devotional for today - But enjoy this rendition of "Come Christians, Join To Sing" as a reminder that we are going to have an in-person service on Sunday, June 7, at 11am. COME JOIN US!1:57
  • 05.31.20 "Israel, My Glory! - Part 3" - Ezekiel 37:1-14 - In one of the great miracles of the Bible, the Lord (thru Ezekiel) causes dry, dead bones to come alive into bodies with skin that form "an exceeding great army (v10)". In the same way that the Lord makes dead bones come alive, the Jewish people will return to a relationship with God during the 7-year Tribulation, "and ye shall know that I am the Lord (v6)". Though the Jews are scattered at this time, the Lord will gather the Jews out of their graves (v12) (their homes in other places) and bring them together in the nation of Israel. This prophecy was partially fulfilled in May 1948 when Israel was formally recognized as a country. Eph 2:1 - We are all dead in our sins, and can only be made alive thru a relationship with Jesus Christ.44:38
  • 05.27.20 "In What Do You Glory?" - Philip 3:1-9, Gal 6:14 - In what do you find your self worth? What do you live for? The Apostle Paul, like some of us, lists human qualities that we could glory in, like who we were born to, our occupation, the power we exert, or our religious activities. Paul considered his human achievements as worthless. Only those things done for Christ count for righteousness. Gal 6:14 "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ". Let us glory, let us live for, let us find our worth in Jesus Christ.27:40
  • 05.24.20 "Israel, My Glory! - Part 2" - John 15:4-5; II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17 - Abide in Jesus as a branch in the Vine. Study the Bible, for all Scripture is inspired by God. Matthew 23:37-39 - Israel killed the Old Testament prophets. Jesus wants to bring the nation together, but Israel has rejected Jesus as her Messiah, making her spiritually desolate. Israel has since been blinded to Jesus as Messiah, but will begin to recognize the Messiah in the 7-year Tribulation. Romans 11:1-5 - God has not cast away His people Israel. God has a remnant from this church age to restore Israel. Jeremiah 32:37-42; 33:14-16 - God will reunite Israel after the Tribulation.41:19
  • 05.20.20 "The God of Preservation" - Psalm 145:17-21 - The Lord is righteous & holy. The Lord is close to everyone who calls upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desires of them that have an awesome respect for Him. The Lord preserves those who love Him, but the wicked He'll destroy. Praise the Lord! Bless His Holy Name for ever & ever!24:56
  • 05.17.20 "Israel, My Glory!" - Isaiah 46:13; Gen 12:1-3, 15:1-6; Is 60:1-3; Zechariah 12:10; Rom 3:1, 9:1-5 - There is a rise in anti-Semitism in the world today. In the Old Testament, God has a plan of salvation for Israel, which was first accomplish through Jesus. In Genesis 12, God calls out Abraham to establish the nation of Israel. Down through the ages, the Lord has loved Israel and has preserved it as a nation.49:50
  • 05.13.20 "The God of Salvation & Provision" - Psalm 145:13-16 - God's Kingdom is everlasting. The Lord raises up all of us who fall short of His glory, and provides salvation to those of us who humble ourselves, confess our sin, & accept the Lord as our Savior. We wait on the Lord by trusting Him to meet all our needs, including physical & spiritual.28:50
  • 05.10.20 "A Wake Up Call for Christians" - Rom 13:11-14, Eph 5:14-18, I Cor 15:34 - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! - How are we living our lives for Christ? The Lord could return at any time. "Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light" (Rom 13:12). We need to walk honestly, with integrity. "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" (v14) by studying & obeying the Bible, & we will be a witness to others that we are living for God.48:39
  • 05.06.20 "Christ - My Solid Rock - Part 4" - Psalm 103:19-22 - God rules in heaven & over the entire world. The angels & all of creation praise the Lord & point to God as holy, loving, powerful & redeeming. These verses contrast with the philosophy of nothing called Nihilism, which says there is no purpose in life. We praise God that He gives hope & meaning to life.29:11
  • 05.03.20 "Walking Worthy While We Wait" - Eph 4:1-3, Col 3:12-14, Gal 5:22-23, Col 4:6, John 13:34 - Paul asks us to "walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called". Our vocation is to live for Christ & glorify Him. We do this thru humbleness, patience, loving others, & working diligently to maintain a right relationship with God & others.47:40
  • 04.29.20 "Christ - My Solid Rock - Part 3" - Psalm 103:15-18 - Human life is temporary like grass, a flower, or the wind. In contrast, God's mercy is permanent - "from everlasting to everlasting" - for those who fear Him, meaning those who are saved. With Jesus' righteousness upon us, let's obey the Lord's commandments and live for Him.26:56
  • 04.26.20 "God's Strength, My Weakness, & His Glory" - 2Cor 12:1-10 - Paul was given a thorn in the flesh to keep him humble. The Lord responds, "My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness". Like Paul, let's let the Lord use our weaknesses to strengthen us, to glorify Himself, and to be a testimony to others.53:50
  • 04.22.20 "Christ - My Solid Rock - Part 2" - Psalm 103:6-14 - Are you oppressed in your life, either by sin or situation? God can provide deliverance & salvation. The Lord shows us His ways because He wants a close relationship with us. The Lord is "merciful, gracious & slow to anger" (v8).24:11
  • 04.19.20 "The Reality of Our Mortality" - Rom 14:7-9 - During this time of COVID-19, we are all aware of our own mortality. Christ conquered death; therefore, we should not fear death. As Christians, let's live life to the fullest for the Lord until He calls us home to Heaven. "To live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philip 1:21).41:45
  • 04.15.20 "Christ - My Solid Rock!" - Psalm 103:1-5 - Let us bless the Lord for all His benefits and blessings, first & foremost for forgiving our iniquities. We also thank God for healing us, redeeming us, providing His grace & mercy, and renewing us spiritually.25:47
  • 04.12.20 "The Risen One!" - Matt 28:1-7 - On Sunday morning, the women come to the tomb to prepare Jesus' dead body. But an angel, who has removed the stone from the tomb, tells the women about Jesus, "He is not here, for He is RISEN!".59:22
  • 04.08.20 "The Greatest Suffering of All Time" - Matt 27:45-46, Heb 12:2 - The darkness from noon-3pm while Jesus hung on the cross represented our sin & how God the Father forsook His Son due to that sin. Jesus suffered for us to become our Savior, if we confess our sins & trust in Him.22:25
  • 04.05.20 "Under the Influence" - Eph 5:15-20 - We need to be filled (100% controlled) by the Holy Spirit so that we walk in wisdom, redeem the time, understand the Lord's will, be joyful, & give thanks for all things.34:15
  • 04.01.20 "Every Day is a Good Day to Praise the Lord" - Psalm 145:1-10 - Despite our circumstances, we should PRAISE the Lord!! Let us always speak of the wonderful, powerful, awesome works of the Lord.13:32
  • 03.29.20 "The Comforter" - John 14:16-26; 2Cor 1:3 - In these uncertain times, we need Holy Spirit to show us His joy, peace & comfort. The ultimate comfort is Holy Spirit leading us to & keeping us in a relationship with Jesus Christ.37:26
  • 03.22.20 "God's Peace Overrules the Coronavirus" -John 14:27 Jesus gives us His peace; let not your heart be troubled & afraid. Philip 4:7 God's peace is beyond understanding & keeps our hearts & minds thru Jesus. Col 3:15-16 Let God's peace rule in your heart; let the Word of Christ dwell in your richly. Isaiah 26:3 Focus on & trust in God, & He will keep you in perfect peace.35:25
  • 03.08.20AM "The Reality & Depth of Human Depravity" -Romans 1:24-32 -God reveals Himself to man by conscience, creation & Christ (the Bible). But some reject God, change His Truth into a lie, & do all kinds of wickedness. We are all accountable to God & the truth of His Word.38:50
  • 03.08.20PM "Occupy Until I Come" - Acts 20:22-24; Luke 19:11-13; I Cor 16:13,15:57-58 -The more we focus on Jesus, the less the problems of life worry us. Until Jesus returns, let's occupy our Christian faith by standing firm, seeking God's will, & serving Him.30:08
  • 03.01.20AM "The Indictment Against Humanity" -Rom 1:18-23 -God has revealed His wrath from heaven against humanity's sin. Our unrighteousness requires a Righteous Savior. Seek Jesus, or you will see God's wrath.35:15
  • 03.01.20PM "Foreshadows of the Cross" - Jesus' final days are prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 (entering Jerusalem on a donkey), 11:12-13 (betrayed by Judas), 12:10 (pierced & mourned for), 13:6-7 (nails in His hands, the Disciples scatter at His death).22:12
  • 02.23.20AM "The Just Shall Live by Faith-Pt2" -Gen 3:21; Rom 1:17; Gal 3:6-14 -God's plan of salvation was announced in the Old Testament & accomplished in the New Testament. God's Law can't save us-only show us that we can't keep it perfectly. You can only be saved by grace thru faith in Jesus' death, burial & resurrection.31:51
  • 02.23.20PM "The Danger of 'Word of Faith' False Teaching-Pt2" -2Peter 2:1-3 -The 'Word of Faith' movement uses their contemporary music to attract Christians to their false churches. They believe in the 'health & wealth' prosperity gospel, gravesoaking (physically laying on the graves of saints & soaking up their wisdom), and deadraising (they believe they can physically raise the dead on this earth).45:36
  • 02.16.20AM "The Just Shall Live by Faith - Pt1" - Romans 1:16-17 - Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel because it changes lives. Faith in Jesus alters your lifestyle in a great way.32:03
  • 02.16.20PM "The Danger of 'Word of Faith' False Teaching-Pt1" -1Tim 4:1-2; 2Tim 4:1-4 -Some 'churches' have turned away from the truth of God's Word & preach a 'health & wealth' gospel. This false teaching says God will give us all our desires, rather than us seeking God's will.32:16
  • 02.09.20AM "Ready to Proclaim!-Pt2" -Rom 1:14-16 -Like Paul, we need to give all we got & not be ashamed to preach the Gospel - to share our faith with all those who need to hear.34:57
  • 02.09.20PM "God's Truth & Today's Morality" - 2Tim 3:1-4; Rom 1:24-25 - Many in today's society seek to abandon natural affection & tear down God's design for relationships. But sin is still sin, & God's Word stands true.35:40
  • 02.02.20AM "Ready to Proclaim!-Pt1"-Rom 1:13; 2Cor 11:23-28,4:8-11 -Like us sometimes, Paul had a plan that was hindered. Let's put our trust in a sovereign God & follow the path He has planned for us.36:58
  • 02.02.20PM "Lessons from the Lord's Table -Pt 8"-Philip 2:5-8,John 12:23-35,Rom 6:11-13, Col 3:5-10, Rom 12:1-2, Gal 2:20 - God has called us to self-sacrifice & self-denial. We need to choose God's will over our own desires.21:29
  • 01.26.20AM "The Question is...O Death, Where is Thy Sting?" - Matt 22:23-33 - When asked about heaven, Jesus says that God is not the God of the dead, but the living.37:18
  • 01.26.20PM "The Death of Death" - Rev 20:1-15 - Satan & his followers (those who have NOT accepted Jesus as Savior) are judged & sent to the lake of fire. Only the saved will be with Jesus in Heaven forever.30:06
  • 01.19.20AM "Incredible Faith" -Rom 1:8-12 -The faith of the Roman Church is known thru all the world. How far does your faith & influence extend? Let's tell others about Jesus!31:51
  • 01.19.20PM "Great Tribulation Math" - Dan 12:4-13 - We continue to look at the Great Trib, which is the last half of the 7-yr Tribulation, when knowledge & evil will increase.28:20
  • 01.12.20AM "The Grace Thru Christ for All Saints" - Romans 1:5-7 - The book of Romans emphasizes God's grace thru Jesus for our salvation & sanctification. We as saints must be ambassadors for God.31:06
  • 01.12.20PM "Trouble Like Never Before" - Dan 11:39-12:2 - These verses look at the Antichrist, the Great Tribulation, & the end of the Millennial Reign of Christ. Christians will be persecuted, but the ending is much better for followers of Christ than followers of Antichrist.28:29
  • 01.05.20AM "The Gospel of God" -Romans 1:1-4 -Introduction- In this book, we see man's problem of sin, doctrine of salvation & how to obtain it, & believer's proof of salvation.38:54
  • 01.05.20PM "Lessons from the Lord's Table - Pt 7" - I Cor 11:26 - He's coming back! Jesus' return to this earth is imminent. He will take all believers to heaven. Are you prepared?17:17

2020 Sermons

"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."     - Romans 6:11

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Sermons

2019 Sermons (from July to December)

  • 02.28.21 "The Death of an Old Man" - Romans 6:5-11 - The "old man" referenced in today's passage represents each person's sin nature inherent since our conception. When you confess your sins and accept Jesus as Savior, you crucify that sinful "old man" nature, you are freed from sin, and you want to live for God. But how does sin now affect the believer?28:16
  • 02.24.21 Due to a technical error, the audio recording of the mid-week message is not available. It IS available on our Facebook page as a video under the 02-24-21 post. We apologize for the inconvenience.3:30
  • 02.21.21 "The Beauty of New Life in Christ" - Romans 6:1-4, II Cor 5:17 - When you accept Jesus as your Savior, you transition from spiritual death into spiritual life. We need to quit our old sin habits and live in the new life we have in Christ.30:43
  • 02.16.21 "Wonderful Peace" - Isaiah 26:3-4 - In this first message for the "Peace" series, we see how God gives perfect peace to those who focus and trust on Him. (The last few minutes of the audio got cut off, so that's the reason for the abrupt ending.)22:10
  • 02.14.21 "What is That to Thee?" - John 21:1-25 - In the days after Jesus' death & resurrection, the Disciples had to learn how to live in the "new" world with the church age coming along with evil and persecution. Like the Disciples long ago, we must surrender all to Christ and learn how He wants us to serve Him. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! GOD LOVES YOU!!!29:10
  • 02.09.21 "Ultimate Victory" - I Cor 15:54-58 - Due to a technical glitch, only the first half of the message was recorded; see our Facebook page video for the entire message. With COVID, civil unrest, & loss of our own church members, over this past year we've seen that DEATH is a reality of life. In this study, let's see how "death is swallowed up in victory" (v54) thru Jesus Christ's victory on the cross.11:43
  • 02.07.21 "One Beloved Son" - Mark 12:1-12 - The owner of a vineyard sent several people to check on his property. The caretakers of the vineyard beat & killed these servants, including killing the son of the owner. This parable represents God sending His prophets & ultimately His Son Jesus to Israel and the unsaved world, but the world mistreated God's servants and crucified Jesus. Have you rejected God's beloved Son Jesus? or His salvation? or His teachings?29:18
  • 02.01.21 "Sober-minded Wisdom" - Ecclesiastes 7:3-5, II Cor 1:12 - In this final message from our Wisdom Series, why does this passage say that sorrow/sadness/mourning are better than laughter/mirth/merriment? Because everyone needs to understand the sober realization & seriousness of God's Word, God's plan of salvation, & God's wisdom.23:40
  • 01.31.21 Due to the snow, all Sunday activities have been cancelled and we will not have a Sunday sermon. Please join us next time!3:30
  • 01.26.21 Due to a busy week at the church, we will not have a mid-week message. Please join us for next week's devotional!3:20
  • 01.24.21 "Death Loses!" Romans 5:12-21, I Cor 15:22 - The 1st Adam = sin & death for all. The 2nd Adam = free gift of salvation for all (must be accepted by grace thru faith in Jesus Christ). "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (I Cor 15:22).30:29
  • 01.19.21 "Fools for Christ's Sake" - I Corinthians 4:9-15 - The unsaved world sees us Christians as fools for our relationship with Christ. But once we get saved, we are truly wise in Christ. Though the world looks down on Christians, we must continue to tell the world about Christ and the wisdom of the Bible.28:46
  • 01.17.21 "The Joy of Justification - Part 2" - Romans 5:6-11 - Are you disregarding the fact of eternity? Jesus is the only way to heaven. Therefore, "we joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom we have now received the atonement" (Romans 5:11).29:30
  • 01.12.21 Due to a technical error, the audio recording of the mid-week message is not available. It IS available on our Facebook page as a video under the 01-12-21 post. We apologize for the inconvenience.3:18
  • 01.10.21 "The Joy of Justification" - Romans 5:1-5 - You are "justified" when you confess yours sins and accept Jesus' work on the cross to forgive you of your sins. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior & Lord gives you joy through peace, faith, grace, tribulation, patience, hope, and love.34:22
  • 01.05.21 "God-Given Discernment" - I Corinthians 2:12,14,15-16 - Returning to our Wisdom Series, the natural unsaved person does not understand the things of God or the Christians who do. The Christian yielded to the Holy Spirit is granted discernment to understand God's Word.27:25
  • 01.03.21 "How to be Thankful for the Year 2020" - Ephesians 5:15-20, Ecclesiastes 3:14, Colossians 3:15-17, James 4:13-14 - What just happened in 2020, and how much more change is coming? Amidst the pandemic, civil unrest, politics, & elections, let's look to God's Word to see how He wants us to be "giving thanks always for all things unto God" (Eph 5:20).34:43

  • 12.29.19AM "Blind Ambition" - James 4:13-17 - If you try to determine your own path, BEWARE, your life is a vapor & can disappear quickly. Seek God's will for your life.35:53
  • 12.29.19PM "Looking Back at What We've Learned" - Philip 4:10-12 - Paul learned in any situation to be content. Learn from the past & use that wisdom as you move forward in life.29:57
  • 12.22.19AM "When God Became a Man" -John 1:1-14 - Jesus is the Light of the world that gives us His power to become children of God, IF we confess our sin & believe in Jesus.41:49
  • 12.22.19PM "Out of Ivory Palaces" -Ps 45:6-8; Philip 2:5-11 - Jesus left the glory of heaven to be made in the likeness of men. What an amazing Servant Who became our Savior!12:43
  • 12.15.19AM "The Given One" - Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7 - God gave us a sign -- the virgin Mary conceived & bore a Son. Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, AND Savior of the World.31:49
  • 12.15.19PM "What Was the Desire of Women?" Daniel 11:36-38 - The "king" is the Antichrist who exalts himself and ignores the one true God & the promised Messiah.29:54
  • 12.08.19AM "The End Was Just the Beginning" - Acts 28:25-31 - Paul remains faithful in preaching & teaching in Rome. Jesus continues His ongoing work of building His church.33:25
  • 12.08.19PM "Amazing Details of Prophecy That Are Now Fulfilled" - Dan 11 - An overview of Daniel's prophecy of these future periods: vs 1-2 Persian, 3-20 Grecian, 21-35 Israel, 36-45 Antichrist/Tribulation.30:23
  • 12.01.19AM "Is It Well With Your Soul?" - Acts 28:17-24 - In Rome, Paul tells his Jewish brethren about Jesus. Some believed;some didn't. Let's have a desire to reach lost souls!31:01
  • 11.24.19AM "As Always-God Fulfilled His Word" - Acts 28:7-16 - Paul finally journeys to Rome, just as God decreed. Paul receives & gives encouragement to fellow believers.37:48
  • 11.24.19PM "The Heart of Thanksgiving" -I John 5:11; James 1:17-We thank God for every good gift & blessing, especially the free gift of salvation & eternal life thru Jesus Christ.19:41
  • 11.17.19AM "Shipwrecked & Snake Bit" - Acts 27:38-28:6 - Paul survives a shipwreck & poisonous snake bite. We will face challenges in life, but God can deliver us. TRUST HIM!33:38
  • 11.17.19PM "Warfare in the Spirit World" - Dan 10:10-21 -A weakened Daniel is strength- ened by God's angel, who then gives insight to spiritual battles with Satan's demons.27:26
  • 11.10.19AM "Comfort & Encouragement in the Midst of the Storm" -Acts 27:27-37 -Paul's shipmates rely on God to save them. Are we trusting God to deliver us in storms of life?30:28
  • 11.10.19PM "Our Glorious King" - Dan 10:1-9 - Daniel is humbled & weakened in the presence of a pre-incarnate form of the Lord Jesus. Let us always respect our God.26:59
  • 11.03.19AM "Back to the Basics" - I Cor 13:1-3; Heb 10:24-25; Ps 66:18; I Sam 12:23; Gal 5:13 - Attend church faithfully. Confess your sin. Pray for others. Serve others in love.21:44
  • 10.27.19AM "Who Turned the Lights On?" - Gen 1:1-3 - God's light at the creation of the world, the 1st coming of Christ & the cross, and the 2nd coming of Christ & Tribulation.49:26
  • 10.27.19PM "Saved to the Uttermost"-Heb 7:25-God is absolutely sovereign & can do the impossible in your life. He'll transform you from a sinner to a saint thru faith in Jesus.31:50
  • 10.20.19AM "I Told You So!" - Acts 27:1-26 - When Paul's ship encounters bad weather, an Angel of God tells Paul all lives will be saved, but not the ship. Let us also trust God.27:39
  • 10.20.19PM "The Lord Is Still Asking the Same Question" - Is 6:1-8 - The Lord asks "Whom shall I send, & who will go for Us?" Isaiah says, as should we, "Here am I, send me!"29:53
  • 10.13.19AM "Taking Up the Mantle of a Faithful Servant" - II Kings 2:1-14 - With Elijah taken to heaven, Elisha was ready to continue Elijah's legacy of doing God's work.33:14
  • 10.13.19PM "Daniel's 70 Weeks - Pt 2" - Dan 9:24-27 - Prophesying events at the end of the 7-yr Tribulation and the time between Jerusalem's rebuilding & Christ's death.32:37
  • 10.06.19AM "Salvation by Faith in the Old Testament" - Acts 26:19-23 - Paul says that all "should repent & turn to God". Saints of all ages are only saved by faith in the Messiah.41:32
  • 10.06.19PM "Lessons from the Lord's Table - Pt 6" - I Cor 11:26 - PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL! It is our duty as believers to tell others of the free gift of salvation offered by Jesus.17:33
  • 09.29.19AM "The Lord's Purpose & Plan for Paul's Life - And Yours!" - Acts 26:9-18 - Paul testifies of his wickedness before Jesus appears to Paul with His future plans for him.39:47
  • 09.29.19PM "Hymn History" - Psalm 33 - A brief look at the background of "He Leadeth Me", "Onward, Christian Soldiers", and "The Old Rugged Cross".30:38
  • 09.22.19AM "The God Who Can Raise the Dead" - Acts 26:1-8 - Before King Agrippa, Paul tells of the hope of the promise of God-resurrection from the dead-achieved thru Jesus.34:06
  • 09.22.19PM "Daniel's Prophecy of 70 Weeks" - Dan 9:20-27 - An intro to the period of 490 years. In this prophecy, a week = 7 years. 70 weeks = 70 X 7 or 490 years.38:56
  • 09.15.19AM "Unto Caesar Shalt Thou Go!" - Acts 25:1-16 - Paul faces more accusations from the Jews, but appeals to Caesar. As with Paul, God has a sovereign plan for you!34:57
  • 09.15.19PM "Daniel's National Confession for Israel" - Dan 9:1-19 - Daniel confesses on behalf of Israel its sin that led to the 70 yrs of captivity. We all need to get right w God.34:28
  • 09.08.19AM "We Are the Salt of the Earth" - Matt 5:11-16 - Just like salt makes you thirsty, we need to help others thirst after Christ, His salvation, & living a Godly life.41:46
  • 09.08.19PM "History-Before It Was History" - Dan 8:1-27 - Another vision by Daniel of the transition from the Media-Persian to the Grecian Empire, & a foreshadow of Antichrist.29:15
  • 09.01.19AM "Tragedy of a Decision Delayed" - Acts 24:1-27 - Paul defends himself before governor Felix, then tells Felix about Jesus, but Felix makes no decision to believe.39:26
  • 09.01.19PM "Lessons from the Lord's Table - Pt 5" - I Cor 11:26-32 - God requires our personal separation from sin lest we be judged & punished by God. Trust God & flee sin!26:22
  • 08.25.19AM "A Deadly Conspiracy" - Acts 23:12-35 - With his life in danger, Paul is moved out of Jerusalem. As God protected Paul, He will protect us if we remain faithful.36:34
  • 08.25.19PM "Daniel's Vision of the Beasts Explained" - Dan 7:15-28 - In Daniel's vision, the little horn is the Antichrist who tries to take over the world...until God intervenes.34:52
  • 08.18.19AM "Courtroom Drama" - Acts 23:1-11 - In a contentious council, Paul unknow- ingly rebukes the high priest & apologizes. We should respect & pray for our leaders.35:23
  • 08.11.19AM "Graciousness in the Face of Persecution" - Acts 22:25-30 - Facing a beating by soldiers, Paul declares his Roman citizenship & remains true to God's plan for his life.38:33
  • 08.11.19PM "Four Beasts...& The King of Kings" - Dan 7:4-14 - The empires of the 4 beasts will eventually be overtaken by the judgment & the Kingdom of God when Jesus returns.29:53
  • 08.04.19AM "The Lord's Table is Exclusive" - I Cor 11:26-28 - Remembering Jesus' death & resurrection, Communion is only 4 believers who are sinners saved by grace thru faith.30:55
  • 08.04.19PM "The God of All History & Eternity" - Dan 7:1-4 - Daniel dreams of 4 beasts coming from the sea. The first is a lion with wings representing powerful Babylon.29:15
  • 07.28.19AM "The Gospel to the Gentiles" - Acts 22:17-24 - Paul tells of his past when the Lord asked him to take the Gospel of Jesus to the Gentiles (non Jews).37:22
  • 07.28.19PM "Daniel's Den of Prayer" - Dan 6:1-28 - Jealous leaders devise a trap to execute the faithful & prayerful Daniel. Will God deliver him from a den of hungry lions?36:21
  • 07.21.19AM "Can Baptism Wash Away Our Sins?" Acts 22:16 - Baptism is a testimony to others that you have accepted Jesus' work on the cross to forgive you of your sins.33:57
  • 07.21.19PM "Daniel-A Man of God, Used by God for the Glory of God" - Dan 5:1-31 - The new King, his worldly pleasures, the handwriting on the wall, & an excellent Daniel.38:57
  • 07.14.19AM "Justification & Sanctification-Is There a Difference?"-Acts 22:1-16 -Paul gives his testimony of seeing Jesus on the road to Damascus & accepting Jesus as his Saviour.36:15
  • 07.14.19PM "From Arrogancy to Insanity to Humility"- Dan 4:1-37 -Daniel interprets King Neb's 2nd dream. Neb goes from proud king, to crazy king, to knowing the true King.35:22
  • 07.07.19AM "Unfortunate Setback? Or Great Opportunity?" - Acts 21:27-40 - Enemies of God stir up the people against Paul, who is taken into custody by soldiers.39:29
  • 07.07.19PM "Lessons from the Lord's Table - Pt 3" - Exod 20:1-6 - Communion reminds us that we are to worship Christ alone. God says "Have no other gods before Me!!"21:17