September 2020

Conflict in the Church

Acts 15:36-41 Conflict is nothing new in the church today.  It was present in the early church with its leaders that walked with Jesus.  It is healthy to admit that conflict in the church is expected. What lessons can we learn from Paul and Mark that will help us deal with it?   Watch Here



Life Lessons

2 Samuel 22   At the end of life, when looking back at the good and the bad, we can still see that God was at work.  David saw 4 important lessons that he learned 1) when things are uncertain, God is our only security, 2) when things are dark, God is our light, 3) […]



August 2020

The Consequences of Sin

The consequences of David’s sin was huge – he lost his son at birth, as God said he would; his family fell apart morally; Absalom, his son, rebelled against him; his leadership was lost. How do we face the consequences of our sin?   Watch Here



What a Mess!

 Samuel 11:1-12:14 The Bible never flatters those who are used by God.  David really messed up.  And he messed up in how he handled it.  But then, we mess up too, and mess up the clean-up.  Covering up, excusing, or justifying sin never works in dealing with it.  The only thing that does is repentance. […]



When God Says “No”

2 Samuel 7   What happens when we have a dream for our life and God says “no”?  David had the desire to build a Temple for the Lord.  The Lord said no, that was not for him to do.  What do we learn from David in how to deal with that?   Watch Here



Cutting Corners

It was just a corner of a robe.  But, David was “conscience-striken.”  Why?  Because David, like each of us, is called to follow and obey God in the little things, when it seems that it doesn’t matter.  And he realized that there are some things he is responsible for and some things only God is […]



Fleeing

NOTE: The volume is low on this video and audio.  It was our first time streaming on Facebook.  It is best heard with earplugs or an amplified speaker.   1 Samuel 22:1-5   David has been brought to a place of suffering, a place where God can truly begin to shape him and use him.  […]



July 2020

Lions & Bears & Giants, oh my!

  When things ahead of us look too big to overcome, who are we going to trust? We won’t face a giant in our life, but we will face times where we need to trust God. In the midst of intimidating experiences, will we do it our way or will we do it Gods?   […]



A Heart Perspective

King Saul was a real work! So, God was going to replace him with a man after his own heart. But who is that and how is he chosen? Samuel, a prophet of God, has his own ideas, but listens to the Spirit as he chooses David.   We look at the outward appearances. But, […]



Obeying God When It Doesn’t Make Sense

2 Kings 5:19-27   Can God be trusted? When God leads and it doesn’t make any sense, can you trust him? We will study Gehezi and see how God led him when he couldn’t understand what God was doing at all.   Watch here



Obeying God When You Don’t Know Why

2 Kings 5:1-19   Can God be trusted? When God leads and you don’t know where he is calling, can you trust him? We will look at Naaman, the King of Aram, and find out how he learned to trust God when you don’t understand “why?”   Watch here  



June 2020

Heavenly Rewards

Matthew 16:24-28 Heavenly Rewards We are promised that we will be rewarded for what we have done. The Bible makes clear that there will be rewards for our faithfulness in following Jesus that will last for eternity. How then shall we live? Watch here



The Scoreboard: Measuring the Godly Things

Matthew 25:14-30 The one with the most toys wins – maybe on this earth’s scoreboard. But that is not true with God’s scoreboard. God’s scoreboard is particular to us, nothing will be hidden, and it may be surprising Watch here



May 2020

Two Questions

Revelation 20:11-15 The Two Question Test at the End The Final Exam – just two questions. When we die, we just have two questions that really matter: 1) What did you do with Jesus? 2) What did you do with what God entrusted to you? Watch here



Anger

Ephesians 4:26 Why you so angry, bro? What is it that makes us angry? We need to ask ourselves, “What is being triggered in me that I am reacting this way?” But asking that question, and then digging deeper, is not easy!   Watch here



Worry and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 The future is always uncertain. Sometimes we think that we have it figured out and we’re pretty comfortable with it. But other times, the upcoming unknown causes worry and anxiety. How do we best deal with these emotions?   Watch here



Lament

Psalm 13 Lament is crying out to God as an expression of grief or loss. The Psalms and Lamentations teach us how to wrestle with God when we have negative emotions. It’s honestly saying, “God, this hurts!”   Watch here



January 2020

Warnings – Hebrews 2:1-4, 3:7-19

The good news of Jesus Christ is a message we all need to hear. But when we do, we must not take it lightly or treat it as commonplace, or ignore it completely. The consequences for ignoring God are eternal.



March 2019

God’s Favor – Ruth 2

God’s Favor Coincidence?  With the timing, the places, and the relationships all working out just right, is it just coincidence for Naomi & Ruth? Maybe in the midst of everyday life, we can see God’s care and concern in real life?



God of Real Life – Ruth 1

God  of Real Life – Loneliness, hopelessness, and the realization of aging.  With the death of Naomi’s husband and sons, her feelings of helplessness and uncertainty were overwhelming. There is no hope.  There are no options.  What do you do in such bleak situations?



February 2019

Explore God – Can I Know God Personally

As humans, we crave relationships and intimacy. Is it possible to know God personally? Yes! The way to knowing God is not by striving and trying harder. It’s through knowing and following Jesus. 



Explore God – Is the Bible Reliable?

Is The Bible Reliable? – The Bible can be shown to be a reliable document.  It is  accurately recorded and transmitted through history. It is relevant to life in the 21st century. Come explore with us.



Explore God – Is Jesus really God?

Was Jesus just a good man, a respected teacher? Was he a lunatic? Or was he something far more? With intention or by default, every person asks the question, “Is Jesus really God?” The overwhelming evidence points to the truth of his divinity.  Explore with us life’s most fundamental, existential questions. We’ll journey together to find […]



Explore God “Is Christianity too Narrow?”

Is Christianity too Narrow?  People try to bridge the Gap between God and us, the seen and unseen, the temporal and eternal. Religion is humanity’s attempt to reach God. Christianity is God’s attempt to reach humanity, through Jesus, God extends grace to everyone. His Gift is broad, available to anyone who will receive it.



January 2019

Explore God “Why does God Allow Pain & Suffering?”

Week 3 of the Explore God Series – “Why does God allow Pain and Suffering?” We have all been been affected by pain and suffering. We can’t solve the issue.  The pain and suffering can’t be minimized. We can’t tell you it will get better with more faith. The question we need to ask ourselves […]



Explore God – Is there A God?

Explore God – Is There a God? Most of us “hope there’s something else out there.” And the thoughts people have about God are as diverse as the people who’ve thought them. Questions #2 of 7 People ask. Hear what the Bible says about this question.



Explore God- What Is the Purpose Of Life?

Explore God – What is the Purpose of Life? What is the meaning of life? Does life have a purpose? Does everyone have a purpose? One of the top 7 Questions People ask. Hear what the Bible says about this question.



September 2018

Power over Creation – Mark 4:35-41

Jesus has power over creation.  Therefore, He steps into the created order and makes changes.  The disciples are in awe, but they really have no idea who this man is in their midst.  The miracle of the storm shows us who Jesus is, which gives us reason to trust.



August 2018

Witness – Mark 4:21-34

Witness – God’s Kingdom is hidden in plain sight.  We do not know how the Holy Spirit is working and what he is doing.  Yet, The Kingdom of God  is working to produce the harvest that God intends. Even though there are small seeds sewn, the Kingdom success does not depend on our feeble efforts, […]



Reality of the World – Mark 4:1-20

Reality Of the World – For many, Jesus’ words go in one ear and out the other. In the parable of the sower, all the soils have heard the Word.  The sower has been successful in getting the seeds sown, what happens next depends on the soil. Therefore, how can we best sew the seeds […]



A Bigger Battle – Mark 3:7-35

A Bigger Battle – Jesus calls the 12 disciples, but they have to learn there is a difference between hanging around with Jesus and truly being with him. Their companionship is to lead to service that benefits others.  They are to become channels by which it touches others. Disciples follow Jesus and share the toils […]



July 2018

Lord of the Sabbath – Mark 2:23-3:6

Lord of the Sabbath – Religious rule keeping and the priority of human need are at odds here, when it comes to keeping the Sabbath.  The Sabbath was made for God’s people in order to restore and renew them physically and spiritually.



Jesus Displays his Power – Mark 1:21-2:12

Jesus teaches with authority.He heals diseases, and the crowd loves it! He declares the paralytics sins forgiven. The religious leaders bristle in the midst of Jesus’ popularity.  He spends time alone with the Father.



Calling – Mark 1:14-20 (& Mark 2:13-17)

Calling – Jesus abruptly appears by the Sea of Galilee. He calls unsuspecting fisherman to be disciples, part of a community of followers. Jesus’ call is to follow him. This is God’s calling of us – a command with a promise, followed by obedience, with lives that will never be the same again. The force […]



The Beginning of Jesus Ministry – Mark 1:1-13

The book of Mark starts in the wilderness. Then Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, signifying his following God’s call for him to bring out of the wilderness new life. The devil who tempts him, the beasts with him, and the angels who attend to him, all acknowledge that Jesus is the one who […]