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April 2021

Who’s That? Bezalel

The Holy Spirit filled Bezalel to design and craft a beautiful tabernacle.  This beauty reflects the beauty and splendor of God’s creation as he Tabernacles among us.

 
 




 

April 2021

Amen

This is what we believe, but what good is it? In believing this, we are united with Christ, experience his grace, and have everlasting life.
 


March 2021

Christian Life Eternal

The Bible’s description of heaven is staggering: reward, inheritance, blessing, feasting, security, no pain, no mourning, no disappointment, no sorrow, no fear. It is partially described as a lush garden, a beautiful city, a wedding celebration, unending light and unceasing worship – where each day will be better than the one before.
 


Christian Life Now

“The holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins.”
The Church was God’s idea. It was not a mistake, but rather the church is called the beautiful bride of Christ. But what does it mean to confess that we believe in the church?
 


Preach the Word

Guest pastor George Tan. This sermon is not attached to the The Apostles’ Creed series.
We have a direct command to preach the Word, and this command is at all costs. No matter what the cost…
 
 


February 2021

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

The Apostles Creed: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
 
The Holy Spirit is God in us.  The hard work of becoming holy, the felt presence of God, and the new life we have is because of the Holy Spirit.
 


Jesus’ Return

Jesus Return
The words of the Apostles Creed say, “From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.”
The end of the story is already written. Jesus will return, just as he said. It will be a day of joy and sorrow when we fully realize our sinfulness and fully realize God’s grace.
 


The Ascension

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God Almighty
Jesus has not gone away but he is present in all of creation. We don’t ask like the disciples, “Where did he go?” Rather, we are assured he is in the presence of the Father for our benefit.
 


The Resurrection

On the third day he rose again from the dead

The Apostle Paul stays that if the resurrection didn’t happen, then our faith is useless.  While a resurrection may seem implausible, the historical fact must be believed by faith.
 


January 2021

Suffering Servant

We continue our study of the Apostles’ Creed, looking at the phrase, ‘he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.”
 


God and Man

Our study of The Apostles’ Creed continues as we look at “he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary.”
 


God the Son

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
 


God the Father

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
When we say we believe, what do we mean?  What we understand about who God is and what he as done is vitally important to what be believe.
 




 

December 2020

The Gifts of the Magi – Myrrh

Matthew 2:1-12
 
The gift of myrrh was of great value and was significant and symbolic. The Magi’s gift of Myrrh was used to anoint priests and to be used to prepare bodies for burial. They came to worship him as Savior.
 


The Gifts of the Magi – Frankincense

Matthew 2:11, Hebrews 4:14-16
 
Jesus as High Priest
 
The gift of frankincense was of great value and was significant and symbolic. The Magi’s gift frankincense was a gift for diety, as it was used in burning at the altar. They came to worship him as God. 
 


The Gifts of the Magi – Gold

Matthew 2:11-12, Psalm 2
 

The gift of gold was of great value and was significant and symbolic.  The Magi came to find the one who was born “KING of the Jews.”  They came to worship him as King.

 




December 2020

Reorienting out Heart toward God

Matthew 6:5-14
 
Jesus teaches us to pray.  We call that The Lord’s Prayer.  But it’s for more than just reciting a quick prayer. This prayer reorients our heart toward God.
 


November 2020

What is Prayer?

Psalm 27
 

We have been given an innate desire to connect with something bigger than ourselves.  Pascal called this the “God-shaped void.”  We were made to function our best as people when we are in relationship with our creator.  That happens through prayer.

 




November 2020

More Than Just a Job

Work is more than just getting a paycheck. If all things are to be for the glory of God, then where God places us to work should be for his glory. Work shapes us and we can shape it. 
 
 


Discerning Yourself and Your Calling

Exodus 31:1-5
 
What are you going to be when you grow up?  In figuring that out, each should discern how God made each of us and we’re interested in.  That’s when work fits, instead of giving us fits!
 
 


“Work” is not a 4-Letter Word

Genesis 1:26-2:1
 
God created work for Adam and Eve and called it very good. Work is part of God’s design for our lives. But, sin corrupts all things, including work, and it becomes tiring. But, as Jesus transforms our lives, he can transform our work as well.
 
 




October 2020

Dealing with Divisive People

2 Timothy 2:22-26, Titus 3:9-11
 
What do you do when someone is trying to rope you into an argument? Into taking sides? And how do you deal with the person who constantly sows division?
 


The Proper Use of Scripture

2 Timothy 3:10-17
 
The Bible is for planting seeds in the hearts of people. Sometimes, though, people use the Bible as a Weapon and verses as bullets to shoot at those we disagree. One is good for building up, one is good for tearing down.  How do we best use God’s Word?
 


Principles for Disagreeing

Romans 14
 
How do we deal with disagreements among one another? In the middle of a divisive issue in the church in Rome, Paul reminds us to follow the example of Jesus, who loved, welcomed, and put others first.
 


September 2020

Reacting to “Those” People

Matthew 5:43-48
 
There will be people that we will disagree with, sometimes strongly. That’s reality. But how do we react and interact with those who we don’t see eye to eye? We are called to love and pray for them!
 


A Humble Heart

James 1:19-21
 
In divisiveness, what is the posture of our heart supposed to be?  It should be humility – listening before spouting off our pre-decided opinion; seeking understanding; realize that relationships are more important than being right.  Is this the posture of our hearts?
 


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?
 




David – A Holy Mess

 

September 2020

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) when our walk is weak, God is our strength, and
4) when the future looks unsure, God is our hope.
 


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?
 


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.

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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?
 


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 responsible for.
 
 


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.  Later we see that God used him, but what was it that caused this major change in his life?  
 


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, what does it mean that God looks at the heart?
 




July 2020

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.
 


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?”
 
 




 

Living with the End in Mind

 

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?

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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



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?





Emotional Lock Down

 

May 2020

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!
 


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?
 


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!”