May 22, 2022 • 11:00 am

Renewal: Where It All Begins

Scripture: Ephesians 4:20–24

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Personal Renewal

Synopsis: When it comes to imaging Christ in our relationships with ourselves, our circumstances and with people, three non-negotiable truths must be embraced, kept in mind and practiced as personal renewal cannot take place apart from any one of them. When it comes to personal renewal, this is where it all begins.

May 15, 2022 • 11:00 am

The Rejected Shepherd's Judgment

Scripture: Zechariah 11

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Zechariah: Hope in God's Unfailing Purpose

Synopsis: Chapters 10 and 11 are linked together, each being the flip-side of the other. In chapter 10 we see the benevolence of the Shepherd while in chapter 11 we see the rejection of the Shepherd. Chapter 11 deals with this theme of rejection and judgment. The message of this chapter is just as powerfully gripping and relevant today as it was in the day it was first delivered. It's a message that calls us to make a choice in response to it today. Will we experience the Chief Shepherd's blessing or the Rejected Shepherd's Judgment?

May 8, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Moms Who Made a Difference, Part 2

Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:27–28, 2 Timothy 1:5

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Mother's Day

Synopsis: In part 2 of "Moms Who Made A Difference," we look at three other moms - one in the Old Testament (Hannah) and two in the New Testament (Lois and Eunice). With each one there is a key truth to associate with their names which we can all apply to our lives, whether mothers or not.

May 8, 2022 • 11:00 am

Moms Who Made A Difference, Part 1

Scripture: Hebrews 11:11, Hebrews 11:23

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Mother's Day

Synopsis: Every good mother wants to know that she is making a difference in her child's life. On this Mother's Day we look at two mothers who made a difference by the way they lived. Whether you are a mother or not, these lessons of faith still apply to each one of us today!

May 1, 2022 • 5:30 pm

The Sight of the Risen Savior, Part 2

Scripture: John 20:19–29

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Easter

Synopsis: This message is part 2 of an Easter message began on Easter. In it our pastor covers the final two ways we know we have seen the resurrected Christ with the eye of faith.

May 1, 2022 • 11:00 am

The Chief Shepherd's Blessing

Scripture: Zechariah 10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Zechariah: Hope in God's Unfailing Purpose

Synopsis: Zechariah delivers a message of hope by focusing on the coming Christ and His role as prophet, priest and king. In chapter 10 we see Christ as the benevolent, Chief Shepherd Who delights to bless His people. This encouraging message reminds us that Christ is indeed the foundation, focus and fulfillment of hope that stabilizes us in our present distress, encourages our endurance through it, and energizes us for His kingdom work as we await the day of His coming.

April 24, 2022 • 11:00 am

Christ's Unique Prophetic Work

Scripture: Zechariah 13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Zechariah: Hope in God's Unfailing Purpose

Synopsis: Both Luke 24:13-27 and 1 Peter 1:11 declare that the OT prophets spoke of Christ, His sufferings, and His glory to come. So it should not surprise that one of the OT prophets, Zechariah, should point the people of His day (and our day) to Christ, the Hope of man. In Zechariah, 13, we see yet another portrait of Christ as that Hope--His unique saving and refining work. His work is set in stark contrast to the false prophets of his day. Despite the prevalence of false teachers and false teachings today, despite adverse circumstances, we can have hope that Christ's unique prophetic work can not be diminished nor prevented. Take comfort and hope in this today as you experience discouraging times and uncertainty about the future!

April 17, 2022 • 5:30 pm

The Sight of the Risen Savior, Part 1

Scripture: John 20:1–29

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Easter

Synopsis: Can you imagine what it would have been like to have been with the early disciples when "breaking news" reached them that Jesus' tomb was vacant! This news no doubt brought agitation in the minds of some; excitement and bewilderment in the minds of others; it was the worst news for some and the best news for others! Jesus actually said, however, that those who believed Christ was risen without having seen physical evidence were more blessed than those that did! (See John 20:29). The life-impacting truth being extracted from this passage is this: Christ's resurrection inspires the expression of faith. The sight of the risen Christ is what we really need and will be dramatically life-changing when that happens! How do we know when we have seen the risen Christ with the eye of faith? There are four evidences. Tonight we cover two of them.

April 17, 2022 • 11:00 am

The Reason for Christ's Resurrection

Scripture: Romans 4:23–25

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Easter

Synopsis: Today many are celebrating Easter in a variety of ways. For born-again believers, we realize the significance of of this holiday lies with the historical fact of Christ's literal, bodily resurrection from the tomb, three days after His death. So today we celebrate the risen Savior! If I were to ask you, "What is the reason for Christ's resurrection?", how would you answer that? Why was it so necessary for Christ to physically emerge from the tomb in a new, resurrected body that still bears the scars from His recent crucifixion? Our text today answers those questions!

April 10, 2022 • 11:00 am

The Smitten Shepherd

Scripture: Zechariah 13:7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Zechariah: Hope in God's Unfailing Purpose

Synopsis: As we begin Passion Week with the celebration of Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, we are reminded that God sent His perfect Representative to earth for each of us. He had a specific mission in mind and that is what we focus upon as we enter Passion Week. Our text today is most significant and moves us to worship Christ in humble gratitude because of what it says about Him and His work in dealing effectively with sin's penalty--His atoning (reconciling) work. There are two key thoughts in today's passage that when we reflect upon them, are designed to move our hearts towards Christ and to embrace Him and His message of hope.

March 27, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Forgiven and Forgiving, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Having looked at how God defines forgiveness and illustrated the nature of it, tonight in this second message from Matthew 6:12, we look at the necessity for forgiveness. We must embrace two truths that help us understand what this fifth prayer request is communicating.

March 27, 2022 • 11:00 am

"That Day": True Worship Because of Christ's Conquering

Scripture: Zechariah 14:16–21

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Zechariah: Hope in God's Unfailing Purpose

Synopsis: The scene in Zechariah 14:16-21 takes place on "that day," a shortened expression of "the day of the LORD" (14:1). The events take place at the Second Coming of Christ. There are three characteristics of the kingdom of the LORD given in vv. 9-21. In today's message we look at the third characteristic - the worship of Christ as the expression of true religion. God wants to transform our hearts so that we move from the ritual and routines of worship or from false worship to true worship. Have you personally worshiped Christ, the Conquering King today? Has He subdued you in faith by His grace? The LORD desires and deserves "the submission of all our nature to God...gathered up in adoration."