July 22, 2018 • 11:00 am

What Do You Have in Common with God?

Scripture: 1 John 1:1–4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Epistles of John: Fellowship Provided, Possessed and Protected

Synopsis: What is fellowship? Many Baptists will associate the word with food and a time of socializing. But is that all there is to it?

July 8, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Heaven: What It Is & What It Is Like

Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:14

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Heaven: Land of the Free and Home of the Saved

Synopsis: In the first message of a series of messages on Heaven, we find answers to two of six questions to be covered: 1) What is it? 2) What is it like?

July 8, 2018 • 11:00 am

The Christian's Emancipation Proclamation

Scripture: Romans 6:15–23

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Liberty

Synopsis: President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation immediately changed the status of over three million slaves.They were now legally declared free. However it would be several years later before they actually began enjoying their freedom. In Romans 6:15-23, we find the Christians' Emancipation Proclamation. Are you enjoying your freedom by serving your new Master? Paul presents eye-opening truth that challenges us with the implications of our new freedom.

July 1, 2018 • 5:00 pm

The Christians' Declaration of Independence, Part 2

Scripture: Romans 6:8–14

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Liberty

Synopsis: In part 2 of "The Christian's Declaration of Independence," we now see the practical application of the truths Paul says we must know and believe to be personally true. God's divinely inspired order must be followed: rearranging the order or substituting our own means our attempts at spiritual victory are doomed to failure.

July 1, 2018 • 11:00 am

The Christian's Declaration of Independence, Part 1

Scripture: Romans 6:1–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Liberty

Synopsis: Romans 6 presents to us the Christian's Declaration of Independence. If we as born-again believers would live as free men and women, there are some critical truths about the Gospel we must know as a fact and by experience!

June 24, 2018 • 5:00 pm

It's All God's Fault! (?)

Scripture: Jeremiah 44:15–23

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Synopsis: Many blame God for the choices they make and for the hardships they endure. They attribute characteristics to God that are only true of sinful man. Like the Jews who escaped to Egypt their belief that life was better without God and His laws. They blamed Him for their misery.

June 24, 2018 • 11:00 am

Two Opposite Perspectives on Life

Scripture: Psalm 17:13–15

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Synopsis: There are two perspectives on life - one oriented around self and this world; the other around God and the world to come. "Men of this world" live as if this world is all that exists and all that really matters. David lived as if God really existed and eternity is what really matters. With which of these two do you identify? How does your lifestyle answer that question? If the infinite God is not enough to satisfy you, then nothing finite can or ever will.

June 17, 2018 • 5:00 pm

Defining Fatherhood

Scripture: Psalm 78:1–8

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Father's Day

Synopsis: Do we have the full picture of fatherhood that God gives? How is it defined and what makes it so defining? The defining nature of fatherhood can be summarized under three broad headings.

June 17, 2018 • 11:00 am

Becoming God's Kind of Father

Scripture: Genesis 18:16–22

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Father's Day

Synopsis: If you would be God's kind of father, then what God said of Abraham must be said of you as well! How do you become God's kind of father? Here are two key ideas from our text.

June 3, 2018 • 5:00 pm

A Faith That Focuses

Scripture: Hebrews 11:13–16

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Synopsis: In response to the pity expressed about her condition, "That poor soul...she was blind from birth and never got to see," Fanny Crosby's response was "There is nothing so tragic as to be able to see and not have vision." The challenge for the Christian today is to maintain a proper focus on Christ with the two-fold perspective that is to be kept in its proper order: 1) God's Promises and 2) Faith's Pilgrimage.

June 3, 2018 • 11:00 am

The Camel Passes Through the Needle's Eye

Scripture: Luke 19:1–10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Synopsis: In a proverb designed to indicate the impossibility of something naturally happening, Luke 19:1-10 presents a living illustration of the truth Jesus taught in chapter 18: "a camel passes through the eye of a needle."

May 20, 2018 • 11:00 am

The All-Sufficient Resource, Part 5 - God's Love

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3–7

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Grace in Times of Trouble

Synopsis: When we are either distressed and/or puzzled by troubling times, we are tempted to deny the truthfulness of that little prayer often taught to little children: “God is great; God is good; let us thank Him….” From 2 Corinthians 1, let's see what one of those characteristics of God's goodness we are often tempted to deny -- His love.