Synopsis: This message takes a look at the 8th prophetic vision God gave to the prophet Zechariah. In this highly symbolic vision, there is wonderful, hope-filled, encouraging truth for every born again believer who battles discouragement or senses that what he or she does for the Lord seems futile and of little consequent effect. After identifying and interpreting the symbols in this vision, there are three truths every saved person needs to embrace and allow to motivate them in their service for the Lord.
Synopsis: This seventh vision (5:5-11) is paired to the previous one (5:1-4). While the sixth vision addresses how God deals with individual sinners, the seventh addresses how God deals with the principle of sin itself. The point of both is to communicate this truth: God will triumph over all evil. Sinners will be dealt with; sin and Satan do not have the final say. This challenging and sobering message is for each one of us to seriously consider as it impacts how we view life, live life and interact with others.
Synopsis: This message looks at the very first request mentioned in what is commonly called "The Lord's Prayer." What does it mean to "hallow God's name?" What did Jesus have in mind when mentioning this? What did He want His disciples to recall to mind whenever they made this request? This message is part 1 in which our pastor takes a look at answering these questions.
Synopsis: The two visions in Zechariah chapter five are paired just like the two visions in chapters three and four were. Together these two visions in chapter five communicate this important truth: God will triumph over evil. This message deals with the sixth vision in vv. 1-4 and addresses God's dealing with individual sinners. The timeless truth presented here contains an urgent message for each of us to receive.
Synopsis: Tonight's message is part 2 and completes last week's message from Matthew 6:9 in which our pastor answers the question, "Why did Jesus append the words, "which art in Heaven" to "our Father?" What's the message being communicated and what did Jesus want His disciples to understand by that? What were they acknowledging? How does that truth affect our praying as well as the way we view life and live life? Four practical truths are suggested in tonight's message.
Synopsis: On this 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2021, our minds are directed to the memory of all who were lost on that day as well as to honoring all our first responders and military personnel who have sacrificed their lives to save others and defend freedom. Our text in Luke 13:1-5 is a chilling look at how Jesus dealt with the issue of national tragedy and the horrific loss of life. The two horrible calamities that are recorded in our text form the backdrop for Jesus' teaching on some important truths that each of us must come to grips with and act upon.
Synopsis: Why did Jesus append the words "which art in Heaven" to "Our Father" and instruct His disciples to think along these lines as they began their praying to Him? Tonight's message answers that question and focuses on what this expression reveals about God our Father.
Synopsis: God does not expect us to accomplish His work on our own! The final section of Zechariah 4 supplies hope for the discouraged among God’s people in all ages as they engage in the work of the Lord. It also supplies the solution to the great problem of how a born-again believer, as a weak and limited instrument, can be a conveyor of the infinite power of God and can prosper in the work of God given the opposition he faces within and without.
Burnout is a real problem in ministry today. But the solution to that real problem is found in God’s message of encouraging and sustaining hope: we serve in the presence of the Triune God, empowered by God and will be used by God to advance His work.
Synopsis: Two small, simple words begin this model prayer that, on the surface, appear that they need no comment at all because it all seems rather straightforward. Yet the whole prayer depends upon these two words! As we consider how this prayer begins, consider this question: "What does it mean to us as born-again believers to call God "Our Father?" This message begins with one answer to that question.
Synopsis: God often takes delight in using small things to effectively accomplish His purposes. In our survey of Scripture this morning, we see that theme repeatedly expressed in a variety of arenas that yield wonderful and challenging points of application.