Synopsis: God's grace and peace are real; both exist because God does! God's peace does not do its work until God's grace has first done its work!
One of the blessed benefits of the Gospel is the provision of peace - both with God and of God. This message takes a look at God's promise of peace as the first step we must take in Overcoming the Overwhelming.
Synopsis: This message deals with the second step in overcoming the overwhelming. Our text indicates if we are to enjoy God's peace, there are certain requirements we must meet. The first of these is especially crucial!
Synopsis: The one who experiences the peace God promises doesn't add God to his life in order to find a sense of wholeness and happiness; God has become his life! There is a real difference! What's involved is the pursuit of God not the use of God for one's own benefit!
Synopsis: What does true revival look like? How do we know when it comes? In this message from Isaiah 6:1-8, find three characteristic evidences of it. When what happened to Isaiah happens to us, we know Revival has come.
Synopsis: The beauty of Christmas lights is best seen and best enjoyed against the backdrop of a dark night. Even so, our text in Isaiah 9 reveals the beauty, magnificence and joy that is to come because a great Light would shine brightly in the darkness surrounding it. It is a passage that is rich in messianic significance. Christ is the child to be born and the Son to be given! If you would benefit from the message and Messenger of Hope, you must personally respond to Him and His message!
Synopsis: Times of uncertainty are always difficult to handle. With the Corona virus spreading and with other uncertainties we face, we certainly don't live in days that lend themselves to peaceful living! So how do we handle these times of uncertainty? How do we experience peace rather than panic? This passage offers great hope and encouragement to us!
Synopsis: As you read this chapter, you find a series of thought-provoking questions that are arranged in five groups, each one introducing new thoughts about God's character. They are designed to redirect our thoughts upward to God! To behold Him! And they are designed to arouse the conscience to form the same conclusions in our minds that God wants us to have.
So what are these characteristics of God we are to behold that, when we do, we receive comfort, hope and encouragement that God will honor His Word and fulfill His promises to you?
Synopsis: This second message in this Reformation series continues looking at the first "Sola," "The Scriptures Alone" (Sola Scriptura). This message answers the questions, "Why the need for this conviction today?" "Why should this be an area of concern for us?" and "Why should we stand upon this principle of truth as a matter of personal and corporate conviction?" It may surprise you to learn of some areas in which this principle of truth is being compromised today.
Synopsis: How does the birth of a child give any hope or joy when there is trauma, sadness and upheaval in the present coupled with an uncertain future? This text explains the reason why hope and joy can be experienced as a present reality in spite of the darkness of the times and the despair many have at this Christmas season.
Synopsis: In this text from Isaiah 40:9, our pastor introduces the new ministry theme for 2020. Its simple, short, but substantive statement is life-changing when embraced. Out of all the messages he has preached, this statement is the one message our pastor would want every born-again believer to always remember--especially during this new year! In 2020, we need a 20/20 vision of our God as He has revealed Himself in His Word!
In part one of this message, we look at an overview of the text and then the message of the text.
Synopsis: Tonight our pastor shared a PowerPoint presentation that incorporates the new ministry theme for 2020 as it relates to church ministry this year. The new theme was introduced in this morning's message and expanded upon tonight. We take a brief look at the past year, where we are now, where we go from here.
Synopsis: As God looked at the nation of Judah, He found no man who would intercede in their behalf. Why would God be appalled, astonished at the tragic neglect of prayer? This message looks at three reasons.