July 19, 2020 • 5:30 pm

Classes of Angels, Part 4: Their Work

Scripture: Isaiah 8:19–20

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: Last week we began looking at the second main classification of angels - "evil angels" (Cf. Matt. 25:41). We considered their organization and their work. Tonight we look at three other aspects of their work.

July 19, 2020 • 11:00 am

Developing Endurance, Part 1

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–3, 2 Peter 1:5–6

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Behold Your God!

Synopsis: If we are to run the race with patience or endurance, what is exactly involved in that? How do we develop or strengthen this quality of endurance so we can run as Hebrews 12:1-3 admonishes us to do?

July 12, 2020 • 5:30 pm

The Sacrifice of the Shepherd

Scripture: Zechariah 13:7, Matthew 26:26–32

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Supper

Synopsis: Tonight before the observance of The Lord's Supper, we look at Zechariah 13:7 and note two powerful thoughts that are designed to fill us with wonder and amazement when we contemplate upon them. NOTE: Extended periods of silence during the distribution of the elements, prayer time and the final song were deleted in the interest of the hearer listening to this recording.

July 12, 2020 • 11:00 am

Faith's Vision of Christ, Part 5

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–3

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Behold Your God!

Synopsis: In part 4 of our look at Hebrews 12:1-3, we noted two components of this exhortation to run the race with patience that require Faith's Vision of Christ to successfully fulfill. We looked the motivation for running and the preparations for running. In part 5, we look today at two characteristics of this race that we are exhorted to run that enable us to have a realistic and encouraging perspective about life.

July 5, 2020 • 5:30 pm

The Basis for Personal Freedoms

Scripture: Psalm 23:1

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Liberty

Synopsis: In this second part of our look into Psalm 23, we note the condition or the prerequisite that must be met in order to enjoy the five personal freedoms mentioned in this psalm. We also discover the unique basis that guarantees these personal freedoms.

July 5, 2020 • 11:00 am

Personal Freedoms

Scripture: Psalm 23

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Liberty

Synopsis: In this very personal psalm of praise to God, David reflects upon God and His providential care of him. We live in times of great uncertainty - visible threats as there is much unrest in cities throughout our country in which roaming mobs of anarchists are looting, destroying, defacing, or toppling historical monuments and threatening the lives of citizens, as well as the continued invisible threat of the Corona virus. So it's good for us to address those issues from God's Word. On a weekend that we celebrate our nation's 2444th birthday, our thoughts naturally go to the concept of freedom. This psalm details five freedoms (vv. 1b-6) that are to be experienced by every one who is a sheep in God's pasture.

June 28, 2020 • 5:30 pm

Classes of Angels, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 25:31, Matthew 25:41

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: While organized differently than good angels, they are nonetheless part of a highly structured kingdom with their differences between being in the way they are organized and in their locations. They have differing duties or spheres of influence as well.

June 28, 2020 • 11:00 am

Faith's Vision of Christ, Part 4

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Behold Your God!

Synopsis: Today we look at an exhortation in Hebrews 12:1 that makes a vision of Christ so vital. Using the analogy of running, there is much truth to glean from our running the race of faith with endurance.

June 21, 2020 • 5:30 pm

Accepting Wisdom’s Call

Scripture: Proverbs 8:1–11, Proverbs 8:32–36, Proverbs 9:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Graduate's Day

Synopsis: At this time of year when our thoughts naturally gravitate to knowledge, learning, and wisdom, particularly as we honor our high school and college graduates, what is being said here in Proverbs then is not just applicable for those who have earned a diploma, but to each one of us as well--regardless of how little or how much formal education we have received! How does one become truly wise? How can one be assured of making the right choices in life so that he displays wisdom by those choices? Proverbs 9:10 reveals 2 ways; tonight's message covers the first one

June 21, 2020 • 11:00 am

God - The Father

Scripture: Matthew 6:8–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Father's Day

Synopsis: Regardless of what kind of earthly father we have had or currently have, it’s good for us to go to the Scriptures and see what God has revealed about Himself as “The Father.” He is the only perfect role model for us to follow and He is the ideal Father to possess as our own! From our text today in Matthew 6, which is commonly referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer” but in reality, more accurately called “the Disciples’ Prayer,” I want us to see four qualities of God’s fatherhood that are designed to bring comfort and encouragement to us – especially in these uncertain days in which we are living.

June 14, 2020 • 5:30 pm

Racism, Riots and Reconciliation, Part 2

Scripture: Ephesians 2:8–17

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Current Events/Issues

Synopsis: In part 2 of this message, we look at the the cure for the problem of racism, riots and reconciliation. What we are experiencing right now with all the racism, rioting, and lawlessness is not unique to 21st century America. It's the sordid history of mankind ever since the Fall in the Garden of Eden. God's Word records the true history of mankind and it also reveals the message of hope and rescue through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

June 14, 2020 • 11:00 am

Faith's Vision of Christ, Part 3

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–3

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Behold Your God!

Synopsis: When you keep in mind the flow of thought from Hebrews 11 to 12, you find that Jesus is not the final example of enduring faith that concludes the listing given in chapter 11. Instead He is the supreme example of enduring faith in the race. The reason for that is His relationship to faith is much different than any of those mentioned in chapter 11: it is qualitatively different! Today's text reveals three qualities about Jesus that set Him far above all the others mentioned in chapter 11 and qualifies Him to be the Object of our deliberate focus today, just as He was theirs, many years ago.