Synopsis: In this Sunday night message, Evangelist Ron DeGarde uses the analogy of running in a marathon to illustrate the Christian life. If we are to run the race of life successfully, Philippians 3:13-14 reveals four rules for effective running.
Synopsis: In the 11 am service, Evangelist Ron DeGarde expounds one of the more famous parables that Jesus used to teach eternal truth--"The Prodigal Son." Ever ask yourself the question, "What brings Joy to the Father?" Find out the answer in this message!
Synopsis: At the 10 am Sunday session, Ron DeGarde directed our attention to the life of King Uzziah which has some striking parallels to the type of life lived by many today. Nothing like pride ruins revival. Which Uzziah will you be? The young version who was tender before God and dependent upon Him and God prospered him or the older version whose prosperity led him to be self-reliant, and whose pride brought him punishment and a tragic end.
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.
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."
Synopsis: Tonight we begin looking at the fifth prayer request in "The Lord's Prayer." We begin by looking at the connection which is two-fold and then the concept which is also two-fold. The first is the concept of forgiveness. What does it mean when we say, "God forgives us?" What does it mean to forgive others? What does that look like in life? Our pastor demonstrates with a visual illustration that is poignant and drives home the point in a memorable manner.
Synopsis: Ever wonder why God doesn't intervene to stop atrocities like what we see happening in Ukraine with the Russian invasion? Unfortunately, there is a coming world war predicted in Zechariah 14 in which similar evil will happen. Zechariah 13:8-9 and 14:2 detail some of the horrible things that will happen. Our text today reveals the misery of the people and the mystery in Christ's intervention to deliver them. The message concludes with four truths that help encourage us regarding the sovereign supremacy of our Savior as the conquering King--despite what might be seen with the human eye as it looks at the physical circumstances that seem to indicate otherwise.
Synopsis: Tonight's message concludes the study in this 4th prayer request found in Matthew 6:11 - "Give us this day our daily bread." There are five key truths we are to be reminded of each time we offer this request to the Lord. Tonight's message deals with the last two of these five truths and concludes with a word of admonition and application.
Synopsis: In the previous message our pastor introduced us to the concept of "that day" and the longer version of that expression, "the day of the LORD." By mentioning this event, Zechariah introduces the climax of his message of hope to God's people--the absolute triumph of Christ and His kingdom despite what is seen by the human eye. In today's message, our pastor directs our attention to the focal point of what happens on "that day" -- Christ's coming to earth in great power and glory as King of kings. Our text reveals the three-fold powerful impact His coming has that compels us to acknowledge His right to rule us, to bow down before Him in total surrender, and to worship Him alone.
Synopsis: Verse 11 is not only the simplest and shortest of all the requests in The Lord's Prayer, it is also very substantive in meaning. Our Lord wants to stamp five keys truths upon our hearts as we pray this request. Last week we covered one of them; tonight we cover two more. The truth here provides great hope, encouragement and comfort to those going through difficult times and look to the Lord to have their needs met.
Synopsis: As our world is watching the unjustified and brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia and many worry as to whether this eventually leads to WW 3, we turn our attention to Zechariah 14 which records a future world war that centers on Jerusalem. The city is captured and 2/3 of the Jews die. When it appears all is lost and complete annihilation is certain, Christ intervenes to engage the multinational military force in battle and they are completely wiped out instead. When does this Conquering King come to intervene? The answer may surprise you. This message looks at when and what happens on "The Timing of Christ's Conquering."
Synopsis: Verse 11 begins a new division in the Lord's Prayer. Like the previous requests, there is more here in this shortest, simplest request than what casually meets the eye. We look tonight at the meaning of this text and then consider the first of five key truths the Lord wanted stamped upon our hearts and remembered when we pray this request.