November 3, 2019 • 11:00 am

Responding to the Servant-Savior, Part 1

Scripture: Mark 11:22

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: In Mark 11:22 Jesus' rebuke to the disciples was "Have faith in God." Out of the five times in this gospel that "a hardness of heart" is spoken of (the exact opposite response of Mark 11:22), three times is is used with reference to Christ's disciples! What causes a person to have a hardened heart so that he/she doesn't respond as he ought? In today's message we discover three causes for a hardness of heart and here's what needs to be done to have that matter corrected.

October 27, 2019 • 5:30 pm

A Psalmist's Prayer Made Personal

Scripture: Psalm 19:12–14

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Synopsis: Why does Psalm 19 end with a prayer? What's the connection between vv. 1-11 and vv. 12-14? In tonight's message we discover that connection and learn that there is always a direct link between God's revelation and prayer. It's a link we should use each day!

October 27, 2019 • 11:00 am

The Successful Servant-Savior

Scripture: Mark 7:36–37, Mark 16:19–20

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: As we continue our survey of Mark's gospel we come upon a seventh portrait of Christ--The Successful Servant-Savior. Mark presents six way in which Christ gave evidence of His successful work. Because Hebrews 13:8 assures us "Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, today, and forever," there is every reason for hope and encouragement to expect that Christ will do the same quality work in our lives in our day as He did in the lives of so many in His day. Every time Christ goes to work, it is always a successful work! He always successfully completes His work!

October 20, 2019 • 5:30 pm

The Fall of Satan, Part 1

Scripture: Ezekiel 28:11–19, Isaiah 14:12–17

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: This message looks at two key Old Testament passages that describe for us the condition of Satan before his Fall as well as his expulsion from Heaven. We discover what led to his downfall. They also answer the mystery of how sin began and where it began. This teaching leads to some very powerful applications that will challenge your thinking and living to see if you are expressing the same characteristics as the devil did.

October 20, 2019 • 11:00 am

The Suffering Servant-Savior

Scripture: Mark 8:31–32

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: In this 7th message in the series of messages that survey the Gospel of Mark, we look at a 6th portrait of Christ that John Mark presents - The Suffering Servant-Savior. As you see this view of Christ against the backdrop of His exalted position as the Son of God, we see something of the depth of Christ's humiliation as He sacrificially offers His life as the only ransom God the Father would accept on behalf of sinners. The message ends with two primary points of application.

October 13, 2019 • 5:30 pm

The Fall of Angels

Scripture: 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6, Revelation 12:4, Revelation 12:7–9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: Having looked at the Origin of Angels and the Nature of Angels, we move on to see what God's Word has to say about the Fall of Angels. What happened that a full 1/3 of all angels were cast out of Heaven? How did demons come into existence? When did the fall of some of the angels take place? How could a perfect creature sin? What was the result of the angels' fall?

October 13, 2019 • 11:00 am

The Praying Servant-Savior

Scripture: Mark 1:35–36

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: In this fifth message that surveys the gospel of Mark, we have another portrait of Christ presented to us: He is the praying Servant-Savior. As we look at this portrait of the Lord Jesus, there are challenging lessons to learn and practice! We also learn great truth regarding the resource of prayer - including the significance of the expression, "Abba, Father."

October 6, 2019 • 5:30 pm

The Nature of Angels

Scripture: Psalm 104:4

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: There are many conceptions about angels - including the idea that people becomes angels when they die. What does the Bible say about the nature of angels? This message surveys Scripture to discover the answer.

October 6, 2019 • 11:00 am

The Sin-Forgiving Savior

Scripture: Mark 2:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: In this fifth message in our survey of Mark's gospel, we discover another portrait of Christ given to us--The Sin-forgiving Savior. That raises two questions: 1) What gives Christ the right to be declared so and to act in that capacity? and 2) Why is this so critical of a portrait to see? The answers are presented very clearly in this second gospel of the New Testament!

September 29, 2019 • 5:30 pm

The Origin of Angels, Part 2

Scripture: Job 38:4–7, Exodus 20:11

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: Tonight's message continues a look at the origins of angels--when they were created and how many of them were created. We learn from their creation, important lessons about our own creation and how we find fulfillment in living.

September 29, 2019 • 11:00 am

What Manner of Man Is This?

Scripture: Mark 4:41

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Surveying the Gospel of Mark: Christ the Ideal Servant Savior

Synopsis: Today we look at a second portrait of Jesus that John Mark presents to us in His gospel. We're surveying this gospel to answer the question posed by our text, "What manner of man is this?" No one else can do what He does nor speaks like He does! No man died like He did!

September 22, 2019 • 5:30 pm

Angels: Messengers & Ministers

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:13–15, Hebrews 1:13–14

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: Angels

Synopsis: To begin this series, we look at Scripture regarding a word of warning regarding "Angel-mania" and a word of instruction regarding what the Bible actually says about angels.