Luke 11:1-4 mp3 January 13, 2013
Prayer is one of the Christian's greatest privileges. It's amazing that God wants and expects us to talk with Him in an open and personal way. Jesus gives us a model for doing that in this passage
Making disciples-intro mp3 January 20, 2013
You and I have been given the privilege and responsibility of making disciples-leading others to Christ and helping them to grow. This message sets the foundation for a series on this responsibility
Making disciples-the foundation mp3 January 27, 2013
It's not enough to just have the right words when we do evangelism. Who we are is a critical part of making disciples. Why is this so important? What does it look like to be strong in Jesus?
1 Corinthians 12:1-10 mp3 February 3, 2013
God deliberately allowed a painful trial to continue in Paul's life even though Paul begged him three times to take it away? Why did God do that? Why does God do this in our lives?
Are you going through a tough trial that you just can't escape? This passage will bring you enormous encouragement. God is bigger than every obstacle!
Making disciples-noticing mp3 February 10, 2013
Jesus said that "the fields are white for harvest". He was speaking of unsaved friends. The question is: do we pay any attention? Are we noticing the spiritual state of our friends and family or are we too busy focusing on other things? This message discusses the art of noticing.
Luke 11:5-13 mp3 February 17, 2013
How generous is God? Jesus tells us.
Luke 11:14-23 mp3 February 24, 2013
Jesus had plenty of critics. In this story he's accused of being in league with the Devil; using Satan's power to cast out demons.
Luke 11:23-26 mp3 March 3, 2013
Is Satan a bit much for Jesus to handle? Not hardly. Jesus is totally in control of this evil being whom he once created as good. Furthermore, we’re either on Jesus’ side or Satan’s side.
Making disciples-listening mp3 March 10, 2013
Ironically, one of the best ways to share the gospel of Jesus is by listening. Listening helps to open hearts whereas too much talking can turn others off.
Luke 11:26,27 mp3 March 17, 2013
Luke 11:29-32 mp3 March 24, 2013
Jesus may have attracted large crowds but he also drove people away. He could be blunt and hard with people if he thought that was what they needed to hear.
Christ our scapegoat mp3 March 31, 2013
Christ's death for us was vividly foreshadowed by the scapegoat in Mosaic law.
Luke 8:26-39 mp3 April 7, 2013
One of the most dramatic stories in the Bible is that of Jesus encountering a man possessed by not just one or two but by an enormous number of demons. Tune in to hear, once again the commanding power of our Lord.
Luke 11:33-36 mp3 April 14, 2013
Jesus is the light of our world. Without him in our hearts we are in darkness. We need his light more than we know.
Galatians 6:9 mp3 April 21, 2013
Do you ever get tired of trying to live for the Lord? Of trying to do good in His name? These verses give perspective to us when we're struggling to be faithful in the Lord's service.
Luke 11:37-42 mp3 April 28, 2013
Even our religious/spiritual activity can become corrupted by sin. Jesus challenged the Jewish leaders of his day over this. He challenges us as well.
Luke 11:43,44 mp3 May 5, 2013
Jesus' challenge to corrupted spirituality continues.
Luke 11:45, 46 mp3 May 19, 2013
In Jesus' day some of the religious teachers actually made things worse for those they taught. If we're not careful we can do the same thing.
The Greatest Desire mp3 May 26,2013
Why are you and I interested in knowing God? This message examines the reasons why we might seek Him-some better than others.
The Greatest Desire pt. 2 mp3 June 2, 2013
Why does it matter that I know God deeply? How can I tell the depth of my knowing?
Luke 12:4-12 mp3 June 16, 2013
Did you know that Jesus taught us that it's healthy to have a certain fear of God? Again, our Lord speaks tough words of love to his audience and to us.
Luke 12:13-21 mp3 June 23, 2013
Greed. Know anyone who's greedy? This is not a sin that most of us are aware of in ourselves, but Jesus tells us here that it can be a big problem.
Matthew 6:25-34 pt,1 mp3 June 30,2013
"Do not worry about your life," says Jesus. Ouch. That hits most of us where it hurts. Why does Jesus tell us that worry is unnecessary?
Matthew 6:25-34 pt.2 mp3 July 7,2013
The message on worry continues with some practical suggestions about how to deal with worry (and other strong emotions) in the short-term (at the moment).
Matthew 6:25-34 pt.3 mp3 July 14, 2013
This final message on worry talks about long-term steps we can take to deal with worry (and other strong emotions). The goal is to create a healthy emotional/spiritual life.
Luke 12:35-48 pt. 1 mp3 July 21, 2013
Christ reminds us of His return and warns us to be ready. Those who are prepared will be rewarded. Those who are unprepared will face punishment. This sermon focuses on the reward aspect.
Luke 12:35-48 pt.2 mp3 July 28, 2013
If we're not ready for Christ's return it will be unpleasant. Jesus, never one to back away from hard truths, lays out the scenario for us.
Ephesians 1:13,14 mp3 August 4,2013
If you're a believer you've received a spiritual tag given you by the Holy Spirit. It's called a "seal". The human eye can't see it, but it's real and it's the ultimate mark of our security-a sign that we belong to God.
Ephesians 1:15-17 mp3 August 11, 2013
Would you like to be a positive spiritual force in the lives of others. In this short passage Paul models some attitudes and actions that help us make a positive spiritual impact in the lives of our fellow believers.
Ephesians 1:20-23 mp3 August 18, 2013
What makes Jesus worth following? In these verses Paul gives us a snapshot of the majestic, incredible being we call "Jesus".
Ephesians 2:1-3 mp3 August 25, 2013
Are you basically a good person? In these verses Paul describes the state of every person apart from Christ. It's not a pretty picture-no matter how good we may look on the outside.
Ephesians 2:4-9 mp3 September 1, 2013
Paul has just finished describing how messed up we were apart from Christ in the previous three verses. Fortunately, now he goes on to explain how Jesus recycled us making us new and clean and spiritually useful again.
Ephesians 2:8-faith mp3 September 8, 2013
Faith is the key to everything that matters in our spiritual life. If opens the door to salvation. It allows us to move into higher spiritual realms. What is faith exactly? This message explores the concept.
Ephesians 2:11-22 mp3 September 15, 2013
Many, many years ago the Jewish people occupied center stage in God's salvation program. Gentiles (non-Jews) were mostly on the fringe. Then, about 2000 years ago a powerful shift occurred. Through the work of Jesus we Gentiles were drawn onto God's team to play alongside of the Jews. Two separate peoples were united in Christ.
Ephesians 3:7-13 mp3 September 22, 2013
Paul was one of the most effective evangelists of his day. What can we learn from him about sharing Jesus with others? Our passage brings a few things to light.
Ephesians 3:14-19 mp3 September 29, 2013
God wants to give us an intimate experience of Himself. We get a sense of what this might be like as we listen to Paul's penetrating, powerful prayer for the Ephesians.
Ephesians 4:1-6 pt. 1 mp3 October 6, 2013
God has created us, as Christ's body, to live in deep unity with one another. In this passage Paul gives us a sense of what this might look like and how we can help to bring it to pass. This first part sermon discusses living in a worthy manner, being humble, and being gentle.
Ephesians 4:1-6 pt. 2 mp3 October 13, 2013
Part 2 gives us more guidance in acquiring unity. We 're to grow in patience, in the Spirit, and to focus on all that we already have in common in Christ,
Cohabitation pt.1 mp3 October 20, 2013
It's becoming increasingly common for people in our culture to live together outside of marriage. Is that a big deal? Should we believers just accept the trend and fall into line? This two-part series walks into this niity-gritty issue. The first message discusses: why people choose to cohabit, and what the Bible says about cohabitiation.
Cohabitation pt.2 mp3 October 27, 2013
Part two on cohabitation examines eleven justifications that people give for living together outside of marriage.
Ephesians 4:7-11 mp3 November 3, 2013
God has equipped us to make an eternal difference in the lives of other people. This week we look at how God has equipped us (spiritual gifts).
Ephesians 4:12,13 mp3 November 10, 2013
This message continues discussing our equpiping by asking: through whom has God equipped us, why has God equipped us, and what happens when God uses us to build up the church?
Ephesians 4:14-16 mp3 November 17, 2013
This is part three of the eqipping discussion and continues with last week's final question: What happens when God uses us to build up the church?
Ephesians 4:17-19 mp3 November 24, 2013
Is worldly thinking a big deal? Many of of those around us, who aren't believers, seem to be doing just fine. Paul says, "t'ain't so"-keep away from futile, worldly thinking.
A thankful spirit mp3 December 1, 2013
In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it tells us that God wants us to be thankful "in all circumstances". What does it mean to be thankful? When does God want us to be thankful? Why does God want us to be thankful? How can I become a thankful person?
Ephesians 4:20-24 mp3 December 8, 2013
How can I continue to stay strong in Christ and not fall back into worldly thinking? Paul gives us some more practical counsel here.
Bethlehem mp3 December 15, 2013
Bethlehem was the site of a number of significant happenings in Jewish history-the ultimate one being the birth of our Saviour. What can we learn from God's workings in Bethlehem?
Ephesians 4:25 mp3 December 29, 2013
God wants us to be like Him, communicating only what is true. Here Paul tells us to "put off falsehood" or, to put it another way-stop lying.