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May 24, 2020
The Chronicle of the Last Days – Contend for the Faith
If we call Jesus our Lord, we are in His army, fighting the good fight of faith which is taking the message of Christ to the world. God has put that message in our hands and it is every saint's responsibility to assume the preservation and proclamation of that message. Reading from Jude 1:3 - 19, Pastor Chris lays out three points that we need to adhere to as we stand strong in contending for the faith.
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  • May 24, 2020The Chronicle of the Last Days – Contend for the Faith
    May 24, 2020
    The Chronicle of the Last Days – Contend for the Faith
    If we call Jesus our Lord, we are in His army, fighting the good fight of faith which is taking the message of Christ to the world. God has put that message in our hands and it is every saint's responsibility to assume the preservation and proclamation of that message. Reading from Jude 1:3 - 19, Pastor Chris lays out three points that we need to adhere to as we stand strong in contending for the faith.
  • May 17, 2020The Chronicle of the Last Days – Called, Loved and Kept
    May 17, 2020
    The Chronicle of the Last Days – Called, Loved and Kept
    In this first part of a three part series, Pastor Chris discusses the four basic questions we all need to answer: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? and Where am I going? Referencing Jude 1:1-2, 24-25, he shows us three components to see ourselves the way God see us. Because there is no way to be healthy in life without having a proper view of ourselves, we need to understand the importance of seeing ourselves as God sees us--called, loved and kept.
  • May 10, 2020Making a House a Home
    May 10, 2020
    Making a House a Home
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    God established three primary institutions in this life: government, Church and family, with the latter being the fundamental building block of the first two. In spite of what current culture would like to say, the family does still indeed matter. Referencing Ruth 1:1 - 19, Pastor Chris gives us three principles for making a house a home.
  • May 3, 2020Revival: American Style
    May 3, 2020
    Revival: American Style
    Revival is not a man-made thing. There is a divine framework and pattern revealed in the Word of God to which every true move of God has followed. This paradigm can be found in Psalm 85. In this message, Pastor Chris takes us on a journey through revival history and challenges us with Charles Finney's seven principles to expect a "revival of religion".
  • Apr 26, 2020Whoever Said Do Away With the Cross?
    Apr 26, 2020
    Whoever Said Do Away With the Cross?
    Modernity looks down it's nose at ancient people whose idols were made of stone, wood and precious metals. But we have an idolatry today that is far more wicked than even that which is recorded in the Old Testament. It is preaching a salvation without the cross of Christ. As Pastor Chris preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 2:5, he admonishes us to take seriously the call to "take up our cross and follow Jesus." There must be a confrontation of our sin and true repentance.
  • Apr 19, 2020Is This the Beginning of the End?
    Apr 19, 2020
    Is This the Beginning of the End?
    As we look at current world circumstances, we might wonder if the end is imminent. Having seen plagues, natural disasters and wars all throughout history, this current state of affairs seems somehow different. In this message, Pastor Chris discusses this and gives us several points from Luke 21:5 - 36 that we can do to remain steadfast as we look forward to the return of King Jesus.
  • Apr 12, 2020Why a 21st Century World Needs a 1st Century Christ
    Apr 12, 2020
    Why a 21st Century World Needs a 1st Century Christ
    In this dynamic Easter message, Pastor Chris preaches from John 14:1 - 6 and walks through how Jesus could rightfully claim to be the Way, the Truth, the Life. Pastor Chris encourages all to take that most important step in life and declare Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Apr 5, 2020COVID-19 & Christ
    Apr 5, 2020
    COVID-19 & Christ
    As we continue to walk through an uncertain, ever-changing time, we face the tension between the current crisis and Jesus Christ. We must maintain that balance between being paralyzed with fear and being careless with indifference. As Pastor Chris reads the accounts found in Matthew 8 and 9, he brings to our attention three points to carry us through to the other side of this and other moments of uncertainty.
  • Mar 29, 2020Whatever Became of Sin?
    Mar 29, 2020
    Whatever Became of Sin?
    There is such a thing as sin; but there is also forgiveness. The bad news is that there is none righteous, we have all sinned. But, the good news is that there is a Savior--Jesus! As Pastor Chris ministers from Luke 7:31 - 50,  we see the proper response to the forgiveness of our Savior in the woman worshiping at His feet. And we see in the cynical onlookers the response of hearts calloused to their fallen nature.
  • Mar 22, 2020When the Elements Melt
    Mar 22, 2020
    When the Elements Melt
    The manner in which we view our past largely determines our present. And how we look forward to the future greatly impacts how we live today. As Pastor Chris discusses in this reassuring message from 2 Peter 3, our present has meaning because our past is under the blood of Jesus and our future is secure in Him. Pastor Chris reminds us that our ultimate goal is not the here and now; it is the new heavens and the new earth wherein dwells righteousness.

 Ways to a Better Life Series


Jun 26, 2019
Embracing Excellence 5
As we wrap up Point 1 in the "Ways To a Better Life" series, Chris references Romans 12:11 to speak about the need for motivation as we pursue excellence. All successful people have learned the art of self-motivation through the power of Holy Spirit. We have to learn to motivate ourselves and not rely on other people to keep prodding us on. We also need to stay modern, not falling into the trap of "we've never done it that way before." And, finally, we need to keep the momentum and not hinder what God is doing.
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  • Jun 26, 2019Embracing Excellence 5
    Jun 26, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 5
    As we wrap up Point 1 in the "Ways To a Better Life" series, Chris references Romans 12:11 to speak about the need for motivation as we pursue excellence. All successful people have learned the art of self-motivation through the power of Holy Spirit. We have to learn to motivate ourselves and not rely on other people to keep prodding us on. We also need to stay modern, not falling into the trap of "we've never done it that way before." And, finally, we need to keep the momentum and not hinder what God is doing.
  • Jun 19, 2019Embracing Excellence 4
    Jun 19, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 4
    Winston Churchill said, "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." We are not perfect and we will make mistakes. But failing does not make us failures. In our pursuit of excellence, we can look to Micah 7:8 for encouragement to keep getting up and learning from our mistakes. We will never achieve excellence if we are not afraid to make mistakes.
  • Jun 12, 2019Embracing Excellence 3
    Jun 12, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 3
    After reviewing the first four points thus far in the Embracing Excellence discussion of the "Ways To A Better Life" series, Chris moves on to points five and six. With 1 Timothy 4:7, 8 and 2 Corinthians 13:5 as references, he reminds us that we are either in a process of continuing to develop or we are deteriorating; there is no standing still. We need to establish good habits to continually pursue excellence and we must evaluate our lives in the light of God's Word, not in comparison to others.
  • May 29, 2019Embracing Excellence 2
    May 29, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 2
    In his continuation of the "Ways To a Better Life" series, Chris expands on the first point: embracing excellence. In Part 1, we learned we need a mission to be excellent. Today, using Matthew 28:18 - 20 for reference, we learn that we also need a master plan and we need to manage well what we have.
  • May 22, 2019Embracing Excellence 1
    May 22, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 1
    Excellence is the key to success in any endeavor. In taking Colossians 3:23 to heart, Chris exhorts us to strive to be the best we can be while not trying to be someone else. God created us for excellence; Jesus deserves our excellence; Holy Spirit empowers us to be excellent.

 Conquering Emotional Battles Series


Dec 11, 2019
A Discussion About Depression
Looking at 2 Corinthians 7:2 - 16 as a jumping-off point, Pastor Chris leads a discussion regarding depression. Several ideas are discussed to answer questions such as "why do people get depressed?" and "what can be done when we are depressed?".
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  • Dec 11, 2019A Discussion About Depression
    Dec 11, 2019
    A Discussion About Depression
    Looking at 2 Corinthians 7:2 - 16 as a jumping-off point, Pastor Chris leads a discussion regarding depression. Several ideas are discussed to answer questions such as "why do people get depressed?" and "what can be done when we are depressed?".
  • Dec 4, 2019Facing Fear
    Dec 4, 2019
    Facing Fear
    As Pastor Chris begins with Genesis 3:1 - 10, he points out that the first consequence of the fall was fear. Satan does not want us doing anything productive for God's kingdom and fear is one of his most potent weapons used to keep us immobile. We must learn to answer with faith when fear is knocking at our door and remember that as God has taken care of our past with His grace and mercy, He will also take care of our future.
  • Nov 20, 2019Weathering Worry
    Nov 20, 2019
    Weathering Worry
    Nowhere in Scripture do we read where God says that to show how much we care, we need to worry. In fact, as Pastor Chris shows from Matthew 6:25 - 34 and Philippians 4:4 - 7, the exact opposite is true. He points out that the antidote to worry is prayer. And it is our job to do everything in our power and leave the deficit for God to make up.
  • Nov 13, 2019Surviving Stress
    Nov 13, 2019
    Surviving Stress
    How can we heed the exhortation found in James 1:2 - 8 to "count it all joy" as we find ourselves in the midst of life's stresses? Pastor Chris takes us through this passage and gives us three tips on how to successfully walk through life's stressful seasons.