Nov 10, 2019
Healed but Not Healed
In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Luke 5:17 - 26. In this passage, we see the Lord's power and ability to heal and we see faith to receive. But, as Pastor Chris emphasizes, we also see the courage it takes to receive the healing. Some people will never receive transformation in their life because they do not have the courage to do so. Before Pastor Chris's message, we hear from Tammy Tidd of House of Grace as she gives an update on the ministry and the life transformations that are happening there.
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  • Nov 10, 2019Healed but Not Healed
    Nov 10, 2019
    Healed but Not Healed
    In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Luke 5:17 - 26. In this passage, we see the Lord's power and ability to heal and we see faith to receive. But, as Pastor Chris emphasizes, we also see the courage it takes to receive the healing. Some people will never receive transformation in their life because they do not have the courage to do so. Before Pastor Chris's message, we hear from Tammy Tidd of House of Grace as she gives an update on the ministry and the life transformations that are happening there.
  • Nov 6, 2019The Priority of Purity – Part 2
    Nov 6, 2019
    The Priority of Purity – Part 2
    In this continuation of "The Priority of Purity" message, Pastor Chris focuses on the character of Esau mentioned in the Hebrews 12:14 - 17 passage. As he points out, Esau, who trivialized spiritual things, represents people living after the flesh. Whereas his brother, Jacob, though not a pure representation, represents those living after the spirit. Esau was willing to trade the blessing for his fleshly satiation. We need to take heed and not trivialize or throw away the blessings and opportunities that God gives to us.
  • Oct 30, 2019The Priority of Purity – Part 1
    Oct 30, 2019
    The Priority of Purity – Part 1
    One of the most misunderstood principles in the Gospel is holiness. Holiness is not legalism, which makes the Gospel a list of "rights" and "wrongs" and "goodness will save you." Holiness is the character of God. As Pastor Chris shows from Hebrews 12:14 - 17 and Galatians 5:16 - 25,  we will only live a successful Christian life and keep our flesh in check if we allow Holy Spirit to set our course.
  • Oct 27, 2019The Toxicity of Self-Pity
    Oct 27, 2019
    The Toxicity of Self-Pity
    Our experiences in life are about 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to them. And the most toxic of all reactions is self-pity because it skews our perception so that we do not even realize we are mistaken as to the actual facts. Referencing Numbers 11:1 - 6, Pastor Chris gives us four thoughts to avoid complaining and to stop self-pity before it begins.
  • Oct 23, 2019How to Keep Victory In Your Life
    Oct 23, 2019
    How to Keep Victory In Your Life
    A successful Christian life is not just believing the right stuff, but living the right stuff. It is getting your head, heart, and hands working together. And, as Pastor Chris exhorts from Ephesians 5:1 - 20 and Matthew 25:1 - 10,  we need regular spiritual oil changes and maintenance. Maintaining victory in our life is going to be about our "oil" level.
  • Sep 22, 2019Lessons From Lepers
    Sep 22, 2019
    Lessons From Lepers
    In the four lepers we encounter in 2 Kings 7,  we see a picture of our lives in relation to the Gospel. In this message, Pastor Chris points out these similarities and emphasizes our need to share the blessing.
  • Sep 18, 2019Just In Case
    Sep 18, 2019
    Just In Case
    As a church, our focus must remain on the message of the Gospel and repentance, no matter who fills the pulpit or comes and goes in leadership. Jesus is the focus, not a person or a program. As Pastor Chris points out, this was Paul's admonition to the Ephesian church in Acts 20:17 - 35. As Paul exhorted that church so many years ago, we have the same goal--to not compromise that message that says you have to have a change of life, a change of direction--you have to have Jesus.
  • Sep 15, 2019Hugging a Porcupine
    Sep 15, 2019
    Hugging a Porcupine
    We ought to thank God for the difficult persons in our lives because, if nothing else, they show us what we don't want to be. In this message, Pastor Chris references 2 Timothy 2:20 - 26 and gives us three points for dealing with the difficult people in our lives, the porcupines in our lives.
  • Sep 11, 2019Choose Life
    Sep 11, 2019
    Choose Life
    There is a pervasive pawl of death that hangs over America. Although suicide is not a new concept, it is a weapon the enemy is seemingly using more aggressively. God wants us to choose life, not death. As long as we have breath, God has a purpose for our life. In this timely and meaningful message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Deuteronomy 30 to choose life and points to two practical ways to resist the lies from the enemy.
  • Sep 8, 2019Fan the Flame
    Sep 8, 2019
    Fan the Flame
    As Dr. E. Stanley Jones put it, "The human spirit fails unless the Holy Spirit fills." All of us were made for passion. We need to have purpose, but we also need passion, a fire that burns on the inside of us. We need to have such a flame burning in our heart that, come what may, Satan cannot extinguish it. Be encouraged with this message as Pastor Chris preaches from 2 Timothy 1:3 - 9.
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