Nov 28, 2021
Conformed or Transformed?
Holy Spirit's work is making us into the image of Christ Himself. As we offer ourselves before the Lord, as a living sacrifice, there is something that goes on within us where we are being transformed. In this message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Romans 12:1 and 2, reminding us that we ultimately become what we worship and that God is looking for people who will not only die for Him, but people who will live for Him.
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  • Nov 28, 2021Conformed or Transformed?
    Nov 28, 2021
    Conformed or Transformed?
    Holy Spirit's work is making us into the image of Christ Himself. As we offer ourselves before the Lord, as a living sacrifice, there is something that goes on within us where we are being transformed. In this message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Romans 12:1 and 2, reminding us that we ultimately become what we worship and that God is looking for people who will not only die for Him, but people who will live for Him.
  • Nov 21, 2021When Thanks is Tough
    Nov 21, 2021
    When Thanks is Tough
    "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." G. K. Chesterton. One of the marks of real spiritual maturity is the ability to give thanks when life gets tough. In this message, Pastor Chris marks out three things, from 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18, that thanksgiving does in our lives. There is something to be said for the great grace that is exemplified in a heart of thanksgiving.
  • Nov 14, 2021Three Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks
    Nov 14, 2021
    Three Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks
    What are the immovable, non-negotiable tenants of our faith? In the depths of our souls, we must have a bedrock foundational belief that is unshakable. In this message, Pastor Chris points to three of those "lead pipe locks" found in Ephesians 3:14 - 21.
  • Nov 7, 2021Does God Really Want Me Happy?
    Nov 7, 2021
    Does God Really Want Me Happy?
    What is happiness really? Everybody wants to be happy, but few would say that they have ever found it. The Bible, however, is filled with the idea of happiness, using the word "blessed". These blessings are gifts from God that are not contingent upon life's circumstances. In this message, Pastor Chris takes us through Psalm 1, and gives us three points to finding our happiness in our relationship with God.
  • Oct 31, 2021Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
    Oct 31, 2021
    Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
    Someone with a bad attitude almost always cannot be helped. But it is too easy to get caught up in negativity when we do not guard our hearts. While under house arrest, Paul maintained a proper attitude and was able to encourage the Philippian church to rejoice in God. In this message, Pastor Chris takes a deep dive into Philippians 4:4 - 7 and highlights three aspects of real joy. He also points out that our level of joy is based on what is going on within us rather than what is going on around us.
  • Oct 24, 2021The Sacrifice of Praise
    Oct 24, 2021
    The Sacrifice of Praise
    As believers, we are in a fight of faith and God has not left us weaponless. Our weapons are the Name of Jesus, the Word of God and the Blood of the Lamb. Unfortunately, many Christians do not even know what their weapons are, let alone know how to wield them. In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on Hebrews 13:15 and 16. He delves into how we launch our spiritual weapons into the heavenly realm where the real battle takes place--through prayer, proclamation and praise. Of these three, his focus in this message is praise.
  • Oct 17, 2021The Lost SonS
    Oct 17, 2021
    The Lost SonS
    We are battling in our time a certain mentality within the body of Christ of people who are so disconnected from the world in which they live, that they do not recognize the needs around them. The Church needs a paradigm shift when it comes to the love and grace and mercy of God towards those who are away from Him. In this message, Pastor Chris wraps up his series on Luke 15, looking at the final parable in verses 11 - 32. He points out that, although we are well aware of the lost son who left home, there was another lost son who also needed to repent--the one who stayed home but became self-righteous. Self-righteousness can put us as far away from God as going into a "far country".
  • Oct 10, 2021Greater Than
    Oct 10, 2021
    Greater Than
    In this message, Pastor Anthony looks at the different characters we see in the passage from Luke 7:36 - 50. He reminds us that we must remain humble like the woman who worshipped Jesus and not allow ourselves to become arrogant and proud like the Pharisees. We must remember that God is greater than our past, greater than our sins, greater than our shortcomings, greater than all.
  • Oct 3, 2021The Lost Coin
    Oct 3, 2021
    The Lost Coin
    The value of an object is based on what someone is willing to pay for it, no matter what other value is placed on it. God revealed our value by the exorbitant price He paid for us through the cross of Jesus Christ. In this message, Pastor Chris continues looking at the parables in Luke 15, focusing on verses 8 - 10. We are reminded that because of our value to God, He will not abandon His search for a lost soul. And, as believers, we should mimic His desire to see the lost come to Jesus.
  • Sep 26, 2021The Lost Sheep
    Sep 26, 2021
    The Lost Sheep
    The Lord never wants us to forget His burden for people without Him. In this message, Pastor Chris dives into Luke 15, beginning with the first parable in verses 1 - 7 and points out that the subject of this, and the following parables, is not the lost sheep; but rather, the response of the shepherd to that lost sheep. He exhorts us to not become callous to the lost people around us, for those are the ones whom Jesus came to seek and to save--not explorers, not adventurers--lost people.
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