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Oct 24, 2021    


Oct 17, 2021 Preparatory Message

Psalm 51:1-12, I Corinthians 11:17-34, Colossians 1:19-20
Preparatory service is a reminder to examine ourselves before communion.  In our tradition it is the Sunday before communion.  No where in the scriptures are we told to have such a service, yet in light of the warnings we are given regarding taking communion unworthily it is appropriate.  Continue

Oct 10, 2021 The Resurrection

I Corinthians 15:12-25, John 20:1-23
Mary Magdalene is a primary source of information to all the disciples regarding the resurrection of Jesus at the tomb.  It is interesting to note that the Jewish leaders were concerned about the potential for his resurrection because they were the ones who wanted the tomb sealed and guarded.  Continue

Oct 03, 2021 The Crucifixion

Luke 23:21-49, John 19:17-42
Similar to last week, when Jesus was in control of His trial, here at the crucifixion He gave up His life.  It was not taken from Him, He was in control when He said "It is finished."  When His work on earth was finished at that very moment the veil in the temple was rent from top to bottom.    Continue

Sep 26, 2021 In Charge of His Trial

Isaiah 53:1-12John 18:28-19:16
Isaiah was written some 700-800 years before what happened to Christ at his trial and crucifixion occurred.  Jews are encouraged NOT to read Isaiah 53 because of its accurate description of what happened to Jesus.  This would validate that Jesus was their messiah whom they rejected.  Continue

Sep 19, 2021 Last of Free Steps

Matthew 26:36-46, John 18:1-27, Luke 9: 51-56 & 22:22-38
Today's message from John 18:1-27 represent the last free steps of Jesus before He was turned over to the authorities and told His next steps.  He was not caught be surprise or taken against His will.  He made the decision to follow the course and give up His life.  Continue

Sep12, 2021 The High Priestly Prayer

John 17:1-26
This is a lengthy and personal prayer of Jesus reflecting on Gis mission here on earth.  In the prayer He mentions that the purpose was to glorify God and that is what He did; He wasn't selfish.  He equipped and prepared his disciples for the mission ahead.  He cared for his disciples.  Continue

Sep 05, 2021 John 16 - Upper Room

John 15:26-16:33
As Jesus is approaching the time of his crucifixion he wants his disciples to know what to expect.  He tells them of the coming of the Helper.  There are rough times ahead.  When that comes remember that I told you it would happen.  If you are my followers you will run into trouble.  Continue

Aug 29, 2021 Abide With Me

I John 3:16-24, John 15:5-25
Because of the urgency for Jesus to get to Jerusalem, it is quiet possible that the teachings of John 15 were given on a night trip by full moon on the way to Jerusalem (John 14:31).  Passover occurred at full moon.  The concept of the indwelling of a spirit is NOT accepted by the world.  Continue

Aug 22, 2021 The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:1-23
Question, what would you have thought the parable meant if you had been ask to explain before Jesus gave the explanation?  Why didn't Jesus explain the parable when he gave it?  Could it be the desired outcome.  Was Jesus' goal to get the maximum intellectual ascent?  NO.  Continue

Aug 15, 2021 The Holy Spirit

John 14:12-31
 What are greater works than these?  We should remember it is not us but God in us.  Also, the change of the heart is a mighty work of God because of the cross.  In Acts 5:15 Peter's shadow healed and in Acts19:12 Paul's handkerchiefs or apron healed.  How could this be?  Continue

Aug 08, 2021 The Betrayal of Jesus

John 13:18-38, Psalm 41:9
In this portion of scripture Jesus was troubled because he knew what was going to happen.  To the other disciples his demeanor did not make sense.  They did not understand.  Some think that giving the dipped bread to Judas was equivalent to saying 'the honored guest will betray me'.  Continue

Aug 01, 2021 Words of Comfort

John 14:1-11

Jul 25, 2021 Jesus Takes the Role as a Servant (Ken)

John 13:1-17, Luke 22:24-27
John chapters 13-17 is know as the upper room discourse.  In John 13 Jesus performed the work of a servant in washing the disciples feet. Luke Chapter 22 records an argument the disciples had over who would be the greatest.  Jesus' reply and action point to the role of servant hood.  Continue

Jul 18, 2021 The Week Before

Philippians 2:5-11, John 12:12-50
At the Triumphal Entry Jesus intentionally identifies as the Christ.  He accepts their praise even though he knew in a few days the same crowd would turn against him.  Initially, his disciples did not understand what was happening.  However, after the resurrection they connected the dots.  Continue

Jul 11, 2021 Story of Extravagance

John 12:1-11
This account takes place in the home of Martha and Mary with their brother Lazarus and others.  You may recall that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and this causes many to believe in Jesus.  At this dinner Martha was serving.  This was consistent with her temperament.  Continue

Jul 04, 2021 Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16, Colossians 4:5-6
This portion of Matthew 5 comes right after the beatitudes.  'Blessed are' expressions should motivate you to become or strive for; not necessarily that you have achieved.  Notice in verse 13 and 14 the words 'You' and 'Are'.  You refers to kingdom citizens. Are means active now,   Continue

Jun 27, 2021 The Death of Lazarus

Psalm 23, John 11: 1-44, I Corinthians 15:1-58
Life and death are both mysteries.  Death takes both the young and the old.  We have three accounts of Jesus raising individuals from the dead.  They are the 12 year old daughter of Jairus a synagogue ruler, the son of the widow at Nain, and Lazarus the brother of Mary and Martha.  Continue

Jun 20, 2021 Who Is Jesus

Matthew 11:1-10, John 10:22-42
Who would the Messiah be?  He would be a man, the Son of God.  When Jesus was asked the question, are you the Messiah, he did not answer with a clear yes or no.  Instead, we are instructed to look at His works.  His works are the proof that He is the Messiah.  Continue

Jun 13, 2021 The Good Shepherd

John 10:1-21
In the first part of this chapter Jesus talks about his own authority.  Jesus is the real and only savior.  He gives warnings regarding false christs.  Those who follow Jesus and are believers and are often compared to sheep.  Sheep need a rightful leader and we need to be followers.  Continue

Jun 06, 2021 Blindness

John 9:1-41, 2 Kings 5:1-17
This account in the book of John is about more than just the healing of the man born blind.  Yes, the blind man's blindness was bad, but the spiritual blindness of those who would discredit Jesus was much worst.  Put another way, spiritual blindness effect all of life not just physical sight.  Continue

May 30, 2021 Fishing Lesson

Luke 5:1-11
The crowds were eager to hear Jesus.  What Jesus was teaching we don't know.  What we do know is that Jesus was preparing to call his first disciples.  He was preparing them to fish for men.  Consider Peter's reaction when Jesus told him, the fisherman, how to do his job.  Continue

May 23, 2021 Communion - A Family Dinner (Wayne)

Exodus 12;21-28 & 24:2-11, Nehemiah 8:9-14, Luke 22:1-18
Today's communion messages looks at several times in scriptures when important occasions included the sharing of a meal.  Family members have similar resemblances.  As Christians we are a spiritual family and therefore have patterns that resemble what Jesus taught.  Continue

May 16, 2021 Preparatory Message

Exodus 12:1-13, Luke 22:1-30, John 13:10-11, I Corinthians 11:17-34
Our practice of communion is based on Jesus sharing the last Passover meal with his disciples.  The Passover meal goes back to the meal just before the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt.  Ex 12:2  tells us that Passover marks the first month of the year for religious purposes.  Continue

May 09, 2021 Tribute to Jesus' Mother

John 2:1-5 & 19:25-27, Mark 3:20-21, Luke 1:28-38 
Some of Jesus' last breath was devoted to the care of his mother to the disciple John.  Mary was not divine or sinless but awesome.  Mary, a servant of the Lord.  She accepted God's will and  treasured the things she heard in her heart.  At the wedding in Cana she affirmed her belief in Jesus.  Continue

May 02, 2021 John 8 - "I am"

John 8:12-59
In one of the several "I am" in the book of John, Jesus clearly states that I am the light of the world.  Jesus came not only to redeem man but to show us what God is like.  He them defends his statement by showing that his testimony about himself has two witnesses, he and his father.  Continue

Apr 25, 2021 Woman Taken in Adultery

John 7:53 - 8:11
The timing and nature of this account seems consistent with a made up situation.  It was a trap designed to pit him against the law of Moses and the Roman government.  The Jewish leaders saw it as a binary choice.  No matter which side he took he would lose favor with the people.  Continue

Apr 18, 2021 John 7

John 7:1-52, Leviticus 23:33-44
The teaching in John Chapter 7 take place around one of the feast days know as the Feast of Booths.  It was a remind that the children of Israel dwelt in booths when God brought them out of Egypt.  This chapter in John contain several truths regarding Jesus' ministry here on earth. Continue

  Apr 11, 2021    Culling the Kingdom

John 6:43-71
No one comes to the Father unless the Father draws us and pulls as along by the Holy Spirit.  Confessing Christ is not a cold hearted decision based on benefits.  One might ask is the pull resistible?  It is predestination?  The fact is when he calls and we accept we remain his.  Continue

Apr 04, 2021  Easter

John 20:1-31, I Corinthians 15:20-28
The Easter account of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection is a reminder of a modern day quote by Yogi Berra; "It ain't over till it's over."  The Jews thought that the death of Jesus put an end to what they saw as a heretical claim to be the Messiah.  He didn't fit their expectations or desires.  Continue

Mar 28, 2021 Palm Sunday

John 12:12-19, Psalm 118:25-29, Luke 19:37-44
What does Palm Sunday mean to you?  It is the beginning a special week often is referred to as Holy Week.  It culminates in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The week started well and ended very well; but in between there were difficult times.  Palm Sunday is an  imperative for us the praise.  Continue

Mar 21, 2021 Feeding The Five Thousand (Ken)

John 6:1-40
The account of feeding the 5000 is recorded in each of the four gospels with Matthew recording that it was 5000 men besides women and children.  It  could have been over 10,000.  After he fed them they concluded that he truly was the prophet, or Messiah, and desired to make him king.  Continue

Mar 14, 2021  Testimony Time

John 5:16 - 5:47
Jesus is speaking from His heart and affirming the relationship between he and God his father.  This upset the Jewish leadership to the point where they wanted him dead.  WHY?  They wanted to judge him by their understand of the law.  He flipped the table or them.  Continue

Mar 07, 2021  John 4:43 - 5:15

John 4:43 - 5:15
The conclusion to the story of the women at the well was that many believed after hearing Jesus speak in first person.  After leaving Samaria he continued onto Galilee.  Here he met an official who wanted Jesus to come down to his place to heal his son who was ill to the point of death.  Continue

Feb 28, 2021   Midday at the Oasis

  John 4:1-42
This message is about Jesus' Midday encounter with the Samaritan women at Jacob's well.  The Samaritans were of mixed marriage with Syrians and religious.  They followed the Pentateuch; the first five books of the Old Testament.  When Jesus asked her for a drink it surprised her.  Continue

Feb 21, 2021  John 3
John 3:1-36, Number 21:4-9
Much of the gospel of John is conversational in nature.  The account of Nicodemus and Jesus is an example.  Nicodemus had many questions.  Jesus uses the example of the wind to help explain how the spirit moves.  The spirit is the  impetus that causes one to act by faith and believe.  Continue
Feb 14, 2021  Jonathan Cahn's
Prophetic Message

Isaiah 9:1-11
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Jan 31, 2021  Righteous Anger

John 2:13-25, Isaiah 56:1-8
When were you last angry and why?  What is the place of anger in a Christian's life?  The account of Jesus cleansing the temple is told in all four gospels.  He may have cleansed the temple on more then one occasion.  Why was Jesus so passionate about the activity going on in the temple?  Continue

Jan 24, 2021 Jesus' First Miracle

John 2:1-11, II Corinthians 4:1-10 
Jesus along with his disciples had been invited to a wedding at Cana in Galilee.  About the third day of the wedding feast the wine ran out.  This was not good.  Jesus was informed of the situation by his mother.  It was at this time that Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine.  Continue

  Jan 17, 2021 Christ Calling His Disciples

John 1:35-51
The Gospel of John touches on the Mystery of Jesus, not just the History of Jesus.  Notice it was Andrew who told his brother Simon about Jesus.  Andrew may also be the one who told John about Jesus.  All three are called disciples.  However, Peter and John are more prominent.  Continue

Jan 10, 2021 John the Baptist

John 1:19-34
John the Baptist was a man who understood the calling on his life.  Early years of his life were spent in the dessert.  It was a preparation for his ultimate mission of preparing for the coming of Jesus, the Lamb of God.  John's preaching and teaching was a message of repentance.  Continue

Jan 3, 2021 Gospel of John

John 1:1-18
Today begins a series on the book of John.  The purpose it that you may believe that Jesus is the son of God.  It was written to combat the heresy that Jesus was just a man.  Jesus was one with God the father.  Not only was Jesus not created but he was creator. Jesus shows us God's mind.  Continue