October 11: “Authentically Christian—But Not Consistently” [Lack of an Integrated Faith] (Isaiah 29:13-16; Matthew 23:25-28)
A full and mature faith is not only genuine and authentic, it’s also consistent and integrated. It’s part of the growing out of the hypocrisy of our lives and into the holiness of the Lord’s transforming grace. Where are you in this journey of faith?
October 04: “Does Jesus Have Permission? Do We Have Passion?” [Lack of a Surrendered Faith] (Acts 9:1-9; Revelation 3:14-22)
Jesus is supposed to be Lord, but in your life, is He? Is our faith trusting enough to obey Him, and do or not do whatever He commands or forbids? Two ways to evaluate whether or not we have—or lack—a surrendered faith is to ask ourselves the two questions in the sermon title.
September 27: “Nominal” (Matthew 7:15-23; James 2:14-19)
We often claim—and even believe!—we’re something we’re not. We may be faking it, or we may truly think we are what we say we are, but the proof is in the pudding…or in the fruit, as scripture defines it. When we claim to be a Christian, is that real, or is it simply an empty word? Come this Sunday and find out.
September 20: “How to Forgive” (Matthew 5:23-26; 18:15-18)
When we’ve been deeply hurt or abused or vilified or ignored or demeaned or sinned against in any deep and serious way, it can be extremely difficult to find it in our heart to forgive the one or ones who violated us. Today’s message is meant to help us take four or five steps to forgiving the other(s); and in so doing, you’ll discover that with the forgiving comes freedom from all your anger and resentment!
September 13: “The Need to Forgive” (Matthew 6:9-15; 18:21-35)
When we’re honest with ourselves and are willing to acknowledge that we sin against others AND God, falling short of His glory, we are eager to be forgiven. We’re less enthusiastic when someone sins against us. We not only feel hurt and a bit superior, we can be downright vindictive. However, un-forgiveness is a bondage. This Sunday we’ll take the first step to freedom by affirming our need to forgive.
September 06: “The Often Overlooked Mission Field” (Genesis 2:15-20a; 3:17-19; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Ephesians 6:5-9)
God has four basic callings for each of our lives, the first three of which we’ll look at very briefly; but it is the fourth calling relating to our jobs upon which this message focuses. Join us this Labor Day Sunday to hear a theology of work—which beats working!
August 30:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 3—The Loving Father: RUNNING INTO YOUR ARMS”(Luke 15:20b-24)
The word “prodigal” has been badly misinterpreted and misused, but this message will make it clear that the REAL prodigal is the father! And our heavenly Father is even more so a prodigal. Come hear just how loving, engaged, wise, and extravagant is our Father in heaven!
August 23:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 2—The Legalistic Brother: RIGHTEOUS WITHOUT A CASE”(Luke 15:25-32)
The most dramatic testimonies of receiving salvation in Christ tend to be those who do the really bad and really obvious sins; it makes for great drama! But truth be told, far MORE of us suffer the more subtle sins of the elder brother; more of us are like him than the younger rebel son—I know I am! Come courageously to hear a story that might just be yours.
August 16:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 1—The Lost Son: REBEL WITH A CAUSE” (Luke 15:11-20a)
Growing up as children—and especially as teens—we couldn’t wait to do what we wanted when we wanted. Isn’t it great to be free from people telling us what to do, and from following the rules and having to fulfill responsibilities? Actually, as this sermon with show, not really. Before we know it we’re lost, and empty…and…alone. Come hear how to have a life that can be restored and given a purpose.
August 09:“The Three A’s of Communion”(Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
All that Communion entails cannot be described in one message. But on this Sunday we will, at least, look at three names for this sacrament, the three tenses of time and special dates it can be celebrated, as well three different meanings derived from this all. Come listen to expand your understanding and appreciation for body and blood of Christ!
August 02:“We Are Temples of Worship”(John 4:19-26) Lucas Ndaro
Lucas Ndaro will preach from a portion of the story of Jesus and the woman at the well. The focus of this message will be that the Holy Spirit initiates True Worship is us wherever we are…and it also follows and can be said, whoever we are, and whatever we’ve done!
Pastor Tim 7/26/20
July 26: “Three Who Begged” (Mark 5:1-20)
In today’s scripture there are three categories of beings who deeply desired something from Jesus. Who are they, and what did they crave? Were these wants good or bad? Did Jesus grant their requests? Listen to the sermon and find out!
July 19: Karen Trovenger - Guest Speaker "Grace-Just One Look" Phil 1:3-6, 1 John 3 What was behind the look Jesus gave Peter? How God shows various people grace throughout the Bible.
Pastor Tim 7/12/20
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July 12: “Triple 3:16” (1 John 3:11-18)
John 3:16 is probably the best known and most quoted verse in the bible—and no wonder! It speaks of God’s love to us all. But there are a couple of other 3:16s that take this core truth and expands it, so that God’s love permeates our lives in multiple directions and dimensions.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 7/5/20
July 5: “Three Essential Prayers” (Ephesians 1:15-20)
We are often called and encouraged to pray. Sometimes, though, we may wonder about WHAT we should pray—if anything—after we’ve prayed about one’s own needs and those of others. This message will identify, in a Trinitarian fashion, three prayer foci (plural of focus!) that will draw us closer to our Three-in-One God, and give our prayer life new purpose, passion, and power!
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 7/5/20 Reviews Protocols for returning to church
July 05: Protocol for opening the church for services. After the service Pastor Tim stayed online to explain the protocols regarding next weeks service and answered questions from the chat board. Here is the recording for those who may have missed it.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 6/28/20
June 28: “Three Traits of a Hero” (Genesis 39:6b-12; Joshua 1:1-9; 2 Chronicles 20:1-24;Hebrews 11:32-40)
The word “hero” is now used more freely and broadly than it used to be. We celebrate those who get us through tough times, like the firefighters and police officers and EMTs during 9/11, or the doctors, nurses, researchers, and teachers during Covid-19. But what makes a hero? The bible has some great examples, three of which we’ll identify in part one of “The 3 on 3’s” series!
Guest Speaker: Roger Fretz 7/21/20
Guest Speaker: Roger Fretz shares that the peoples of the world are being encouraged and in some places mandated to wear masks in attempting to slow the spread of the corona virus. In an “upside down kingdom” manner, God is at work challenging his people to remove the masks that are serving to protect those viruses that would destroy our souls. There are multiple encounters in scripture which show that the heart of God is healing and restoration. Identifying and relinquishing our masks is crucial in this journey.
Guest Speaker: Bob Ladd 7/14/20
June 14: “Can Any Good Come Out of This Pandemic?” (Selected verses from Genesis 37; Romans 8:28)
Guest Speaker: Bob Ladd affirms that we can produce good from what is perceived as evil if we love God and accept the call to invite His son Jesus Christ into our heart as our personal savior.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 6/7/20
June 07: “Drunk in the Spirit” (Acts 2:1-13) This Pentecost sermon by Pastor Tim reveals that while alcohol-induced drunkenness diminishes us and causes us to act poorly and foolishly, Spirit-induced drunkenness may appear to make us act foolishly, but actually increases our intimacy with the Lord and empowers us to do His kingdom work.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 5/31/20
May 31: “Anxiety About When the Church Can’t Meet” (Matthew 16:13-19) While our churches are not able to gather physically, it should not make us anxious that God will not preserve His church through these turbulent times. Local churches must be intentional to remain connected and get through the pandemic together.
Pastor Tim As Pastor John Wesley Live On Facebook 5/24/20 Irv Snavely as worship leader.
May 24: “The Story of My Life—AND New Life!” (Romans 3:21-26) On this Aldersgate Sunday we are privileged to have a guest speaker, none other than the Reverend John Wesley himself. Wesley will share stories from throughout his life, and most especially, about the time that his dying faith was powerfully revived!
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 5/17/20
May 17: “Anxiety About Isolation” (Romans 16:1-16) Social distancing is necessary but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy pill to swallow, especially because of the reality of loneliness. Nonetheless, God promises to be with us always and comfort our anxiety about being alone.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 5/10/20
May 10: “Anxiety About the Economy” (Luke 12:13-21) The economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic appear bleak and are causing many families to grow anxious and think about self-preservation. God has, however, given us an obligation to put others before ourselves.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 5/3/20
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May 03: “Anxiety About the Uncontrollable” (Matthew 6:25-34) God is in control of everything, even when things seem uncontrollable. Therefore, we can comfort our anxiety with this truth and trust God’s perfect control of all things in the days ahead of us.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 4/26/20
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April 26: “Judge Not, BUT…” (Matthew 7:1-5, 15-23; Luke 17:3-4; Galatians 6:1-5) One of the most misunderstood verses in scripture is Jesus’ comment that we are to “Judge not….” Certainly it is true that we are to avoid condemning others, but it’s also true that we are to have accountability between one another out of a spirit of love. Come hear the important balance this week’s sermon will bring.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 4/19/20
April 19: “A Sin Is a Sin Is a Sin” (James 2:1-13; Luke 18:9-14; Romans 3:22-25b) We all sin, and any and every sin separates us from God, as this message will proclaim; because this is so, none of us has any room to feel spiritually superior to anyone else.
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook Easter Sunday 4/12/20
April 12: “The Resurrection of the Body, and the Life Everlasting” (Matthew 28:1-15; Luke 24:36-43; John 11:38-44; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24)“the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.” This Easter sermon makes clear that Jesus’ resurrection was physical and not merely spiritual, as well as the fact that while there is no immortality of the soul, there IS everlasting life!
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook Maundy Thursday 4/9/20
April 9 : “Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?”
Pastor Tim Live On Facebook 4/5/20
April 05: “The Forgiveness of Sins” (Luke 19:36-38, 41-42; 23:32-34a; Romans 3:9-23; 1 John 1:5-2:2) “the forgiveness of sins” This week’s sermon deals with the undesirable truths that we all sin but cannot save ourselves, and the wondrous truth that Jesus—and He alone—forgives all those who confess their sins, repent of them, and seek His grace and mercy.
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