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  • Coming Soon Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 2,038 views

    Overview and Introduction to the book of Joel and the Day of the Lord.

    - Okay—it’s the New Year. o So who made some resolutions for 2016? o Who has already broken some of your resolutions? - I don’t really set new resolutions. o I just kind of recycle last year’s and hope that I’ll do better at keeping them than I did last year. ...read more

  • Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 4,867 views

    When we’re confronted with desperate times, we can’t just do things the way we’ve always been doing them.

    - Have you ever been really desperate about something? o Maybe you lost your job and didn’t have any way to pay your bills or didn’t have any place to go. o Maybe you lost your home or your insurance and you didn’t know what you were going to do. - I think the most ...read more

  • Solemn Assembly Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 3,915 views

    What is a Solemn Assembly and why is it necessary.

    Do you ever come home from church and think, “I think I understood the message this morning—but what am I supposed to do with it?” Well, if that’s ever happened to you before, it’s not going to happen to you today. This morning, each of us is going to leave here ...read more

  • Fear Not Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 4,094 views

    When you're in the middle of the devastation of a broken and sin-cursed world, don't be afraid.

    - Alright—serious question…. Who in here is a morning person? o Who is definitely NOT a morning person? - One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that morning people like me can be really annoying to non-morning people. o I think I first learned that lesson when I ...read more

  • Poured Out Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 3,282 views

    The "already/not yet" nature of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Who’s ready for some pop culture trivia this morning? In the 18-49 age group, what has been the highest rated TV series for the past two seasons? The Walking Dead. In case you’re not familiar with it, The Walking Dead is about some people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. Who knows ...read more

  • The Valley Of Decision Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,292 views

    For anyone wondering what a great end-times battle has to do with your life, here are some implications.

    If you’ve been with us throughout our study in the book of Joel, you’ll remember the main theme of the book is the great and terrible day of the Lord. The great and terrible day of the Lord is the time that immediately leads up to the second coming of Jesus. It’s a time that ...read more

  • In That Day Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 6, 2017
     | 1,452 views

    Implications of the Millennial Kingdom and the New Jerusalem.

    Back at the first of the year, we started our journey through the book of Joel. Week after week since then, we’ve talked about the nearness of the Day of the Lord. We’ve seen that the Day of the Lord will be a time when the cup of God’s wrath is finally filled. His patience and ...read more

  • Real Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 22, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,129 views

    What does the word “fellowship” bring to your mind? Do you think of coffee or fried chicken or church socials? Paul had a wonderful fellowship with the Philippian church that didn’t have anything to do with any of those.

    I love our times of fellowship, don’t you? We joke all the time about how much Baptists love to eat, but I think that one of the reasons we like to eat so much is because of the fellowship that goes along with it. Those times are wonderful and I wouldn’t trade anything in the world ...read more

  • Forgive Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 20, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,718 views

    Today we’re starting a new series called 7 Words that will go through Easter Sunday. Each week we’re going to be looking at one of the seven phrases Scripture records that Jesus spoke as He was dying on the cross. Today we will be looking at the word Forg

    This morning, we’re starting a new series called 7 Words that will go through Easter Sunday. Each week we’re going to be looking at one of the seven phrases Scripture records that Jesus spoke as He was dying on the cross. But as we look at those phrases, we’re going to do ...read more

  • Consider Your Promise Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,077 views

    When you’re knee-deep into a project, you can tell how well things are going and they weren’t going well for the people in today’s passage. God promised the people a fresh start, but that didn’t change the fact that what they were called to do was impossi

    Have you ever faced something that looked impossible? Maybe you were diagnosed with something that seems impossible to overcome. Maybe you’re facing a family crisis and you can’t see the way out. Maybe you’re looking at a mountain of debt that is about to come crashing down on you. Whatever it ...read more

  • Consider Your Ways Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 17 ratings
     | 9,403 views

    When the calendar turns to a new year, many of us take the time to reflect on the past. We think about the good times and the difficult times we have been through. We think about opportunities we might have missed or things we might have done better. That

    Here we are at the beginning of a new year. At the Watchnight service, we talked a little bit about resolutions. I don’t know whether you make resolutions or not, but what I do know is that you have probably done some reflecting on the past year. That what we do when the calendar turns. ...read more

  • Consider Your Strength Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,235 views

    It’s a wonderful thing when people finally decide to obey God and get busy doing the work He’s called them to do. But there’s always a problem when we decide to get to work, isn’t there? The problem is not necessarily that work’s hard. Most people don’t m

    Week before last, we started looking at this little book of Haggai. And we saw how the Jewish remnant had been in exile in Babylon for many years. The temple had been destroyed, Jerusalem had been destroyed, and they were far away from home. But after a period of time, God allowed them to come ...read more

  • For Starters Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,861 views

    This message begins a new series in the book of Philippians titled Impossible Joy. Do you need to experience true joy in your life? Then join us as we explore this great book of joy in the midst of impossible circumstances.

    I’ve shared this with you before, but I think it bears repeating. For grandparent’s generation had one primary goal for their children. If you asked them what they most wanted for their children, they would have told you that they wanted them to have a better life than they did. That ...read more

  • Consider Your Fresh Start Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,381 views

    No matter how bad we’d like to, we can’t undo the past. God is all-powerful but there are some things He won’t do. He will not change the past. But he’ll do something even better. Even though He won’t change the past, He will give you a fresh start for th

    Do you ever wish you could just start over? Staples has made a fortune with their easy button commercials. It would be nice if there was such a thing as an easy button, but you know what I’d rather have? I’d rather have an undo button. Can you imagine having a button that allowed ...read more

  • Answering Questions Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Dec 14, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 19,818 views

    Have you ever asked a question and not gotten the answer you were looking for? I think we all have. The fact is, that just because a person is asking a question, doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re looking for an answer. Especially if the answer goes ag

    Have you ever asked a question and not gotten the answer you were looking for? I think we all have. Many times we will even ask a question with an answer already in our heads that we are looking for. Sometimes, we will even frame the question in such a way that even the way we ask it is designed ...read more