Sermon Series
  • 1. Seeking The Heart Of God

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    God delights in prayer that seeks God's heart, not God's handouts.

    This morning we’re going to deal with the topic of prayer. And I’m pretty sure that my task this morning, although it is not easy, is actually pretty simple. But let me ask you a few questions just to confirm that: • How many of you think you pray enough? So it looks like I more

  • 2. Responding With Repentance

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    A worship service focused practicing repentance in corporate worship.

    In his book, Worship is a Verb, Robert E. Webber writes these insightful words: WORSHIP IS A VERB. It is not something done to us or for us, but by us. We certainly saw that last week in Nehemiah chapter 8. As the people gathered and listened to Ezra read the Word of God, they were active more

  • 3. Remaining Faithful To God

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015

    How to remain faithful to God for the long haul.

    In some ways I wish that the book of Nehemiah had ended with chapter 12. There we saw the prepared, participating, purified passionate praise of the people that permeated their culture. No doubt that was one of those mountaintop experiences that we find throughout the Scriptures. On the other more

  • 4. Don't Go To Church

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015

    Church is not a place we go. Church is who we are.

    Let me begin with a question. I won’t ask you to raise your hand or answer out loud because my purpose is not to embarrass anyone. I just want to make us all think a little bit. Here’s my question: Why are you here this morning? Just think about that for a moment and answer that more

  • 5. Responding With Repentance-Part 2

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    Genuine repentance requires me to be devoted to God's Word, distinct form the world and dependent on God's work.

    Many years ago when I was working for a land development company in Albuquerque I often flew on our company plane. Occasionally I got to sit in the front of the plane in the right hand seat. I’ll never forget one of those occasions when we were flying into Dallas during the summer through more

  • 6. Assessing The Situation

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    Building God's people requires both dependent praying and deliberate planning

    Our mission as a church is to develop mature disciples who follow, serve and proclaim Jesus as Messiah. And since that mission statement was developed based on a careful consideration of the Scriptures, it ought to be something that we all agree on. But when it comes to how to actually accomplish more

  • 7. Working Together In Community

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    No one can do everything but everyone can do something.

    With all the resources available to us, why are people having such a hard time becoming mature disciples of Jesus? I’m convinced another recent survey (2014 Barna survey) provides the answer to that question. When people were asked what, if anything, helps them to grow in their faith, they more

  • 8. Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    Nehemiah demonstrates how to deal with discouragement in our walk with Jesus.

    In general, I really enjoy doing projects around our house – especially those projects that give a sense of accomplishment once they are completed. Over the years Mary and I have taken on some pretty big projects. We’ve done significant landscaping work on at least 4 different houses more

  • 9. Restoring Right Relationships

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    Our relationships within the body of Christ affect our witness outside the church.

    This week I came across these words that were written by Chris Tomlin in his preface to Francis Chan’s book titled “Crazy Love”: “Isn't it interesting that in Acts 11, at the end of verse 26, it says, "The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch." What I find more

  • 10. Finishing Well

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015

    Principles and practices that will help us to finish well.

    Perhaps, like me, you were first attracted to the idea of becoming a disciple of Jesus because you thought that was the road to an easier life. In my case, I was led to believe that if I just prayed a certain prayer to Jesus, that would keep me out of hell one day when I died. That sounded like a more

  • 11. Gathering To Worship

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015

    Worship that pleases God loves God's Word and lives God's Word.

    Many times when people find out I’m a pastor, one of the first questions they ask is “What kind of church is it?” I’ve also had quite a few people who have visited our church ask the same thing. In most cases, I think what people want to know is if our church belongs to a more