Dec 2, 2018
My Brain Hurts
Series: No Series
Pastor Dr. Mike Clements discusses the hypostatic union of Christ (the personal union of Jesus’ two natures: fully human and fully divine). Luke 2: 1-20; Philippians 2: 5-11; 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV)
  • Dec 2, 2018My Brain Hurts
    Dec 2, 2018
    My Brain Hurts
    Series: No Series
    Pastor Dr. Mike Clements discusses the hypostatic union of Christ (the personal union of Jesus’ two natures: fully human and fully divine). Luke 2: 1-20; Philippians 2: 5-11; 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV)
  • Nov 25, 2018The Pharisee and The Tax Collector
    Nov 25, 2018
    The Pharisee and The Tax Collector
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    This parable shocked the people who thought they were good and followed all the laws and hated those who did not, like the tax collector. Jesus explained that those who recognized they were sinners, humbled themselves and asked for mercy and forgiveness for their sins would be justified. It is in coming to God with a repentant heart and accepting Jesus as our Savior that we are saved, not by our good deeds. Luke 18:9-14; Proverbs 8:13, 16:18; Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)
  • Nov 18, 2018A Thankful Leper
    Nov 18, 2018
    A Thankful Leper
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    The story of the ten lepers is a well-known one, but in today’s message we will explore a few ideas not commonly thought about with this story. The leper knew that there was only one place for him to go, or rather one person to whom he needed to go, Jesus. He is the only one who can save. Luke 17: 11-19 (NKJV)
  • Nov 11, 2018A Testimony About God By A Syrian (an enemy of Israel)
    Nov 11, 2018
    A Testimony About God By A Syrian (an enemy of Israel)
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    Sometimes God uses unbelievers to demonstrate His mighty power. Such was the case in the story of Naaman, a Syrian soldier. He was encouraged by a Hebrew slave girl to seek out the prophet Elisha to be healed and experienced for himself God’s power and love for all people. 2 Kings 5: 1-6 (NKJV)
  • Nov 4, 2018A Fresh Breath of Air
    Nov 4, 2018
    A Fresh Breath of Air
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    There are times when we all need to be refreshed a Onesiphorus refreshed Paul. When we feel overwhelmed with our burdens, it is nice to have a Christian brother or sister remind us of God’s love and provision. Sometimes, we may need to be the one helping someone to be refreshed by being their reminder that God is with them and God loves them. 2 Timothy 1:15-18 (NKJV)
  • Oct 28, 2018Covetousness vs Missions
    Oct 28, 2018
    Covetousness vs Missions
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    If we are blessed with more than we need, do we hoard it or share it with those in need? Sharing with those in need brings blessings to our lives that are immeasurable. Luke 12: 13-21, Revelation 7: 9 (NKJV)
  • Oct 21, 2018At War with Satan
    Oct 21, 2018
    At War with Satan
    In Revelation 12, we see the Dragon (Satan) and his angels at war with Michael the Archangel and his angels. Satan lost that war and was cast out of Heaven. His full-time job now is trying to keep us out of Heaven and trying to destroy Christians, so they cannot spread God’s Word to others. He has declared war on God, the Church, and you and me personally. He attacks us on several fronts trying to destroy love, our prayer life, and our faith. So how do we battle Satan? Revelation 12: 7-8, Jude 1:0, Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
  • Oct 14, 2018History of the Lord’s Supper
    Oct 14, 2018
    History of the Lord’s Supper
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    The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament churches was very different from how we conduct the Lord’s Supper today. Each denomination celebrates it a little differently. Brother Mike discusses how things have changed over the last 2000 years. 1 Corinthians 11: 23-25 (NKJV)
  • Oct 7, 2018Are You Listening?
    Oct 7, 2018
    Are You Listening?
    The parable of the sower is about hearing the Word of God. It discusses those whose hearts are hardened against God’s Word, those who are weak and stumble under the weight of tribulations and persecutions, those who are unfruitful because they let the cares of this world become more important, and those who bear fruit. Matthew 13: 1-23 (NKJV)
  • Sep 30, 2018High and Lifted Up
    Sep 30, 2018
    High and Lifted Up
    As we face problems in our life, God is still on His throne. He hasn’t left us. Isaiah turned to God in the midst of all his troubles, knowing that God was in control. Isaiah 6: 1-8 (NKJV)
  • Sep 16, 2018Learning to Use Your Left Hand In the Ministry
    Sep 16, 2018
    Learning to Use Your Left Hand In the Ministry
    Most people who are right-handed seldom use their left hand, other than to support the right hand, because it is uncomfortable. In a similar fashion, people often hang on to certain traditions in the church because they’ve always done it that way and it is comfortable. However, we run into trouble if the traditions become more important than God’s Word or they replace the Gospel as with the Pharisees in the Gospel of Mark. Mark 7: 1-13 (NKJV)
  • Sep 9, 2018Liabilities in the Abundant Life
    Sep 9, 2018
    Liabilities in the Abundant Life
    What does the Abundant Life look like? If we think of the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23), we see Love, Joy, and Peace. This sounds great and we definitely want those things in our lives. But as we continue to read in Galatians, the next fruit is Longsuffering. Longsuffering can mean several things, including trials and tribulations which Pastor Mike refers to as liabilities. God allows these liabilities in our lives to allow His purpose to be fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 11: 23-28; James 1: 2-4; Romans 5: 3-4; Psalm 40: 1-3; 2 Corinthians 4: 15-17; Ruth 1: 1-22; Ruth 4: 21-22 (NKJV)
  • Sep 2, 2018Christ Is In You
    Sep 2, 2018
    Christ Is In You
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    Colossians speaks to a mystery that once was hidden and now is revealed. That mystery is that, when you become a Christian, Christ dwells within you. This becomes our motivation to share the Gospel with others and to realize the Gospel is meant for all peoples on Earth. We should never discriminate when it comes to sharing God’s Word with others. Colossians 1: 24-29; Matthew 10: 5-6; Ephesians 2: 11-19; Romans 1: 16 (NKJV)
  • Aug 26, 2018The Tongue
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Tongue
    Romans says to present ourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and our members as instruments of righteousness to God. The tongue is a little member of our body, but the Bible tells us it is an unruly evil, full of poison. The tongue is the organ by which the heart expresses itself and nowhere is faith more visible than by our speech. Romans 6:13; James 3:5-12 (NKJV)
  • Aug 19, 2018Slave vs Servant & Ownership
    Aug 19, 2018
    Slave vs Servant & Ownership
    In Philippians, Paul refers to himself as a bond-servant (slave). The difference between being a slave of Christ and a servant of Christ is control. Servants can choose how they wish to serve, but a slave cannot for he/she is owned by God. The word slave denotes that there is a Master. Psalm 24 tells us that everything and everyone belongs to God. Brother Mike expounds on this idea of slave vs. servant and God’s ownership of all things. Philippians 1:1; Psalm 24:1 (NKJV)