Nov 5, 2017
The Just Shall Live By Faith
Series: No Series
As Martin Luther studied Romans 1:17, he only saw the side of condemnation regarding the justice of God. He saw the righteousness of God as a condemnation of sinners. After much studying though, Luther began to realize that the justice of God is a good thing. We are made righteous by faith, not by works or actions. It was the justice of God that sent Jesus Christ to the cross because sin had to be paid for; there had to be a blood sacrifice. Now because Christ paid for all our sins, we are made righteous when we accept Him as our Savior. Romans 1:17 (NKJV)
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  • Nov 5, 2017The Just Shall Live By Faith
    Nov 5, 2017
    The Just Shall Live By Faith
    Series: No Series
    As Martin Luther studied Romans 1:17, he only saw the side of condemnation regarding the justice of God. He saw the righteousness of God as a condemnation of sinners. After much studying though, Luther began to realize that the justice of God is a good thing. We are made righteous by faith, not by works or actions. It was the justice of God that sent Jesus Christ to the cross because sin had to be paid for; there had to be a blood sacrifice. Now because Christ paid for all our sins, we are made righteous when we accept Him as our Savior. Romans 1:17 (NKJV)
  • Oct 29, 2017Tradition or Scripture
    Oct 29, 2017
    Tradition or Scripture
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    Jesus chastised the Pharisees and Scribes for putting their traditions before the scriptures. Many churches and people still do this today. What is the test for whether a particular action or requirement is man-made or God designed? Check the scriptures. If it is not there, then it is a man-made tradition and not from God. Jesus asked, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?” Matthew 15: 1-3 (NKJV)
  • Oct 22, 2017God Has Our Back
    Oct 22, 2017
    God Has Our Back
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    As we read the story of the Israelites escape from Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea, we see that God not only led the Israelites, but in their great time of need He moved from the front of the group to the rear to protect them from the approaching Egyptian army. Likewise, if we are willing, God will lead us where He wants us to go and when Satan is trying to attack us, He will have our back and be our defender. Exodus 14:1-31 (NKJV)
  • Oct 8, 2017Sometimes Bad Things Just Happen
    Oct 8, 2017
    Sometimes Bad Things Just Happen
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    Whether a person is killed by accidents, natural disasters, or human cruelty, does not mean that they are worse sinners than those who survive. Jesus tells us in Luke 13 that everyone will eventually die. The important thing is to repent of your sins and get right with God so you will not perish but have everlasting life! Luke 13: 1-5; John 14:1-3 (NKJV)
  • Oct 1, 2017A History Lesson
    Oct 1, 2017
    A History Lesson
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    Knowing the past helps us live in the present. Brother Mike explores the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, a symbol of American Freedom. He also speaks of the flag of our faith, the symbol of our Christian freedom-the Lord’s Supper. Both of these symbols remind us that freedom is not free. It is only brought about by the shedding of blood. Galatians 5:1; 1Corinthians 11:24
  • Sep 24, 2017God’s People Are Color-Blind!
    Sep 24, 2017
    God’s People Are Color-Blind!
    Series: No Series
    Jesus tries to help the disciples see their prejudice and lead them to where they need to be (color-blind). Just like the disciples, Christians sometimes let our fears and bad experiences prejudice us against certain groups of people. And like the disciples, we need to learn to be color-blind and accepting of all people who come to seek Christ regardless of color, race, or gender. Matthew 15:21-29 (NKJV)
  • Sep 17, 2017Don’t Let God Pass You By
    Sep 17, 2017
    Don’t Let God Pass You By
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    Jesus had planned to pass by the disciples because they had not understood who he was. However, He decided to have mercy on them and got in the boat with them to save them from the storm. God has every right to pass us by and leave us to judgement for our sins. But He is the Great Shepherd who wants to draw His sheep to Him. So, He extends His grace and mercy to all who will receive Christ as Savior and Lord. Mark 6: 45-52 (HCSB) (Tablet video not available due to technical difficulties)
  • Sep 10, 2017Bacon and Eggs? (Moving Beyond Ourselves)
    Sep 10, 2017
    Bacon and Eggs? (Moving Beyond Ourselves)
    Series: No Series
    As Christians, we need to move beyond ourselves in serving, loving, and building relationships. Our goal should be with one mind and one voice to glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul discusses how food was a stumbling block in the early Church because people judged each other based on what they ate. We are not to be judgmental of others. Each person will one day give an account of themselves to God and He is the one who will judge. We are to love and lead people to know Jesus, and not be a stumbling block to them. Romans 14, Romans 15:1-7 (NKJV)
  • Sep 3, 2017Sheep, Goats, and Strangers
    Sep 3, 2017
    Sheep, Goats, and Strangers
    Series: No Series
    In this story, Jesus uses imagery to describe Heaven and the sheep and goats (believers and unbelievers) have already been identified. Brother Mike looks at the characteristics of the sheep and goats and how they act toward others. Matthew 25:31-46 (NKJV)
  • Aug 27, 2017Prayer: A Relationship with God
    Aug 27, 2017
    Prayer: A Relationship with God
    Series: No Series
    Does your prayer life reflect a relationship with God or is it a one-sided dialogue of wants and needs? Matthew 21:22, Luke 11:1-4 (NKJV)
  • Aug 20, 2017History of Baptism
    Aug 20, 2017
    History of Baptism
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    Brother Mike looks at the history of Baptism to explain the variety of beliefs concerning the Sacrament of Baptism. Matthew 28:19, Numbers 19:19 (NIV)
  • Aug 13, 2017Grace for a Legacy
    Aug 13, 2017
    Grace for a Legacy
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    Everyone has regrets, but those regrets should not keep us from having a legacy. God has a plan for our lives. He has a purpose for each one of us and He wants to give us a legacy through His grace. Today we look at the life of Asher and the legacy he established even though he did not lead a pristine life. Genesis 30:12-13, 46:17, 49:20; Numbers 1: 41, 26:47; Deuteronomy 33:24-25; Luke 2:36-38 (NIV)
  • Jul 30, 2017Abraham Is Tested
    Jul 30, 2017
    Abraham Is Tested
    Series: No Series
    God tested Abraham several times in the book of Genesis. First He asked him to leave his home, then He promises him a son but the promise takes nearly 25 years to be fulfilled. Finally, He asks Abraham to sacrifice his son. However, just as God provided a substitute ram for Isaac, God provided Jesus as a substitute sacrifice for us. Genesis 22: 1-14; Hebrews 11: 17-19 (HCSB)
  • Jul 23, 20175 Love Languages (Audio only)
    Jul 23, 2017
    5 Love Languages (Audio only)
    Series: No Series
    Brother Mike shares how we can apply Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages (touch, acts of service, affirmation, gifts, and time) to express Christian love to others and our love to God. [Video unavailable due to technical difficulties]
  • Jul 9, 2017Abide In Me (The Lord’s Supper)
    Jul 9, 2017
    Abide In Me (The Lord’s Supper)
    Series: No Series
    When we examine the Lord’s Supper we notice four things: the meal, the host, the table, and the people. Each of these elements is important in the total experience of the Lord’s Supper and in the way we respond to it. John 15: 9-15 (NKJV) [Tablet video is unavailable due to technological problems]