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)
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  • 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
    Series: No Series
    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)
  • Aug 12, 2018Interview with Bradley Davis About His Scotland Missionary Trip
    Aug 12, 2018
    Interview with Bradley Davis About His Scotland Missionary Trip
    Series: Missions
    This summer Bradley Davis, a senior at Texas Tech, went to Scotland to work with The Herald's Trust organization. This organization is proclaiming the gospel in Scotland and the USA through equipping and training up local believers to carry God's Word to the lost and needy. Bradley relays his experience in Scotland this summer.
  • Aug 5, 2018Being Positive
    Aug 5, 2018
    Being Positive
    Being positive is not always easy. We are not commanded to direct our feelings because these cannot be controlled directly, only indirectly by controlling our will and our minds. If we are going to effective for God, we have to be positive. To have a positive outlook, we must trust God and be in God’s will. (Mark 4: 35-40 (NKJV)
  • Jul 29, 2018Must Be Right To Do Right
    Jul 29, 2018
    Must Be Right To Do Right
    As we have discussed, the Abundant Life involves Justification, Substitution, and Consecration. These three areas create friction in our lives so we can walk with God. They enable us to “be right” with God and lead to Reconciliation, which enables us to “do right”. These four areas give our lives purpose. Today we learn how reconciliation helps us to “do right”. Galatians 6:; John 21 1-25; John 13: 37-38; Matthew 26: 31-35 (NKJV)
  • Jul 22, 2018Freedom in the Abundant Life
    Jul 22, 2018
    Freedom in the Abundant Life
    The Abundant Life is full of joy and freedom from the power of sin if we live by faith. Philippians 3:10 talks about Paul’s desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. We obtain the abundant life through justification (Romans 5: 1-9), substitution (Galatians 2:20 and 5:24), and consecration (Romans 12:1). Then we must walk in the Spirit (Romans 5:16-17) and give up works of the flesh (Romans 5: 19-21).
  • Jul 15, 2018Look to the Lord
    Jul 15, 2018
    Look to the Lord
    Continuing the Abundant Life series, Bro. Mike discusses 3 things that are important in obtaining the abundant life promised in John 10:10. These include understanding: the value of the blood, consecration (death to sin and death to the law of Moses), and substitution. It is important to understand and apply these principles in our lives to live more abundantly. Exodus 14:1-13; Galatians 2:20, 5:24, 6:14, John 10:10; Romans 6:13, 7:6, 7:24-25, 10:4; Ephesians 6: 2, 6:10 (NKJV)
  • Jul 8, 2018The Lord’s Supper
    Jul 8, 2018
    The Lord’s Supper
    Series: No Series
    The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of how God provided for us, so we can live in Heaven with Him. The three main points of today’s sermon are: Remember, Be Comforted, and Reconciliation. (Acts 20: 7-12 (NKJV) [tablet video unavailable]
  • Jun 24, 2018Adding Spice to Your Life
    Jun 24, 2018
    Adding Spice to Your Life
    The abundant life adds spice to your life through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. One such gift might be a calm spirit in the midst of a storm. You can be a believer and not experience the abundant life. We have to deal with sin until the day we die, but God gives us power over sin. Unfortunately, we don’t always exercise that power. We need to get to the point where we have a calm spirit in the midst of the storms of life. John 10: 10; Luke 13: 10-16 (NKJV)
  • Jun 17, 2018Father’s Day
    Jun 17, 2018
    Father’s Day
    Series: No Series
    God wants us to raise our kids in a way that doesn’t bring anger into their lives. Anger is a God-given emotion, but we must direct our anger at the problem and not at the person. Out of control anger can do massive damage and is not what God intended. Ephesians 6:4, 4:26-27 (NKJV)