Jul 30, 2017
Abraham Is Tested
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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)
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  • Jul 30, 2017Abraham Is Tested
    Jul 30, 2017
    Abraham Is Tested
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    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)
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    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)
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    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]
  • Jul 2, 2017Unless You Repent
    Jul 2, 2017
    Unless You Repent
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    You may be fighting on the right side, but if you die without repenting of your sins and accepting Christ as your Savior, you will die in vain, for your soul will perish. Luke 13: 1-5; John 1:14; John 20:31 (NKJV)
  • Jun 11, 2017Achieving Contentment
    Jun 11, 2017
    Achieving Contentment
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    Contentment is not innate, meaning people are not born with contentment. It is something that we must learn. What do you do to learn contentment? Exodus 15: 22-27; Philippians 4: 11-13; Romans 8:28 (NIV)
  • Apr 2, 2017Faithfulness
    Apr 2, 2017
    Faithfulness
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    Faithfulness Faithfulness is the exhibition of faith. Our faithfulness is the fruit of the way we live our lives. We can’t claim faithfulness to God if we are not faithful to body of believers He has put around us. John 17 (HCSB)
  • Mar 26, 2017Searching For Glory
    Mar 26, 2017
    Searching For Glory
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    Where Do You Find Glory? Everyone wants to know that they are significant and that their life matters. We innately look for “glory” in our lives through popularity, status, material belongs, etc. As a Christian, we are to glorify God, and in doing so, we find our value and worth to God. John 12: 12-31 (HCSB)
  • Mar 5, 2017Giving Is Worship (Part 2)
    Mar 5, 2017
    Giving Is Worship (Part 2)
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    Last week we looked at Malachi 3 and what the Old Testament said about tithing. Most of the Old Testament was written for pre-resurrection time, although the moral laws of the Old Testament are still relevant today. We must compare the Old and New Testament laws to determine which are applicable to the Old Testament Jews and which are applicable to the New Testament Christians. In the New Testament, we are told to give generously, give cheerfully, and to set aside something on the first day of the week for the work of the Church. Galatians 3:23-26, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Matthew 6:33 (HCSB)
  • Feb 26, 2017Giving Is Worship (Part 1)
    Feb 26, 2017
    Giving Is Worship (Part 1)
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    Malachi 3 is often used as the text for tithing. However, as Bro. Mike points out, this text was written during Nehemiah’s time to Israelites who were still under the Mosiac Law. Malachi was chastising them because the tithe was supposed to be used to support the Levite priests and the priests were out working in the fields because the Israelites were not tithing. It is important when looking at Old Testament laws to look at what the New Testament says about them. Giving for today’s Christians, according to the New Testament, looks very different from the tithe of the Old Testament. Giving is an exhibition of faith, not a requirement of law for the believer. Malachi 3 (HCSB)
  • Feb 19, 2017Mind of Christ
    Feb 19, 2017
    Mind of Christ
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    Before you can deal with matters on the outside, you must first deal with matters on the inside: your mind, will, and emotions. Is there anything (bitterness, anger, frustration, resentment, anxiety, unforgiveness, or feelings of entitlement) that would make God uncomfortable to reside in your heart? (1 Corinthians 2:6-16, 2 Corinthians 5:16 HCSB)
  • Jan 8, 2017Lord’s Supper
    Jan 8, 2017
    Lord’s Supper
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  • Oct 23, 2016The Good, The Bad, The Ugly/Joseph vs. Judah
    Oct 23, 2016
    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly/Joseph vs. Judah
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    Brother Mike contrasts Joseph and his brother, Judah. Joseph was a man who followed God, even though he had been betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery. He trusted that God had a plan for his life, no matter what the circumstances. Judah, a free man, thwarted God’s will in marrying a Canaanite woman and raising ungodly sons. Yet, Judah repented and turned back to God. So who did God choose for the lineage of Christ? Surprisingly it was Judah. In choosing Judah, God gave us a message of hope and shows us that He can use imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will. (Genesis 37-39 NKJV)
  • Oct 16, 2016Danger: Expectations
    Oct 16, 2016
    Danger: Expectations
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    Expectations can lead to disappointment when we attempt to put God in a box and limit Him to our expectations. Instead we should have a spirit of expectancy, knowing that what is happening in our lives will lead toward good even if we don’t know the when, where, or how. Expectancy leads to hope and hope does not disappoint when that hope is place in God and His promises. (Luke 7:19-23; Mark 6:1-5; Matthew 20:10; Philippians 1: 20; Romans 5:5 NKJV)
  • Oct 9, 2016Praising and Serving God
    Oct 9, 2016
    Praising and Serving God
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    Psalm 100 counsels us to make a joyful shout to the LORD, regardless of our feelings, agendas, or circumstances. It is important to recognize who God is and His authority over our lives. We should serve the LORD with gladness, thanksgiving, and praise no matter what is happening in our lives. (Psalm 100: 1-2a NKJV)
  • Oct 2, 2016Kept By God In and For His Purpose
    Oct 2, 2016
    Kept By God In and For His Purpose
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    Psalm 91 reminds us that we are kept in close proximity to God, standing in His shadow of love and protection, to serve His purpose for our lives. (Psalm 91 NKJV)