Sermons

Tear Down or Build Up

September 18, 2017
18 Sep 2017

This week Pastor Jeremy and other men from the church were away on Sunday at a retreat, so Pastor Jeremy pre-recorded this message.

The passages for this week are Ephesians 4:29 & James 3:6-10.

Here are ten practical ways that we can use our tongues for good.
1. __________________ to the person behind the counter when you are checking our at a store.
2. Make a phone call or send a text with no agenda but just to _____________________________.
3. Write an encouraging _______________ and send it.
4. Find a hopeless or homeless person and speak __________________ into them.
5. Stop being critical and be _____________________.
6. Do not ______________________________.
7. Love your _______________________ with your words.
8. Tell the people around you how much you __________ them.
9. Find the most left out person and go ________________ them.
10. Ask for _____________________ when there is a wrong.

Life in Christ

September 10, 2017
10 Sep 2017

In today’s message Pastor Jeremy started an overview of Ephesians as part of a new series entitled Refresh.

We are ______.

We receive a ______.

We get a new life ______.

Here is the bulletin for this week.

Video for this is available here. This is still a process in test for us.

How Your Life Can Change the World

September 3, 2017
03 Sep 2017

Today Pastor Jeremy Peugh wrapped up the series on vision.

Here are five ways you can change the world:

  1. Make it your life’s mission to depopulate hell.
  2. Persevere through the trials of life.
  3. Stay connected with God and go wherever He leads you.
  4. Intentionally invest in the lives of others.
  5. Be a servant to all.

Equipping the Saints

August 28, 2017
28 Aug 2017

It is often said the the church’s job is to equip the saints. This comes from Ephesians 4.

In today’s message, Pastor Jeremy spoke of equipping the saints using other passages.

We are told the gates of Hell will not prevail against His church; punch the enemy back. The battle is eternally won already.

We must listen to the words of God’s Comforter.

  • The Old Testament term is Ruwach, meaning wind or breath; it is always temporary.
  • The New Testament term is Pneuma, also meaning wind or breath, but in a permanent way.

Keep your eyes on the finish line.

 

Complete Devotion

August 20, 2017
20 Aug 2017

10 Ways to Choose to be Completely Devoted to God:

  1. Keep going when the trials hit (don’t quit).
  2. Seek God first thing in the morning (chose Him first).
  3. Don’t fall into temptation (3 second window).
  4. Review  your calendar and check book (check your devotions).
  5. Change your conversations (you talk most about what you are devoted to).
  6. Participate in the things of Christ (follow Him).
  7. Pray without ceasing.
  8. Listen to Christ (over the world).
  9. Imitate Christ (not the world).
  10. Store up treasures in heaven.

Here is the bulletin for this week.

Caring Like a Christian Should

August 13, 2017
13 Aug 2017

This message is the beginning of a few weeks where Pastor Jeremy Peugh will be preaching to us about vision for the church.

Care:
Make prayer the centerpiece of who we are.
Continue to engage, love and nurture our people in the life of the church through ministries and service.
Focus on church unity and thinking strategically about making sure no one is left behind.

Outreach:
Fully equip our people to be missionaries in their neighborhoods, schools, jobs, homes etc.
Speak openly and positively about the church and all of her great ministries.
Reach out into our community through coordinated and organized outreach efforts.

Here is the bulletin for this week.

Who’s Distributing Seed

August 6, 2017
06 Aug 2017

In this message, Rev. Mark Bane, the Regional Evangelism and New Church Development leader,  brought a message on the importance of evangelism. He used Mark 4:1-20 as the basis for his message. This work of evangelism is important; we all need to do it. It is not for pastors and church leaders only. Rom 10:14 was also used, to show the importance of speaking the Good News verbally to others.

God With Us

July 30, 2017
30 Jul 2017

Today we finished Ezekiel. Look at the end of the book; in 48:35 we see this. The LORD is there.

God’s desire is to reside with His people so that they might better know who He is.

Sometimes things need to be dismantled before they can be put back together. This can happen if we do not look like His people.

God re-gathers His people, to be His, according to His purpose.

God forgives His people, though both we and they in Ezekiel do not deserve it. God also cleanses His people.

Sin changes us negatively. God cleanses of us from that. We respond with a new heart in us that comes from adoption, which is key for we who are His.

 

God Through Us

July 23, 2017
23 Jul 2017

Today’s message is on Ezekiel 47-48; here is the bulletin.

The water of God flows into us, starting out small; it will encompass our whole lives.

We cannot build the Kingdom of God; He does that. The church is to continue to move toward God as we invite others in.

The purpose of the church is not to take over the world, but to be a blessing to it. Love God and neighbor.

In the Kingdom of God everyone is welcome.

Wherever the church is, the Lord is there also.

True Worship

July 17, 2017
17 Jul 2017

The passage for this message is Ezekiel 43-46. Here is the bulletin.

Worship is about both giving and receiving life.

In true worship, we never leave the same as we came in. Worship changes us.

True worship is more than just bringing enough for ourselves individually; rather it is about bringing what we can, enough for others who have need.