Ruth 1:15-21 There may be times in our life where we feel that God has abandoned us, but as we learn in the book of Ruth, if we trust God, He can turn our tragedy into triumph.
Joshua 24:14-24 “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”
God wants to be in a relationship with us and has gone through a lot of effort to make that happen.
Moses asks God what His name is and God says, “I AM WHO I AM”. But what does that mean?
Genesis 39-50 We don’t usually equate power with meekness but in Joseph’s story in Genesis we see that exact thing happening.
Genesis 12-33 For any personal relationship to be successful each person in the relationship needs to know their part in the relationship and each needs to be doing their part.
Genesis 1-11 This morning we begin a journey through the Bible. This is God’s story; It is our story; It is the greatest story ever told.
Mark 16:15-16 We need to pay close attention to what Jesus says about the purpose of the church and then make sure we are being effective in that purpose.
Mark 16:9-14 Whether in the first century or now the question is why won’t they believe?
Sundays are great and some are even greater than others, but no matter how awesome Sunday is we still have to get through the rest of the week.
Mark 16:1-8 The resurrection is about history being stood on its ear by the power of God so that nothing would ever be the same again.
Mark 15:33-41 If you were there when Jesus was crucified, how near to the cross would you have been?
Mark 15:16-32 While Jesus hung on the cross, the religious leaders mocked Him by saying, “He save others, but He can’t save Himself.” But that was a false conclusion because He could have saved Himself.
Mark 15:1-15 “Let your conscience be your guide” At the core of this proverbial saying is the idea that our consciences will never be wrong. The problem is that’s not always so.
Mark 14:66-72 Just because you fail doesn’t mean you have to be a failure.
Mark 14:53-65 Things that effect a person’s decision as to what they will do with Jesus.
Mark 14:43-52 What others think about us may not have much effect, but what we think about ourselves can shape who we are and who we become.
Luke 2:21-38 If you want God to make a difference with your life, you’ve got to DECIDE you want him to do that.
Luke 1:46-55 Of all the Christmas songs none are any better or more heartfelt than the very first Christmas song, Mary’s Song.
Mark 14:32-42 This kind of prayer Jesus is praying is the kind we pray when our lives have been turned upside down and our hearts are breaking.
Mark 14:12-31 In this passage, Jesus tells His disciples some things they need to hear but may not have wanted to hear.
Mark 14:1-11 Have you ever stopped to think what a difference it would make if we became as enthusiastic about Jesus as we have been about other things.
Mark 12:41-44 So what makes an offering to God “smell good”? The key is found in Mark 12:41-44.
Mark 12:28-34 From the depths of our hearts, we ask God: “What do we really need to do to please you? What is most important to God?
Mark 12:13-17 Jesus said to, “give to God what is God’s,” but the question is what exactly is God’s and what do I do to give Him what is His.
Mark 12:1-12 In this parable, we will be Amazed at the character of God, Warned by the failure of God’s people and Encouraged to bear fruit.
Mark 11:20-26 Is God’s grace big enough to transform my hatred into forgiveness? Can I forgive the one who has caused the biggest scar in my soul?
Mark 11:12-19 In this passage in Mark’s gospel we get a different portrait of Jesus than what we like to see. We learn what makes Jesus good and mad.
Mark 11:1-11 A question all people need to be asking themselves is, “Who is this Jesus?” The rest of your life will depend on who you believe Him to be and then what you do with that information.
Mark 10:46-52 Many of us face disabling problems throughout our lives. Problems that seem to have no solution. Leaving us sitting by the side of the road. We need help. We need guidance. We need to be delivered.
Mark 10:13-16 In this passage, Jesus teaches his disciples a lesson on who is welcome in the kingdom of God.
Mark 9:41-50 In this passage, Jesus uses some very strong language and vivid, disturbing imagery to warn people to keep from stumbling.
Mark 9:33-41 Who is great in the kingdom of God? Can anyone be great in God’s kingdom? Jesus has the answers.
Mark 9:14-32 “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief.”
Mark 9:2-10 Life can be full of mountain top moments when we suddenly see something clearly for the first time. Often times struggling with something for a long time, even when the truth is right there in front of us.
Mark 8:27-38 What will eternal life cost me?
Mark 8:1-21 Like the disciples, why do we have such a hard time trusting that God will supply all our needs? And how can we learn to believe in Him more?
Mar 7:24-30 Life is full of obstacles that can keep us from attaining our goals. In this lesson, we learn how to stay focused in life so that we can finish strong.
Mark 7:1-23 What Jesus has to day about traditions.
Mark 6:45-56 Sometimes we wonder where God is when we are facing the storms of life.
Mark 6:30-44 In this lesson, we learn how to deal with problems even when they seem too big to handle.
Mark 6:7-13 In our text this morning, Jesus sends out the 12 on a mission with some specific rules of engagement.
Mark 6:1-6 In this lesson, we get some insight into how to deal with rejection.
Mark 5:21-43 It is not uncommon for people to turn to Jesus when tragedy comes into their lives, what this passage shows is that Jesus is ready and available to meet your needs.
Mark 5:1-20 In this life, people can be consumed by their “inner demons” feeling like there is no escape from them. But the good news is there is an answer in how to deal with demons.
Mark 4:35-41 In our text this morning we have an example from the first century of the effects of fear and anxiety and how we can overcome them.
Jesus tells us about the worst and best kinds of heart conditions here in Mark 4:1-20.
Mark 3:1-35 From the moment Jesus appeared here on earth, people have had to make a choice as to what they will do with Him. So, what will you do with Jesus?
In chapter 2 through chapter 3 verse 6 in Mark’s gospel he has grouped together five incidents where Jesus is being challenged by the religious leaders of the time. As Jesus responds to these challenges we are given insight into how we can meet challenges.
Mark 2:13-17 How do you see yourself? How do you see others? And how does that compare with what Jesus sees?
Mark 2:1-12 Four friends make it a priority to bring a friend to Jesus. What is of first priority in your life?
Mark 1:40-45 In this passage in Mark’s gospel is a story that illustrates how Jesus feels about people that the rest of the world would rather avoid.
Mark 1:29-39 Jesus didn’t waste any time is starting his ministry and teaching these new followers along the way just what is needed to be a disciple of Christ.
John 14:18-20 The resurrection of Jesus was a turning point in the history of mankind. So let’s talk about what the resurrection means to us today.
Mark 1:21-28 As we continue our series in the gospel of Mark, we see why it is important to allow Jesus to have authority over our decisions, our possessions and our lives.
Mark 1:14-20 The example of the disciples points out the truth that if you want to follow Jesus, it will mean you are going to have to leave something behind. For the disciples it was their nets.
Mark 1:9-13 Jesus came for some very specific reasons. In this passage in Mark’s gospel we will see what He came for and why.
Mark 1:1-11 In this lesson, we learn how John the baptizer prepared the way for the Lord then and how we can prepare the way for the Lord now!
Jude 1:17-23 To help keep the church from being misled, Jude now gives them instruction on how they can build themselves up.
Jude 1:8-16 In this passage, Jude will give the church insight into how to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
Jude 1:1-7 Jude wants the church to understand that when they fail to “contend for the faith” (God’s truth) there will be consequences.
Jude 1:1-4 Our spiritual life is just as susceptible as our physical lies. Jude is writing this letter because the church has been infected and they don’t seem to know it.
3 John 1:1-14 In the apostle John’s letter to a dear friend, we get dome insight into the kinds of people that made up the early church.
In this passage, the apostle John will give the church four preventative measures to help them stay healthy spiritually.
2 John 1:4-6 In this lesson we see what it means to walk in truth, walk in obedience and walk in love.
2 John 1:1-3
“The discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth” Proverbs 17:24
Jesus was the greatest gift God could ever give to us and if we accept that gift it will be one that lasts forever.
There is nothing that will destroy faith quicker than doubt. As the apostle John finishes his letter to the church, he leaves them with ways to feed their faith, so that they can starve doubt to death.
1 John 5:13-17
As the apostle John comes to the end of his letter, he encourages the church with some things they can know.
The apostle John want us to know that no matter what problems or troubles we may face in this world, we who are born of God were made to overcome the world.
In John’s letter, he has made it clear that Jesus is on trial. Basically he has been charged with identity theft. In this passage, the apostle calls on some witnesses to counter the accusations that Jesus is not the Christ the Son of the Living God.
In this next passage, the apostle gets back to what seems to be his favorite topic, love. He makes it clear the importance for all of us to understand what God’s love is and what our response to His love should be. The important thing for us to remember is to not over complicate it, just keep it simple.
1 John 2:28-3:3
If you are “born of God” you are one of His children and he wants us to know that we are part of something greater than ourselves.
1 John 2:18-27
In this passage in 1 John, he will tell us everything we need to know about the antichrist.
1 John 2:12-17
As Christians we are all looking forward to spending eternity in heaven. With all the challenges and temptations of life, sometimes we wonder if we will make it. In this passage in 1 John, he gives us some encouragement and instruction to help us get from here to eternity.
1 John 2:3-11
What does it truly mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus?
1 John 1:5-2:2
We may all understand the idea of walking in the light philosophically but what does it mean to walk in the light in reality?
1 John 1:1-4
Can you imagine what it must have been like to actually see and hear and touch Jesus. If you could experience what the apostles did, how would it change your life?
2 Peter 3:8-18
As Peter ends his letter, he makes it clear that Jesus is coming again and we won’t know when when that will be. The important question we need to ask ourselves is, “Am I Ready?”
2 Peter 3:1-9
A problem we all face in life is that our minds may become so filled with negative thoughts and ideas that we leave no room for God. In this lesson from 2 Peter, we will see how we can get past all of that stinkin’ thinkin’ and get back on track and all it takes is a change of mind.
2 Peter 2:17-22
We have all made decisions where in retrospect we ask ourselves, “What was I thinking?” We throw logic and good sense out the window and allow our emotions and desires to take over. In this next passage in 2 Peter, the apostle will give us more good advice on how to make the right choice.
2 Peter 2:9-16
In this next section of 2 Peter, we see the apostle taking some time to expose the false teachers by doing some behavioral profiling.
2 Peter 2:4-9
We now come to a point in Peter’s letter where he deals with a subject most people would rather not think about. One that may even make us feel a little uncomfortable.
2 Peter 2:1-3
When the church, the household of God, is in disrepair you need to get the right people in to get things back on track. Last week Peter told us about the “go to guys” and now in chapter 2 he will tell us about the “guys you might want to stay clear of”.
2 Peter 1:12-21
Fake news is news or information consisting of deliberate disinformation. The purpose is to discredit someone or something or to skew opinions. Although we have heard the term used a lot over the past few years, it isn’t new. As a matter of fact a lot of what Peter is dealing with in this letter is that the church is being infected with this disinformation.
2 Peter 1:1-11
In Peter’s second letter to the church, he again gives them instruction so that they don’t lose their way.
1 Peter 5:5-11
As Peter comes to the end of his letter, he leaves the church with some final instructions to help us stay on course and reach our final destination.
1 Peter 5:1-5
Peter now has a few things to say to those who would be leaders in the church. At all times, but especially during times of crisis the people of God need good leadership.
1 Peter 4:12-19
In these last verses in Chapter 4, Peter has some concluding thoughts regarding the suffering the church was going through because of their faith.
1 Peter 4:1-11
For the early church, their lives had been turned upside down. Every thing they thought was normal was now changed to a new normal. Peter points out to the church that when they gave themselves to Christ their lives changed. They had left what what had been normal for a new normal.
1 Peter 3:13-22
This passage speaks to all who would be living for Jesus in the midst of a hostile and ungodly culture. The principles that Peter gives the church will help to equip us to act appropriately in the midst of any and all persecution, trials and suffering of all kinds.
1 Peter 3:8-12
It’s easy to “love life and see good days” when everything is going right in your life, but in this sermon we will discover how we can “love life and see good days” even when things aren’t going good.
1 Peter 3:1-7
Although Peter is addressing this part of his letter to husbands and wives, I believe the principles he teaches us are important for all of us to be able to pursue excellence in all our relationships.
1 Peter 2:18-25
Peter has told us that we need to keep our behavior excellent. In this next section of Peter’s letter we will see how we can pursue excellence even when life isn’t fair.
1 Peter 2:11-17
In this lesson, we will see the importance of pursuing excellence.
1 Peter 2:4-10
So how do we see ourselves? Do we know who we really are? In today’s passage in First Peter, he will give us some insight into who we are.
1 Peter 1:17-2:3
In this sermon we learn what it means to be part of the family of God.
1 Peter 1:10-16
In 1 Peter 1:16, we are told to be holy as God is holy. We might struggle with the concept of being holy as God is holy and as I pondered that this week it seemed like an impossibility. But, none-the-less, Peter says to just do it. In this sermon we will strive to understand what it means to be holy and how we can be as holy as He is holy.