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Enduring To Victory

Spiritual warfare is a lifelong battle, and we must draw strength from Jesus so that we do not grow weary but endure until final victory. Read More...

God Never Abandons His Promises

Take hope! Even through difficult times God never abandons His promises. Read More...

Being Good Stewards

Jesus is our Faithful Steward. We must be like Jesus and remain faithful to the very end in order to receive the good reward. Read More...

Our Enemies - The World, the Flesh, the Devil

Our enemies in spiritual warfare are Satan, the fallen world, and our sinful nature, and we must resist their attacks and overcome them. Read More...

The Power of God in the Obedience of Christians

Our life of humble obedience to God is not a historical accident but a foreordained and sure plan for sanctification that is patterned after Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Read More...

The Weapons of Spiritual Warfare

We must learn to use the weapons of God’s Word, prayer, worship, and fellowship to demolish Satan’s strongholds in us and others. Read More...

The Battleground of Spiritual Warfare: Strongholds

Spiritual strongholds are entrenched habits of thought, emotions, speech, and actions Satan uses to keep us from experiencing freedom in Christ.
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LSMI 2017 Visit

Lee Short spoke to us about how we are obligated to share the Gospel of Christ with those around us. He also shared with us about the work they are currently doing in Mexico and other places.
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Engaging in Spiritual Warfare

Our strategy in spiritual warfare is to draw near to God, be alert for the attacks of Satan, and stand against, resist, and attack his works.
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Equipped for Spiritual Warfare

Through Christ and the Gospel God has equipped us with everything we need for spiritual warfare as we draw our strength from Him.
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Understanding Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual warfare is Satan’s ongoing war against God, His purposes, and His people, and every Christian and church is part of this warfare. Read More...

True Freedom

True freedom - the ability to live as God created us - is found only in Christ. Read More...

Applying the Gospel

We must practice the habit of preaching the gospel to ourselves.
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A Holy Ambition

Christians are called to holy ambition - not for fleeting fame but for praise of God for a quiet life of honest work and loving others. Read More...

A Holy Sexuality

A Christian must be holy in their sexual conduct, avoiding all sexual activity other than a man and woman within marriage. Read More...

A Holy Community of Love

The church is to be a community overflowing with love, growing in holiness, as it waits for the return of Jesus. Read More...

A Holy Joy

Holy joy is found in the growing faith of those we love, even in the midst of persecution and suffering.
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A Holy Response to the Word of God

God’s holy people receive the Gospel as the Word of God rather than a human teaching, but those who reject it remain under God’s wrath. Read More...

A Holy Ministry

Holy ministry flows from proper motives, is conducted in a Christlike manner, and endures difficulty until the Gospel bears fruit. Read More...

ELIC 2017 Visit

A representative from ELIC spoke about Ephesians and the immeasurable love and grace of our God. Read More...

A Holy People

The church is a holy people who have been chosen by God, given a mission, and are sustained and inspired by our hope in the return of Jesus Christ. Read More...

A Holy Prayer of Thanks

Christian should express thankfulness for God’s blessings and the people in their lives. Read More...

Living Conqueror

Jesus, Who is fully God, has conquered death and hell and offers eternal life to all who believe in Him. Read More...

Series Outline for Seven

This 7 week series is a study in Revelation 2 and 3. The risen, exalted Jesus sends His message through John to seven churches, encouraging them in righteousness and calling them to repent of sin, and through them He speaks to us today as well. Read More...

Laodicea : The Lukewarm Church

The church must not try to be independent and sufficient in its own resources, but find its sufficiency for life and ministry only in Christ.
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Philadelphia: The Faithful Church

Jesus sees the patient perseverance of the Church through the midst of trials and He will reward her soon. Read More...

Sardis: The Dead Church

The church must be alive and alert, not living off past faith and deeds, but nurturing a vital, continuing walk with Jesus and opposition to Satan. Read More...

Thyatira: The 'Tolerant' Church

The church must not embrace a false ‘tolerance’ for those who compromise essentials which leads to an idolatry and immorality within the church.
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Pergamum: The Compromising Church

The church must not be fooled by Satan or his servants into compromising with idolatry or sexual sin, and must call all members to repentance for such sins. Read More...

Smyrna: The Persecuted Church

The church must be faithful, even when persecuted and killed, knowing that God is Sovereign and eternal life awaits His people. Read More...

Ephesus: The Loveless Church

The church must test all teaching and reject false teachers, but it must also remain fervent in love for God and people. Read More...

Hope: The Product of Faith

If you believe in the completed work of Christ then you must have hope in the work that has been done /is being done/will be done for you. Read More...

Marriage: When Two Become One

God intends marriage to be a lifelong, vital union between a man and a woman, and anything less is a distortion or rejection of God’s will. Read More...

O Peter of Little Faith

We can have faith in God because God is faithful and has always been there for us and always fulfilled His promises. Read More...

Water Baptism - The Initial Act of Obedient Faith

Humans are uniquely the image of God and therefore all human life is sacred, from conception until natural death. Read More...

The Sanctity of Human Life

Humans are uniquely the image of God and therefore all human life is sacred, from conception until natural death. Read More...

How Long O Lord?

In life's dark moments we should express our pain to God and remind ourselves of His covenant love until we move from grief and fear to joy and trust. Read More...

The Ministry of Mercy

We are called by God’s Law to show mercy to the poor and vulnerable because they are the image of God, and He promises to bless those who obey this call. Read More...

Shema - Hear and Speak God's Word

The Shema is the most important command in Scripture, and it teaches us that to love God with all our being we must hear and speak God’s Word regularly.
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Series Outline for Behold the Lamb of God

This five week series looks at the whole story of the bible and how it points to Jesus Christ as our perfect sacrificial Lamb.
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Behold the Lamb of God

Jesus is the Lamb of God who came to take away our sin so that we might glorify and enjoy God forever.
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Where the Lambs Are Kept

Lowly, unclean shepherds first heard and saw that the Lamb of God had come and would take away our sins so that all could be restored to God. Read More...

Don't Give Up On Me

All of us sin, but when we sin we should run to God, knowing that the blood of Christ the Lamb of God takes away our sin and secures God’s mercy for us. Read More...

Pass Over Us

This will be the second week of Advent where we will be looking out our new series, Behold the Lamb of God. Read More...

God Will Provide A Lamb

In the first week of Advent 2016 we start our new series, Behold the Lamb of God, by looking out how God has promised to provide a lamb. Read More...

Series Outline for Mission:Possible

This five week series looks at those activities, Habits of Grace (sometimes called means of grace or spiritual disciplines), through which a Christian draws near to God and finds joy as they receive God’s grace so they may know Him better.

Mission:Possible

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The Call To Mission:How You Can Be Involved

Every Christian is called to be part of God’s global mission, radically going out with the Gospel, and radically sending others to do the same. Read More...

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

When we remind ourselves of God’s covenant love and forgiveness, it prompts us to a life of worship and loving obedience to our gracious Father. Read More...

The Price of Mission:Suffering and Sacrifice

God calls His people to suffer and sacrifice in order to penetrate new areas with the Gospel. Read More...

The Strategy of Mission:From Here to the Ends of the Earth

Our mission strategy is to be empowered by the Spirit for involvement and support in evangelism and mercy ministry, at home and abroad, to both reached and unreached people groups. Read More...

The Unfinished Task of Mission:The Unreached Peoples

To fulfill the Great Commission, we must give special emphasis to reaching those people groups that do not have access to the Gospel at present. Read More...

The Goal of Mission:A Church for Every People Group

God has exalted His only Son as King over all. And God has ordained that all of mankind worship the King. Because there is only one King, there is only one church comprised of people groups that are distinct yet not divisible. Read More...

The Barriers To Mission: The Jonah Cycle

The same improper beliefs and attitude that afflicted Jonah also prevent Christian from joining God on mission to reach the world.  Read More...

The Work of Mission:Evangelism and Mercy Ministry

Our mission includes both evangelism and mercy ministry, meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of people.   Read More...

The Mission In Cambodia:The McClures

The McClures visited with us to speak about the work that God is doing in Cambodia through them.    Read More...

The Basis of Mission:God's Heart for the Nation

The basis of mission is God’s desire for the nations, which is a driving concern throughout all Scripture.     Read More...

The Call of Mission:Compassion for the Lost and Suffering

We are called to mission by compassion for the ones who are suffering in this life and perishing without the Gospel Read More...

The Heartbeat of Missions:Worship

The heartbeat of missions is a desire to see God worshipped by people from every tribe and language. Read More...

Series Outline for Habits of Grace

This five week series looks at those activities, Habits of Grace (sometimes called means of grace or spiritual disciplines), through which a Christian draws near to God and finds joy as they receive God’s grace so they may know Him better.

Habits Of Grace

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Enjoying Jesus Through His Table

Jesus gave us the Lord’s Table so we might remember and commune with Him, repent of our sin, and receive His grace and joy to strengthen our walk with Him. Read More...

Enjoying Jesus Through Fellowship

God has given us a wonderful gift in fellowship with other believers, and we should not neglect this habit of grace. Read More...

Enjoying Jesus Through Prayer

Our loving Father has thrown open wide the door to His room and eagerly invites us to commune with Him.
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Enjoying Jesus Through His Word

By developing a habit to abide in the Word of God, Christians grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and joy in knowing their Heavenly Father. Read More...

Enjoying Jesus Through the Habits of Grace

Christians enjoy their relationship with Jesus as they regularly practice the habits of grace - those activities which God has promised to use to give His grace and joy to His people. Read More...

The Glory To Come

The key to overcoming all of the suffering and sorrow in this life is not denying it, nor thinking on the good things experienced in this life, but rather in focusing of the immeasurable joy to be found in the glory of the age to come. Read More...

Christian Citizenship

What does it mean to be a Christian and a citizen of the USA? What is my call as a Christian citizen? Read More...

There's Something About (the Virgin) Mary

Was Mary a virgin after Jesus’ birth? What is the biblical view of sex? Read More...

What Does The Prophet Know?

When the prophet is surrounded by wickedness he puts his trust in the God who answers the one who calls on Him.
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Series Outline for Game of Thrones - Part 3: The Rise of David

This eight week series takes a look at Rise of David - from Shepherd boy to King of Israel. Read More...

The Fugitive Freed

In his darkest moment of despair, God delivered David, fulfilled His promises and made him king over His people. Read More...

The Fugitive's Faithful Father

Despite David’s sin and unfaithfulness, God was faithful to save David and fulfill His covenant promises. Read More...

The Fugitive's Fear

When David does not seek God and trust in His Word but instead acts based on his internal fears, he wanders into a period of exile and sin.
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Roger and Marilyn Reek 2016

Roger and Marylin Reek serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators as Consultants traveling around the world to ensure the best translations of the Bible into many languages. Read More...

The Fugitive's Folly

In the incident with Nabal and Abigail, David acts foolishly, but God rescues Him through the wise and godly actions of Abigail. Read More...

The Fugitive's Faith

When persecuted David displayed an obedient faith that feared and sought God, was sensitive to his own sin, and looked to God for deliverance. Read More...

The Fugitive

David’s time as a fugitive fleeing the madness and wrath of Saul show that real security is found in God, not our outer circumstances. Read More...

A Faithful Friend

Jonathan was a faithful friend to David, putting God’s call and David’s needs ahead of personal ambition and cultural expectations. Read More...

In the Hall of the Mad King

David experienced God’s favor and protection as Saul descended into madness and tried to kill him. Read More...

A Healthy Church

Christ has given leaders to equip believers to use the gifts given to them by God so that the church may become healthy as each believer participates in ministry. Read More...

The Shepherd Singer

David expressed his faith in God’s loving care through songs of worship to His Shepherd King. Read More...

The Shepherd Warrior

David, anointed with Spirit, was filled with faith to face and conquer the enemies of God, so that the people of God might enjoy the fruits of his victory. Read More...

The Shepherd King

God sovereignly chose the young shepherd David to be king, anointed him with the Holy Spirit, and caused him to come into the court of the king - all to initiate events that would make David king and lead to the coming of Christ.
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Series Outline for Jesus Is ________.

This eight week series takes a look at the many ways in which Jesus Christ identifies himself in the Bible. Read More...

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the resurrection and the life, the One who has conquered death and offers eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. Read More...

Jesus Is the True Vine

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, the only One through whom anyone may come to the Father to find eternal life. Read More...

Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, the only One through whom anyone may come to the Father to find eternal life. Read More...

Jesus Is the Good Shepherd

Jesus is the Good Shepherd Who died and rose for His whole flock, that they might know and follow Him.
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Jesus Is the Gate for the Sheep

Jesus is the gate for the sheep - the only access to God’s flock, and the One through whom we experience abundant life. Read More...

Jesus Is the Light of the World

Jesus is the Light of the world, calling everyone to leave the darkness and walk in the light of God by following Him in daily obedience. Read More...

Jesus Is the Bread of Life

Jesus is the Great I AM - the eternal, sovereign God, and the only source of true life and salvation. Read More...

Jesus Is the Great I AM

Jesus is the Great I AM - the eternal, sovereign God, and the only source of true life and salvation. Read More...

Tim and Maureen McAlhaney

The Christian life is a constant conflict between the eyes and the ears waged in the mind. The Holy Spirit is the invisible person speaking into our ears. Read More...

Follow My Voice

The Christian life is a constant conflict between the eyes and the ears waged in the mind. The Holy Spirit is the invisible person speaking into our ears. Read More...

Trusting In God's Covenant Promises

God’s Covenant is given in order to confirm His promises so that we might trust that God will fulfill everything He has promised. Read More...

Peace for the Coming Year

A Godward life of joy, prayer, and virtue is full of the Presence and peace of God, which expels our anxiety and sin. Read More...

Remember

The story celebrates the coming of Christ to fully restore us to God, bringing us home from exile and placing us under God’s blessing again. Read More...

Series Outline for The Story

The story celebrates the coming of Christ to fully restore us to God, bringing us home from exile and placing us under God’s blessing again. Read More...

The Story : Restoration and Return

The story celebrates the coming of Christ to fully restore us to God, bringing us home from exile and placing us under God’s blessing again. Read More...

The Story : Redemption and Forgiveness

The Christmas story celebrates Christ’s coming as the Lamb of God to redeem us from our sins so that we might be forgiven. Read More...

The Story : Sin and Exile

The great dilemma in the Christmas story surrounds the problem of sin, which produces our exile from God, His purposes, and His blessing. Read More...

The Story : Creation and Blessing

The story begins with creation and God’s blessing, which were given to us as His image, and were intended to be multiplied throughout life. Read More...

Thankful

The church is empowered by the Spirit for our mission of testifying to Jesus and the Gospel, both locally and around the world. Read More...

If God Is For Us

The church is empowered by the Spirit for our mission of testifying to Jesus and the Gospel, both locally and around the world. Read More...

International Christian Concern

The church is empowered by the Spirit for our mission of testifying to Jesus and the Gospel, both locally and around the world. Read More...

Series Outline for All In

The church is empowered by the Spirit for our mission of testifying to Jesus and the Gospel, both locally and around the world. Read More...

All In: The Church On Mission

The church is empowered by the Spirit for our mission of testifying to Jesus and the Gospel, both locally and around the world. Read More...

All In: The Church As Community

Jesus calls us to resist the spirit of greed, being content, trusting God’s faithfulness rather than money, and generously Read More...

All In: The Disciple and Money

Jesus calls us to resist the spirit of greed, being content, trusting God’s faithfulness rather than money, and generously Read More...

All In: A Life of Total Trust

The Christian life is one of faith from beginning to end, calling us to a life willing to risk for God and His kingdom. Read More...

Love: The Mark of The Church

Jesus calls each of us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him, for the only way to find true freedom, life and joy is by giving our life away for God and His kingdom. Read More...

All In: A Life of Total Commitment

Jesus calls each of us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him, for the only way to find true freedom, life and joy is by giving our life away for God and His kingdom. Read More...

All In: Participants Not Spectators

A life that is centered on glorifying God is full of joy, because God is supremely worthy and it is why we were created. Read More...

All In: The Joy of a God-Centered Life

A life that is centered on glorifying God is full of joy, because God is supremely worthy and it is why we were created. Read More...

Guarding The Deposit Of The Faith

It is the responsibility of every Christian to know, understand, guard, and pass the faith down to the next generation of believers. Read More...

An Anchored Soul

Christians know that they have eternal life, that God hears their prayers, that their sins are forgiven, and that they are protected by Christ because they know the One True God. Read More...

Why We Sing

Christians know that they have eternal life, that God hears their prayers, that their sins are forgiven, and that they are protected by Christ because they know the One True God. Read More...

Series Outline for Authentic

Christians know that they have eternal life, that God hears their prayers, that their sins are forgiven, and that they are protected by Christ because they know the One True God. Read More...

Authentic Assurance From The True God

Christians know that they have eternal life, that God hears their prayers, that their sins are forgiven, and that they are protected by Christ because they know the One True God. Read More...

The Authentic Testimony of God

God has testified that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and only those who believe in Him have life. Read More...

Authentic Faith

Authentic faith is rooted in regeneration, and is displayed in an orthodox faith and in a willing, joyful life of obedience to God’s commands that overcomes the world. Read More...

The Path of Authentic Love

Authentic love is based on the nature of the Trinity, revealed in Christ’s death, completed when Christian’s love one another, and gives confidence as we face the day of judgment. Read More...

Authentic Spirit of God

The mark of the Authentic Spirit of God is a biblical confession of Jesus Christ, and those indwelt by the Spirit of God overcome false spirits and confess the Jesus revealed in Scripture. Read More...

Authentic Brotherly Love

Christians must walk in authentic brotherly love, following the example of Christ in their actions, which produces assurance before God. Read More...

Authentic Regeneration and Its Effects

Christians have been regenerated, given a new nature, so that they can not embrace a Satanic life of lawlessness and sin. Read More...

Reversing The Curse

The sin of mankind’s arrogance at the Tower of Babel brought about the curse of confused languages and the splintering and scattering of mankind. Nevertheless, the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus is undoing the effect of that curse of Babel in anticipation of the total and final reversal of the Curse. Read More...

An Authentic Eschatology

An authentic eschatology does not promote speculation about signs, but rather an eager hope for the completion of our salvation that is fueled by purifying ourselves from the practice of sin now. Read More...

All Things New

Our God is One Who renews and restores that which has been broken and marred by sin, and Who proclaims “I make all things new!” Read More...

Authentic Faith and the Antichrist

We must resist this fallen world, remembering that authentic, eternal life and joy Is found in God, not in this fading evil order of illusion that is passing away. Read More...

Authentic Faith In A World Of Illusion

We must resist this fallen world, remembering that authentic, eternal life and joy Is found in God, not in this fading evil order of illusion that is passing away. Read More...

Missionary Focus Week - Rich and Ginger Jorgensen

Rich and Ginger Jorgensen share about their ministry in Niger, Africa Read More...

Our Authentic Inheritance in Christ

All Christians enjoy the forgiveness of sins, know God, and have overcome Satan. Read More...

The Authentic Christian In Action

Authentic Christian faith is seen not in the claim to know God, but in the fruit of faith - obeying God’s commands, walking as Jesus did, and loving other Christians. Read More...

Peace For The City

Christians are called to seek shalom (peace) for their city through prayer, godly speech, working with others to promote human flourishing, and always promoting the Gospel as the only hope for true shalom. Read More...

Authentic Atonement

When we sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus the Righteous One, who has provided authentic atonement for us - bearing the wrath of God and purifying us from sin, allowing us to freely come before the Father.
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The Authentic Response To Sin

Authentic faith is built upon Jesus, the True Word of Life, is proclaimed in the Gospel, and produces fellowship and full joy as we walk with God and His people.
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Introducing the Authentic Word of Life

Authentic faith is built upon Jesus, the True Word of Life, is proclaimed in the Gospel, and produces fellowship and full joy as we walk with God and His people.
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Series Outline for Four Gospels One Christ

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where He was recognized as the Messianic King. Read More...

Christ - The Risen Lord of All

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where He was recognized as the Messianic King. Read More...

Palm Sunday - Blessed Is The King

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where He was recognized as the Messianic King. Read More...

John - The Eagle

John presents Jesus as the Eternal God in flesh - fully Divine, Creator of all, the True Light, the Great I AM - coming to reveal the Father and redeem His people. Read More...

Luke - The Ox

Luke presents Jesus as the ox, full of strength yet suffering as a sacrifice for sin, so that we might repent and be forgiven of our sins and then serve others. Read More...

Mark - The Lion

Mark presents Jesus as the High King on the move. Although His true identity was hidden from most, His ultimate authority and power confronts the world and could not be withstood. Ultimately all will choose either complete allegiance to this King, or high treason against His Kingdom. Read More...

Matthew - The Man

Matthew presents Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament, God’s True Son who accomplishes the call of Adam and Israel, succeeding where they failed, to bring salvation to the earth. Read More...

Behold Christ!

The ancient church saw the Gospels as a fulfillment of Ezekiel and John’s visions, and as testimonies to Christ - who is the focal point of all of God’s revelation. Read More...

ANM Guest Speaker

We had two guest speakers from Advancing Native Missions to speak to us about the work of Himalayan Inland Mission in Uttaranchal Pradesh, India.   Read More...

Series Outline for Less Is More

Lent is patterned after Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness. It is a time when we fast, pray, confess sin, and set aside distractions so we can fully seek God to be empowered by His Spirit. Read More...

Less Is More - Lent

Lent is patterned after Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness. It is a time when we fast, pray, confess sin, and set aside distractions so we can fully seek God to be empowered by His Spirit. Read More...

What Comfort Zone

As those saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, we are called to cast away our fear, doubt and anxiety despite our circumstances and step out of our comfort zones and face change with confidence in God’s character and the absolute truth of His Word. Read More...

The Refreshment of Rest

Sabbath rest is not a legalistic restriction but rather a gift from God to allow us to be refreshed as we rest from normal activities so we can focus on God and His provision for us. Read More...

Right and Wrong Responses To Sin

If we deny our sin, we are deceived, but if we confess our sin, we are forgiven and cleansed. Read More...

The Feast of Fasting

Biblical fasting is a call to no only abstain from food, but to feast upon the Word and will of God. Read More...

The Freedom of Simplicity

Freedom is not found in a life full of distractions, but in one that has reduced activities to allow time to receive Christ and His Word.
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Centered

What do you give the God who has everything? Read More...

Series Outline for Through Their Eyes

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Shepherds - Spreading the Good News

Theme: Angels are mighty beings who stand in the presence of God and do His will, but they were awestruck at the mystery of the Incarnation and praised God. Read More...

Angels - Awe and Praise At the Incarnation

Angels are mighty beings who stand in the presence of God and do His will, but they were awestruck at the mystery of the Incarnation and praised God. Read More...

Joseph - The Obedience of True Righteousness

True righteousness desires to submit to God, show mercy to others, and humbly receive correction from God so that it might fully obey. Read More...

Mary - A Humble, Thoughtful, Obedient Faith

Mary is an example for all believers as she receives God’s staggering promise with a humble, thoughtful, obedient faith.
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Zechariah - The Dark Night Of Doubt

The disappointments of life can provoke doubt in even the strongest believers, but quiet reflection on God’s Word and work can restore our faith and fill us with praise. Read More...

Elements: Worship

Paul Foster Jr is the pastor at Lighthouse Church in Glen Burnie and good friends with Bret Hicks. His teaching is on the elements of faith. Read More...

A Growing, Vibrant Church

The church becomes vibrant and grows as each person uses their gifts and calling to serve others for Christ. Read More...

Series Outline for Game of Thrones Part 2

Saul fell because he did not really seek to know God and His will, preferring to attempt to manipulate God into blessing his own desires and actions.
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How The Mighty Have Fallen

Saul fell because he did not really seek to know God and His will, preferring to attempt to manipulate God into blessing his own desires and actions.
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A Wicked King

Over time, Saul’s sin grew from a lack of personal integrity to consulting witches - with devastating effects for himself and those under his leadership.  Read More...

A Jealous King

When Saul was rejected as king because of his sin, rather than repenting and finding his identity in God, he let his jealousy drive him to fear and despise others. Read More...

A Rebellious King Is Rejected

Saul was rejected as king because he feared others and did not obey God’s word, and then made excuses for his sin, hoping that the rituals of worship would excuse his rebellion. Read More...

From Good Beginning To Great Ending

The crucible of faith reveals exactly where our ability ends and invites us to experience the power and kindness of a faithful God. Read More...

K.K. Devaraj With Bombay Teen Challenge

K.K. Devaraj is the founder of Bombay Teen Challenge, one of the missionaries we support. BTC rescues girls and children from prostitution in the red-light district in Mumbai, India. Read More...

The Compulsive And Confused King

Saul is a compulsive man, full of rash and foolish actions, rooted in his confusion over how to walk in God’s favor. Read More...

The LORD's Anointed King

The anointed kings of Israel serve as a picture of Jesus, the Anointed One, Who faithfully rules us forever and has anointed us with the Spirit.
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Great Expectations - The Rise Of Saul

When Israel demanded a king, God graciously provided Saul, a man of great promise possessing the characteristics Israel desired, to lead the people under Yahweh their King. Read More...

Deacons

Deacons are men and women of Christian character and a mature, orthodox faith, who are set apart by the church to serve the church, her members, and others in practical ways. Read More...

Series Outline for Unchained

As with other entrenched injustices in this fallen world, the New Testament does not directly abolish slavery, but calls Christians to live in a way that honors and submits to God, focuses on Christ, promotes the Gospel, and looks to our eternal reward. Read More...

Unchained - The New Testament and Slavery

As with other entrenched injustices in this fallen world, the New Testament does not directly abolish slavery, but calls Christians to live in a way that honors and submits to God, focuses on Christ, promotes the Gospel, and looks to our eternal reward. Read More...

Unchained Through Restoration

The Gospel of God’s grace restores our relationship with God, and it calls us to act as Christ would to see relationships restored with others as well. Read More...

Unchained To Usefulness

When we come to Christ, all of our relationships are changed, and we are called and empowered to serve others and to further God’s kingdom. Read More...

Unchained For Partnership

When people become Christians, they are united not only with Christ, but with other believers in a vital communion and partnership, which carries both benefits and responsibilities. Read More...

Unchained By Grace

The Gospel of God’s grace releases us from our chains of sin, and sets us free to live in the peace of God - no matter our circumstances.
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Generational Discipleship

Mike Slone, a missionary who works with Midshipmen at the Naval Academy through a group called the Navigators talks about John 17:18-21 and Generational Discipleship. Read More...

Glorified!

The consummation of our salvation will happen at the return of Christ, when our bodies will be raised from the grave and transformed to be like Jesus’ body, and all of creation will be renewed. At that point we and all of the renewed creation will experience the glorious freedom of full redemption and will radiate the glory of God. Read More...

The True Nature of Freedom

Christ came to give us true freedom, the ability to be who we were created to be – the image of God, serving others in love. Read More...

Justification By Faith Alone

Christians should pray for strength from God to be able to fulfill our call to be in the world but not of it.
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The Normal Christian Life

Christians should expect to be ostracized and persecuted by the world for our faith. Read More...

The Trinity

The Trinity, One God in three distinct Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is the foundation of the Christian faith and life.
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Good Work! You're Living the Spiritual Life

Christian behavior must be grounded in the basic truth of the Gospel. Read More...

Grace Based Initiative

As we have been blessed with God's grace through Jesus Christ, the gift of the Holy Spirit allows us to respond with grace to others in our relationships. God's command to us for others is clear: Love others as He loves us.
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Series Outline for Relationslips

Relationships die from neglect if we do not realize their importance and work through relationslips to keep them healthy. Read More...

Slip Sliding Away

Relationships die from neglect if we do not realize their importance and work through relationslips to keep them healthy. Read More...

Slipping Over The Line

Relationships are ruptured when we sin against one another, but as those forgiven all of our sins through Christ, we must forgive one another so that the relationship can be restored.
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Slip of the Tongue

Theme: Relationships can be strengthened or damaged by words - which are the overflow of the heart - and repairing them requires confession and repentance in word and deed.

Text: Proverbs 12:18

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Manipulationslips

Relationships are damaged when we act out of the improper motivation to manipulate others to meet our needs, but are repaired when we follow Christ and let our actions be driven by the motivation to minister to the deepest needs of the other person. Read More...

Risen Conqueror

The ultimate display of God’s power is the resurrection of Christ, who has conquered death and rules over all to fulfill God’s purposes for us. Read More...

Series Outline for Game of Thrones

Israel rejected the LORD as their King, preferring to led by a human king to be like the nations around them. Read More...

A King for Israel

Israel rejected the LORD as their King, preferring to led by a human king to be like the nations around them. Read More...

The LORD Reigns

Our God reigns over all things, and this calls for a response of repentance, worship, and remembrance of God’s work in our behalf. Read More...

Lee Short

Lee Short shares about the ministry in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and throughout the Spanish speaking world. Read More...

Ichabod - The Glory Is Gone

People often superstitiously believe that they can guarantee God’s favor and protection through external rituals, but His favor is only received through genuine faith. Read More...

The Word and the Prophet

An absence of God’s Word is a great curse, but God is faithful to raise up true prophets to speak forth His word. Read More...

Another Link In the Chain

The church, strengthened by the grace of God, must make sure to pass the faith on from generation to generation. Read More...

Holy People and Unholy Priests

The fundamental problem for all humans is our rejection of the reign of God, preferring to do what is right in our own eyes, which leads to chaos and curse rather than God’s blessing. Read More...

When Anarchy Reigned

The fundamental problem for all humans is our rejection of the reign of God, preferring to do what is right in our own eyes, which leads to chaos and curse rather than God’s blessing. Read More...

Baptism

Jesus commands everyone who has believed in Him to be water baptized as part of being a disciple of Christ. Read More...

Love and Respect

Marriage is a picture of Christ and the Church, and therefore must be centered on Him, and built on love and respect. Read More...

Series Outline for The Lord's Prayer

Christians pray to God to be protected from Satan and his temptations, humbly recognizing our need for God and His grace to sustain us. Read More...

Praying For Our Deliverance

Christians pray to God to be protected from Satan and his temptations, humbly recognizing our need for God and His grace to sustain us. Read More...

Praying For Our Forgiveness

Christians pray to God for forgiveness of our many sins, knowing that asking for forgiveness requires that we extend it to others ourselves. Read More...

Generations

We must recognize that the Church includes our children who have accepted Christ.  We need to encourage and prepare them to lead the Church in the next generation. Read More...

Praying For Our Daily Bread

Christians pray to God for our daily bread, labor to help provide it for others, and look to Christ, the True Eternal Bread. Read More...

Praying To Our Father In Heaven

Christians pray to our Father in heaven, the transcendent God who loves us, for His kingdom rule to come - both now and forevermore. Read More...

Facing A New Year In Faith

We are called to live for that which endures - things which have been passed down for generations, and which should be passed on to generations to come.  But we live in a world of perpetual novelty, which is dominated by the trendy and the trivial, and is often disdainful of that which has gone before. Read More...

Series Outline for Christmas Carols

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Our Song of Joy

Because of the coming of Christ, God is with us, delivering us from our enemies and saving us from our sins, as He delights in us and sings His song of love over us. Read More...

God's Song of Love

Because of the coming of Christ, God is with us, delivering us from our enemies and saving us from our sins, as He delights in us and sings His song of love over us. Read More...

The Angels' Song of Peace

The angels’ song announced that Christ had come to bring glory to God and peace to the people of earth. Read More...

The Prophet's Song of Hope

The prophets spoke of the Messiah who would come to restore the hope of God’s people. Read More...

The Race Well Run

There are three crucial and life-altering realities that we must never lose sight of If we endeavor to walk out the Christian life faithfully - the fight, the finish and the faith. Read More...

ICC Guest Speakers

Guest speakers from International Christian Concern share about work in Bangladesh to rescue children who have been kidnapped and trafficked to be forcibly converted to Islam, and have now been rescued and placed in a safe situation. Read More...

Series Outline For The Church In the iWorld

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Living A Blessed Life In The iWorld

The blessed life for which we were created is not found in the technology of the iWorld and the glow of its screens, but in the Presence of God and real human relationships. Read More...

Real Relationships In A Cyberspace World

We were created for real, physical, face to face relationships, but the iWorld encourages relationships mediated by various forms of technology. Read More...

Community In An Individualistic World

We are called to community, serving one another and putting the needs of the community ahead of our own, but the iWorld encourages radical individualism. Read More...

Restrained In An Indulgent World

Christians are called to a life of self-denial and bearing the cross in order to follow Jesus, but the iWorld encourages a life of indulgence and instant gratification. Read More...

Resting In A Relentless World

We need consistent times to rest and remember redemption, but the iWorld is relentless in its opportunities and demands, giving no room for this. Read More...

Enduring In A Transient World

We are called to live for that which endures - things which have been passed down for generations, and which should be passed on to generations to come.  But we live in a world of perpetual novelty, which is dominated by the trendy and the trivial, and is often disdainful of that which has gone before. Read More...

Focused In A Distracted World

Walking with God requires us to give focused, sustained reflection to God, His Word, our lives, and the world in which we live. But we live in a world of constant distractions, making sustained, focused reflection and living very difficult. Read More...

Idolatry In the iWorld

Christians must be vigilant to keep themselves from Idols - anything we look to in place of God, assigning it god-like powers to give us what should be sought in God alone. Idolatry is rampant in the iWorld, and is concentrated in and perpetuated by technology. Read More...

Contextualizing Without Conforming

We are called to engage our current culture, contextualizing the Gospel so that it will be accessible to our friends, but we must be aware of the unique but ever present dangers that come with each culture, age and technology, understanding the world will always try to seduce our hearts away from Christ and the Gospel.
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Devoted

To grow spiritually, we need to be devoted and follow a plan of studying Scripture, applying it to our lives, and passing it on to others. Read More...

Generous - A Biblical Approach To Possessions and Giving

All of our possessions belong to God, and we are called to give generously to support God’s Church and His work. Read More...

The Glorious Gospel

The Gospel is the glorious news of God’s saving grace, and it shows us how Christ saves us from our sin and is received by faith alone, apart from our works. Read More...

Grasping the Love of Christ

Christians need to grasp the love of Christ - which surpasses knowledge - discovering that God cannot love us more, nor can He love us less, than He already does in Christ. Read More...

Series Outline for Praying Like Jesus

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Praying With Eternity In View

Christians should pray and live with the reality and values of eternity in their view. Read More...

Praying For the World To Believe

Christians should pray and work to be unified and to see the Gospel spread so that the world might believe in Jesus. Read More...

Comfort In Troubled Times

This teaching gives a Christian response to suffering, a tragic, untimely death and also the suicide of a believer. It also contains an extended special time of communion for the church. Read More...

Praying In Jesus' Name

Perry Anderson teaches on the power and privilege of praying in Jesus name. Read More...

Praying For the Church To Be Unified

Christians should pray and work to walk in visible unity, both with the local and the universal church. Read More...

Praying For Believers To Be Strengthened

Christians should pray for strength from God to be able to fulfill our call to be in the world but not of it.
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Rich and Ginger Jorgensen

Rich and Ginger Jorgensen share about what God is doing through them in Niger, Africa. Read More...

Praying For God To Be Glorified and Known

The foremost concern in our prayers should be that God would be glorified and known. Read More...

Praying Like Jesus

Jesus is the true man of prayer, showing us both the necessity of prayer and how we should pray. Read More...

The Pleasure of Parenting 101

How a perfect God can love us even when we are boneheads. Read More...

Series Outline for The Community

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The Restoration of Community

The possibility of true community with God and one another is restored in Christ and may be experienced in His people, the Church.
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The Disintegration of Community

Ever since the Fall, sin and culture have disintegrated community and encouraged isolation from God and one another. Read More...

Humanity - Created For Community

As the image of the Triune God, the Divine Community, humans are by nature a relational, created to be part of a community.
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The Trinity - The Divine Community

The One True God is the Holy Trinity - Three Persons in Perfect relationship from all eternity - the Divine Community. Read More...

Adopted By God

God has graciously made us members of His family, with all of the rights, privileges and inheritance of being His child. Read More...

The Life of Jesus Revealed

In a world shrouded in death see Jesus. Read More...

Series Outline for The Book of UnCommon Prayer

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UnCommon Quietness In Prayer

God desires for our prayers to be filled with the confidence that He is our Helper in times of trouble, and that we would pray words of blessing over others. Read More...

UnCommon Confession In Prayer

God desires for our prayers to be filled with open, honest, deep confession of our sins, knowing that God forgives and restores us through Christ. Read More...

UnCommon Joy Now and Forever

We were made for uncommon joy in this life and in eternity, but it is only found in God, and is secured for us in the resurrection of Christ. Read More...

UnCommon Confidence In Prayer

God desires for our prayers to be filled with the confidence that He is our Helper in times of trouble, and that we would pray words of blessing over others. Read More...

Tim and Maureen McAlhaney

Tim and Maureen McAlhaney share about their upcoming ministry with SIM.
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UnCommon Honesty In Prayer

God desires for our prayers to be filled with brutal honesty, expressing our questions and doubts, but with a willingness to let God open our eyes to the truth so that our perspective might be changed. Read More...

UnCommon Anguish In Prayer

Theme: God desires for our prayers to be filled with reality, including deep the deep anguish arising from living in this fallen world, and the hope that comes from knowing that in Christ we are never alone.

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UnCommon Boldness In Prayer

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Theme: God desires for our prayers to be filled with bold requests for blessing, that others would come to know Him, from here to the farthest part of the earth. Read More...

Welcome To My Closet

A look into the intimacy of prayer, by Perry Anderson. Also includes a recording of the taking of the Lord's Supper. Read More...

Series Outline for Growing As A Community of Prayer

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Growing In Prayer

Jesus gives us astounding promises for prayer, to encourage us to pray to God, especially with one another. Read More...

Growing As A Community

God calls His people to growth in their relationships with one another, building a close knit community centered around Christ. Read More...

An Ironic Walk With Jesus

While we are mostly unaware, Jesus is always with us. Read More...

Missional Brotherhood - The Mission

Paul Foster Jr. preaches part 1 of the men's conference "Missional Brotherhood" - the mission. Read More...

Missional Brotherhood - The Brotherhood

Bret Hicks teaches part 2 of the Men's Conference "Missional Brotherhood" - focusing on the brotherhood needed to accomplish the mission. Read More...

Series Outline for 'Spiritual Gifts'

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Spiritual Gifts - The Church In Action

Gifts are given by God to enable every Christian to be an effective minister for God, helping to build His Church and Kingdom. Read More...

The Prodigal

The story of the prodigal son reveals God’s heart towards us, and it also reveals two rival conceptions of how we view and therefore experience God. Read More...

Spiritual Gifts and Service

Each of us must know which gifts we have been given so that we can serve others, but we are also called to serve in areas where we are not gifted - especially helping those in need. Read More...

What Are Spiritual Gifts?

Spiritual gifts are concrete expressions of God’s grace, manifested by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, in order to enable us to serve others in love. Read More...

Series Outline for 'Great Expectations'

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Great Expectations - We Will Return Home

The great expectation that our deep sense of alienation and exile from our true home would one day be removed is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Read More...

Great Expectations - God Will Be With Us

The great expectation that God will be with His people is fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the God-Man. Read More...

Great Expectaitons - The Prince of Peace Will Rule

The great expectation that the Prince of Peace will one day rule is being fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Read More...

Great Expectations - The Virgin Will Conceive

The great expectation that a virgin would conceive and her Child would save us has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
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Series Outline for 'Called'

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Called To Citizenship

Christians are called to serve God in their families by loving and respecting their spouse, raising their children to love God and His kingdom, and honoring their parents, all with a view to being a blessing to the wider world. Read More...

Called To Family

Christians are called to serve God in their families by loving and respecting their spouse, raising their children to love God and His kingdom, and honoring their parents, all with a view to being a blessing to the wider world. Read More...

Called To the Church

When Christ calls us through the Gospel, He calls us into local churches where we can be protected, strengthened and equipped by those whom Christ has saved and called to be leaders in the church. NOTE: THE LAST 20 MINUTES IS AN ORDINATION CEREMONY. Read More...

Ed Lyons - Persecution Project

Ed Lyons of Persecution Project Foundation shares with Bay Ridge Christian Church about the persecution of Christians in Sudan.
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Called To Work (Part 2)

God’s favor on our work does not come from doing a specific type of job, but from working with all our heart in the job to which God calls us, doing our best to please God and serve others through our labors. Read More...

Called To Work (Part 1)

As those made in God’s image, we were created and called to work, serving God and others through our labors in every realm of life and every corner of creation. Read More...

The Local Church and the Universal Church

Christians are called to embrace a local church where they live out their faith, and the universal Church, which is the fulness of Christ and the focus of God’s great promises. Read More...

Called To Many Callings

Calling refers to the specific tasks and responsibilities given to us by God, through which God works to serve our neighbors and promote the common good, restraining the effects of the curse and bringing blessing to every realm of life and every corner of creation. Read More...

Understanding Our Calling

Calling refers to the specific tasks and responsibilities given to us by God, through which God works to serve our neighbors and promote the common good, restraining the effects of the curse and bringing blessing to every realm of life and every corner of creation. Read More...

Called To Be God's Instruments In the World

God has called us to be His instruments in this fallen world, allowing Him to work through us to bring blessing in every realm of life and every corner of creation. Read More...

Called To Jesus Christ

God has called us to Himself so decisively in Christ that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is transformed as we live our entire lives in response to His call. Read More...

Meditating On God's Word

We are called to meditate deeply on God’s Word so that we might obey it and thus be truly successful. Read More...

Pray Like Jesus - The Lord's Prayer

When we pray, how should we pray?  Is it a matter of words or attitudes?
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The Thanksgiving Meal

The Eucharist is the thanksgiving meal, where God’s people receive His grace anew, and give thanks for His many blessings. Read More...

Series Outline for The Walking Dead

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Our Future - Walking Alive Forever

In eternity, we will be fully alive, free from the penalty, power, and even the presence of sin, as we glorify and enjoy God forever! Read More...

Our Present Call - Walking Dead To Sin

Christians have been made alive to God but dead to sin in Christ, and are called to live in light of that reality. Read More...

Our Past - Walking Dead To God

All of us by nature were walking dead to God in our sin, but He has made His people alive to God in Christ. Read More...

Series Outline for Colossians - Christ Is All

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A Christ Filled Team

The work of the kingdom is not done by a few superstars, but through the Spirit empowered efforts of a Christ filled team comprised of all believers. Read More...

Our More Perfect Union

After Jesus’ body was broken on the cross He formed One new body. He called this body The Church. It now looks and acts exactly like Jesus. Because it is Jesus’ body. Read More...

Christ Filled Prayer and Evangelism

A Christ filed life is one devoted to prayer and to seeing the Gospel go forth, making the most of the opportunities God gives us to share His good news. Read More...

Relationships and Responsibilities in Christ the Lord

Our new status in Christ has not freed us from the relationships and responsibilities in our culture, but we now fulfill these under the Lordship of Christ. Read More...

Finding Joy In the Gospel

How do we as the people of God in the midst of struggles find joy in the Gospel? Read More...

Bill Ardill

Bill Ardill shares about their ministry in Jos, Nigeria.
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Communion

As we partake of Communion in faith, Christians are united in fellowship with Christ and His Body, the Church. Read More...

A Christlike Life and Community

As those who have been given new life in Christ, believers must put on the virtues that reflect the character of God shown to us in Christ, and they must walk in unity with the Church. Read More...

Spring Cleaning

As those who have been given new life in Christ, believers must put off their former vices so they can be like Christ. Read More...

Counterfeit Spirituality

Counterfeit spirituality depends on rituals, hyper-spirituality, and legalism, rather than on the simplicity of Christ, Who alone can deliver from sin. Read More...

Fullness In Christ

Christians have been given a full salvation - our sins forgiven, our enemies vanquished, and our sinful nature effectively dealt with - through Jesus, Who is the fulness of God. Read More...

Christians Captivated By Nothing

Christians must always be on their guard against being carried away by the empty deceits offered by the world to replace Jesus as our only source of true fulfillment and joy. Read More...

A Growing Walk In Christ

Having received Jesus Christ as Lord, we are called to have a flourishing, growing walk with Him. Read More...

Roger and Marilyn Reeck

This week Roger and Marilyn Reeck from Wycliffe Bible Translators share about their work in Bible translation, and especially about an exciting new project called One Story that creates stories to explain the story of the Bible to oral cultures that do not have the Scripture in their own language. Read More...

Risen

Jesus has been raised from the dead, and His people are to worship Him and, despite opposition, tell this good news to the world. Read More...

The Great Exchange

Christ took our sins and gave us His righteousness so that it is just as if we had never sinned, and just as if we had kept the Law. Read More...

Learning to Grieve

A message given at the memorial service for a child who died shortly after birth. Shared with the permission of the family to help others who are grieving to find hope in Christ. Read More...

A Glorious Ministry In Christ

God calls His people to be willing to pay the cost for a glorious ministry of fully presenting God’s Word about Jesus, as we teach and admonish one another so that each of us will become mature, whole hearted disciples of Jesus Christ. Read More...

A Great Reconciliation In Christ

We were once alienated from God by our sin, but Christ has provided reconciliation for all who believe in Him through the Gospel. Read More...

The Preeminence of Christ

Christ is preeminent in and over everything - the present creation and everything it, and the new creation, which has already begun through His reconciling work. Read More...

A Fruitful Knowledge In Christ

As Christians grow in their knowledge of God and His will, their lives are transformed so that they are pleasing to God. Read More...

A Fruitful Life Through the Gospel of Christ

The Gospel of Christ has the power to grow and bear fruit in the lives of believers so that they are filled with faith, love, hope, and good works. Read More...

Mike and Marsha Slone

Mike Slone shares with BRCC about the work God is doing through them at the Naval Academy and beyond. Read More...

Called, Devoted, Equipped, and Encouraged

As a local church BRCC is called to encourage each member to realize the calling they have been given in Christ, to encourage devotion to Christ and His call upon us, and to equip and encourage believers to fulfill their calling in Christ. Read More...

Gospel Fruit

As we respond to the Gospel with faith, love, and hope in Christ, it produces a harvest of work and endurance for God and His kingdom as we look forward to Christ’s return. Read More...

When Does Human Life Begin

Human life begins at conception and we should treasure each life as a gift from God’s hand and a sign of His amazing work. Read More...

Luke - The MInistry of Jesus

What was the ministry of Jesus? What do we expect His ministry to us to be? Read More...

The Boundless Word of God

Psalm 119 is a song of praise about God’s boundless Word, which brings boundless blessings to those who love it. Read More...

God's Word - Our Treasure

We should treasure God’s Word, delighting in this great gift God has given to us that we might know Him. Read More...

Series Outline on Unwrapping Christ

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Unwrapping Joy In Christ

True joy is found in Christ, Who has come to save and restore us to God, the source of all true joy. Read More...

Unwrapping Love In Christ

The love of God - which is the source of all love - has taken human form in Jesus, and we are called to believe in Him and love others as He did. Read More...

Unwrapping Peace In Christ

Christ is the Prince of Peace, who brings full peace - the blessed life that flows from the righteousness of God. Read More...

Unwrapping Hope In Christ

The hope that overcomes the despair and alienation caused by the fall is found in Christ, as we look to Him in faith. Read More...

Series Outline for Thrive

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A Thriving Future

The book of Acts closes with a bold, unhindered proclamation of the Gospel - in spite of all the oppositions of Satan and the world - which guarantees a glorious thriving future for the Church and the kingdom of God. Read More...

Thriving Through Persecution

God is on a mission to glorify the name of His Son, Jesus.  There are times that God has chosen to use persecution to ensure that the gospel of His Son goes forth and that His Church thrives. Read More...

A Thriving Growth

Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition. Read More...

A Thriving Outreach

A look at the outreach of the church to Gentiles. Read More...

A Thriving Union

As Paul learned on the road to Damascus, we thrive not through our own righteousness, but because we have a vital unity with Christ and His Church. Read More...

Thriving By the Power of the Gospel

The Church exists because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And, the primary means by which it continues to thrive is the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Read More...

A Thriving Community

A thriving church is a true community, centered on Christ, awed God’s power, showing practical love, living life together, and experiencing God’s favor. Read More...

A Thriving Spirituality

As the church, we thrive only by the grace of God which we experience through the means of grace. Therefore we must embrace and intentionally seek to cultivate that grace in our lives as part of the church. Read More...

A Thriving Life of Prayer

A thriving, growing church is fueled by a life of prayer, enjoying communion with God, and crying out for Him to work in their midst. Read More...

A Thriving Power

A thriving church must be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to know and accomplish God's call. Read More...

A Thriving Mission

A thriving, growing church understands that our mission propels us into all the world - from our local area to the farthest corners of the globe. Read More...

Second Chance

God through his grace has justified us and forgiven us our sins, giving each of us a second chance. Read More...

The Offices of Christ

Jesus is the Great Prophet of God, our Great High Priest, and our Great King - everything we need to know, love, and serve God. Read More...

Lee and Carol Short

Lee Short shares about the ministry of LSMI in Mexico and around the world. Read More...

The Law and the Spirit in Sanctification

Because our sin has short-circuited God’s Law, our progress in sanctification comes by the power and ministry of the Spirit. Read More...

The Heart of God's Law

All the law is summarized in these two commandments: You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Read More...

The Proper Use of God's Law

God’s Law is holy, righteous and good - but we must use it properly, allowing it to define righteousness, convict us of sin, and point us to Christ. Read More...

The Blessed Life of Godliness

The fully blessed life is given by God to the person who fears the Lord, delights in His Word, grows in godly character, and focuses on serving 
others. Read More...

Praise the LORD for His Great Works!

As we ponder the great works of the Lord in redeeming and giving 
us His covenantal commands, we respond with heartfelt praise and willing 
obedience. Read More...

A Divine Confidence

Because of God’s love, every person who has confessed Christ as Lord has been given a Divine confidence of salvation from God. This Divine confidence is seen in our love for God and our fellow man. Read More...

Series Outline on Jonah

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Rebel Without A Cause

Jonah’s unrepentant rebellion regarding God’s mercy towards the Ninevites (‘sinners’ whom Jonah does not think deserve mercy) comes to the surface in this final chapter, but God in His grace continues to pursue the rebellious prophet to the end. Read More...

Rich and Ginger Jorgensen

Rich and Ginger share about their ministry in Niger, West Africa. Read More...

A Rebel Sent to Rebels

God sends flawed rebel servants like Jonah and us to proclaim His Word to rebels who do not know Him so that they might turn to Him and be saved. Read More...

The Rebel Prays

Jonah’s prayer of thanksgiving from inside the fish is a model of crying out to God with His Word, but it also reveals Jonah’s lack of personal repentance and his lack of compassion for the lost. Read More...

The Rebel Runs From God

Jonah was called to proclaim God’s word to the city of Nineveh, but he rebelled and tried to flee from God and His call, but God relentlessly pursued him and even the sailors whose lives Jonah endangered by his rebellion. Read More...

Jesus Our Great High Priest

Jesus as our Great High Priest was able to offer the perfect eternal offering on our behalf. Read More...

Series Outline for "Church Planting"

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Building the Church for the Glory of God

We are called to build upon the foundation laid by the apostles so that we can help the Church grow for the glory of God. Read More...

Vines That Choke the Church

Churches can not grow, produce fruit and multiply if they are divided by pride, walk in disunity with other believers, lack compassion for the lost, or are not willing to pay the cost to follow and serve Christ. Read More...

Live By Faith - Not Anxiety

We must learn to focus on the Kingdom of God, and not the fears and worries of this world. Otherwise we will fail to realize that which God has called us to become. Read More...

Living Hope Through the Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus gives a living hope for troubled times for all those who are reborn through Him. Read More...

BRCC's Vision and Church Planting

BRCC is called to glorify God by building and planting local churches that are biblically based, Christ centered, caring communities, seeking to know Christ and make Him known. Read More...

Provision - Financial Giving and Church Planting

In the New Covenant, believers freely give finances in response to God’s grace, in order to support the work and growth of the church. Read More...

Building Up the Church of God

Garey discusses his vision for RCC and how God is strategically calling RCC to be sent forth by BRCC to fulfill the mission God has given to them. Read More...

The Power of Radical Commitment to Church Planting

God calls all of us to be part of church planting, either as radical supporters or radical planting team members. Read More...

Church Planting and the Power of Prayer

The Church moves forward only by the power of the Holy Spirit, and our connection to the Spirit is based upon the power of our prayer life. Read More...

Planting Churches by the Power of the Spirit

To plant churches and spread the light of the Gospel into areas under the influence of Satan, we must be full of the power of the Holy Spirit. Read More...

Called To Be A Witness

Everyone who is in Christ and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit has been called to be a witness to our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Read More...

Training Future Leaders

God calls His church not only to reach every nation, but also to train leaders so that the church may thrive in future generations. Read More...

The Great Claim, The Great Commission, The Great Comfort

As disciples of Christ we respond to the great commission by the power of Christ and the comfort that He gives.
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Ministry in Jails and Prisons

Chaplain Chase Wood shares about the ministry at the local detention centers. Read More...

The Mission of God

God calls His pilgrim people to go forth, promising to bless them so that they can be a blessing to others. Read More...

Take Refuge In Christ

Refuge and security for eternity can be found only in Christ. Read More...

Moses and Christ - Law and Grace

Christ came to reveal the fulness of grace, and we live by grace, not law. Read More...

Series Outline for "Christ, the Church, Christians, & Culture"

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Living as Citizens of Two Kingdoms

Christians are citizens of the common kingdom because they are humans, but they are also citizens of the redemptive kingdom because they have been born again in Christ, and they must never confuse or merge these kingdoms. Read More...

The Call, Christians, and Culture

Our primary identity comes from God’s call placing us into Christ, but He has also given each of us individual calls - a particular mixture of desires, gifts, talents, responsibilities, relationships, and opportunities that we receive from God and develop and nurture throughout life to allow each of us love and serve God and our neighbor. Read More...

Messiah's Mosaic

The church is God’s nation, comprised of people from every nation and culture, and her primary allegiance is to God’s kingdom rather than each members preferred culture. Read More...

Christ the True Man

Christ, the Second Adam, is the True Man, showing us what it means to be truly human, and restoring our humanity. Read More...

Christmas Humility

The humble nature of Christ's birth points to the great humility of the incarnation where God became man to save us. Read More...

Dare To Be A Daniel: Living As God's Sojourning Exiles

Daniel serves as an example of how God sojourning exile people are to remain distinct in their faith and worship yet labor with unbelievers in the common kingdom, in order that God may use us to draw people into His redemptive kingdom. Read More...

God's Sojourning Exile People (Pt. 2)

In this age Christians are sojourning exiles, serving with unbelievers in our common kingdom and culture, as we long for our heavenly home. Read More...

God's Sojourning Exile People (Pt. 1)

In this age Christians are sojourning exiles, serving with unbelievers in our common kingdom and culture, as we long for our heavenly home. Read More...

Christian Support of Politics and the Law

A video answering the question whether or not Christians should/can support unbiblical political positions or laws. Read More...

The Law of Moses and Civil Government

The Mosaic covenant of law was given to Israel for life in the promised land and was never intended as the basis for government in the common kingdom, and even its function within the people of God has changed with the new covenant. Read More...

Giving Caesar His Due

Government has been given by God as part of the common kingdom of man to promote justice and maintain order, and Christians are called to pray for and submit to their government whenever possible. Read More...

The Lord of the Rings - Understanding Sphere Sovereignty

God is the Sovereign Lord over every sphere of life and culture, and has given unique calls, gifts, and responsibilities to each sphere, which must not be infringed upon by other spheres. Read More...

A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Pt. 2)

After the fall, God instituted a distinction between the kingdom of man, the realm of common grace ruled through general revelation, and the kingdom of God, the realm of saving grace ruled through special revelation. Read More...

Giving Thanks for the Body of Christ

We are to give thanks for the faith and love of the body of Christ for as He is now revealed through the Church He will one day be revealed in person. Read More...

A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Pt. 1)

After the fall, God instituted a distinction between the kingdom of man, the realm of common grace ruled through general revelation, and the kingdom of God, the realm of saving grace ruled through special revelation, in order to preserve the human race and redeem His people. Read More...

Creation, Culture, and the Curse

Humans were created to cultivate culture by ruling and developing God’s creation, but the fall caused significant changes in creation and necessitated redemption.
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Every Square Inch

Jesus Christ is the risen and exalted Lord over all things, ruling every square inch of the universe for God’s glory. Read More...

C4 - Introduction

Video introduction to our next series - "Christ, the Church, Christians, and Culture." Read More...

What God Demands - And Gives

God demands that I be perfect in holiness, love and integrity - and He gives this to me through Christ. Read More...

The Less-Advertised Follower of God

We follow God, not to be known by man, but to be known by God. Read More...

Outline of the Series on the Book of 1st Peter

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Encouragement for God's Sojourning Exiles

As God’s chosen, exile people, we are called to stand in His grace, loving, encouraging and serving one another, as He blesses us with His perfect peace. Read More...

One Body, One Church, Doing Good

As the body of Christ we are called to entrust ourselves to our faithful creator by doing good as the Church. Read More...

Sufferring as a Christian

When faced with the fire of suffering for our faith, we are called to rejoice and entrust ourselves to our faithful God and continue to do good. Read More...

Suffering Because Christ Suffered

The society that we live in desires our sin. Are we willing to reject that sin and suffer as a result of that rejection as Christ suffered as our example. Read More...

Suffering and Vindication

As Christians, we may be called by God to suffer for doing good, but He will vindicate His people in the end. Read More...

Living in Godly Submission (Part 3)

As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christian wives are called to submit to the husbands God has placed over them - even if they are ungodly, and Christian husbands are called to show honor to their wives. Read More...

Living in Godly Submission (Part 2)

As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to submit to the authorities God has placed over them - even if they are ungodly and unjust. Read More...

Living in Godly Submission (Part 1)

As God's exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to submit to and honor the authorities God has placed over them. Read More...

Living as God's Exile People

As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to resist sin and live lives devoted to good works, hoping that God will use these to draw unbelievers to the Gospel. Read More...

A Building Made by God

In the midst of life in this fallen world we must always remember who it is that God has called us to be. Read More...

Spiritual Nourishment for a Life of Brotherly Love

As God's chosen people, we are called to be nourished spiritually and to love our fellow believers fervently. Read More...

Who is God?

Catechism Question 16

Who is God?
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Called to a Holy Life of Hope

As God’s chosen people, we are called to lives of holiness, built upon an eternal perspective that generates hope no matter our present circumstances.
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The One True Hope

We are to praise God for the hope we have in Jesus Christ in the midst of the conflict that exists between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man. Read More...

God's Chosen Exile People

God’s chosen people live as exiles in this world, but are sustained by the covenant grace and peace of the Father, Son, and Spirit. Read More...

Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude - The Gospel and Its Fruit

To be part of God's people I must know how great my sin is, how God has delivered me from my sin and misery through Jesus Christ, and how I can show my gratitude to God for delivering me. Read More...

Series Outline on Water Baptism

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Baptism - Immersed Into Christ

Because of the meaning of ‘baptism’ and especially the symbolism of being placed in, buried, raised, and clothed with Christ, full immersion is the best mode for water baptism. Read More...

Baptism in the Name of the Lord

Water baptism is done under the authority of the Trinity in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read More...

Who Should Be Baptized?

In view of the biblical teaching on the New Covenant and water baptism, only those who have personally professed faith in Christ should be water baptized. Read More...

The Story of Scripture

There is an overarching story to the whole of scripture that should affect every passage that we read. God is bringing glory to Himself through the Person and work of Jesus Christ as He creates and redeems a people who glorify and enjoy Him forever. Read More...

Christ's Resurrection and Our Salvation

Christ's resurrection is the basis of our salvation, so that we can rejoice in what has come to us entirely by grace. Read More...

The Limits of Water Baptism

Water baptism does not remove original sin, or produce regeneration or justification, but it is the sign that these things have been already done by God and received by faith alone. Read More...

The Benefits of Baptism

Water baptism is the sign and seal of our union with Christ, a means of grace to provide strength in our struggle against sin, and the medium through which we testify of our faith in Christ and membership in the church. Read More...

Why Should I Be Baptized?

Christ commands His followers to be baptized in water as the sign and seal of our union with Him, to receive power in our struggle with sin, and testify of our faith in Him. Read More...

What is a Sacrament?

A sacrament is a special symbol given by God to His people that, when received in faith, serves as a sign and seal of His promises to us, functions as a means of grace to strengthen us, and through which we testify of our faith in Him and His promises. Read More...

Exploring the Book: Understanding the Structure of the Bible

There are many sections in the Bible, each with their own unique role, but they all point to Jesus and His work for us. Read More...

The Joy of Corporate Worship

There is great joy that comes from gathering with God's people. Read More...

Series Outline on "Isaiah - Behold Your God"

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Q&A Session on the Book of Isaiah

This is a question and answer session on the Book of Isaiah. It includes an overview of the message of the book, key themes from the book, discussion of a few passages, and a lot of application to today. Read More...

The Sufficiency of Scripture

The Bible is the only infallible and inerrant rule of faith, sufficient for salvation and holiness. Other creeds and confessions may be helpful summaries, but must be tested by Scripture, which is the final authority. Read More...

Letting the Word Dwell in You Richly

To glorify God and enjoy Him forever, we must let the Word dwell in us richly as we hear, read, study, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word.
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The Treasure of God's Word

Where do we learn how to glorify God and enjoy Him forever? In His Word, the Bible.
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Created To Glorify and Enjoy God Forever

Why did God create humans?  To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Read More...

The New Heavens and Earth

God has promised a new heavens and earth, which believers begin to experience now, and will be completed at the return of Christ.  Read More...

Children of the Father

Jesus reveals not only what it means to be the Son of God, but what it means to be a child of the Father. Read More...

Invitation to the Feast

God invites us to turn from the idols of this world which can never really satisfy, and to come to Him and receive that which fully satisfies the hunger and thirst of our souls. Read More...

The Greatness of God is Greatly to Be Praised

When we begin to fathom the depths of the greatness of God, does this bring us to a point of awe at the majesty of God that we must break forth in Praise? Read More...

Suffering Servant, Exalted King

Jesus, the Servant of the Lord, suffered and died for our sins, is now exalted as King, and offers life to us. Read More...

The Servant of the Lord

Jesus the Messiah, the True Servant of the Lord, has brought God’s justice and gentle mercy to the people of the whole world. Read More...

The Lord and the gods of this World

By His Sovereignty over history, Yahweh shows He is the only True God, and the only One worthy of our trust, worship, and life. Read More...

Comfort for God's People

Our God is the Self-sufficient, Inexhaustible Ruler of the universe, and He has promised to deliver His people who expectantly wait on Him. Read More...

Hezekiah’s Folly - Babylon Rising

Hezekiah’s folly and pride sealed the downfall of his people, but Christ’s wise obedience seals blessing for God’s people. Read More...

Hezekiah's Faith - Assyria Falling

Those who trust God and His Word will find His deliverance and protection, while those who defiantly reject it will fall. Read More...

Series Outline on the Name of God

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Yahweh Shalom - The Lord is Peace

God's name Yahweh Shalom - The Lord is Peace - speaks of God's desire and ability to restore everything to it proper purpose so that I can be related properly to God, myself, and others. Read More...

Yahweh Shammah - The Lord is There

God's name Yahweh-Shammah - The Lord is There - speaks of God's desire to be in the midst of his people, chronicled in both the historical and the futured prophesied city of Jerusalem. Read More...

Yahweh Raphe - The Lord the Healer

God’s name Yahweh Raphe - the Lord the Healer - speaks of God’s provision to heal and deliver His people from sin and all its effects in the curse. Read More...

Yahweh Rohi - The Lord Our Shepherd

Do I know the Lord as my Shepherd well enough to place my complete trust in him for my life? Read More...

Receiving and Passing On the One True Faith

Using a catechism is a tried and true method of receiving and passing onthe faith once for all delivered to God's people. Read More...

Rich and Ginger Jorgenson

Rich, Ginger, and Philip work in Muslim villages in Niger, West Africa. Read More...

Yahweh NIssi - The Lord My Banner

God's name Yahweh-Nissi - the Lord my Banner - speaks of God's provision to deliver His people from their true enemies. Read More...

Yahweh Yireh - The Lord - The Provider

How has the Lord provided for you? We should see God's provision for us as an opportunity to glorify Him by enjoying the awesome ways in which the Lord has provided for us. Read More...

Yahweh Tsidkenu - The Lord Our Righteousness

God is Yahweh-Tsidkenu - the One who defines, fulfills, and imputes righteousness to His people through Jesus, and then begins to produce righteous fruit in them by His Spirit. Read More...

Yahweh M'Kaddesh - The Lord Who Sets You Apart

God has set us apart to Him, to live a holy life sanctified by Christ and in the Holy Spirit. Read More...

Yahweh - The Name of Our Covenant God

God’s covenant name of Yahweh reveals that the self-existent, holy
One has graciously entered into covenant with His people. Read More...

Finding Refuge in the Name of the Lord

God's Name reveals that He is a tower of refuge and protection for His people, while others place their trust in vain imaginations. Read More...

The Day of Redemption for the Nations

Although the day of the Lord is a day of judgment for the nations that have rejected God, He is calling a remnant from every nation to be part of His people. Read More...

The Day of the Lord for the Nations

Just as God appointed a day to judge Babylon, so there will be a day when every human will stand before God - either clothed in their own sin or in the righteousness of Christ. Read More...

God's Sovereignty Over Human History

God rules over the affairs of human history, working all things out for the purity and good of His people.
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Commissioned by God

We have been commissioned and empowered by God to go forth and make disciples, baptizing and teaching them the fullness of the faith. Read More...

The Sign of Immanuel - God With Us

God's promise to be with us, which was typified by many people and events in the Old Testament, is ultimately fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who is Immanuel, God with us. Read More...

The Firm Foundation of God’s Word

When facing difficult times, we are called to build on the firm foundation of God’s Word, not looking to other sources for strength. Read More...

In the Valley of Decision: Where is Your Trust?

Believers are faced with a decision of where to place their trust - in God, His Promise and His Kingdom, or in the kingdoms of this world. Read More...

God is Perfect

If God is perfect what should our response to a perfect God look like in our daily living. Read More...

Roger & Marilyn Reeck

Roger & Marilyn Reeck, Wycliffe Bible Translators, have been working with Wycliffe for almost 30 years.
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God's Glorious Covenant People

Despite their present failures, Isaiah saw the glorious future for God’s people, when people from all nations would come to learn and walk in God’s ways. Read More...

The Grand Arraignment

Through Isaiah, God is bringing a covenant lawsuit against His people, exposing their sin, announcing their punishment, and offering forgiveness and reconciliation if they will repent. Read More...

The Call of Isaiah - Part 2 - His Commissioning

Like Isaiah, we are commissioned to speak God’s truth, and the measure of success is faithfulness to the truth, not the response of the hearers. Read More...

The Call of Isaiah - Part 1 - His Vision

Isaiah was given a revelation of God’s glory and holiness, which revealed his own weakness and sin, and then he received atonement from God. Read More...

Isaiah - The Man, His Times, and His MInistry

Isaiah was a man called by God to apply God’s Word to the turbulent times in which he lived, and to call God’s people to behold God and live with hope in the midst of uncertain and difficult days. Read More...

The Good News of Holy Week

Christ’s actions during Holy Week - His death, burial, and bodily
resurrection, bring salvation to all who truly believe.
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The Call and Promise of Church Leadership

God calls leaders to a godly life and faithfulness to Scripture, and promises a fruitful ministry if they do this. This special teaching was done as part of Garey Walker's ordination service.
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Series Outline on "The Holy Spirit"

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Question and Answer Session on the Holy Spirit

This is a question and answer session on the series The Holy Spirit - God's Empowering Presence. A variety of questions on topics such as guidance, unusual manifestations, and spiritual gifts were discussed. Read More...

A Biblically Based, Christ Centered, Caring Community

As the people of God, we are to be a biblically based, Christ centered, caring community. Read More...

The Gift of Prophecy

God gives His people the gift of prophecy, the ability to give a spontaneous word from God, which can edify, exhort, and comfort believers, and convict unbelievers.
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The Gift of Tongues for Public Use

When spoken for others to hear in public worship, tongues must be interpreted so that others may benefit from the prayer, blessing, and praise to God. Read More...

The Gift of Tongues for Private Prayer

The main use of the gift of tongues is for private worship and prayer, and as we use this gift we are built up in our faith so that we can serve God and others.
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What is the Gift of Tongues?

The gift of tongues is the enablement of believers by the Holy Spirit to speak in a language they have not learned & do not understand. Read More...

The Struggle Between Islam and Christ

Jesus is the True Shepherd Who brings abundant life, and He calls us to reach out to those trapped and oppressed by the thief. Read More...

Fighting the Battle

If we are to be successful in this battle that we have been called to fight, we need to know the tools that God has given us to fight the battle, and we need to know how to use those tools in the midst of the battle. Read More...

Discerning the Battle Lines

We must be able to discern where the battle lines have been drawn if we have any chance of even entering into the battle. Read More...

Transformed by the Holy Spirit

Christians live in the New Covenant, and are being progressively transformed by the Spirit into the image of God as we consistently behold His glory. Read More...

Led by the Spirit

The Holy Spirit leads God's children by revealing God's will in Scripture, enabling us to understand, giving us a desire to follow, and empowering us to obey. Read More...

The Way of Wisdom: Making Decisions in God's Will

We are called to make decisions based on wisdom, which obeys God's revealed will in Scripture and applies the principles of God's Word to all of life. Read More...

What is God's Will for My Life?

God's will for my life is not an obscure set of choices that I must divine using various methods, but His revealed plan & commands as found in the Scripture.
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The Two Aspects of God's Will

God's will refers to both His secret plan to work everything in conformity with His purposes, and His revealed commands for how we are to live. Read More...

Love One Another

Our love for one another shows the world that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. Read More...

A Christmas Celebration

Let us celebrate the first Advent of Jesus Christ as we anxiously await the celebration of His second Advent. Read More...

Filled With the Holy Spirit

Christians are called to be constantly filed with the Holy Spirit, living lives under His control. Read More...

Is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit a "Second Blessing"?

The baptism in the Holy Spirit, while theologically distinct from regeneration and justification, occurs at the same time -- when we become believers in Christ. Read More...

Guarded by Our Covenant God

God has promised to watch over, protect, and keep His covenant people during the good and bad times of life. Read More...

What Happens When We Are Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

When we were baptized in the Holy Spirit, we were initiated into the New Covenant, placed into the Church, given spiritual gifts, and empowered to be Christ’s witnesses. Read More...

What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promised experience of the Spirit being poured out, coming upon, and filling God’s New Covenant people.
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The Glorious New Covenant Ministry of the Spirit

In the New Covenant the ministry of the Spirit in believers is much more personal, internal, and powerful than it was under the Old Covenant. Read More...

The Gifts of the Spirit

Spiritual gifts are concrete expressions of God's grace, manifested by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, given to each believer in order to strengthen the church and enable us to serve others in love. Read More...

The Fruit of the Spirit

The Spirit is at work in believers to enable them to resist the desires of their fallen nature and to be conformed to Christ. Read More...

Dead or Alive?

God showed us mercy while we were dead in our trespasses and sins, by making us alive, by raising us up, and by seating us together with Christ; so that, we might walk in those good works God has prepared for us. Read More...

God's Heart for Crisis Pregnancies

God has a heart of compassion towards crisis pregnancies, both for the unborn child and the woman. Read More...

The Spirit and the Church

The Spirit is working to join us to the Church to be the place where God dwells.
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The Spirit and the World

The Spirit has been sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, so that it may be drawn to Christ. Read More...

The Spirit and Jesus

The Spirit has been sent by Jesus to testify to Christ, and to enable us to point others to Jesus as well.
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The Spirit of Creation and Redemption

The Spirit was active in both our creation and redemption, and in His ongoing work in our lives He is restoring God's original intent for creation and our place within it. Read More...

The Spirit, the Word, and the Means of Grace

God wants to fill His people with His Spirit and this is primarily done as we consistently participate in faith with the means of grace He has ordained for His people.
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The Person of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. He indwells us personally, and this gives us the unique ability to know and experience his presence on a continual basis. Therefore, it is important that we come to know this person, who is God. Read More...

The Holy Spirit: The Empowering Presence of God

The Holy Spirit is the Empowering Presence of God Himself, sent to grant wisdom, power, gifts, and character from the Holy Trinity to the people of God. Read More...

Mexico 2008 Mission Trip Report

This Sunday, our short-term missionaries who have returned from Lee & Carol Short’s ministry in Vallarta, Mexico, will be sharing their experiences and testimonies. Read More...

The Kingdom of God

How often do we argue the finer points of scripture with individuals who may never see the Kingdom of God. We need to learn to major in the majors and minor in the minors. Read More...

God is Holy

God is holy, calls us to be holy, and has given us his Holy Spirit so that we can be holy. Read More...

The Character of Christ

It is imperative that we have a fully developed image of Christ, and that image should have a deep impact upon every area of our lives.  Read More...

Reaching Future Generations

God calls to us through the law and the Gospel to love Him with our entire being, adn to raise future generations to turn to Christ so they can do the same thing. Read More...

What It Means to be a Disciple

A disciple is one who recognizes their sin, receives the forgiveness offered in Christ, and lives a life of worship and service in the context of a local community of believers. Read More...

When Faith Is Tested

We are called to trust God when our faith is tested, even when all seems lost, knowing that He will provide all we need in Christ. Read More...

Created to be a Dreamer

We all take actions, pursue relationships, and feel emotions, based on rational beliefs that we have defined within our lives. What is it that informs those definitions? It is the mindsets or dreams that we base our lives upon.  How do we respond when those dreams or mindsets appear to be shattered? Read More...

Testimonies of Girls from Bombay Teen Challenge

This file contains songs and testimonies from a number of girls and women who have been rescued by the Bombay Teen Challenge ministry.  Many of them had been involved in the sex slave trade or were abused by their parents.
Please note that the file contains periods of time when the girls were doing dances, and also when a woman is speaking and another translating.
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Confession is Good for the Soul

The blessing of total forgiveness by God awaits those who confess their sins and turn to Christ in faith.
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The Supremacy of the Gospel Through Suffering

In a world wrecked by turmoil and suffering, our Heavenly Father has revealed the Gospel to comfort and carry us to the place of worship. Read More...

God's Revelation - And Our Response

God has revealed Himself to us through creation and Scripture, and we are called to respond with humble confession, prayer, and faith.
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Who's Your Master

You cannot continue to sin, because of your unity with Christ, which has brought you a new life no longer under the power of sin. Read More...

Series Outline on the Book of Philippians

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Living as a Community of Joy

As we walk in community with a focus on our eternal inheritance, we can experience joy, no matter what our circumstances are at present. Read More...

The Centrality of Christ and His Gospel

The central issue of true life is Christ and His Gospel, which give us life and should be central in our thought and existence. Read More...

A Life of Joyful Contentment

A Life of Joyful ContentmentTheme:  Christ enables us to live a life of joyful contentment, regardless of the circumstances of our present existence. Read More...

A Godward Life

Rather than facing our circumstances with anxiety, we should draw near to God and live for Him, knowing the God of peace is with us. Read More...

The Call to Live in Community

Paul urges believers to walk in community so that they can stand for the Gospel in the face of opposition. Read More...

Youseff Ouramane - International Christian Concern

Youseff Ouramane shares about God's work in Algeria. Read More...

Our Present Struggle and Our Future Glory

The Christian life is characterized by the pursuit of Christ, the struggle against sin, and the hope of our glorious future in heaven with Christ. Read More...

Our Confidence in Christ: Holding on to the Gospel

The continental divide of life is where we place our confidence – ourselves and our own righteousness, or Christ and His righteousness. Read More...

The Power of the Glorious Gospel

We should not be ashamed of the Gospel, for it is God's power to save those who believe. Read More...

Easter - Rejoice for He is Risen

We should praise God for he has given us a new life, an inheritance, protection from the trials of life, and guaranteed our salvation, and this is all based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read More...

Timothy and Epaphroditus - Christ-like Examples for Us

Timothy and Epaphroditus were Christ-like examples, serving others even at great personal sacrifice and risk.
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God's Heart for Children on the Brink

As those who have been cared for and adopted by God, believers are called to display God’s love to children living on the edges of society and the brink of disaster. Read More...

A Fruitful Life of Joyful Obedience

Paul calls believers to draw upon God's strength to live fruitful lives of joyful obedience. Read More...

Jesus Christ - The Supreme Example of Humility

As citizens of heaven, we look to Jesus, Who is the supreme example of humility and the Lord of all.
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Unity Through Humility

As citizens of heaven who have been blessed by God, we are to walk in humility before God and each other, which leads to unity in the church. Read More...

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Lee Short Ministries

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Unity and Courage in the Face of Opposition

As citizens of the heavenly Kingdom believers must live worthy of the Gospel, walking in unity with each other and standing with courage when faced with opposition.
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Messiah of the Outcast

Jesus the Messiah was anointed with God's Spirit to proclaim the Good News to outcasts. Read More...

Joy in the Journey (Part 2): Our Future with Christ

We can have joy because life is an opportunity to know and serve Christ, and death brings us into His Presence, which is the deepest desire of our hearts. Read More...

Joy in the Journey (Part 1): Proclaiming Christ

Despite very difficult personal circumstances, Paul is filled with joy because Christ is being proclaimed. Read More...

Paul's Prayer for the Phillipians

Paul prays that we would grow in love and discernment so that our lives will bring glory and praise to God Read More...

Partners in Gospel Ministry

As Paul remembers the Philippians, he is filled with thanksgiving and joy because of their close partnership with him in the Gospel, and confidence because of God’s sustaining grace. Read More...

The Apostolic Greeting

The apostles, slaves of Christ, wrote to God’s holy people to bless them with grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Read More...

The Founding of the Church at Phillipi (Part 2)

God sovereignly works by His Spirit to draw people from all backgrounds to Himself, and to sustain our joy even in times of suffering. Read More...

The Founding of the Church at Philippi (Pt. 1)

As he arrived at Philippi Paul had survived conflict, been strengthened by new partners, and was guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Read More...

Voice of the Martyrs

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Series Outline for "Blessed To Be A Blessing"

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Where God Commands a Blessing

God commands a blessing upon those who are in Christ and walk in unity with their fellow believers. Read More...

LIving with a Multi-Generational Perspective

God calls His people to live with a multi-generational perspective, focusing on how the faith will be passed on to the generations to come. Read More...

The Covenant Blessing

God calls leaders to bless those under their care, and He promises to respond to those blessings with His covenant Presence and provision. Read More...

Blessed - To Be A Blessing

God calls His people to be conduits of His blessing, so that the whole earth might know and praise God. Read More...

Series Outline - "Creation, Fall, Redemtpion, & Consummation"

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A Life That Fulfills God's Purpose

God calls us to live a life of love and service toward Him and others. Read More...

A LIfe for God's Glory

Our entire lives matter to God and are to be lived in service to Him and with a view toward eternity Read More...

A Life Built to Last

Christians are called to build their lives and ministries in such a manner that they will survive the coming judgment and bring eternal rewards. Read More...

Preparing for the Judgment

All humans will stand before God's judgment throne, and only those who trust in Christ will enter the new heavens and earth. Read More...

Life in the New Heavens and Earth

In the new heavens and earth, God's purposes for creation will be fulfilled, and our deepest longings and desires will be satisfied. Read More...

Rich Jorgensen

Rich and Jorgensen, missionaries our church supports in Niger, shared this morning. Read More...

Know the Love of Christ

We must come to an understanding of the depth of Christ's love for us and then we must show that love to the body of Christ, the Church. Read More...

The New Heavens and the New Earth (Pt. 2)

The new heavens and new earth will exhibit both continuity and discontinuity with the present heavens and earth. Read More...

The New Heavens and the New Earth (Pt. 1)

The new heavens and the new earth are our eternal home, and those who love and serve God will experience the removal of the curse and the consummation of God's original purposes for mankind. Read More...

How do we live and what do we know?

I thank God for your faith and your love for each other, and I pray that you know the hope of your calling, the riches of God's inheritance for you, and the surpassing power of His greatness towards you. Read More...

Living in the Shadowlands

Between the day of our redemption and the day we die, we live with one foot in the physical world stained by sin and the other foot in the Heavenly kingdom that shines with an ever-increasing glory. Read More...

The Resurrection of the Body (Part 2)

At the resurrection, our present bodies will be raise and transformed to be like Christ's resurrected and glorified body, exhibiting both continuity and discontinuity with our present body. Read More...

The Resurrection of the Body (Part 1)

The people of God have always believed in a resurrection of the body, and Christ is the guarantee of this hope. Read More...

Death and the Intermediate State

When people die, their soul continues in conscious existence while awaiting the resurrection of the body on the last day. Read More...

Gatehouse Ministries

This week Pierce & Ruth Ostrander will be sharing about Gatehouse Ministries and their role there during the next year. Read More...

Living by the Spirit in the Now But Not Yet

Believers have been given the Holy Spirit, Who gives us a first taste of the coming age and is a guarantee that all the blessings God has promised will be given to us. Read More...

New Testament Eschatology - The Now But Not Yet

The key to New Testament eschatology is understanding the difference between this age and the age to come, the now and the not yet. Read More...

The Cosmic Scope of Christ's Redemptive Work

Christ's redemptive work affects not only the human spirit, but all of our human nature, and all of creation as well. Read More...

Our Redeemer - Christ the Second Adam

As the Second Adam, Christ has worked redemption and is restoring God's original purposes for mankind. Read More...

The Method of Redemption - The Incarnation

Since we could not save ourselves, God the Son became human to work redemption for us. Read More...

The Blessings of Redemption

We should praise God for the Power of Redemption He has shown toward us. Read More...

Our Redemption in Christ (God's Saving Grace)

Salvation from sin comes by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Read More...

Common Grace - Restraining the Effects of the Fall

Despite the catastrophic effects of the fall, God continues to be gracious and has provided various ways of restraining the effects of the curse so that it does not destroy everything. Read More...

Gracia Burnham

This morning we would like to welcome our special guest speaker, Gracia Burnham. Gracia will be sharing her testimony as a missionary in the Philippines. Read More...

The Consequences of the Fall on Creation

Because of mankind's sin, the entire created order has fallen under the curse, and suffers the effects of the fall. Read More...

The Consequences of the Fall on Mankind

The fall produced spiritual and physical death, division and distress for all mankind. Read More...

Paradise Lost: The Fall of Humanity

Satan always tempts us to doubt God's word and His motives, and to seek our autonomy rather than submit to God. Read More...

Why the Resurrection Matters

Christ's physical resurrection is central to our faith, and His resurrection guarantees our own future resurrection. Read More...

God's Call for Mankind

As the image of God, mankind is called to form and to fill the world, thus developing creation to display God's glory. Read More...

Man: The Image of God

Man, the uniquely physical-spiritual being, is the image of God and crown of creation. Read More...

God's Goal for Creation

Creation was formed and filled by God to reveal His glory. Read More...

God's Creative Work

God created everything that exists -- including the heavenly and earthly realm, and the spiritual and physical aspects of the universe. Read More...

God's Eternal Plan

History is overseen by God, Who is bringing all things to pass according to His eternal Sovereign will and plan. Read More...

The Absolute Supremacy of God

God is supreme over all things; the universe exists for His pleasure. Read More...

Report on 2007 Missions Trip to Niger

Report on 2007 Missions Trip to NIger Read More...

American Idols

American Idols Read More...

Heroes of the Faith

What does it take to be included in Hebrews 11 as a Hero of the Faith? Read More...

Out of the Depths: Finding Fresh Hope in God

The Psalms teach us how to find hope in God when we are in the depths of difficulty and life seems totally disoriented. Read More...

Series Outline on Walking the Way of Wisdom

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Ecclesiastes - The Conclusion of Wisdom

True wisdom lives in light of eternity, fearing and obeying God, knowing that each of us will give an account to God. Read More...

Job - Part 2 - Wisdom on Suffering

True wisdom is humble, knowing its own limits, and trusting in the limitless wisdom of God. Read More...

Job - Part 1 - His Story

Those who fear God and follow His ways can still face great suffering in this life. Read More...

The Path of Blessing, The Path of Trouble

In general, those walking the path of wisdom will be blessed in every area, while those walking the path of the fool will find their lives filled with trouble. Read More...

Christmas Joy

Christmas is a time of great joy, because God has come to us in Christ and reconciled us to Himself. Read More...

The Integrity of the Wise

The wise are called to lives of integrity - speaking truthfully, acting honestly, and behaving reliably. Read More...

The Tongue of the Wise

The wise realize the power of the tongue, and carefully guard and use it to bring blessing rather than curse. Read More...

The Self-Control of the Wise

The wise cultivate self-control, building helpful traits and restricting harmful desires. Read More...

The Teachable Heart of the Wise

The wise have teachable hearts that hunger for instruction and even correction so that they may become wiser. Read More...

The Humility of the Wise

The wise person will reject pride and embrace the humility that flows from recognizing our own unworthiness before God. Read More...

The Sexual Life of the Wise

The wise person will avoid all sexual immorality, but will enjoy a passionate sexual relationship with their spouse. Read More...

The Heart of the Wise - Shaping Our Souls for Character

The key to godly character is carefully guarding our hearts because the state of the heart determines character. Read More...

Prayer

Prayer is powerful and effective, and God will hear and answer our prayers. Read More...

Christ the Wisdom of God - Seeing Christ in Proverbs

Jesus is the Wisdom of God Incarnate, fulfilling and exceeding the metaphors for wisdom in Proverbs. Read More...

Two Women, Two Ways, Two Destinies

Woman Wisdom and Woman Folly call out to us, and we must choose which we will embrace -- to our own blessing or destruction. Read More...

The Gate to the Way of Wisdom: The Fear of the Lord

The gate to the way of wisdom is the fear of the Lord -- a proper reverence and awe for our great God. Read More...

Grace in Communion

God's desire is that we understand and partake in the grace found in the sacrament of communion. Read More...

The Way of Wisdom

The wisdom books of the Old Testament teach us how to shape our souls so that we acquire the skill to learn and live successfully in this fallen world. Read More...

Serving as a Means of Grace

We have been called to be servants of Christ, giving from his riches and not our own, knowing that serving him will bring us face to face with him. Read More...

Disciples and Grace

The life of discipleship is one of grace from beginning to end. Read More...

Disciples and the World

The disciple understands and embraces their role in blessing the nations of the world. Read More...

Disciples and the Local Church

Disciples recognize that God commands them to become active, participating, committed members of a local church. Read More...

Disciples and Worship

Disciples recognize and embrace their need for corporate praise and worship, as the body of Christ, to God. Read More...

Disciples and Their Cross

Disciples recognize that true life - both now and in eternity - comes from denying self, picking up our cross, and following Christ. Read More...

Disciples and the Cross of Christ

Disciples recognize and embrace their constant need for the Cross of Christ within their lives. Read More...

The Heart of Giving - Supporting the Front

The heart of financial giving in the Christian life is to support God’s ministry throughout the world. Read More...

Disciples and Their Lord

Disciples recognize and embrace the Lordship of Christ, submitting their entire lives to His control Read More...

Series Outline on the Book of Titus

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A Fruitful Life Devoted to Good Works

The Gospel causes us to live productive and fruitful lives, devoted to good works and helping others. Read More...

Good Citizens & Neighbors Through The Gospel

God calls and empowers us through the Gospel to be good citizens and neighbors, and displaying faith through good works. Read More...

The Gospel of God's Grace

God's grace has come to us in Christ, and it saves those who believe, and enables them to live a life distinct from the world and in conformity to God's character. Read More...

The Noble Call of Church Leadership

The Noble Call of Church Leadership.

Ordination of Perry Anderson Read More...

Lives Worthy of the Gospel

God calls believers to live lives that agree with the truth of the Gospel and draw others to Christ. Read More...

The Pure Gospel vs. Corrupt Teachings

True purity comes by believing the Gospel; and those who do not believe and embrace false teachings corrupt everything they do and touch. Read More...

The False Shepherds and Their Destructive Teachings

False shepherds teach destructive heresies out of false motives, and these lead people away from true knowledge of God. Read More...

Fellowship as a Means of Grace

Fellowship as a Means of Grace Read More...

The Functions of an Elder-Shepherd

Shepherds are called to serve the flock by feeding, protecting, leading, and equipping it to serve God. Read More...

Roger and Marilyn Reeck

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The Qualifications of an Elder

Elders are men with godly family lives and character, and who understand the faith and are able to encourage believers in the truth and correct error. Read More...

Easter - The Heart of the Gospel

The literal, physical death, burial and resurrection of Christ were observed by many witnesses, and their reality is the heart of the Gospel and our faith. Read More...

Elders - The Pastoral Leadership Team

Elders are a group of men called by God to shepherd the local church. Read More...

The Basis and Goals of Godly Ministry

Godly leaders are slaves to God and are commissioned by Him to encourage faith, knowledge, godliness, and hope in God's people. Read More...

Our Great Redemption in Christ

Redemption and forgiveness of sins is found only in the death of Christ, because of the grace of God. Read More...

Worship as a Means of Grace

Worship as a Means of Grace Read More...

Outline for the "As For Me And My House" Series

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Divorce and Remarriage Today

God may allow remarriage, but the sinful conduct which destroyed the previous marriage must be rectified first through repentance and proper actions. Read More...

The Navigators

Mike Sloan speaks about his ministry with the Navigators at the Naval Academy. Read More...

Does God Ever Allow Divorce?

Although God hates divorce, He does allow it if there has been sexual immorality or if an unbeliever leaves a believer. Read More...

The Tragedy of Divorce

Divorce is a tragedy arising from man's sin which produces devastating effects on all involved, so Christians should always work to save marriages. Read More...

A Godly Seed: Raising Our Children in the Lord

God desires that we raise children according to His Word so that they will love and follow him. Read More...

Roles and Responsibilities in the Home

To fulfill God's purposes for marriage and have a strong family, we must follow His blueprint for the roles for each person in the family. Read More...

The Purposes of Marriage

Marriage must be centered on God, and its true purposes are found in fulfilling our call to display God's image in all the earth. Read More...

Vision 2006 - Running the Race, Passing on the Faith

We are called to a strong personal relationship to Christ, and to receive, guard, and pass the faith on to others unchanged. Read More...

The Word of God as a Means of Grace

The Importance of the Word of God in My LIfe! Read More...

The Covenant Nature of Marriage

Marriage is a life-long covenant between a man and a woman to be exclusively faithful to one another. Read More...

The Heart of Christmas

Christ came to give glory to God and peace to man. Read More...

Does God Allow Homosexual Marriage?

Although Christians must show compassion to those trapped in homosexuality, we must be clear that it is a sin, and that God would never condone homosexual marriage. Read More...

Is Cohabitation the Same As Marriage?

Cohabitation is different in both purpose and practice from marriage, and it does not fit the biblical parameters for marriage and thus does not benefit the individuals or society. Read More...

Biblical Principles for Selecting A Marriage Partner (Part 3)

When building a relationship with a marriage partner, the Scripture calls for absolute sexual purity -- in action and desire. Read More...

Biblical Principles for Selecting A Marriage Partner (Part 2)

When thinking about a marriage partner, we need to follow God's wisdom and choose someone, not based on external looks, but on the basis of godly character. Read More...

Biblical Principles for Selecting a Marriage Partner (Part 1)

Although the bible does not give a specific plan for dating or courtship, it does give key principles, the most important of which is that they must be a believer. Read More...

Married or Single - Is One More Spiritual?

The key to true spirituality is not either marriage or being single, but rather determining God’s call and gifts for us, and following biblical mandates for our lives. Read More...

On Being 'Single' - Seeking First the Kingdom

God calls us to be truly ‘single’ – devoted first and foremost to Him and His Kingdom - before seeking marriage. Read More...

The God of Restoration

The Lord is a God Who delights to restore what has been lost because of Satan, the world, and even sin. Read More...

Series Outline on the Book of Ruth

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God is Faithful

In the book of Ruth we see how God is faithful to His covenant people, through all circumstances.
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The Kinsman Redeemer

Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer – a member of our family Who defends, protects, and redeems us from our trouble. Read More...

God's Concern for the Poor

In the book of Ruth we see God’s deep concern for the poor, and how His people are called to care for the poor. Read More...

The Value of Godly Character

God calls His people to respond to Him in faith and to display a character that is like His. Read More...

God's Providence

The book of Ruth is a showcase of God’s providence, his ongoing and intimate relationship with his creation. Read More...

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

Theme: The book of Ruth shows a God Who is Sovereign over all things, and people who respond to this fact with great initiative and hard work.

Text: Ruth 1:22-2:3; 4:13

Reading: Philippians 2:5-13

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Naomi Has A Son

God, as kinsman-redeemer to Naomi and Ruth, prepares the way for his own son, our kinsman-redeemer. Read More...

Restoration Through A Kinsman-Redeemer

God works to restore us through the work of a kinsman redeemer, a close relative who protects and provides for us. Read More...

Hope Rekindled

The Valley of Tears has become fields of food, family and hope. Read More...

In the Valley of Tears

When suffering comes into our lives, it is hard to see God’s purposes accurately, but He will bring us through the valley of tears. Read More...

Growing Through The Seasons of Life - Series Outline

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Late Fall and Winter - Our Later Years

Our later years are a time of celebration of past efforts and investment in the future, as the wisdom gleaned through the years is passed on to the next generations. Read More...

Late Summer and Early Fall - Adults

Our adult years are full of hard labor as we strive to love and serve God, our families, and others as we harvest all that has been sown into us in our earlier years. Read More...

Early Summer - Older Children and Young Adults

Older children and young adults should experience a greater measure of freedom, which they are to use to draw close to God, solidify the lessons learned in their early years, and prepare to serve God throughout life. Read More...

Spring - Young Children

Like unplowed ground, young children must have the soil of their hearts prepared through loving discipline and have the seeds of God’s Word planted through careful instruction. Read More...

Series Outline for "Galatians"

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The Centrality of Christ

Christ is central to the Gospel and true life, and we must proclaim Him as Paul did. Read More...

The Life of Freedom in the Spirit

Our life of freedom in the Spirit is one of personal responsibility and mutual care, looking forward to our final reward. Read More...

Keeping In Step with the Spirit

As those made alive by the Spirit, we must keep in step with the Holy Spirit, developing a close, personal relationship with Him. Read More...

Walking by the Spirit

The Spirit enables us to live a Christ-like life, helping us to overcome the flesh in a way the law never could. Read More...

Our Freedom in Christ

Christ came to give us true freedom, the ability to be who we were created to be – the image of God, serving others in love. Read More...

Children of Slavery, Children of Promise

Theme: The true seed of Abraham are those born of the Spirit and promise, while those trusting in law are merely slaves.

Text: Galatians 4:21-31

Reading: Psalm 87

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Paul's Ministry to the Galatians

Paul’s ministry to the Galatians provides an excellent model for Christians today as they lead others. Read More...

Heirs of God Through Christ

Through Christ, believers are the heirs of all God’s covenant blessings. Read More...

The Superiority of Promise Over Law

Theme: The law is inferior to God’s promise and therefore we should look to God in faith, rather than relying on the law.

Text: Galatians 3:15-25

Reading: Romans 4:13-17

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The Blessings of Faith

Through faith in Christ we are redeemed from the curse and receive all of the blessings of God. Read More...

Dead to the Law but Alive to God

We have died to the law but become alive to God, living a new life by faith in Christ. Read More...

Justification by Faith Alone

God declares us to be righteous, not because of our works, but because of the work of Christ in our behalf, which we receive through faith alone. Read More...

Paul, Peter, and Justification by Faith Alone

Paul had to rebuke Peter at Antioch because his actions were undercutting the heart of the Gospel of justification by faith alone. Read More...

Paul and the Other Apostles

Paul and the other Apostles were united in their understanding of the Gospel and supported one another in their call. Read More...

Paul - Apostle to the Gentiles

Paul was called as an Apostle to the Gentiles, and as such speaks with the full authority of Jesus Himself. Read More...

The Divine Nature of the Gospel

The Gospel of justification by faith alone was not of human origin, but was revealed by God directly to Paul. Read More...

The Unchanging Nature of the Gospel

The Gospel provides the only path to salvation, and it can never be altered. Read More...

A Thankful Heart for Thanksgiving

Believers are called to be grateful people, giving God thanks in all circumstances. Read More...

It is Finished

Text: Matthew 27:50-54; John 19:28-30 Read More...

Be Honest With Yourself and God

Text: Colossians 1:3-12; Psalm 139:1-10 Read More...

Series Outline on "Prayer"

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Power By Prayer

Intercessory prayer is a powerful way to support others. Read More...

Provision By Prayer

As a loving Father, God delights to hear our prayers and provide for us the things we need from Him.
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Protection Through Prayer

We need to pray as a church to be protected from the enemy in the spiritual warfare that rages around us. Read More...

Series Outline for "Christ the Focus & Fullfillment of the OT"

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Christ the Reality

Christ is the focus and fulfillment of the entire Old Testament. The major people, places, and events in the Old Testament are types and shadows of the reality that is found in Christ, and through Him all believers inherit the Old Testament promises.
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Christ - The Last Adam

Christ is the fulfillment of everything Adam was called to be and He exceeds those expectations, bringing eternal life to His people.
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Christ - Ruler Over God’s Creation

Christ is the fulfillment of humanity's call to rule over God's creation, and He calls His people to exercise that rule in every area of life and creation. Read More...

Christ - The Image of God

Christ is the fulfillment of humanity's call to bear the image of God, and He is forming that image in His people.
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The New Covenant - Fulfillment in Christ

The old covenant of types and shadows has been fulfilled by the new covenant, which brings the reality to which the old covenant pointed.
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Has Jewish Israel Been Utterly Cast Off?

God is still at work among the physical Jews, and will call many of them to Christ before He returns.
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Christ and the City of Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem was a type and a shadow of the true city of God, the new Jerusalem, which is comprised of all those who have faith in Christ.
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Christ and the Land of Israel (Part 2)

In Christ, the church inherits the land promises, which really pointed to heaven, of which the land of Israel was only a type and shadow.
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Christ and the Land of Israel (Part 1)

In Christ, the church inherits the land promises, which have been expanded to include the whole world. Read More...

The Church - The Fulfillment of Israel in Christ (Part 2)

In Christ, the True Israel, the church is the fulfillment of Old Testament Israel, the people of God. Read More...

The Church - The Fulfillment of Israel in Christ (Part 1)

In Christ, the True Israel, the church is the fulfillment of Old Testament Israel, the people of God. Read More...

Christ - The True Seed of Abraham

Jesus is the True Seed of Abraham, and all of the promises made to Abraham and his seed find their fulfillment in Christ and the Church. Read More...

Christ - The True Son of God

Israel, who was called the son of God, finds its focus and fulfillment in Christ, the True Son of God Who made us to be God’s children. Read More...

Christ and the Temple

The Temple finds its focus and fulfillment in Christ, Who is the fullness of God and the atoning sacrifice for sin, and Who makes His people to be God’s temple.
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Christ and the Sacrificial Aspect of the Law

The sacrificial system finds it focus and fulfillment in Christ, the true Lamb of God, who cleanses our sin and enable us to offer spiritual sacrifices to God. Read More...

Christ and the Ceremonial Aspect of the Law

Christ is the focus and fulfillment of the ceremonial aspects of the law, and He enables His people to walk in true holiness. Read More...

Christ and the Moral Aspect of the Law

The moral law finds its focus and fulfillment in Christ, Who perfectly displayed the character of God, delivered us from the curse of the law, and enables us to fulfill the Law by His Spirit. Read More...

The Passion and Resurrection of Christ

Although every one of us are responsible for Christ’s death because of our sin, God raised him from death that we might be saved.
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Christ and the Kingship

Christ is the fulfillment of the kings of Israel, David’s Greater Son who rules the people of God and extends the kingdom of God.
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Christ and the Prophets

Christ is the fulfillment of the prophetic office, He is superior to the old prophets, and He has given us the Spirit to enable us to speak God’s word in the new covenant. Read More...

Christ and the Priesthood

Christ is the fulfillment of the priesthood, He is superior to the old priests, and He has made all of us priests in the new covenant. Read More...

Christ and the Judges

Christ is the fulfillment of the judges, the ones who God sent to deliver His people from bondage to turn them to Him. Read More...

Typology - Seeing Christ in the Old Testament

The major people, events, and institutions of the Old Testament are types and shadows that point forward to and are fulfilled in Christ.
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Christ - The Focus and Fulfillment of the Old Testament

Christ is the focus and fulfillment of the entire Old Testament, and we should expect to see Him in its pages and to find its fulfillment in Him.
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Outline of the Series on the Book of Psalms

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Using the Book of Psalms Today

Christians should use the Book of Psalms as a manual for godly living and biblical prayer. Read More...

The Psalms - The Depth of Prayer

The psalms teach us that prayer includes a depth of intimacy with God and intensity for God and the requests we are laying before Him.
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The Psalms - The Breadth of Prayer

The psalms teach us to experience and utilize the full breadth of prayer as we encounter the full range of life.
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The Psalms and the Word of God

The psalms help us to love God’s word and to live in obedience to it. Read More...

Praise - How Awesome Is the Lord!

The psalms of praise call us to give praise to God for His character and His actions. Read More...

Questions - What Is Happening?

A look at Psalm 73 and how we can reorient our focus on God. Read More...

Imprecation - Avenge Your People O God!

The imprecatory psalms cry out for God to act against the enemies of God and His people. Read More...

Confession - Have Mercy on Me O God

A look at sin and confession from Psalm 51. Read More...

Remembrance - O God Our Help in Ages Past

The psalms of remembrance recount God’s great acts in behalf of His people in the past as a guide for their faith in the present.
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Confidence - The Lord Provides for and Protects Me

The psalms of confidence display the confidence God’s people have in His loving care for them.
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Thanksgiving - From Wailing to Dancing

The palms of thanksgiving show God’s people giving Him thanks for delivering them when they cried out in distress.
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Laments - God's People Sing the Blues

The psalms of lament show God’s people crying out to Him in distress, yet confident He will hear and respond.

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The Psalms and the Future

The book of Psalms teaches us to look forward to the final Day, when all of God’s Promises will be fulfilled.
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The Communion of Saints Under Fire

As Christian, persecution is an ever present reality that we must fight through prayer and action.
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Seeing Christ in the Psalms

Christ is the central figure of the book of Psalms, and in its pages we see the grand picture of His life, death, and resurrection.
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The Psalms As Instruction: The Lord Reigns

The Psalms are given to instruct us to live with the assurance that the Lord reigns. Read More...

The Psalms As Instruction: The Abundant Life

The Psalms are given to instruct us in how we can live a blessed, abundant life. Read More...

The Structure of the Book of Psalms

The book of Psalms is purposefully structured, and this helps us to understand the meaning of the book. Read More...

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Church In The iWorld (10)
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