A Series on the Book of Philippians - Serving with Joy and Unity

June / August 2019

Part 1:  Growing in Love for the Glory of God (Philippians 1:1-11)

In Pastor Dennis's message, he introduces us to the book of Philippians.    Paul begins Philippians by thanking God for the people to whom he is writing. His prayer centers on the notion that there is a partnership between the followers of God and Christ and there is a covenant that would be made to carry on the good work of Jesus Christ.

Part 2:  Living for Jesus Amid Difficulties (Philippians 1:12-30)

In the second message on the book of Philippians, Pastor Tim tells us how we should live for Jesus in the difficult times we are in.  How do we respond to difficulties and should we expect deliverance?  And, lastly, living worthy of the gospel.

Part 3:  Responding to God (Philippians 2:1-11)

Pastor Tim gives the third message in the sermon series on Philippians.  If you have experienced God in your life, How do you respond?

Part 4:  Children of God (Philippians 2:12-18)

Pastor Tim gives the fourth message in the sermon series on Philippians.  In this portion of Philipians, a process is described on how to become a child of God.

More than any other church, the believers in Philippi offered Paul material support for his ministry. Paul’s affection for these people is clear throughout the letter as he encouraged them to live out their faith in joy and unity.

A Short Sermon Series on Questions People Have Asked

July 2019

Part 1:  The Bible and Christian Faith Today (2 Timothy 3:10-17)

In his first message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis reveals how important the Bible is in the christian faith today.  The Bible reveals God to us through His own Word.

Part 2:  Tithe...What's it About? (Malachi 3:6-12)

In the second message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses the question - Is the tithe only to the local church or does it include all charitable giving?

Part 3:  Family & VBS Day (Ephesians 6:1-4 & Ephesians 3:14-21)

In the third message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses these questions regarding family.  What can I do for my children to bring them close to God and away from the world?  The second - marriage (combined families) whith young and adult children, grandchildren being part of this.

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The God of Second Chances - A Series on the Book of Jonah

May - June 2019

When the call of God came to him, Jonah could not see beyond his own selfish desire for God to punish the Assyrians. How could God want him to take a message of mercy to such people? Before Jonah could relay God’s message, he had to be broken. He had to learn something about the mercy of the Lord. 

Part 1:  Serving the God of Second Chances (Jonah 1:1-17)

Part 2:  Jonah Prays (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Part 3:  God Gives a Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-10)

Part 4:  Window into Jonah's Heart (Jonah 4:1-11)

The Cross of Jesus

March - April 2019

The cross is one of the most well-known symbols of Christianity.  But its significants lies lies far deeper than a piece of jewelry wrapped around your neck or wrist.  "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18. 

Part 1:  Truth of the Cross

Part 2:  God in Christ...on the Cross

In his second message on the cross of Jesus, Pastor Dennis discussed how the cross saves us.  God in Christ equals the substitute.  Because God is holy and righteous, He can forgive.

However, we regret to state that due to unfortunate circumstances, the second message was not recorded.

Part 3:  It is Finished (John 19:17-37)

Part 4:  He Is Risen! (2 Timothy 1:10 & Ephesians 2:1-6)

James - Faith and Works.

January - March 2019

The Book of James was written by James, the brother of Jesus.  James's readers were suffering persecution and living in poverty.  They were in social and spritual conflict.  Many of the believers were living in a worldly manner.    James corrects them and challenges them  to seek God's wisdom to work out these problems.  Christians must live out their faith.  They should be doers, not just hearers, of God's Word.

Part 2:  Christians and Temptation

Part 3:  Be Hearers & Doers

Part 4:  God's Favorite

Part 5:  Saving Faith

Part 6:  A Christian and Their Tongue

Part 7:  Christians and "the Self"

Part 8:  God's Authority in a Christian's Life

Part 9:  How We Keep God Real in Our Lives

The Sermon on the Mount

July - October 2018

In the book of Matthew, Jesus starts preaching to his disciples and we see Him essentially showing us what true believers look, act, and live like, through the counter-cultural teachings & Spirit-filled life found in the Sermon on the Mount.  This sermon series is based upon Matthew 5-7. 

Part 1: A Study of God's Will

Part 2: The Beatitudes I

Part 3: The Beatitudes II

Part 4: God's Purpose for Christians

Part 5: The Lord's Prayer

Part 6: The Lord's Prayer

Part 7: Judge not Judged

Part 8: Alerts from Jesus

Part 9: The Authority of Jesus

2 Timothy - Generation to Generation

In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul's last known writing, Paul writes to Timothy reminding him of that which is spiritually important and that which he’s prayed for, asking God to do/make real in Timothy’s life and experience with God.  In this series, Pastor Dennis and Pastor Tim are team-preaching, focusing on how each geneartion can help the other generations live better for Christ. 

November - December 2018

Part 1: 2 Timothy 1:1-5

Part 2: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Part 3: 2 Timothy 1:3-14

Part 4: 2 Timothy 1:6-11

Part 5: 2 Timothy 1:12-18

Part 6: 2 Timothy 1:12-18


March-May 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the book of Colossians, with its themes of Christ's Preeminence and Sufficiency in all things.   

Part 1: A Sermon Jesus Preached

Part 2: Praying for the Will of God

Part 3: Jesus is God

Part 4: The Mystery of God. What does Paul Mean?

Part 5: Dead... Made Alive and Forgiven

Part 6: How do Christians 'Fit' into Today's World?

Part 7: "On" and "Off"... Spiritual Growing

Part 8: Family Relationships 

Part 9: Changed People and Me... 

The Kingdom of God

January-February 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the parables told by Jesus.  The overarching theme is that Jesus speaks in parables so that all can understand. 

Part 1: Introduction to the Kingdom of God

Part 2: Why in Parables?

Part 3: Parable of the Sower

Part 4: Like Weeds and Wheat

Part 5: Like the Mustard Seed

Part 6: Like a Treasure & Pearl

Part 7: Like a "Dragnet"

Part 8: Conclusion

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