James - Faith and Works

January - March 2019

Part 2:  Christians and Temptation

In the second message on book of James (James 1:12-18), Pastor Dennis outlines how Christians should handle temptation.  What do Christians need to understand about temptation?  

Please note that the first message in this sermon series did not record.  

Part 3:  Be Hearers & Doers

In the third message on book of James, (James 1:19-27) Pastor Dennis discusses how James emphasizes that Christians should be both "hearers and doers" of the Word.  Is a person deceived if they are a hearer but not a doer?

Part 4:  God's Favorite

In the fourth message on book of James (James 2:1-13), Pastor Dennis discusses how James emphasizes that Christians should show no partiality as we hold to the faith in our Lord Jesus.  How does showing partiality become a sin?

Part 5:  Be Hearers & Doers

In the fifth message on book of James, (James 2:14-26) Pastor Dennis discusses how James answers questions / suggestions in understanding or knowing faith.

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.

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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 Sermon Jesus Preached

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

November - December 2018

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. 

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 Study of God's Will

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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To Start April 2019

The Cross