21
Aug
2016

Immersed in Jesus — Baptism

This Sunday we celebrate with several who publicly declared their faith by baptism! Pastor Chris Garrison preached from Matthew 28:18-19 and Romans 6:3-6. He gave us the A,B,C's of Baptism showing us what Baptism is ABOUT, the BLESSING of Baptism, and the COMMAND of Baptism. By being immersed in water at baptism, we demonstrate how we are called, as Christians, to be immersed in Jesus and unleash the power and blessings of obeying this command.

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14
Aug
2016

16 Verses: “Unwavering Commitment” — Genesis 12:1-3

In this fifth week in the series, The Whole Story of The Bible in 16 Verses, Pastor Chris Garrison preaches from Genesis 12:1-3. Here we find God promising to make Abraham a great nation. Abraham has trouble seeing how God can honor that promise to a childless, wandering, nomad. But we see that God's unwavering commitment to Abraham became a reality. God's promise is not based on Abraham's abilities, but God takes upon Himself the consequences of keeping that covenant with Abraham. What can God do with your life if you are obedient to His call? You can trust His unwavering commitment to fulling His promises to you as well.

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7
Aug
2016

The Armor of God

(Please note, that due to technical difficulties, this recording is missing the first 5 minutes)

This Sunday, Brian Glodek. our Associate Pastoral Candidate, preaches from Ephesians 6:10-17 where Paul outlines the essential truths about the believer's warfare. Brian often references his own experience wearing protective armor while deployed in Afghanistan to clarify the importance of being properly geared up for war. Our Christian life is a battle. It is serious spiritual warfare. In Ephesians 6:10-17 we see encouragement, and the command, to be strong, to be ready, to gird ourselves with the "very armor of God" as we face Satan and the spiritual battles in which he will try to engage us.
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31
Jul
2016

16 Verses: “Bruised and Crushed”

This is week four in Pastor Chris Garrison's series "The Whole Story of the Bible in 16  Verses." The subjects of Genesis 3:15 are the offspring of the serpent and the offspring of Eve. Pastor Chris describes who these offspring might be and what their agendas might look like in our world today. We discover that because of sin, it seems like Satan will win, but in fact, victory is the Lord's!

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24
Jul
2016

16 Verses “Fallen, Broken, Judged”

Pastor Chris Garrison continues the sermons series "The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses." So far in the story, "God created a kingdom, and He is the King, but He made human beings to represent Him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call." This week, in Genesis 3:6-7 we learn that when we usurp God's position to determine what is good for us, we sin and face the consequences.

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17
Jul
2016

16 Verses “The Prepositional Life” Genesis 1:27-28

A preposition sets up a relationship, or position, between two nouns. In this second sermon in the series "The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses," Pastor Chris Garrison explains how three key prepositions show our position in relation to God: God created human beings in His image, for His purposes, and under His authority.

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10
Jul
2016

16 Verses “Good Kingdom:Good King”

The book,THE WHOLE STORY OF THE BIBLE IN 16 VERSES, is the launching point for Pastor Chris’s new sermon series. The book is a tool to help us understand the Bible, and as we read the Bible to see how we fit into the story of God. The sermon series will break the the Bible down each week to help us understand the Story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ  and to help us grow in our ability to share the gospel with confidence. 
Today's sermon comes from Genesis 1:31-2:3. We see that the Bible wants us to know that God created a Kingdom and He is the King!

 

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3
Jul
2016

“Freedom” Galatians 5:1

Today, the day before celebrating our county's independence, Pastor Chris Garrison preaches on "Freedom" and shows us what the yoke of sin is and what the yoke of the law is. In Galatians 5:1 the apostle Paul writes that it is in Christ that we are free, no longer enslaved by sin or the law or by the spiritual death they can bring. Jesus set us free FOR freedom...stand firm in it! 

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26
Jun
2016

1 Timothy 6:20-21 “Engarde!”

This sermon concludes Pastor Chris Garrison's series from 1 Timothy. The early church in Ephesus was full of false teachers. In 1 Timothy 6:20-21 Paul writes to Timothy telling him that God commands him to call out those people of the church of Ephesus who follow the false teachings. The truth and good news of the Gospel is that God has invested in you significantly! Pastor Chris points us to ways that we can guard that "deposit."  He instructs us to guard the gospel, know it well, and let it permeate our whole life. 

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19
Jun
2016

I Timothy 6:6-19 “A Tempting Trap”

This Sunday Pastor Chris Garrison's sermon is from 1 Timothy 6:6-19. Paul warns the people of the church to guard themselves against greed by intentionally seeking things that really matter. Don't put your hope in money, put it into God, for godliness with contentment IS great gain!

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