Messages

The Sunday morning church service is when the whole church gathers together to worship God by singing to Him, giving of the time, money, and skill He has graced us with, and receiving a message delivered by a man who senses God's call to preach and teach the message of the Bible.

We record the audio of the sermons during each service and post it over on SoundCloud. This web page provides links to the sermon audio as well as to correlating materials you can use for further research and for group study in your small group.

God’s Provision and Intent

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Our God providentially cares for all of creation, and Scripture reveals that He cares for His people in special and unique ways. Even for those who regularly see God moving, there is occasionally a time or event when the provision of God is misunderstood, or even missed. In what ways did God actually provide for His people? In what ways does God actually provide for us? God’s provision is present in the midst of hardship or trial, even if we don’t recognize it until later. This was the case for Elijah on the mountain (1 Kings 19:4-10).

I am the God of the living not the dead.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

 “I am the God of the living not the dead.” Jesus spoke these words when the religious leaders try to trap him through human logic. They were trying to speak about something they thought they knew but in reality their thinking was completely off. Jesus responded to them by basically saying you are trying to reason heavenly things with an earthly mindset. I often wonder how often I miss God or misinterpret what He is doing or saying because I use human reasoning instead of having a heart that is submissive to the Spirit of God.

This Blood is for You

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Yes, for all of you 80’s and 90’s sports fans: you are correct. I am stealing the idea of a popular beer slogan from TV commercials. The reason why is because it was catchy and it stuck in your mind. Well, this week’s message I want to make sure it sticks in our minds and our hearts. Not only that, but unlike the beer ad, this statement that I am making is true to all who hear it no matter what the age. Please, join me this Sunday as we focus on what we the church is all about: Jesus and what He did for us.

In God We Trust: How to Wait and Pray for Your Country

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It's often stated among pastors that in order to be a successful pastor or minister of the gospel your priority must be God first, family second and ministry third. To be a godly husband: God must be first, wife second and job third. To be a godly wife: it is the same order. To be a godly parent: God must be first, spouse second, children third. To be a godly patriot: God must be first, family second, country third. There are many people who struggle with these statements especially the last statement.

To Pray or Pledge: What would Jesus do and what does God desire?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our Independence Day my thoughts were drawn to the “Pledge of Allegiance”.  As I recited in my head I felt the Lord quicken my spirit and a question came to me. Father, is this pleasing to you? There are so many thoughts that began to flow from this. My heart was stirred with a holy fear as I dared to ask the question; does this pledge condemn us or bless us? Talk about being controversial. Please, understand that I am a God fearing, God serving, God honoring, patriot; thus the turmoil.

When We Learn to Wait

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The primary purpose for prayer is not to give God directions but to receive directions from Him. Sometimes the thing that God wants to change in a situation is you. Waiting on the Lord necessitates two key elements: a complete dependence on God and a willingness to allow Him to decide the terms, including the timing of His plan. We often see or hear about a situation that needs to be addressed in prayer and then we immediately jump into prayer; spouting out whatever comes to mind at the moment. Never mind the fact that we still struggle with earthly thoughts and ideologies all the time.

The Importance of Unified and Corporate Prayer

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hi Family,

The Importance of Unified and Corporate Prayer

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The definition of unified is to be joined into a single entity or a logical and consistent whole. Corporate is defined as a value, idea, or a responsibility shared by the whole group. It also describes a group of people authorized by law to act as a single entity. 

Stand: Why Prayer Matters in the Life We’re Called to Live

Sunday, June 4, 2017

In the preface to his book entitled Prayer, Richard Foster wrote, “For a long time I have wanted to write on the subject of prayer. To do so, however, would have been to commit the sin of presumption. I was not ready. I had more—much more—to learn, to experience.” Foster’s opening words to writing a book on prayer are similar to my own perspective on preaching about prayer. Like Foster, I will endeavor to speak “for all the prayerless persons I have been and all the prayerful persons I hope to become.”

The Importance of Prayer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Why do we pray? I mean, really, why do we pray? Do we pray because we are supposed to? Or, should we only pray when there is a need? The true nature of prayer is often disguised behind a religious duty. However, prayer relegated to religious duty is meaningless babble and rarely fruitful. Perhaps a better question is, "how do we avoid meaningless babble and pray fruitfully?" On Sunday, we will discuss in detail the importance of prayer and how to truly see its vital, life-giving effects. I hope to see you on Sunday.Blessings, Pastor Byron