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.

Living Now For Tomorrow and Beyond

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Last week I was led by God to share a different sermon than I had planned. Lord willing, this week I will share what I was planning to last Sunday. Here is the sneak peak:

Living Now for Tomorrow and Beyond

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Matthew 6:33 & 34 tell us to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” So, as we see it tells us not to worry about tomorrow, but it doesn’t say not to think about tomorrow. In fact if we look at scripture we see in many places that we are supposed to spend today sowing for tomorrow and beyond. Christ himself walked on this earth with the focus of eternity.

Gateway Christians Think Multi-Generationally (Reconciling Man to Man)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

For the first time in history there are four generations that are sharing the work place together. People are living longer and generation changes are happening quicker.  This means ideology, preferences, values and overall mindsets will vary greatly. This is in our work place. There is another place that is designed to be a host to all these generations together; it is the church! If there is any place that should be aware of the different generations and understand the importance of valuing and caring for each generation, it is the church, the Bride of Christ.

Gateway Christians are Low Hanging Fruit

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Low hanging fruit is easily accessible to all; to the “least of these”, the spiritually unaware and those who are unable due to life circumstances to aspire to seek and know God on their own. In order to help you understand meaning of the phrase “low hanging fruit,” just picture an image of a tree with fruit. The “low hanging” fruit is the fruit that is lowest on the tree – meaning that the fruit is easily reached by a person who is looking to grab some of the fruit.

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How to be a Gateway Christian

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Last week, we talked about the Cross and Christ. The Cross of Christ is the bridge to bring man in right relationship with God and, through the brotherhood of Christianity, man in right relationship with fellow man as well. We then discussed how the cross on its own was incomplete. The body of Christ and His sacrifice was our gateway. We have now been given that gateway ministry. We know the mission and now it’s time we understand how to walk it out in practical ways. Paul states in Colossians that in order to be a Gateway Christian our words must always be gracious.

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The Cross and Jesus: A Perfect Recipe for Reconciliation

Sunday, February 5, 2017

This week we start on the second phase of our three phase ministry of reconciliation. This phase two is reconciling man to man. What does it truly take to accomplish this? There are so many imposter ideas on how this is accomplished. Many times we as Christians chime in saying “yes, this is what we want” but often do nothing to bring this about or at best make a token gesture. If you were to ask the everyday Christian what the ministry of reconciling man to man looked like on a daily or moment by moment basis, I believe most would struggle to give an answer.

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Reconciliation Soup Part 2 (The Stirring, Serving and Tasting)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Many of you all know that before my family and I came here three years ago we had been missionaries in Botswana for nine and a half years. Being Americans living in a foreign country, there always tends to be a few things that you miss. One of the things my son, Judah, and I missed the most was American football. We were excited the day that we found out that Botswana was going to start broadcasting ESPN. We thought, “Great! Now we can watch football again.” It was to our sad surprise to discover that there was something known as ESPN Euro.

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Reconciliation Soup

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I don’t know about you all but I love a good chili on a nice winter day. A good chili for me must have a good meat. The best meat of course is chuck that you chop up yourself. Beans are ok as long as they have a good texture: kidney or red beans. I also prefer adding a dash or two of liquid smoke to give it a hint of smokiness.

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The Foundation of Reconciliation

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This Sunday we will officially begin our reconciliation series. This is will define who we are to be as a congregation as well as our ministry in the world. So, if you are asking that question, "who are we as a church? What is our vision and mission?" then please join us as we begin flesh out who we are called to be as the local body of Christ. I hope to see you this Sunday.

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Human Trafficking is the illegal trade of people, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. 99% of victims are never rescued. Every 30 seconds somebody is forced into the bondage of modern-day slavery. Twenty-seven million is the conservative estimate of slaves worldwide; which is more than at any time in history. Often these victims of slavery are kidnapped or even sold by families under desperate circumstances.