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.

I Choose You

Sunday, April 30, 2017

God chose you and He chose me. What does that mean? Furthermore, what should my response be? This Sunday we are going to take a closer look at what it means to be chosen and what God expects from those He calls. Please, join me this Sunday as we worship outside celebrating God’s creation, fellowshipping together, and hearing from our Creator as to what it means to be chosen. Look forward to seeing and picnicking with you all this Sunday. Remember: bring some meat to share and a grill if you can. 

Blessings,

Pastor Michael

 

The Embassy at Work

Sunday, April 23, 2017

For many of us, being a new creation in Christ is a comforting thought. We cherish the idea that through Jesus’ atoning work we can be made new, identified with Him and declared righteous by the Father. And because this is a fairly familiar concept, 2 Corinthians 5 generally lends itself to a certain understanding. We are quick to identify with Paul as ambassadors for Christ. We are quick to see ourselves in the position of extending that invitation to others.

The Power of the Resurrection

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It’s here! This day is greater than 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. The only day that rivals this day in any way is Christmas. On Christmas, hope had come and, on Easter/Resurrection Sunday, hope has been fulfilled. I think anyone can attest to the fact that life is hard and we all have struggles. Sometimes those struggles get so overwhelming that we feel that nothing can get us through. For believers, we know that through Christ all things are possible because of the resurrection.

Missing the Obvious

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Have you ever received an email, postcard or heard an advertisement on the radio about a very important event? Imagine the event is several months away, but because you know this event is extremely important you make yourself several reminders. However, as time draws near with the busyness of life you remember that there is something significant that is supposed to happen and you even see some of the reminders, but you neglected to be specific. You see the obvious signs but because you can’t clearly remember, you dismiss it.

Living a Purposed Life of Reconciliation

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"One more, Lord. Give me one more." This was the statement made over and over again by the character Desmond Doss in the movie Hacksaw Ridge. What makes that statement so powerful is because it was the actual statement that Desmond Doss made as he ran into harm’s way over and over again to save soldiers who were wounded and left to die on the battlefield. I was reminded of these words when a few days ago I heard about an 11-year-old boy who hung himself because he was being bullied at school. I literally wept while I laid in bed thinking about it.

The Importance of Mentoring

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last Sunday we looked at the importance of leaving a spiritual inheritance. We examined the lives of a few men and how what they did and did not do affected the next generation. We also looked at how we as Gateway Christians are to seek ways to look and affect several generations beyond our own. This week we are going to examine some more practical ways that men and women are called to invest in the generations after us. So, this week the big picture gets more personal.

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.