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8/13/2017

Mark WIlliams

Daniel 6

Guest Speaker
Daniel's Theology

Have you ever wondered what the prophet Daniel believed about God? Guest speaker Mark WIlliams leads us through chapter 6 of the book of Daniel to help give us a better understanding of Daniel's theology and why it matters for us today. 

8/6/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Translations and Discrepancies

One of the hardest things to decide is what is the best Bible to read? It can be confusing and there are many opinions, so how can we cut through all of the rhetoric and develop some criteria to selecting a Bible. What is the history of the English Bible, why are there so many kinds? Are there some we should avoid? Is there only one that is okay or can we use a variety? Let’s explore questions about translations and discrepancies!

7/30/2017

Phil Perry

Romans 12

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Maturing As We Should

God has given us all the resources and tools to grow up, will we?

7/23/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
How does God use testing in our lives?

We generally don’t look forward to testing, whether it’s in school, at the doctor’s office or in life in general. We seek to avoid it, almost at any cost, and when we finally can’t avoid it we go kicking and screaming. Testing though is an important part of life, it is used to measure growth, truthfulness/genuineness, areas of lack, reliability, etc... How does God use testing in our own lives? Many perceive trials and suffering as God’s displeasure or anger with them. Many balk at God’s testing in our lives, so what is He doing?

7/16/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Is God Selfish?

Just posing the question makes one a little nervous. It seems so wrong to think of God as selfish, maybe a different word would help; but the implication of some scriptures seems to be God is all about God. Is God self-centered? Does He care mostly about Himself and only about us when or only if it impacts Him? Is He a petulant, uncaring, completely transcendent being? Or is He a loving, compassionate and kind King who loves each of us as a special and unique creation?

7/9/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Why do we go to church?

Is church attendance compulsory or optional for Christians? What is the purpose of church? Can we go to any church we want? What makes a church a church? How do we figure out if a church is right for us and where we should connect and what we should avoid? Is going to church enough to make us right?

7/2/2017

Phil Perry

Communion
Communion

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song, word and by partaking of the communion elements together.

6/25/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
The Will of God in My Daily Life

Is my life pre-determined or do I have the freedom to make any choice I want? If God knows all about me, does He care about every decision I make or just the big, life-altering ones? How do I determine what God’s will is for my life? We have so many questions about our past, present and future; we wish that God would answer every question we have. We either ignore Him until the consequences slap us in the face or we want a “magic 8-ball” kind of God that simply dispenses answers to our questions...

6/18/2017

G. Victor Perry

Luke 15

Guest Speaker
The Prodigal Son & Family

We celebrate Father's Day with our pastor's father, Pastor Vic Perry as he shares from God's word the story of the prodigal son, his brother, and his father.

6/11/2017

Mark WIlliams

Daniel 5

Guest Speaker
Dare to be a Daniel

Pastor Mark Williams applies the details of the life of the prophet Daniel to what is happing in the world today and challenges us to be bold like Daniel.

6/4/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
How does a Good God allow Evil?

This is a question humanity has been struggling with for Millennia. Epicurus, the Greek philosopher decided that God must not exist primarily because of the evil he saw around himself. Humanity ever since has wrestled with the idea of a Good God allowing evil or even worse creating it; since He is the creator of everything.

5/28/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Is the Bible Reliable?

God is real and He cares about you, how can we know this? The bible tells us it is so. Is this ancient book reliable though? Many today think of it as an old book that means nothing for my life here in the 21st Century. It is viewed as quaint and filled with great stories than might inspire us or fill us with hope; but the rest is just dated and old fashioned. Can the Bible be trusted?

5/21/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Does God Care About Me?

At times one of the basest questions we have about God is, Does He care about me? Does He know I even exist? The Bible not only declares that God loves us in John 3:16, but also goes on to describe His many ways of showing His love for us. He doesn’t just declare love and walk away, He demonstrates His love in many, many ways...

5/14/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Profiles of Mom’s in the Bible

Today we will think about Motherhood from a biblical perspective. One of the toughest jobs on the planet, mothers are gifts from God. They are not perfect, they make mistakes, they sometimes blow it; but none of us would be here without them. For those of you who are Moms, thank you. Take the time to thank God for your Mom, and if they are still living, look for ways to honor and cherish them this week...

5/7/2017

Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
Does God Exist

As we turn our focus to questions we have about God and the Bible, let’s begin at the beginning and ask the question, “Does God Exist”. How can we know God is there, we can’t see Him, feel Him or perceive Him with any of our senses? Many in the world today doubt that God cares about them at all, if He is real, because of tragedy all around the world...

4/30/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 3

1 & 2 Peter
Coming Day of the Lord

Peter finishes his letter to these churches with a promise of a coming cataclysmic return of the Lord. He describes a melting of the very elements of the earth in a fiery judgement. It is not all doom and gloom though as his primary purpose is to encourage the church to remain faithful and to wait for God to fix everything that was broken. He extols the patience of God and pleads with them to always be looking for and ready for Jesus soon return!

4/23/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 2

1 & 2 Peter
A Portrait of Apostasy

Peter addresses clearly the problem with apostasy and its hidden dangers. The 1st Century church and the apostles were especially concerned with apostasy, there was a concerted effort to identify and root out false teaching. Today, false teaching is all around us. With the increase in denominational schisms, it is becoming more difficult to root out and avoid bad teaching. This picture from Peter may help give tools to avoid these deadly teachers.

4/16/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 1

1 & 2 Peter
Resurrection Sunday’s Hope!

Almost 2,000 years ago, in a backwater hamlet in the empire of Rome, a man was arrested, illegally tried and executed. He was not the first, nor would He be the last; but He was unique. Out of the many who have been unjustly killed, He is the only one, in all of history, to be resurrected 3 days later in power and glory. Because He was resurrected, we have hope that we too may be rescued from the cruelty and pain of this life and world. We call this hope the good news, or the gospel. Jesus died for your sins and mine, paying the penalty we owed, standing as our substituted. He is Risen! Fills us with hope, have you experienced it?

4/9/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 2

1 & 2 Peter
Coming Judgment

It is hard to wait, especially when you are waiting for justice. We have all been wronged, we have seen good punished and evil allowed to flourish. It can be frustrating and feel unfair, our flesh may even desire to give up—If you can’t beat them, join them kind of attitude. Peter wanted his friends to know though that God is patient, and His patience should not be confused with apathy towards our predicament…

4/2/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 2

1 & 2 Peter
Beware of False Prophets

One of the important legacies that we can leave is that we did not fall prey to false teaching. Jesus, Paul, Peter and others warned about false teaching rising in end days; and we certainly can see a rise in many falling away from orthodox teaching. It is incumbent upon you and I to hold to biblical teaching and to insist upon following the whole counsel of God, even the parts we may not like…

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