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4/22/2018

Pastor 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.

4/15/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I AM the Light of the World

Jesus makes the 2nd of the 7 I AM statements in this passage and then explains and illustrates it over the next 2 chapters. Light and darkness are compared/contrasted here as the religious leaders confront Him once again. Jesus in a masterful stroke turns the tables on them and points out they are the ones who are deceiving themselves and others...

4/8/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7-8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Woman Caught in Adultery

One of the most famous parts of John is this passage and the woman caught in adultery. It is filled with emotion and drama and it is often more about the woman than about Jesus. He is the focus of this story though as the religious leaders used her to try to get Him. There are many lessons to learn from this story though about forgiveness and the power of confrontation.

4/1/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

Easter
Does the Resurrection Matter?

Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection Sunday and is the highest and holiest days on the Christian Calendar...

3/25/2018

Pastor Mark WIlliams

Guest Speaker
Palm Sunday

3/18/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Conflicted Over Who Jesus Is

Jesus was such a dynamic force that we find many of His contemporaries confused as to what to do with Him. He spoke truthfully, but His teaching ran counter to what they believed and had been taught. It came to a head here at the feast of tabernacles and he opposition to Him will only grow until 6 months later He will be crucified. Even today much confusion arises over what should we do with Jesus, what have you done with Him?

3/11/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
A Study of the Early Life of Joshua

We live in a time where we are driven by the clock and the calendar. With more devices to make life easier, time has become more demanding and life has become even more complicated. In all of this, we have learned to trust God’s plan for our lives and pursue a desire to control our lives and trust God less. Jesus was unwilling to let popular opinion force God’s timing. He trusted the plan of the Father for His life, do we?

3/4/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I am the Bread of Life, Part 2

Bread became a breaking point for many who followed Jesus. In fact, bread becomes the basis for breaking off the Galilee ministry tour for Jesus. In a controversial way, Jesus presses the case that eternal life can only come through Him and everything else will leave us hungry. Jesus goes from 5,000+ following Him to 12 in a matter of minutes. Perhaps one of the greatest collapses in history...

2/25/2018

The Friends of Israel: Church Representative Paul Pierce

Guest Speaker
The Sovereignty of God

Have you ever wondered why God allows pain and sufferring in the world? Likewise, how do we reconcile God's sovereignty with our will? Paul Pierce explores these difficult questions and more.

2/19/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I am the Bread of Life, Part 1

John using the first of the “I Am...” statements in this passage when He quotes Jesus as saying I am the Bread of Life. This quote is well developed, following the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus discussions about bread, manna and the Will of the Father. Jesus is all we need in this life, Is He enough for you?

2/11/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Walking on Water

Immediately proceeding after the miraculous meal is another famous story about Jesus walking on water. Many doubt the actuality of this story, but John retells this personal story as only an eyewitness can explain. The crowds play an integral part of the story too as they flit about Galilee looking for more miracles, while those who had experienced them seem to have forgotten all about them...

2/4/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Feeding of the 5,000

This mosaic is on the floor of the church at the reported site of this miracle. This miracle is the only one recorded in all 4 gospels making it both powerful and unique. Why does John include it when there were so many miracles to record? I think it’s the emphasis upon the ordinary in Jesus ministry. A one-time event that didn’t have lasting results from a physical perspective but did from a spiritual perspective. God meets us where we are and we can find satisfaction in Him.

1/28/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 5

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Equal with God

Healing the paralyzed man at Bethesda brought confrontation with the religious leaders incensed at Jesus’ healing on the Sabbath. He uses this as an opportunity to speak in an in-depth way about who He is, why He came and His status as the God-man. John does not give us the immediate reaction, but it must have been one of shock and concern. Not only does He demonstrate a lack of their passion for Sabbath keeping, but He has expressed equality with God the Father! He is either crazy, a liar/con man or He is the Messiah, they bet on one of the first two...

1/21/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 5

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Healing at Bethesda

A pool in the North of Jerusalem is the location for this next section during an unnamed feast. This begins a section in John (chapters 5-7) where opposition to Jesus begins to grow from skepticism to rejection of His person and His message. What is also remarkable about this miracle is the lack of faith or thanksgiving for what Jesus did for this man. In many ways this paralyzed man is too much like us...

1/14/2018

Pastor 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.

1/7/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 4

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Healing of the Nobleman’s Son

We are confronted with another no-name person that John presents as a character witness. John makes much about the need to believe who Jesus is and what He came to do. Belief though is not always neat and tidy, it often is messy and complicated. This nobleman presents another type of believer, one who wants to trust but also wants proof of what he is putting his trust in. Jesus meets him, and us, where we are; not where we should be...

12/31/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 4

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Savior of the World

The reaction of the Samaritan woman is the same reaction that true converts of Jesus have had over the last 2,000 years—go and tell others this good news! Jesus of course uses this in a variety of ways to reach the lost, teach the redeemed and ultimately to bring glory to His Father!

12/17/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 4

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
The Living Water

One of a couple stories tells of unnamed women who advance Jesus building of the kingdom. This, like the other women, is a woman looked at with disdain in the community. She is a sinner, for sure, but also from an ancestral line that is polluted and corrupt. To this woman, Jesus ministers and connects to her people. Using simple metaphors and deep spiritual truths, He demonstrates her need for Him to save her!

12/10/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 3

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
He Must Increase

John the Baptist final words of testimony about Jesus are presented next by John. We see here the attitudes we should have about ministry, covetousness and sincerity. John’s simple statement: He must increase, I must shrink is a powerful testimony about what the Christian life is supposed to be all about. May we all live lives to the point that He is magnified, and we are put in our proper place!

12/3/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 3

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Nicodemus, Part 2

Some of the most beloved and important verses are found here in John 3. We want to experience God’s love; Jesus tells us how God demonstrated that love for us. We think of it in much more material ways. God thinks of it in relational ways. We either are loved/accepted by God or we are condemned. That is the true state of everyone on the planet, and the most important question we will ever hear is, “What have you done with my Son, Jesus?”