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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?”

11/26/2017

Missionaries Ethan & Melissa Molsee

1Peter 3

Missionaries
Hope in Difficult Times

Medical missionaries, Ethan and Melissa Molsee on furlough give an update on their ministry in Togo, West Africa and share from1 Peter 3:13-17 on how we can have hope in themidst of difficulty. 

11/19/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 3

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Nicodemus, Part 1

After the temple cleansing, one of the religious leaders comes to Him at night to discuss what He believes. Jesus patiently describes for Him what God expects, yes even demands of His followers—to be born again. This section is rich in meaning, it’s no wonder that Nicodemus, at least initially, is confused and almost overwhelmed by what Jesus is saying. Some of these verses are the most familiar in the Bible and that can lead us to gloss over these important verses...

11/12/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 2

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Cleansing the Temple

Following the first miracle, John describes Jesus first visit to Jerusalem as the Messiah. Of course, He has been there before, at the least as a baby and then for His Bar Mitzvah; but this is the first visit after His reveal as the Lamb of God by John the Baptist. The occasion is to celebrate Passover, one of the highest and holiest days in Judaism. He demonstrates God’s passion for purity in worship...

11/5/2017

BNN Director Dave Lunsford

Philippians 4

Guest Speaker
Living in Peace with Where You Are

BNN Director, Dave Lunsford challenges us with the question, "How is it possible to be at peace with wherever we find ourselfs?"

10/29/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 2

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Water into Wine

Jesus’ first miracle is not the one you would expect for a new preacher in a new ministry. It’s not flashy nor necessarily memorable. Most probably didn’t even know what happened, and to this day there is debate about what actually did happen. It was an incredible act of grace, that clearly marked Jesus ministry as unique and grace-filled. Water plays a significant role in the next 3 chapters and in some ways, represents the old way of doing things under the Law as compared to the new Kingdom Jesus is offering, if they are willing...

10/22/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 1

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Responding to the Call of God

Jesus’ ministry begins by finding partners to help proclaim the Kingdom of God is here. John presents these events happening fairly quickly, over a period of a couple of days; the truth is God has been preparing these men for responding to His call for years. These men will tirelessly serve Jesus for about 3 years, committing the best of their working days and energy; only to see Him crucified quickly. You can imagine how shocked and disappointed they were, maybe even thinking we embarrassed ourselves and wasted our time...

10/15/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 1

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

John calls his first witness: John the Baptist. John of course is long dead at the time of writing, but his message and words would have been remembered by many, not just his disciples. He is remembered by those inside and outside the church as a powerful preacher, a prophet in the likes of Elijah, who died a martyr’s death for speaking truth to power. He was a throwback, emphasizing repentance to God, when Israel was looking for progressives who would overthrow Rome.

10/8/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 1

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
The Word Became Flesh

John concludes the prologue to His book with a remarkable statement about the incarnation of Jesus (putting on of flesh) as well as His nature. He doesn’t elaborate on the details of his birth but of the fact of His birth and pre-birth existence. These simple verses form the heart of orthodox teaching of who Jesus is and define what is heretical and false teaching. John makes it clear that Jesus had both the favor of God and man in backing up His claims of Divinity and Humanity.

10/1/2017

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.

9/24/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 1

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
John and the Light

John continues his introduction by summarizing the mission of 2 very important people: John the Baptist and Jesus. He identifies them by job description and duties primarily and then later by personality and mission. He shifts from the Word to Light, which was contrasted with darkness earlier. What will you do with Jesus has been the question of the day since He walked this planet. Do we believe or reject Him?

9/17/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

John 1

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

As we begin a new series on the gospel of John, one of His basic questions is, Who is the Christ? Why does this matter, because his Jewish friends have been asking this since the time of David and even back further. The Christ (Messiah) would restore what was broken, lost and ruined. Jesus seemed to do very little of that, so can He be trusted to be the Messiah? John emphatically says “YES” in this book...

9/10/2017

Caleb & Christina Suko

Missionaries
Missionaries to Ukraine

9/3/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
How Should I Use My Bible?

What can I use my Bible for? Is it a book to study? Is it a Holy object that should be treated with respect an awe? Is it just a book written by men to deceive and dupe? Is it an ancient book that has fine writing and great stories but is totally irrelevant to our day and the cultural issues we face? There are a myriad of questions surrounding how to use my Bible, so let’s dig into a few and try to establish how relevant and meaningful this book should be in our everyday living...

8/27/2017

Pastor Phil Perry

Questions I have About God and the Bible
What Authority do I have in Jesus Name?

What can I or can’t I do in the name of Jesus? You might wonder why this question was posed, but it is a serious dividing question between charismatic and non-charismatic parts of the church today. The question of authority goes back even further to the rise of the papacy in the church and the question of structure and order in the cosmos. Can we use the name of Jesus to do what we wish or feel; or is the name of Jesus reserved for spiritual battles?

8/20/2017

The Friends of Israel: Church Representative Paul Pierce

Guest Speaker
Israel: What's the Big Deal Anyway?

Why is Jerusalem and the nation of Israel such a big deal in the news today? Church Ministry Representive for The Friends of Israel, Paul Pierce explains why.

8/13/2017

Pastor 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

Pastor 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!

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