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10/15/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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