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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…

3/26/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 1

1 & 2 Peter
Leaving a Godly Legacy

What will people say of us when we die? We will in fact all die, and someone will say something about us. Will it be you lived life well and reflected the glory of God? Will it be, a wasted life and reflected the worst of us? Peter as he enters his final days wants to finish the race well and leave a godly legacy…

3/19/2017

Phil Perry

2Peter 1

1 & 2 Peter
A Passionate Pursuit of Christlikeness

Peter’s 2nd letter is shorter and not as fluid as his first. It indicates a man who is about to die but still has a message for his church. He is not bitter nor regretful, but retrospective. He wants to encourage them to be found faithful and to remember that God is still in control despite outcomes that may cause doubts…

3/12/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 5

1 & 2 Peter
The Sustaining Grace of God in Suffering

As Peter wraps up this letter, the 2nd group is those called to follow the leadership of the church. Did you know God has expectations of you as a church member and it is more than simply showing up? Even when things are difficult, God expects you to act like one of His children and to be busy doing the work He has called us to do, so are you?

3/5/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 5

1 & 2 Peter
Elders and Shepherds

As Peter wraps up this letter, he addresses 2 groups, the first we will look at today is the leadership of the churches. When facing difficulties and trials, God has not left us to figure life out on our own. He has given us leaders who stand as guides and encouragers until He Himself steps in to lead.

2/26/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 4

1 & 2 Peter
Stay True

Peter summarizes and reviews what he wants the church to remember about suffering and trials. Peter of course is a seasoned veteran when it comes to suffering. He also can speak to those who may be wavering on the verge of straying from what is true. He has experienced both ends of the spectrum and comes out as an advocate for staying true. We too are in a place of needing to decide, who will we follow and stay true to…

2/19/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 4

1 & 2 Peter
Serving as Christ did

Peter did not just focus on persecution, he also challenged the church to serve one another. Jesus of course is the ultimate example of what we are to be, after all Christian means to be Like Christ. It is expected of us to pray for, love and serve one another; especially as we all face troubles from without. We are to be each other’s advocate and not adversary…

2/12/2017

Phil Perry

1Peter 4

1 & 2 Peter
Choosing Christ

The basis of the troubles and persecution these churches are facing is now address by Peter. As most minorities across the spectrum of history have found; being different is an excuse to berate and belittle until conformity with the majority is attained. They were suffering troubles because they lived with eternity in mind and not the pleasures of sin for a season. Today’s church seems to want to surrender to what is PC or easy, all we are doing is swapping eternity out for what is temporary…

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