SERMONS


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9/15/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 14

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 4

Paul’s final words on spiritual gifts seem to zero in on the main problem with gifts and Corinth: speaking in tongues. There seemed to be a worldly self-centered approach to this issue, and it was not in a worshipful way but an unloving and ungodly way. Paul emphasizes the importance of order out of chaos and decency out of fleshly behavior.

9/1/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 13

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 3

It is easy to reduce religion down to a series of commands: do this, don’t do that, clean your life up! Most people would prefer a religion that they have to simply obey; even if that religion asks them to do hard things. What God expects of His children isn’t simple obedience; God asks of us to do the impossible—love like He loves. Our words, thoughts and actions are to be bathed in His kind of love.

8/25/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 12

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 2

As God sovereignly distributes gift to His children, He has a purpose and a plan. All of us matter to accomplishing the goals God has for our church. In our unity there is diversity and, in our diversity,, there is unity. Not all of us see things the same, but together we can begin to function more fully as the body of Christ.

8/18/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 12

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 1

As he works through the questions and problems of the church, Paul places a huge emphasis upon the use of their spiritual gifts. He wants them to confidently use the blessings God has given them to ministry with and to one another; but they were using it as a weapon instead. Let us consider how God has gifted us and evaluate whether we too are using God’s blessings wisely.

8/11/2019

BNN Director Dave Lunsford

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8/4/2019

BNN Director Dave Lunsford

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7/28/2019

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.

7/21/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 11

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Organization: Communion

Paul’s detailed instruction about observing Communion is the basis for how the church should partake of it. The gospels record the factual basis of the meal, but it is Paul’s instruction here that extends it into the normal activity of the church. There are 2 ordinances that we partake in, Baptism: a 1 time event; and Communion: a regular event. Both are intended to remind us of the unity we have together in Christ.

7/14/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 11

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Organization: Women’s Roles

Paul begins a sub-section dealing with worship and church organization. The last few issues have been more outward focused, these next few are in-house issues. What is the church structured like? How is worship conducted and what are our roles? He begins with describing the role of women and uses head coverings as the point of emphasis

7/7/2019

The Friends of Israel: Church Representative Paul Pierce

1John 1

Guest Speaker
First Century Lessons for the Twenty First Century Church: Part 2

6/30/2019

Pastor Pete Steele

Psalm 40

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6/23/2019

The Friends of Israel: Church Representative Paul Pierce

1John 1

Guest Speaker
First Century Lessons for the Twenty First Century Church: Part 1

6/16/2019

Pastor Mark WIlliams

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6/9/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 10-11

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Liberty: Idolatry

As we exercise our liberty, great care must be taken so that we don’t slip down the slope of idolatry. It is possible to be so carefree in our life that we become careless in our walk with the Lord. Liberty is a means to reach all people with the gospel, but if we don’s set up safeguards, we may find ourselves drawn towards them and not them toward the cross.

6/2/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 9

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Liberty: Run Well

Liberty is an incredible gift given to us as a means of reaching more people with the gospel. It is not meant as a means of personal freedom to do whatever we want to do or to exploit the Grace of God. Liberty allows us to be all things to all people so that some may come to faith; however, it requires discipline so that we don’t walk over the line and become compromised ourselves.

5/26/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 8

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Liberty: Don't Create Stumbling Blocks

5/19/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 7

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Marriage

We not only struggle with living godly in an ungodly culture about sex, it also extends to marriages as well. God is the one who instituted marriage, He gives it definition and gives resources to help deal with problems in marriage. There is no perfect marriage, because it is always involves 2 sinners. We can strive to be godly and biblical in our marriages though and allow God’s grace to heal what is broken.

5/12/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 6

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Morality: Sex

Our culture is highly charged sexually. We try to navigate it and at times get it right but at times miss the mark horribly. Christians of all kinds from new believers to the most senior leaders have sinned greatly and there are countless books written to help us “overcome” sexual issues. It comes down to this though, do I believe what God says about sex and will I obey?

5/5/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Morality: Lawsuits

We live in a day when anyone seemingly will sue someone for just about anything. From what appears to be frivolous issues like kids playing sports to serious issues involving life and property and freedom. What should be our attitude as believers when we have been wronged? Should we use the courts to settle our differences? Should we ignore issues when we have been wronged?

4/28/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 5

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Confronting Sin

One of the hardest things we are called to do as the church is to deal with each other’s brokenness and sinfulness. Often it will be ignored until it becomes a festering wound and the church is left wounded and hurting because it was not dealt with sooner. There is no such thing as a victimless sin, all sin involves tremendous consequences. We must covenant together to deal with sin sooner rather than later and take a stand against all forms of immorality and sin.