May 14, 2022
Biblical Foundation Intro
  • May 14, 2022Biblical Foundation Intro
    May 14, 2022
    Biblical Foundation Intro
  • Aug 1, 2020Proverbs 5:15-23 – “How Can I Get Love?”
    Aug 1, 2020
    Proverbs 5:15-23 – “How Can I Get Love?”

    Proverbs 5:15-23 - "How Can I Get Love?"

  • Sep 8, 2019Hebrews 10:1-18 – “Forgive and Forget”
    Sep 8, 2019
    Hebrews 10:1-18 – “Forgive and Forget”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Forgive and Forget"

    Hebrews 10:1-18

  • Sep 1, 2019Luke 12:13-21 – “The Parable of the Rich Fool”
    Sep 1, 2019
    Luke 12:13-21 – “The Parable of the Rich Fool”
    Series: Parables

    "The Parable of the Rich Fool"

    Luke 12:13-21

  • Aug 25, 2019Hebrews 9:15-28 – “Firmly Rooted”
    Aug 25, 2019
    Hebrews 9:15-28 – “Firmly Rooted”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Firmly Rooted"

    Hebrews 9:15-28

  • Aug 18, 2019Hebrews 9:1-14 – “King of the Mountain”
    Aug 18, 2019
    Hebrews 9:1-14 – “King of the Mountain”
    Series: Hebrews

    King of the Mountain

    Hebrews 9:1-14

  • Jun 30, 2019Hebrews 6:9-20 – “Anchor for My Soul”
    Jun 30, 2019
    Hebrews 6:9-20 – “Anchor for My Soul”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Anchor for My Soul"

    Hebrews 6:9-20

  • May 19, 20191 Corinthians 3:21-4:5 – “The Heart of Me”
    May 19, 2019
    1 Corinthians 3:21-4:5 – “The Heart of Me”

    "The Heart of Me"

    1 Corinthians 3:21-4:5

  • May 5, 2019Matthew 21:28-32 – “Parable of Two Sons”
    May 5, 2019
    Matthew 21:28-32 – “Parable of Two Sons”
    Series: Parables

    Parable of Two Sons

    Matthew 21:28-32

  • Apr 14, 2019Luke 10:25-37 – “The Good Samaritan”
    Apr 14, 2019
    Luke 10:25-37 – “The Good Samaritan”
    Series: Parables
  • Mar 31, 2019Hebrews 3:7-19 – “Heart of Stone”
    Mar 31, 2019
    Hebrews 3:7-19 – “Heart of Stone”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Heart of Stone"

    Hebrews 3:7-19

  • Mar 17, 2019Hebrews 2:16-18 – “Only Human: From God to Man Part IV”
    Mar 17, 2019
    Hebrews 2:16-18 – “Only Human: From God to Man Part IV”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Only Human: From God to Man Part IV"

    Hebrews 2:16-18

  • Feb 10, 2019Hebrews 2:1-4 – “Drifting Away”
    Feb 10, 2019
    Hebrews 2:1-4 – “Drifting Away”
    Series: Hebrews

    "Drifting Away"

    Hebrews 2:1-4

  • Feb 3, 2019Matthew 25:31-46 – “Sheep & Goats”
    Feb 3, 2019
    Matthew 25:31-46 – “Sheep & Goats”
    Series: Parables

    "Sheep & Goats"


  • Jan 6, 2019Hebrews 1:1-2 – “God Speaks”
    Jan 6, 2019
    Hebrews 1:1-2 – “God Speaks”
    Series: Hebrews

    "God Speaks"

    Hebrews 1:1-2

  • Dec 16, 2018John 20:30-31 – “The Highlights”
    Dec 16, 2018
    John 20:30-31 – “The Highlights”

    "The Highlights"

    John 20:30-31

  • Dec 9, 2018John 20:19-29 – “Dangerous Ideas”
    Dec 9, 2018
    John 20:19-29 – “Dangerous Ideas”

    "Dangerous Ideas"

    John 20:19-29

  • Dec 2, 2018John 20:1-18 – “Suspension of Disbelief”
    Dec 2, 2018
    John 20:1-18 – “Suspension of Disbelief”

    "Suspension of Disbelief"

    John 20:1-18

  • Nov 25, 2018John 19:17-42 – “All According To Plan”
    Nov 25, 2018
    John 19:17-42 – “All According To Plan”

    "All According To Plan"

    John 19:17-42

  • Nov 18, 2018John 19:1-16 – “Between The Rock & A Hard Place”
    Nov 18, 2018
    John 19:1-16 – “Between The Rock & A Hard Place”

    "Between The Rock & A Hard Place"

    John 19:1-16

  • Oct 28, 2018John 18:12-27 – “Destined to Fail”
    Oct 28, 2018
    John 18:12-27 – “Destined to Fail”

    Destined to Fail

    John 18:12-27

  • Oct 21, 2018John 18:1-11 – “Church Hurts”
    Oct 21, 2018
    John 18:1-11 – “Church Hurts”

    "Church Hurts"

    John 18:1-11

  • Oct 14, 2018John 17:20-26 – “Unity”
    Oct 14, 2018
    John 17:20-26 – “Unity”
    John 17:20-26
    A message that focuses on the ultimate desire of Christ for the church.  A pray for unity.
  • Oct 7, 2018John 17:6-19 – “Guarded”
    Oct 7, 2018
    John 17:6-19 – “Guarded”


    John 17:6-19

  • Sep 16, 2018John 16:16-32 – “Abandoned and Alone”
    Sep 16, 2018
    John 16:16-32 – “Abandoned and Alone”

    "Abandoned and Alone"

    John 16:16-32

  • Sep 9, 2018John 16:1-15 – “Heads Up”
    Sep 9, 2018
    John 16:1-15 – “Heads Up”

    "Heads Up"

    John 16:1-15

  • Sep 2, 2018John 15:8-27 – “Chain Reaction”
    Sep 2, 2018
    John 15:8-27 – “Chain Reaction”

    "Chain Reaction"

    John 15:8-27

  • Aug 26, 2018John 15:1-8 – “God Works”
    Aug 26, 2018
    John 15:1-8 – “God Works”

    "God Works"

    John 15:1-8

  • Aug 19, 2018John 14:18-31 – “Wait For It”
    Aug 19, 2018
    John 14:18-31 – “Wait For It”

    "Wait For It"

    John 14:18-31

  • Aug 12, 2018John 14:12-17 – “What Is That Supposed To Mean?”
    Aug 12, 2018
    John 14:12-17 – “What Is That Supposed To Mean?”

    "What is That Supposed to Mean?

    John 14:12-17

  • Aug 5, 2018John 14:1-11 – “Lazy River: Drifting Away From God”
    Aug 5, 2018
    John 14:1-11 – “Lazy River: Drifting Away From God”

    "Lazy River"

    John 14:1-11

  • Jul 22, 2018John 13:1-20 – “Gonna Have to Trust Me”
    Jul 22, 2018
    John 13:1-20 – “Gonna Have to Trust Me”

    "Gonna Have to Trust Me"

    John 13:1-20

  • Jun 17, 2018John 12:12-19 – “Whose Side Are You On?”
    Jun 17, 2018
    John 12:12-19 – “Whose Side Are You On?”

    "Whose Side Are You On?"

    John 12:12-19

  • Jun 3, 2018John 12:1-11 – “Wasted”
    Jun 3, 2018
    John 12:1-11 – “Wasted”


    John 12:1-11

  • May 27, 2018John 11:45-57 “Facing Your Shadow”
    May 27, 2018
    John 11:45-57 “Facing Your Shadow”

    "Facing Your Shadow"

    John 11:45-57

  • May 20, 2018John 11:1-44 – “Here Lies Death”
    May 20, 2018
    John 11:1-44 – “Here Lies Death”

    "Here Lies Death"

    John 11:1-44

  • May 13, 2018John 10:22-42 – “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”
    May 13, 2018
    John 10:22-42 – “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”

    "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"

    John 10:22-42

  • May 6, 2018John 10:1-21 – “Sheep, Wolves, Snakes & Doves”
    May 6, 2018
    John 10:1-21 – “Sheep, Wolves, Snakes & Doves”

    John 10:1-21

  • Mar 25, 2018John 9:39-41 – “Bitter Irony”
    Mar 25, 2018
    John 9:39-41 – “Bitter Irony”

    "Bitter Irony"

    John 9:39-41

  • Mar 18, 2018John 9:4-38 – “Simple Defense”
    Mar 18, 2018
    John 9:4-38 – “Simple Defense”

    "Simple Defense"

    John 9:4-38

  • Mar 11, 2018John 9:1-4 – “Fork in the Road”
    Mar 11, 2018
    John 9:1-4 – “Fork in the Road”

    "Fork in the Road"

    John 9:1-4

  • Mar 4, 2018John 8:48-59 “Glory Hound”
    Mar 4, 2018
    John 8:48-59 “Glory Hound”

    "Glory Hound"

    John 8:48-59

  • Feb 25, 2018John 8:31-47 – “Like Father, Like Son”
    Feb 25, 2018
    John 8:31-47 – “Like Father, Like Son”

    “Like Father, Like Son”

    John 8:31-47

    1. Introduction: Have you ever wanted to put yourself up for adoption?
      1. Sometimes we wish we could belong to a different family
      2. Everyone’s family has problems, even if we can’t see them
      3. It’s a chilling reality when we discover that we really are our parent’s children
    2. You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family
      1. The Jews who believed in Jesus had superficial faith
      2. Saying you belong to a family doesn’t necessarily make it true
      3. Jesus’ teachings are the key to truth and the truth sets us free
    3. The saying, “Like Father, Like Son” is true
      1. We are greatly influenced by our parents
      2. Children emulate their parent’s behavior
      3. When you belong to God’s family, you will recognize his voice
    4. Blood is thicker than water
      1. Usually when we say this, we mean that family ties are stronger than friendship, but in truth, that’s not the original message behind this statement
      2. God is willing to start the adoption process us
      3. When we belong to the family of God, we will emulate our Father
    5. Conclusion: Jesus invites everyone to do a paternity test
      1. Jesus asked, “Can you prove me guilty of sin?”
      2. The Grace of God allows us to ask the same question and hold each other accountable
      3. Our desire should be to let others see God in us
  • Feb 18, 2018John 8:12-30 – “How to Spot A Con Artist”
    Feb 18, 2018
    John 8:12-30 – “How to Spot A Con Artist”

    “How to Spot a Con Artist”

    John 8:12-30

    1. Introduction: Have you ever been “conned”?
      1. Most people have encountered a slick salesman, a fast-talking promoter, or someone with a pathetic sob story
      2. When cheated, we feel foolish that we didn’t spot the con
      3. Many people believe Jesus was nothing more than a con man
    2. Con Artists Typically Push Products We’ve Never Heard Of
      1. Con men only present products that we’re ignorant of
      2. Jesus presented a concept that the people were familiar with
      3. The Jewish leaders kept people in the dark
    3. Con Artists Want Trust Without Verification
      1. Con Artists are never who they claim to be
      2. Jesus stayed in step with the Father
      3. Jesus offered verification for his identity, but the Pharisees refused to verify his claim
    4. Con Artists Capitalize off of Impulsive Decisions & Never Sacrifice Anything of Their Own
      1. Con Artists generally manipulate using time limits against people, but never sacrifice anything of themselves
      2. If Jesus was a Con Artist, why would he go to the cross?
      3. We must be careful not to fall for the real con
    5. Conclusion: The Real Con leads us to believe That We Don’t Need Christ
      1. We can’t play the comparison game
      2. We must all recognize our need for Christ
      3. If we fail to recognize our own sinfulness and surrender our lives over to Christ, we have fallen for the biggest con of all time
  • Feb 11, 2018John 8:1-11 – “Completely Exposed”
    Feb 11, 2018
    John 8:1-11 – “Completely Exposed”

    “Completely Exposed”

    John 8:1-11

    1. Introduction: Have you ever had your sin exposed?
      1. Nobody enjoys having their sins exposed
      2. When we feel like we’ve been sinned against, we want justice
      3. The passage we will study is often a passage used out of context to defend ourselves when we feel exposed
    2. God’s Law Exposes Our Sin
      1. Many people have used this passage to suggest that sinning should be excused
      2. It wasn’t the Pharisees that identified sin, but God’s Law
      3. The Pharisees did what God’s law required, but not because they were interested in justice
    3. God’s Law Condemns Us All
      1. What did Jesus Write in the Dirt?
      2. Jesus answered without breaking God’s Law
      3. God’s Law must not be ignored or excused away
    4. God’s Law, When Broken, Demands Punishment
      1. Jesus told these men that this woman should be put to death
      2. Jesus was the only one who could have carried out the execution, but he wasn’t interested in throwing stones
      3. Jesus came that we might be given a clean slate
    5. Conclusion: Because Jesus Went to the Cross, We Can Stand Completely Exposed Before God Without Fear of Condemnation
      1. Jesus Gave up his life as a sin offering for the offenses we have committed against God and others
      2. God does not take pleasure in punishing our sin
      3. If God doesn’t take pleasure in punishing our sin, maybe we shouldn’t take pleasure when others are punished
  • Feb 4, 2018John 7:32-52 – “Just Give Me A Reason”
    Feb 4, 2018
    John 7:32-52 – “Just Give Me A Reason”

    “Just Give Me A Reason”

    John 7:32-52

    1. Introduction: Have you ever looked for a reason to dislike someone?
      1. Sometimes we make our minds up and look for the reasons later
      2. Have you ever been on the opposite side?
      3. Sometimes we do this with God
    2. Sometimes we make our minds up for reasons we’d be ashamed to admit
      1. Jesus refused to play for the “right team”
      2. So, the Jewish leaders refused him as the Messiah
      3. Because the Leaders rejected Jesus, the people who looked to them as a spiritual authority were led astray
    3. When we condemn others, it should show we’re lacking
      1. The last day of the festival was the greatest celebration
      2. Spiritual thirst cannot be quenched by worldly things
      3. Jesus offers living water & in him we will never thirst
    4. Everything hidden will come to light
      1. The Pharisees scrambled to stay on the side of righteousness but failed because of their own selfish motives
      2. The invitation was for them too
      3. When Jesus speaks, our walls break down
    5. Conclusion: Jesus gives us reason to love
      1. For eternal life
      2. For abundant life
      3. If you really need a reason, you should allow Jesus to speak
  • Jan 21, 2018John 7:10-31 – “All Bent Out of Shape”
    Jan 21, 2018
    John 7:10-31 – “All Bent Out of Shape”

    “All Bent Out of Shape”

    John 7:10-31

    1. Introduction: What would it take for you to get all bent out of shape?
      1. When do you get offended?
      2. When have you offended others?
      3. The modern church is careful not to offend others
    2. Jesus was offensive
      1. Nothing is more offensive than the truth
      2. Jesus spoke the truth because he kept the law (Jesus didn’t act superior, he is superior)
      3. Jesus offended to heal, not to destroy
    3. When we’re offended our spiritual maturity is revealed
      1. Just because you’ve been in church for a long time, it does not mean you are Godly
      2. Jesus shows us the inconsistencies in our life
      3. We must learn to make right judgments
    4. When we’re all bent out of shape, God can straighten us out
      1. God offends us for growth
      2. You have freedom to fly off the handle when you get all bent out of shape
      3. Self-Control is a sign of Spiritual Maturity
    5. Conclusion: Jesus offends because he loves us
      1. We must speak the truth in love
      2. We must look for the love in truth
      3. Fire burns off impurity
  • Jan 14, 2018John 7:1-9 – “The Divine Timetable”
    Jan 14, 2018
    John 7:1-9 – “The Divine Timetable”

    “The Divine Timetable”

    John 7:1-9

    1. Introduction: Have you ever experienced a time when your plans don’t line up with God’s plans?
      1. God has a plan
      2. We can’t change it
      3. How can we make sure we are never disappointed again?
    2. This world tells us to go after what we want
      1. This is evidenced in scripture with Jesus’ brothers
      2. When we act impulsively (according to our timetable), we almost always regret it
      3. How can we know when the timing is right?
    3. Jesus didn’t ask, “What do I want?”, but, “Father, what do you want?”
      1. Jesus lived on a different time table than his brothers
      2. God brought Jesus into the world at the perfect time
      3. Because Jesus was focused on God’s watch, he was able to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit
    4. God will show us his plan when we abandon ours
      1. We must learn to say “Not my will, but thy will be done.”
      2. The smaller times of sacrifice lead to the big ones
      3. Jesus didn’t serve two masters
    5. God’s timing is always perfect because his plan is perfect
      1. It’s difficult for us to trust him because we think we know what good is
      2. God doesn’t want us to have what is good or better, but what is best
      3. The only things we have that are truly good are “of God”
  • Jan 7, 2018John 6:41-71 – “Come to Your Senses!”
    Jan 7, 2018
    John 6:41-71 – “Come to Your Senses!”

    “Come to Your Senses!”

    John 6:41-71

    1. Introduction: Have you ever had to sit and watch someone do something foolish and thought, “Oh no! Come to your senses!”
      1. This can happen with others
      2. This can happen in scripture
      3. Does it happen to us?
    2. Our minds can only take us so far before we will hit a barrier of our own understanding
      1. We cannot understand the things of the Spirit on our own
      2. The Jews didn’t understand how Jesus was from heaven, nor did they understand how they were supposed to eat of his flesh to have life
      3. Jesus doesn’t try to explain it to their senses
    3. Sometimes we have to surrender & trust God even when we don’t understand
      1. Without turning over our understanding, we’re only left with one option, and that is to leave
      2. Many of Jesus’ disciples turned away because they were at a crossroads of losing their understanding
      3. When we hold onto understanding, we will reach a point when we can’t follow God any longer
    4. Once we surrender, Jesus takes us to greater understanding
      1. The 12 surrendered over their understanding to Jesus even when he taught them something they didn’t like
      2. Because they had nowhere else to go, and stayed as a result, God gave them greater understanding of his statement and even his plan of salvation through Passover
    5. Conclusion: Heaven is watching us!
      1. We must fix our eyes on Christ
  • Dec 24, 2017“Love in Advent” – 1 John 4:7-12
    Dec 24, 2017
    “Love in Advent” – 1 John 4:7-12
    Series: Advent 2017

    “Love in Advent”

    1 John 4:7-12

    1. Introduction: When you pack for a Christmas trip, what do you choose to take with you?
      1. Most of the time we focus on the essentials, but sometimes we pack things to take with us that we shouldn’t
      2. The Apostle John wrote 1 John to 2nd and 3rd generation Christians who had a lot of baggage from their upbringing
      3. We tend to carry baggage from our experience
    2. Sometimes we pack the wrong things and carry around unnecessary baggage
      1. The early church had adopted several false doctrines they needed to abandon
      2. When we carry unnecessary baggage, we limit what we can pick up
      3. We can discover what we don’t need by focusing on that which we do
    3. Sometimes we don’t pack enough of the right things
      1. The church had love because they had God, however they didn’t have enough love because it didn’t affect the way they interacted with each other (So how should we love?)
      2. Love is displayed by sacrifice
      3. Because God sacrificed for us, we can sacrifice for others
    4. Sometimes we pack the right things in the wrong way
      1. There’s a right way to pack the right cargo
      2. Doctrine is certainly important but we must be looking at our doctrine through the lens of love
      3. If our doctrine doesn’t point us to love, it is the wrong doctrine
    5. Conclusion: When we have God, we have love!
      1. We have to lean into love, when we do, God will show us the things in our lives that are unloving
      2. In order to love, we can’t keep a safe distance from others because God didn’t give us that example
      3. So, do we really want God and the love He brings or do we want to continue to carry around unnecessary luggage?