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Oct 6, 2019
Rise Up – Victory In Transition – If I Were Your New Pastor
We're in transtion and the pastor will soon be handing off the batton of leadership. In this sermon we get a view from pastor's perspective of what the new pastor needs from us to work into their new job. In many cases the new pastor is also working through all other aspects of their move to a new area, dealing with schools, doctors, new home, etc. We need to do all we can to help them in this transition. They need our support, prayer, and encouragement.
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  • Oct 6, 2019Rise Up – Victory In Transition – If I Were Your New Pastor
    Oct 6, 2019
    Rise Up – Victory In Transition – If I Were Your New Pastor
    We're in transtion and the pastor will soon be handing off the batton of leadership. In this sermon we get a view from pastor's perspective of what the new pastor needs from us to work into their new job. In many cases the new pastor is also working through all other aspects of their move to a new area, dealing with schools, doctors, new home, etc. We need to do all we can to help them in this transition. They need our support, prayer, and encouragement.
  • Sep 29, 2019Rise Up! Victory in Transition – How to Love Your Pastor
    Sep 29, 2019
    Rise Up! Victory in Transition – How to Love Your Pastor
    The Pastor is tasked to lead the church in all it does. This role is more challenging than one can imagine unless you have been one or are one. We, the church, are called to love our Pastor and to support them. In this sermon, as we approach our transition to a new Pastor, Pastor Tom shares why we should support and love our Pastor, the best ways to support our Pastor, and how this benefits you as a member of the Pastor's congregation. With our strong support, the Pastor will be stronger and better. God's support of a pastor includes us being His hands and feet.
  • Sep 22, 2019Rise Up! Victory In Transition – Attitudes That Bring Victory
    Sep 22, 2019
    Rise Up! Victory In Transition – Attitudes That Bring Victory
    Pastor Tom shares the need for unity and spiritual maturity as we go through transition of our Pastoral leadership. The message, adapted from a series by Rev. Gene Roncone, emphasizes that our pastors are temporary and our focus has to stay focused on Jesus. In I Cor., Paul speaks to the church in Corinth, telling them not to quarrel about who is the best of the men they follow. Paul tells them to focus on the spiritual and not be caught up in the flesh. Cease the pride and selfishness. Surrender to God's will. God is the source and Pastors are the conduit.
     
    Based on scripture I Cor. 1:10-13 and I Cor. 3:1-9
     
    Other supporting scripture:
        James 4:1-3
        Phil. 2:3-5
     
  • Sep 15, 2019Going Up?
    Sep 15, 2019
    Going Up?
    Series: Sermons 2019
    When you get warnings, you respond to them. Fire alarms you exit the building, hurricane warnings you evacuate, and there are more. There are also warnings in the Bible, and Pastor Tom shares from Thessalonians about the "Second Coming Prophecy" and the importance of this warning and how we should respond to it.
     
    Based from scripture I Thes. 4:13-18
     
    Additional scripture cited:
      Heb. 9:27
      I Cor. 15:5-8;20-22;42-44
      Mat. 24:39-41
      I Cor. 15:51-53
      Mat. 25:11-13;14:48-51
      I John 3:2-3
      Acts 1:7
      Mark 13:32-37
  • Sep 8, 2019In This Together
    Sep 8, 2019
    In This Together
    Series: Sermons 2019
    Based on scripture - Joshua 24:14-24 There are priorities for serving the Lord with your family. First: recognize all of God’s provision. You didn’t get here all by yourself. Everything we have, are, ever will be, is from the Lord. Second: choose god above all else. Idols (diversions) steal our attention and are whatever takes our primary attention off of Jesus. And in serving the Lord, we are called to always take someone with you. Christianity is meant to be lived with others. Third: go all in. Don’t just sit there, do something. No turning back. It’s all or nothing, you can’t serve God and the world.   Other supporting / reference scripture:
       Romans 12:1
       Hebrews 10;24-25
       James 1:22-25
       Luke 14:27, 33
       Luke 9:61-62
  • Aug 25, 2019Are You Linked In
    Aug 25, 2019
    Are You Linked In
    When we start in our Christianity, it start with the ABC's, fundamental to us just like we started with in Elementary School. Our Christianity ABC begins with "A" for "Admitting you're a sinner", "B" where we grow to "Believe Jesus died on the cross for our sin", and finally "C" when we "Confess Jesus as Savior and the new boss for my life". For all this we need Faith. Faith is our link to God. It gives us a true link to reality, a clear link to recorded history, and a link to contemporary relevance. Faith still works, and with it we believe God and we do what He says. Source Scripture Hebrews 11:1-6 Other reference scripture John 1:14,18 Rom. 1:20 I Cor. 13:11 Heb. 4:16 Heb. 10:22
  • Aug 18, 2019Next Steps
    Aug 18, 2019
    Next Steps
    Paul writes to the Philippians about obedience and working out their salvation. This is sanctification - the next steps after we have been saved. Each day we become stronger, by working out spiritually thru prayer, reading our Bible, regular worship attendance and fellowship with other Christians. This is the encouragement Paul gives to the Philippians that carries thru today. We should, and we must! Scripture basis from Phil. 2:12-18 Other scripture cited: Phil. 1:6-7 Eph. 2:8-9 Rom. 6:11-12 I Thes. 4:3 Phil. 2:3-4 II Cor. 5:10 Rom. 8:29-30
  • Aug 11, 2019Tell a Friend
    Aug 11, 2019
    Tell a Friend
    Pastor Tom encourages us to tell a friend about Jesus and your own story about how you know him, how He has impacted you, and what He means to you. In John 1:35-49 the scripture tells how John and other disciples told others about Jesus and pointed them to Him as the Messiah, son of God and the King - our Savior. And we have been instructed by Jesus himself to do the same. Make Jesus Known!
     
    John 1:35-49
    John 1:29
    John 3:30
  • Aug 4, 2019Christmas in August?
    Aug 4, 2019
    Christmas in August?
    Christmas in August? The Good News associated with Christmas is good news in August too! It IS good news EVERY day, and news that everyone needs to hear just like the shepherds heard from the angels in their fields way back in that Christmas story. This story has to be told, and WE need to tell it, to the one on your right, the one on your left, morning, noon, and night!
    MAKE JESUS KNOWN
  • Jul 28, 2019The Gifted Program
    Jul 28, 2019
    The Gifted Program
    Romans 12:1-8
    "Having then gifts deferring according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them..."
    Get into the Gifted Program! God has given us each Spiritual Gifts to help others to get closer to Him. It's not a question of IF you have gifts as a Christian but what those gifts are. Each of us are different. Find ways to learn more of what yours are, and as commanded, use them to expand and strengthen the Kingdom. It is not optional and using them will bring you joy.
     
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