Pastor Lee - October 13th, 2019
Broken Promises are Lies. Mathew 5:33-37. Apparently, as we see from the Sermon on the Mount, breaking promises is viewed by many as an innocent mistake. However, Jesus made it clear that broken promises are not some benign act. Swearing and taking oaths lightly is lying and thus as much an act of sinfulness as any other.
Pastor Lee - September 29th, 2019
Broken Marriages are Unfaithfulness. Mathew 5:31-32. This Sunday, Pastor Lee looked at divorce through the words of Jesus showing that Jesus is absolutely and unequivocally against divorce. However, Jesus still loves those who are divorced and thus His church should do likewise. God is always for reconciliation and transforms all of us to make broken relationships whole.
Pastor Kenny - September 22nd, 2019
Lustful Fantasies are Affairs. Mathew 5:27-30. Sex is one of the most important topics for all humanity and thankfully God is not shy about the great need for understanding his purpose and warnings about the topic. Here in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus unveils a shocking expectation on the matter. Jesus commands purity from the heart in waging war against lustful thoughts and backs up this demand with the promises of the gospel and the power of God's grace to do for us what we could never do on our own.
Pastor Lee - September 8th, 2019
Christ’s Commandments Regarding Anger Management and Reconciliation. Mathew 5:21-26. We follow along with Pastor Lee as we examine how the previous teaching was insufficient to bring about the heart condition that Christ calls for in regard to hatred and reconciliation toward others. Christ says that anyone who calls another a “fool” will be liable to the fire of hell. A definition of a fool (raca) is someone that was worthless, insignificant, and empty. But we need to also ask the question, who does the world around us call a fool, and do we agree with them by our silence or by our consent.
Pastor Kenny - August 25th, 2019
The Authority of the New Law: Part 2. Mathew 5:19-20. Jesus preempts and answers the question, “Is the command of Christ in opposition to the former commands of the Law?“ Jesus shows that God and His words are unchanged, but the Church is changed. We’ll explore how the Gospel of Christ is the cornerstone foundation for being able to understand all the former commands; and that the apostolic letters point back and attest to the Gospel of Christ. Jesus’ words and commands become the thread that runs throughout scripture, carrying all authority and requiring the upmost of obedience. Those same commands and promises empower the church to walk in the righteousness that exceed what is possible by man alone.
Pastor Kenny - August 18th, 2019
The Authority of the New Law: Part 1. Mathew 5:17-18 addresses the known inadequacies of the Law prior to Jesus Christ. In verses 17 & 18, Jesus clearly addresses the relationship that His covenant has to the Law of Moses — He has come, not to abolish the Law, but to completely fulfill it. He not only transforms the Law, but bears on himself the curse of the Law and redeems us from falling under the penalty of the Law of Moses.
Pastor Lee - August 11th, 2019
Salt and Light. We examine what it means to have the Salt that Christ calls us to exemplify in our own lives, as well as how to protect and enhance our saltiness. We’ll look at Light to see how we are to respond to a world in darkness, along with where and when we should let our Light shine.
Pastor Lee - July 28th, 2019
Combating Unbelief . Our world (including the church) is full of combatants over many worldly things, but the body of Christ needs to be mighty combatants of unbelief. Although faith is a gift of God, there are many things we can do to fight against unbelief. We’ll explore how doing self maintenance on our faith, being encouraged by other believers, and maintaining our initial hope with softened hearts, can be the strongest weapons in the battle against unbelief.
Pastor Kenny - July 21st, 2019
The Mark. When we press forward into the calling of God, we don’t focus on our past, although we are to recognize and be repentant of sin. But instead of focusing merely on our sin, we are called to rejoice because God is glorified in our redemption. Rejoicing reorients our hearts to rely on Jesus and allows us to overcome anxiety by trusting thankfully in Him. We can know and believe that He is capable to do ALL things! As God teaches us to respond in this way, He works to transform our lives and gives us supernatural peace so that we can face suffering with gladness!
Pastor Lee - July 14th, 2019
God’s Stranger Things. We’ve all heard about the stories in the Bible where God works miraculously through intervention or healing. But He is still active in doing those things today. We’ll explore the story of Peter in prison and his miraculous release. We’ll see how, then and now, God’s “Stranger Things” defy man made opposition, reassure and stupefy his followers, and create avenues for amazing testimonies.
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Pastor Kenny - June 30th, 2019
The Great Costs & Greater Rewards. We’ll look at how Jesus juxtaposes the promised rewards with the cost of discipleship. His promises assure that “blissfully happy” are those who follow his commands. Even though the life in Christ is sacrificial, he shows us that life in the Spirit is always filled with joy and that those promises become transformative in our lived by reorienting how we respond to suffering.
Pastor Kenny - June 23rd, 2019
Two Mountains. Two Covenants During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Prepares the church for the New Law. We’ll look at how the Old Law and Covenant was given by God but was known to be inadequate. Even at its outset, Moses anticipated a new covenant. This new covenant shifted from a covenant of conquest to a covenant of clemancy.