Sermons

April 5, 2020
A Very Cloudy Day (Video) 
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Job 3:1-26

When we plug our point of view into the unlimited access of social media, we suddenly have numerous platforms to share with anyone who drops by. Unfortunately, there often exists a serious flaw since it attempts to make sense of life solely by what is experienced. After all, are we not to rely upon our senses of touch, smell, hear, see and taste?

Pastor Jim

 
March 29, 2020
A Bud or a Dud? (Video) 
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Job 2:11-13

True friends are those who enter when the whole world exits.  Who would consider you a genuine friend?  Do you stick closer than a brother to others?

Pastor Jim

 
March 22, 2020
When Life Seems Upside Down (Video)
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Job 2:1-10

Life happens and when it does, sometimes the one thing out of your control seems to exercise the ultimate control over you. Many simply want to be in control. It makes life easier for us, so we think. After all, our way is the best way, right?

Pastor Jim

March 15, 2020
A Day Unlike Any Other
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Job 1:6-22

Life is not always what it appears nor does it always stay in the same condition. Life happens so the pieces continually shift. None of us live in a vacuum but in changing circumstances with differing individuals and diverse opinions.

Pastor Jim

March 8, 2020
I'd Like to Introduce You To...
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Job 1:1-5

We can easily become creatures of habit as we go through the motions of life. The same can be true with the Bible. We need to be ever so careful of approaching scripture robotically or mechanically or with our mind already convinced of what it says before we even read what it says.

Pastor Jim

 
March 1, 2020
Look Closer (Part 2)
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Job

We can easily become creatures of habit as we go through the motions of life. The same can be true with the Bible. We need to be ever so careful of approaching scripture robotically or mechanically or with our mind already convinced of what it says before we even read what it says.

Pastor Jim

February 23, 2020
Look Closer (Part 1)
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Job

Located just before the well-known Psalms, this Book and the main character tend to attract much attention from believers. The saga he endures and the great trial that afflicts him grabs our attention and tugs at our emotions. Justice and injustice ricochet in our minds as we attempt to make some sense of the horrific ordeal which captures Job in the opening verses before the curtain barely rises and we’ve scarcely had time to find a seat.

Pastor Jim

August 2, 2020
Faith vs Fear
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Numbers 13:1-3, 25-33

This week Josiah Finneran preaches from various places in scripture on Faith vs. Fear.  Fear can overwhelm, distract and control if it is not submitted to the Lord.  However, remember Proverbs teaches us fear of the Lord is wisdom.  Fear of the Lord requires submitting in faith. 

Josiah Finneran
July 26, 2020
That Dark Place
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Job 14:1-22

In our country and even in our world, Covid-19 has quarantined many of us for several months.  That is but a small sample size of what the devil does as he takes this distress with death to detain people for the duration of their lifetime in bondage (Hebrews 2:15).  It becomes a lifelong death sentence for many in our world today.  What are the signs of someone caught up in this fear?

Pastor Jim
July 19, 2020
The Book of Books
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Job 13:1-28

This week, Pastor continues the study of Job in chapter 13.  We have a God who, through His Word, authentically engages with us.  He doesn’t hide the condition of the hearts of men from men.  Instead, He uses them for His Glory; and He sent us a Savior.  Job’s transparent speech in chapter 13 reminds us that we are real people living in a real world. 

Pastor Jim
July 12, 2020
In God We Trust
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Job 12:1-25

Most of our lives remain outside the jurisdiction of our human hands.  As much as we desire to keep our thumb on it and our grip around it, it’s not happening.  Consequently, worry and fear may fill our hearts as the unknowns and uncertainties pile up in our mind.  So what do we do?  Where do we turn?  Always and only in one direction: To the Lord.  He remains the lone constant in a nation of oscillation.

Pastor Jim
July 5, 2020
On Second Thought
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Job 11:1-20

This week we continue in our study of Job looking at chapter 11.  Another of Job’s friends gives an attempt of comfort towards Job in his suffering.  While he misses the mark for Job’s present suffering, there is still much to learn from his counsel. 

Pastor Jim
June 28, 2020
Noticing What Matters
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Job 10:1-22

It is important that with our temporal understanding we not develop a hopeless perspective of our lives as children of God. Job says to the Father in chapter 10 “I know that this was your purpose”, but his perspective of this “purpose” is limited to his humanly understanding... his finite, not infinite, knowledge.  This week Pastor Jim continues the study of Job in chapter 10. 

Pastor Jim

June 21, 2020
Heavenly Hostility?
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Job 9:1-35

This week Pastor Jim continues his sermon series in Job 9. Anger, grief, pain and suffering can eclipse our view of our good Father. Job gives us a glimpse of a struggling heart forgetting God’s good character. Yet, Christ intercedes for us today in these moments of pain. 

Pastor Jim

June 14, 2020
May I Suggest Something? (Video)
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Genesis 49:1-28

We don’t hear exactly what we think we should be hearing, so we tune it out.  We’ve already made up our mind so we attempt to surround ourselves with those who only want to jump on our bandwagon.  Objectors need not apply, supporters only are welcome!  After all, doesn’t our human nature enjoy being puffed up? 

 

Join Pastor Jim as he explores how the sons of Israel give us good advice on what not to do. 

Pastor Jim

June 7, 2020
A Recipe for Church Growth (Video)
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Acts 2:42:47

Join Jeff Mallow this week as he walks us through Acts 2:42-47 and shows how the first church teaches us how to build our churches.

Jeff Mallow 

May 31, 2020
Everything Seems Wrong! (Video)
Romans 12:14-21

We are shelving Job this week to dig into Romans 12:14-21 in light of the events of our country. 

Pastor Jim

May 24, 2020
The Wrong RSVP (Video)
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Job 8:1-22

No one intentionally and actively sends out invitations addressed to sin for a personal visit, yet in our daily choices and decisions, we actually do.  If we too quickly dismiss or deny or rationalize a sin, we paint the picture that iniquity isn’t a big deal.  Our bar of holiness lowers as our sensitivity to sin diminishes.  It can be true for anyone of us.

Pastor Jim
May 17, 2020
That's Such a Dark Topic (Video)
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Job 7:1-21

As Job faces intense suffering, he begins to slide sideways in his thinking.  Such is often the inevitable consequence of pain and anguish as they distort our perspective and skew our reasoning.  For Job, his situation does not seem to offer a light at the end of the tunnel.

Pastor Jim

May 10, 2020
In and Out of the Nest (Video)
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What a wonderful privilege has been thrust into our hands as parents to multiply and reproduce ourselves in the lives of our children for the sake of the kingdom!  This is a responsibility we must never take lightly for the ramifications are enormous.

Pastor Jim

May 3, 2020
When the Picture Grays (Video)
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Job 6:1-30

The moment Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, sorrow and suffering abruptly introduced themselves to humanity.  This consequence now resides around us and inside us.  It’s uncomfortable and unprofitable.  It’s discouraging and disheartening.  Yet the Bible addresses this reality in a fallen world in order for us to not simply survive, but to thrive in the midst of it. 

Pastor Jim

 
April 26, 2020
Joy in the Journey (Video)
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Job 5:1-27

While every one of us would love to live in utopian-like conditions or Disneyesque surroundings, this is not the planet we reside in. Indeed, problems and pollution and persecution and poverty and pain and peril and yes, pandemic continue. God never promised us a rose garden and even if you do have a rose garden outside, beware of the thorns!

Pastor Jim

 
April 19, 2020
Speak Carefully (Video)
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Job 4:1-21

What’s often overlooked in giving insight to others is not just what is said, but how it is said. We may have something significant and substantial to say, but how we say it makes a difference. Even though our insight may be spot on, how we set the table for that insight to be received will indeed affect the insight to be received! 

Pastor Jim

April 12, 2020
External Evidence (Video)
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Easter Sunday

The resurrection is one of the most undeniable and irrefutable truths of Christianity. Skeptics and antagonizers and cynics have come and gone but none have dispelled this incredible fact of the Bible. Jesus Christ came into this world and He walked right out of that tomb on the third day. When He did, He left something behind!

Pastor Jim

April 10, 2020
Good Friday Message (Video)
Good Friday

"How the worst Friday ever is called good!"

Pastor Jim

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