Aug 16, 2020
Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
Series: (All)
The Call of Holiness
1 Peter 1: 13-16
 
Prepare your minds for Action
Stop Sinning
Be Holy
Serve the Lord
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  • Aug 16, 2020Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Aug 16, 2020
    Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Series: (All)
    The Call of Holiness
    1 Peter 1: 13-16
     
    Prepare your minds for Action
    Stop Sinning
    Be Holy
    Serve the Lord
  • Aug 16, 2020Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Aug 16, 2020
    Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Series: (All)
    What do you think about?
     
    Where do your thoughts come from?
    Are you responsible for what you think about?
    Can you control/change what you think about?
    Does it matter what you think about?
    Does it matter (all of the time) what you think about?
     
    Philippians 4:8
    Greek: Logizomai
     
    Think - King James, NIV
    Dwell NASB , Holman (literally – Ponder these Things)
    Meditate – New King James
     
    Whatever is:
    True
    Honorable
    Right
    Pure
    Lovely
    of Good Repute
    Any Excellence
    Anything Worthy of Praise
     
    Examining your Thinking
    Ask, "Specifically what am I thinking?"
    Compare those thoughts to the criteria of Phil. 4:8
    Confess thoughts that violate Phil. 4:8
    Ask, "What should I be thinking?"
    Ask, "What should I be doing?"
    Ask, "What are my responsibilities today?"
  • Jul 19, 2020Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
    Jul 19, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
    Series: (All)
    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
     
    1 Peter 1
     
    Five God-given Thought Paradigms
     
    1. Gospel foundational thinking
    2. Biblically disciplined thinking
    3. Apocalyptic, hope-filled thinking
    4. Not old, but new creation thinking
    5. ‘Imitating Father’ thinking
  • Apr 19, 2020Carl Helmuth – A Final Preparation
    Apr 19, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – A Final Preparation
    Series: (All)
    A Final Preparation
    John 15
    18 If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.
    19 If you were of the world, it would love you as its own.
    Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.
     
    The world is not your friend
    -because you are not of the world
    -because it was not Jesus’ friend…we should expect persecution
    -because we expose their sin
    -because of the “TRUTH” barrier
    -but we are Christ’s ambassadors to the people of the world
     
    The world that is not your friend…
    is also inside the Church
     
    Four Overall Takeaways
    -I would urge us to accept that hatred and persecution from the world is normal for believers
    -I would urge us to recognize that our flesh loves the things of the world and we must battle that
    -I would urge us to always beware of the world’s messaging – real truth is from God’s kingdom
    -I would urge us to grow in our love for one another
  • Apr 12, 2020Carl Helmuth – Easter
    Apr 12, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Easter
    Series: (All)
  • Apr 5, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Goodness of God
    Apr 5, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Goodness of God
    Series: (All)
    The Goodness of God
    He has given us life – real life
    - eternal life
    - eternal life serving with Christ
    - life with every blessing in the heavenlies
    - life with an eternal purpose of glorifying and enjoying God forever
     
    He sovereignly controls all things
    - He is involved in every tiny aspect of His creation and watches over it
    - He feeds and cares for even His smallest creatures
    - He has committed His highest love for His Son and those He redeemed
     
    He knows everything there is to know about us
    - He knows our thoughts and our next word even before it is spoken
    - He has set the number of our days
    - He will not allow us to die one minute before we have fulfilled His purpose for us here
    - He has purchased us with His own blood
     
    His provision is superior to our efforts
    - He knows what we need better than we do
    - He knows His purpose for us
    - His providence is constant around us
    - His ways are inscrutable
    - He has promised to work all things for our good and for His glory
     
    He is our Father who has chosen to adopt us
    - He has called us out of the darkness that the whole world is in
    - He has rescued us from their empty pursuits
    - He has called us to a higher purpose and promised to provide our temporal needs
    - He has promised to withhold no good thing
     
    He is our Father who has given us a kingdom
    - He has given all power and authority and dominion to His Son, the King
    - He has made us coheirs with Christ
    - He has given each of us a heavenly account where we can lay treasures even now
    - Suffering for Him here is treasure above
  • Mar 29, 2020Carl Helmuth – How to Trust a Sovereign God
    Mar 29, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – How to Trust a Sovereign God
    Series: (All)
    How does one trust a sovereign God?
    How does one trust a sovereign God when He brings trials?
     
    When it comes to trusting God, there are two things we must know:
    Who We are
    Who God is
     
    The first thing to know in trusting God is that trusting myself is foolish
    The first thing to do in trusting God is to STOP TRUSTING myself
  • Mar 22, 2020Carl Helmuth – A Biblical View of Our Present Day
    Mar 22, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – A Biblical View of Our Present Day
    Series: (All)
    Who/what caused this?
    God is sovereign and He did send the coronavirus
    1. All scriptures (except one) that speak of pestilence, state explicitly that God caused it
    2. God claims that He is the One who brings calamity
    3. God is in control of our life, health and death
    4. God is sovereign and is in complete control
     
    Why is this happening?
    Five Reasons Why God Would Bring About The Coronavirus
    1. To bring glory to Himself
    2. To accomplish His eternal purposes
    3. To cause men to fear Him
    4. As a judgement on sin
    5. To purify His Church
     
    What is our response?
    - Repent for sin and seek mercy
    - Humbly petition the Lord in prayer (with thanksgiving)
    - Use this time to grow in your faith
    - Use this time to love and serve each other
    - Offer hope to a hopeless world (with the gospel message)
    - Trust in a SOVEREIGN GOD who loves you
     
  • Mar 15, 2020Kevin Distelhorst – What Do You Worship?
    Mar 15, 2020
    Kevin Distelhorst – What Do You Worship?
    Series: (All)
    Beware – Idols of the heart
    James 4:1-10
     
    Where do idols of the heart come from?
    Do you want to have idols in your heart?
    Understanding the Heart (biblically)
    How do We Identify our Idols/Ruling Desires?
    How does the Gospel equip us to destroy idols?
  • Jan 5, 2020Carl Helmuth – Conditioning 2020
    Jan 5, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Conditioning 2020
    Series: (All)
    Four Realities That Disciples Want To Ignore But Can’t If They Are Truly Following Christ (BCITATFC)
     
    • Truly following Christ will cause people to hate you
    • Truly following Christ will bring division
    • Truly following Christ will test your love allegiance
    • Truly following Christ will cause you to selflessly and sacrificially love like Christ
  • Dec 22, 2019Carl Helmuth – Christmas
    Dec 22, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas
    Series: (All)
  • Nov 10, 2019Carl Helmuth – Our Faith is Verbal Not Visual
    Nov 10, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Our Faith is Verbal Not Visual
    Series: (All)
    Our Faith Must Be Built On…Hearing and Not Seeing
     
    We worship a God who speaks Not One who is seen
    Therefore, our faith is based on hearing Not on seeing
     
    We worship a God who has done all that
    is needed to satisfy His own requirements
     
    Therefore, our faith is based on knowing Him and all He has done
    Not on anything we do
     
    Our “doing” is the fruit of our faith Not the “root” of it
     
  • Nov 3, 2019Tim Strawn – Matthew 6
    Nov 3, 2019
    Tim Strawn – Matthew 6
    Series: (All)
    Matthew 6
     
    9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven,
    Hallowed be Your name.
    10 Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done
    On earth as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.
    12 And forgive us our debts,
    As we forgive our debtors.
    13 And do not lead us into temptation,
    But deliver us from the evil one.
    For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
  • Oct 27, 2019Carl Helmuth – Tax Collector’s Guide to Kingdom Life
    Oct 27, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Tax Collector’s Guide to Kingdom Life
    Series: (All)
    Tax Collector's Guide to Kingdom Life Is the tax collector’s posture just the gateway to justification? …or is it also the pathway that is walked daily in sanctification?
  • Oct 20, 2019Carl Helmuth – The Wrath of God
    Oct 20, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – The Wrath of God
    Series: (All)
    The Wrath of God
     
    • In Christ, we have a shelter from the wrath of God
    • The battle for truth is the most important battle before you
    • There is a built-in pull toward sin and evil From which God’s mercy keeps me And I must fight against every day
    • We must pray for, and speak the truth in love to the world’s people While not being influenced by the world
  • Aug 11, 2019Preston Martin – As We Forgive Our Debtors
    Aug 11, 2019
    Preston Martin – As We Forgive Our Debtors
    Series: (All)
    As We Forgive Our Debtors
     
     
    What Is Forgiveness?
    • Resist thoughts of revenge
    • Don’t seek to do them mischief
    • Wish well to them
    • Grieve at their calamities
    • Pray for them
    • Seek reconciliation with them
    • Be always willing to come to their relief
  • Jun 2, 2019Terry Major – Living Life with Glorious Purpose
    Jun 2, 2019
    Terry Major – Living Life with Glorious Purpose
    Series: (All)
    Living Life with Glorious Purpose
     
    Three Perspectives needed for this glorious living: God is the -
     
    • Source of life – for from Him
    • Cause of life – and through Him
    • Purpose for life – and to Him
    are all things; to Him be the glory forever. Amen.
  • Apr 21, 2019Carl Helmuth – Easter
    Apr 21, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Easter
    Series: (All)
    Imagine… There’s no Resurrection
    • Then not even Christ has been raised
    • The Scriptures are worthless
    • Our faith is worthless (we are wasting our time)
    • The Apostles are liars (and fools)
    • We are still in our sins (and stand condemned)
    • Our loved ones who have died are gone forever
    • We believers are the most pitiful people of all
    Imagine… There’s a Resurrection
    • Then Christ has been raised
    • The Scriptures are priceless
    • Our faith is priceless (we are using our time wisely)
    • The Apostles are foundational
    • We stand uncondemned (our sins forgiven)
    • We will see our loved ones who have died again
    • We believers are the firstfruits of God’s future creation
  • Apr 14, 2019Kevin Distelhorst – How do you Speak?
    Apr 14, 2019
    Kevin Distelhorst – How do you Speak?
    Series: (All)
    How do you Speak?
     
    4 Rules of Biblical Communication
    Ephesians 4:25-32
     
    1. Be Honest!
    2. Keep Current!
    3. Attack the Problem (not the Person)!
    4. Act! (Don’t react)
  • Feb 17, 2019Kevin Distelhorst – How Do You Walk?
    Feb 17, 2019
    Kevin Distelhorst – How Do You Walk?
    Series: (All)
    How do you walk? - Walk in a Manner Worthy Ephesians 4-6
     
    • How do you walk when others are watching?
    • How do you walk when no one is watching?
    • How do you walk when things are going well?
    • How do you walk when life is hard, or bad things happen?