Mar 27, 2022
Kevin Distelhorst – Forgiven to Forgiving
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Forgiven to Forgiving
 
What is forgiveness?
Are you forgiven?
Do you have any unforgiveness in your heart? If so …
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  • Mar 27, 2022Kevin Distelhorst – Forgiven to Forgiving
    Mar 27, 2022
    Kevin Distelhorst – Forgiven to Forgiving
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    Forgiven to Forgiving
     
    What is forgiveness?
    Are you forgiven?
    Do you have any unforgiveness in your heart? If so …
  • Jan 16, 2022Carl Helmuth – Receiving the Word
    Jan 16, 2022
    Carl Helmuth – Receiving the Word
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    Receiving the Word
     
    1. We must not think that just because we are God’s people, that we naturally like every doctrine taught in scripture.
     
    2. The only criteria for determining if a doctrine is from truly from God, is...Does scripture teach it?
     
    3. Receiving God’s word...Brings complete healing and wholeness.
  • Jan 2, 2022Carl Helmuth – Seeing by Believing
    Jan 2, 2022
    Carl Helmuth – Seeing by Believing
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    Seeing by Believing
    1. Throughout the Bible, the metaphor of sight/blindness is used for how well one “sees” the things of God.
    2. Sight/blindness is controlled by God.
    3. Though God controls revelation, He commands us to make every effort to receive and believe it.
    4. When we know God’s truth, the same thing happens to us that happened to Elisha’s servant.
     
    Improving Our Sight
    What is your “sight” plan for 2022?
    - Bible reading
      - Bible reading plans
    - Bible study
      - Systematic studies
      - Word studies
    - Books
      - Books
      - Catechisms
      - Writings from other church eras
  • Nov 21, 2021Congregational Sharing & Ezekiel 37
    Nov 21, 2021
    Congregational Sharing & Ezekiel 37
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  • Sep 5, 2021Carl Helmuth – A New Beginning
    Sep 5, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – A New Beginning
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  • Jul 11, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 38 & 32
    Jul 11, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 38 & 32
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    Psalm 38 & 32
    Learning From David About Dealing With Our Sin 1. Sin is serious because it is against God. - it is rebellion against Him personally. - it is falling short of His requirements. - it defiles and corrupts His image in us. - it breaks our fellowship with Him. - it causes eternal separation from God for those who refuse to repent.
     
    2. Sin is serious because it can impact every part of our being/life. - soul (heart, mind, will and emotions) - body (sickness and even death) (1 Cor. 11:30) - conscience - relationships (friends and enemies) For the believer, God intends the sorrow caused by sin to bring us to repentance and reconciliation.
     
    3. Sin is serious because there is only one possible solution...and God had to die to provide it. Blessed is the one: - who owns their sin (and all its results). - who humbly, repentantly, confesses it openly to God. - who entrusts themselves to the mercy of God. - whose righteousness is by faith in Jesus Christ. When we bring people to the cross, we love them. When we give them any other option, we hate them.
  • Jun 13, 2021Carl Helmuth – Division In The Church
    Jun 13, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Division In The Church
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    Division In The Church
    What would the Apostle Paul say about the divisions that are happening today in the Church? 1. Division is caused by those who do not grow up in the faith but remain spiritually immature.
     
    Paul’s Solution: 1) Grow up in knowledge. 2) Grow up in our reverence in worship.
     
    2. Division is caused by those who follow the word of men rather than the word of God.
    Paul’s Solution: 1) Settle disputes and disagreements on the authority of scripture alone. - this means having a high view of scripture. - this means seeing scripture as sufficient.
     
    3. Division is caused by being ignorant of how unrepentant sin destroys a church or a person. Paul’s Solution: 1) Be a church that deals redemptively with sin by calling all to repent and be forgiven, and by removing those who refuse repentance. 2) Preach Christ as the Passover Lamb, slain for the forgiveness of our sins.
     
    4. Some division is necessary because there are unbelievers in the Church. Paul’s Solution: 1) Some divisions in the Church are unavoidable. - there MUST be some factions in the church because there are goats within the sheep.
     
    5. Division is caused by not understanding what unites us. Paul’s Solution: 1) It is our union with Christ that unites us. - The true Church is divided as much as Christ is divided. 2) We are to regard one another as we regard Christ, and not according to the flesh."
  • Mar 21, 2021Randall Wood – Following Jesus into His Harvest
    Mar 21, 2021
    Randall Wood – Following Jesus into His Harvest
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  • Mar 14, 2021Carl Helmuth – Growing the Powers of Discernment
    Mar 14, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Growing the Powers of Discernment
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  • Feb 7, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 6)
    Feb 7, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 6)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 6)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
     
    GOOD THEOLOGY is the best cure for FEAR
    TRUTH is the best cure for FEAR
    BELIEVING LIES is the best cause for FEAR
     
     
    Truths of a Fear-Proof Worldview
    Lie #1:
    I am alone, unseen, unassisted;
    and what I do/say for Christ is meaningless.
     
    Truth #1:
    Everything hidden will come into the light,
    and those “in Christ” will be vindicated.
     
     
    Lie #2:
    The seen is more powerful than the unseen.
    The body is more important than the soul.
    The temporary is more valuable than the eternal.
     
    Truth #2:
    Those who have a faith-filled fear of God,
    that produces obedience…
    need fear nothing else.
     
     
    Lie #3:
    I am insignificant to a far-off, invisible God.
     
    Truth #3:
    God’s care for you is as a Father who knows how to love perfectly.
     
     
    Lie #4:
    Even if God cares for me, He is not actually able to keep me from harm.
     
    Truth #4:
    There is not one tiny corner of creation that is not cared for and controlled by my Father.
  • Jan 31, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 5)
    Jan 31, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 5)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 5)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
     
    GOOD THEOLOGY is the best cure for FEAR
    TRUTH is the best cure for FEAR
     
    Truths of a Fear-Proof Worldview
    1. All things will be revealed someday, and those “in Christ” will be vindicated.
     
    The truth is:
    ...all is being watched; everything will be seen.
    ...God will bring justice to every situation.
    ...we will someday see what is now hidden.
    ...the words we speak for Christ that are rejected today, will someday be acknowledged by all.
  • Jan 24, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 4)
    Jan 24, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 4)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 4)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    Matthew 10 - Jesus tells His disciples...What to Expect
     
    How were Jesus’ disciples strengthened from His teaching in vs. 16-25?
    1. They knew going in what the true cost of following Jesus would be.
    2. They were able to embrace the tension of...going in the strength of the LORD,...and going in the vulnerability of sheep.
    3. They were forced to see themselves as dispensable parts of a whole.
    4. They could know that the message they preach is true by the world’s response to it.
    5. This shows the power and the glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Jan 17, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 3)
    Jan 17, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 3)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 3)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    The New Man thinks: “I am sent by Christ, who has saved me freely, to fulfill a mission - His mission"
    - Fear breeds in those who are on a mission for themselves - that is Old Man thinking.
    My mission is to serve the the King of Kings.
    My motivation is because He loved me and died for me.
     
    The New Man does not see his trust in God as an event, but as a lifestyle.
    - Fear breeds in those who trust in themselves.
    Think like a dependent being
    Pray like a dependent being
    - pray specific prayers
    - pray with praise and thanksgiving
    - pray for what God has already promised
    - pray for greater faith and boldness
    Receive God’s word like a dependent being
    Obey like a dependent being
    Focus on the object of your faith - which is Christ
     
    The New Man sees the Gospel as the pearl of great price for which he will be willing to lose friends.
    ...for which he will preach a coming judgement.
    ...for which he is willing even to die.
    - Fear breeds in those who live for earthly things, which have far less value.
  • Jan 10, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 2)
    Jan 10, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 2)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 2)
     
    Comparing the Red Sea crossing To the Jordan River crossing
     
    Red Sea
    Came after 400 years of slavery.
    Led them into the wilderness.
    Took place 3 days after the Passover.
    Pillar of Cloud went behind them.
    They were commanded to stand still.
    The water opened and then they went.
    Was a defensive maneuver.
    Their enemies were behind them.
    It saved them from their enemies.
    They were afraid of their enemies.
    They left dead Egyptians on the bottom.
    They left their enemies behind.
    Were very afraid.
     
    Jordan River
    Came after 40 years of judgement.
    Led them into the Promised Land.
    Took place 4 days before the Passover.
    The Ark went before them.
    They were commanded to step in.
    They went and then the water opened.
    Was an offensive maneuver.
    Their enemies were before them.
    It enabled them to conquer their enemies.
    Their enemies were afraid of them.
    They left 12 stones on the bottom.
    They left themselves behind.
    Were strong and courageous.
     
    God’s solution for fear is...
    ... not a fix, a system, a technique, a plan to follow
    ... to kill it (to crucify it)
    ... by faith (to reckon that God’s truth is true)
    ... daily
    ... by losing all that is “mine”
    ... by taking hold of all that is His
  • Jan 3, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear
    Jan 3, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear
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    New Years Sermon - Fear
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    - Is our situation(s) today like the one we read?
    - Is our fear as evil as the fear of the Israelites?
    - Is all fear sin?
    - Why does some fear offend God so much?
    - Why does fear divide people?
    - What does the Bible really teach about fear?- How can we defeat fear that offends God?
     
    Goal:
    1. To see our fear from God’s perspective.
    2. To know what God has done for us and given to us, so that we need not be controlled by fear.
    3. To have a disciplined and sound mind that can think truthfully about fear.
     
    Defining Sinful Fear:
    - This is not directly about worry or anxiety.
    - The Bible speaks both compassionately and rebukingly about fear.
    - Not all fear is sin.
       - fear of God
       - appropriate concern and precautions
       - respect for danger
    - The powerful and often habitual focus on a perceived danger or loss that causes us to:
       - disobey God’s will for us.
       - not truly worship God as God.
       - not love Him properly or others.
     
    Why is obeying our fear so evil?
    Why does God hate it so much?
    - Fear is sin rooted in the human heart.
    - Fear is unbelief.
    - Fear is not trusting the God who redeemed me.
    - Fear is open rebellion against God.
    - Fear is attributing to God, characteristics that are not in His nature.
    - Fear is the belief that I could be a better god than the true God.
  • Dec 27, 2020Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
    Dec 27, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
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    Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
     
    Why Did Jesus Say That He Came?
     
    Nine Reasons Jesus Gave for His Coming
    1. To Fulfill the Law and Prophets
    - To complete them or satisfy their conditions
    - To keep the Old Covenant and finish it
     
    2. To Preach the Good News of the Kingdom
    - He was the Living Word that came from God
    - God speaks things into being through His words
     
    3. To Bring a Sword (Division)
    - To preach a message that will divide people
    - To distinguish between the two seeds
     
    4. To Seek and Save the (really) Lost
    - To seek out those who are not seeking Him
    - To save those whom the world sees as unsavable
     
    5. To Judge (Divide) the World and Give Sight to Some, and Blindness to Others
    - To hide truth from the proud and self-trusting
    - To reveal truth to the humble and child-like
     
    6. To Humbly Serve Others And Give Himself as a Ransom for Many
    - The nature of the Kingdom is upside-down
    - The rulers self-sacrificially serve their people
     
    7. To Give Eternal Life and Abundant Life
    - To give His sheep a great quality of life
    - To give His sheep unending, everlasting life
     
    8. To Bring Truth to the Earth and Identify Those Who Belong to the Truth
    - The language of the Kingdom is truth
    - The people of the Kingdom listen to truth
     
    9. To Glorify the Father by Dying on the Cross
    - To shed His blood as a sacrifice for many
    - To glorify His Father with His death on the cross
  • Dec 20, 2020Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
    Dec 20, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
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    Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
     
    John 1 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • Aug 16, 2020Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Aug 16, 2020
    Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
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    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?
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    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
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    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