It's a brand new year! All opportunities are open to us! If anything is weighing you down; put it in its proper place--at the feet of Jesus! This message looks at how personal and intimate our Lord Jesus is. It is found in John 21:1-17. As Jesus prepared Peter's heart for restoration we can see He can do the same for ours! All sin is equal at the foot of the cross--once we repent of it we are clean! Jesus' only concern now is that we affirm our love for Him and move forward as He leads!!
Think about how excited you are when you get something new. If you get that excited for something that’s temporary, then how joyful should you be once you realize that we have already been given the greatest gift of all. Have you prepared room in your heart for Jesus?
We are at war, we are in a spiritual battle and Satan wants to steal our soul. We can have peace in the middle of that battle knowing that Jesus is who he says that he is. God is the author of Peace. we first need to have Peace with God, then we need to have the Peace of God before we can share the Peace from God.
Pastor Gary discusses how Mary found favor with God in Luke 1:26-38. Faith comes by hearing and when Mary heard from the angel what God had planned for her, she listened and her faith grew. Are we listening for what God would have us to do the way God’s servant Mary did?
Are you living a religion or are you in a relationship? We need to be in the presence of God all the time, If God is living in us he should be showing on the outside. Jesus came to get rid of religion and give us a relationship. Pastor Gary Teaches about Galatians 4.
Are we going to be a Corinthian Church or an Acts Church? Pastor Gary talks about the Church in Corinth and how they handled Communion. Paul writes to the Corinthian church to correct them about the abuse of the Lord’s supper.
God longs for intimacy with His children. Exodus 33 proves that despite our disobedience, fear, or disinterest God is faithful and longs for relationship. In this text the Israelites sinned by worshipping the golden calf so God refused to accompany them to the Promise Land. Moses interceded on behalf of his people however and God promised to not just send an angel but to actually be with them. This wasn't enough for Moses however--he asked for God to show him his glory. Do we long for God?...
Isn’t it awesome when everything is going just like you like it, then you get this feeling that God wants you to change even when you think you are doing fine. When God speaks to you, you need to listen to what God is asking you to do and follow through with it. Pastor Gary talks about how Philip listened to what God needed him to do and how his obedience resulted in an Ethiopian man learning more about Jesus and getting Baptized.