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"Making Tents and Making Disciples" -- Acts 18:1-8 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- June 17, 2018

Making Tents and Making Disciples Acts 18:1-8 God are some talents that you recognize in your own life that God's has specifically given you? God can use people who have no intention of being used for good. God often places key people in our lives at just the right time. "There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome." Acts 18:2 Paul, Aquila, and Priscilla were all tent...


"Treasure, will I recognize it?" -- Matt. 13:44-46 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- June 10, 2018

Treasure, will I recognize it? Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus gave direction concerning a kingdom that would have eternal significance. v. 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like… The parable hinges on a man who knows a treasure when he finds it. v.44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it… No single parable teaches the complete concept of the kingdom of heaven. Pearls were rare and by the first century they had become a status symbol of wealthy people. Both...


"Just Enough Time" -- Ecclesiastes 1:3 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- June 3, 2018

"Just Enough Time" -- Ecclesiastes 1:3 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- June 3, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"Before You Go...About Idolatry" -- 1 John 5:13-21 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- May 27, 2018

Before you go...About Idolatry I John 5:13-21 John teaches the young church to pray. "If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life…" 1 John 5:16a I, you, have limited responsibility to others. "…I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 1 John 5:16b If the devil made me do it, more power to resist was available to me. "In...


"Incarnational Koinonia" -- 1 John 4:7-21 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- May 20, 2018

Incarnational Koinonia 1 John 4:7-21 ‘As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”’ Matthew 3:16-17 We verbally describe God as God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Three in One. All Three One God. 1 John 4:7-8 We know this is a problem. We know hate, fear, and...


"Solomon Was A Poet"--Proverbs 31--Pastor Jack McCormick & Special Guest--May 13, 2018

"Solomon Was A Poet"--Proverbs 31--Pastor Jack McCormick & Special Guest--May 13, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


The Real Deal--I John 3:16--Pastor Ken Garner--May 6, 2018

The Real Deal--I John 3:16--Pastor Ken Garner--May 6, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


Loving The Giver Rather Than The Gift--I John 2:1-6--Pastor Jack McCormick--April 29, 2018

Loving the Giver rather than the Gift I John 2:1-6 What is the primary reason why you have given your heart to Jesus? John begins this letter showing affection for those receiving the letter. Not all relationships are created equal. John warns the young church that sin is lurking all around. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. The word John uses for sin (hamartano) is defined “to fall short, to do wrong”. 1 John 2:1 John seems to know that believers are going to...


"Generations" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- April 22, 2018

"Generations" features testimonies from some of the high school seniors at the Manteno Naz Youth Group, including Ben Kuxmann, Lexie McCleary, Jake Utter and Mykenna Ekhoff.


"Koinonia" -- 1 John 1:1-10 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- April 15, 2018

Koinonia 1 John 1:1-10 As people we were created to share the best things in life with other people. God is Light. God’s light is Life. God is creation. God’s Light creates Life where darkness used to reign. God wanted us to share in this Koinonia – This light, this perfect, submissive, loving and Life giving relationship. The Word of Life, the Light of Creation, loved us too deeply to keep Light and Life to himself. We love God because he first loved us – 1 John 4:19. We could not enter...


"How To Replace Fear With Faith" -- Numbers 13:17-33 -- Dr. Larry McKain -- April 8, 2018

How To Replace Fear With Faith Numbers 13:17-33 The greatest human factor that influences our life is the way we see things. God desires that we see with eyes of faith. I. Seeing With Eyes of FAITH - What you see determines success or failure. - What you see determines victory or defeat. - What makes the difference in life is your perspective! II. Seeing With Eyes of FEAR - “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Send some men to explore the land of Canaan which I am giving to the Israelites. From each...


"Disciples Going The Wrong Way" -- Luke 24:31 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- April 1, 2018

Disciples Going the Wrong Direction Luke 24:31 This is Easter and it is also called Resurrection Sunday! "He is not here; he has risen!" Luke 24: 6 Cleopas and the unnamed disciple were debating the day’s events and the meaning of the empty tomb. "As they went they were deep in conversation about everything that had happened." Phillips’ Translation Has the Holy Spirit interrupted any of your debates? "He(Jesus) asked them, 'What are you discussing together as you walk along?'" Luke 24:17...


"Faith Works" -- Hebrews 11:1 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- March 25, 2018

"Faith Works" -- Hebrews 11:1 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- March 25, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"The Rest of the Story" -- Luke 15:20 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- March 4, 2018

"The Rest of the Story" -- Luke 15:20 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- March 4, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"To Liberate" -- Matthew 6:14-15 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Feb. 18, 2018

To Liberate Matthew 6:14-15 Experiencing God's forgiveness and the experience of being able to forgive others are somehow connected. Repent and replace. We cannot allow the offense committed against us or the person that sins against us to become our audience, our god. To forgive others we must continually repent of taking offense and replace the offense with love for that person created in God's image. Repent and replace. To be forgiven, we cannot allow the shame of our sin to become our...


"It's The Message, Not The Envelope" -- 2 Cor. 4:7 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- Feb. 11, 2018

It’s the Message, not the Envelope. 2 Corinthians 4: (7)1-18 Chapter 3 ends with… v.18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. In chapter 4, Paul is concerned that some might misconstrue his opinion of himself. v.5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. One of our responsibilities is...


"By All Means" -- 1 Cor. 9:19-27 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Feb. 4, 2018

By All Means 1 Cor. 9:19-27 “Why did he die? “ asked a child during the Children’s Sermon. ‘With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.’ Mark 15:37-38. The Holy of Holies contained God’s presence. In the Holy of Holies one consecrated priest would offer a sacrifice for our sins. When Jesus died the curtain of the Holy of Holies that separated sinful humanity from God’s Holy presence was torn in two from top to bottom. Jesus’ death...


"How Do I Follow Christ In A Pagan World?" -- 1 Cor. 8:1-12 -- Ps. Jack McCormick -- Jan. 28, 2018

How do I follow Christ in a pagan world? 1 Corinthians 8:1-12 Things that are wrong for everybody are... 1. 2. 2. Things that are always right for everyone to do... 1. 2. 3. Do you ever face inconsistencies in your own life? Can we all agree that it is a sin to worship idols? "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them;...


"Time Is Running Out" -- 1 Cor. 7:31 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Jan. 21, 2018

Time is Running Out 1. Why did the Apostle Paul believe time was running Out? -Expecting the second coming of Jesus Christ -Famine -False teaching that confused everyone 2. What were the REAL reasons Paul was concerned for the disciples as time ran out? That they were putting their priorities on: -Relationships with other people -Relationship with their possessions -Relationship with their status and that these get in the way of our focus. 3. What relationships distract us as time is...


"Honor God with your Bodies" -- 1 Cor. 6:12-20 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- Jan. 14, 2018

Honor God with your Bodies: If you are seeking someone to help you check your moral compass, I don't think you will get much help from Hollywood. My body and everything that makes me a human being is a gift from God. Beware of half truths found in slogans. A great gift God has given humanity is a man and a woman in a committed relationship. A great gift misused can lead to devastating harm. A Christian cannot use the body he or she has been given to satisfy every desire encountered in...