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"Real Church: Real Trials" -- James 1:1-18 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Sept. 16, 2018

"Real Church: Real Trials" -- James 1:1-18 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Sept. 16, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"Witness - Faith Promise Service" -- Lauren & Courtney Seaman -- Sept 9, 2018

"Witness - Faith Promise Service" -- Lauren & Courtney Seaman -- Sept 9, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"Witness: Who Is My Neighbor?" -- Acts 1:8 -- Pastor Hannah Jones Nelson -- Sept. 2, 2018

“Who is my neighbor?” Acts 1:1-8 and Matthew 22:37-40 The book of Luke describes Jesus’s journey to Jerusalem. The book of Acts describes the journey from Jerusalem out into the world. *Need Acts 1:1-8 on screen, separated by verses* Who are my personal Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, and Ends of the earth? All of this starts with an unconditional yes to the Lord. Jesus’s mission is all inclusive. When we love God, we want to love our neighbors. When we love our neighbors, we are loving God. Who...


"WITNESS: Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Acts 1:8 -- Aug. 26th, 2018

"WITNESS: Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Acts 1:8 -- Aug. 26th, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"BREATHE: Expand" -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Aug. 19, 2018

BREATHE: Expand Breathe Recognize Evaluate Atmosphere TIME to HEAR God’s Vision EXPAND Jesus encourages his disciples not to live in FEAR and hide the wealth of God’s love for them. Matthew 5:13-16, 2 Timothy 1:7 Jesus instructs his disciples to live in APPRECIATION for the wealth of God’s love for them right now in the Kingdom of Heaven and EXPAND…. Manteno Naz will EXPAND, SHARE the Good News of the Kingdom of God with others, by living the answer to 4 questions. Where is the HOLY SPIRIT...


"Installation Service" -- Pastor Ken Garner & Dr. Larry McKain -- Aug. 12, 2018

Installation Service to install Pastor Ken Garner as lead pastor of Manteno Church of the Nazarene with Chicago Central District Superintendent Dr. Larry McKain.


"BREATHE: Atmosphere" -- Acts 2:42-47 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Aug. 5, 2018

B.R.E.A.T.H.E. – Atmosphere Acts 2:42-47 Breathe Recognize Evaluate ATMOSPHERE T H E The Early Church valued… 1. Jesus Christ, 2:42 2. Salvation, 2:38-41 3. All the believers, 2:42, 44-45, 46B 4. Everyone, 2:38, 41, 43, 46a, 47b Manteno Naz values… Authenticity. We aren’t afraid to laugh or to be real. Children and Youth. We value their input today. Intergenerational Life. We value having all generations present and surrounding each other as we Journey Together. Together. We value being part...


"BREATHE: Evaluate" -- Acts 2:42-47 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- July 29, 2018

Acts 2:42-47 Breath Recognize Evaluate A T H E In Scripture and History, we see God restore the Kingdom of Heaven back to the rule of God’s heart when his people fall prey to the temptation to rule on their own. Today, while people walk away from the church in droves, the church sits on a precipice of Constantinian conquest again. We must decide whether to be the 'ruling' church of a people after God's own heart. In each era when the kingdom of heaven was ruled by people instead of God's...


"BREATHE: Recognize" -- Matt. 7:11 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- July 22, 2018

Matthew 7:11 Breathe Recognize E A T H E Scripture details many transitions from one generation to the next, from one leader to the next, from one era to the next, and from one leading of the Holy Spirit to the next. How has God been faithful to you through this church? How has God used you to be faithful to others through this church? ‘If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask...


"Some Questions Are More Important Than Others" John 21:15-25 Pastor Jack McCormick July 15, 2018

Some Questions Are More Important Than Others! John 21:15-25 Transition is a constant in every church. One measure of leadership is the success that follows a major change. Great laypersons are the foundation of successful pastors. What are the most important questions a layperson must ask when there is a transition of leadership? Jesus asked (x3: v. 15 "Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” The answer was the same 3 times and it focused on taking...


"He's Got The Whole World...Do We?" -- Psalm 24:1 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- July 8, 2018

He’s Got the Whole World…Do We? Psalm 24:1 ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;’ Psalm 24:1 God gives the gift of Sabbath to remind us who He is and who really is God. God gives the gift of Sabbath to free us from the ‘bricks of our slavery’. ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ Genesis 1:1 ‘God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and...


"A Gift From God I Need" -- Exodus 20:8 -- Pastor Jack McCormick -- July 1, 2018

A Gift from God I need Exodus 20:8 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy." What is the hardest, most tedious job you have ever had and how long did it last? God reminds us He brought His people out of Egypt and their plight transcends generations. On the 7th day God rested. "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work...


"Sabath-Is God Holy?" -- Mark 2:27 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- June 24, 2018

"Sabath-Is God Holy?" -- Mark 2:27 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- June 24, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"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 3:1 God gives each of us the same amount of time each day. Time Management gurus can help you organize and prioritize your time but the concept of Stewardship transcends time management methods. In Biblical Stewardship, we acknowledge the reality that God own his creation and we do not. Psalm 24:1, Deuteronomy 8:17-18. "This is the fundamental principle of biblical stewardship. God owns everything, we are simply managers or administrators acting on his behalf."...


"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 this...


"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

I’m going to solve the debate of Losing your Salvation vs Eternal Security. Asking, “Do you believe you can lose your salvation or are you eternally secure?” is asking the wrong question. Maybe we should ask, “Why should we want to be a Christian? What does it mean to be a child of God?” 1 John 3:1. We find ourselves tempted to create Checklists of what it means to be a Christian and if we are gonna make it. But those checklists always seem much longer than Jesus’ checklist for us. Imitators...