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"...With Love, God." -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Dec. 2, 2018

12/2/2018
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...With Love, God Luke 1:26-38 With love, the Messiah made His dwelling among us. John 1:14 With love, the Messiah will again dwell with us. Rev. 21:3-5 Through our love, the Messiah dwells with creation today. John 13:34 With love, the Messiah desires to dwell in your story. John 10:10 "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep." John 10:11

Duration:00:26:01

"Give Thanks? Hemmed In" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Psalm 139:5-13 -- Nov 25th, 2018

11/26/2018
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Give Thanks? Hemmed In Psalm 139:5-13 What is Prevenient Grace? God the Father, through Jesus Christ, is working on our behalf to draw us to himself before we can turn to God on our own. Genesis 1:27 - Image of God Genesis 2:16-17 - Death Romans 5:6-9 - Justified by his Blood. 2 Corinthians 5:19 - Reconciled in Christ. Colossians 1:23 - Freedom of Choice Psalm 139:5-13 5You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me...

Duration:00:42:19

"Give Thanks?" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Philippians 4:1-14 -- Nov. 18, 2018

11/19/2018
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'Give Thanks?' Philippians 4:1-14 1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always....

Duration:00:34:52

"Real Church: Healing" -- Pastor Hannah Jones-Nelson -- James 5:13-20 -- Nov. 11, 2018

11/15/2018
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Real Church: Healing James 5:13-20 The people expected something physical and immediate, but Jesus brought something spiritual and everlasting. 13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a...

Duration:00:28:15

"Real Church: Confusion" -- Pastor Teresa Garner --James 4:13-16 -- Oct. 28, 2018

11/15/2018
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Real Church: Confusion James 4:13-16 When I think of what James is trying to do with us as we read through this book – I see a disciple, a follower of Jesus training us in HOW to run this race set before us as Christ-Followers. Don’t assume that running this race as a Christ-Follower comes naturally. James is writing in an effort to train disciples in HOW to run this race. James is helping us sift through the confusion of trying to figure out how to live out God’s plan, how to find God’s...

Duration:00:34:24

"Real Church: Oppression" --Pastor Ken Garner -- James 5:1-6, 16 -- Nov. 4, 2018

11/5/2018
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Real Church – Oppression James 5:1-6, 16 November 4, 2018 God’s ‘Kingdom Come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ ushers in the ‘Last Days’ of injustice, oppression, and sin. God’s church – the Body of Christ – gives a Voice to the oppressed and to the victims. God’s church – the Body of Christ – is not the voice of a Government or system. God’s church calls all ‘worldly’ systems to Align themselves – where they are not already – with God’s ‘Kingdom Come’ here on earth. Fear...

Duration:00:40:51

"Real Church: Conflicts" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- James 3:12-4:12 -- Oct. 21, 2018

10/26/2018
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Real Church: Conflicts James 3:13-4:12 4 Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? 5 Or do you suppose that it is for nothing that the scripture says, “God[b] yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee...

Duration:00:40:03

"Real Church: Wildfires" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- James 3:1-12 -- Oct. 14th, 2018

10/26/2018
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Real Church: Wildfires James 3:1-12 Everyone believes they are a Teacher in 2018. All of our words will be our Judge. So maybe we should keep more of our Opinions to ourselves and practice James 1:19. James 3:1-2, James 2:12-13, Matthew 7:1-2. Our speech charts the course of our personal History, 3:6. James 1:26, Psalm 141:3. Our speech charts the course of all Human History, 3:6. Our speech reveals our Heart, 3:11-12. Matthew 12:34. Good News! The God of Mercy frees our heart and Empowers...

Duration:00:32:13

"Real Church: Favorites" -- James 2:1-13 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Sept 30, 2018

10/2/2018
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Real Church: Favorites James 2:1-13 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save your souls. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:21&27 My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? James 2:1 James...

Duration:00:33:40

"Real Church: Religion" -- James 1:19-27 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Sept 23, 2018

10/2/2018
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Real Church: Real Religion James 1:19-21 James encourages us to Listen to God’s Words. Stop using Our words. Be Humble instead of angry. James 1:22-25 God’s Word / Perfect Law brings freedom. God’s Word: Live it to Learn it and Learn it to Live it. Worthless religion Talks more than it loves and does not find freedom from the Slavery to sin. James 1:26-27 One’s religion, then, should be more than external; it must Spring from an inner spiritual reality that expresses itself in love to...

Duration:00:29:46

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

9/16/2018
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"Real Church: Real Trials" -- James 1:1-18 -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Sept. 16, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene

Duration:00:33:54

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

9/13/2018
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"Witness - Faith Promise Service" -- Lauren & Courtney Seaman -- Sept 9, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene

Duration:00:51:42

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

9/3/2018
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“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...

Duration:00:25:48

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

8/27/2018
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"WITNESS: Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Acts 1:8 -- Aug. 26th, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene

Duration:00:34:29

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

8/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:23

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

8/13/2018
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Installation Service to install Pastor Ken Garner as lead pastor of Manteno Church of the Nazarene with Chicago Central District Superintendent Dr. Larry McKain.

Duration:00:45:41

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

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:17

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

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:33

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

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:31

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

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:21