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"Favor with God and Man" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Jan. 13, 2019

"Favor with God and Man" Luke 2:41-52 1. How do we grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God? We JOURNEY in God's presence. We practice the PRESENCE of God. 2. How do we grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with people? We journey together with PEOPLE. We practice the presence of God in PEOPLE.


"Aha!" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Matthew 2:1-11 -- Jan. 6, 2019

"Aha!" Matthew 2:1-11 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in...


"Review Fast Forward" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Philippians 1:6 -- Dec. 30, 2018

Review Fast Forward Philippians 1:6 Do you need to build a Personal or Family Altar for 2018? I would encourage you to draw a picture, get a few stones, or journal or something. What happened to you in 2018? How did God show up and see you through? He wants to do it again! Consecrate your life to him in 2019! Jesus came to change the altar into a Cross. He said to his disciples and to us, his disciples still, to take up our cross and follow him daily. The cross became the altar where our...


"The Messiah Brings Kingdom" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Isaiah 61 -- Dec. 23, 2018

"The Messiah Brings Kingdom" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Isaiah 61 -- Dec. 23, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"The Messiah Brings Salvation" -- Pastor Hannah Jones-Nelson -- John 3:16 -- Dec. 16, 2018

"The Messiah Brings Salvation" -- Pastor Hannah Jones-Nelson -- John 3:16 -- Dec. 16, 2018 by Manteno Nazarene


"The Messiah Brings Peace" -- Pastor Ken Garner -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Dec 9, 2018

The Messiah Brings Peace Isaiah 11:1-10 What was Peace to Israel? Isaiah 11:1-2. They longed for God to remember them and send the Messiah to restore them. What was Peace to Mary? Luke 1:48-49. God remembered her and did mighty things for her. What is Peace to our Culture? Depends who is talking. Some prefer the ‘peace’ of the predator and the prey. Isaiah 11:6-9. Some long for a Messiah to be mindful of them and to restore them. What is Peace to You? Peace becomes reality when the powerful...


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

...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


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

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...


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

'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. I...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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 that...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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 and...


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

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 Others...


"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