ReFocus 03 - The Word

September 27, 2020

Psalm 19: 7-14; John 8: 32, 14: 6, 17: 17, 18: 38
The Word: A Foundation of Truth
"What is truth?" This old question, once asked by Pontius Pilate, is one of the most difficult terms to define today. The world wants us to believe there is no ultimate truth any more. Or they describe it as "what I personally feel!". In contrast, Jesus described himself as the "Truth..."

ReFocus 02 - The Gospel

September 20, 2020

Gal. 1: 6-9, Rom. 1: 16-17; 1 Cor. 15: 1-8
The Gospel - The Center of God's Story
What is at the center of our faith? What is so fundamental that all Christians must agree with it - or not be Christians. For most Christians the answer to this question is easy - 'It's the gospel!'
So, what is the Gospel? You may be surprised!

ReFocus 01 - Unfocused

September 13, 2020

1 Chron. 12: 32, Luke 17: 20-37, Josh. 24: 14-28
Unfocused: Focusing on the Insignificant
With all the confusion in this world, many of us have become distracted. Our priorities have become blurred and our faith fuzzy. What does a Christian focus on? It's time we step away and revisit what is essential. It's time we return to our calling and purpose in a world of madness and mess.

Leaving Loneliness

September 6, 2020

Psalm 102, 1 Kings 19: 8-21
Loneliness - what is it? Where does this feeling come from? What are Biblical examples of loneliness? God said that it is not good for man to be alone.

A Spiritual Battle

August 30, 2020

Matthew 4: 1-11; Eph. 6: 12; Luke 4: 13
Three attacks against Jesus - how does He respond? How could we be tempted and how should we respond?

Blessings and Curses

August 23, 2020

James 3: 1-12; Proverbs 18: 21
What is a blessing? What is a curse? Are blessings and curses biblical? How do I apply the concept of blessings and curses with the words I speak? How do I deal with blessings and curses that are given to me?

A Grief Revisited

August 16, 2020

John 11: 1-44
Jesus knows our grief and sorrow; He cares for us.
He speaks of a personal resurrection    "I am"
We know who Jesus is and what He can do; there is struggle when He is silent.

Comfort Amidst Crisis

August 9, 2020

John 17: 6-17
Find comfort that God prays for our unity, security, sanctity, company

Doubting Our Doubts

August 2, 2020

James 1:2-18
Is doubt always bad? Am I the only one who struggles with doubt? Jesus challenges us to face our doubts.

A Tale of Two Kings

Jul 26, 2020

2 Chronicles 22-24
How do we process "falling away from the faith"?

Esther's Story & Your Story

July 19, 2020

Esther 1-10
Application of the book of Esther and what we are facing today.
Who are the key players in this book?
Pray seriously, take a risk, practice hospitality, B.L.E.S.S.

The Wonder of Forgiveness

July 12, 2020

Matt.18:15-17, 21-35
Forgiveness - what is it? How do I process it? How do I receive it?

The Heart of Repentance

July 5, 2020

2 Sam. 11-12; Psalm 51
What is repentance? Where does it fit in our confession of sin and forgiveness? How do we walk out repentance?

The Terrorism of Possibility

June 28, 2020

Matt.6: 25-34; 2 Tim.1: 7
Fear, worry, anxiety. What Spirit does God give us, compared to the spirit of fear? With God's help, there are four key ingredients to manage fear/worry/anxiety.

The Sin Within, Part 2

June 21, 2020

James 4: 1-10

The Sin Within, Part 1

June 14, 2020

James 1: 21-22; Luke 13: 20-21; Luke 12: 1-3; 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8; James 1: 12-15; Romans 3: 23, 6: 23

Echoes of Sodom

June 7, 2020

Judges 19-21; Gen.19   How bad does it have to get before God will step in and do something? This is the question the writer of Judges leaves us with. In these final chapters the author paints us a final picture of a society in moral decay, civil war, social violence and perverse values. Is our world that different?

Spiritually Compromised

May 31, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 10 of 11

Judges 17-18; Josh.19:47   Israel is clearly a mess! The people loved idols made of money. The Priesthood was spiritually compromised. And the Tribes were wandering around doing atrocious acts rather than obeying God. Do we see the same practices today in our world?

Consequences

May 24, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 9 of 11

Judges 15-16; Isa.59:2; Lev.26:14-33   "Be sure your sins will find you out!” (Num.32:23 KJV). Too many Christians live as if this verse is not true. They act as if God will ignore repeated, defiant sin. Do we really believe that God is somehow blind to our sin? Do we think there will be no consequences for an unholy lifestyle?

Separation and Social Well Being

May 17, 2020

A Medical Strategy, Biblical Imperative and Wrestling with Balance

Hebrews 2: 2, 10: 24-25

Sabbath

May 5, 2020

God has given us an opportunity to take one day a week where we do not have to do any work.

Exodus 20: 8-11

Government and God

May 3, 2020

Romans 13: 1-7

Shaken - What Matters?

April 26, 2020

What matters...moves you
Hebrews 12-13: 8

Patience in a Pandemic

April 19, 2020

James 5: 7-11; Gal. 5: 22; Romans 8: 28

Resurrection Sunday 2020

April 12, 2020

Good Friday 2020

April 10, 2020

Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate... "He took my place!!"

Palm Sunday 2020

April 5, 2020

Social Distancing

March 29, 2020

An Unexpected Crisis

March 22, 2020

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