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The Parable of the Wedding Feast

August 17, 2022 PM, Matthew 22:1-14. Many are invited to the wedding feast of the Lord, but few are actually going to enjoy the feast. There is a broad way and a narrow way. Which way are you headed towards? The wickedness of the recipients who did not accept the kings invitation, had no excuse for refusing His invitation and thus entry to the kingdom of heaven was denied. Those who are not born again cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Believers are citizens awaiting to enter the kingdom of God, the wedding feast! Praise the lord! Christians can look forward to be a participant of the wedding feast, part of the wedding party, sitting at the front table with the Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord!

32m
Aug 17
Introduction to Nahum, Part 3

August 14, 2022 PM, Nahum 2. I am struck by how similar the 2015 ISIS offensive in Iraq, which advanced rapidly since June 2014, looked like the Assyrians, and the Babylonians after them. The religion is different, but the brutal tactics are eerily similar. God is not mocked. Galatians 6:7 says that what someone sows, they will certainly, eventually, also reap. Whether soon, in this life, or later in judgment, the results will make clear what kind of seed was planted in life. The Ninevites planted a terrible crop with their wickedness, and received a commensurate harvest. Those who live by the sword will die by it as well (Matt. 26:52). The specific 14 situation of Nineveh offers the general principle that God judges wickedness. Those who oppose God, He will oppose. Those who conspire against God, God has a plan for them too. Those who do damage to God’s people will suffer damage themselves. As they increase their sin, they heap up for themselves increased judgment. Our nation, the United States, is doing that just now. Some sins are practiced by a minority; but those who applaud and support those sins are many more (Romans 1:32; read the entire passage from 1:18-32 and let the full effect sink in). We believe God is righteous. We know He is. We see that He expresses judgment in very harsh and even mocking terms which might offend our sensibilities. But this shows that righteousness is not incompatible with severe judgment against sinners, and we see it in both testaments. What God prophesied through Nahum did indeed happen. In 612 B.C. the kingdom of Assyria was destroyed. God’s word was vindicated, around 40 years after it was written. God’s promises always come to pass—whether for good or for calamity. Bank on it! Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 21.

45m
Aug 16
Clarity of the Gospel

August 14, 2022 AM, Various. In this message Pastor Matt leads our study focusing on the topic of clarity of the gospel. Are you clear on what the gospel really is? What assurance do you have? Do you believe the whole gospel according to the bible? Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 47.

46m
Aug 16
Intro to the Doctrine of Divine Judgement

August 14, 2022 SS, Various. In this message Pastor Matt speaks on the doctrine of divine judgement. It is a troubling topic for some, which deals with eternal punishment for sin. All sinners who do not repent of their sins and trust in the Lord Jesus will be eternally separated from Him. The doctrine is abhorrent to those who do not follow Christ.

32m
Aug 16
Introduction to Nahum, Part 2

August 10, 2022 PM, Nahum 1. I am struck by how similar the 2015 ISIS offensive in Iraq, which advanced rapidly since June 2014, looked like the Assyrians, and the Babylonians after them. The religion is different, but the brutal tactics are eerily similar. God is not mocked. Galatians 6:7 says that what someone sows, they will certainly, eventually, also reap. Whether soon, in this life, or later in judgment, the results will make clear what kind of seed was planted in life. The Ninevites planted a terrible crop with their wickedness, and received a commensurate harvest. Those who live by the sword will die by it as well (Matt. 26:52). The specific 14 situation of Nineveh offers the general principle that God judges wickedness. Those who oppose God, He will oppose. Those who conspire against God, God has a plan for them too. Those who do damage to God’s people will suffer damage themselves. As they increase their sin, they heap up for themselves increased judgment. Our nation, the United States, is doing that just now. Some sins are practiced by a minority; but those who applaud and support those sins are many more (Romans 1:32; read the entire passage from 1:18-32 and let the full effect sink in). We believe God is righteous. We know He is. We see that He expresses judgment in very harsh and even mocking terms which might offend our sensibilities. But this shows that righteousness is not incompatible with severe judgment against sinners, and we see it in both testaments. What God prophesied through Nahum did indeed happen. In 612 B.C. the kingdom of Assyria was destroyed. God’s word was vindicated, around 40 years after it was written. God’s promises always come to pass—whether for good or for calamity. Bank on it!

28m
Aug 16
The Book of Habakkuk Part 3

August 7, 2022 PM, Habakkuk 3:1-19. Dr. Mark Snoeberger completes the exposition of Habakkuk in chapter 3. Our Scripture reading was 2 Chronicles 20.

43m
Aug 08
Intro to the Book of Habakkuk, Part 3

August 7, 2022 PM, Habakkuk 3:1-19. In this message we are welcomed with Mark Snoeberger who leads our study in the first three chapters of the book of Habakkuk. We study the Character of God, where Habakkuk asks a question on where was God during the takeover of Jerusalem? As we observe, we will get a good response to similar situations from a 21st century context. What does a faith of response look like when a national or personal disaster occurs? If we can get a handle on what God tells Habukkuk, we can respond in a faithful response in similar situations. Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 20.

43m
Aug 08
The Book of Habakkuk Part 2

August 7, 2022 AM, Habakkuk 2:1-3:1. Dr. Mark Snoeberger continues his exposition of the book of Habakkuk in this second of three messages. Our Scripture reading was Ezekiel 46.

55m
Aug 08
Intro to the Book of Habakkuk, Part 2

August 7, 2022 AM, Habakkuk 2:1-3:1. In this message we are welcomed with Mark Snoeberger who leads our study in the first three chapters of the book of Habakkuk. We study the Character of God, where Habakkuk asks a question on where was God during the takeover of Jerusalem? As we observe, we will get a good response to similar situations from a 21st century context. What does a faith of response look like when a national or personal disaster occurs? If we can get a handle on what God tells Habukkuk, we can respond in a faithful response in similar situations. Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 46.

55m
Aug 08
The Book of Habakkuk Part 1

August 7, 2022 SS, Habakkuk 1:1-2:1. We welcome Mark Snoeberger who leads our study in the three chapters of the book of Habakkuk. In chapter 1, Habakkuk asks a question about where was God during the takeover of Jerusalem. We experience similar situations in a 21st century context. What does a response of faith look like when a national or personal disaster occurs? If we can get a handle on what God tells Habakkuk, we can respond faithfully in similar situations.

45m
Aug 08
Intro to the Book of Habakkuk, Part 1

August 7, 2022 SS, Habakkuk 1:1-2:1. In this message we are welcomed with Mark Snoeberger who leads our study in the first three chapters of the book of Habakkuk. We study the Character of God, where Habakkuk asks a question on where was God during the takeover of Jerusalem? As we observe, we will get a good response to similar situations from a 21st century context. What does a faith of response look like when a national or personal disaster occurs? If we can get a handle on what God tells Habukkuk, we can respond in a faithful response in similar situations.

45m
Aug 08
Not Carnality but Christ

August 3, 2022 PM, Colossians 3:5-11. Paul states it is imperative for the Colossians to put away sinfulness. This applies to us believers today, to put away the things which are causing you to stumble. The examples that Paul provides, he states, to put to death the old sinful man. We must put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.

32m
Aug 08
The Wicked Vinedressers

July 31, 2022 AM, Matthew 21:33-46 // Mark 12:1-12 // Luke 20:9-19. The earlier parable of the two sons ended with Jesus stating that common sinners would enter the kingdom of God while the Pharisees would not. Obviously, this refers to sinners who had repented when told they needed to do so by John the Baptist or by Jesus and His disciples. But repentance was something that the chief priests and elders were totally unwilling to do. The parable of the vinedressers also ends with a mention of the kingdom of God— with Jesus saying that it will be taken from the present leadership of Israel and turned over to a nation which bears its fruit. Such a nation would show forth the fruits of repentance (as John the Baptist called for) and it would render to its owner what is due Him—honor, worship, and service—like the vinedressers should have done to the landowner. What fruits are you bringing to the divine owner of the universe? Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 45.

43m
Aug 04
The Lord's Table Service: What does it mean to love God?

July 31, 2022 SS, Various. In this study, Pastor Matt leads our study on the question, "do you love God?" If you love the Lord, He is faithful to bless you (Romans 8:28). If you do not love the Lord Jesus, you are accursed (1 Corinthians 16:22). You should want to love the Lord God, because He commands it (Deuteronomy 6:5). You should want to love the God, because He loves you (John 3:16). A believer's love for God should be an ceaseless and honoring love to and for Him.

22m
Aug 04
Empty Talk Versus Real Repentance

July 27, 2022 PM, Matthew 21:28-32. The religious leaders would not say who authorized John’s baptism— heaven or men. They feared people, did not fear God, and would not answer Jesus’s question. John’s call for repentance was clear, and at least some in their number knew they needed that repentance (Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, John 19:38-39). But these hard-hearted ones who were trying to trap Jesus in His words had no interest in repenting of anything. So, the Lord told a story to illustrate an important point. What a rich parable. The Lord used it to invite the religious leaders to think (v. 28). We should think as well. In just a few lines, we are brought into a very deep theological matter of talk versus walk, of profession versus possession, of no repentance versus real repentance, of the Father’s patience and of the way of righteousness.

32m
Aug 04
Introduction to Nahum

July 24 2022 PM, Nahum 1. I am struck by how similar the 2015 ISIS offensive in Iraq, which advanced rapidly since June 2014, looked like the Assyrians, and the Babylonians after them. The religion is different, but the brutal tactics are eerily similar. God is not mocked. Galatians 6:7 says that what someone sows, they will certainly, eventually, also reap. Whether soon, in this life, or later in judgment, the results will make clear what kind of seed was planted in life. The Ninevites planted a terrible crop with their wickedness, and received a commensurate harvest. Those who live by the sword will die by it as well (Matt. 26:52). The specific 14 situation of Nineveh offers the general principle that God judges wickedness. Those who oppose God, He will oppose. Those who conspire against God, God has a plan for them too. Those who do damage to God’s people will suffer damage themselves. As they increase their sin, they heap up for themselves increased judgment. Our nation, the United States, is doing that just now. Some sins are practiced by a minority; but those who applaud and support those sins are many more (Romans 1:32; read the entire passage from 1:18-32 and let the full effect sink in). We believe God is righteous. We know He is. We see that He expresses judgment in very harsh and even mocking terms which might offend our sensibilities. But this shows that righteousness is not incompatible with severe judgment against sinners, and we see it in both testaments. What God prophesied through Nahum did indeed happen. In 612 B.C. the kingdom of Assyria was destroyed. God’s word was vindicated, around 40 years after it was written. God’s promises always come to pass—whether for good or for calamity. Bank on it! Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 19.

35m
Jul 26
A Question of Authority, or “Who is your boss?”

July 24, 2022 AM, Matthew 21:23-27. We ask again: what is the source of authority for how you live your life? God, or you? If you, why do you believe so much in yourself? Do you have enough knowledge, experience, and wisdom to make the right decisions? Be honest and realistic with your answer! For instance: do you know, in yourself, what happens to a person after death? If you do not know that in yourself, how do you even have a prayer of guiding your steps aright in this life? Why should I believe in your ability to do that as over against God’s infinitely wise and experienced ability to do far better? Remember, there is a way that seems right to a man, but... (Prov. 16:25). Our lives are not our own, and it is not in our ultimate purview to direct our own steps (Jeremiah 10:23). If Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in his humanity, was not His own authority, how could you dream to be your own authority? He did the will of God, and thus modeled for us how we ought to think of ourselves. Do you fear God? Do your objections to His moral demands really justify you to ignore those demands and try to make up your own morality? Real joy comes when you can honestly say that you are living your life in accordance with the authority of God. When He is your Lord, guide, boss, teacher, counselor, etc. then you can have confidence you are doing the right stuff with your life. Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 44.

51m
Jul 26
Book of Jude, Part 5

July 24, 2022 PM, Jude. In this message speaker James Widgeon leads our new study in the book of Jude. In this study, we see how Jesus warned of false prophets that would arise, how peoples hearts would grow cold, and how only those who kept the faith in Jesus Christ would be saved.

35m
Jul 26
The Fruitless Fig Tree

July 20, 2022 PM, Matthew 21:18-22. Jesus went into Jerusalem, looked around, saw the sorry state of things in the temple and city, and went back to Bethany for the evening’s rest. He will use a fig tree to teach the disciples about what he (and they) have just experienced. A barren tree reminds you to live a fruitful life so as to have a good judgment before God. Our prayers can be powerful, but they have to come from a righteous, forgiving life.

23m
Jul 25
Initial Holy-Week Confrontations with the Religious Leaders

July 17, 2022 PM, Matthew 21:12-17. I am struck on the initial reading of this passage that Jesus went into Jerusalem, visited the temple, saw it needed some tidying up, and then cleaned it out in preparation to work there in the upcoming days. He was cleaning up his workspace! When Jesus came into the city, he was making a public announcement of Himself as king. Verse 17 tells of our Lord’s departure back to Bethany to stay for the night. He did not have a home in Jerusalem to stay and the city was packed with worshippers, so he stayed where he had made other arrangements. Tuesday would see continued confrontation with the religious leaders. Notice how the Lord judged some of the people but also exercised mercy toward others. Behold the goodness and severity of God (Romans 11:22). Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 18:1-34.

41m
Jul 19
Jonah’s Lesson

July 17, 2022 AM, Jonah 4:1-11. God’s rule over the world is exalted. He oversees the fish, the storm, the sirocco, the worm, the city, and everything else. He sovereignly gives mercy to whom He wills. He cares for the world’s inhabitants, even wicked ones. He has compassion on people. We submit to God’s rule, not deny His grace to people. But judgment is not postponed forever. Jonah needed to learn Matthew 7:2 and James 2:13. If you do not like God’s mercy, then don’t take it for yourself. His own self-interest should have taught him that, but he was not concerned for others. As for you, do you have any Jonah-like tendencies? Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 43:1-27.

51m
Jul 19
Book of Jude, Part 4

July 17, 2022 SS, Jude. In this message speaker James Widgeon leads our new study in the book of Jude. In this study, we see how Jesus warned of false prophets that would arise, how peoples hearts would grow cold, and how only those who kept the faith in Jesus Christ would be saved.

37m
Jul 19
Your King is Here

July 13, 2022 PM, Matthew 21:1-11. Some in Jerusalem recognized Jesus as their coming King. Others were clueless. All this took place on “Palm Sunday,” and it could even be as specifically pinpointed as Nisan 9 in A.D. 30. See the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-26 which gives us warrant to speak with such precision. Given this, the people and the leaders should have been expecting Him. If only they had known… (Luke 19:42).

42m
Jul 19
The Blind Receive Their Sight

July 10, 2022 PM, Matthew 20:29-34. Has Jesus shown compassion toward you? Did you have faith to be given your sight? From what blindness has the Lord delivered you? Do you now follow Him? Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 17:1-19.

42m
Jul 11
Jonah Preaches and Nineveh Repents

July 10, 2022 AM, Jonah 3:1-10. Therefore “today is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2) because a day is coming for every person when God will declare that enough is enough. Years of opportunity to recognize our need of God’s forgiveness will come to an end. But be assured that if you repent, you will find as the Ninevites did that God is compassionate and gracious. He is not a mean deity whatsoever. We are getting closer to the message of Jonah. The book was not written primarily to provide an illustration for Jesus to use about His death and resurrection, although it serves that purpose. It was not written primarily about the Ninevites. It has something to do with Jonah and his understanding of God. The repentance of Nineveh happened in those individuals alive at the time. It did not transfer to future generations. Each generation must do its own repentance. Our Scripture reading was found in Ezekiel 42:1-20.

4925h 55m
Jul 11
Book of Jude, Part 3

July 10, 2022 SS, Jude. In this message speaker James Widgeon leads our new study in the book of Jude. In this first study, we see how Jesus warned of false prophets that would arise, how peoples hearts would grow cold, and how only those who kept the faith in Jesus Christ would be saved.

11133h 51m
Jul 11
A Mom’s Desire

July 6, 2022 PM, Matthew 20:20-28. In what way are you like James and John, or their mother, or the other disciples? Do you have a “I want greatness” mindset? It can masquerade as an “I love attention” way of thinking. Or, “I love the limelight,” or “I like standing in front of a group of people and talking.” Or, “I want his job,” or “where I am at in life is not good enough for me.” This is much different than a “How can I help you?” attitude. Is there an area of your life, or a person in your life, that calls forth the kind of service the Lord is talking about? Do you live for self or for others? Is there a way you can serve the body of Christ in a better way?

35m
Jul 11
Lord's Table Service: Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Christ

July 3, 2022 PM, Matthew 20:17-19 / Luke 9:44-45. Think! Do not bumble through life ignoring God and His word. It is critical that you keep this information in mind—that Christ died for your sins according to the Scriptures—and according to His prophecy—and rose again from the dead. I am so grateful for that. Now, what to do about that? Well, one thing is to celebrate the Lord’s Table as a solemn but also joyful remembrance. With a “joyful grief” at what the Lord has done, let us partake. Our Scripture reading was found in 2 Chronicles 16:1-14.

28m
Jul 05
Baptism Service: Jonah in the Fish

July 3, 2022 AM, Jonah 2:1-10. God did indeed rescue Jonah. He commanded the fish as only God can do. Just like He prepared the fish (1:17) and sent the storm (1:4), God is sovereign ruler of all things. Jonah had to experience one final unpleasant situation, but undoubtedly, he was glad for it—being vomited out of the fish. He had a few other consequences to deal with for some days, like needing a serious bath, food, sleep, etc. At least he was back in “the land of the living.” He would have another chance to obey God. Following this mornings message, we were delighted to see three of our youth become baptized! Praise the Lord!

49m
Jul 05
Book of Jude, Part 2

July 3, 2022 SS, Jude. In this message speaker James Widgeon leads our new study in the book of Jude. In this first study, we see how Jesus warned of false prophets that would arise, how peoples hearts would grow cold, and how only those who kept the faith in Jesus Christ would be saved.

40m
Jul 05