September 20, 2017

Sermon September 17, 2017: Power – Playing With Dynamite

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Power – Playing With Dynamite” and his scripture reference is Acts 2:1-13. Listen and follow along:

  1. The power of God arrived in a big way.
  2. The miracle of speaking and of hearing the message…
  3. Are you a participant or a passenger?

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 4:10-11a)

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:6-8)

Songs: I’m Yours, Everlasting God, Forever, Shout To The Lord, and You Are My King

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Sermon September 10, 2017: Power – Receiving Power

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Power – Receiving Power” and his scripture reference is Acts 1:4-8. Listen and follow along:

  1. Wait for what the Father has promised
    On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. (Acts 1:4)
  2. It’s not yours to know the mystery of God’s timing
    Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. (Acts 1:6-7)
  3. You will receive power to be His witnesses
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

Songs: Come Now Is The Time To Worship, Days of Elijah, He Knows My Name, Offering, and Ten Thousand Reasons

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Sermon September 3, 2017: Different: A Different Pursuit

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Different: A Different Pursuit” and his scripture reference is 1 Peter 4:12-13. Listen and follow along:

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. … If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. (John 15:18, 20)

Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. (Luke 6:22)

Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.

Instead, be very gladfor these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.  (1 Peter 4:12-13 NLT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you (1 Peter 4:19 NLT)

  • DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND TRUST GOD WITH THE RESULTS.

… “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:5-7 NLT)

… So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.  All power to him forever! Amen.  (1 Peter 5:10-11)

Think About It

Songs: We Give You Glory, Beautiful One, In The Secret, Here For You, and Great Are You Lord

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Sermon August 27, 2017: Different: Different Calling In A Dark World

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Different: Different Calling In A Dark World” and his scripture reference is 1 Peter 2:9. Listen and follow along:

  1. A FOREVER CALL TO JESUS
  2. A TEMPORARY CALL TO AN ASSIGNMENT.
  3. A DAILY CALL TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD.

for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NLT)

  • Your life sends a message.
  • Your attitude sends a message.
  • Your ways send a message.

Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. (1 Peter 2:11-12 NLT)

… It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. (1 Peter 2:15 NLT)

  • Because of miraculous healings they were accused of being magicians.
  • Because of “love feasts” with brothers and sisters, they were accused of being incestuous.
  • Because of the symbolic nature of communion they were accused of being cannibals.

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. (1 Peter 2:21 NLT)

He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. (1 Peter 2:22-24 NLT)

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. (1 Peter 3:9 NLT)

Songs: Amazing Grace, Your Grace Is Enough, Above All, Overcome, and I Give You My Heart

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August 20, 2017 Song from Service: Stronger

Stronger was a call to worship on August 20 (Click for Sermon). Bass: Charles Stauffer; Drums: Mark McHargue; Guitar: Pat McHargue; Piano Becca Keeton; Vocals: Steve Iliff, Becca Keeton, Danni Ruth, Michelle Ruth, Charles Stauffer, and Teresa Stauffer

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August 20, 2017 Song from Service: This I Believe

This I Believe was a call to worship on August 20 (Click for Sermon). Bass: Charles Stauffer; Drums: Mark McHargue; Guitar: Pat McHargue; Piano Becca Keeton; Vocals: Steve Iliff, Becca Keeton, Danni Ruth, Michelle Ruth, Charles Stauffer, and Teresa Stauffer

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Sermon August 20, 2017: Different? Different In A Crazy Culture

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Different? Different In A Crazy Culture” and his scripture reference is 1 Peter 1:13-17. Listen and follow along:

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. (1 Peter 1:13-17)

  1. “Be holy, because I am holy” seems more discouraging than helpful.
    • It’s helpful to read where “it is written” (Leviticus 19)
    • Essentially…
  2. At the root being holy means to be “set apart, different, pure
    • Set apart for service.
    • Different in standards. (To not blend in to an angry culture)
    • Pure like only God can make us.

  3. Happiness can be the enemy.
    • God’s highest calling for you is not your happiness but your holiness.
    • Sometimes you might believe God’s highest calling is your happiness.
      So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. (1 Peter 1:14 NLT)

Songs: Build Your Kingdom Here, Greater, My Story, This I Believe, and Stronger

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Sermon August 13, 2017: Different? Different Faith In Trials

Today Pastor Dan’s message is titled “Different? Different Faith In Trials” and his scripture reference is 1 Peter 1:1. Listen and follow along:

This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners… (1 Peter 1:1 NLT)

parepidēmois—exiles, sojourners, aliens, strangers, foreigners

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. … (1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT)

FALSE FAITH

  • INHERITED FAITH
  • SHALLOW FAITH
  • CONDITIONAL FAITH


HOW DOES GOD USE YOUR TRIALS?

  1. TRIALS REVEAL YOUR FAITH.
    These trials will show that your faith is genuine. … (1 Peter 1:7 NLT)Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)
  2. TRIALS DRAW YOU CLOSER TO GOD.
    You love [God] even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT)

Songs: Because Of You, You Are Good, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, It Is You, and Revelation Song

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Sermon August 6, 2017: Love Is A Verb (Part 3)

Today Pastor Krystal Wigginton brought us the message. Her message is titled “Love Is A Verb (Part 3)” and her scripture reference is Mark 12:28-31. Listen and follow along:

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
(Mark 12:28-31)

Why You Should Love Your Neighbor

  1. Because you love yourself.
    Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”.
  2. Because God loves you.
    Romans 5:8 states, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  3. Because you love God.
    Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (1 John 4:20-21)

Songs: Open The Eyes Of My Heart, The Joy Of The Lord, Great Are You Lord, God Of This City, and Holy Spirit

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Sermon July 30, 2017: Love Is A Verb (Part 2)

Today Pastor Krystal Wigginton brought us the message. Her message is titled “Love Is A Verb (Part 2)” and her scripture reference is John 3:16-18. Listen and follow along:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

God loves the whole world, including you!
God’s love is shown in sending Jesus to the world.
God’s love is shown in Jesus saving the world.
God offers eternal life to everyone.
God’s initiative leads to Jesus’ action.

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