Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Morning Second Service • September 9, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"These prayer-episodes of our Lord are perfect examples of His humanity in action. Jesus faced every trial as a man— human, not as God. Now that the Pharisees had begun to plot His death, now that He knew things would get very difficult for anyone/everyone associated with Him, Jesus needed the mind of His Father regarding who exactly His closest followers would be."
Sunday Morning First Service • September 2, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"When God says something is good for you—go for it! When He says something is forbidden— avoid it. His heart is for you and not against you. If the rabbis would have understood this simple principle, they would have enjoyed life so much more. But they were stubborn—just like some of us are."
Sunday Morning First Service • August 26, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"We will deal a lot with parables in this gospel. They are important because they are illustrations of truth; they are not intended to hide the truth as some wrongly suggest. Jesus was a teacher whose style included word-pictures, illustrations, and every day examples from life to insure that He was understood by those listening. If they didn’t want to hear—that wasn’t His problem. He made sure they could understand if they would hear."
Sunday Morning Second Service • August 5, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Too many today don’t really want to be changed—they don’t want to be healed of their sin. Oh, they want to be saved from hell but not from their sin. It would be nice to be able to sin and go to heaven; it doesn’t work that way. To be rescued from hell requires that we allow Jesus to rescue us from our sin."
Sunday Morning First Service • July 22, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"When you accept what Jesus Himself says (in the entirety of Scripture; not just red-letters— Jesus wrote all of it), you find His opinions, thoughts, and commands. That frees you from being under the authority of a Bible teacher’s opinions and releases you into the custody of the One with true authority. The Bible, the Bible, the Bible."
Sunday Morning Third Service • July 15, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Please notice that Jesus went to church. It wasn’t a perfect church—it was full of hypocrites. But He went because that is what followers of God do! Most of us have heard professing Christians say that ‘you don’t have to go to church to be saved…’ But Jesus went. This is our example— it was His custom."
Sunday Morning Third Service • June 10, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"The Messiah was coming to separate the wheat (true believers) from the chaff (professing but not genuine believers). The wheat would go into the barn of the Messiah while the chaff will spend eternity in hell being tormented night and day without relief. Hell is not some myth. It is real and it lasts forever. The next time someone tells you they don’t believe in hell, tell them Jesus did and so do you! Just because someone doesn’t believe in it doesn’t make it any less real."
Sunday Morning First Service • June 3, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"From very early times the message has always remained the same: people who enter God’s kingdom must experience change. I hope this isn’t controversial for anyone here because it is absolutely undeniable. You cannot meet Jesus—KNOW HIM, be known by Him—and not change. It’s God who does the changing and, it’s true, some take longer than others to change, but if you have really been born again, you will experience changes in your life. Not an option."
Sunday Morning First Service • May 27, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Notice what Joseph and Mary did for their baby. First, they modeled obedience to God! Second, they raised Jesus to have wisdom from God. Third, they raised Jesus to accept the grace of god in His life. These verses are a great parenting manual!"
Sunday Morning Third Service • May 20, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"The will of God is not something difficult to find. It's not. Live your life waiting for, wanting the return of Jesus and you will find yourself being moved into position by the Holy Spirit! It's the man or woman who is not eager for the Lord's return, the man/woman who is trying to chart his or her own path, that misses the will of God. We all need to be where we can be moved by the Holy Spirit."
Sunday Morning First Service • May 13, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"One of the reasons this story never gets old for me, even though it is the most familiar in all the NT, is because I never stop marveling at the fact that God became a baby! One minute receiving worship of angels, the next traveling through a birth canal only to find Himself surrounded by animals, poverty, and low-life shepherds! This is an amazing story--the first Christmas."