Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Morning Second Service • November 11, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Do you hold on to those sweet fragrances from times when you were close, so close to Jesus? Are those sweet times of intimacy fresh in your mind today as you hear this story? I hope/pray so. You see, the closer we get to Him, the more intimacy we have with Him, the sweeter our walk for Him is."
Sunday Morning First Service • November 4, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"John was not a man whose ministry was shaped by popular opinion. Instead, his ministry was formed by God and he remained faithful to God! We need a lot more Johns today! We need men and women who will not allow trends or contemporary thought to alter our ministries! John was not seeker-sensitive; he cared nothing about whether or not he made people comfortable or whether or not they attended church. He declared the uncompromising word of God no matter what it would cost—and we know it cost him his life."
Sunday Morning Second Service • October 21, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"This man is about to be commended for, and rewarded by his faith. Please hear this: faith always begins with an understanding of who God is and who we are. He understood something that even the Jewish elders speaking for him did not understand— the same thing many of us don’t understand today—that none of us deserve anything from God! It’s just the other way around— God deserves everything we are, everything we’ve got. But we deserve judgment. This man knew the truth about Jesus and about himself ."
Sunday Morning Second Service • October 14, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"We have to be honest with ourselves if we are going to take beams out of our eyes today. We have to be able to look into our hearts and, when ugly stuff comes from our mouths, we have to admit that the ugliness is inside us! Then we have to deal with it according to righteousness—that is, if we are really good fruit trees and not bad."
Sunday Morning First Service • October 7, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Do you want mercy? Do you dislike being judged by others? Do you want to be forgiven rather than being condemned? Of course you do… Jesus tells us how to insure that we receive all these things. All we have to do is treat other people in the same way we want to be treated and these things will happen for us! This is NOT about eternal judgment. This passage deals with being judged in this life. Obviously, as most of you know, this is one of those verses every unbeliever already knows."
Sunday Morning First Service • September 30, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"We all want the best for ourselves spiritually. Jesus wants the very best spiritually for everyone! Thus, if we are to be like Him, our heart would be that everyone receives the Lord’s best! It sounds so simple yet our hearts can get so hard. If we want credit from God (grace), shouldn’t we be eager to give grace to others? Even those who despise us? This the heart-changing message Jesus has for those who are willing to hear. In this case, His (true) disciples."
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."