Various Sermons - 2023

The collection of sermons on various topics throughout 2023.

Stay on Target

September 10, 2023 • Steve Hinton • John 3:16, Mark 12:30–31, Matthew 28:18–20, 1 John 4:10, Colossians 3:23

John 3:16. “We are committed to Fully Loving God by Actively Following Jesus and Compassionately Seeking Others.” Based on... Mark 12:30-31 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”                                 Mt 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”   Fully Love – 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Actively Following     Compassionately seeking others   Because of this, to work this out, these are the things we Value:   1. The Supremacy of Christ and His Word.                          Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. The Bible, as rule of authority   2. The Mission of Christ.      Luke 19:10  -  “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”   3. The Growth in Christ   4 The Community of Christ Matthew 16:18 “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build MY CHURCH, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”    5. The Worldview of Christ         Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

A Portrait of Praise

September 3, 2023 • Luke 17:11–19

Being His Witness Calls Us to With-ness

August 27, 2023 • Eddie Bowman • Acts 16:16–34, Galatians 6:1–2, Isaiah 7:14, 1 Kings 17:2–6

The Choice for Manhood

June 18, 2023 • Steve Hinton • 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Samuel 23:12, Joshua 1:9, 1 Corinthians 16:13–14, 1 Corinthians 13:11

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 - "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love."   While We are Created as Male and Female, Manhood is a Choice.   1. Be Manly   1 Corinthians 13:11 - When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.   2. Be Watchful   1 Peter 5:8 - Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.   2 Samuel 11:1 - In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.   3. Be Firm   2 Samuel 23:12 - But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.   4. Be Strong   Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”   5. Be Loving   John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

What are we going to do now?

April 16, 2023 • Marshall Schoen • Acts 2:37–41

A Mother's Day Message From Mary

May 14, 2023 • Debi Hinton • James 1:2–4, Luke 2, Matthew 1:19, Mark 3:20–21, Acts 1:14—2:1

How do you persevere through hard times? Watch this sermon to see how Mary dealt with it. She faced poverty (Luke 2:24), almost losing Joseph (Matthew 1:19), being a widow since there is no further mention of Joseph, misunderstanding Jesus (Luke 2:47-48; Mark 3:20-21), and Jesus' death (Luke 2:35). However, Mary persevered by walking with God at the cross (John 19:26-27), on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14 & 2:1). She was a woman of character (Luke 1:28) and she praised God despite the situation (Luke 1:46-55). When you face difficulties in life talk to God about your pain revealing all of your feelings. Do not stop rituals that bring you close to God like praying or listening to special songs. Accept help from others with whom you have a relationship. It is not a sign of weakness, but strength to call on others. Also, take time to rest and sit in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Finally, keep following God even when it does not make sense. Not every situation will end happily, so read the words of James 1-2-4. "Even in our darkest hour, God was there." - Stacy Webster (Watch the video to hear about Stacy's situation with her son's health.)