2 Chronicles 1

June 22, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 2-4

June 29, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 5

July 13, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 7

August 3, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 8-9

August 10, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 10

August 24, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 11-12

September 14, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 13

September 28, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 14

October 5, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 15

October 12, 2016 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 17

January 4, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 18

January 11, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 19

January 25, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 20

February 1, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 21

February 22, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

Sabbath Day Confrontation

Mark 3: 1-6 • April 29, 2018 • Pastor Ray Viola

Once again, we find Jesus embroiled in a sabbath day confrontation with the religious hierarchy of the day. And once again we see that the subject of the confrontation is because Jesus has “violated” the Pharisees’ tradition of what it meant to do work on the sabbath. Jesus has declared Himself to be the Lord of the sabbath. As Lord of the sabbath, Jesus was revealing the true heart and character of The Father by performing the sabbath day miracles that He did, most certainly not breaking it. How tragic it is when manmade religious traditions oppose the miracle-working power of the gospel to save, heal, or deliver those who are bound by sin and its devastating consequences. Jesus simply speaks a word to a man with a withered hand and the man is immediately healed. Glorious! We are all withered spiritually, physically, mentally, and relationally as creatures of the fall. Regardless of the impossibility of your condition, one word from The Master’s lips can set you free today, beloved. Praise be unto God for His unspeakable gift of everlasting life and deliverance in and through faith in His Son Jesus Christ! Selah

2 Chronicles 22

March 1, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

2 Chronicles 23

April 12, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola

Jesus, the Sabbath, and You

Mark 2: 23-28 • April 22, 2018 • Pastor Ray Viola

Jesus Christ is the express image of The Father. He is the perfect manifestation of the will of God on earth, as it is in heaven. When Jesus performed seven miracles on the Sabbath, did He do it to “prove” something to the Pharisees? I don’t think so. I believe that every miracle, every good deed, and every word that Jesus Christ did was to reveal the heart of The Father for us. In Exodus 20:8-11 we read, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Amazingly, the religious leaders of the day turned these Scriptures into a codified law of do’s and don’ts that were so far removed from the actual meaning of the Sabbath that they even accused The Son of God of breaking the Sabbath because He did not heed their man made additions and interpretations. Keeping their man made rules and regulations were more important to them than seeing people healed and human needs being met. The Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives. He came to set us free from elevating man made religious rules, regulations, and traditions that exalt themselves against the true knowledge of God, and the needs of those around us. Selah

All Things Become New

Mark 2: 18-22 • April 15, 2018 • Pastor Ray Viola

Describing the new birth to the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) It is true that old traditions are hard to break, especially when they are deeply imbedded religious traditions. Such is the case in our study this morning. The disciples of John and the Pharisees could not understand why the disciples of Jesus were not fasting like they did. How could they be serious about following God when they were not observing the traditions about fasting that were passed down over many generations? Jesus did not deny the biblical value of fasting. In fact, there was a time when His disciples were unable to cast out a demon, and Jesus told them that it could not be done apart from prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29). But like any biblical truth, fasting for the most part had become a ritual and sign of deep spirituality instead of a means of drawing closer to God. Jesus declared that when a person truly comes to Him in faith, everything becomes new. And to try to mix the life in The Spirit with the traditions of men would be a disaster. When a person comes to saving faith in Jesus, the motive for prayer changes, the motive for fasting changes, everything changes, because the reason for doing them is not to earn favor with God, but as a means of drawing closer to Him and worshipping Him in Spirit and truth. Selah

2 Chronicles 24

April 19, 2017 • Pastor Ray Viola