April 28, 2019 • April 28, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: The sign of the resurrection of Christ seals the deal for faith in Jesus as the Son of God and my faithfulness toward Jesus as my Savior. Faith and faithfulness are directly related. When our faith is complete (in Christ and His resurrection), our faithfulness will be courageous. Our most significant tool in ministry is a faithful life - a life lived faithfully so a lost and dying world can see the difference that the truth of Jesus Christ has made in our lives.
April 21, 2019 • April 21, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: When I believe in THE Resurrection and THE Life, I receive resurrection to life. We are each born from womb into a tomb of sin and death. Spiritually we need resurrection and life. This is what Easter is all about. And this is what miracle of Lazarus' resurrection teaches us. Only Jesus can give life. Have you believed that He is the resurrection and the life?
The Light Of Life
April ``14, 2019 • April 14, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line - I see the Light as Jesus gives me sight. The key to salvation is getting our eyes off of self and onto Jesus. Jesus declares himself to be the Light of World at the Feast of Tabernacles and then proceeds to demonstrate that reality by healing a blind man and giving him sight. John 9 shows us how the blind man's knowledge of Jesus progressed from simply knowing that a man named Jesus healed him to knowing Jesus as the Son of God. How far have you progressed in the knowledge of Jesus? Do you believe He is the Son of God?
A Miracle In The Storm
April 7, 2019 • April 7, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line - The experience of storms is not meant to batter us, but to better us. The experience of the storm allowed Jesus to build the faith of the disciples. They experienced extraordinary moments, experienced worship, and were encouraged by God's success. Sometimes God will allow storms in our lives and sometimes God will direct us into a storm, but ultimately God does so to build us not bash us, to better us not batter us.
Providing Bread For Life
March 31, 2019 • March 31, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line – Jesus can provide for our every need, and He is the provision for our greatest need. Jesus fed over 5,000 people physical bread to illustrate that He Himself was the true bread come down from heaven. If we will receive Him by faith we will receive His gift of eternal life.
Do You Want To Change?
March 24, 2019 • March 24, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line – Only God’s grace can change us and give us true life. Jesus is the true pool of Bethesda (pool of grace and mercy). We can't change ourselves any more so than the invalid could crawl into the pool and be healed. We must trust and believe Jesus for salvation.
March 17, 2019 • March 17, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Jesus grows our faith to believe in Him beyond the limitation of what we believe about Him. Jesus stretched the faith of the Nobleman from a faith that believed in what Jesus could do to a faith the believed the word of Jesus to a faith that believed who Jesus was, Messiah. This is what God does for us. He wants to grow our faith from believing the DO of Jesus to believing the WHO of Jesus.
Joy From Change
March 10, 2019 • March 10, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Joy results from the change made by Jesus. Jesus turned water to wine. From this event we learn that Jesus cares about the little things in our lives. So we need to invite Him to be a part of our everyday life. There is nothing and no one He cannot change. He came to earth on a change mission. He offers a new and better way, true cleansing from sin, and joy that does not run out.