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2019 Sunday Sermons

Unless The Lord Builds The House | Pastor Ben Windle

December 8, 2019 • Pastor Ben Windle

This week Pastor Ben Windle Joins us from Lifeplace Church in Brisbane. Pastors Ben Windle and Cindi Windle began the journey of starting Lifeplace Church in Brisbane because they have a passion to see people discover Jesus, and to be a part of a church family that serves the community. They have a genuine love for people of all ages, and of all nationalities. Both raised in Brisbane and coming from ministry families, they have been married since 2002. In 2008 they had the joy of welcoming their first child, Houston into the world, in 2010 came their second son, Benjamin ‘BJ’, and in December 2012 they welcomed a third son – Jameson.

Stormproof

November 10, 2019 • Pastor Doug Lasit

God Did This for Something

November 3, 2019 • Pastor Doug Lasit

God Did This For Something Everything that God does, He does for a reason. In every situation He infuses divine purpose. His purpose is clear, His character absolute, and His provision available. Identifying the “for” precedes discovering the “how”. 1. His Covenant - Deuteronomy 8:18 “18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” 2. The Great Commission - Matthew 28:19 “19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 3. Stewardship - 1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” 4. Transformation - Philippians 1:4-6 “4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” 5. Glory – 2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Heart For The House

October 27, 2019 • Pastor Doug Lasit

Leave This Cave

October 20, 2019 • Pastor Donna Lasit

“Leave This Cave” The Personal Encounter that leads to Purpose. I Kings 18:19-21 19 Now I want you to gather the entire community of Israel and send them to Mount Carmel to meet with me. I have a message for them. Be sure to gather the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of the goddess Asherah… 20 Ahab did as Elijah asked, sent word throughout the entire community of Israel, and gathered all the prophets atop Mount Carmel. Elijah (approaching the people): 21 How much longer will you sit on the fence, refusing to make a decision between the Lord and Baal? If you believe the Eternal One is the True God, then devote yourselves entirely to Him. If you believe Baal is your master, then devote yourselves entirely to him. I Kings 19:3-18 Then Elijah became afraid and immediately ran for his life. When he came to Beer-sheba that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there, 4 but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.” 5 Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, “Get up and eat.” 6 Then he looked, and there at his head was a loaf of bread baked over hot stones, and a jug of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 Then the angel of the Lord returned for a second time and touched him. He said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.” 8 So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God. 9 He entered a cave there and spent the night. (VOICE) Eternal One (to Elijah): Why are you here, Elijah? What is it that you desire? Elijah: 10 As you know, all my passion has been devoted to the Eternal One, the God of heavenly armies. The Israelites have abandoned Your covenant with them, they have torn down every single one of Your altars, and they have executed by the sword all those who prophesy in Your name. I am the last remaining prophet, and they now seek to execute me as well. Eternal One: 11 Leave this cave, and go stand on the mountainside in My presence. The Eternal passed by him. The mighty wind separated the mountains and crumbled every stone before the Eternal. This was not a divine wind, for God was not within this wind. After the wind passed through, an earthquake shook the earth. This was not a divine quake, for God was not within this earthquake. 12-13 After the earthquake was over, there was a fire. This was not a divine fire, for God was not within this fire. After the fire died out, there was nothing but the sound of a calm breeze. And through this breeze a gentle, quiet voice entered into Elijah’s ears. He covered his face with his cloak and went to the mouth of the cave. Suddenly, Elijah was surprised. Eternal One: Why are you here, Elijah? What is it that you desire? Elijah: 14 As you know, all my passion has been devoted to the Eternal God of heavenly armies. The Israelites have abandoned Your covenant with them, they have torn down every one of Your altars, and they have executed all who prophesy in Your name by the sword. I am the last remaining prophet, and they now seek to execute me as well. They won’t stop. Eternal One: 15 Travel back the same way you traveled here, but continue north to the desert of Damascus. There, I want you to anoint Hazael as Aram’s king, 16 Jehu (Nimshi’s son) as Israel’s king, and Elisha (Shaphat’s son from Abel-meholah) to replace you as prophet. 17 Jehu will execute anyone who escapes from Hazael, and Elisha will execute all who escape from Jehu. 18 I will keep for Myself the 7,000 Israelites who have not bowed down to Baal or offered him kisses. 1. Every victory is tested personally. “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.” 2. Our emotions can lead us to see facts incorrectly. Eternal One (to Elijah): “Why are you here, Elijah? What is it that you desire?” Elijah: 10 “As you know, all my passion has been devoted to the Eternal One, the God of heavenly armies. The Israelites have abandoned Your covenant with them, they have torn down every single one of Your altars, and they have executed by the sword all those who prophesy in Your name. I am the last remaining prophet, and they now seek to execute me as well.” 3. You must leave the cave to encounter His presence. Eternal One: 11” Leave this cave, and go stand on the mountainside in My presence.” 4. God shows his power to the crowd, but his presence is revealed in a quiet whisper. I Kings 19:11-13 The Eternal passed by him. The mighty wind separated the mountains and crumbled every stone before the Eternal. This was not a divine wind, for God was not within this wind. After the wind passed through, an earthquake shook the earth. This was not a divine quake, for God was not within this earthquake. 12-13 After the earthquake was over, there was a fire. This was not a divine fire, for God was not within this fire. After the fire died out, there was nothing but the sound of a calm breeze. And through this breeze a gentle, quiet voice entered into Elijah’s ears. He covered his face with his cloak and went to the mouth of the cave. Suddenly, Elijah was surprised. Eternal One: Why are you here, Elijah? What is it that you desire? Elijah: 14 As you know, all my passion has been devoted to the Eternal God of heavenly armies. The Israelites have abandoned Your covenant with them, they have torn down every one of Your altars, and they have executed all who prophesy in Your name by the sword. I am the last remaining prophet, and they now seek to execute me as well. They won’t stop. Eternal One: 15 Travel back the same way you traveled here, but continue north to the desert of Damascus. There, I want you to anoint Hazael as Aram’s king, 16 Jehu (Nimshi’s son) as Israel’s king, and Elisha (Shaphat’s son from Abel-meholah) to replace you as prophet. (Spurgeon says it like this) “He needed a task to focus on so he could avoid excessive introspection. He needed to stop looking at himself and his own (admittedly difficult) circumstances. He needed to get on with what God wanted him to do. “Then the Lord did what perhaps was best of all for Elijah, he gave him some more work to do. He sent him off about his Master’s business again; and I warrant you that, when Elijah went back over that road, it was with a very different step from that which brought him down to Beersheba. He had come along terrified and distressed; but now he goes back with the majesty that belongs to the Tishbite, he is afraid of no Jezebel now.” (Spurgeon)

The Best is Yet To Come

October 13, 2019 • Jerushah Tanner

How Jesus Leads His Church

September 29, 2019 • Pastor Ken Malmin

Church For The Next Generation

August 4, 2019 • Pastor Doug Lasit

Church for a New Generation Four Courts, a Place and a Gate Acts 3:1-10 “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.” The Four Courts 1. The Court of Gentiles - Church for the Next Generation Will Be a Diverse Multi-Cultural Community 2. The Women’s Court – Church for the Next Generation Will Be Fueled by Prayer 3. The Men’s Court - Church for the Next Generation Will Be Less Performance-Driven and More Gospel-Centered 4. The Priests’ Court – Church for the Next Generation Will See Ministry Come from the Congregation More than the Pulpit A Place – The Holy of Holies Church for the Next Generation Will Experience the Presence of God Personally in Their Hearts A Gate – The Beautiful Gate Church for the Next Generation Will Experience the Beauty of the Gospel’s Work in People

Life With Limits | Brandon Cormier

July 28, 2019 • Brandon Cormier

“Life With Limits” I. Preliminary Matter a. Greetings b. Family Introduction i.MEDIA: Display family pics II. Introduction a.Written by Solomon – arguably the personification of wisdom b.Describe the assignment of the “Koheleth” c.The “Koheleth” (Public Speaker / Preacher) in this book mainly speaks of these aspects of God’s nature: i.Creator – “let my words be few” (Ch. 5) ii.Sovereign – slightly tense for some of us | “A holy and loving God permits some things that He does not perpetrate.”1 iii.and Unsearchable Wisdom | perhaps the most offensive to our American elitist personality! d.Solomon: The intellectual genius, the wonderful wealth, prized possessions, timeless titles, awesome accomplishments now becomes our Koheleth (public speaker / preacher) and has something to share with us about the majestic nature of our God. 1.Larry Hart, Truth Aflame, Hobbs & Mullins quote, 157. III. Content : Ecclesiastes 3:1-11NKJV To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 2. A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; 3. A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 4. A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 5. A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; 6. A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; 7. A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 8. A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. 9. What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10. I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.2 PRAYER / MESSAGE TITLE: “Life With Limits” IV. Verse 1: “To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under heaven.” a.The Koheleth deals extensively with the concept of time b.He references “time” over 30 times in just 10 verses c.Important to understand that the preacher is not admonishing or exhorting us to engage in the various activities at certain times in our lives. Rather, he is but making an observation.3 V. Verses 2-8 a.It would seem that he sets pleasurable and non pleasurable things side by side b.A time to be born – yay | die – boooo c.Kill – boooo | heal – yay d.Gain – yes Lord | lose – no Lord 2.The New King James Version. (1982). (Ec 3:1–11). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. e.Things are going to happen in this life that are completely out of your control! i.Speaking of things that happen [gender reveal] VI.“Eternity in their hearts” a. Verse 11: 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. • Let the Word of God speak for itself. He is the God who will make EVERYTHING beautiful… • His ways are higher / thoughts are loftier b.Deep within each of us there is a desire to understand, to grasp, to fully know answers like, “What is the meaning of life?” or “Where is all of this heading?” c.He has put “Forever” in our hearts / minds i.Ache in the human heart / see the big picture | God does not exist in “time” He simply uses time to accomplish His great purposes ii.“No one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.” (verse 11) d.Life is “unpredictable” at best. This is a call to trust the “unsearchable wisdom” of God!! e.Job’s Conversation with God (Job 38-40) i.Summarize conversational questions posed to Job 1.Were you there when I laid the foundations of the earth? 2.Who determined the measurements? Surely you know! 3.Have you commanded the morning since your days began? 4.Did you fill up the ocean / seas? 5.Do you know the measurements of the heavens? When I set the limitations of the sky, were you present? 6.What is the way to the light? Where does darkness live ? VII. Call to Action a.1) Resolve that God’s purposes will prevail • Story of Riyan’s question: “What do peacock’s say?” b.2)Release the “I don’t know” moments to the Lord • Being right or being free? | When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart. c.3)Rest in the mystery of God VIII. Closing [CALL UP WORSHIP TEAM] a. Tabernacle / Ark of the Covenant example of the “mystery” of God

Moments in the Middle

July 14, 2019 • Pastor Elliot Sawyer

Purpose Lead Life

July 7, 2019 • Pastor Rod Hood