Apr 23, 2017
2017-04-23 To Every Generation – To Every Nation
This final message of the series on "The Crossroads of Christianity" celebrates how the Church of Jesus Christ (comprised of individual Christians) must continue to intentionally pass the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ "To Every Generation - To Every Nation."
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  • Apr 23, 20172017-04-23 To Every Generation – To Every Nation
    Apr 23, 2017
    2017-04-23 To Every Generation – To Every Nation
    This final message of the series on "The Crossroads of Christianity" celebrates how the Church of Jesus Christ (comprised of individual Christians) must continue to intentionally pass the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ "To Every Generation - To Every Nation."
  • Apr 16, 20172017-04-16 Jesus, The God Who Won’t Stay Dead
    Apr 16, 2017
    2017-04-16 Jesus, The God Who Won’t Stay Dead
    The claim that Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified and buried is Christianity's most crucial and controversial claim.  Which is why human ingenuity, authority, and legality has worked together to try to keep Jesus dead in the hearts and minds of people everywhere.  This fact has made Christianity the world's most persecuted religion, but also points to the inescapable truth of Christianity - that Jesus is ALIVE!
  • Apr 9, 20172017-04-09 Palms, Praise, and People
    Apr 9, 2017
    2017-04-09 Palms, Praise, and People
    The same crowd that had shouted praises and laid palms at Jesus' feet later demanded his crucifixion.  Why?  Sometimes we become disappointed and embittered with God when it appears He hasn't fulfilled His promises or answered our prayers when and how we would prefer Him to do so.  When this happens deep in our hearts our praise begins to fade and our palms wither.  However, there is a way to avoid this!

 


Apr 2, 2017
2017-04-02 When Filled with the Holy Spirit
The Peter we see preaching on the Day of Pentecost isn't the same Peter who denied knowing Jesus only 50 days before!  What changed this man's character?  It was being filled with the Holy Spirit - an experience that works the same change in character for every Christian.
 
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  • Apr 2, 20172017-04-02 When Filled with the Holy Spirit
    Apr 2, 2017
    2017-04-02 When Filled with the Holy Spirit
    The Peter we see preaching on the Day of Pentecost isn't the same Peter who denied knowing Jesus only 50 days before!  What changed this man's character?  It was being filled with the Holy Spirit - an experience that works the same change in character for every Christian.
     
  • Mar 26, 20172017-03-26 The Restoration of a Christian
    Mar 26, 2017
    2017-03-26 The Restoration of a Christian
    Peter the Apostle fell into terrible sin when he denied knowing Jesus.  Yet, there was a way back to restoration for Peter, and there is a way back for any Christian who falls into sin.
  • Mar 19, 20172017-03-19 When Christians Fall
    Mar 19, 2017
    2017-03-19 When Christians Fall
    Peter the Apostle revealed just how human he was when he fell into sin by denying Jesus.  However, falls don't just happen - there is a pattern of attitudes and choices that the Christian makes that makes a fall inevitable.  Knowing these allows us to avoid these.
  • Mar 12, 20172017-03-12 Jesus, Like Never Before
    Mar 12, 2017
    2017-03-12 Jesus, Like Never Before
    "2017-03-12 Jesus, Like Never Before".
     
    *** Due to a technical problem there was no video recording of this service - only audio was recorded ***
  • Mar 5, 20172017-03-05 The Hardest Lesson of All
    Mar 5, 2017
    2017-03-05 The Hardest Lesson of All
    "2017-03-05 The Hardest Lesson of All".
  • Feb 26, 20172017-02-26 Success, Failure, and Faith
    Feb 26, 2017
    2017-02-26 Success, Failure, and Faith
    "2017-02-26 Success, Failure, and Faith".
  • Feb 19, 20172017-02-19 Finally Following Jesus
    Feb 19, 2017
    2017-02-19 Finally Following Jesus
    "Finally Following Jesus".
  • Feb 12, 20172017-02-12 Turning Point
    Feb 12, 2017
    2017-02-12 Turning Point
    "2017-02-12 Turning Point".
  • Feb 5, 20172017-02-05 Baby Steps Are Still Steps
    Feb 5, 2017
    2017-02-05 Baby Steps Are Still Steps
    "2017-02-05 Baby Steps Are Still Steps".

Aug 27, 2017
2017-08-27 Joseph & Mary A Good Marriage is a Healthy Marriage
Like our bodies; our marriages sometimes become unhealthy through malfunctions, infections, and injuries - but God has a plan to help us reclaim, regain, and maintain the health of our marriages.  In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at the marriage of Joseph & Mary as a model for a healthy marriage.
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  • Aug 27, 20172017-08-27 Joseph & Mary A Good Marriage is a Healthy Marriage
    Aug 27, 2017
    2017-08-27 Joseph & Mary A Good Marriage is a Healthy Marriage
    Like our bodies; our marriages sometimes become unhealthy through malfunctions, infections, and injuries - but God has a plan to help us reclaim, regain, and maintain the health of our marriages.  In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at the marriage of Joseph & Mary as a model for a healthy marriage.
  • Aug 20, 20172017-08-20 Hosea & Gomer Hope for a Damaged Marriage
    Aug 20, 2017
    2017-08-20 Hosea & Gomer Hope for a Damaged Marriage
    The greatest challenge to any marriage is the past of the couple.  Sometimes, the sins of the past return in some way to damage the present marriage.  However, there is HOPE!  Hosea & Gomer had a marriage damaged by adultery, but by demonstrating the love and forgiveness of God, Hosea was able to reclaim his estranged wife Gomer, and they saw their marriage restored.
  • Aug 13, 20172017-08-13 Ananias & Sapphira The Un-Christian Christian Marriage
    Aug 13, 2017
    2017-08-13 Ananias & Sapphira The Un-Christian Christian Marriage
    Being a Christian and being married to a Christian doesn't guarantee a good marriage.  Christian marriages can become "un-Christian" when particular patterns of behavior are allowed to enter that marriage and persist in that marriage.  However, there is a way out through turning in faith to Jesus and though that faith taking the steps needed to bring God's healing and blessing into your marriage.
  • Aug 6, 20172017-08-06 Ahab & Jezebel The Bizarro Marriage
    Aug 6, 2017
    2017-08-06 Ahab & Jezebel The Bizarro Marriage
    In the cartoons and comics, Bizarro Superman was the opposite of the real Superman.  A Bizarro Marriage is a marriage where (in any area) the priorities, morals, convictions, and actions of the couple are the inverse of what God says they should be in His Word.  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at an extremely Bizarro marriage in the Bible - and discovers how we can discern "bizarro spirituality" in our own marriages.
  • Jul 30, 20172017-07-30 David & Michal A Good Marriage Gone Bad
    Jul 30, 2017
    2017-07-30 David & Michal A Good Marriage Gone Bad
    King David was "a man after God's own heart," and his wife Michal loved him deeply.  We tend to think as Christians that as long as a marriage has love and godliness it will be a guaranteed success.  However, the marriage of David and Michal began well but ended badly.  Every marriage runs this risk, however, there are steps that can be taken to prevent this from happening.
  • Jul 23, 20172017-07-23 Elkanah & Hannah A Good Marriage Made Glorious
    Jul 23, 2017
    2017-07-23 Elkanah & Hannah A Good Marriage Made Glorious
    In this message, we see what ingredients are necessary for making an already good marriage into a glorious marriage - meaning, a marriage that brings glory to God.  With this message comes a strong word of teaching and healing for marriages that have been wounded by anxiety and a malformed perception of personal self-worth.  God created marriage - God knows how to heal marriages!
  • Jul 9, 20172017-07-09 Nabal & Abigail The Mismatched Marriage
    Jul 9, 2017
    2017-07-09 Nabal & Abigail The Mismatched Marriage
    In this message, one of the Bible's "ugly marriages" is examined.  You will see that it is a marriage where the surface looked perfect, but at home there was intense selfishness, attitude problems, and even abuse.  However, as terrible as these things are the main problem with the marriage of Nabal and Abigail was that they were mismatched from the very beginning of their marriage - as she was a believer in God and her husband Nabal wasn't.
  • Jul 2, 20172017-07-02 Isaac & Rebekah The Flaw of Double-Vision
    Jul 2, 2017
    2017-07-02 Isaac & Rebekah The Flaw of Double-Vision
    Continuing this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at a "Bad" marriage of the Bible - the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.  Some marriages, even some Christian marriages start so well with the blessing of God, but gradually tear themselves apart because the husband and wife each pursue a different vision of what they want their family, their lives to look like.  This is the Flaw of Double-Vision.  In this message, we learn what to look for so we can learn what to avoid.
  • Jun 25, 20172017-06-25 Aquila & Priscilla A Good Marriage Made Great
    Jun 25, 2017
    2017-06-25 Aquila & Priscilla A Good Marriage Made Great
    Too often, we settle for "good enough," especially in our marriages.  In this first message of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at a good marriage in the Bible that became a great marriage - the marriage of Aquila & Priscilla - and through them, we learn how to develop all of our marriages into great marriages!

Oct 15, 2017
2017-10-15 What Is the Spirit Saying to the Australian Church
In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at what YouVersion identified as the passage of Scripture being most downloaded and most shared by the Christians in the Australian Church.  When we're faced by challenges and obstacles in what looks like a dark-place - we're called to "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts..."
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  • Oct 15, 20172017-10-15 What Is the Spirit Saying to the Australian Church
    Oct 15, 2017
    2017-10-15 What Is the Spirit Saying to the Australian Church
    In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at what YouVersion identified as the passage of Scripture being most downloaded and most shared by the Christians in the Australian Church.  When we're faced by challenges and obstacles in what looks like a dark-place - we're called to "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts..."
  • Oct 1, 20172017-10-01 What Is the Spirit Saying to the South Korean Church
    Oct 1, 2017
    2017-10-01 What Is the Spirit Saying to the South Korean Church
    In this message, Pastor Matt leads the church in listening in on what the Holy Spirit is saying to the South Korean Church - as discovered by YouVersion in 2015.  One of the greatest challenges we face is in viewing our spiritual state through the lens of our economic condition.  Success or failure isn't determined by what we have or what we don't have, but on who we know and believe - Jesus Christ!
  • Sep 25, 20172017-09-24 What Is the Spirit Saying to the Chinese Church
    Sep 25, 2017
    2017-09-24 What Is the Spirit Saying to the Chinese Church
    In 2015, YouVersion discovered that Christians in six global mega-regions were sharing Bible-verses specific to their regions.  In this message, Pastor Matt shares from (1Corinthians 10:13) What the Spirit Is Saying to the Chinese Church.
  • Sep 17, 20172017-09-17 What Is the Spirit Saying to the African Church
    Sep 17, 2017
    2017-09-17 What Is the Spirit Saying to the African Church
    In 2015, YouVersion discovered that (Jeremiah 29:11) is the most popular Bible-verse being downloaded and shared in Nigeria and South Africa - making this verse of scripture, the message that the Spirit is speaking to the African Church.
  • Sep 10, 20172017-09-10 What Is the Spirit Saying to the South American Church
    Sep 10, 2017
    2017-09-10 What Is the Spirit Saying to the South American Church
    In 2015, YouVersion tracked the most popular Bible-verses being downloaded and shared by it's users around the world.  They discovered that there are six Bible-verses being shared by Christians in six mega-regions around the world.  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at (Joshua 1:9), the verse that is what the Spirit is saying to the South American Church.

Jun 11, 2017
2017-06-11 Today’s Gifts for Today’s Ministry
Have you ever gone to a store to purchase an advertised item only to find that that item has been discontinued?  The 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 haven't been discontinued, but are still valid and available to Christians today to enrich our ministry, not to enhance our egos. 
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  • Jun 11, 20172017-06-11 Today’s Gifts for Today’s Ministry
    Jun 11, 2017
    2017-06-11 Today’s Gifts for Today’s Ministry
    Have you ever gone to a store to purchase an advertised item only to find that that item has been discontinued?  The 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 haven't been discontinued, but are still valid and available to Christians today to enrich our ministry, not to enhance our egos. 
  • May 28, 20172017-05-28 The Breeze & The Blaze
    May 28, 2017
    2017-05-28 The Breeze & The Blaze
    On the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Early Church, God chose to manifest the presence of the Holy Spirit through two, unique symbols that were never repeated again - the sound of a strong wind and tongues of fire.  Together, these two symbols teach us some key insights about what we're to expect when the Holy Spirit moves in a church and in a community.
  • May 21, 20172017-05-21 An Exercise of Faith
    May 21, 2017
    2017-05-21 An Exercise of Faith
    Everything in the Christian life is about having faith in God - period.  Although everyone has different needs and situations that require faith, every Christian has the need to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.  Jesus designed this particular need to be an universal "Exercise of Faith" for every Christian believer.
  • May 14, 20172017-05-14 Jesus Said – The Holy Spirit is with You
    May 14, 2017
    2017-05-14 Jesus Said – The Holy Spirit is with You
    "Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me" was King David's most intense prayer and greatest desire.  We sometimes focus so much on the power that the Holy Spirit gives, that we forget about the presence of the Holy Spirit.  He is a person.  He is God.  He is incredibly interested in helping us reach our maximum potential because He loves us!
  • May 7, 20172017-05-07 What Prophets Preach
    May 7, 2017
    2017-05-07 What Prophets Preach
    One of the keynote themes of the preaching of John the Baptist was that Jesus would baptize his church in the Holy Spirit.  The Church all around the world is expanding through the power of the presence of the Holy Spirit - except in the West.  Can it be that Western Churches have neglected the qualities that are needed to receive and respond to the Holy Spirit? 
  • Apr 30, 20172017-04-30 A Prophet’s Wish and a Prophetic Word
    Apr 30, 2017
    2017-04-30 A Prophet’s Wish and a Prophetic Word
    Many think of the Holy Spirit as just a "force" or "power" that Christians can tap into.  The Holy Spirit is a person - God Himself, and in the Old Testament two prophets expressed God's plan for the Holy Spirit to made available to every Christian.  This wish and this word from these two prophets form the foundation of our understanding of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.  That God desires to immerse each Christian in Himself - and through His Presence, provide the power we need to represent Jesus Christ to the fullest.