May 24, 2020
2020-05-24 When Division Brings Multiplication
"When Division Brings Multiplication"
(Acts 8:1-8) & (Acts 11:19-21)
Reopening the church to public services in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis has been challenging as it has necessitated dividing the church into two groups meeting for two services.  In the early days of Christianity, there is a precedent where division that was caused by an unforeseen circumstance was utilized by God to produce unprecedented multiplication in the ministry of the Christian Church.
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  • May 24, 20202020-05-24 When Division Brings Multiplication
    May 24, 2020
    2020-05-24 When Division Brings Multiplication
    "When Division Brings Multiplication"
    (Acts 8:1-8) & (Acts 11:19-21)
    Reopening the church to public services in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis has been challenging as it has necessitated dividing the church into two groups meeting for two services.  In the early days of Christianity, there is a precedent where division that was caused by an unforeseen circumstance was utilized by God to produce unprecedented multiplication in the ministry of the Christian Church.
  • May 17, 20202020-05-16 What Will You Do with God’s Alarm?
    May 17, 2020
    2020-05-16 What Will You Do with God’s Alarm?
    "What Will You Do with God's Alarm?"
    (Joel 2:1)
    Of all the countries of the world, why has the United States suffered the most because of the COVID-19 pandemic?  Perhaps the reason is because the United States is whom to the wealthiest and most culturally influential body of Christians in the world - the American Church.  God is using our current circumstances to sound an alarm, a wake-up call to the American Church - will we listen?
  • May 10, 20202020-05-09 Rediscovering the LOST Supper
    May 10, 2020
    2020-05-09 Rediscovering the LOST Supper
    "Rediscovering the LOST Supper"
    (Mark 14:12-25)
     
    Christians throughout history and around the world celebrate four core ceremonies: gathering for worship & teaching, gathering for fellowship, gathering for prayer, and gathering for the Lord's Supper.  Of these ceremonies the Lord's Supper is the least well understood as Christians have tended to make it into something that it isn't.  In this message, we rediscover the beauty and the majesty of the Lord's Supper.
  • May 3, 20202020-05-03 An Encouraging Message About More Bad News
    May 3, 2020
    2020-05-03 An Encouraging Message About More Bad News
    "Än Encouraging Message About More Bad News"
    (Psalm 112:6-7)
     
    All of us have one of two ways of handling bad news - our way or God's way.  In this message some real-life examples from the Bible are looked at to see how our way of handling bad news is unhealthy and how God's way of handling bad news is healthy.
  • Apr 26, 20202020-04-26 Preparation for Restoration
    Apr 26, 2020
    2020-04-26 Preparation for Restoration
    "Preparation for Restoration"
    (1 Peter 5:5-11)
     
    In this encouraging and challenging message during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we learn that restoration always dependent upon operating in two parts: our preparation and God's promise.  The Bible already contains the steps we're to take to prepare for restoration and also reveals the nature of the restoration that God has promised for us.
  • Apr 19, 20202020-04-19 Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World
    Apr 19, 2020
    2020-04-19 Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World
    "Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World"
    (Philippians 4:10-14)
     
    While we continue to endure the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and all the anxiety that it has created, it is necessary for Christians to keep a Balanced Faith during these unstable and uncertain times.  In this message, Pastor Matt points to the guidance already written in the Bible as the means by which we can keep a Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, and Fickle World.
  • Apr 12, 20202020-04-11 Christ, The Power of God
    Apr 12, 2020
    2020-04-11 Christ, The Power of God
    *** EASTER SUNDAY ~SPECIAL SERVICE ***
    "Christ, The Power of God"
    (Ephesians 1:18-21)
     
    In this message, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ from the dead by realizing that the Resurrection of Jesus is the single greatest display of God's power.  As Christians, we are to walk by faith in the Resurrection Power of Jesus as that power is the true key to a lasting Revival.
  • Apr 5, 20202020-04-05 Through the Storm
    Apr 5, 2020
    2020-04-05 Through the Storm
     "Through the Storm"
    The global Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic and our current national emergency has produced an unprecedented storm of life for so many.  In this message, Pastor Matt looks at the life of Noah to to draw some lessons that together teach us that no matter how severe or prolonged the storm is - trusting in Jesus Christ is the only way through the storm to God's plan and purpose for you on the other side.
  • Mar 29, 20202020-03-28 The Other Side of Faith
    Mar 29, 2020
    2020-03-28 The Other Side of Faith
    "The Other Side of Faith"
     Faith in God is like a coin - it has two sides.  This message is about the human-side of having faith in God.  The side that we are often ashamed of and struggle with during our journey with Jesus - particularly during stressful and fearful times.  In this encouraging message from the life of Jacob, Pastor Matt describes how God accepts the human-side of having faith in God as faith!
  • Mar 22, 20202020-03-22 New Terms, Old Ideas
    Mar 22, 2020
    2020-03-22 New Terms, Old Ideas
    (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
    "New Terms - Old Ideas"
    During this Coronavirus pandemic, we've had new terms enter our vocabulary.  Such as, "self-quarantine, social distancing, and sheltering in place."  In this special message, Pastor Matt shows how these new terms are actually very old ideas that have a lot of relevance for Christians, and that Christians have an opportunity to use this crisis to grow spiritually stronger, healthier, and holier in our journey with Jesus.
  • Mar 15, 20202020-03-15 Coronavirus_Confronting Fear with Faith
    Mar 15, 2020
    2020-03-15 Coronavirus_Confronting Fear with Faith
    "Coronavirus: Confronting Fear with Faith"
    (1 Timothy 1:7)
    Panic buying. Fighting in retail stores, Internet rumors, States of emergency. A global pandemic.
    As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there is a great deal of uncertainty and fear gripping the world.  As Christians, as followers of Jesus Christ and heirs to all the promises of the Kingdom of God we have this opportunity to rise up and confront fear with faith.
     
  • Mar 1, 20202020-03-01 Christ’s Example of Humility
    Mar 1, 2020
    2020-03-01 Christ’s Example of Humility
    *** SPECIAL GUEST ***
    Max Brockmeyer - Missionary to Europe
    In his message titled, "Christ's Example of Humility," Max shares some insights about Jesus' character and how we're to imitate that character in our lives.  Max weaves these insights into the story of his journey onto the mission-field.
  • Jan 12, 20202020-01-12 Never Stop Praying
    Jan 12, 2020
    2020-01-12 Never Stop Praying
    Special Guest - Pastor Vandercleison Trindade 
     
    Serving as the pastor of Igreja Apostolica Evangelho Vivo - (Vineyard Assembly of God's new daughter church to the Brazilian community) - Pastor Vander delivers a powerful message of encouragement to "Never Stop Praying."
    Translator: Junior De Oliviera