Saturday, November 26, 2016

Selfless Love - Bro. Bub Owens (11.23.2016)

John 15:13 (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

"He didn't just die for the people who decided to follow him..."

-- Bub Owens

Time is Short; Make Peace with God - Associate Pastor Brad Stevens (11.20.2016)

2 Peter 3:8-14 (KJV)
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

"There will be a time when there is no tomorrow."

"If you get caught in the middle of your pleasure moment when the rapture comes, then what?"

"There's a lack of sense of urgency in the church today."

"Our God is a jealous God and He isn't going to share the church with the world."

-- Brad Stevens

Give Thanks for What God Gives - Pastor Joey Burns (11.20.2016)

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

"The most important place in every community is the churches."

"You can't say "I love Jesus, but I hate the church" because if you loved Jesus, you'll love the church. The church is made up of the body of Christ."

"The people of the world need to see the love of God of the people of the church."

"We should give thanks to God for everything because giving thanks changes the ordinary into the sacred."

-- Joey Burns 

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Birth, New Life - Associate Pastor Brad Stevens (11.13.2016)

1 John 3:1-8 (KJV)
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Built to Last - Pastor Joey Burns (11.13.2016)

Nehemiah 2:17-20 (KJV)
17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

"God's plan is far beyond ourselves!"

"Don't let the devil distract you and draw your attention away from God."

"Don't give in! Hold up the blood stained banner like never before!!"

"It's no time to just say "I'm gonna try this out." We need to start it and finish it! We're in it to the end!"

-- Joey Burns

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Effective Soul Winning - Joey Burns (11.09.2016)

Matthew 4:18-22 (KJV)
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

"We come in contact with people who need God in their lives. We need to be who God needs us to be."

"We need to see people the way Jesus sees people."

"We all must live a consistent Christian life to people."

As men and women of God we need to be honest even when the world around us is dishonest."

"If you're gonna reach the lost you have to learn the word of God!"

-- Joey Burns