What Image do you Have?
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What Image do you Have?

  What Image do you have? (Mark 12:13-17) Mark 12:12 ends by saying the pharisees were mad at Jesus for teaching against them. Verse 13 The parallel account in Matt adds that the disciples of the Pharisees also came along. By having the disciples of the Pharisees come along they are trying to inflate the...

The Abundant Life
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The Abundant Life

The Abundant Life (John 10:10) Jesus starts by saying that the thief comes only to…. It’s actually the word from where we would get our English word Kleptomaniac. Definition of: Kleptomania: Impulse control disorder that involves the repeated impulse to steal for no great gain, when the perpetrator has sufficient money to pay for the...

Building on Faith Part 2
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Building on Faith Part 2

Building on Faith part 2 (Matt16:19-20) Verse 19 Jesus goes from talking about the gates of hell in verse 18 to the keys of heaven in verse 19. The word translated here as “keys’ in the original language here means access to power. This same type of language and imagery of binding and losing is...

Building on Faith
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Building on Faith

  Building on Faith (Matt 16:13-180 This scene starts in verse 13 when Jesus asks his disciples who the crowds say that he is. Verse 18 This statement is part of How Jesus then responds to Peter’s correct answer. It starts with a play on words in the original language, Petros and Petra The Name...

A wicked and adulterous generation
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A wicked and adulterous generation

  A wicked and adulterous generation (Matt 12:38-42)  In Luke 11:29 it says… As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. Luke is pointing out that the crowds were getting bigger. Verse 38 Because Matt is...

Jesus Perfect acceptance
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Jesus Perfect acceptance

  Jesus Perfect acceptance (Luke 7:36 Verse 36 The same story in Matt and Mark identifies the man as Simon the leper. It’s somewhat shocking that Jesus would go to the house of a Pharisee, given how much they hated Jesus. And if this man were a leper, then a good Jew didn’t go anywhere...

Pentecost and the Mission of God
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Pentecost and the Mission of God

  In this first part of the message Pastor Tim speaks briefly from Acts 2:5-8 and Revelations 7:9-10 and the significance of Pentecost being for every nation. Then Missionary Karla speaks about her work in the African nation of Senegal.

Surprised by Grace
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Surprised by Grace

  Surprised by Grace (John 4:1-13) Verse 1-4 The scene starts by telling us that Jesus has once again returned to the region of Galilee, which was north of Judea.  But to get there, he had to pass through Samaria, This was considered the short cut. There was a longer way to cross the Jordan...

Men of Courage: Mother’s Day 2021
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Men of Courage: Mother’s Day 2021

  Men of Courage: Mother’s Day 2021 Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her If we can understand how Christ loved the church, then we will know how to love and lead well at home. His love was sacrificial Matt 20: 26 He gave...

Jesus in the Lord’s Supper
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Jesus in the Lord’s Supper

  Jesus in The Lord’s Supper (Lev 4:27-310 Verses 27-28 This section deals with a sin committed unintentionally, and what must be done when the person is made aware of his or her sin. being made “aware of” their sin is tied back to the first verse here where it says a “member of the...

Jesus sees our Pain Part 2
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Jesus sees our Pain Part 2

  Jesus sees our Pain Part 2 (Luke 13:10-17) Verse 10 I think Jesus loved to heal and teach on the Sabbath to show that the Sabbath belonged to Him. Verse 11 Because this was a Sabbath and they were at the synagogue there would have been a large crowd. This time there is this...

Jesus sees our Pain
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Jesus sees our Pain

  Jesus sees our Pain (Luke 8:40-48) Starting in Luke 8:40 we see two miracles; The two characters in these stories are also unlikely characters. Luke 8:40 The crowd’s reaction here is in contrast to the fear of the crowd Jesus just left on the other side of the lake after he healed the man...

You Are Known
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You Are Known

You are known (Luke 15:1-7)  Luke 15:1 There is a shift in emphasis in this passage where Jesus is moving away from the religious leaders and hanging out with the sinners and tax collectors. Verse 1 Those identified as “sinners” were those that were perceived by the religious leaders as being unfaithful to the law....

Jeusus’ relentless Love Pursuit
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Jeusus’ relentless Love Pursuit

  Palm Sunday 2021: His Relentless Pursuit (Luke 19:28) Verses 28-29 There is a strong contrast in this section between the rejoicing of the crowd over Jesus’ entry and the lamenting and weeping of Jesus over the coming rejection of the people and the destruction of Jerusalem. Verse 30 Jesus’ confidence about the animal’s availability,...

Recapture: Community and Human Connectedness
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Recapture: Community and Human Connectedness

  Recapture: Community Human connectedness (Acts 2:46-47) Gen 2:18 God said it was not good for humans to be alone. We were created by God to be in relationship with Him and with other humans. This is essential to what it is to be human. God created us this way. When we are not deeply...

Recapture: Servant hood
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Recapture: Servant hood

  Recapture: Servant hood Acts 6:1 It starts by saying that the church was growing. the number of disciples was increasing There is also an accusation of favoritism In the early days of the church, as with now, part of the church’s role was to help feed the needy and hungry. This first verse simply...

Recapture Your first Love
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Recapture Your first Love

Recapture: Your First Love (Rev 2:1-5) Christians are supposed to be known for their love. Remember Jesus’ word’s in John 13:35 Rev 2–5 We have to start with learning some things about the church in Ephesus and the city of Ephesus. We see the birth of the church in Ephesus in Acts 19:1-7 But they...

Revelation in the Storm
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Revelation in the Storm

  IN this message pastor Tim looks at Mark 6:45-52 where Jesus walks on water to reach the Disciples who are caught in a terrible wind. But the text also says that Jesus wished or intended to “pass them by.” What does that mean and how might that apply to us today?  

Carrying Around Death
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Carrying Around Death

We tend to see hardship and suffering as negative and fight against them. But Paul saw them as positive and essential to the Gospel message. In this message pastor Tim looks at 2 Corinthians 8:7-12 where Paul tells us that our suffering, hardships and persecutions are all part of the Gospel message. Rather then fighting...

One Focus: Christ crucified, 20/20 vision
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One Focus: Christ crucified, 20/20 vision

  In this message Pastor Tim look at 1 Cor 1:23 and 1 cor 2:2 and talks about why Paul needed to make these statements to the church in Corinth and why these two statements are still so important for us today in a year like 2020.

Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving

  This message was live streamed so we don’t have the usual notes we hand out in the service.

Shameless Audacity: All of our needs are met in His Presence
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Shameless Audacity: All of our needs are met in His Presence

  In this message Tim and Alana discus their way through Luke 11 and Jesus’ teaching on Prayer. This is sermon delivered  in a podcast style. We look at Luke 11 where Jesus’ disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray, first Jesus teaches them the Lord’s Prayer, then Jesus goes on to teach them...

drop it: Be Still
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drop it: Be Still

  We have ben Hearing Psalm 46;10  lot lately but does it really mean? In this message we take a look at the meaning behind the original Hebrew and what it would have meant for them and what it can mean for us today. Since this was an online only service we also decided to...

What is required?
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What is required?

  What is required?  (Micah 6:8 and John 8) Micah 6:8 The Israelites always tried to make it more difficult and complicated than it needed to. Starting here in verse 8 God is boiling down what is required in real simple terms for the people. This word from the Lord through Micah is as much...

Spiritual Gifts Training: faith & Discerning Spirits (2020)
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Spiritual Gifts Training: faith & Discerning Spirits (2020)

Spiritual Gifts Training: faith & Discerning Spirits (2020) Faith Most bible scholars see three different kinds of faith represented in scripture. Conversion faith The faith of salvation “Saved through faith” Eph 2:8-9 Continuing faith The faith to live out the Christian life A fruit of the Spirit for life Gal 5:22 Charismatic faith This is...

Entertaining the Presence
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Entertaining the Presence

Sorry for poor audio quality! The people of God, the church, entertaining (host) the presence of God verses the church entertaining the people. Entertaining the Presence he has this tour guide simply identified as “the man.” This man is leading Ezekiel through a long and complex vision. Much of the last part of the book...

What we are known for: Are we radical enough?
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What we are known for: Are we radical enough?

  What Are we Known For  (Rev 3:14-22) Verse 14 The implication throughout this passage  is that there is no difference between those in the church and the average Laodicean citizen who was not in the church. God is speaking to the church but he is using the terms and the descriptions of the culture....

Psalm 23 Communion
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Psalm 23 Communion

Communion Psalm 23 Verse 1 The Shepherd’s job was to protect the sheep. To deal with any enemies that came to attack the sheep. (Wolves, lions, depending on location) Jesus even identifies Himself as the Good Shepherd in John 10:11. John 10:11, Jesus says he is the Good Shepherd, the word “good” there in the...

Spiritual gifts class
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Spiritual gifts class

we apologize for the poor audio in the first 2:15min, at the 2:26 mark the audio becomes normal. Spiritual Gifts Training 2020 Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, Prophetic  

The power of life and Death
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The power of life and Death

  The power of life and death (18:2) Proverbs 18:21 This is a powerful verse that perhaps we often overlook or forget about. This means that means you will receive either good or evil according to the quality of your speech. You get what you speak, our words are that powerful. The power of God...

Spiritual Gifts Class 2020 Intro and Be being Filled
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Spiritual Gifts Class 2020 Intro and Be being Filled

  Spiritual Gifts Training 2020: Being Filled Turn in your bible to Eph 5: 15 Pray As we study Spiritual gifts we of course have to keep in mind that these gifts are from the Holy Spirit. And in order for us to operate in them we must be filled with the Spirit And we...

Did God say that?
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Did God say that?

  Did God say that?? (5:1-19) Verse 3 Many historians believe that several hundred people would be there on any given day. Some even think it would have been several thousand people. This is important to keep in mind once we get to verse 19. Verse 5 This should be an encouragement to anyone with...

Anointed faithfulness
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Anointed faithfulness

  Anointed faithfulness (Matt 25:14) The differences: Let’s start with the differences between this parable and the parable of the minas in Luke 19. In the parable of the ten minas each was given the same amount, one mina. In this parable thy are given different amounts depending on their ability. So this parable is...

Serving as a place of power and restoration
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Serving as a place of power and restoration

  Serving as a place of power and restoration (1 Peter 4:10) Quote: Esau McCauley (Asst. Professor NT, Wheaton College)—“The religion that needs a politician to protect it is not Christianity. If death couldn’t hold Jesus then we’ll be fine come what may.” If we think the church needs recuse then we have one of...

Taco Tue with Time goes online: Hearing from God
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Taco Tue with Time goes online: Hearing from God

How to hear the Holy Spirit/God In this episode Tim and Alana discuss hearing from God and recognizing his Voice. Here are some of the questions they discuss. Do you think God speaks? And Speaks to the church today? In what ways can you “hear” from God? How do you tell if it is the...

The Accomplished Son
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The Accomplished Son

“The accomplished Son” Luke 15: 11-32  Remember this is a parable about a father not sons. Last week we looked at the Father and his mercy and willingness to accept the wayward son back. The Father even brings embarrassment to himself in receiving the son back. This week we will look at the older brother....

Being Kingdom People
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Being Kingdom People

Being Kingdom People In this episode Being Kingdom People we explore the idea that the church is to be from every tribe, language, people and nation. The mandate to be Kingdom People We start by discussing Revelations 5:9-10 and the mandate that the church on earth is to be every tribe, language, people and nation....

Rest & Mourning 2020
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Rest & Mourning 2020

Rest and Mourning • Matt 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. • There is a blessing that comes with mourning. Part of that blessings is direct comfort from the Lord Himself. The Commandment: Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and...

Stories from the Mission Field: Counting the Cost
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Stories from the Mission Field: Counting the Cost

Stories from the Mission field: Counting the Cost In this episode Stories from the Mission field Counting the Cost we discuss the expectations and costs for going on the mission field. What expectations should someone have before heading to the mission field. And then of course are the costs to having an experience on the...

Pentecost and the Color of the kingdom
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Pentecost and the Color of the kingdom

Pentecost and the Color of the kingdom In this message we explore Pentecost and the color of the Kingdom. When the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost it was for all the nations on earth. (This message was recorded outside so there is some extra back ground noise) Revelations 5:7-10   Rev 5:8 This is all...

Stories from the Mission Field Pt 2
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Stories from the Mission Field Pt 2

Stories from the Mission Field Pt 2 In this episode of Stories from the Mission Field Pt 2 Tim turns the tables on Alana and asks her to share about her time on the mission Field in Northern Ireland. We did this to show the differences in how people will experience missions. We will all...

Stories from the Mission Field
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Stories from the Mission Field

Stories from the mission field. In this episode Alana ask Tim to share some stories from the mission field. Tim has traveled to Africa to do mission work now many times over the past several years. Over the course of those trips Tim has accumulated many stories.  Some he can share and some he can’t....

Complete Joy in the Midst of a Pandemic?
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Complete Joy in the Midst of a Pandemic?

  Complete Joy in the midst of a Pandemic. In John 15:9-13 Jesus promises us complete joy, or the full measure of joy. But for many of us we would say that we aren’t living in the reality of complete joy. Then on tip of that add the circumstances of the a global pandemic and...

Casting Down Idols and Exposing Blind Spots
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Casting Down Idols and Exposing Blind Spots

As I look at how this Corona-virus pandemic has been playing out, I keep asking God what are you doing? And I believe one of the things that God is doing is exposing the idols and blind spots in the church, at least here in the U.S. This is a very biblical concept. When we...

Covid-19 The Curse, the Mercy, and the Response
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Covid-19 The Curse, the Mercy, and the Response

Sorry for poor audio quality Covid-19 The Curse, the Mercy, and the Response The Curse • This is a question I have been hearing both from believers and non-believers. o “Why would a loving God allow this to happen?” o To briefly answer this question, we must go back to Genesis 1 & 2 •...

Winning the War for Your Mind part III Temptations
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Winning the War for Your Mind part III Temptations

Pastor Tim Mengler continues in the series Winning the War for Your Mind this week dealing with temptations. • 1 Cor 10:13 There is nothing unusual about our temptations. • Why is this important? Because the enemy tries to convince us no one else has this problem. o Use this verse, don’t condone the sin;...

Winning the War for Your Mind Part II
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Winning the War for Your Mind Part II

Winning the War for Your Mind Pt II Scripture as Our Weapon (Psalm 23) Psalm 23:1 What is the job of shepherd? To provide and care for, to protect, to look out for. • When those thoughts are coming against you. I feel alone, I feel unprotected, I feel uncared for. o Respond with what...

The Heart of Worship Pt 2 In Spirit and Truth
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The Heart of Worship Pt 2 In Spirit and Truth

The Heart of Worship Pt 2 (John 3 & 4) • John 3 A Pharisee named Nicodemus come to Jesus and asks to know more about the Kingdom. o Jesus says, in order to know God and understand the Kingdom of God, you must be born again. o John 3:5-6 There are two parts to...

The Heart of Worship (With Communion Message)
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The Heart of Worship (With Communion Message)

The Heart of Worship (Physical posture as worship) • In Matt 14 after Jesus clams the storm, it says “they worshipped Him.” • The word ‘worshipped’ here means: to fall down, to kneel, to bow down, fall at the feet of another, to prostrate oneself. It can even mean to kiss the hand of. o...

On Mission with God: To the Nations and the Neighbors
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On Mission with God: To the Nations and the Neighbors

On Mission with God: To the Nations and the Neighbors (Rev 5:8-10) • Matt, Mark, & Luke all have the same basic command from Jesus to be on mission and take the Gospel to all nations. • These passages are generally referred to as the Great Commission. Acts 2:5 God saw fit to have every...

Let God Be on Mission in You: Growing in the Desert Season
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Let God Be on Mission in You: Growing in the Desert Season

Let God be on Mission in You: Growing in the Desert (Matt 4:-11) • The Lord wants to grow us to be more like Him and one of the primary ways He does that is through a wilderness or desert experience. o Desert seasons are also often very long, sometimes years. • All three Gospels...

A Life Worth Following Pt 2
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A Life Worth Following Pt 2

A Life Worth Following Part 2 1 Cor 11:1; 2 Cor 1:8-9 • From this statement, Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ, we saw three key issues. o First, the quality of Paul’s life, the worthiness to be followed. o Second, there is an invitation. “Follow me” A deliberate invitation. o...

A Life Worth Following
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A Life Worth Following

Paul tell us in this verse to follow him as he follows Christ. But what made Paul’s life worth following? A Life Worth Following (1 Cor 11:1) 1 Cor 11:1 Is my life worth following? Context: Paul is addressing the entire Corinthian Church. He is not writing to an individual believer. Three key issues here:...

Seek First: The Mission of God
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Seek First: The Mission of God

In this message I talk about what does it mean to be on mission with God and what is the mission of God. In Matt 28, the last words of Jesus to His disciples, Jesus gives His marching orders to the disciples. From this passage we can not only determine what the mission of God...

My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer
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My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer

  My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer. This scene comes during the Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem. After Jesus comes riding into the city with everyone cheering and singing praises there is this little verse where Jesus goes into the Temple and looks around. Verses:12-14 He curses the fig tree and a...