To the Nations and the Neighbors
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To the Nations and the Neighbors

To the Nations and the Neighbors (2022) Matt 28:18; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46 These passages are generally referred to as the Great Commission. Jesus’ clear and emphatic call to His Disciples to take the mission of God to the nations and to our neighbors. Around the world and across the street. Acts 2:5 God saw...

Do not worry Seek First
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Do not worry Seek First

Do Not Worry: Seek First…. Part II (Matt 6:25-29) Verse 30 This is a continuation of Jesus’ command not to worry about what to wear. Not so much what outfit to wear, but that we would have something to wear. Jesus continues His analogy but switches from, “wild flowers” to “grass of the field.” His...

Do not worry…Consider closely
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Do not worry…Consider closely

  Do Not Worry: Consider Closely (Matt 6:25-34) Verse 25 In the previous section Jesus tells three very short parables of sorts. First, do not store up treasures on earth Second, guard the condition of our soul Third, you can’t serve two masters, both God and money. It is into that context that Jesus begins...

The beauty of stripping
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The beauty of stripping

  The beauty of stripping (Hebrews 12:1) The whole point of this verse is to encourage his readers to run the race and to finish well. The context here is of course is the Christian life. The race marked out for us is the Christian Life. The writer gives us this exhortation to run the...

Tylenol Prayers
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Tylenol Prayers

Tylenol Prayers (Mark 9:14-29) Verse 29 After the Disciples failed to get the demon out, they ask Jesus why they couldn’t get the demon out. Jesus gives an answer about prayer. Some translation includes the word fasting. But the word fasting is not in the most original Greek texts. It is simply the Greek word...

Jesus as Psalm 23
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Jesus as Psalm 23

Jesus as Psalm 23 Psalm 23:1 The Shepherd’s job was to protect the sheep. To deal with any enemies that came to attack the sheep. Jesus is of course the shepherd, our shepherd. And He has laid down His life for us, the sheep. To save us from the attacks of the enemy the devil....

A Focus on Jesus
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A Focus on Jesus

  A Focus on Jesus (Matt 12:38) Luke starts his account by pointing out that the crowds were getting bigger. Matt is writing to a Jewish audience, so he points out that the crowd was made up of Pharisees law teachers. Matt ends with a demand from the Pharisees and teachers of the law. They...

Jesus stops the weapon
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Jesus stops the weapon

Here is a link to the video of the message. In this message pastor Tim looks at Isaiah 54:16-17. This is the passage that says, “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.” When we quote this verse in prayer we often take it out of context....

The Tale of two Kingdoms
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The Tale of two Kingdoms

Click here for a link to the message.  In this message pastor Tim looks at John 10:10 where Jesus contrasts the activities of the devil with the Kingdom of God. This is really a message on Spiritual warfare, how to recognize it and how to stop it.   The tale of two kingdoms (John 10:10)...

The Mercy of Justice
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The Mercy of Justice

In this message pastor Tim looks at Micah 6:8 where God explains all that is required of us. Tim then shows us that Jesus perfectly walks out Micah 6:8 in John 8:2-6. John 8:2-6 also shows us how we can walk out Micah 6:8 in our day. we had technical difficulties with the audio recording...

of governments and religions.
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of governments and religions.

In this message Pastor Tim looks at Mark 8:1-18 and Jesus’ command to “watch our for the yest of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” What did Jesus mean by that and what does it mean for us today? How do we apply this verse in our day? we had technical difficulties with the audio...

Biblical Rest
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Biblical Rest

Biblical Rest (2022) The Commandment: Exodus 20:8-11   This is one of the original Ten Commandments. Exodus 34:21 This passage is later after the people have rebelled with the golden calf etc. This was very much a societal rest. Something we have really lost sight of today. Notice, they didn’t rest and quickly fell into...

The strength you have is  enough Part 2
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The strength you have is enough Part 2

  The Strength You have is Enough Part II With Right Understanding Picking up in verse 33 It appears Gideon had very little time to think this over and/or prepare. Verse 34 As a result he is suddenly given the strength to summon the other tribes and clans. Verse 35 They are responding to him...

Lost Roles
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Lost Roles

Lost Roles (Ephesians 4:11-13) Verse 11 The verse begins with a list of the various offices in the church. These are not elected offices, but ones given by God. These leaders are a gift from God to the church. These five types of leaders are in some circles referred to as the “five-fold ministry.” Some...

All in for the Gospel
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All in for the Gospel

  All in for the Gospel (1 Cor 9:19) 1 Cor 9:19 In the previous context here in chapter 9 Paul has been defending his apostleship. Verse 19 He seems to be using language that would suggest that he had been accused of trying to please the masses. At the same time, he seems to...

The Spirit of Easter
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The Spirit of Easter

The Spirit of Easter: 2022 In the OT: In the Old Testament and old covenant era the HS was only situationally available or present. He would come on a prophet and give the prophet words to speak on behalf of God. But he wasn’t always and continually present within the followers of God. The Promise:...

His Relentless Pursuit
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His Relentless Pursuit

  Palm Sunday 2022: 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,...

Drop Your Weapon
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Drop Your Weapon

  Drop Your weapon (Psalm 46) We have romanticized this verse. When we think “be still” we think of floating on a cloud like an angel. As we try to understand this verse, we have to keep in mind the context of the previous verses. Look at verse 9: This is all military language. Bow...

What gets in the way
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What gets in the way

What gets in the way?  (John 21:15-23) Today let’s focus in on two questions in this passage. Jesus’s questions to Peter, and Peter’s question to Jesus. Jesus asks the first question, “Do you truly love me?” (NIV) Many translations render it “Do you love me more than these?” In the Greek the word is “these”...

Behind Enemy Lines
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Behind Enemy Lines

  Behind Enemy Lines  Mark 1:21-24  A man with a demon is the only one to recognize Jesus for who He is. The people also didn’t seem to mind or care that a demon was in the synagogue. The demon spoke up to cause a distraction and take attention away from Jesus. John 10:10 This...

What Spirit is that?
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What Spirit is that?

  What Spirit is that? (1 Cor 12:10) Why do we need this gift? 2 Cor 11:14; 1 John 4:1; 1 Timothy 4:1; Matt 13:25 We can see that the enemy likes to work in secret and in hidden ways So, we need to be able to distinguish what the enemy is doing. The Greek...

restore Love
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restore Love

We see the birth of the church in Ephesus in Acts 19:1-7 So, there was a small group of believers already in Ephesus when Paul passes through. But they were trying to do church and the Christian life without the Holy Spirit. Later Paul returns to Ephesus and stays there for two years teaching them....

The Promise of Hope
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The Promise of Hope

The Promise of Hope Ephesians 1 & Romans 5  What is the promise of perseverance? ___________ Why is hope so important? Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,  but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Hope is at our ____________ level. It’s so important that it’s being ____________ from us. Because you...

The New Way of Love
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The New Way of Love

  The new way of Love Turn to John 13:34 This is a command straight from the mouth of ___________. What is this new commandment? _____________________ So agape love is where I love you because I see the ___________ God has put in you. The world can’t separate love from the _____________. As Christians we...

Theology of Tithe
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Theology of Tithe

  Theology of Tithe Historical context: We first see the idea of an offering or a tithe in Gen 4:3-7 Cain brought fruit from his crops and Able brought fat portions from his flocks. Acknowledging that it was God who gave them the crops and animals. We first see the tithe being 10% in Gen...

Only Jesus
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Only Jesus

  Only Jesus Acts 4:8-12 The context here is that Peter had healed a crippled beggar and now is facing charges from the religious leaders. Look at verses 9 & 10, Peter makes it clear that it was not simply an act of Kindness that healed the man. Verse ten makes it clear that it...

God of Restoration and Sound Theology
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God of Restoration and Sound Theology

God of restoration (2022) From Genesis to revelation, we see that God is a god of restoration. Gen 41:39–43   How do you go from a prisoner to the second in command of an entire country that fast? But God loves to restore and restore_______________.   And in the next chapter of Genesis Joseph is...

A Divine Pause
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A Divine Pause

  A Divine Pause Christmas 2021 Matt 2:13-17 Verse 13 “When they had gone,” refers to the Magi. So, this is now several weeks after the birth of Jesus. This could have been as much as a month or two after the birth of Jesus. After the magi had left Joseph has a dream. This...

The Justice of Christmas
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The Justice of Christmas

  The Justice of Christmas In the previous chapters of Malachi God has made serious accusations against the people. God has charged the priest with not faithfully doing their duty. He has accused both the people and the priests of offering stolen sacrifices. God has accused them of having broken the covenant he had with...

Though we Fall, We Shall Rise
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Though we Fall, We Shall Rise

Though We Fall, We Shall Rise Proverbs 24:16: NIV for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,     but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. The Falling Down The righteous ______________   The wicked ________________   The situation that is given is when ________________________   Colossians 1:22 NIV But now he has reconciled you...

Running with Agony
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Running with Agony

Running with agony Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let’s start with the exhortation itself, at the end of the verse....

Learning to be content
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Learning to be content

Learning to be Content  Philippians 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any...

Cold Love
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Cold Love

In this message pastor Tim Look at Matt 24:12 Matt 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. to aee what this can tell us about the times we are living in and what to do about...

There Your Heart Will Be Also
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There Your Heart Will Be Also

  There Your Heart Will Be Also   Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.     What are 2 things I’m spending my time, energy, and money on?     _________________________________________     _________________________________________       What are 2 thoughts that run through my head constantly?  ...

Praying the Opportunity
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Praying the Opportunity

  Pray the opportunity (Eph 6:18) NLT 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. It’s best to read an English translation that include the word “time.” In the Greek language There are two words for time. Chronos (From where...

Becoming what you behold
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Becoming what you behold

  Guest speaker Alana Becker talks about becoming what you behold. This message is rooted in the idea of Psalm 100:4.

The Reign and rule of a King
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The Reign and rule of a King

  Evil Spirits (Mark 1:21-28) Here we see Jesus exercise rule and authority over evil spirits. Verse 24 shows that the evil spirit immediately recognized Jesus for who he was. Notice also that Jesus did not have to scream or shout or get worked up to get rid of the demon. He simply says “be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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  

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...

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....

The Undignified Love of the Father
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The Undignified Love of the Father

  The undignified love of the Father Turn in your bibles to Luke 15:11-3215 Verse 12The prodigal comes and ask the Father to divide his estate. This was basically the equivalent of saying “ I wish you were dead.” This was a completely outrages request and an insult to the father. Upon receiving such a...

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...

I Understand That I Don’t Understand
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I Understand That I Don’t Understand

I Understand that I don’t Understand In this episode I Understand that I don’t Understand we grieve with our black community and discuss with humility how to fight racism. However, we don’t claim to have any answers but we offer this with humility and grace. What we do know is that there continues to be...

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...

Walking in the Tension of the Kingdom
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Walking in the Tension of the Kingdom

A discussion on walking in the tension of the Kingdom. This is the online version of Taco Tue with Tim. Because we can’t meet for tacos at our favorite taco shop, we took our discussion online. So you’re welcome to grab your own tacos and join us for this discussion. Why the topic of walking...

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...

Worship and the effects of COVID-19
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Worship and the effects of COVID-19

A discussion on Worship and the effects of COVID-19, the online version of Taco Tue with Tim. Because we can’t meet for tacos at our favorite taco shop we took our discussion online. So you’re welcome to grab your own tacos and join us for this discussion. Why talk about it from the perspective of...

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...

Winning the War for Your Mind
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Winning the War for Your Mind

Winning the War for Your Mind (2 Cor 10:1-5) Verse 3 Paul realizes that this is spiritual warfare. This is a spiritual issue, not a worldly one. Verse 4 The implication is that Paul sees their criticism of him being rooted in a demonic stronghold. • The word stronghold refers to a place where an...

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...

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...

On Mission with God: Serving as the Gospel
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On Mission with God: Serving as the Gospel

On Mission with God: Serving and Compassion (Matt 20:24, John 13:12) • Matt 20:26 The context here is that the mother of Zebedee’s sons came asked for her sons to sit at the sides of Jesus. Then the other ten disciples get made about this. • In the Greek Jesus actually states this very emphatically,...

On Mission with God: All In
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On Mission with God: All In

In Luke 9 Jesus says that those that want to follow Him will have to deny themselves and take up their cross daily. In this message we explore what that means and how it relates to being on Mission with God. On Mission with God: All In (Luke Chapter 9) Verse 18 Jesus is trying...

On Mission With God: Immanuel
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On Mission With God: Immanuel

On Mission with God: Immanuel • Isa 7:14 This Hebrew name occurs three times in the OT with two times being in Isa 7 & 8 • The name implies that Jesus is leaving heaven and coming to be with us here on earth. The structure of the name: The name is really made up...

On Mission With God: Destroying the Devil’s Work
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On Mission With God: Destroying the Devil’s Work

On Mission with God: Destroying the works of the Devil • 1 John 3:8 The context here is sin, John it telling his readers that you can’t continue in a life of sin. • But the work of the devil is the source of sin. o Jesus came to destroy all the works of the...

On Mission with God: Suffering and Sacrifice
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On Mission with God: Suffering and Sacrifice

On Mission with God: Suffering and Sacrifice (Hebrews10:32; Phil 1:29; 1 Peter 4:12) • Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He warns His disciple that He would have to suffer and die as a sacrifice. o Jesus also tells His disciples that no student is above their teacher o Jesus warns all who would comer after Him they...

On Mission with God: Being Sent Ones
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On Mission with God: Being Sent Ones

On Mission with God: Being Sent Ones (Luke10:1 and Acts 2-3) • Again, and again Jesus gives the command to go! o Matt 28:18-20 o Many of Jesus’ parables give us insight into what the mission will look like. Luke 10:1 Jesus is commissioning and sending out the 72, expanding His mission team from 12...

On Mission with God: Empowered
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On Mission with God: Empowered

On Mission with God: Empowered (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:1-8) Luke 24:49 Jesus told His disciples to stay in the city until they received the Holy Spirit, power from on high. • He starts out by saying “stay here.” In Greek, it’s actually the verb “to sit.” o The verb is also in the active form....

On Mission with God: Praying toward the Mission
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On Mission with God: Praying toward the Mission

On Mission with God Praying toward the Mission (Acts 4:23-31) • We cannot be on mission with God as the primary purpose of the church without prayer. • The specifics, the wisdom, of how we are going to walk out this mission are going to come through prayer. o The power and empowerment for this...

On Mission with God: Discovering the Primary Purpose of the Church
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On Mission with God: Discovering the Primary Purpose of the Church

On Mission with God Discovering the primary purpose of the Church • Since the moment Adam and Eve fell in the garden God has been on a mission, the missio dei o That mission has been to restore the relationship between mankind and God Himself. o In the OT era God’s mission was primarily seen...

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:...

It’s Not My Job: It’s My Gift
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It’s Not My Job: It’s My Gift

It’s Not My Job: It’s My gift (Colossians 3:22: 1 Cor 12:12) • The context of 1 Cor 12, Paul is talking about Spiritual Gifts. o Then in this section he abruptly talks about the body, meaning the church. o He is creating this picture, this analogy that the church is like the human body....

It’s Not My Job: It’s My Testimony
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It’s Not My Job: It’s My Testimony

It’s Not My Job: It’s my Testimony Matt 28:18-20 These were Jesus’ final words to His disciples. • He commissioned His disciples to go and spread the news of His love and sacrifice to the world. • Even many of Jesus’ parables were stories around the idea of sharing our faith. This passage in Colossians...

Doing the Right Thing Will Cost You: Insights from the life of Elijah
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Doing the Right Thing Will Cost You: Insights from the life of Elijah

Doing the Right Thing will Cost You 1 Kings 16:30-33 This is the context into which the rest of this story takes place. 1 Kings 17 Because of the wickedness in the land, Elijah prophecy’s that there will be no rain, not even dew. Verse 7 Shows that what Elijah prophesied came true, no rain,...

Baptism
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Baptism

Baptism The word Baptize There are two basic forms of the word baptize in the NT • One, which is used less frequently means “to dip” or “to dye” We see both of those images in baptism. • The Other form which is used far more frequently refers to the Jewish cleansing practices. o If...

For the Love of Weeds
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For the Love of Weeds

For the Love of Weeds (Matt 13:24-30) • Verse 24 Jesus tells a parable using language and concepts they would have been understood. But of course, adding new meaning and symbolism. Verse 24 The kingdom of heaven is the kingdom of God. Jesus tends to use these terms interchangeably. • The man or farmer here...

Of Governments and Religion
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Of Governments and Religion

In this passage we take a look at Jesus’ warning about the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod. Jesus is talking about the world views of religion and government. Heeding this warning from Jesus will help us discern the times we are living in. Of Governments and Religion (Mark 8:1-18) Verses 1-3 This passage...

Obedience Rooted in Intimacy
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Obedience Rooted in Intimacy

In this message we look a the deep connection between love and obedience. Love compels obedience. Jesus says he can only do what He sees the Father doing, and He can do nothing by Himself. He did the miracles he did through the Power of the Holy Spirit, acting in obedience to what the Father...

Holy Spirit: Be Being Filled
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Holy Spirit: Be Being Filled

A brief introduction to the Holy Spirit and the importance of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Living in the Spirit: Being Filled (Ehp 5:15 and Acts 8) Eph 5:18 The verb here in the NIV as “be filled” is a present passive imperative in the Greek. o There are three components to this grammar...

Trust
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Trust

Trust Last week I talked about walking into the fire, and how it takes deep trust in God to be able to enter in. But, in the fire we find what we were looking for all along. This week I want to talk about why can it be so hard to trust God, and where...

Seek First: Pentecost
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Seek First: Pentecost

The church of Jesus has been born out of the presence of God and was created to gather around His presence continually through the Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts, we see that, within a few short weeks,  the crowd in Jerusalem went from saying, “Crucify Jesus” to “What must we do to be...

Seek First: His Presence
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Seek First: His Presence

Everything we need is the found in the presence of God. Moses knew this. Chapter 33 of the book of Exodus contains some incredible comments by Moses, statements that serve us well as we seek to know God and encourage others in the 21st Century. Even though Moses already had an incredible and personal relationship...

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