Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving 2021   What are some things that get in the way of you being Thankful? ________________________   What are some ways you can be more thankful for the little things? _____________________________ ______________________________   How can being Thankful change the atmosphere_____________________________________?   What are you Thankful for right now? ______________________________________________   __________________________________________________   __________________________________________________...

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...

Perfect Patience
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Perfect Patience

  Perfect Patience?   1 Timothy 1:15-16   Paul is saying that Jesus,’ __________ with our sin is ___________ or ___________ in endurance. How would you live differently if you knew and understood that God has unlimited patience and mercy for you and your sins? _______________________________________________   If God’s mercy can extend to someone as...

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?  ...

A life worth following part 2
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A life worth following part 2

  A Life worth Following part 2 ( 1 Cor 11:1) 1 Cor 11:1 Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ Three are three key issues here in this verse. First, the quality of Paul’s life, the worthiness to be followed. Second, there is a deliberate invitation. “Follow me” Third, it was...

A Life worth Following (2021) Part one
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A Life worth Following (2021) Part one

  In this message pastor Tim looks at 1 Cor 11:1 where Paul says “Follow me as I follow the example of Christ.” What does this mean for us in our day? A life worth following 1 Cor 11:1 Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ 1 Cor 11:1 (NLT:)  And you...

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...

Are you Upside Down?
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Are you Upside Down?

  Are you Upside Down? N (Luke 6:17-26) Verse 17 There are three people groups shown here, Apostles (them), a crowd of disciples, and a great number of people. While the people have come from all over these are still Jews and not Gentiles yet. Verse 18 People were coming to Jesus for healing and...

The call of the Kingdom
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The call of the Kingdom

  The call of the Kingdom  (Matt 11:16-19) Verse 11 Many of Jesus’ parables start with something like. What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?  Jesus was always trying to find a way to help the people understand what the Kingdom of God is like. Here he tries to...

A recipe for the Kingdom
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A recipe for the Kingdom

A recipe for the Kingdom: Mustard and yeast (Luke 13:18-21) Luke 13:18 Just like the other parables we looked at, Jesus is trying to help His disciples and the people of the day understand what the Kingdom of God is. When the disciples and the people of the day would think about the concept of...

Is it worth it
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Is it worth it

In this message pastor Tim looks at the parable of the great Banquet in Matt 22. What did it mean in Jesus’ day and what does it mean for us today?

The Price of Grace
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The Price of Grace

In this message Pastor Tim looks at the parables of the treasure and the parable of the Pearl of Great price from Matt 13. What do these parables mean and how should we understand them in our day and how do they help us understand the Kingdom of God? The Price of Grace (Matt 13:44-46)...

Serving and Compassion the way Jesus did
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Serving and Compassion the way Jesus did

  Serving and Compassion (Matt 20:24, John 13:12-17)   Matt 20:24 The context here is that the mother of the Zebedee’s sons had come and asked for her sons to sit at the side of Jesus. Matt 20:20 Then the other ten disciples get made about this. “They were indignant with the two brothers” Verse...

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.

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: 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 the Presence
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Recapture the Presence

  Recapture the Presence (Exodus 33 and 1 Kings 8) Today as we begin to talk about recapturing biblical church, I want to talk about the Presence of God The real sustained presence of God. The people of God entertaining the presence of God verses the church entertaining the people. Exodus 33:11-18 Verse 16 Moses...

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?  

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.

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...

Tired and weary??
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Tired and weary??

Tired and weary?? Eph 5:14  I Felt like the breast plate of righteousness was the answer to our heaviness and tiredness. Verse 14  In the Greek the verb to “to put on” is repeated in this clause, the NIV assumes that. So it would read and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, The enemy...

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...

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...

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...

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
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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 •...

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: 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...

Seek First: The Rocks Cry Out
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Seek First: The Rocks Cry Out

Seek First: The Rocks Cry Out, The Strength of Praise Luke 19:28-29 During this time period the only way to atone for your sin was to make an animal sacrifice. • Take an animal and head to the Jerusalem, or buy the animal in Jerusalem. • We see all of that imagery here in this...

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...