Audio Sermon Archive

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Feb 26, 2017
Let Jesus be Jesus to You
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Are you letting Jesus be Jesus to you?  Are you fully surrendered into His hands?
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  • Feb 26, 2017Let Jesus be Jesus to You
    Feb 26, 2017
    Let Jesus be Jesus to You
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    Are you letting Jesus be Jesus to you?  Are you fully surrendered into His hands?
  • Feb 19, 2017Listening to God
    Feb 19, 2017
    Listening to God
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    "The English word “listen” only appears once in the King James Bible in Isaiah 49:1.  But the Hebrew word from which it is translated, shama, occurs 1072 times in the Old Testament.  A similar word is the Hebrew word, qashab, which occurs 45 times in the Old Testament.  So over 1,117 times hearing or listening is mentioned in the Old Testament.  In the New Testament the Greek word akouo, which means to hear or understand, is used 402 times.  So over 1500 times in this book, the idea of hearing or listening is mentioned.  That’s a lot!"
  • Feb 12, 2017Beyond the Want To (Reprised)
    Feb 12, 2017
    Beyond the Want To (Reprised)
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    Pastor Rick does something in this sermon that is rare: He re-preaches a sermon.  🙂  We trust it remains a blessing to you in its reprised format.
  • Feb 5, 2017Who Wins
    Feb 5, 2017
    Who Wins
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    Listen as Rev. Sams shares a wonderfully deep sermon with us from 1 Timothy Chapter 3.  This one is worth hearing a few times to digest the truth.  Our thanks to Rev. Sams for his ministry!
  • Jan 29, 2017When God Waits
    Jan 29, 2017
    When God Waits
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    Close on the heels of my questions and wondering, I turned to the Bible to see what it says about the idea.  I typed the word “wait” into the search engine of my Bible software and eagerly scanned the verses to see if I could find one where God was waiting.  However, as I read verse after verse I became crestfallen.  It seemed there was no scriptural support for the idea of God waiting.  But then I found Isaiah 30:18 “¶ And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”  Huzzah!  There in the Bible I found a verse that said God waited.  My search was over.  Or was it?  Of course not.  I continued searching but I could not find any more verses that said God waited.  So I came back to this one and said, “Well, I’d better check the meaning of the word in Hebrew.  Maybe we translated it “wait” in English, but perhaps the Hebrew is more precise.”  I was relieved to find that the Hebrew definition also meant “to await: long, tarry, wait.”  But if this was the only verse in the Bible that says God waits, how was I supposed to fully understand God’s waiting?
  • Jan 22, 2017God is Pro-Life & So Am I
    Jan 22, 2017
    God is Pro-Life & So Am I
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    Sanctity of Life Month 2017
  • Jan 15, 2017The Power of Confession & the Freedom of Forgiveness
    Jan 15, 2017
    The Power of Confession & the Freedom of Forgiveness
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    Wherever you are on the curve, I would like to invite you today to rediscover the power of confession and freedom of forgiveness.  If you are an unbeliever, would you confess your sins and be born again?  If you are a believer struggling against your own nature, would you confess your need, submit to the Lordship of Christ, and be filled with the Spirit?  If you are saved and sanctified but wrestling with broken relationships or the temptations to sin, would you confess your sins to God and man and discover forgiveness?  And, if you are harboring unforgiveness toward anyone today, would you confess it and relinquish it – let it go – so that you may once again know the freedom and power of forgiveness in your heart and life?  Would you once again walk in the way of peace?  Rediscover the power of confession and freedom of forgiveness.
  • Jan 1, 2017A New Year’s Meditation
    Jan 1, 2017
    A New Year’s Meditation
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    Listen as Pastor Rick reflects on the past year and looks ahead to the New on this New Year's Day, 2017.
  • Mar 13, 2016A Garden & Jesus the Man of Sorrows
    Mar 13, 2016
    A Garden & Jesus the Man of Sorrows
    Last week, Pastor Rick shared with you the first message of this series, where we talked about a donkey and Jesus the Messiah.  We discovered that the donkey itself was a prophecy fulfilled and that this humble animal heralded THE Messiah.  We learned that the story of the donkey mattered because it underscored the accuracy of the Scriptures as trustworthy.  It emphasized that Jesus the Christ was fully cognizant of His own identity as both God and man and lived according to the Messiah paradigm.  It demonstrated that Jesus willingly purposefully approached Jerusalem to fulfill his destiny: not of an earthly throne but a cross.  And, finally, it highlighted the fact that having fulfilled hundreds of prophecies and promises to come the first time, Jesus’ promise to come again is rich and full and can be relied upon.  He kept His promise to come the first time.  We can be sure He will keep His promise to come the second time. Having considered Jesus the Messiah, we now turn to another picture – another glimpse of the Passion – It is a picture of Jesus the Man of Sorrows.
    The song shared today was performed by Keith & Kristyn Getty titled "Gethsemane Hymn" written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty.  The copyright is 2008 ThankYou Music.  Its CCLI License # is 5567746. We listened to it via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/mKfzrNs4-UU - See more at: http://excellenthighway.blogspot.com/#sthash.CoVyhZgS.dpuf
  • Mar 6, 2016A Donkey and Jesus the Messiah
    Mar 6, 2016
    A Donkey and Jesus the Messiah
    Listen as Pastor Rick begins a sermon series called "A Donkey, A Garden, A Cross, & A Tomb."  In honor of Easter month, Pastor Rick will explore the themes of Jesus as Messiah, Man, Mediator, and Master. In this first message of the series, Pastor Rick shares why it is important to recognize Jesus as the prophesied Messiah.  He also reminds us that if He fulfilled His promises to come the first time, we can trust his promise to come again.
    "Finally it tells us that we can trust the promise that Jesus the Christ – The Anointed One –  will come again.  He came once and fulfilled hundreds of prophecies so thoroughly that it is a mathematical improbability for them all to be fulfilled by anyone else.  This same precise, intentional, thorough God-man – the Word Himself – has promised just as earnestly to return again in triumph.  And this time, he will not only rule in the hearts of believers, but His permanent eternal kingdom will be established in an entire universe birthed anew!  His first triumphal entry points directly to another triumphant entry yet to come – to promises we await to be fulfilled.  Are you looking for His return?"