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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
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  • 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?"
  • Feb 28, 2016Return to Reverence
    Feb 28, 2016
    Return to Reverence
    Series: (All)
    Listen as Pastor Rick shares an important message for our culture and for Christians everywhere about reverence.
  • Feb 21, 2016Vision – 2016
    Feb 21, 2016
    Vision – 2016
    Series: (All)
    Listen as Pastor Rick shares the Vision & Burden for Water of Life Fellowship in 2016 as we transition from Surviving to Thriving!
  • Feb 14, 2016Cherished
    Feb 14, 2016
    Cherished
    Series: (All)
    Listen as Pastor Rick shares with us a "valentine" from the Lord. "Justice demanded a cross for our crimes.  Love demanded a Savior.  And so, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  This is the glorious message of the Gospel that I never want to escape!  I a wretched wicked sinner – with all the potential evil of history locked up in my heart just waiting to escape; I who wanted God less than I wanted my sins; I who was doomed for Hell and deserved it; I was whom He loved.  And because He loved me, He purposed that I would not go to Hell if He could help it.  And so, while I stood condemned, a cross was erected on Calvary from which dangled the lifeless body of God.  And the wrath of God was poured upon Himself instead of me. Justice was served.  Love was lived.  And the opportunity to be cherished was offered…to me.
    He sealed the transaction with His resurrection and with it offered an eternal marriage proposal to mankind.  Like the prophet Hosea of old, he called us from our whoring in sin to be cherished in His hands.  Rather than leave us to our justly deserved doom in the darkness he called us into the kingdom of light and promised to always be at our side in this life and the next.  He does not need us – but He WANTS us." - See more at: http://excellenthighway.blogspot.com/#sthash.CoVyhZgS.dpuf
  • Feb 7, 2016The Cross
    Feb 7, 2016
    The Cross
    Series: (All)
    Listen as Rev. Sams expounds on 1 Corinthians 1:23,24.  He reminds us of the importance of the cross and how we must not lose its message.
  • Jan 31, 2016He Is Able
    Jan 31, 2016
    He Is Able
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    Inspired by Priscilla Shirer's Book titled "God Is Able," listen as Pastor Rick shares an encouraging message about what it means to really trust the Lord. "I have realized that this is where I am: with the great need to recognize that not only does God exist and not only can I know about  Him, but I need to know Him in the present power of His resurrection that transforms who I am, how I view everything, and how I respond to everything in my life.  I need to truly believe His word that He is more than able and more than willing to work on my behalf and in behalf of all the needy people around me.  I need to come to Him in that belief and welcome Him to go to work in my life and in the lives of those around me."
  • Jan 17, 2016Sacred Life
    Jan 17, 2016
    Sacred Life
    Series: (All)
    Because of this sacred intrinsic worth invested in us by God – because we believe that the very breath we breathe is His gift – then we believe that all life from womb to tomb is sacred and a treasure to be guarded at all costs.  Of course, in our culture, the discussion revolves much around the lives of the unborn.  It is why we support CareNet.  However, it is essential that we do not forget this principle in terms of all life.  Belief in the sacred worth of human life is certainly why we support the work of organizations like CareNet.  But it is also why we should reach out to people who are tempted or oppressed to suicide.  It is why we should care about the alcoholic, the prostitute, the drug addict, the criminal, the poor, the widow, the orphan, the sick, the physically or mentally handicapped, the infirm, and the elderly.  It is why murder is always wrong.  It is why a baby should live.  It is why a teenager should live.  It is why an adult should live.  It is why a senior should live.  This life we bear is always a gift no matter the context or the package containing it – It is the very breath of God Himself and we dare not ever assume we have the right to take it away.  That right belongs only to Him Who gave it!
  • Jan 10, 2016How Is Your Spiritual Plumbing?
    Jan 10, 2016
    How Is Your Spiritual Plumbing?
    Series: (All)
    "We cannot afford to have blockages in our spiritual plumbing that make a mess of everything.  We cannot spiritually succeed with sin, selfishness, unforgiveness, doubt, disobedience, fear, neglect, out of order families, unwilling hearts, or even under the crushing pressure of life without the strength of Christ.  So I urge us all today to intentionally put His Word in our hearts, open our ears to His Spirit, and surrender ourselves completely to His control.  Let Him in to inspect/clear/maintain our spiritual pipes so that His love and power can flow in/out of our lives."
  • Jan 19, 2014DON’T SLIP
    Jan 19, 2014
    DON’T SLIP
    Listen as Pastor Rick shares a sermon full of object lessons.  Is Christ the life in you?  Are you letting anything slip in your spiritual life?