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Jul 1, 2018
Psalms: Thirsting After God (Psalm 63)
David had all the ups and downs in life that we have - even some that we (thankfully) will never have. Most scholars believe that he wrote Psalm 63 in reflection of the uprising against him led by his son Absalom. This was a very trying and disheartening time for him - probably the most heart-rending situation he had ever encountered - still, he knows who his God is and he acknowledges, worships, and thirsts after Him. Join Pastor Sam as he challenges us to be like David and thirst after God no matter the circumstance. 
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  • Jul 1, 2018Psalms: Thirsting After God (Psalm 63)
    Jul 1, 2018
    Psalms: Thirsting After God (Psalm 63)
    David had all the ups and downs in life that we have - even some that we (thankfully) will never have. Most scholars believe that he wrote Psalm 63 in reflection of the uprising against him led by his son Absalom. This was a very trying and disheartening time for him - probably the most heart-rending situation he had ever encountered - still, he knows who his God is and he acknowledges, worships, and thirsts after Him. Join Pastor Sam as he challenges us to be like David and thirst after God no matter the circumstance. 
  • Jun 24, 2018Psalms: Trusting in God (Psalm 4)
    Jun 24, 2018
    Psalms: Trusting in God (Psalm 4)
    Psalm 4 was written by David when he was under great pressure and stress. From David's words in this psalm we gain instruction about how to trust God in the face of conflict and stress. Pastor Sam delivers a wonderful sermon that makes us all pause and think about our own trust in God and how we can improve our approach to our Creator. Enjoy.
  • Jun 17, 2018Psalms: Is David’s God Your God? (Psalm 18)
    Jun 17, 2018
    Psalms: Is David’s God Your God? (Psalm 18)
    Pastor Sam is off this week, but we have a very informative and enlightening message from Alice Schaenzer. In today's message we see the many facets of God as seen through David's eyes and his experiences in life. Because of those experiences, David had a deep and complex relationship with his Creator and we are presented with the question: Is David's God Your God?
  • Jun 10, 2018Psalms: Confidence in the Lord (Psalm 16)
    Jun 10, 2018
    Psalms: Confidence in the Lord (Psalm 16)
    This week, Pastor Sam is returning to the Psalms: Passages for Life series and is it kicking-off the study with Psalm 16, a Psalm of Confidence. As Sam points out, the Psalms are written to teach us about God and ourselves and then show us how to live-out that teaching. Listen as Sam takes us verse-by-verse and points out what he calls "confidence boosters" for us to employ in our relationship with God.
  • Jun 3, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filed Life :: The Consistency of Paul
    Jun 3, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filed Life :: The Consistency of Paul
    Well ... with this message our series in the Book of Acts comes to a close. Pastor Sam shows us how, inspite of some very difficult hardships, Paul's purpose in life never changed. He was at the edge of death more than once and he had great happiness and feelings of security and success, but his heart never hardened toward his fellow man or toward God.  He wouldn't allow it. 
  • May 27, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Paul’s Shipwreck Witness
    May 27, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Paul’s Shipwreck Witness
    We are quickly wrapping-up our study of Acts and learning what living a Spirit-filled life entails. This week's message is about the shipwreck that Paul and his fellow travelers  endured while traveling to Rome. Pastor Sam reminds us that like these travelers, we will encounter difficulties - storms - in life, and once in a while they will appear to be a shipwreck and we will feel like we are drowning. The question is not whether or not we will survive, but how will we respond to the storm when it comes. Listen as Pastor Sam gives us insight through the Word of God.
  • May 20, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Pentecost – The Beginning of the Spirit-Filled Life
    May 20, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Pentecost – The Beginning of the Spirit-Filled Life
    Pentecost marks a most important time in history - it is the festival during which Jesus releases the Holy Spirit into the lives of believers - it marks the advent of the helper that Jesus promised to his disciples. Pastor Carolyn's message describes Jewish holiday when that faithful group of followers of Jesus received the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the ulitmate affect that it had on them and all who heard the message of the Good News.
  • May 13, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: The Qualities of a Spirit-Filled Paul
    May 13, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: The Qualities of a Spirit-Filled Paul
    The book of The Acts of the Apostles opened with Peter in the forefront of our reading, now, at the end of the book, Paul is the main player. All through the passages that are devoted to Paul, we have seen certain qualities about him that endeared him to those he met - or, frankly, made them want to stone him. Now he is on his last journey - to Rome - and he is giving advice to those that are seeing him off on his voyage. In his talk, he reveals the qualities that demonstrate a person's Spirit-Filled life. Pastor Sam has listed these five qualities for us to consider in our own lives.
  • May 6, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Paul in Ephesus
    May 6, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Paul in Ephesus

    Acts 19 brings us to Ephesus, a steamy, hot-bed of paganism in the worship of Artemis. In this chapter, Pastor Sam shows us people who were attempting to live a righteous life without the help of the Holy Spirit. As Sam discusses the three groups of people found in this chapter, we may want to ask ourselves: Do I have the Holy Spirit living in me? I believe in God, but why do I feel an emptiness inside me? Perhaps you need the refreshing that only the Holy Spirit can provide when he enters and fills that empty space within you.  

  • Apr 29, 2018Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Pricilla, Aquila, and Apollos
    Apr 29, 2018
    Filled: Living the Spirit-Filled Life :: Pricilla, Aquila, and Apollos
           What conversations you would have if Paul rented a room in your house? Travel with Pastor Carolyn to ancient Corinth and watch as he mentors three new followers of Jesus.  Priscilla and Aquila opened their house to Paul.  They model the husband-wife team, working together for the Kingdom, because they were two who were one in the Lord.  Apollos, a disciple of John the Baptist,  joins them when he finds out there is more to the story. Hear what Carolyn has to say about these four people, living the Spirit-filled life to the honor and the glory of the Lord. 
           An added treat in today's service is a guest Foursquare pastor from Nigeria, the mother of a member of our congregation. She addresses the assembly at the very beginning of the service and offers a prayer. We hope you'll enjoy the service. 
           God bless!