Aug 18, 2019
Living Like a Slave of God
In this final message in our nine part series on the book of Philemon, we examine some of Jesus' parables that featured slaves as main characters. We learn that if we are to be slaves of Christ then we need to be forgiving, generous, faithful, and ready for Christ's return.
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  • Aug 18, 2019Living Like a Slave of God
    Aug 18, 2019
    Living Like a Slave of God
    In this final message in our nine part series on the book of Philemon, we examine some of Jesus' parables that featured slaves as main characters. We learn that if we are to be slaves of Christ then we need to be forgiving, generous, faithful, and ready for Christ's return.
  • Aug 4, 2019Better Freedom Part 2
    Aug 4, 2019
    Better Freedom Part 2
    Although we have finished going over the text of the letter we call Philemon, our theme allows us to explore the better freedom we find in Christ. This week we look at Romans 6 where Paul calls us away from being slaves of sin and to find our freedom by being a slave of God.
  • Jul 28, 2019A Better Freedom Part 1
    Jul 28, 2019
    A Better Freedom Part 1
    Although we finished going through the letter's 25 verses, two messages remain to tie up important themes raised in Paul's letter to Philemon. This week we look at reasons why Paul may not have simply promoted the abolition of slavery completely and what that means for us today as believers in Christ.
  • Jul 7, 2019People are the Problem (Philemon 17-25)
    Jul 7, 2019
    People are the Problem (Philemon 17-25)
    In our penultimate study on Philemon we look at the reality that people let us down. We all know what it feels like to be hurt by someone close to us. Paul takes the risk because he knows that he needs Philemon. From these verses we learn the reality of sin in people and our response when people do let us down.
  • Jun 30, 2019Gospel Purpose (Philemon 13-18)
    Jun 30, 2019
    Gospel Purpose (Philemon 13-18)
    In this message from Philemon we learn that understanding our purpose helps us fulfill our gospel. Paul understood what Jesus did for him and is willing to do the same for Onesimus.
  • Jun 23, 2019Gospel Love (Philemon 10-14)
    Jun 23, 2019
    Gospel Love (Philemon 10-14)
    In this segment of Philemon we learn how gospel love makes gospel change possible. Gospel love changed Paul's relationship with Onesimus, it changed Paul's heart to do what was right, and made forgiveness and restoration possible.
  • Jun 2, 2019All Yours (Graduation message)
    Jun 2, 2019
    All Yours (Graduation message)
    Series: (All)
    Graduation Sunday: A message for the graduates this year focused on 1 Corinthians 3:21 and Paul's amazing statement that everything is ours in Christ. Pastor Bill examines that passage and helps the graduate know that rather than boasting in what they achieve, they should humble themselves to receive everything from Christ.
  • May 26, 2019My Prayer (Philemon 4-7)
    May 26, 2019
    My Prayer (Philemon 4-7)
    Part 2:  Having looked at the greeting from Philemon's letter, we move onto the next part of Paul's letter--his prayer. Paul's prayers consist of two parts. First is the thankful and then second is the request. This morning's focus is based on Paul's request for Philemon to grow in his knowledge of all the good things that gospel makes possible.
  • May 19, 2019Salutations (Philemon 1-3)
    May 19, 2019
    Salutations (Philemon 1-3)
    We start our new series this morning looking at the opening of Paul's letter to Philemon. Far from being just routine, we can glean a lot of information that will be helpful to our study from these first three verses.
  • May 5, 2019I will Remember
    May 5, 2019
    I will Remember
    Series: (All)
    We've talked a lot about the need for our feelings to catch up to our theology. Psalm 77 offers an example of how that is done. Psalm 77 shows Asaph journey from despair to trust. He demonstrates three phases: Crying aloud to the Lord, Remembering the Lord, declaring the truth of the Lord. If you find yourself in a season of sorrow and despair, Psalm 77 is a must read.
  • Apr 28, 2019A Passion for the Absolute Majesty of God
    Apr 28, 2019
    A Passion for the Absolute Majesty of God
    Series: (All)
    Having completed our 40 Days of Focus, we learn that today that it takes an awareness of the absolute majesty of God to ignite our passions to love God and love others. In this message we learn the importance of the majesty of God and how to increase our awareness of His majesty.
  • Apr 21, 2019When your Dreams are Shattered
    Apr 21, 2019
    When your Dreams are Shattered
    Series: (All)
    He is Risen! Happy Easter. In this year's Easter message Pastor Bill shows us how the Resurrection of Jesus can help you put your life together after your dreams have been shattered. When things that have longed for aren't going to happen how do you respond? Using Mary Magdalene we learn four lessons to let God resurrect our old dreams into new, God-given dreams.