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Renewing the Mind

Monday, 04 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark’s new Wednesday night series discussing how our inputs and outputs are correlated…i.e. garbage in, garbage out. Only through renewing our minds through prayer, spending time in service, and reading the bible can we continue to regenerate our Christian minds. We need to question our habits daily and consistently move ourselves to more consistently

Vision for… Series

Sunday, 03 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman discussing the importance of vision and how we need to have a vision for grace, a vision for trust, and a vision for commitment so we can keep our eyes on the prize and not fall for the temptations that are dangled in front of our face on a given day, or

Pastor Mark gives a series focusing on how Jesus used 40 days to focus on strengthening his faith and fighting temptation and becoming closer to God. This is a challenge to all of us to take time in prayer and to listen to God’s plans and to walk in his spirit over the next 40

Silence Kills

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Jimmy Cantwell discusses how fear causes us to lose sight of whats important and to lose faith instead of trusting that we will be provided for by God. While living in fear, including politics, medical issues, financial issues, we lose the ability to live in the present moment and appreciate every moment that God has

Sermon by Jimmy Cantwell on how our own words often mask our true strength and abilities versus our own god-given limitations. Just because we choose to ignore the strength that has been given to us through Jesus Christ, doesn’t mean we have lost the ability, we have just neglected to exercise the authority and power

Palm Sunday 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman on Palm Sunday discussing the authority of Jesus as on Palm Sunday he walked in on a donkey and was treated as a King. This leads into discussing how our spoken words have power, and how Jesus used his words to calm, to empower, and to heal. We often times use our

Sealed

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Series by Pastor Mark about how just as we mark letters with our seal, Christ has sealed us already and has put his mark on us. We need to realize that we are already marked as one of his, and that as such we already have grace and have enough faith to walk in God’s

Sermon by Pastor Mark coming back from a missions trip full of spirit discussing the missions trip, but also sharing stories about how we need to believe in God’s will and once we speak to have faith that it will be fulfilled, that God will not leave us stranded, and that we should be expecting

Jimmy Cantwell discusses how we get to know the father through worshiping him, and in particular showing gratitude and praise for the life we have been given and the many enjoyable things of the world. Sincere honest worship is done through spirit and truth. Sermon on 2-3-16. Download Here! by right-clicking on blue text (control

Pastor Gene discusses his background in business and how he found his way to the lord, and how he transitioned from being a passive Christian whose faith did not fundamentally alter his life into one who lives through faith and has been transformed by it. A significant portion of the sermon discusses marriage and how

The Appeal

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

Series by Pastor Mark about our ultimate judge as believers in Christ. A reminder that while in this life, we are judged by our actions and those around us, that because we belong to a greater kingdom, we can appeal to our father in heaven, who is the ultimate judge. It lends itself into a

Shortcuts

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 by

Series by Pastor Mark discussing how we need to be patient and trust God’s plan in our lives, and to remain faithful and not to take shortcuts. Yes, shortcuts that are through faith are acceptable, but those usurping it are not, such as the case of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar in the Book of Genesis.

Pastor Charlotte’s sermon on how all is possible when we are walking in the spirit and letting God’s power work through us, and how the main thing holding us back is the doubt in our faith, just as it did back in Jesus’s time where the disciples could see the power of the spirit at

Tough Love

Monday, 22 February 2016 by

Valentine’s Day Sermon by Pastor Mark on how love while kind, also must be strong and withstand the arrows and blows of this world. We are to put on the cloak and armor of righteousness to enable our hearts to withstand the assault we are under. We are to be patient and forgive our neighbor

Just Eat

Monday, 01 February 2016 by

We go back to Ezekiel and how God told him to eat of the words he said and then spread them to the masses. Instead of receiving something comforting, God handed down the truth about false Gods and destruction…the words tasted good, because they were simple and easy, but they left an unpleasant feeling in

Rick Bell comes back to speak on 1/24/2016 to us on his ministry and experiences with ministering those to China, and how he has learned patience throughout ministry and in planting seeds, giving God time to work and not letting impatience and/or disappointment to steer us wrong. We need to learn to rely on faith,

Limitless

Thursday, 28 January 2016 by

Feeding off the “Watch Me Superman” series, Limitless focuses on our spirit walk, and how we have limitless power, as Paul espouses in his letters, including Galatians, if we just simply understand that Christ is living in our “decrepit body”…we realize that our power is endless…our power over sin is complete…we may choose to walk

Watch Me Superman

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

While we all enjoy comic books for supermen and women and heros, the truth is that power is inside all of us as gifted by Christ, who was the ultimate super hero. He calmed the seas, he healed the sick…we have already been gifted with the ability to be like God, if only we take

No Goals

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

Pastor Mark’s series on why our goals always fall short of God’s goals, expectations, and what he can deliver us. Not that setting goals isn’t a bad thing and trying to achieve positive change, but that we can do so much more by just simply letting God act in our lives and embrace what God

Spies and Lies

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series following the Hebrews as they enter the promised land, except instead of trusting in God’s promises, they constantly question and require verification. In such a way, they delay the gift that God was trying to bestow upon them. In the same way, we need to be ever trusting so we are always

Keep In Step

Sunday, 13 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series following Paul and how he discusses that our faith our devotion to Christ must be a pursuit of Godliness, analogous to a race, and that we cannot rest, but must take active, assertive steps towards pursuing Christ versus being passive in our religion. Part 1: Download Here! by right-clicking on blue text

Misquoted

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s look at the misquoted parts of the bible on 10-21-15, where its obvious that we re-work what the bible says to fit what we desire it to say, in order to brush off responsibility, and to feel protected in our cocoon. However, the Bible is a stable document, and thus it says only

Give Yourself a Promotion

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on 10-28-2015 on how God has more faith in us than we have in ourselves, and that God sees our heart and gifts us with amazing abilities if only we allow God to work through us and to work miracles. This is a call to speak out and minister to others, and

Jimmy Cantwell’s sermon on 11-04-2015 going through the biblical connections between faith, resurrection, and salvation, and honing back in on the Lutheran concept that we are saved and we receive grace through faith and faith alone. As always, it is heavy on the scriptural backing, and how this faith enables us to receive grace through

Hope and Faith

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon discussing the concerns and questions of the church, and in the end of the day, we all need hope and faith and struggle in that faith in which we rest our hopes. However, we can strengthen our faith and be steadfast in our hope by faith, as spoken to us through the

Spiritually Adrift

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how when we lack knowledge, we can easily become spiritually adrift in the sea of life, lacking direction and focus, and an ability to observe positive progress in our life and/or the lives of those around us. We need to instead be constantly working towards a common goal, which is building

Thanksgiving 2015

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how one way to sum up one of the main points of obedience that God wants from us is that we need to be Grateful. Nothing was ever accomplished by complaining…but through a grateful spirit we will be constantly ready and prepared to receive and to take positive affirmative steps to

Powerful testimony from those who went on the November 2015, Guadalajara missions trip, including testimony about overcoming the temptation that is alcohol and the destructive nature it has played in some of the lives of our parishioners. It is an interesting perspective about Christianity in a developing country, and how discipleship on missions trips helps

Conversations

Sunday, 18 October 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how we need to be in constant communication with God and living within the spirit to make sure we are acting within God’s covenant. Our consistent conversations will help prevent “bad” things from happening to us (not that we will not be persecuted, but that we can overcome). We have the

Unprecedented

Sunday, 04 October 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons about how we need to acknowledge in our hearts and minds that in the vast expanse of time, that nothing is unprecedented compared to God’s power and God’s knowledge. When faced with life, we need to keep our minds and hearts and ears open and to recognize that no matter what so

Desires and Directions

Sunday, 27 September 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons on how we need to put our desires secondary to asking for direction from God, and to realize that God’s desires for us our far greater than our own desires. Sometimes these will appear to be in direct contrast, but if we give good gifts to our children, why wouldn’t God, who

Where do You Stand?

Saturday, 26 September 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons about how our actions are either standing alongside God, or walking away from God and exposing ourselves to the trappings of this world, and all of the pain and suffering that is inherent from when our desires are fulfilled, not God’s desires. It is too easy in this world to take credit

Good Disciple

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons about how we need to be good disciples, by looking at what our true calling is, and when we are called to rest. Jesus has already called us to find rest, mainly because God has already done the world…not that we should forego our earthly duties, but that we find our rest

Extreme Sermon

Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

Extreme is considered the new thing these days…be it extreme sports, extreme rides, or extreme ideas. However, nothing is more extreme then going back and living how the bible calls us to live and leaving our comfort zones to preach the word and to be good disciples, and to listen when God is telling us

Good, Better, Best

Sunday, 30 August 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons about how we cannot compare ourselves to others and how we all fall short and thus must focus on our redemption and our beauty through Christ, not just the strict adherence to the law…this focuses primarily on Jesus’s dealing with the man who obeyed the laws, but still had too much love

Salty?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s Sermons about whether we are salty, and how the bible defines being salty as a positive trait due to the essential flavor that it adds to life. Salt was considered so important that it must be included in offerings in the old testament and fundamental to any shared gifts. We need to add

Judgement

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons on the correct way to be judgmental…we should be able to judge sins, but it doesn’t mean we have the right to judge others as stated repeatedly in the bible; we have no right to convict since we have all fallen short. We need to focus on ourselves and our own righteousness

The Great Awakening

Monday, 06 July 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on 7-5-2015 about how we need to be wary of diluting down Christianity to fill modern times and instead appreciate that the lessons taught in the bible are classic and pass the testament of time. They may not be popular, but as we know, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for

Increase Your Love

Friday, 03 July 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on 6-28-2015 discussing how we need to take the right messages away from the recent supreme court ruling that gay marriage is legal now in all 50 states. Instead of saying our nation is going to hell (every generation thinks the next generation is the worst in history and that our modern

Pastor Mark’s reflection on what a manly man does within the Christian household, including whimsical musings about how men interact with children versus women, and the role of the man in being the spiritual leader of the house. Download Here! by right-clicking on blue text (control + click on Mac).

Pastor Mark’s series on how we can need to equip ourselves with knowledge in order to prevent ourselves from allowing lies to seep into our hearts and how sometimes even if we can’t pinpoint exactly what is wrong, if we listen to our spirit, that we can pluck the fruit and cast out the rot

Pastor Mark’s examining of the scripture on 4-22-15, both old testament and new testament, to determine what exactly Jesus did in the days between his crucifixion, his resurrection, and what it means for us in our current state as followers of Christ and our authority given to us based on this victory. Download Here! by

Did I Say That?

Friday, 19 June 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series about how to watch what we say, as it is not our thoughts which are sinful, but our words and actions, and how our words have such power as to cause others to sin or to express our love and faith, which can lead to tremendous actions. We must be ever vigilant

Pastor Mark’s series about how those who claim to have knowledge and those who actually have and possess biblical knowledge are often different people, and that we can be easily tricked and fooled by things that sound correct, but are actually false teachings based on what sounds peaceful and easy to accept versus what the

A Different Story

Monday, 01 June 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how we need to live differently from others, as we are all tempted and the world is attempting to bring us all down through the common struggles we face. However, we can continue to change ourselves from conforming to the patterns of this world…we can be the one person to claim

The First Last Pentecost

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on the true meaning of Pentecost and the importance that Pentecost had in conjunction with the foundation of the church, passover (50 days after), and more importantly the transformation that occurred during the time between passover and Pentecost in many of the apostles. Part 1: Download Here! by right-clicking on blue text

Tribute to Mothers

Friday, 22 May 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s Mother’s day message on 5/9/15 about the job they do and how God’s design enables them to nurture and to help mold for us the people that we are today. Amusing anecdotes are concluded discussing how Mary must have felt possibly losing the son of God and how we know even when we

Pastor Mark’s series on how God will always provide more than what we need spiritually if we learn to trust him and to follow in the path that he has laid down before us and continue to walk in his word. Acts that are performed with God’s power are always are much greater than those

Be Loud, Be Ready

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on 4-19-15 about how if we live loudly, body, and strongly as our beliefs as Christians within our belief in God, that our actions and our minds will be more pure then if we are tempted to bend or to be quiet in the face of the expectation and social demands of


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