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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

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

Pastor Mark’s sermon on 4-15-2015 delving into some of the less comfortable parts of the bible, dealing with our understanding of heaven and hell, and how Jesus conquered death. Pastor Mark also gets into many of the details about things in the bible such as Jonah and the whale, that don’t exactly seem plausible, but

Be Normal, (Parts 1-11)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s Message about how we need to focus not on a physical renewal and rebirth at the beginning of the new year, but renewing our faith in God through Christ, and our righteousness through them, and not through our own acts, as demonstrated by Paul, who could have been a Pharisee but instead demonstrated

Palm Sunday

Sunday, 12 April 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on Palm Sunday discussing how the Old Testament talked about the coming of the savior, and all the details about how Jesus came to fulfill this, and the hero’s welcome he received on Palm Sunday. Pastor Mark also comes into how often times our expectation of God’s deliverance varies from what God

Pastor Mark’s Easter Service on 4-5-15 about how we need to stop trying to find happiness from our own perspective and focus on finding true joy through our relationship with God through Jesus. Jesus demonstrated how to overcome the world and simply told us that he can carry the yoke if we should follow him,

The Last Peace

Friday, 20 March 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how we spend and waste our time worrying about things instead of focusing our lives on thankfulness and loving God and trusting him fully to provide for us and our needs. The missing peace for our piece is our faith in God, which we can continually cultivate through prayer and through

Watch Your Step

Thursday, 12 February 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s series on how we need to watch our step and about our salvation through Christ and the difference between our spirit self and our flesh. This includes a detailed look into the lies of trying to believe ourselves better than we are depending on our “level of sin”, and thus relying on our

Church Works (Parts 1-5)

Monday, 26 January 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on how church works if we show up, and listen and put away our pretenses about what is truth, and living a life the way God intended, which includes being thankful and servile to those around us. The bible is written for our benefit, not just to provide a set of rules.

Pastor Mark’s Message talking about how we are created in God’s image and how we often struggle to recognize that we are called upon to be like Christ, because through the Holy Spirit which was granted to us, we are the embodiments of Christ. Its also a reminder that we must act as Christians at

Have You Been Disqualified?

Sunday, 04 January 2015 by

Pastor Mark’s Message on 12/28/14 talking about grace, and how we need to stop trying to beat ourselves up over things we have not accomplished which often times lead to our New Years Resolutions that lead to short term changes in behavior, but not the long-lasting change we can only obtain through Christ. There is

Pastor Mark’s interesting take on the ugly sweater and fashion and how it relates to Christianity. I.e. the ugly sweater is now hip, as people were wearing something considered ugly with pride and made it fashionable. We as Christians need to do the same thing…we need to not be afraid that Christianity is unhip, and

Thanks a Lot (Parts 1-3)

Thursday, 04 December 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on all the things we have to be thankful for, and how we need to not say “Thanks a lot”, but to say “Thanks, A LOT!!!” for all the things God has blessed us with. Part 1: (11-16-14) Download Here! by right-clicking on blue text (control + click on Mac). Part 2:

Being Great, (Parts 1-2)

Saturday, 08 November 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s Sermons on how we can all be great through our obedience to God, and by trusting in his promises no matter how absurd they may seem at the time. God can even turn a famine into a feast or to defeat a previously unconquered foe, but we must act on the impetus of

God’s Promises, (Parts 1-2)

Saturday, 08 November 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s Sermons about how God always keeps his promises, and how the most meek and humble of us can do the will of God to retain his favor, as explained graphically by parts of the Old Testament where civilizations have turned against God in favor of satisfying their carnal nature. God’s word is never

Get Behind Me (Part 1-2)

Saturday, 08 November 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s sermon on how we need to support Jesus in our actions, and to do as we are spiritually asked, not as we presuppose or think is correct. This means exiting our comfort zones and actively pursuing what God has entrusted us with, be it bit or small. Jesus came so God would be

Evangelical Mass, (Parts 1-8)

Thursday, 25 September 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s Sermons on how the bible instructs us to share the word of Jesus with each other, and how many people who proclaim and are Christians are afraid of feeling uncomfortable and thus fail to follow Jesus’s words as commanded in Matthew and as demonstrated by Paul. Part 1: (9-10-14) Download Here! by right-clicking

How to Save a Life (Part 1-2)

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s sermons about how we are given the tools on how to save lives through the bible, but we have to take advantage of these tools in order to treat those around us and give everlasting life. Part 2 features a bit comparing the bible to Mission Impossible. Part 1: (9-7-14) Download Here! by

Truth Talk

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by

Pastor Mark giving a “Truth Talk” about how we must represent the word of God and be ministers to the world. However, we cannot betray our words with our actions, or we will lose credibility, as underlined by lessons learned and observed on a recent mission trip to Jamaica, and how many of the issues

God’s Word is Love

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by

Pastor Mark on 8-20-14 upon his return from a mission trip to Jamaica explaining why God’s word is love, and how the truth and love are in the simplicity and of the directions provided, no matter how uncomfortable it may make us feel at times, analogous to the words a loving parents gives to their

Dash Cam Life, (Parts 1-2)

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by

Pastor Mark’s Sermons on how we need to not just be spectators that say “I’m saved by Jesus”, but to actually live the words that the gospel has spoken and to be active participants in not only our lives, but the lives of others. We need to be our own heroes (through Christ). Part 1:


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