Jul 14, 2024
1 John 1 2:12-14, Growing In Spiritual Maturity
Special Guest Speaker Pastor John Hwang
1 John 1 2:12-14, Growing In Spiritual Maturity
 
Do you know where you are in your spiritual maturity? Listen to an insightful and encouraging message from Guest Pastor John Hwang as he unpacks three areas of Christian maturity. No matter where you are in your walk with Jesus your spiritual growth is contingent upon reading God's Word!

The Mission Church 

825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

 
We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
 

We care about People.

We value Relationships.

We worship Jesus.

 

The Mission Church / Sunday 7-14-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor John Hwang

1 John 2 NKJV

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  • Jul 14, 20241 John 1 2:12-14, Growing In Spiritual Maturity
    Jul 14, 2024
    1 John 1 2:12-14, Growing In Spiritual Maturity
    Special Guest Speaker Pastor John Hwang
    1 John 1 2:12-14, Growing In Spiritual Maturity
     
    Do you know where you are in your spiritual maturity? Listen to an insightful and encouraging message from Guest Pastor John Hwang as he unpacks three areas of Christian maturity. No matter where you are in your walk with Jesus your spiritual growth is contingent upon reading God's Word!

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 7-14-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor John Hwang

    1 John 2 NKJV

  • Jul 7, 2024Daniel 2:29-49, The Prophetic Unveiling of World Kingdoms Part 2
    Jul 7, 2024
    Daniel 2:29-49, The Prophetic Unveiling of World Kingdoms Part 2
    Series: Daniel
    Daniel 2:29-49, The Prophetic Unveiling of World Kingdoms Part 2
     
    God’s sovereignty is more than a theological term; His control over the Universe is astounding! Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Daniel’s detailed account about the Neo-Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Grecian and Roman Empire. Did you know there is another empire to come in our future? You won’t want to miss this teaching!
    Daniel, a young man of faith, steps in to reveal King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and its interpretation, showcasing God's power and wisdom. Daniel not only reveals valuable principles on biblical leadership, but also points to the rule and reign of King Jesus!
     
    Daniel's faith and humility result in his promotion over all the wise men of Babylon, reminding us that God builds men and women who live for Him. Despite the apparent chaos in the world, you can trust in God's sovereignty in all areas of your life!

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 7-7-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Daniel 2 NKJV

  • Jun 30, 2024Daniel 2:1-36, The Prophetic Unavailing of World Kingdoms Part 1
    Jun 30, 2024
    Daniel 2:1-36, The Prophetic Unavailing of World Kingdoms Part 1
    Series: Daniel
    Daniel 2:1-36, The Prophetic Unveiling of World Kingdoms (Part 1)
     
    Have you ever questioned the veracity of the Bible? Can you trust that God’s Word is true both historically and for salvation? Listen to a powerful and inspirational sermon by Pastor David Menard as he explores the importance of life’s hardships and how to have an authentic relationship with God. Daniel 2 reveals a disturbing dream given to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon with no interpretation. The King is troubled by his dream and so skeptical of his own royal cabinet that he begins to execute his advisors until someone can tell him both the dream and its’ meaning. Daniel seeks God and He answers! Don’t miss this mind blowing message where future kingdoms are foretold with detailed precision and grow in your faith with practical application from Daniel’s life.
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 7-1-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Daniel 2 NKJV

  • Jun 23, 2024Daniel 1:8-21, Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life
    Jun 23, 2024
    Daniel 1:8-21, Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life
    Series: Daniel
    Daniel 1:8-21, Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life In this sermon we will explore the profound lessons from Daniel's unwavering commitment to God despite being in exile. Our journey begins by recognizing the enemy's goal to alter our identity from being children of God to something lesser. We will see how Daniel resolved in his heart to live for God, refusing to be defiled by the world's trappings. This steadfast dedication led God to bless Daniel with impeccable character, wisdom, and a powerful life that distinguished him from others. We'll conclude by reflecting on how devoting ourselves to God allows us to uncover a deeper purpose and meaning in life, and understanding that God's blessings are aligned with the strength of our character. Join us as we uncover how living for God can transform our identity and purpose.
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 6-23-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Daniel 1 NKJV

  • Jun 16, 2024Daniel 1:1-8, Introduction to the Book of Daniel
    Jun 16, 2024
    Daniel Bible study, Bible prophecy, Carlsbad, church, the book of Daniel, 70 weeks, rapture, End times, Israel, the abomination of desolation, antichrist, Anti Christ, the two witnesses, prophecies of Jesus, purposing in your heart to live for God, sanctification
    Daniel 1:1-8, Introduction to the Book of Daniel
    Series: Daniel
    Introduction to the Book of Daniel:
    This introduction explores the astonishing prophecies God gave to Daniel about future world events. The book of Daniel reveals God's desire for a deep, personal connection with us, His people. Therefore, God has provided us with his Word so that we can truly know his mind, heart, and will. Secondly, God has given us prophecy to provide proof that His Word (the Bible) is indeed of divine origin and therefore a trustworthy foundation on which to build our lives. Daniel's unwavering commitment to living for God, despite worldly temptations, exemplifies the rich rewards of maintaining our spiritual identity in God.
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 6-2-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Daniel 1 NKJV

  • Jun 9, 2024Archaeological Evidence for the Bible – Charlie Campbell
    Jun 9, 2024
    Archaeological Evidence for the Bible – Charlie Campbell
    Archaeological Evidence for the Bible 

    Special guest speaker Charlie Campbell explores the archaeological evidence supporting the Bible in today's special talk. Delve into the rich tapestry of historical findings that corroborate biblical narratives, from ancient artifacts and inscriptions to excavated cities and landmarks. Charlie Campbell, a renowned expert in apologetics, guides us through compelling discoveries that illuminate the historical context of the scriptures, offering a deeper understanding of their authenticity and relevance. Whether you are a believer, a skeptic, or simply curious, this presentation provides fascinating insights into the intersection of faith and archaeology.

     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 6-9-2024 9:45 Service by Special Guest Charlie Campbell

    2 Timothy 3 NKJV 

  • Jun 2, 2024The Heart of Worship (Part II) – 2 Samuel 6
    Jun 2, 2024
    The Heart of Worship (Part II) – 2 Samuel 6
    Series: Topical
    The Heart of Worship (Part II) 2 Samuel 6 

    Tune in as we dive deep into the insightful teachings of 2 Samuel 6. In this powerful message, we explore the profound truth that worship is not just a mere ritual but a heartfelt human response to God's saving acts and His majestic character. From obedience to humility, offering to fervent praise through singing, worship encompasses a diverse range of authentic expressions. Discover how worship is the reverent response of creation to the all-encompassing magnificence of God, drawing us closer to His presence as we seek to honor and glorify Him with our lives. Tune in to this transformative discussion and be inspired to cultivate a worshipful heart that resonates with Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 6-2-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    2 Samuel 6 NKJV 

  • May 26, 2024The Heart of Worship (Part 1) Psalm 145
    May 26, 2024
    The Heart of Worship (Part 1) Psalm 145
    Series: Topical
    The Heart of Worship (Part 1) Psalm 145 

    In this special episode we delve into the true essence of worship and its multifaceted nature. Join us as we explore how worship transcends mere rituals, encompassing a range of activities that draw us closer to God. We'll discuss the importance of obedience to God's Word, the profound act of bowing down in humility, the significance of bringing offerings to God, and the power of singing fervent praises and adoration. Discover how each of these elements contributes to a deeper, more meaningful worship experience and strengthens your relationship with Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 5-26-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Psalm 145 NKJV 

  • May 19, 2024Jude 1:22-25 – Perseverance of the Saints (Part 2) – Pastor David Menard
    May 19, 2024
    Jude 1:22-25 – Perseverance of the Saints (Part 2) – Pastor David Menard
    Jude 1:22-25, Perseverance of the Saints (Part 2)

    Join us for an inspiring sermon as we explore four essential points for a strong spiritual foundation. Learn how to build your life on holy faith, ensuring that your beliefs and actions are rooted in the truth of God's word. Discover the power of praying in the Holy Spirit, and how this practice can deepen your relationship with God. Understand the importance of keeping yourself in the love of God, remaining steadfast in His grace and mercy. Finally, embrace the call to bring others to Jesus, sharing the transformative love and salvation found in Christ. Let these teachings guide you in growing a vibrant and resilient faith.

     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 5-19-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Jude 1 NKJV 

  • May 12, 2024Esther – Fostering Formidable Character
    May 12, 2024
    Esther – Fostering Formidable Character
    Series: Topical
    Special Mother's Day Message by Pastor JC Cooper

    Fostering Formidable Character

    Explore Mother's Day through fostering formidable character in children. Dive into Esther's narrative, emphasizing the importance of parenting aligned with divine design. Learn to cultivate a long-term vision for guiding children into adulthood amidst a culture fixated on sensuality and self-absorption. Embrace the wisdom of God's Word, fostering Biblical identity and prayer in raising Christ-centered children. Remember, success lies in aligning with God's ways, transcending short-sightedness to leave a lasting legacy of character in your children.

     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 5-12-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor JC Cooper

    The Book of Esther NKJV 

  • May 5, 2024Jude 1:20-21 – Perseverance of the Saints
    May 5, 2024
    Jude 1:20-21 – Perseverance of the Saints
    Jude 1:20-21, Perseverance of the Saints.

    Jude teaches us that our eternal security in Jesus, and our human responsibility to live by faith, are working together, hand-in-hand; to the glory of God. Therefore, Jude instructs us to "build up our lives on our most holy faith." Many wrongly believe this means we are to "have more faith" or to "believe more," as the false teachers often instruct. Pastor David teaches us the proper way to "build up our lives on our most holy faith" and he gives us four practical steps to live a life that embraces this Divine calling.

    Jude also tells us to: "keep ourselves in the love of God." This doesn't mean trying to earn God's favor, which we already have in Christ. We'll learn that "Keeping ourselves in the love of God" is living with a daily awareness of God's love, grace, and mercy which are new for us every morning as we abide in Jesus Christ. Therefore, even when we stumble or fall our salvation is secure because Jesus is the Lord of our life. Enjoy this teaching on Jude 1:20-25, Perseverance of the Saints.
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 5-12-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard

    Jude 1 NKJV 

  • Apr 28, 2024Jude 1:12-19 – The Epitome of Apostasy
    Apr 28, 2024
    Jude 1:12-19 – The Epitome of Apostasy
    In Jude 1:12-19, The Epitome of Apostasy, the dangers of apostasy are vividly portrayed, emphasizing the necessity of earnestly contending for Biblical Christianity against deceptive counterfeit teachings. Jude uses metaphorical language to illustrate how apostate doctrines promise much but provide no lasting value, contrasting this with the transformative relationship with Jesus Christ that truly changes lives and nourishes the soul.
    Pastor David highlights the difference between genuine faith and superficial modern pursuits such as social justice without spiritual foundation, or environmentalism devoid of God, and dietary trends that become almost religious in their fervor. These efforts may satisfy temporarily but they neglect deeper spiritual needs. Jude emphasized how true Christianity, unlike the empty promises of apostate teachings, offers real sustenance through a relationship with Jesus Christ that transforms our life, renews our mind, and fills our heart, enabling us to live lives of genuine abundance and purpose. Drawing from the vivid imagery in Jude, Pastor David described apostate teachers as "clouds without water" and "fruitless trees," metaphors that powerfully depict the barrenness of teachings that deviate from the Gospel. These false teachings, while often appealing and emotionally charged, ultimately lead to spiritual dryness and disconnection from the true source of life - Jesus Christ. In conclusion, Pastor David urged the congregation to remain vigilant and discerning, to immerse themselves in the Scriptures, and to uphold the Biblical truths of the Gospel. This is crucial in a world where deceptive teachings are rampant and can easily lead even the faithful astray if they are not grounded in the truth of God's Word
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday Sunday 4-28-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor David Menard.

    Jude 1:12-19 NKJV 

  • Apr 21, 2024Mark 15:15 – Uncomfortable Blessings – Guest Speaker Gary Lawton
    Apr 21, 2024
    Mark 15:15 – Uncomfortable Blessings – Guest Speaker Gary Lawton
    Special Guest Speaker Pastor Gary Lawton
    Mark 15:15-21 Uncomfortable Blessings Life throws curveballs. No matter how much we try, hardship is inevitable. We might wonder, "Why does God allow this?" In Mark 15, we encounter Simon of Cyrene. While simply vacationing in Jerusalem, he's thrust into an uncomfortable situation – forced by Roman soldiers to carry Jesus' cross. It was no easy task! But in this unexpected burden, there's a work God is doing. Join us as Guest Speaker Pastor Gary Lawton explores three "uncomfortable blessings" found in this passage. These uncomfortable blessings will equip you to navigate life's challenges with a renewed Christ-centered perspective, transforming even the most difficult times into opportunities for profound personal growth.
     
     

    The Mission Church 

    825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

     
    We invite you to join us every Sunday at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30
     

    We care about People.

    We value Relationships.

    We worship Jesus.

     

    The Mission Church / Sunday 4-21-2024 9:45 Service by Pastor Gary Lawton

    Mark 15 NKJV 

  • Apr 14, 2024Jude 1 – Toxic Faith (Part 2)
    Apr 14, 2024
    Jude - Toxic Faith Part 2
    Jude 1 – Toxic Faith (Part 2)
    Jude 1 - Toxic Faith (Part 2) - The diversity of beliefs regarding God's nature and His ability to be known underscores the entanglement of religious and spiritual ideologies. How does God call His people to respond to blame and character assasination attempts? From the creation of man, God has taught His people to humble themselves in prayer and to take their frustrations to God. Toxic Faith - Three Antidotes to Poisonous Religion (Part 2) reveals the right way to handle conflict as you earnestly contend for the Faith.
     
     
    Jude - Toxic Faith Part 2
  • Apr 7, 2024Jude 1.11 – Toxic Faith (Part 1)
    Apr 7, 2024
    Jude 1.11 – Toxic Faith (Part 1)
    Jude 1:11 - Toxic Faith (Part 1)
  • Mar 31, 2024Easter Series: Matthew 27 – The Greatest Miracle, Easter Sunday
    Mar 31, 2024
    Easter Series: Matthew 27 – The Greatest Miracle, Easter Sunday
    The Greatest Miracle - Matthew 27, Luke 15 (Title Slide)
     
     
     
    "He was cut off from the land of the living. For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked, but with the rich at His death."
     
    THE CRUCIFIXION of JESUS is the GREATEST MIRACLE in the UNIVERSE Because Jesus is the One, True, Living God who created the universe. "All of us, like sheep, have strayed away (from God). We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD has laid on Him (Jesus) the sins of us all."
     
    Matthew 27 - The Greatest Miracle
     
    "And the LORD passed before him (Moses) and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but by no means clearing the guilty.”
     
    Jesus was not a victim on the cross. He was a Savior on the cross. The Bible plainly says JESUS IS GOD (and it says it repeatedly) "He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist."
     
    "All things were made through Him (Jesus), and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
     
    '“I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”'
     
    We should not think it strange that God would come to us to save us One look at the world and IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES We need God. • We need divine forgiveness. • We need divine healing. • We need divine guidance. • Jesus came to give us all these things the parable of the PRODIGAL SON - Luke 15 Jesus taught this parable because HE WANTS SINNERS TO COME HOME TO HIM
    THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN THE UNIVERSE IS THAT JESUS PAID IT ALL TO SAVE YOU
     
  • Mar 29, 2024Easter Series: It is Finished: Luke 22 – Good Friday
    Mar 29, 2024
    Good Friday - It is Finished - Luke 22
    Easter Series: It is Finished: Luke 22 – Good Friday

    It is Finished: Luke 22 - Good Friday. Why do we call the Friday Jesus was nailed to the cross "good?" It's difficult to fathom the thirty-six hour period Jesus went through, but Luke 22-23 provides incredible detail of His road to the cross. Beatings, illegal trials, scourging and cruel mocking all marked the night and early morning of Jesus' final day. Worst of all was that Jesus who knew no sin bore the sins of many and exchanged His life for the worst of sinners by enduring God's wrath against sin. Don't miss a powerful message from Pastor David Menard leading us to understand why Good Friday is more than just the day Jesus died on the cross!

    "Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?” Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.”

    John 18:33–38 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/18/33-38/s_1015033

    When we fail to STAND FOR TRUTH WE DENY JESUS

    JESUS IS SILENT if we come to Him with wrong motives

    But He is full of grace to an honest heart
     
    THREE HOURS OF DARKNESS upon the face of the earth
     
    THE DIVINE EXECUTIONER UNLEASHED HIS WRATH NOT UPON SINNERS BUT UPON THE SIN BEARER
     
    Good Friday - It is Finished - Luke 22

    "For He made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

    2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2co/5/21/s_1083021
     

    "In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

    1 John 4:10 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/1jo/4/10/s_1163010
     
    INTIMACY WITH THE HOLY GOD is now available TO ALL WHO ARE IN CHRIST
     
    COMMUNION - Our salvation has been finished
     
  • Mar 24, 2024Easter Series: Matthew 21:1-17 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple
    Mar 24, 2024
    Matthew 21:1-17 - Jesus Cleanses the Temple
    Easter Series: Matthew 21:1-17 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple
    What are Your EXPECTATIONS for King Jesus? The Temple was the DWELLING PLACE of God
    “'What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and
    then the outside will become clean, too.'"
     
    Matthew 21:1-17 - Jesus Cleanses the Temple Our Hearts & Minds can easily become CROWDED
    Jesus comes to CLEANSE YOU of Sin and Corruption
    What does Jesus want to DRIVE OUT of your Heart to make room for Him?
    Jesus RESTORES His House to bring HEALING to the WHOLE PERSON "Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger."
    – Psalm 8:2 (NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/psa/8/2/s_486002 An Indignant Heart Hinders You from worshiping Jesus with JOYFUL PRAISE! Have You Not Read? Jesus is The Messiah & He Desires All of Your Heart
     
  • Mar 17, 2024Easter Series: Matthew 21:1-11 – Hosanna – A Deep Longing for Deliverance
    Mar 17, 2024
    Matthew 21 - Hosanna - A Deep Longing for Deliverance
    Easter Series: Matthew 21:1-11 – Hosanna – A Deep Longing for Deliverance
    Matthew 21:1-11 – Hosanna – A Deep Longing for Deliverance. From the fall of man in Genesis 3 to the exile of Babylon in the book of Daniel, sin has wreaked havoc on the hearts of mankind. Throughout history, we are witnesses to the depravity of man and the desperate need for a Savior. What is the cry and anthem of our hearts? “Hosanna, Hosanna! Save, now!” Don't miss an inspiring message by Guest Speaker Pastor John Hwang as he points us to the Palm Sunday cry, "Hosanna" - A Deep Longing for Deliverance.
     
    "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you."
    Psalm 118:22-26.  https://www.blueletterbible.org/niv/psa/118/22-26/s_596022
     
    “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey."
    Zechariah 9:9     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/9/9/s_920009
     
    "Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, 'If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.'"
    Luke 19:41-44     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/luk/19/41-44/s_992041
     
    "For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now."
    Romans 8:20-22     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/8/20-22/s_1054020
     
    Matthew 21 - Hosanna - A Deep Longing for Deliverance
  • Mar 10, 2024Jude 1:6-10 – The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 2)
    Mar 10, 2024
    Jude - The Dangers of Apostasy Part 2
    Jude 1:6-10 – The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 2)
    Jude 1:6-10 - The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 2). The greatest threat to the Church today is not physical or political persecution. Instead, Jude warns the Church to beware of apostasy, which leads us away from faith in the real Jesus. At the root of apostasy is Satan and his work to try and destroy God's plan of salvation. Apostasy takes many forms like exalting our will over God's will and acting hyper spiritual to compensate for a lack of real faith. Pastor David's message on Jude, Contending for Real Faith, will help you grow in your understanding of how to fight spiritual battles according to God's Word and Truth!
     
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    Jude’s first example of THE APOSTATE’S HORRIFIC FATE: UNBELIEVING ISRAEL

     

    Jude’s second example of THE APOSTATES HORRIFIC FATE: FALLEN ANGELS

     

    Satan’s Goal? TO DESTROY GOD’S PROMISED PLAN OF SALVATION: That the Messiah would come through a human lineage

     

    But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations."

    Genesis 6:8–9 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/gen/6/8-9/s_6008

     

    "God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus, Abyssou) and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment."

    2 Peter 2:4 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/2/4/s_1158004

     

    "Jesus asked him (demon possessed man) saying, 'What is your name?' And he said, 'Legion,' because many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus that He would not command them to go out into the abyss."

    Luke 8:30–31 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/luk/8/30-31/s_981030
     
    Jude - The Dangers of Apostasy Part 2

     

    The angels suffered ruin because THEY EXALTED THEIR WILL OVER GOD’S WILL

     

    "Then the fifth angel sounded: and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit (Abyssou). And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them."

    Revelation 9:1–6 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/9/1-6/s_1176001

     

    Jude warns us of the HYPER SPIRITUAL BEHAVIORS of the APOSTATES

     

    "...Those who walk according to the flesh, in the lust of uncleanness, despise authority. They are presumptuous and self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries (high ranking spiritual beings), whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these (people), like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and (they) will utterly perish in their own corruption."

    2 Peter 2:10–12 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/2/10-12/s_1158010

     

    The best practice in spiritual battles is to RUN TO KING JESUS

     

    "Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, 'We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.' Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?' Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."

    Acts 19:13–16 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/act/19/13-16/s_1037013

     

    "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross...

    Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

    Philippians 2:5–11 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/phl/2/5-11/s_1105005

     

    Three common paths of apostasy:

    1. The way of Cain 

    2. The error of Balaam for profit

    3. The rebellion of Korah

     

    The way of Cain - Genesis 4

     

    The way of Cain is: COMING TO GOD ON MY OWN TERMS instead of God’s terms

     

    "And God said to Balaam, 'You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people (Israel), for they are blessed.'"

    Numbers 22:12 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/num/22/12/s_139012

     
    The error of Ballam is: MISUSING RELIGION FOR PERSONAL GAIN
     
  • Mar 3, 2024Jude 1:5-6 – The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 1)
    Mar 3, 2024
    Jude 1:5-6 – The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 1)

    Jude 1:5-6 - The Dangers of Apostasy (Part 1). What is the biggest threat to our faith, to our churches, and to our nation? Many might think our greatest threat is terrorism, persecution, or a new political concern. Nevertheless, the greatest danger we face individually, in our churches, and as a nation is apostasy. Apostasy is the direct result of Biblical illiteracy, and it causes families and nations to unravel. Jude, the brother of Jesus, teaches God’s people to combat apostasy by building a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus to truly know the goodness of God! Pastor David Menard’s message from Jude will deeply impact your understanding of how the greatness of your faith is not found in your own strength, instead it is found in the loving kindness of God.

     

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    Jude’s first example of THE APOSTATE’S HORRIFIC FATE: UNBELIEVING ISRAEL

    They perished because of their UNBELIEF in the GOODNESS OF GOD
     
     

    "But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out..."

    Numbers 13:31-32 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/num/13/31-32/s_130031

    'So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”'

    Numbers 14:1-4 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/num/14/1-4/s_131001

    "Then the LORD said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?"

    Numbers 14:11 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/num/14/11/s_131011

    When we know God WE TRUST HIS LOVINGKINDNESS TO US

    "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

    Hebrews 11:6 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/11/6/s_1144006

    "Faith is like a window. The point of a window is to allow us to see through it - and to let light into the room! Faith allows us to see our situation and our own weakness in light of God who is powerful, holy, and loving."

    - NT WRIGHT, Small Faith - Great God

    Jude’s second example of THE APOSTATES HORRIFIC FATE: FALLEN ANGELS

    "God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus, Abyssou) and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment."

    2 Peter 2:4 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/2/4/s_1158004

    "Jesus asked him (demon possessed man) saying, 'What is your name?' And he said, 'Legion,' because many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus that He would not command them to go out into the abyss."

    Luke 8:30–31 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/luk/8/30-31/s_981030

    The angels suffered ruin because THEY EXALTED THEIR WILL OVER GOD’S WILL

    Revelation 9:1–6 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/9/1-6/s_1176001

    "Then the fifth angel sounded: and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit (Abyssou). And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them."

    Jude warns us of the HYPER SPIRITUAL BEHAVIORS of the APOSTATES

    "...Those who walk according to the flesh, in the lust of uncleanness, despise authority. They are presumptuous and self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries (high ranking spiritual beings), whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these (people), like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and (they) will utterly perish in their own corruption."

    2 Peter 2:10–12 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/2/10-12/s_1158010
     
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  • Feb 25, 2024Jude 1:1-4 – Contending for Real Faith
    Feb 25, 2024
    Jude 1:1-4 – Contending for Real Faith
    Jude 1:1-4 - Part 1: Contending for Real Faith. What is the biggest threat to our faith, to our churches, and to our nation? Many might think our greatest threat is terrorism, persecution, or a new political concern. Nevertheless, the greatest danger we face individually, in our churches, and as a nation is apostasy. Apostasy is the direct result of Biblical illiteracy, and it causes families and nations to unravel. Jude, the brother of Jesus, teaches God’s people to contend earnestly for the faith, warning us that false teachers, false churches, and false doctrine will lead to destruction.  Pastor David Menard’s message from Jude will inspire and equip every believer to contend for real faith.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    God’s Grace is Mind-blowing

    "For if by the one man’s offense (Adam’s sin) death reigned through the one, how much more those who receive an abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ... For as by one man’s disobedience (Adam’s sin) many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus) many will be made righteous. Moreover, ...where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.
    Romans 5:17, 19-20 NKJV
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    THE GREATEST THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY IS APOSTASY, Not Persecution

    "He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers... All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things consist... And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead (the first one to resurrect from the dead in a glorified body), that in all things He may have the preeminence."
    Colossians 1:15–18 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/col/1/15-18/s_1108015
     
     
     
    The real Jesus is IMMUTABLE
     
    “For I am the LORD, I do not change."
    Malachi 3:6 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mal/3/6/s_928006
     
    "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 9 Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines."
    Hebrews 13:8-9 NKJV  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/13/8-9/s_1146008
     
    "Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
    James 1:16-17 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jas/1/16-17/s_1147016

    CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH WHICH WAS ONCE AND FOR ALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS - Jude 1:3

    How do we CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH? By knowing God thru Diligent Bible Study

    "So then faith comes by hearing (understanding), and hearing (comes) by the Word of God."
    Romans 10:17 NKJV  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/10/17/s_1056017

    Jude’s first example of THE APOSTATE’S HORRIFIC FATE: UNBELIEVING ISRAEL

    They perished because of their UNBELIEF in the GOODNESS OF GOD

    When we know God WE TRUST HIS LOVINGKINDNESS TO US

    "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
    Hebrews 11:6 NKJV. https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/11/6/s_1144006

    Jude’s second example of THE APOSTATES HORRIFIC FATE: FALLEN ANGELS

    "God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus, Abyssou) and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment."
    2 Peter 2:4 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/2/4/s_1158004
     
    "Jesus asked him (demon possessed man) saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus that He would not command them to go out into the abyss."
    Luke 8:30–31 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/luk/8/30-31/s_981030

    The angels perished because they EXALTED THEIR WILL OVER GOD’S WILL

    "Then the fifth angel sounded: and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit (Abyssou). And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them."

    Revelation 9:1–6 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/9/1-6/s_1176001
     
     
  • Feb 18, 2024Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
    Feb 18, 2024
    Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head - 2 Corinthians 10
    Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
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    Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. We all have negative talk in our head. The question is, how do we deal with it? There are many methods, some are helpful, some are downright damaging to our soul, and to our relationships with others. Pastor David Menard teaches from 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 to show how we can have powerful victory over the negative talk in our head.
     
    Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head - 2 Corinthians 10
     
    1: Negative Talk in our head is something we all must learn to deal with
    2: How human wisdom instructs us to deal with our inner voice
    3: The purpose of our inner voice
    4: The corruption of our inner voice
    5: How the Bible instructs us to deal with our inner voice

    Negative talk in our head is something we all must LEARN TO DEAL WITH

    How human wisdom deals with the negative talk in our head:

    1: ANAESTHETIZE THE INNER VOICE

    2: POSITIVE SELF-AFFIRMATION
     
    Dealing with the Negative Talk in Your Head - 2 Corinthians 10

    "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."

    Matthew 16:24–25 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/16/24-25/s_945024

    THE PURPOSE OF OUR INNER VOICE

    conscience | ˈk.nSHəns | noun
    • an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior: he had a guilty conscience about his desires | Ben was suffering a pang of conscience.
    New Oxford American Dictionary - Copyright ˝ 2010

    "For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature (conscience) do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus."

    Romans 2:13–16 ESV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/esv/rom/2/13-16/s_1048013

    THE CORRUPTION OF OUR INNER VOICE

    "For it is written: ‘He (God) shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you (protect you).’"

    Luke 4:10 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/esv/luk/4/10/s_977010

    "The great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 'Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.'"

    Revelation 12:9–11 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/12/9-11/s_1179009

    Our conscience must always be SUBORDINATED TO SCRIPTURE

    How the Bible instructs us to deal with OUR INNER VOICE

    For though we walk in the flesh WE DO NOT FIGHT OUR BATTLES ACCORDING TO THE FLESH

    PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS

    Bring every thought into CAPTIVITY to the obedience of Christ

  • Feb 11, 2024Guest Speaker Dr. Randy Guliuzza – President of Institute for Creation Research
    Feb 11, 2024
    Guest Speaker Dr. Randy Guliuzza
    Guest Speaker Dr. Randy Guliuzza – President of Institute for Creation Research
    Guest Speaker Dr. Randy Guliuzza - President of Institute for Creation Research. Creation or evolution? God vs. Darwin. Can the Bible be trusted as a reliable record of the history of earth's origins? Big questions require factual answers! Listen to distinguished Guest Speaker Dr. Randy Guliuzza from the Institute of Creation Research as he tackles 3 Key Questions about the Origins of Life. Whether you're skeptic, an atheist or a Christian you won't want to miss the challenging veracity found in observable nature, scientific studies and biological evidence, which lead to the overwhelming conclusion: Dawinian evolution is a weak scientific theory and is a poor explanation for the design of living things.  
     
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  • Feb 4, 2024Questions Jesus Asked – Part 9
    Feb 4, 2024
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 9
    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 9. In Matthew 12 Jesus meets the religious leaders head on! Why are we prone to leave simple faith in God only to try and earn our way to Heaven? We live in a culture steeped in performance-based living where we strive for self-righteousness and in the process fail to love others. Listen to Pastor JC Cooper's message and be encouraged that Jesus' love for you is the key to loving others. Questions Jesus Asked - Part 9 will also inspire you in the rewarding life God has planned when you become a builder of people!
     
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 9
    Questions Jesus Asked: What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? - Matthew 12:1-14
    JESUS IS UNDER ATTACK
    39 Man-made Categories of HOW TO KEEP THE SABBATH
    We are we prone to turn from SIMPLE FAITH IN GOD to Vain Religion
     
    "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
    The Religious Leaders were so busy Working to be Righteous they Did Not to love people
    In Jesus we are made perfectly righteous. This Enables us to Love Others
    If I Love Others are God’s Laws still Needed? We need God’s Law to Know: 1. What real Love Is 2. What real Love Does
    By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
    I Delight in God’s Law because:  - It Instructs Me in the Path Righteousness - It Builds Me into a Man/Woman of Wisdom - In Keeping It there is Great Reward
    Questions Jesus Asked What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? - Matthew 12:1-14
    As Jesus Loves You – Let Us Love One Another and Fulfill God’s Law
    'Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.'
    - Romans 13:8-10 (NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/13/8-10/s_1059008 Questions Jesus Asked: And His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? - Mathew 24:1-2 The Kingdom of God is about BUILDING PEOPLE
    "Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit." – Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/eph/2/19-22/s_1099019
    We Build People When You Serve without Expecting Something in Return We Build People When You Speak Truth in Love We Build People When You Teach them God’s Word
    Imagine how Rich and Rewarding our Lives would be if we Loved and Built People?
     
  • Jan 28, 2024Questions Jesus Asked – Part 8
    Jan 28, 2024
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 8
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 8
    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 8. Jesus asked many questions in regards to the purpose of life, but perhaps none more important than: Whoever Lives and Believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? Listen to Pastor David Menard's profound message from John 11, the resurrection of Lazarus, and challenge yourself to answer Jesus' question! If you've ever felt like  God doesn't hear your prayers or understand your circumstances you won't want to miss the powerful truth of God's plan for your life in Questions Jesus Asked - Part 8. 
    Questions Jesus Asked: Whoever lives and believes in Me SHALL NEVER DIE. Do you believe this?
     
    “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
    John 14:1–3 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/14/1-3/s_1011001
     
    JESUS HAS THE POWER TO GIVE US
    • PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL LIFE
    • SPIRITUAL, ETERNAL LIFE
    John 5
     
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 8
     
    There is a Resurrection to
    • ETERNAL LIFE with GOD
    • ETERNAL CONDEMNATION apart from GOD 
    John 11  Sometimes it feels as if Jesus DOES NOT ANSWER OUR PRAYERS Jesus did not answer Martha as THE HEALER OF SICKNESS Because Jesus wants her to KNOW HIM AS GOD THE DIVINE LIFE GIVING POWER OF JESUS Jesus has the power to RAISE US UP TO ETERNAL LIFE Do you understand HOW BIG JESUS’ PLANS ARE FOR YOU?
    “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us. We are like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
    - C.S. Lewis: The Weight of Glory   https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/702-it-would-seem-that-our-lord-finds-our-desires-not
     
  • Jan 21, 2024Unlikely Fighter – Greg Stier
    Jan 21, 2024
    Unlikely Fighter - Greg Stier
    Unlikely Fighter – Greg Stier
    "Unlikely Fighter - Greg Stier" from Guest Speaker.
     
     
    Unlikely Fighter - Greg Stier
  • Jan 14, 2024Questions Jesus Asked – Part 7
    Jan 14, 2024
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 7
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 7
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 7 - Jesus asks profound questions to reach your heart and to grow your understanding of His character. In John 8, while Jesus is teaching in the Temple, the Jewish religious leaders bring a woman caught in the act to the feet of Jesus as part of a brilliant trap to discredit His authority. Will Jesus uphold the Law, which leads to capital punishment, or condone the woman’s sin? Don't miss a powerful and life-altering story revealing God's heart for you and His mighty plan of redemption to cleanse us of our sin and guilt. If you've ever wondered if Jesus can forgive you for what you've done listen to Pastor David Menard's sermon, Questions Jesus Asked Part 7, where you will find freedom from the bondage of sin and the love of a Savior who eliminates all your accusers!
    Questions Jesus Asked: Where are your accusers? - John 8
    GUILT DESTROYS LIVES WHEN JESUS SPEAKS LIVES ARE TRANSFORMED "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1–3 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/61/1-3/s_740001 Apart from Jesus we are OPPORTUNISTIC & SELF-SEEKING
    JESUS CHANGES US. Abiding in Christ we are ALTRUISTIC & SELFLESS
     
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 7
    "As for the saints who are on the earth, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." Psalm 16:3 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/psa/16/3/s_494003 "The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!" Psalm 16:3 NLT    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/psa/16/3/s_494003 A brilliant plan to trap Jesus: • Would Jesus condemn the woman and uphold the Mosaic law? • Or would He evade the issue and by doing so condone the woman’s sin? Jesus heals our life by: 1: FORGIVING US OF ALL OUR SINS 2: CLEANSING US OF ALL OUR GUILT  3: REMOVING ALL OF OUR ACCUSERS  "All we like sheep have gone astray (from God); we have turned, every one, to his own (sinful) way; and the LORD has laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6 NKJV   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/53/6/s_732006 "If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns?"
     
  • Jan 7, 2024Questions Jesus Asked – Part 6
    Jan 7, 2024
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 6

    Do you love Me? - John 21

    Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/22/37-40/s_951037
    "Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

    There’s an ongoing struggle taking place in us: GOD DIRECTED LIFE? SELF DIRECTED LIFE?

    John 16:32 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/16/32/s_1013032
    "Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own (path), and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me."

    A self-directed life leads us to Futility

    Life is found when we love Jesus and surrender our will to His

    THE SELF-DIRECTED MAN CANNOT PERCEIVE JESUS CALLING HIM

    2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2co/4/3-4/s_1082003
    "Even if our gospel is veiled, it is (only) veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age (Satan) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them."

    A LIFE SURRENDERED TO JESUS’ DIRECTION LEADS TO ABUNDANCE

    Jesus has everything you are searching for

    DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN THESE?

    PETER WAS TOUCHING THE SUBLIME

    A life surrendered to Jesus Christ is a PROFOUNDLY POWERFUL LIFE
  • Dec 31, 2023Luke 2:21-40 – Embracing Jesus
    Dec 31, 2023
    Luke 2:21-40 – Embracing Jesus
    Luke 2:21-40 - Embracing Jesus. In Luke 2:21-40 a faithful man named Simeon has been waiting a long time to see God's Messiah! Have you ever prayed and waited on the Lord wondering if He will answer? No one likes waiting, but God uses those seasons of waiting to build our faith! Simeon experiences the nearness and peace of God as he holds Jesus in his arms; that same nearness and peace is available to you! As you prepare to begin 2024 tune in to Pastor JC's message and learn how to faithfully wait on the Lord. Listen right now to God in a Manger Luke 2:21-40 - Embracing Jesus. 
     
    JESUS went to Great Lengths to IDENTIFY with You in Every Way
    The LAMB of GOD comes into His Temple SIMEON: God Hears the Man who Waits WAITING Builds Faith in our Relationship with Jesus "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." – Lamentations 3:25-26 (NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/lam/3/25-26/s_800025 How do You Faithfully Wait on the LORD? (Fly-in) - Abide in God’s Word - Build Your Character on Christ; not culture - Set your heart’s Desires on God’s Promises EMBRACING JESUS is a Daily Act of Worship, Not merely a One Time Decision Who or What Holds the Keys to Your PEACE? EMBRACING JESUS Demands a Repentant Response to the Thoughts and Intent of Your Heart
    "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."
    – Hebrews 4:12-13 (NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/4/12-13/s_1137012 EMBRACING JESUS means You’re Old Life is Dying, and Your New Life is Under His Lordship
    "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."