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

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  • 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 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 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 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 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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    CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH

    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
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/5/17/s_1051017
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/5/19-20/s_1051019

    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
    Series: Topical
    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

  • 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 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 24, 2023Luke 1: Behold Your King – Part 1
    Dec 24, 2023
    Luke 1: Behold Your King - Part 1
    Luke 1: Behold Your King – Part 1
    Luke 1: Behold Your King - Part 1. Have you ever asked God for something and in His silence you have since stopped praying?  Life is hard and we often don't receive what we ask for in our timing or our ways. Nevertheless, God hears your prayers just as He heard Zacharias and Elizabeth's prayer for a child in Luke 1. Despite the physical impossibility of having a child in their old age, God reveals His faithfulness and might in doing more than just giving them a child, but also making their son John the Forerunner to the Messiah!  Like in Joseph and Mary's lives, God is at work in more powerful ways than you can imagine! Don't miss a message of hope this Christmas from Pastor David Menard as you reflect on Behold Your King Part 1: God in a Manger. 
     
    Jesus wants you to know the certainty of His plan of salvation
     
    John the Baptist: The Forerunner of the Messiah
     
    '“Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts.'
    - Malachi 3:1 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mal/3/1/s_928001
     
    Jehovah remembers the oath of God
     
    Zacharias and Elizabeth were not righteous by performance; they were righteous by faith in God
     
    "But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus"
    - Romans 3:21-24 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/3/21-24/s_1049021
     
    Christianity is not a life free of problems, it is a life victorious over problems
     
    We have a small vision for our life. God has a Big Vision for our life.
     
    You exist to bring glory to God.
     
    But as it is written:“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
    1 Corinthians 2:9     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/1co/2/9/s_1064009
     
    Put your faith in King Jesus and He will give your life more meaning and purpose than you could imagine.
     
     
    Luke 1: Behold Your King - Part 1
     
  • Dec 24, 2023Matthew 2 – Behold Your King Part 2
    Dec 24, 2023
    Matthew 2 – Behold Your King Part 2
    "Matthew 2 - Behold Your King Part 2" by Pastor David Menard. Christmas Series 2023.
  • Dec 17, 2023Why God Had To Become A Baby – Matthew 1
    Dec 17, 2023
    Why God Had to Become a Baby - Matthew 1
    Why God Had To Become A Baby – Matthew 1
    Why God Had to Become a Baby - Matthew 1. Baby Jesus in the manger is a staple at Christmas, but have you ever wondered: Why did God have to become a baby?  Couldn't the all powerful God just show up as a conquering King and reveal Himself as Lord of the Universe?  It may surprise you, but there are some things God can't do!  God can't be unjust. God can't be corrupted. God can't lie. God can rescue mankind from their sins, and it requires the Savior of the world coming as a baby! Listen to Pastor David's message that will build your love, understanding and gratitude this Christmas for a God who bridged the uncrossable chasm with atonement for you to be called His son and daughter.  We pray for you to have a Merry Christmas as you reflect on God in the Manger Part 2: Why God had to become a Baby - Matthew 1. 
     
    Isaiah 9:2 NKJV.    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/9/2/s_688002 "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined." Isaiah 9:6 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/9/6/s_688006 "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Revelation 19:11–16 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/19/11-16/s_1186011
    "Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on him was called Faithful and True. In righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."
     
    Why God Had to Become a Baby - Matthew 1
    Why did God come to us AS A BABY? God cannot be UNJUST 2 Timothy 2:11–13 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2ti/2/11-13/s_1127011 "This is a faithful saying: If we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful (in judgment); He cannot deny Himself." God cannot be UNJUST Without the shedding of blood THERE IS NO REMISSION OF SINS Hebrews 9:22 Hebrews 10:4 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/10/4/s_1143004 "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins." Hebrews 10:4, 12, 14 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/10/12-14/s_1143012 "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. But this Man (Jesus), after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified." God would not be just if He pardoned sin. So, God became a man TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT OF MAN’S SIN UPON HIMSELF Isaiah 53:5–6 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/53/5-6/s_732005 "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." If Jesus really is God WE CANNOT JUST LIKE HIM. We must serve Him as Lord. If Jesus is God WHO CAN APPROACH HIM? Matthew 1  Why is Jesus’ genealogy important? • 2091 BC: God promised Abraham the Messiah would come through his lineage. (Gen 12) • Around 977 BC: God promised David the Messiah would come through his lineage. (2 Sam 7:5-17) • Why is Jesus’ genealogy important? Because God keeps His promises. Jesus’ genealogy is chocked full of SINNERS, MISFITS, and WEIRDOS Matthew 1 ALL REPENTANT SINNERS, OUTCASTS, MURDERERS, AND PROSTITUTES MAY FREELY COME TO WORSHIP HIM AS LORD  WE HAVE A GOD WHO TRULY UNDERSTANDS US FROM THE INSIDE OF OUR EXPERIENCE Hebrews 4:14–16 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/4/14-16/s_1137014
    "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
     
  • Dec 10, 2023The Light of Christmas – Isaiah 8-9
    Dec 10, 2023
    The Light of Christmas - Isaiah 8
    The Light of Christmas – Isaiah 8-9
    The Light of Christmas - Isaiah 8-9. Often we think that the Christmas message is people ushering in love, peace, and goodwill by entertaining and gift giving. The true meaning of Christmas is terrifying: we cannot overcome our incredibly sinful nature and we are not able to govern ourselves. Isaiah 8 shows that we all live in darkness and gloom but King Jesus lays down His life in love to bring light. This fills this Christmas message with hope and joy for those who revere Him. Don’t miss this Christmas message from Pastor David Menard which reveals Jesus as the Light of Christmas.
    Isaiah 9:2 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/9/2/s_688002 "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined."
    Isaiah 9:6 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/9/6-7/s_688006 "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
     
    “Years ago, I read an ad in the New York Times that said, “The meaning of Christmas is that love will triumph and that we will be able to put together a world of unity and peace.” In other words, we have the light within us, and so we are the ones who can dispel the darkness of the world. We can overcome poverty, injustice, violence, and evil. If we work together, we can create a “world of unity and peace.””
    - Tim Keller: Hidden Christmas    https://www.bible.com/events/520711
     
    The Light of Christmas - Isaiah 8
    THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE IS TERRIFYING:
    1) We are incurably sinful and vile. 2) We cannot govern ourselves. 3) God Himself must come to save us from our vile sin.
    4) God Himself must reign over us as King.
    THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE IS ALSO FULL OF HOPE & JOY!
    1. King Jesus lays down His life in love to save us.
    2. Forgives us, cleanses us of all our sins.
    3. Make us sons / daughters of His Kingdom
    4. Clothes us in His Righteousness
     
    GOD IS THE SANCTUARY FOR THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.GOD IS A ROCK OF OFFENSE & STUMBLING TO THOSE WHO DO NOT FEAR HIM
     
    Matthew 21:44 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/21/44/s_950044
    "Whoever falls on this Stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.
    UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WORD is a Progressive Revelation given to all who revere Jesus Matthew 13:10–13 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/13/10-13/s_942010 'The disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.'" Revelation 2:17 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/2/17/s_1169017 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat."
    Isaiah 9:1–2 NIV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/niv/isa/9/1-2/s_688001
    "Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned."
    No more battles to fight The war is over!
    OUR VICTORY IS IN JESUS
     
  • Dec 3, 2023Questions Jesus Asked – Part 5
    Dec 3, 2023
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 5
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 5

    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 5. Trying to find worth from our own success is a wearisome pursuit. Yet we all do it. The religious leaders Jesus faced were no different. Their worth was threatened by Jesus' wisdom and growing popularity. Controlled by jealousy, they employ a sinister plan to trap Jesus. Perceiving their wickedness, Jesus does not argue. Instead, He asks a question that renders the Pharisees speechless. Jesus reminds them they are created in the image of God (Imago Dei) and therefore have intrinsic worth. You too will find your worth as you enjoy this profound discussion on: The Questions Jesus Asked.

     Questions Jesus asked:
    Show Me a denarius (coin). Whose image and inscription does it have? Luke 20:2
     
    "I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine."
    Song of Songs 6:3 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/sng/6/3/s_677003
     
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 5

    Questions Jesus asked:
    What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
    Matthew 18:12, Luke 15 

    JESUS SEEKS HIGH & LOW TO REDEEM THOSE WHO ARE LOST
     
    "For thus says the Lord GOD: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the peoples (nations) and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD. “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, (I will) bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
    Ezekiel 34:11–16 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/eze/34/11-16/s_836011
     
    "'You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,' says the Lord GOD."
    Ezekiel 34:31 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/eze/34/31/s_836031
     
    Questions Jesus asked:
    Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’?
    John 12:27
     
    FOR THIS PURPOSE I CAME.
     
  • Nov 19, 2023Questions Jesus Asked – Part 3
    Nov 19, 2023
    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 3
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 3
    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 3 explores the profound depth of Jesus' simple question "Do you want to be made well?"
    Questions Jesus Asked: DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL? John 5:6
    HUMAN POTENTIAL IS ASTONISHING! We all have some LAME AREAS IN OUR LIFE I AM THAT LAME MAN!
    Many people DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE WELL
     
    Questions Jesus Asked - Part 3
    Reasons we may not want Jesus to make us well: 1: WE DON’T WANT TO CHANGE 2: THE FEAR OF FAILURE 3: WE DON’T WANT TO SURRENDER OUR WILL TO JESUS’ LORDSHIP A tip to help us want to change: • MEDITATE ON & WRITE OUT THE BENEFITS OF CHANGING • WRITE THE LIABILITIES OF STAYING SAME THE CALLING OF GOD IS THE ENABLING OF GOD
    "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him (Jesus), that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."
    FEAR OF FAILURE COMES TO US WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR ABILITY BOLD AND FEARLESS FAITH COMES TO US WHEN WE LOOK AT GOD’S ABILITY MAKING JESUS THE LORD OF OUR LIFE produces abundant life and fullness of joy
    "Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
  • Nov 12, 2023Questions Jesus Asked – Part 2
    Nov 12, 2023
    Questions Jesus Asked, Hard Questions, The Mission Church Carlsbad, Bible Study, Was Jesus God?
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 2
    Questions Jesus Asked, Part 2.
    Worry, anxiousness, and fear often consume our hearts and minds. Worry drives people to make foolish decisions in relationships, parenting, and business decisions every day! In Matthew 6 Jesus asks us, Why do you worry? Jesus teaches us to counter worry with faith. Why? Because when we understand two things: 1) God's power, and 2) the incredible value we have in Christ - we will be free from the bondage of fear/worry. Understanding these two truths will equip us to live the abundant life God has planned for us. Enjoy this powerful message from Pastor David Menard as he addresses worry via: The Questions Jesus Asked.
     
    Sermon Notes:
     
    Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? - Matthew 6:27
     
    Jesus instructs us NOT TO WORRY
     
    THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN FOOD & CLOTHING
     
    The Westminster Catechism: Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.
     
    BE CAREFUL TO TREASURE THE RIGHT THINGS
     
    Questions Jesus Asked Part 2
     
    Jesus taught us remarkable dictums:
    1: BE CAREFUL TO TREASURE THE RIGHT THINGS
    2: WHAT WE TREASURE - CONTROLS OUR HEART
    3: OUR HEART CONTROLS OUR VISION
    4: IF OUR VISION IS WRONG (DARK), WE ARE IN SEVERE TROUBLE
     
    Worry reveals we don’t comprehend HOW MUCH GOD VALUES US
     
    Scientists estimate there are ONE TRILLION LIVING SPECIES on earth
     
    Jesus said: WORRYING IS WASTED ENERGY
     
    Jesus instructs us not to worry: HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL OUR NEEDS
     
    FAITH & WORRY ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE
     
    WORRY IS ROOTED IN: FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, AND THE NEED FOR CONTROL.
    FAITH IS ROOTED IN: GOD’S SOVEREIGN POWER, HIS UNMERITED LOVE FOR US, HIS IMMUTABLE NATURE, AND THE SURETY OF HIS WORD.
     
  • Nov 5, 2023Questions Jesus Asked – Part 1
    Nov 5, 2023
    Questions Jesus Asked, Hard Questions, The Mission Church Carlsbad, Bible Study, Was Jesus God?
    Questions Jesus Asked – Part 1
    Questions Jesus Asked, Part 1.
    The four Gospels reveal that Jesus asked over 500 questions during his three-year ministry. That’s a lot of questions! Jesus’ example teaches us that asking questions is a vital ingredient to being a good listener, caring for others, and growing others. Moreover, the questions Jesus asked are the same questions Jesus is asking us today! In this sermon, Pastor David Menard unpacks the profound depth in three of Jesus’ questions: “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but do not consider the plan in your own eye?” “Who do you say that I am?” And lastly, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Your life will be forever changed when you answer the: Questions Jesus Asked.
     
     
     
    Notes from the sermon:
     
    Jesus asks a lot of questions because:
    1:   HE’S A GOOD LISTENER
    2:   HE CARES ABOUT PEOPLE
    3:   HE’S ALWAYS BUILDING UP OTHERS

     JESUS IS GOD

    Colossians 1:13

    Questions Jesus Asked
    WHY DO YOU LOOK AT THE SPECK IN YOUR BROTHER’S EYE, BUT DO NOT CONSIDER THE PLANK IN YOUR OWN EYE?
    Matthew 7:3

     
    "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
    John 7:24 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/7/24/s_1004024

    "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted." Galatians 6:1 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/gal/6/1/s_1097001

    Questions Jesus Asked
    WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?
    Matthew 16:15

    "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." Colossians 1:15–17 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/col/1/15-17/s_1108015

    "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."  John 20:23 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/20/23/s_1017023

     
    Questions Jesus Asked
     

    WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO FOR YOU?
     
     
    Mark 10:51 "(Since) you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory."
     
  • Oct 29, 2023Hosea 7-14 – The Sin that Destroys a Nation
    Oct 29, 2023
    Hosea 7-14 - The Sin that Destroys a Nation
    Hosea 7-14 – The Sin that Destroys a Nation
    Series: Hosea
    Hosea 7-14 - The Sin that Destroys a Nation. As we close the book of Hosea, do you recognize Israel's spiritual condition parallels the current state of America? Sin is brazenly on display everywhere we turn! Sin is paraded, championed and even worshiped in the days of Hosea, and in the United States today. Nevertheless, God pursues you with a heart of restoration! Don't miss a powerful message revealing God's desire for our salvation and for our country to turn from The Sin that Destroys a Nation. 
     
    OUR SIN IS PROGRESSIVE AND DEADLY
    "Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." 1 Corinthians 5:6–7 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/1co/5/6-7/s_1067006
    BRAZEN, UNREPENTANT, WANTON SIN DESTROYS A NATION
     
    Hosea 7-14 - The Sin that Destroys a Nation "'Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, nor did they know how to blush. Therefore, they shall fall among those who fall. In the time of their punishment, they shall be cast down,' says the LORD."
    Jeremiah 8:12 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jer/8/12/s_753012 "(Even though they) know the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, they not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."
    Romans 1:32 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/1/32/s_1047032 FOUR SIMILES to reveal how sinful Israel has become: 1: THE BURNING OVEN 7:4-7 2: THE BURNED BREAD 7:8-10 3: THE SILLY DOVE 7:11-14 4: THE TREACHEROUS BOW 7:15-16 THE FINAL SIX KINGS OF ISRAEL: ZECHARIAH SHALLUM: Assassinated King Zechariah MENAHEM: Assassinated King Shallum РЕКАНІАН: РЕКАН: Assassinated King Pekahiah
    HOSHEA: Assassinated King Pekah "When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to King Jareb; Yet he cannot cure you, nor heal you of your wound." (you foolish dove) Hosea 5:13 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/hos/5/13/s_867013
    Jareb = “the contentious one”. A sarcastic epithet Hosea used for the King of Assyria, Shalmaneser."Ephraim feeds on the wind, and pursues the east wind; he daily increases lies and desolation. Also, they make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried to Egypt." (you foolish dove)
    Hosea 12:1 NKJV    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/hos/12/1/s_874001 HOSEA 8:8 GOD EXILES HIS HARLOT BRIDE out of the PROMISE LAND GOD EXPRESSES HIS HEART BREAK as He sends Israel into Exile
    Hosea 11, Hosea 13 God’s desire is to bring us SALVATION, NOT JUDGMENT
  • Oct 22, 2023Israel, Hamas and Bible Prophecy
    Oct 22, 2023
    Prophecy Update, Israel, Hamas, and Bible Prophecy, History of the Middle East, Jewish Genocide, HAMAS Covenant, Who does Israel's land belong to?
    Israel, Hamas and Bible Prophecy
    Series: Topical
    Israel, Hamas and Bible Prophecy.  The atrocities executed by HAMAS against Israeli civilians on October 7th was nothing short of demonic.  Although the world is watching the Israel-Hamas conflict through a political and social lens there is a greater spiritual force at work as the tension in the Holy Land builds.  What does the Bible have to say about our present age? Who does Israel's land belong to?  Do these current events truly have a connection with Bible prophecy related to the end times?  How should Christians respond to the war between Israel and HAMAS? Don't miss an informative and meaningful message from Pastor David Menard, which will provide you with a Word-centered perspective on Israel, Hamas and Bible Prophecy. 
     
    HAMAS is an Islamic jihadist organization that exists for Jewish Genocide
     
    Prophecy Update, Israel, Hamas, Bible Prophecy
     
    HAMAS COVENANT~ August 18, 1988
     
    - PREAMBLE: THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL
     
    • Israel will exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.
    • The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf (Holy Possession) consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it, or abandon any part of it. (Article 11) • Palestine is an Islamic land. The Liberation of Palestine is an individual duty for every Moslem wherever he may be. (Article 13) • (Peace) initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Those conferences are no more than a means to appoint the infidels as arbitrators in the lands of Islam. (Article 13) • There is no solution for the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. Initiatives, proposals, and international conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility. (Article 13) • The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. • Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: “O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.” (Article 7)
    “Tehran’s strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map. And it seems that, considering the evil Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that.”
    - HOSSEIN SALAMI: Brig. General, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran
    Ebrahim Raisi - President of Iran Who Does ISRAEL’S LAND BELONG TO?
    "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
    Genesis 17:7–8 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/gen/17/7-8/s_17007
    ISRAEL’S LAND BELONGS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE God gave it to them as an everlasting inheritance GAZA IS NOT OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL Israel wants peace. HAMAS WANTS JEWISH GENOCIDE
    "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!" Matthew 18:6-7 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/18/6-7/s_947006
    The Mystery of ANTISEMITISM - Jeremiah 31 It’s all about JESUS - The King of Jerusalem STAND FIRM FOR ISRAEL "Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 'Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.'" Zechariah 12:1-3 NKJV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/12/1-3/s_923001 'In that day,” says the LORD, 'I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, "The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God."’" Zechariah 12:4-5 ESV     https://www.blueletterbible.org/esv/zec/12/4-5/s_923004