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Sermons 2019

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  August

"Judgment in Three Acts"
August 25 
by
Rev. Charles Hofmeister
Scripture:   Matthew 25: 1-46
     If Jesus ever gave us a command He could not enable us to fulfill, he would be a liar; and if we make our inability a barrier to obedience, it means we are telling God 
there is something he has not taken into account. Every element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of God. Complete weakness and dependence will always be the occasion for the Spirit of God to manifest His power. - Oswald Chambers in His Utmost for My Highest, p. 91

"A Divisive Truth"
August 18 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   John 8: 12 - 31
    Almost everybody likes good news. Jesus brought good news, but not everybody liked Jesus. 
    Jesus made several controversial claims and it is those claims that frequently alienate others. In this sermon, we will consider a few of those claims and the cost of being his disciple

"Free Will - Blessing or Curse"
August 11 
Guest: Frank Traviss

Scripture:   Genesis 1: 26-31
    Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the
wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;  male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

"Proclaim God's Own Purpose and Grace: His Forgiveness!"
August 4 
Guest speaker:  Brian Glasier

Scripture:   2 Timothy 1:6-12

  July

"The Lord's Prayer Pattern"
July 28 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Mathew 6: 5-15
     Jesus’ disciples noticed the power he had when he prayed. They knew that John the Baptist taught his disciples how to pray, and as Jesus noted there were many 
religious people of his day whose prayers were more for show than anything else. So they asked him to teach them how to pray. What he taught them has been passed down throughout the centuries as the template for how Christians should pray.  In this sermon pastor Rev. David Fisher will share how your prayer life can improve by following the Jesus’ model prayer.

"The Third Battlefront
                      - Spiritual Warfare"

July 21 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Ephesians 6: 10-18
     God gave Moses 10 commandments, the first of which was this: “You shall have no other gods before me.” - Exodus 20:3. 
Think about that for a minute........
If there was no such thing as other “gods” why would the first of the10 commandment sexplicitly forbid that other “gods” should come before the Hebrew God known as Yahweh? Why does Psalm 97:7b, state, “Worship Him [Yahweh] all you gods?”  In contrast, the prophet Jeremiah states, “Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols” Jeremiah 2:11. Who are these mysterious so-called “gods”? This service will address this question.

"Three Battlefronts for Every Christian"
July 14 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   James 4: 1-10
     Christians pray to God as a “Heavenly Father” that His Kingdom will come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God’s enemy Satan, 
has as an ultimate goal to destroy as many people as possible and hinder the advancement of the Kingdom of God and its complete restoration. There are in fact three battlefronts that devout Christians must face, namely the flesh, the world, and Satan and his realm. This sermon will differentiate between these battlefronts and indicate how to respond to them.

"A Promise Received by Faith"
July 7 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Galatians 3:1-25
     Most of us when we think about the law at all, we think about the laws that govern or nation or ordinance such as building codes or the laws of the road. 
  There is a place for law to be sure. However, what about the laws of God? And how do we understand God’s laws when Christians are instructed to live by “faith”.
  June
NA "From Bad to Good
      - Through Jesus Christ"

June 30 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   1 Peter 3: 8-22

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"The Fall of Creation"
June 23 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Genesis 3
     Look around and you will see both beauty and disorder in the world. For the beauty, we thank God, and we have much to thank God for. But for the disorder, 
the chaos and killing, the hatred and sin, we must look to the heart of human beings, of men and women who would, in their desire, to “be like God knowing good and evil” and finding evil spring forth from us. This message will provide a Biblical answer to the question how death and evil came to be.

"Humanity's Place in Creation"
June 16 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Psalm 8
     There is a link between how we understand who we are in terms of our relationship to nature and how we treat the environment. 
In the past Christianity has been criticized for an imperialistic domination of our environment. Yet a more nuanced reading of the Bible shows that it is God’s desire for Christians to be environmentally responsible. Today’s sermon will address the question, what does it mean for God to give human beings “dominion over the works of [our Creator’s] hands?”  (Psalm 8:6a).
"The Work of the Holy Spirit"
June 9 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Acts 2: 1-6; 13-21
     This is Pentecost Sunday. Mark Virkler writes: “The provisions of God were made available to Jesus and are made available to us through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 
   This encompasses all gifts, including the power to heal, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, and knowing what God is doing at any particular time.” Intimacy with God p.1. We will hear how the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues, and what the Bible has to say about the one who Jesus called, “The Helper”. The work of the Holy Spirit is crucial for disciples of Jesus Christ and cannot be understood without His connection to Jesus.  When, on the day of Pentecost after the apostle Peter preached the people asked, what must we do to be saved? And Peter replied, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
"The Promise of the Holy Spirit"
June 2 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Acts 1: 1-11
     The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, and if children, also heirs -- heirs of God and coheirs with Christ -- seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. - Romans 8:16-17
     When babies are born, they are completely vulnerable and helpless. Without nurture, provision, and protection infants would die. Just so, it is not ridiculous to think that “born again” Christians, spiritual infants, need spiritual succor support and prayers for protection. Thankfully, Jesus promised not to leave his disciples as “orphans” but would send them the Holy Spirit to teach them. 
     This message will consider the promised Holy Spirit and the difference that He made in the apostle’s lives and how the Holy Spirit can make a difference in our lives as well.

  May

"Prayer for Life and Mission - Part II"
May 26 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Acts 16: 6-15
     The apostle Paul writes: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” How far that seems to be from the reality of what most Christians live today. 
     While I think may explanations may be offered as to why there is a discrepancy between what we are told to do, and what is being experienced, I believe a large part of the reason is that Christians are not praying with faith or are barely praying at all. 
     This message will focus on the importance and practice of Christian prayer and will include an invitation to be a praying “congregation.”
"Prayer for Life and Mission - Part I"
May 19 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Acts 11:18
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"A Vision of the End"
May 12 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Revelation 7:9-17
     Is there anything worth dying for? Jesus thought so. He thought we were worth it. His death and the Love that motivated it have inspired hundreds of millions of people throughout the world to follow him. 
Hear Jesus’ words: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” - Luke 9:23-26 
Few may be called to literally die for Jesus, but our Lord guarantees that those who suffer for him now will be vindicated and their reward will extend far beyond the grave. This message will consider the Apostle John’s panoramic vision of what lies ahead for the faithful beyond death.
"A Catch Worth Leaving"
May 5 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   John 20: 19-31
"A Catch Worth Leaving" For a period of forty days after Jesus had been raised from the dead he appeared to his disciples again and again.
John, one of his disciples, had the vision of the post-resurrected Jesus and his glory. May we wait with expectancy as we gather today in this small church to worship an awesome God.

  April

"Jesus Appeared To Me"
April 28 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   John 20: 19-31
     When Jesus first appeared to his disciples after his resurrection his first words were, “Peace be with you.” The word he used denotes a state of untroubled, undisturbed
well being. In Hebrew the word, Shalom is spoken to greet others as well as say good-bye and carries with it a deeper sense of peace and well-being. Contrast that with the emotional state of the disciples who hid fearing the Jewish religious establishment. Amidst their turmoil, Jesus bid them peace. Doesn’t he do the same for us?
"Evidence Based Faith"
April 21 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Acts 10: 30-48
     This is the most important event of the Christian faith. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. May you be blessed this Sunday.
"Good Friday"
April 19 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   Various
      Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ. It is a fundamental part of Christianity along with the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. 
     Many agree that this is a more important holiday than Christmas since it is the ultimate proof that Jesus is the son of God because he came back from death.
"Palm Sunday"
April 14 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:   John 11:45-53, John 12:9-19John 12:20-26, John 12:27-36
Palm Sunday Prayer:
  We praise you, O God, for the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. 
  Today he entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph and was proclaimed Messiah and king by those who spread garments and branches along his way. 
  Let these branches be signs of his victory, and grant that we who carry them may follow him in the way of the cross, that, dying and rising with him, we may enter into your kingdom; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
""Who is Your Kind of Disciple""
April 7 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: John 12: 1-10
     Jesus has summoned us to his side, but not simply to put us to work. His summoning - and make no mistake about it, it is a summoning - 
is first a call to know him (cf. Matt 4:19), to have intimate fellowship with him (1 Cor 1:9) and to enjoy Him. This is primary and necessary. If the disciples were to have lost interest in him as a person and friend, they would never have continued to walk with him. We are no different. It is in the context of deepening intimacy that he commands us to be like him. In short, it is primarily through fellowship with the Master that we begin to look, feel, and act like the Master (cf. 2 Cor 3:18). - Greg Herrick https://bible.org/seriespage/2-understanding-meaning-term-disciple
  March
"A Cause for Celebration"
March 31th 
Guest: Brian Glasier

Scripture: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32
     Nothing stirs God’s heart more than a humble heart and a merciful spirit. God responds to mercy, because it is through compassion that we fully come to know Him. 
This is the defining quality of a true follower of Christ. We are never closer to the heart of God than when we are forgiving someone. And we are never farther from it than when we are holding a grudge. Nicky Cruz
"The Corrosive Power of Corporate Sin"
March 24th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
     When I get into the presence of God, I do not realize that I am a sinner in an indefinite sense; I realize the concentration of sin in a particular feature of my life. 
A man will say easily—‘Oh, yes, I know I am a sinner’ but when he gets into the Presence of God he cannot get away with that statement. The conviction is concentrated on — I am this, or that, or the other. This is always the sign that a man or woman is in the presence of God. There is never any vague sense of sin, but the concentration of sin is in some personal particular. God begins by convicting us of the one thing fixed on in the mind that is prompted by His Spirit; if we will yield to His conviction on that point, He will lead us down to the great disposition of sin underneath. That is the way God always deals with us when we are consciously in His presence. Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest, p. 134-135
"The Lord - My Light and Salvation "
March 17th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Psalms 27
     "A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world-and might be even more difficult to save.” - C.S. Lewis
"Salvation Through Relationship"
March 10th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Romans 10:1-13
     If Jesus ever gave us a command, He could not enable us to fulfill, He would be a liar; and if we make our inability a barrier to obedience, it means that we are telling 
God there is something He has not taken into account. Every element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of God. Complete weakness and dependence will always be the occasion for the Spirit of God to manifest His power.                              Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest, p. 91
"Covenant Praying:
        - Putting it all Together"

March 3rd 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Hebrews 13:20-21
     The way we express our love for Jesus depends on the kind of relationship we have developed with Him. Our love for Him will not grow unless we spent time with Him, listen to His voice, and experience His love for us. 
     If we find that our love for Jesus has waned or that we struggle to serve Him, it is a clear sign that we must take time to sit at His feet. We may have been involved in Christian activity on His behalf and yet neglected our relationship with Him. After we have spent time in intimate fellowship with our Lord, and after we have heard His voice and received His love, we will be prepared to serve Him, even laying down out life for Him if that is what He asks. (Read Luke 10:38-42). - Henry & Richard Blackaby in Experiencing God Day by Day, p. 111.

  February

"A Covenant Exchange"
Feb. 24 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-9
     Under the terms of the New covenant struck with God through the work and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, human beings are invited to exchange despair, hopeless, 
guilt and shame for joy, hope, freedom and life. Like putting on new clothes given as a gift at Christmas, Jesus Christ gives us a gifts that help us know we are children of God. This sermon will speak of this “covenant exchange”.
"I Dare You to Forgive"
Feb 17 
Guest: Brian

Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-35
     “Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.” - Hannah More

"Asserting Jesus' Peace"
Feb 10 
Guest speaker

Scripture: Ephisians 2: 13-18
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

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"The Covenant Meal"
Feb 3 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Exodus 24: 1-11, 1 Corintians 11:23-32
   For the past three weeks we have learned about God’s covenants noting several “signs” or “steps” associated with them. The goal of God’s covenant with Moses

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and then the New Covenant through Jesus Christ is captured in the phrase, “I shall be their God and they shall be my people.” God our Creator desires communion with human beings who He has created. We have already examined the necessity of Sacrifice, the role of Blessings and Curses stemming from obedience or the lack thereof, as well as name changes and marks of the covenant reflected in circumcision and baptism.
   We will touch on several other covenantal signs including the shedding of blood, the reading of the covenant stipulations, pledges of allegiance, restraint, the walk of death, and the role of worship. The format of covenant is foundational to the way we worship and is, in fact, a way of expressing and renewing the covenant we have with God on a weekly basis. With this in mind, our spotlight will be on worship.

  January

"The Power of a Name"
Jan 27 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Genisis 17
     God made a covenant with Abram and everything changed. Even his name. Henceforth Abram would be known as Abraham. 

     In the second part of the Signs of Covenant series pastor David will speak on the significance of names and the covenant “marks” that stand as demarcations between those who are a part of the covenant and those who are not.

"Signs ofFriendship"
Jan 20 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: John 15: 9-17
     Covenants between two parties are always observed or marked with signs. This is especially true of the covenants within the framework of the Bible. 
Over the next few weeks we will be studying those “signs” or “steps”. This week pastor David will be speaking on two of those signs namely that of the necessity of sacrifice and blessings and curses.

"Covenants by God for Us"
Jan 13 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Genisis 12: 1-9
     Life is not about us. God has given us life and breath but really our lives are to be about Him and fulfilling what He plans for us. 
This is not arduous nor dictatorial. It more like a loving parent who has invited us to share with Him the most unbelievable, life affirming, joy producing journey that extends beyond the “light and momentary afflictions” of our lives on earth, and into an eternity marked with love and glory. In short it’s worth it. The map of this journey is revealed with less detail than we might like, but it begins to come into focus as we understand His covenants. The exploration begins today as we hear a message on God’s covenants.

"An Invisible Unfolding Drama"
Jan 6 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Ephisians 3: 1-12
     Henry & Richard Blackaby write, “As you begin a new year, you may be painfully aware that you have failed your Lord in many ways. 
Perhaps you were not faithful. Perhaps you disobeyed His word to you. Perhaps you denied Him by the way you lived. Jesus will take you aside, as He did Peter. He will not berate you. He will not humiliate you. He will ask you to examine your love for Him. He asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” If your answer, like Peter’s is “Yes, Lord,” He will reaffirm His will for you. If you truly love Him, you will obey Him (John 14:15 NKJV). Jesus does not need your resolutions, your recommitments, or your promises to try harder this year. If your resolve to obey God last year did not help you to be faithful, it will not make you successful this year. Jesus asks for your love. If you truly love Him, your service for Him in the new year will be of the quality that He desires.”- From the Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional by Henry & Richard Blackaby, p. 1

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