Sunday ~ June 6, 2021

Teaching Our Children

The Bible consistently teaches that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. They have the right and duty, given by God, to educate their children in the Word of God and to be examples of Godly behavior.    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is also something parents should not attempt to do alone. Thankfully, those in the church do not have to.  They are part of an extended family — the family of God — that can play a vital role in the raising of children.

How does the church play a vital role in the raising of children?

The family of God can pray for the children. Our children are part of a great spiritual battle — a battle for their souls. 

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.  Ephesians 6:18.

The family of God can volunteer in Children’s Ministries: such as VBS; AWANA; Sunday School, Children’s Church; Nursery; Youth Group.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  1 Peter 4:10

The family of God can assist, support, and encourage families through the teaching of God’s Word and modeling the Christian faith. 

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11


Sunday ~ May 30, 2021

Moving Forward
Philippians 3:12-14

Moving forward in the Christian life can sometimes be difficult, but when we persevere with Christ, barriers are surmountable. Our circumstances may be unfavorable, and discouragement may seem like an obstacle. Yet if we press on in our relationship with the Lord, we will be more than conquerors through Him.  “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”  Romans 8:37

We Press On.

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.  Philippians 3:12

We Reach Forward.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.  Philippians 3:13

We Press Toward.

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:14

Rather than looking to the past, or to ourselves, we ought to look forward to what the Lord is doing and is going to do in our lives.


Sunday ~ May 23, 2021


Sunday ~ May 16, 2021

Glimpses of God’s Compassion in a Hurting World
By:  Dr. Ryan O’Leary

Continually look and go to Jesus for instruction and guidance about how to live life.

Remember what’s truly important  in life and give your focus and attention to following the greatest of God’s commandments.

By God’s grace and power, be like the Good Samaritan and take time to care about/show compassion toward those who are needy and hurting.


Sunday ~ May 9, 2021

Run With Endurance
Hebrews 12:1-2 

If we want to run the race with endurance, we must surrender.

We must allow ourselves to be examined.  Psalms 139:23-24

We must confess our sins.  1 John 1:9

If we want to run the race with endurance, we need to throw off the old.

We need to be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and the pursuit of God’s Word.  Romans 12:2

We need to be regularly reminded that we are a new creatio­n.  2 Corinthians 5:17

If we want to run the race with endurance, we must have accountability.

Must confess our sins to one another.  James 5:16

We must bear one another’s burdens and work to restore them.  Galatians 6:1-3

We need to spur one another on.  Hebrews 10:24-25


Sunday ~ May 2, 2021

Moving Forward
Philippians 3:12-14

Moving forward in the Christian life can sometimes be difficult, but when we persevere with Christ, barriers are surmountable. Our circumstances may be unfavorable, and discouragement may seem like an obstacle. Yet if we press on in our relationship with the Lord, we will be more than conquerors through Him.  “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”  Romans 8:37

We Press On.

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.  Philippians 3:12

We Reach Forward.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.  Philippians 3:13 

We Press Toward.

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:14

Rather than looking to the past, or to ourselves, we ought to look forward to what the Lord is doing and is going to do in our lives.


Sunday ~ April 25, 2021

A Childlike Faith

Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 18:1-4

It is often said in Christian circles that we should have ‘childlike faith’.  While this term is not found in the Bible, the concept is readily seen when one takes a closer look.  Jesus clearly said that there is something about the attitude of the child that is essential for admittance into His Kingdom.

What are the attributes of childlike faith?

  1. We Must Recognize That Salvation Is a Gift.  Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:23
  2. We Must Be Humble.  Matthew 18:1-4; James 4:10
  3. We Must Be Dependent.  Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 4:19
  4. We Must Submit to His Will.  Mark 14:36; Psalm 40:8


Sunday April 18, 2021

He Made Himself A Servant To All

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Being a servant to others does not come naturally.  We would rather be served than to serve.

Jesus said, “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.  And whoever of you desires to be first shall be a slave of all.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45

In our text this morning, the apostle Paul made himself a servant to all that he might win the more for Christ.

He made himself a servant to his own people, the Jews.

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law… 1 Corinthians 9:20

He made himself a servant to the Gentiles

To those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law… 1 Corinthians 9:21

He made himself a servant to the weak

To the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.  1 Corinthians 9:22

He made himself a servant for the Gospel’s

Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.  1 Corinthians 9:23


Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Resurrection Power To Change

The most important thing in life is knowing Christ and experiencing the power of His resurrection.

Paul writes, “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,” – Philippians 3:10

In another letter Paul tells his readers, “and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 1:19-20

God’s Resurrection Power Will Cancel Our Past  

“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.  And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.”  Colossians 2:13-14

God’s Resurrection Power Will Make Us New In Christ.    

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

God’s Resurrection Power Will Give Us The Victory Over Sin and Death. 

“The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:56-57


Sunday, April 4, 2021