The Holy Spirit – Third Person of the Trinity

Text: Acts 2:1-8, 36-41
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Many times we may treat the Holy Spirit as the forgotten person of the trinity, as a silent partner. On this Pentecost Sunday, we see clearly the importance of the Spirit’s work to spread the gospel and apply its truths to our hearts. May we pray to be filled with the Spirit, for God’s glory.

Rejoice Always

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Rev. John Tittle

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We find ourselves in an “unprecedented time” with COVID-19, a time that is marked by anxiety and fears of various sorts.  Even in difficult times like this, God’s will for us is clear in 1 Thessalonians 5:16.  We are to rejoice always.  We admit that this is not always easy, but an examination of 1 Thessalonians gives us four lessons to help us learn how to continually rejoice by focusing on the gospel and the work of the gospel in God’s people.

Depravity, Deception and the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:16-32
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Even though it’s not a popular topic to consider, God’s wrath is coming upon sin. The economy of justice is that God must punish sin because He is holy. Yet even in his perfect law, we see evidence of his grace. The good news of the gospel is that we may escape the judgment our sin deserves by believing in Christ who has secured our redemption.

The Lord Jesus and His Mother

Text: John 19:23-30
Pastor Curt Stapleton

On Mother’s Day we invite you to take a look at Jesus.  We know from the Scriptures that Christ fulfilled the Law of God perfectly, and never sinned.  So how did Jesus honor his mother Mary? Today I hope you will see the love Jesus had for his own mother, despite his dire circumstances.  May God empower us to love like our Savior!

The Apostle of the Heart Set Free

Text: Romans 1:1-17
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Today we start a new series through the book of Romans.  The Apostle Paul’s passion for the Gospel comes to life in the book of Acts, where we see that he took several dangerous missionary journeys throughout the Mediterranean world. Paul wrote numerous letters to these churches, and today those letters are half of the New Testament!  And his letter to the Romans is so unique in its approach to teach the Church the richness and fullness of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Christian life as we can know it today. We hope you will join us and grow with us through this season.

What’s Wrong With Our Government?

Text: 1 Samuel 8:1-9:2, 15-16
Pastor Curt Stapleton

In today’s world of constant instant news, many wonder, “What’s wrong with our government?”  You and I both have heard so many answers to this question and our perspective seems to change at times. What does the Bible say about governments?  Does it have real answers? A whole lot actually…. There are many passages that teach us how to live in submission and respect, and pray for those over us.  But today as we look at 1 Samuel 8, I hope you will see how we got here. Our goal is for everyone to see the problem and the solution only God can give.  And He has, in giving Himself.

Be Still, and Know that I am God

Text: Psalm 46:1-11
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Today we look at one of the most encouraging passages of Scripture, the source of one of the greatest hymns of the Church.  During a pandemic or plague, God’s People need to hear and think deeply on the reality of their sovereign God, He is our Fortress!  And God calls us to “Come, behold” and “Be still” before Him.  We hope you will listen until the end and be encouraged as you place your trust in Him.

God’s Resurrection Power

Text: Mark 16:9-20
Pastor Curt Stapleton

He is risen!  Today we celebrate our risen Lord, which is recorded in the Gospels and referenced in numerous places throughout the New Testament.  How important is His resurrection to the salvation of His church?  Is it the only resurrection in the Bible?  How many others were resurrected?  Who will be resurrected?  Join us as we look at Christ’s death and resurrection and what it means for everyone!

Always Responding to God’s Sovereign Hand

Text: James 5:13-20
Pastor Curt Stapleton

As we finish our study on James’ letter to the early church, he summarizes for us how to live in every circumstance.  Whether we are in the midst of suffering or find ourselves cheerful, we have a response to our Sovereign God.  In these last verses, we will learn about sickness, wandering and the power of God and His presence.  May the Holy Spirit teach us as we listen to His Word.

Good News in Suffering

Text: James 5:1-12
Pastor Curt Stapleton

What does the Lord teach His people about oppression and suffering?  Some will say God has forsaken us in the midst of trouble and hardship.  But what does the Bible say through James who writes to the early New Testament Church?  What can Christians do if they are being oppressed and abused?  What about suffering when we cannot find any related reason?  Our hope today is that God’s Word will help us all as we process the good and bad of life.