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SENIOR PASTOR RAY GREENgrace, receiving what you don't deserve, fairness

Grace is a doctrine that is hard to grasp. Jesus explains this foundational doctrine in Matthew 20:1-15

Foundations: 5 Doctrines (Pt. 1) "God"

Senior Pastor ray Greenfaithful, remember God's house, promise to tithe, idolatry, purify, surrender

How BIG is your God? Because the size of your God determines the size of everything!

A Mother's love

PASTOR Rob Tumafaithful, remember God's house, promise to tithe, idolatry, purify, surrender

There are many wonderful examples of godly women in the bible. Today Pastor Rob Tuma focuses on just one. This mother may not be as well known as some of the others but the mother of Moses comes as a tremendous encouragement not only to our mothers today but to every single one of us. Her name was Jochebed.

Questions Concerning christ

PASTOR Ronnie Caswellfaithful, remember God's house, promise to tithe, idolatry, purify, surrender

Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" He then asked Simon Peter, "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, The Son of the Living God." The critical issue of who Jesus is and the answer to that question is one of the most significant issues in life.

Refreshing Others

PASTOR jon Pearcefaithful, remember God's house, promise to tithe, idolatry, purify, surrender

King Saul was an angry, egotistical leader, but his son brought refreshment to his troops. Refreshing others should be the theme of every Christian.

Return to bethel

PASTOR Steve Marcumfaithful, remember God's house, promise to tithe, idolatry, purify, surrender

Journey back in time to a place called Bethel, where Jacob, Abraham's grandson had a life-changing experience. Bethel became an encouragement point where he met God and it became Jacob's place of commitment.

24 BEFORE (PT 6): THE resurrection (Easter service)

PASTOR Jameson barkertruth, resurrection, easter, new beginnings,

The resurrection made the way for Truth, verifies the truth of scripture, fulfills every prophesy, and a path for great joy. The end of Christ's humanity paved the way for the beginning of us!

24 BEFORE (PT 5): THE Cross (golgotha)

PASTOR CHRIS HARPERforgiveness, the cross, salvation, scandalous

Forgiveness. There is nothing in this world that someone can do to you - that you haven't done to God ten times over. Yet God forgives you. No matter what they did to you - forgive them. Settle your account with them, settle it in your mind, in your heart, settle it forever and forgive them like you were forgiven.

24 BEFORE (PT 4): THE Governor's palace

PASTOR Chris Harperunchanging truth, God is absolute, foreigners for Christ

"What is truth?" said Pilate. The truth is - Pilate was staring right at "The Truth" and he refused to see it. History has shown and the bible confirms that all of us, at one point or another, will come face to face with "The Truth." And upon meeting "The Truth" we will do one of two things. We will listen and embrace it or we will listen and deny it.

24 BEFORE (PT 3): THE courtyard

PASTOR JAMESON BARKERJesus was silent, prophecy fulfilled, seated at the right hand of Power

Christ was put on trial by a group of misled, jealous leaders that didn't think Jesus was the Son of God. His answer to their accusations says it all. But are we like those leaders in how we try to conform Christ to who we want Him to be or are we conforming our lives to who He wants us to be?

24 BEFORE (PT 2): THE Garden

PASTOR JAMESON BARKERpassover, sacrificial lamb, communion, upper room

Jesus faced torment when he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane that night. In the midst of all the agony, an angel came and strengthened Him. Jesus promises the same for us, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Do you mourn for the lost and what action will you take to win them? 

24 before (PT 1): The Upper room

PASTOR Jameson barkerpassover, sacrificial lamb, communion, upper room

The disciples were gathered around the table with Christ anticipating to celebrate the Passover meal. However, Christ drastically changed their view of the Passover by telling them to do this in remembrance of Him. A drastic change of importance that was entirely new. No more sacred places, no more sacred people, just a sacred Savior.

LOVE MY CHURCH (PT 4): IT'S WHERE I join in missions

PASTOR JEFF BARBOURcommission, go, disciples, missions

This week in the 'I Love My church" Series, we look at Jesus' commissioning. It's where we join into missions and we've got a calling on us to follow His commission.

I LOVE MY CHURCH (PT 3): IT'S WHERE I Am taught the word

PASTOR JEFF BARBOURJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

The church is where God has brought us together, where He's taught us the path and the way. We learn and study His bible to renew our minds which teaches us who we are in Christ.

I LOVE MY CHURCH (PT 2): IT'S WHERE I Worship and experience god

PASTOR JEFF BARBOURJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

When we worship, God is the audience... not us. We come to express ourselves to Him. To tell Him how wonderful He is and to extol His greatness. Each one of us have a privilege in that.

I Love My Church (PT 1): It's where jesus saved me

PASTOR Jeff barbourJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

I Love My Church. It's where Jesus saved me. It's Jesus' gathering place and it's where the gospel is proclaimed. It's where the Holy Spirit convicted me, Jesus received me and the His Spirit filled me!

JESUS IS (PT 4): provider

PASTOR JAMESON BARKERJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

Believers are to persist in prayer, confident that their Father will provide whatever is best for them, according to His all-knowing, gracious will. Secondly, we need to understand God's faithfulness as a provider and how much more will God give us... what's best for us, not what we think is best for us.

JESUS IS (PT 3): Deliverer

PASTOR JAMESON BARKERJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

Do we really understand what grace means to us and for us? Grace is God reaching His hands into the muck and mire of this fallen world, through the presence of His Son, and radically transforming His children from what we are (sinners) into what we are becoming (Christ-like) by His power.


PASTOR JAMESON BARKERJesus Is Protector, refuge, security

The Lord is a secure defense for those who take refuge in Him. He will guard us. We just need to come close to Him and rely on Him, not on any man. He has a plan that we might not understand, but the important thing is, it's HIS plan. Jesus is not only our Protector as a body of believers, but He is our personal Protector as well.

Jesus Is (Pt 1): Defender

PASTOR Jameson BarkerJesus Is Defender, intercession, advocate

We have a loving Defender who knowingly intercedes for the worst of us so that we might be the best before our Father.

God Is faithful

God's faithfulness


Sin Ruins Our Lives. God Made the way. The Victory Is Secure!


PASTOR JEFF BARBOURGod touches normal people, life interruptions

Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea. A star appeared to the Wise Men, guiding them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them as they traveled and stopped over the place where the child was. Upon entering, they fell down before Him and worshiped Him.

SHARE THE SEASON (PT2) ; Shepherds

PASTOR JEFF BARBOURGod touches normal people, life interruptions

God reached out to common people, the shepherds, and touched their lives. He brought about the workings that glorify His name and everything about that wonderful night changed their whole lives.

Share The Season (Pt 1): Mary

PASTOR Jeff barbourGod touches normal people, life interruptions

Many of us think that interruptions get in the way of "Real Life." They remind us that we're not in control.Those of us that follow Jesus shouldn't see interruptions as obstacles to our plan but opportunities to embrace God's plan. Anytime God interrupts your routine it is only because He has a better one.

PUZZLED: Putting It All Together

PASTOR Jeff BarbourPuzzle pieces,fit together, gifts, bigger picture, Ephesians 4:16 

We're talking about puzzles and putting it all together. The body of Christ is made up of many different members, each part has its place and does its work together in the flow of what the head is leading it to do. We're gifted so that we all fit and function as a group as part of what God has put together as His temple.

Working the works of God

PASTOR Jeff BarbourWork Towards the Eternal, Believe, Obedience, Praise 

What is important for you as as individual, as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, is to believe in Him, joining up with God in what He is doing. Sensing the awareness of God in our spirits, realizing that God has spoken to your heart and responding with obedience.

GET Angry! (...and don't sin)

Get Angry, Ephesians 4:26-27, Sin, Emotion


There are two types of anger, constructive anger and destructive anger. In your anger, do not sin. Anger should be a temporary emotion and not a lifestyle. Anger can give the devil traction to do his work through you. "Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry. And do not give the devil a foothold."


PASTOR JEFF BARBOURThe Journey, living, life, the presence of God, Ephesians 6 

In the routine of daily living, the journey of it all, we are actually on a new discovery every morning. We are facing a new day that we've never lived before, standing at the threshold of life with the presence of the Living God upon us. Look at each day with a newness knowing that the Lord God is with you and watch to see what He wants to do so that your life can catch on to all the glorious things that He's doing.   

The Journey (Pt 1)

PASTOR JEFF BARBOURThe Journey, living, life, the presence of God, Philippians 4

In Philippians 4:4-9 God's saying to His children, here's how you get through this journey in life. Here's how you dwell in My presence. Here's how this all fits together. Rejoice by choice, relax by command, rest in His peace, and renew your minds. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Set your mind on the things above and not on things of the earth.    

Weathering the storm


Weathering the Storm, Chris Harper, Mark 4,

As Christian believers, we are in one of three places at all times. We are either coming out of a storm and into the light of His goodness, getting ready to go into a storm, or kneeling right down in the middle of a storm. The storm is always there, Jesus said it would be. So if we can't choose our boat and we know the storm is coming, what we do get to choose is how we respond to God, the One who silences the roar of the sea and stills the storm to a murmur.

The Word and Its Work

Guest Pastor Chris Harper

Word and Its Work, Chris Harper, 2 Timothy,No where in scripture is there a more clear, more concise, more direct explanation of the work of the Word than in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. 
"All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness , so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."

Better waters

PASTOR Jon PearceBetter Waters, Jon Pearce, 2 Kings

Sometimes we do things that aren't wise, that may be embarrassing, and we are concerned about the attitudes of other people rather than going to the Lord. When you're doing something for God, and you're obedient, he can't help but bless. God sometimes chooses the foolish things in the world to confound the wise.

THE LORD'S PRAYER (PT 4): AS WE ALSO                       

Pastor Jameson Barker

As We Also, Jameson Barker, The Lord's Prayer Part 4

Forgiveness is a permanent and complete acquittal from the guilt and ultimate penalty of sin and it belongs to all who are in Christ. If we have truly experienced God's forgiveness, then we will have a readiness to forgive others. Link to the "Falling Plates" sermon illustration video.

Live Beyond Your Circumstances

Guest Pastor John Stamper

Circumstances, John Stamper, Psalm 25

Have you ever had something go completely opposite of the way you thought it would go? Psalm 25 was written by King David who lived a blessed but tragic life. He was well acquainted with God - but he was also well acquainted with trouble in spite of the things God did to demonstrate His love for David. We all deal with challenging circumstances and those circumstances will typically control us or catapult us. Learn how to be able to experience true freedom and live beyond your circumstances.


This Day, The Lord's Prayer, Jameson Barker

PASTOR Jameson Barker

Sometimes we just can't get past what we have experienced to see the glory that God has for our TODAY. God will give us THIS DAYS needs so that in the long run, we will be right where God wants us to be. We know what we have experienced in the past and we crave that again. But that's not what God has for us, He has something infinitely better!


pASTOR jEFF bARBOURLiving With Assurance from God, Jeff Barbour

When you and I come into the kingdom of God, we recognize that the Lord God Almighty created the heavens and the earth. He is cable of doing anything. The difficulty comes when in our individual lives we are looking for God to intervene and help us, to do something when we're under attack or facing a problem. 
At that point we question, will He do it?


Guest pastor Chris Harper

You, Me, and DemasAs church-goers we often fall into three categories: 1. Those who submit to Jesus as Lord but struggle in acknowledging Him as Savior. 2. Those who acknowledge Him as Savior but do not submit to Him as Lord. 3. Those who both acknowledge Jesus as savior and submit to Him as Lord. In what category do you find yourself?

Who Am I... In Christ?

Pastor Jeff Barbour

Who Am I? In Christ, you are a new creation. So set your mind on the things above!


Pastor Jeff Barbour

"But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift... And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers," (Eph. 4:7,11). Are you in the Kingdom? Do you know your gifting? Are you deploying your gift?


Pastor Finace Smith

God may allow your tree to be hewn down, but He always leaves you a stump. God is still in control. He is God over everything you have, everything you have lost, everything you have left, and He gives to whomever He wills.

God and Country 2014: We Are Soldiers

Guest Pastor Joel Carwile

God and Country The Bible is full of soldiers. A soldier of Christ is a follower when given marching orders. He is faithful, endures hardship and does not quit. A soldier is familiar with the sound of his commander's voice and uses his weapons with skill and strategy against the enemy. A soldier fights for what is right, for what is necessary, and does not retreat. A soldier is a finisher. What kind of soldier are you... a soldier of Christ?


Pastor Jameson Barker

'Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." It's NOT my Kingdom... MY will be done! When we pray "Your will be done, we are essentially asking to get God's will done on earth. It's not telling God what we want and then selfishly enjoying it. It's asking God to use us to accomplish what He wants so that His name 
is glorified.

Males, Men, Husbands, dads

Pastor Jeff BarbourFathers Day

Looking at the role of males, men, husbands, and dads as God the Father has intentionally made it, according to scripture.

THE LORD'S PRAYER (PT 1): Hallowed

Pastor Jameson Barker

When God sanctifies us, it means He makes us holy. When we hallow God, it means we treat Him as holy! He deserves to be trusted, feared, obeyed, and glorified.

Tell The truth

Guest Pastor Ric Cadle

Guest pastor Ric Cadle reminds us of Christ Jesus' large crowd message, and encourages us to tell the truth of the gospel to others.

Females, wives, and mothers: god's design for completion


Pastor Jeff takes us back to the scripture in Genesis 2. God tells us how it really is and He tells us how He has put everything together, how He meant for life to work before sin, before there was a fall, and wickedness in mankind.


Pastor Jeff Barbour

What is The Kingdom Approach? In our daily lives, how do we interact with God and how does He interacts with us. How do we get in on what's going on and see all the workings that God has for us?

Redeeming the time

Pastor Steve Marcum

Sometimes we don't think about how we are spending our time. Because we value time so much we are obsessed with trying to manage it and save it. We are called to be good stewards of everything God's given us and that includes time. How are you redeeming your time?

Lay Aside Every Weight


'Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.