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Aug 18, 2019
“Jesus the Healer”
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  • Aug 18, 2019“Jesus the Healer”
    Aug 18, 2019
    “Jesus the Healer”
    Series: (All)
  • Aug 4, 2019“The Shield of Faith”
    Aug 4, 2019
    “The Shield of Faith”
        So far in our series on the armor of God from Ephesians ch. 6, we have looked at the importance and significance of the belt of truth, God’s word, the breastplate of God’s own righteousness that has been placed into our account, and the studded sandals of the gospel of peace that comes from being in a restored relationship with God.        This morning’s message is on the shield of faith. There were two shields used by Roman soldiers. The one Paul is referring to was quite large, fully protected the soldier as well as the other pieces of armor, and quenched the fiery arrows of the enemy.     How does our faith do the same in the spiritual realm? None of the other parts of the armor will function properly without faith; without a confident trust that what they represent is true.
  • Jul 28, 2019“Feet Fitted with the Readiness of the Gospel of Peace”
    Jul 28, 2019
    “Feet Fitted with the Readiness of the Gospel of Peace”
       In this series on the armor of God, we have seen that the first piece of armor needed is a knowledge of God’s truth, the Bible, and its authority. The 2nd piece of armor needed is the breastplate of righteousness. The moment a person receives Christ as one’s Lord and Savior God sees us as clothed in His very own righteousness and holiness. Living in that reality can protect us from the lies and deception of the enemy as well as the wounds of others.    Today we are looking at the sandals of a Roman soldier which represent standing firm and secure; prepared for the accusations, deceptions, and temptations hurled at us from the enemy by having a proper understanding of God’s gospel of peace. We will look at the difference between being at peace with God and having the peace of God.
  • Jul 23, 2019“The Breastplate of Righteousness”
    Jul 23, 2019
    “The Breastplate of Righteousness”
       Our summer series is on the armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18. Last week we looked briefly at God’s belt of truth. Paul tells us that the first piece of armor we need is an understanding of God’s truth, the Bible, and its authority. It is where we understand who God is, who we are in Christ, and His will for our lives.    This morning we are looking at the 2nd piece of armor that Paul mentions; the breastplate of righteousness. The soldier’s breastplate was made to protect all the vital organs.    We will see that when a person receives Christ as one’s Lord and Savior, from that moment on God sees them as clothed in the garment of His very own righteousness and holiness. Living in the reality of that spiritual truth can protect us from the lies and deception of the enemy as well as the wounds of others.
  • Jul 14, 2019“The Belt of Truth”
    Jul 14, 2019
    “The Belt of Truth”
       Last week in our introduction to our summer series on the armor of God, we looked at the fact that if we are followers of Christ we have a spiritual enemy. One biblical name for Him is the devil. He is the thief who wants to steal our spiritual joy, kill our enthusiasm for loving and serving God and others and wreak havoc with our lives. But God hasn’t left us on our own to defend ourselves against him.    He has given us defensive armor, needed for our protection, as well as offensive weapons to confront our spiritual enemy. This morning we will share some general thoughts about God’s armor made available to us as well as address the importance of the belt of truth.    A Roman soldier’s belt was a core piece of armor that held some of the other pieces of armor in place. The Bible must be seen as authoritative in our lives if we are to overcome the enemy. We will look at some reasons why it is the Word of God.
  • Jul 7, 2019“Our Spiritual Enemy”
    Jul 7, 2019
    “Our Spiritual Enemy”
       Our summer series is on the armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18. Last week we looked briefly at God’s belt of truth. Paul tells us that the first piece of armor we need is an understanding of God’s truth, the Bible, and its authority. It is where we understand who God is, who we are in Christ, and His will for our lives.    This morning we are looking at the 2nd piece of armor that Paul mentions; the breastplate of righteousness. The soldier’s breastplate was made to protect all the vital organs.    We will see that when a person receives Christ as one’s Lord and Savior, from that moment on God sees them as clothed in the garment of His very own righteousness and holiness. Living in the reality of that spiritual truth can protect us from the lies and deception of the enemy as well as the wounds of others.
  • Jun 30, 2019“Learning to be Content”
    Jun 30, 2019
    “Learning to be Content”
       This is the final message in our series on Paul’s letter to the followers of Christ in the city of Philippi. One of the last things Paul writes to his Christian friends is how to have true contentment in this life.    If you are to believe the television commercials, you would think that contentment can be found in the material things of this life. But it cannot.    In chapter 4:11-13 Paul reminds us that true contentment in this life does not depend on what, or how much, stuff we own. It also doesn’t depend on our circumstances; whether things are going well or not. In addition, contentment is foreign to our human nature. It doesn’t come naturally but must be learned. We will look at four things Paul teaches that we need to learn in order to be content, satisfied, and fulfilled in this life.
  • Jun 23, 2019“A Recipe for Reducing Stress”
    Jun 23, 2019
    “A Recipe for Reducing Stress”
       One of the themes in Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi is joy. Today many people seem to endure life rather than enjoy it. Their lives are filled with stress, anxiety, tension and turmoil that they allow to rob them of their joy.    This morning in our series on Philippians, we are looking at chapter 4:4-9 in a message entitled A Recipe for Reducing Stress. Paul tells us not to be anxious about anything. But it is more than a simplistic “Don’t worry! Be happy!”    He mentions some things that, if followers of Christ were to put in practice, would increase our faith and trust in God and reduce our stress and worry. It is possible for us to have the peace of God even in the midst of the storm we are going through.
  • Jun 2, 2019“Experiencing Healing and Salvation”
    Jun 2, 2019
    “Experiencing Healing and Salvation”
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       We welcome Reverend Terry Shanahan and his wife, Karlotta, today. Terry is the Northeast Regional Minister for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference denomination of which we are a member. He is also the Director of Regional Ministries nationally.    He and his wife, Karlotta, have two grown children and one granddaughter.    Terry’s message is on Mark 10:46-52. A poor blind beggar, known to the locals as Son of Timaeus sets out for a good day of begging. It is Passover season and he expects this will be the best day of begging he has ever had.  Throngs of people will be passing through Jericho on their way to Jerusalem.     He secures a spot on the roadway leading out of town.  He waits with anticipation.  Little did he know of the transformed life he would experience.     Completely through faith, not only physical healing but salvation would be his today.  Are you in need of such an experience?
  • May 26, 2019“Paul’s Keys to Success”
    May 26, 2019
    “Paul’s Keys to Success”
       This morning we are returning to our series on Paul’s letter to the followers of Christ in the city of Philippi. A successful person is in the world’s eyes is vastly different than what a successful person is in God’s eyes.    In our society, the success of a person is measured in economic terms. A successful person makes a lot of money. But in God’s kingdom, success is measured differently.    Are we loving and serving God and others? Are we growing in our relationship with God and helping others to grow?    In Philippians 3 Paul shares four keys that are important in having a successful personal relationship with God, a successful marriage, a successful church, or be a success in one’s job.