Sharing our hope

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Pastor Zach, substituting at the last minute for Pastor John who was suffering from the flu, talks about the importance of sharing our faith with others. Message delivered 3/11/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 6 — Communion

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The sacrament of Holy Communion is so often practiced and so well known that we can easily slip into auto-pilot when taking it and miss its richness and meaning. Pastor Zach explores the scriptures and finds fresh insight. Message delivered 3/4/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 5 — Repent

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Pastor John continues his study of the seven direct commands given by Jesus. He uses the story of the Prodigal Son to examine the nature of repentance and to examine God’s reaction to our repentance. Message delivered 2/25/18.

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Contending for more, and finding peace

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Chris and Carol Ball, the president of Elim Bible Fellowship and his wife, share the pulpit with words of encouragement to contend for more in God’s kingdom, and ways to have faith in Christ to find peace. Messages delivered 2/18/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 4 — Love

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What’s the greatest command of Christ? To love God with all your heart, mind and strength, and your neighbor … even if that neighbor is an enemy. Message delivered 2/11/18.

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Seven Commands of Christ 3

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In part 3 of his series on the seven commands of Christ, Pastor John talks about meditation. One illustration of the importance of meditating on God’s Word starts in Luke 11:24 with the parable about the demon that is expelled from someone but makes things even worse when it returns and finds an empty soul. Meditating on the word fills the vacant space. Another illustration is in Matthew 4 where Jesus goes into the wilderness to fast and be tempted. In each situation Jesus overcomes, not because he can recite scripture but because it’s a part of who he is. Meditation does that.

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Sermon notes for the message can be found on Bible.com.

Seven commands of Christ 2

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Pastor John continues his teaching series on the Seven Commands of Christ. He drills into the model Jesus gave on how to pray: what we call the Lord’s Prayer.

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Sermon notes for the message can be found on Bible.com.

Seven Commands of Christ

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Pastor John Young begins a teaching series on seven things he commanded his followers to do:

  • Repent and believe
  • Baptize new believers
  • Pray and meditate on God’s word
  • Love God, your neighbor and your enemy
  • Partake of the Lord’s Supper
  • Give joyfully
  • Make disciples for Jesus

In part 1, he focuses on prayer and meditation and admonishes that the Enemy is working hard to distract and discourage us.  The main point of Ephesians 6:17-18 about putting on the full armor of God is to prepare us for the combat of prayer.

Before his message, church member Wendy McDermott shares a word of knowledge about faith.

Wendy’s word:

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Pastor John’s message:

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Sermon notes for the message can be found on Bible.com.

Christmas Eve eve

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Christmas celebrates the birth of our savior. But what does that mean? Pastor John examines three aspects of how Jesus is our savior. Message delivered 12/23/17.

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The night that changed everything

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The first few minutes of Pastor Zach’s message didn’t get recorded, but in this portion he expounds on the shepherds’ call to “Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.” He then parallels that commission with the Great Commission that Jesus Christ gave all of his followers to “Go into all the world…” Message delivered 12/17/17.

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