Break out of the box

Posted on

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” So how can we break out of the box of law and religious rules? As Paul told the Philippians: “I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ—God’s righteousness.” Message delivered 6/14/09.


Salt and light

Posted on

Jesus told his listeners, “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world” in the Sermon on the Mount.   But our saltiness is worthless unless it is added to the world to season and preserve, our light is wasted if it’s hidden.  Message delivered 6/7/09.

Eight important things God said

Posted on

In Moses’ encounter with God in Exodus 3, the Lord said eight things crucial to Moses then and to the church today.   Former pastor Tom Brazell then follows up on that lesson with observations on why, if we know God’s will, we don’t do it.  Delivered 5/31/2009.

Kindom Character Pt 9 – Peacemaking

Posted on

Christians are called to be peace-makers in the church and the community: not trouble-makers! Peacemaking is a divine work that comes from a humble, gentle sergant’s heart, being spirit-led in how we approach our relationships. Message delivered 5/17/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt 6

Posted on

The point of the Beatitudes is NOT “do these things and you’ll make God happy,” but rather “this is the kind of person God wants you to be.” Pastor John Young continues his exploration of the Beatitudes with “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Message delivered 4/19/2009.

Kingdom Character – Pt. 5 – Meek

Posted on

Jesus taught, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.” When he rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he was declaring himself the King, but in a way that was the perfect illustration of what he said about being meek. Message delivered 4/5/09