Message Monday 2/19/18 – Jesus Follower: The ‘D’ Word

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Disharmony, division, separation, and divorce all undo something that was good or which could be a healthy, godly union. By the time a divorce happens division in a relationship has already occurred. It’s our unfaithfulness to each other, in whatever form, that God is concerned about. (more…)

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Message Monday 2/12/18 – Jesus Follower: Lust–The Root Of Adultery

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

We’re learning from Jesus that God is not concerned that we simply keep the rules without understanding their intent. He is interested in our hearts—what’s going on inside us. Just as Anger is the Root of Murder, so is Lust the Root of Adultery. How real and honest are we willing to be?  (more…)

Message Monday 2/5/18 – Jesus Follower: Oaths

Edwin Sicairos – Student Pastor

This “Oaths” teaching by Jesus on the sermon on the mount points out the sin in men, exposes the sin of this world and teaches us how holy God is. Trying to be reverent towards God, a person of integrity and avoid manipulation is impossible to do on our own. These things that Jesus is calling out on us are not to be dealt with and accomplished in our sinful nature. We are conceived into sin, all of us. Romans 3:10 makes it clear that no one is good or righteous, none seek God or understand. We have all turned aside and become completely worthless. No matter how hard we can try to follow Jesus’s example of true Christian living, we will never be able to on our own. By nature, we are sinful and therefore apart from Christ all we can do is please our sinful flesh. We are dead in our sin (Ephesians 2:1). We need to be made alive by the spirit of God that only he can give as he pleases (Ezekiel 36:26). “So, God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor 5:21). Those who are in Christ have the spirit of God who is the spirit of all truth living in them. It is through this spirit living in us that we can rightly and truly do these things that Jesus calls out on us. Our sinful nature can only please the flesh while those who are in Christ please God.

Message Monday 1/22/18 – Jesus Follower: Kingdom Leadership

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

That intoxicating spotlight…

Too often leadership, even in the church, is all about the spotlight, the glamour, the power, the authority, and the money. Many leaders get the twisted idea that the church exists to serve them rather than that they exist to serve the church.  (more…)

Message Monday 1/8/18 – Jesus Follower: Salt & Light

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

As God’s People, we have a critical role to play in our world. Early in Jesus’ ministry he declares in no uncertain terms that we are not just along for the ride. We are his agents of change. We are not to be consumers of the Jesus Show!  We are partnered with him on a mission to make a difference in a world that has many bland and dark places which are hopeless unless… someone does something good there. (more…)