Message Monday 3/19/18 – Jesus Follower: Giving And Fasting

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Motives… Why do we REALLY do what we do?  More specifically, why do we practice our religion the way we do? That’s where Jesus wants to take us—if we’re willing to follow him there.   (more…)


Message Monday 2/26/18 – Jesus Follower: Revenge

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

“Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.”  This was God’s law for justice, not retaliation, from Leviticus 24:17-22. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reverses our natural, default response to aggression and opposition. In the human fallen order you retaliate! You return harm for harm! But in Jesus’ Upside Down Kingdom, we, with new hearts, return good for evil and love for hate and give more than is required of us.  This new way of living and giving has and will continue to change our entire world! (more…)

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…)

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.