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Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Series: Envision
Duration: 47 mins 16 secs
Today I want to help you understand that Envision needs leadership! Without leadership your ability to envision is balderdash. Columbus did not sail the ocean blue just because he could envision it! He sailed it because he could lead and organize! Henry Ford changed the auto industry by developing the assembly line. It was not just an idea or dream in his head! He had to lead! He had to organize, plan, raise funds, work through the problems…face his critics! What am I saying? I am saying Columbus had to lead…Henry Ford had to lead! The question is not…am I leader? It is…how good of a leader am I going to be? Here is the thing about leading…You must lead yourself well…before leading others.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Series: Envision
Duration: 43 mins 18 secs
Today, we are starting a new message series entitled ENVISION. The purpose of this series is to help you envision the life that God has for you! What does the word envision mean? It means to picture something in your mind or to imagine. I want you to grasp that definition. Can you picture in your mind what God is speaking to you? If you cannot picture it…then it becomes difficult to have faith for it! Did you know that God has purposes and plans for each one of us?
Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Series: Equipped
I want to be clear and honest with you. I chose this day…September 11, 2016 for this message. Why? Because it is my hope…that this message will come alive today in a special way! Today is a special day in the life of the United States. This weekend we have been and will be reminded of the tragic events that took place 15 years ago today. In fact, this date is so significant in the American Psyche that we simply use the date to refer to all the events of that day. If I were to ask you where you were on 9-11 most of you would know exactly where you were. This message is about this day, but it is more than that…it is about Jesus telling us how we are EQUIPPED TO LOVE OUR ENEMIES...all of our enemies…our personal enemies…and the enemies of this nation.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Series: Equipped
Paul closes the letter to the Ephesians with a reminder…that our battle is not against flesh and blood and that we are equipped for every battle! That is good news! Why? Because are not losers! Woohoo! So here is the good news…if you will use the equipment that God has given…you win!
Sun, Aug 21, 2016
Series: Equipped
Duration: 43 mins
This morning we begin a new series called “Equipped!” Did you know that God has equipped you with everything you need to be a faithful follower of Christ! Hebrews 13:21 is our theme verse for this this series. It tell us that God will equip you/us with everything for doing HIS will! Let’s look at Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) 20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. God has equipped you!
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
Series: Neglected
Duration: 42 mins 23 secs
Today’s message is one that you need to hear. This message is consistently discussed throughout the pages of the Bible. I think many people miss this message because they do not want to hear it or see it. So, what is the message that has been neglected by many churches? What is today’s message? Today’s message is on suffering.
Sun, Aug 07, 2016
Passage: Luke 16:19-31
Series: Neglected
Duration: 36 mins 24 secs
Today I want to talk to you about eternity! The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27… each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment. It is my firm belief that the church needs a fresh vision of eternity!
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Passage: James 1:2-8
Series: Neglected
Duration: 40 mins 17 secs
This morning I want to talk to you about the NEGLECTED topic of FAITHFULNESS. I love to talk about this topic because it helps clarify faith! There are some people who are hyper-faith people who really talk in unhealthy ways about faith. For some people Faith is like magic. For some people faith is the way we twist God’s arm to get what we want. And unfortunately for some…faith is club to beat themselves up with…or worse to beat other people up with. They say things like…if you had more faith…then something bad would not have happened. A relative would not have died or something like that. This teaching on faithfulness helps clarify what faith looks like in everyday life…even when we are facing trials.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Series: Neglected
Duration: 53 mins 54 secs
Reconciliation is how we resolve conflicts between two people. It is one of the neglected topics that affects our ability to follow Christ. How many of you know that sometimes there is conflict in the church? Sometimes there is conflict between 2 people in the church. Conflict is never fun! There seems to be at least 4 main issues relating to conflict in the church. (1) some people do not know what the bible teaches (2) some people do know what the bible teaches but do not do it…they are disobedient (3) some people want to do what makes them feel better, (4) and some people just want to avoid conflict altogether.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Passage: Luke 14:25-33
Series: Neglected
Duration: 35 mins 44 secs
During this series I want to teach you or remind you of some very important biblical teachings that are often neglected in many churches. Why is this series important? Because our mission at First Assembly is to WIN people to Christ, to BUILD MATURE disciples, and release them so they can SERVE in the church and the community! You see…we need to WIN//BUILD//SERVE so we can plant a church by the year 2020. That is only 4 ½ years away! The church we plant will only be as strong and as healthy as this church! Today I want to talk to you about paying the price of following Jesus!