Speaker: Tim NayClear
September 10, 2023
What is our identity? Our identity is challenged many times throughout our life. Another way to ask that question might be, "Who am I, really?" In Romans 1:16-17 Paul answers this question. There are a lot of things we are not. But, as Christians, we learn we are people of Gospel Identity. In this sermon we learn about the identity of Saul vs. the identity of Paul. Same person. Yet not at all the same person. Find how how to to remind yourself who you are in Christ and how your Gospel Identity allows Jesus to transform you at your core.
August 27, 2023
It's not that most Christians don't want to share their testimony. It's that most Christians don't exactly know how to share their testimony. One of the greatest examples in Scripture of "Sharing Your Story" can be found in John 9: The Blind man who can now see. In this sermon we learn how to our testimony 15 seconds and how to create conversation in the process. So others have an opportunity to come face to face with a God who desperately wants to change their life as well.
August 20, 2023
How often do we pray for people? Every day? For how long? An hour? (Or a minute and a half?) We don't always want to pray for people. It's even harder when the people we are praying for are difficult, or mean to us. Colossians 4:2-4 teaches us about prayer. God deeply loves people and wants them to love Him back. When we pray for other people, especially if they are difficult or mean to us, we are meeting God right where He is. When we meet God where He is, we begin to take on His heart. And we understand why prayer for others matters so much.
August 13, 2023
Would you rather? We've all played that game as an ice breaker. Would you rather drink coke or Pepsi? Usually the questions are light and pretty fun. This sermon from 1 Corinthians 9 teaches us what we should "RATHER". It leads us to answer questions about what we really value and what matters to us. The Gospel should be at the top of the things we focus on. We should RATHER preach the Gospel... Because people are the prize. Because eternity is the goal.
August 6, 2023
Most people have heard the statement, "Spare the rod spoil the child." It's a general saying people use to promote disciplining their child. Many people believe this is a biblical statement. The verse most closely associated with this statement is likely Proverbs 22:15 In this sermon we look at why this statement is a misquote and what the Bible actually says about this topic.
July 16, 2023
"God helps those who help themselves." Variations of this quote have been said for many years, and can be found in many different pieces of literature. But can these words be found in the Bible? Turns out there are a number of passages that can be used to defend this statement. Meanwhile, there are a number of passages that can be used to counteract this statement. What about the deeper truths of our faith - Like salvation? In this sermon find out about our part, and God's part, and learn the difference.
July 9, 2023
We all WANT people to receive a punishment that's fair. Often, we have an internal sense of justice - What's right and what's wrong. But what happens when we decide to take matters in to our own hands? "Eye for an eye" is a phrase people say a lot when we get back at someone else for what they've done to us. But what does Exodus 21:24 really say? And how should we apply it to our own lives today? This sermon teaches us how a Christ Follower can honor God through our thoughts and actions when we've been wronged.
June 11, 2023
"Judge not, lest ye be judged." (Matthew 7:1) This is one of the most well known verses in the Bible - Especially among non-Christians. And for good reason. Who wants to be judged by someone else? But what is Jesus actually saying in this verse? Is he saying we should never judge? This sermon is a deep-dive in to what kind of judgments Christians are supposed to make, who we are supposed to judge, and how we are supposed to judge. Hint: We ought to be very careful when it comes to passing judgment on others.
May 21, 2023
Jacob Wrestled with God. Like, physically wrestled with God. All night long. For many people, the idea of wrestling with God is a terrifying concept. Yet God blessed Jacob when the wrestling match was over. The result? Jacob left with a wrenched hip. Also, God gave Jacob a new identity and a new name. Jacob became Israel, the father of God's People. His sons went on to become the 12 tribes of Israel. In this sermon we learn why it's important for us to wrestle with God.