Seven Wonders of the Word

Steve Chisholm

10/8/17

Description:The Bible is different than all other books in the world. It is supernatural, breathed by God, revealing the actual mind of GOD! This sermon looks into some astounding things about the Bible.

Who Cares?

Steve Chisholm

10/8/17

Description:When we get the idea that nobody cares about us, it's hard to go on, to be happy & productive. We ALL have the need to feel that somebody cares about us. Does God really care about our struggles, issues & life problems? This sermon looks into that very question.

Put On the Towel

Steve Chisholm

10/1/17

Description:As Jesus was sharing one final meal with his apostles, observing the Passover and instituting the Lord's Supper, he shared a very powerful example of what they needed to be doing after his death, burial, & resurrection. He knew that what was about to happen would be a shock to them, so he presented one more lesson to explain that his kingdom was not of this world.

Stories of the Underdog

Bill Bryan

9/24/17

Description:Check out this lesson on Jephthah...he started out as an underdog, but once God stepped in, was an underdog no longer.

When God Became Human

Steve Chisholm

9/24/17

Description:The Lord himself invited you to come today to a meal. That is the main reason we came together this morning. The most spectacular event in all of history was when God took human form. We are here at the behest of Jesus Christ...it's his church...it's HIS plan...we belong to HIM..and we are inviited here by HIM to partake of this meal so that we remember what HE did for us.

Alyssa's Baptism

Video of Baptism

9/17/17

Description:Palmer recorded Alyssa's baptism this beautiful Lord's Day..this seemed like a good place to access the video.

Rekindling the Evangelistic Spirit

Stephen Coley

9/17/17

Description:That which once is brought to a boil will become lukewarm without the fire. The way to rekindle a fire is to employ the ingredients that started it in the first place. How do we do that? Until we recover the understanding of God’s presence we are not going to be COURAGEOUS enough to take His gospel to the lost.

The Way of Privilege

Steve Chisholm

9/3/17

Description:The book of Psalms is a book of poetry. Hebrew poetry. Unfortunately, much of the depth of the emotion expressed is lost in translation, but it is the most beloved book in the Bible. This sermon touches on the depth of meaning in the first chapter of the book.

God's Love

Steve Chisholm

8/27/17

Description:We all need to be loved. Children do not thrive without loving adults in their lives. What should our understanding of God's love be? Check out this sermon to explore that very topic.

"Thou Shall Not Kill"

Stephen Coley

8/20/17

Description:We're living far past the Ten Commandment period....how do these eternal principles apply to our lives today?

When We Have Sinned

Steve Chisholm

8/20/17

Description:Man's opinion of sin has changed, but sin is still sin regardless of current culture. King David's response to his sin was very different to many's response today.

Allegiance to Jesus

Steve Chisholm

8/6/17

Description:What does it mean to "pledge allegiance"?It is a declaration of support or loyalty to someone or something. This sermon explores what it means to pledge allegiance to Jesus Christ...a requirement for being a Christian.

Lamb of God

Steve Chisholm (2min, 48 sec)

7/30/17

Description:Brief comments shared before partaking of the Lord's Supper this morning.

The Proper Attitude

Stephen Coley

7/30/17

Description:What does it take to turn around a decline? A rejection of mediocrity and a different kind of attitude!

Truth

David Chisholm

7/23/17

Description:There really is TRUTH that matters: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why Christians Don't Sin

Steve Chisholm (VBS Background)

7/9/17

Description:1 John 3 tells us what a REAL Christian looks like. What IS a real Christian? How does a real Christian differ from a fake one? Sin will not be a continual deliberate behavioral habit in a real Christian's life.

I Pledge Allegiance

Steve Chisholm

7/2/17

Description:America was founded by people looking for religious freedom. Astoundingly, an effort to re-write history, taking God out of our history, has been going on since the 1960's. Steve spends time in this sermon, setting history straight, refuting the current history texts which claim Christianity wasn't really a part of our founding fathers' plan for this nation.

Labels

Bill Bryan

6/25/17

Description:One of the things a label does is show ownership of a product. There are several world-famous labels that everyone knows: Coke, Ford, McDonalds etc...everyone knows where you've been if they see you're eating a McMuffin. Labels are important. This sermon explores how we wear our "Christian" label.

Me-Me-Me

Steve Chisholm

6/25/17

Description:What??? The world doesn't revolve around me?? One of the greatest single spritual challenges we have is to learn to be selfless...it's not an easy concept.

How to be a Good Father

Steve Chisholm

6/18/17

Description:Children's first concept of God is influenced by how they see their earthly father. The influence of a father goes generations beyond his own children. This sermon covers some things fathers can do, in a practical sense, to be good fathers and help their children become what they ought to be.

Straying from God

Stephen Coley

6/18/17

Description:The alternate title of this sermon is "Apostasy is SAD". (Apostasy defined: the abandonment or renunciation of established religion) Rarely does someone suddenly go from being "all in" as a Christ follower to "I'm no longer a Christian, leave me and my family alone." This sermon looks into the SAD process that ends with leaving faith in God completely out of one's life.

Father Forgive Them

Steve Chisholm

6/11/17

Description:Of all the billions of people in history who have ever lived on this planet, the most unselfish, kindest, most gentle, compassionate, peaceloving, giving person was Jesus Christ. He never hurt anyone, He came to help everyone...and so how was He treated? The most shameful, agonizing, unjust treatment was inflicted on Him. His response: "Father Forgive Them".

How Do You Think of God?

Steve Chisholm

6/11/17

Description:The way you THINK of God determines the way you RELATE to God. It has a huge impact on your relationship with God, with Jesus, and even other people. Jesus came to earth so that we might know God. This lesson looks at how we SHOULD see God.

Someone Else's Death Became the Means of My Life

Steve Chisholm

6/4/17

Description:Every once in a while a truth will be revealed that is so profound that it changes EVERYTHING. Galileo's teaching that the earth is NOT the center of the universe was one such truth. In this lesson, Steve identifies what he sees as the most profound truth in all of scripture. The depth of meaning from this passage in II Corinthians 5 is extraordinary.

Who IS Jesus?

Stephen Coley

6/4/17

Description:Who do YOU say that Jesus of the Bible is? This question has been asked and answered by many over the centuries. If you sorted out all the answers and put them in stacks, they would fall into three basic categories: Liar, Lunatic, or Son of God and Lord of All. Stephen takes a look at the evidence for all three views in this lesson.

Why Do We Partake of the Lord's Supper?

Steve Chisholm (2.5 Minutes)

6/4/17

Description:The churches of Christ are known for partaking of the Lord's Supper every Sunday. Do you know WHY? This 2.5 minute explanation reveals the truth.

Remember

Steve Chisholm

5/28/17

Description:Remembering is important. This, being Memorial Day weekend, we remember the sacrifice of those who gave all for our freedoms. The word memorial means "to keep in memory", and that's whole whole idea of it. We SHOULD remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. God set up many memorials for the Children of Israel throughout scripture. This sermon explores many of those memorials as well as what WE must not forget.

Signs

Steve Chisholm

5/28/17

Description:Our everyday lives are full of signs that convey important information to us. This sermon, starting in John 2, covers the signposts of God's message to us: truly information of the utmost importance.

Balancing the Books

Steve Chisholm

5/21/17

Description:Christianity is all about accounting. People tend to think in terms of "Do I have enough good deeds to count up to earn my way into heaven?" God does NOT do it that way. How do we prepare ourselves to stand before the Creator of the Universe on the day of judgment and answer for everything that we've done?

You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me

Stephen Coley

5/21/17

Description:Bro. Coley has been studying the Ten Commandments for the past couple of months. This lesson comes from that study. While we may get upset as the Ten Commandments are physically removed from our court house squares and capitol buildings, we need to take a look at whether or not we have already removed those principles from our lives.

Mothers Most Wondrous

Steve Chisholm

5/14/17

Description:In addition to gathering to worship God this beautiful Lord's Day, we also thank Him for and honor His most wonderful creation: Mothers. Listen to this sermon as Steve expounds on the two primary reasons God created mothers: 1) to show us the love of God & 2) to provide a powerful influence to start us on the right path.

Six Keys of Getting Along

Steve Chisholm

5/14/17

Description:Creation reveals how much God enjoys diversity. Certainly all humans are different. Relationships can be hard with all the differences we have. There is a lot of friction in this world - we have a hard time getting along, but God wants us to get along despite all our differences. He makes it very plain in His Word that we are to live in harmony with each other. This sermon explores six keys in getting along with each other as laid out in 1 Peter 3.

Senior Sunday

Bill Bryan

5/7/17

Description:This is a day when we celebrate our graduating high school seniors, Austin Bullock & Zaquai Dixon. As they are about to embark on new journeys in their lives, Bill presents keys for a successful journey that we can all benefit from.

God's Trophies

Steve Chisholm

4/30/17

Description:Trophies are important: they help us to remember our achievements. Did you know that God has a big trophy room in heaven with all his trophies on display for the entire universe to see? Ephesians 2:1-10 contains five major truths that are important for us to understand: Our past, our present, our future, God's plan & God's purpose. That's a lot of theology in one passage of scripture exploring God's trophies.

LTC 2017 Reflections

Bill Bryan

4/23/17

Description:Ridgecrest young people and their coaches have been working very hard to be prepared for Leadership Training for Christ. Bill spends some time reflecting on all that went into a successful LTC experience.

The Spies No One Knows

Steve Chisholm

4/23/17

Description:Could you pass a test on the names of all the other spies that went with Joshua and Caleb to spy out the Promised Land? Hmmm...yeah...nobody can. What made Joshua and Caleb different? Alll these many years later, everybody still knows their names. The difference: they saw the land through eyes of faith!

Abraham's Big Mistake

Steve Chisholm

4/16/17

Description:"I did it MY way" is actually a very un-Godly concept. Abram & Sarai took things into their own hands and tried to fulfill God's promise to Abram THEIR way...the consequences of their decision live on, even to this very day.

Life After Death

Steve Chisholm

4/16/17

Description:Resurrection: Many throughout history have tripped all over the concept of the resurrection. The Bible counters this confusion. If there is no resurrection of the dead...what is the point? Where are we going from here? The resurrection from the dead, in once sense, was the main teaching of Jesus' ministry. He repeatedly taught about the upcoming Defeat of Death.

Let Him Save Himself

Steve Chisholm

4/9/17

Description: A week before His death, crowds of people celebrated and cheered as Jesus entered the city. Only one week later, the scene was much different as He hung on the cruel cross enduring unimaginable torture, mocking, insults, pain...

Redemption

Steve Chisholm

4/9/17

Description:Last week in the first part of Ephesians 1 we learned about how we were CHOSEN (past tense). This week we move into present tense: We HAVE REDEMPTION right now. This sermon deals with what exactly that means.