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Sun, Mar 01, 2020
Duration: 45 mins 1 sec
Today, I want to talk to you about COMPASSION FOR THE LOST! When I say compassion for the lost, I mean your compassion and my compassion! You see…all throughout the bible we read about the justice of God. How HE punishes wickedness. He punishes people who do wicked things! Now, I realize that is not a popular message today, but we are not in a popularity contest! We are NOT called to be popular…we ARE CALLED to be obedient, compassionate and faithful our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
Passage: Luke 15:11-32
Duration: 36 mins 57 secs
The church, this church has to prioritize its mission, its people, and its resources! We must not let the enemy get the upper hand! We must not let the enemy gain ground against the Kingdom of God in Alpen… the surrounding communities…and the world! This month we are focusing on our mission…reaching the lost! We have talked about the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin! Today I want to talk to you about the Parable of the Lost Son.
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
Passage: Luke 15:8-10
Duration: 44 mins 32 secs
Preparation to Launch is our series title. In January, we talked about believing God for big things…personally…and as a church! Just like when the United States sent men to the moon. In the 1960s the U.S. had a big desire…to be the first people…the first nation…to send a man to the moon! It was President John F. Kennedy who planted that desire into the heart of the nation! He wanted to show the rest of the world…that we could do it! In part…he wanted to show the rest of the world…we were better than they were! We as a nation…as well as the scientist and the astronauts…had to believe big…they had to believe that they could do something that had never been done before! But guess what…they had to do more than believe…they had to make their belief…their mission…their purpose…their focus!
Sun, Feb 09, 2020
Passage: Luke 15:1-7
Duration: 34 mins 11 secs
This morning I want to talk to you about the Parable of the Lost Sheep. This parable is powerful and inspiring in 4 ways. (1) it powerful and inspiring because Jesus is the Good Shepherd and HE is looking for those who do not know HIM! (2) because the Good Shepherd is looking for those who wandered away from HIM…those who have backslidden (3) it is powerful and inspiring...because as a church…we know that we were lost…and HE came looking for us! (4) it is powerful and inspiring...because we know that it is our responsibility to find the lost sheep…wherever they may be!
Sun, Feb 02, 2020
Passage: Mark 10:46-52
Duration: 40 mins 9 secs
This morning I want to talk to you about BELIEVING BIG! Is there something in your life that you need God to change? Maybe it is a child who needs to be born again, maybe it is a friend or loved one who is not serving the Lord. Maybe there is a medical report that needs a turn around. Maybe there is a financial situation…and you need God’s help! Is there something that you know…that you need to BELIEVE BIG? I am BELIEVING BIG for this church and the Ossineke Church plant. I have some personal things I am believing BIG for! This morning, I want us to learn from Bartimaeus how to BELIEVE BIG!
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Duration: 42 mins 46 secs
Did you know that First Assembly of God church has a tag line…the tag line reflects the heart of this church. Do you know what it is? If you read the bulletin, if you read our sign on the corner…then you know…that our heart is to be A CHURCH WITH THE COMMUNITY AT HEART! Do you know what our mission statement is? It is to WIN, BUILD, SERVE. WIN people to Christ, BUILD mature disciples, and SERVE the Lord, by serving the community and the world! Did you know that? Guess what...Planting a church in Ossineke…is the fulfillment of both of those things. We are showing that we have THE COMMUNITY AT HEART! To accomplish that vision means that we have been...winning people to Christ, building mature disciples…and releasing them to serve!
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Passage: Mark 6:30-34
Duration: 34 mins 51 secs
We are continuing our LAUNCH series this morning! I have a question for you. Have you read or studied what it takes to launch a spacecraft or a rocket? It’s quite fascinating. We will discuss it more as we continue this series. Do you know what the first you need to launch spacecraft or a rocket? The first thing…the very first thing…is a desire to push the limits!
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
Duration: 37 mins 18 secs
Do you get tired of just existing? Has your walk with God lost some of its shine…its luster? Are you just going through the motions? Do you have everything figured out? Maybe your faith walk…your walk with God…is what I call faithful and faithless. What is faithful and faithless? It is when a person is faithful…in that he or she is consistent in attending church, having some sort of prayer life, maybe even devotional time…that is faithful…and yet he or she is faithless…in that his or her life does not require faith. He or she just goes through the motions! They no longer have a deep abiding faith. This faithful, faithless life becomes more evident when challenges come their way and they struggle with their faith! There is little joy and excitement in their lives. Do you know why there is no joy and excitement? Because they are not looking forward to the future! They have not planted anything, so they are not expecting a harvest!
Mon, Jan 06, 2020
Passage: Acts 16:6-10
Duration: 48 mins 35 secs
This morning, I would like to do something a little a different than preach a message. This morning I would like to give an update on where we are and where we are going. At the beginning of a new year, I like to give an emphasis or a focus to begin the new year. Today, I am not giving a new emphasis, but an old one. A really old one! How old? 9 years old. I want to talk to you about planting or launching a church.
Sun, Dec 29, 2019
Duration: 39 mins 41 secs
Now, celebration may sound trite...it may sound simple...but it is NOT! Celebration is an act of faith! It takes faith to celebrate when your situation does not look like…or feel like… you should celebrate! Have you ever had a situation that you were worried or concerned about? Perhaps…a financial issue, a relational issue, a health issue, or maybe it was something else.