Prepare Him Room: Wk 1

Prepare Him Room: Wk 1

December 9, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Isaiah 7:14

Christmas is coming! 

There is no slowing it down as it will be here in no time. For many of us, this time of year is exciting! The lights, the decorations, the chill in the air, even the music (Yes… I am one of those people who breaks out the Christmas music in November… #noshame). For some of us, this time of year can be quite difficult. It could be the stress of the season, the fear of unmet expectations, or the memories of loved ones who won’t be here to share it with us this time around. No matter who we are though, the Christmas season is a little different than any other season.

Ready for Battle: Wk 6

Ready for Battle: Wk 6

December 2, 2018 | Dave Keener | Ephesians 6:13-18

We continue with week 6 of our sermon series “Ready for Battle” as we look deeper into the call Paul gives us to take up the armor of God. Now that we have carefully looked at each of the tools God has given us and by God’s grace “taken them up,” what is it that God would have us do? What are our orders as we stand firm against the schemes of the enemy? And whose battle is this anyway? 

Ready for Battle: Wk 5

Ready for Battle: Wk 5

November 25, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Ephesians 6:13-18

This week we continue in our sermon series “Ready for Battle” as we look at Paul’s description of the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18. In verse 17 Paul tells us to “take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

In our reading of Ephesians 6, it doesn’t take long to notice that "The word of God” is the only offensive tool we have been given. As we stand our ground against the attacks of the enemy, having been equipped with all that is necessary to protect us, it is God’s Word that we have been given to counter the enemy’s advances. To take back ground that belongs to the Lord. And this is not a tool only to be used to advance God’s kingdom in the culture and world around us, but also to advance His kingdom in the heart within us. "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Ready for Battle: Wk 4

Ready for Battle: Wk 4

November 18, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Ephesians 6:16

This week we continue in our sermon series "Ready for Battle” as we look at what God’s word says about the tools necessary to stand firm against the attacks of our enemy. We focus on Ephesians 6:16 where Paul calls us to “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which we can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;.” This brings to mind quite an image as Paul compares the attacks of our enemy to flaming darts designed to take us down. In our call to stand our ground we are given a powerful and essential tool. A shield that will not only stop, but also extinguish ALL of the arrows that come our way. Are we able to use this shield effectively… do we even pick it up?

Ready for Battle: Wk 3

Ready for Battle: Wk 3

November 11, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Ephesians 6:10-18

This week we continue with part 3 of our sermon series “Ready for Battle” and our look at Ephesians 6:10-18. As we saw last week Paul tells us four times in this passage to stand our ground (vs. 10, 13, and 14). The image Paul is painting for us is quite clear. We are to stand strong, without compromise and never giving in as the spiritual battle around us rages on.

Ready for Battle: Wk 2

Ready for Battle: Wk 2

November 4, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Ephesians 6:13-14

This week we continue in our new sermon series “Ready for Battle” as we look at Ephesians 6:13-14. Here in Ephesians Paul tells us to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” It is no accident that he begins by reminding us of this as we are often quick to run into battle alone, forgetting where our strength truly comes from.

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 8

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 8

October 21, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | 2 Peter 1:3-11

This week we conclude our 8-week sermon series “Standing Firm on the Promises of God.” We began our series by looking at Matthew 7:24-27 where Jesus tells those who were following Him that everyone who hears His words and does them will be like a wise man who builds his house on a rock. There is great wisdom, and great blessing that comes when we follow the words of Christ, and when we put that faith into action by truly trusting God’s promises. But what is the ultimate purpose of God's promises played out in our lives? Is it only for our blessing, or is there something greater?

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 7

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 7

October 14, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | 1 John 1:9

Do you ever find yourself carrying around the weight of your past sins? Do your old mistakes ever sneak up behind you in an attempt to remind you of who you “used to be?” Sometimes we can believe the lie that we are too far gone or that our past sins are so bad that we can no longer be of any use to God. When we find ourselves taken captive by this lie, let’s remind ourselves of the power of the gospel and the all sufficient price that was payed for us on the cross. The enemy loves to tell us we are unforgivable, unlovable and unusable, but the gospel tells us differently!

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 6

Standing Firm on the Promises of God - Week 6

October 7, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Philippians 4:4-7

We have looked at a number of God’s promises throughout this series. Matthew 11:28, “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest” - James 4:6-7, “God gives grace to the humble… Resist the devil and he will flee from you” - 2 Corinthians 12:9, “His grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in our weakness” - And last week, Romans 8:28, “ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” When put together these promises build for us quite a foundation to stand on, and these are only four of the many promises given to us in scripture!

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 5

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 5

September 30, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | Romans 8:26-28

Do you ever worry that you have made such a mess of things, that there is no way they could ever be turned around? Or have you ever felt like you somehow wandered down a trail that suddenly ended without warning, and now you are destined to wander the wilderness forever? Maybe, it just seems like no matter what you do, everything is stacked against you and you just can’t catch a break. When we find ourselves in impossible situations, do we panic, do we furiously try to work our way out of it, or do we trust the God of the impossible?

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 4

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 4

September 23, 2018 | Jake Mitchell | 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a] a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 3

Standing Firm on the Promises of God: Week 3

September 16, 2018 | Kyle Brenon | James 4:6-10

This week we continue in part 3 of our sermon series “Standing Firm on the Promises of God.” In this series we are looking to the rock solid promises of God in order to find a firm foundation on which to stand. Our adversary lies to us every chance he gets, and if we aren’t anchoring ourselves in God’s word, we are quickly and easily led astray by lies often disguised as truth. This week we look at James 4:6-10 where God’s word promises us that when we humble ourselves before our gracious and loving God, good things happen!

"EXILES" with a Living Hope: Wk 3

"EXILES" with a Living Hope: Wk 3

August 12, 2018 |Dave Keener | 1 Peter 2:10-12

1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. 7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. 8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. (1Peter 3:1-8)