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April 9, 2017


What does the next generation say about Christ?  Or even the more important question is: what are we telling them about Christ?  Pastor Mike will take us through Matt 21:12-17 as we look at the first event that takes place after Christ enters into the city.

April 2, 2017

Assurance from Hebrews 6:4-6

On the first Sunday of each month we remember the Lord’s Supper and have a message regarding salvation.  Today, Pastor Mike will bring us the second part of our “assurance” as it pertains to the controversial passage found in Hebrews 6:4-6.

March 26, 2017

Love is Better Than These

The Corinthian Church became egomaniacs with the gifts they had been given, but Paul has to remind them that language, preaching and knowledge are temporary.

March 19, 2017

Love Does it All

Hollywood has hijacked the meaning of love and turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise.  Musicians make music on love and capture the hears of followers.  Books that involve romantic relationships fly off the bookshelves with each new publication but today we will look at the biblical definition of love as described in I Corinthians […]

March 12, 2017

Love is Greater

Today we begin to look at this idea of love as Paul had to explain it to the Corinthian church.  Spiritual gifts had divided the church, so Paul had to remind everyone that love is the motivating factor behind the practice of these spiritual gifts.

March 6, 2017

What’s So Assuring About Assurance?

What is the most assuring thing you can think of?  Some might say a mother’s love, a healthy 401K, or a supportive wife.  But above and beyond all that it’s our salvation as it pertains to the love of God.  We trust the message will change you as you listen.

February 26, 2017

Wrath of God

When we look at the anger that is taking place in the current political climate, we will have a tendency to portray those human emotions on God.  Does God get angry like we as humans do?  During this series on the Love of God, Pastor Mike takes a look at what God’s wrath really looks […]

February 20, 2017

God is Love

Griffin Thomas said, “God’s love is: spontaneous in its source; universal in scope; long-suffering in intensity; self-sacrificing in character, aggressive in action; and constant in duration.” Pastor Mike Raley explores the topic of love as it pertains to God and how our culture has impacted the definition of love. Our Text will be I John 4.

February 12, 2017

Because He First Loved Us

Why does the church and the Christian do the things that we do?  Why do we go to church, sing songs, and put money in the plate?  We can’t mistake them for how we do it or what we do, but in today’s message Pastor Mike will clarify the “whys” with one word.

February 5, 2017

Make a Distinction

Today, Pastor Mike explores this idea of sanctification and what it means to us.  Our natural tendency is to separate ourselves so God would see us, but God has already separated us so that we might see Him.

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