Sunday Morning Bible Class (10:00 a.m.)
Starting in the month of April 2016 we will be looking at what the Bible says about the church (the assembly of God’s people). The NT church was no afterthought. God planned for it and prepared His people for its purpose on their behalf from the time of Abraham. There are many OT prophecies that attest to its divine plan and origen. Then we will begin a study on the book of Acts. Acts has been called by some “The Acts of the Holy Spirit” since His work is evident thoughout – empowering the apostles and members, directing ministries and decisions, encouraging and building extraordinary stamina and perseverance within God’s people.
We will be looking at the Scriptures which describe the NT church as the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy and especially its beginning and spread to the Gentile world as described in the NT book of Acts.
Sunday Morning Sermon (11:00 a.m.)
The theme for this year (2016) is Being Led By The Holy Spirit. The key verse is 2 Peter 1:3-4: “His divine power [the Holy Spirit] has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (NIV)
Each month, the weekly sermons will focus on understanding that God is actively working within His Creation through His Spirit. As Peter mentioned in Acts 2:38, when we are baptized into Christ we receive remission of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit is poured into us (fulfillment of Joel 2:28-32). Now we have a divine ally that Satan cannot defeat surrounding us continuously every day. All we have to do is to turn to Him whenever trouble begins and we will have the strength of Christ to handle whatever problems arise on any given day (Philippians 4:12-13). The purpose of God’s Spirit within us is to guide, motivate, urge, enlighten, strengthen and mature our faith until we are able to meet Jesus and inhabit our heavenly dwelling.
Copies of the sermons are recorded in audio and videos formats and are available upon request. This month of December we will be looking at Jesus’ promise to return and take us to the heavenly home He is now preparing for each one of us. We will be looking at what Jesus was doing here so long ago to give us hope of new life, what He is doing now for us, what He promises to do when God determines that it is time to finish all things for this Creation, and how we should live while awaiting this last great event in human history.
click links below for video of sermons:
8-7-16 Detecting the Spirit’s Presence (Doug Allen)
Sunday Afternoon Sermon (service begins at 2:30 p.m.)
These short devotional thoughts will explore biblical themes that are similar to the morning lesson, but time did not permit some important details from being explored.
Wednesday Bible Classes (11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.)
We will continue a Wednesday morning class for those who work or are uncomfortable being out (driving) at night. We will be studying the Life of Christ (a harmony of the Gospels). Right now we are looking at the events of Jesus’ ministry as He heads toward Jerusalem for His ultimate purpose for coming to earth – to be the atoning sacrifice for the world’s sin.
At 7:00 p.m. we are examining Jesus’ growing popularity and His expanding influence to the surrounding peoples. We will be looking at His miracles and other works of service which are intended to prove His power and authority are from God. The disciples are struggling to comprehend His identity because He is far different than what they had been taught or were expecting for a Messiah.
We have extra Bibles on hand for you to use in worship or Bible classes. If you do not own one, contact us with the request and we will be glad to supply you with one.
Some of the versions that are most commonly used are: The New International Version (NIV), The English Standard Version (ESV), The New American Standard Version (NASV), and the Old and New King James Versions (KJV or NKJV).
If you are interested in bible study, you are more than welcome to join us every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
We also offer private and small group Bible studies upon request, personalized to your needs, offered at your convenience.