Pastor’s Messages

Pastor’s Messages

We All Worship Something

I think one of the things we struggle the most with today is an unthankful heart. We have so much, and yet we worship the things in this world. We want more. All throughout the Old and New Testament, God makes promises about preparing a place for us. We can be truly thankful that God keeps his promises. Over and over in the Bible we see God make and keep His promises. In the book of Isaiah, we see God…

Vacation Bible Adventure!

Join us for fun, food, games and stories! As we discover more about God’s love and how he walks with us through the good and challenging times, at Outback Rock, where kids adventure deeper into faith! IT IS COMPLETELY FREE TO JOIN! Date: July 27th, 2024 Time: 10am – 2pm Eligibility: Kindergarten – 5th Grade Address: At Community Bible Fellowship 11227 Renton Ave S. Seattle, WA 98178 Phone Number: 206-772-1620  

How We Treat Others Matters To The Lord

God chose Israel to be a blessing to all the nations by telling them all about God’s love and truth. Instead, they focused on themselves, and treated the poor with cruelty and disrespect. So, Amos shares a few poems that expose Israel’s religious hypocrisy. These poems show how they are committed to attending the religious gatherings, making sacrifices to God while neglecting the poor and ignoring prejudice and injustice. Amos 5:21-24 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies…

Unforgiveness Produces Separation

Jonah 1:1-3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. Why would Jonah run in…

Hook, Line, And Sinner!

James 1:13-15 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. I spent my summers fishing with my grandfather in Eugene, Oregon. If he cast his line two…

What makes you happiest in your day-to-day life?

Mark 8:34-37 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in…

Negative Thoughts Leave Us Vulnerable to Satan’s Attacks

Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. What temptations consistently create a foothold for Satan in your life? What negative emotions set you on a darker path? Ephesians 4:30-32 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling…

Twelve Minor Prophets With Major Life Lessons (Series)

We are starting a new series on the major prophets. We will spend the next twelve weeks going through each of these twelve powerful and challenging books. Most people don’t spend much time in most of these books because they can be a little difficult to track because they consist of so much poetry and refer to many different times in Israel’s history. I’m excited to see these books come alive as we start with overviews of each book, and…

The Power To Keep Going

2 Corinthians 4:7-9: But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. How can faith help you endure when life gets brutal? When we pray, God doesn’t usually change our situation, but He does change us, during our struggles. Often our…

The Beast Within

Colossians 3:8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. How are the relationships with your family, friends, and coworkers? Is there anyone who has experienced your beast within, and is still wounded? The problem with this misuse of emotion is broken relationships usually with the people closest to us. Do you love the power that evolves with your rage, more than blessing those close…

Deleting The Dark Clouds

Deleting The Dark Clouds We are all familiar with the question, is your glass half full or half empty? What do you do if your glass is desert dry? Can that person be freed from condemning thoughts and feelings so that their anxiety and fear can be replaced with peace and joy? Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,…

Coming Back Together

Coming Back Together Ephesians 4:1-3 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. It’s been two years since we stopped mandated social distancing because of Covid.…

The Struggle Is The Blessing

The Struggle Is The Blessing 1 Peter 2:20-24 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 23 When they…

The Power of Choice

The Power of ChoiceWhat negative thoughts have you been focusing on? Romans 8:28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who lovehim, who have been called according to his purpose. Genesis 1:26Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so thatthey may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over thelivestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that movealong…

Fiendishly Finding Footholds

Fiendishly Finding Footholds Ephesians 4:22-27 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of…

Invest In The Future

Invest In The Future How we live matters. When we teach by how we live, instead of by what we say, we earn the right to be heard and followed. Joshua 4:21-22   He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ Don’t allow your legacy to be destroyed by a hostile spirit. What we reap, we sow. Often the crop will be harvested…