Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

Connecting The Dots

End Times: Recognizing the Signs (Series) Genesis 12:1-3 Pastor Matthew Shorack Prophecy about tomorrow starts with God’s covenant. God keeps His promises. Genesis 12:1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. Who is Abram? Why was he chosen to be given a land by God? Was it because he deserved it? Joshua 24:2b Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other…

Are You Ready For Jesus to Come?

Matthew 24: 5-14 Pastor Joliet Paris Are You Ready For Jesus To Come? Matthew 24: 5-14 KJV For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors’ of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and…

What Does Your Life Say About Your Faith?

Elder Aaron Lucas What Does Your Life Say About Your Faith2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you-unless, of course, you fail the test? 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk…

Why Are We Given Spiritual Gifts?

1 Corinthians 12:1-14 The Forgotten Person of the Trinity (Series) 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.Have some gifts ceased in our time?1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when…

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT ?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT? Ephesians 5:14-20 The Forgotten Person of the Trinity (Series) What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? How can we be filled with the Spirit? Ephesians 5:14-20 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” 15 Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because…

Walking by the Spirit

Walking by the Spirit Galatians 5:13-26 The Forgotten Person of the Trinity (Series) Galatians 5:13-18 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.16 So I say,…

The Role of the Holy Spirit in our Faith

The Role of the Holy Spirit in our Faith Ephesians 3:14–19 The Forgotten Person of the Trinity (Series) How does the Holy Spirit relate to us?Ephesians 3:14–19 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through…

Lord, Send Me

Lord, Send Me Isaiah 6:1-8 Praying Risky Prayers (Series) I pray we increase our vision of God today. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Restoration happens when we experience God’s holiness. Isaiah 6:1-4 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw…

Lord, Search Me

Lord, Search Me Jeremiah 17:9-10; Psalm 139:23-24 Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”A confessional prayer allows God to breathe truth into our lives. He reveals our needs and any obstacles that are hindering our growth and usefulness in His mission. Psalm 139:23-24 23 Search me,…

A Prayer for all Seasons

A Prayer for all Seasons Matthew 6:9-13 Praying Risky Prayers (Series) A PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS Matthew 6:9-13 “This, then, is how you should pray; Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours…

What Is A Risky Prayer?

What Is A Risky Prayer                                                                                           Genesis 32:22-32                                                                                        When was the last time you prayed a risky prayer? Genesis 32:22-28          That night Jacob got up and took his two wives,             his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his                  possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s…

A Legacy Of Kindness

A Legacy Of Kindness                                                                              Acts 10:1-7                                                                                             Empowering Others (Series)                                                                   What possible legacy could a centurion Gentile, leave others?                     Acts 10:1-7   At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. How we treat people can matter for an eternity.   3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw…

A Legacy of Success

A Legacy Of Success Exodus 18:13-27 Empowering Others (Series) Success in not focused on the victories of the past, it looks forward to what God is doing now, and joins Him. Read Exodus 18:13-16 Real success isn’t accomplished alone. Read Exodus 18:17-18 Real success isn’t a short-term goal. Read Exodus 18:19-21 Real success empowers others to grow and be a blessing. Read Exodus 18:22-23 Real success equips others but doesn’t abandon them. Read Exodus 18:24-26 A wise person seeks wise,…

A Legacy of Hope

A Legacy Of Hope                                                                                       Romans 8:38-39                                                                                  Empowering Others (Series) In a broken world, how can we leave a legacy of hope? Who can ever separate us from the love of God? Romans 8:35-37                  No one! He doesn’t stop loving his children because of sin. Our Father is the one holding on to us. Psalm 44:22  Yet for your sake we face death all day long;    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. Martyrdom is a horrible reality for some…

A Legacy Of Faith

A Legacy Of Faith Hebrews 11:30 Empowering Others (Series) What is faith? Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Are you willing to follow the Christ even if it hurts your reputation? Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. Follow what I do, not just what I say. Hypocrisy kills leadership. Joshua 6:1-5 Now the gates…

Are You on the Right Side?

Are You on the Right Side? Matthew 25:31-46 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Matthew 25:31-39 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. The separator: The Savior. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his…