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Date:4/12/09
Title: Can You Say He Is Risen
Text: Mt 28:1-8
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Date: 4/5/09
Title: Jesus Has Need of Them
Text: Mt 21:1-11
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Date: 3/29/09
Title: Jesus Begins To Define Adultery
Text: Mt 5:27-30
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Date: 3/22/09
Title: Jesus Defines Murder
Text: Mt 5:21-26
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Date: 3/15/09
Title: Do Not Think That I Have Come To Abolish the Law
Text: Mt 5:17-20
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Date: 3/8/09
Title: You Are the Light of the World
Text: Mt 5:14-16
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Date: 3/1/09
Title: You Are the Salt of the Earth
Text: Mt 5:13
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Date: 2/22/09
Title: Blessed Are the Persecuted
Text:: Mt 5:10-12
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 Date:2/15/09
Title: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Text: Mt 5:9
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Date: 2/8/09
Title: Blessed Are the Pure In Heart
Text: Mt 5:8
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Date: 2/1/09
Title: Blessed Are the Merciful
Text: Mt 5:7
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Date: 1/25/09
Title: God Will Not Be Mocked
Text: Gal 6:7
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Date: 1/18/09
Title: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst For Righteousness
Text: Mt 5:6
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Date: 1/11/09
Title: Blessed Are the Meek
Text: Mt 5:5
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Date: 1/4/09
Title: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Text: Mt 5:4
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Date: 12/31/08
Title: A New Year's Resolution
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Date: 12/28/08
Title: Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit
Text: Matthew 5:3
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Date: 12/24/08
Title: I Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry
Text: Luke 2:10
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Date: 12/21/08 -   Snowed out! No message this week


Date: 12/14/08
Title: And He Opened His Mouth
Text: Mt 5:2
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Date: 12/7/08
Title: The People Have Seen A Great Light
Text: Mt. 5:1
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Date: 11/30/08
Title: What Do You Seek
Text: John 1:35-40
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Date: 11/27/08
Title: In Him All Things Hold Together
Text: Romans 1:18-23
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Date: 11/23/08
Title: Long For the Pure Spiritual Milk
Text: 1 Peter 2:2,3
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Date: 11/16/08
Title: Move On Up That Mountain
Text: Proverbs 4:18
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Date: 11/9/08
Title: Dress the Garden
Text: Gen 2:7-9,15
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Date: 11/2/08
Title: In the Last Days There Will Be Scoffers
Text: 2 Peter 3
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Date: 10-26-08
Title: The Widow's Mite
Text: Mark 12:41-44
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Date: 10/19/08
Title: Stop Being the Dummy
Text: Col. 3:1-11
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Date: 10/5/08
Title: Live Large
Text: Proverbs 3:1-8
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Date: 9/28/08
Title: Converting the Soul
Text: Psalm 19
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Date: 9/21/08
Title: The Sanctuary
Text: Psalm 63:1,2
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Date: 9/14/08
Title: Giving Life To Sin
Text: John 8:28-36
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Date: 9/7/08
Title: Open Your Mouth Wide and I Will Fill It
Text: Psalm 81
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Date: 8/31/08
Title: Train Up A Child
Text: DT 6:1-9
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Date: 8/24/08
Title: Jesus and the Jacuzzi
Text: Jn 5:1-14
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Date: 8/17/08
Title: CSI Heaven
Text: Mark 6:7-13
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Date: 8/10/08
Title: Hold the Rope
Text: Mark 2:1-12
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Date: 8/3/08
Title: Blunt Force Trauma To the Nose
Text: 1 Samuel 15: 11-23
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Date: 7/27/08
Title: The God Wi Pe Yap Aws
Text: Psalm 115
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Date: 7/20/08
Title: All In
Text: Judges 16:1-22
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Date: 7/13/08
Title: Enter By the Narrow Gate
Text: Mt 7:12-14
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Date: 7/6/08
Title: Understand the Signs
Text: Mt  16:1-4
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Date: 6/29/08
Title: The Ten Commandments
Text: Exodus 20:1-17
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Date: 6/22/08
Title: Advantage, Christian
Text: Romans 3:1,2
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Date: 6/8/08
Title: Convenience Store Christianity
Text: Micah 7:18-20
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Date: 6/1/08
Title: Salt Is For S(h)akers
Text: Lk 14:25-35
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Date: 5/25/08
Title: Delighting God
Text: Jeremiah 9
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Date: 5/18/08
Title: Keep the Seed In Your Soul
Text: Ezek 18:30-32, 1 Jn 3:1-10, Jn 15:12-17
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Date: 5/11/08
Title: Handmaidens of the Lord
Text: Various
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Date:5/4/08
Title: Gush With the Holy Spirit
Text: Luke 11:5-13
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Date: 4:27/08
Title: God's Tapestry
Text: Jeremaih 29:11-14
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Date:4/20/08
Title: Sanctify Them By Your Truth
Text: Jn 17:9-17
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Date: 4/13/08
Title: God's Not Afraid of Your Honesty
Text: Lam 3:18-26, Heb 4:16, Jn 17:1
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Date: 4/6/08
Title: I Will Seek What Was Lost
Text: Ezek 34:11-16, 1 Pet 5:1-4, Jn 21:15-25
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 Date: 3/30/08
Title: Remind Me To Not Get Distracted
Text: John 21:1-14
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Date: 3/23/08
Title: This Ain't Slumberland
Text: 1 Cor 15:12-22
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Date: 3/16/08
Title: God's Advance Provision
Text: Jn 12:1-16
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Date:3/9/08
Title: Beware the Love Boat
Text: John 4:4-42
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Date: 3/2/08
Title: Yearning For the House of God
Text: Psalm 84
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Date: 2/24/08
Title: We Are That Woman
Text: Luke 7:36-50
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Date: 2/17/08  - Due to treacherous road conditions worship services were cancelled. We'll be back next week.

Date: 2/10/08
Title: Fasting: The Spiritual Snooze Alarm
Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6
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Date: 2/3/08
Title: The Two Shall Become One
Text: Eph 5:22-33
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Date: 1/27/08
Title: Die To Self
Text: Jn 12:20-43
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Date: 1/20/08
Title: You Are God's Masterpiece
Text: Jeremiah 1:5
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Date: 1/13/08
Title: Humble Yourself Under the Mighty Hand of God
Text: John 7:14-18
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Date: 1/6/08
Title: A Church In Crisis
Text: Acts 4:23-31
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Date: 12/30/07
Title: Simeon's Bucket List
Text: Luke 2:25-32
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Date: 7/29/07
Title: Led By the Spirit  (Click here for hard copy of this message)
Text: Romans 8:12-17
Some Teachings From This Message:
1. Your flesh won't be able to testify for you on Judgement Day.
2. God expects fruit from His grace
3. 3 B's of salvation
    a. Baptized
    b. Believe
    c. Bear fruit
4. The Word is connected to all three
5. The gentle leading of the Spirit
6. Strength and Courage needed to be led.

Date: 7/22/07
Title: What Are You Chained to?
Text: Romans 6:15-23
Some Teachings from this message:
1. Don't play with sin.
2. The power of addiction
3. Two possible masters:
a. Disobedience  - to death
b. Obedience - to life
4. God be thanked! It is His doing that we are free
5. Present yourself to God daily
6. The difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow
7. Feed the new man...not the old.

Date: 7/8/07
Title: Lingering Lot
Text: Gen. 19:15-26, Lk 5:4-6
Some Teachings from this message:
1.Lingering = "Did God really say?"
2. Lingering is a matter of eternal life and death
3. The Lord's mercy overpowers our lingering
4. The connection between forsaking all and salt.
5. Overcoming reluctancy: "Nevertheless at Thy Word."  

 Date:7/1/07
Title: Friends of God
Text: Gen 18:20-33
Some teachings From this message:
1. God makes the first move toward us seeking friendship
2. He comes to us through His Word and the Sacraments
3. Our part is to trust Him and His Word
4. To "keep" God's commands is to "treasure" them.
5. The other sins of Sodom
6. The supernatural revelation of the fear and love of God.


 Date: 6/24/07
Title: Finding the Lost
Text: Luke 6:36-42
Some teachings from this message:
1. You are of great value to God!
2.God is greater than earthgoogle
3.The most monumental leap we take toward freedom is the leap to our knees in surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.
4.Jesus seeks by mingling
5.We are His back-up plan.

Date: 6/3/07
Title: The Triune God
Text: Num. 6:22-27, Rom. 11:33-36, Jn 3:1-15
Some teachings from this message:
1.The necessity of belief in the Triune God
2. Some of the churches that don't believe in the Triune God
3. Some passages that speak of a Triune deity
4. The link between the benediction and the Trinity

Date: 5/27/07
Title: What Would Peter preach Today
Text: Acts 2:14-40
Some Teachings From this message
1.Pentecost was the beginning of Christ pouring out all the blessings He won for His church on Calvary
2. These blessings are given to us in baptism.
3. The sins of the 21st century church of America
4. The hope of repentance

Date: 5/20/07
Title: Like You Mean Business
Text: Is 64:1-4, 1 Pet. 4:7-11, Jn 15:26-16:4
Some Teachings From This Message:
1.Affluenza keeps us from longing for Christ's return
2. Who are the 144,000?
3. A test to see if you are ready for Christ's return
4. What does it mean to be "serious and watchful?"
5. The necessity of fervent love for one another.

Date: 5/13/07
Title: Show Me
Text: Is. 54:7-10, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-28
Some Teachings From This Message:
1. God is faithful to His covenant of peace...Baptism
2. To hear and not do His Word is to cheat ourselves
3. The Bible is a mirror that helps us see our true spiritual condition
4. To not take corrective action makes us spiritual slobs
5. Sometimes we don't like what we see, but it is foolish to not take corrective action.
6. What is meant by "pure and undefiled religion"
7. Whatever you ask the Father in the name of Jesus He will give you.
    a. In context, the word "give" simply means "show."
    b. To ask in the name of Jesus is to ask with the idea of being committed to do what God shows you in order to bring glory to Him. .

Date: 5/6/07
Title: Sons of Grace
Text: Is 5:1-7, James 1:17-21, John 16:5-15
Some teachings From This Message:
1. The purpose of confirmation
2. The importance of regular participation in the Lord's Supper
3. The purpose of firstfruits.

Date: 4/29/07
Title: Aloof of Fleshly Lusts
Text: Is 61:10,11, 1 Peter 2:11-20, John 16:16-22
Some Teachings from this message:
1.We are only here a "little while"
2. The connection between Is 61:10,11 and our baptism.
3. We are "signs" to unbelievers
4. Our lifestyle prepares unbelievers for their day of visitation (it helps or hinders)
5. Therefore flee from fleshly lusts!
6. A list of fleshly lusts and their definitions.

Date: 4/22/07
Title: The Good Fold
Text: Ez. 34:11-16, 1 Pe 2:21-25. Jn 10:11-16
Some Teachings From this message:
1. The Good Shepherd is the God Shepherd
2. The sheep that were scattered at the Tower of Babel began to be regathered in earnest on the Day of Pentecost
3. The Good Shepherd is in the process of walkiing His sheep to the good fold (heaven)
4. The journey is marked by suffering.
5. The valley of the shadow of death speaks of the suddeness of death.
6. Hirelings are false teachers who deny the inerrancy of Scripture and they say "Peace" Peace" for the journey

Date: 4/15/07
Title: Overcoming Through Prevailing Prayer
Text: Gen 32:22-32
Some teachings from this message:
1.Prayer is about God doing business with you
2. We have a tendency to throw up hurried prayers and then provide our own solutions.
3. Will Jesus find prevailing prayer whren He returns?
4. The devil will try to stop you from praying.
5.When he does, cry out the more you are getting close!
6. Persistent praying causes God to stand still and take notice.
7. Sometimes God allows us pain in order to test our commitment to prayer.
8. “It is God’s good pleasure to be vanquished by the stranglehold of faith
9. What did Jesus mean when He said, And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
10. Sometimes the greatest blessing of prevailing prayer is learning who we are and who God really is.

Date: 4/8/07
Title: Somebody I Love Was Murdered (But He Didn't Stay That Way)
Text: Is 53:8-12, 1 Cor 5:7,8, Mk 16:1-7
Some Teachings From This Message:
1. His crucifixion between two criminals and His burial in a rich man's tomb, identifies Him with all humanity.
2. Spoil equals plunder. With His resurrection, Jesus plundered death and the grave.

Date: 4/6/07
Title: Lost Salt
Text: Luke 14:16-35
Some Teachings From This Message:
1. Belief in the existence of God isn't good enough to get you to heaven
2. Jesus must be first in our lives
3.The connection between being salt and making Jesus number one

Date: 4/5/07
Title: Observe How The Lord Handles Distress
Text: Mt 26:36-45
Some Teachings From This Message:
1. Jesus felt despair to the point of wanting to die
2. Observe how He handled such despair
3. Be persistent in prayer

Date: 04/01/07
Title: Hummer or Festiva?
Text: Zech 9:9,10, Phil 2:5-11, Mt 21:1-9
Some teachings from this message:
1. Humans were meant to be servants
2. What will be the sign of the Son of Man returning?
3. We are living in the tribulation.

Date: 3/25/07
Title: God's Special Couriers
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Some teachings From This Message:
1. Disobedience to God's law and not trusting God's Word are both sins.
2. Motherhood is an honor and a privilege
3. What does it mean that a "woman is saved in childbearing?"
4. The biblical proof that life begins at conception

Date: 3/18/07
Title: Lessons From the Feeding of the 5000
Text: John 6:1-13
Some Teachings From This message:
1. It’s alright to clamor after Jesus
2. The promise to deliver is the promise to get you through
3. Teach, heal, and fellowship
4. Jesus tests us in areas in which we need to grow.
5. Believe in the capabilities of Jesus
6. Bring it Jesus, allow Him to touch it, and then bless others with it.

Date: 3/11/07
Title: The Tensile Machine
Text: Gen 22:1-18, Eph 5:1-10, Luke 11:14-28
Some Teachings from this message:
1.Christians will be tested
2.God allows testings so WE can see what we are made of.
3. He who is in you from your baptism is greater than he who is in the world.
4. God promises to never give you more than you can handle
5. God's way out of trial is to endure.
6. Failures are our fault, not God's
7. How to handle our failures
8.The secret to building endurance is pliability (Here I am Lord!)
Date: 3/4/07
Title: Sexual Purity
Text: Ex 14:13-31, 1 Thess 4:1-7, Mt 15:21-28
Some teachings from this message:
1. God's purpose for our lives is to trust Him fully.
2. Baptism and the crossing of the Red Sea
3.God judges sexual impurity
4. Believers should marry believers
5. Marriage is to be treasured
6. The marriage bed is to be undefiled before and after the wedding.

Date: 2/25/07
Title: The Bubbler of Living Water
Text: Jer 2:13, 2 Cor. 6:1-10, Mt 4:1-11
Some teachings from this message:
1. The doctrines of men have entered the church
2. Doctrines should be held alongside the Word of God to see if they hold water.
3. If your shepherd does not adhere to the inerrancy of Scripture....Find a new one!
4. Expediency: A tool of the devil
5. The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity
6. Baptism: Turning a cesspool into living water
Date: 2/18/07
Title: The Balm of Baptism
Text: Jer 8:18-22, 1 Pet 3:18-22, Mt 3:13-17
Some teachings from this message:
1. The blessing of remembering what God did for you at your baptism.
2. God is just. Little children need to have their sin problem taken care of
3. The early church included the necessity of baptism in it's presentation of the Good News
4. The necessity of bapism and faith for salvation
5. Infants and children can have faith.

Date: 2/11/07
Title: His Strength Is Perfect
Text: Is 25:1-9, 2 Cor 12:1-10, Luke 8:4-15
Some Teachings From This Message:

1. God's strength is a consistent theme of Scripture
2. It's consistent because we need to be reminded of it
3. The strongest created force is our free will
4. It's an amazing testimony of God's might when He overcomes our free will.
5. The necessity of examining the condition of the seed that you have received.

Date: 2/4/07
Title: Graffiti From God
Text: Dan 5:17-30, 1 Cor 9:24-27, Mt 20:1-16
Some Teachings From this Message:

1. Respect all governmental authority they have been placed there by God
2. Do not profane the Lord's Supper
3. The first workers in the parable are like those who work in the church expecting a reward from God. (works righteousness) In the end, they will be condemned.
4. The other workers simply trusted the steward (Jesus) for their salvation. His only promise for their trust was that He would give them "whatever is right."

Date: 1/28/07
Title: Fear: An Opportunity To  Exercise Faith
Text: Is. 51:1-11, Rom. 13:8-10, Mt 8:23-27
Some Teaching From This Message:
1. We will have trials and fears as we are in the process of crossing over to the other side.
2. Fear and faith go hand in hand
3. The Holy Spirit helps us overcome our fear and trust God
4. More love expressed in our lives....less room for fear
5. Enduring trials strengthens our faith.


Date: 1/21/07
Title: I Could Not Go Beyond the Word of the Lord
Text: Num 24:10-17, Rom 12:17-21, Mt 8:1-13
Some teachings from this message:
1. The personal involvment of God in the creation of souls
2. Balak a type of Satan who tempts us to go beyond the word of the Lord
3. Birth control is a "new" idea to the church
4. The church needs to believe ALL of God's promises. John 3:16 is just as valid as Ps 127:3....children are a reward!
5. Proof positive that eternal souls are created at conception

Date: 1/14/07
Title: Whatever He Says To You Do It
Text: Is. 8:20-22, Rom 12:6-16, Jn 2:1-11
Some Teaching From This Message
1. The first prayer to Jesus in the New Testament
2. Prayer is telling Jesus what we lack
3. Trusting and obeying always brings glory to God


Date: 01/07/07
Text: Dt 6:1-9, Rom 12:1-5, Luke 2:41-52
Some teachings from this message:
1. The purpose of Luther's catechism
2. Children should know the catechism before confirmation
3. The importance of teaching children the Law
4. The real reason behind the removal of the ten commandments from the public square
6. The significance of binding God's Word to your hands, eyes, doorposts, and gates.

Title: The Trellis of His Word

Date: 12/31/06
Text: Is 63:7-14, Gal 4:1-7, Luke 2:33-40
Some teachings from this message:
1. God loves His children
2. God's people should be fasting and praying for God to show up.
3. Why Jesus was circumcised and baptized.
4. Simeon and Anna gave the required testimony of two witnesses agreeing that Jesus was the Lord's Christ.

Title: Where Are You God?

Date 12/24/06 Christmas Eve
Text: Mt 2:1-111
Some Teachings From This Message
1. When was Jesus Born?
2. When did the wise men come to Bethlehem?
3. The omniscience and omnipotence of God

Title: Star of Wonder

Date: 12/24/06
Text: Is 2:1-4, Phil. 4:4-7, John 1:19-28
Some Teachings from this message:
1. The radical aspect of John's Baptism
2. The Holy Spirit points people to Jesus
3. Jesus is the Prophet
4. The large-hearted are those who give and forgive

Title: Let Your Large-heartedness Be Known To All Men

Date: 12/17/06
Text: Is.  40:1-11, 1 Cor 4:1-5, Mt. 11:2-10
Some teachings from the sermon.
1. Preachers are not to be influenced by popular opinion, or wealth, or power.
2. Isaiah 40 to the end of the book is a great place to find comfort!
3. The true church of Jesus Christ is found in the wilderness because the wilderness represents utter reliance upon God for spiritual survival.
4. We are prepared to receive Jesus when we realize that without Him, we are like grass.

Title: The First Baptist Church of the Wilderness

 Date: 12/10/06
Text: Mal 4:1-6, Rom. 15:4-9. Luke 21:25-36
Some Teachings From the Sermon
1. The time frame of future events
2. Another view of the Lord's Prayer
3. The importance of watching and tending our faith
4. Eternal comfort and joy awaits those who finish the race
5. The importance of getting into God's Word and sharing what He teaches you with others.

Title: Comfort And Joy

Date: 12/3/06
Text: Isa. 61:1-7, Rom 13:11-14, Mt 21:1-11
Some Teachings From the Sermon:
1. What is meant by "the acceptable year of the Lord?
2. The second advent of Jesus will be Judgement Day
3. Looking forward to His second coming is the secret to a joyous holiday season
4. Our gay apparel is the robe of righteousness given to us at our baptism, and maintained by daily washing ( Confession, repentance, and forgiveness)

Title: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

Date: 11/26/06
Text: Isa 51:9-16, 2 Cor. 5:1-10. Luke 20:27-40
Some Teachings From This Sermon:
1. The Christian hope IS a bodily resurrection unto eternal life.
2. No marriages in heaven
3. The two Judgements
   a. God's secret judgement
   b. The public Judgement on the Last Day

Title: Schlitz Was Wrong!

Date: 11/23/06
Text: 1 Tim. 4:3-5
Some teachings In the Sermon:
1. A thankless people become a godless people
2. Thankful people remember how much they have been given
3. Make and keep lists of things you are thankful for.

Title: Make A List

Date: 11/19/06
Text: Isa. 32:1-8, Rom. 13:1-7, Mt 17:24-27
Some teachings in this sermon
1. The Gospel is offensive to many
2. The Gospel is the only thing that should be offensive about a Christian
3. Daily revisit your baptism (Take a spiritual shower of forgiveness and begin each day a new creature in Christ)
4. A voluntary temple tax (for worship enhancement) is a good idea
5. Pay taxes if for no other reason than not being offensive to others.

Title: Spiritual Deodorant

Date: 11/12/06

Text: Dt 7:9-11, 2 Tim 2:19-21, Mark 4:21-25

Some teachings in this sermon:
1. Not all who are members of a congregation are beleivers.
2. There is a spiritual law of energy, that says saving faith produces works
3. There are different degrees of hearing the Word of God, but only one results in eternal life.

Title: Take Heed How You Hear

Date: 11/5/06

Text: Hosea 13:14, Col 1:24-2:3, Luke 18:1-8

Some teachings in the sermon:
1. The necessity of baptism and faith for salvation
2. Longing for Christ's return is evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit

Title: Christ In You, The Hope of Glory

Date:10/29/06

Texts: Isa 65:1,2, Heb 10:19-31, Mt 21:33-44

Some Teachings in the sermon:
God's judgement against the Gentiles.
His plan to call them back.
Abraham's faith in the Seed
Jew and Gentile must have the faith of Abraham.
Marriage to unbelievers an abomination to God
Remember your baptism when struggling with guilt.
We must connect with each other more than once a week at church
Eagerly look forward to the weekly assembly.

Title: Here I Am! Here I Am!

Date: 10/22/06
Subject:: Formed by God to serve Him
Text: Is 44:21-23, Col. 3:1-11, Luke 13:10-17
Title: I Have Formed You, You Are My Servant

 Date: 10/15/06
Subject: The seriousness of the sin of coveting and it's link to a lack of tithing.
Text: Dt 10:12-22, 1 Jn 2:7-17, Mk 10:17-27
Title: Covetousness and Tithing

Date: 10/08/06
Subject: Trusting Christ Alone For Justification and Sanctification
Text: 1 Sam 2:1-10, Gal. 5:1-14, Mt 18:1-7
Title: For By Strength No Man Shall Prevail

Date: 10/01/06
Subject: The Right To Life and the Sovreignty of God
Text: Deut. 32:39,40, Phil 1:19-26, John 11:30-45
Title: He Is God, He Decides

Date:9/24/06
Subject: Learning to love others more than ourselves
Text: Dt. 6:4-9, 1 Cor 7:29-31, Mt 6:19-23
Title: The Greatest Command

Date: 9/17/06
Subject: The Danger of doing church without Jesus
Text: Jer. 17:13,14, Rev. 3:1-6, Luke 4:23-30
Title: He Went His Way

Date: 9/10/06
Subject: What Love Isn't and What Love Is
Text: Lev 18:1-5, 1 Cor 13, Jn 13:31-35
Title: LOVE

Date: 9/3/06
Subject: The Importance of Prayer and Evengelism
Text: Mt 9:35-38
Title: Pray the Lord of the Harvest

Date: 8/20/06
Subject: You Can Lose Your Salvation!
Text: Jer 7:1-7, Heb 3:12-4:1, John 6:66-71
Title: Prone To Wander

Date: 8/13/06
Subject: You cannot serve God and materialism
Text: 1 Chro 29:10-13, 2 Thes 3:6-13, Lk 16:10-17
Title: Who Will Wag Your Tail

Date: 8/6/06
Subject: The importance of discerning true biblical teaching from false biblical teaching
Text: Jer. 15:19-21, 1 Jn 4:1-6, Mk 7:5-16
Title: Learn To Discern

Date: 7/30/06
Subject: Christianity Must Not Become A Mutual Admiration Society
Text: Luke 14:12-15
Title: Country Club Christians

Date: 7/23/06
Subject: Jesus defines Adultery
Text: Mt 5:27-37
Title: Adultery Defined

Date: 7/16/06
Subject: The Keys of the Kingdom (Believe and be baptized)
Text: Jeremiah 16:14-21, Mt 16:13-20
Title: Almost Persuaded

Date: 7/9/06
Subject: What does it really mean to "Judge Not?"
Text: Matthew 7:1-6
Title: Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged

Date: 7/2/06
Subject: God does not wish for anyone to perish
Text: Matthew 9:13
Title: What DID He Mean When He Said, "I Desire Mercy and Not Sacrifice?"

Date: 6/25/06
Subject: False Teachers and How To Spot Them
Text: Romans 16:17-27
Title: Avoid False Teachers

Date: 6/18/06
Subject: The members of the church at Rome
Text: Romans 16:1-16
Title: Who Are These People And Why Are They Kissing

Date: 6/11/06
Subject: The Role of Women in the Church
Text: Romans 16:1,2
Title: She Was A Deacon!

Date: 6/4/06
Subject: Baptism and Pentecost
Text: John 14:18
Title: Pentecost! it's Mandatory!

Date: 5/28/06
Subject: Giving out of your surplus
Text: Romans: 15:25-33
Title: The Benefits of Giving "Up" the Spiritual Food Chain

Date: 5/21/06
Subject: Women Keeping Silent In Church
Text: 1 Cor. 14:26-35, 1 Tim. 2:8-14
Title: God's Created Order

 Date: 5/14/06
Subject: God's Model for the Family
Text: Psalm 128
Title: Paradise Regained


Date: 5/7/06
Subject: Taking the Word of God Personally
Text: Romans 15:19-22
Title: Thy Word IS A Lamp Unto MY Feet

Date: 4/30/06
Subject: The Importance of Reminding each other about our salvation and sanctification through the Words of Scripture.
Text: Romans 15:15-19
Title: Bold Reminders

Date: 4/23/06
Subject: The Importance of Goodness, Knowledge, and Admonishment in a Church.
Text: Romans 15:14
Title: Evidences of A Solid Church

Date: 4/16/06
Subject: The Realities of the Grave for the Unbeliever
Text: Psalm 49
Title: A Legacy That Doesn't Fade

Date: 4/14/06
Subject: What Will You Do With the King of the Jews?
Text: John 19:17-22
Title: God's Billboard

Date: 4/13/06
Subject: The Mandate To Watch and Pray
Text: Luke22:39-46
Title: Watch and Pray

Date: 4/9/06
Subject: The connection between faith and "response ability"
Text: Romans 15:8-13
Title: Response Ability

Date: 4/2/06
Subject: God uses His Word to patiently grow His children
Text: Romans 15:1-7
Title: God's Word Is Waiting For You

Date: 3/26/06
Subject: Getting Re-focused on the Grace of God
Text: Romans 15:1
Title: Giving Up Meat For Lent

Date: 3/19/06
Subject: When in doubt about non-essentials....don't
Text: Romans 14:20-23
Title: Whatever Is Not From Faith Is Sin

Date: 3/12/06
Subject: The importance of yielding in the areas of non-essentials
Text: Romans 14:13-19
Title: The Fatal Mistake of Failing to Yield

Date: 3/5/06
Subject: Learning to give an account for the purpose of evangelizing
Text: Romans 14:10-12
Title: Giving An Account

Date: 2/26/06
Subject: Don't be judgmental on non essential matters of the faith
Text: Romans 14:1-9
Title: Who Are We To Judge

Date: 2/19/06
Subject: Beware of Spiritual Slumber
Text: Romans 13:11-14
Title: Stop Hitting the Snooze Alarm

Date: 2/12/06
Subject: Owe Nothing But Love
Text: Romans 13:8-10
Title: I Owe I Owe

Date 2/5/06
Subject: The Christian's responsibility toward secular government.
Text: Romans 13:1-7
Title: The Hurt Locker

Date: 1/29/06
Subject: Loving Your Enemies
Text: Romans 12:18-21
Title: The Sizzling Conscience

Date: 1/22/06
Subject: Right to Life
Text: Various Scripture references
Title: Abortion: It's Not the Unforgivable Sin

Date 1/15/06
Subject: Let God repay, our responsibility is to creatively bless our enemies.
Text: Romans 12:17
Title: Creative Blessing

Date: 1/8/06
Subject: The Importance of Small Groups For Building Community
Text: Romans 12:15,16
Title: Getting To Know You

Date 1/1/06
Subject: The importance of speaking well of your enemies, doing good for them, and praying for them.
Text: Romans 12:14
Title: Bless Do Not Curse

Date: 12/18/05
Subject: The Details and Definitions of Romans 12:10-13
Text: Romans 12:10-13
Title: Evidence of the Spirit in Our Midst

Date: 12/11/05
Subject: The meaning of love without hypocrisy, abhorrence of evil, and clinging to what is good.
Text: Romans 12:9
Title: The Motivation Behind the Motivational Gifts

Date: 12/04/05
Subject: Definition of the Spiritual Gifts Listed in Romans.
Text: Romans 12:6-8
Title: The Motivational Gifts        

Date: 11/27/05
Subject: The Secret of Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
Text: Romans 12:3-5
Title: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Date 11/20/05
Subject: Don't Be Conformed To the World!
Text: Romans 12:1,2
Title: Transformed Not Conformed

Date:11/13/05
Subject: God's Reasonable Request of Daily Committment To Him
Date: 11/06/05
Text: Romans 12:1
Title: The Sanctified Scavenger Hunt

Subject: The ongoing salvation of the Jews
Text: Romans 11:25-36
Title: The Mystery Made Clear

Date: 10/30/05
Subject: Confirmation  Sunday
Text: 1 Peter 5: 5-11
Title: Commit To Him

Date: 10/23/05
Subject: God is able to graft anyone into the tree of life and He is able to cut off any barren branches.
Text: Romans 11:11-24
Title: The Privilege of God's Grafting

Date: 10/16/05
Subject: The Dangers of Man-made Rules and Rituals
Text: Romans: 11:1-10
Title: Beware of Lip Service Christianity

Date: 10/9/05
Subject: Lessons from God's rejection of the Jews
Text: Romans 10:18-21
Title: Let's Learn the Lesson of the Rejected Jews

Date:10/02/05
Subject: The Importance of Proclaiming the Word
Text: Romans 10:14-17
Title: The Town Criers

Date: 9/25/05
Subject: Salvation By Christ Alone
Text: Romans 10:4-13
Title: The End of the Law For Righteousness

Date: 9/18/05
Subject: Sincerity and Zeal Can Be Misguided
Text: Romans 10:1-3
Title: Misguided Zeal

 Date: 9/11/05
Subject: Suffering For the Sake of Mercy
Text: Romans 9:22-33
Title: Suffering For the Sake of Mercy

Date: 9/4/05
Subject: He is the Potter, We Are the Clay
Text: Romans 9:18-21
Title: Audacious Cracked Pots

Date: 8/28/05
Subject: Always Keeping God's Mercy in Sight
Text: Romans 9:14-18
Title: The Wrong Side of the Coin


Date: 8/21/05
Subject: God gets all the Glory!
Text: Romans 9:9-13
Title: The Determinator

Date: 8/14/05
Subject: The Danger of Rejecting God's Grace
Text: Romans 9:1-9
Title: But That's Not All


Date: 8/7/05
Subject: A Heart For the Lost
Text: Romans 9:1-3
Title: Man Overboard

Date 7/31/05
Subject: The Inseparable Love of Christ
Text: Romans 8:35-39
Title: Nothing Separates Us From His Love


Date 7/24/05
Subject: Predestination
Text: Romans 8:28-34
Title: Finally Saved...Always Meant To Be Saved



Date: 7/17/05
Subject: Praying Under Duress
Text: Romans: 8:26-28
Title: The Groanings of the Spirit

Date: 7/10/05
Subject: The blessed hope of the resurrection
Text: Romans: 8:17-26
Title: The Best Is Yet To Come

Date: 7/03/05
Subject: Set Free From Fear
Text: Romans 8:8-17
Title: "Father...Father:" A Fruit of Walking in the Spirit
Date: 6/19/05
Subject: Confession, Repentance, and Receiving Forgiveness
Text: Romans 8:9
Title: If Indeed the Spirit of God Dwells In You

Date 6/12/05
Subject: What it means to walk in the Spirit
Text: Romans 8:1-8
Title: Walking in the Spirit


Date: 6/5/05
Subject: The Good That I Want To Do I Do Not Do.
Text: Romans 7:14-25
Title: The Law of Ever Present Evil


Date: 5/29/05
Subject: Falling Short of God's Glory
Text: Romans 7:7-13
Title: I Shot An Arrow in the Air



Date: 5/22/05
Subject::The Necessity of Marrying Christ
Text: Romans 7:1-6
Title: Our Marriage To Christ  

Date:5/15/05
Subject: Divorce and Remarriage
Text: Romans 7:1-3
Title: 'Til Death Do Us Part


Date: 5/8/05
Subject: Mother's Day
Text: Genesis 2:18-23
Title: The Original Mother


Date: 4/24/05
Subject: Dying To Self
Text: Romans: 6:15-23
Title: The Absolute Necessity of Dying To Self


Date: 4/17/05
Subject: God's grace does not give us license to sin
Text: Romans 6:1-14
Title: Shall We Continue To Sin?


Date: 4/10/05
Subject: Grace is Greater Than All Sin
Text: Romans 5:15-21
Title: The Superiority of Grace

Date: 4/3/05
Subject: We Need To Admit That We Are Under God's Judgement
Text: Leviticus 26:14-46
Title: We Haven't Listened!

Date: 3/27/05
Subject: The Prophecy of Isaiah and the Passion of Christ
Text: Isaiah 53:8-12
Title: How Did Isaiah Know That?

Date: 3/20/05
Subject: Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
Text: John 12:1-16
Title: Mary Got It! Mary Knew!

Date: 3/13/05
Subject:: God's Promised Blessings In Leviticus 26
Text: Lev. 26:3-13
Title: Obey His Laws, Tend His Commands


Date: 3/6/05
Subject: Idolatry/addiction, Remembering the Sabbath, and honoring God's Holy Tent
Text: Lev. 26:1,2
Title: “Idolatry, The Sabbath, and God’s Holy Tent”

Date: 02/27/05
Subject: Biblical "Types"
Text: Romans 5:14
Title: The Shadowless Cross


Date: 02/20/05
Subject: Walking in the Spirit
Text: Romans 5:12-14
Title: Grace Trumps Original Sin


Date: 02/13/05
Subjects: The Right To Life, And Infant Baptism
Text: Romans 5:12
Title: Baptism, The Right To Life, And Original Sin

Date: 02/06/05
Subject: The Act of Reconciliation
Text: Romans: 5:9-11
Title: No Longer A Loved Enemy, But A Loved Friend

Date: 01/30/05
Subject: God's Demonstration of Love
Text: Romans 5:6-8
Title: The Yet Sinner


Date: 01/23/05
Subject: Being Ashamed of God
Text: Romans 5:5
Title: Don't Be Put to the Blush

Date 01/16/05
Subject: The Right to Life
Text: Psalm 139:13-16
Title: He Covered You In the Womb

 Date: 01/09/05
Subject: Debt and Tithing
Text: Isaiah 5:8-10
Title: The Problem of Debt and Tithing


Date: 01/02/05
Subject: Some of the Effects of Faith
Text: Romans 5:1-4
Title: Chain Reactions of Faith

Date 12/31/04
Subject: Heavenly Rewards
Text: Luke 12:20,21
Title: Being Rich Toward God

Date: 12/26/04
Subject: Putting Faith Into Action
Text: Romans: 4:18-25
Title: The 3D Glasses of Faith


Date: 12/24/04
Subject: The Stars and the Birth of Christ
Text: Matt. 2: 1-11
Title: Star of Wonder....The Real Christmas Story


Date: 12/19/04
Subject: God Asks Us, What We Intend To Do With His Word
Text: Rom. 4:14-17
Title: Meeting God In His Word

Date: 12/12/04
Subject: Believing God For Righteousness
Text: Rom. 4:4-13
Title: Not Just Knowing But Believing

Date: 12/05/04
Subject: Saving Faith
Text: Rom. 3:28-4:3
Title: The Faith of a Child

Date: 11/28/04
Subject: God's Mercy
Text: Romans 3:25-28
Title: The Mercy Seat

 Date: 11/25/04
Subject: Thanksgiving
Text: Job 1
Title: The Thanksgiving Special

Date: 11/21/04
Subject: How To Receive Salvation
Text: Romans 3:19-24
Title: Bingo!


Date 11/14/04
Subject: The Fear of God
Text: Romans 3:9-18
Title: Rotten To the Core


Date: 10/31/04
Subject: The Necessity of Voting Pro-Life
Text: Ps. 28:5
Title: It's The Right To Life......Voter



Date: 10/24/04
Subject: Cheap Grace
Text: Romans 3:3-8
Title: The Problem of Cheap Grace


Date: 10/17/04
Subject: The Faithfulness of God
Text: Romans 3:1,2
Title: God Unfaithful? That Would Be Unthinkable


Date: 10/10/04
Subject: Advantages of the Word of God
Text: Romans 3:1,2
Title: The Tremendous Advantages of the Word of God


Date: 10/03/04
Subject: The Connection Between Circumcision and Baptism
Text: Romans 2:25-29
Title: How To Make A Disciple

Date: 9/26/04
Subject: Hypocrisy
Text: Romans 2:17-24
Title: Practicing What We Preach

Date: 9/19/04
Subject: God's Law Written On Our Hearts
Text: Romans 2:12-16
Title: No Cold Sales Calls

Date: 9/12/04
Subject: Some Contrasts Between Heaven & Hell
Text: Romans 2:7-11
Title: No Rodney Dangerfields In Heaven

Date: 9/5/04
Subject: The Role of Deeds
Text: Romans 2:6
Title: Playback and Payback Time

Date: 8/29/04
Subject: The Wrath of God
Text: Romans 2:1-5
Title: The Cargo Net of God's Wrath