Messages (Page 3)

Messages (Page 3)

I Love to Tell the Story: Balaam

Sunday, February 2 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship and Sunday, February 9 at 11am Contemporary Worship Numbers 22:21 31 Pastor Greg Cox Let us pray: There is a part of me that sometimes wonders how willing we are to dive into your Word and your messages for us. Whether we are afraid to hear the message or are reluctant to understand what you are really saying to us. We really do long to hear your voice Oh God, and…

I Love to Tell the Story: Namaan

Sunday, February 2 at 11am Contemporary Worship and Sunday, February 9 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship Isaiah 40: 21-31 Kings 5:1-14 Pastor David Streets When Toni and I moved into our very first parsonage, that is, a home provided by the church, we were excited to decorate, plant flowers and make it our own. We made a few improvements here and there. On the right side of the house was a patio shaded by a massive, beautiful oak tree.…

Sharing Our Faith – It’s Who We Are

January 19 and 26, 2020 Matthew 5:14-16 Every year on New Years Day, Kristine would watch the Rose Parade in Pasadena and comment on how beautiful the floral floats were, and how she would someday like to attend the event So for Christmas a year ago, that was her Christmas present – a trip to the Rose Parade… And it was a unique event – going to a place we’d never been before Witnessing the intricacies of the floats not…

We’re Meeting in Lot A

January 5 and 12, 2020 Acts 2:42-47 Pastor Gregory D. Cox Let us pray: How good it is to sing our praises to you, our God. You have done great things for your people; you heal the brokenhearted and heal our wounds. You determined the number of stars in the sky and call each of them by name. Why shouldn’t we call upon your name and call you great. You are the Lord, you are mighty in power and your…

“Caring and Sharing – It’s Who We Are”

Jan 5 & 12, 2020 Acts 4:32-37 Pastor Dennis Henley Upon a casual reading of these verses from Acts 4 you might get the impression that this passage served as an inspiration to Karl Marx – “From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.” That however, would be an oversimplification. The early Christians still owned property, and no one was required to sell it and turn over the proceeds; when they did so, it was out…

Not Sure I Want To Go There

December 29, 2019 Joshua 1:5 Pastor Dennis Henley Joshua 1:5 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.” As you read the many and varied stories found throughout the Bible, and about the personalities recorded in those accounts, you get the impression that these exceptional people were totally different from yourself. You wonder, “How…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:8-14 December 22, 2019 Pastor E. David Streets Choices. Oh my gosh, there are lots of choices to be made in our lives every single day right? I mean, we have to choose what we are going to wear, to work or school every day of the week unless we wear a uniform. We have to make a choice as to what we will have for breakfast, then lunch and then dinner. That dinner choice is a…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Luke 2:8-20 December 22, 2019 Pastor Dennis Henley The false prophets in the time of Jeremiah kept proclaiming “Peace, peace” when there was no peace. The nation was about to fall to the Babylonians; people would be exiled; economy ruined. The image of a peaceful existence with prosperity in a land flowing with milk and honey, was becoming a distant memory from the past. As in Bible times, there is much world tension, much division, greed and simple hatred And…

We Need JOY Now More Than Ever

December 15, 2019 Matthew 2:7-12 Pastor Dennis Henley I think JOY is something that is sometimes misunderstood and sold short – yet, needed more than ever The definition of JOY is “great pleasure, happiness or delight” But for the Christian, it seems there ought to be more to it than that JOY, by that classic definition could be something superficial and short lived. Like a fireworks show (for which Pittsburgh is so famous) that lasts a short time, is pretty…

We Need LOVE More Than Ever

Isaiah 35:1-10 December 15, 2019 Rev. Gregory D. Cox Let us pray: Ever present God, you taught us that the night is far spent and the day is at hand. Grant that we may ever be found watching for the coming of your Son. Save us from undue love of the world that we may wait with patient hope for the day of the Lord, and so abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may not be ashamed;…

We Need LOVE More Than Ever

We Need LOVE More Than Ever I John 3:1-6; 23-24 and 4:7-8; 19 December 8, 2019 Good morning church and welcome back to our series of messages called “Now More Than Ever”. If you were with us last Sunday you will remember that we talked about hope and the fact that we need hope in our lives, we need hope in our world now more than ever. Perhaps you remember that we tried to make a clear distinction between using…

We Need LOVE Now More Than Ever

We Need LOVE Now More Than Ever 1 John 4:7-21 December 8, 2019 Let us pray: In this advent season, we pray as our ancestors prayed for a king that would be our justice, a son that would come to us with your righteousness. May you judge your people with righteousness and your afflicted ones with justice. May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. We praise you for your promise O Lord, that…