War of the Worldviews

In this series, Pastor Gary tackles some of the tough issues of the day by looking at how our world view affects everything we believe.

Whatever Is True: Winning the Battle for Our Minds

January 8, 2012 | Ephesians 6 |

Pastor Gary Combs begins his new 8-week series entitled “War of the Worldviews” with this message from Ephesians 6. According the God’s Word the real war is not against flesh and blood but against our hearts and our minds. There is a war raging in the spiritual world that clouds our reason. This war will require the whole armor of God to win.


Noel

How Can We Know the True Joy of Christmas?

December 25, 2011 | John 3 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the NOEL series with this message on Christmas Day. Taken from the book of John, this message describes how Jesus told a prominent Jewish teacher named Nicodemus that God “so loved” everyone that He was offering His greatest gift to all those who would receive it. It is as though God took the approach of wrapping the gift of LIFE and then placed it inside the gift of His Son, the LORD, and then placed it inside the gift of His LOVE. A gift within a gift, within a gift. The greatest gift of all! We can receive this gift from the God who loves all. Having received it, we can be like Him by loving all too.

What Gifts Should We Give?

December 18, 2011 | Luke 2 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs continues the NOEL series with this message from Luke’s gospel. In the book of Luke, the birth of Jesus was recorded in its historical context with special attention given to show both the humble circumstances of His birth and the glory of His person as the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God. In Luke’s gospel the angel of the Lord invites the shepherds to come celebrate the birth of the Messiah. They came and it changed them and all they came into contact with afterwards. The Lord still invites us to come celebrate the Christ. We can say yes to His invitation and invite others to join us by giving and loving like Jesus.

Why Spend for Unsatisfying Things?

December 11, 2011 | Isaiah 55:1-7 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs continues the NOEL series with this message from Isaiah. Isaiah told the people of Israel that they should stop spending so much on that which doesn’t satisfy and start spending their lives looking for the coming Son of David, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone could satisfy all of their needs. We can start spending less at Christmas on that which doesn’t satisfy, so that we can worship fully, give more and love more.

Which King Will You Worship?

December 4, 2011 | Matthew 2:1-12 | worship, christmas

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new series entitled NOEL. This first message is taken from Matthew 2:1-12 which tells the story of the Magi who traveled from the East to worship the One born king of Israel. This story shows two kings. One is the false king Herod and the other is King Jesus.


Faith Foundations

This 10-part series explores the foundations of Christian theology (the study of God) through our 10 essentials of belief.

About Baptism

November 27, 2011 | Matthew 3:11-17 | theology, baptism

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the Faith Foundations series with this message About Baptism. The main text for this message is Matthew 3:11-17 where John the Baptist baptizes Jesus. This message answers three important questions about baptism.

About Eternity

November 20, 2011 | Luke 16 | theology, eternal life

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with this message from Luke 16 “About Eternity.” In this story told by Jesus about the rich man and Lazarus, we can learn the truths concerning life after death and the reality of Heaven and Hell.

About Eternal Security

November 13, 2011 | Romans 8 | theology, eternal security

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with this message “About Eternal Security.” Taken from Romans 8, this message emphasizes the finished work of Jesus, the keeping power of the Father, and the guarantee of the Spirit that saves to the uttermost.

About Salvation

November 6, 2011 | Romans 8 | salvation, theology

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with the message about the doctrine of salvation. Taken from Romans 8, this message discusses how God’s salvation overcomes the barriers of sin, death, and alienation.

About the Lord’s Supper

October 30, 2011 | 1 Corinthians 11:20-29 | Lord's Supper, theology

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with this message about the Lord’s Supper. Taken from 1 Corinthians 11:20-29, this message answers the questions that people often ask about it.