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“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)

April 30, 2012

The amazing adoption that takes place for us who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior! We become children of God! This transaction not only satisfies legal requirements, making us righteous before the Father. It begins a spiritual transformation within us, making us holy like the Father. Ultimately, making it possible for us to spend eternity with the Father!

Proclaim God’s Story

April 1, 2012 | John 4 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs concludes his sermon series, WITNESS, with this message entitled “Proclaim God’s Story.” In the book of John, Jesus took the time to talk to a Samaritan woman drawing water at Jacob’s well outside the city of Sychar. After he told her that he was the long awaited Messiah she immediately went back to her hometown to tell everyone her story. We can tell people in our hometown the story of how Jesus revealed himself to us.

Depend On God’s Power

March 25, 2012 | John 5 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues the WITNESS series with this message about the necessity of depending on God’s power to witness. This message is taken from the gospel of John where Jesus told the Pharisees that he was merely joining the Father where his power was already at work. We can learn to be empowered to join the Father’s work in our witness.

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.

About the Holy Spirit

October 9, 2011 | John 14-16 | holy spirit, theology

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Faith Foundations” series with this message about the Holy Spirit. This message from John 14-16 gives three important teachings about the Holy Spirit.

About God

September 25, 2011 | John 17 | theology

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new message series entitled “Faith Foundations.” This series will cover the ten essentials of the Christian faith. This first message is taken from John 17 and will show why the study of God is beneficial.

Is There Evidence for Believing?

September 18, 2011 | John 20 | belief

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the 7-week sermon series BELIEVE. This message looks at the testimony of Thomas in chapter 20 and encourages us to stop doubting and believe.

Can Dead Hearts Believe?

September 11, 2011 | John 11-12 | belief

Jonathan Combs continues the BELIEVE series with this message from John 11-12 about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Believing Is Seeing

September 4, 2011 | John 9-10 | belief

Justin Norden continues the message series “BELIEVE” with this message from John 9-10.

What to Believe?

August 28, 2011 | John 5-8 | belief

Pastor Gary Combs continues the series through the Gospel of John entitled “BELIEVE.” This message from chapter 5 through 8 asks “Does it matter what we believe?” John says that it does as he shares the claims of Jesus and the witnesses and proofs to those claims. Jesus claims to be God!