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The Resurrection is Historical Fact

April 12, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 | easter, exposition, gospel

In this second sermon in our “Rise Again, Come Again” series, Pastor Gary helps us see the implications of the historical fact of the resurrection of Christ. Because of Christ’s resurrection, we have have real hope in Christ, we can experience the total victory of Christ, and we can experience Christ’s purpose for our life.

The Resurrection is Good News

April 5, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | easter, exposition, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs began a 4-week series entitled “Rise Again-Come Again: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15,” with this sermon from the first 11 verses of the chapter. In the this letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul described the details of the resurrection as being key to the gospel, the good news. And went on to establish its veracity by listing the eyewitnesses who had seen the risen Lord. What do we do with good news? We decide whether it is to be believed or not. Yet, this decision determines our destiny.

How Can We Get Ready For You?

March 29, 2015 | Malachi 4:1-6 | exposition

Pastor Gary concluded our sermon series through the book of Malachi. Malachi ends with a warning about the “Day of the Lord”, a day that has yet to come even now, to encourage us to repent, remember and return to God.

How Have We Spoken Against You?

March 22, 2015 | Malachi 3:13-18 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continued the 8-week exposition of Malachi entitled, “Dialogue With God,” with this message from chapter three. In this chapter of Malachi, God told the people of Israel that He heard all of their words and that some had spoken against Him, complaining to one another about Him, while others had rightly feared and esteemed His name before one another. He warns that there is coming a Day when He will separate those who speak against Him from those who fear Him and will only call those who fear Him as His own. Which group do you want to be in? Those who speak against God or for God? The text gives three steps to how we can change our grumbling into gratitude.

How Have We Robbed You?

March 15, 2015 | Malachi 3:7-15 | exposition

As we continue our series going verse by verse through the book of Malachi, we learn how God accused the Israelites of robbing him, what that means for us today, and how through Jesus we can respond to God not through the law of tithing, but by willingly giving our whole selves back to God.

How Have We Wearied You?

March 8, 2015 | Malachi 2:17-3:7 | exposition

In this 5th sermon in our series going verse by verse through the book of Malachi, “A Dialogue With God”, God tells the Israelites that they have wearied him. Pastor Gary helps us understand how the Israelites were questioning God and how God’s ultimate answer came in the person of Jesus Christ.

How Have We Broken Faith?

March 1, 2015 | Malachi 2:10-16 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series through the book of Malachi entitled: “A Dialogue With God.” This 4th message in the series is taken from Malachi 2:10-16. In this passage, God warned the Israelites that they had been unfaithful in their relationship to Him, to their fellow countrymen and to their spouses. God is a covenant-making and a covenant-keeping God. And He wanted His chosen people to enjoy the life and peace of living in covenant with Him and others. We can heed God’s warning today and live under the New Covenant that enables us to be faithful in all our relationships.

How Have We Lost Our Way?

February 22, 2015 | Malachi 2:1-9 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series through Malachi with this message from chapter two about how the priests had lost their way and were no longer leading the people according to God’s Word. Those who carry the Name of God are to follow His ways.

How Have We Dishonored You?

February 15, 2015 | Malachi 1:6-14 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series, “A Dialogue with God: An Exposition of Malachi,” with this message from Malachi 1:6-14. In this message three ways are given on how we can offer worship that honors God.

How Have You Loved Us?

February 8, 2015 | Malachi 1:1-5 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 8-week series through the book of Malachi entitled, “A Dialogue With God.” This first message covers Malachi 1:1-5 and is entitled, “How Have You Loved Us?” In this message, Pastor Gary teaches how God answers our questions about the nature of His love.