Sermons

Resurrection Faith

Resurrection Faith

by Jeff Edmunds | Authentic Christianity

In our everyday life we face the consequences of our decisions, sometimes those are good, sometimes they are not.  If I choose to speed, I may get a ticket; if I decide to take the day off, I get to spend it with my wife.  The things we believe about God also has consequences.  Paul shows the Corinthians the importance of the resurrection by showing them the negative consequences of no resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).  As a result, not only can we find confidence in the resurrection of Jesus but we see that resurrection as the basis of our faith.

sermon by: Jeff Edmunds
date: 04.19.2020

Resurrection Hope

Resurrection Hope

by Larry Murray | Authentic Christianity

In the middle of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus crisis, many people are hopeful. But, hope is not just wishful thinking for the future – it’s confident living based on truth. It’s Jesus resurrection from the dead that is the basis of our eternal hope. We have hope for life and in death by faith in Jesus’ death in our place. His resurrection proves it. He is risen!

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 04.12.2020

Palm Sunday People

Palm Sunday People

by Larry Murray | Authentic Christianity

When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday prior to His crucifixion, on His way to the cross, there were three groups of people – the Pharisees, the disciples, and the crowds (see Matthew 21:1–11; Luke 19:39–40). In 1 Corinthians, Paul describes three groups of people similar to those found on the road to Jerusalem.

Jesus differentiates the pretenders and the posers from those who are progressing in their walk with Him. Life with Jesus requires a decision whether you make an active one or a passive one. Are you ignoring and rejecting Him? Are you wholeheartedly following Him? Or merely acknowledging Him as a Christian? What have you decided about Him?  

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 04.05.2020

Gaining Insight into God’s Wisdom

Gaining Insight into God's Wisdom

by Larry Murray | Authentic Christianity

How would you answer the following question? It came from Lin, a woman in Wuhan, China. ”The Corona virus started from my city and it spreads all over the world. The city is locked down: we are not allowed to leave the area. We have been isolated for weeks and we don’t know when is the end. Many families are broken and suffering.… why did God let the Coronavirus happen? Is it God’s plan?”

The Wisdom of God cannot be found in more research, more progress, more knowledge, more information, or – what usually seems to be the solution – more technology. In 1 Corinthians 2:4-13, Paul says that the wisdom of God is found in the cross of His Son and power of His Spirit.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 03.29.2020

The Power of God in the Lives of His People

The Power of God through the Lives of His People

by Ryan Rives | Authentic Christianity

As Christians we may feel the pressure to stand behind a pedigree or methodology to share the gospel with others. In 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, Paul tells us that God uses the transformation of insignificant people, with a message that seems foolish to the world, to draw people to himself by the power of His Spirit. In uncertain times, our call is still to speak truth and share boldly while living in obedience, trusting that God will use us for His purposes and for His glory.

sermon by: Ryan Rives
date: 03.22.2020

The Nobility of Nobodies

The Nobilities of Nobodies

by Larry Murray | Authentic Christianity

If you’ve been watching how the world is responding to our current Global Pandemic of the CHOVID-19 / Coronavirus, it’s pretty easy to see how most are panicking, hoarding, and living for self. So how do we, as followers of Christ today, live an authentic Christian life during this crisis?

In 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Paul explains how God uses the nobility of nobodies to impact His kingdom. He chooses to use ordinary people to serve Him and His Kingdom. By our faith and actions during this health crisis and global pandemic, let’s show the world that Christ is not only worth living for – He’s worth dying for, too.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 03.15.2020

Weeding Out Worldly Wisdom

Weeding Out Worldy Wisdom

by Warren Mull | Authentic Christianity

The pattern of this world exerts a subtle influence that threatens to distract us from what’s important and distort the truth that can free us from the power and penalty of sin. In 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Paul contrasts the wisdom of the world with the seemingly foolishness of the cross of Jesus Christ. As we put into practice the wisdom of God’s Word, we become authentic Christians living out the Good News in this world.

sermon by: Warren Mull
date: 03.08.2020

How to Split the Church

How to Split the Church

by Larry Murray | Authentic Christianity

Divisions in the church come from unhealthy, immature disagreements about people, positions, and preferences. Division has always been a problem among God’s people. Just look at the grumblings of Israel to and against Moses on their way to the Promised Land. Look at the positioning of Jesus’ disciples. And almost every New Testament letter to the churches deals with contention or mentions it in one way or another. Paul addresses divisions, quarrels, and arguments early on in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 because it’s one of the most significant problems in the Corinthian church. And it continues to be a major problem in the modern church today.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 03.01.2020

Fully Equipped for the Future

Fully Equipped for the Future

by Robert Matthews | Authentic Christianity

Paul opens his letter to the flawed fellowship at Corinth by giving thanks for their position in Christ and for the privileges they had been given when they were set apart to God at their new birth (1 Corinthians 1:1-9). As a local church, they were fully equipped through their relationship with God in Christ to live an authentic life until the day of His appearing.

sermon by: Robert Matthews
date: 02.23.2020

Sunday Service Times

9:30 am
Adult Life Connection Classes
Estudios Biblicos en Español
Children's Classes
Junior High Senior High 

10:30 am
Coffee and Fellowship

11:00 am
Communion Worship Service in English (Auditorium)
K- Grade 5: Children enjoy worship service in the main auditorium with their families. Children will be dismissed to Children's Church midway through the service.

Servicio de Adoración en Español
11:00 am (Fellowship Hall)

 

Dr. Constable’s Bible Study Notes

Dr. Constable’s Notes are freely available providing commentary on all 66 books of the Bible. Click HERE for Web-based format (best for viewing on-line) or click HERE for PDF format (best for printing).

 

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