The Church is Vital to You

Sr. Pastor Mark Stafford The Church is Vital to You We love to have things personalized.  Take a cell phone for example:  People personalize their phone cases, wallpaper, and ring tones.  They download apps to make the phone best suited for their personal needs.  A cell phone really [...]

Becoming Vital at Church

Sr. Pastor Mark Stafford Becoming Vital at Church |Philippians 1:3-14, 2 Timothy 2:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 2:3-8, 1 Corinthians 8:1-4, Hebrews 13:17   Church isn’t something you go to, it’s something you belong to.  Going to church is not supposed to be like going to the movies.  A church service is [...]

When You Come to Jesus, You Become Part of the Family

Your relationship with Jesus has dramatic effects and implications on your relationships with other people – especially people within the church.  Consider what Paul says in Galatians 3:26-28: “In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there [...]

By |2018-02-05T09:24:45+00:00February 1st, 2018|Acts, Blog Posts, Galatians, New Testament|0 Comments

A Vital Church Defined

Sr. Pastor Mark Stafford     A Vital Church Defined On and off I’ve participated with a local cycling club, a group of guys who meet a few times a week to ride road bikes.  They head out on the road together and ride 15 or 20 miles.  [...]

By |2017-11-20T13:23:00+00:00January 7th, 2018|Acts, New Testament, Sermons, Special Messages|0 Comments

Glory to God, Peace for Men

  Glory to God, Peace for Men Luke 2:1-14, Romans 5:1-11   Let me show you four of the earliest known drawings of Jesus Christ:         Alexamenos graffito – 1st to 3rd century: This image is carved in plaster on a wall in Rome [...]

Acts 28 – Taking the Gospel to a Nation in Crises

Download Audio Here Introduction America is a Nation in Crises: Looking at the current state of our country, most of us would agree that we are moving far away for our moral center. Here are just a few staggering statistics: Alcoholism: Alcohol is still the #1 abused drug in America. There are 12 million alcoholics [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:49+00:00November 24th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Acts 27 – God’s Faithfulness Through the Storms

Download Audio Here Introduction Acts 27 is a vivid illustration of our human condition. Some of you as you sit here tonight are faced with huge trials. You and I are often faced with circumstances that feel totally overwhelming…like they are driven by out of control forces. You may have be feeling lost and in [...]

By |2013-11-24T00:11:22+00:00November 24th, 2013|Acts: Empowered|0 Comments

Acts 26 – The Centrality of Jesus

Download Audio Here Introduction I want you to find forgiveness for your sins and a place among the sanctified by faith in Christ I want our church to be a place where those have found the joy of forgiveness in Christ can gather and fellowship and grow in their faith. How do we find a [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:49+00:00November 23rd, 2013|Acts: Empowered|0 Comments

Acts 21 – Majoring on the Majors

  Introduction   Things that should not divide a church (but that often do) Carpet Color Pastor’s hair style Pastor’s clothing choices Saturday or Sunday Homeschool or public school Worship Styles Projection screens There are sometimes people with strong opinions in the church that divide people over silly issues. I came across a blog post [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:49+00:00August 29th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Acts 20:17-35 – Ephesian Elders

  Introduction   One Man Volleyball Team? When I was in college, I was at a camp one weekend and the speaker was a volleyball protégé named Bob Holmes. Bob was a professional motivational speaker and a one man volleyball team.   By himself, he had won over 13,000 volleyball games – many of those games [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:50+00:00August 24th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments