We are Moving to Town
July 2, 2017
Scripture: Revelation 21:9-27
Continuing his examination of John's last words in the book of Revelation, Pastor Gary talks about the City God has prepared for us and the elements that make it the perfect community.
“John’s Last Words: God’s New Earth”
June 25, 2017
Scripture: Revelation 21:1-9
Examining the Apostle John's last words in the book of Revelation, Pastor Gary explains the hope we can have in God's promise of His new earth.
One Bread, One Cup, One Body
June 18, 2017
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:14-22
Out of this World Wisdom
June 11, 2017
Scripture: I Corinthians 2:6-16
Church Killers Part 2: Distraction; "How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing"
June 4, 2017
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:17 - 2:5
Pastor Gary continues his message about what divides the church. He explains how following worldly wisdom or following God's wisdom and obedience to His will affects God's church. Who we choose to follow will either unify of divide the church.
Church Killers Part 1: Lack of Unity
May 28, 2017
Memorial Day Remembrance by Anne George begins this recording.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
Using the example of the first century Corinthian church, Pastor Gary looks at what Paul says will build unity in the Body of Christ.
Christ is the Better Way
May 21, 2017
Scripture: Hebrews 10:11-25
Pastor Gary examines Hebrews chapter 10:11-25 and explains why Christ's way is a better way.
Bathsheba: Mentor to a Great King
Happy Mother's Day!
Scripture - 1 Kings 10-25
For Mother' Day, Pastor Gary talks about Bathsheba, a godly mother who influenced her son, Solomon who was the greatest leader of his time.
Things to Come
Scripture - Matthew 24
Pastor Gary helps us understand Matthew chapter 24: The importance of building our faith on the foundation of Jesus. Being warned of false prophets and standing on the things of the world instead of standing on the foundation of Jesus that will never change and will endure forever.
The Source of Our Confidence
Scripture - Psalm 27
Pastor Gary Gardell talks about our confidence in God and why He is worthy to receive that confidence.
David' RX for "No Shame"
Scripture - Psalm 25
Pastor Gary explains how David, the author of Psalm 25, escaped being shamed by his enemies. David trusted God and waited for God's timing. He asked for God to teach him and he appealed to God's grace and love to forgive and cleanse him.
Things That Won't be Contained
Scripture - Matthew 28:1-15
Happy Easter! He is Risen!
The City of Our God
Scripture - Matthew 21:1-17
Pastor Gardell talks about Jerusalem and the return of Christ. We don't know when he will return, but we do know where.
Scripture - John 17
Pastor Gary walks us through John 17. Jesus is praying for all people who believe. He is praying for Himself, for his disciples and for all who will believe because of their faithfulness. He prays that His people will be united so the world will believe in Him and He prays that we will know we are loved.
The Traveler's Psalm
March 26, 2017
Scripture - Psalm 91
In his first sermon since his stay in Israel, Pastor Gary Gardell shares the encouragement given by Psalm 91, called “The Traveler’s Psalm” by Israelites. It is a psalm often used and quoted in Israel for its reassurance that we will be protected by God in times of trouble.
Faith 103: The Mission of the Church
March 12, 2017
Scripture - Acts 6:1-7
As the Church, our primary mission is to spread the gospel, but what else accompanies that? Pastor Gary Gardell discusses the church’s auxiliary missions to care for the poor and incapable, and to be pillars of God’s truth in our daily dealings.
Faith 102: The Mission of the Church
March 5, 2017
Scripture - Hymnal #646 “The Church” (Matt 16:15-19; 1 Cor 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 5:25-27)
What is the mission of the Church? To win more people over to Christianity? To change and influence our surroundings and politicians to align more closely with biblical truths? Or is it simply to declare the gospel loud and proud until the day we die? Pastor Gary Gardell explores this question, looking at the shifting ways of the world and the one constant which is the gospel of Christ.
Faith 101: What is the Church?
February 26, 2017
Scripture - 1 Corinthians 12:13-31
In this introduction to faith, Pastor Gary puts on his professor's cap and explains what Scripture teaches about the Bible says about the Body of Christ and what makes-up the church.
Our Promise Keeping God
February 19, 2017
Scripture - Psalm 111
Praise the Lord and give thanks for His wonderful works. God's character is evident in His works. Pastor Gary explores Psalm 111 and talks about God's character and the salvation He offers.
Be a Branch! Bear Fruit!
February 12, 2017
Scripture - John 15:1-17
Pastor Gary Gardell dissects the parable of the vine and the vine dresser in John 15. He looks at each verse, discussing the implications about God’s character and sharing the practical application into our own lives.
Which Way Up?
February 5, 2017
Scripture: John 14:1-14
Pastor Gary Gardell continues the "I AM's" series. Jesus said, "I am the Way." Pastor Gary explains several ways we need to go to follow Jesus: service, suffering and sacrifice. Jesus is the truth and following His ways leads us to eternal life.
I AM the Resurrection
January 29, 2017
Scripture: John 11:17-29
"Jesus almost never does what we think would be the best plan...but what Jesus does always amazes those who look with eyes of faith." Pastor Gary breaks down Jesus' statement that He is the resurrection and the life and takes a look of the story of the resurrection of Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha.
The Shepherd Door
January 22, 2017
Scripture: John 10:1-21
Focusing on the "I Am" Statements of Jesus: Pastor Gary continues by discussing his thoughts on "I AM the Good Shepherd" and "I am the Door for the Sheep."
Are Christians Cannibals?
January 15, 2017
Scripture: John 6:52-59
Focusing on the "I Am" Statements of Jesus: "I AM the Bread of Life." Pastor Gary explains aspects of true spiritual faith. Jesus spoke the words of life and his body is the bread of life. Accepting that Jesus is both God and man is what leads us to the true spiritual life we seek.
The Light that Cures Blindness
January 8, 2017
Scripture: John 9:1-17
Continuing the sermon series on the "I Am" Statements of Jesus, Pastor Gary discusses the reasons we refer to Jesus as the "Light of the World."
The Light that Came to the Darkness
January 1, 2017
Scripture: John 1:1-18
Pastor Gary begins the new year with a sermon series on the "I Am" Statements of Jesus as recorded by the Apostle John in his gospel account.