The Word of God (Assorted Scriptures)

There is a book called the Bible that makes a claim about itself. It's claim is that there is no other book like it. It's claim is that it is the sole source of truth. It's claim is that while written by men, it's utlimate author is God. Do you believe the claim of this book? Could it really be that God would talk to you and me through this book? (January 23, 2022) 

The Life of the Chosen (Matthew 10:16-42)

Can it be that you or I are numbered amongst the chosen? What mercy! What a privilege! Yet, what commands are laid upon those Jesus chooses. (January 9, 2022) 

The Covenant of Redemption (Exodus 6:1-8)

When wecome to understand that the New Testament is not God's plan B but that God has only had one plan, the Old Testament becomes a treasure trove of Gospel truth. In the Old Testament we find Jesus and God's plan of redemption everywhere. This morning we find the gospel in Exodus chapter 6.  (December 19, 2021) 

A Priviliged Position, a Great Requirement (Matthew 10:1-22)

The twelve Apostles were granted a priviliged place amongst the disciples. With their position they were granted great power and authority. They also soon learned that their priviliged place would require much of them. So it is with every disciple, we have received much from the Lord and a priviliged place. With these mercies we must also embrace what being the Lord's messenger requires. (December 12, 2021) 

The Twelve Apostles (Matthew 10:1-10)

Jesus chose twelve men through whom He would turn the world upside and down and build His Church. There is much to learn about God through His choice of these men who were not learned, rich, powerful or influential. Mysteriously, one of these twelve turned out to be the Son of Perdition. Considering the Apostles can encourage us for in them we can see ourselves and through them we learn that God can use ordinary people like you and me to do His will. (December 5, 2021) 

Like Sheep Without a Shepherd? (Matthew 9:32-28)

What does Jesus think when He looks on needy people like you and me? Does He view us a company that needs a CEO? An army that needs a general? No, thank God. As Jesus looks upon us He sees sheep who need a shepherd. (November 21, 2021) 

"Touching the Hem of His Garment" (Matthew 9:18-26)

A man's daughter has died, a woman has an incurable disease and two men are blind. These three have more in common than their trouble, they have faith. Let's see what happens when we turn to Jesus with faith. (November 14, 2021) 

"New Wineskins" (Matthew 9:14-17)

One must be careful when asking Jesus a question. You might get a question in return and you will certainly get more than you bargained for in His response. But what you will also get is the path to eternal life. (November 7, 2021)

"Go and Learn What This" (Matthew 9:9-13)

The setting is Matthew's house and a feast given in Jesus' honor. Many "sinners" and tax collectors are present and quite willing to be near Jesus. But the Pharisees do not see how a man of God would eat and drink with the likes of Matthew's guests. Jesus in response to their accusations tells the Pharisees that they need to go and learn something. Perhaps we need to learn it too. (October 17, 2021)

"The Authority of Jesus" (Matthew 9:9-13)

In Matthew 9 we read that Jesus walked up to Matthew and simply said, "Follow Me" and that Matthew got up from his privliged postion of wealth and authority and follows. Does ths make sense? It does if we understand the Jesus that Matthew is holding before us in his gospel. (October 10, 2021)

"Forgiveness First, Healing Second" (Matthew 9:1-8)

The story of the paralytic lowered down through the roof is famous. But, there is much more going on here than a man receiving the ability to walk. (October 3, 2021)

"Demons, Swine and the Power of God" (Matthew 8:28-34)

The concluding verses of Matthew chapter 8 tell us of a confrontation between Satan and demons. It was a confrontation but it wasn't really a battle. Behold and wonder at the absolute supremacy of Jesus over the Devil and those who serve him. (September 26, 2021)

"Call Upon Me in the Day of Trouble" (Psalm 50:15)

We take a brief pause from our study of Matthew to consider this tremendous promise of God. Are you in trouble? Then listen to God, "Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I shall rescue you and you will honor Me". How wonderful. (September 19, 2021)

"The Real Story?" (Matthew 8:23-27)

In Matthew chapter 8 Matthew records the miracle of Jesus calming a storm on the sea with a word. What a story! But is it the story? (September 12, 2021)

"Two Men Stiff-Armed" (Matthew 8:19-22)

Two men approach Jesus declaring their willingness to follow Jesus. Both of them receive responses that if we are honest, take us aback. Perhaps being a disciple means more than have understood.  (September 5, 2021)

"Illness Healed and Demons Cast Out" (Matthew 8:14-18)

After an already demanding day, Jesus comes as a guest to Peter's house. Upon arriving it becomes clear that His day is not over. After healing Peter's mother-in-law of illness the word goes out and soon, many sick and demon possesed people are on the scene. With just a word Jesus prevails over demons and heals all those who come to Him. Hallelujah! What a Savior!   (August 29, 2021)

"Two Desperate, Believing Men" (Matthew 8:1-13)

A leprous man and Roman centurion come to Jesus facing desperate circumstances. To the eye they could hardly be thought to be examples of faith but they are. Join us as we seek to learn from these men.  (August 22, 2021)

"Not Everyone Who Says To Me..." (Matthew 7:24-23)

Jesus concludes His Sermon on the Mount with a powerful illustration of two men who are building houses. Both men have a storm that beats against their house. One house remains and the other collapses entirely. What is this storm? Why does one house endure and the other not? Which house are you building? (August 15, 2021) 

"Not Everyone Who Says To Me..." (Matthew 7:21-23)

It isn't even close. Nothing could be worse that to have Jesus say, "Depart from Me, I never knew you." Frighteningly, Jesus tells us that He will say this to many on the Day of Judgment. How can we be sure He won't say this to us? (August 8, 2021)

"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" (Matthew 7:15-20)

When Jesus says, "Beware", we must know the danger is real and great. What greater danger can there be than the loss of our soul? Jeus warns us that there many messengers who claim to be sent by God but who are in truth, ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing. How can know a false prophet when we see one?   (August 1, 2021)

"The Broad Way to Hell" (Matthew 7:13-14)

Jesus tells us that the path that leads to hell is broad and that many are travelling on it. Why would so many choose this path? Who would want to go to hell?   (July 25, 2021)

"The Wide and Narrow Way" Part #1 (Matthew 7:13-14)

We have long comforted ourselves with the belief that most people go to heaven. But Jesus tells us something else. The Son of God has revealed that only a "few" are on the path that leads to life. Are you?   (July 18, 2021)

"Ask, Seek, Knock" (Matthew 7:7-11)

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus makes a seemingly unbelievable promise, if we ask, we will receive. If we seek, we will find. If we knock, it shall be opened to us. Perhaps this is the problem, perhaps we don't believe His promise. (July 4, 2021)

"Dogs and Swine" (Matthew 7:6)

Sometimes Jesus says things we wish He wouldn't say. Referring to some people as dogs and swine? Why would Jesus say such things? What does it mean for those are His disciples? (June 27, 2021)

"Do Not Worry About Your Life" (Matthew 6:25-34)

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus commands us not to worry about our lives. Is He serious? Does He know what life in this world is like? Does He know what your life is like? On what basis does He tell us not to worry? Listen and find out. (May 23, 2021)

"Who Is Your Master?" (Matthew 6:19-24)

Jesus never pulls punches or sugar-coats anything. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus declares that we all have a master, either God or Mammon. We are either storing up treasures on earth or in heaven. Who is your master? Where are you storing up treasure? (May 16, 2021)

"Forgive and Be Forgiven" (Matthew 6:14-15)

The Gospel proclaims that you and I can do nothing to earn our forgivness. Yet, Jesus, at the conclusion of the Lord's Prayer, declares that to be forgiven, we must forgive and that if we refuse to forgive others, we will not be forgiven. (May 2, 2021)

"A Spiritual Gut Check" (Assorted Scriptures)

Christians live in the midst of a sinful world with much that is wrong in it. But if we are not careful, we might become convinced that the real problem is, "out there" instead of taking stock of oursevles as God's people and His Church. Today's message is a spiritual gut-check for the people and Church of God. (April 25, 2021)

"For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory"  (Matthew 6:13)

Talking to God in prayer should result in something. The conclusion of the Lord's Prayer teaches us just what prayer should result in, praise!  (April 18, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer: "Deliver Us from Evil"  (Matthew 6:13)

The power of evil is great and so is the power of the Evil One. Jesus teaches us that we must ask God to deliver us from the power of evil, it also teaches us that evil is not only outside of us, but within us. (April 11, 2021)

The Resurrected, Glorified Christ (Revelation 1)

 The Jesus of many has brown hair, blue eyes and a dreamy look about Him. But Revelation chapter 1 confronts us with the resurrected Savior, with hair that is white like wool and with eyes that are a flame of fire. Is this your Jesus? (April 4, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer: "Thy Will Be Done"  (Matthew 6:9-10)

The great proof that we have become the children of God is that we want His will to be done most of all. (February 14, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer: "Thy Kingdom Come"  (Matthew 6:9-10)

Most of us have prayed, "Thy kingdom come" many times but what are we exactly asking of God when we make this request? (February 7, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer Part #4  (Matthew 6:9-10)

Our study of the Lord's Prayer continues with a consideration of the amazing fact that through Christ, we can speak to the God of Heaven. We also consider the first request of the Lord's Prayer, "Hallowed be Thy Name." (January 31, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer Part #3  (Matthew 6:5-15)

Through the gospel, God becomes our Father. What a privilege that the Christian can truly say to God, "My Father". Even more, there is nothing more powerful than when Christians join together and pray, "Our Father". (January 24, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer Part #2  (Matthew 6:5-15)

We cannot rightly understand The Lord's Prayer or any prayer until we understand what prayer is and Who it is that authors all true prayer.  (January 17, 2021)

The Lord's Prayer  (Matthew 6:5-15)

Most people are familiar with the Lord's Prayer and can recite it very easily. But is reciting all there is to prayer? Why did Jesus give us the Lord's Prayer? What does He want us to learn about God and prayer through it? (January 10, 2021)

Your Light Has Come  (Isaiah 60:1-7)

Reverend David Lort unfolds the glorious prophecy of Christ foretold by Isaiah the Prophet. We praise God that the prophecy has been fulfilled in Jesus, Who is our Light.  (January 3, 2021)

Jesus, The Destroyer  (Hebrews 2:14-16)

God is nothing but gracious and kind to His children. Join us in this examination of Psalm 103 as we seek to remember the Lord and all His benefits. (November 22, 2020)

The God Who is So Good to Us 

God is nothing but gracious and kind to His children. Join us in this examination of Psalm 103 as we seek to remember the Lord and all His benefits. (November 22, 2020)

The Lord's Prayer (part #1)-Matthew 6:5-13 

The Lord Jesus gave us The Lord's Prayer for instruction but what exactly does He intend for us to learn from it?  (November 15, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

A Secret Life (Mathew 6:1-8)

A Christianity that is lived to be seen by others is not Christianity. The New Birth creates life in a person that leads to a secret life with God. Has this work been done in you? (November 8, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

The God Whose Will Does Not Depend on Elections (Isaiah 40)

Electons are not nearly as important as we think they are. God's will is not dependent upon the outcome of elections. Get a cup of coffee, set aside 45 minutes and let the truth of God reassure you that if you are Christ's, all is well. (November 1, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

Jesus, God's Beloved, Well-Pleasing Son (Mathew 3:13-17)

The baptism of Jesus is one of the most profound, important events that has ever taken place. Take some moments to ponder what was revealed and can be learned through this event. (March 8, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

Jesus, What Are You Doing Here? (Mathew 3:13-17)

It makes sense that sinners would come to John the Baptist to hear a messeage of repentance and to be baptized, but what in the world is Jesus doing here? (March 1, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

Explain It: Thronging to Hear a Bug Eating, Preacher of Wrath (Mathew 3:1-12)

Churches today increasingly believe that the way to attract people is to avoid what might offend. How then do we explain the fact that "all the region around the Jordan" went out to hear the hairy, locust eating, John the Baptist who preached of a wrath to come and a Jesus who will throw people into an unquencable fire?  (February 23, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

Repentance: What it Is and Isn't (Matthew 3:1-12)

The message of John the Baptist was, "Repent". When one considers that Jesus teaches that without repentance we will perish (Luke 13) we had better be sure we understand what repentance is and if it has taken place in our lives.  (February 16, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

John the Baptist: His Ministry and Message (Matthew 3:1-12)

Even those with minimal Bible knowledge have likely heard of John the Baptist. But who is this strange man who dressed in a coat of hair and ate locusts and wild honey? He becomes even more intriguing when we learn that Jesus tells us that there has been no one born who is greater than John. What was John's message? Is his message ours?  (February 9, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

Herod, the Dragon and the War that Continues (Matthew 2)

Most of us know the tragic story of King Herod and his Slaugher of the Inncocents. What we may not know is that someone more powerful than Herod was behind his attempt to kill the infant Jesus.  (February 2, 2020 - Pastor Gary)

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