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What to Expect on Sunday Service
Our Worship Services begin every Sunday at 10:30am, and are usually over by noon. Before church begins, we offer coffee, tea, and refreshments in our community room. We begin our church service with some contemporary worship music played by our full band. Our team plays mostly modern worship music with some of the classics and hymns mixed in. Our congregation (or as we say… our Truth family) will make any newcomer feel welcome – right at home. There is a wonderful balance of church members of all ages. We have many young families with babies, toddlers and teens. And we have a large number of older members too. We begin our church service with everybody together in the sanctuary. About 25 minutes later, we dismiss our Sunday School children to their respective classes. Sunday School is separated into two classes. Kindergarten age and younger are in one class, while 1st through 5th graders go to another. For the adults, the sermon lessons are more educational in nature (Feel free to listed to an mp3 above for an example). We strongly believe in the importance of learning God’s Word and applying it to our lives. Please see our values and doctrinal beliefs on the home page for more information. And don’t hesitate to call and set up a time to meet with pastor Brian for any other questions.
Today, we talk about how Esther and the other women live at the king’s harem. They all spend atleast a year preparing for one night with Xerxes. After the 4-year long contest, the king finally meets the woman of his dreams – an orphaned, Jewish girl named Esther. Listen to how God prepared Esther and remained faithful to her through
In part 2, pastor Brian discusses King Xerxes’ regret for banishing Queen Vashti from the Persian Empire. The king’s advisers come up with a plan to hold a beauty contest for the king. We look at 4 life lessons along the way – and we’re finally introduced to Esther. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
In this series intro, we discuss the timetable and setting for the story of Esther. About 500bc, Persia was the world’s superpower with King Xerxes as its leader. This lesson gives you a powerful image of the unfavorable conditions for women during this time – making the story of Esther an incredible miracle. Click the play button below to listen
We continue this week with the teachings of Jesus and discuss marriage and weddings. Jesus came to be the fulfillment of the marriage covenant. Earthly marriages point to a future eternal marriage when we will be made one with Christ. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
Today’s lesson is one of the most serious of Christ’s teachings that you’ll ever hear. Jesus explains how the devil uses evil spirits to influence and trap people. Pastor Brian breaks this teaching down and explains how the devil uses this process for modern day temptations like addictions, adultery, fear, porn, and more. Click the play button below to listen
This is an in-depth teaching about the woman at the well in John 4. In this lesson, we go over four ways that people keep going back to the well instead of having satisfaction in Christ. These four ways are the love of worldly things, the need for signs and wonders, the need for acceptance, and the need to be
Today’s teaching deals with the problems Jesus had in His own hometown. When people know our past, it can be very difficult take us seriously. This is because they don’t always understand how the Holy Spirit can change us. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
Today is Resurrection Sunday. In this Easter lesson, you will hear about Joseph of Arimathea’s bold move, Jewish burial traditions, the three women at the empty tomb, and the message the angel spoke concerning Peter’s denial. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
As we move closer to resurrection Sunday, Pastor Brian uses the analogy of a bug zapper to explain why we celebrate Easter. It all has to do with how Jesus fixed the problem that sin caused. That problem was being separated from God’s presence. Today through Christ, we can boldly enter the throne room of God’s grace. Click the play button below to
As we begin the resurrection series, the story of Judas teaches us a lesson about identifying and avoiding the temptation of corruption. When Judas realized that he wasn’t going to get the wealth and power by following Jesus, he then decided to betray Him. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
When things go wrong, we often blame people or things that weren’t really the cause. David did this very thing when Saul died. He blamed someone who had nothing to do with it. Our society is guilty of this today when tragedy strikes. We need to take responsibility for the consequences of pushing God away so we can learn from
Part two of this series looks at the 2nd and 3rd Commandments. God commands us to have no idols. An idol is anything we put in front of the will of God. God then tells us to never misuse His name. In its strictest meaning, this is an unforgivable sin. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
In this opening series, we begin by looking at some main points that surround the Ten Commandments and what they mean for us today. The first Commandment is the foundation and sets the tone for the remaining nine. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
This lesson discusses Christ as our Foundation in two ways. First, He’s the source of life for us like a tree planted by the waters. Secondly, we learn that every work we commit in our life will one day be judged by God to see if merits an eternal treasure. The Christian life begins with our foundation, then we build
Bethlehem was the chosen city to bring forth the Savior to the world. In this lesson, Pastor Brian explains 3 reasons why this was so. 1) Bethlehem resembles God’s character. 2) Bethlehem was King David’s homeland. 3) Bethlehem had the purest lambs. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
In this Christmas teaching, Pastor Brian explains the 3 reasons why God had to come to the earth being fully man. 1) to fulfill scripture. 2) So He could be our Kinsman Redeemer. 3) Only man can fully redeem man. Since Jesus became fully man, He was able to die for us and satisfy God’s law for our sins. Click
The last of three lessons explains the meaning behind the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. The helmet is the barrier between our transforming mind and the sinful world. The Sword is the Word of God. Even the devil is subject to the power of God’s words. We have access to that power. Click the play button
In part 2 of the Armor of God series, we study the footwear and the shield. The footwear was issued to allow Roman soldiers to advance in battle. The Gospel is what allows us to do the same. The shield of faith is our daily comfort that God sees the big picture. This shield works best when the whole church
Today we begin an important series about putting on the full armor of God. This is so important because we have an enemy who is always looking to keep us apart from God. We start by understanding the Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
We continue the theme of teamwork as we discuss the Battle that Moses was in with the Amalekites. The success of the Israelites in battle depended upon whether or not Moses lifted God high in the air. the same applies to us in ministry. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
We continue the Teamwork series by looking at what it means to use synergy. Synergy is when the combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effect. This is the process that God gave us to grow the church. When we all come together and do our part as a team, then the church grows and people get