The last “I Am” statement that Jesus makes before going to the cross was, “I Am the True Vine”. In the Old Testament times, Israel was known as the rebellious vine. The Israelites rejected God over and over, and then experienced rejection by God. Many years later, Jesus claimed to be the Vine. He would be the One rejected so
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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.
In Jesus’ day, the Jewish people were well aware of how important the Sheep Gate was. They were also waiting for the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophesy that God was going to personally come down and shepherd His children. This is the background that shows the importance when Jesus says, “I Am the Gate”, and “I Am the Good Shepherd”. Click
This is the beginning of the “I Am” series. in this lesson, we look at the two examples of how Jesus is the Light of the world. The first shows how Jesus lights our way to safety free from death. The second illustrates how Jesus opens our blinded eyes so we can see His ways. Click the play button below
The last teaching in this series focuses on sharing the entire plan of Salvation effectively. We discuss tips on how to get the conversation started, resources to use, and how to follow up after sharing the Gospel. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
Here we continue the evangelism series by looking at two points: Law to the proud, and grace to the humble. The purpose of God’s Law is to show us how to live a holy life. The Law also shows us we’re guilty of sinning against God. Once the Law shows our guilt, then the grace of Christ is Good News
In part 2, we focus more on how to communicate that death is the consequence of sin and how to respond to different excuses that people may have. Click on this link and let your Gospel presentation flourish. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
Here is the first lesson of the new series on evangelizing. Witnessing can be outlined in 3 points (aka the Roman Road). 1. We’ve all sinned. 2. The wages of sin is death. 3. But God has given us the remedy of Jesus Christ. In this first lesson, we use God’s commandments to illustrate that we’re sinners. Click the play
Do you have a hard time getting out of your comfort zone? In this lesson, we learn Solomon’s advice for taking risks. Many of our choices are clearly defined in the Bible (right and wrong choices), and many are choices that we need to step out in faith in (right and left choices).. Click the play button below to listen
If you’re a Christian in name but not in actions, or if you have loved ones who make that claim of being a believer yet they lack the desire to follow God’s commands, then listen to this teaching from Joshua. The most dangerous thing in this world is thinking you’re on the right path when you’re not. Click the play
It was just an ordinary day in Bethlehem 2016 years ago, but God gave the people of Israel so many details about Christ’s birth. The Old Testament told the people where the Messiah would be born, who His family would be, and when He would be born. Many missed the Savior because they weren’t in touch with God’s Word –
Our sin has aroused the anger of God and has caused a great storm. Just like in the case of Jonah, Jesus threw Himself into the sea in order to calm the wrath of the storm and save the lives of the sinful people. We celebrate Christmas because it was the time Jesus threw Himself out of heaven in order
For this Thanksgiving lesson, we focus on Paul’s gratitude towards the Philippian church. Paul writes the letter to the Philippians after their encouragement and support of Paul during his trials. In that letter, Paul teaches that the secret of living a life filled with joy doesn’t depend upon worldly ups and downs, but rather success in doing God’s work. Click
God will bless those who bless Israel and He will curse those who curse Israel. This teaching shows what happened to the enemies of Israel in the past. You will also hear about the status of our country’s support of Israel and how we can help by voting. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
There was probably nobody more bitter in the Bible than Jonah. In this lesson, we look at how God sees bad people as potential future Christians; And we compare this to the poor attitude Jonah had after 120,000 Assyrians got saved. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
There is a satisfaction that comes with getting revenge. Unfortunately, the end result is not God’s will. God tells us to leave room for His wrath. When we do this, He will humble our enemies while at the same time making them our footstool to be lifted up. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
There are 3 ways we deal with the guilt of our bad choices. We take responsibility, we do nothing, or we try to destroy the evidence. Herodias went to great lengths to get rid of John the Baptist as he was a constant reminder of her guilt. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
Isaiah shows us that Jesus is our physical and spiritual healer. Enjoy this breakdown of 3 reasons that Christ healed people. The Gospel of John gives us insight – especially with the resurrection of Lazarus. Click the play button below to listen to this message.
This is an eye-opening lesson that is centered around the teaching of Jesus that we need to count the cost BEFORE we can become His follower. Are you willing to put Him above your family and even your own life? Click the play button below to listen to this message.
This teaching looks into the miracle of Jesus and Peter walking on water. Peter shows us that we will sink when we take our focus off Jesus. No matter what storm you’re going through, Jesus is always a prayer away. Click the play button below to listen to this message.