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Do you read the introduction of books? In this message, Pastor Derek Holmes begins a series walking through the book of Romans looking at the first seven verses. These verses are the introduction to Paul's greatest work on grace and faith. In this message, we look at how the Gospel transformed Saul the Pharisee into Paul the Apostle Missionary.…
 
"Caveat Emptor"! This is a Latin term that economists and business experts are familiar with. It means, "Let the buyer beware." If you have ever been suckered into a bad deal or made a bad purchase, you don't need to go to business school... you already understand this principle very well. In Matthew 16, Jesus has a very serious and genuine discuss…
 
In advertising, illusion is king. Whether it's selling hamburgers or lifestyle influencers, every image is doctored, filtered, airbrushed or manipulated for the greatest effect, all for the sake of projecting the "Good Life". In Matthew 16, Jesus has a completely opposite conversation with His disciples as he pitches what it will look like to conti…
 
We are bombarded with questions every single day. In many cases we don't even notice how many questions we face. Some are no big deal and don't have a whole lot of lasting effect, but there are some life-altering questions we must answer... "Do you take this person to be your lawfully wedded spouse?" Now that is a heavy question that can alter your…
 
When Jesus gets involved, things change. Jesus healed and performed many miracles through the Gospel accounts. In this account, we see Jesus heal a paralyzed man who had no hope to walk. We see some life-changing truths from this account which we must apply to all our lives to help us see that spiritually, we are all lame and paralyzed with no hope…
 
Freedom is a vast concept. Ask ten people to explain freedom and you'll probably get ten different variations. What is freedom? Is freedom a political state? Is it an ideological state? Is it a philisophical state? How do I get freedom? What if freedom is not something to win or gain, but something to be found? Jesus told us where real freedom is f…
 
Persecution is a reality – and more and more believers face the truth that following Christ is costly indeed. For that reason, we must be praying for our global brothers and sisters who deal daily with opposition from oppressive governments, religious leaders, and even angry family members. In this message, Minister of Discipleship Jason Lail intro…
 
Betrayal. Most of us are familiar with it, but none of us want to be known for it. For Judas Iscariot, unfortunately, this is his tragic legacy. Judas walked and ministered side by side with Jesus the Savior for 3 and a half years, yet in the end, was unchanged by Christ. His tragic example teaches us an important lesson of the importance of having…
 
The Gospel is vital and powerful to change lives. The Gospel also provides security in a dangerous world. In Acts 16, we see the world crash down three different times and people react in three different ways. Only those secure in Christ could manage. In this message, Pastor Derek Holmes looks at what the search for security requires, what it leads…
 
Jesus said His followers are the "light of the world." The church of Jesus has been established to be a lighthouse of the Gospel, but how bright is that light shining in our community? In the second message of the Gospel to Every Home Series, we look at the Simple Method, the Clear Mandate and the Correct Mindset of Jesus' evangelistic ministry we …
 
The final commandment speaks directly to the heart of the matter. Coveting is the most acceptable sin in our modern, materialistic, first-world culture. Opportunities to covet are endless. This commandment shows us what we need to understand about the entire list of commandments... That God is more concerned with our hearts than our hands.…
 
The seventh commandment is probably the most maligned and resisted commandment in our culture. Sex is big business and pervades ever aspect of daily life. Most people think that God hates sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. God designed sex and gave it as a gift to humanity. In this message, Pastor Derek Holmes takes us through God's desi…
 
The commandment not to make graven images is less about worshipping false idols and more about worshipping a version of the true God that we have manipulated and modified to the point that He is now false. We must remember that we have been created in the image of God. We must not seek to create God in our own image to suit our own needs.…
 
A Connected Christmas Part 2 | In Luke 1, we see the angel announce to Mary that she will carry and give birth to the Messiah. The announcement of the presence of Jesus was enough to make Baby John the Baptist leap in Elizabeth's belly. It was enough to make Mary sing in praise. The presence of Christ produces pure and true worship.…
 
In a time when we feel disconnected, Christmas 2020 reminds us that God did what was necessary to connect with humanity by sending Jesus to be born in Bethlehem. After 400 years of silence, God spoke to a man named Zechariah through an Angel to announce he would have a son and name him John. Zechariah's obedience was part of God's plan of redemptio…
 
What do I do when I don't know what God is doing? This is the struggle of the Christian life. We constantly live in the tension between faith and doubt. We trust Him for our forgiveness and for our eternity, but struggle for the daily things. We live with the question in the back of out heads, "Can I trust God?". Paul's Doxology in Romans 11 remind…
 
Every good story has a good ending. The finale of the story of Jonah is open-ended which leaves us wondering, "Where's the rest?" The book ends with God asking a question of Jonah that each believer must internalize and answer for themselves. "Will you love others the way I love them? In this message, we examine how to avoid a self-centered faith.…
 
In the game of golf, there's a wonderful gift of grace called the Mulligan. A Mulligan is a do-over -- a second chance when you blow a shot. In real life, it would be great to have a mulligan. Thanks to God he offers grace and many times He offers second chances. In Jonah 3, we see Jonah get a second chance to obey God. God also offers a second cha…
 
In this Episode, Pastor Derek Holmes opens a new 4 part series through the book of Jonah. In this series, we will follow the thread of Grace throughout the story of the reluctant prophet, showing us that the true star of the story is not Jonah... It's not even the whale... The true star of the story is God who relentlessly pursues us even when we r…
 
In the 1700s, a slave trader named John Newton met Jesus and his life was forever changed by Grace. Like the Paul of his generation, Newton went from being a menace to humanity to a preacher of the Gospel. Newton's most known accomplishment is penning the song, "Amazing Grace," which was his personal testimony of the life changing power of God's gr…
 
David is called a man after God's own heart. But, David was still a man. And, as a man, David sinned. Like a sheep, he wandered in rebellion often in his life. What made David special was his repentant heart in response to his sin. Psalm 51 gives us a view into the true heart of repentance that recognizes sin, falls on forgiveness, craves cleansing…
 
Just as sheep are prone to wander, we are prone to wander from the care of the Great Shepherd. When we do, we must repent in order to be restored. When David sinned with Bathsheba, the Prophet Nathan confronted David over his sin. David's response in Psalm 51 teaches us that true repentance recognizes sin and does not look to justify or cover it up…
 
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