Pass It On

5/30/2021

I Corinthians 2:1-5
To fully understand the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross and then to keep it to ourselves is outright disgraceful. People who know go to people who need to know Jesus.  Today's message looks at the Apostle Paul's instruction on how to do that.  

 

Fools as Tools

5/23/2021

I Corinthians 1:26-31

Back in the 1980's there was a celebrity named Mr. T who used the expression, "I pity the fool," saying we should have mercy on the fools of the world.  Well, this "fool" needs mercy, but today's scripture teaching us that God prefers to choose and use "fools" as His tools to serve Him. 

Apologies for the technical issues with the sound quality. 


Our Heart Compass

5/16/2021

Hebrews 13:7-9

We all know the function of a compass is to give us direction.  Yet, the compass is based on finding true North, which is the one fixed point at the north pole that gives orientation from any point on this spinning planet.  The point is, Jesus Christ and HIs Word are the Christian's true North! 

M.O.M.

5/9/2021

Mark 7:24-30
There are at least 20 qualities of a Godly woman mentioned in Proverbs 31.  However, the one I want to focus on today is that "she looks well to the ways of her household."  Today's message looks at an example of that kind of Mom. 

 

The Kingdom of God

5/2/2021

Matthew 20:1-16

Emmanuel Lalfelkima, our mission's pastor, brought today's message. 

 

Wise Men Still Seek Him

April 25, 2021

I Corinthians 1:19-25

Our message is a play off of the Chritmas story when th ewise men or Magi followed the star to find Christ.  However, we do not seek that kind, or any other kind of worldly wisdom.  We seek God's Diven wisdom.  Our text today shows the difference between these two kinds of wisdom. 

Via Dolorosa

4/18/2021

I Corinthians 1:18

The Via Dolorosa literally means "the way of sorrow" and it describes the route our Lord took on His way to His death on the cross.  Today's message focuses on that day as we prepare to observe the Lord's supper. 

United We Stand

4/11/2021

I Corinthians 1:10-17

This is the first message in a new series "Doing Church Right" from the book of 1st Corinthians.  This epistle is written by the Apostle Paul to address issues being experienced by the Corinthian church.  The first issue, which we cover today, was disunity in the church. 

 

Alive and Outside

4/4/2021 - Easter Sunday

I Corinthians 15:20-26

In one of our staff meetings, we chose to refer to this special day as "Live and Outside" because we were going live and we were definitely outside.  The title of this message reflects the fact that our Savior is definitely "alive" today and He affirmed it when He walked "outside" that tomb.  Let's celebrate our risen Savior today!

Invite Fright

3/28/2021

John 1:35-42

Christians have several reasons to not share their faith.  Most reasons are rooted in some form of fear.  Our message looks at the example of Andrew as he demonstrates an entry level way to witness - the power of a personal invitation.  

Great Expectations

3/21/2021

Acts 12:11-17

Once, the Apostle Peter was in jail awaiting a trail for his life.  Meanwhile, a group of believers from the church were praying for his deliverance.  Once he was delivered and came to them, they were amazed that their prayers were answered.  They were praying ferventantly, but not expectantly.  We must learn to pray expectantly. 

 

Doing a Soil Test 

3/14/2021

Mark 43-9

Every farmer or gardner knows they have to prepare the soil to have a harvest of fruit.  Likewise, the human heart is like soil in that it must be prepared to receive the implanted Word of God. 

Celebrating 20 Years

3/7/2021

In Celebration of Pastor Randy's 20 years at South Park, we had a very special celebration service today.  

After a phenomenal time in praise and worship, Pastor Will Milbry of Good Shepherd Baptist Church brought our message today.  The link below is for the entire service.   

Many thanks to those who planned and participated in the service as well as the many encouraging words and sweet messages to Pastor Randy.  

Fruit Matters

2/28/2021

Luke 13:6-9

Since black lives matter has arrived on the scene, their name has spawned other names and slogans.  As Christians, our spiritual fruit matters to God. 

 

An Assortment of Anger

2/21/2021

Ephesians 4:26-27

Normally, we think that the only sinful expression of anger is when a person "blows up."  However, today's message addresses how that anger can be expressed in an assortment of ways such as when we "bottle it up"  and hold a grudge or when we back up and back away being passive aggrressive but we still hold on to the anger.  

Rebirth of a Nation

2/7/2021

Ezekiel 37:1-14
This prophecy predicts that a decimated and defeated Israel will one day be regathered to the land, restored politically, and revived spritually.  Once again proving that Israel is a very important part of God's plan. 

Tzedakah Ministries 

2/7/2021

Message from Dr. Amy Downey on Tzedakah Ministries.  This ministry exists to equip local churches to reach the Jews, God's chosen people. 

 

Converse Sunday

1/31/2021

2 Corinthians 5:17

Many of us today are wearing our Churck Taylor Converse shoes, just for fun!  Let me use our Converse tennis shoes to segway into today's message.  One definition of converse is "something reversed in order, relationship or action."  Our message today discusses this concept as it describes the new birth experience.  

Attention Please
1/3/2021

Hebrews 12:5-11
Trials and suffering are often God's way of getting our undivided attention, like nothing else can.  They have a way of causing us to slow down and ask questions that we are normally too busy to ask.  Today's message answers our questions from God's Word. 

Fear Relief
12/27/2020

Ephesians 6:10-20

How do we deal with fear and persecution?   Recognize the source - Satan.  It is a spiritual fight, so we must be equipped for this spiritual fight.   In today's message we learn from the Bible that God provides what we need to be properly equipped. 


The Shepherd's Slant

12/20/2020

Luke 2:15-20
Most of us have heard the Christmas story, many times, and we have heard it from the perspective of many people.  Today's message looks at the Christmas story from the perspective of the shepherd. 

"Jesus"

Born 4 BC | Died 30 AD
12/13/2020

John 19:28-30
Last Sunday's message emphasized an aspect of our Savior's birth.  Today's message emphasizes an aspect of His death.  Specifically, the last Word our Savior uttered from the cross.  It is Finished!  His final word has so much significance.

"Jesus"

Born 4 BC | Died 30 AD
12/6/2020

Matthew 1:24-25

If we walked through a cemetary, we would see a variety of headstones. But they would all have these things in common. 1.  The person's name.  2.  The day they were born.  3.  The day that they died.  Obviously we will focus on Jesus' birthday, but we will emphasize an aspect that is more commonly talked about. 

 

A Belated Thanksgiving

11/29/2020

Habakkuk 3:17-19
It is easy to be thankful when life is going well.  That is what most Americans do each year on Thanksgiving day, because we have been blessed wtih such abundance in this country.  But what about when things aren't going so well?  Are we still thankful?  That is when our faith is really tested. 

Heaven's Top Song
11/22/2020

Revelation 5:1-14
One day, when all those left behind on the Earth are going through the great Tribulation, we will be in heaven praising God! 

A Glimpse of Heaven
11/16/2020

Revelation 4:1-11

Last Sunday's message was about the rapture of the church from Earth.  Today's message looks at what we will be doing in Heaven while those still on Earth are going through the seven year tribulation.

 

I"ll be Back!

11/8/2020

I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Arnold Schwarzenegger once famously said, "I'll be back," but Jesus said it first when He said He will be coming back for His bride the church. 

Stop the Spread of Ungodliness
11/01/2020

Matthew 5:13-16
The Lord once prayed that the Father would NOT remove us from the world, so how are we Christians supposed to relate to the world? This passges instructs us to influence the world by being salt and light, as we live our lives out in the world.

Biblical Family Values
10/25/2020

Genesis 2:18-25

Society's views on love, sex, marriage and family are changing, but God's revealed standard in the Scripture has not changed.  


Stand with Israel

10/18/2020

Genesis 12:1-4
 

Unborn Lives Matter
10/11/2020

Psalm 139:13-16
We are God's creation.  God gives us our identity.  We are fearfully and wonderfully made.  When does life begin?  Listen to find out from God's Word. 

Guest Speaker - Rob Loftin

10/4/2020

Genesis 6

 

Come Clean Soapy
9/27/2020

Joshua 7:10-13
One of several blockers to revival is when church members harbor hidden sins.  We see this in Achan when he disobeyed and kept some spoils for himself and then tried to hide and lie about his sins.  The consequences of that hidden sin did not just affect Achan, but affected the whole tribe. 

All In

9/20/2020

Mark 14:3-9

You have probably heard the term, "All In." In the game of poker, it means you bet All that you have on this one hand.  You're not sort of in, but you are all in.  Today's message takes a look at a woman who was "all in" when it came to her commitment to our Lord.  


Binary Choice

9/13/2020

Revelation 3:14-22

Do you prefer your coffee hot, cold, or lukewarm?  It is really a binary choice - you either like it hot or cold.  No one likes it lukewarm!  Same way God feels about us as Christians - he wants us either on fire for him or stone cold.  Today's message is about the church at Laodicea and God's message to them. 

 

Overcomer's Club
9/6/2020

Revelation 3:7-13
Learning from the church at Philadelphia how to be overcomers. 

 

 

 

Gray Ghost Baptist Church

8/30/2020

Revelation 3:1-6

In the movie, "Everybody's All American," the main character is called the grey ghost because he couldn't adjust to the present; he was living in his past football glory days.  The church at Sardis had a similar problem because they were living in the past and were therefore ineffective in their present day.  

 

 

Jezebel's Sequel

8/16/2020

Revelation 2:18-29

Do you struggle to filter out all the mixed messages coming at you?  Listen to find out how to align your priorities with God's! 

 

When In Rome ...
8/9/2020

Revelation 2:12-17
The idiom "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" is attributed to St. Ambroise. Since the Romans fasted on Saturday, when in Rome, he would fast on Saturday.  But when he was in Milan, he fasted when they fasted.  People today often adapt their behavior to the actions of the people around them.  The church at Pergamum faced this challenge as well.


Suffering Saints

8/2/2020

Revelation 2:8-11

Today's message discusses a true understanding of sainthood which is not a group of super Christians.  Every born again Christian is a saint according to the Bible. Deeper than that, every saint will experience suffer ing for their faith.  

 

 

Reacquire the Fire

7/26/2020

Revelation 2:1-7

The 7 churches addressed in Revelation chapters 2 and 3 are also talking about kinds of churches in every age.  Today we look at the church at Ephesus, which suffice it to say, their fire had gone out.  

 

All Lives Matter 
7/19/2020 

Acts 17:26
God's Word provides an answer to the question, "How do we attain racial equality?" 

 

 

 

Building an Immovable Foundation -  6/28/2020
Austin Binz

Matthew 7:24-29

As we celebrate our graduates, today's message focuses on the absolute necessity of building a firm foundation based on Jesus and His Word.  

 

Listen Up, Kids!

6/21/2020 

Deuteronmy 27:16

Many statistics and personal testimonies affirm the fact that a father in the home is critically important to the development of children.  Children are to honor their father's for the position, even if they are not an "ideal" father.  They honor them by respecting and obeying them. 

Valuing Family

6/14/2020 - Henry Loftin

Ephesians 6:1-4 

Much of the trouble in society today is due to the breakdown in family relationships.  Scripture gives us the blueprint for families to follow. 

Single and Satisfied - 6/7/2020

I Corinthians 7:24-28; 32-33; 35, 39

As we continue the series on the family, today's message speaks to the single Christians from the Word of God. 

 

Matrimony or Holy Matrimony 

5/31/2020 -  

Ephesians 5:33

Gods' plan for a Biblical marriage.  The pastor will cover three aspects of holy matrimony and the family. 



 A Day to Remember - 5/24/2020

Romans 5:6-8

Memorial Day is a day that we set aside to remember and honor those who shed their blood to secure our freedoms.  We are very grateful for them and their families.  Today, we want to focus on the One who shed his blood to secure our enternal freedom.  

The Parents' Part - 5/17/20

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

God instituted the family before He instituted the church or government.  He has given us His model for the family unit in the Bible.  Listen to learn 3 guidelines for parents to do their part. 

 

Momma's on the Move

5/10/2020 - Mother's Day

Proverbs 22:6

We need strong mothers who are willing to stand in the gap through prayer for their children. 

 

 

Take A Chill Pill Dude  - 5/3/2020

Psalm 27: 1-3

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once famously said at the beginning of his presidency,  during the Great Depression, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  He knew that the emotion of fear was a paralyzing one.  As Christians, the Prince of Peace offers us emotional peace to offset our fears. 




The Main Thing - 4/26/2020

 

Colossians 1:13-18

Keeping our focus on God and His place in our lives. 

 

Another Virus May be Worse  4/19/2020

2 Timothy 3:1-5

There is a virus that infects our heart that may be worse than the corona virus that infects our lungs.  It is the virus of selfishness.  




He is Risen!  - 4/12/2020

Acts 17:30-34

Our message today is a familiar one to those who have been church-goers for many years.  But the story never grows old or stale.  And more importantly, for anyone who is not familiar with this wonderful story, we invite you to listen and learn why the resurrection is so vital.   

The King Has Come - 4/5/2020

Mark 11:1-10

Today, we start looking at the passion week of Christ.  There are many significant events packed into these 7 days.  All these events are between two book ends.  Today we highlight the first Sunday of passion week which is when the Lord entered Jerusalem for the last time.  Next week we will focus on the glorious resurrection from the dead of our Lord. 

Real Faith  - 3/29/2020

I Peter 5:5-7

The numbers have been declining since the 1950's but as recently as 2019, 65% of Americans claim to be Christians.  That means there are 215 Million professing Christians in our country.  We have to wonder why then are we not having more impact on our culture and society.  Maybe it is because some have learned to put on a mask and play the game, but is their faith REAL?   

 

Ain't Skeered - 3/22/2020

Philippians 4:6-7

Nike has had some great slogans for their products.  One went something like "Sometimes you are scared - Just do it anyway!" and T-shirts saying No Fear.   As a spin off of that, their slogan became, "Just Do It."  Or as a country boy from Tennesse used to say, "Ain't Skeered." 

Contentment - Less is More

I Timothy 6:6-10

Today's message is a counterbalance to the attitude of coveteousness by learning about what Christ teaches on contentment - more specifically being content with what God has provided. 



Doubting John Doe

Numbers 13:25-32

The world gives us plenty of reasons to doubt other peole and things, but today we are talking about a Christ-follower doubting the rock solid promises of God's Word.  Message brought by Henry Loftin. 

 

Faith On

Hebrews 11:1-6, 17-19

This is a continuation of our series on "Taming the Tudes" with the counter to last week's message about doubt.  Today, we talk about a heart of faith. 


Restart the Heart

2 Chronicles 7:11-15

We have many problems in our society today, but I conclude that all of our human problems can be traced back to the human heart.  If we want to see our families, church, and country healed, we must get our hearts right.  

 

 

Coveteousness - People be Shoppin'

Numbers 11:4-6

We live in a consumer culture.  America, and the church in Ameria, are beyond just materialistic.  I must remind us that the heart attitude driving this is the spirit of coveteousness.  God's Word has something to say regarding this. 

A Lock Down in Philippi

Philippians  4:6-7

Today's Message is from Austin Binz. 

 

Get Up and Go Forward

Philippians 3:12-14

Some of you have been knocked to your knees in 2019, but you do not have to stay down in 2020. The Apostle Paul encourages us  to “Get Up and Go Forward.”  



Grumblers Anonymous

Numbers 11:1-10 - Week 1 of 8 week series titled "Taming the Tudes"

All the 12-step programs start with the problem, followed by the word anonymous., thus the title and subject of today's message.  Let's see how a heart attitude change will make our everyday lives better.

Dare to Care Attitude

Revelatoin 3:14-22     

Continuing our series on Taming the Tudes.  Today's message addresses the apathetic attitude, which is rampant in the church in America today. 

Blessed Be Your Name(s)

Isaiah 9:6

Most parents give great thought as to the name to give their child.  This is because names are important.  This has been the case for a very long time, especially in Biblical times.  So what is in a name?  Let's see what scripture has to say...

A Reason for Every Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8           

We hear a lot this time of year about the “Reason for the Season,” and certainly Jesus Christ should be the emphasis of the Christmas season. Today, I want to suggest that He is the “Reason for EVERY Season”. 

A Familiar Story

Luke 2

Today's sermon is presented by layman, Jon Craig.





No Perfect People Here

 

Ephesians 2:4-10

If asked, "Why do people not come to church anymore?" there are many reasons given.  One of the top answers is the "fear of being judged by church people."  Ouch! We all need to remember that we were one a very broken person in need of a Savior!  We want to be a church that is an accepting church, not accepting of sin, but accepting of other sinners in need of a Savior! 

Turkey Talk

Happy Thanksgiving

Psalm 100:1-5                  

Of the three "Christian" holidays observed today, Thanksgiving has done a better job of keeping the focus on God.  Of course, we should be thankful to HIM every day, but this Thursday is our once a year mega dose of gratitude!

Great Expectations


Jeremiah 29:11-13; Ephesians 3:20-21

Today's sermon title is borrowed from the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, because God is able to do much more than we can ever imagine.  God's power is unlimited and it is immeasurable.  We want our church to tap into God's power. 

Semper Fidelis

In Honor of Veteran's Day

Ephesians 6:13,17

I appreciate every branch of our United States military, but I particularly like the Marine Corps motto - Semper Fidelis.  It means Always Faithful!  How does this relate to the veterans of Christ's army?  We are to be faithful to guard our minds from the enemy's assaults.

Universal Donor

Observance of Lord's Supper

I Peter 1:17-19                     

My blood type is O negative, which makes me a universal donor, meaning that anyone, with any blood type, can receive my blood and it not be rejected.   Today, our message focuses on the real Universal Blood Donor - Jesus Christ.

Betwixt and Between

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

2 Corinthians 5:1-9

Our message focuses on the intermediate state we will be in when we are no longer alive on this Earth in our Earthly bodies, and the time when we finally receive our resurrected, glorified bodies.  My prayer is that as you ponder the reality of the afterlife, that you will have a sense of urgency to reach "your one."  

Fool's Gold

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Luke 12:13-21

Everyone has heard of the California gold rush of 1849.   Successful miners had to be able to discern between valuable gold and worthless iron sulfide, or fool’s gold.  Let’s compare that to the Christian life - as Christian’s we must be able to discern between what is really important in life and what is not.   Let’s take a look at what the scriptures have to say in Luke Chapter 12. . 

Harvest Time

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Matthew 9:35-38                             ..

.Farmers work long and hard and they do so for one reason only. They work for the harvest! Everything rides on the harvest. Everything else is secondary to the harvest. If a farmer doesn’t see a harvest, he is just playing farmer in the dell. Likewise, a church that does not see a harvest is just playing church.

This Could be the One

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Romans 1:16-17  - Christians give many reasons for not sharing their faith, but could a true born again believer actually be ashamed of the Gospel and the Savior who saved their own soul? Today’s message will address Who we have in us and from Where we get our confidence, Where our Power comes from, and What is the end product.   

Sound the Alarm

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Luke 16:19-31 - Today’s text describes Hades - the temporary holding place for non-believers.

If we know danger is on the way and we don’t warn people who will be impacted by the impending danger, there will be horrible consequences.   Where we go after we die depends on what we do with Jesus Christ in this life! 

Dare to Care

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Mark 2:1-12

Run the Race Well

Sermon Series - Who's Your One?

Hebrews 12:1-3

The Bible compares the Christian life to a foot race.  We need to understand, it is more like a marathon than a sprint, and as Christians, we need to finish the race well.