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Here you will find our Sunday Worship videos. A summary of each Sunday Message will give you an idea of what is being taught. Enjoy our praise music and prayer time. Please note the point at when each sermon begins.

Our Words

(message begins at 36:00) The Holy Spirit is working to move us forward rather than focusing on how we have failed. We can be distracted with life and forget to focus on the Spirit’s calling to love, to accept grace, to participate in God’s plans for us Remember the Lord’s coaching. Participate and obey. Know…

Cooperate

How do we, as Christians, look at others? How does the Lord want us to see those who haven’t found the glorious freedom in Christ? We are focused often on their sin. Love will help us see them as lost. In need of being found. We must reframe how we look out at people. See…

Advent 3: To Love Like Him

(this video shares the full worship time; Pastor Doug’s message begins at 33:15) God’s pre-Creation plan was to create people who would be like Him, love like Him. Our role is to choose to imitate Him. When we choose to act on His promptings to love. We choose to declare, display, and act on this…

Advent 2: Truth ~ Correct and Complete

The truth of the Gospel needs to both correct and complete for understanding to mature and to grow. In the early Ephesus church Paul discovers that the Holy Spirit was unknown to some of those who were baptized in Christ. They hadn’t discovered all that was possible in their salvation story. Have we been too…

Advent 1: God’s Plan for Christmas

God began His plan for His Son in the manger before Creation. What a concept! The very nature of God is love. His plan was to create creatures, the crown of His creation, to be like Him, whose paramount characteristic would be LOVE. How can we know what God’s love is like unless we experience…

Gratitude for God’s People

Philippians 4:6-7 Have you considered the word “thanks” and the word “gratitude”? There are proven benefits for each of us when we choose gratitude. God tells us in HIs Word the power of gratitude. Our Lord God promises His Peace when we walk in a spirit of gratitude. A failure to give thanks to God,…

Restoration is All About Grace

(Luke 15:11-32; message begins at 32:00) The Prodigal Son story revisited. What can it teach us about restoration and God’s grace? And the grace we can offer to others? We all experience broken-ness and a need to be reconciled, just as the younger son discovered. The older son’s belief that his duty and works gave…

Lost: Our Journey of Repentance

(Luke 15:10; message starts at 25:40) We are all lost at one time or another in our journey. God uses our loss to bring us back to Him. The value of our repentance to the Father is of great value. The Father moves us to repentance. What has to happen for our minds to change?…

Following Him: What does it mean?

(Luke 14:25-27, message begins at 26:30) Following Jesus, being HIs disciple means making choices: to leave behind what keeps us from growing up; making choices that are influenced and controlled by the Holy Spirit; making choices that gives up our loyalty to the world. It means guarding against blending in with the world. It means…

Finding Peace

What does this amazing passage mean in our everyday life? “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.” How does this peace come to us? Our world is full of stress. Stress is a killer. It’s what the enemy wants in our lives–Dis-Ease. When we approach Him…