Walking Confidently in the Middle of Trials

Good Sunday Morning, once again! To listen to the message Pastor Steve has prepared for today, please click play on the audio player below. I’ve included links to the Scriptures he references in his message, as well as a poem he shares.

Call to Worship - Psalm 96
Sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
    strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
    The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Scripture References
1 Peter 1:1-9
Job 7:17-19
1 Peter 1:14-15
1 Peter 2:1-3
Joshua 1:9
1 Kings 17:13
Hebrews 3:14
Job 4:8
Galatians 6:7
Romans 2:6
John 10:28
John 14:27
Philippians 4:19

My Cup Runneth Over

by Margaret E. Barber

There is always something over, 
When we trust our gracious Lord; 
Every cup He fills o’erfloweth, 
His great rivers all are broad. 
Nothing narrow, nothing stinted, 
Ever issues from His store; 
To His own He gives full measure, 
Running over, evermore.
There is always something over, 
When we, from the Father’s hand, 
Take our portion with thanksgiving, 
Praising for the path He planned. 
Satisfaction, full and deepening, 
Fills the soul, and lights the eye, 
When the heart has trust in Jesus 
All its need to satisfy.
There is always something over, 
When we tell of all His love; 
Unplumbed depths still lie beneath us, 
Unscaled heights rise far above; 
Human lips can never utter 
All His wondrous tenderness, 
We can only praise and wonder, 
And His name forever bless.

Praying you have a blessed Sabbath day and a blessed week! Hoping to see everyone in fellowship again soon.

The Crown of Rejoicing

Happy Memorial Day Sunday! Pastor Steve has prepared a message about the Crown of Rejoicing for us today. Please click the play button on the audio player below. I’ve also included links to the Scripture he refers to for your convenience.

Call to Worship

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we
once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is
in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All
this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the
ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in
Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the
message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though
God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be
reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in
him we might become the righteousness of God. 

1 Thessalonians 2:19

Luke 15:7

Philippians 2:3

Praying you have a blessed week filled with the joy of the Lord!

The Crown of Glory

Good morning! This morning, Pastor Steve is bringing us a message about The Crown of Glory. To listen, simply press the play button on the audio player. I’ve also once again included a list of Scripture references linked to the passages on the Bible Gateway website for your convenience.

Call to Worship
1 John 4:1-6
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they
are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 
but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the 
spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is 
already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one 
who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, 
and the world listens to them. 
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not 
from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and 
the spirit of falsehood.

1 Peter 5:1-4

Romans 8:18

1 John 3:2

Hebrews 12:1

Proverbs 3:35

2 Corinthians 3:18

Jeremiah 29:13

1 Corinthians 13:12

Praying your Sabbath day is blessed!

A Salute to Godly Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day! Pastor Steve has put together a message for this Sabbath day, and you can listen to it by clicking on the audio player below. Also, Scripture references are included below the audio player for your convenience.

Call to Worship - Proverbs 2:1-9
Moral Benefits of Wisdom
My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

Proverbs 31

Psalm 111:10

Proverbs 31:28

Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 31:26-30

Exodus 20:12

John 19:26-27

Isaiah 66:13

Proverbs 23:22-25

Wishing all mothers a blessed Mother’s Day! Praying your hearts are filled with the hope, joy, and peace of the Lord, and that we can join together in fellowship soon.

The Crown of Righteousness

Good morning! Pastor Steve’s message for this first Sunday in May is below. Please click on the play button on the audio player below to hear about the Crown of Righteousness. Scripture references are included to help you study the Word along with Pastor Steve.

Call to Worship – Psalm 103:11-19

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

James 1:17

2 Timothy 1:8

2 Timothy 2:3-4

Hebrews 12:1

Romans 8:37

Romans 4:6

Romans 6:13, 19

Galatians 5:5

Special note: Pastor Steve will be opening up the church this Thursday, May 7th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in honor of the National Day of Prayer. Observing all of the requirements of this pandemic, if anyone would like to come to pray either individually or with Pastor Steve, you are welcome!

Have a blessed Sabbath day!