Preventing Infection

Hello again! Here’s is Pastor Steve’s message from this morning, as he continues his teaching in Matthew chapter 5. To listen to the message, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is the Call to Worship and a list of Scriptures that Pastor Steve references in his message.

Call to Worship
Psalm 138
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
    you greatly emboldened me.
May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
    when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for the glory of the Lord is great.
Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
    though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
    with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever—
    do not abandon the works of your hands.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:13

1 Peter 2:9

Hebrews 4:12

Genesis 6:3

Numbers 18:19

1 Samuel 15:22

Romans 12:2

Ephesians 4:29

Colossians 4:6

John 9:1-7, 24-25

Praying that this message blesses you as it has blessed me, and that your week is filled with the joy of the Lord! 🙂

Rejoice in Tribulations

Good evening! So, Pastor Steve took two weeks off to fill up his freezer with some elk meat. I, apparently, took three weeks off, because I completely forgot to post last week’s message! I apologize! Pastor Steve came back refreshed and ready to continue in his lessons in Matthew. To hear his message, simply click play on the audio player below. I’ve also included the Call to Worship and a list of Scripture references to help you.

Call to Worship
Ephesians 2:14-18
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups
one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and
regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new
humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body
to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he
put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you
who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For
through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Scripture References

Romans 8:29

Matthew 5:11-12

Hebrews 12:2

Acts 5:41

1 Peter 1:16

James 5:10-11

1 Peter 4:12-14

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

James 1:2-3

And, in case you missed it and/or wanted to remember it, Pastor Steve said that Satan’s 3 Ds are discouragement, doubt, and deceit. Watch out for those!

Thank you for your patience with my all-too-human forgetfulness. I pray you are blessed by this message and today’s message, which I will post as soon as I get the audio uploaded! 🙂