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!

A Rewarding Opportunity

Happy Sunday to all. Here’s Pastor Steve’s latest message. Just click the play button on the audio player below. Scripture references are also included for you.

Call to Worship

Psalm 31:19-24 (NKJV)

19 Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
20 You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion
From the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord,
For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!
22 For I said in my haste,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.

23 Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints!
For the Lord preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Hebrews 12:1

Psalm 37:5

Praying you all have a blessed Sabbath day and a week filled with hope.

And now, to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 24 & 25)

Overcomers

Click on the audio player below to hear this Sunday’s message from Pastor Steve (Scripture references are listed below for your convenience.):

Psalm 62:5-12 (NIV)
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.
Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
    the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.
11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,
12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”

Matthew 6:10

Revelation 1:1-3 (NKJV)

John 16:33

1 John 5:1,4

1 Peter 5:7

1 Corinthians 15:58

Ephesians 6:18

Psalm 107:8-9

Psalm 91:3-4

Revelation 2:7 (NKJV)

Praying we are together again soon. Until then, may the Lord bless and keep you!

Unexpected Gifts

Since we are not able to gather together on this Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Steve has recorded his message for us. A list of Scripture references is also included for your convenience. Please click the play button on the audio player below to hear Pastor Steve’s Easter message.

Call to Worship: Psalm 46

Psalm 46 
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

James 1:17

Galatians 4:4

1 John 3:1

Ephesians 2:8

Hebrews 10:10

Titus 2:11-12

Happy Resurrection Day! God bless you today and every day.