State of the Heart

Good afternoon! Pastor Steve gave a wonderful message this morning regarding the state of your heart in reference to Matthew 5:8. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is the Call to Worship and a list of verses Pastor Steve references in his message. Enjoy!

Call to Worship
Psalm 51:1-10
Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:8

Jeremiah 17:9-10

Psalm 51:10

Matthew 15:3-9

Matthew 15:16-18

Matthew 15:19-20

Psalm 86:11

Romans 7:14-25

Hebrews 11:27

1 Corinthians 13:12

1 John 3:1-3

1 John 3:19-21

Praying your week is abundantly blessed and full of the grace and peace of God!

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Hello! Pastor Steve gave us another wonderful message in his series on the Beatitudes about mercy this week. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. The Call to Worship and Scripture references (with links to Bible Gateway) are also included.

Call to Worship
Psalm 146
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
I will praise the Lord all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and everything in them—
    he remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
    and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
    the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
    the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner
    and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
    but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns forever,
    your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:7

Ephesians 2:8-9

Numbers 23:10

Matthew 18:21-35

Luke 10:30-37

James 2:12-13

Psalm 19:7-11

Titus 3:4-5

Praying your week is blessed!

Drought, pt. 1

Good evening! Pastor Steve continued his teaching on the Beatitudes this morning with the first part of a message regarding Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. There is also a list of links to verses he references in his message. Enjoy!

Call to Worship
Psalm 42
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.
As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.
My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Scripture References

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:6

Amos 8:1-3, 11-12

Romans 10:3-4

1 Peter 1:15-16

Luke 15:11-20

Praying you have a week that is abundantly blessed and filled with joy!

Godly Sorrow

Good morning! If you’d like to hear the next message in Pastor Steve’s series on the Beatitudes, “Godly Sorrow,” simply click play on the audio player below. As always, I’ve included the Call to Worship and links to the Scriptures Pastor Steve references in his message.

Call to Worship
Psalm 111
Praise the Lord.
I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
    giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:4

John 11:1-44

John 11:24-26

John 11:33-35

Romans 7:18-20

Genesis 1:26-27

Isaiah 53:3 NKJV

2 Corinthians 7:10

2 Corinthians 10:5

I know I’ve posted this a day late and I apologize, but I saw something shiny yesterday and got distracted. 😉 Praying you have a blessed week!

Spiritual Depravity

Good afternoon! If you’d like to listen to Pastor Steve’s message on “Spiritual Depravity,” where he dives more deeply into the Beatitudes that he began to teach about last week, simply click the play button on the audio player below. Below that, you’ll find the Call to Worship and links to the Scriptures referenced by Pastor Steve.

Call to Worship
Psalm 103:13-22
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.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:3

James 4:6

Psalm 51:17

James 4:7-10

Praying you find yourself truly blessed this week! All glory to God. ❤


Hello and happy Sabbath Sunday! Pastor Steve shared a wonderful message on the Beatitudes today. To listen to his message, simply click the play button on the audio player below and enjoy. I’ve also included the Call to Worship (from Psalm 119) and links to Scriptures he references.

Call to Worship
Psalm 119:105-112
נ Nun
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
    and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,
    I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees
    to the very end.

Scripture References

Matthew 5:1-12

Malachi 3:3

John 1:17

John 18:37-38

Matthew 22:37-40

Matthew 5:38-39

Hebrews 10:30

Joel 2:7-8

Proverbs 16:16

Philippians 3:17

Mark 12:17

Colossians 1:13-14

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Matthew 28:18-19

Praying your week is blessed!