Sabbath Rest – Part 3

Screenshot 2016-07-24 14.59.44In this week’s sermon, Bob concludes his series concerning the importance of the 4th commandment “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”.

Important Announcement

One important note from this week’s sermon is that next week, Bob embarks on a series of sermons focusing on 1 Corinthians.  So Bob strongly suggests we all start reading this book to help our understanding of the sermons.  This will be an exciting opportunity to really get deep understanding of this scripture as we all did when Bob preached an exceptional series of sermons from the book of Acts last year.

Click here to study 1 Corinthians on BibleGateway.com

We hope to capture the entire series on video as this will undoubtedly make an excellent study guide.  In fact you can capture a couple of the later book of Acts sermons by visiting the Sermons page and scrolling to the bottom.

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Sabbath Rest – Part 2

Screenshot 2016-07-17 13.59.53In the wake of a successful VBS (hence Bob’s wonderful attire) this week’s sermon see’s Bob returning to his theme of keeping the Sabbath – as commanded in Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”; the fourth commandment from God.

As the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with their questions, Bob explores the laws that man had built up around this commandment.  He then shows us how Jesus clarifies what it really means to keep the Sabbath holy; words we should all live by – always.

The full commandment in the NIV reads:

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

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David – a Man after God’s own Heart

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In this week’s scripture-rich sermon, David, a Man after God’s own Heart, Bob reads from 1 Samuel and explores many of the details leading up to the events that displaced Saul and brought David, a humble shepherd  to the forefront of biblical events.

This sermon leads us perfectly into VBS week, which of course is entirely based upon the events of David and Goliath and how David came to be so cherished by God.

And so, against a beautifully constructed VBS backdrop (awesome job Ladies – and those rocks are particularly realaistic); Bob asks, how do we know that it was David who was a man after God’s own heart?  And where in scripture do we encounter this?

To find the answers to this and many other questions from 1 Samuel, watch and enjoy this week’s video sermon.

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A Theology of Sabbath – Part 1: Rhythms and Seasons

Screenshot 2016-06-28 17.49.13In this week’s sermon, Bob’s message is simple: take a day off.  Of course, he is telling us this directly from scripture so you know its right.  This is the first in a two part series so stay tuned for more thoughts on the topic of ‘Sabbath’ next Sunday.

Click on the link below to enjoy this wonderful message from Bob, beautifully orated as always with a theme that will stay with you for a long time.

 

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Marty Koonce Sermon – Rwanda

Screenshot 2016-06-19 14.14.40It’s Father’s day and this week’s sermon is presented by our special guest speaker Marty Koonce.  He and his family are visiting from their mission in Rwanda and we are blessed to have them with us.  They are here to give us an update on the huge successes and strides that have been achieved from the hand of God through their mission work in post-genocide Rwanda.

Watch this week’s message here to learn more about the good works of Marty, his family and the other missions as he shares with us the amazing stories and challenges they continue to face every day as the country rebuilds herself.  These are stories of what truly amazing people can do with the help and support of a truly amazing God.

Also check out the missions page for further video of Marty with additional news of the current work and achievements.

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Sermon Video: Profile of a Follower

Screenshot 2016-06-12 15.00.03In this week’s sermon, our beloved Minister Bob talks about the attributes we should all possess as followers of Jesus.  This will be the last in the series that has explored all aspects of church leadership from scripture and how it affects us in the contemporary world.  Bob suggests five things that we should do every day to make ourselves more like our lord Jesus; and thus better followers.  And as always, Bob’s message is God breathed in scripture and passed on to us through him.

So if you missed the sermon this week, then watch the video now to find out what those five things are.  If you were there and can’t remember all five, then watch again.  Or if none of the above apply to you, watch it again anyway – there’s always so much more to be learned when you watch Bob’s messages more than just once.

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VBS Rocks

WeWCOC 2016 011 (1)ll VBS certainly does rock, but what you’re seeing here is rocks of a different kind.  You may have heard that this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School is ‘David, a man after God’s own heart’.  And when we think of David, it’s hard not to think of Goliath and his fall at the hands of this remarkable young man.

This week the Ladies Ministry got together and made very creative use of some leftover paint and paper bags in order to create some rather excellent looking rocks.  It’s all part of the VBS preparations and as you can see, fun is already being had by everyone; and VBS is still over a month away.  This is just one of many things the ladies are doing to make this years VBS a resounding success.  Contact Carolyn Martin to find our how you can help; and of course don’t forget; you can click on the VBS banner on this web site’s home page to sign up for this years VBS.  We’ll see you there.

Sermon Video: What are Followers Supposed to Do?

Screenshot 2016-06-06 18.07.47In another of the leadership sermon series this week, Bob asks: What are Followers Supposed to Do?  Indeed, what are followers supposed to do?  Well for starters, you can follow the link below the read more tag to find out what Bob reveals this week.

As you might expect, Bob finds plenty of answers for us in scripture as he explores how we should respond to our Elders and Deacons, and how to follow the word of God.

 

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Remember Those Who Have Gone Before

DSC_0023This weekend we remember those who have gone before us, in sacrifice, in glory, in wartime, and in peacetime.  Those who risked everything to preserve the freedom we enjoy today, and who’s action and courage allow us to lead such blessed and rewarding lives.

In this week’s sermon, “Remember Those Who Have Gone Before”, Bob helps us to remember those brave men and women of the military who gave all they had to make our world a better place today and who persevered our freedom.  And as Christians, we have a long list of martyrs in history who have died for their faith in God, their country, their families or all of these.

Screenshot 2016-05-31 18.42.56Some you have definitely heard of: others maybe not. But it’s important that we do more with Memorial day than just enjoy the extra long weekend.  As Bob states it in his closing prayer, “Thank you seems inadequate when we’re dealing with someone’s death, sacrificial death, either on the battle field as a martyr, or dying for the sins of the world.”.

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Senior Honors Sunday Sermon Video – The Journey

Screenshot 2016-05-22 19.28.50In this week’s message, the honor of addressing the congregation on Senior Honors Sunday falls to Chris Abernethy. Our prayers go out to our regular pulpit minister, Bob K. for a continued and speedy recovery from a surgical procedure earlier this week.  You are in our thoughts and prayers Bob.

As our seniors graduate High School this week and start on a significant new adventure in their lives, Chris shares his experience about the journey both metaphorically and physically, talking about his love of road trips and the possibilities that lay beyond one’s own doorstep.  Watch Chris now as he takes us on a trip through various scripture about our journey with God. Chris underlines the importance of keeping this journey forefront in our lives; no matter what other journeys we might be on.

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