Sermons from 2021

Everything Changed

WAITING Waiting is always hard. Easy – Birth of a child Hard – Airports are horrible places to wait. OUR PLANS The Bible says in Proverbs 16:9 that in our heart we plan our course but the Lord ultimately determines our steps.  EXPECTATIONS Maybe, like Mary, you don’t want a baby in a manger, either.  COVID, MONEY PROBLEMS, RELATIONSHIPS, PROBLEM BOSS VERSE Galatians 4:4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman……

Jesus Came To Bring New Life

And she will bring forth a Son, You are to give him the name Jesus because he will forgive his people of their sins. Jesus came to bring new life. Our History Our Hurts Our Habits “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:12 Live carefree before God: He is most careful with you. 1 Peter 5:12 (MSG) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may…

Sent as Jesus Was

SENT AS JESUS WAS PROBLEM LAST WEEK Last week, we said Jesus actually frees us from sin’s power.  QUESTIONS What we’re trying to do in this series is not simply tell the Christmas story. We’re trying to figure why Jesus was sent and what in the world does that mean for us today? GOD Matthew 1:18-24 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came…

Delivery Notification: Hope

And she will bring forth a Son, You are to give him the name Jesus because he will forgive his people of their sins. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:17 Jesus came to deliver us from the power of sin.  “Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to…

007 Christian

Student Pastor Victor Garcia Good morning, Introduction…. A few years ago I tried putting together events with other Youthgroups and was shot down time after time. Well a few weeks ago we did a youth event withanother church, East Valley Church. That night I had 2 major realizations: the kids didn’t realizethat some of the people they knew and associated with at school were Christians and attendedchurch. How many of you know if the people you associate daily with are…

Start in the Right Place

START IN THE RIGHT PLACE MATTHEW 7:24-27“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man…

Living For the Kingdom of God

PROBLEM The sermon on the mount is about living for the Kingdom of God. Not everyone wants to. The choice is between living for self or living for God. GOD Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where…

Time For A Breakthrough

Time For A Breakthrough Breakthrough:1. Warfare – An offensive assault that penetrates an carries beyond a defensive line.2. AN ACT OR INSTANCE OF MOVING THROUGH OR BEYOND AN OBSTACLE.Merriam – Webster JOSHUA 6:1 (NLT) – Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. (So relevant for us)… JERICHO WAS SHUT DOWN! – No one in… No one out! WHY? Fear! 1. CHOOSE A TARGET FOR YOUR…

SOTM: Salt and Light

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Matthew 5:13 MSG “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by…

SOTM: Persecution

PROBLEM Shopping for a car experience For the first three centuries Christians knew that their conversion would not ease their life Is persecution only about those living in countries where people go to jail for their faith? GOD Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be…