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    • April 19, 2020
    • Christ's Power Over Every Need
    • Ty Thomas
    • When John the Baptist was preaching about repentance and forgiveness he was paving the way for the beginning of Jesus’ ministry baptizing the people in the Jordan river. His message was not about him or what he was doing but spreading the news that Jesus was coming. When Jesus got to the place where John was, He was baptized and God spoke saying “This is My Son whom I love with you I am well pleased. Jesus then spent forty days in the wilderness being tempted by Satan.

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    • April 26, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 2
    • Ty Thomas
    • When he came out of the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan, He was preaching the word and healing the sick, and almost immediately the Pharisees saw him and called Him a blasphemer because he told peole that their sins were forgiven, a job that they considered to be God’s alone. On top of this, Jesus ate with sinners, answered questions about fasting, and even working on the Sabbath.

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    • May 3, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 3
    • Ty Thomas
    • This week’s continuing and fast moving narrative of Jesus’ ministry has Him doing what He came to earth to do, to seek and save the lost. We again find Jesus in the middle of a crowd preaching. There was a paralyzed man whose friends brought him to Jesus. Because there was no way through the crowd, they dug a way through the roof and lowered him to the floor. Jesus told the man his sins were forgiven,. The Pharisees were incensed calling Jesus a blasphemer a crime punishable by death. There were more instances where Jesus challenged the Pharisees by performing miracles and associating with sinners. By the end of this passage, the Pharisees’ plot to kill Jesus was starting to grow.

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    • May 10, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 4
    • Dan Schoepf
    • What would you do if your family thought you were going out of your mind? Because Jesus was dedicated and focused on doing His fathers will, His family thought that. Worse than that even, teachers of the law thought He was possessed. He was anything but. He knew that they were talking about them and talked to them in parables. As an example, He asked them.”How can Satan drive out Satan?” Its impossible it’s like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. It’s impossible. He then told those present that people could be forgiven of all their sins except those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit, they will never be forgiven. Ever.

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    • May 17, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 5
    • Ty THomas
    • This week we learn why Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables and look at a few of the parables in Mark chapter 4. Jesus is teaching on sowing crops. Now this is a topic that most of them understood, but the stories he told, parables, contained a hidden message within them. The farmer went out to sow seeds, some fell on a path, yet others fell on rocky soil and still others fell among thorns. But some also fell on fertile soil. Only the seed that fell on the good soil produced a crop. Listen as Ty unpacks this serious topic.

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    • May 25, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 6
    • Yenner Wuanti
    • As if it were not enough that Jesus healed the sick, the crippled, raised the dead and drove out demons, we read in this passage even the wind and waves obey Him. Even His disciples were asking “Who is this?” After calming the storm a man possessed by many demons came to Him and Jesus drove out the demons and they went into a herd of about 2000 pigs ran fell into the lake and drowned. Jesus continued working His miracles raising a dead girl to life and healing a woman who had been sick for many years. And after all this, there are still many who do not believe

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    • May 31, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 7
    • Ty Thomas
    • Herod Antipas visited Rome and was entertained by his brother Philip and His wife Herodius. Philip was Herodius’ cousin and they had a daughter Salome, who by all accounts was very beautiful. Herod Antipas kidnapped Herodius and her daughter and returned to his palace. John the Baptist confronted him saying “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”. This angered both Herod and his wife and John was thrown into jail. Herodius hated john so much, she plotted to have him killed. On Herod’s birthday, she had him beheaded. Watch as Pastor Ty unpacks this weeks message.

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    • June, 7, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 8
    • Ty Thomas
    • The story of Jesus feeding the five thousand is well known and Mark gives a succinct and to-the-point summary of events. Having just returned from being sent out by Jesus to preach, teach and heal, Jesus recognized that they were tired and invited them to a quiet place to get some rest. They left in a boat and when they landed they found a large crowd had beaten them to this “Quiet Place”. Jesus, always the compassionate one, took pity on them told the disciples to feed them. Long story short, and well worth the read in Mark 6:30-44, From five loaves of bread and two fish He feeds the 5,000 men (There were probably an equal number of women present). When they had all eaten enough the disciples gathered 12 baskets of pieces of bread and fish. Likely more than they originally started with

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    • June 14, 2020
    • "Wash Your Hands!" - Week 9
    • Dan Schoepf
    • This week we see Jesus take on the Pharisees for, among other things, their hypocrisy. Who are the Pharisees? They were the most influential religious/political group and were not above corruption, in fact they created rules which benefit themselves at the expense of the general populace at the time. They hated Jesus for a number of reasons. He claimed to forgive sins, He hung around with the wrong crowd and among many other reasons He didn’t honor their rules which He opposed. Watch now as Pastor Dan unpacks Jesus’ case against the Pharisees. Jesus pulls no punches.

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    • June 21, 2020
    • The Book of Mark - Week 10
    • Ty Thomas
    • Jesus continues His ministry once again feeding a gathering of four thousand, feeding them with 7 loaves, teaching His disciples who still didn’t get it, healing a blind man. All of this and His disciples were still struggling to figure out who He was. At this point, Jesus asks Peter a very direct question “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered “You are the Messiah.” Jesus told them He was going to suffer, to be killed and come out of the grave 3 days later. Jesus rebuked Him. That takes courage, especially having just said Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus spoke that famous line “Get thee behind me Satan!” Listen as Ty unpacks today’s message where Jesus predicts His death.

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    • June 28, 2020
    • Hard Lessons
    • Dan Schoepf
    • After predicting His death, He explained to the crowd and to His disciples what is necessary for anyone to see heaven. Sometime later Jesus took three of His disciples with Him to the top of a mountain where they could be alone. There He was transfigured right before their eyes. His clothes were dazzling white and with Him were Elijah and Moses. A cloud came up and covered them and a voice came from the cloud and said “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” When the disciples looked around, they saw no one except Jesus. Listen as Pastor Dan continues explaining the rest of this sermon.

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    • July 5, 2020
    • The Book of Mark
    • Ty Thomas
    • You’ve heard the expression “Putting words in my mouth”. Well, while He was teaching, there were some Pharisees that were trying to trap Him by doing just that by questioning Him about the lawfulness of divorce. But as Jesus usually does, He responds to them by asking a question. Mark 10:3 gives Jesus’ response. Further on In verse 6 Jesus quoted “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. (7) For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife”. Divorce has led to much hurt within the fragile fabric of society. Recent statistics show around 45% of marriages these days ends in divorce. This is terrible, especially in light of the fact that younger generations are not getting married, so this number is unknown, but is likely higher. Listen as Ty unpacks this difficult subject.

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    • July 12, 2020
    • Leadership: Jesus' Style
    • Ty Thomas
    • There have been many good leaders throughout history; Napoleon, Columbus, Churchill, Patton, are but a few that come to mind. Some of them lead using fear as a motivator, others motivate by appealing to patriotic duty. However they motivate, they have one thing in common, they believe in the mission. The mission may be an evil one, but they believe in it and are able to persuade others to follow. Jesus also had a mission to accomplish, “….to seek and save the lost.” And He didn’t accomplish it through violence, warfare or threats. His leadership style was one of servanthood as is evident in Mark 10:45 “ For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Servanthood is the essence of good leadership.

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    • July 19, 2020
    • The Fruit of Faith
    • Ty THomas
    • When a king’s procession enters a town, there is usually some fanfare with the king riding in a gilded carriage or armored car. This was not so in the case of Jesus as He entered Jerusalem, instead He rode on the back of a borrowed donkey, with the only fanfare provided by his followers “Hosanna!” they shouted. But Jesus did not come to “claim the throne” so to speak, He had other business He wanted to take care of. He entered the Temple courts and drove out the buyers and sellers there and overturned the money changers table, running headlong into the chief priests, teachers of the law and elders.

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    • July 26, 2020
    • Surrender
    • Yenner Wuanti
    • One of the most difficult things for people to do, for whatever reason, is to surrender everything we have to God. It’s easy to understand why people who have worked hard don’t want to let go of the things they have like money, nice homes, nice cars etc. What they don’t get is that it all belongs to God in the first place. What He wants people to do is to Surrender everything to Him, to leverage everything we have, our time, talents and treasures for His purpose, to reach those who are spiritually lost.

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    • August 2, 2020
    • The Greatest Command
    • Bruce Martin
    • The attempts, by the chief priests and teachers of the law to trap Jesus, continue. Jesus entered Jerusalem, where His followers and supporters expected Him to be installed as King, but Jesus had other things to do. These priests and teachers tried to trap Him by asking questions about whether Jews should pay taxes to Caesar, and the Sadducees by asking hypothetical questions about marriage after death. “Which is the most important commandment”? they asked Jesus, and then challenging Him saying “The Messiah is the son of David”. It is clear that the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes were angry at Jesus because He was about changing the status quo.

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    • August 9, 2020
    • God Has a Plan
    • Dan Schoepf
    • During the last week of Jesus' life on earth, His disciples had some questions surrounding Jesus' recent prophecies. They wanted to know when these prophecies might get fulfilled.  Though He didn't answer their question right away He did have some warnings for them.  Beware of many who will come in the Messiah. We will live in difficult times  but they are told not to panic or be angry about the mistreatment for their faith.  Fear not as God's grace and protection will be evident.  Be alert and pray!  Beware of those who want to deceive us and we are to  continue promoting the gospel.