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Below are links to our weekly bulletins to help keep you updated with the happenings of our church.

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Whoa!  There are Woes — Aug 4, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Isaiah 5 we see a number of woes listed. In verse 20 we see woe to those who call evil good and good evil. We are living in a day when we get it confused. We need to remember that God is the one who determines what is good even though man desires to be the one who determines this. Whnever we do this God declares his woes!

Challenge of Life — Jul 28, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Solomon in Ecclesiastes points to things that he pursued that he discovers as meaningless. He tested life through enjoyment and employment. He grew to hate life because of the meaninglessness of his wisdom and his wealth. He then applied his wisdom and he accepted life in the fact that there is nothing better than contentment with God.

Wisdom or Folly — Jul 21, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Proverbs spends a lot of time comparing Wisdom and Folly. Here in Proverbs 9 we see the differences between the two. Wisdom shows diligence is building a house and folly is undisciplined. Wisdom prepares a meal while folly tells about stealing her food. Wisdom leads to life while folly to death.

Unshaken — Jul 7, 2013

Speaker: Darren Kloepper

We all struggle with fear of some type, yet one of the most repeated commands in the Bible is "Do not fear". Evidently, God knew that we would struggle here and provided Psalm 112 with a clue to overcome our fears. Pastor Darren teaches us how putting away our fears may require trust, but that the process might be more simple than we thought.

In the Lord — Jun 30, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Psalm 84, a Psalm of praise, shows us the longing of a worshipper of God to make the pilgrimage to the Temple. The one whose delight, strength, and trust is in the Lord.

Cleanse Me — Jun 23, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Cleanse me! In Psalm 51 we see the repentant prayer of David after being confronted with his sin. His cry was Cleanse me! Restore me! and Use Me!. Each of these came from a heart longing to be back in the presence of God almighty.

Blessings x 3 — Jun 16, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Psalms chapter 1 we see a Psalm that lays out some direction for life. In it we see the person who receives a blessing from God, the person who is a blessing, and the person who is in desperate need of a blessing.

His Direction — May 26, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We always hear the question "does God direct things in life?" In the story of the Israelites returning to the promised land after exile there is no question they were released by God's providence. They returned to the promised land by that same providence and started to rebuild the temple in the same way.

Listening to Which One? — May 19, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In life many times there are times that we only hear the voices that we want to hear. When our ears are tuned to that we won't be able to hear what we need to hear. We truly need to be able to know the difference between the two.

Hope For a Nation — May 12, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In 2 Chronicles 6 we have Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple. He had a formula for his prayer: the people fall into sin, then they repent, then they hear from heaven. God's response did not follow Solomon's formula--His response was not when but If.  If His people would behave in a certain way then He would respond. So we will look at the Who, the What and the Then of 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Turning Back — May 5, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We see in the story of King Josiah a youth who had his heart turned towards God and was seeking Him. Devotion to Go led to a discovery of God's word as the Temple was being renovated. This discovery led to a deliverance from things that are contrary to God in his own life, in the corporate community, and then the culture.

H2O — Apr 28, 2013

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

Parting of the Ways — Apr 21, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In the story of King Ahaziah we see one that in times of trouble he sought direction from a bad source. We have to ask ourselves: are we the same? Do we go to other places rather than God for our direction? Every choice we make is a choosing of which side of the divide we are going to be on.

Ambition—Good or Evil? — Apr 14, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In the story of Adonijah we see someone who was very ambitious for power and prestige, but it was a counterfeit ambition. Ambition is good if it seeks to bring glory to God and good to man. When we operate with a counterfeit ambition we will reap the consequences, especially if we have a careless attitude about it.

A Royal Mess — Apr 7, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In 2 Samuel 11 we see David being in a place he should not be and it leads the conceiving of sin, to the committing of sin, the covering of sin, and the confession of sin.

Good Friday Service — Mar 29, 2013

Speaker: Service of Shadows

A Living Hope — Mar 31, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
On Easter morning we look at the fact we have a living hope, because we have a living savior, which in turn makes us living followers. It is all rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Confusion of a Culture — Mar 24, 2013

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum
We see at the end of Judges a culture that walked away from the Lord and His expectations. This decline of a culture begins in the family and the breakdown of Godly homes. We see then that it affects the ministers and their ministry. From their it degrades all of society.

Unlikely Ally — Mar 17, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Joshua has taken over for Moses and sends spies into Jericho and while there find an unlikely ally who shows courageous faith, confident faith, concerned faith, and a covenant faith.

Covenant Renewal — Mar 10, 2013

Speaker: Darren Kloepper

Reading Old Testament laws can sound very confusing to modern day ears. However, we can successfully navigate this section of Scripture when we interpret it through the lens of Old Testament culture and the fulfillment of the new covenant.

He Is God — Mar 3, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
Moses is giving his farewell address to the nation of Israel and he is reminding them of some of God's characteristics and how we should respond to Him. We see that God speaks so we should hear Him, He is holy so fear Him, He is wise so learn from Him, and He alone is God so worship Him

Blessings and Curses — Feb 24, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
Balaam was asked to curse the people of Israel, but God called him to obedience. When we start to walk in disobedience thought God will put roadblocks in our path. If we do not recognize the roadblocks as from God we will blame others for them. Yet God will continue to try to get your attention and get us to recognize we need to change direction.

A Dedicated People — Feb 17, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In Numbers 5-7 we see God calling the people of Israel to be his people. This is reflected by bing a clean people, a separated people, a blessed people, and a generous people.

The Feasts — Feb 10, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In Leviticus 23 we look at the feasts and sacred assemblies the people of Israel were told to celebrate. In the celebrations we see them pointing to Jesus' Crucifixion, His Resurrection, and His glorious return.

The Sacrifices — Feb 3, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Today, we examine the sacrifices and offerings described in Leviticus 1-7.  We will see how these offerings show our comittment to God, open the opportunity for communion with God, and offer cleansing so we can be with God.

God’s Expectation — Jan 27, 2013

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger
An empty frame is in a Kentucky courthouse--where the ten commandments formerly were displayed; by order of supreme court it had to be removed. The first four commandments guide our relationship with God. The final six commandments guide our relationship with others. They should not only be on display but they should be evident in how we live.

God’s Leader — Jan 20, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In Exodus we see Moses offering excuses instead of service. In his excuses we can hear our own excuses many times: Who am I? Who are you? What if? I can't! I won't!

A Struggle — Jan 13, 2013

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

As we examine the life of Jacob, we see he was a conniver and used to making things work to his advantage. His conniving ways come back to bite him as he is connived by his uncle Laban. It is not until he is put in a desperate situation that he concedes to God. We all need to come to that point of brokenness and surrender to God.

First Words — Jan 6, 2013

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger
"Let there be Light.". For Him, saying was doing.. We are people of the light and as we begin 2013's journey, we are to walk in light--fully exposed to God and the world. To live in darkness is to continue sin's habits. We are to be light to the nations, to our own nation, and to the community. We are God's light in a chaotic mixed-up world.

The Time Is Now — Dec 30, 2012

Speaker: Darren Kloepper
Sometimes Christians get caught up in their own dreams and plans and fail to seek God's perfect plan. This week Pastor Darren shows how an Old Testament prophet can remind us even today that we are in this world to accomplish God's purposes. This week's sermon asks a soul-searching question that all of us must answer. How we answer the question will no doubt change how we approach life and experience the supernatural.

The Light of Love — Dec 23, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We look through the lens of 1 John 4 where we see that God is love, He has revealed His love to us, and because of His love we need to love one another.

The Light of Joy — Dec 16, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
In looking at Luke 1:39-45 we see the light of joy in the story of Mary and Elizabeth. We see that joy is a gift from God, it can be present in challenges, and it needs to be shared.

Light of Peace — Dec 9, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In chapter 2 of Isaiah's prophecy we see a promise of a day coming that should bring us Peace. If we believe the promise and respond by making Him a priority we will experience His Peace.

The Light of Hope — Dec 2, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum
To start the Advent season we look at the prophecy given by Jeremiah in Chapter 33:14-16. We see what it was that gave them hope. The prophecy was rooted in a promise, it was to be fulfilled at a certain time, and it was that the Lord would be our righteousness.

The Living Church —Part 2 — Nov 25, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

It is important for us in a day of individual desire and pursuit that we regain the importance of the Church. In Acts 2 we see the early church that was formed by a mighty move of the Holy Spirit. As an outflow of that move they became Worshipping Church, a Caring Church, a Witnessing Church, and a Discipling Church. It serves a model for us today. Today, we discuss the early church's examples of Witness and Discipleship and examine how we can apply them to our lives today.

The Living Church - Part 1 — Nov 18, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

It is important for us in a day of individual desire and pursuit that we regain the importance of the Church.  In Acts 2 we see the early church that was formed by a mighty move of the Holy Spirit. As an outflow of that move they became Worshipping Church, a Caring Church, a Witnessing Church, and a Discipling Church. It serves a model for us today.  Today, we discuss the early church's examples of Worship and Care and examine how we can apply them to our lives today.

Missions Here and There — Nov 11, 2012

Speaker: Scott Miller

When we consider Jesus's second miraculous feeding of the multitudes, a few themes stick out: Jesus is compassionate, he does much with little, and he uses unlikely servants.  We also consider Jesus's heart for all peoples, hold a mirror to our own selfishness, and have the chance to accept an invitation to share.  We finish with a practical look at three simple ways we can help spread God's message.

Bridges of God — Nov 4, 2012

Speaker: Sunoko Lin

As we examine the account of Pentecost in Acts, we see how God takes His message to the unreached, breaking down walls of language and ethnicity.  We see that as we help God spread His message, we need to cross barriers from churched to unchurched people.  We must keep learning and relearning about the others' cultures.  We must always remember that the message of salvation through Christ does not belong to only one group but to all peoples of the world.  There is no greater ministry than sharing God's love to all people.

How do You? — Oct 28, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In our final sermon in looking at church discipline we will look at a practical approach to church discipline. It is a six step process to bring a consistent even handed approach to a difficult subject. All along the way we keep the desired outcome before us: restoring a brother or sister.

If So, When? — Oct 21, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

When is church discipline needed? We fist take a look at when we shouldn't practice discipline--this is an aspect of discipline that we have missed to the detriment of the church.  We then turn our attention of when you we should implement church discipline.  Finally, we see the desire of church discipline-- if we are going to be Biblical and practice discipline, restoration of the lost needs to be on our minds.

Why Bother? — Oct 14, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We continue our look at church discipline and ask the question of "why bother?" The answer: it is a reflection of God's character, It is rooted in God's word, and it releases God's children.

The Lost Doctrine — Oct 7, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

A doctrine is something taught or a position held by a group. From the inception of the Church, discipline has been practiced to restore believers caught in sin, not as punishment for erring people. Today we look at how we lost this Biblical doctrine and why we need to regain this Godly principle.

One Foundation — Sep 30, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In closing out the Sermon on the Mount we see Jesus once again challenging us to put the words of the Sermon into practice in our daily lives. He compares the person who puts His words into practice to a wise man who builds his house on a rock, and the one who does not put his words into practice to the foolish man who builds his house on sand. We then close out the sermon by looking at the authority of Jesus.

Are You Doing? — Sep 23, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus has some of the strongest words in all of scripture for us. Declaring that a confession of Him as Lord is not enough--we need to do the will of the Father.  It is not about our good, great, or even miraculous works; it is about the transforming nature of Jesus in our lives.

How You Decide — Sep 16, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In continuing his closing remarks on the Sermon on the Mount Jesus brings some tough words. He tells us that there is both a narrow way and a broad way--one leads to destruction and the other to life. He tells us that there are false prophets that will tell us there is not a narrow way, yet we should not fear as he has given us a way to identify the false prophets.

Golden Rule — Sep 9, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus is starting to wrap up the Sermon onthe Mount by challenging us to "do." Although many religions tell us "don't do to people" Jesus gives us a unique call to action. We are able to "do" because of Jesus's instructions earlier in the Sermon on the Mount. We see that the Golden Rule is the summation of the law.

Jesus’ Passion for the Lost — Sep 2, 2012

Speaker: Loren Claassen

As Christians, we have all been rescued by Jesus from the stormy sea of sin.  How do we respond to our salvation?  Do we stand idly by without ever thinking of those still drowning in sin, or do we participate in the work of salvation by introducing those who still need salvation to Jesus?  We take a look at some pratical steps to help spread Jesus' hope to a lost world.

Ask and It Will Be Given — Aug 26, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

As we reflect on the immensity of the Sermon on the Mount, it is easy to become overwhelmed and think of the impossibility of it. Yet it is here where we are called to ask, seek, and knock. Jesus wants us to set out in pursuit of him, when we do this we are assured of a response from Him, and the reason for the response is we have a Father in heaven.

Specks, Planks, and Hypocrites — Aug 19, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus moves from a negative attitude towards ourselves in the form of worry to a negative attitude towards others in the form of judgement. Do not Judge is one of the best known commands in the Bible. It has been used to defend sinful lifestyles for years. We will look at what Jesus really means by instructing us not to judge and then we examine ourselves and remove the beam from our own eye.  Only then can we assist others with their sepck.

Don’t Worry — Aug 12, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus closes out Matthew 6 with a very relevant message: don't worry.  But he does not just telling us not to worry--He tells us why we should not worry. At the very end of the chapter he tells us that instead of worrying we should seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness.

Better Than the Bank — Aug 5, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

After finishing His talk on the spiritual disciplines we do in secret, Jesus now turns His attention to everyday life. He is bringing the two together showing there is no separation between sacred or secular. Jesus lays this out with three questions: "what is our treasure?", "what is our vision?", and finally "what has the most worth in our life?"

It’s Not A Diet — Jul 29, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus closes out the first part of Chapter six by looking at the final spiritual discipline we should keep secret: fasting. We will look at some Biblical examples of fasting, answer the often asked question "is fasting commanded?", and close by looking at the purpose of fasting.

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