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December 25, 2016:
"The Entry"
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  Luke 2:8-38 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The Lord works in unexpected ways, times, and places. “The Entry” is about the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Ruth we learn that redemption frees a person from bondage, poverty, and death. The redemption Christ provides for us provides forgiveness, justification, and deliverance from sin and death. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
December 18, 2016:
"Christmas Candlelight Service"
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  Luke 2:1-20 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The “Christmas Candlelight Service” was held on Sunday evening, December 18, 2016. We hope you enjoyed the experience. Remember to share the light of Christ with someone this season.
 
     
December 18, 2016:
"The Gift, Part 2" - Not Available
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  2 Peter 1:5-11 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Due to technical difficulties, this message in not available. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
December 11, 2016:
"The Gift, Part 1"
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  2 Peter 1:5-11 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
God’s greatest gift to us is Jesus Christ, our source of forgiveness of sins and abundant life, but believers must live their lives for Him. “The Gift” shares how believers have both sinful and godly desires. But how do we live with both? God’s Word tells us how moral excellence, directed by knowledge of the Lord, keeps our godly desires the master of our lives. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
December 4, 2016:
"A Christmas Prophecy"
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  Isaiah 7:14 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Why are prophecies in the Bible so important? “A Christmas Prophecy” shows how the prophecies about Christ can be encouraging. God has the power to bring about what He has foretold and accomplish His will. For the believer, these truths of God’s foreknowledge can help build faith. Consider God’s words to king Ahaz: “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
November 27, 2016:
"Evidences the Gospel is True"
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  Acts 21-22 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
If Jesus Christ were not real, why would anyone turn to Him in the face of persecution? “Evidences the Gospel is True” discusses what early Christians were enduring, and what Christians endure today. When we turn to Christ in faith, His transforming power in our lives shows that He is real. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
November 20, 2016:
"Gratitude"
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  John 17 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
For what are you thankful? Life, health, family, or what you have? “Gratitude” shows us there is much more, such as God’s involvement in our lives. In John 17, Jesus prays for all believers. These verses reveal God’s character and His concern for us. Christ Himself continues to pray for us, something for which we can be grateful. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
November 13, 2016:
"The Essence of the Christian Life, Part 2"
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  Acts 20:35 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
“The Essence of the Christian Life, Part 2” is the continuation of how believers should live. Christian living is more than giving money. Living for God requires the giving of one’s whole self, our behavior, our thoughts, and our words. As a result, spiritual blessings come to us and our nation as we point others to Christ. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
November 6, 2016:
"The Red-eyed Beast of Ambition"
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  Reference | Dr. Heath Thomas
Ambition can be healthy or destructive. Our guest speaker, Dr. Heath Thomas from Oklahoma Baptist University, tells us about “The Red-eyed Beast of Ambition.” Believers need to be the best of what God made them to be. Kingdoms built on self rather than God will fall.
 
     
October 30, 2016:
"The Essence of the Christian Life"
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  Acts 20:35 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
We continue our study in the Book of Acts with “The Essence of the Christian Life.” There is more to a believer’s life than giving money. God’s Word tells us that living for Him requires the giving of one’s whole self, our behavior, our thoughts, and our words. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
October 23, 2016:
"Disruptive Sins"
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  Acts 20:17-38 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
“Disruptive Sins” examines the destructive nature of greed and coveting. The audio is not available at the beginning of this message. Please see our pastor’s outline for references to his opening comments. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
October 16, 2016:
"A Life Without Regrets"
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  Acts 20:17-38 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The apostle Paul lived a life of no regrets. “A Life Without Regrets” is part two of the message "The Farewell." When believers live with a spirit of humility, live life by God’s Word, and warn others of impending dangers, they will find that when farewells come there will be no regrets. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
October 9, 2016:
"The Farewell"
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  Acts 20:17-20 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The apostle Paul lived a life of no regrets. “The Farewell” is a look at how he accomplished this. When believers live with a spirit of humility, live life by God’s Word, and warn others of impending dangers, they will find that when farewells come there will be no regrets. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
October 2, 2016:
"Does the Jesus of the Bible Offend You?"
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  Acts 19:23-41 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Some people may view Jesus' teachings of salvation and morality as a personal attack on one's beliefs. Some cannot believe that a loving God would anyone to hell. “Does the Jesus of the Bible Offend You?” reminds us that Jesus is love, as many proclaim, but He has standards. Christ spoke clearly on marriage and immorality. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
September 25, 2016:
"Sharing the Gospel"
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  Acts 18:9-10 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
“Sharing the Gospel” is what Christ Jesus called every believer to do. This message takes a look at Acts 19:1-7 and discusses when one receives the Holy Spirit and defines what ‘saved’ and 'believe’ means. It also gives two warnings to believers who share the Gospel with others. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
September 18, 2016:
"Are You Afraid?"
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  Acts 18:9-10 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
All of us will face fear, sooner or later. Our pastor continues his message about God's encouragement to the apostle Paul. “Are You Afraid?” tells of the harmful results of living in fear and how believers can engage in this life long battle and conquer it. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
September 11, 2016:
"The Vision"
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  Acts 18:9-10 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
All of us will face fear, sooner or later. “The Vision” is about God’s message of encouragement to the apostle Paul. The greatest heroes of the Bible struggled with fear at times in their lives. God’s message was not just for His apostles and prophets but also for all believers today. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
September 4, 2016:
"3151 Challenge"
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  Acts 16 | Jay Ramer, Associate Pastor
Never underestimate the power of sharing the Gospel. Although the results may not seem positive, it takes root nonetheless. God also uses people who seem unremarkable, or unlikely, to spread His Word. In the next couple of months our church will be taking part in the 3151 challenge. Jay Ramer, our associate pastor explains briefly about the program.
 
     
August 28, 2016:
"Our Focus"
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  Acts 18:5, 28 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
In Acts 18, the apostles spend much time speaking on the identity of Christ. “Our Focus” studies why the identity of Christ is such a crucial issue to both believers and the lost. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
August 21, 2016:
"Following Jesus"
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  Acts 18 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
God communicates to us and works in our lives through His Holy Spirit. “Following Jesus” reveals that God’s ways are unexplainable, but His followers can know that no that they will receive help as they share the Gospel. Being sensitive to God’s Spirit will keep us from doing things He has not called us to do. Circumstances that seem like setbacks can open doors of great opportunity. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
August 14, 2016:
"Athens: A City of Idols"
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  Acts 17 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Even intellectual people can be in the depths of spiritual darkness. “Athens: A City of Idols” examines Acts 17 and the many beliefs found in the city of Athens. Using Paul’s example, our pastor shares how believers can engage others and share the gospel. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
August 7, 2016:
"Defenders of the Faith"
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  Acts 17 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
God calls everyone to share the Gospel. In Acts 17, the apostles received mixed reactions: Eagar acceptance, confusion, and total rejection. Believers today will face the same results. “Defenders of the Faith” shares ways on how to reason with people, and the information you need to defend the Gospel. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
July 31, 2016:
"A Crisis of Faith" - Not Available
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  Russ and Linda Murphy, Special Guests
For copy right purposes, Russ and Linda's concert and seminar sessions with Meadowood are not available online. A DVD set is available through the church office for Children's Department leaders and workers who could not attend all three sessions. For more information on Russ Murphy and his ministries, click here.
 
     
July 24, 2016:
"Conquering in the Midst of Conflicts"
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  Acts 16:16-40 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Jesus told His disciples that if He was persecuted, the world would persecute them also. “Conquering in the Midst of Conflicts” shows how conflict with the world can come about and how believers can overcome adversity. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
July 17, 2016:
"Lydia - A Life Changed"
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  Acts 16:14-15 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
You can be a person of strong and good values with success in life, and still need Christ. “Lydia-A Life Changed” examines a dealer of purple cloth in Acts 16. These few verses reveal that: Our lives do not have to be controlled by our background; We can revere and worship God and still need His Son Jesus Christ as our Savior; and that one person can have a powerful impact in the lives of others when we are obedient to Christ. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
July 10, 2016:
"The Call of God"
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  Acts 16:6-16 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
God calls certain believers to specialized ministries, but He calls every believer to witness. "The Call of God" is about Paul's journeys in Acts 16 and how we can witness. Christians have the tendency to make witnessing harder than it should be. Tips are provided to be more effective in sharing the gospel. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
July 3, 2016:
"Turmoil, Tragedy, and Triumph"
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  Luke 23:1-25 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Believers are called by Christ to be the salt and light of the earth. As we celebrate July 4th, our Independence Day, “Turmoil, Tragedy, and Triumph” shows how a nation can stand or fall. In the midst of the rebellion against God’s Word, we are to stand for what is right and be a source of hope. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
June 26, 2016:
"Discipleship"
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  Acts 16:1-15 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Our relationship with Christ should be our first priority in life, but spiritual growth cannot take place without discipleship. Accepting Christ as Savior is only the beginning of one’s journey. We should be humble enough to realize we need discipleship, or if we are able, provide it to those who need it. “Discipleship” outlines why this is so important. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
June 19, 2016:
"A Father's Influence"
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  Ephesians 5:25-6:4 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The role of a father is crucial. “A Father’s Influence” shows God’s design for the family unit and how a father’s actions can affect his marriage, the lives of his children, and the fabric of our nation. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
June 12, 2016:
"Confusion"
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  Acts 15:20-41 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
“Confusion” may occur when one reads Acts 15. The Apostle James seems to make a legalistic statement regarding saving faith and later on two important early church leaders, Paul and Barnabas, have a sharp dispute and go their separate ways. Our pastor explains the requirements for a saving faith in Christ Jesus and tells how two devote, God-loving church leaders can disagree and part company. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
June 5, 2016:
"Beliefs Matter"
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  Acts 15 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Our beliefs guide our decisions, shape our lives, and determine our eternal destination. “Beliefs Matter” is about God’s absolute truths, why they are important, and what to do when encountering those who have different beliefs. Followers of Christ should be sharing God’s truths despite the opposition they may encounter. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
May 29, 2016:
"Honoring America's Heroes"
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  Luke 9:46, 22:24... | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
On Memorial Day, some may not give any thought about the men and women who died serving our country. “Honoring America’s Heroes” shares four ways we honor those who fell fighting for our freedom. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
May 22, 2016:
"Great News"
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  Acts 14:26 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
You alone determine your outlook on life. Your attitude is a choice. “Great News” looks at Paul and Barnabas who endured opposition, abandonment, and physical abuse, but they directed their attention and the attention of others on the good work God was doing. With forgiveness and the abundant life Christ Jesus provides for all, we can choose to be released from sin, false teachings, and the bondage of addictions. Through Christ we can also conquer depressing thoughts. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
May 15, 2016:
"A Life That Inspires"
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  Judges 6-8 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Through the course of life, everyone is confronted by doubts. Some are defeated by their doubts before they even begin a venture. Our pastor takes a look at the life of Gideon. "A Life That Inspires" shows that believers and non-believers must look at what God says about us in order to conquer our doubts. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
May 8, 2016:
"A Woman of Excellence"
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  The Book of Ruth | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, our pastor presents the life of Ruth, a person described by her community as “A Woman of Excellence.” Despite her background and her poverty, she was highly regarded. This message is for anyone, young or old, and shows how we can overcome our circumstances and live a life that is pleasing to God and others. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
May 1, 2016:
"Faith, Foolishness, and Fury"
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  Acts 14 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
It is unexplainable how people in the darkness of sin can think and act. Some give their lives to worthless behavior and beliefs. Others try to poison the minds of people against Christ, even verbally and physically attack Christians. "Faith, Foolishness, and Fury" offers two observations as to why this happens and what believers should do in the face of opposition. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
April 24, 2016:
"An Unsettling Statement" - Part 2
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  Acts 13:48 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Do we really have a choice when it comes to our eternal destination? The Bible tells us that God appoints us for salvation. This can be “An Unsettling Statement.” Part 2 of this message series concludes our look at God choosing us for salvation, what the Bible declares about God’s love and grace, who the Lord desires to be saved, and our ability to choose. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
April 17, 2016:
"An Unsettling Statement, part 1"
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  Acts 13:48 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Do we really have a choice when it comes to our eternal destination? The Bible tells us that God appoints us for salvation. This can be “An Unsettling Statement.” This message series will take a look at God choosing us for salvation, what the Bible declares about God’s love and grace, who the Lord desires to be saved, and our ability to choose. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
April 10, 2016:
"Engaging a Lost World"
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  Acts 13 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Believers are called and prepared to share the Gospel. "Engaging a Lost World," tells how we are equipped for ministry, how to introduce the Word of God to the world, and how we should deal with those who disagree with or oppose the Gospel. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
April 3, 2016:
"Same Surroundings, Different Outcomes"
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  Acts 13:1-12 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
No matter the circumstances of your upbringing, you can be a great person. It is just a matter of the decisions you make. “Same Surroundings, Different Outcomes” takes a look at Acts 13. Two men were raised in the same environment, yet one served the Lord and the other was a murderous tyrant. When we focus on following Christ, God’s grace can overcome the difficulties of our past. (Note: Due to technical difficulties our pastor will appear 9 minutes after the video has started.) Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
March 27, 2016:
"What Will You Do With Jesus?"
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  Matthew 27:11-26 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
No one loves you more than Jesus Christ. He was willing to lay down His life and take the punishment for all your sins so that your relationship with God can be restored, if you choose. A life surrendered to Christ is a life free from sin and guilt, no matter what you have done. It is an abundant life, both here on earth and throughout eternity with God our Father. “What Will You Do With Jesus?” reveals how. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
March 25, 2016:
"The Redeeming Work of Christ"
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  1 Peter 3:18 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Good Friday is a time believers celebrate God’s provision for the forgiveness of sins. “The Redeeming Work of Christ” is an informative message that not only details the reasons for Jesus’ death and resurrection but also answers questions people may ask about this amazing event. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
March 20, 2016:
"Deliverance"
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  Acts 12:4-17 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
In Acts chapter twelve, the apostle Peter is facing execution. Yet the night before this event he is fast asleep. How is this possible? “Deliverance” shares the key to how we can have peace in terrible situations where it seems like there is no way out. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
March 13, 2016:
"God's Plans"
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  Acts 12:1-17 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
Why do some people die young and others have a full life? When we begin discussing this subject, a wide spectrum of emotions can surface: sadness, depression, and anger and bitterness toward God. "God's Plans" shows that God wants glory not only in our living but in our dying as well. Our feelings on this topic can mislead us, and the truth is not dependent on our feelings. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
March 6, 2016:
"Evil on Display"
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  Acts 12:1-4 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
“Evil on Display” takes a look a the lives of Herod Agrippa the First and the Jews in Acts 12:1-4. Herod and the Jews were observing religious events such as the Passover, but their hearts were far from worship. These four verses remind us to examine our own hearts when we come to worship. We may be present during religious activities, but if we refuse to repent from all sin, our worship is meaningless. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
February 28, 2016:
"All In - Really?"
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  Acts 11:18-30 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ opens the door to eternal life, but one thing is required to experience this life: repentance. "All In - Really?" defines what is and is not repentance. It also shares what believers must do to grow in their commitment to Christ. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
February 21, 2016:
"Bad News and Good News"
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  Acts 10:1-18 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
It possible to have an amazing spiritual experience, then encounter ignorance and prejudice from other followers of Christ. “Bad News and Good News,” is a look at the results from Peter’s encounter with Cornelius the centurion. This message offers ways to deal with dissenters in the Christian faith as we tell others about the good news of Christ and the life He gives. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
February 14, 2016:
"The Apostle and the Centurion"
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  Acts 10; Matthew 16:18-20 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
No matter how “good” a person is, they will not go to heaven. Everyone needs Jesus as Savior. “The Apostle and the Centurion” studies the events of Peter and Cornelius. Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, was a good man truly seeking to please God. God responded to his prayers by directing him to find Peter who shared the Gospel. These verses address misconceptions believers have about the authority to “bind” and “loose,” and about lost people and their prayers. These verses also let believers know that they are commissioned by God to share the Gospel. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
February 7, 2016:
"The Miraculous"
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  Acts 9:32-42 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
In the Book of Acts chapter nine, God uses the apostle Peter to heal a lame man and to raise a dead woman back to life. Do miracles like these occur today? “The Miraculous” answers this question and addresses what believers must do to be useful to the Lord, how He can direct us to do what seems impossible, and warns of the charlatans out in force today. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
January 31, 2016:
"Beliefs Matter"
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  Acts 9:32-42 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
How do believers endure troubling times? “Beliefs Matter” reviews the two truths in which all followers of Christ must be grounded, and takes a look at the lives of the apostles Paul and Peter. When we truly understand who Jesus is and remained focused on Him, fear flees and faith flourishes. (See the previous message, “Having Victory in Life’s Darkest Hours,” from Sunday, January 24, 2016.) Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
Janaury 24, 2016:
"Having Victory in Life's Darkest Hours"
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  Acts 9:20-22 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
All believers will have difficult times in their lives, causing doubts and questions. “Having Victory in Life’s Darkest Hours” provides two truths in which every follower of Christ must be grounded. The apostle Paul endured many hardships by staying focused on these truths. Scriptures reveal how we can remain faithful and stable in difficult times. Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
January 17, 2016:
"A Nation in Trouble"
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  Jeremiah 6-7 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
During the times of the prophet Jeremiah, the nation of Judah was filled with greed, violence, physical and spiritual immorality, and pride. They embraced sin and refused walk in God’s ways or listen to His Word. God warned Judah over and over, pleading with them to turn from sin. Finally His judgement fell upon them. Today, in our country, those same sins run rampant. “A Nation in Trouble” addresses how a nation can stray so far from God and asks, “What does the future hold?” Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
January 10, 2016:
"Being Generous and Doing Good"
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  Galatians 6:7-10 | Bob Rutherford, Pastor
The important and life-changing truth of ‘we reap what we sow’ is recorded in Galatians chapter six. “Being Generous and Doing Good” begins with this truth and gives reasons why followers of Christ can become discouraged. Jesus knows our human nature and encouraged his disciples to pray and “never give up.” Click here to view and print the message outline.
 
     
January 3, 2016:
"Imperishable Hope"
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  1 Peter 1:1-9 | Jay Ramer, Associate Pastor
Many people, including believers, are unhappy. As we begin 2016, our Associate Pastor, Jay Ramer, reminds us that we are just pilgrims passing through this life. The things of this earth will not last. Our “Imperishable Hope” in Christ can give us joy even as we are grieving. No outline notes are available.