Sunday Sermons – Audio

Suday Sermon – February 18

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Sunday Sermon Message: The Gospel never says that you will not experience hardship in life. The Gospel merely says that God will be with you, his angels will comfort you, and to be with you in the time of trial.

(Gospel Mark 1:9-15) – The Baptism of Jesus (In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”) The Temptation of Jesus (12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.) Jesus Begins His Ministry (14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”.) Mark 1:9-15 ESV

Sunday Sermon – February 11

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Sunday Sermon Message: It’s time for us to take time up on our life and to come and just to worship the God who created us. Worship the God who sent His only Son into the world so that we may have life. And sometimes just to be still and to be quiet. Take time in your life to listen to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(Gospel Mark 9:2-9) – The Transfiguration (And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.) Mark 1:2-9 ESV

Sunday Sermon – February 04

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Sunday Sermon Message: We serve as individuals and we serve as a congregation. Now the question is, are we fulfilling what Christ has called us to do, and are we serving in the manner that we should? And that’s always a question that we have, that we shall step out in faith and to serve others and not ourself.

(Gospel Mark 1:29-39) – Jesus Heals Many (29 And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. 32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee 35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.) Mark 1:29-39 ESV

Sunday Sermon – January 28

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Sunday Sermon Message: And in today’s Gospel, there’s much more is going on than what meets the eye. Jesus is teaching us in His Church how to be and how to love. There are spirits in this world that need to be dealt with, and we need to do it not only for ourselves, but for others as well. We shall not have condemnation for someone who has a dirty, filthy spirit. We shall merely address the spirit itself and pray for the individual in Christ Jesus.

(Gospel Mark 1:21-28) – Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Spirit (21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.) Mark 1:21-28 ESV

Sunday Sermon – January 21

No Sunday Sermon today. Church Service is being held at the Diamond I Venu (Dime Box SPJST Hall), along with a Chicken Fried Dinner for the public.

Sunday Sermon – January 14

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Sunday Sermon Message: When we come up to receive the very sacrament of Jesus Christ, we pretty much come as beggars with our hands up to be filled. It’s something that brings Christ alive. It’s not so much the words that we speak, but the actions that we make. The very lives that we love that brings Christ alive and brings newness to someone that says, Eureka, I think I see now. I see the blood of the Lamb. And it is Him that I have hope. Yes, Jesus Christ, He is our hope, and one and only hope.

(Gospel John 1:43-51) – Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael (43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”) John 1:43-51 ESV

Sunday Sermon – January 07

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Sunday Sermon Message: And even the secular world, like a Roman guard, would understand who Jesus Christ was. That’s why, because Jesus Christ came into the world so that all may be saved. And not just a few theologians and those who had been taught and chosen through the years. But now, by the grace of God, we all receive salvation. And that salvation comes in the name of Jesus Christ.

(Gospel Mark 1:4-11) – John the Baptist Prepares the Way ( 1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’ ” 4John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”) Mark 1:4-11 ESV

Sunday Sermon – December 31

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Sunday Sermon Message: It is true. So this year, this coming year of 2024, the year of our Lord, remember what we were and what has been done, yes, for us in the past. We look to the future, not with notions of some pathetic resolution that we make, but with the power of what comes from the living and enduring Word of God. The living Word, this living Word, gives you enduring life. Now as you look back over this past year, look forward. Look forward to the new year with, say, true resolve by God’s power and remembering Peter’s words. Thus says our Lord. And all of God’s people say, Amen. And may the peace of God, which passes all human understanding, keep our hearts and minds in faith. To Christ Jesus.

(Gospel Luke 2:22-40) – (Jesus Presented at the Temple 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29  “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30  for my eyes have seen your salvation 31  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32  a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.” 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. The Return to Nazareth 39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.) Luke 2:22-40 ESV

Sunday Sermon – December 24

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Sunday Sermon Message: A Christmas sermon about the Birth of Jesus.

(Gospel Luke 1:26-38) – (Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.) Luke 1:26-38 ESV

Sunday Sermon – December 17

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Sunday Sermon Message: We are Christians, not because we’re good people. We are Christians because we have been called by Christ. In our baptism, we were welcomed into his family. And now he wants us to go out and to bring others as well. And some of those people aren’t going to be real, really likable. Some of those aren’t going to be really lovable. Some of those are just as lost in darkness because they have no light. And guess who that light comes from? It comes from Christ Jesus. And guess who he sent to be the light in the world? That’s us. That’s where we come in. So it is time of Christmas. Let’s celebrate. Let’s celebrate Christ coming into the world. Our God loved us so much that he sent his only son into the world so that we can have life, not only us, but for everyone as well. Now let us go into the world and bring that light of Christ to all.

(Gospel John 1:6-8) – (The Word Became Flesh There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. ) John 1:6-8 ESV

(Gospel John 19-28) -(The Testimony of John the Baptist 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” 24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.) John 19-28 ESV

Sunday Sermon – December 10

Youth Christmas Event; Reading Bible verses and singing Christmas songs.

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Sunday Sermon Message: And so, Christmas in itself can bring about wilderness. And when it does let us remember, what Christmas is truly about. It’s that voice of the wilderness to tell us that Jesus Christ came into the world that God came down to us so that we could have hope That we could have hope in this life and an eternal life, life eternal. And that’s what it is all about.

(Gospel Mark 1:1-8) – (John the Baptist Prepares the Way The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,  the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’ ” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”) Mark 1:1-8 ESV

Sunday Sermon – December 03

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Sunday Sermon Message: So when you serve your time of tribulation, because you are, and it’s right here and right now, it will be tomorrow and it will be all the days that you are in time and place on this earth. But the time will come and that’s what Jesus is trying to tell us. It may be before the second coming of Christ and then again it might be when he comes. Either way, it’s okay. But let us live our lives in that hope and in the reality that Jesus Christ came into the world so that we may have life, life eternal in Christ Jesus.

(Gospel Mark 13:24-37) – (The Coming of the Son of Man 24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree 28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day or Hour 32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”) Mark 13:24-37 ESV

Sunday Sermon – November 26

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Sunday Sermon Message: Jesus’s last parable is to love people and to show it by our actions, to truly care for them, to feed them, to give them food and drink, care for them.  You’ll also hear the words that when Jesus speaks, to love one another as I have loved you. How deep can that be? God loves us so much that he sent his only son into this world so that he could die so that we may have life. Now let’s celebrate that.

(Gospel Matthew 25:31-46) – The Final Judgment (31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”) Matthew 25:31-46 ESV

Sunday Sermon – November 19

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Sunday Sermon Message: We can love one another but the main thing as long as we fear and love God and we keep that balance and we take the Talents that God has given us so that we can bring the good news to others.

(Gospel Matthew 25:14-30) – The Parable of the Talents (14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’) Matthew 25:14-30 ESV

Sunday Sermon – November 12

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Sunday Sermon Message: Today’s parable is trying to tell us that as life goes by, we know that we are more than just physical beings. We need to be prepared, not only for the physical but for the spiritual as well. We need to make sure that we have fuel in our tanks so that our lamps can glow with flame. Let there be light.

(Gospel Matthew 25:1-13) – The Parable of the Ten Virgins ( 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.) Matthew 25:1-13 ESV

Sunday Sermon – November 05

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Sunday Sermon Message: Do we know what heaven will be like. I don’t know about floating on clouds, eating grapes, listening to the harp the whole time. I don’t know how exciting that’s going to be, but when you look at scripture, it is nothing like that. Scripture, points heaven as being something completely different. It’s a place of activity, a place of joy, excitement, party, and all the things we enjoy here with a unified family, purified, enthlasis and a great sense of excitement.

(Gospel Matthew 5:1-12) – The Sermon on the Mount (1Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 iRejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.) Matthew 5:1-12 ESV