1 Samuel
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Duration:54 mins 33 secs
Views:2
David is a falsely accused fugitive on the run. King Saul, the eastern despot with an army of 3,000 elite forces, is in hot pursuit. 1 Samuel 26 is a story of espionage, intrigue, and a high-risk, near impossible mission that takes David into the enemy camp. There, David will find himself at yet another moral and spiritual crossroad. What should he do? What will he do? Join Pastor Jim for this exciting study from God’s Word.
Holiday Sermons
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Duration:43 mins 36 secs
Views:21
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a centerpiece of Christian belief. The apostle Paul even said that without the Resurrection, Christian faith is in vain. Was the Resurrection of Jesus history or a hoax? What difference does it make whether or not Jesus actually rose from the dead? How would it affect the way we live our lives today? Join Pastor Jim at this inspiring and joyful study from Matthew’s gospel.
Holiday Sermons
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration:38 mins 2 secs
Views:25
Why were they waving their palm branches and throwing their coats on the road in front of the man on the donkey? What was that first Palm Sunday all about? If Jesus really came to save the "lost", just who are they and how is it that Jesus can save them? Join Pastor Jim for this study from the 12th chapter of John's gospel where we'll join the multitudes who have gathered on the main road into Jerusalem to see if we can catch a glimpse of Jesus too.
1 Samuel
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration:46 mins 24 secs
Views:34
1 Samuel 25 presents a stark contrast with chapter 24 as regards David's response to yet another difficult person in his life. This time David is confronted with a wealthy man who also happens to be quite a reckless fool. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the ancient lessons of this chapter which remind us of God's Righteous Judgement, God's Merciful Redemption, and God's Gracious Providence.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Duration:42 mins 29 secs
Views:36
Temptation comes to us in many and diverse forms. Have you ever found yourself at a moral crossroads, confused and wrestling with whether something was God’s will or a temptation to sin? How can we learn to discern the difference? Join Pastor Jim for this helpful study of 1 Samuel 24 where we look at the temptations of opportunity, timing and the majority view.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Duration:40 mins 4 secs
Views:68
1 Samuel 23 is rich in its portrayal of God’s manifold sovereign initiatives throughout history. Join special guest speaker Scotty Smith as he helps us see the Guiding Hand of God, the Comforting Hand of God, the Sovereign Hand of God, and the Saving Hand of God. As it was with David so too it is for us, our salvation won’t come through the sacrifices we make to God, but through the sacrifice God has made for us through Christ Jesus.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:32
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:4
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:5
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Duration:47 mins 33 secs
Views:17
In 1 Samuel 21 we read of how David was now a fugitive on the run. King Saul, blinded by rage and jealousy, wanted David killed. Why was this happening? Were was God in all of this? David moves from place to place but ends up hiding in a cave out in the wilderness. Join Pastor Jim for this helpful study of the lessons of the wilderness and the trustworthy faithfulness of God’s providential care for His servants, no matter what we are going through or what is going on in the larger world around us.
1 Samuel
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Duration:44 mins 57 secs
Views:35
What happens to a human person when anger begins to rule in their heart? How can we develop healthy relationships with others? What is the role of faith in God when it comes to our relationships with family, friends, co-workers and our neighbors? Join Pastor Jim for this practical study from 1 Samuel 20 on covenant relationships.
1 Samuel
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Duration:41 mins 32 secs
Views:26
As we study the history of ancient Israel, one of the truths that jumps from the pages of the Bible is that God is always at work to accomplish His purposes. God never let the world slide out of control or drift away from His presence or active participation. What does God’s providence look like in history or in our own lives? Join Pastor Jim for this study from 1 Samuel 19 of God’s comprehensive and compassionate providence.
1 Samuel
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Duration:40 mins 3 secs
Views:44
Some of the characters we read about in 1 Samuel 18 exhibit deep friendship, loyal love, faithfulness, esteem, and grace. Others display fear, envy, paranoia and violence. This is a chapter that teaches us some timeless truths of scripture by way of contrasts. Join Pastor Jim for an honest look at how both esteem and envy towards others can be cultivated in each of our hearts and how only faith in Christ can set us free to live in the love of God.
1 Samuel
Sun, Feb 05, 2017
Duration:42 mins 49 secs
Views:60
Approximately 3,000 yrs ago in ancient Israel a young Israeli shepherd boy named David confronted a giant Philistine warrior named Goliath. Most of you have heard it before but is this really just the story of a little guy finally winning against a big bully? Is this just about facing whatever our giants might be with extraordinary courage? Or, is there something else this famous story teaches us about God, faith, redemption and trust? Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring study (beyond the flannel graph versions) of David and Goliath.
1 Samuel
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Duration:45 mins 37 secs
Views:41
1 Samuel 16 recounts the continuing demise of King Saul and the rise of God’s choice to replace him, David. How does God reveal Himself in and through the tumultuous times of this transition in national leadership? In what ways has God proven Himself sovereign, faithful and true throughout all human history? What hope can we place in God here in our own day and time? Join Pastor Jim as he reaches back some 3,000 years for the timeless truths of the ancient scriptures and shows us where and how our souls can find rest in a sovereign God.
1 Samuel
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Duration:50 mins 32 secs
Views:46
Do you ever struggle with obedience to God? Do you have questions about the wrath of God as we read about it in the Bible? How does God reveal Himself in what some would call the more difficult passages of the Old Testament? Join Pastor Jim as he draws from a 3,000 year old record of how some people wrestled with these same issues and shows what God was doing to shape and steer redemption history.
1 Samuel
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Duration:40 mins 34 secs
Views:32
What happens to a world in which we all are becoming increasingly self-absorbed? What kind of societal blindness can this cause and how does it affect the flow of love and grace in our relationships? Join Pastor Jim as he walks us through the second half of 1 Samuel 14 with its timeless lessons from redemption history.
1 Samuel
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Views:77
1 Samuel 14:1-23 contrasts the authentic faith of Jonathan with the faux faith of his father, King Saul. What are the characteristics the author uses to describe the two? What was the disposition of their hearts toward God and how did that influence the way they saw themselves and the way they behaved around others? What can we learn from this passage about seeking God’s specific will in our lives? Join Pastor Jim for this enlightening and practical study.
Guest Sermons
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Duration:31 mins 37 secs
Views:28
Gilbert Lennox is the founding pastor of Glenabbey Church near Belfast in Northern Ireland. Join Gilbert for this inspiring study from 1 Timothy in which he highlights the essence of the Christian gospel and how we can find real life by trusting Jesus Christ as our Savior, Redeemer and King.
Advent 2016
Sat, Dec 24, 2016
Duration:18 mins 41 secs
Views:9
With Advent, every year we look back and reflect upon the first arrival of Jesus at Christmas time. What really happened that first Christmas? Is Christmas merely a myth or legend? Could it be acutal history? Why does the idea of Christmas, aka the Incarnation or Advent really matter? What difference does it really make? And why in the world are we still talking about it 2,000 years later? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the meaning and significance of the arrival of Jesus Christ into the world.
Advent 2016
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Duration:37 mins 22 secs
Views:10
God’s plan of redemption runs throughout the course of human history and can be seen at work everywhere. From the garden, through the wilderness, in the Tabernacle, in the Promised Land, in the Temple, on a Roman cross, in an empty tomb, etc. God is always at work accomplishing His purposes and bringing about redemption. Join Pastor Jim for this seasonal sermon on Advent Places and see how God in Christ can bring redemption to our hearts and souls as well!
Advent 2016
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Duration:38 mins 5 secs
Views:14
Advent Praise is what happens when we begin to understand that God has taken the initiative; that God offers to every believing heart the assurance of His promises in Christ! Join Pastor Jim for this instilling study of Luke 2:1-20
Advent 2016
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Duration:35 mins 59 secs
Views:38
What's in a title? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the rich meaning behind some of the titles used by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah as he describes God's promised Messiah. Jesus, as the fulfillment of these prophecies, is our Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace!
Advent 2016
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Views:39
The Presence of Advent: Immanuel/God with us. Why did Jesus come to earth? What does it mean that God became one of us? How does the Incarnation dramatically change things for sinful humanity? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the mysteries of the Presence of Advent.
Guest Sermons
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Duration:38 mins 9 secs
Views:23
In his letter to the Colossians, Paul looks at the character of Christ, show us what He has done for us, and how our thankfulness for who Christ is shapes not only our individual lives, but our communities.

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