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  Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 44 secs    
  Description: No matter where a person is involved in ministry, there will be tough times. While some in Corinth may have believed that a 'good' minister of the gospel would rarely (if ever) suffer, Paul cannot agree. He had suffered. The proof of genuine ministry is not avoidance of suffering but persistence in the midst of suffering. In 2 Corinthians 4 Paul gives us the key to persistence in ministry. We'll learn how to make sure we make it through ministry's inevitable tough times.
  Date: Sunday, February 05, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 38 mins 31 secs    
  Description: Genuine Christian ministry is focused on the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, not on laws, rules, and rituals. Paul asserts that his focus on the Holy Spirit is what is called for in new covenant ministry. Through the Holy Spirit, Paul tells us, we are empowered, given life and liberty, and transformed to become more like Jesus. As glorious as Moses and the Law were, the glory of this new covenant ministry is vastly superior.
  Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 47 mins 44 secs    
  Description: Good Christian ministry is known by the impact it has on both saved and unsaved people. Paul calls this the fragrance of Christ and explains the different effects that the aroma of correct ministry will have on each group. In other words, he gives us a 'sniff test' for ministry, one we have to pay attention to or we may make poor ministry decisions.
  Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 37 mins 28 secs    
  Description: The Corinthian church had two problems the modern church has: correcting members who hurt the church, and forgiving those who've been corrected and repent. Paul's 'sorrowful' letter had the impact he hoped it would - leading the church to correct an erring member. But the church hadn't done enough. The member had repented and they hadn't forgiven him. Paul writes to urge them to do so. Failure to forgive opened them up to the schemes of the devil, Paul warned. We learn a valuable lesson on getting ministry right from this personally difficult incident in Paul's life. There are times a church needs to administer correction, but that correction must be aimed at restoration, not punishment. That means that forgiveness should be readily available once repentance has occurred.
  Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 39 mins 17 secs    
  Description: In 2 Corinthians 1:12. Paul turns to deal with the problems he's had with the Corinthian church. One of these problems was due to misunderstanding. The Corinthians had a right to expect Paul to keep his word. Paul states that his conscience is clear in that regard, but there is more to the story. Integrity in ministry is a critical issue for Paul so he takes time to make sure they know what happened, so they will be able to trust him and his word.
  Date: Sunday, January 08, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 55 mins 56 secs    
  Description: In this first message on the book of Second Corinthians we notice right away a change in how Paul approached the Corinthian believers. As we'll discover, Paul was forced to defend his apostleship and the form of his ministry because of attacks from some in the Corinthian church. Instead of starting with thanksgiving and prayer, Paul starts with an uncharacteristic focus on himself. He talks about the depth of his suffering for Christ, and the reality of God's comfort in the midst of this. He explains that God had a bigger purpose tin allowing these things to occur. He used them to equip Paul to comfort others who were suffering as they served the Lord. We can learn five truths about suffering and God's comfort from these opening verses that apply to us today.
  Date: Monday, January 02, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 26 mins 51 secs    
  Description: As we close this series of messages on the incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth, we focus on the continuing importance of the incarnation. Rather than shelve thoughts about the incarnation until next Christmas, we should appreciate four ways in which the incarnation impacts our daily lives as Christians, and how it impacts our message to non-Christians.
  Date: Sunday, December 25, 2016       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 27 mins 30 secs    
Passage: Luke 2:8-20    
  Description: The Christmas story involves some shepherds who learned of the birth of God's Son through an angel and responded to that good news. What they learned from the angel and what they did, has something to say to us about discovering the incarnation ourselves.
  Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 25 mins 48 secs    
  Description: Certainly if God became man he had a reason for doing so. As we'll discover that reason did not lie within himself. He had no need to become a man. The reason lay within us. God took on flesh to solve three critical problems we have.
  Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 34 mins 55 secs    
  Description: The incarnation, whose facts are familiar to most Christians, should be a source of wonder. As we'll see in this message, there is more than just right belief at stake in the incarnation. We should have a changed heart, a heart moved by awe and gratitude for what was involved in God the Son becoming incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth.

 



24Mar
Youth Worship Rehearsal Sunday, March 24 @ 11:45 AM
25Mar
Men's and Women's Prayer Monday, March 25 @ 7:00 PM
26Mar
Christian Life and Witness Training Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:00 PM
28Mar
Christian Life and Witness Training Thursday, March 28 @ 6:00 PM
30Mar
Youth Car Wash Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 AM
 
 
 

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