Missionary Update: Steve & Rowena Barnes

AM Sermon

On the morning of July 16th, 2017, we were blessed by a visit and update from Steve and Rowena Barnes, our missionaries to France. Since this was not a traditional “sermon” and was more so a testimony and update on the Barnes’ ministry efforts abroad, the audio for the 7/16 Morning Service will not be posted on the SermonCast. However, the audio will be made available to anyone upon request. If you would like to request a download link, please submit a request to our web team.

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Take Care How You Build

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Paul gives a stern warning to anyone who would build the church with cheap and unapproved man-centered materials, or it will not stand God’s test.

Add. Ref.: Ephesians 4:31-5:2, 21

The Fight We Fight (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:18-20

As Paul finishes his opening charge, he reminds Timothy of his solemn duty as a soldier during a time of warfare. Timothy must fight the good fight.

Add. Ref.: 1 Samuel 23:8-17; 1 Corinthians 16:8-9; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

When the Church is Built on Carnality

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-17

While the Corinthians believed that they could build a strong church through the philosophies and methodologies of the world,  Paul explains that it is actually because they used secular growth tactics that they are weak and about to break apart. The reason is because worldly principles promote worldly thinking, encouraging attitudes of worldliness and selfishness.

Add. Ref.: Ephesians 4:31-5:2, 21

The Heart of the True Shepherd

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

As Paul admonishes Timothy to show discernment and correct false teachers in the church, it begs the question, “What are the marks of the false teacher?” Paul’s answer in this passage is that the true shepherd, demonstrated by his own life, will live in harmony with the Gospel of grace, rather than subscribing to external righteousness by the Law.

Add. Ref.: Acts 26:9-11; Numbers 15:27-31

Carnal Expectations: Why People Leave Churches

Pastor Matt Tar – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

As many are about to break up and leave the church in Corinth, Paul offers an insightful, but stern rebuke for the cause of their dissention. Sadly, in an age of consumer-driven methodologies, most Christians haven’t learned from Paul’s rebuke, and will leave their churches for the same reasons as the believers in Corinth.

Add. Ref.: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

The Right Use of the Law

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:8-11

One of the principle marks of the false teachers is that they do not understand the concept of grace. As a result, they prescribe external behavioralism rather than internal transformation.

Add. Ref.: Titus 1:7-11

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

Dealing with Dangerous Teachers (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-7

As Paul begins the main body of his letter, he addresses the matter of foremost concern to Timothy: dealing with false teachers in the church. In so doing, he outlines a critical aspect of pastoral ministry.