Mar 21, 2021
The Big Picture Part 2
Posted by Ashley Ellison
In the second part of The Big Picture, Pastor Ashley takes a deeper look into the importance of the big picture that only comes by hearing from the Lord. We cant be trying to smash pieces from other puzzles into the one that God has you working on. We need to work hard at finding our position in the picture and stop trying to be like everyone else. 
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  • Mar 21, 2021The Big Picture Part 2
    Mar 21, 2021
    The Big Picture Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the second part of The Big Picture, Pastor Ashley takes a deeper look into the importance of the big picture that only comes by hearing from the Lord. We cant be trying to smash pieces from other puzzles into the one that God has you working on. We need to work hard at finding our position in the picture and stop trying to be like everyone else. 
  • Mar 17, 2021Where You Are Part 1
    Mar 17, 2021
    Where You Are Part 1
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Where are you? Pastor Ashley highlights three primary types of people, Believers, Lost, and Believers who have fallen away. Pastor then talks about the category you find yourself in, is due to where we have planted ourselves, be it Sin or be it the Spirit. We can look at this message and hear an encouragement no matter where we find ourselves lest we be deceived. 
  • Mar 14, 2021The Big Picture Part 1
    Mar 14, 2021
    The Big Picture Part 1
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the first part of The Big Picture, Pastor Ashley talks about the importance for us all to grab hold of the vision that God gives us. Without that " big picture" we will keep banging our heads on the wall trying to fit in where we don't go. As Christians trying to find our place in our church, we need to make sure that we aren't trying to bring a different picture to what God is already trying to get finished with the pieces that He's got for us then. Once we finish the work he starts us in, we grow and our vision can grow, but we cant get impatient. We must keep the "big picture" on our minds and in our hearts.
  • Mar 10, 2021Proverbs Part 7
    Mar 10, 2021
    Proverbs Part 7
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the 7th Part of our Proverbs study, Chatman Laxton shows us how on the path of wisdom, God gives direction for our lives. In his message Chatman shows us how wisdom is really easy to understand, yet its much harder to follow when it calls us to fix things in our life that keep us from struggling. However, if we can submit to the change that God wants to do in our life through the direction he gives through his commands and his insight, we will go much deeper in our relationship.
  • Mar 7, 2021Essential : True Worship Part 2
    Mar 7, 2021
    Essential : True Worship Part 2
    In the second part of her True Worship message, Melanie Bertoglio takes us deeper into our motives behind our worship. Melanie talks about how true worship is essential to the body of Christ, just as much as any other part that we are obedient to. However, we must constantly check ourselves to make sure that our worship is truly for God, because if we are getting caught up in the things surrounding our worship more than who we are worshipping, we cant get caught up "doing Christian things" the devil's way. 
  • Mar 3, 2021Proverbs Part 6
    Mar 3, 2021
    Proverbs Part 6
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the 6th Part of our study of Proverbs, Chatman sheds to light the idea that we were created for the path that wisdom calls us to. In fact its the path of wisdom that was the first meeting place where God and Adam would convene on in the garden, building there relationship up. And since the fall, God has been calling us back, out of the bushes and back onto the path with Him. Starting in Proverbs 2, Chatman begins to show us that the path of wisdom holds in store for us protection and provision, which allows us to continue down the path into deeper things. 
  • Feb 28, 2021Essential : True Worship Part 1
    Feb 28, 2021
    Essential : True Worship Part 1
    Does He get your praise? In a culture of personalization, likes and dislikes, Melanie Bertoglio asks this pertinent question boldly to the church. Do we spend more time criticizing the atmosphere around our worship time, than actually in the presence of God? Melanie draws out of scripture that we are called to worship God, and He deserves our praise. Rebelling against this, lines us up with the Deceiver, Lucifer, who sought to steal the honor and praise that only belongs to God. 
  • Feb 24, 2021Proverbs Part 5
    Feb 24, 2021
    Proverbs Part 5
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the 5th part of the Proverbs series, Chatman brings a verse by verse comparison of the way Wisdom and Folly call us in chapter 9. As we see in the chapter, Wisdom and Folly have very different plans for us, through what they call us to. Our understanding of Folly's plan for our life(which is destruction) will hopefully make us think twice before we take the bait. 
  • Feb 21, 2021Press On
    Feb 21, 2021
    Press On
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In Philippians 3, Paul encouraged the church of the day to "press on toward the goal in order to obtain the prize," which was before them. In what amounted to crazy times with persecution of believers where false teachers who abounded in plenty were preying on the desperate, Paul called them to persevere after the truth! Pastor Ashley brings the same timely word for us as he challenges us, that even in the face of opposition we must not focus on what is going around us, rather we should "Press On" towards what is before us. 
  • Feb 14, 2021Don’t Rob God
    Feb 14, 2021
    Don’t Rob God
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    From Malachi 3, Pastor Ashley teaches the church what God means when He commands us to not rob Him. God isn't concerned with running out of gold for the streets of heaven, rather he doesn't want us to rob Him of an opportunity to be bless from Him because of our obedience! God isn't concerned with our tithe because has missing out on something, its because of what it will unlock in our lives by being obedient, that he encourages us to "test Him in this." 
  • Feb 7, 2021Remember
    Feb 7, 2021
    Remember
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In his sermon, Remember, Pastor Ashley asks us, "What symbols do you have in life that cause you to remember a moment or a season of your life?" When preparing to partake of communion, we understand the imperative to examine ourselves and to remember Christ and His sacrifice. We understand that the bread and juice represent the body and the blood of Jesus. Pastor Ashley points out the additional imperative from John 6:56 to abide, which means (in the Greek) to "remain and continue to remain" connected to Jesus in everyday life, not just on Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Feb 3, 2021Proverbs Part 4
    Feb 3, 2021
    Proverbs Part 4
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In Part 4 of our series on Proverbs, Pastor Ashley shows us from Chapter 9 that wisdom dictates the quality of the life we will lead. Wisdom calls to us and should be our foundation. Scorning wisdom only brings suffering.
  • Jan 31, 2021Essential: Indispensable
    Jan 31, 2021
    Essential: Indispensable
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In today's culture of dispensable technology, Pastor Ashley speaks to the wisdom of 1st Thessalonians 5:21 which tells us to ," Hold on to what is good." From this passage, Pastor shows us how essential it is for the church to stop and take a look at the things that we are "throwing away". If we want to continue to grow in the things of the Lord ,then we will have to start honoring the good things that God is placing in our lives.
  • Jan 27, 2021Proverbs Part 3
    Jan 27, 2021
    Proverbs Part 3
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the third part of our Proverbs study, Chatman Laxton brings in the idea that wisdom is a direct reflection of Christ in the New Testament. By looking through the lens of 1 Corinthians 1:30, and specifically the part that says "Jesus Christ has become our wisdom," we can have a deeper understanding of how important the wisdom in Proverbs is for us. God fully intended His people to be wise, and as His people, we should be "waiting at wisdom's doorpost" with expectation.
  • Jan 24, 2021Essential: Excellence
    Jan 24, 2021
    Essential: Excellence
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In his message of "Essential: Excellence'', Chatman conveys the importance of Christians operating at the highest level. Through the message of Cain and Abel, Chatman brings to light that the favor Cain so desired could've been his had he only pursued excellence thoroughly. In our lives it's important to the kingdom that we operate in excellence or else we soon will be facing disasters of our own.
  • Jan 20, 2021Proverbs Part 2
    Jan 20, 2021
    Proverbs Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    As we continue with our study of Proverbs, Pastor Ashley speaks to the ways that wisdom calls out to us. That wisdom is seeking us out in order to bless us with Godly principles that can pay dividends in our life.
  • Jan 17, 2021Essential: Change
    Jan 17, 2021
    Essential: Change
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In this powerful word from Pastor Ashley, he discusses the word of Ezekiel 37, and the story of the dry bones in the valley. What looks to be a dry empty valley was soon to be filled with life, but God wasn't going to do it by himself. See he wanted Ezekiel to speak prophetically and believe that God could make the place of desolation, thrive with life again. In our country today, we can not afford to sit idly by and let what we see with our natural eyes limit what God can do, nor can we let it hold back our tongues from speaking life into the situation. God's Spirit is ready for us to take up the word that He has placed in us, and speak it forth, so that we can be the change agents for the Kingdom of Heaven. 
  • Jan 13, 2021Proverbs Part 1
    Jan 13, 2021
    Proverbs Part 1
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    With the plethora of ways we have information at our fingertips, Pastor brings to light the alarming lack of wisdom we have in our country, even though we have all these tools at our disposal. The reason is, that we as a people, have moved away from the Proverbs of God and focused on the "proverbs" of man. If we will turn back to the wisdom that God gives, we will begin to see exponential changes in every facet of our lives! 
  • Jan 10, 2021Essential: The Sabbath
    Jan 10, 2021
    Essential: The Sabbath
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Perhaps the most overlooked of the Ten Commandments is the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy. The failure of so many Christians to observe the Sabbath may well be the reason our culture is in the shape it is in today. Please listen as Pastor Ashley reminds us of the purpose and need for God's people to obey all of the Ten Commandments.
  • Jan 3, 2021Essential
    Jan 3, 2021
    Essential
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In our first sermon of 2021, Pastor Ashley lays out the vision for the year, "Essential". Focusing on the idea that the Word itself will help us adequately define what the word actually means. God says that we are all "Essential" to the work of the Kingdom, and He alone determines our purpose.
  • Dec 27, 2020Continue to Create a Place
    Dec 27, 2020
    Continue to Create a Place
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the last sermon of 2020, Pastor Ashley commissions us to continue to press in to the vision of 2020 by making ready our hearts and lives for the presence and the power of God to move.
  • Dec 13, 2020Wonderful Counselor
    Dec 13, 2020
    Wonderful Counselor
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Christmas is about the miraculous birth of our Savior, Jesus the Christ. But it is about so much more for the Christian today. We live in troubled times, but we have a Wonderful Counselor who gives perpetual hope in spite of a world that has seemingly derailed. Listen to Pastor Ashley teach us about the great and Wonderful Counselor that gives us the opportunity to be a light in a dark world.
  • Dec 9, 2020Apply The Blood Feast On The Lamb Part Two
    Dec 9, 2020
    Apply The Blood Feast On The Lamb Part Two
    In the second part of her Apply The Blood Feast On The Lamb, Melanie focuses on what it means to "Feast on the Lamb". The partaking of the lamb goes beyond an outward act, into an inward representation of Christ and what He does within us. The Lamb purifies us, and we can not truly experience the power of God without this important concept of "feasting" on the Lamb. 
  • Dec 6, 2020Be Encouraged, Do Not Be Dismayed
    Dec 6, 2020
    Be Encouraged, Do Not Be Dismayed
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In response to last week's message, Be Encouraged, Pastor Ashley continues from John 14 to teach that the way to be encouraged is to refuse to be dismayed. In a world that makes it easy to be dismayed, Christians have just as much reason to be encouraged as we ever has. God is still God, and He is still good. Why should we be dismayed? 
  • Dec 2, 2020Apply The Blood Feast On The Lamb
    Dec 2, 2020
    Apply The Blood Feast On The Lamb
    In Melanie's message, Apply the Blood Feast on the Lamb, Melanie reminds us of the significance of the Blood. The Blood makes a way for us in our lives that no other thing, person, or institution can. It's from that knowledge that we can have true peace.