1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-58

NILO SANCHEZ

10/9/16

Description:Guest Speaker: Nilo Sanchez

LOVING OTHERS

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

10/3/16

Description:The command to love others is just as permanent as the command to love God. For the rest of eternity we will love God, and we will love others, perfectly. Prophecies and knowledge will pass away, tongues will cease; faith and hope will be realized, but love for God and love for others will go on and on, forever.

LOVING GOD

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

9/25/16

Description:We're continuing our study of Matthew's Gospel, and this morning Jesus reveals the #1 thing that God requires of you and me, and desires for you and me. Nothing is more important to your life and to you soul than loving God. Whatever else you pursue in life: happiness, a career, skills, knowledge, relationships - the greatest pursuit of all is to love God.

JESUS ON LIFE AFTER DEATH (ONE BRIDE FOR SEVEN BROTHERS)

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

9/18/16

Description:"Is there life after death?"What question could be more important? Most people hope that there is life after death, but the truth is, many folks try not to think about it. You might be trying to do that right now. But there will come a time for all of us, when we are faced with the most important question in the world: "Is there life after death? And how can we know for sure?"

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

ANGELO TOLENTINO

9/11/16

Description:Guest Speaker: Angelo Tolentino

JESUS AND CAESAR

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

8/21/16

Description:But God's Word defines everything in relation to God. He is the refernece point. Everything has significance or insignificance as it relates to God. According to Scripture, the most important thing about you is the relationship you have to God. Who you are in relation to God when you pass from this world is who you will be for eternity--because that will be an eternal relationship.

WASHED ROBES AND BROKEN CHAINS

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

8/14/16

Description:"This is a parable about who will enter God's kingdom - those who receive eternal life, and will spend eternity with Him. Jesus compares it to a wedding feast. Obviously, the King is God the Father, and His Son is Jesus Himself."

R.S.V.P.

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

8/7/16

Description:"We're returning to our study of Matthew's Gospel this morning, and we're going to look at the last 3 parables Jesus told to the religious leaders, just days before they have Him crucified."

FINALLY HE SENT HIS SON

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

7/31/16

Description:We're in the last week of Jesus' earthly life. Jesus is speaking to the same self-deceived religious leaders who had just questioned His authority. But Jesus exposed their hypocrisy and said that repentant prostitutes and tax-collectors will enter His Kingdom, but they won't! And He's just getting warmed up. He's going to keep blasting them for two more chapters!

ARE YOU SELF-DECEIVED?

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

7/24/16

Description:"When you are spiritually self-deceived, you can be at full throttle in serving. Up front and out loud about your faith - but pride and self-sufficiency are squeezing Jesus out of your life. Lotta leaves, but no fruit."

THE MESSIAH'S PRIORITIES

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

7/17/16

Description:There is a series of events in the section we're looking at, and they might seem random and unrelated, but I want you to see the priorities of Jesus in His last days before the cross.

1 PETER 1:3-6

STEPHEN WILLIAMS

7/10/16

Description:Guest Speaker: Stephen Williams

WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

7/3/16

Description:If Jesus was jealous for the holiness of Herod's Temple, how much more is He jealous for holiness in His own people?

THE WRATH OF THE LAMB

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

6/26/16

Description:Last Lord's Day we saw Jesus approaching Jerusalem on the back of a donkey's colt. The crowd of mostly Galileans who are with Him are shouting out "Hosanna - Save Now! - to the Son of David." He's not the kind of King they expected or wanted, but He's the kind of King they needed. He wasn't entering Jerusalem to be crowned, but to be crucified. And His purpose wasn't to free them from the power of Rome, but from the power of sin,

DEITY ON A DONKEY

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

6/19/16

Description:"Believe it or not, we've come to Jesus' final week before the cross in our study of Matthew's Gospel. This is Palm Sunday - even though summer begins tomorrow! Everything has been leading up to this last week. Not just everything in this Gospel, but in all of Scripture and all of human history."

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

6/12/16

Description:You can know all about Jesus Christ, you can be a faithful church-goer, you can be a theologian, and still be blind to Jesus Christ. The blindness isn't remover be knowledge, it's removed by faith. You see Jesus when you believe Him.

DEO VOLENTE

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

6/5/16

Description:People, Plans, and the Will of God.

A RANSOM FOR MANY

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

5/29/16

Description:Last Sunday we saw Jesus correcting His Disciples' worldly ideas about greatness. His Kingdom is not of this world. Greatness in His Kingdom is the opposite of worldly greatness. The greatest in His Kingdom are those who become the last and the least. Servants and slaves. And Jesus Himself is the ultimate illustration.

THE GREATEST

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

5/22/16

Description:Last week we saw Jesus, walking out in front of His Discilples on His way to Jerusalem. His face is like a flint, Isaiah said. He is fixated on the cross that awaits Him there. I want us to read this passage again, and then I want you to notice the jarring contrast between what is on Jesus' mind, and what is on the Disciples' minds in the next verses-

MAN OF SORROWS

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

5/15/16

Description:I realized this week that we've been studying Matthew's Gospel for over 6 years now, and God continues to use this Gospel, to strengthen our faith and increase our love for the Lord Jesus Christ, dosen't He? Week after week, this is food for our souls. We're just going to look at the next three verses this morning to prepare us to come to the Lord's Table-

EQUAL PAY FOR UNEQUAL WORK

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

5/8/16

Description:Jesus isn't teaching on labor relations here, He's talking about salvation and the math is completely different.

THE REWARDS OF FOLLOWING JESUS

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

5/1/16

Description:Let's turn once again to Matthew's Gospel, and hear what Jesus says to His astonished Disciples as they watch a very religious young man, eager for eternal life, walk away from Jesus-

WHY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR RICH PEOPLE TO BE SAVED

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

4/24/16

Description:Lest you think my sermon title was just for shock value, I'm saying exactly what Jesus said: It's impossible for rich people to be saved. Didn't Jesus say that the kingdom of heaven only belongs to those who turn - convert - radically change - and enter like little children? They are the only ones small enough and humble enough and baggage-free enough to enter through the narrow gate that leads to eternal life. You don't get in any other way.

ISAIAH 7:10-16 & 8:9-17

GREG REED

4/17/16

Description:Guest speaker: Greg Reed

HOW TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

4/10/16

Description:You can have eternal life if you come and follow Jesus. It's that simple, and it's also that hard - impossible, Jesus said, apart from God. We need to see why.

ARE YOU GETTING THIS?

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

4/3/16

Description:Next week we will dig in and see what Jesus was up to when He talked to this rich young ruler the way He did. But this morning, I want us to stop and ask the question that Jesus asked His men over and over and over, "Are you getting this? Do you have ears to hear? Do you have eyes to see? Do you understand what I'm saying? Or have you become dull, hard of hearing, slow to understanding?" And Jesus asked these questions because He is a caring Shepherd to His sheep, and He isn't going to let them get away with being superficial, lightweight, lazy followers. He loves us too much to allow us to skim along the surface when we should be digging deeper.

OUR DEATHLESS SHEPHERD

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

3/27/16

Description:"I love the Book of Hebrews because from beginning to end, it's about Jesus. And you can sum up what it says about Jesus in one word - better. Jesus is better than the angels. He's better than the prophets. He's better than Moses. His priesthood is better than Aaron's. His new covenant is better than the old covenant. His blood is beter than the blood of bulls an goats."

JESUS ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE - PART 2

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

3/20/16

Description:From the beginning, God intended that the union of one man and one woman should be a parable of Christ's love for His Bride, the Church. Divorce ruins the parable, and the Devil knows this, so he's at war against marriage. The church needs to be at war against divorce. It's a Gospel issue.

JESUS ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE - PART 1

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

3/13/16

Description:Our passage this morning might seem difficult to some of you, it might seem painful, or for some of you it might just seem irrelevant. But I want you to hear these words from Jesus as better than the finest gold and the sweetest honey, because they are meant to bring the blessing of God on His people. For some of us here these words might seem to be almost impossible to obey, but I want you to remember that the more difficult the command the greater the blessing when we obey.

FORGIVEN AND FORGIVING- PT. 2

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

2/21/16

Description:Last Lord's Day we looked at how God has forgiven us in Christ. This morning we're going to see how we can forgive as we have been forgiven.

FORGIVEN AND FORGIVING- PT. 1

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

2/14/16

Description:Turn with me to Matt. 18 which has to do with the way we see each other and treat each other in Christ's Church. God sees His people like little children - we only enter His kingdom when we come like children: humble, with no status or position.

WHEN YOU GO

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

2/7/16

Description:"If your brother sins against you, go." Last Sunday we looked at what to do before you go. This morning we're going to look at what to do when you go-

BEFORE YOU GO

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

1/31/16

Description:"You have to make yourself the servant of a person to win that person. You can't be above them, you have to put yourself below them. Paul did this, didn't he? He sacrificed his own preferences and personal comfort to be winsome to others. He was desperate to gain their souls for Christ. Shouldn't we be just as desperate to win back brothers or sisters who are straying?"

LOVING GOD'S LITTLE ONES

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

1/24/16

Description:How do we treat each other in the body of Christ? We can never look down on another when we remember that God's holy angels care for each one of them; that Jesus is the good shepherd of each on of them. When they are wandering, He cares for them even more, not less. And our Father won't allow even one of them to perish. If all of this is true of your brothers and sisters, and it's all true of you - then none can ever look down on another believer - we look straight across because we all share the same blessings and inheritance in Christ.

LOVING JESUS' CHURCH

PASTORDOUG THOMPSON

1/17/16

Description:"To lead another person away from Christ is to threaten their eternal soul. And if you are doing that to another Christian, a person Jesus died on the cross to save - how serious is that to our Lord?"

ENTERING THE KINGDOM LIKE A CHILD

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

1/10/16

Description:"Now that the holidays are over, we're returning to our study of Mathew's Gospel which brings us to chapter 18 which is a single sermon by Jesus."

THE SUFFICIENT WORD

DAVE DICK

12/27/15

Description:Guest Speaker: Dave Dick, director of Hartstone Bible Camp

UNTO YOU IS BORN A SAVIOR

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

12/20/15

Description:"I announce to you this morning good news of great joy: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved!" This baby born in the city of David is a Savior, and He is Christ. Messiah, the One the prophets had said would come and save His people and be their King. When you come to Jesus you not only have a Savior to rescue you, but a King to rule over you and care for you. He is Savior, He is Christ, and He is Lord."

BRINGING BACK YOUR JOY

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

12/13/15

Description:"When you downplay depravity, you minimize amazing grace!And you sabotage the way to true joy, which isn't found in telling yourself how great you are, but in praising God for His glorious grace in loving and saving a person as bad as you are!"

FREE FROM ALL, SERVANT TO ALL

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

12/6/15

Description:"We're continuing our study in Matthew's Gospel this morning with a story that seems to be about paying your taxes. But it's about much more than that."

YOU SEE THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART, AND YOU LOVE ME THE SAME

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

11/29/15

Description:God sees me when I'm working, when I'm walking, and when I'm slouching in a chair and sleeping! My coming and my going, my ups and my downs. He sees me when I'm singing to Him and when I'm sinning against Him. He knows every word I say, before I say it! Think back over this week to the words that left your mouth - scary, huh? God didn't just know those words before you spoke them, He knew them before they entered your mind.

THE SON OF MAN DELIVERED INTO THE HANDS OF MEN

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

11/22/15

Description:Let's open our Bibles this morning to Matthew 17 as we continue our study through this Gospel. I had intended to finish this chapter this morning, but I was stopped in my tracks when I read vv. 22-23. I couldn't get any further. Let's read it together-

OUT OF THE CAVE

GREG REED

11/15/15

Description:Guest Speaker: Greg Reed

THE POWER OF LITTLE FAITH

PASTOR DOUG THOMPSON

11/8/15

Description:We are back to our study of Matthew's Gospel this morning. Jesus, Peter, James, and John have just come down from their mountaintop experience. And what they find is a crashing anti-climax. Let's read it together-