Jan 17, 2016
As a Christian, how Should (Do) I . . .
Question 1
In this sermon, Pastor Jim answers the following questions about as Christians, how should/do I _______________?
 
1. As a Christian, how should I be motivated to open my Bible and read it?
2. (Reworded) As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to God even when I go through times of depression, hardship and          trial?
3. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I handle the issue of tithes and offerings when both my home church and             other ministries are involved? What is the best way to remain obedient to God?
4. Reworded) As a Christian, how do I address the issue of being disenchanted when people in my church don’t act like       Christ as they should? Should I address it or accept it as part of human nature?
5. (Reworded) As a Christian, what do you do when you are giving and serving and others (sometimes including people        in leadership positions) do not? We are taught to work together in community and lead by example. Who do we talk to      about this?
6. (Reworded) As a Christian, what should you do when you see groups and cliques in your church that draws a clear          separation in the congregation?
7. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I teach skeptical college kids about Jesus despite the amazing claims of a virgin      birth and the resurrection or the fact that he never traveled over 34 miles from where he was born and never wrote          anything? Is there more than my personal experience that I can use?
8. (Combined) As a Christian, how should I think about my salvation? Am I eternally secure or can I lose my salvation? If I can lose it, how would that happen? Is       there a point where a Christian can mess us and God will abandon them?
9. As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to Christ the Lord when I have family stuff going on around me?
10. As a Christian, how can I make sure to wisely distinguish between the essentials of the faith, the tenets of some Christian groups and my own personal               opinions or fancies?
11. As Christians in a specific denomination, how should we work with those of other denominations to promote the world church, especially when some other            groups have significant differences in interpretation of the Bible than us?
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  • Jan 17, 2016As a Christian, how Should (Do) I . . .
    Jan 17, 2016
    As a Christian, how Should (Do) I . . .
    Question 1
    In this sermon, Pastor Jim answers the following questions about as Christians, how should/do I _______________?
     
    1. As a Christian, how should I be motivated to open my Bible and read it?
    2. (Reworded) As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to God even when I go through times of depression, hardship and          trial?
    3. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I handle the issue of tithes and offerings when both my home church and             other ministries are involved? What is the best way to remain obedient to God?
    4. Reworded) As a Christian, how do I address the issue of being disenchanted when people in my church don’t act like       Christ as they should? Should I address it or accept it as part of human nature?
    5. (Reworded) As a Christian, what do you do when you are giving and serving and others (sometimes including people        in leadership positions) do not? We are taught to work together in community and lead by example. Who do we talk to      about this?
    6. (Reworded) As a Christian, what should you do when you see groups and cliques in your church that draws a clear          separation in the congregation?
    7. (Reworded) As a Christian, how should I teach skeptical college kids about Jesus despite the amazing claims of a virgin      birth and the resurrection or the fact that he never traveled over 34 miles from where he was born and never wrote          anything? Is there more than my personal experience that I can use?
    8. (Combined) As a Christian, how should I think about my salvation? Am I eternally secure or can I lose my salvation? If I can lose it, how would that happen? Is       there a point where a Christian can mess us and God will abandon them?
    9. As a Christian, how do I stay faithful to Christ the Lord when I have family stuff going on around me?
    10. As a Christian, how can I make sure to wisely distinguish between the essentials of the faith, the tenets of some Christian groups and my own personal               opinions or fancies?
    11. As Christians in a specific denomination, how should we work with those of other denominations to promote the world church, especially when some other            groups have significant differences in interpretation of the Bible than us?
  • Jan 10, 2016Sex and Relationships
    Jan 10, 2016
    Sex and Relationships
    Question 1
    In this sermon, Pastor Jim answers the following questions about sex and relationships:
     
    1.  I am a single person who is divorced. I struggle to maintain my sexual purity and have failed many times. I want to remarry, but I want to live a pure life in the meantime. What steps should I take?
     
    2.  Why have so many Christian writers and pastors been so vocal about condemning 50 Shades of Gray, when it’s obvious that not one of them have actually read the book?
     
    3.  What is the Christian response to those who ask how can a God who is love and who loves not approve of homosexual relationship?
     
    4.  How should I talk to my children about same-sex marriage, especially if they have school friends with two moms or two dads?
     
    5.  My workplace requires tolerance and acceptance of a variety of lifestyles--unmarried families, homosexual couples, people having surgery for gender switching, etc. How can I be a person of integrity in regards to my faith?
     
    6.  I knew at a young age that I was gay. I have chosen to live a celibate life as a Christian. People and friends at church do not know that I am gay, which makes them want to find me dates. My question is: Is it a sin that I have not been truthful with them.
  • Jan 3, 2016How to Follow Jesus in a Turbulent World
    Jan 3, 2016
    How to Follow Jesus in a Turbulent World
    Question 1
    In this message Pastor Jim answers the following questions:
     
    1. I saw an experiment where people reacted with horror and disgust at verses purportedly from the Koran but actually pulled from the Bible. How should Christians respond to the charge that the Bible encourages violence and misogyny (ingrained prejudice against women) in the same way that the Koran does?
     
    2. I am asked too often why does God allow so much tragedy. How do I answer that question more substantially where the answer will influence relationship with God?
     
    3. What is the purpose of the current nation of Israel? Is it still the promised land of the Bible, a historical place, or just an ally to be used to stop Muslims? Are there faithful Jews still living there?
     
    4. With the threat of terrorists posing as refugees, how should we approach the influx of Syrian refugees – open love or skepticism?
  • Dec 27, 2015Wanna Take a Walk
    Dec 27, 2015
    Wanna Take a Walk
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    In this message, Pastor RW shows us how the impossible can become possible with God.
    Our task is to trust, step out, and focus on God in the middle of our impossible situation.
  • Dec 20, 2015Natural Cycle or Supernatural Solution
    Dec 20, 2015
    Natural Cycle or Supernatural Solution
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      Everyone has been broken by the actions, words and slights of another!  No one is immune.  That means we either have to stay in the NATURAL CYCLE of always hitting and being hit or moving toward something entirely foreign to the way our world works.  We can live by God’s SUPERNATURAL SOLUTION where we experience His peace and favor that changes us and how we relate to the world around us. 
  • Dec 13, 2015Ezra’s Peace
    Dec 13, 2015
    Ezra’s Peace
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    People often say that we live in a cruel world. We do! The world is filled with evil men who do evil things. That has always been true. It probably always will be. But there has to be more than that! If that is all there is, how can we have HOPE or PEACE? We can’t! The truth is that everyone has experienced or will experience times of pain and loss. Those times can seem overwhelming and never-ending sometimes. How do we get through? How do we overcome? In this message, Pastor Jim helps us see how to find hope and peace even in the most horrendous times of pain and loss.
  • Dec 6, 2015Who is to be King?
    Dec 6, 2015
    Who is to be King?
    Christmas Banners 1CG Lesson Jim Feirtag Attachment 12/04/15 Keep this message at the top of your inbox Documents To: Kenneth Spiller Outlook.com Active View 1 attachment (73.9 KB) Click for Options 12-4-15 - Who is to be King.doc Download as zipSave to OneDrive We all know that it doesn’t work to have two kings try to rule over the same kingdom. It’s common sense. They will fight for power and only one will win. In this message, Pastor Jim forces us to answer a pivotal question: Who is KING in your life? It’s not a private question. It’s not a religious question. It certainly can’t be a multiple choice question where we answer all of the above. Either Jesus is King in your life or something else is.
  • Nov 29, 2015Mary’s Joy in Humility
    Nov 29, 2015
    Mary’s Joy in Humility
    Christmas Banners 1Mary was called upon by God to be a part of His amazing plan, but it was going to cost her something too. Mary’s example shows us how to live with JOY BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCES and HUMILITY BEYOND CONDITIONS! In this message Pastor Jim shares how HUMILITY before God produces JOY in God!
  • Nov 22, 2015Eternal Satisfaction
    Nov 22, 2015
    Eternal Satisfaction
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final finalIn the closing message of this series, Pastor Jim reminds us that there will come a day when everyone gets into close, personal contact with God’s glory. At that moment God’s glory will rock us and it will either be the BEST NEWS or the WORST NEWS of all! But in the meantime, as we await that day, all Christians can draw strength and encouragement by knowing that God is most GLORIFIED in us when our hearts are most SATISFIED in Him.
  • Nov 15, 2015From Darkness to Light
    Nov 15, 2015
    From Darkness to Light
    Series: HIStory
    HIStory final (1400x700)We all still deal with some effects of darkness in our lives.  It’s simply a sign or the sin and brokenness in the world that has yet to be restored by Jesus.  No one is immune to that.  But some of us struggle deeply with emotional and spiritual darkness.  That darkness can be SCARY, DEMORALIZING, LONELY and ALL-CONSUMING at times.  In this message, Pastor Jim shares how Jesus’ in-breaking LIGHT overwhelms sin’s out-going DARKNESS.  That reality can provide us the power we need to walk more and more in Jesus’ light as we await the day when He will make all things new!