Nov 26, 2017
The Secret Treasure of Contentment – Philippians 4:10-20
Series: Thanksgiving
There is a secret treasure that is worth far more to a person than simply having material wealth and possessions. The wise King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, "those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!" (Ecclesiastes 5:10 NLT) Yet so many of us get distracted by stuff and become disillusioned by thinking that the next thing will be "the THING" that we have always longed for and will make us truly content... In Paul's letter to the church in Philippi, Philippians 4:10-20, he teaches the powerful truth of real contentment. We would like to invite you to turn to Philippians 4 and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton Folz. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged. 
 
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  • Nov 26, 2017The Secret Treasure of Contentment – Philippians 4:10-20
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Secret Treasure of Contentment – Philippians 4:10-20
    Series: Thanksgiving
    There is a secret treasure that is worth far more to a person than simply having material wealth and possessions. The wise King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, "those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!" (Ecclesiastes 5:10 NLT) Yet so many of us get distracted by stuff and become disillusioned by thinking that the next thing will be "the THING" that we have always longed for and will make us truly content... In Paul's letter to the church in Philippi, Philippians 4:10-20, he teaches the powerful truth of real contentment. We would like to invite you to turn to Philippians 4 and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton Folz. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged. 
     
  • Nov 19, 2017The Grace of Gratitude – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
    Nov 19, 2017
    The Grace of Gratitude – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
    Series: (All)
    It is easy for us to lose perspective on what matters most when we look at what we do not have and what we have not yet accomplished. Yet by reading and studying the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, we gain a deeper sense of understanding when it comes to regaining a proper perspective on life. The key is gratitude. 
    We would like to encourage you to download the teaching notes and turn in your own Bible to 1 Thessalonians 5 as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton Folz. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord this Thanksgiving season. 
  • Nov 12, 2017Conversations with God – Tent of Meeting – Exodus 33:7-11
    Nov 12, 2017
    Conversations with God – Tent of Meeting – Exodus 33:7-11
    Series: (All)
    What would it be like if you could walk into a tent or small space and meet with God Almighty face to face? Maybe the thought of that thrills you or maybe it scares you half to death. In the Old Testament, we read of a named Moses who made it a part of his regular practice to do exactly that. He would set up a tent outside of the camp of the Israelites and he would meet with God. 
    Friend, have you begun to view meeting with God as something common and something to be approached casually? We would like to invite you to turn in your Bible to the book of Exodus and download the following teaching notes as you listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your walk this week. 
  • Nov 5, 2017Which Chair are you sitting in? Selected scriptures
    Nov 5, 2017
    Which Chair are you sitting in? Selected scriptures
    Series: (All)
     When it comes to your relationship with God what words would you use to describe your closeness or lack of closeness to Him? 
    The reality is that everyone of us has been created to be image bearers of Christ Jesus. And as image bearers we are called to grow closer to the Lord daily. When the Pharisees and other wise teachers of the religious law were trying to trap Jesus in Matthew 22, the question is asked of Jesus, “Which is the greatest of the commandments in the law of Moses.”
    Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
    When it comes to your relationship with God, are you doing that? Are you loving God with complete abandon, and loving others with the love you receive from your heavenly Father? We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged and challenged to take your next spiritual step in your walk with the Lord.
  • Oct 29, 2017Conversations with God – Ephesians 1:15-23 “What God Wants You to Know”
    Oct 29, 2017
    Conversations with God – Ephesians 1:15-23 “What God Wants You to Know”
    Series: (All)
     Have you ever received a letter of encouragement at just the right time? The letter/book of the Bible titled "Ephesians" was a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Christian in the city of Ephesus. It was and truly is a letter of encouragement. In it, there are two prayers that Paul prays for the believers in Ephesus. In his first prayer, found in Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul prays in some specific ways for these early Christians. We would like to invite you to turn in your Bible to Ephesians 1:15-23, and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord and that you would continue to develop a deeper prayer life. 
  • Oct 22, 2017Conversations with God – Colossians 1:3-14 – Powerful Prayers for Others
    Oct 22, 2017
    Conversations with God – Colossians 1:3-14 – Powerful Prayers for Others
    Series: (All)
    Have you ever considered what the Lord desires for you to pray about when you are speaking with Him on behalf of another follower of Christ? In the Apostle Paul's letter to the believers in Colossae, found in Colossians 1:3-14, we see a beautiful prayer lifted by Paul on behalf of the believers located there. We would like to invite you to turn in your own Bible to Colossians 1, and download the teaching notes before listening to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be challenged and encouraged as you continue to grow closer to Him daily, and as you submit to the authority of His will for your life. 
  • Oct 15, 2017Conversations with God – Colossians 4:2-6
    Oct 15, 2017
    Conversations with God – Colossians 4:2-6
    Series: (All)
    When we think of prayer, we often view it as something to use in time of emergency. Such as a fire extinguisher behind glass with the words "break in case of emergency" written on it. The truth from the Word of God is that the Lord desires for us to be in constant and consistent communication with Him. In fact, within the life of a born-again believer, it is expected. The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church in Colossae, gives us New Testament believers some excellent wisdom on how we ought to pray. We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes, and open your Bible to Colossians 4:2-6 as Pastor Anton teaches on this essential subject. Prayer has a place in our everyday life. Learn more about unlocking the power behind the greatest gift God has blessed us with outside of salvation. 
  • Oct 14, 2017Strength for Kingdom Service – Joshua 24 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    Oct 14, 2017
    Strength for Kingdom Service – Joshua 24 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    Toward the end of his life, Joshua asked the people of God an interesting question... "But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15. Why would the leader of God's chosen people Israel give them three options? And more importantly, where is option #4, serve no one and nothing??? Joshua knew that all of humanity was created to serve and worship someone or something. The people needed to choose. You and I need to choose. And if we are going to worship and serve God alone, then we must destroy and throw away any gods/idols that exist. We would like to encourage you to turn in your Bible to Joshua 24 and to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. 
  • Oct 1, 2017Moving Forward in Faith – Joshua 10 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    Oct 1, 2017
    Moving Forward in Faith – Joshua 10 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    What was the longest day you can remember? For parents, it might have been the day of labor leading up to the birth of their first child. For an employee, it may have been the first day on the job when you were very unfamiliar with the setting and what was expected of you. For the student, the day leading up to a major final exam may have felt as though it lasts for an eternity. Yet in all of these circumstances, the day lasted 24 hours. Like the day prior and the day to follow… 24 hours.
    Yet in the story of Joshua found in chapter 10 we find that there was a miraculous “lengthening of a day” in order for Joshua and the Israelite army to prevail over their enemies. We would like to encourage you to turn in your own Bible to Joshua 10 and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your faith journey.
     
  • Sep 24, 2017Be On Guard – Joshua 9 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    Sep 24, 2017
    Be On Guard – Joshua 9 – Encouragement for the Journey of Faith
    Have you ever been caught off guard? If we are honest, we have all been a time or two. Often we are caught off guard when we are confident with a decision or situation. When the situation seems rather low-key and simple... yet for the follower of Christ, we are called to seek the Lord for wisdom in all matters. Unfortunately, we fall into the trapping of thinking that we know God's will, or that His grace will simply cover whatever decision we make that is outside of the will of God. Such presuming upon God's grace is sinful, and can lead to deep far reaching consequences. In Joshua 9, Joshua and the leaders of Israel made a peace treaty with the Hivites under the false pretense that they were from a foreign distant land. We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes, and turn in your Bible to Joshua 9. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your faith Journey.