Nov 15, 2015
Living Lives of Thanksgiving – Ephesians 5:1-20
Series: Thanksgiving
Living Lives of Thanksgiving - Nov 15 2015 - FOCUS Church Thanksgiving is just a week away, and with it often comes the question; "How was your Thanksgiving?" In this teaching, Pastor Anton expounds upon the truths that Paul was sharing with the early Church in Ephesus. They were called to live as "Children of the Light" and as such, their actions and attitude should be different than of those around them who were not followers of Jesus Christ. One of the chief marks of a transformed life according to Paul is that of Thankfulness. Download the study notes, and follow along with this teaching. We trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord. May we begin to ask it of ourselves, "How IS my Thanksgiving?" all year long.
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  • Nov 15, 2015Living Lives of Thanksgiving – Ephesians 5:1-20
    Nov 15, 2015
    Living Lives of Thanksgiving – Ephesians 5:1-20
    Series: Thanksgiving
    Living Lives of Thanksgiving - Nov 15 2015 - FOCUS Church Thanksgiving is just a week away, and with it often comes the question; "How was your Thanksgiving?" In this teaching, Pastor Anton expounds upon the truths that Paul was sharing with the early Church in Ephesus. They were called to live as "Children of the Light" and as such, their actions and attitude should be different than of those around them who were not followers of Jesus Christ. One of the chief marks of a transformed life according to Paul is that of Thankfulness. Download the study notes, and follow along with this teaching. We trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord. May we begin to ask it of ourselves, "How IS my Thanksgiving?" all year long.
  • Nov 8, 2015Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 4 – “Hearing the voice of the Lord” 1 Samuel 3
    Nov 8, 2015
    Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 4 – “Hearing the voice of the Lord” 1 Samuel 3

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    Listen to God, and do what He says... seems simply enough... right? Yet for so many of us, we wonder throughout life, desirous of knowing the voice of the Lord and never finding it. Or for a majority of us, we settle for God's revelation to the previous generation rather than seeking the revelation that He has for us today. It this teaching, Pastor Anton unpacks the calling of Samuel as a young boy found in 1 Samuel 3. Download the teaching notes and follow along. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord.

  • Nov 1, 2015Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 3 – “Making Wise Decisions ~ 10 Questions”
    Nov 1, 2015
    Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 3 – “Making Wise Decisions ~ 10 Questions”

    LogoOption02In this week's teaching within the series "Don't Waste Your Life," Pastor Anton addresses some questions believers' should ask themselves when facing a difficult decision, or one that is a "grey area" in which the Bible does not speak specifically to. There are at least ten questions that one can ask themselves based on the Word of God that will help enable them to make a biblically informed choice. We all face tough choices. Follow along with the teaching and fill-in the teaching notes file that is included with this week's message. We trust that you will be encouraged and challenged by this teaching. 

  • Oct 25, 2015Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 2 – The Great American Lie
    Oct 25, 2015
    Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 2 – The Great American Lie

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    Have you even been really good at something that you just didn't enjoy? Maybe you are stuck doing that task or assignment everyday for work... Or maybe you really enjoy an activity that you are not skilled at, and as a result, you are not making a major impact with you time and energy. This week's teaching focuses on the truth that every single person has been created on purpose to make a difference. No person is an accident, and no one has been created to take up space. The Bible teaches us that he have all been generally blessed by God, but for those who are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ based on their confession of sin, and belief in Him, they have been given at least one Spiritual Gift. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the one who gives these Spiritual Gifts to believers, and they are given with intention. You have been created on purpose, for a purpose, to fulfill a purpose, and you have been given at least one Spiritual Gift to equip you for that calling. We hope and trust that you will enjoy this teaching. There is also a PDF document with a note taking guide at your convince.

  • Oct 18, 2015Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 1 – Matthew 25:14-30
    Oct 18, 2015
    Don’t Waste Your Life – Week 1 – Matthew 25:14-30
    LogoOption02Have you ever regretted a purchase or a decision that you have made? Maybe you are currently driving that regret to work everyday, or watching others thrive at a business venture that you had an opportunity to make but didn't... Regret eats away at everyone of us. Some of us have regrets about the things that we have done, and others have regrets about what they should have done and did not. The reality is that most of us struggle with both types of regret.
    In the following teaching, Pastor Anton expounds upon the Matthew 25:14-30 passage, taking a closer look at the third servant who did nothing with the blessing that he had received from the master. The text literally says that "he dug a hole and buried it." Every one of us have been given blessings from God, and yet so many have regretted not doing more with those blessings. We hope that you enjoy this first teaching in the series, "Don't Waste Your Life."
  • Oct 4, 2015Week 5 – Home Run Life – Making it Home, a Model for Growth and Evangelism
    Oct 4, 2015
    Week 5 – Home Run Life – Making it Home, a Model for Growth and Evangelism
    Series: Home Run
    HRL_logo_ClayThe following is the 5th and final teaching by Pastor Anton Folz in the series titled "Home Run Life." The series has been based off the book "Home Run Life" written by Kevin Myers and John C. Maxwell. In this teaching, Pastor Anton Folz explains three characteristics of a Home Run Life follower of Jesus Christ based off of 2 Corinthians 5:12-21. Listen for how Paul explains himself to the church in Corinth, and why he is Convinced, Controlled, and Committed as a devoted follower of Christ. In addition, Pastor Anton also teaches why we must "run the bases backwards" when it comes to evangelism.
     
    We hope and trust that this teaching is an encouragement in your journey.
  • Sep 27, 2015Week 4 – Home Run Life – Winning Results
    Sep 27, 2015
    Week 4 – Home Run Life – Winning Results
    Series: Home Run

    HRL_logo_ClayAll of us strive for success in life... whether in business, career, education, financially, etc... But very few gain success in these areas without feeling broken, lost, depressed and lonely because they have ultimately sacrificed their own integrity and their family to achieve it. The reality is this, God has a pattern for living life where we win at all three of these without neglecting connecting with our Creator and giving Him the glory for the Home Run life that we have achieved through Him and by His empowering. Are you ready to have real success in life? We hope you enjoy this teaching based off of Kevin Myers and John C. Maxwell's book titled "Home Run Life." We trust that you will be encouraged!

  • Sep 20, 2015Week 3 – Home Run Life – Winning with Others
    Sep 20, 2015
    Week 3 – Home Run Life – Winning with Others
    Series: Home Run
    HRL_logo_ClayThe following teaching is part of a five week sermon series taught by Pastor Anton at FOCUS Wesleyan Church. The teaching series "Home Run Life" is based off the the book written by Pastor Kevin Myers of 12Stone Church and John Maxwell. This particular week's teaching is about getting on 2nd base in the baseball analogy, "Winning with Others." In the teaching, pastor Anton explains that achieving success at the cost of crushing others, or being alone, is not real success. Often in our American way of thinking, we try and skip second base (winning with others) and head straight to third base (success), but we get "called out" or "thrown out" of the game of life along the way. We must use stuff and love people, not use people and love stuff.  We hope and trust that you are encouraged and challenged by this teaching.
  • Sep 13, 2015Week 2 – Home Run Life – Win Within (Character)
    Sep 13, 2015
    Week 2 – Home Run Life – Win Within (Character)
    Series: Home Run
    HRL_logo_ClayThe following teaching was given by Pastor Anton at FOCUS Wesleyan Church on Sunday September 13, 2015. The teaching comes from the author and pastor Kevin Myers of 12Stone Church, and in particular from his book co-authored by John C. Maxwell, Home Run. We hope that this message, along with the Home Run Life teaching series will be an encouragement to you in your journey with Jesus Christ.
  • Sep 6, 2015Week 1 – Home Run Life – God’s Pattern for Running the Bases
    Sep 6, 2015
    Week 1 – Home Run Life – God’s Pattern for Running the Bases
    Series: Home Run
    HRL_logo_ClayThis is the first of a five week series given by Pastor Anton Folz of FOCUS Wesleyan Church. This series is based off of the book "Home Run" written by Kevin Myers and John C. Maxwell. The teaching series focuses on the reality that in baseball, as well as in day to day living, none of us strive for a Strike Out. Yet so many of us find ourselves Striking Out time and time again striving for the Home Run Life dream that we have had since we were young.
    The bad news is that you have been most likely trying to run the bases according to the world's view and standard... But the Good News is that God has a game plan for running the bases the right way, a pattern that will allow us to start living the Home Run life that God intended for us. We at FOCUS hope you enjoy this study, and more importantly that it changes your life but empowering you to think about your life in a new refreshed way. By God's pattern for living.