Feb 4, 2018
In Christ Alone – God of the Living – Matthew 22:23-33
How you view life after death or what it will be like after this life is finished really does affect the way you view people. According to polls done in the United States, the vast majority of people believe in some sort of an existence after this life is over. So what happens when we die? Some say we simply cease to exist, others say that we will take a long soul sleep, and yet many others believe in something much more colorful and active. The Bible speaks to a great extent on this matter. In Matthew 22, Jesus speaks to some wise Sadducees about the matter of the afterlife. We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. 
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  • Feb 4, 2018In Christ Alone – God of the Living – Matthew 22:23-33
    Feb 4, 2018
    In Christ Alone – God of the Living – Matthew 22:23-33
    How you view life after death or what it will be like after this life is finished really does affect the way you view people. According to polls done in the United States, the vast majority of people believe in some sort of an existence after this life is over. So what happens when we die? Some say we simply cease to exist, others say that we will take a long soul sleep, and yet many others believe in something much more colorful and active. The Bible speaks to a great extent on this matter. In Matthew 22, Jesus speaks to some wise Sadducees about the matter of the afterlife. We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. 
  • Jan 28, 2018In Christ Alone – Matthew 22 Luke 14 – Do You Make Excuses?
    Jan 28, 2018
    In Christ Alone – Matthew 22 Luke 14 – Do You Make Excuses?
    We often make "excuses" when we don't really want to do something. Yet it has been said that "an excuse is a lie dressed up for dinner" or that "an excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie". Deception starts early in life and it can be a very difficult habit to break. In the following message by Pastor Anton, he will be unpacking the truths of the excuses people often make when it comes to saying "Yes to God" and His plan for their lives. Often our excuses have to do with our attention being focused on possessions or affections rather than our attention being squarely placed on Christ Alone. We invite you to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following sermon. 
  • Jan 21, 2018In Christ Alone – Matthew 20 – Prayer
    Jan 21, 2018
    In Christ Alone – Matthew 20 – Prayer
    Most cell phone users, and specifically smart-phone users, know that there is a feature built into the phone's operating system that allows people to call in case of emergency without having to unlock the phone. While this is great when trying to contact the police department or fire station during an emergency, this is not the way we should view prayer. Prayer was given by God for us to use all of the time, not just when things get a little dicey. In the following teaching by Pastor Anton, we will be looking at Mattew 20 to see what we can gain from these accurate accounts of Jesus' life. There are some do's and don't's when it comes to prayer that we can learn from the Holy Scriptures. We invite you to listen and trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with Him. 
  • Jan 14, 2018In Christ Alone – Matthew 18 – Childlike Faith
    Jan 14, 2018
    In Christ Alone – Matthew 18 – Childlike Faith
     Everyone who lives gets older, but not everyone who gets older actually grows up. There seems to be a tension in the Scriptures where we are to become mature in the Faith and yet we are also commanded to have faith like a child. How can we do both successfully and in a God-honoring way? In the following message by Pastor Anton, he will be reading and explaining the action points needed to have a faith like a child as Jesus Christ explains in Matthew 18. We would like to invite you to turn in your own Bible and download the following teaching notes as you listen to the following message. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your spiritual walk. 
  • Jan 7, 2018In Christ Alone – Jesus Only – Matthew 17:1-13
    Jan 7, 2018
    In Christ Alone – Jesus Only – Matthew 17:1-13
    Have you ever had a major experience with God? Where you felt so close to Him that you were utterly humbled by your helplessness before Him? What did that feel like? Did you have a desire to stay right in that moment forever? Three of the disciples that were closest to Jesus had an incredible "mountaintop" experience commonly known as the Transfiguration. Jesus temporarily allowed His glory to shine, and as the three Disciples awoke to such an incredible sight, they also saw Elijah and Moses beside Jesus speaking with him. Peter's initial response was build shelters for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah so they could remain there forever. But that was not the heavenly Father's plan and will. In much the same way that the Transfiguration might have been to prepare Peter, James and John for what they would encounter as they came down the mountain, the reality is that mountaintop experiences are often what prepare us for the valley we are about to encounter. We hope that the following message by Pastor Anton will encourage you in your spiritual journey with the Lord. 
  • Dec 31, 2017Persistent Faith – Matthew 15:21-28
    Dec 31, 2017
    Persistent Faith – Matthew 15:21-28
    Series: (All)
     How is your faith level? Do you have a desire to grow in your prayer life? Do you have faith to continue praying and seeking "the Lord's Kingdom come here on earth as it is in Heaven" even when the answers don't come quickly? It is going to take faith and persistent faith at that. In the following message by Pastor Anton, he focuses on the account of Jesus interacting with a woman who has a serious problem with her daughter. The True account is found in Matthew 15:21-28. She comes to Jesus with her need, and she demonstrates tremendous faith. 
    We would like to invite you to grab your own Bible and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message. We hope and trust your faith will continue to grow as you journey with the Lord. 
  • Dec 24, 2017The Greatest Story Ever Told – Advent Week 4 – Christmas Eve Day
    Dec 24, 2017
    The Greatest Story Ever Told – Advent Week 4 – Christmas Eve Day
    Series: Advent 2017
     Have you ever considered the real and raw story of the very first Christmas? There is often a fair amount of "cleaning up" that is done of the story as it is communicated. When we read the accurate accounts of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels, we quickly see that this story has all the makeup of a great fairytale. Yet, it is a true and accurate account of what actually happened. We invite you to download the teaching notes and open your own Bible to the Gospels 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 this Christmas and New Years season! 
  • Dec 17, 2017The Gift – Advent Week 3 – December 17, 2017
    Dec 17, 2017
    The Gift – Advent Week 3 – December 17, 2017
    Series: Advent 2017
     Have you ever considered the gift that God has given you? Have you "unwrapped" that gift and come to truly appreciate what He has done for you? If so, have you ever considered the gift that you and I can give back to God? How about the gift that we can and are called to give to others? 
    We would like to invite you to grab your Bible and turn to Romans 6. The teaching notes are also available for you to download as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton called "The Gift."
    We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your faith journey this Christmas season. 
  • Dec 10, 2017Christ Before Christmas – Advent Week 2 – December 10, 2017
    Dec 10, 2017
    Christ Before Christmas – Advent Week 2 – December 10, 2017
    Series: Advent 2017
     When you think about the person Jesus Christ, do you think of God in flesh coming as a new-born child? Do you think of the miracle that God the Father sent His one and only begotten Son to come and live some 2000 years ago, born of the Virgin Mary? If that is where our minds immediately go when thinking about the origin of Christ Jesus, then we need to allow our understanding of Jesus to mature.
    We would like to invite you to turn in your Bible to John 1 and download the following 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 this Christmas season. 
  • 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.