Jun 25, 2017
How to Beat the Odds – Parenting – Proverbs 22:6
When we consider how the odds might be stacked against us, one area in particular usually seems to stand out... parenting. Although children don't come with an owner's manual, the Lord gave us His Holy Word to show us how to follow His example as our Heavenly Father. We would like to encourage you to keep your Bible near, download the teaching notes, and listen to the following message by Pastor Anton Folz. Whether you are planning to be a parent one day or you are currently someone's great-grandparent or somewhere in-between, our hope is that this message will encourage and challenge you in your walk with the Lord this week. 
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  • Jun 25, 2017How to Beat the Odds – Parenting – Proverbs 22:6
    Jun 25, 2017
    How to Beat the Odds – Parenting – Proverbs 22:6
    When we consider how the odds might be stacked against us, one area in particular usually seems to stand out... parenting. Although children don't come with an owner's manual, the Lord gave us His Holy Word to show us how to follow His example as our Heavenly Father. We would like to encourage you to keep your Bible near, download the teaching notes, and listen to the following message by Pastor Anton Folz. Whether you are planning to be a parent one day or you are currently someone's great-grandparent or somewhere in-between, our hope is that this message will encourage and challenge you in your walk with the Lord this week. 
  • Jun 18, 2017Father’s Day June 18, 2017 – “Set the Tone” Ephesians 5:15-33
    Jun 18, 2017
    Father’s Day June 18, 2017 – “Set the Tone” Ephesians 5:15-33
    Have you ever felt as though the odds were stacked against you in some way or another? It might have to do with finance… or with a job/promotion… maybe in the area of physical health or mental health… or maybe you have felt this way when it comes to parenting or marriage. Whatever ways in which you have felt “the odds were stacked against you” you need to understand that if that is something God has commanded and placed in your life to do, then HE is FOR YOU! Romans 8:31b “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” This comes after the author, the Apostle Paul has shared what life is like when you are living in the Spirit of God. Regardless of what obstacle you are facing, and no matter how much the odds are stacked against you, please be reminded that if God is for you, then who can stand against you! We would like to invite you to down the teaching notes and prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton on the Apostle Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus, found in Ephesians 5:15-33. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged and challenged as you listen.
  • Jun 11, 2017Sharing Christ in a Christless Culture – Acts 17:16-34
    Jun 11, 2017
    Sharing Christ in a Christless Culture – Acts 17:16-34
    Series: Multiply
     The setting and background have a tremendous role when telling a story don't they? When telling the greatest story of all, the Good News about Jesus Christ, background and context play a major factor in how someone might understand the Truth concerning Him. As we look at Peter's sermon to the "Jews who were gathering in Jerusalem from all over the known world" found in Acts 2 we need to understand the listeners knew their stuff. They would have had much of the Old Testament memorized, and if nothing else, they would have known about the prophets and some of the major key fathers of the faith. However, if we fast forward 19 years (49 A.D.) to Acts 17 we see Paul speaking to a few groups of thinking men who had little to no understanding of the Bible. As a result, while his message concerning Jesus was the same as Peter's (Acts 2) the method of communicating who Jesus was and is was very different. If you have ever felt intimidated or discouraged about sharing your faith in Jesus with people who do not have any background with the Bible then you are NOT alone! We would like to encourage you to download the teaching notes and listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged and challenged. 
  • Jun 4, 2017Multiply; Multiply, Multiply, Multiply – Acts 5:12-16
    Jun 4, 2017
    Multiply; Multiply, Multiply, Multiply – Acts 5:12-16
    Series: Multiply

     Today, June 4, 2017, Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church as it has been called by some. But what does this mean for us as the Church today in 2017? Could it be that Jesus is calling us to have a shift in our thinking, and to adopt a mentality of a "more and more" mindset? When it comes to the Body of Christ, the Church, what does the Lord want to do in our local congregations through us? We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be challenged and encouraged in your faith walk. 

  • May 28, 2017Multiply: All-Aboard – Acts 3:1-10
    May 28, 2017
    Multiply: All-Aboard – Acts 3:1-10
    Series: Multiply
     In Acts 2 the Holy Spirit comes upon the followers of Jesus, Peter preaches his first recorded sermon, and thousands believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and are baptized. From this comes a community of people who are unified by their common Belief in Jesus as the true Son of God, and they create a community of Belonging. As a group, they Become more and more like their Savior. So what happens next? 
    In Acts 3, we begin to see the church ministering to those around them. We would like to invite you to watch the YouTube video linked to this message 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 and challenged in your walk with the Lord. 
  • May 21, 2017Multiply: Jesus’ BIG Idea for transforming the World – Acts 2:42-47
    May 21, 2017
    Multiply: Jesus’ BIG Idea for transforming the World – Acts 2:42-47
    Series: Multiply
     
     Have you ever taken the time to think about the start of the Church? In Acts 1:8 Jesus gives His Disciples the command, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” And is Acts 2, amazing things begin to happen! 
    The following message by Pastor Anton is the first in a series of three leading up to the celebration of the birth of the Church, Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017. We would like to invite you to watch the YouTube video and download the teaching notes as you prepare to listen to this message titled "Multiply: This is Us" In order to better understand our aim as a local church as God is building the Church, there are three things that the believers must be; 1) A people who BELIEVE, 2) A people who BELONG, and 3) a people who BECOME. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged by this message. 
  • May 14, 2017Mother’s Day 2017 – Destructive Comparisons – various scriptures
    May 14, 2017
    Mother’s Day 2017 – Destructive Comparisons – various scriptures
    Series: (All)
    When it comes showing appreciation for special people in our lives, nothing seems more difficult than fully expressing our thankfulness to our mother. This Mother's Day 2017 Pastor Anton taught a message on how important it is for us to dispel lies that we believe and replace them with truth from the Word of God. This seems to be especially true of mothers. There are many pressures from those on the outside that cause us to become critical of other people and their successes, or we can feel defeated and discouraged.
    Mothers, mothers to be one day, and spiritual mothers, we appreciate and honor you! We would like to encourage you to watch this hilarious video created by 12 Stone Church in Atlanta, GA, download the teaching notes and enjoy this word of encouragement from Pastor Anton. We hope that you will feel encouraged in your spiritual walk today! 
  • May 7, 2017Jesus’ Words to the Church of Laodicea – Revelation 3:14-22
    May 7, 2017
    Jesus’ Words to the Church of Laodicea – Revelation 3:14-22
     Do you personally like hot drinks or cold drinks better? When it comes to the way you like your tea or coffee, do you like them piping hot or with ice? I don't believe it would be too far fetched to assume that most people like them either one way or the other but that very few would like them lukewarm. When it comes to lukewarm coffee, tea, and even water it can be gross! We would like to invite you to turn in your Bible to Revelation 3:14, where Jesus speaks about the people of the Laodicean church being "lukewarm." The city of Laodicea where the church that the message from Jesus was located at within Asia Minor has a rich background and context. While much could be said, and Pastor Anton does teach on many components of their historical context, the main thing that we learn is that the people of Laodicea had become lulled into a lukewarm, unproductive faith in Jesus. They were likely prideful of their accomplishments and wealth, and unable to see their desperate need for a Savior. We would like to invite you to download the teaching notes and listen to the following message by Pastor Anton. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged. 
  • Apr 30, 2017Jesus’ Words to the Church of Philadelphia – Rev 3:7-13
    Apr 30, 2017
    Jesus’ Words to the Church of Philadelphia – Rev 3:7-13
    When was the last time you stopped to thank the Lord for salvation? For those who have been walking with the Lord for a greater length of time, let's just say a few years or longer, the temptation is to treat our salvation like yesterday's news. We forget the beauty and magnitude that it carried, and the long-term (eternal) effect it will have for us. 
    As you prepare to listen to the following message by Pastor Anton, we would like to invite you to turn in your own Bible to Revelation 3. You may also consider watching the brief, but hilarious, three-minute YouTube video attached to this message along with downloading the teaching notes before you begin to listen. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged! 
  • Apr 23, 2017Jesus’ Words to the Church of Sardis – Revelation 3:1-6
    Apr 23, 2017
    Jesus’ Words to the Church of Sardis – Revelation 3:1-6
     Thomas Paine is attributed with the authorship of this quote; "Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and the angels know of us." When it comes to character vs. reputation, which are you more concerned about? In Jesus' words to the church located in Sardis, the issue of reputation vs. character is addressed. Jesus has strong words to say to this church. We would like to encourage you to watch the YouTube video that has been linked to this teaching, then download the teaching notes. As you listen to the following message by Pastor Anton, consider what Jesus might be saying to your home church, and also prayerfully consider what He is speaking to you. We hope and trust that you will be encouraged in your walk with Jesus Christ.