Sep 15, 2013
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jesus explains that not everyone hears the Word of God (the seed in the parable) the same way. Pastor Chip explains why this is important in our own lives and to the life of the church.
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  • Sep 15, 2013How Does Your Garden Grow?
    Sep 15, 2013
    How Does Your Garden Grow?
    Jesus explains that not everyone hears the Word of God (the seed in the parable) the same way. Pastor Chip explains why this is important in our own lives and to the life of the church.
  • Sep 8, 2013A Good Story
    Sep 8, 2013
    A Good Story
    Jesus frequently taught in parables, but the reason might surprise you. Matthew shows us that Jesus didn't begin teaching in parables until he encountered serious opposition from the Pharisees. Pastor Chip discusses the importance of Jesus' favorite teaching style.
  • Aug 25, 2013Are You My Mother?
    Aug 25, 2013
    Are You My Mother?
    Family is very important, but Jesus says there's something more important than our earthly families. As followers of Jesus, we are adopted into a spiritual family.
  • Aug 18, 2013Just Give Me a Sign, God
    Aug 18, 2013
    Just Give Me a Sign, God
    After he had already performed a series of miracles, the Pharisees asked to see a sign. Jesus' response that they were evil for asking and that the only sign would be the sign of Jonah. Pastor Chip discusses signs from God and why the "sign of Jonah" is so important for us today.
  • Aug 11, 2013The Big Lie
    Aug 11, 2013
    The Big Lie
    The "big lie" is the idea that if you tell a lie something often enough and forcefully enough people will begin to believe it. When Jesus set people free from bondage to demons the Pharisees claimed he did it by the power of Satan, a big lie. The big truth is that Jesus heals all of us by the power of God!
  • Aug 4, 2013You Deserve a Break Today
    Aug 4, 2013
    You Deserve a Break Today
    At the end of Matthew 11, Jesus invites the tired and burdened to come to him and he will give them rest. Then in chapter 12 we find out what rest is and is not. God designed the Sabbath as a day of rest but the Pharisees had made it into a burden. Pastor Chip shares how we can rediscover the day of rest and what it can mean to our lives.
  • Jul 28, 2013Believe It Or Not
    Jul 28, 2013
    Believe It Or Not
    The first ten chapters of the Gospel of Matthew deal with Jesus' identity as the Son of God and Messiah. Chapters 11 and 12 turn our attention to the way people respond to Jesus. When we come in contact with Jesus - either in person, through the Bible or through other believers - we have to make a choice. Either we believe that Jesus is who he says he is, or we reject him. Our beliefs determine our actions and we have to live as if God exists or live as if he doesn't.
  • Jul 21, 2013Room for Doubt
    Jul 21, 2013
    Room for Doubt
    Often in the Church we view doubt as the opposite of faith when in fact doubt is an important part of faith. While in prison, John the Baptist had some doubts about Jesus. But he took those doubts to the Lord and Jesus responded. If we take our doubts to Him, He will do the same for us.
  • Jul 14, 2013The Noble Task
    Jul 14, 2013
    The Noble Task
    The office of elder dates back to the earliest pages of the Old Testament when Moses selected elders to help lead. In the New Testament, the Apostles called for elders to lead the church. In this message, Pastor Chip looks at the biblical role of elder in today's church.
  • Jun 30, 2013Dividing Families
    Jun 30, 2013
    Dividing Families
    When the Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress in 1776, not everyone was in favor or separating from England. The people living in the colonies had to decide their loyalty and it divided families. Jesus said he didn't come to bring peace but to divide families. What did he mean by that?