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be real: LIVE A HOLY SEPARATED LIFE
1 John 2:12-17- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Live a Holy Separated Life -
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1.29.17

Be a growing Christian. Be a discerning Christian. Be an eternal Christian.

be real: A REAL RELATIONSHIP IS MORE THAN WORDS
1 John 2:3-11- Pastor Curtis DeFord
A Real Relationship Is More Than Words -
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1.22.17

Knowing Him means obeying Him. Abiding in Him means walking like Him. Walking in the light means loving others.

be real: THE PATHWAY TO REAL FELLOWSHIP
1 John 1:5-2:2- Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Pathway to Real Fellowship -
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1.15.17

Walk in the light. Confess known sin. Rely on our Advocate.

be real: REAL LIFE IS IN JESUS
1 John 1:1-4- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Real Life Is In Jesus -
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1.8.17

The Life Revealed. The Life Experience. The Life Shared. The Life Enjoyed.

WHAT SHALL WE DO IN 2017?
Joshua 23, 24- Pastor Curtis DeFord
What Shall We Do In 2017? -
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1.1.17

The history of Israel

      a.  God’s Blessings

      b.  Society’s Wickedness

      c.  Joshua’s Covenant

The application to us

      a.  Worship the Lord

      b.  Work for the Lord

The parallel to us

      a.  God’s Blessings

      b.  Society’s Wickedness

      c.  Our need to stand

be real: WILL THE REAL CHRISTIAN PLEASE STAND?
1 John 2:18-27- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Will the Real Christian Please Stand? -
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2.5.17

1.  False disciples revealed - They do not persevere. They deny the deity of Jesus.

2. True disciples commended and encouraged - They are anointed by the Holy Spirit. They know the truth. They abide in the truth. They are taught by the Holy Spirit.

be real: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
1 John 3:16-24- Pastor Curtis DeFord
What's Love Got To Do With It? -
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2.19.17

Love must be demonstrated in the life of the believer. Love brings a clear conscience in the heart of the believer. Love enables sweet fellowship between God and the believer.

be real: THE POWER OF LOVE
1 John 4:7-19- Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Power of Love -
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3.5.17

Love incarnate in Jesus. Love incarnate in us. Love completed in us.

be real: REAL FAITH
1 John 4:20-5:5- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Real Faith -
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3.12.17

Real faith believes in Jesus. Real faith obeys God. Real faith overcomes the world.

missionary: JACOB WIEBE
Missionary - Jacob Wiebe
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3.19.17
be real: ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH THE SON
1 John 5:6-13- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Eternal Life Through the Son -
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3.26.17

1.The witness of the Holy Spirit

       a.  In Heaven

       b.  On Earth

       c.  In Our Hearts

2.The witness of the Holy Spirit stated

3.The witness of Christians in the World

be real: REAL CONFIDENCE
1 John 5:14-21 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Real Confidence -
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4.2.17

Confidence in Prayer. Confidence in Christ. Confidence in Truth

be real: REAL CHRISTIANS ARE FAITHFUL TO TRUTH
2 John- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Real Christians are Faithful to Truth -
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4.9.17

Faithfully knowing the truth. Faithfully walking in truth. Faithfully continuing in truth.

be real: THE GOOD NEWS!
1 Corinthians 15:1-4- Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Good News! -
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4.16.17

The Transmission of the Gospel. The Essence of the Gospel. The Application of the Gospel.

be real: REAL FELLOWSHIP
3 John - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Real Fellowship -
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4.23.17

We are bound by the truth. We are bonded by hospitality. We are to abound in goodness.

God's plan for humanity: CREATION
Genesis 1 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Creation -
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4.30.17
guest speaker: DUANE MYER
Guest Speaker -
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5.7.17
mother's day: HOW TO MAKE MOM HAPPY
Various scriptures- Pastor Curtis DeFord
How to Make Mom Happy -
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5.14.17

Seek to live according to wisdom. Submit to her instruction and discipline. Show love and acceptance to you siblings. Shower her with honor and blessing. Support her whenever and with whatever she needs. Espouse the godly values she exemplifies.

God's plan for humanity: FIRST DAY ON EARTH
Genesis 2:4-25 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
First Day on Earth -
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5.21.17

The creation of Adam. The provision of a home for Adam. The creation of a companion for Adam. The condition of Adam and Eve's heart.

God's plan for humanity: WHAT A TERRIBLE FALL!
Genesis 3:1-13 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
What a Terrible Fall! -
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5.28.17

Satan's Initial Strategy. Eve's Initial Response. Satan's Blatant Lies. Eve's Fall into Deception. Adam's Fall in Sin. Adam and Eve's Death. Adam and Eve's Sinful Justification. God's Gracious Provision.

God's plan for humanity: THE CURSE
Genesis 3:14-24 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Curse -
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6.4.17

The curse on the serpent and the animal kingdom. The curse on Satan and his kingdom. The curse on the woman. The curse on the earth. The curse on the man. The cure for man's sin problem. The consequence of their sin.

God's plan for humanity: BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Genesis 4 & 5 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Believe It or Not -
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6.11.17

The conception of Cain and Abel. The conviction of Cain and Abel. The confrontation of Cain by God. The killing of Abel by Cain. The consequences to Cain from God. The clans from Adam to Noah.

father's day: A FATHER'S WORDS
Luke 15:11-32 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
A Father's Words -
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6.18.17

“You are Free”  Letting go words
“I Love You”  Bonding words
“All is Forgiven”  Reconciling words
“I Enjoy You”  Celebration words

God's plan for humanity: THE GREAT PROMISE KEEPER
Genesis 7 & 8 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Great Promise Keeper -
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6.25.17

The Directive. The Deluge. The Destruction. The Deliverance. The Declaration. The Devotion.

God's plan for humanity: GROWING IN FAITH
Genesis 12 & 813- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Growing In Faith -
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7.2.17

Abram is given a command from God. Abram is given a promise from God. Abram is given a test from God. Abram is given a confirmation of the promise.

God's plan for humanity: LESSONS IN FAITH
Genesis 22 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Lessons In Faith -
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7.9.17

Faith is always tested by God. Faith is always implicitly obedient to God. Faith always surrenders the best to God. Faith always trust the provisions of God. Faith is always rewarded by God.

God's plan for humanity: THE PEOPLE GOD USES
Exodus 2:11-4:17 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The People God Uses -
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7.23.17

A Proud Prince. A Humble Herdsman. A Skeptical Shepherd.

God's plan for humanity: FINDING GOD'S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE
Genesis 23 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Finding God's Will For Your Life -
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7.16.17

1.I must follow and submit completely to the known moral will of God

2.I must not compromise principle #1 even when the outlook is bleak

3.I must develop a God honoring plan and put it into motion

4.I must pray for God’s direction and guidance

5.I must look for confirmation of God’s leading

6.I must continually apply God’s Word to the situation

7.I must give God the worship and praise that is due Him as He leads

8.I must submit to sovereign circumstances even when God’s will seems clear

9.I must completely follow through after finding God’s will

10.I will receive great blessings in following God’s will

God's plan for humanity: WHEN ALL HOPE FAILS, GOD PREVAILS
Exodus 5:1-7:7 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
When All Hope Fails, God Prevails -
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7.30.17

Coming to the end of human resources. Looking to God, our only recourse.

God's plan for humanity: THE PASSOVER
Exodus 12- Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Passover -
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8.6.17

Initiation. Perfection. Regulation. Redemption. Substitution. Institution. Illustration.

God's plan for humanity: NO ONE'S PERFECT
Exodus 20- Pastor Curtis DeFord
No One's Perfect -
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8.13.17

God's Provision. God's Rules. God's Courtroom.

God's plan for humanity: SETTING THE STAGE, PART 1
Pastor Curtis DeFord
Settinge the Stage Part 1 -
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8.27.17

God’s Object lesson: The Tabernacle

God's plan for humanity: SETTING THE STAGE, PART 2
Pastor Curtis DeFord
Settinge the Stage Part 2 -
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9.3.17

God’s Object lesson: The Tabernacle. Israel’s Unbelief and Rebellion. God’s messengers of truth: Judges, Kings and Prophets

God's plan for humanity: IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME
Pastor Curtis DeFord
In the Fullness of Time -
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9.10.17

The Promised Deliverer Announced. The Promised Deliverer Arrived. The Promised Deliverer Affirmed

God's plan for humanity: DEALING WITH THE DEVIL
Luke 4:1-13 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Dealing with the Devil -
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9.17.17

Why was Jesus tempted? What are Satan's tactcs? In what areas does he tempt us? How can we resist temptation?

God's plan for humanity: ENTERING GOD'S KINGDOM
John 3:1-21 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Entering God's Kingdom -
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9.24.17

Birth. The Wind. A Serpent on a Pole. Light and Darkness.

God's plan for humanity: THE BAD SAMARITAN
John 4:1-42 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Bad Samaritan -
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10.1.17

Develop friendships with non-believers. Build bridges for communication. Seek to arouse the interest of people. Give little pieces of the message at a time. Don't condemn them for their sin.

God's plan for humanity: THE GREAT DIVORCE
Luke 5:1-11 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Great Divorce -
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10.15.17

Jesus charges the flock. Jesus coaches a fisherman. Jesus commands his followers.

God's plan for humanity: I'M HERE TO HELP YOU
Luke 5:27-32 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
I'm Here to Help You -
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10.22.17

Matthew's despised occupation. Matthew's gracious call. Matthew's generous feast.

guest speaker: ANTHILL SIZED FOCUS
1 Samuel 17:3-30 - Rob Tahtinen
Rob Tahtinen -
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10.29.17
God's plan for humanity: THE CONTROVERSIAL CHRIST
John 5 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Controversial Christ -
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11.5.17

The Cure.

God's plan for humanity: THE CONTROVERSIAL CHRIST
John 5 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Controversial Christ -
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11.12.17

The Cure. The Controversy. The Claim.

God's plan for humanity: GIVE THANKS IN EVERYTHING
1 Thessalonians 5:18- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Give Thanks In Everything -
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11.19.17

When life is good. When life is hard. When life is blessed.

God's plan for humanity: AN IMPORTANT 2X4
Matthew 7:13-27 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
An Important 2x4 -
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11.26.17

Two ways. Two trees. Two claims. Two builders.

God's plan for humanity: THE CROSS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Matthew 10:34-42 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Cross of Discipleship -
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12.3.17

Not Peace, but a sword. Loving Christ more than family. Loving Christ more than life. Rich eternal reward.

Christmas series: OUR SUFFERING SAVIOR
Various Passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Our Surffering Savior -
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12.17.17

His arrest. His crucifixion. His death and resurrection.

Christmas series: THE SHEPHERD AND THE LAMB
Luke 2:8-20 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Shepherd and the Lamb -
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12.24.17

The chosen shepherds. The Good Shepherd. The Lamb of God.

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