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SERVING THE MASTER
Matthew 25:14-30 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Serving the Master -
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12.30.18

Christ is not a slave, you are. You are not the Master, Christ is. You don't give commendations, the Master does.

christmas: WONDER
Luke 2:8-20 - Pastor Rob Tahtinen
Wonder -
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12.23.18

Wonder in the fact that God uses the simple. Wonder in God's messenger. Wonder in the Good News. Wonder bring us to Christ. Wonder leads to glorifying/praising God.

christmas: GOD IS FAITHFUL
Luke 1:26-80 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
God is Faithful -
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12.16.18

Choosing a woman:

- Mary's humble submission. Mary's amazing encounter. Mary's heartfelt praise.

Sending a forerunner:

- Zacharias' steadfast belief. People's awe-filled amazement. Zacharias' prophetic proclamation.

christmas: A SAVIOR FOR ALL PEOPLE
Luke 1:1-38 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
A Savior for All People -
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12.9.18

The announcement of a coming Savior/Deliverer. The prophecies of a coming forerunner to the Savior. The prophecies of a coming Savior.

thanksgiving: HIDE AND SEEK
Matthew 6
Hide and Seek -
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11.25.18

Hiding and seeking the wrong thing. Hide selfishness and seek righteousness. Hide worldliness and seek the eternal. Hide anxiety and seek His kingdom and His righteousness.

stewardship: THE BLESSINGS OF GRACE GIVING
2 Corinthians 9 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Blessings of Grace Giving -
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11.18.18

Grace giving will encourage others. Grace giving will benefit you. Grace giving will meet needs. Grace giving will glorify God. Grace giving will foster fellowship.

stewardship: THE GRACE OF GIVING
2 Corinthians 8 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Grace of Giving -
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11.11.18

The examples of this grace. The exhortation of this grace. The entourage of this grace.

stewardship: TAKING THE 'STEW' OUT OF STEWARDSHIP
Various passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Taking the 'Stew' out of Stewardship -
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11.4.18

The wrong views of stewardship.

The scope of stewardship: Our body. Our time. Our talents/gifts/abilities. Our family. Our church.                                                  Our message. Our money.

faith for today: SOLI DEO GLORIA
Jude 24-25 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Soli Deo Gloria -
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10.28.18

Only He is able to keep you. Only He is able to present you faultless. Only He is your Savior. Only He is all-wise. Only He is worthy of glory.

faith for today: WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?
Jude 20-23 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
What Should We Do Now? -
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10.21.18

Help yourself: Strengthen yourself in faith. Pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourself in the Love of God. Focus on the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Help others: Have compassion on the doubting. Rescue the deceived. Have fearful mercy on the defiled.

faith for today: THE WAY THINGS WILL BE
Jude 17-19 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Way Things Will Be -
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10.14.18

People will scoff at the truth. People will ignore the truth. People will question the truth.

faith for today: MARKS OF APOSTASY
Jude 8-16 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Marks of Apostasy -
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10.7.18

They rebel against God-given authority. They resort to deceptive hypocrisy. They receive appropriate judgement

faith for today: LEARN FROM HISTORY
Jude 5-7 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Learn from History -
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9.30.18

Remember unbelieving Israel. Remember fallen angles. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah.

faith for today: FIGHT FOR THE FAITH
Jude 1-4 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Fight for the Faith -
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9.23.18

Who should fight? How should we fights? Why should we fight?

faith for today: GET MESSY!
James 5:19-20 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Get Messy -
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9.16.18

Christians can go astray. Christians must try to restore the straying person. Christians who restore will see wonderful results.

faith for today: PRAYING FAITHFULLY
James 7:13-18 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Praying Faithfully -
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9.2.18

Pray when life is difficult. Pray when life is wonderful. Pray when life is broken. Prayer is powerful and effective.

faith for today: FACING TRIALS FAITHFULLY
James 5:7-12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Facing Trials Faithfully -
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8.26.18

Look to the coming of the Lord. Look to the contribution of other Christians. Look to the character of the Prophets. Look to the character of Christ. Look after the consistency of your words.

faith for today: THE PERILS OF ACQUIRING RICHES
James 5:1-6 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Perils of Acquiring Riches -
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8.19.18

Our stewardship of money will be judged. Our selfish accumulation of money is useless. Our shameless acquisition of money is unjust. Our self-indulgent use of money is empty. Our self-satisfying acquisition of money is ruthless.

faith for today: STOP ACTING LIKE YOU'RE GOD
James 4:13-17 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Stop Acting Like You're God -
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8.12.18

Stop Acting Like You’re in Control. Stop Acting Like You Know the Future. Stop Living Like You’re Immortal. Stop Bragging About All Your Accomplishments. Start Submitting to the Sovereign Will of God. Start Doing the Moral Will of God.

faith for today: THE DANGEROUS DESTINATION OF PRIDE
James 4:11-12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Dangerous Destination of Pride -
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8.5.18

Our view of others. Our view of the Law. Our view of God. Our view of ourselves.

guest speaker: HEART CONDITION
Various - Pastor Rob Tahtinen
Rob Tahtinen -
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7.29.18
faith for today: THE DIFFERENT BRANDS OF WISDOM
James 3:13-18 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Different Brands of Wisdom -
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7.22.18

Demonstrated Wisdom. Earthly Wisdom. Heavenly Wisdom.

faith for today: THE POWER OF WORDS
James 3:1-12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Power of Words -
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7.15.18

Our words will be judged. Our words can accomplish much. Our words can defile much. Our words spring from the heart.

guest speaker: HEART CONDITION
Various - Pastor Rob Tahtinen
Heart Condition -
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7.8.18

Joy is found in God's presence. Joy is possible when we follow God's truth. Joy comes from trusting God. Joy is a gift of God. Joy transforms our difficult circumstances into times of blessings.

guest speaker: ALL THE TIME
1 Corinthians 10:31-33- Pastor Rob Tahtinen
All the Time -
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7.1.18

Draw near to God. Live in the Spirit. Fear God. Follow Christ's example. Obey God. Do God's will. Worship God.

father's day: BE A REAL MAN! (Part 2)
Various - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Be a Real Man! (Part 2) -
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6.24.18

Biblical manhood in relationship to God, women, and others.

father's day: BE A REAL MAN! (Part 1)
Various - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Be a Real Man! (Part 1) -
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6.17.18

Biblical manhood in relationship to God, women, and others.

faith for today: LIVING FAITH
James 2:14-26 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Living Faith -
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6.10.18

Faux faith. Genuine faith. Exemplary faith.

faith for today: RICH MAN, POOR MAN, OUTLAW, JUDGE
James 2:1-13 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Rich Man, Poor Man, Outlaw, Judge -
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6.3.18

The picture of prejudice. The preposterousness of prejudice. The prescription for prejudice.

faith for today: LIVE ACCORDING TO THE WORD
James 1:19-27 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Living According to the Word -
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5.27.18

Hear the Word. Receive the Word. Do the Word.

mother's day: HONORING MOM
Exodus 20:12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Honoring Mom -
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5.13.18

Honoring mom is right. Honoring mom is reasonable. Honoring mom is rewarding.

faith for today: THE DAILY CONFRONTATION - TEMPTATION
James 1:13-18 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
The Daily Confrontation - Temptation -
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5.6.18

The source of temptation. The steps in temptation. The solution for temptation.

faith for today: STABILITY IN LIFE'S TRIALS - PART 2
James 1:12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Part 2 -
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4.29.18

Respond with joy. Respond with wisdom. Respond with confidence.

faith for today: STABILITY IN LIFE'S TRIALS - PART 1
James 1:12 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Part 1 -
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4.22.18

Respond with Joy.

core value: COMMUNITY
Acts 2:42-47 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Community -
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4.8.18

United in doctrine. United in worship. United in fellowship. United in generosity. United in evangelism.

easter sunday: WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16- Pastor Curtis DeFord
Whose Fool Are You? -
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4.1.18

The 'wise' man's view of the Gospel. The problem of pride, and the Gospel. The wisdom of the simple Gospel.

core value: WORSHIP
Various Passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Worship -
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3.25.18

Who He is. What He has done. With all we are and do.

core value: PRAYER
Various Passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Prayer -
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3.18.18

The priority. The process. The power.

missionary: NORMAN SMITH (JAPAN)
Various Passages
Missionary -
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2.25.18
guest speaker: DUANE MYER
Psalm 39
Guest Speaker -
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2.11.18
vision statement part 3: LOVING PEOPLE
Various Passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Loving People -
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2.4.18

The basis for loving people. The urgency of loving people. The sacrifice of loving people. The challenge of loving people.

vision statement part 2: LOVING GOD'S WORD
Various Passages - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Loving God's Word -
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1.28.18

Its nature. Its value. Its impact.

guest speaker: GIANT SIZED FAITH
1 Samuel 17:37-58 - Pastor Rob Tahtinen
Giant Sized Faith -
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1.21.18

Is a result of being authentic. Stands for Truth. Is prepared to be used. Is rewarded by God. Is accountable.

vision statement part 1: LOVING GOD
Mark 12:28-30 - Pastor Curtis DeFord
Loving God -
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1.14.18

Out of all my heart. Out of all my soul. Out of all my mind. Out of all my strength.

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