Jul 1, 2017
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 25 – Dying To Self
P A R T  2 5:
D Y I N G  T O  S E L F
 
The 3 greatest roadblocks to my living the normal Christian life are "me", "myself" and "I".
 
In this week's teaching from the Sermon on the Mount, we will find out why the overcoming life we long to live in Christ lies on the other side of our death to the demands of a tyrant named "self".
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  • Jul 1, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 25 – Dying To Self
    Jul 1, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 25 – Dying To Self
    P A R T  2 5:
    D Y I N G  T O  S E L F
     
    The 3 greatest roadblocks to my living the normal Christian life are "me", "myself" and "I".
     
    In this week's teaching from the Sermon on the Mount, we will find out why the overcoming life we long to live in Christ lies on the other side of our death to the demands of a tyrant named "self".
  • Jun 24, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 24 – Getting to the Heart of Retaliation
    Jun 24, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 24 – Getting to the Heart of Retaliation
    P A R T  2 4 :
    G E T T I N G  T O  T H E  H E A R T  O F  R E T A L I A T I O N
     
    The urge to retaliate or strike back at those who offend us comes natural to human beings. But why? Jesus gets to the heart of the matter this week when we consider the spiritual meaning behind such well-known sayings as "eye for an eye, tooth for tooth" and Jesus teaching to "turn the other check".
  • Jun 17, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 23 – Cross My Heart
    Jun 17, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 23 – Cross My Heart
    P A R T  2 3 :
    C R O S S  M Y  H E A R T
     
    Jesus had a lot to say to a culture that can't tell the truth. Don't miss this timely message from the Sermon on the Mount series!
  • Jun 10, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 22 – What Jesus Says About Divorce
    Jun 10, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 22 – What Jesus Says About Divorce
    P A R T  2 2 :
    W H A T  J E S U S  S A Y S  A B O U T  D I V O R C E
     
    Jesus' hard line about the sanctity of marriage and the only acceptable grounds for divorce and remarriage offended the Pharisees and flustered His own disciples. How much more of a bombshell will it be for modern ears? 
     
    We continue in our verse-by-verse study of the Sermon on the Mount with this relevant and much needed message from Matthew 5:31-32
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  • Jun 3, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 21 – Unfaithfully Yours
    Jun 3, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 21 – Unfaithfully Yours
    P A R T  2 1 :
    U N F A I T H F U L L Y  Y O U R S
     

    You don't want to miss the informative and inspiring message by Larry Tomczak in our series on The Sermon on the Mount entitled "Unfaithfully Yours: Adultery - The Scarlet Letter."

    Learn the deception of succumbing, the directions for overcoming and the 25 consequences of adultery Satan doesn't disclose.
  • May 27, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 20 – Expelling Anger
    May 27, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 20 – Expelling Anger
    P A R T  2 0 :
    E X P E L L I N G  A N G E R
     
    It would be hard to find anyone among us who has actually broken God's commandment that says, "Thou shalt not kill".  But it would be equally hard to find anyone among us who has not had to deal with the inner attitude of anger, which according to Jesus, is the root of all murder. 
     
    This week, Pastor Ray will continue our studies from the Sermon on the Mount with an eye-opening look at what Jesus had to say about the problem of anger and how He commands us to deal with it.  
  • May 20, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 19 – The Spiritual Nature of God’s Law
    May 20, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 19 – The Spiritual Nature of God’s Law
    P A R T  19 :
    T H E  S P I R I T U A L  N A T U R E  O F  G O D ' S  L A W
     
    The Jews of Jesus' day mishandled God's Law and commandments the same way some Christians do to this day; they were caught up in the 
    letter of the Law and misunderstood its spiritual
     nature.  
     
    In this week's message, Pastor Ray will introduce one of the most important sections of the Sermon on the Mount, (Matthew 5:21-48), where the Lord Jesus interprets Old Testament Law for New Testament believers.
  • May 6, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 18 – Checkpoint Charlie
    May 6, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 18 – Checkpoint Charlie
    P A R T  1 8 :
    C H E C K P O I N T  C H A R L I E
     
    During the Cold War, no one could get out of Communist East Berlin to freedom in West Berlin without passing through "Checkpoint Charlie".  You had to have your papers in order to do so.
     
    In this week's message, we will see the heavenly version of "Checkpoint Charlie" from Jesus' words, "Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5:20
     
    No one can go to heaven with "exceeding" righteousness but do we know what it is? 
  • Apr 29, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 17 – 5 Things God’s Law Can Do For Christians
    Apr 29, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 17 – 5 Things God’s Law Can Do For Christians
    P A R T  1 7 :
    5  T H I N G S  G O D ' S  L A W  C A N   D O  F O R  
    C H R I S T I A N S
     

    "We know the law is good, if one use it lawfully." - 1 Timothy 1:8

    Pastor Ray continues our verse-by-verse study of the Sermon on the Mount this week with a look at the Law and commandments of God and how it all relates to the New Testament believer. Knowing what the Law can do and cannot do is fundamental to your faith.
  • Apr 22, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 16 – 3 Things God’s Law Cannot Do
    Apr 22, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 16 – 3 Things God’s Law Cannot Do
    P A R T  1 6 :
    3  T H I N G S  G O D ' S  L A W  C A N N O T  D O
     
    "We know the law is good, if one use it lawfully." 1 Timothy 1:8
     
    Pastor Ray continues our verse-by-verse study of the Sermon on the Mount this week with a look at the Law and commandments of God and how it all relates to the New Testament believer. Knowing what the Law can do and cannot do is fundamental to your faith.
  • Apr 15, 2017WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE?
    Apr 15, 2017
    WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE?
    R E S U R R E C T I O N  S U N D A Y  :
    P A S T O R  C H A R L E S  C U R T I S
     

    The stone rolled away and the proof of Christ is God's message to us that no obstacle or problem is too difficult for God.  We will be examining the proofs of the claims of Jesus that He would rise from the dead after his crucifixion. 

  • Apr 8, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 15 – 2 Kinds of Righteousness
    Apr 8, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 15 – 2 Kinds of Righteousness
    P A R T  1 5 :
    2  K I N D S  O F  R I G H T E O U S N E S S
     
    "Truly I say to you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of God." - Matthew 5:20

    Only the truly righteous go to heaven. But there is a "counterfeit" kind righteousness that can't get you there. Pastor Ray continues our studies from the Sermon on the Mount this week with a message that is foundational to the Christian gospel. This is something you cannot afford to get wrong.
  • Apr 1, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 14 – How Christ Fulfills The Law
    Apr 1, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 14 – How Christ Fulfills The Law
    P A R T  1 4 :
    H O W  C H R I S T  F U L F I L L S  T H E  L A W
     
    Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to abolish the law and the prophets.  I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." - Matthew 5:17
     
    In this week's message, Pastor Ray shows "How Christ Fulfills The Law" and what it means for the Christian today.
  • Mar 25, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 13 – Christ, The Law, and The Christian
    Mar 25, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 13 – Christ, The Law, and The Christian
    P A R T  1 3 :
    C H R I S T ,  T H E  L A W ,  A N D  T H E  C H R I S T I A N
     

    "Do not think I am come to abolish the Law and the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." - Matthew 5:17

    If we are saved by grace, what still we have to do with God's Laws and commandments? The answer may surprise you! We continue our verse-by-verse journey through the Sermon on the Mount with a series of teachings that can revolutionize your Christian life and your understanding of the Gospel.
  • Mar 18, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 12 – You Are The Light Of The World
    Mar 18, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 12 – You Are The Light Of The World
    P A R T  1 2 :
    Y O U  A R E  T H E  L I G H T  O F  T H E  W O R L D
     
    Jesus said, "I am the Light of the world." He also said, "You are the light of the world!"  Which is it? Larry Tomczak unpacks this mystery to bring us fresh inspiration and motivation to live an abundant life.
  • Mar 11, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 11 – You Are The Salt Of The Earth
    Mar 11, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 11 – You Are The Salt Of The Earth
    P A R T  1 1 :
    Y O U  A R E  T H E  S A L T  O F  T H E  E A R T H
     
    Larry Tomczak, who serves nationally as a cultural commentator and is the author of 10 books, will speak on the subject, "You Are the Salt of the Earth." Learn the fascinating 5 uses for salt and how they apply to your life and those of Christians in these turbulent times.
  • Mar 4, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 10 – The Promise of Persecution
    Mar 4, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 10 – The Promise of Persecution
    P A R T  1 0 :
    T H E  P R O M I S E  O F  P E R S E C U T I O N
     

    "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake..."

    Matthew 11
    Pastor Ray concludes the section of studies on the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount as the series continues with an eye-opening look at the 8th, and perhaps least understood, of them all.
  • Feb 25, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 9 – Blessed Are The Peacemakers
    Feb 25, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 9 – Blessed Are The Peacemakers
    P A R T  9 :
    B L E S S E D  A R E  T H E  P E A C E M A K E R S
     

    We continue our verse by verse study of the sermon on the mount this weekend with the 7th beatitude: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God".

    In a time when wars and relational conflicts are in the news every day, God's people really need to practice this one!
  • Feb 18, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 8 – The Blessing of the Pure In Heart
    Feb 18, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 8 – The Blessing of the Pure In Heart
    P A R T  8 :
    T H E  B L E S S I N G  O F  T H E  P U R E  I N  H E A R T
     

    "To see God is the purpose of all religion".
    - David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    We will continue our verse-by-verse studies of the Sermon on the Mount with an in-depth look at the 6th Beatitude, which reveals a dynamic connection between the purity of our hearts and our ability to "see" the Lord, both now and in eternity. 

  • Feb 11, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 7 – Mercy For The Merciful
    Feb 11, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 7 – Mercy For The Merciful
    P A R T  7 :
    M E R C Y  F O R  T H E  M E R C I F U L
     
    Pastor Ray continues our verse-by-verse studies in the Sermon on the Mount with the 5th Beatitude, one of the most probing and misunderstood of them all.