Fixing Your Eyes

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith... (Hebrews 12:1–2)

This week we are wrapping up our series on the life of Elijah. Please listen with us as we study 2 Kings 2, and Pastor Kevin helps us uncover what it looks like to practically “fix our eyes” on Jesus.

Living an Extraordinary Life

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

We all struggle against the seductive call of greed. In a country where everything we could possibly want is at our finger tips, it is easy to get lost in the pursuit of toys, trinkets, and financial security. Even though God calls us to live an extraordinary life, cultural pressure to keep up with the Jones’s can seem overwhelming. So, please join us and Pastor Kevin in our continued study of the life of Elijah to learn what it takes to stand up against the worldly doctrine of gain.

When Fear Overcomes Faith

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:11)

If ever you have found yourself in a hole of depression, you will most likely discover that it is much easier to find a way in than a way out. What we often don’t realize, however; is that there are subtle signs providentially designed to warn us of the dangers ahead. Please listen with us this week as Pastor Kevin illustrates the signs and solutions of depression through the life story of the prophet Elijah.

Elijah: Help - Divine Intervention Needed

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.  (Isaiah 30:18)

This week Pastor Kevin discussed how to exercise faith when you’ve got nothing to hope for but a miracle. Please listen with us as we continue to walk through 1 Kings, and the inspiring, unwavering belief of Elijah the prophet.

Elijah: The Choice

Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. (1 Kings 18:21)

In the bible we so often we read stories about the dangers of idol worship, but in our current culture you may find it difficult to see people bowing down to Baals, and if you live in the Bible Belt, it’s more likely you’ll see a church than an Ashera pole on every corner. But, does that mean that modern-day American Christians don’t have idols? Listen to Pastor Kevin as he helps us find the true definition of idol worship, and how we ought to respond when faced with the choice of deciding who deserves our worship.

Crossing the Divide

John 4:13+14  

13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

As humans, we we go to great lengths to feel fulfilled. But even when we are disappointed with our treasures, we are unfazed. We simply set out a plan for the next conquest. However, in John 4, Jesus talks to a woman about how new conquests will never quench her thirst. Please join our guest speaker, Chaplain Rob Wills, as he dives into the book of John to discover what lengths Jesus goes to satisfy us with what we truly need.

Elijah: Stationed to Serve

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:18+19)

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to live like Him, and not the world. However, the pressure to follow the crowd often distracts us from our true calling. Join Pastor Kevin as he continues his journey through the life of Elijah, and uncovers keys to staying strong in our faith when we face severe opposition.

Elijah: How God Provides

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

Have you ever been in an impossible situation, and found yourself wondering, “God, where are you?” Overwhelming obstacle tend to lead us to doubt His power and goodness. However, God has made some outstanding promises to give us hope. Join Pastor Kevin as he walks through the life and struggles of the prophet Elijah; a living example of God’s great provision in impossible situations.

Elijah: Standing Alone in Desperate Times

“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.” (C.T. Studd)

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. (James 5:17)

Do you ever doubt that you have the skills, wisdom, or faith enough to make an impact for God’s kingdom? Fortunately for us, God has a habit of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Please join us and Pastor Kevin as we observe the amazing life of Elijah and discover keys to living an extraordinary life.

Unlocked: Forgiven Fully, Forgive Freely

“I am convinced that multitudes of Christians who suffer from stress, depression, discouragement, relationship problems, and all sorts of other hardships experience these things because of a refusal to forgive.” (John MacArthur)

“How many times should I forgive my brother or sister…?” Matthew 18:21 The Apostle Paul struggled with this question, but it is a problem that disciples of Christ still grapple with today. Join us in a search for answers as Pastor Kevin talks about Christ’s response to the problems of unforgiveness in relationships.

Unlocked: Carefrontation

Unlocked: Carefrontation

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that “every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. (Matthew 18:15–17)

Listen this week as Pastor Kevin explains how people respond to hurt/harm, and that God’s Word gives us ways we can practice “carefrontation” with our fellow believers.

A Tomb With a View

A Tomb With a View

 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. (John 20:1–5)

In this week's sermon, Pastor Kevin helps us to see life from the perspective of Christ's empty tomb.