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Understanding Faith and Works – James 2:14-26

Today’s topical message addresses the roles of faith and good works in the life of the believer.  Drawing on Scriptures that can seem self-contradictory, Pastor Dustin shows how these passages actually complement each other when taken in context and exhorts believers to make the most of every opportunity to work for Jesus while there is still time.  “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ…

An Accurate History – The Roots of Today’s Conflicts between Israel and her Arab Neighbors, Judges 11:12-33

22 October 2023 – In today’s message, Pastor Kevin addresses the now two-week-old war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, stressing the critical importance of having a biblical view of this conflict.  He takes us on a tour of Jewish history from the time of the Exodus to the present day, using biblical, secular, and contemporary sources to demonstrate that, while Jews,…

The Jews Praise God for Their Deliverance from the Egyptians – Exodus 15:1-27

Exodus 15 begins with the Israelites singing songs of praise to the Lord for their miraculous deliverance them from slavery in Egypt and concludes, three days later, with these same people complaining to Moses about the lack of drinking water.  The bitter waters of Marah was the third of God’s ten wilderness tests, all designed to train the Israelites to trust Him…

So the People Bowed Their Heads and Worshiped – Exodus 12:14-12:42

In the tenth and final plague, the Lord slew all the firstborn of in the land of Egypt, people and animals, with the exception of the  Israelites and others who obeyed God’s instructions to apply the blood of a blemish-free lamb to the lintel and doorposts of their homes.  Pharaoh, bereft of his own firstborn son, finally humbles himself and gives Moses…

When I See the Blood, I Will Pass Over You – Exodus 10:21-12:13

After eight plagues, Egypt’s flocks, herds, and crops have been decimated, yet Pharaoh refuses to allow the Israelites to leave.  The ninth plague, three days of total darkness, then descends without warning.  Yet again, Pharaoh refuses, and the Lord tells Moses that Pharaoh will finally relent after the next and final judgment, the death of the firstborn.  For those who obey God’s…

How Long Will You Refuse to Humble Yourself? Exodus 9:18-10:20

Pharaoh continues to fight against God through two more plagues of increasing severity, hail and locusts.  Though he demonstrates remorse and pleads for mercy, Pharoah still refuses to humble himself and repent before the Almighty God of the universe.  As the Scriptures reveal, God raised up this hard-hearted man to the powerful position of Pharoah over the mighty Egyptian kingdom in order…

For This Very Purpose I Have Raised You Up – Exodus 9:1-17

In today’s passage, we see Pharaoh continue to fight against God through two more plagues that God designed to humble Pharaoh before the all-powerful God of the Israelites.  Like many people today, Pharoah tries to ignore God’s discipline, then tries to bargain with Him, and then ultimately defies Him outright, all to his own and his peoples’ harm.  Using supporting Scriptures, Pastor…

So He Said, “Tomorrow” – Exodus 7:14-8:32

Pharaoh has refused God’s command to let the Israelites worship Him in the wilderness, so God turns the Nile River to blood and then sends successive plagues of frogs, lice, and flies.  Each plague reminded the Egyptians of one of their many gods and revealed the God of the Israelites as more powerful than the false gods they worshipped.  With each plague, Pharaoh initially…