12/04/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – Evidence of Eternal Life

What do you think it means to “examine yourself” and “test yourself’ as admonished by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 13:5? 1 John 2:6 proclaims that belivers ought to walk in the same manner as Jesus walked. What does that look like?
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11/27/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – The Priceless Prize

Are you really saved or do you just think you are saved? Pastor Jeff brings an abundance of verses and explains what it means and how we can know that Christ is in us.
There are two attachments today: bible-study-questions-for-2016-11-27
and a two-page document with some key verses: the-priceless-prize-verses

11/20/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – Application of Appreciation

Continuing the sermon series, Eyes on the Prize, Pastor Jeff reveals the will of God for us through 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
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11/13/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – Disciplined for Difficulty

Are you running the race with endurance, fixing your eyes on Jesus when times get difficult? Key text is Hebrews 12:1-3.
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11/06/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – Looking to the Future to Live in the Present

Life in this world is difficult. Jesus said it would be hard but He said we are to be encouraged because He has overcome the world. Pastor Jeff talks about how our faith in Christ and the peace of God does not rescue us from the tribulations of this world; but rather, helps us get through them. Key verse is John 16:33.
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10/30/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – From Critical to Caring

Pastor Jeff talks about the effects of our critical behaviors with each other. We sometimes confuse criticism with judging and Pastor discusses the difference between the two. He addresses how we might have come to be so critical of others and how we can learn to stop criticizing those around us.
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10/23/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – Cultivating Forgiveness – Pt 4

In this fourth sermon on the topic of forgiveness, Pastor Jeff gives us some steps to help us in the act of forgiving those who have hurt us.
Key verses are Ephesians 4: 31-32, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
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2016-10-16 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – The Crisis of Forgiveness

In this third sermon on the topic of forgiveness, Pastor Jeff talks about how both insecurity and pride can play a role in our struggle to forgive others. Our failure to forgive those who offend us can have a cost even higher than the cost of the offense, beginning with our own health. Key scriptures include Ephesians 4:31-32, Matthew 26:28, and Matthew 5:38-39.
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10/09/2016 – Pastor Jeff Johnson – The Obligation of Forgiveness

When we don’t forgive people for their trespasses against us, it is as though we are chained to the person and carry him or her with us wherever we go. This burden of unforgiveness has a profound effect on our relationship with God as well as many aspects of our physical health. Key scriptures are Matthew 6:8-15 and Matthew 18:21-35.
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10/02/2016 – Elder Bill Yielding – In God We Trust – Who are you listening to?

We are living in a crucial time in history. It feels very much like we are seeing the prophecies of the Bible being acted out in the world today. Where is the Church in all this? Has the Church been effective in changing our culture or is today’s culture changing the Church?
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