2017 Program Materials

Sermon topics and materials for viewing or download are listed weekly and grouped by month. The links for each week are, in order: Audio, Video, Transcript and Study Guide. Click to play audio or video. The links directly under the month heading comprise all of the month's topics, transcripts or study guides in one collection. Any of the links may be downloaded (right-click) for your personal use.



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1.1.17 – "God's Word"

As we begin a new year, we should give serious consideration to reading God’s word, which is able to blessing us in numerous ways. When people fail to study the word of God, they cheat themselves out of a blessing greater than gold.

1.8.17 – "Not Too Hard"

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and comes today in hundreds of languages. Some think the Bible is too hard to understand. Is it really? In this lesson we’ll discuss whether we can understand the Bible.

1.15.17 – "Prepare Your Heart"

The future is always approaching faster than we imagine for our children. We must be a generation that prepares our own hearts and the hearts of our children to serve the Lord and not be fooled by the ways of the world.

1.22.17 – "The Sanctity of Life"

Life, even in the womb, is precious to the Lord and must not be taken lightly. Abortion remains one of our world’s greatest sins. How does God see the baby in the womb? Are they just tissue or does God think of them as persons?

1.29.17 – "Christian Morality"

A recent poll found three-fourths of Americans saying moral values in the United States are getting worse. Why is America becoming more immoral? We want to explore the causes of America’s moral decline and what we can do about it.



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2.5.17 – "At Your Word"

Does God speak seriously? Many today have dismissed the teaching of God for what they personally think or what society feels is right. Should we follow the Lord Jesus Christ, when He speaks something that goes against human thinking?

2.12.17 – "Overcoming Temptation"

What do you do when you’re tempted to sin? Are we slaves to sin, or has Christ provided a way for us to overcome our sins? In this message, we will learn how we can conquer the temptations that plague us.

2.19.17 – "Maturity in Christ"

When we first become Christians, we are babes in Christ. The Lord Jesus, however, expects to grow spiritually to maturity. What does a mature Christian look like, and how does he differ from the immature Christian?

2.26.17 – "Religious Confusion"

The Encyclopedia of American Religions lists 2,300 religions. With so many religions, people must be terribly confused these days. How can we really know what is true about God?



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3.5.17 – "What Happened to Sin?"

Many think sin is an outdated word or an obsolete concept. Some think there is no such thing as sin today. People tend to downplay sin when they are the ones who sinned, but those sinned against realize just how serious it is.

3.12.17 – "Christ Is Our Hope"

When life fills with doubts and darkness, we look to Christ for our hope. Just as clouds can darken but not remove the sun, so life’s troubles can darken our lives but not remove the source of all blessings! Let’s hope in Christ, our Lord and our Savior!

3.19.17 – "Obeying God"

While many emphasize feelings and attitudes, the Scriptures are clear that God expects more. God expects those who love Him to hear His word and to obey. Obedience distinguishes the true disciple from the one who claims to follow the Lord.

3.26.17 – "Who Is Your Lord?"

Jesus once asked His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Faith in Christ is an individual matter. Each must decide for himself whether he will follow the Lord and His teaching. Jesus is Lord, and we must set Him apart as Lord in our lives.



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4.2.17 – "Prepare for Worship"

Worship is an intentional act of the heart. It takes more than “going” to worship; we must prepare our hearts and our lives as we come into the presence of God.

4.9.17 – "The Nature of Worship"

Many people attend worship every Sunday, but do they understand what they are doing? Some churches have turned their worship into theatrical productions. What does God desire in worship?

4.16.17 – "Problems in Worship"

God and men may view worship differently. Some things we do in our worship of God may not please Him at all. Interestly, God does not accept all that people call worship. He asks that we honor Him by how we worship.

4.23.17 – "Worship in Song"

Music is a powerful influence in the church and in our lives. God desires that our worship in song glorify Him in spirit and in truth. How we worship God matters. Since we seek to please Him, let’s hear how He wants us to worship in song./p>

4.30.17 – "Worship in Prayer"

Prayer is man’s great opportunity to pour out his heart to God the Father. In this final lesson of our series on worship, we’ll explore ways to make our prayer lives more meaningful.



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5.7.17 – "Christian Values"

What do Christians value? What is important to them? In this lesson we will explore how faithful Christians think and what they hold dear. By understanding values, we can better understand what it means to follow Christ.

5.14.17 – "In Christ"

It most certainly matters whether we are “in” Christ or “out” of Christ. One who is in Christ will enjoy His fellowship and His blessing for an eternity, but those who are outside of Christ are excluded from the promises of Christ.

5.21.17 – "Consider"

Can you consider for a moment the possibility someone has told you something false? Fake news and half-truths are everywhere, and many do not know what to believe. Thankfully, God gave us an incorruptible and eternal standard of truth.

5.28.17 – "Jesus and His Promises"

A promise is only as good as the one who made it and his ability to stand behind it. God never lies and can do all things. When God makes a promise, you can depend upon Him to keep it. God keeps His promises.