Sermons & Audio

Are Tongues for Today? (Part I)

Date
08-30-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

I Corinthians 12:1-3:  The practice of speaking in tongues was not a new occurrence.  The Corinthians had spoken in tongues as part of the worship of idols and some had cursed Christ in tongues with an interpreter.

I Corinthians 12:4-11:  The Holy Spirit indeed gifted certain individuals with the gift of tongues.  It was one of a multitude of gifts.

I Corinthians 12:14-18:  Miraculous and revelatory gifts were given at God's discretion to whom He willed (I Corinthians 12:27-30).
Not everyone spoke in tongues. Everyone did not have that gift.

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Guarding Against the Storms of Life

Date
08-16-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

Luke 6:46-49: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me and hearth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

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Suffering for Christ

Date
08-09-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

"Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church".

This verse speaks of sufferings of Christ that are still left to be suffered.  Christ suffered greatly (Isaiah 53:3-10). But the suffering of Christ is not done, the suffering continues on with the suffering of His followers (John 15:20), including Paul (Acts 9:15-16).

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Can We Really Trust God For Our Future?

Date
08-02-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

If we look at our current situation and it is bad, or even very bad, can we trust that God has good plans for our future?

If we look at Psalm 77:1-3, there are five points to consider.

1.    Psalm 77:1:  God always listens, He always hears.  Even when we are at our lowest point ever, He hears us (Jonah 2:1 and 2)</B..  God is always available and always listening (Psalm 55:17).

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Maintaining Our Focus

Date
07-26-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

As a believer in Christ and as His Ambassador to the lost, it is of the utmost importance that we focus on what is truly important and that we do all we can to maintain the focus.

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Paul's Thorn in the Flesh

Date
07-19-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

II Corinthians 12:7 :  Paul was given a physical ailment by God’s permissive (not directive) will in order that he not get too proud of himself.  God does not need the mighty or noble or proud  (I Corinthians 1:26-29).  In this way God alone gets the glory.  The source for the illness was Satan.

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The Story of Joseph (Part IV)

Date
07-12-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

Genesis 42:1 and 2:  The famine was worldwide and as a result Jacob (Israel) and his sons were without food and without swift action would soon starve.  Israel’s blessing in Genesis 12:1-4 was being withheld because of their sin (Galatians 6:7)

Genesis 42:6, 8-10 and 11-16:  Joseph’s prophetic dream is fulfilled (Genesis 37:6-9).  Joseph was the man in charge of all the food.  When his brothers came, he knew them but they do not know him.  He accuses them of being spies in order to see his little brother Benjamin.  Benjamin had no share in the older brothers’ crimes.

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The Story of Joseph (Part III)

Date
07-05-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

Genesis 41:1-4: For two full years Joseph remains in prison (Psalm 6:3-4). Then Pharaoh dreams a dream.  Seven fast healthy beautiful cows come up out of the Nile and eat in a meadow.  Then seven skinny half starved cows come out of the river and eat the fat ones.

Genesis 41:5-7: Pharaoh falls asleep again and dreams another dream.  Corn sprouts up with seven full ears on each stalk.  Then stalks of sickly thin corn sprout up and consume the good corn.

Genesis 41:8: Pharaoh awakes and is perplexed.  He looks for answers from non-believers who have none (Job 28:12-13).

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The Story of Joseph (Part II)

Date
06-28-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

Genesis 39:1: Joseph is reduced to mere property and sold to the head of Pharaoh's Security Force in Egypt as his personal slave. This was forbidden later on under the law (Leviticus 25:38-43).
Genesis 39:2-4: No matter how deep a valley we are in, God is always with us (Psalm 23:4). Joseph was blessed of God even in his slavery (Genesis 12:2-3)
Genesis 39:6: Joseph rose to a high position of ultimate trust. Potiphar clearly saw in Joseph a young man of high moral integrity.

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The Story of Jospeh (Part I)

Date
06-21-2015
Pastor James Zaebst

Genesis 37:1-2: Joseph was the oldest son of Jacob's favorite wife (Genesis 29:17-20). Joseph only had one full brother whose name was Benjamin (Genesis 46:19). The reset were half brothers. Our story begins with Joseph tattling on his older half brothers.

Genesis 37:3-4: Joseph was his fathers obvious favorite son. He and Benjamin we all he has left of Rachel (Genesis 35:16-20). To love one child more than others is wrong (Psalm 127:3-5). Jacob's favoritism produced hatred (Galatians 6:7).

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