Where Is Your Treasure? / Tim McCool / 11-6-22

It is not possible to treasure things, without putting our heart into those things, or being emotionally tied to them. It can be activities, status, people, accolades – the list is endless. In our materialistic society, we treasure so many things that let us down. But in treasuring spiritual things, the Lord will never let us down. In this message, I take a look at what it means to treasure things.

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Is Your Stomach Growling? / Luke Hagler / 11-6-22

The Lord knows our motives. When Jesus fed the multitude in John 6, they sought him the next day only because their stomachs were growling. Jesus knew why they were there, and they were not sincerely seeking Him. In this message Brother Luke looks at the issue of our motives, and asks us the question, “Is your stomach growling?”

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The Rubble, the Remnant, the Rebuilding / Tim McCool / 10-26-22

As we come to the minor prophet Haggai, it is quite a different situation than with the other minor prophets. Haggai’s prophecy follows the Babylonian captivity, after 70 years of exile in Babylon, after the thriving nations of Israel and Judah were completely destroyed by God. A small band of burdened believers brave the wilderness to accomplish God’s desire – to rebuild.

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Take Heed Lest You Fall / Luke Hagler / 10-23-22

It only takes a moment to fall. When we put ourselves in certain positions, we are more prone to fall. Like David being at home when he should have been at the battle, or Peter spouting off before he took time to think about what he was saying – we can quickly make a place for temptation and the next thing you know we fall. In this message, Brother Luke looks at guarding against falling.

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Cursed to Lead / Tim McCool / 10-23-22

God created Adam to lead, but when he disobeyed God’s one command, he was cursed. Part of the curse involved what he was created to do. Now instead of Adam enjoying the blessing of why he was created, he was cursed by God to lead. This is the next sermon in the Godly Ladies and Gentlemen series.

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We are the Temple / Luke Hagler / 10-9-22

In the OT, the temple was a holy place. In the NT, the temple became a more localized place – the body of the child of God where the Holy Spirit in-dwells. Of course, the Lord has been in-dwelling His people for ages, but the gospel age ushered in an understanding of this like never before. And the new temple (our body) is to be a holy place. In this message, Brother Luke looks at what it means to keep our temples holy.

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Make Room for the Prophet / Tim McCool / 9-25-22

In the Ladies & Gentlemen series, I take up the subject of the great Shunemite woman of the OT. As one of the greatest women mentioned in scripture, what was it that made her so great? In this message I look at what was perhaps her greatest quality – she made room for the prophet of God.

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Ladies First / Tim McCool / 9-11-22

Are there any Godly ladies and gentlemen left in the world? In a culture that celebrates the crude and rude, Biblical virtue in men and women is all but lost. In this message, I begin to look at the characteristics of Godly ladies and gentlemen – based on the Bible and not opinions of etiquette. In the nature of gentlemanliness, the first message is Ladies First.

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Push Away the Pork Chop / Luke Hagler / 9-11-22

The word of God has non-debatable issues that are crystal clear. Like homosexuality, adultery, fornication… but there are areas of Christian liberty that we must handle rightly and carefully. In this message, Brother Luke presents an accurate and God-honoring way to approach issues that may fall under Christian liberty.

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Pentecost – the Ongoing Festival / Tim McCool / 9-4-22

In the next message on the God of the Festival series, I take a look at the concluding festival of the Jewish spring festive cycle, the Feast of the Pentecost. This final festival of spring still impacts us in a tremendous way today.

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Don’t Forget the Mercy of God / Luke Hagler / 9-4-22

When a father first hears their child say “Daddy”, it has a unique, special meaning. But as years go by, those same children grow up and call upon their father as “Daddy” again and again. As years go by, being called Dad again and again loses the effect that it had the very first time. We grow dull of hearing and forget how special it was. In this message, Brother Luke exhorts us to never forget the uniqueness of the mercy of God.

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Dry Places / Tim McCool / 8-28-22

The man who repented in Matthew 12 did not follow through to ensure his repentance. He went to dry places, or a desert, to find water and nourishment. Because he went to dry places, he wound up in a worst state than before. It is important that God’s children understand what spiritually dry places are. In this message, I take a look at dry places.

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The Wonder Wonder of God / Tim McCool / 8-24-22

I continue in the minor prophet series by looking at the book of Habakkuk. Although it is a short book, Habakkuk is filled with glorious truth. The title of this sermon is not a misprint, but it is “The Wonder Wonder of God,” based on God’s statement in Habakkuk 1:5.

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Greater / Luke Hagler / 8-21-22

If a child of God is willing to follow the Lord in discipleship, there is no doubt he or she will encounter suffering. This seems to be a strange selling point – Come follow the Lord and suffer. And yet, we are guaranteed to experience greater things with the Lord when we lay down our comforts to follow him. In this message, Brother Luke looks at greater things we will experience.

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The Drowning Effect of Envy / Tim McCool / 8-14-22

In an interesting irony, we find that Proverbs 27:4 is the anti-type of I Corinthians 13:13. Just as charity is the greatest of 3 (faith, hope, charity), so envy is also the greatest of 3 (wrath, anger, envy). In this message, I take a look at the terrible effect of envy, or jealousy, as we more often call it.

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The Doom of Nineveh / Tim McCool / 8-10-22

Years after Jonah angrily wished for the doom of Nineveh, it finally happened. Nahum is the next minor prophet I look at and it is startling how he prophesied of the specifics of the final destruction of a world power. Where is Nineveh today?

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Feast of the Firstfruits / Tim McCool / 8-7-22

In the God of the Festival series, I take a look at the next Jewish feast that occurred in the spring – the Feast of the Firstfruits. Set within the feast of unleavened bread week, the feast of firstfruits is yet another great and glorious foreshadowing of the ultimate Firstfruit that was to come – the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Exceeding Abundantly Above / Luke Hagler / 8-7-22

The Lord is not only able to do what we ask in prayer, He is also able to do things that go beyond what we think or ask. This defies logic, but He can and sometimes does go beyond what our minds can comprehend. In this message, Brother Luke looks at the meaning of Ephesians 3:20.

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Micah’s Messianic Messages / Tim McCool / 7-27-22

In the minor prophet series, we come to the book of Micah. Laced with beautiful Messianic prophecies, 700 or so years before the Christ, Micah follows the pattern of the other minor prophets. There are warnings to a dying society, and the Lord gives glorious hope of a brighter future.

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The Feast of Unleavened Bread / Tim McCool / 7-24-22

In the spring festival calendar of Israel, on the heels of the Passover feast was the feast of unleavened bread. In the next message in the God of the Festival series, I take a look at the week-long celebration known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

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God of the Festival: Passover / Tim McCool / 7-17-22

The next message in the God of the Festival series is Passover. Perhaps the most significant, but at least the festival that initiates the spring festival season, the Passover holy day is important to understand. In this sermon, I take a look at the meaning of the Passover.

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Jonah Goes to Worm School / Tim McCool / 7-13-22

As a recap of the messages on the minor prophet Jonah, I looked at Jonah going to whale school, Jonah’s diploma, or graduation from whale school, then Jonah goes to work. In this final message on Jonah, I look at the last tragic event recorded in the stubborn prophet’s life – Jonah Goes to Worm School.

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Growing / Luke Hagler / 7-11-22

When we plant and tend a garden, we expect it to grow. And so the Lord expects His children, who have been touched by His grace, to grow. As the garden of the Lord, the people of God should be flourishing and producing fruit. In this message, Bro. Luke speaks about growing as plants in the Lord’s garden.

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What Kind of Witness are You? / Luke Hagler / 7-3-22

In order for the testimony of a witness to have any credibility, that witness must be trustworthy. This has to do with how the person conducts themselves. For the Christian, to profess they are a witness to our Lord, then live in a way that doesn’t reflect Jesus, is to lose all credibility as a witness for Christ. In this message, Brother Luke explains how we can be better witnesses for the Lord.

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How to Lift Weights / Tim McCool / 6-26-22

Each spring around graduation time, I try to bring a message that ties into our young people who are graduating from high school or college. I recently lost my high school coach to ALS, and in this message, entitled “How to Lift Weights”, I pay tribute to a great, Godly coach who never let a curse word fly, as well as honoring an even Greater Man, the Lord Christ Jesus who has taught us how to handle the burdens of life.

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Celebrating the Sabbath with Jesus / Tim McCool / 6-19-22

In the God of the Festival series, I come to the weekly festival, or holy-day, that our festive God built into the Jewish calendar. Every Saturday, or sabbath, was the weekly holiday the Lord established in the Old Testament for the Jews. In this message, I look at the times when Jesus observed His own sabbath, and the reactions that occurred.

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Tethered by Tender Mercy / Tim McCool / 6-12-22

Before the world was formed, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit existed in perfect love and unity. There was no dissension, interruption or sin to mar this Existence. Yet when He created man, God’s perfect love somehow reached out to touch ruined sinners who mess up everything they touch. In this message, I take a look at how Christ’s perfect love extends to unworthy, hell-deserving sinners.

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A Beautiful Stump / Luke Hagler / 6-5-22

In much of religion today there is a focus on “Look what I have done.” This is the opposite of what the Lord desires, which is for us to “Look at what HE has done.” In this message, Brother Luke preaches about a famous person who decided to focus on what he had done, and he wound up nothing more than a stump.

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Is Jesus In Your Way? / Tim McCool / 5-29-22

Do we sometimes find that Jesus gets in our way? When serving the Lord is not convenient, or doesn’t fit in with our own plans? In this message, I take a look at the great blessings we experience when, instead of Jesus getting in our way, we actually walk in the way with Jesus.

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Life is a Hallway / Luke Hagler / 5-22-22

Life is like a hallway filled with doors. Each door represents the choices we make. Which door do we choose to enter? Behind each door is success or failure, happiness or sadness, rejoicing or regret. In this message, Brother Luke preaches on how we can make Godly decisions in choosing which doors we enter.

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Gather, Scatter, and Scatter to Gather / Tim McCool / 5-14-22

Personal evangelism should be an undercurrent of our lives as disciples. In light of the decline of so many churches today, this is of the utmost importance. There is a clear pattern in the book of Acts on how personal evangelism works. God’s people gather, then they scatter, and when they scatter, they go about gathering other children of God.

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Jonah’s Diploma / Tim McCool / 5-11-22

In the 2nd message from Jonah, the stubborn prophet graduates from whale school. Jonah’s diploma was a hard degree to earn, and he went through much affliction while he was in the belly of the whale. May we learn the lesson from Jonah, and not have to endure the harsh education he went through because of his pride.

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The Song of the Suffering Servant / Tim McCool / 5-8-22

The book of Isaiah gives 3 primary descriptions of the future Messiah. A coming King and a warring Conqueror were easy for the Israelites to identify with, but stuck in the middle was a shadowy, mysterious figure, known as the suffering Servant. Set in stark contrast to a King and Conqueror, the suffering Servant is presented in the form of a song. In this message, I look at the Song of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah.

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Doing It God’s Way / Derrick Kitchens / 5-1-22

On the Sunday morning of the annual meeting, Elder Derrick Kitchens brings the final message of the meeting. Entitled “Doing It God’s Way,” Brother Derrick makes the point of how doing things God’s way may not be the easiest way, but it is the best way.

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What is Truth? / Charles Kitchens / 4-30-22

In the afternoon service, Elder Charles Kitchens preaches about truth. Living in modern times, it seems few are concerned about truth, or it may be that one person’s “truth” is different from another’s. It is comforting to know that God is truth, and He never deviates or changes.

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Jonah Goes to Whale School / Tim McCool / 4-20-22

In the series on the Minor Prophets, I come to the next minor prophet, who is probably the most well-known. The book of Jonah is only 4 chapters, but is packed with great lessons for us today, as well as one of the most direct references made by Jesus regarding His resurrection.

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Judge Not / Tim McCool / 4-24-22

One of the most well-known verses in the Bible is Mt.7:1. This is the “Judge not” verse. It is often used as a shield to prevent others from passing judgment on sin a person is committing, but the true meaning is much, much different. In this message, I take a look at this verse.

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How Baptism Saves Us / Luke Hagler / 4-24-22

In the final message of a series preached by Brother Luke, he continues to look at the ways in which we experience being saved here and now, but not in an eternal way. Here he takes up the subject of how baptism saves us now, and how that is distinct from Jesus saving us eternally.

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Kiss the Son / Tim McCool / 4-17-22

The title of this message is “Kiss the Son”, which comes from Psalm 2. This is not a romantic image, but refers to kings, queens, rulers, dictators, and government leaders of the world paying respect to the King of kings, Jesus Christ. In this message, I look at some non-traditional kings of the earth who have foolishly attempted to cast God out of their kingdoms.

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How Confession Saves Us part 3 / Luke Hagler / 4-10-22

In continuing a series on timely salvation, Brother Luke brings the last message on what is probably the most misunderstood way in which confession saves us. Romans10 is often referred to as the Roman road of salvation, and this is true, but it is not in an eternal way. In this sermon, Brother Luke looks at the true way in which Romans 10 confession saves us.

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The Transforming Power of Suffering / Tim McCool / 4-3-22

In the 2nd message on suffering, I take a look at the transforming power of suffering. Instead of blaming God when we suffer for serving Him, we should rely on the Lord even more Who will see us through such times. This is another sermon in the “Lost Truth” series.

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2005 sermon: Accept or Receive? / Tim McCool / 5-25-2005

Here is a sermon I wanted to share from way back in 2005. The well-known idea of “accepting Christ as your personal Savior” has been popular for a long time. But when we look at whether or not this is in the Bible, we may be shocked.  I hope you enjoy this message that looks at the difference between accept and receive, and traces the origin of another spiritual urban legend.

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Suffering for Serving pt. 1 / Tim McCool / 3-20-22

There are different types of suffering – suffering for making bad decisions, suffering from natural disasters, etc. But there is one unique category of suffering that we have truly lost sight of, and that is suffering for serving Christ. In the lost truth series, I look at what this means in part 1 of Suffering for Serving the Lord.

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Salvation in Confessing to Others / Luke Hagler / 2-27-22

In an ongoing series on the benefits of confession, Brother Luke Hagler examines the importance of confessing our offenses to each other. In a world where so many offenses and grievances are broadcast on social media, God’s pattern for dealing with offences is effective and leads to healing relations.

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Who is Truth? / Neil Honea / 2-27-22

Pilate’s question to Jesus is often asked today: “What is truth?” In a time when many people’s reality has become relative to their circumstances, and so many have lost their way from all sense of reality and truth, the needed question is “Who is truth?” In this message, Brother Neil presents the answer.

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Who Are My Brothers? / Tim McCool / 2-20-22

When the people listening to Jesus preach told him that his mother and brothers were there to see Him, Jesus made a startling observation that still impacts us today. In this message, I look at the answer Jesus gave to the question, ‘Who are my brothers, my sisters, my mothers?”

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Knowing When to Be Ashamed / Tim McCool / 2-13-22

The Lord is very clear in His word that He wants His people to know the difference between what is holy and what is unholy, or profane. In this message, I take a look at how far God’s people can drift, until they no longer know what to be ashamed of, when it comes to recognizing right and wrong.

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The Sedan of Sin / Luke Hagler / 2-13-22

In a series of messages preached by Brother Luke about how we can experience timely deliverances in this life, here he speaks about deliverance from temptation. Just like a flashy car coming down the road, so Satan dresses up temptations, and if we are not aware of where it leads, destruction will certainly come upon us.

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The Medium is the Message / Tim McCool / 1-30-22

A light bulb is an example of a medium. It conveys light. But a bare bulb conveys a different light than, for example, a lava lamp. Borrowing a phrase coined by a Christian visionary, I point out that the mediums we use to receive the message, seems more important nowadays than the actual message itself. Do you have an iphone or an android? A 55 inch tv or a 70?

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Study / Luke Hagler / 1-12-2022

It is unreasonable to think we can become knowledgeable about anything by only applying ourselves to learn it for a mere hour and a half per week. In this message from Wednesday night, Brother Luke speaks of the need to study, and how it involves much more time than just the time we spend at church.

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Devices of Satan / Luke Hagler / 1-9-22

Here is a wonderful message preached by Brother Luke on Sunday morning, January 9. Although my family was quarantining and had to listen from the car via transmitter, it was a blessing to be instructed by Brother Luke about watching out for the devices and tactics of Satan.

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Discipleship and Sonship pt1 / Tim McCool / 05-04-14

Originally preached on the March to Zion Broadcast back in 2014, in this series of messages I wanted to bring out the important difference between being a disciple of the Lord and a child of God. A child of God can be a child but not a disciple. But a disciple can never be a disciple and not already a child of God. I hope sharing this series will help to make the distinction between sonship and discipleship.

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The Gathering / Tim McCool / 1-02-22

I recently found a lost cover for the back of a remote, and it made me so happy to click it back in place. It makes me happy when broken or lost things are put back together. In an infinitely greater way, our Lord will bring all his broken things back together at the end of time in the great gathering. In this message, I present this truth about the coming return of our Lord.

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Let us Now Go / Tim McCool / 12-26-21

The Lord could have saved us 2000 years ago and left us completely ignorant of what He did. But in His love and good pleasure, He not only saved us, but gave the gospel to let us know what He did for us. Brother Tim speaks on this subject, using the example of the shepherds to whom the angels appeared, and how they reacted, for an example of how we should now serve God.

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We Ought To Be Thankful / Luke Hagler / 12-26-21

If we have no idea that someone has done something for us, how can we be thankful for it? In this message, Brother Luke Hagler explains the purpose of the gospel. It is not to save us for heaven, but to inform us now that Christ has delivered us to heaven already!

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The Meaning of the Cross / McNeil Honea / 12-22-21

The Meaning of the Cross – In this Wednesday night message, Brother McNeil Honea preaches about the meaning of the cross, not just from an eternal standpoint. In taking up our own crosses to follow Him as disciples, we must understand what the cross means.

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Redemption Through His Blood / Tim McCool / 12-19-21

The cultural concept of redemption was a part of life among the patriarchs, and later legislated into law by God. For us, understanding redemption is essential to appreciate what the Lord has done for us. In this message, Brother Tim preaches about redemption through the blood of Christ.

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The Poison of Popularity / Luke Hagler / 12-12-21

Today everyone wants to be popular. And with the phenomena of social media, practically anyone has the possibility for popularity. But popularity can be poison, and in this message, Brother Luke preaches of how popularity is not all it appears to be.

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Honor Your Parents / Tim McCool / 12-08-21

Living in a time when no respect is shown for authority, it is difficult to see what it means to honor those in authority. From opposing political views to talk show hosts, the name of the game is disrespect and insults. In this message, Brother Tim focuses on the most elementary form of honor – to honor our parents.

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But the Servants Knew / Tim McCool / 12-05-21

But the Servants Knew – The governor of the feast at the wedding where Jesus turned the water into wine did not know where the wine came from – but the servants did. And so it is for the servant of God – there are many things that the servants are blessed to see and know when the world moves forward oblivious. In this message, Brother Tim looks at this humbling truth.

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The Stones Will Cry Out / Luke Hagler / 12-05-21

The Stones Will Cry Out – In this message preached by Brother Luke Hagler, the truth of praising God is presented. If men refuse to praise God, He can elicit praise from dead rocks. And in one sense, God’s mercy has caused spiritually dead sinners who, like rocks, are turned into lively stones that praise Him.

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Accepted in the Beloved / Tim McCool / 11-28-21

It is common to hear that a person must accept Christ into their heart in order to go to heaven. But the Word of God teaches that we are accepted by God, and not we accept Him. In this message, Bro. Tim speaks of how we are accepted in the Beloved, Christ Jesus.

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Finding Favor With God / Luke Hagler / 11-28-21

There are many ideas about how we can find favor with God. When it comes to our eternal salvation, that favor only comes through the sacrifice of Christ. But when it comes to daily fellowship with God, the Lord has a simple formula. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler shares this truth.

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The Pleasure of Predestination / Tim McCool / 11-21-28

Predestination is much more than a theological term to be debated by scholars. When we see it in the light of what it really is – the pleasure of God – it becomes a revelation to us from the very heart of God. In this message, Brother Tim speaks of the pleasure of God in setting our destination.

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No One Left Behind – Luke Hagler – 11/7/2021

Fear is a powerful tool, and sadly, there are those in the religious world who capitalize on fear. The popular “left behind” series is an example of fear-driven tactics. In this message, Brother Luke presents the truth that dispels such fear – the fact that the Lord will leave none of His children behind.

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Peter or Judas? – Tim McCool – 10/31/2021

Over the past weeks, Brother Tim has been preaching about the 4 activities of the early church, specifically focusing on the “fellowship” part. As a conclusion on the subject of how to deal with offenses, Brother Tim looks at two examples of great offenses against our Lord, and how Jesus reacted.

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The Easy Path – Tim McCool – 10/17/21

In this follow up to “Are You Saving Yourself?”, Brother Tim looks at what happened at the once-thriving church at Ephesus. Jesus declared they left their first love. This means they forgot who they first fell in love with – the Lord Jesus, and eventually lost touch with fellowshipping with Jesus’ people. In this day of social distancing, surely we can identify.

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Are You Saving Yourself? – Tim McCool – 10/10/2021

There are different experiences of salvation in the Bible. Understanding this is a must for understanding the Bible. In Peter’s first sermon in Acts, he calls on a large group of children of God to “save themselves.” In this message, Brother Tim examines the timely application of how they experienced this, and he asks the question – Are you saving yourself like they did?

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Spiritual Urban Legends part 1 – Tim McCool – The March to Zion Broadcast 02/01/2015

We are all familiar with urban legends. In this message from the archives of the March to Zion Broadcast, Brother Tim McCool uses this familiar phrase, with an added twist, to present several “spiritual” urban legends.

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Jesus Christ the Mediator – Tim McCool – 09/26/21

For several weeks, Brother Tim has been preaching about the church of God. In this message, he presents the focus of what it is all about when we come to the location where God is worshipped publicly – it is to connect with the Mediator Himself – Jesus Christ.

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Taboo But True – Luke Hagler – 9/22/21

There should be no subject in God’s word that is “off limits”, or taboo, for the disciple of the Lord. Some teachings may be more intense than others, but we should be willing to believe it just because it is in the word of God. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler looks at some topics that may seem “taboo” but they are true.

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2021 Anniversary Meeting – Praying for Salvation – Jonathan Wise – 10/02/21

In the 2nd message of the meeting, visiting minister Jonathan Wise explains from Psalm 56, how we are to pray for salvation, or deliverance. And once again, this salvation does not refer to an eternal salvation, but a deliverance here and now.

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2021 Anniversary Meeting – Saved By Keeping In Memory – David Wise – 10/02/21

Saved by Keeping In Memory – In the 1st message of the anniversary meeting, visiting minister David Wise speaks about memory salvation. The Apostle Paul tells us that if we keep in memory what we have learned, it will save us. But is this an eternal salvation?

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City of the Living God – Tim McCool – 9/5/21

In this message, Brother Tim looks at the next description Paul gives of the church in Hebrews 12. The City of the living God, which is a reference to Jerusalem, was the place on earth where the Lord chose to place His name. In the Old Testament it was the physical city of Jerusalem. In the New Testament, it is the spiritual city, the new Jerusalem – the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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8/29/21 – Mount Zion – Tim McCool

For the Israelite, the most intimate place to connect with Jehovah was Mt. Zion. And today, the most intimate place the child of God can connect with the Lord is the New Testament location that God has chosen to place His name – the Church of the Lord, or Mount Zion. In this message, Brother Tim speaks of this truth.

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The Throne of our Mind – 8/29/21 Luke Hagler

Who sits on the throne of our mind is a big deal. It determines our direction, our moods, our peace. Sadly, many of God’s children allow other influences to sit on the throne of their minds. In this message, Brother Luke encourages us to allow the Lord to sit on that throne.

 

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Why Nations Fall | Luke Hagler | 8-15-21

In basically every area of life we find division. In politics, in vaccinations, in mask-wearing, in preferences in practically every area and region of our nation there is division. Division is what leads a nation to fall. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler examines who is the cause of division, using the basic definition of the word “devil.” Keep reading →

Habakkuk’s Prayer | Tim McCool | 8-8-21

In a time of judgment, the prophet saw the Lord thundering through the land, and he was afraid. But after he settled into what was coming, he trusted and rested in the Lord. Today, many are so paralyzed by fear they have forgotten Habakkuk’s Prayer. In this message, Brother Tim reminds us that no matter how bad it gets, the Lord is still to be trusted. Keep reading →

The Nation Maker | Tim McCool | 7-4-21

Today there is a strategic movement by anarchists to make citizens of our nation feel ashamed for being a citizen. From attacks against the founding fathers to anarchist movements like black lives matter, the real attack is against the God the Nation Maker. In this message, Brother Tim presents the Bible truth of who made nations to begin with, what makes up a nation and why the Lord founded nations in the first place. Keep reading →

Marks in the Body | Luke Hagler | 7-4-21

If you looked at the Apostle Paul, he would have been something to behold. Scars from being whipped, beaten and stoned marked his body. As scarred and tortured as his body appeared, he viewed them as marks of his discipleship. In this message, Brother Luke examines how our following the Lord will leave definite marks on us. Keep reading →

Peter Stands Up | Luke Hagler | 6-27-21

Have you been told you cannot be saved unless you do certain things? This was taught in Acts 15, where people were told they must be circumcised to be saved. Today you may hear this: Unless you accept Jesus, pray the sinner’s prayer or be baptized you cannot be saved. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler presents how Peter stood up and settled the matter by teaching our salvation is not based on what we do, but by grace alone. Keep reading →

I’m Still Here | Luke Hagler | 6-13-21

While we live on this earth we don’t have the luxury of looking up into Heaven to see our eternal home, so we must walk by faith.  When enemies mock us and say ‘Where is thy God?’, it often leads us to ask ‘Is the Lord among us?’  In this message preached at Vestavia PBC, Brother Luke speaks of the wonder when the Lord reveals himself in special ways, strengthens our faith, and reminds us that, though now we see through a glass darkly, He is still very present. Keep reading →

Testimony | Luke Hagler | 5-23-21

As a legal term, testimony is important. But its importance is heightened when it comes to testimony for our Lord. Jesus gave the disciples great encouragement when it came to coming persecution. In this moving message, Brother Luke Hagler preaches of the Lord’s faithfulness to bless in the midst of great opposition. Keep reading →

From House of the Dead to House of Bread | Tim McCool | 5-2-21

In the final message in the series about Christian women finding a spouse, Brother Tim examines the incredible example of Rahab the harlot. If Ruth was the Cinderella of the Old Testament, then Rahab would be the anti-type of a fairy tale. And yet, God is merciful and able to intervene, overrule and provide regardless of the terrible conditions He finds His children in. Keep reading →

Treasure | Luke Hagler | 5-2-21

We put our treasures in safe places. You will never find an expensive piece of jewelry in a junk drawer at home. And yet, the Lord puts treasure in junk drawers.  In this message, Brother Luke presents a message that deals with the irony of God’s treasure. Keep reading →

Learning to Live in Babylon | Josh Coker | 5-1-21

When the children of Israel were led into captivity, they had to learn to live in Babylon, yet still retaining their unique identity as the chosen people of God. In this message, Elder Josh Coker gives instruction on how we, as the chosen people of God, can retain our identity and glorify God today, while living in Babylon. Keep reading →

Babylon’s Got Talent | Tim McCool | 4-25-21

Ruth went from gleaning grain to becoming a princess in Israel. The Shulamite went from gathering grapes to becoming a queen. In this message, Brother Tim examines the unusual courtship and rise to power of the Esther. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, we learn that the Lord can intervene and overrule. Keep reading →

Shame | Luke Hagler | 4-18-21

Have you ever been ashamed to admit you were related to someone? What about the Lord? We are his adopted children and in a natural sense, we give him much more reason to be ashamed of us than proud, because of our sin! But thankfully, because of his mercy, Brother Luke Hagler explains that even though he should be ashamed of us, he rejoices to claim us as his own. Keep reading →

A Righteous Man | McNeil Honea | 4-11-21

It would be natural to think that those who are good and righteous should only prosper. But in reality, that is not the case. Those who are righteous usually face trials and even persecution. This is due to the conflict that exists between righteousness and a fallen world. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea examines the characteristics of the righteous. Keep reading →

The Engagement Ring of the King | Tim McCool | 4-5-21

A special promise was made by Jesus, in which he would send the Holy Spirit in a to confirm His truth to born again believers.  Paul used the Greek word “arrabon” to describe what the Spirit does for us in sealing, or confirming the truth to us. In this message, Brother Tim examines this special word and the beautiful picture it paints for us. Keep reading →

Outnumbered | Luke Hagler | 4-5-21

For the child of God, it often seems as though we are outnumbered. There are many examples in the Bible where God’s people are outnumbered and face impossible odds, but the Lord gives any child of God a majority. Brother Luke presents a message about how we can move forward even when we appear to be outnumbered. Keep reading →

My Messianic Servant | Tim McCool | 3-28-21

Throughout the “Servant Series”, various individuals have been considered. But none can compare to the Shadowy Messianic Servant presented in Isaiah 42, and viewed in Matthew 12. In this final message of the servant series, Brother Tim takes up the greatest Servant of all time and eternity – The Lord Jesus Christ. Keep reading →

My Servant the Nail | Tim McCool | 3-7-21

Probably the least known servant of the servant series was Eliakim. He lived during the time of Isaiah, and we know very little about him. But the Lord referred to him as a servant, so we should take note of who he was. In this message, Brother Tim looks at the description of this servant, as he was referred to as a “nail.” Keep reading →

What do they call you? | Luke Hagler | 3-7-21

When people ask about you, what do they call you? We may know someone who has a quick temper, and when asked about them, say that they are “hot headed.” For the child of God it is the desire to be referred to as a Christian. But all children of God are not Christians, according to the Bible definition. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler examines this subject. Keep reading →

The Servant is a Sign | Tim McCool | 2-28-21

Many of the servants we see in the scripture have notable characteristics. Job was patient. Abraham was faithful. David was thoughtful. But we find that Isaiah was a sign himself. All servants should “signify” who they serve by the way the present themselves. In this message Brother Tim speaks about Isaiah the servant who was a sign. Keep reading →

Love | Luke Hagler | 2-14-21

Elder Luke Hagler presents a timeless and beautiful message from I Corinthians 13, a subject we are all familiar with, yet we often overlook the way that it works and applies in our own lives. In this sermon Brother Luke makes the practical application of sacrificial love very up close and personal. Keep reading →

Body, Soul, and Spirit | Neil Honea | 2-10-21

In this message preached at the Wednesday night service, Brother Neil takes up the often discussed subject of the three parts of man. By comparing this often complicated subject to the basic attributes of the Trinity, he presents a picture of body, soul and spirit that is easy to understand and something we should all rejoice in. Keep reading →

The Judgment | Luke Hagler | 1-27-21

We all have an appointment with death. Hebrews 9:27 tells us after death we face “the judgment.” By what standard will we be judged? Our repentance? Our confession? Our belief? All of these are actions or works, and the word of God declares we are not saved by our actions or works. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler presents the standard by which we will be judged. Keep reading →

Influencers | Luke Hagler | 1-17-21

A new term we often hear is that of the influencer. In order to be an influencer, one must have credibility, an audience and persuasiveness. One glance at popular social media and you will find influencers who have huge followings. In this message, Brother Luke shows from the scripture that to be a spiritual influencer, it doesn’t take credibility, an audience or persuasiveness – just the Lord. Keep reading →

What is our Purpose? | Mike Ivey | 1-13-2021

In this message, Elder Mike Ivey presents the two opposing worldviews: secular humanism and a Biblical worldview. Humanism originates in man as an evolved life-form, and ultimately leads to despair, since it is limited to man. But a spiritual world view points to a glorious Creator, who we can revel and rejoice in due to our origin stemming from an eternal God. Keep reading →

Perplexed | Luke Hagler | 1-10-21

To say that these are perplexing times is an understatement. From politics to culture, the child of God often finds themselves shocked and perplexed, wondering how we have fallen so far away from the Lord. Yet there is a way to keep our perplexity from turning into despair, and in this message Brother Luke presents that very important subject. Keep reading →

Servant Series: Job | Tim McCool | 1-3-21

In this first message of the servant series, Brother Tim looks at the servant Job. Out of his own mouth, Job confesses his belief about God, man, sin and other things that relate to Job being a servant. In order to comprehend why Job was considered such a great servant, it is important to know the foundation of his belief. Keep reading →

S.U.E.U. | Tim McCool | 12-27-2020

Using the acronym SUEU, Brother Tim presents 4 truths about the work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. The Spirit is Sovereign, Unseen, Effective and Unstoppable. The text of the message comes from John chapter 3 where Jesus compares the work of the Spirit in the new birth to the wind. Keep reading →

Afraid to Ask | Tim McCool | 12-2-20

Even though Jesus referred to his coming crucifixion and resurrection, the disciples avoided the subject. Because of their fear of what it meant, they would not ask. In this message, Brother Tim looks at this and how it relates to us. Are we afraid to ask Jesus about our issues? If we finally have the courage to ask, we must be prepared for his answer. Keep reading →

Our Lack List | Tim McCool | 12-13-2020

When the rich young ruler came to Jesus, concerned about his eternal salvation, he felt something was lacking. But Jesus gently instructed this child of God that he was lacking something in his discipleship, not in his eternal life. Like the young man, we all have things on our own “lack list.” The question is, are we willing to ask Jesus what we are lacking? Keep reading →

The Under Rower | Tim McCool | 11-15-2020

In I Corinthians 4:1, the Apostle Paul used a unique word to describe a minister. The “under rower” is a visual reference to the lowest level gally slave on the Roman warship. In a time when ministers are often viewed as celebrities, the “under rower” brings a refreshing and accurate view of the ministry.   Keep reading →

Suffering | Luke Hagler | 11-8-2020

In this message, Elder Luke Hagler examines the subject of suffering. No one wants to sign up to suffer, but the reality of life is that we do suffer. Yet, in the midst of suffering we can have a special experience with Jesus if we are looking for Him. He may not send the suffering, but He appears to minister to us when we do suffer.

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The Lens of Scripture | Luke Hagler | 10-11-2020

Our perspective of what we see usually comes through our viewpoint. In this message, Brother Luke presents the disciples view of various events in the ministry of Jesus. If they had not been looking through the lens of scripture, it would have made no sense to them. Like the disciples, if we choose to view our lives through the lens of the scripture, it will make all the difference. Keep reading →

Congregational Singing, October 2020 (Individual Audio Recordings)

Please enjoy these recordings, formatted in individual tracks, from our October 2020 Anniversary Meeting. For a single, combined recording of all hymns, click here.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Liberty

Song in the Night

Consolation

The Blossoming Desert

Lord Lead Me On

O God Beyond All Praising

In Christ Alone

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Descend from Heaven Immortal Dove

Let Us Gather In His House

Be Still My Soul

God Has Been My Refuge Daily

 

Saved by Hope | Mike Ivey | 10-3-2020

In the struggle today to make our faith relevant, we often feel hopeless. And yet, in a real and tangible way, we discover that through the Lord Jesus Christ, there is an up to date relevance to our faith – and it is found in hope. In this final message from Saturday, Elder Mike Ivey preaches on the subject “Saved by Hope.” Keep reading →

One Refuge | Bryce Lowrance | 10-3-2020

We all like to think we have control over the various aspects of our life. But the reality is we are often tossed about and feel helpless. In this river of life, we need a refuge. The Lord has provided just such a refuge in Himself, His church and His word. Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches from Psalm 46 to bring out this point. Keep reading →

By Faith we Transition | Tim McCool | 9-27-2020

From one shore of the Red Sea to the other, the Israelites faced an impossible circumstance that turned into an improbable and amazing deliverance. In the transition to the shore of deliverance there is only One who is due the praise for such a marvelous work. In this message, Brother Tim speaks of the fact that we all face Red Seas. And in our various deliverances there is only One who can receive full glory, most notably in the area of our eternal salvation. Keep reading →

She Seeketh Wool | Luke Hagler | 9-23-20

In the series on the virtuous woman, Brother Luke examines Proverbs 31:13 where it describes characteristics of the virtuous woman. It says she seeketh wool, which may be hard to identify with in our modern culture. But in this message, Bro. Luke brings out the truth that wool symbolizes purity, and virtuous women even today make it their goal to seek out purity in their lives. Keep reading →

By Faith We Kill | Tim McCool | 9-20-20

Moses told the Israelites to “kill” the Passover the night God delivered them from Egypt. The Passover pointed to the sacrifice, or killing, of the lamb, as well as the festival itself. In this sermon, Bro. Tim presents the truth of the shed blood of the Lamb of God, by which we can celebrate Christ our Passover. Keep reading →

By Faith We Forsake | Timothy McCool | 9-13-2020

If we heard about a guy who had to flee the country because he was in some legal trouble, we would think the worst. But Moses did just that. And yet it says his fleeing was an act of faith, not fear. In this message, Brother Tim considers “By Faith we Forsake”, and takes up the subject of Moses, who forsook Egypt and in a twist of providence, actually fled in faith. Keep reading →

Trouble | Luke Hagler | 8-30-2020

In this message preached by Brother Luke, he continues the series on the virtuous woman. One of the characteristics of a virtuous woman is she does not bring trouble into a home. She will do good, which means to bring peace and not trouble. Whether someone is trying to find a wife or in the midst of a marriage, a virtuous woman is a source of stability, not chaos. Keep reading →

By Faith We Parent | Tim McCool | 8-23-2020

For the parents of Moses, Egypt was everywhere. From enslavement to infanticide, the dark cloud of Egypt’s irreverent and illegal intrusion into their lives prevailed. Yet the light of the deliverer did not shine from great halls of government, or the seat of power, but from faithful parenting in a Godly home. Egypt is everywhere today. Darkness prevails and intrudes. But light still springs from homes where there are those who seek to parent their children by faith. In the next message from the hall of Faith, Brother Tim presents the subject, By Faith, We Parent. Keep reading →

By Faith we Die | Tim McCool | 8-16-2020

Relax…you are going to die! Unless the Lord comes back, the only way we get out of this world and into the next is through death. But for the Christian, this is not a fearful thing. In the hall of Faith series, Brother Tim takes up 3 men who blessed, celebrated and magnified the Lord even in their death. Keep reading →

By Faith We Laugh | Tim McCool | 8-9-2020

In the ongoing series of the Great Hall of Faith, we have considered many things we do in faith. By faith we comprehend creation, by faith we offer acceptable sacrifices, by faith we please God, by faith we move and by faith we go. In this message preached by Brother Tim, a different angle on faith is considered. By faith…we laugh. Keep reading →

Showing Mercy | McNeil Honea | 8-9-2020

In order for us to show mercy to others, we must understand what that looks like. An incredible example of this is given by our Lord in the account of the good Samaritan. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea presents the truth that our showing mercy to one another begins with understanding how Jesus shows mercy. Keep reading →

God is Working | Luke Hagler | 7-19-2020

We never think about things until they quit working. If the air conditioner goes out in the middle of the night, or our car quits, or part of our own body shuts down- then we think about it not working. But as long as everything is working, we take it for granted. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler brings out a very relevant point for us today – that we don’t pay much attention to God until He quits working. Keep reading →

They Sighed, Cried and He heard on High | Tim McCool | 7-5-2020

What can we do in such a time as this? As things seem to grow worse and worse, do we feel insignificant? No doubt the Israelites felt helpless when in bondage in Egypt. But they did something that we can also do today. They sighed, they cried, and the Lord heard on high. In this message, Brother Tim preaches about the significance of sighing and crying to the Lord.  Keep reading →

Love Covers | Tim McCool | 6-24-2020

In this message from an ongoing series on the book of Proverbs, Brother Tim examines the subject of forgiveness. This is an issue we all deal with, as we are often offended. But the Lord has set the ultimate example of how to process offenses and dealing with such issues. It is not to seethe within, or blow up, but to cover the offense in the way Christ covered our own offenses.   Keep reading →

By Faith We Offer | Tim McCool | 6-28-2020

As Brother Tim continues the tour of the Great Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, in this message he considers how faith helps us offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord. The first person of faith who is identified by name in the great hall is Abel. If we understand how Abel, by faith offered, we can learn how we offer acceptable sacrifices by faith.   Keep reading →

Getting Out of Bad Places | Tim McCool | 5-31-2020

We have all heard it said, “He is in a bad place…” when referring to situations people get into.  Can we agree that we, as a nation, are in a “bad place”? When the world can be shut down by a microscopic germ, we are in a bad place.  Usually we think that to get out of a bad place, we want to make it to a good place, but in reality it is quite different for the child of God. Our “escape” from a bad place, involves a Person, not a place. Keep reading →

The Prisoner Ezekiel | Tim McCool | 5-10-20

In what appears to be the final drive in service, Brother Tim looks at the prisoner Ezekiel, who was a prisoner of war in the prison camp outside the great city of Babylon. Perhaps we have felt like prisoners captive away from the motherland due to the recent world events. But rest assured, heavenly Jerusalem, the mother of us all – the church of our Lord – is not bound. Keep reading →

The Kingdoms of Men | Luke Hagler | 5-10-20

When we look around at the kingdoms and governments of men, it can become disheartening to see so little regard for the Lord. But when we consider that the only Kingdom that will last through all of the fallen kingdoms of men is the Lord’s Kingdom, over which He is the King, we can be reassured. In this message, Brother Luke examines the kingdoms of men and how they are destined to end and lie at the feet of the Lord’s Kingdom. Keep reading →

Happily Ever After | Tim McCool | 4-12-2020

We all love happy endings, and fairy tales usually provide a happy ending. But the truth is a true happy ending is always conditioned with “until” something happens to mess up the happy ending. In this message, Brother Tim presents an upgrade from the worldly “happy endings”, which involves a much greater end result. Keep reading →

The Atonement | Luke Hagler | 4-12-2020

In this message, Brother Luke continues to examine the fundamentals of the faith. The atonement that Christ accomplished on the cross was sufficient to pay for all of the sins of every single one of His chosen. In a message that hearkens to the power and provision of our Lord, Brother Luke presents a beautiful picture of how Christ will lose none of his children. Keep reading →

High and Lifted Up | Tim McCool | 3-29-20

In troubled and tumultuous times, upheaval and change always leads to fear. In the days of Isaiah, during uncertain times, with the future unclear, in the shadows of the death of an earthly king who reigned for 52 years, Isaiah was blessed to see the King of Kings, high and lifted up. In this message, Pastor Tim preaches on the heavenly perspective Isaiah saw in a difficult time. Keep reading →

Quarantine | Neil Honea | 3-29-20

In this message, Elder Neil Honea addresses the reality of quarantine from a historical perspective. Since it is nothing new to society, we should not view being quarantined as the end of the world. Instead we should remember that the Lord is with us whether we are quarantined or not.

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Groaning | McNeil Honea | 3-29-20

In this message preached on the second drive in Sunday service, Brother McNeil Honea looks at the book of Exodus. The groaning of the children of Israel was frequent, and the Lord heard them every time. In these uncertain times, we should never forget that the Lord hears our groaning. Keep reading →

Government and God | Luke Hagler | 3-22-20

In the third message of the drive-in service, Elder Luke Hagler addresses a question that has been on the minds of many of God’s children – What is the role of government in relation to God? And most importantly, how do we differentiate between a government interference with our exercise of religion, versus complying with useful laws. In this message, Brother Luke answers that question. Keep reading →

Having Mercy On Others | Neil Honea | 3-22-20

In the second message of the drive in service, Elder Neil Honea presents a timely message that relates to our current situation.  There are many who are fearful of virus and of government rules. No matter what our state may be, we should interact with our brothers and sisters in mercy, which is the way the Lord interacts with us. Keep reading →

Fairness | Luke Hagler | 3-11-20

In this message, Brother Luke Hagler speaks about the concept of fairness. Many think that it would be unfair for God to not treat everyone alike. Yet the Bible doesn’t speak in terms of fairness, but mercy and grace. When we understand how we have offended a Holy God, it moves us away from thoughts of fairness. Keep reading →