2018-06-17: Jesus-The Ultimate Action Hero–Who Owns You?

Sermon Audio: Who Owns You?
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Mark 10:17-31
Duration: 20:56
Size: 9.25 MB

Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
Who Owns You?
Mark 10:17-31

Sadly for him, getting eternal life is not a thing to be purchased to add to his collection.

Jesus gives the man six of the Ten Commandments–those dealing with relationships with others–not, interestingly, on a relationship with God, which this man lacked.

What the Lord is pointing out is that which is keeping this man from following Jesus: his love of money.

If this is how you react to having the potential for something you treasure be ripped away from you, then perhaps it has you more than you have it.

Why is it hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of God? Because they can self-inoculate against their need.

What you get from Jesus are relationships, security, and purpose, and not just a little, but a super abundance compared to this age.

Is there something in your life that you love more than God? You can tell by imagining that it was suddenly taken away.

Anything you rely on for security, if it isn’t Jesus, may turn out to be your worst enemy.

2018-06-10: Jesus-The Ultimate Action Hero–Soft Heart-Hard Heart

Sermon Audio: Soft Heart–Hard Heart
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Mark 10:1-16
Duration: 23:14
Size: 10.5 MB

Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
Soft Heart–Hard Heart
Mark 10:1-16

Jesus points out in this case that relying on our own senses and desires will pull us away from God’s character, not towards it.

In fact, they may have been hoping that Jesus’ answer would either bring Him under their control, or cause Him to suffer the same fate as John!

Men and women were meant to get and stay married. But God knows we live in fleshly bodies and in a fallen world, so He allows divorce while protecting the innocent as much as possible.

They saw it as a legal issue. Jesus sees it as a spiritual issue.

As I said, we must always strive for God’s ideal, knowing that the flesh will muck things up. To me, it is the attitude of the heart that matters.

He takes the tender heart of the human who throws him or herself on the mercy of God through Jesus Christ.

Nothing seems to get God upset than when innocent ones are kept from approaching Him.

However, just as we don’t brand everyone who has ever hated as a murderer, we need to realize we live in a fallen world where we rely on God’s mercy and focus on having a soft heart towards Him in all things. We should make divorce the last possible option, knowing that there will be consequences.

2018-06-03: Faith, the Certain Hope: Then, now, and to come…

Sermon Audio: Faith, the Certain Hope: Then, now, and to come…
Guest Speaker: Pastor Steve Igarta
Scripture Text: Hebrews 11:1-12:12
Duration: 31:44
Size: 16.5 MB

Faith, the Certain Hope: Then, now, and to come…
Hebrews 11:1-12:12