Paul the Zealot – Sermon April 15

Paul the Zealot

Dr. Mark Fairchild shares stories today from his archeological explorations in Turkey, his interactions with people zealous in their faith, and insights from the life of the Apostle Paul.

Agree to Disagree – Sermon April 8

Agree to Disagree  (Acts 13, 15)

Whenever disagreement is handled with grace, God smiles.

Let’s look at three things we can all agree with:

1. Disagreements are inevitable.

2. Even the godly will sometimes disagree.

3. In every disagreement, there are the same two ingredients:
a. An issue
b. Various viewpoints

A biblical example (Acts 13, 15)

Handling future disagreeable times with grace:

1. Always leave room for an opposing viewpoint.

2. If an argument must occur, don’t assassinate or retaliate.

3. If you don’t get your way, get over it, and get on with life.

What did you learn today? What do you need to do in light of today?

Hope – Easter Sunday Sermon April 1

Hope    (John 11:1-45)

The story of hope:

Our response of faith:


Deny Ability – Sermon Mar. 25

Deny Ability   (Mark 14:26-31; 66-72)

A. Jesus makes a prediction  (14:27-28)

B. Jesus personalizes the prediction (14:30)

C. Peter fulfills the prediction (14:66-72)

Let’s hear the story from Peter

God’s response:

Classic promises you can memorize:
1. The amnesia promise – Jeremiah 31:34
2. The stain removal promise – Isaiah 1:18
3. The East-West promise – Psalm 103:12
4. The deep sea promise – Micah 7:19

Walking Weary – Sermon March 18

Walking Weary – Lessons from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness”

Key Scriptures: Psalm 73:26, Matthew 3:13-4:11

Every person can become stronger spiritually by clinging to Christ in the weariness of the wilderness.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

6 Key lessons:
Remember your Identity: Beloved of God
(Matthew 3:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, 1 John 3:1)

Remember your Enemy: the devil
(Matthew 4:3, John 10:10, Ephesians 6:12)

Remember his Strategy: deceive and divide
(Matthew 4:3, Genesis 3:1, 4, 5)

Remember your Victory: in Christ alone
(Matthew 4:10-11)
Jesus’ blood for Salvation (Revelation 12:11)
God’s armor for Protection (Ephesians 6:13-17)
Prayer for Connection (Ephesians 6:18, John 15:5)
Scripture as your Weapon (Matthew 4:10-11, Ephesians 6:17)

Remember God’s Sovereignty: Trust in His Purpose
(Matthew 4:1, Mark 1:12, Luke 4:14-15)

Remember your Destiny: Life
(Matthew 4:11, John 10:10, Psalm 73:26)

“Victory comes from you, o Lord. May you bless your people.”
Psalm 3:8