Irvan Swarey Funeral Message

John 11 – When Lazarus died Jesus came to the community. He cared. He cried. The Jews noticed… they said, “see how he loved Lazarus!” God gives comfort and healing over time, but life will never be quite the same. What has happened cannot be avoided or ignored, it is previous… We must hold to […]

Youth With Influence

Part 1 God wants to change the world through Christian influence. We can’t hold people at gunpoint, but we may, should and are be influencing others. How does ketchup come out of a bottle? It is through the “squeezing” action. Christian influence is God being able to release the treasure of the Holy Spirit through […]

The Call of the Kingdom

We all want to be relevant in our churches. Something more important than being relevant to being relative in the culture – it’s being relevant in the Kingdom of God. And when we are relevant in the Kingdom of God we are relevant in the culture. If we are going to be Christians of influence, […]

Serving the Lord with Gladness

Luke 1:6 – Zechariah and Elizabeth Luke 1:38 – Mary Matthew 1, 2 – Joseph – every time God spoke Joseph obeyed swiftly Luke 2 – Simeon & Anna – servants at heart Luke – Shepherds – Wisemen Sermon Text: Psalm 100 – God wants us to be faithful servants but he also wants us […]

Abide in Him

1 John 2 Those who are trying to deceive you Anti-Christs aim to deceive. It isn’t that they are accidentally spreading false teaching, they teach with the motive of deception. Anti-Christs remind us that we are in the “last era.” The next thing on the horizon is the return of Christ. Anti-Christs are not “of […]

Sitting at Jesus’ Feet

Luke 10:38-42, John 5:24 – Are you thrilled to be a Christian today? We have passed from death to life because of Christ. There was an important visitor coming to Martha’s house. The place was buzzing with excitement! Jesus was coming to visit Martha, Mary and Lazarus. John 10:5 – Jesus loved this family very […]