Jul 5, 2020
Hope, Help & Conquerors – Rev. Allan Brooks – Romans 8:22-39
Series: Pentecost
No one can argue how crazy 2020 has been, yet what can separate us from the love of God? Nothing! As we read from Romans this week, Pastor Allan reminds us of the importance of hope, the help we get from the Holy Spirit and the strength we have as conquerors in Christ; a strength to overcome everything that stands against us, for nothing can "separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
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  • Jul 5, 2020Hope, Help & Conquerors – Rev. Allan Brooks – Romans 8:22-39
    Jul 5, 2020
    Hope, Help & Conquerors – Rev. Allan Brooks – Romans 8:22-39
    Series: Pentecost
    No one can argue how crazy 2020 has been, yet what can separate us from the love of God? Nothing! As we read from Romans this week, Pastor Allan reminds us of the importance of hope, the help we get from the Holy Spirit and the strength we have as conquerors in Christ; a strength to overcome everything that stands against us, for nothing can "separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
  • Jun 28, 2020Way Up The Hill – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 14: 13-21
    Jun 28, 2020
    Way Up The Hill – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 14: 13-21
    Series: Pentecost
    When was the last time you witnessed God work a miracle? Better question, when was the last time you were aware of God at work around you? Most of the time we only see what God has done, or recognize His action as miraculous, well after the fact. This week we look at Matthew 14, when Jesus feeds the gathering of five thousand. We see this event as a miracle, but have you ever wondered how many people there had no idea what was going on? Pastor Allan discusses how most people only see things happening around them at face value and tend to miss God at work.
  • Jun 7, 2020Great is Thy Faithfulness – Rev. Allan Brooks – Lamentations 3:19-24
    Jun 7, 2020
    Great is Thy Faithfulness – Rev. Allan Brooks – Lamentations 3:19-24
    Series: Pentecost
    Lamentations is a book of sorrows, of the Israelites lifting their grief to God. We find ourselves in a season of despair and desperate need of turning to God. Lift up your troubles and your sorrows, all of those things that concern you, for even in the darkest seasons God is faithful, and how great His faithfulness is.
  • May 24, 2020The Mask of Sacrifice, Love & Freedom – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 22:34-40
    May 24, 2020
    The Mask of Sacrifice, Love & Freedom – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 22:34-40
    Series: Easter
    As we remember and honor those who have served our country this Memorial Day weekend, Pastor Allan speaks on the importance of the small sacrifices we can make for others.
     
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  • May 10, 2020Holy Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 21_15-17
    May 10, 2020
    Holy Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 21_15-17
    Series: Easter
    This Mother's Day, may the love that we share with our moms be a reminder and reflection of the love Jesus has for us, for much like the love and presence of Jesus, our mothers' love brings comfort, encouragement and joy. And as we continue through this Easter Season, celebrating the resurrection of Christ, may our love for Jesus be known. Let this love be evident as we care for one another during this quarantine.
     
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  • Mar 28, 2020You Are My Friends – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-17
    Mar 28, 2020
    You Are My Friends – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-17
    Series: Lent
    This week, we continue where we left off in John's Gospel, as Jesus explains what it looks like to live and remain in His love. Then Jesus calls the disciples His friends. Now, this is nothing earth shattering, surely He considers the group of people that have been traveling with Him and learning from Him His friends, but Jesus draws a distinction between these people simply being His disciples and expresses the level of care He has for them. Hear this today, Jesus loves you. Hold fast to His commands and remain in His love. He has chosen you. Yes, you. By the Holy Spirit at work through the scriptures and in the lives others that love Jesus, He has revealed all that He has learned from the Father to you. He willingly gave up his life for you. You are precious to Him. Jesus has called you friend. Now remain in His love and hold to His command, which is this: Love each other.
  • Mar 8, 2020I Am the Light – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 8:12-18
    Mar 8, 2020
    I Am the Light – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 8:12-18
    Series: Lent
    Jesus tells us that He is "...the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." He is the light that shines when the trials of life close in around us, the light that guides our path when the way is unclear and the light that sustains hope, joy and peace. Coming to us in the fullness of God's promise, the sustainer of life comes to be so much more. May Jesus light your path this Lenten season. Follow after Jesus and receive the Light of Life.
  • Mar 1, 2020Lent in Secret – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 6:1-6
    Mar 1, 2020
    Lent in Secret – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 6:1-6
    Series: Lent
    Lent in secret... most of us talk to each other about what we give up or are trying to do, but there is something special about keeping your Lenten practice between you and God. Jesus, during what we call the sermon on the mount, tells those that would hear, "...6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Jesus compares this action against those who would pray where others can see them, claiming that if you only pray or practice your faith to gain the approval of others, then that is all you will get. For us, lent is a special season in the church for everyone to take up a holy practice, and while most of us are doing this at the same time, the purpose for these practices are only fulfilled when your focus is on God, not on others and not whatever you may be giving up. Spend this lent in secret, focused on God, becoming closer to God, within this holy practice.
  • Feb 23, 2020From the Frontier to the Suburbs – Rev. Allan Brooks – Genesis 28:16-22
    Feb 23, 2020
    From the Frontier to the Suburbs – Rev. Allan Brooks – Genesis 28:16-22
    Series: Epiphany
    Have you ever found somewhere special, somewhere that leaves you thinking, "surely God is in this place." This week we look at Jacob's story from Genesis 28, as he stopped in Bethel for the night and came to this precise realization as Pastor Allan recounts the history of our church.
  • Feb 16, 2020A Little Water Splashing Here and There – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 14: 22-33
    Feb 16, 2020
    A Little Water Splashing Here and There – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 14: 22-33
    Series: Epiphany
    When Jesus approached His disciples out in the middle of the lake by walking on the water, Peter knew one thing: If this being is Jesus, as he claims he is, then I want to be out there with him.
     
    28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water." 29 “Come,” he said.
     
    And Peter climbed out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. In the midst of the chaos of a storm, for a brief moment, Peter was completely focused on Jesus and stepped out into the unknown to follow and walk with His Lord. How often do we step out in faith, move beyond our comfort zone or leave behind what we perceive as comfortable or safe? Push yourself to join Jesus out on the water. Trust in His guidance and have faith. Walk with Jesus and strive to be like Him, doing what you can for others.