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Isaiah - The Courtroom

| Mike Biolsi | Isaiah

Setting up the book of Isaiah

Jeremiah Part 2

| David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

A new covenant, a new hope.

Jeremiah - Part 1

| Mike Biolsi | The Prophets & Exile

What was the role of the prophets, how do they fit into the big picture story of the Bible and what makes Jeremiah unique?

Jonah - Final Thoughts

| Mike Biolsi | Jonah

Jonah is not really a kid's story; it is a prophetic word that is amazingly written. Join us and examine the patterns, repetitions, and other literary devices the author uses to encourage the readers to go deeper. 

Jonah - a Reflection of Jesus

| David Steltz | Jonah

See how each chapter of Jonah correlates to Jesus & the New Testament.

Jonah - a Reflection of Israel

| Mike Biolsi | Jonah

Not only is Jonah a historical narrative, it is also an allegorical look at the nation Israel during Jonah's time.

Jonah 4 - The Mercy of God

| Mike Biolsi | Jonah

In a society that wants justice, recompense and protection, where does mercy fit in?

Jonah 3 - The Reluctant Missionary

| David Steltz | Jonah

It's not about the fish, it's about the prayer, but this beautifully poetic prayer is missing something...

Jonah 2 - The Poetic Prayer

| Mike Biolsi | Jonah

It's not about the fish, it's about the prayer, but this beautifully poetic prayer is missing something...

Jonah 1 - The Sovereignty of God

| David Steltz | Jonah

Join us as we study this prophetic narrative about a poetic prophet.

Re-Thinking Preaching

| Mike Biolsi | Reflections on Exile

Join us as we deconstruct some modern constructs so that we can reconstruct them Biblically. This week's topic is "preaching".

Re-Discovering Scripture

| Mike Biolsi | Reflections on Exile

Join us as we deconstruct some modern constructs so that we can reconstruct them Biblically. This week's topic is "scripture".

Re-Imagining Church

| Mike Biolsi | Reflections on Exile

Join us as we deconstruct some modern constructs so that we can reconstruct them Biblically. This week's topic is "church".

Malachi: The Final Dispute

| Mike Biolsi | The Prophets & Exile

“What’s in it for me?” 

Malachi: You are Robbing God

| David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

Should a human try to cheat God?

Malachi: You have Wearied God

| Mike Biolsi | The Prophets & Exile

If you have ever wondered about the seeming injustices of life, you are not alone. However, God is still a just God and we should be careful not to impose our standard of justice upon him. 

Malachi: You Have Been Unfaithful To Your Wives and God

| David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

The people of God are in a covenant relationship with God, and marriage is a symbol of that. It is also a covenant that God expects us to keep and honor.

Malachi: You Do Not Honor God

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

The people fo God, and especially the leaders, are made to honor God. 

Malachi: Intro to the Prophets

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

Why study the prophets? Who are they? Today we dive into Malachi.

Daniel in the Lions' Den

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Daniel

One small act of faith for a man, one giant messianic image for mankind.

The Writing On The Wall

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Daniel

The rise and fall of kingdoms in God's epic storyline

Pride

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Daniel

Another dream...but this time the interpretation is terrifying and bizarre! Learn how it still applies to us today.

Standing Strong

| Mike Biolsi | Daniel

Living for what you believe in means taking a stand even if others expect you to bow.

Introduction to Daniel

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Daniel

What was it like for God's people living in Exile?

The Exile

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | The Prophets & Exile

The unraveling of Israel...and God's compassion.

Fear of the Lord

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Misc & Holiday

What does it really mean to fear the Lord?

Get Wise Part 5

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Get Wise

The Wisdom Books

Get Wise Part 4

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Get Wise

The Failure of Solomon

Get Wise Part 3

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Get Wise

The temple's preperation, building process, dedication, and God's response.

Get Wise Part 2

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Get Wise

A Real Wise Guy

Get Wise Part 1

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Get Wise

Introduction to Solomon

He Is Risen

| David Steltz | Misc & Holiday

Easter Sunday Celebration

Missional Stories

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Your Kingdom Come

Sharing our testimonies of God's grace in our lives

Missional Love

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Your Kingdom Come

Blessing Others

Missional Prayer

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Your Kingdom Come

Looking for the activity of God

Missional Intentionality

| Mike Biolsi | Your Kingdom Come

How to make sure that we live for the right things - the things God created us for and re-created us for. 

David & Bathsheba

| David Steltz | The Life of David

King David's terrible decisions result in a tarnished reputation and familial dysfunction.

The Davidic Covenant

| David Steltz | The Life of David

A covenant between God and David, connecting his story to that of the whole Bible.

Joy in the Presence of God

| Mike Biolsi | The Life of David

Dancing, singing and death?

The Rise of a New Hero

| David Steltz | The Life of David

David's rise and Saul's demise...and for us, an attitude check.

Opposing the Proud

| David Steltz | The Life of David

A look at the well-known and powerful story of David vs. Goliath

A New Anointing

| David Steltz | The Life of David

An introduction to the up-and-coming replacement to Saul: the shepherd boy David.

Drawn to God on Purpose

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

Of all the miracles and wonders that God performed, the greatest one is the work he does in drawing us to Him and giving us a new life with a new purpose. 

Kicking Off Your New Year

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

A New Year often brings up a focus on the future, but to look forward with the right perspective we need to look back first. 

Jesus is the Image of God's Kingdom

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Jesus and the Kingdom

When Jesus began his ministry he proclaimed that the kingdom og God was near. What did that mean then and why does it matter today?

The King With Us

| Mike Biolsi | Jesus and the Kingdom

One of the names of the Messiah, the King of the Jews is Immaneul which means, "God with us". What does taht really mean and how does it change the history of the world?

Jesus is the Messianic King

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Jesus and the Kingdom

God made predictions and promises for hundrends of years regarding a king that would restore His kingdom. All of them are fulfilled in the Messiah.

Jesus is the Better King

| Mike Biolsi & David Steltz | Jesus and the Kingdom

Saul was the first king of Israel... but he was certainly not the best. Check out the comparison of the first king and THE king of the Jews.

We Want a King

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Sometimes we settle for so much less than God intended because we depend on the physical and not on faith. 

The Hand of God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

We love the mercy and grace of God, but they cannot exist apart from the justice and discipline of God. We must learn to value both, and properly fear and love God. 

The Word

| David Steltz | What is the Church?

Can you recognize God's voice when he speaks?

When bad things happen to good people

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Is that even the right question to ask?

Perspectives

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

To follow God means to tust him as the source of truth and not allow culture and comfort to influence our faith and service.  

Jerub-Baal (Gideon)

| David Steltz | What is the Church?

The fact that a perfect God would choose to use imperfect and flawed people to accomplish his mission is proof that he is a God of grace. 

Know God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

What is the cause of the decline of a nation? How do we prevent it? 

In Those Days

| David Steltz | What is the Church?

A review of the Bible's story through the book of Joshua, and an introduction to the book of Judges

The Best First Option

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

How would you define prayer in your life? Is it your go-to for all matters or life, or the last resort when you have exhausted every thing else?

Reflections of God

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

The way that we live and how we love are crucial for the Christian because our lives are meant to reflect the Spirit of God that dwells inside of us. 

Battle for the Throne

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

There is a battle for the throne of your life, and the opposition is not from the outside.

Why Baptism

| Mike Biolsi | Ordinances

What is baptism? Why and how do we baptize? Who should be baptized?

Heart to Heart

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

What do teachers and tongues have in common? Both can be good or bad depending on the heart.

Billboards of Belief

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

Our lives are meant to display our faith, and even more, to display God to the world around us.

Playing Favorites

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

Favor, favorite, favoritism. They sounds similar but can be very different. What does it mean to show favoritism and how can it be a problem?

Being a Gospel Centered People

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

Temptations and testing should always lead to obedience to God and his Word. But what motivates us to persevere through the tests and resist the temptations?

Escaping the Temptation Trap

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

We all face temptations. The point of our passage this morning is to help us understand more about temptation and how to overcome it.

Perfectly Grown Up

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

Though we all desire to grow, we are not always thrilled at the process of growth, right? Understanding the outcome of trials and testing can help us appreciate and find joy in the process.

From Skeptic to Sold Out

| Mike Biolsi | #proveit

There is nothing wrong with being skeptical! However, when confronted with the truth of our sinfulness and Jesus sacrifice for us, our response should be one of wholehearted commitment.

Promise Keeper

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

God keeps His promises. God is faithful. His ways are not our ways and His timing is often not our timing, but his faithfulness endures forever.

How Will You Be Known

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

We often think of legacy as that which others will remember about us, but there is something bigger that we should be focusing on.

How Big Is Your God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

The more we learn about God and his mission, the bigger God becomes and the greater our alegiance to Him should be.

Be Strong & Courageous

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Strength is not just measured by muscle, but also by character and faith. What does it take to be strong in those areas of life?

Leading as God Intended

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Men, we have a calling to refelct God to our friends, family and communities, and that means we need to be the leaders that God has called us to be. 

#proveit

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Actions speak louder than words, so it is important that we, as followers of Jesus, don't just talk the talk, but prove we believe it by our actions. 

The Cure for Snake Bite

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Rebels. Each of us is one, or was one. How does a just and holy God deal with rebels? With wrath and grace.

Do You Trust Me?

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

You cannot have a healthy relationship without trust. God can be trusted, but do you trust him? 

Graves of Craving

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

What do you crave? Discontentment distorts reality and keeps us from following God. 

The Blaze

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

When the work that God calls us to is hard, do we complain or do we count it a blessing to be partners with God?

Communion

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

One of those 'churchy" words that we really don't use today. What does it mean and how can the meaning change our perspective?

Mud and Spit

| Tim Kubacki | Misc & Holiday

If Jesus can heal a blind man and bring glory to the Father with mud and spit, imagine what He can do with you and me!

Who Is Your One?

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

To be a Jesus-Follower means we need to do the things Jesus did. That means loving people the way He did. 

eikon - blessing everyone

| Mike Biolsi | eikon

Easter? How about Reconciliation Day? What is the reason for Jesus coming to earth? 

eikon - blessing and cursing

| Mike Biolsi | eikon

What do we do when people are mean to us or hurt us? Do we bless them or try to take revenge? What would Jesus do?

eikon - why God blesses

| Mike Biolsi | eikon

I know we all feel blessed by God, but have you ever wondered WHY God blesses us?

eikon - blessing

| Mike Biolsi | eikon

What does it mean that you and I were made in the image of God and how should it affect the way that we live each day?

identity

| Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Our identity does not come from our family, job or education but from our relationship with God and each other through the saving work of Jesus.

The Blessing of God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

The grace of God is awesome. But living in such a way that we need to experience that grace all the time is not healthy. What if we lived for the blessing of God instead?

The Grace of God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

How do you react when someone fails you? Perhaps a better questions is, "How does God treat us when we fail him?"

Tested by God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

I really don't like tests, do you? Did you know that God tests us?

A Meal with God

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

The covenant, sacrifices, journey up the mountain, bowing in worship... all of these led up to one huge event - a meal with God.

God's Mission in Ten Words

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Really? God's mission in Ten Words? Yeah, but it's not what you think, in more ways than one.

The Actions of Repentance

| Mike Biolsi | The Joy of Repentance

True repentance is not a one time act, but an ongoing action. We do to do things to earn God's favor. We have God's favor because of Jesus and that is why we must have actions that demonstrate repentance.

The Act of Repentance

| Mike Biolsi | The Joy of Repentance

Is the word "repentance" one that you love or despise? Does it bring joy to your heart? Repentance is one of the many actions that demonstrate the amazing graciousness and blessings of God.

Thou Shalt Not Be Worthless

| David Steltz | Misc & Holiday

Sure you know the 10 Commandments, but do you recognize this as one of them?

I Resolve

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Reflection is healthy. Reflection without action can be dangerous. What will you resolve to do or become in 2019?

Pick Me

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

We often refer to our burning bush experiences, but that might not be a good thing. We are created for mission - are we willing to go or full of excuses?

It's All Good

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Are you a chronic complainer? Do you see yourself as a vactim? What if you knew that there was a purpose behind it all that would enventually work out for good?

Claiming your faith

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

We can make our kids eat their viggies, but we cannot make them love God. 

No Patriarchs Were Harmed in the Making of this Covenant

| David Steltz | What is the Church?

What keeps us from totally trusting God and being willing to do whatever he wants? What price tag is too high to pay?

Let's make a deal

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

What keeps us from totally trusting God and being willing to go wherever he leads us?

Reboot

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

God wipes out mankind, all except Noah. He does a total reboot of mankind. Now what?

A chip off the old block

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. When you hear that, what comes to mind?

The Mission of God - OVERVIEW

| Brandon Owen | What is the Church?

Jesus was not plan B, He was THE PLAN all along. Follow the mission from Genesis to Revelation.

TIBA Annual Meeting 2018 - Fresh Vision

| Joe Moran | Misc & Holiday

Pastor Joe Moran from Indian River Baptist church shared the message at our annual association meeting.

The Pursuit of Restoration

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

We often focus on the fall of man and the punishment that follows. Have you ever really taken the time to examine God's response to our rebellion?

Choosing our own mission

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

If we are created to represent God and have relationship with him, what happens if we choose not to?

The beginning of the mission

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

To understand the mission of God we have to start in the beginning. Genesis. 

Joining God on Mission

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

All of life exists to declare the supremacy of God. Do you believe that? When you do, it changes everything. 

The church is a bride

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Weddings are beautiful times of covenants. Imagine having the perfect groom who cherishes you enough to pay dearly for you.

The church is motivated by love

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

As a church, the way we love is the way that love has been demonstrated to us.

The church is a loving family

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

Every family has certain guidelines and ground rules that help it to function. The church is the same, and Jesus made them very easy to understand.

The church is a family

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

What emotions, events and thoughts come to mind when you think of family? God being us into his family and it changes the way we view what it means to be the church.

The church is a body

| Mike Biolsi | What is the Church?

What differences come to mind when you think of the words building and body? 

Chaotic Water & Baptism

| David Steltz | Ordinances

A look at the pattern of chaotic Water as a metaphor throughout the Bible, and how it relates to baptism.

Kingdom Parternships

| Mike & Len | Misc & Holiday

The mission is much bigger than we are. To accomplish it, we must focus on the Kingdom and on partnerships.

God Speaks Through Circumstances

| Conrad Hoshall | God Speaks

God speaks through our circumstances but to hear Him will prabably take some adjustments on our part.

God Speaks Through Prayer

| Mike Biolsi | God Speaks

God speaks through prayer. Be focused, intentional and willing to listen.

God Speaks Through the Church

| David Steltz | God Speaks

God speaks through the chuch. Be connected to other believers in relationship, discipleship, and communication.

God Speaks Through the Bible

| Len Flack | God Speaks

God Speaks through the Bible, His written word, revealing Himself and transforming His people.

Live for what Really Matters

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

What do a soldier, an athelete and a farmer all have in common? Don't just live life... live for what really matters. 

The Church Identity

The Church - Redeemed

| Len Flack | The Church

Christ seeks to redeem His church through grace, rescuing us from sin and death, and reforming the way we live.

The Church Identity

The Church - Loved

| Len Flack | The Church

Christ's love for His Church is the ultimate example of unselfish, generous, sacrificial love. We love because He first loved us!

The Church Identity

The Church - Identity

| Len Flack | The Church

What is a church? Is it a building, or is it something else entirely? Today we look at 1 Peter 2:1-12 and identify four aspects of the church's identity.

Light of the World

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

God is light. Jesus is light. WE are called to be light to the world.

No Condemnation

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

The law cannot justify us, but it is good because it points to the One who can make us right with God, and remove our guilt and shame.

Go and Tell Them

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Go and Tell Them! - If you're a follower of Christ, you've got a grace story to share with others.

Hope In God

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

In Psalms 42 & 43 we find practical encouragement for seasons of spiritual depression and conflict.

Wrestling with Righteousness

| Thomas Sherwood | Misc & Holiday

What is prayer to you? It is a one way conversation or two way communion?

The Bible Centered Life

| Misc & Holiday

Could you use some joy in your life? A Word centered life is the best way.

Walking with God

| Thomas Sherwood | Misc & Holiday

The new year is a time to look back and see what we need to remember and what is important. Do you walk with God?

Be More Like Jesus

| Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

In order to be like Jesus, we need to know what Jesus came to earth to do.

Sharing the Good News

| SIGNS of an Active Faith

Our faith is meant to be active, not passive. One sign that my faith is active is that I am sharing the good news with others. 

Networking My Life

| SIGNS of an Active Faith

Our faith is meant to be active, not passive. One sign that my faith is active is that I am connected to God and others. 

Growing Fruit

| SIGNS of an Active Faith

Our faith is meant to be active, not passive. One sign that my faith is active is that I am rooted in Christ as evidenced by the actions of my life. 

Investing Resources

| SIGNS of an Active Faith

Our faith is meant to be active, not passive. One sign that my faith is active is that I am honoring God and blessing others with my resources. 

Serving Others

| SIGNS of an Active Faith

Our faith is meant to be active, not passive. One sign that my faith is active is that I am Serving others the way Jesus did. 

Soli Deo Gloria

| Len Flack | The Five Solas

God offers us salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, all for the glory of God! But what is God's glory, and how does it impact us?

Solus Christus

| Len Flack | The Five Solas

Salvation is in Christ alone, and this morning we expand our study on the person and work of Jesus.

Sola Fide

| Len Flack | The Five Solas

By faith in Christ we are justified, and by faith we are also sanctified, day-by-day.

Sola Gratia

| Len Flack | The Five Solas

Grace is receiving favor and blessing that you are not owed. Salvation is God's ultimate example.

Sola Scriptura

| Len Flack | The Five Solas

The Bible is a unique library of sixty-six books, which comprise the written word of God. It is our supreme standard for life and faith.

Coram Deo - BEAUTY

| David & Len | Coram Deo

We were craeted to pursue, appreciate and reflect the beauty of God.

Coram Deo - GOODNESS

| David & Len | Coram Deo

How would you define "goodness" and how does that impact the way that you live?

Coram Deo - TRUTH

| David & Len | Coram Deo

To live a Coram Deo lifestyle, one of the first things we need to do is to embrace genuine truth.

Jonah 5

| Mike & Len | Jonah

The end of the book is not the end of the story... but part of another story that includes you and me.

Jonah 4

| Mike & Len | Jonah

God's heart is for lost people. Our hearts can sometimes be very difference. How is your heart?

Jonah 3

| Mike & Len | Jonah

How do you handle rebuke? Do you get angry or do you change?

Jonah 2

| Mike & Len | Jonah

When we are running from God, even our prayers are messed up. The great news is that God still hears them.

Jonah 1

| Mike & Len | Jonah

How do you respond when God directs you in a way that you are not happy about?

To All The World

| Conrad Hoshall | Misc & Holiday

From the beginning of tike, God's plan has been to save the whole world.

Beautiful Bountiful Blessings

| David Steltz | Misc & Holiday

Where do you get your identity from? Check out what God thinks of you and all that He does for you.

God wants me to be happy

| Pastor Len Flack | #Really?

We've heard it said, "God wants me to be happy." Is that #REALLY true?

Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today

| Pastor Len Flack | #Really?

We've heard it, but is it true and is it Biblical? Find out if you should never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

God only helps those who help themselves

| Pastor Len Flack | #Really?

We've heard it, but is it true, and is it Biblical? Find out if God only helps those who help themselves.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

| Pastor Len Flack | Pray Like This

Instead of merely asking God for forgiveness when we sin, we also ask God to help us avoid getting into situations where we might sin.

Forgive Us

| Pastor Len Flack | Pray Like This

If we're going to pray for forgiveness, we need to acknowledge that we need it, trust that God will provide it, and be willing to share it with others.

Give us this day

| Pastor Len Flack | Pray Like This

God is gracious, and provides abundantly for His people. We should not hesitate to ask God for His help, and our prayers should reflect that He is the source of all the good gifts and blessings we have in our lives.

Your Kingdom Come

| Pastor Len Flack | Pray Like This

The world needs a revolution, a massive shift towards the Kingdom of God. This revolution has already started in Christ, but it won't be complete until He finishes His redemptive work.

Our Father

| Pastor Len Flack | Pray Like This

Today we begin a series of messages from Matthew 6, examining how to pray. God is our loving Father, and he delights to hear from His children!

Trust & Obey

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

The commandments of God are not meant to be burdensome, but we can only obey if we are empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Your Best Life Later

| Misc & Holiday

In this world we WILL have troubles. Jesus said so. The good news is that the best life is yet to come...

Living for God's Glory

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

As we conclude our series in 1 Corinthians, Paul shows us three final areas of life in which followers of Christ should be living for God's glory.

Recycled Faith

| Misc & Holiday

Often, our belief in Jesus is the culmination of a process. Check our how John describes this process.

Four Essential Resurrection Truths

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Following our Easter celebration we wrap up our time in 1 Cor 15 by examining four essential truths about the Resurrection.

He Is Risen

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Christ is risen! But why does that matter, and what does it mean for us today?

Palm Sunday

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

As we gather to worship a week before Easter Sunday, we consider the events in the life of Christ which led up to His death, burial, and ressurection.

Praise The Lord

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

We're told to not trust in the governmental leaders of this world for eternal things, but rather to go to the King of Kings for our salvation and provision.

Building Up

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Gifts must be used to build up the body, to promote understanding and communication, and in a decent and orderly way.

Love

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Loving others, even if we've been hurt, is is to reflect Christ's character.

Spiritual Gifts

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We can get tangled up in debates over spiritual gifts, but is that why Paul wrote this chapter? 

Faith Comes by Hearing

| Pastors Len Flack & Mike Biolsi | TGC - The Great Comission

Lifestyle evangelism... is it enough? You need both words and actions to have a true witness for Jesus.

Ready to Share Jesus

| Pastors Len Flack & Mike Biolsi | TGC - The Great Comission

As Christ-followers we miss many opportunities to share Jesus, mainly because we are not ready. Learn how to be ready to share your faith. 

Working the Harvest

| Pastor Mike Biolsi | TGC - The Great Comission

Have you believed the lie? Find out what Jesus says about evangelism.

Embracing Missionary Life

| Pastor Len Flack | TGC - The Great Comission

To embrace a missionary life we need to know what the Great Commission is, who it applies to, and why we'd want to participate.

Observing the Lord's Supper

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Multiple times a year we recite 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 as we observe the Lord's Supper. However, there was a specific reason Paul brought it up to the Corinthian church. Today we learn from the larger context of the chapter, and partake in Communion together.

Worship & Headship

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Men and women are meant to participate in the gathered worship of Christ. However, we must ensure that our conduct and appearance is in keeping with God's teaching on authority and roles within the church and family.

Liberty & Responsibility

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Paul tells us that all things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. We have great liberty in Christ, but with that comes a responsibility to do all things to the Glory of God.

Can't Have it Both Ways

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Ever met somoneone who "says" they are a Christian but they don't live like it?

All for the Sake of the Gospel

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We are all celled to be ministers of the gospel and we are called to love others.

New Year New Song

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

It is a new year - so what does that mean for you and your relaitionship wtih God? Have you allowed Him to put a new song in your heart?

Simeon's Song

| Pastors Mike Biolsi & Len Flack | Christmas Playlist

We all have our favorite Christmas playlists that we pull out after Thanksgiving. But the FIRST playlist can be found in Luke 1 & 2.

The Angels' Song - Gloria

| Pastors Mike Biolsi & Len Flack | Christmas Playlist

We all have our favorite Christmas playlists that we pull out after Thanksgiving. But the FIRST playlist can be found in Luke 1 & 2.

Zechariah's Song - the Benedictus

| Pastors Mike Biolsi & Len Flack | Christmas Playlist

We all have our favorite Christmas playlists taht we pull out after Thanksgiving. But the FIRST playlist can be found in Luke 1.

Mary's Song - the Magnificat

| Pastors Mike Biolsi & Len Flack | Christmas Playlist

We all have our favorite Christmas playlists taht we pull out after Thanksgiving. But the FIRST playlist can be found in Luke 1.

Dare to Discern

| Pastor Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

It seems that many people are lacking peace and are afraid of disaster. Perhaps, it is partially because we have lost sight of common sense and discernment.

Thanksgiving 2016

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

What are you thinkful for?

Wisdom & Righteousness

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Today we look at Proverbs 2 to discover the value, purpose, and source of true spiritual wisdom, and how it’s meant to lead us toward godly lives in Christ.

Better Together

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

From the beginning of creation, we have been designed to be better together - at work, home & church.

Relationship Status - Ministry Relationships

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We are all celled to be ministers of the gospel and we are called to love others. What does this look like in light of our realtionships?

Relationship Status - A Heart Condition

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

For relationships to be healthy, whether work, family or church, they require a heart that is obedient to God and that is content with His leading.

Relationship Status - Marriage & Divorce

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Paul calls us to see marriage as a permanent, life-long covenant, meant for holiness. However, there may be a few legitimate reasons for divorce.

Relationship Status - Marriage & Singleness

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

In 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Paul discusses marriage and singleness, and explains that both are a gift from God..

Faithfulness

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

In 1 John 5:1-5 we find four marks of a faithful Christian: Genuine faith in Jesus, Love for God and others, obedience to God's commands, and overcoming the obstacles of the world.

Generous - part 2

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Generosity is a funny thing. It’s one of those virtues that generally speaking we all tend to appreciate, but it can also be hard, at times, to practice it.

Generous - part 1

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Generosity is a funny thing. It’s one of those virtues that generally speaking we all tend to appreciate, but it can also be hard, at times, to practice it.

Communion - The Cup

| Pastor Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

Communion connects us to the Passover, and the cup of wine that Jesus had... or was it cups? And why are these cups not mentioned in Exodus?

Ruth Chapter 2

| Pastors Len & Mike | Ruth

Hard work, awkward moments and "chance" connections round up act two of our drama.

Ruth Chapter 1

| Pastors Len & Mike | Ruth

The drama begins with famine, death and crying - and leaves the main character, Naomi, feeling thwarted by the God she trusts.

A Call to Holiness

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Following up on last week's message, we continue to discuss the topic of church discipline. The second reason we practice church discipline is for the good of the church body as a whole.

A Call to Discipline

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We practice church discipline for a number of reasons: The first reason we practice it is for the good of the individual.

Spiritual Fatherhood

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Quit thinking of yourself so highly, and to instead imitate his selfless and humble pursuit of Christ's Gospel work in the world.

Faithful Servants

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Followers of Christ will face criticism and judgement from other people, themselves, and God. However only the Lord is fully right and just, so we should seek to be faithful in serving him.

Passing Over Communion

| Pastor Mike Biolsi | Misc & Holiday

Communion connects us to the Passover, and the perfect spotless Lamb that was sacrificed to free us from death to live a new life of hope.

United in Holiness

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

The church can avoid division by seeking to be united together in holiness, as we seek to complete the Great Commission work that Christ has given us.

A Solid Foundation

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Christ is the solid foundation on which we ought to build our lives and faith. That said, we must take care in how we build, so that our efforts will have lasting effect.

God Gives the Growth

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We need a balanced approach toward ministries while looking to God to give spiritual growth in the church.

Merely Human?

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Living in the flesh, and not growing in our faith, is unhealthy and hinders our missional impact on the world.

The Work of The King: Resurrection

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

After three days in the tomb Jesus rose again conquering death, proving he was who he said he was, and offering us new life in him.

The Work of The King: Reconciliation

| Pastor Len Flack | Misc & Holiday

Christ is King over all, yet he chose to die in our place to pay the debt of sin, and renew our relationship with God.

Spiritual Illumination

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

While spiritual truths are foolishness to the natural man, the Holy Spirit reveals wisdom and gives understanding to the believer.

Spiritual Wisdom

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Spiritual wisdom is revealed from God, and points to His sovereignty. It’s misunderstood by the world, but empowers the lives of the believer.

Proclaiming the Testimony of God

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Followers of Christ should keep their focus on the Gospel as they share their faith with the world, trusting God for the outcome.

Boasting in Christ

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

We're meant to find ultimate satisfaction not in our own worldly standing, but in who we are in Christ, and in what He’s accomplished on our behalf.

God's Wisdom vs Man's

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

The message of Christ can seem like foolishness to many, yet it’s the power of God for salvation.

Unity in the Gospel

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Instead of dividing over personal preferences, we should find solidarity in the one thing we hold in common: our confession of faith in Jesus.

God Is Faithful

| Pastor Len Flack | 1 Corinthians - Life in the Body

Every church is made up of imperfect people. Nevertheless, there is much to be thankful for! God is faithful to sustain us even when we don’t “have it all together.”

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NCF was started in 1987 to minister to the growing population of Fort Drum and Jefferson County. Located in Carthage, just minutes away from Ft Drum, Lowville and Watertown, it is a blended congregation of local and military folks, single soldiers, young families and grandparents.

35206 Sayre Road
PO Box 823
Carthage NY 13619
315-493-3958
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