Ten Commandments

 

Hell
July 20, Scott Parkison

You may have heard it said that “Jesus spoke more about hell than any other topic.” That statement is not true. The main topic of Jesus’ teaching was the Good News of the Kingdom of God. However, most everything Jesus taught was filled with an expectation of eternity. The concepts of judgment and hell were a strong element of most everything Jesus taught. Hell is an important Christian doctrine because it motivates us to be saved and should fill us with a missionary zeal to reach people for Jesus so that they might be saved.  

Forward
July 13, Scott Parkison

Can you remember a time when you were younger and you were “on fire” for Jesus. Has that fire for him turned into a stagnant spiritual pool? This morning, I desire for you to be encouraged and re-invigorated in your walk with Jesus as we explore a familiar passage in Philippians. May the Lord Jesus Christ take us “Forward”.

The Fear of God
June 29, Scott Parkison

God is to be respected, revered, even feared. Though God came to earth in Jesus Christ in order to have close, intimate fellowship with us he is still the God of the universe, holy, righteous, and omnipotent. Our attitude towards him should never be flippant, casual, and frivolous. His words and his commands are to be taken with the utmost seriousness. There are dire consequences to be paid for those who reject Jesus. There are serious consequences for us, as believers, when we willingly disobey his commands. Stand in awe of Him!

Do Not Lie
June 22, Scott Parkison

 Do you remember the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? This childhood saying suggests that negative words people say against us have no impact. They do. The truth is that words can destroy us. They can assault us emotionally and in ways that hurt us deeper than any physical weapon. In this way the pen is truly mightier than the sword.

How do you use your words? Do your words help or hurt others? If someone recorded all your words spoken in a day what would be the message? In this sermon we will see how the 9th commandment “do not bear false witness against your neighbor” warns us to watch what we say about people. The 9th commandment is proof that God cares what we say about others. And that it is a sin against God to speak hurtful words about others, especially when those words are not true. The ultimate goal is for us to be like Jesus, and to speak in the way he spoke…with grace and truth.

Romans 9:1-5
June 15, Matt Gluck

 

Do Not Covet
June 8, Scott Parkison

 

Acts 4:24-31
May 25, Scott Parkison

 

Faithful and Committed for Life
May 4, Scott Parkison

Voices in our culture trivialize sex with jokes or with crass, inappropriate language. But God has also spoken about sex. He has spoken clearly and repeatedly about his desire for his people to live lives of sexual purity.  His voice is authoritative. His warnings are stern. His boundaries are clear. While the specifics of some of God’s standards may be debatable to us, God’s will for sex and marriage is crystal clear: One man and one woman in a lifelong monogamous relationship…faithfully and permanently committed to each other until “death do us part.” May God be glorified as we celebrate one of the greatest gifts ever given to mankind, marriage.

Do Not Murder
April 27, Scott Parkison

Every person that has ever lived was made in God's image. For this reason, we believe human life is sacred. We call this the sanctity of human life. Your life, from conception until natural death, is to be respected, preserved, and valued. This also means that we are bound to uphold those rights for others, especially those who are not strong enough to stand up for themselves.

The Good Life (Easter Sermon)
April 20, Scott Parkison

 

A Day of Worship
April 13, Scott Parkison

It is easy for worship to become routine and to lose its importance. It is also easy for us to get out of the routine of regular worship and prioritize other activities on the Lord’s Day besides worship. But it is God’s will that we worship him faithfully and consistently every week. Not because we are commanded to, but because we want to.

James 2:14-26
April 7, Matt Gluck

 

Words of Worship
March 30, Scott Parkison

The words we speak reflect who we are as worshippers. Jesus said, from the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. James the Apostle was perplexed that we use our words to worship God and curse men...that from the same mouth come blessings and curses.

The 10 commandments direct us to worship in the way we speak. Specifically, we are not to take God's name in vain. Our first reaction to this command is "no cursing." But the third commandment is broader in scope than this. A vital aspect of worship is how we speak to God and about God. Jesus said it best when he gave us a model prayer instructing us to "hallow" God's name.

Worship God Only (Part 2)
March 23, Scott Parkison

Idols. They have been a problem for God's people since ancient Israel in the wilderness. There are many Old Testament stories of God's people being led astray to worship false gods such as Ashtoreth, El, and Baal. We may believe we are not as primitive as ancient peoples; that we are too enlightened to be ensnared by idols. Perhaps we fail to recognize that we have simply become so sophisticated with our idolatry that we fail to recognize it as such.

Worship God Only (Part 1)
March 16, Scott Parkison

Just like anything else, we can misuse and abuse the law of God unless we apply it through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will read several passages today that reflect a Gospel Centered approach to the Old Testament law. I hope it encourages your heart and leads you to the foot of the cross.

Following the Law
March 9, Scott Parkison

Just like anything else, we can misuse and abuse the law of God unless we apply it through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will read several passages today that reflect a Gospel Centered approach to the Old Testament law. I hope it encourages your heart and leads you to the foot of the cross.