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Message Notes

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Pastor Josh Manning

Week 5






28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘My son, go, work in the vineyard today.’

29 “He answered, ‘I don’t want to!’ Yet later he changed his mind and went.

30 Then the man went to the other and said the same thing. “‘I will, sir,’ he answered. But he didn’t go.

31 “Which of the two did his father’s will?”

“The first,” they said.

Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you! 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn’t even change your minds then and believe him.
Matthew 21:28-32

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Message Notes

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Pastor Jared Carl

Week 4






25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters — yes, even their own life — such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.

“Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
Luke 14:25-35



• Delight determines discipleship.



• We will be discipled by whatever we delight in.



• A disciple is an apprentice of Jesus who abides in Him to replicate his life, love, and labor for others and for the Kingdom to the glory of God the father.

Message Notes

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Pastor Chip Henderson

Week 3






1 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4 But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5 And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” 6 And they could not reply to these things.

7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

15 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”
Luke 14:1-24



Jesus only cares about your heart!

Right action, without the right heart, is nothing!



Jesus isn’t about the things you do; He wants your heart!



An Examination of My Heart



1. Are you in love with God?



2. How do you spend your money?



3. How do you treat people?

Message Notes

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Week 2






18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
Luke 13:18-19



The kingdom of God is radically different.



8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9



A mustard seed is a tiny beginning.



For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, “The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”
Acts 4:11



 Purpose of this Parable…



1. Adjust our perspective



2. Focus on eternal values

The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away.
Luke 19:11



Promise of this Parable…



Small faith in a big God produces unfathomable results.



That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9






It’s up to me!



But seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33


Message Notes

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 1






the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better



A call to repent

Romans 13: 1-9



1 Now on that very occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus responded and said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans just because they have suffered this fate? 3 No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or do you think that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse offenders than all the other people who live in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Romans 13: 1-5



The most beautiful blessing we have been given is the chance to repent!



The sun may rise tomorrow, but you may not! Repent today!



“Of all the acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.”
– Thomas Carlyle



6 And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. 7 And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Look! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, leave it alone for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”
Romans 13: 6-9



What God knows about me is more important than what others think about me!



Sooner or later, God’s judgment and the consequences of our sin will intersect!



Unbelief and its consequences 

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
Romans 1:18-20 



13 The conclusion, when everything has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14



The bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions!

Message Notes

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 6



Christian Conduct

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 



Christian Conduct



the manner in which a person behaves, especially on a particular occasion or in a particular context



12 But we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who diligently labor among you and are in leadership over you in the Lord, and give you instruction, 13 and that you regard them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 



  • It is impossible to submit to the Bible’s authority if you don’t know what it says!



  • One should know their unique gifts to be a joyful/content member of Christ’s church!



We urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14



  • What a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.



15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek what is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18



  • When your will is God’s will, you will have your willMembership has its privileges!



19 Do not quench the Spirit, 20 do not utterly reject prophecies, 21 but examine everything; hold firmly to that which is good, 22 abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22



Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Acts 17:11



  • The bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions!

Message Notes

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 6



Christian Conduct

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 



Christian Conduct



the manner in which a person behaves, especially on a particular occasion or in a particular context



12 But we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who diligently labor among you and are in leadership over you in the Lord, and give you instruction, 13 and that you regard them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 



  • It is impossible to submit to the Bible’s authority if you don’t know what it says!



  • One should know their unique gifts to be a joyful/content member of Christ’s church!



We urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14



  • What a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.



15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek what is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18



  • When your will is God’s will, you will have your willMembership has its privileges!



19 Do not quench the Spirit, 20 do not utterly reject prophecies, 21 but examine everything; hold firmly to that which is good, 22 abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22



Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Acts 17:11



  • The bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions!

Message Notes

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 5



Keep The Faith

1 Thessalonians 4:13- 5:1-11



Keys to Living Ready



  1. Live in the light every single day



1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4



  • Stay alert!
  • Don’t fall asleep!
  • Stay out of the darkness!



  1. Listen to God’s voice every single day



5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6



  1. Learn to respond rightly every single day



7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:7-11



Additional Scriptures You Can Study:

Matthew 24:36-44

2 Peter 3:8-18

Titus 2:11-14

Mark 13:32

1 Corinthians 15:52

Message Notes

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4



Keep It Going

Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living.
1 Thessalonians 4:1



Live a God-pleasing life of faith.



1Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2



Live a God-pleasing life by living sanctified life.



It is God’s will that you should be sanctified…
1 Thessalonians 4:3



Keep It Going By…



• Staying clear



…that you should avoid sexual immorality…
1 Thessalonians 4:3



Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house…
Proverbs 5:8



• Staying in control



3 …The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him
1 Thessalonians 4:3-6



• Staying clean



7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8



Live a God-pleasing life by living a life of love.



9 Now about brotherly love, we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-10



Live a God-pleasing life by living a quiet life.



11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12



Additional Scriptures You Can Study:

Hebrews 11:6

1 Corinthians 6:18

James 1:27

Proverbs 5:8

John 3:16

1 John 3:16

Message Notes

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3



Keep It Focused

9 For you recall, brothers and sisters, our labor and hardship: it was by working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, that we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly and rightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; 11 just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children, 12 so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2: 9-12 

Paul commands his beloved to have the perspective of the Kingdom of Heaven!



He wants them to prefer the perspective of the glory of God’s plan and purpose!


13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of mere mean, but a what it really is, the word of God, which also is at work in your who believe. 14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all people, 16 hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always reach the limit of their sins. But wrath has come upon them fully.
1 Thessalonians 2: 13-16 

Nothing is random, God knows where you’re going and how you will get there!



God often doesn’t change your situation, because He wants to change your heart!


1 Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it best to be left behind, alone at Athens, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you for the benefit of your faith, 3 so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we have been destined for this. 4 For even when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it happened, as you know. 5 For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be for nothing.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

What God is preparing you for is well worth the wait!



When God is all you have… you have EVERYTHING you need!


3 Now as he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; 4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” 5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.”
Acts 9: 3-5

Message Notes

Sunday, May 23, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2



Keep It Real

Examine your motives



1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-3



All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Proverbs 16:2



The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9



 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12



Exercise integrity



4 On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. 6 We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. 7 Instead, we were like young children among you.
1 Thessalonians 2:4-7



In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
Titus 2:7



Express encouragement



7 Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, 8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12

Message Notes

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1



Keep It Simple

Faith is something that I do



2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 3 We continually remember before our God and Father you work produced by faith…
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3



Love is something that is shared



…your labor prompted by love…
1 Thessalonians 1:3



Hope is something that is gathered



…and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3



A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t



Real faith is not lost in trials, it gets stronger



You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering…
1 Thessalonians 1:6



Real faith is not lost in emotions, it relies on the Holy Spirit



…you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:6



Real faith is not lost in the familiar, it’s gained through conviction



7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore, we do not need to say anything about it, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
1 Thessalonians 1:7-10

Sermon Notes

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Mother’s Day


“The Faith Of A Mother”

A mother’s faith is practiced.



10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head. 12 As she kept on praying to the Lord…
1 Samuel 1:10-12



I have been reminded of your sincere faith.
2 Timothy 1:5



A mother’s faith is principled.



27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 1:27-28



For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God.
2 Timothy1:6



A mother’s faith prompts.



2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
John 2:2-3

Sermon Notes

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 4


“The Responsibility Of Privilege”

When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their evil way, then God relented of the disaster which He had declared He would bring on them. So, He did not do it.
Jonah 3:10



Grace! God’sUltimate Calling Card! He is full of it and we struggle with it!



• Anything and everythingthis side of Hell is a testament to God’s Grace!



Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked



1 But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became angry. 2 Then he prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was this not what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore, in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster. 3 So now, Lord, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.” 4 But the Lord said, “Do you have a good reason to be angry?”
Jonah 4:1-4



Then Jonah left the city and sat down east of [c]it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade, until he could see what would happen in the city.
Jonah 4:5



• There will be no peace in any living soul until it is willing to Obey the voice of God!



• Obedience is a choice between our limited knowledge and God’s unlimited knowledge!



9 But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to the point of death!” 10 Then the Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant, for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. 11 Should I not also have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 people, who do not know the difference between their right hand and their left, as well as many animals?”
Jonah 4:9-11



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1 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind and said, 2 “Who is this who darkens the divine plan By words without knowledge? 3 Now tighten the belt on your waist like a man, And I shall ask you, and you inform Me! 4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, 5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the measuring line over it?
Job 38:1-5



Noblesse Oblige:
the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged



• There is NOTHING more inclusive than the Gospel of Jesus ChristNOTHING!!!



• Inclusion is NOT tolerance; it is unquestioned, and unwavering acceptance!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 3


“A Prophet With A Mission”

1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
Jonah 3:1-2



Our God is a God of second chances.



3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”
Jonah 3:3-4



Our God is a God of purpose.



5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. 6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
Jonah 3:5-9



Our God is a God of miracles.



When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Jonah 3:10



Our God is a God of compassion.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2


“Return To Me”

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.
Jonah 1:1



God is faithful, even in our disobedience.



2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.  From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
Jonah 1:2-6



God’s provision doesn’t always come wrapped in our preferences.



When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
Jonah 2:7



Prayer is NOT giving God his job description.





Changes me.

Closes the gap.

Collaborates with the Holy Spirit.



8 Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. 9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. salvation comes from the Lord. 10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Jonah 2: 8-10



Don’t make idol hunting your idol.



Decide that you are going to worship God.



15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:15-16

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1


The Reluctant Prophet

God speaks and sometimes he asks us to do hard things.



1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Jonah 1:1-3



Your sin involves other people.



4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. 6 The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.” 7 Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?”
Jonah 1:4-8



When storms come surrender to God’s will.



11 The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?” 12 “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.” 13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. 14 Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him.
Jonah 1:11-16



Grace is God pursuing the sinner.



Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 1:17

Happy Easter!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4


From Death To Life

41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
John 19:41-42



God’s hand cannot be forced and His will cannot be stopped.



The empty tomb means my life has a whole different look.



If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
1 Corinthians 15:32



55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57



The empty tomb gives us an unstoppable witness.



12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
Acts 3:12-15



The empty tomb means Jesus’ words means something.



5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
Mark 16:5-7

Thank you for worshipping with us!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3


From Death To Life

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal


31 Therefore when he had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I am still with you a little longer. You will look for Me; and just as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you: ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.
John 13: 31-35



My love for others,may or may not change them, but it will change me!



Love peopleso radically, they begin to wonder whyShow them Christ!



36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.” 37 Peter *said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.” 38 Jesus *replied, “Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times.”
John 13: 31-35 



The safest place in the world to be is in the epicenter of God’s will! Believe that!



God’s plans will always be better and more beautiful than our disappointments!



24 Now behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, carrying the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God, and Abiathar came up until all the people had finished crossing over from the city. 25 And the king said to Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the Lord, then He will bring me back and show me both it and His habitation. 26 But if He says this: ‘I have no delight in you,’ then here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”
2 Samuel 15: 24-26

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 2


From Death To Life

impossible to stop or prevent



Jesus Predicts His Betrayal



21 When Jesus had said these things, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” 22 The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking. 23 Lying back on Jesus’ chest was one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 So Simon Peter nodded to this disciple and said to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.” 25 He then simply leaned back on Jesus’ chest and *said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”
John 13: 21-25



The saddest thing about betrayal is it NEVER comes from enemies!



Trusting God is never easy, but it’s worth the risk, correlation between risk and reward!



26 Jesus then answered, “That man is the one for whom I shall dip the piece of bread and give it to him.” So, when He had dipped the piece of bread, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After this, Satan then entered him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you are doing, do it quickly.”
John 13: 26-27



Part of God’s wonder is His unfailing abilities.



Jesus was not surprised in any way!



28 Now none of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were assuming, since Judas kept the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we need for the feast”; or else, that he was to give something to the poor. 30 So after receiving the piece of bread, he left immediately; and it was night.
John 13: 28-30 



Patience isn’t just waiting; it’s having a positive attitude until the final outcome!



The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Ecclesiastes 7:8



Happy Endings depend on where and when you chose to stop your story!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1


From Death To Life

What God has put in motion cannot be stopped.



God’s timing is unstoppable.



21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:21-26



God’s purpose is unstoppable.



47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. ‘What are we accomplishing?’ they asked. ‘Here is this man performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.’ 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, ‘You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.’ 51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
John 11:47-53



Life Principle:
We are tempted to resist the God we say we trust and guard what we think is important.



Let Go and Let God



Confess and surrender your need for control.



Wait for the Lord:
Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14



Cultivate a lifestyle of simplicity.



Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
John 11:40



Trust, Trust, Trust!



8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. 9 We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10



Accepting Jesus will cost you something, but resisting him will cost you more.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman


Week 4

Boaz Marries Ruth

4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. 3 Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek. 4 I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.” “I will redeem it,” he said. 5 Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.” 6 At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.” 7 (Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.) 8 So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal. 9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. 10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”
Ruth 4:1-10



Trust God’s providence and plan.



God is a solver and good.



He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet [a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11



11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.  12 Through the offspring the LORD gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.
Ruth 4:11-12



Make choices with God’s eternal values in mind.



So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18



16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. 18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, 19  Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,  20  Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 21  Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed, 22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.
Ruth 4:16-22



Live in faithful obedience and leave your legacy to God.



6 …you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 



The Silver Lining…



God loves to create legacies through unlikely people.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown



the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. The action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt



Kinsmen Redeemer:

5 “When brothers live together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband’s brother shall have relations with her and take her to himself as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 It shall then be that the firstborn to whom she gives birth shall assume the name of his father’s deceased brother, so that his name will not be wiped out from Israel.
Deuteronomy 25:5-6



Boaz Will Redeem Ruth

1 Then her mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may go well for you? 2 Now then, is Boaz not our relative, with whose young women you were? Behold, he is winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight. 3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not reveal yourself to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 And it shall be when he lies down, that you shall take notice of the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you should do.” 5 And she said to her, “All that you say I will do.”
Ruth 3:1-5



If there is a crack in something or someone, that may be how the light gets in!



Be thankful for our struggles, because they allow us to stumble upon our strengths!



6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. 7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was cheerful, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. 8 And it happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. 9 So he said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your slave. Now spread your garment over your slave, for you are a redeemer.” 10 Then he said, “May you be blessed of the Lord, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first, by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 So now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you say, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
Ruth 3:6-11



Some days there will not be a song in your heart, Faith tells us to sing anyway!



Happy endings depend on where and when you chose to stop your story!



Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.”
Ruth 3:18



Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the entire staircase!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman


Trusting God’s Favor

Trusting God’s Favor



There’s no such thing as a chance with God.



1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” 3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
Ruth 2:1-3



Never overlook the people God puts in front of you.



5 Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?” 6 The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. 7 She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”
Ruth 2:5-7



Favor comes through safe relationships.



8 So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me. 9 Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”
Ruth 2:8-9



Boaz is an Extension of God’s Grace



“The Lord bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.
Ruth 2:20



• He seeks out outcasts

• He shelters the weak

• He serves the hungry

• He showers the needy



The Silver lining is …



Faith is not denying hardship, but trusting in God’s favor.



“May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.”
Ruth 2:13

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday, February 14, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman


Silver Linings In All Things
Week One

When we chase after God there is always a silver lining.



God is at work in every circumstance.



1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. 3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.
Ruth 1:1-5



God’s presence is key when overcoming differences.



14 At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. 15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.
Ruth 1:14-17



God can handle your disappointments.



19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?” 20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi?
Ruth 1:19-21



Good things happen when bad things end.



So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
Ruth 1:22



The Silver Lining is…


moving from brokenness to healing.

No Notes Today!
Sunday, February 7, 2021



Special Guests

Tony Dungee
Benjamin Watson
Carson Wentz
Brandin Cooks
Sam Acho

Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman


Cynic’s Hate… But God

14 David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. 15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. 17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.
1 Samuel 23:14-18



Recognize that tough times are a part of life.



After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.
Acts 13:22



…so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew 5:45



Realize Satan is on a leash.



David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.
1 Samuel 23:14



Resolve to use the commonsense God grants.



While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life.
1 Samuel 23:15



Remember tough times call for a trusted friend.



16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. 17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.
1 Samuel 23:16-18



After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
1 Samuel 18:1